What to Look for in a Luxury Vacation Home

Pandemic-weary, adventure-starved travelers are ready to explore again and how better to celebrate freedom than splurging on a luxury vacation home? Keep your lockdown options open and telework from your own home in your dream location.What to Look for in a Luxury Vacation Home

Ready to start looking for just the right home?

The first (and arguably the most important) thing to consider is location. You may have decided on a general geographical area, but now weigh the pros and cons of, for example, a cliff-side home on the coast with a great view versus the sea-level home that is right on the beach.

Other location considerations that might impact your choice include proximity to shopping, entertainment or other activities, transportation convenience, safety/security, and health considerations. Be realistic. Can you (and do you want to) hike the trail and navigate all those steps from your cliff-side home to the slopes every day?

Related: Pros and Cons to Ski-in and Ski-out condos and homes

Features of the Home

As for the home itself, does it have the features you want? Large windows to enjoy beautiful views? Newer appliances? Updated kitchen and bathrooms? Enough bedrooms and bonus rooms to meet your needs? Are there any unique features like a wine cellar, home theater/media room, indoor swimming pool or conservatory? Does the house make it easier for you to enjoy the activities and/or opportunities that make you happy?

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Surroundings

What to Look for in a Luxury Vacation HomeAlso worth considering are any hazards or potential hazards near the home, such as tall trees, rivers, or busy streets. Are you comfortable with these potential risks to your home and/or property? Does the home come with a large amount of property? Are you able to maintain the grounds? Determining if you would need to carry any special insurance policies such as flood insurance coverage might impact your decision to purchase the property or not.

A beautiful home is a blessing, but it takes work to maintain it. Consider engaging a property management company to provide security, yard care service, help rent your home (if desired), housecleaning and general upkeep. They can also help your home meet the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC & Rs) of a homeowners association if your home is located in a neighborhood that has one.

It’s an exciting, fun opportunity to have a luxury vacation home and making a wise choice can result in many years of relaxing, happy times. Don’t rush into any decision and explore all your options and you’ll find just the right place for you.

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34 Properties
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Open 1/25
1601 Lakeside Circle Park City, UT 84060
$2,500,000
Subdivision: Lakeside
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,570
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12200206
MLS
Prepare to be impressed with this totally remodeled and reconfigured three bedroom lakeside Condo. Lakeside is an easy walk to the Deer Valley Tram which takes you directly to Snow Park Lodge and...
Open 1/26
3358 N Escala Court Park City, UT 84098
$750,000
Subdivision: Hyatt Centric Park City
1
Beds
1
Baths
680
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12200208
MLS
Whether it's hitting the slopes in the winter, hiking and biking through the mountains in the summer, or simply window shopping along historic and charming Main Street, this one bedroom, one bathroom...
$695,000
Subdivision: Grassy Creek
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,668
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12200210
MLS
Rarely available, charming 5BD - 3BA, single family home in the Grassy Creek neighborhood of Kamas. Incredibly convenient with Park City just 15 minutes away, and recreation access in the Uintas just...
$3,200,000
Subdivision: Snyders Addition
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,259
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12200211
MLS
This Old Town residence is an ideal home base for enjoying everything Park City. The finishes include vaulted ceilings, rustic cherry cabinets, granite countertops, natural stone flooring and tile...
$1,395,000
Subdivision: Valais
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,000
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12200215
MLS
Entertain. Relax. Work. Live Here. Sit along side & listen to a babbling brook on a delightful patio while enjoying the view of Utah's Wasatch Back. This impeccably maintained mountain delight has...
$1,449,900
Subdivision: Benloch Ranch
3
Beds
33/411/2
Baths
2,345
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12200216
MLS
Introducing the Kanyon floorplan at Benloch Ranch, a master planned community of more than 2,300 acres along Highway 32, just south of the Jordanelle Reservoir, minutes outside Park City, Utah where...
Open 1/26
2702 Estates Dr Park City, UT 84060
$3,925,000
Subdivision: Fairway Meadows
5
Beds
2F33/4
Baths
3,871
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12200204
MLS
Delightful home with plenty of secluded spaces for privacy or jovial gatherings in the timber studded greatroom. Cozy up in the ensuite primary bedroom with private deck, listen to a concert with...
$1,150,000
Subdivision: Lodges At Deer Valley
2
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,409
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12200203
MLS
Located in the building with all the amenities, this 2 bedroom condominium can be rented to 3 different guests at the same time. Mix and match to your needs. King beds in each grand bedroom, and...
$907,000
Subdivision: Nevis At Newpark
2
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
1,255
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12200180
MLS
This is truly a unique and fantastic opportunity to own a home that truly has everything! Location, views, natural light, tons of storage, nightly rentals too! This gorgeous home has been lovingly...
$925,000
Subdivision: Silverado Lodge
2
Beds
2F13/4
Baths
1,257
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12200181
MLS
This turn-key property at Silverado Lodge in Canyons Village is the perfect opportunity for a great 2 bed, 3 bath ski condo for personal use or as nightly rental with 3 separate lockout units. The...
$1,095,000
Subdivision: Black Rock Ridge Resort
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,278
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12200185
MLS
No need to wait for new construction to be completed. This Black Rock Resort 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is move in ready! ideally situated on the mountain view side with peaceful views and quite...
$6,500,000
Subdivision: Stagecoach Estates
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
5,232
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12200186
MLS
Welcome to Hunter Haus! The combination of timeless thoughtful design, ample acreage, privacy, unparalleled views and convenience make this property truly unmatched. Perfectly situated on over 13...
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