Breathtaking Lakefront Retreat Nestled in Idaho Mountains

By Linde Hyder

Destined to be the ultimate summer retreat or year-round getaway, this rare offering presents a lifestyle like no other. Enviably situated on the pristine shores of Hayden Lake, the home is surrounded by nearly six acres of rolling green lawns and capitalizes on lakefront vistas with more than 420 feet of level sandy beach. A scenic private road leads to the gated property where a setting of supreme serenity awaits. (more…)

By Mary Lou Janson

Royal palms, banyan tree canopies, gentle bay breezes, warm Gulf of Mexico waters and white sand beaches define the Florida West Coast community of Olde Naples. (more…)

Today’s Top 5 Homes of the Week hail from two of the top luxury real estate marketplaces: California and Florida, as well as a spectacular listing in Osterville Massachusetts. We highlighted a property featured on the cover of “Home & Design” magazine, one that comes with its own vineyard and another with a private sandy beach. Check out our best properties of the week below. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

From the pristine beaches of St. Augustine to the picturesque waters of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway to the scenic shores of the St. John’s River, nobody knows Northeast Florida’s waterfront like Stefanie Bernstein. A local resident since 2001, Stefanie has been marketing real estate since 2002 and knows St. Augustine like the back of her hand. The depth of her expertise and years of experience are vital to successfully purchasing or selling a waterfront property due to the different bodies of water available and the nuances associated with each of them. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Just steps from the white-sand beaches of Sarasota is an idyllic spot for settling into coastal living. Welcome to “The White House” at Lighthouse Point, an exquisite island home on 1.2 acres with nearly 300 feet of waterfront within the guard-gated community of Longboat Key Club. Here is a prime location with untouched shoreline and mature trees that provide the perfect mix of water views and privacy. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Visions of summer soirees on rolling green lawns shaded by majestic oaks and cooled by Gulf breezes come to mind with this Southern Plantation overlooking Pensacola Bay. Reflecting all the grandeur of the Golden Age, the one-of-a-kind 1.25-acre waterfront estate boasts historical significance as it once was the home of William Alexander Blount, Sr., former president of both the Florida and American Bar Associations and recognized as one of the most preeminent attorneys in the U.S. Built in 1905, “Seamarge” has been carefully renovated to modern standards while preserving the charm of this timeless beauty. (more…)

By Janan Talafer

The largest of the Ten Thousand Islands on Florida’s West Coast, Marco Island’s white sugar sand beaches, lush, tropical landscape and spectacular sunsets make this small slice of paradise a prized international destination. (more…)

6840 Manasota Key Road­ offers unsurpassed upgrades and brilliant engineering to assure the home’s integrity for years to come. Buyers will appreciate the attention-to-detail that is clearly visible both on the interior and exterior of property. (more…)

Enjoy sunrises or sunsets and extraordinary island living in this “Ritz-Carlton Managed” Lido Key residence with “Five Star Amenities.” Over 400 feet of Gulf frontage on almost eight acres. Pamper yourself resort-style with the legendary Ritz-Carlton services. Almost new residence! Enjoy blissful and private views from expansive over-sized wraparound terraces with walls of glass in a highly sought-after enclave. (more…)

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