Upscale Private Residences at Golden Oak in Florida

Golden Oak private residences - Florida
Golden Oak – Florida

Golden Oak is located just minutes from the Magic Kingdom® Park in Florida. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s a terrific time to live in Florida.

The Christmas holidays are magical at Walt Disney World® Resort and owning a nearby luxury Golden Oak residence means residents can experience that Disney magic right from their own doorsteps.

Golden Oak is a one-of-a-kind collection of comfortable yet sophisticated private residences ranging in price from $1.5 million to $8 million.

Golden Oak owners can utilize the Walt Disney World’s Holiday Services team. This is the same group that decorates four theme parks, numerous resorts and countless shops and restaurants each year.

· Disney-Designed Holiday Décor: The Walt Disney World Holiday Services team can arrange for decorating of Golden Oak homes as requested by homeowners – spectacular outdoor lighting displays, as well as interior decorations. The Holiday Services team works closely with Golden Oak residents to develop a decoration plan that is unique and, of course, magical! For families who plan to spend the holidays at Golden Oak, arriving to the sight of a fully decorated winter wonderland in the heart of Florida is likely to generate thrills for young and old alike.

· Merry Merchandise Delivery: Golden Oak residents looking for a few last-minute gifts can shop at any of the Walt Disney World shops and have the purchases delivered directly to their Golden Oak homes.

· Special Holiday Events: Golden Oak residents have their own ‘sleighs’ during the holidays — in the form of VIP vehicles that pick them up from their homes and deliver them to the theme parks. So all a Golden Oak resident needs to do is hop aboard one of these sleighs for the short ride to the Magic Kingdom for celebrations such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a ticketed event that takes place on select nights from November 9 to December 21. Other special events include Holidays Around the World at Epcot® and Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.

Waldorf Astoria Naples Offers an Amazing Thanksgiving Celebration

Waldorf Astoria Naples luxury hotel
Waldorf Astoria Naples

The luxurious Waldorf Astoria Naples hotel is widely known as Southwest Florida’s premiere destination for couples, families, and business groups looking for an eco-smart beach retreat with panoramic views of the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, if your looking for a luxury getaway then consider the Waldorf Astoria Naples who is offering a Thanksgiving celebration even the Pilgrims would have enjoyed!

Thanksgiving will be especially festive with a package called “Fit for a Pilgrim” that the whole family can enjoy.

In addition to a lavish Thanksgiving feast, the package at the Waldorf Astoria Naples hotel features – luxurious accommodations, breakfast for two each morning at the resort’s stylish Aura Restaurant, plus use of a wide range of resort facilities including several pools, fifteen tennis courts and a gorgeous unspoiled beach.

Hotel rates for the hotel’s “Fit for a Pilgrim” package begin at only $249 per night for a couple (two adults) and $319 per night for a family (two adults and up to three children) with a minimum stay of three nights, one of which must be Thanksgiving Night itself, Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria Naples is the perfect place to relax, rewind, and recharge while sharing and celebrating the harvest of Thanksgiving.

For additional information and Thanksgiving Brunch reservations, please call (239) 594-6002. For room reservations and to reserve the Fit for a Pilgrim package, please call (800) WALDORF or visit

New Luxury Spa Experiences at Turnberry Isle Miami Resort

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort - pool
Turnberry Isle Miami Resort

The luxurious Turnberry Isle Miami Resort is located in South Florida. This incredible 300-tropical acre resort and private membership club is a Mediterranean-style retreat that offers the best in luxury amenities.

Turnberry Isle Miami features 408 spacious guest rooms and suites and has long been recognized as one of the best resorts anywhere. It was most recently awarded for its excellence and ranked among Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best.”

Turnberry has introduced several new wellness- and results-driven spa treatments. Guests can experience a true “spa voyage” during their stay Miami during August through Miami Spa Month.

Here are the Turnberry Isle Miami spa experience package details:

Breathe Easy Massage – 60 minutes ($149)
Inhale the freshness and natural anti-bacterial powers of Eucalyptus, Tea-Tree and Pine to maintain a healthy breathing. This upper body treatment focuses on back, chest, neck, shoulders and face using inhalation and pressure point massage to open up airways and maximize effective breathing and a sound immune system. Designed to strengthen and fortify body, mind and spirit, the treatment ensures an invigorating and revitalizing ride!

Therapist begins with a 20-minute back massage, while also focusing on the neck and shoulders. Next, the inhalation of a drop of Support Breath Essence coincides with a Ayurvedic scalp massage, which is followed by a massage of the face and forehead to drain the sinuses. The experience concludes with a focus on the chest, neck and shoulders to de-stress muscles with Support Breath Body Massage Oil.

Detox & Revive Massage – 60-minutes ($149)
Perfect for those feeling sluggish or tired, this new 60-minute body scrub, scalp and foot massage combines zesty citrus oils to leave you feeling invigorated and full of energy. The Detox & Revive Massage helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and is also recommended for those on a detox or cleansing diet that reduces one’s energy levels. Key ingredients include, Rosemary, Pink Grapefruit and Juniper Berry. Featured products include Revive Body Wash, Natural Exfoliating Grains, Revive Body Gel and Revive Morning Body Massage Oil.

The treatment begins with an exfoliation using Revive Body Wash and the Natural Exfoliating Grains followed by a cleanse using warm, wet towels. Therapist then applies Revive Body Massage Oil and envelops the client in a wrap. The Ayurvedic Scalp Massage serves as a prerequisite to a Foot Reflex Massage reaching the liver, kidney and digestive system points.

Miami Spa Month, – July1 – August 31

The Forbes Four Star Spa at Turnberry Isle Miami is celebrating Miami spa month by offering relaxation-seekers the choice of an indulgent 90-minute Customized Deep Cleansing Facial, 90-minute Relaxation Massage, 60-minute Relaxation Massage plus a 30-minute Aromatherapy Scrub or a 60-minute Aromatherapy Wrap plus a 30-minute Relaxation Massage for only $99 – a savings of 50%. This offer is available six days a week, excluding Saturday.

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort
Turnberry Isle Miami Resort

In addition, enjoy the variety of other luxury experiences at the Turnberry Isle Miami resort such as two championship golf courses redesigned by Raymond Floyd, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning Bourbon Steak restaurant.

There’s also the three-story Spa & Fitness Center, the elite Cañas Tennis, three relaxing pools, 40,000 square feet of meetings space, beach club on the Atlantic and engaging kids camps.

Record Sales in Luxury Florida Real Estate Market

The Mansions of Acqualina - Florida
The Mansions of Acqualina

What recession? Over the last few years, the real estate industry has been battered around the world. But this spring saw several record-breaking sales in Southern Florida.

Recently, the $25 million sale of a three-story penthouse condo at Continuum surpassed the prior Dade County record high of $21.5 million at the Setai, in Miami.

In Sunny Isles Beach – Florida, there were two $16 million sales at The Mansions at Acqualina. In addition, if you want a piece of the luxury pie, you can purchase a penthouse that is priced at an unprecedented $50 million. This luxurious property of distinction is the most expensive condo on the market south of New York!

Other recent luxury sales include $5 million at Canyon Ranch, $7.2 million at the Setai, $8.825 million at Apogee and $5.2 million at the Continuum.

The Mansions of Acqualina debuts as the most luxurious residential resort offering ever built in South Florida. Acqualina’s five-diamond resort culture and renowned lifestyle will be extending its brand reach to sophisticated buyers seeking larger homes within the famed, Florida community.

The Mansions of Acqualina - Florida
The Mansions of Acqualina

The Mansions at Acqualina is a pure luxury property wit lavishly appointed residences, featuring a 9,000 sq ft. $5 million sales pavilion with a 4,000 sq. ft. model mansion. The model features a $100,000 closet by Ornare and exotic animal prints throughout.

Additional residence amenities include stingray walls, crocodile-embossed piano, etc. To top it all off, The Mansions at Acqualina offers an incredible beachfront site with the Atlantic Ocean almost reaching the window.

The Mansions is one of the only high-end developments that offer complete customizable architecture to design one’s own unique home and layout. You see large families putting in 5 bedrooms, playrooms, and theaters, and couples opting for enormous master bedrooms and closets, large entertaining spaces and only one guest bedroom.

The Mansions at Acqualina property will offer unprecedented amenities like “backyards” with build in BBQs and water features, swimming pools inside each residence, etc.

The current plan is for The Mansions to break ground in late summer/early fall of 2012. Pre-sales are very strong as The Trump Group has already report $210 million in signed contracts.

For more information, please visit our luxury real estate site and submit a request.

Experience the New JetLev at The TradeWinds Island Grand in Florida

TradeWinds JetLev
TradeWinds JetLev

The luxurious TradeWinds Island Grand can be found on the unspoiled white sand beaches of Florida’s scenic West Coast. The property offers limitless beachfront recreation, fine dining, plus a wide selection of activities and amenities for both families and couples looking to “just let go.”

The TradeWinds Island Grand is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach. This incredible beach was just named the #1 U.S. beach destination in TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, now you fulfill that dream with an amazing ride on the new JetLev.

JetLev is a water propelled jetpack that soars up to heights of 30 feet at 30 miles per hour. TradeWinds is proud to be the first on Florida’s west coast properties to offer flights aboard these custom-designed packs.

This exhilarating experience takes JetLev riders into the Gulf of Mexico and allows them to fly over or even walk on the water. Each JetLev session is 45 minutes, with a ride time of 30 minutes.

The cost to “fly” on JetLev is just $275 for hotel guests and $310 for non-guests. Fliers must be at least 18 years of age.

The TradeWinds is also adding electric surfboards, called WaveJets to its list of exciting watersport family of options. WaveJet riders can travel over 8 miles per hour on these hands-free, eco-friendly boards that utilize rechargeable batteries.

Both the JetLev and the WaveJet surf board rides are open to the public. All of these unique vacation experiences can be booked at the new TradeWinds Adventure Center, located poolside at the Island Grand.

For reservations and information, call toll-free (866) JUST LET GO (587-8538), visit www.JustLetGo.com

World’s First DV Club at The Setai South Beach, Florida

DV Club - The Setai - South Beach, Florida
DV Club – The Setai

The Setai is a luxury hotel that introduces a refreshing balance between the sizzling South Beach Miami social scene and a serene tropical hideaway.

This elegant South Florida hotel offers Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance combine with the Art Deco history of South Beach to create an intimate, private world esteemed by discerning travelers worldwide.

The Setai is the hottest spot on South Beach and this has done it again by becoming home to the World’s First DV Club.

Noted Italian designer Domenico Vacca has selected Miami’s bastion of style and elegance as the location for his first members-only nightclub – DV Club.

Although DV Club is a members-only experience, guests of The Setai have exclusive access to go beyond the velvet rope.

Members and their guests have access to an intimate lounge space that fits just 100 VIPs. In addition, members and guests can also enjoy a separate 5,000 sq. ft. roof lounge; the hotel’s 70-seat gourmet restaurant run by Michelin Star-awarded Executive Chef David Werly; a wine cellar with more than 3,000 bottles of rare wines and champagne; and five-star spa services. The Setai’s highly attentive and intuitive service completes the experience.

DV Club Miami is open every week from Thursday to Sunday. Hours are 8:00pm to 2:00am (Thursdays and Sundays) and 8:00pm to 3:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays.)

For membership information, visit www.domenicovaccaclub.com

Having Fun in South Florida

Dream South Beach - Florida
Dream South Beach

Florida is a great place to visit, and on this site you will find a lot of great information about how to make your stay as luxurious as possible.

Perhaps you are on a trip, from seeing the sights of San Francisco, to visiting hostels in New York, and now you are in Florida. With regards to accommodation, there are plenty of great places where you can stay.

For example, a new hotel has opened on the South beach, Miami. It is called Dream South Beach and hopefully its reputation will live up to its name. Inside, you will find a 108 rooms and many great amenities. These include a restaurant which features the extremely well established chef, Geoffrey Zakarian.

It is so nice to have a restaurant in your hotel. This eliminates the need to search around for somewhere nice to eat, especially when you are really hungry. That is one of the great things about this hotel, there is so much to do right inside the building.

If you want some fresh air, you can check out the rooftop pool lounge. From here, you get great views of the Atlantic Ocean, and can even experience a spa. The design of this hotel is very eclectic, with interesting shapes and calming colors.

Dream South Beach - Florida
Dream South Beach

Another great thing about this newly opened hotel is its convenient location. If you fly into Miami International Airport, you will only have to travel 10 miles to reach this hub of luxury. Ideal if you need to relax after a long journey.

If you have not had enough pampering after spending a couple of nights here, there are plenty more great places to check out. The hotel Victor, also on the South Beach, has a great Spa called Spa V.

Here, you can get a wonderful Deep Tissue massage or a facial, as well as many other luxurious treatments to really make you feel like you are on holiday.

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club – 40 Days & 40 Nights Luxury Package

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club

Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Florida, is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is offering a travel program to die for.

The luxurious Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is located on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills and 70 acres of lakes in the scenic St. Petersburg / Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

For those looking for an extravagant travel getaway, Innisbrook is offering a magnificent 40 days and 40 night package for only $40,000 in the the luxury resort’s Presidential Suite.