May062013

Coconut Grove Community: Scenic Drive Series

After several rainy days last week, Saturday and Sunday’s weather made a comeback and showcased our spectacular climate in Coconut Grove and surrounding areas. Ultimately, I’m solar powered and was delighted to enjoy sunshine. So are out-of-town buyers whose primary reason for buying a home in Coconut Grove is our glorious weather. I typically send our local forecast attached to this Coconut Grove overview video to all interested buyers…just to whet their appetites.

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Jun132012

Grove Isle Video: Scenic Drive Series

A mid-week escape would be so welcomed right now given the hecticness of the last few days but it’s not in the cards this week. But…while driving past Grove Isle today, it dawned on me that the fortunate residents of this Coconut Grove waterfront complex must feel like they are on a permanent vacation on a daily basis as they drive across their scenic bridge to arrive home.

Situated along the idyllic paradise of Biscayne Bay this gated, private island is situated only three miles from Downtown Miami and is only one mile from the heart of Coconut Grove. Comprised of three high-rise buildings, Grove Isle offers luxury living amidst tropical landscaping and sweeping views.

Completely self-contained, this tropical isle is also home to a full-service hotel as well as an excellent restaurant. Residents who want to catch their own supper can drop off their briefcase in their condo and head off on their boat from the 85 boat marina located on premises. Not too shabby…

I’ve had the pleasure of selling many units in Grove Isle, many with breathtaking views. It’s a wonder there’s ever anything for sale in these buildings given the amenities and location but there’s always someone ready to make their next move. Are you ready?

Here are the current listings.

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Jun012012

Grovernor House Video: Scenic Drive Series

It’s a bit dreary today but it’s Friday – the start of the weekend. I thought you’d enjoy a scenic drive (or stroll) through Coconut Grove’s coveted Grovernor House.

This 32-story property is comprised of a total of 152 luxury residences. Floor plans include two, three and four-bedroom condos. Developed by Ugo Colombo, Grovenor House offers discerning buyers the opportunity to enjoy an estate-sized residence with all of the amenities of a luxury condo community…and Grovernor House knows how to do amenities! Among the most unique offerings is that of an e-concierge service which allows residents to conveniently and quickly make reservations for everything from dining to entertainment to shopping– and all at the touch of a button.

The amenities of Grovenor House do not stop there, either. Residents here are also able to enjoy a fitness center, tennis courts, waterfall scenery, recreational lounge, valet, infinity edge pool, cabanas, swimming pool wet bar, outdoor children’s play area, concierge and a club room complete with a full-service kitchen. Even pets have been considered at Grovenor House with the presence of a dog park complete with benches.

Wondering what’s for sale in this exclusive complex?  Here are the current listings.

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May292012

Scenic Drive Videos

In such a time-starved society, occassionally a virtual drive through a given neighborhood is exactly what potential real estate buyers need to see if a community is worth exploring. This is particulalry true of my out-of-town buyers. I’ve compiled a collection of Scenic Drives in some of the most prestigious communites in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove to further help get a better sense of belonging, even if it is virtual.

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CORAL GABLES

Cocoplum

Gables by The Sea

Gables Estates

Snapper Creek Lakes

Hammock Oaks

COCONUT GROVE

The Moorings

Grovernor House