NEW LISTING:
St. Andrews Country Club • Boca Raton
Offered at $2,795,000

Beautiful European-style home completed in 2009 and located in St. Andrews Club, Boca Raton. This spacious 5-bedroom country club home offers the finest details and upgrades including impact windows throughout, internal elevator and a 30kw generator. Also featured in this luxurious home is a chef’s kitchen, marble and wood floors throughout, sauna, wine cellar and a home theater. Membership initiation is required along with yearly dues.

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Boca Raton: South Florida’s Crown Jewel

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Boca Raton, Florida has an energy and vibe all its own and shines in the beautiful Sunshine State. Affectionately known simply as “Boca” to locals, this South Florida city has everything for everyone. With a plethora of golf courses to tennis clubs, outdoor lovers can celebrate in the tropical warmth of this southern Palm Beach County city. Boca is known for its excellent restaurants, first-class shopping and being in a class of luxury unique to the area.

Year-round Enjoyment

Along the shoreline between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Boca Raton is located conveniently within 25 miles of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. The city possesses small town charm with upscale luxury and an excellent quality of life. Everyone from retirees to young families to singles have opportunities for entertainment and the finest of everything in the vibrant city with beautiful weather year-round. The hotels are so lovely and overflowing with amenities that locals partake in staycations and visitors never want to leave! The real estate market is booming with homes for every lifestyle and preference, with enchanting Mediterranean Revival architecture seen throughout the area. Boca has all of this within easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, four miles of beaches for sun lovers, 1,500 acres of parks and the enticing waters of the Atlantic Ocean for snorkelers, boaters and swimmers.

Mizner Park

Located at 327 Plaza Real, Mizner Park opened in 1992 as a lifestyle center for downtown Boca Raton. The Mediterranean revival architecture was designed by Cooper Carry and has achieved the status of a thriving town center for Boca. Within Mizner Park are unique boutiques, big name stores and superb restaurants offering a variety of world cuisine. There are also rental apartments and offices within Mizner Park, which truly makes it a center for living and luxury. The Mizner Park Amphitheater hosts numerous musical, cultural and fund-raising events throughout the year, many of which are free and open to the public.

Boca Museum of Art

Part of the town center that is Mizner Park, the Boca Museum of Art is dedicated to celebrating, preserving and encouraging creativity throughout the area and the country. It’s a cultural and educational nexus for residents and visitors of Boca Raton and places great value and importance on art in all its forms. The museum hosts traveling exhibitions throughout the year and is available for cocktail parties and other special events. It’s an ideal place for any art-lover to spend a few hours during their time at Mizner Park before continuing shopping or grabbing a bite to eat.

Boca Raton Resort Club

Designed by Addison Mizner, the architect Mizner Park was named after, the Boca Raton Resort & Club has an old-world feel while being the epitome of true modern elegance. This resort has been an icon in Boca and South Florida for over 80 years and has never forgotten its glamorous origins. Amenities at this 356 acre resort include a luxury spa, half-mile of private beach, an upscale marina, championship tennis and golf, and nearly a dozen dining options for members and guests of the club. This private village has five unique styles of accommodations from ultimate indulgence of the Beach Club to the contemporary Boca Bungalows. This Waldorf-Astoria Resort is popular among residents and visitors and encompasses everything that makes Boca such a desirable location to live, play and work.

Town Center Mall

Ranked 1st on TripAdvisor’s shopping attractions for Boca Raton, Town Center Mallreceives rave reviews as one of the finest shopping destinations in the area. This enclosed shopping venue has a perfect mix of elite and upscale shops along with big name stores people are familiar with, including Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Town Center has 220 stores and multiple dining options with plentiful parking and valet stations. People come from all around Boca to shop at Town Center and are impressed by the selection of stores and welcoming atmosphere. Town Center is a great air-conditioned shopping destination on those days when the South Florida sun grows a bit too hot.

Restaurants and Live Entertainment

The seemingly endless selection of restaurants in Boca Raton offer some of the best food in South Florida. Everything from traditional American Cuisine to exotic flavors from the far corners of the world is available to enjoy in beautiful Boca. Multiple jazz and night clubs feature live music year-round and the Mizner Park Amphitheater hosts big name and local talent for everyone to experience.

Living in Boca Raton is the ultimate in luxury and there’s always something new to discover around every corner. Time spent in breathtaking Boca Raton is unforgettable, and is truly unequaled anywhere else in South Florida.

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Enjoy Lavish Staycations Year-Round in Boca Raton Luxury Homes

couple-staycationing-boca-raton-luxury-homesLiving in beautiful Delray Beach and Boca Raton luxury homes, Florida gives residents the best of luxury living, dining, sporting and entertainment.

A unique way to refresh the enjoyment of all the opportunities in South Florida is with a lavish staycation in and around Boca Raton.

Exploring new places and even visiting areas of Boca and Delray previously missed is perfect for year-round pleasure in the Sunshine State.

Escape Without the Hassle

A huge benefit of a staycation in and around Delray and Boca Raton luxury homes is that there’s no worrying about having to take a plane anywhere. Everything required for luxury indulgence in fun is readily available no matter what direction chosen.

Making a staycation something different from the normal routine only requires the willingness to splurge a little more and be a bit fancier than a person normally would.

Escaping to a great spa, golf course, tennis club, unexplored beach or park brings new appreciation for everything South Florida offers without the headache of having to pack excessive luggage and deal with airport hassles.

Great Staycation Hotels

If the idea of staying within everything familiar in Boca Raton luxury homes doesn’t feel like enough of a vacation, residents of the area can enjoy pampered stays at hotels like the Sea Gate or Marriott on Atlantic Avenue or the Park Hyatt in Delray Beach.

Guests of the Seagate enjoy access to the beach club and golf course for the ultimate indulgence of home away from home.

In close proximity to Mizner Park and Deerfield Beach is the Boca Resort with a spa, golf course and beach club designed to satisfy every desire for relaxation and recreation.

Endless Activities in Tropical Warmth

Along with the huge variety of restaurants near Delray and Boca Raton luxury homes, there’s also world-class shopping at Mizner Park and Delray Marketplace to make any staycation complete.

Sampling cuisine from every country and exploring stores from small boutiques to grand department stores is a great way to spice things up a bit while basking in the tropical warmth of South Florida.

For those who prefer more outdoor-oriented endeavors, there’s endless golf course and tennis clubs for fun competition and time spent improving skills.

Exciting Events Year-Round

The Delray Open just took place in South Florida and this tennis event is a huge draw for residents and visitors.

The upcoming Key Biscayne Sony Open tennis tournament (happening March 17th – 30th, 2014) promises to be another great event and it’s within easy driving distance of Delray and Boca Raton luxury homes.

For golf enthusiasts, there are golf tournaments including the Allianz Senior Championship and the Honda Classic.

Relaxing the Right Way

A staycation doesn’t have to be all excitement and outdoor activities. Sometimes indulging in relaxation at a spa is the ultimate getaway from the hectic pace.

To fully appreciate pampering and unwinding, it’s best to unplug from daily distractions. Putting down the smart phone and leaving the laptop and tablet at home allows a person to experience the pleasure of spa treatments at Sea Gate or Marriott.

Making sure your home is well cleaned ahead of time make it easier to unwind because there’s no worry of having to do chores when returning home.

Staycations in South Florida are great opportunities for people to live as tourists in their own town and explore new areas.

If your searching for the best of South Florida living–be it part-time or year-round–Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty can introduce you to some of the finest properties this area has to offer.

Discover extravagant properties by downloading the Luxury Showcase below or call 561.997.7227 and we’ll be happy to help you find your perfect piece of luxury in paradise.

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Why We Love South Florida Golf Course Homes (And You Should, Too!)

why-south-florida-is-the-best-place-for-golf-course-homesSouth Florida’s geography makes it ideal for golf courses of all designs, sizes and difficulties. Spending hours out in the warm sunshine amid tropical breezes, strolling through the lush green landscape of a golf course is a version of paradise for many.

Golf course homes provide golf-lovers with easy access to all the best greens and amazing recreation opportunities the region has to offer.

Here are a few reasons why we love South Florida golf course homes, and believe you will, too.

Terrain Designed for Tee Times

One of the key features that make South Florida perfect for cultivating golf courses is the naturally flat terrain.

Scattered among all the great shopping, fine dining, exciting boating and endless water activities are more golf courses than a person can visit in a day!

The natural flatness of the area doesn’t mean that courses are boring and predictable though.

Architects and course designers have found inventive and unique ways to create memorable courses that possess all the features golfers enjoy and expect.

There are all the rolling hills, water features, bunkers and challenges that make the sport a stimulating endeavor. Many courses work with the natural wetlands, tall trees and lakes to create unique holes that never feel boring or predictable.

st-andrews-featured-propertyUnequaled Pleasures of Golf Course Homes

Living in golf course homes means that the properties are located within a community featuring their own course. These communities are often gated and provide a sense of security, privacy and seclusion.

Residents of the community have exclusive access to the course, country club benefits and the ability to enjoy all the other recreational opportunities these private communities offer such as tennis and fishing and boating when located near water.

Community clubhouses are places for dining, relaxing and socializing with other residents and a great way to find new golfing friends.

For anyone new to golf or who wants to brush up on their strokes, teachers and classes are available on-site and at convenience.

The life of South Florida is as active or as relaxed as residents desire and luxury is an art form in the region.

Famous Courses in South Florida

Along with the endless courses in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, residents of golf course homes in South Florida have all the opportunities available in Miami and Palm Beach.

The Trump National Doral Resort is a recent acquisition for Donald Trump and while there have been changes, its long history as a favorite stop on the PGA tour continues.

Palm Beach is home to the PGA National Resort and Spa, which has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to cement its spot as a premier destination for golf enthusiasts and legends. It’s the home of the Honda Classic and combines luxury and recreation for the ultimate golf experience.

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Every Day is a Perfect Golf Day

Unpleasant weather in South Florida is a temporary and fleeting occurrence. The warm, tropical weather is a very welcome change for all the snowbirds, retirees and national and international new residents to the area.

Many golf course communities are located near the waters of the Atlantic Ocean or on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Waking up to the stunning sunrise over the water, having the ability to cruise along the waterway and the availability of private golf right out the front door are only a few reasons why golf course homes are such desirable real estate in South Florida.

Let Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty help you find the luxury golf course home you are looking for.  We often have featured properties at award-winning golf courses like St. Andrews Country Club, Broken Sound and Woodfield just to name a few!  Call us at 561.997.7227 to learn more.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Buyer Location Checklist for Boca Raton Condos and Homes

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As cliché as it is to recite the word “location” repeatedly when speaking of real estate, the mantra is true – location matters. Choosing where to live is about so much more than the number of bathrooms or square footage of the master; the fact is, the most luxurious finishes in the world can’t make up for the wrong community. Fortunately,Boca Raton condos and homes deliver on all fronts.

Here’s what you can look forward to checking off your buyer location checklist when it comes to Boca Raton:

1. Crime Rates and Statistics

Crime rates in Boca are not the driving force behind gated communities, however safety concerns are preemptively addressed with private security patrolling these premises 24/7 for added peace of mind; the bonus is quiet streets, free of traffic.

2. Education System

The Palm Beach County (PBC) school district is home to some of the finest schools in the state of Florida and is rated an “A” district.

As the birthplace of IBM, and with some of the fastest up and coming tech companies now calling Boca Raton home, its workforce is both talented and well-educated, demanding the same level of education for future generations.

3. Infrastructure

Roadways, new construction, taxation and economics are all valid concerns when relocating to a new area. While there are a handful of major construction projects in the works for Boca Raton, beaches, country clubs and gated communities are clearly defined and neighborhoods established.

New builds replace older homes in many desirable areas, as more people seek the fabulous lifestyle that Boca Raton condos and homes can afford them.

4. Neighborhood Amenities

Boca Raton is defined by three distinct areas:

East Boca – This area of Boca is popular with retirees and second-home owners, those seeking an active, outdoor lifestyle that has it all – fine dining, golf, boating and yacht dockage, making this one of the most sought after areas to live in Boca.

West Boca – Approximately half of Boca’s population resides in West Boca, home to many middle class families, with a casual, elegant vibe.

Downtown Boca – The downtown core offers a different lifestyle, where residents can live, work and socialize minutes from their door. Downtown Boca has been redefined to make it exceptionally bike and pedestrian friendly, breathing new life in to the area.

Each of these areas has its own charms and attributes but the common denominator is that each one is self sufficient with its own amenities, restaurants and shopping.

5. Proximity to Work

Commuting to and from Boca Raton is a breeze in comparison to larger cities. While traffic does exist, it’s fluid, with easy access to both the I-95 and the turnpike, meaning those who desire the lifestyle of Boca but work in the surrounding areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Deerfield, West Palm or Boynton Beach have an easy 20 or 30 minute drive to work.

6. Stable Economy

Boca Raton is not only home to some of the most luxurious real estate, but the downtown business core offers significant employment opportunities through private and government sectors.

The main Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus is located in Boca, and the thriving retail and hospitality industries all contribute to a vibrant economy; the perfect combination of business and pleasure.

Boca Raton offers some of the finest real estate you’ll find, and offers you the kind of lifestyle you deserve.

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Nestlery Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in South Florida’s most saught after ultra-luxury locations such as Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach. Give us a call at 561.997.7227­ or download our complimentary Luxury Showcase below.

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