Our Splurge: 206 Arlington Road, West Palm Beach, FL is currently listed by Brandon L. Rinker of Rinker Realty for $1.7 million.

Nothing beats fun in the sun in West Palm Beach, Florida, so we are going to get right to it! These Splurge vs. Steal picks speak for themselves, and while both have three bedrooms, two baths, and luxuriously updated interiors, the price points and locations are miles apart. Which one would you choose for your West Palm Beach escape?

Pick your West Palm Beach poison over on SecondShelters.com now!

Not the newspaper you want to see on your vacation over coffee and croissants

Events of the past few weeks in Hawaii should send second home owners looking for their home insurance policies.  Regardless of whether your property is located in the mountains, by the sea or anywhere else, insurance is critical. Remember, there’s always some disaster to be protected from. And in the case of second homes, their often far flung location may catch you off guard in insurance matters.

Think about it. You’re used to the potential disasters where you live, but those risks are often different elsewhere. My Dallas home owner’s policy has little need to discuss avalanches, hurricanes, tsunamis or volcanos.  Homes in Hawaii may fall victim to all four, but are unlikely to be concerned with tornados.

Head over to SecondShelters.com for more.

3845 Tapadero Drive, Colorado Springs, CO is currently listed by Thomas Lazzaro with Sellstate Alliance Realty for $1 million.

From Garden of the Gods and iconic Pikes Peak, to the Broadmoor AAA Five-Diamond resort and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Colorado Springs. With second home prices on the rise, it got me thinking, what can I get for $1 million in Colorado Springs?

Let’s take a look at what’s currently on the market and see on SecondShelters.com now.

 

The Splurge: 97 Pelletreau Street, Southampton, NY is currently listed by Harold Grant and Bruce Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty Southampton Brokerage for $2.995 million.

Summer in the Hamptons anyone? Our Splurge vs. Steal will have you dreaming of a getaway to the posh second home area, and for good reason. From sandy beaches and celebrity sightings, to crystal blue waters, wineries, luxury shops and fine dining, Southampton is the summer vacation spot we all need! This week we zero in on two exceptional Southampton, NY properties, each with sparkling pools, ample square footage, and plenty of bedrooms to host a crowd, but with price points that are miles apart.

Which one would you choose? See them both and tell us which one strikes your fancy on SecondShelters.com now.

This week we take you to a place known as “America’s Favorite Island” where 12 miles of pristine beaches, 24 world-class golf courses, and 300 tennis courts make low-country living a way of life. Hilton Head, South Carolina, is revered as a magical place, abundant in natural beauty, and home to one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S.

We think it’s the perfect site for our latest Splurge vs. Steal, where we pin two incredible vacation homes against one another – both equal in size and amenities but with price points that are miles apart. If you are considering a beachfront setting for your second home, Hilton Head is worth a look.

See them both on SecondShelters.com now. Which one is your favorite?

0151 Scounty Rd # 871 in Breckenridge, CO, is currently listed for $998,000 by Jonna Beardsley of Breckenridge Associates Real Estate.

It’s slim pickings when it comes to finding homes for$1 million in Breckenridge, Colorado. With an abundance of year-round activities and jaw-dropping mountain vistas at every turn, homes listed at or around $1 million are in limited supply and continue to attract buyers from around the world. Why Breck? Well perhaps the tourism folks at GoBreck.com say it best:

“From our historic Main Street to our legendary skiing, what unites us in Breckenridge is our shared passion for embracing life’s best moments. Here, we pack all four seasons with the best of the outdoors, the indoors, and everything in between. From our vibrant après sceneculinary adventures, a buzzing nightlife, to experiences that tap into our more cultural side—from the musical to the artistic. We come together to embrace our world-class outdoor playground complete with Gold Medal fly-fishing rivers, stellar mountain biking trails, and majestic alpine hikes. Along the way, we’ve found that doing things together is more fun than doing them not together. You with us?”

Why yes, yes we are! See what you can score for a small fortune in Breckenridge on SecondShelters.com now!

2373 N 3rd Ave, Napa, California, is listed for $7.85 million by Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley – St. Helena.

This week has us dreaming of a wine country getaway, so what better way to appease those cabernet-colored dreams than a Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition in Napa Valley! From hiking and biking, to boutique shops, restaurants and a flourishing arts scene, Napa is filled with things to do, including owning and operating your own vineyard. For this week’s Splurge vs. Steal I narrowed down Napa’s incredible offerings based on location, acreage, and ability to produce quality fruit. What I found may surprise you.

See them both and then choose your favorite on SecondShelters.com now!

The view from inside Hotel Park City. 

From world-class skiing and impressive golf, to nature-filled hikes, followed by eclectic shops and eateries, Park City, Utah, offers something for everyone — and in an idyllic setting that’s tough to beat! Second home buyers adore the town’s mountain charm and accessibility, and we love what we found for the price! Here we feature three fabulous finds all under a million to inspire your Park City house hunt.

Feed your wanderlust and see them all on SecondShelters.com now.