Want to win my heart for Valentine’s Day? Then snap up this little $65 million dollar estate on 8.04 acres on Jupiter Island, not too far from Tiger Wood’s estate.¬† Ariana Huffington, you should really consider this home as a great investment with your new millions. 9 bedrooms, 13.5 baths, 17,825 square feet. 172′ of oceanfront & 370′ on the Intracoastal Waterway with 6 buildings including garage space for 17 cars. Main house overlooks the Intracoastal, with formal living & dining rooms, great room, gourmet kitchen, wine room, library, den & combined media room & game room. Grill house adjoins a 50′ pool overlooking the Intracoastal, with tennis court nearby. Coach house features 4 car garage down, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths kitchen and living room. Carriage house includes 6 car garage down, with gym & office up. Oceanfront guest house offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen and living room with something you wont need here, a fireplace. Boat shed will park 7 cars, or any combination of cars & smaller boats. Dock will accommodate a large yacht & includes 2 boat lifts for smaller craft. West lawn allows for a 5500 SF Putting Green with 1 Bunker & 1 Tee set up for 80 yd Pitch shots.

All I want for Christmas is a beach home in Florida. Seems I’m not alone. Elin Nordegren Woods is also on the lookout, but she has a slightly higher budget than I do — about $4,000,000. And she is looking, I hear, on Jupiter Island, a sleepy little quiet island with 516 condos and only 18 buildings. And guess who lives there, too? (Like 20 minutes away.) Prices on Jupiter, I’m told, are not as soft as they are in Miami, Naples and God’s Got-Too-Much-Sun-Waiting Room, Fort Meyers. Elin is looking at one of the newer buildings on the island, built in 1998, with just 24 homeowners and a staff that pampers like the Ritz. It’s called the Carlyle.

The Carlyle is really the cream-of-the-crop on the island, sits on the land’s highest point, and sports 270 degree views from each unit. You want terrific sunrises and sunsets? You will have them every day, in every room. To the east are spectacular sunrise views of the Atlantic, to the west are unforgettable sunsets of the Intracoastal, and the north offers views the length of Jupiter Island as far as the eye can see.

Maybe Elin will be able to see as far as Tiger’s new compound?

Elin has seriously toured The Penthouse at The Carlyle, according to sources. The penthouse offers the ultimate in scenic views plus a 3,000 square foot rooftop sky patio, which is just unbelievably fabulous for entertaining.

Besides 4000 living square feet of stunning upgrades such as floating limestone floors and David Aultz (Palm Springs contractor) spherical and triangular ceilings, views, and even includes a 3-car garage and has its own boat dock and cabana bath available.¬†All included in an asking price of only $3,990,000. (If not, I’d make them throw it in.) Really, not bad for being right on the water. I may want to check out Jupiter Island!

Tiger Woods is one dude who appreciates, among other things,  second homes.

Jeff Lichtenstein of Christie’s Great Estates & Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens, sent us a first glimpse of Tiger Wood’s backyard and private practice complex –click on that photo, this is great House Porn:

“It appears he has one tee box in the southeast east corner to hit drivers. The entire area just west of the lap pool can be used to hit long, medium and short irons into any of the 4 greens. Each green is guarded by a single trap, except the green in the northwest corner which appears to have 3 pot bunkers.

Tiger has enough open space to practice his short game from any angle, any wind condition, which really appears what this practice area is all about.

His putting green is totally surrounded by dense vegetation. One wonders if he is trying to block out the wind by doing this or if he is cutting off both sunlight and air circulation. He probably has a sub-air temperature/humidity control system beneath the green, otherwise it would be worthless in the heat of the summer, especially if the grass there is bent or some northern grass.

I’m curious as to what type of grass he planted, both on the putting green and throughout his practice area. The denser Florida or tropical grasses react quite differently with the club head and ball, and Tiger  may find he is switching grasses a number of times until he finds the right mix.

I would have thought he’d have 2 putting greens, each with different grasses.

Another curious thing I found is the placement of this particular Jupiter Island home so far back from the intracoastal. Usually, homeowners want to be very close to the water, but I believe Tiger wanted his practice area close to the water, so he reversed the norm, creating another unique signature estate among the Jupiter Island homes.”

Thanks, Jeff and Cary! I am liking Singer Island, founded by sewing machine magnate Paris Singer in Palm Beach County. Supposedly this island was purchased for his mistress, who did not like it (picky) and is home to golfer Michelle McGann and rocker¬† Clarence Clemons. Pretty upscale homes ans condos, but have they ever finished repairing the Tiara? Looks like you’ve got some gorgeous properties there. Any great hot deals? How about I come out, visit, rate, and tell the readers of SecondShelters all about it?

Photos by Luxuryfoto.com

Dear Kevin & Danielle: Where in the world are you going? Is 2000 Rock Dove Court just too close to mom and dad and the bros over on Wisteria? (We hope not!) Late Saturday night, K2 as he is known, the eldest and only married Jonas brother and his wife, Danielle, put their 5045 square foot Vaquero home on the market for $2,200,000.

I shouldn’t have to tell you about life in Vaquero – – it’s where all the stars and anyone who does not want paparazzi around live.  With that Fazio par 71 course, it’s golf nirvana and home to Ben Crane, K.J. Choi, Todd Hamilton, plus Tiger Wood’s ex- golf instructor Hank Haney. Lots of baseball celebs: Vernon Wells, who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays is building a 15,000 -plus square foot home, as is the ex-CEO of Exxon-Mobile. Vanessa Swarovski, heir to the famous crystal family, also has a home in Vaquero. As does that Mark Charles Teixeira guy.

Unless you belong there, like Chuck Greenburg, you don’t get in. With that proximity to DFW’s private FBO,  2000 Rock Dove Court is a perfect home for the Jonas generation II. Built in 2004, the home has been designed and decked out by the M2 Design Group and boasts walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Which is great on those huge Vaquero lots – -this one is .71 of an acre. The exterior is Mediterranean with Austin stone and tile/slate roof.

Maybe it’s that the home only has three bedrooms, and the Jonases want to start a fam. There are three baths off each bedroom, plus three half baths, five living areas, a pool, outdoor living area with fountains, covered outdoor dining, fireplace and so many water features you might mistake the backyard for Hurricane Harbor. The pool and spa are amazing, loaded with water features overlooking the terraced terrain. Of course the kitchen is totally decked out — this is Vaquero! — enough granite and marble to deplete Brazil, and oodles of storage. Four car garage, wood, flagstone and terrazzo floors, mammoth utility room, home theater, gameroom, wine cellar and a beautiful, rich wood-paneled library housing all of Kevin’s work and guitars.

Guess what else comes with this home: a coveted Vaquero golf membership valued at $175,000 and included in the sales price.

You know what I’d do? I’d ask them to throw in all the furniture… including everything in that master bedroom. Then I’d dial up Ebay… jump for more photos.