8 Questions To Consider Before Buying a Marina Residence

If your idea of paradise is spending the day aboard your boat or yacht, you might be interested in a marina residence. With a seaside home, you live steps away from your beloved vessel and can take to the water on a whim.

Buying a marina residence means you can have it all. Your yacht is a decadent home on the water, while your residence provides elemental luxury on land.

If you’re interested in buying a home that complements your yachting lifestyle, consider asking yourself these eight questions to find the right home for you.

  • Where is the ideal location?

    If you’d like a luxurious home where you can seamlessly transition from land to sea, one of your first considerations is location. To figure out the best place, consider the following:

    • Work schedule

      If your work schedule keeps you busy and tied to a certain location, it could dictate where you’d like to buy a marina residence. You might want to look at marina residences near work to maximize your time in a new home and on the water.

    • Destination possibilities

      If you have a flexible schedule and the urge to visit a tropical, sunny locale, you can consider destinations that cater to yacht owners. Islands, peninsulas, or coastal towns are ideal.
      East Cape, located on the tip of Baja’s iconic peninsula near Cabo, is a destination many sailors seek. With its sapphire water, beautiful topography, and an entire world of sea of creatures living below, more and more yachters are drawn to the area.

    • Repeatability

      If you’re buying a marina residence, you want to make sure the location you pick is one you can visit again and again without growing bored. Besides a luxurious home and a marina, you need a place with much to explore on land and sea.

  • How big is your yacht?

    While the number of superyachts is growing, it’s still tough to find a marina that can accommodate larger vessels. The size of your yacht might narrow the search for waterfront property. Some luxury communities, like Costa Palmas, have designed an affluent marina to accommodate yachts up to 250 feet long.

  • What kind of marina will fit your needs?

    Aside from finding a marina that can accommodate the size of your vessel, think about what you need from the marina. Some marinas are barebones, meaning you have a place dock, but that’s it. If you have higher expectations, look for a marina that provides fuel, wifi, shore power, electricity, and even on-site mechanics to help if there’s a problem.

  • Besides a dock, what other amenities are you looking for?

    While you want the option to set sail on a moment’s notice, you should also consider additional amenities that you’d like to take advantage of. What are your hobbies? If you like to hit the greens, look for a marina residence with a golf course, for example, or maybe you’d like on-site restaurants, decadent shopping, or beaches within walking distance.

    Marina residences inside Costa Palmas provide a host of attractive amenities. The prestigious property offers an 18-hole golf course designed by Trent Jones Jr. You can play the entire course or try your hand at the walkable six-hole option.

    Prefer to lounge by the beach when you’re not on your boat? Marina residences inside Costa Palmas give you access to an exclusive beach and yacht club. Join like-minded travelers as you sip cocktails at the clubhouse, or plan your next great adventure with friends at the on-site restaurants.

  • What size and layout are best?

    Think about how many people you’ll typically accommodate in your new home. Whether you plan to bring your family of four or want a home that’s able to accommodate a lot of company, consider what kind of space you need in a home.

    Think not only about square footage but the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

    Consider how you’ll use the space. Are you planning to entertain outdoors? Do you want an open floor plan? What kind of view do you want?

    Make notes about the size and layout you’d like.

  • What kind of vibe are you looking for?

    The environment that you seek plays a role in the home you choose. Maybe you’re looking to buy a secluded home with access to a small marina, or maybe you’re looking for a marina residence that’s part of an affluent, vibrant community.

    More and more yachters are looking for mixed-use marinas where they can not just dock their boat but join a yacht club and grab dinner with sea-loving friends.

  • What kind of yachting itineraries can you plan from the location?

    Consider what you can explore from your proposed destination and how close nearby ports are. Ideally, you’ll find a location that gives your captain options. If there aren’t many places to see, few ports, or travel restrictions that thwart your boat from wandering, it might not be the right destination for you.

    Remember, you want a diverse place that gives you a reason to hop aboard your vessel to see something new.

  • Is a ‘yachting hub’ important to you?

    There are a handful of yachting hubs scattered throughout the world. Usually, at these hubs, you can find not only marina residences but also a community of yacht owners. Hubs are ideal for getting supplies and picking up new crew members, too, both of which play an important role in the success of your trips.

    Superyacht crews vary in size but are typically between eight and 35 members. The ability to replace crew members means you can stay fully staffed without making sacrifices in the amenities available onboard.

    Aren’t sure where to start your search? Casa Blake offers private residences that are nestled near the modern, cosmopolitan Marina Village. While it welcomes superyachts, it’s far more than just a dock. You’re steps away from dining, shopping, and the calming backdrop of the Sea of Cortez.

Ownership of a home inside Casa Blake unlocks the opportunity to join its elite Beach and Yacht Club. It provides access to Adventura, a dedicated team of people who are there to elevate each of your adventures.

Ready to learn more? Explore the lifestyle at Casa Blake.

Where elemental luxury meets a sea of dreams

Set at the edge of the Sea of Cortéz, Costa Palmas is a dramatic landscape…and a home. Costa Palmas is a unique invitation to elemental luxury and spirited adventure on a calm blue sea of dreams. Resort amenities include:

  • A world-class Beach & Yacht Club
  • Marina and Marina Village
  • Robert Trent Jones II designed world-class 18-hole Golf Course, and a Golf Practice Facility
  • Organic farms, orchards and an estuary
  • Aventura Adventure Planning and Guides
  • Bespoke Shopping
  • Sports Park

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