Introducing Lilikoi Residence at Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui

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We are so excited to show off our newly acquired luxury vacation property — your home away from home. Like all of our other residences, Lilikoi is a three-bedroom, three and a half bath, elegantly furnished home with nothing less than stunning ocean and sunsets views. You will absolutely love the comfortable bedrooms with their private ensuite baths, with large walk in closets. As you get off your semi-private elevator, your own private foyer welcomes you into your immaculate 3500 square foot resort vacation spot, with everything you can possibly need to feel right at home. Outside, you will enjoy many sunsets and hours of relaxation on your expansive lanai, furnished with a complete dining room set for eight, and a beautiful lounging area.

Whether you are looking for a peaceful, restful time on a sunny exotic beach, for a pampering, rejuvenating stay at the spa, or for the thrill of a lifetime, enjoying all the extreme sports Maui has to offer — diving, kayaking, flying from ziplines, or rappelling waterfalls, Maui is the perfect destination for an incredible eco-friendly adventure.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival – June of 2016

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The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival is one of the oldest festivals of its kind in the nation. In addition, it provides local, national and international vendors an opportunity to showcase their products to guests, including: resort visitors, Hawaii and Mainland residents, state and national media, hoteliers, restaurateurs and industry insiders.

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival event background and history… It was established in 1981 by the non-profit Kapalua Wine Society created to educate, initiate and foster the appreciation of fine wines and culinary products, as well as showcase the natural beauty of Kapalua Resort.

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Over the years, the Festival program has grown to incorporate:wine
– Cooking demonstrations
– Wine and food pairing
– Winemakers’ dinner
– A golf tournament
– Tennis clinic

The Kapalua wine tour and two major evening galas:
The celebrated Grand Tasting with theme-inspired cuisine and wines from around the world and The spectacular Seafood Festival featuring culinary delights from Hawaii’s most prominent Chefs.

A collaboration of Kapalua Resort partners are creating a new spin on the longest running food and wine event in the USA. This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui and here at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort.

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So how do we fit in? Luxurious Destinations, LLC has several Luxury Vacation Rentals in the Kapalua Bay, Lahaina, Kahana, Napili, Kaanapali and Wailea. Check out our availability at: www.MauiLuxuryVacationRentals.com or find more luxury homes at: www.LuxuriousDestinations.com

You will find quality, convienence and privacy for those relaxing moments. Please let us know what you need to make your staymore enjoyable.

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We help our guests book excursions like:

  • Sunset dinner cruises
  • Dinner for two (or more)
  • Helicopter tours
  • Heavenly spa treatments
  • Whale watching
  • Horse back riding or
  • Visiting Haleakala craterWe will arrange for:
  • Private jet travel
  • Luxury ground transportation or
  • Personal chef to prepare a “special dinner” in the privacy of your Maui dream vacation home.

It’s quality care for our guests and the best customer service on Maui.  Please contact us for more information. We are booking for guests in the month of March for the very best locations.

Luxurious Destinations   
1215 S. Kihei Rd., Ste. O-837 Kihei HI , 96753
Office 1-866-897-9989

Check availability for June

Monday, February 15, 2016

Wake Up! Your Maui Dream Vaction is Here…

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Have you been dreaming about a family vacation? The kind that the entire family can enjoy?

If you are curious which Hawaiian Island will be the best choice for your next vacation, we thought we would make it easier for you to see a great selection of available homes.
Since we have luxury vacation homes on all of the islands we thought we would show you 13 of them on the most popular island destinations. The homes on the map are located on: Maui, Oahu and Kauai. To help you do some easy research just click on the map above. Click the map   You’ll find the details and the gallery of photos for each home so you can dream a little while longer.
There are many others available to view at our website: www.LuxuriousDestinations.com 

www.luxuriousdestinations.comOur goal for this post was to give you an idea of the many opportunities that you, your family and your friends have available when choosing your next Hawaiian Dream Vacation.

If you are dreaming about luxury vacation homes around the world, please see: Mexico, Central America or Europe

If you have questions or special circumstances, we’d be happy to discuss them with you. Our goal is to make this vacation the very best it can be with memories of a lifetime! Connect with us here: http://www.luxuriousdestinations.com/blog/contact-us-for-luxurious-rentals/

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Need a Winter Break? How About 80 Degrees and a Cool Breeze…

Winter in Hawaii has the qualities one needs to relax and unwind from the Holiday Stress. If Hawaii is on your radar, consider this:

The Weather weather
When planning a vacation, one thing most travelers look for is good weather. The good news is that Hawaii has some of the best weather anywhere in the world. While the islands have a dry (summer) or a wet season (winter), the temperature remains relatively steady throughout the year. While rain showers keep the islands green and lush, every island has an area where the sun shines almost every day of the year. When the trade winds are blowing, the cool breezes make for a perfect day in paradise.

spirit of alohaThe “Spirit of Aloha”
While every vacation destination has a few people who don’t like visitors, Hawaii has fewer than most vacation destinations. Part of the reason is that tourism is the major “industry” in Hawaii and almost every family has someone who works in the tourist industry. A larger reason, however, is that most people in Hawaii do promote the “aloha spirit.” In fact while most people practice it as a part of their nature. It’s true: The law in Hawaii that all citizens and government officials are obligated by law to conduct themselves in accordance with this law.

The Culture
Hawaii is the only state in the USA where everyone culture
is a minority. In addition to the original Hawaiians who sailed to Hawaii from the islands of Polynesia, the islands have attracted groups of people from around the world including Caucasians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Hispanic/Latinos and more.

Today, Hawaii is truly a melting pot of all of these cultures. Almost 25% of island residents claim ancestry of two or more races. I encourage all visitors to learn about the cultures and history of all of the people of Hawaii.

The History history
– A thousand or more years before Columbus arrived in the New World, Polynesian settlers arrived in Hawaii from the Marquesas Islands. In 1778 Captain James Cook “discovered” Hawaii. In 1795 King Kamehameha I united all of the Hawaiian Islands.
– The 1820’s saw the arrival of missionaries from New England. Less than 100 years after the islands were unified by Kamehameha I, the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown by government white ministers, planters and businessmen, establishing the Republic of Hawaii.
– The Republic lasted only until 1898 when the United States annexed Hawaii. On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered World War II.  In 1959 Hawaii became 50th U.S. state.

The Beaches
With over 750 miles of shoreline and over 400 named
beaches,beaches all of which are public beaches, you’re sure to find a beach in Hawaii that’s perfect for you and your family. In Hawaii you can also choose the color of your beach. There are white sand beaches, yellow sand beaches, black sand beaches, red sand beaches and even one green sand beach. Since the ocean conditions can be unpredictable, my suggestion is to go where people are, not out on your own.

volcanosThe Volcanoes
Each of the Hawaiian Islands was formed by a single hotspot on the floor of the ocean. The islands stretch over 1500 miles from Kure Atol in the northwest near Midway, to Lo’ihi , the newest island being formed off of the southeast coast of Hawaii Island, the Big Island.  As the islands move off the hotspot over time, each have reminders of their volcanic past.

The Ocean oceans
Where there are islands, there is water, and Hawaii has a wide assortment of ocean activities of which you can partake.

For those who want to ride the waves, Hawaii has some of the best surfing, boogie boarding and windsurfing spots in the world. If you enjoy getting under the water, there is great scuba diving, snorkeling and the hottest craze is Snuba.

foodThe Food
For most of the last century, the food in Hawaii consisted primarily of the traditional foods of the numerous cultures in the island – Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Hawaiian. Restaurants featuring those and other ethnic foods remain some of the best “hole in the wall” and affordable places to eat in Hawaii.

Most visitors continue to enjoy at least one commercial luau during their stay, where the food can range from “quite good” to “just ok!”

The Shopping shopping
There is a lot more to shopping in Hawaii
than those “everyday” souvenirs you find at those stores in and around Lahaina.
Hawaii’s Japanese visitors love to shop at the high end stores at “The Shops of Wailia” or Whalers Villiage.
If they’re a bit too expensive, you can try the more affordable stores at Lahaina’s Front Street or the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Be sure to take a peek at some of the craft shows, farmers’ markets and flea markets around the island. Whatever your price range, you’ll find some great memories of your Hawaii vacation to take home – save some space in your suitcase!

geographyThe Geography
Kaua’i is lush and green with the amazing sea cliffs of the Na Pali Coast and the Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
Oahu has Diamond Head, the beautiful Hanauma Bay and, of course, the world famous North Shore.
Maui has ‘Iao Valley, the Hana Coast and Haleakala, the House of the Sun.
Hawaii Island, the Big Island, has the stark beauty of its volcanic landscapes, it’s amazing waterfalls and the Waipio Valley, where you can descend 2000 feet to ride horseback through taro fields and tropical rainforest to a black sand beach.


Come and Enjoy YOUR  Luxury Accommodations on Maui, Oahu or in Belize!…
MAUI:

Dreamland Villa – Kahana/Napili dreamland   

This large, gated, villa is a secure and comfortable space for the whole family. Just a few minutes away are fine restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques, championship golf courses, and of course some of the most magnificent beaches in the world. from: $2,100 – 3,650 per night –

6 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 12 sleeps | Beach Front | Pool


Lahaina Beachfront Estatelahaina beach front

Enjoy your own beach access to one of Maui’s pristine beaches from the cool grassy lawn fronting this popular beach destination. After taking a sunset stroll, enjoy a dip in the Jacuzzi, which is a perfect way to end your day on the beach.
From $1,500 to 2,250 per night
4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 8 sleeps | Beach Front


Kamaole Villakamaole

Kamaole Villa is located on one of Maui’s exceptional South Shore beaches with sandy bottom and clear blue water. Enjoy spectacular sunset views all year round.  From November through April whales can often be seen not far offshore. From $1,600 to 2,850 per night

3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 6 sleeps | Beach Front | Pool


Oahu:

Paul Mitchell Estateoahu

Located conveniently 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu, is a magnificent, private, tropical retreat known as the Paul Mitchell Estate. This 11,000 square foot estate is situated on 1.3 acres, located on the eastern side of the island of Oahu in beautiful Lanikai. It lies on a sparkling white sand beach that looks out to the Mokulua Islands in Lanikai Bay. From $6,000 to 10,000 per night.

7 bedrooms | 9 bathrooms | 14 sleeps | Beach Front | Pool


sunset beachSunset Beach House This captivating vacation escape is located on historical Sunset Beach, home to beautiful waves in the winter and tranquil waters in the summer.  Relax as the movie starrs do; this home was featured in the Morgan Freeman and Owen Wilson movie “The Big Bounce”. From $2,200 to 3,500 per night


5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 10 sleeps | Beach Front | Pool


Belize:

beliezeCasa Tortuga

Casa Tortuga is a luxurious, 5,280 sq. ft., two-story five bedroom villa on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. The villa features five magnificently furnished bedrooms with canopy beds, five large baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, bar, two sixty foot long verandas with luxurious seating and dining, and a thirty foot tall turret. From $995 to 1,795 per night

5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 10 sleeps | Beach Front | Pool

Call to check availabilities on these or many other fine locations at: www.LuxuriousDestinations.com

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Find Yourself in One of these Extravagant Locations in 2016?

Extravagant locations await you! Plus, local events listed for a 2016 visit! 

1. Poipu Beach Sanctuary, Kauai, Hawaii

poipu 1This spectacular villa, located in Poipu Beach, Kauai, has been beautifully updated, providing guests a thoughtful and spacious layout, including two private master suites that offer amazing views and the sounds of the ocean to lull you to sleep each night.
The oceanfront swimming pool offers breathtaking sunsets, crashing waves and seasonal sightings of migrating whales, dolphins and turtles. Sit back and relax on the expansive lanai or spend time together in the great room and create some lasting memories.

VILLA: 3-4 bedrooms / 3-4 bathrooms / 6-8 sleeps / Ocean Front / Pool

What’s Happening around town?… Want to take in a Luau? Try any one of these links.


2. The Jade Estate in Kaanapali, Maui Hawaii

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The 11,000 square foot Jade Estate is one of Maui’s premier beach-front estates. It offers a gorgeous setting with panoramic views of the sparkling ocean and verdant nearby islands. Spectacular sunsets can be seen all year round, and during winter and spring magnificent Humpback whales are often seen playing just off shore.

VILLA: 8 bedrooms / 9 bathrooms / 12-16 sleeps / Beach Front / Pool

What’s Happening around town?… Learn more about Whales! Volunteer during Whale Season on Maui?


3. Blue Water Retreat in Kapalua, Maui Hawaii

blue water retreatWhen you enter the exquisite Blue Water Retreat you will get the same feelings of serenity and tranquility.  Panoramic views add an artist’s palette of colors: the lush verdant greens of the neighbor islands, the white clouds, the deep lapis lazuli and turquoise blues of the ocean, and the crimsons, shades of gold, lavenders, and ambers of the sunset. Set on over four acres of land, this magnificent four-bedroom villa was created for relaxation and to meet all your needs whether you are looking for a special location for a corporate retreat, or the perfect spot for a family vacation.

VILLA: 4 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / 8 sleeps / Ocean View / Pool

What’s happening in January? Hyundai Tournament of Champions January 6 – 10, 2016. Where Champions come to play with a PGA TOUR Champion.


4. The Villa Mandarinas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

villa mandarinasVilla Mandarinas is Mismaloya’s newest and brightest jewel. This architectural masterpiece cascades down six beautiful tiers of native vegetation, dramatic cliffs and colorful gardens overlooking the beach and cove where “The Night of the Iguana” was filmed. Considered the centerpiece of the best views in Banderas Bay, Los Arcos is highlighted in every vista throughout the villa.

VILLA:  8 bedrooms / 9 bathrooms / 16 sleeps / Ocean Front / Pool

What’s Happening around town?… It’s Turtle Season. Thousands of sea turtles come to lay their eggs on Banderas Bay beaches from June to September, 2016


5. Casa de Casas, Punta de Mita, Mexico

casa de casasCasa de Casas is a magnificent 20,000 square foot, private, ocean front estate nestled in the gated community of the Four Seasons golf course resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico. Designed by esteemed Architect Marta Lozano, it is rich in architectural details, abundant in antiques, and reveals incredible stone and wood handcrafted finishes. This home boasts nine bedrooms, (including four large ocean front masters with a mountain view, a private villa, and separate boys’ and girls’ bunk rooms), and 12 full bathrooms.

VILLA: 9 bedrooms / 12 bathrooms / 20 sleeps / Beach Front / Pool

What’s Happening around town?…Don’t miss Mariposas: Women’s Art Retreat in Puerto Vallarta


6. Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Spain

spainThis luxurious villa is laid out over three floors in the mountains of Mijas Costa, on the famous Costa del Sol. With seven en suite bedrooms, this mansion includes 2 guest apartments and can sleep up to 15 guests. From the private tennis court and two large private swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), to the sumptuous interior design and views of the sparkling Mediterranean, this villa has everything to make your vacation a memorable experience.

VILLA:  7 bedrooms / 11 bathrooms / 15 sleeps / Ocean View / Pool

What’s happening in Málaga City? Exhibit of Picasso through February 21, 2016


Our Luxurious Destination blog is written for our current guests, our future guests, families and friends. We are creating a space for our readers who would like a mini-vacation from their living rooms, backyards or offices, wherever they are on this planet today.  We will provide reliable information on current month’s happenings & local events, word of mouth recommendations of the very best at each location.

Have a Question?

Please contact us here so we can guide you to your next Luxurious Destination.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Enjoy a Summer Vacation in ….. Hawaii!

Visit “Maui”, known as the “Valley Isle”! Beautiful Beaches!

Brand New! Now available for rentals!
Stay at “Gardenia Residence“, a fabulous, privately owned, fourth floor Residence at the exclusive “Residences at Montage Kapalua Bay”. This luxurious property features designer furnishings, three spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and offers spectacular views. Steps away is beautiful Kapalua Bay Beach for you to work on your tan, or just relax at the beautiful resort pools!
Make plans now for summer, fall or winter …. the weather is perfect any time of the year.

gardeniaLearn more about “Gardenia Residence“.

Visit “Oahu”, known as the “Gathering Place”!

Stay at “Oahu Lani“, a spectacular, ten bedroom, beachfront estate located directly on fabulous “Kailua Beach”. This luxurious property can comfortably accommodate the largest families and with over 10,000 square feet of living space, it will feel like staying at a private resort. Make some time, take a twenty minute drive to Honolulu …. explore the busiest tourist area in all of Hawaii!

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More about “Oahu Lani“.

Visit “Hawaii”, known as the “Big Island”! Watch the Lava Flow!

Stay at “Whale House“! Enjoy your family vacation at this luxurious “private” estate . Here is a magnificent, four bedroom, oceanfront property that provides tropical, “open-air” living with convenient walk-out access to the lovely landscaped grounds including the fabulous pool, and you will be just steps away from the ocean.
The “Big Island” offers many activities including snorkeling, swimming, golf, tennis, a variety of shops and restaurants …. and the chance to see the lava flowing from “Kilauea Volcano”!
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See more details for “Whale House“.

Visit “Kauai”, known as the “Garden Isle”!

Stay in “Poipu Beach“, at “Paradise Found“! This luxurious “private” property is located next to a beautiful beach and is the ideal choice for large families. With five bedrooms, pool, spa, and the ocean just steps away, you may want to spend all of your time here.
The “Garden Isle” has many small towns that offer a variety of shops and restaurants …. this is an island waiting for you to explore!

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See details for “Paradise Found“.

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving on Maui

Thanksgiving on Maui is a little different than Thanksgiving on the Mainland. We often spend our mornings taking a walk on the warm beach or a dip in the crisp blue ocean rather than bundled up on the couch with our pumpkin spiced latte as we watch the snow fall on the iced over yard. In Hawaii, we watch the Thanksgiving football games at noon rather than at night. As expected, we do things a little different out here on the islands – even down to how we cook the food.

Imu Preparation at Old Lahaina Lu'au

Imu Preparation at Old Lahaina Lu’au

An imu is an underground oven Hawaiians use to cook food. The food is buried in a fiery pit lined with banana leaves and porous lava rocks. The imu is essentially a steam cooker, underground. This custom is often displayed at various lu’au on Maui, such as Old Lahaina Lu’au. Experience this special meal with entertainment and delicious food, cooked traditionally.

Join us on Maui for Thanksgiving. Take your vacation as just that – a vacation. You can step away from numerous hours in the kitchen and enjoy a relaxing meal at some of the most luxurious, award-winning restaurants on Maui.

Roy’s in Ka’anapali is offering a 4-course sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with a variety of local, organic ingredients. Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi has restaurants all over the world, including Maui’s own Roy’s which opened over 22 years ago.

– The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa offers Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner with a delicious menu with the traditional turkey carving station as well as tropical touches such as ahi poke and lilikoi cheesecake. Enjoy dining on the beach, with a view.

Gannon’s in Wailea is also offering a Thanksgiving Feast Buffet. Owner and chef Bev Gannon is one of the most decorated chefs on Maui with eclectic dishes.

Can you imagine yourself lounging in the sun at one of these properties? These vacation rental homes are suitable for entire families. Since Thanksgiving is a holiday which brings families together, bring them all!

Jade Estate in Kaanapali

Jade Estate in Kaanapali

After a filling meal, you can take a nap and let your body recover, all while getting a tan!

White Sand Villa Estate

White Sand Villa Estate in Kapalua

Monday, November 17, 2014

Whale Season on Maui

Hawai‘i is an ideal destination for more than just travelers! Thousands of whales migrate to Hawai‘i every year.  Although official whale season in Hawai‘i just started on November 4, whales have already shown their presence here in the islands. Humpback whales begin to show up gradually as early as September and can be seen through the end of May.  They migrate to this safe, warm environment to escape the bitter cold winter of the north.

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Maui County is made up of four islands: Maui, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i, and Kaho‘olawe. The ocean channels between these islands are relatively shallow when it comes to sea depths. The warm water in these “shallow” areas attracts birthing mothers. The protection of the surrounding islands protects these growing families from predators.  This makes some of our luxury ocean front properties like Wailea Diamond Estate and Makena Sunset excellent whale watching venues!

Wailea Diamond Estate

Luxury Rental Property Maui Hawaii

Makena Sunset

If you would like to get a closer view and more intimate experience with these beautiful animals, contact any of the following companies, depending on the type of experience you would like to have.

Up close and personal from an ocean raft with Hawaii Ocean Rafting
Whale Watch adventure via sail boat with Sail Trilogy
Private Outrigger Canoe Tour with Hawaiian Paddle Sports
Private Charter Whale Watch with Island Star Excursions

Private Luxury Canoe Tour Whale Watch Maui

Photo Captured on Hawaiian Paddle Sports Private Whale Watch

The Run & Walk for the Whales will be held on January 31, 2015, beginning and ending in Ma‘alaea. Races include a half marathon, 10k and 5k runs and a 2.5-mile walk. A couple weeks later, South Maui will ignite with festivities on World Whale Day. It has been one of Maui’s most popular events for the past 34 years! The parade and festival will take place on February 15, 2015. For more information about these events click here.

Escape the cold and follow the whales to one the worlds greatest destinations!

Monday, October 6, 2014

HALE KOHOLA, LUXURY VACATION RETREAT on MAUI!

4 BEDROOM LUXURY ESTATE  RENTAL from $1,100 PER NIGHT

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The HALE KOHOLA, Luxury Vacation Retreat on Maui!

Located on Maui’s Royal North Ka’anapali golf course, minutes away from beaches, restaurants and shopping, this five bedroom estate is the perfect vacation retreat for larger groups and extended families. Hale Kohola’s grand entrance features marble lined floors, an indoor waterfall, a two level atrium with magnificent winding staircase and a Humpback Whale sculpture at the ceiling that will amaze each and every guest. The main level offers two master bedrooms, each with king bed and en-suite bathroom, two additional bedrooms with king beds, a full bathroom, and a central living area open to the second level.
p447_zoom_51c2eb4372f7a8.66962355The second level features a spacious, U-shaped floor plan with enormous gourmet kitchen, large dining area, and a living room complete with game table and large screen television. Also on this level is a smaller bedroom with king bed and private bathroom, and a bonus room off the kitchen, with pull-out trundle bed….perfect for 1,or 2 children.

Open the French doors in the living and dining rooms, step out onto the lanai and enjoy fabulous sunset views framed by the lush tropical foliage.

p447_zoom_51c2eb380cf231.64638399Bask on the large sun deck, enjoy grilling a family dinner poolside and make sure to spend the evenings relaxing in the private spa ….. wishing you never have to leave.

See details of this amazing home