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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$1,175,000
Neighborhood: Morganco - Henefer And Echo Ar.
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,420
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12204610
MLS
If you are looking for a quiet, gorgeous location with Horse Property... LOOK NO FURTHER! This 2.32 acre boasts a 4 bed 3 bath home with a HUGE 40' X 76' X 16' barn/shop with 4 horse stalls, four...
$5,500,000
Neighborhood: Wasatch Front Ar 58
6
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
6,408
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12202107
MLS
This three story 6 bed/4.5 bath home is one of the few private properties perched above the town of Alta and offers world-class skiing right out of the door. The top level features a large living...
$2,295,000
Neighborhood: Pendry Residences Park City
2
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,363
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12204603
MLS
Enjoy an exceptional ski-in ski-out experience at the Pendry Park City, a new slope-side luxury offering by the Montage, conveniently located in the heart of the Canyons Village. White glove luxury...
$1,495,000
Neighborhood: Blackstone Residences
2
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
1,188
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12202336
MLS
Introducing this gorgeous penthouse 2 bedroom condo at the highly desirable Blackstone Residences. Updated backsplash, new lighting, and beautiful furnishings invite you into this well-laid-out...
Open 12/17
4279 W Silver Sage Circle Alpine, UT 84004
$2,700,000
Neighborhood: Utah Area
6
Beds
3F13/411/2
Baths
8,452
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12204604
MLS
This private retreat has it all. Separate playground area adjoined by a gathering/dining area complete with firepit. A secluded spa patio area with a jacuzzi and natural cold plunge plus, for the...
$4,250,000
Neighborhood: Bison Bluffs
5
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
5,370
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12204606
MLS
Spectacular new construction by Prime Builders in Bison Bluffs. Comfortably designed over two levels, this main level living floor plan takes advantage of the views that Bison Bluffs offers where...
$3,995,000
Neighborhood: Red Ledges
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
6,656
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12204608
MLS
New custom construction in Red Ledges, with an estimated completion date of spring, 2023. Three levels of spacious living, with long range mountain views from all levels. Four bedrooms, plus a bonus...
$925,000
Neighborhood: Wasatch County Area
2
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,269
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12204566
MLS
This gorgeous Black Rock Mountain Resort condo is a great spot to call home or an amazing nightly rental investment. This unique floor plan is perfect and convenient. This is a full turn key...
$924,000
Neighborhood: Windrift
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,152
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
4
Days on Site
12204609
MLS
If you seek privacy, views and a park-like setting, all while being located in the heart of Park City, this property is for you! Windrift Condominiums offer walking access to the Park City Golf...
$2,150,000
Neighborhood: Wildflower - Jeremy
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,356
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12202025
MLS
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Jeremy Ranch, this home offers the comforts of mountain living in one of Park City's most sought-after neighborhoods. The newly renovated great room and kitchen...
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Black Rock Luxury Condos
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,277
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12202858
MLS
SELLER WILL PAY FIRST 12 MONTHS OF BUYER HOA DUES! 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...
$5,790,000
Neighborhood: Grand Lodge
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,125
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
5
Days on Site
12204593
MLS
This spectacular, European/Modern style, 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom Penthouse, located at the Grand Lodge, is absolutely one-of-a-kind! A desirable open floor plan offering a spectacular entertainer's...
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