* Today’s New Travel Specials
* Today’s Real Estate Deals
* Special Community Events
* Community News & Updates
* Best Real Estate & Travel Deal Shorts…
* Recently Added Golf & WaterView Communities
* Watch for our next issue, coming Friday, May 25th!
Good Morning! Demand for waterfront living has risen this year and the result has been upbeat sales reports from waterview communities of all kinds. The leader has been Kiawah Island, SC, which has already reached $50 million in sales this year.
TODAY’S NEW REAL ESTATE DEALS
> Sea Pines, Hilton Head, SC is showing a 3-BR unfurnished home to rent for a 6- or 12-month term at 5 Pine Court in Greenwood Forest. Monthly rent is $1,800, plus utilities.
The home has high ceilings and its main level has a den/office, master BR/BA, laundry room and powder room. Upstairs has 2 BR/1 BA, and loft/landing area. Very nice deck and private backyard. 2 car garage with clickers. Send me more information about Sea Pines!
> Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake NC features a 4-BR, 3.5-BA home at 41 Piney Pond Road priced at just $419,000.
This ENERGY STAR certified Hilliard plan residence features a cook’s granite-and-stainless-steel kitchen w/nook, plus a Keeping Room w/fireplace, family room w/coffered ceiling, formal dining room, and private luxurious master suite on the first floor. Send me more information about Anderson Creek Club!
TODAY’S NEW TRAVEL DEALS
> Balsam Mountain Preserve, NC wants you to come sample life at the mountain community with its special Experience Balsam Package.
Play golf, take a guided horseback ride, explore with a naturalist, relax in the Boarding House Lodge or visit the quaint nearby mountain towns of Waynesville and Sylva. Stay in a Residence Club Cabin for just $199/night Sun.-Thur. and $225/night Fri.-Sat. Or, stay in a 4-BR home for $229/night. Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!
> Sun City Oro Valley, Oro Valley, AZ is telling golfers about its Golf/Lunch Combo Special, valid May 17-23. This special includes a round of 18 holes, your cart and a hamburger lunch for only $43 + taxif you golf before noon and $25 + tax if you golf after noon.
When you inquire about this deal, mention this promotion. Send me more information about Sun City Oro Valley!
SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
> Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne FL recently held the 15th annual Indian River WGA Rally for The Cure tournament. Some 50 members of the Woman’s Golf Association, the Ladies of Golf Association and their guests met to challenge the cure for breast cancer.
A total of $1615.00 was submitted to the Rally for The Cure and that will be sent back to the Central Florida Chapter located in Orlando for breast cancer research, mammograms and chemical treatment to those in need. Send me more information about Indian River Colony Club!
Best Real Estate & Travel Deal Shorts
> The Links at Gettysburg, PA’s new “Dewsweeper” Special” gives you 18 holes and cart, tax included, for $45 Tue.-Wed. from 6:30 to 7:30 am.
The Weekend Golf Special for $65 includes tax, cart and range balls, a savings of $18. The weekday version provides the same for $50. Send me more info…
> Branson Creek, Branson, MO’s summer stay-and-play saves you 40% now. From May thru October pay $125.98 for 18 holes w/cart and practice balls, one night at the Clarion Hotel in the heart of Branson and continental breakfast. Without the package, you’d pay up to $213. Send me more info…
> Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island SC’s has a Memorial Day Weekend preferred-rate deal on accommodations and golf as well as fishing charters and bike rental.
Stay three nights and get 20 percent off your lodging, plus two free hours of tennis privileges. Send me more info…
> GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee FL’s 16 New Model and Spec homes around the water and the golf course are set for immediate occupancy.
Purchase any Addison Spec Home, Model Home or build a new home and pay $0 golf initiation fee. Purchase any GlenLakes Realty listed resale home and you’ll also pay $0 golf initiation fee. Send me more info…
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Palm City FL’s just-listed custom home affords panoramic views of the wide St. Lucie River.
It’s a 4-BR, 5.5-BA home is listed at $3.5 million. Enjoy 6,000 sf of living space, a heated pool and spa, and a three-car air-conditioned garage. Send me more info…
COMMUNITY NEWS AND UPDATES
> Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA recently agreed to be acquired by MetLife. The acquisition will include The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, all six golf courses, four marinas and 5,000 acres of undeveloped golf and waterfront property.
The deal is set to close this summer. MetLife is engaging Daniel Corporation to manage operations at Reynolds Plantation. Ritz-Carlton will continue to manage the hotel. Send me more information about Reynolds Plantation!
> Kiawah Island, SC is reporting the “Just Solds” for March 29-April 29 with an impressive tally of 21 total properties.
These include a variety of real estate properties and a wide range of price points, including five that closed at more than $2 million and a total sales volume of just over $23 million.
Through the first 100 days of 2012, the community has closed more than $50 million in sales volume – an increase of 52% from last year – bringing over 50 buyers and sellers together. Send me more information about Kiawah Island!
NEW LAST WEEK ON WATERVIEWHOME.NET
=> Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake
Private community, championship golf, fishing ponds, tennis, pool complex, nature trails, waterfalls, homes from $130,000 to the $900,000s
RECENTLY ADDED TO WATERVIEWHOME
=> Amelia National Golf & Country Club, Fernandina Beach
Private, gated community, clubhouse, fitness, tennis, swim club, restaurants, Tom Fazio golf, homes from the $300,000s
=> Stuart Yacht & Country Club, Stuart
Gated community, 24 hour security, Yacht Club, golf, sports complex, homes from $125,000
=> Treviso Bay, Naples
Gated and private, 1,000-plus acres, Arthur Hills-designed golf, planned clubhouse with resort-style amenities, homes from the $179,000s
=> The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenville
Private community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 300 miles of shoreline, marina, fitness, golf, lots from $100,000s
=> Callawassie Island Club, Okatie
Gated, 880-acre coastal community, Tom Fazio golf, clubhouse, dining, homes from $300,000, lots from $15,000
=> The Resort at Eagle Mountain Lake, Fort Worth
Private, gated, lakefront community, championship golf, fitness, trails, boat launch, villas from $240,000
RECENTLY ADDED TO GOLFCOURSEHOME
=> Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
4,400 acres of mountain living, nature preserve, golf, equestrian, fishing, hiking, real estate from $100,000
=> The Woodlands at Ibis Golf & Country Club, Ormond Beach
Private, gated community, Three Nicklaus golf courses, 50,000-square-foot clubhouse, pool & spa, fitness center, tennis, homes from $400,000