What's your favorite thing to do in Palm Beach over the summer?
Summer is ocean and beach time here in Palm Beach County, Florida. The water is extremely warm and calm this time of year with constant soft breezes that offer the feeling of a perpetual vacation, even though within minutes you can return to the heart of the city.
Juno Beach is a world-famous destination for sea turtle nesting, and the summer season is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of this natural phenomenon by either viewing large sea turtles pull themselves up on shore to lay their eggs or seeing the process months later as hatchlings scurry past birds and other prey from the nest to their new ocean life. These animals can swim to Africa and back in their lifetime, but somehow know to return to our area beaches, within just miles of their birth, to nest themselves and continue the circle of life. I’ve lived here almost 30 years, and I will never cease to be amazed by that fact.
Trips to the Bahamas are a breeze from our area, too. On a calm day, we can get from the Palm Beach Inlet to Old Bahama Bay, Grand Bahama Island in less than two hours by boat. Once there, you are not only in a different country, but you feel like you are in another world, surrounded by crystal clear, blue water and some of the most unique marine life in the world.
Golf, tennis, fine dining and every other imaginable amenity is wonderful in the summer months because you have the luxury of only half the people here in the “off season” to make waiting for anything a total non-issue. What to go to your favorite restaurant? No problem, just walk-in, no reservations needed. Want to play golf without a tee time? Same thing…depending on where you play, you can probably get on the course with a moment’s notice.
If you could own a house anywhere in Palm Beach, what street would it be on?
If I won the Lottery tomorrow, I would buy a place on Beach Road, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound Florida with the Atlantic Ocean as my front yard and the Intracoastal Waterway with boat dockage as my backyard. Many of the home sites here, more than an acre in size, have high elevations that offer constant ocean breezes and amazing water views of paradise.
Catch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean as you savor coffee in your private beach house or end a perfect day by taking in the burnt orange sky of sunsets over the Intracoastal and your private yacht while sipping cocktails by the pool on your back lawn and patio area. It’s sounds like a dream, but here on Beach Road in Jupiter Island, it’s a reality for a select few. No wonder celebrities like Celine Dion, Tiger Woods, and Greg Norman have already chosen this signature location for their personal address.
What sets Marotta Realty apart from the other companies in your market?
I’ve been in luxury residential real estate for almost thirty years, and whenever I hire a new person to work with our firm, I explain to them that we are not just about selling houses… we want to help families find their home. Understanding the difference between those two concepts is what separates an average realty company from one that is dedicated to providing personal, professional and prompt service, tailored to the unique needs of each client.
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