By 1979 when Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought Red Gate Farm at the edge of Squibnocket Pond in Martha’s Vineyard, if anyone was in need of refuge from prying eyes, it was the former First Lady.
And now that 340-acre sanctuary with a mile of beachfront near the Cliffs of Gay Head is up for sale.
When Onassis bought the property, there was just a hunting cabin on the land, which had previously been a sheep farm. Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who had redesigned the White House Rose Garden, designed the landscapes on the estate, and architect Hugh Newell Jacobson designed the Cape Cod-style main house and a two-story guest house.
Cole Horsley with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Cannon Beach has listed 1658 Forest Lawn Road, Cannon Beach, Oregon for $1.8 million.
This week we head back to the Oregon coast to look at a magical mystical retreat on Cannon Beach. The small coastal city nestled in northwest Oregon is best known for its long sandy shore and Haystack Rock, which serves as a seasonal haven for tufted puffins. With impressive ocean views, Ecola State Park, romantic coves, plus a lighthouse, this charming seaside town is perfect for second home buyers who want to get away.
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.
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…)
Ono Island is the most exclusive island in the Gulf Coast. Situated between Old River and the Intracoastal Waterway, Ono is a narrow sliver of paradise, just 5.5 miles long. Only 800 home sites comprise Ono’s residential-only island. Of those, less than 30 percent sit on premium waterfront lots. This private, gated island is second home to titans of industry, celebrities, musicians, and retired professional athletes. However, there is an unspoken rule of Ono Island for residents: We don’t drop names or discuss the locals. It’s one of the big reasons Ono Island is so prized. It’s private — very private.
If you love Hilton Head, but hate the traffic, Ono Island might just be your perfect Second Shelter.
Wish-booking summer? Here ya’ go – a trim, dreamy bungalow in the world famous “Hamptons.” The three-bedroom, two-bath house priced at under $1.5 million sits just a half mile from the village of Amagansett — home to the likes of Gwenyth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Naomi Watts. The area has charming boutiques and lively, health-conscious restaurants. The beach is just a bit over a mile south; it’s a five-minute drive west to East Hampton Village and 15 minutes to the seaside town of Montauk to the east. This gorgeous cottage has been thoroughly modernized and is dripping with charm. (more…)
Wahoo, Hawaii! No, “wahoo” is not a place on the Islands or a Hawaiian word (that I know of) – it’s a whoop of approval, because Southwest Airlines has announced they intend to open air service to The Aloha State soon. No word yet as to which airport they will favor, but Kahului Airport in Maui is sure to be a contender, so it’s a good time to check in on vacation housing there. There’s no better place to start than Wailea, a 1500-acre resort on Maui’s southwestern coastline that’s one of the world’s leading luxury destinations. Fancy a view like this?
Homeowners and rental guests there enjoy beachfront access, parks, interior lakes, restaurant dining, recreational activities, and events all within a picturesque walkable community. Construction on the horizon will dramatically increase the size of the existing development and add a boutique hotel, a 10-acre lake, a spa, retail shops, and more. (more…)