Top-shelf Tropical Townhomes: Alys Beach in the Florida Panhandle Opens Clermont Courts

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News from Alys Beach, the stunning Florida Panhandle luxury home and vacation rental community inspired by the traditional architecture of Bermuda: a new phase of custom three- and four-bedroom rowhouses is scheduled for construction with an estimated completion date of Spring 2019. The new project, called Clermont Courts, mimics the design of Caliza Courts, the first phase of rowhouses offered at Alys Beach, which sold out in two weeks when its marketing opened in 2014.

It’s no wonder, really. Located off Highway 30A in South Walton County, on a bluff overlooking the Gulf Coast, Alys Beach is unique in its gorgeous architecture, a modern rendition of the Spanish Colonial-Baroque styling found in Bermuda and Antigua. Structures in the community feature white stone walls, antique cypress wood, and private courtyards. Charming shaded walkways and bike paths connect residents to the Town Center and posh amenities spread throughout 158 landscaped acres. Residents and vacation guests enjoy 1500 feet of white sand beachfront, an uber-chic beach club, amphitheater, swimming pools and restaurants, extraordinary fitness facilities, and lush parks and nature trails.

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The Clermont Courts rowhouses will be the most compact of the Alys Beach residences, which also include free-standing villas and compounds valued at up to $6 million or more. Here’s a look at the plans for the custom townhouse designs, along with photos of a similar Caliza Courts home to give you a visual of what’s in the works, and the amenities in the community. (And, psst! Should you want a rowhouse that’s available now,  the home we’re using for illustration is a pre-owned property that’s now listed for sale.)   

The Clermont Courts site is situated close to the Alys Beach tennis courts and a new fitness center currently under design. The knockout community showpiece Caliza Pool and its adjacent restaurant are nearby, as well as the emerging Town Center.

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Clermont Courts site map

And, an aerial view. Tennis buffs and hoops fans, take note, the courts are close at hand:

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Clermont Courts site

Here’s an artist’s rendering of Clermont Courts:

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Clermont Courts illustration

The project will include two four-bedroom units (the end cap properties), which are already under contract. Still available are several three-bedroom homes in between, each with 1,943 square feet of conditioned space, 464 unconditioned area, and 482 square feet of garage level area.

All homes in Alys Beach are constructed to meet “Fortified for Safer Living” standards, an insurance industry certification beyond code requirements with storm protection features like additional wall reinforcement and fireproof materials, by the way.

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First phase Caliza Courts rowhomes provide an idea of how Clermont Courts will look, although the aesthetic coloring, shutters and roofline will differ in Clermont Courts. Note the raised stoop entry bordered by landscape planters:

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Caliza Courts exterior

P6 – 120 North Somerset Street, a Caliza Courts property now listed for resale, is slightly larger (2,004 square feet vs. Clermont Court’s 1,943) but will give you an idea of what the finished Clermont Court homes will look like. The entry and stair hall open to the main living area which has 16-foot ceilings, beyond which 12-foot tall French doors and high transom windows open to a courtyard. Walls are artisan-applied Venetian plaster, throughout this space:


Adjacent the living area opens is the kitchen, outfitted with premium appliances and surfaces:

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On the entry side of the house, the master bedroom and second bedroom en suite occupy levels two and three, with a view of the courtyard. Across the courtyard, is the guest suite with an open air loggia facing the courtyard, situated above the garage. The spaced arrangement affords privacy and allows flexibility in the rental of the property when the owner is not present, options being one-bedroom (the guest suite,) two-bedroom (the master and second bedroom,) or three-bedroom (the entire property.) Here’s a roundup of other aspects, to provide a visual of what Clermont Courts will have in store:

Alys BeachThe master bath features double vanity stone vessel sinks and Dominican Shellstone surround tile:

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Photos courtesy of EBSCO Photography
Photos courtesy of EBSCO Photography

The Clermont Courts three-bedroom, three and a half bath homes to be completed in 2018 begin at at $1, 580,000. P6-120 North Somerset Street, the Caliza Courts home pictured, is listed at $1,795,000, and has a dipping pool in the courtyard, a feature which will not be available in the Clermont Courts rowhomes due to their smaller footprint.

And, of course, Alys Beach’s amazing community amenities are of interest. The beachfront:


That Caliza Pool I’ve referred to? It’s  a 100-foot zero-entry saltwater pool, aside which a loggia runs. Overhead is a rooftop terrace, affording a view of the town and turquoise waters of the Gulf. There’s also a family pool, a shaded place with playful fountains to occupy children, a 75-foot shaded lap pool equipped with iPod port music, and a secluded spa whirlpool:

Multiple restaurants, casual to fine dining:

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Retail shops:alys-beach-retail

Lovely walkways throughout the town:


And landscaped parks and grounds:



Perhaps this has inspired you to schedule a visit to scout purchase of a new vacation home? Book soon, the holidays are popular time to visit this world-class community.