In recent years, hotel-branded residences have risen in popularity, allowing travelers to live in private homes served by a five-star resort. And the health center, spa, beach clubs, restaurants, and many more.
“The exceptional experiences that are a hallmark of the brand become part of everyday life, which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home,” says Tyler Correll, senior residential consultant at the brand. Papagayo PeninsulaCosta Rica’s premier luxury resort destination. Another benefit? You can put your home into a rental program with the resort to generate income when you are not using it.
It’s no wonder that resort-branded homes are often sold before they’re even built.
“Demand for luxury branded residences continues to grow and now exceeds 50 percent of our market. Our homeowners love the personalized service and premium access to world-class amenities and services, including concierge, bell guard, and 24-hour security,” Fifi added. Araya, also Senior Residential Consultant at Peninsula Papagayo, offers a range of à la carte services tailored to individual needs.
If this sounds like a dream, check out these 11 new and upcoming resort communities where you can still have a second home.
St. Regis Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
When luxury St. Regis Cap CanaFeaturing a 200-room hotel and 70 residences, opening its doors in the first quarter of 2024, it will be the first and only hotel-branded real estate project in the upscale community, known for its white-sand beaches and picture-perfect images. Views of the Caribbean Sea.
The 17-acre community will provide future residents with access to Punta Espada, one of Cap Cana’s three Jack Nicklaus golf courses (some residences even have views of the first and second holes). Professional golfer and 21-time European Tour winner, Miguel Angel Jimenez, is also said to be settling in the yet-to-open project. But even if golf isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to make the St. Regis Cap Cana your full-time home — namely, private beach access, 24/7 concierge services, a spa, seven swimming pools, and… Restaurants. You have to act fast, though; Half of the housing has already been sold.
One&Only Estates, Greece
Move over, Saint Tropez, the Athens Riviera is back. In two months, the upscale community of Glyfada, south of the Greek capital, will welcome the latest addition to the One&Only portfolio – Just one aesthetic. The resort and its 14 residences, with their sweeping coastal views and 1960s-inspired decor by South African design powerhouse Angie Moore and her team at Muza Lab, are the epitome of mid-century charm.
The list of amenities available to owners is impressive, with an elegant beach club with cabanas, pools, a spa, and Michelin-worthy dining experiences. Plus, you’ll be just a short drive from Athens and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a short ferry or plane ride to some of them. The most beautiful islands of Greece.
Chameleon House Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
The province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica is known for its stunning beaches and biodiversity, and you can live in the middle of it thanks to… Chameleon House Las Catalinas. The luxury property, which sits on the hillside above the car-free resort of Las Catalinas, has just announced the development of four private villas and 15 two-, three- and four-bedroom residences, scheduled for completion in late 2024.
The adults-only resort will fully serve residences and blend sustainable living with modern amenities. So what does that translate into? Private infinity pools, expansive patios and terraces with panoramic ocean views, chef’s kitchens, outdoor showers, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the homes will bring the natural beauty of the area indoors.
Rock House, Turks and Caicos
Have you ever dreamed of waking up to the view of your own infinity pool overlooking the vast ocean? Well, that dream easily becomes a reality at this five-star “residence resort”. Rock House which opened its doors on the north shore of the island of Providenciales in 2022. While the first batch of private homes has sold out, the resort is currently developing 10 more two- to five-bedroom villas, which will be completed later this year.
Managed by award-winning Grace Bay Resorts and inspired by the finest hotels in the Mediterranean, Rock House is set on 14 oceanfront acres and features a spa, gym, jogging track, glamorous beach club, and pool with daybeds (plus your villa’s pool), and restaurant.
In the heart of Punta de Mita, Auberge Resorts Collection, Whisper of the Heart
Located opposite the picturesque green town of Punta de Mita, just 45 minutes north of bustling Puerto Vallarta, Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection is a surf-inspired resort. Family-friendly Undo It It opened its doors in November 2022. Guests who wish to stay here permanently can purchase one of these 19 contemporary villas Which range from two-bedroom villas to sprawling six-bedroom penthouse apartments. Floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views, an open floor plan, original handcrafted wall coverings, and artwork will add a touch of Mexican culture to each residence.
St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico
In 2020, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, located next to El Yunque National Park, launched the first phase of its Ocean Drive Beachfront Residences project. Three years later, travelers dreaming of a second home with stunning ocean views can once again shop for desirable residences as the project launches its second phase. Choose from three- and four-bedroom villas and penthouses designed by SB Architects Miami, some of which come with private pools. Best of all? The lodgings are equipped so you can unpack your bags, order a cocktail, and enjoy the stunning waterfront views.
Four Seasons Kay Chapel, Belize
Six miles of postcard-worthy soft sand beaches surround this private island resort in dreamy Belize. Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Kay Chapel It’s scheduled to open in 2024, but sales are now going ahead for the 24 oceanfront apartments (the hotel will have 104 guest rooms and overwater bungalows). Set among swaying palm trees, the villas will feature private pools with terraces and fire pits, contemporary décor inspired by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, and of course access to signature Four Seasons amenities and services such as water cruises and culinary experiences, an extensive spa and a nine-hole golf course. And a golf academy for budding enthusiasts of this sport.
Stanley Ranch, Auberge Resort Collection, California
The history of Stanley Ranch in Napa Valley dates back to the mid-1870s when its founder, Judge Edward Stanley, planted 300 acres of vineyards. More than 150 years later, the property is now home to the luxury Auberge Resorts Collection many two-bedroom villas, and three- to six-bedroom vineyard homes that have just become available for purchase.
As you can imagine, life on a working farm can be very idyllic; Picture daily walks among eucalyptus trees, endless rows of vineyards, farm-to-table meals prepared by chefs, and of course, wine tours and tastings. Add to that access to the resort’s signature amenities, like the wellness and fitness center, pools, and daily farm experiences, and you get a good idea of what makes this resort community so unique.
This hotel is tucked away in Washington’s beautiful Cascade Mountains, just 80 miles east of Seattle. Sincadia Resort Features more than 6,000 acres of stunning scenery and modern amenities. If this sounds like your perfect vacation, Temple Creek, an exclusive community within the resort, has just announced the launch of 12 homes, ranging in size from 2,200 to 3,500 square feet and spanning three to five bedrooms. Dwellings will be located in strange places Domery Park A neighborhood where residents have access to the gorgeous Paintbrush Lakes and Cle Elum River. Tumble Creek amenities also include a family entertainment center, two bowling alleys, outdoor fire pits, a wellness center, and a golf course.
Andaz Peninsula Costa Rica Papagayo, Costa Rica
Papagayo Peninsula The province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica is a nature lover’s paradise. The private community includes 1,400 acres of tropical dry forest — home to monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, parrots, and catfish — 31 beaches, an outdoor adventure park, and five-star amenities thanks to resorts like the Four Seasons Costa Rica and Andaz Costa. Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo (The Ritz-Carlton Reserve will also open in 2024). The latest residential offers for the development are a number of Two and three-bedroom residences Managed by the Andaz Team. Enjoy stunning views, rooftop terraces, gourmet kitchens, swimming pools, and contemporary interiors that highlight local culture.
Montague Cay, Bahamas
The 47-boat deep-water marina will accommodate boats up to 110 feet in length and offers valet parking and on-yacht dining. The 53-acre resort will feature a 50-suite hotel and 47 residences with stunning views and exclusive access to all seven of the island’s white-sand beaches. Although the project is not scheduled to open until 2025, the homes are already for sale.