06/08/18 8:00am


Photos courtesy of the Kimpton’s Seafire Resort + Spa Residences

Good news for Cayman Islands vacation home owners this year: Tourism numbers are up and, with that, real estate sales. A recent independent report singled out the sales launch of luxury condominiums affiliated with the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman as representing a significant amount of the luxury condominiums sold.

We’ve been following the Residences at Seafire located on Grand Cayman since the project was announced. Lodged in a ten-story LEED ® Silver-certified building designed to Miami-Dade hurricane standards, the Residences at Seafire offer residents unlimited access to all the amenities and services of the AAA Five Diamond-rated resort property: communal amenities with interiors by acclaimed designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, three signature restaurants, an 8,500-square-foot spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a spectacular setting on famed Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island’s western shore.

The Residences include 62 condominium units ranging from 600-square-foot studios to 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom homes and penthouses, listed from $1.5 million to $8 million. Developer Dart Real Estate recently added the neighboring Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, to its portfolio, and announced another luxury brand with approximately 225 guest rooms, 80 residences and 10 villas with ocean views of Seven Mile Beach, the North Sound, and the Camana Bay Town Centre is also included in their master plan.

Click here to see the story and have a look at one of their gorgeous beach destination homes.


05/31/18 8:52am

Coastal homes in Los Cabos, Mexico, continue to attract our attention, as authorities report increasing numbers of visitors each year. The Mexico Tourism Board reported that the country hosted 39.3 million international tourists in 2017, an increase of 12 percent versus the year before and one of the fastest rates of growth of any large destination in the world. Traffic to the Los Cabos airport was up 15.7 percent in 2017 over 2016, including a 17.7 percent jump in U.S. visitors.

Only a three-hour flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Los Cabos is a natural second home choice for North Texans. Among the residential choices in Los Cabos is the gated golf and beach community of Querencia, We’re taking a look at a spectacular home there built for indoor/outdoor entertaining with amazing views.  (more…)

05/25/18 12:40pm

1291 Private Road 5980, Yantis| camdysdirt.com

Luxury meets lake house at “El Regalo” a posh new Spanish-style listing. Meaning “the gift,” the home sits on a tranquil waterfront East Texas real estate, but has all the amenities you’d expect to find in a high-end, big-city dwelling. El Regalo is situated on Lake Fork, one of the premier trophy bass destinations in the country. The 5,124-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-full-and-two-half-bath home stands on a 0.64-acre lot in a  heavily-treed gated community in Yantis, Texas.


05/01/18 8:43am

Yotel Park City | Candysdirt.com

Looking to buy a ski home in Park City, Utah? Recently, we’ve presented  what a million dollars will buy in the famed resort area, and at the upper echelon — the multimillion dollar Stein Eriksen Residences. Now here’s a look at the other end of the spectrum —new condominiums in the works at price points beginning at just $275K. YOTELPAD Park City will consist of 144 units located in Canyons Village at the base of Park City Mountain.

The project is a joint venture between resort developer Replay Destinations and YOTEL, an innovative hotel company which offers affordable compact lodging in airports and dense urban spots. With smart technology, Italian-designed multi-functional furniture, hotel-like concierge services, and communal spaces designed for social gathering, YOTELPAD is sure is sure to appeal, especially to Millennials.


04/27/18 9:17am

Breunig Ranch | CandysDirt.com

Just in time for the NFL Draft,  a brand new ranch property is going on the market — the 101-acre Mineola ranch owned by Bob Breunig, the legendary Dallas Cowboy linebacker from the Roger Staubach and Danny White eras. Breunig is known not only as a  Super Bowl Champion and one of the Cowboys’ all-time greats, but as a civic and business leader in Big D. Improvements to his horse ranch include a 2,400-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath main house; two guest cottages; a 15-stall Morton horse barn; a riding arena; and more.

Breunig Ranch | CandysDirt.com

We have a first look today of this pretty rural East Texas property with karma galore:


04/24/18 9:42am

1444 County Road 1125, Daingerfield | Candy's Dirt.com

Greer Farm, a local legend amongst North Texas foodies, is on the market, now at an even lower price. We posted on the property last October, when it was listed at $3.5 million. The picture-book property at 1444 County Road 1125, Daingerfield, is 150 miles from Dallas off Highway 49 in northeast Texas. Current owners chef Eva Greer and her husband, Sid, have lived at and operated the farm since the late 1990s. Along with growing high-quality produce and grass-fed beef for sale, Greer Farm is an agri-tourism destination, drawing fans for cooking classes, culinary events, berry-picking, and overnight stays on the charming 252-acre property. It’s time for the Greers to retire to travel and spending time with their grandkids, so the price has been reduced.

The property includes a lovingly renovated 168-year-old plantation home, a separate industrial kitchen, four guest cabins on a pristine lake, living quarters for caretakers, and some of the prettiest and most fertile farm acreage to be found in Texas. Whether or not you’re in the market, the photos are must-see country lifestyle eye candy.


04/17/18 8:30am

Texas Wine Revolution| candysdirt.comHankering for an excuse for a bluebonnet-studded road trip to the Hill Country? Horseshoe Bay Resort will be the setting of the third annual Texas Wine Revolution, a festival showcasing the beauty of Texas-grown wines and this year, specifically 100 percent Texas grown rosé wines.

Winemakers from William Chris, Becker Vineyards, Brennan Vineyards, Kierpersol, McPherson Cellars, and more than 20 other Texas wineries will be on hand from 1 to 5 p.m. April 22 offering rosé tastings, live music, local foods, educational seminars, interactive activities, and a silent auction at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Just three and half hours from Dallas, the AAA four star-rated lake and golf resort and residential community on Lake LBJ offers stellar tennis and spa facilities as well as three Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf courses.

Through the Texas Wine Revolution website, you can buy tickets to the wine festival and make reservations for an overnight stay at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. (Needless to say, a wise choice after an afternoon of imbibing unless you have a designated driver.)

Horseshoe Bay Resort | candysdirt.com

Horseshoe Bay Resort

While you’re in the area, it might be a good time to check out a potential vacation home in Horseshoe Bay. The luxury resort was built in the early 1970s, which is not to say that current building styles are not available there. Jump for a look at a current Horseshoe Bay listing — an up-to-date contemporary Hill Country home with an open floor plan and outdoor kitchen perfect for chic, relaxed entertaining and weekend getaways …


04/09/18 8:30am


Photos courtesy of La Amada Residences

Looking for a coastal home in Mexico? Meet La Amada Residences, a luxury residential community located in Playa Mujeres, a secluded seaside resort area on the northeast coast of Yucatán peninsula. Bordered to the east by the Caribbean and the west by natural areas, Playa Mujeres is 15 minutes north of Cancún. The La Amada community is the only residential offering in Playa Mujeres. The property includes 215 luxury mid-rise condominiums featuring contemporary Mexican design, with views ranging from the sea to a luxe marina to the lush wildlife wetlands of the Chacmochuc Lagoon nature reserve.

This June, La Amada is unveiling a new multi-million dollar beach club with infinity pools, a swim-up bar, tennis and paddle ball courts, a gourmet food shop and restaurant, and a world-class gym. Along with access to the beaches and boardwalks of the broader community, residents enjoy the Greg Norman-designed golf course of Playa Mujeres Golf Club; touring and zip-lining in the wetlands and rainforest jungle; fishing, snorkeling, and watersports; and spas and golf at nearby hotels and resorts. At $320,000, a one-bedroom La Amada condominium was named “steal of the week” in the March 16, 2018 issue of The Week magazine.

Make the jump here for more detail of second home options in this tropical wonderland…  (more…)