Imagine a turnkey vacation or second home with all of the amenities of one of SoCal’s top luxury oceanfront resort destinations right at your fingertips. Such is the case with this charming, fully furnished “Casita” now on the market for $2.095 million, complete with a tranquil, garden-like atmosphere complemented by sweeping views of the Pacific, Catalina Island, Abalone Cove and Portuguese Bend, along with the requirement to occupy the fee-simple property up to 60 days a year and rent it out as a vacation spot the remaining days.
“This home is located in one of the most sought-after locations on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, situated on the Terranea Resort overlooking the bluffs of Rancho Palos Verdes along Palos Verdes Drive South,” says listing agent Brok Butcher of Butcher Realty. “Terranea offers one of the most serene and virtually unparalleled settings in the nation. The site was carefully planned to protect the valuable coastal resources that define the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Of the resort’s 102 acres, 14 are preserved as natural landscape to maintain the indigenous vegetation and to support ecological balance in the area by reinforcing biodiversity.”
Found at 100 Terranea Way—amid the Mediterranean-inspired retreat built in 2009 using only the highest quality finishes and craftsmanship—Casita 21-301 features more than 2,000 square feet of living space punctuated by designer lighting and furnishings, beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry and Toto soaking tubs in each of the three baths.
Among the highlights: an eye-catching entryway consisting of a private outdoor living room warmed by a fireplace, and a trio of bedrooms with separate entrances and patios (including a guest suite with a full kitchen, and living and laundry rooms). A professional chef’s kitchen with granite countertops and high-end appliances opens to a great room with a fireplace and sliding French doors leading to a secluded covered patio, while a storage closet can be locked when the owner is away.
Both owners and guests also are privy to plenty of upscale resort amenities and services. Think nine restaurants; four heated pools; a 50,000-square-foot spa and fitness center; hiking trails; and a 9-hole, par-3 golf course. In addition, Casita owners have access to a 24-hour owner’s concierge, as well as priority dining reservations, spa privileges and more. The nearby Golden Cove Center, meanwhile, offers a Trader Joe’s, Admiral Risty and Avenue Italy restaurants, Starbucks and pharmacy.
“The Casita is a great investment and a rare opportunity to own a piece of the renowned Terranea Resort,” says Butcher. “Because you can rent out each bedroom individually, there is a higher potential to keep the Casita occupied. At the moment, Terranea is not selling any more of their Casitas, and as the word spreads about this superb destination, I believe it will become harder and harder to book a room at this award-winning luxury resort.”
Brok Butcher | 310.710.6387
List Price $2.095 million
PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF LING GE AND LILY BUTCHER