Resort Lifestyle : What $1.5M Gets You

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What kind of resort lifestyle you can buy for $1,500,000?

Take a glimpse at the various offerings this price range affords you in the American west:  a 5-bedroom wooded retreat overlooking California’s side of Lake Tahoe and the striking Sierra Nevada Mountains that seemingly rise from its shoreline; a gleaming 2-bedroom penthouse perched above historic Main Street in mountainous Park City, Utah; or a spacious slope side ski condo in the heart of Colorado’s esteemed Beaver Creek Resort. Which property is calling you?

Lake Tahoe, CA Resort Living

“Cielo Alto”  Tahoma, CA   $1,445,000

Revel in the beauty of lakeside and mountain living at “Cielo Alto” on the California side of Lake Tahoe. Its name means “above heaven,” a fitting moniker as nearly every room of this 5,165-square-foot retreat reveals heavenly views of turquoise water in the foreground and layered mountain peaks beyond. Built into a forested hillside perched above the lake and with easy access to Meeks Bay Marina, this spacious home was built to comfortably accommodate families or large groups. Remodeled and expanded on in 2004, the home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and includes a guest quarters complete with a full kitchen. Take in the glorious sunrise from the sizeable deck or from the home’s great room where walls of glass expose the area’s incredible outdoor splendor from sun up until sundown.

Main features include:

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms plus one partial bath
  • 5,165 square feet
  • Chef’s kitchen with granite counters
  • Large office
  • Guest quarters with kitchen
  • Recreation room with wet bar
  • Lake and mountain views
  • Unfinished wine cellar
  • Fire suppression sprinkler system throughout

Park City, UT Resort Living

260 Main Street Unit 201  Park City, UT  $1,500,000

This spectacular Park City penthouse contrasts state-of-the-art modern living with the delightful ambience of a bustling historic district in a world-class ski town. A rare find on Park City’s historic Main Street, this lustrous unit with private elevator access offers two bedrooms plus a den and five bathrooms – three full baths and two powder rooms – among its 2,664 square feet that is truly a blank canvas waiting for its buyer’s custom finishes and a designer’s touch. Natural light spills throughout the contemporary kitchen and main living areas. Step through the floor-to-ceiling accordion-style windows to a fabulous outdoor living area that includes radiant heat systems for year-round enjoyment, a private roof top hot tub, a barbeque and a fire pit. And just outside the front door is the area’s best dining, shopping and the historic Egyptian Theater.

Main features include:

  • 2 bedrooms plus den, 3 full bathrooms plus 2 partial baths
  • 2,664 square feet
  • Radiant heating system throughout
  • High-tech Mitsubishi atmospheric central heating and cooling system
  • Private secure elevator
  • Private roof top hot tub, barbecue and fire pit
  • Private parking garage with room for two oversized cars
  • Prime location in Park City’s historic district

Beaver Creek, CO Resort Living

Highlands Westview #305  Beaver Creek, CO  $1,495,000

The epitome of mountain resort living can be found just down the road from Vail in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and this lavish three-bedroom, top-floor condo in the heart of Beaver Creek Resort exemplifies that lifestyle. Enjoy the best of Colorado skiing, golfing, dining, shopping, spa experiences and more just steps from this gorgeous residence. Its open floor plan features an inviting great room with wood-burning fireplace, soaring cathedral ceilings, large picture windows, and prime ski-in-ski-out access . This penthouse’s spacious kitchen includes a granite breakfast bar with seating for four, while the adjacent dining room allows for more formal gatherings and seats six to eight. An upper level loft serves as a flexible space for an additional bedroom or media room. A large menu of onsite amenities add to this unit’s appeal: hot tub, exercise room, equipment storage locker and more. With great common amenities and onsite management included, this residence has excellent potential as a rental property, too.

Main features include:

  • 3 bedrooms plus loft, 4 full bathrooms
  • 1,787 square feet
  • Prime ski-in, ski-out location
  • Gated community
  • Hardwood floors
  • Granite counters
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Common amenities including hot tub and exercise room
  • Onsite management and security

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