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Anchors Aweigh: 3 Sailor Friendly Homes Near Marinas

Luxury Defined sets sail to homes that will delight die-hard and day sailors alike

There’s a very good reason that sailboats and motor yachts are called pleasure craft. Sailing is a heady cocktail of romance, adventure, and independence, intimately connected to the rhythms of the sea.  

On the water, there are peaceful dawns, red sunsets, and starry nights, and at voyage’s end, the pleasures of the harbor. Did someone mention cocktails? The love of sailing inevitably becomes a lifestyle, whether it’s lounging on the pool deck of a superyacht or navigating the crystal waters of the Caribbean in a catamaran.  

Herewith, Luxury Defined offers a fleet of sleek, luxurious dwellings near marinas and mooring aplenty to berth that lifestyle on shore. 

1. Aegean Seaflower in Mykonos, Greece 

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The Aegean Seaflower, a waterfront jewel, occupies 2.45 acres of beautiful grounds on the Greek Island of Mykonos in the Cyclades archipelago.  

This beautiful villa commands uninterrupted views over the Aegean Sea and the northern coast of the island.  

There are 4,650 square feet of light-filled interiors with sea views from nearly every vantage. An elegant living and dining area with three working fireplaces, two kitchens, and a study are among the appointments.  

The private quarters comprise five bedrooms and four bathrooms in the main house and a detached, one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio for guests. 

 Surrounding the home are expansive outdoor terraces for dining under the stars. Beyond are lovely gardens with a pool and a patio with a sheltered pergola leading down to two sandy beaches and the azure waters of the Aegean.    

The world-class marina at Mykonos Port is a short drive, as are superb beaches, and the glitz and glamour of Mykonos Town. 

2. The Loren at Turtle Cove Villa 6, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 

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The Loren at Turtle Cove offers a unique take on the traditional island lifestyle.

Located on an exclusive cove on Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, this prestigious residential resort includes a boutique hotel, restaurant, and a private marina, offering boat slips on long-term lease for vessels 30 to 60 feet. 

The residences at the Loren comprise 25 condominiums and six opulent villas. The finest of these is Villa 6: The Bougainvillea. Within this ultra-luxurious home are 7,563 square feet of contemporary living spaces with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a fitness room, full-service chef’s kitchen, and a secure garage.  

The main level is an open-concept living area with a formal dining space, gourmet kitchen, and wine cellar. Expansive windows take in the turquoise waters of Grace Bay, creating a seamless connection with the outdoors.

The private pool deck, terraces, and balconies are enveloped by a secluded garden, a stone’s throw from Loren’s magnificent beachfront cove.  

Owners enjoy access to the Loren’s full suite of amenities, including a restaurant and bars, a fitness center and spa, swimming pools, a wine room, valet and chauffeur services, 24-hour concierge, private chefs, party planners, and excursions.   

3. Riviera Estate in Opatija, Croatia 

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This gated, 1.5-acre sea-view estate offers sunbaked serenity, maximum privacy, and unobtrusive security on Croatia’s Opatija Riviera, an 18-mile stretch of coastline from the green slopes of Mount Učka to the blue expanses of the Adriatic Sea.  

The three tile-roofed dwellings offer fresh-air lounging, living and sleeping spaces which open to spacious, shaded verandas, balconies, and breezy, vined, trellised terraces. All told, interior spaces extend to 3,810 square feet, with four inviting bedrooms, seven contemporary bathrooms, and one half-bathroom.  

The gardens are landscaped with Mediterranean plants and flowers. The infinity pool is flanked by a sun-worshiper’s deck with lounging chairs. There are several parking spaces augmenting the secure parking garage.  

Berths and marina facilities are available at the Yacht Club Opatja and the full-service Opatia Marin. 

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