~ GCH Network Newsletter ~
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 985 February 6, 2015 Circ. 16,000
Today’s Real Estate Deals & News
* New Today on GCHN: The Islands of River Wilderness, FL
* Florida Homes for Sale
* North Carolina Homes for Sale
* Tennessee Homes for Sale
* Arizona Homes for Sale
* Idaho Homes for Sale
* Summer Rental – Martha’s Vineyard
* Getaways & Stay ‘n’ Plays – Hampton Lake, SC
* Best Real Estate Deal Shorts... – FL Communities
* Best Discovery Deal Shorts – FL & MA Communities
* What’s Going On At.… Savannah Quarters, GA
* Community News and Updates – Daniel Island, SC
* Videos Just Added To – Florida Communities
* Coming Soon to GolfCourseHome – Florida Communities
* Watch for our Next Issue, Tuesday, February 10th!
We are pleased to announce the addition The Islands of River Wilderness, a private, gated golf and boating community on its own secluded Florida Gulf Coast island, to the GolfCourseHome Network. Hundreds of acres of land surrounding the community, including an adjacent island, are protected with conservation easements.
Recreational boaters living in The Islands of River Wilderness enjoy direct access to the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as an internal harbor system that connects directly to the river without the need of a lift system. See today’s real estate deals, travel, new videos and more below! —David Lott, Founder/Publisher
NEW TODAY ON GOLFCOURSEHOME
> The Islands of River Wilderness, Parrish
Gated waterfront community with championship golf and private docks, fitness center, dining, pool complex, tennis center, homesites from $100,000, homes from the mid-$500,000s. Send me more information about The Islands of River Wilderness!
TODAY’S REAL ESTATE DEALS
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club presented by HR Properties, Stuart FL 3 BR/2.5 BA, Private cul-de-sac setting, $319,000. This home at 1493 Sweetbay Circle has 2,534 sf of comfortable living space.
KEY FEATURES: Marbella Collection in West Hammock village, secluded yard and wet prairie view, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, updated kitchen, spacious pool/patio area, split bedroom floor plan, 2-car garage with a separate golf cart garage Send me more about this home!
> Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart FL 5 BR/5 BA, Excellent golf views, $1,975,000. This estate home at 4681 SE Waterford Drive has 7,600 sf of living space including a guest apartment.
KEY FEATURES: Main living space with 4 BR plus two half-baths, office and craft room, master suite with sitting area and exercise room plus his-her bath with steam shower, chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, Wolf range/ovens, Subzero fridge. Send me more about this home!
NORTH CAROLINA HOMES
> Carolina Colours, New Bern NC 3 BR/2 BA, Model or golf view et cetera, $341,345. This 2,655- home is situated on an attractive four-tenths-acre homesite.
KEY FEATURES: Keeping room off the kitchen, which has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, generous crown moldings in living areas, trey and vaulted ceilings, Rinnai tankless water heater, hardwood and ceramic flooring. Send me more about this home!
> Tennessee National, Loudon TN 3 BR/3.5 BA, Fairway view, possible owner financing, $553,000. Price of this 3,099-sf home at 945 Ironwood Lane includes $8,000 club initiation.
KEY FEATURES: Large screened porch in rear offers prime views of No. 15 fairway, professionally decorated, many upgrades including $10,000 surround-sound audio, and electronics, attached two-car garage. Send me more about this home!
> DC Ranch, Scottsdale AZ 4 BR/2.5 BA, Former model home, fully furnished, $775,000. This 3,671-sf home at 17728 North 92nd Place has a private, lagoon-style pebble finished pool.
KEY FEATURES: Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, GE Monogram stainless appliances, dual dishwashers, double ovens, butler’s pantry, wine room, formal living and dining rooms, family room surrounding courtyard with fountain. Send me more about this home!
> Teton Springs Resort, Victor ID 5 BR/5.5 BA, Tri-level golf course home, $1,149,000. This 4,840-sf custom estate home on Hastings Drive has prime golf and mountain views.
KEY FEATURES: Vertical wood siding with fieldstone accents, soaring open-beam ceilings, oversize windows to enhance views, two gas fireplaces with stone surrounds. Send me more about this home!
SUMMER RENTAL – MARTHA’S VINEYARD
> Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA summer rental, available select dates in August through October, $4,500 to $6,500/wk. This waterfront compound on the Lagoon offers panoramic water views, main house and guest house with 3 and 2 bedrooms, respectively, and sleeps 10. Enjoy your own private beach and water views from your private, screened-in porch.
KEY FEATURES: Main house has spacious kitchen, open living area, king bed in MBR, private deck with lagoon views. Washer/dryer, AC, grill, TV, WIFI, cable. Landscaping, private beach. Available August 22 to Sept 5 and Sept 12 to Oct 17, rates 4,500 to 6,500/wk. Send me more information about this summer rental!
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NEW TODAY ON GOLFCOURSEHOME: THE ISLANDS OF RIVER WILDERNESS
The Islands of River Wilderness is a new private waterfront community set on a 225-acre secluded island in the heart of the Florida Gulf Coast. The Islands features premier waterfront homes and homesites with views of harbors, lakes, preserves and the Manatee River.
Private Docks: The Islands caters to nature lovers, golfers and boaters alike. Of the community’s 178 homesites, 157 offer private docks behind each residence, eliminating the need for boatlifts while providing direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico.
Golf & Country Club: Residents have the option to become members at the Golf & Country Club–rated among the Top 50 Florida courses by Florida Golfer magazine, the club’s championship golf course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.
Real Estate: The Islands of River Wilderness, FL
- Lots-Homesites up to one acre in size
- Panoramic views of the Manatee River, harbors, lakes and nature preserves
- Priced from the mid-$100,000s to over $600,000
- Homes by premier builders Arthur Rutenberg Homes and John Cannon Homes
- Each builder offering beautifully furnished models
- Priced from the mid-$500,000s to over $2 million
- Send me more information about The Islands of River Wilderness!
GETAWAYS & STAY ‘N’ PLAYS
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton SC invites visitors on a Sneak-a-Peek Discovery Visit covering three days and two nights, priced from $399. Choose between spa treatments for two at The Spa & Fitness Center or a round of golf for two at neighboring Reed Development courses.
You get access to Lakeside Amenity Village including use of pools, boats and kayaks, fitness center and trails. Enjoy Mother Nature’s Interpretive Center and dining at Backwater Bill’s & Tower, as part of your tour with a property representative. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
WHAT’S GOING ON AT …
> Savannah Quarters, Savannah GA is inviting members to its Mix & Mingle Tuesday Early Bird Dinner series. It’s offered weekly from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Quarters Lounge, with great drink specials to go with a gourmet dinner.
And every Wednesday at Savannah Quarters C.C. it’s a Ladies Golf gathering with a complimentary instructional clinic at 8:30 a.m. followed by a round of golf. All skill levels are welcome. Send me more information about Savannah Quarters!
COMMUNITY NEWS AND UPDATES
> Daniel Island, Charleston SC is responding to strong demand for real estate within the community with an array of new improvements and amenities, including new apartments at Simmons Park—nearly complete—and two properties in the center of town incorporating offices, retail and high-end residential options.
Construction will also soon begin on a new gas station and boutique convenience store. Send me more information about Daniel Island!
VIDEOS JUST ADDED TO
Black Diamond, FL: New video is breezy and cool.
> Black Diamond Ranch, Leconto, FL Make sure you have the sound turned on when you watch this 3-minute video. The easy-breezy notes
sung by jazz artist Stephanie Porter help you focus on the photos of this highly acclaimed community and its award-winning golf course. Carved out of a rugged quarry, the layout is an eye-opener, and as you watch and listen to the video, you realize it’s cool, too. Send me more information about Black Diamond Ranch!
> Golden Ocala, Ocala, FL, a 1,200-acre private community on rolling hills in Central Florida. This new 30-second video shows how “exceptional” the community is. Get views of the 77,000-sf clubhouse, championship golf, sample home and more. Send me more information about Golden Ocala!
BEST DEALS SHORTS…
Real Estate Shorts
> GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee FL 3 BR/2 BA, Newly painted inside and out, $199,000. This meticulously maintained home has 2,280 sf of comfortable living space.
KEY FEATURES: New dimensional shingle roof, new carpet, new appliances, new screen lanai with pavers, professionally painted with decorator finishes. Send me more about this home!
> Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club, Boynton Beach FL 3 BR/2.5 BA, Private setting, $374,000. This 2,314-sf Mediterranean-style villa is move-in ready.
KEY FEATURES: Spacious great room with volume ceilings and recessed lighting, kitchen with built-in planning desk, pantry closet and granite counters, remodeled master and hall baths also with granite counters, recessed lighting, plantation shutters. Send me more about this home!
> Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter FL 3 BR/3 BA Carriage Home, $444,995. This 2,650-sf home comes with special incentives during the Toll Brothers National Sales Event, through Feb. 16.
KEY FEATURES: Genova model with two-story foyer, great room, formal dining room, private study, gourmet kitchen with cooktop center island and access to covered lanai, master suite with double vanity, large dressing area and corner roman tub. Send me more about this home!
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club presented by HR Properties, Stuart FL 4 BR/4 BA, Includes detached 1-BR cabana, $575,000. This 3,431-sf home is one of only five Piazza Courtyard models in the community.
KEY FEATURES: Three bedrooms in main house, detached guest cabana, courtyard, private pool, new roof, new kitchen with top-grade appliances. Send me more about this home!
> Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala FL 4 BR/3.5 BA, On No. 8 fairway, $874,900. This 3,460-sf estate golf home has a stone and stucco exterior.
KEY FEATURES: Tray ceilings, crown molding, granite kitchen countertops, stainless appliances, two-sided gas fireplace, covered and screened porch with spa. Send me more about this home!
> Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island FL 4 BR/5 BA, Premium golf-course and water views, $898,000. This estate home has 100-foot frontage on Oak Marsh course.
KEY FEATURES: Grand staircase, 17-foot cypress vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, private office, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, expansive deck. Send me more about this home!
> Fiddler’s Creek, Naples, FL 2 BR/2 BA, Nina model, Mediterranean design, $344.990. This single-family customizable home in the Millbrook neighborhood has 1,649 sf of living space.
KEY FEATURES: High ceilings, granite vanity tops and kitchen countertops, designer lighting in all baths, screened-in rear lanai with door, Roman tub. Send me more about this home!
> Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 5 BR/4 BA, Overlooks ocean on Farm Neck Golf Course, $8,500/wk. This island home with golf and ocean views is available July 1 – Aug. 15.
KEY FEATURES: Open living area with screened porch, large wrap-around deck, also small guest apartment over garage with 1 BR/ 1BA. Send me more about this summer rental home!
> Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart FL presents its Preferred Stay and Play, All-Inclusive Golf Package. Available through the end of April and priced at $499 per couple, it includes three days/two nights in luxury on-site accommodations, plus golf and more. Send me more info….
Coming Soon to GolfCourseHome
* Osprey Cove, St. Mary’s, GA