A lot of people in my generation (the baby boomers) are already making plans as to where they will spend their reclining years. Many will keep a place up north for the summer and want a place in Florida for the winter. There's nothing new about that. Except there are going be so many of us soon-to-be-retirees that there may be a run on retirement places in Florida. I don't think our generation will be ready for the nursing home type facility. Instead I think a lot of us may want a place that has all of the convenience of a home with lots of amenities, no yard work, and limited housekeeping required. That's why I think the Key West Beachside Resort might make an excellent place to retire to.
The Beachside Resort is located at the east end of the island of Key West. It's close enough to drive to Old Town to see a play, to dine at a great eatery, or to party with friends. It is conveniently located near our three shopping centers. The airport and several marinas are all within a mile or so. And the Key West Golf Course is only five minutes away.
The units are designed such that the formal entry provides access to the "guest" bedroom (or second transient rental) which abuts but is not inside the main residence. I can imagine that an older couple might live in the main residence and possibly use the second bedroom by a live-in when and if that might become necessary.
Think about the luxury of calling downstairs and having the restaurant deliver your dinner to your residence on a night you don't feel like cooking or going out for dinner. If you are reading this and think my logic is a little strange, consider the cost of living in a typical assisted living facility. The Beachside Resort would not substitute for a person who needs a nursing home type facility, but it would be a great alternative for someone who is healthy that wants a no maintenance environment with lots of amenities and convenient to Key West locations.
The Beachside Resort has all of the amenities you would expect including a private beach, huge pool with poolside bar and grill, gym, lush tropical gardens, private parking, plus the hotel amenities including concierge service and restaurants. Imagine the convenience of having all of that available every day.
Unit No. 432 is Bank Owned and the asking price was just reduced to $549,500. or $405 per sq ft for this 1357 sq ft two bedroom, two bath and one-half bath luxury condominium with features that exceed what you will likely not find elsewhere in Key West and certainly not in this price range. The unit comes furnished. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"This condo is located on the top floor and offers additional outdoor space with a roof top deck and amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. This unit is 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and will be sold with 2 transient rental licenses and all of the modern furnishing needed. The unit can be divided into 2 separate living spaces (A+B) which can be rented separate from one another, this is ideal for separate rentals. The waterfront resort offers a large heated swimming pool, a spa, a fitness center, a beautiful beach and the best restaurants on the island."CLICK HERE to checkout the Key West mls listing data sheet and photos for Unit No. 432. Be sure to notice the monthly association fees of $1668 which include "Exterminating, Trash Removal, Building Exterior Maintenance, Building Insurance, Common Area Maintenance, Pool Maintenance, and Security". I've been to the Beachside Resort many times. The place is a total class act each time and all the time. You will be proud to have your friends and family visit you. You may rent or not rent your unit as well. The unit comes with two Transient Rental Licenses which permit rentals on a daily basis which can go through the hotel or through a property management company of your choosing.
Compare this bath to what you might expect to see in a similarly priced condo elsewhere in Key West. No comparison!
If you would like to see this unit or any other property in Key West, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.