Gillespie Grapevine: Destination Luxury

The latest in oceanfront real estate and resorts from California to the Caribbean


Enchantment, LLC recently unveiled JW Marriott Residences Clearwater Beach: 36 whole-ownership condominiums above a new JW Marriott hotel. The  one-, two-, and three-bedroom Gulf view residences range from 170 to 450 square feet. Owners will have access to the resort’s signature spa, an infinity-edge pool, two signature restaurants, concierge services, and valet parking. Prices range from $550,000 to $1.3 million, with an expected 2019 completion date.


Tensing Pen, a boutique resort comprised of 17 thatch-roofed cottages, is perched atop the cliffs on the western tip of Negril, Jamaica. The resort’s owner, Sam Petros, recently shared his big plans for the resort, which include an expansion and upgrade to existing structures, the addition of several oceanfront sundecks, and four new cottages. In addition, the resort offers treetop bungalows, open-air dining, a pool, and remarkable ocean swimming and cliff diving—perfect for travelers seeking a mix of leisure, luxury, and adventure.


For those in search of their own island escape, American Real Estate Investments has two prime options under construction in Belize. The Enclave at Placencia Caye is an island compound featuring over 10,000 square feet of living space, including a massive outdoor living and dining area overlooking a freshwater pool, a gourmet kitchen, and seven buildings with luxury private suites. Also available is Island Time Gecko on Placencia Caye, a villa located on an approximately 30-acre island. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom custom-built property offers beach access on one side and a private, deep-water dock on the other side. The Enclave at Placencia Caye is available for $425,000 per share (10% ownership), and Island Time Gecko is available for $199,000 per share. Both have an end-of-the-year estimated completion date.


August 2017 marks the debut of Fairway One, a distinctive addition to The Lodge at Pebble Beach. The complex will bring 38 expansive accommodations, including oversized guestrooms, unique cottages, and an event facility, to a prime spot overlooking the first fairway of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. The initiative is part of a resort-wide series of upgrades as Pebble Beach, California, prepares for the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open golf tournaments. Fairway One will maintain the original style, personality, signature amenities, and services of The Lodge while delivering a greater sense of privacy for both groups and leisure travelers.


Photos courtesy of the Resorts and Developers


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