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?

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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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99 Properties
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$800,000
Neighborhood: Fox Bay
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,028
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202842
MLS
Located just minutes from the Jordanelle Reservoir, Deer Valley Gondola and future Mayflower Mountain Resort, Fox Bay is a haven for any outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy access to an extensive trail system...
Open 7/6
4364 N Murnin Way Park City, UT 84098
$2,300,000
Neighborhood: Snyders Mill
4
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
3,585
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202847
MLS
Great family home in a fantastic neighborhood, including four bedrooms, plus loft and den/office. Numerous upgrades over the past 5 years allow for immediate enjoyment of the home and all the outdoor...
$5,500,000
Neighborhood: Deer Crossing
5
Beds
3F23/411/2
Baths
6,420
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202850
MLS
This is a must see if you are considering a home in Promontory. The house checks all of the boxes for the discerning buyer. Incredible views, open floor plan and perfect for entertaining. There is a...
$2,298,000
Neighborhood: Wanship
4
Beds
2
Baths
5,058
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202852
MLS
This meticulously well-kept and thoughtfully designed log home has breathtaking views and is situated in Cherry Canyon in Wanship, just minutes from Park City. It is truly a property you must see to...
$1,385,000
Neighborhood: Canyon Crossing
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,050
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202855
MLS
Sophisticated in town remodel nestled against the hill side of gorgeous aspen trees, you'll find this outstanding location with privacy and open space. Just steps to the Rail Trail - walk, bike or...
$7,200,000
Neighborhood: Old Ranch Road Area
5
Beds
5
Baths
3,535
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202760
MLS
Are you in love with the beautiful Park City slopes? Do you want in on the action that brings in tourists from far and wide, but you long for a peaceful sanctuary to call your home base? Here,...
$3,950,000
Neighborhood: Red Ledges
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,742
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202856
MLS
726 N. Explorer Peak Drive is centrally located within the private gates of the Red Ledges Community. Situated on a gradual downslope and surrounded by native juniper trees, this home offers dramatic...
$1,225,000
Neighborhood: Black Rock Luxury Condos
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,277
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202858
MLS
Apart from a tidy, spacious interior, outdoor living, and a light and bright layout conducive to easy living, this Black Rock Luxury Condos unit is one of this development's best when it comes to...
$320,000
Neighborhood: Prospector Square Condos
1
Baths
354
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202857
MLS
Here's your chance to own a legal, nightly rental or an ideal opportunity to own a place for weekend getaways, winter holidays, spring breaks, summer concerts, Arts and Sundance Film Festival. Fully...
Open 7/6
7169 Canyon Dr Park City, UT 84098
$3,475,000
Neighborhood: Pineridge
5
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
6,576
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202860
MLS
This fully updated mountain-modern home offers an amazing lifestyle in the prestigious area of upper Pinebrook in Park City. Offering best of class mountain luxury lifestyle with trails out your...
$9,000,000
Neighborhood: The Summit
5
Beds
4F13/411/2
Baths
9,017
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202862
MLS
Golf Membership Available! Enjoy incredible top of the mountain views from this spectacular four season home. Designed by 4C Design Group, and meticulously built by Douglas Knight this home is...
Open 7/6
3228 Lower Saddleback Rd Park City, UT 84098
$1,400,000
Neighborhood: Canyon Links
3
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
2,700
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12202863
MLS
This immaculate 3 bed/4 bath upgraded townhome has been meticulously maintained by the original owners and sits in a premier location! Beautiful open floorplan with expansive windows and large glass...
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