Coastal Luxury Properties Summer 2018 | New Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Island Escape

 

Opening in early 2018, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island aims to blend everything you’d want out of a vacation: all the amenities and luxury of a top-tier resort, with the isolation and intimacy you could only dream about. Gone are the nearby crowds and packed beaches; rather, the island’s forest, soft Indian Ocean sands, and intriguing underwater seascapes are yours to take in.

Creating this character, the resort is the only property of its type on Desroches Island, itself one of the 115 islands composing the Seychelles’ archipelago and a 35-minute flight from the main island of Mahé. Once you’re there, its 933 acres feels expansive, especially when framed with nine miles of white sands. The result represents the ultimate getaway.

Within this setting sit 71 beachfront bungalows, villas, residences, and suites, all adorned with rustic, natural décor reminiscent of the 19th century explorer era, while modern amenities, private pools, indoor-outdoor bathrooms, and daybed pavilions round out their essentials. For dining, the Lighthouse – a grill and seafood raw bar – lets you look out at the Indian Ocean’s vastness, and Claudine takes influence from the Mediterranean Riviera’s cuisine.

Yet, in getting away from it all, the urge to explore and know this secluded paradise pushes you outdoors, and that’s where both the Castaway Centre and Discovery Centre come in. The former serves as your introduction to the island, while the Discovery Centre gets into more detail about the Seychelles’ flora and fauna, including its natural history and the island Conservation Society’s Tortoise Sanctuary, itself home to 150 giant Aldabra tortoises.

But, why stay on the land? The coral barrier surrounding the island’s perimeter creates a place to swim, snorkel, kayak, or windsurf. And, better yet, the environment creates one of the Seychelles’ top diving locations home to 15 classified sites with wall dives, passages, troughs, caves, and tunnels. Your journey, guided by certified professionals, further lets you observe its stunning coral groupings and marine life. The setting, too, is one of he region’s best fishing spots – especially if you’re attempting some offshore angling.

After all that – on top of any biking you do across the island – the Spa is open for serene relaxing retreat. Like the living accommodations, its approach is one of straightforward, natural luxury – from the setting itself to the treatments and the yoga program. Facials, massages, and body work by Terres d’Afrique incorporate natural skincare base on Africa’s botanical history, while each of its rooms comes complete with a private washroom and shower.

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Associate Kim Tillett Finds Success On Reality TV Programs

In a little less than two years, Kim Tillett has earned a bit of a reputation for HGTV programs.

Tillett, a broker associate with Dale Sorensen Real Estate, has notched appearances on five episodes for two HGTV programs.

Tillett filmed her first episode in 2015 for Beachfront Bargain Hunt, which premiered in January of 2016.

She has also filmed four episodes for HGTV’s Island Life. The first three appeared in 2017 and the fourth will premier this fall.  She recently received a call from “Island Life” producers about filming another episode this summer.  

“I love being a part of HGTV’s shows,” Tillett said. “When they called me in 2015 and offered me the opportunity, I jumped at the chance to highlight our community on a popular television show.  I’m very flexible with my schedule so I’m able to work with their schedules and timing.  And, I love meeting people and talking to them and showing property.”

 It’s also good exposure for Dale Sorensen Real Estate and Brevard County.  Tillett has shown properties on Merritt Island and in Cocoa Village for the shows.

Formerly from New York, Tillett attended college at the University of Central Florida, moved back to New York, and then relocated permanently to Florida 16 years ago.  She joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate in May 2017 to take advantage of the company’s brand and marketing.

Tillett works out of Dale Sorensen’s recently opened Cocoa Village office.  She specializes in high end luxury properties on Merritt Island and in Cocoa Village with a focus on Brevard’s coastline, including beachfront and waterfront single family and homes and condominiums.

Tillett can be reached at 321-446-9035, email her at ktillett@sorensenealestate.com.

Latest existing home sales figures (June 2018) for Brevard County, released Monday by the Space Coast Association of Realtors

  • Median sales price: Up 4.5 percent to $229,950 compared to a year ago, which was $220,000.
  • Year-over-year sales: Down 7.3 percent. Units closed was 958 compared to 1,033 in June 2017, with a decrease in cash sales of 12.7% compared to June 2017.
  • Months supply of inventory: Up 14.8 percent to 3.1 months, an increase from 2.7 months in 2017.

Contact Wayne T. Price at 321-242-3658 or wprice@floridatoday.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @Fla2dayBiz.

 

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Matilde Sorensen named exclusive agent for The Beach Cottages at The Strand

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE), Indian River County’s leading real estate firm, recently announced that Matilde Sorensen has been named the exclusive listing agent for The Beach Cottages at The Strand.  The Beach Cottages is a Key West inspired enclave of 21 townhomes in The Strand, Vero’s newest community located at 8100 N. Highway A1A. The Strand, being developed by the Patten Company, extends from Highway A1A west to Jungle Trail between Palm Island Plantation and Indian Trails. The Beach Cottages will front Highway A1A near the community entrance with Private Beach Access.

“The marketing of a product such as The Beach Cottages requires an expansive campaign utilizing marketing and advertising tools that only a firm like Dale Sorensen Real Estate can provide,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner for DSRE. “We have an extensive network of exclusive worldwide real estate marketing affiliations including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who and more.  Through these affiliations we are able to market a property or community, like The Beach Cottages, to an entire world of luxury home buyers.”

 

“This will be an extraordinary community because of the design, the location and the pricing,” said Matilde Sorensen.   “The architecture of the homes will offer a luxurious, yet easy, Florida Beach lifestyle on a beautiful tract of land with wonderful oak trees and palms. Yet its location is close to the museum, boutiques and fine dining. We’re accepting reservations now with a $10,000 refundable deposit.  Since this is a part of the last buildable tract of land in Indian River Shores, I expect these homes to sell quickly and I’m really excited to be able to market this new community.”

The site consists of 5.2 +/- acres and contains a stately Live Oak canopy and natural privacy berm comprised of Spanish Stoppers, Coconut and Sabal Palms.  One story end units will be 2,328 +/- SF under air (2,872 +/- total under roof). Two story residences will be 3,078 +/- SF under air (4,121 +/- total under roof) with a covered lanai and balcony; all units will feature terraces, courtyards and private 2-car garages. Homes will have three bedrooms and three and one-half baths; one story homes will include a detached third bedroom suite. Luxurious build standards include 24×24” Shell Stone floors or 9” wide wood floors, exquisite millwork and ceiling recesses, designer fixtures and quartz or granite island kitchens with all-wood cabinetry and Samsung’s New Pro-Chef appliance package with 3-year warranty, only available to The Cottages! Private pools, courtyard fireplaces, and designer furniture packages will be available upgrades. With handsome aluminum roofs, residences will be built on concrete slabs using concrete block construction and impact resistant windows and doors for lock & leave peace of mind. The community will include a Marina and small lake that will serve as a park-like water feature as well as a storm water retention pond.

The Beach Cottages are in for permit and soon to be under construction; completion and occupancy is projected for early 2019.

For further information on The Beach Cottages, contact Matilde Sorensen at 772.532.0010 or email her at msorensen@sorensenrealestate.com.

 

The Dale Sorensen Real Estate family owned and family run business was founded in 1978. Now with six main offices, six satellite offices and more than 200 sales associates and support staff, the company has experienced consistent growth in both sales and number of agents. For more information regarding Dale Sorensen Real Estate, please visit the Indian River County offices, located on the barrier island at 5065 North A1A and at 3206 Cardinal Drive; and in historic downtown Vero Beach at 1961 14th Avenue; or call 772.231.4712.  In Brevard County, visit the offices located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903 or call 321.723.9990, 3165 Suntree Blvd #102, Rockledge, FL, phone 321.473.6001, or #4 Harrison Street, Suite #101, Cocoa Village, FL, phone 321.604.4447. For the latest Real Estate trends and news feel free to visit DSRE online at www.sorensenrealestate.com.

 

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure. With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. reported sales totaling more than $650 million in 2017. In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com