Best New Luxury Residences for Snowbirds

Best New Luxury Residences for Snowbirds

As the calendar turns to November and the days become shorter, snowbirds are dreaming of the ideal vacation home retreat where they can escape the cold weather for the season and soak up the sun.

Although, historically, snowbirds have been senior citizens, these days many younger people are seeking to take advantage of remote-work policies and find the perfect place to relocate for the winter months.

30 and 40-somethings with young families are increasingly seeking the snowbird lifestyle. Many come from urban centers like New York and Chicago, where they keep a primary residence.

Branded residences in warm climates have become an attractive option for these home buyers because they provide all the amenities of a luxury hotel with turnkey convenience. Branded residences also appeal as investment properties because they often retain their value at a higher level than unbranded residences, making them ideal as a second home.

For many, the appeal of having a second home as a winter escape has never been stronger. Please see below some of the perfect warm weather destinations for purchasing a winter home. Each listing features a new development in one of the top snowbird escapes in North America:

Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Residence: The Residences Mandarin Oriental Grand Cayman (pictured)

As the first Mandarin Oriental residences in the Caribbean, this new property will feature 89 luxury residences, all with direct ocean views. Owners will enjoy signature culinary experiences, wellness amenities, and a destination spa, all enhanced by Mandarin Oriental’s legendary five-star service. Designed by Hart Howerton with interiors by Meyer Davis, the two, three and four-bedroom residences will offer a sanctuary atop one of the highest elevations in Grand Cayman, an unspoiled oasis called St. James Point. The project is scheduled to break ground in early 2022.

Location: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Residence St. Regis Cap Cana Resort & Residences

St. Regis Cap Cana is located in Punta Espada Beach. The Caribbean Sea surrounds it to the south and the site totals 16 acres and boasts 800 feet along with Caribbean Sea. It will feature 200 hotel rooms and suites, and 68 for sale St. Regis Branded Residences, with bespoke amenities and a world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It is currently under construction and is planned to open in 2023.

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Residence: The Residences at St. Regis Los Cabos at Quivira

Located on the scenic southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas offers stunning natural scenery, increasingly easy access from major U.S. markets and better value than many of its top competitors in the US or the Caribbean. With over 320 days of sunny weather a year and a laid back, authentic local culture, the destination has seen an influx of homebuyers from the U.S. in recent years. Located on a 33-acre site that features 1,200 feet along the ocean the new St. Regis Residences are projected to open in Fall of 2022 and will quickly become the most sought-after luxury developments in the destination.

Location: West Hollywood, California
Residence: Pendry Residences West Hollywood

Pendry Residences West Hollywood is a limited collection of only 40 luxury homes in an architecturally stunning building that terraces off Sunset Blvd down Olive Street. Imagined by renowned designer and architects Martin Brudnizki and EYRC, every Residence offers spacious interior living with thoughtful touches and custom finishes, private elevator access, and large expansive terraces up to 3,400 square feet.

Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Residence: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton

As part of Via Mizner, the world-class urban resort, the Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton are scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2022 with a collection of 85 Residences, Among its many amenities, the property features membership privileges at Via Mizner Golf & City Club and access an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.