Miami Beach Oceanfront Penthouse: The Most Prestigious of All Properties

Friday, July 29, 2011 | Bal Harbour Real Estate, Miami Beach Condos, Miami Beach Real Estate, Penthouse Condos, South Beach Condos, South Beach Real Estate, Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

An Oceanfront Penthouse: The Most Prestigious of All Properties

If you’re looking for a trophy property, there’s really nothing that outdoes luxury penthouses. An oceanfront penthouse is the most desirable of these, of course, owing to the views and the expansive horizons you’ll be able to take in from your windows. For the ultimate in luxury living, a Miami Beach penthouse is often times the first choice for the most affluent of individuals.

Why a Miami Beach or Sunny Isles Penthouse?

If you’re in a penthouse in New York, you get a lot of beautiful city skyline. If you’re in a smaller city, you may get a bit of skyline and some natural scenery from your penthouse. If you’re in a Miami Beach penthouse, you’ll get the best of both, and will own some of the most spectacular views available from any oceanfront penthouse in the world from the Atlantic Ocean sunrise to the Biscayne Bay sunsets to the sparkling City lights down below.

Miami has a huge skyline. This is yet a very large city with incredibly beautiful architecture and, when it sparkles at night, you can almost feel the pulse of this vibrant city through the windows high above. In an oceanfront penthouse, you can take in these magnificent views and, when you want something a bit more laid back, turn toward the Atlantic and take in all the majesty of this vast blue ocean. During the day, you’ll be treated to the site of ever changing sunrises and watch yachts being taken out for pleasure along with huge ships from the port playing the waters and keeping the economy moving. During the night, you’ll sometimes get views of the moon that you’d wish you could keep with you forever, with occasional lightning storms that will take your breath away and a vista that literally spans to the curve of the world.

Choosing an Oceanfront Penthouse

Luxury condo penthouses mean that, quite literally, you’re on top of the world. You’re on the top floor of the building, you’re on the top of a luxury high-rise and, if you’ve made it this far up, you get the privilege of looking down on the world below from a spectacular vista in your trophy home. You might choose one of these as a premier penthouse in the very best luxury oceanfront towers such as Icon South Beach, Portofino Tower, Murano at Portofino, Fontainebleau, W South Beach, Capri South Beach, Bellini Bal Harbour, Acqualina, Jade Beach, Trump Palace and Turnberry Ocean Colony while afterwards figuring out how to outfit your luxury penthouses with state-of-the art televisions, Crestron technology systems and other equipment. More than likely, the experience of seeing the world from such a high perch will soothe your nerves, calm your mind and make you feel like you have some time to enjoy the good life. A Miami Beach penthouse situated on top of a luxury condo high rise will have many other benefits, as well.

Oceanfront Penthouse Amenities

When you head down the elevator to the lower floors, you’ll find that most of these luxury high rise condo buildings have the amenities that you’d expect at the leading hotels in the world. The difference is that you can use & enjoy them every day from your resident condo building. You can go to the business center and get caught up on work or go to the spa and get caught up on relaxation time. You can socialize at the restaurants and bars or enjoy some quiet time lounging on the beaches with an umbrella. If you have an oceanfront penthouse, of course, you can also just get some quiet time in your own home, on the top of the world. For the very best Miami Penthouses including South Beach, Miami Beach, Bal Harbor and Sunny Isles Beach penthouses, contact me today or visit the ‘Miami Beach Penthouse resource’ on

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3 Great Reasons to Consider Sunny Isles Beach

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | Acqualina, Bal Harbour Real Estate, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Miami Beach Real Estate, Ocean Four, South Beach Real Estate, Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate, Trump Palace, Trump Royale, Turnberry Ocean Colony | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Great Reasons to Consider Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Sunny Isles Beach is one of the most prestigious places to live in the Miami-Dade area. Notable for its many high-rise, luxury condominiums, the area epitomizes the look and feel of Florida luxury living. To the east of Sunny Isles Beach are the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where people enjoy the Florida sunshine and pleasant waters from beachfront cabanas, their yachts or just in the old-fashioned way; on a towel on the warm sand next to the surf. To the west, Florida’s Riviera is separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway and, just over it lays greater Miami, a city as legendary for its vibrant culture as it is for its business community.

The Community

Given the many luxury properties on Sunny Isles Beach, it’s no surprise that the population is generally an affluent one. It is a very short span to Bal Harbour, which is famous for its many high end retail shopping and restaurants while Aventura is also a short drive over the William Lehman Causeway with an endless supply of family fun, entertainment & shopping. Sunny Isles Beach has plenty shopping of its own, as well, and many of the residents manage to amuse themselves very close to home with an all inclusive beachfront enclave continually growing as the City adds new parks and community events for the residents & tourists alike.

Despite its affluence, Sunny Isles Beach benefits from the cultural diversity that Florida is famous for. You’re as likely to meet an athlete or celebrity in this community as you are to meet a famous international shipping magnet that makes their permanent or summer home on this well known Riviera. There is access to excellent education for children and all of the resources that you would expect in any great city. This is not simply a resort location; it is a fully-functioning and diverse community with much to offer.

Luxury Oceanfront Properties

The condominium properties along Florida’s Riviera coast are legendary and some of the most famous are located along Sunny Isles Beach and include Acqualina, Turnberry Ocean Colony, JADE Ocean, JADE Beach, Trump Palace, Trump Royale, Ocean Four and other luxury developments. Whether you want to live in one of the Trump Dezer’s six condo towers or the brilliant creation of another developer such as Fortune’s JADE towers, there is no shortage of options along the South East Florida coastline.

These properties are not only new but already famous—and justly so—for combining the amenities and services you would expect at a 5-star hotel with a great place to call home. Elegant lobbies, concierge, fully-equipped business centers, Spa, fitness & aerobic activity centers and so much more are at the disposal of the residents of these condominiums.

Nearby Sunny Isles Beach

A few minutes driving will take you to Miami’s South Beach, which has many venues for fun, entertainment and excitement. Of course, it also has an endless nightlife, plenty of art exhibits, museums and entertainment along with golf courses that are available in the mixture of this legendary location.

Sunny Isles Beach, however offers the benefits of being right next to other exciting cities without being directly in it. When the hustle and bustle become too much, many residents return to Sunny Isles Beach to relax and unwind. Those who live in the high-rise properties can still take in the breathtaking skyline at night, of course, and it’s only a short trip if you want to explore other destinations such as Aventura, Downtown Miami, South Beach and even the Florida Keys just 3 hours away.

Sunny Isles Beach currently has new waterfront properties available for very good prices and people including the International crowd are today, buying them up quickly, no doubt for the many reasons listed here and a host of others as buyer confidence has returned to the Miami Beach market.

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Jade Beach & Jade Ocean Condos Offer Uber-Modern Luxury Living

Monday, November 15, 2010 | Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Jade Beach on Sunny Isles Beach

Located on Sunny Isles Beach, Jade Beach is an upscale, exclusive oceanfront condominium community. The residences feature the latest in convenience and digital security technology. Given their premier location, the condominium developer and architect took maximum advantage of the potential for views and each of the units feature spectacular vistas out onto the ocean. There are two pools, both sunrise & sunset with a unique see through port hole on the West side upon entering the building. As you enter, you are welcomed into one of Sunny Isles most impressive lobbies opening up to the Atlantic ocean with gorgeous views from the lobby & community areas. You’ll quickly be assisted by friendly staff there to accommodate your arrival & immediate needs. There are a host of amenity and interior design features that come with these condominiums including white quartz counter tops and stainless steel Meile & Sub Zero appliances.

Entry into your Jade Beach condo makes use of the condominium’s high speed elevator. Completely secure for each particular tier, this elevator features fingerprint recognition. When you get off the elevator and enter your unit, you’ll find some of the most innovative technological features anywhere. The homes are controlled with Smart Home technology. This allows you to access multi-media and take care of security, lighting, audio, room service, package service, valet and other comfort functions from a touch-screen panel. The majority of Jade Beach condos offer flow through floor plans opening East to the Atlantic & West to the city skyline. The units are spacious and there are numerous diversions to be found on the common grounds.

Jade Beach doesn’t have its own beach club but does offer towel, beach chair & umbrella service. There are plans for a poolside café & bar where you can enjoy your lunch while taking in the ocean views. These condominiums are considered homes by some, not just vacation spots, and that means that some residents need to attend to practical matters. To that end, the Jade Beach condominiums feature a business center that is open around the clock, providing residents with access to important services. There are recreational facilities, as well, and they include a health & fitness center, two swimming pools, hot tub, Spa services, steam room, Sauna, a poolside bar and separate facilities for children. The condominiums have security available 24 hours per day, as well as a concierge who can help you find diversions in Sunny Isles Beach or the surrounding communities such as Bal Harbour or Aventura.

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JADE Beach Photographs on Flickr

Jade Ocean on Sunny Isles Beach

Jade Ocean is a luxury condominium complex on Florida’s famous Sunny Isles Beach. An exclusive and upscale community, Jade Ocean features innovative glass architecture, ocean views and amenities commensurate with you would expect from a five-star resort. The prices at Jade Ocean can range from the low $600’s to well into the $10-15M price range. Towering 55 stories above the surrounding land and seascape, this condominium features views that never stop and luxuries that might persuade you to slow down a bit and enjoy the South Florida lifestyle.

The condominiums feature numerous amenities. If you want to explore the areas around Jade Ocean, you’ll find a concierge on duty around the clock to get manage your desires or simply give you pointers. There is also top level security available at any hour of the day or night. The condominium’s grand entrance is something of a selling point in and of itself, facing the ocean and providing a suitable oceanfront entrance into such a luxury property. The flow-through pool that dominates the building’s lower floor provides an innovative and eye-catching architectural feature and, of course, a great place to swim when the ocean isn’t what residents are looking for. There are practical amenities on the grounds, including storage facilities, garage parking and valet. Major Jade Ocean features include a spacious workout facility, Spa services, community room, tea room, children’s room, private theater and more. There is also a business center located on the property that is open day or night. For more relaxing moments, there is a beach club exclusively for the use of residents with additional room for a future restaurant.

The units at Jade Ocean are as luxurious as the building itself. The fixtures are upscale and include stainless steel kitchen appliances and Smart Home technology that reduces many home security, lighting, media, room service and comfort functions to a few presses on a touch screen whether at home or on your smart phone. The services offered by the condominium can be accessed via this touch screen, as well, providing an easy way to avail yourself of everything this community offers. The views from the units are spectacular with majority as flow through floor plans. Just a short drive away is the city of Miami, airports and all of the business, activity and recreational opportunities that define Miami.

JADE Ocean Condos for Sale | for Rent (6 Month Minimum)

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Terra Beachside Villas at 6000 Collins Avenue

Monday, October 11, 2010 | Miami Beach Real Estate, Terra Beachside Villas | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Contemporary Living On Miami Beach at Terra Beachside Villas

A year ago I was concerned and exposed the issues and concerns with the failed Terra Beachside Villas project. Well, in 2010 it was taken over with solid financial backing, finished out, completed and marketed with an entirely new team in place. The finished product was worth exploring and I had the luxury of touring the property located at 6000 Collins Avenue last week while learning the intricacies and noting the fine finishes & detail used within each residence.

Terra Beachside Villas atrium interior is very impressive and feels like a word within it’s own unlike anything else I’ve seen or experienced here with Miami Beach real estate. Take a peek at this translucent atrium canopy photo as I entered the complex. This photo doesn’t do it justice.. the interior was cool & bright with awesome light pouring in while completely protected from the elements.

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Flickr Photos of the Terra Beachside Project

The well appointed loft interiors were well thought out with outstanding kitchens for the gourmet chef such as this model unit below designed by Steven G interiors. These larger model units are selling well while the 1 bedrooms are all sold through the current inventory.

Amenities Include:

  • Dramatic Zen Influenced 400-foot Skylit Atrium Spanning the Entire Property
  • 3-Story Lifestyle Center w/Cardio Area, Fitness Center, Media Room, 80′ Lap Pool & Jacuzzi
  • 24-hour Security and underground secure garage parking
  • Wireless Internet Throughout & Direct Beach Access

Interior Features Include:

  • 2-Story Residences with 18‘ ceilings in Living areas
  • Top of the Line Kitchens featuring Miele and KitchenAid appliances
  • Bathrooms feature Philippe Starck Designed HansGrohe & Duravit Fixtures
  • Fire, Wind*, Water & Earth Floor Plans from 1,095 to 2,180 total square feet
  • Wind* Floor Plans come with an additional 1,315 square feet of rooftop terrace including Summer Kitchen
  • Wind* ownership come with a 1 year membership to the exclusive Bath Club
  • Maintenance Fees estimated at 37 cents per square foot

If your interested in finding more information on Terra Beachside Villas and other townhomes or Miami Beach loft options, call or email me today.. 1.888.383.7326!

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Acqualina Resort Condo Sunny Isles Beach

Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Acqualina, Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Acqualina Condo Resort is the Sunny Isles Beach luxury resort and real estate record setter each & every year with an excellent track record for stability & success. This oceanfront condo tower was built in 2006 alongside Trump Palace and was developed with a luxury hotel management option for condo owners. Acqualina offers the very best in white glove concierge services along with the hotel & amenities management by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®. This 5-Star Diamond hotel & resort boasts 20,000 square feet of signature European ‘ESPA’ Spa and fitness center. Two exquisite restaurants are onsite including Il Mulino of New York and the Costa Grill offering oceanfront dining plus 24-hour room service for all residents & guests. With an entrance like no other flaunting sophistication upon your entry, other great amenities at Acqualina include a beach front cafe & bar, 3 pools, a beauty salon, housekeeping. While private condo residences on the South side of Acqualina offer stellar security and privacy for owners (plus a private gated entry to elevators and the owner pool), the North side is only open to Rosewood’s hotel guests and access to these other wonderful amenities.

Welcome to the feeling of St. Tropez right on Sunny Isles Beach also known as Florida’s Riviera.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Today’s Acqualina condo statistics show us 25 condos for sale ranging from 1 bedrooms starting at $699,000 to $6.9M for a 7 bedroom private condo residence. The average asking price per square foot is $839 while the average list price reflects $2.2M. There are 4 Acqualina condos under contract and 4 sales in the last 90 days ranging from $1.3M to $4.5M with average days on market reflecting 141, average selling price per square foot at $688 and a sale to list price ratio at 91.75% or an averaged 8% buyer discount. So far in 2010, there have been 8 sales in Acqualina with the average selling price per square foot at $677 and 12% buyer discount while in 2009 there were 12 sales with an average selling price per square foot of $697 and 12% buyer discount. Here we’ll find Acqualina condos for sale and for rent. For more information email me here or call toll free at 1.888.383.7326!

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Capri SoBe Brings Style & Grace to the Bay

Thursday, July 8, 2010 | Capri South Beach, South Beach Condos, South Beach Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Capri South Beach is the latest development on the prime Biscayne Bay side of Miami Beach & 16th Street. Steps from famous Lincoln Road awaits a boutique yet exquisite building with three modernistic structures comprised of sixty-nine luxury condo residences. Capri is a boaters dream development in South Florida awaiting you with a private marina and boat slips and superior views of Downtown Miami across the waterways of Biscayne Bay.

Contemporary condo choices are available now with newly reduced pricing offering stylish design and finishes such as travertine floors, oversized terraces, the finest built in European closet systems, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors throughout. Each sleek European kitchen boasts a quartz kitchen island, Miele appliances, Poggenpohl cabinetry, dual stainless-steel sinks and a 36-inch, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator. In the white Thassos marble bathrooms you’ll find an oversized soaking tub set romantically within the glass-enclosed double rain shower make each master bath an oasis unto itself. The project itself includes a fitness center, spa, valet, a great room, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and 500′ of bay front walking path~

For the ultimate South Beach penthouse, preview this once in a lifetime opportunity at Capri Penthouse-o1, the trophy property of South Beach. This spacious penthouse offers the utmost living quarters of just under 3,000 square feet plus 2,000 square feet of terrace space overlooking & owning a most magnificent Miami skyline view… Capri PH-01 includes 4 private terraces, marble flooring, a built out interior with stereo surround sound and now available for purchase. The Capri South Beach property was developed in 2008 by Maefield Development, Kobi Karp architecture & interior design with Rene Gonzalez Interiors.

View More Photographs of the Capri condo development.

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For more information whether buying, selling or leasing, call 1.888.383.7326 or contact me here.

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Canyon Ranch Miami Beach -Healthy Condo Living

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | Canyon Ranch, Miami Beach Condos, Miami Beach Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Beyond luxury oceanfront real estate is the possibility of healthy living at Canyon Ranch Miami.

Canyon Ranch Miami Beach has transformed the North Beach (NoBe) area with an impressive development including the rehab & conversion of the historic 1957 Carillon hotel. In addition to the Carillon, two other towers known as North (35 stories) & South (17 stories) were built totaling 580 condominium residences including 150 condo hotel suites & residences for nightly income potential. Visitors to the Canyon Ranch lifestyle can check into a hotel room to have the entire experience and all spanning 750 feet of white sandy beaches along beautiful Miami Beach.

All of the ownership and guest privileges come with access to a world-renowned spa and wellness Mecca center at your doorstep. Living here is to bathe in wellness with the philosophy of health and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. The spa boasts more than 70,000 square feet and includes Aquavana which is the centerpiece of this professional spa. Your spa experience begins with choices of hot and cool steam rooms, a dry Finnish style sauna, cool tropical experiential rains, Herbal Laconium, Hydro Spa and thermal heated lounge seats. The spa offers more than 60 fitness classes on any given day including yoga, Pilates, stretching, beach walks, boxing, rock wall climbing, boot camp, meditation and breathing along with nutritionist designed lunches and educational programs to get you more aware on healthy living.

The tropical climate of Miami draws the residents to outdoor activities such as the beach & 4 pools of Canyon Ranch. There are two oceanfront salt water swimming pools, a sunset pool on the west side of the property and a rooftop pool. Canyon Ranch Miami Beach locals know of the nutritious gourmet cuisine available for residents and patrons with two restaurants on site, The Canyon Ranch Grill and the Carillon Cafe offering excellent healthy organic food choices. For more information contact 1.888.383.7326 or click on the links below to view Canyon Ranch condo inventory.

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Trump Grande Development Sunny Isles Beach

Friday, May 21, 2010 | Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate, Trump Int'l Beach Resort, Trump Palace, Trump Royale | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Trump Grande Development in Sunny Isles Beach is observed as being among the very best in living the ultimate South Florida condo lifestyle. You’ll notice these superior Sunny Isles Beach condo developments as soon as you enter noting outstanding service & security. The Trump Grande property is comprised of three towers known as Trump International Beach Resort, Trump Palace and Trump Royale.

Trump Royale

(2008) 18201 Collins Avenue

The latest and final addition to Trump Grande development is Trump Royale, a 380 modern condo tower, featuring smart panel technology similar to having your own virtual butler. The open lobby has intricate water pools, meeting areas and massive bamboo shoots made of stainless steel arising from the water. All parking at Trump Royale is valet so as soon as you drive to the front, your car and bags will be whisked away. For children, Trump Royale boasts the ultimate Pirate Ship pool offering an incredible play experience plus an A-rated school across the street for Kindergarten through 8th grades. For adults, Trump Royale has an outstanding Cybex fitness facility featuring the latest in cardio & strength training equipment, a Spa with treatment rooms and all of it overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and City of Sunny Isles along with a multitude of meeting & event rooms for residents and guests alike. Residents of Trump Royale & Trump Palace have access to Trump Beach Resort so in all, 4 pools, hot tubs, waterfalls, steam rooms, tennis courts, billiards, restaurants (both onsite & across the street), Spa’s (including the Resort) and overall amenities unmatched along the Miami Dade coastline. There is a poolside bar and beach service delivering chairs, umbrellas, towels and an array of ocean activities such as jet skis and windsurfing.

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Trump Palace

(2006) 18101 Collins Avenue

The legendary Trump Palace Sunny Isles is the central tower comprised of 275 total condo residences all of which have excellent floor plans with high 10′ ceilings and superior views based on the angle of the building. The gym has recently been outfitted with new equipment (2010) while the Spa & treatments rooms offer a relaxing environment to unwind. The two pools surrounding the Trump Palace building offer both a private swimming pool exclusive for Trump Palace and Trump Royale while the lap pool on the South side is enjoyed with any residents from the Trump Beach Resort. Services and unlimited valet parking at Trump Palace are very similar to Trump Royale except for Trump Palace having a traditionally styled lobby and lacking the smart panel home system. The biggest draw to could be attributed to fewer units and spacious floor plans with 10′ ceilings found at Trump Palace. The front desk concierge has vast connections and is there to assist you in securing special tickets & events for you and your guests. There are three elevator banks which lead to private and semi-private elevators whisking you home. Residents have a key fob which is programmed to know your floor, so buttons aren’t necessary but instead, a simple key swipe to arrive at your front door. The entire complex has the same beach front services and right of use.

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Trump International Beach Resort

(2003) 18001 Collins Avenue

Situated between Fort Lauderdale and Miami International airports, Trump Int’l Beach Resort is a contemporary 4-star hotel known as one of the best Miami luxury condo-hotels and destination resort. An oceanfront oasis with 390 rooms showcasing private terraces with great views in any direction, Trump Int’l Beach Resort offers amenities such as a full-service Spa & fitness center, two restaurants (Neomi’s Grill), three lounges (Lime Lounge) with live evening entertainment, tennis courts and an awesome grotto-style pool, lap pool and waterfalls.  There’s 22,000 square feet of countless meeting, banquet & conference rooms for the traveling business or family venture along with restaurants including a new Sushi Lounge by Tony Liu of the Hamptons. The hotel resort is managed by the International Resorts Management Group and is a new member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences Update 1Q2010

Monday, March 22, 2010 | Bal Harbour Condos, Bal Harbour Real Estate, St. Regis Resort | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

St. Regis Bal Harbour Condo Residences St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort & Residences comes to a major turning point as we note all three towers finalizing vertical construction progress. Now all three of its 27 stories are completely topped off in less than 24 months, and it continues to impress with a front entry like no other. Located across the street from the famous Bal Harbour shops, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will be one of the largest residential resort projects in the South East.

Setting the highest standard for luxury living in Miami, current plans for The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort include 205 well appointed guest rooms, 270 private condo residences, 37 condo hotel suites, a 12,000 square foot Remede Spa, oceanfront restaurant, St. Regis wine bar, meeting and event space, serene gardens with multiple pools, water features, sculptures and secluded beachfront access across approximately nine acres and 600 lineal feet of Bal Harbour coastline. Each private residence consists of 1 to 4 bedrooms comprised of 1,777 to 6,868 square feet and offer residents access to resort’s exclusive hotel services and amenities such as the St. Regis legendary Butler Service, access the resort’s signature Remede spa, grocery shopping, private chauffeured transportation, housekeeping and pet services. Residences are offered from $1.9 million which will have floor to ceiling windows as the condo residences feature expansive terraces providing excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Biscayne Bay to the west. Boasting interior design by world renowned firm Yabu Pushelburg, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will offer guests and residents modern sophistication, unparalleled luxury and stellar service at arguably the best addresses in the world.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will feature the famed traditions of St. Regis hotels including the legendary St. Regis Butler Service with superb guest experiences plus luxury accommodations tailored to meet global travelers’ needs. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever present service while anticipating guests’ needs and customizing each guest’s stay according to specific tastes and preferences. There are only 5 condo residences listed today on the MLS with prices ranging from $1.975,900 to $6,940,900 or an average of $1,459 per square foot. Bal Harbour Real Estate continues to wreak of sophistication & style as a location destination only few can call “home”.

The Sheraton Bal Harbour was imploded in November 2007 where St. Regis Bal Harbour now stands.

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W South Beach (2201 Collins Ave) Condo Hotel Deception & Lawsuits

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | South Beach Condos, South Beach Real Estate, W South Beach | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

W Condo Hotel South Beach W South Beach construction drama arises from speculators noting substantial loss of value from inflated frenzy on a solid product. W South Beach IS one of a kind but with asking values averaging $1,968 per square foot for the month, the final product is now showing signs of distress from the speculator community (from 2006). The South Florida Business Journal published an article today on alleged deception in W Hotel South Beach (2201 Collins Avenue) with several unit owners suing for their deposits to be returned in their entireties. The alleged suit claims the developer promised 520+ units, larger sized units and a second pool at the stylish 420 unit condo hotel.

The biggest problem at the W right now is the values have declined so substantially, and nobody will lend on that,” said Dennis Freeman, a Miami Beach attorney handling one of the cases.– S. Florida Business Journal

Whether or not he’s referring to the resale values or the hotel room rates (or both) was undetermined but these speculators are asking for the full 20% deposit returned which is unlikely to occur in my opinion. The biggest issue seems to be fewer number rooms than promised as the total ownership is based on the total number of condo hotel units and that percentage of space is used to determine the amount of monthly maintenance costs. In this case and in my opinion, today’s maintenance fees are relatively consistent with other condo hotels of South Beach or approximately $1.50 psf. Other complaints are the smaller than promised “rooms,” a door connecting rooms not disclosed, the elimination of the second pool to the number of trees planted outside.

As of March 2010, 53 deeds were recorded through Miami Dade County out of 420 total W SoBe condo hotel units. W South Beach still a very desirable property and a known celebrity hangout. The newest & latest is typically the hottest in South Beach as was The Setai in 2007. I expect it to do just fine over the next 3 years as values catch up with the market or the market catches up with values.

Contact me direct for more information as needed.

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South Pointe (SoBe) to Sunny Isles Beach

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | 1500 Ocean, 6000 Indian Creek, Acqualina, Akoya, Apogee, Art Deco District, Bal Harbour Condos, Bal Harbour Real Estate, Bath Club, Canyon Ranch, Continuum, Il Villaggio, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, MEi, Miami Beach Condos, Miami Beach Real Estate, Miami Miscellaneous, Murano at Portofino, Murano Grande, One Bal Harbour, South Beach Condos, South Beach Real Estate, St. Regis Resort, Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate, Trump Palace, Trump Royale, Turnberry Ocean Colony | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Florida_South_VendorsIncredible Enjoyment in South Florida. Miami Beach, home to some of the world’s most amazing stretches of white sand beach, crystalline waters and incredible relaxation, has long been the ideal spot for visitors.  Of course, Miami Beach is made up of quite a wide range of neighborhoods spread out like pearls on a string.  In this case, A1A, or Collins Avenue is the string and the pearls offer visitors and residents almost any form of rest, relaxation or enjoyment they might want.  From the beauty of South Pointe to the refinement of Sunny Isles Beach, a visitor to the area will discover an immensity of dazzling enjoyment.

The tour starts at the tip of Miami Beach, in the South Beach neighborhood, 1st Street, near South Pointe Park.  South Beach was once a languishing relic of a bygone era, but renewed interest from developers, consumers, tourists and those dedicated to saving the amazing Art Deco area changed all that back in the early 1980’s.  Today, South Beach stands at the heart of Miami Beach’s famed culture and plays host to some of the most amazing nightlife, shopping, dining and relaxation in the world.  Obviously, South Beach real estate is a worthwhile investment, whether you purchase in the famed Art Deco District or venture into a luxury condo of SoFi (South of Fifth).  South Beach is much more than a hideaway for hedonists or a place where celebrities congregate. It’s a way of living not found anywhere else in the world.

Take a stroll out of South Pointe Park heading North, the cross streets run numerically and you’ll find Washington Avenue as a main street running parallel to Collins Avenue, as well as Alton Road and South Pointe Drive bisecting the area furthest South.  A short stroll up Ocean Drive will show you to Prime 112 (a local celebrity restaurant), while South Beach’s Lummus Park is only 2 blocks up the coast spanning 12 blocks along Ocean Drive.  North on Ocean Drive past Fifth Street, you will find News Café, as well as Mango’s Tropical Café and the amazing stretch of Lummus Park, where you can waste away the entire day and enjoy the tropical environment & beautiful beaches. For a day of recreation, check out the 7 mile Lummus Park bordering the pristine waters and sands of the Atlantic Ocean.  This immense park is home to an incredible diversity of oceanfront enjoyment options and connects tourists & visitors alike to the white sandy beaches at Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Streets.  The Miami Beach Golf Club is also justly famed with those who enjoy hitting the links. South Beach condos dot the area, as it has become home to some very luxurious modern condo developments over the past decade including Il Villaggio, 1500 OceanContinuum, ApogeeMurano Grande, Portofino Tower and more.

South Beach is home to much more than beaches and South Beach condos, though.  Of course, Miami Beach is justly famed as being home to some of the area’s most historic architecture & monuments to tropical indulgence and relaxation.  It’s also home to an incredible nightlife, which regularly draws visitors from around the globe.  You can stroll the city streets beneath the fantastic Art Deco architecture, and enjoy the scents and sounds of the clubs and restaurants coming alive around you.  Twenty-Four hour entertainment is close at hand, as the streets of Ocean Drive are often dotted with musicians playing bongos, guitars and singing the night away here in the heart of a tropical paradise. Once the sun drops below the Downtown Miami skyline to the west, the area truly comes alive and explodes in entertainment as the sun dips below the western horizon.  You can wind down each day by enjoying Miami Beach’s famed nightlife, which boasts open-roof lounges, corner musicians, celebrity nightclubs, international DJs and much more provide you with any type of excursion you might want after the sun sets.

For this reason, Miami Beach has become an incredible melting pot of cultures, with several different languages floating on the air at any given point in time.  The area boasts a very strong European influence, legacy of the jetsetters visiting the area, as well as a strong European community of expatriates.  Visitors will also find a strong Cuban flavor in the area with a large population of foreign “locals”.

Miami Beach real estate offers proximity to some of the best options for enjoyment in the world, whether you love the beach, dining, shopping or just indulging in people watching.  The area is home to the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, where visitors can get a unique glimpse of modern history.  The Jewish Museum of Florida is also located here.  Art Basel Miami Beach, however, remains one of the strongest draws to visitors and local alike, offering an art-fair atmosphere in tropical luxury along with the Miami Beach International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Art Deco weekend and so many other great attractions. Miami Beach condos also put you in close proximity to the Art Deco Colony Theater over on Lincoln Road, as well as the Byron Carlyle for dance and theatrical performances.  Fillmore Miami Beach, the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Holocaust Memorial and the “Arts in Public Places” program are also top attractions.  Those in need of something to eat will find an immensity of options, such as Joe’s Stone Crab, China Grill, Evolution (within the Ritz-Carlton) and the area’s Wine and Food Festival held each year.

Retail therapy for the shopaholic is likewise popular with the shopping district of Collins Avenue offering shopping just off the beach, while designer names like Nicole Miller, Club Monaco, Armani Exchange, Kenneth Cole and Ralph Lauren are also found in plenty.  Those who prefer boutique shopping in an outdoor environment will not suffer for options, as Lincoln Road has become a shoppers’ playground, where almost anything with a price tag can be bought or sold.

A short jaunt north of South Beach brings us to Miami Beach or mid-beach, also known as Millionaire’s Row (Concrete Canyon) where luxury towers were built in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s bringing the celebrity demand to Miami Beach along with new condo towers from the last 5 years including Bath Club, MEi, 6000 Indian Creek, Canyon Ranch and Akoya.  Miami Beach is one of the hottest areas abutting Miami’s mainland and occupies a relatively large footprint on this delightful barrier island.  With the Biscayne Bay Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Miami Beach is bounded by South Beach to the south and Bal Harbour & Sunny Isles Beach to the north encompassing Miami Dade County “beaches”.

North of Miami Beach, you’ll find the famous location of Bal Harbour (92nd-102nd Streets).  Bal Harbour real estateputs you in the immediate vicinity of the Shops at Bal Harbour.  This ultra-luxury area plays host quite regularly to some of the world’s most noted celebrity hangouts & shopping, as well as the most desirable St. Regis Resort & Spaand One Bal Harbour condos catering to the rich and famous. Dining at Carpaccio, enjoying the Bal Harbour Shops and, of course, the incredible azure waters of the Atlantic are paramount attractions near Bal Harbour condos and you will find that the area is simply stunning, whether you want to relax on the beach in seclusion, or take advantage of the area’s incredible retail options. Collins Avenue (A1A) is the area’s main thoroughfare, which connects Bal Harbour with Sunny Isles Beach to the north and Surfside & Miami Beach to the south.

North of Bal Harbour (159th-192nd Streets) lies the amazing area known as Sunny Isles Beach.  To reach Sunny Isles Beach from Bal Harbour or Miami Beach, simply follow Collins Avenue (A1A) heading north.  This will actually continue up the main barrier island on which Miami Beach is situated.  In addition, you’ll find that this is the same direction you must travel if you wish to reach the Haulover Beach Park & Marina. Within Sunny Isles Beach, you will find an incredible number of options for rest and relaxation, as well as for shopping, dining and beach combing.  Sunny Isles Beach real estate is some of the most sought after in the area and includes uber-luxury condo towers such as Turnberry Ocean Colony, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina, Trump Palace, Trump Royale as well as Trump International Beach Resort and many more.

For recreation, whether shopping or simply enjoying the warm sunshine, the newly christened Newport Hotel & Fishing Pier is an excellent option.  This used to be Sunny Isles Fishing Pier, and is still home to tremendous fishing options, as well as being a great place for sightseeing and R&R. One of the most beneficial aspects of purchasing Sunny Isles Beach condos is the fact that they put you in easy proximity of destinations like Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Golden Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Bal Harbour and of course, South Beach.  A short drive will take you to each of these destinations in just minutes; thus, the city is one of the most centered locations for visitors to the area, as well as for long-term residents wanting a reserved atmosphere.

Sunny Isles Beach is justly famed for the number of luxury residential accommodations.  However, its true claim to fame is the 2 mile stretch of pristine beachfront, lapped by the pure waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  Here, you will find anything you might wish to do, whether you favor snorkeling, scuba diving, walking on the beach with that special someone, or simply lounging the day away, serenaded by the sound of the waves caressing the shoreline. Sunny Isles Beach is also home to a restored and reinvigorated park area.  With their reenergized approach to development, the area is “going back to its roots” and visitors (as well as residents) are applauding the new park projects.  Dining options also abound, both on the oceanfront condo strip and in areas along Collins Avenue on the west in many of the shopping plazas.  The Porterhouse Bar & Grill, Tony Roma’s, Jalisco’s, La Terrazza, as well as Christine Lee’s are good choices for dining, while those who prefer retail therapy will find a host of shopping options on Collins Avenue, particularly in the town center where boutique properties proliferate.

Heading North through Sunny Isles Beach..

And then back to South Beach..

From South Pointe in South Beach Miami, through the heart of Miami Beach, to Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach, this incredible stretch of South Florida paradise provides residents and visitors with anything they could possibly want, from luxury real estate to delightful shopping, dining and recreation. Come and play or call for more information 1.888.383.7326!

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Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate – Making the Choice

Friday, February 26, 2010 | Acqualina, Jade Ocean, Ocean Four, St. Tropez, Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate, Trump Royale, Turnberry Ocean Colony | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Jade Ocean Condos Sunny Isles Beach Making the Choice of Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate.. The area of Sunny Isles Beach started out unprepossessingly enough.  It was originally undeveloped land on one of several barrier islands that stand between the greater Miami area and the Atlantic Ocean.  However, it was targeted early on for development as a resort area.  The creation of Haulover Bridge made that possible on a large scale.  Since that time, Sunny Isles Beach has continued to grow in terms of popularity, offering numerous options for owners in Sunny Isles Beach real estate.

One of the most common types of real estate in Sunny Isles Beach today is that of new luxury condominium developments.  These run the gamut from the incredible Turnberry Ocean Colony, Acqualina & Jade Ocean to Trump Royale, Ocean Four & St. Tropez, as well as many, many others.  That said, determining the right choice in Sunny Isles Beach real estate is essential.

You’ll find a lot of selling points here, from beachfront property to flow-through floor plans that offer views of both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.  You will also find that a number of properties offer luxury amenities onsite.  These might be private beach clubs, or they might consist of 5-star restaurants (or both).  The most important thing is to determine what amenities you will want to make use of such as the need for an onsite restaurant, personal trainer, health Spa, salon or room service & limo service.

Next, you’ll need to find the right floor plan and square footage to accommodate your family.  Thankfully, Sunny Isles Beach real estate is full of options, from smaller 2 bedroom, 2 bath residences to trophy penthouses and everything in between.  This ensures that you are able to make the right choice and opt for a residence that will fit your family & lifestyle both now and in the near future.

For those considering purchasing a new luxury home, the area of Sunny Isles Beach has much to offer.  If you love sun, sand, surf and luxury living, there are few better areas on earth. Contact me today to inquire & let’s get started!

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Miami Beach Real Estate Options

Thursday, February 25, 2010 | Bath Club, Blue & Green Diamond, Canyon Ranch, MEi, Miami Beach Condos, Miami Beach Real Estate, Mosaic, Nautica, Roney Palace | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Canyon Ranch Miami Beach Miami Beach real estate includes many of the most luxurious condos & homes in the nation. This community characterizes the image of Florida that most people hold in their minds. The beaches are long and covered with white sand. The climate is famously warm year-round and the ocean & waterway provides most of the recreational opportunities in this area of Miami Dade County. Miami Beach is a fun filled community, however, and it has far more to offer than resort activities and lounging in the sun. Miami Beach has become one of the more popular areas for individuals seeking upscale living options in a vibrant community.

Aside from the beaches, Miami Beach real estate is famous for the community in which it’s located. The community is home to the Art Deco district, where buildings designed in that architectural style line the streets. Many of the condominium properties feature particularly innovative architecture, as well, and allow residents to enjoy the natural beauty in a very cutting-edge atmosphere, in certain cases. These condominium properties have several other advantages that they offer to their residents, some of which make them ideal for those who need to have access to important resources, no matter how relaxing their immediate environs.

Miami Beach real estate options include dozens of different high rise condominium properties such as Canyon Ranch, Bath ClubMei, Mosaic, Nautica, Blue & Green Diamond & Roney Palace. These condos allow their residents postcard perfect beach front views, in many cases, and residents can walk from their oceanfront condos and be on the sand within a few steps. They also offer practical advantages as many of them are equipped to meet the needs of busy business people, with meeting facilities, WiFi and AV equipment available to guests. The major draw to this community, however, is luxury living, and most of these properties offer plenty of perks in that regard, many of them offering services at a five star level to all of their residents.

The Miami Beach real estate options that truly deserve to be described as luxury offer their residents a lot for their money. The majority of these developments offer their residents valet parking and concierge. Many of them have restaurants and bars on the premises. Some of them also include their own health spas, salons and other resort amenities. Those that are close to the beach most often include amenities suited to those who want to spend some time out in the sun enjoying the beautiful environment. Of course, there is ready access to most any water sport one wishes to enjoy, including yachting, sailing, diving, jet skis, kite surfing and others in the areas all around Miami Beach.

Real estate in this area also includes options which are more affordable than the very upscale high rise condos such as being on the Intracoastal. The community itself is safe and the streets of South Beach tend to be explosive with nightlife after the sun goes down. Close by are the major urban resources to be found in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. This area has seen no decline in popularity over the years. Every year, over 1 million tourists come to see the Miami beaches and to enjoy the South Florida weather & water. Among the available areas for seaside living, Miami Beach is among the most popular place to call home.

Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate Resource

Saturday, February 20, 2010 | Sunny Isles Beach Condos, Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate – Oceanfront Condos
There are several reasons you might consider Sunny Isles Beach real estate. If you’re looking for a place to retire, you’ll find fewer more laid-back and pleasant climates in which to spend your time. If you’re looking for something exciting, upscale and active, this area can also deliver being a short drive to South Beach and a stone’s throw to the Aventura Mall & Bal Harbour Shops. Depending upon what you’re seeking, this community offers several different options, the prices of which—as is the case with most real estate—depend upon the location that one is seeking. As you may have guessed, the closer to the water one wishes to be, the more valuable the properties.

The Atlantic Ocean side is the location of the most upscale Sunny Isles Beach condos. This area is full of condominium properties; most of them located in high-rise buildings that tower over the ocean, beachfront and the surrounding city environs. These luxury oceanfront condos combine the best of condominium living with the level of amenities and services that one would expect in a luxury resort hotel. Expect to have valet parking, concierge, spas, a restaurant, a bar and access to business facilities at most of these condominiums. Many of them also feature open balconies, affording residents some very striking Miami views.

The other side of Sunny Isles Beach, which faces the Intercoastal Waterway, is more affordable, but just as fun. These waterfront condominiums tend to be much shorter than their cousins on the Atlantic, but are luxurious places to live in their own right. Residents on this side of Sunny Isles Beach are just as close to the activities in the community as are those who live in the high rises. These communities tend to have fewer luxuries than do the condominiums located on the Atlantic side and appeal to those who like a more independent, no-frills life yet still near the beaches in this popular destination.

Sunny Isles Beach is located midway between the city of Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. It is the northern part of Miami Dade County beaches. This area of the nation is famous for its golf courses, yachting, fishing and, of course, relaxing on the beaches. The community is also very diverse and people from most anywhere will likely find plenty of new people to meet. Nearby this community are the other popular destinations of Miami Beach real estate and Bal Harbor real estate, which offer upscale environs, excellent shopping and plenty of restaurants and boutiques from which to choose. This area is well known for its natural beauty.

Sunny Isles Beach is close enough to Miami & South Beach that all of the offerings of these locations are not hard to reach. It is far enough away, however, that one will enjoy the experience of returning to a laid back, much calmer, family oriented environment when they head back to their beachfront condominium. The weather in South East Florida is excellent year round, which has been a large part of its appeal to residents, both current and prospective. This market generally has inventory available, though it is popular enough that the available units go fast and are best sought out with the assistance of an active broker here in Sunny Isles Beach. Call today for more information at 1.888.383.7326.

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Welcome to the New Website & Blog

Saturday, February 20, 2010 | Miami Miscellaneous | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Whew, six blogs and four sites and hardly enough time to do it all~! Welcome to the new & improved website & blog – I hope you find it more valuable than the older version. It’s decked out with the MLS at your fingertips and easy access to pertinent Miami Beach condo information! For the old-school fans, it’s now found at where you can see the mountains of content and ‘Deals & Repos’ link updated daily with the latest deals along the beaches.

For true Sunny Isles Condos & Miami Beach real estate news, stats & trends it’s still Thank you for visiting and come back soon for new valuable information! 1.888.383.7326


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