Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sea Colony oceanfront condo sold & settled: 104 Annapolis House, listed by ResortQuest  

RQ's Sea Colony Blog,
Originally published Tuesday, February 8, 2011 —

For more information about this Sea Colony resort oceanfront condo, now sold and settled, please contact the listing agent.

Bethany Beach, Delaware: Sea Colony Beach Community — On the Atlantic surf's edge, just south of Bethany Beach, Delaware, and just north of Ocean City, Maryland, Sea Colony is The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community. Sea Colony features a half mile of private beach (guarded in the summer), indoor and outdoor pools (kiddie pools, too), world-class tennis (among the 50 Best Tennis Resorts in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine and #19 in the world by Tennis Resorts Online), fitness centers (the largest features indoor pool, indoor gym, saunas, weight room, exercise equipment, saunas, whirlpool, outdoor pool and more), activities for all ages (including sandcastle contests, swim meets and more), in-season community shuttle and year-round security.

Since the early 1970s, ResortQuest has been, and continues to be, the Sea Colony real estate specialist and the Sea Colony vacation rental leader.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sandestin Gumbo Festival  

ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog
Originally published Friday, February 4, 2011 —

When I think of good southern food, gumbo is always one of the first things that comes to mind.  It has a flavor that only comes from true southern home-cooking.  Get your own taste of southern hospitality at the 22nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival on February 18th and 19th.  This year, the festival has moved to The Village of Baytowne Wharf and is now stretched over two days during the President’s Day weekend.

Alabama Lifestyles Expo  

ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog,
Originally published Monday, January 31, 2011 —

Looking for places to see and things to do while vacationing in Alabama? Look no further: The 18th Annual Alabama Lifestyles Expo is coming to Caribe Resort (28103 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561) on February 10th from 9am to 2pm. The event is presented by the Alabama Advantage for Relocation, the Caribe Resort, and the Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce, promoting healthy living and quality of life for people age 50+ and their families.

3 Deals for Bear Trap Dunes Golf Resort Townhome  

Coastal Delaware & Maryland Golf Course Real Estate — Vacation Rentals Blog,
Originally published Tuesday, December 21, 2011 —

10% Off Weeks by 2/12/11; 5% Off Weeks 2/13-3/15/11; or Special 8-for-7 Stay

14 Village Green Drive,
The Village at Bear Trap Dunes,
is offering 3 summer 2011 specials
About 14 Village Green Drive, The Village at Bear Trap Dunes: Your linens are free!* This spacious 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath three-level rowhome – with three master suites – is located in the heart of The Village at Bear Trap Dunes and just a short walk from the golf course community's clubhouse (with its fine restaurant) and the Pavilion (home to the community's pools, tennis courts and fitness center). The furnished basement features an electronic dart board, foosball table and a mini-fridge. Small private courtyard area, too. Central air conditioning, well-equipped kitchen, and washer/dryer too. Extras: 6 TVs (one is 46"), 3 DVD players, Electronic dart board, Foosball table, Gas grill, Internet (via plug-in modem). Non-smoking. No pets allowed.

Romantic Breckenridge — Dining with the One You Love  

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog,
Originally published Thursday, February 3, 2011 —

Winter in Breckenridge is truly romantic. Everywhere you look, couples are holding hands and wandering the streets, window shopping in this picturesque Victorian town. The snow-covered street lamps and trees look like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The brisk mountain air invites you to warm up next to the one you love.

The restaurants in Breckenridge seem to be made for rekindling or building a new fire for love.

Ember, one of the newest eateries in town, is warm and inviting. Their motto is "Put a Spark in your Night," and they do just that with unique appetizers and culinary cocktails. For Valentine's day they have a three-course meal filled with aphrodisiacs. Call the Breckenridge Concierge now at 877-225-1162 to book your reservation.

Aspen Is Number One Ski Town for Après Scene -- by Fodor's Travel  

ResortQuest Inn at Aspen Hotel Blog,
Originally published Wednesday, January 26, 2011 —
Ajax Tavern at base of
Aspen Mtn - Fodor's Photo

Aspen just keeps making the top lists for all it's fabulous characteristics! Fodor's just came out with a Best Après Ski Resorts list and Aspen made the Number 1 Spot! If any of you have ever been to Aspen you know exactly why Fodor's thought of Aspen First!

"You'll see it all in Aspen—Hollywood celebs in cowboy boots, glamorous wives of Saudi royalty shopping, tanned European ski instructors, and fascinating and friendly locals. East Hyman Avenue is the best place for bar-hopping — a cluster of nightspots share the same address and phone number. To stay where you play, consider the Little Nell, where you can ski-in, ski-out and the bar hosts one of town's most fashionable après-ski scenes."- Fodor's

See the Full Article and the other Top Après Resorts

Check out the Aspen Scene — view restaurants, nightlife and more Aspen activities! Book your trip to Aspen asap to discover just what Fodor's and so many others are talking about! The Inn at Aspen is offering discounted rooms — only $195/nt for President's Week and Spring Break — Come play like a rock star!

ResortQuest launches free Delaware Beach real estate mobile search app for smart phones  

RQ's Sea Colony Blog,
Originally published Wednesday, February 7, 2011 —

ResortQuest Real Estate Speeds up the House-Hunting Process in Coastal Delaware with a Real Estate Search for Smart Phones

Delaware beach real estate search, from Fenwick Island to Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach to Ocean View and beyond, is now available instantly with ResortQuest Real Estate's new mobile application.

Download ResortQuest Real Estate's free coastal Delaware real estate search mobile app.
Download ResortQuest Real Estate's
free coastal Delaware real estate
search mobile app.
ResortQuest Real Estate is providing a mobile real estate search that makes it possible for resort real estate seekers to search Sussex County, Delaware, real estate listings from Fenwick Island to Lewes and Bethany Beach to Seaford from their mobile devices.

The Paramount Restaurant Brings Ski-In Breakfast to Torian Plum Plaza Steamboat Springs  

Steamboat Snow, Activities and Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team,
Originally published Wednesday, February 2, 2011 —

Finally, a "real" breakfast option on the mountain in Torian Plum Plaza located at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort. View the Torian Plum.

Sure, Gondola Joe's has a pre-made breakfast sandwich or a danish to go with your coffee, but I'm talking homemade biscuits with an elk gravy from Maribou Ranch elk. The Paramount has been open for only a few days but is already making a statement with delicious food made from scratch. Some highlights and recommendations from friends include the breakfast burrito (serves 3-4), banana bread french toast, and the biscuits and gravy.

Steamboat Springs' Best Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Locations  

ResortQuest Steamboat Springs Vacation Rentals Blog,
Originally published Monday, January 31, 2011 —

A local Steamboat saying goes, "You come to Steamboat for the winter and stay for the summer!" This couldn't be more true for many locals in Steamboat, and summers prove to be lush, warm and absolutely gorgeous! So, what better of a place to have an outdoor wedding?

Kiki is sharing her top favorite outdoor locations for Steamboat Weddings! Contact Kiki Soule, our ResortQuest Group Sales contact to help you start planning the perfect wedding with the perfect accommodations at our luxury properties in Steamboat Springs.

Here are our top 3 outdoor wedding ceremony locations in Steamboat.  
1. Fish Creek Falls Overlook
Kiki was married in this breathtaking location on a beautiful fall day. The area is truly magical, with a 283-foot cascading waterfall, massive rock outcroppings and gorgeous pine trees surrounding you as you pledge your love to your partner. From downtown Steamboat, turn east on 3rd Street towards the mountains, take the first right onto Oak Street, and then bear left on Fish Creek Road. Proceed approximately 3 miles and pull into the upper parking lot, $5 parking fee: Managed by the Forest Service. Take the paved path (good for strollers and wheelchairs) a half mile to the Fish Creek Falls overlook.

2. Steamboat Botanic Gardens
Managed by the Steamboat Parks & Recreation, this lush six-acre site features ponds, colorful annuals and perennials, numerous evergreen and deciduous trees, and delightful sculptures. My co-worker was married in this beautiful location and had a wonderful time. There were cruiser bicycles waiting for his wedding guests to ride to the wedding reception along the neighboring Yampa Valley Core Trail. This is a fun, paved seven-mile trail that runs along the meandering Yampa River. The wedding guests commented that the wedding was a very memorable treat. Contact Kiki for more info on reserving the area.

3. Trappeur's Crossing Resort & Spa
The Trappeur's Crossing Resort & Spa, managed by ResortQuest Steamboat, has six condo buildings that form a circle around a gorgeous courtyard. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with flowers, cat tails and rock outcroppings. The patio of the Trappeur's Amenities Center has an outdoor bar, BBQ stations, a fire pit surrounded with Adirondack chairs, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and three outdoor hot tubs. Please contact me and I would be happy to give you discounted rates for your wedding guests' lodging. As long as your guests book five or more condominiums, you may use this tranquil courtyard to either get married, or have a reception or brunch. View pictures of a wedding at Trappeur's Crossing.

ResortQuest Steamboat has a wide variety of wedding options to help make your day perfect while accommodating all your family and friends! See our wedding deals and wedding planning resources. Then contact Kiki today to answer questions and get a quote!

Sunrise on Baldy  

Sun Valley Hike, Bike and Snow Blog,
Originally published Friday, February 4, 2011 —

You gotta love Sun Valley sunrises... Beautiful... Boulder Mountain Tour Saturday — watch the weather, we are supposed to get snow. Warm temps, should be a great test for what ski wax to use. Be sure to ask the guys at the rental shops what to use. Good luck and ski fast.