In Open House Sunday, there’s room for both frugality and FLASH. This week’s installment focuses on the latter.
Besides, the clientele seeking this caliber of South Beach vacation rentals isn’t looking to cut back on expenses. Why buy the Mercedes when you can drive the Bentley?
This waterfront Jewel glistens on celebrity-studded North Bay Road. And you would have no shame in inviting them over to the six-bedroom escape that boasts space for up to 10 guests and their yacht. Naturally, there’s a boat slip on the property.
Custom touches call to VIPs, like the lovely arches opening into a marble-floored living room with soaring ceilings, artwork fit for museums and intricately carved wood furniture, from the bed posts to the bathroom vanities. Textured-washed walls and a series of columns create a villa effect.
Outside, however, is the real showpiece.
Spend time in the infinity pool or in the double courtyard–complete with cherub fountains–and you’ll lull yourself into bliss. An outdoor kitchen with its own covered patio lends to one of the best alfresco dining experiences you’ll have in your life.
It is true: When there’s a sunset to behold and a breeze in your hair, the steak does taste better.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.