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St. Barts…It will never get old.

St. Barth Properties | Acerola Deck Dining

St. Barth Properties | Acerola Deck Dining

If you have been following Altima for a while, it is no secret that one of our absolute favorite destinations is St. Barts. The day we stop raving about it means we have finally dropped everything and moved there…

The island is known as the getaway for those “in the know” and comes with a high price tag, but it is the simplicity of the island that people fall in love with. Never underestimate the soothing power of pristine waters, picturesque cliffs and a bottle (or 5) of rosé. The French-speaking locals, sexy nightlife, and boho-chic shopping scene are just a bonus to the entire experience.

St. Barth Properties of Sotheby’s International Realty would like to introduce you to one of their most desirable listings – Villa ACEROLA on Camaruche. The romance of starting the morning off with an espresso and French pastries with no plans for the day other than lounging on the sprawling deck overlooking the panoramic ocean views begins the minute after you step off the plane.

The private 2-bedroom villa [now available from December 15, 2015- January 7, 2016] sits hillside featuring a contemporary living room, infinity swimming pool overlooking the picturesque landscape, outdoor fitness area, and inviting kitchen with a large island. The spot is perfect for entertaining family, friends and perhaps newer friends you have met during lunch at La plage (Tom Beach) or picnicking at Colombier.

To book your perfect villa or hotel, contact Mai directly and make sure you mention Altima Palm Beach for Special Perks! mai_sharona@yahoo.com or

call (590) 690 643 572

 

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

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When Pucci met Polo at Icon La Piaggia– a private St. Tropez-style beach club

The Related Group, known for their pioneering efforts in Palm Beach County, partnered with Altima to come up with some of the coolest, ‘out of the box’ concepts for their various projects.  What was slated to become ‘Icon Palm Beach’ and then for a short while ‘Trump Icon’ may not have come to fruition due to the economic crisis at the time, but they did secure over 40% sales with deposits on hand due to their (and ours (Altima)) out of the box thinking.  We were selling a lifestyle– We recreated Club 55 on North Flagler Drive with the help of Robert Pascale, brainchild behind La Piaggia and formerly of La Voile Rouge in St. Tropez… Then we brought in the sexiness of the Polo players, threw in the glam of Emilio Pucci.. and VOILA!   We hosted over 30 events, supported over 20 charities and catered to potential buyers in a way never experienced on this side of the Atlantic…

Our parties attracted the who’s who of the Polo community, (Nacho and Delfina Figueras, the Gracida brothers one of whom we miss dearly and was OUR ICONIC GUESTCarlos Gracida)  visiting celebrities such as John James better known as Mr. Big from Sex and the City and movie producer/founder of Evan Piccone Charles Evans)  and of course luxury brands such asEmilio Pucci, Hamilton Jewelers (who hosted an event for Tiger 21) as well as so many local charities we don’t have enough space to mention.

Deposits rolled in, everyone reserved their condo.. and then we only thanked God it was the Related group when the economy turned…..Related Group and their team honored their clients….   Good news:  Everyone was returned their monies, (Can’t say that about other projects in the neighborhood…) 

Chuck O'Connor, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Barbara Chevallard and Alex Mafroy2811

Click here to view some of our memories

Keep in touch to be the first in the know for what will happen next!  Related Group has partnered with Rybovich

Related always has something up their sleeves, and it only gets better!

Email us if you want to be on the list for first news on the North Flagler Project

(please specify:  info on Related project)

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A Portable Private Island? Christie’s says YES

I’m still trying to understand how this works.. According to a recent article I came across, Christie’s International Real Estate and its partner Dutch Docklands have taken ‘Private Island Living‘ to the next level.  According to Forbes Magazine,  “Amillarah Private Islands has created unique tailor-made floating residences designed by famed Dutch architect Koen Olthius.”  Not only will these islands be self-sustainable, eco-friendly and free from environmental impact, but you can take it wherever you want to create your own private paradise…  Customize your island and take it to… Miami? Maldives? Dubai? New York?

Even if I could afford it, not sure it would be my cup of tea…I prefer the ‘real thing’,  but no question this ‘over the top experience’ may be just the thing for some who have experienced just about everything…. Click here to read the article

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Mizner Estate- direct Oceanfront, available for rent or for sale

This fabulous Mizner original is perfectly situated within walking distance of shops and restaurants. with 150 feet of oceanfront footage, private beach house, twelve bedrooms, tennis courts and garden, the estate is ideal for large families or for those who need ample space to entertain out of town guests, while maintaining their privacy. The Estate is available for rent or sale. Rental includes housekeeper and property manager.

For more information contact cryan@fanjulrealestate.com or call 561 313 1327

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WIMCO supports American Cancer Society Palm Beach Chapter

Wimco Properties (West Indies Management Company) has donated a week long stay in a 2 bedroom Villa in St. Barts to the live auction of Let’s Rock Palm Beach- A Musical Tribute to Jon Stoll. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society. (Villa size may be upgraded– subject to fee)

“Imagine relaxing in your own private WIMCO Villa on St Barts. Imagine arriving there to find it stocked with a buffet of fine foods, fruits, breads, cheeses and wines. Enjoy the privacy of your own pool. Enjoy the open air layout, the music wafting through the house, the sweeping views of the stunning blue waters below. During the day you’ll visit St Barts’ stunning beaches, enjoy leisurely lunches with your feet in the sand, windsurf or snorkel in one of the island’s picturesque bays, and window shop in the quaint harbor town of Gustavia. At night you’ll sample international cuisine at one of 60 restaurants on the island, then go out and listen to live music or go dancing if so inspired.

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WIMCO has a large selection of two bedroom villas on St Barts. A portion of that inventory has been selected for participation in this charity event. The final villa selection for the winner will be based on availability at the time the winner books their vacation. Good for travel between April 18 – Dec 13, 2015 or April 18 – Dec 13, 2016. Blackout dates apply for travel during Thanksgiving, and between Dec 15 and April 18. Flexibility for upgrade to larger villa subject to fee.

To learn more about the fabulous villas available year round in the Antilles and the European Rivieras, email Glenn by clicking here

Wimco is Altima’s PREFERRED concierge for St. Barts and the Antilles

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Less Than 9 Opportunities to Own Beachfront at Dolcevita on Singer Island

Less Than 9 Opportunities to Own Beachfront at Dolcevita on Singer Island
Located on the secluded South End of Singer Island, the 34-residence Dolcevita beachfront property is experiencing a tremendously successful season. Chris Cox and Jeff Cohen representing the in-house Douglas Elliman sales team recently announced that only 9 luxury units remain available for purchase at this boutique property.

Two and three bedroom spacious, and light-filled residences are appointed with designer finishes and large terraces. Residents enjoy private beach access and thoroughly modern amenities including infinity pool, resort-style cabanas, resident lounge and fitness center at this pet-friendly enclave. Three distinctive floor plans start at $425,000.

To arrange a tour, please contact Dolcevita at 561.249.6843. www.dolcevitapalmbeach.com .