What are fancy gyms, spas, and farm-to-table restaurants as amenities when there’s a marina to lure homebuyers in?
By Shivani Vora
Developments with marinas offer a myriad of perks, according to Edward de Mallet Morgan, a partner at Knight Frank, a global real estate consultancy based in London. He describes marinas as “sexy” and “exclusive.” “They’re a perfect addition to beachfront living because you have the world of boating open to you and easy access to the water,” he says. “A marina also increases the value of your property.”
Best of all, de Mallett Morgan points out that in some destinations you can get to where you need to go by boat and leave directly from where you live. “It’s a journey that you’re going to enjoy every bit of the way,” he says.
Delta Coves, Bethel Island, California
Starting Price of Residences: Around $1M
Located off the canals of the California Delta in the East Bay Area—which is an hour from San Francisco—Delta Coves has waterfront residences, and all feature private boat docks. Given that the development is more than 1,000 miles of waterways, activities such as fishing, boating, and kayaking are mainstays. Owners also have access to Island Camp, a 15,000-square-foot private club with a gym, yoga room, lap pool, and an indoor-outdoor game pavilion.
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