Thursday, May 15, 2014

What do I like about the Marina Palms?




Years ago, South of Aventura, on Biscayne Blvd., I used to take my boat for service at a shop in the Maule Lake Marina.
It was a large place with lots of docks, slips, boat storage; my boat mechanic happened to have his shop at the Marina.

Most of the time I would reach it by water.  On my boat, going South, about a quarter mile before reaching the then called Shooters waterfront cafe (now Duffy's), at the 163 street bridge, there is a canal on the right (west) side of the Intracoastal.

A couple of blocks bordering some homes and you would  be on  open waters: Maule Lake. We would often water-ski on the lake, or throw a fishing line for the kids, or just anchor the boat to enjoy the quiet waters at the sunset.

On the West edge of the lake was the large Maule Lake marina.
Years passed; my mechanic moved out of the marina, my kids grew up, but I still navigated the canal  close-by on my way to Bakers-Haulover inlet which is the point I use to head offshore. 

On its Biscayne Blvd. front, there was an outdoor furniture store right next to it.  It’s gone now. Not that it was such a great view, but I had grown used to seeing the hundreds of boats of all sizes around the docks or on trailers. I think that US customs stored on the site some seized vessels going to auction.

A little more than a year ago I noticed that something was going on and then there was a large sign announcing a waterfront construction. And I realized that the land would be used for residential homes.
I remember that the first thing that came to my mind was that whoever owned the land had a great idea. Right on Biscayne Boulevard, where no one expects to sea water, there was the open bay, and you could  now see what was actually water and the Maule lake. 

Whatever is your idea about developing Miami, anything that means a sensible usage of the waterways makes me happy.


Miami has this incredible network of canals, lakes and all kind of waterways that is almost unique for a large city.  If you have lived here and never took a ride on a water taxi, enjoyed a drink and a sandwich on a friend’s boat, 





....or hopped at a waterfront bar for a icy beer and some greasy fried appetizers; if you haven’t gone around admiring the mansions seen from the canals, or woken up early and headed out half asleep  to try for some snapper or Spanish mackerel, then you haven’t really lived here. 

And if you can do it from the backyard of the place where you live, then you should bless the day you arrived here.




Marina Palms is somehow one of the versions of this dream. A couple of buildings with all the bells and whistles of modern luxury, resting on a lake, with close ocean access. 

Large apartments with magnificent views and all you can think of in terms of amenities and lavish comfort. And all this in a quiet but so desirable area, steps from Aventura, its full-time shopping, some of the best restaurants and bars in Miami, a few minutes from the classy Bal Harbour, the Atlantic Ocean beaches, the new neighborhoods of Midtown, and the Arts District, casinos, racetracks and shopping centers.

But then again, it’s always the closeness of the water what captivates me. 
At its price level, it might very much become my top choice over most of the new construction in the territory between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Here what the developers have to say about the Marina Palms 




 

Marina Palms Yacht Club and Residences


In North Miami Beach, very close to Aventura,  Gulfstream Village, yet at driving distance from South Beach, Brickell and the most coveted areas of South Florida, a new project on the water, that will include boat slips for all its units, is the talk of the town.



MARINA PALMS YACHT CLUB and RESIDENCES




Marina Palms Yacht Club and Residences brings the yachting lifestyle back to Miami with the county’s first luxury condominium and yacht club project in two decades.
The luxury condominium development will pamper residents with white-glove amenities, high-end
finishes and unparalleled, personalized services, while the private, full-service marina will offer 112 boat slips for yachts up to 90 feet in length, and deepwater access to Haulover Inlet, just 20 minutes away,


BUILDING FEATURES

Gated entry
Secure garage parking
24-hour professional security and video surveillance
WiFi throughout all common areas
e-Concierge app for iPad/mobile access to Marina Palm’s
wide array of services and amenities.
High-speed elevators
Lavish spa with sauna, steam and private treatment rooms
Men’s & women’s locker rooms
State-of-the-art fitness center
Professional grade studio for yoga/pilates
News café with daily newspaper service
Club room with 100”+ television
Billiards table with bar
Executive business lounge with conference room
Pet-friendly environment







MARINA
112-slip private marina for yachts up to 90 feet in length
Full-time dock master
Full service yacht club concierge
Fueling services
Dockside high speed internet and cable TV
Well-equipped sundry store
Picturesque marina promenade 








OUTDOOR AMENITIES
Water sports including boating, jet skiing, kayaking,
water skiing, wind surfing and snorkeling
Lushly landscaped, 14-acre lifestyle enclave on
750 linear feet of prime waterfront
Resort-style pool deck with infinity pool, hot tub
and stunning waterfront views
Outdoor gourmet kitchen
Dedicated children’s pool, children’s outdoor playground
Convenient dog park access at East Greynolds Park




SERVICES
24-hour valet parking
Personal butler service
On-site car wash service and detailing
Pool attendants
Tennis club membership
Pet station
Pet spa services
Activity rooms for children and teens

RESIDENCES FEATURES
Imported Italian cabinetry by Snaidero with stone countertops
Grohe bathroom fixtures
Subzero and Wolf appliances
Elegant floating Italian bathroom vanities by Snaidero
Frameless glass enclosed showers with hand-held head in bathrooms
Generous 8-foot deep private terraces with glass railings
Expansive marina and panoramic water views of Intracoastal and beyond
Freestanding soaking tubs in master bathroom
Large walk-in closets
Smart technology ready
Solid core doors throughout
Sound insulated walls throughout
Spacious open floor plans with ceilings heights in excess of 9’
Full-sized, front loaded washer and dryer in every residence

HOW TO PURCHASE:
1. Contact me at 954-296-6741 or 1-800-416-2747  and request inventory of available units.

2. Let's go visit the building's site, elect a unit and fill out reservation form.

3. Write a check or wire funds payable to Chicago Title Insurance Company for 10% of the purchase price.


Schedule of payments
 
10% at Reservation
10% at Contract
20% at Ground breaking
60% at Closing


THE NORTH TOWER IS SOLD OUT (except a very few pent-houses).

THE SOUTH TOWER IS SELLING VERY FAST.


Presented by: 


Henry B. Nathan

Luxury Waterfront Real Estate Specialist

 United Realty Group 


Call me: (954) 296-6741    Toll Free (800) 416-2747


Toll Free from France: 01-82-88-88-65 
 



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