Nothing can be more enticing than a seaside sanctuary to call your own. A home by the sea has proven benefits for one’s physical and mental well-being. For instance, in a study conducted by the UK’s National Trust, taking a walk by the beach results in more restful sleep, with individuals clocking in an additional 47 minutes. Moreover, a study done by the University of Exeter found that coastal residents “experience lower mental distress.”
In addition to these benefits, beachfront properties are highly-coveted for their prime views and rental potential. That said, what factors must you consider when investing in a vacation home? In this article, we share tips for finding a seaside home that is worth your investment.
What type of vacation home do you dream of?
As with landlocked properties, vacation homes can take various forms. If you wish to live in a single detached home located a stone’s throw away from the water, your best option is a beachside villa. If you are a condo dweller, a villa also provides a counterpoint to the high-rise living you are perhaps accustomed to.
Conversely, if sweeping ocean views from a high vantage point is more enticing for you, a condominium unit may be a better option to consider. As with urban developments, seaside developments also offer the flexibility of choosing from the typical unit types available in the market. This includes anywhere from one-bedroom to four-bedroom units.
Whichever home type you go for, a beachfront home will provide you with refreshing views of sand and sea, as well as the city. Not to mention, you enjoy access to activities that will rejuvenate the mind and body.
What type of amenities and activities do you want to have access to?
With regard to the first question, proximity to the water means easier access to beachside activities. Having your own beachfront villa, especially one with a private deck and pool, lets you easily enjoy outdoor activities right in front of your home.
That said, the amenities provided by a development also informs the variety of activities that you can do while on vacation. A seaside getaway is not only an opportunity to do water activities but to engage in rest and relaxation however you wish. Therefore, one of the key things to know when investing in a vacation home are the amenities.
Are there pool areas where you can do quick laps? Is there an abundance of private, open spaces where you can do yoga, meditate, or simply take in the view? How about indoor play areas for your children to use on rainy days? Or function rooms you can use for family events?
After all, the essence of a vacation home revolves around slowing down. When buying a condo or beach villa, the development you choose must offer an enticing counterpoint to fast-paced city life, so you can truly enjoy yourself and an abundance of attractive amenities can contribute to the experience.
Ask about property management when investing in a vacation home
The property’s structure, the view from a unit, and other key features are some of the first aspects you will look into when shopping for a beachfront home and rightfully so. Waterfront properties are especially prized for the beauty of their environs and ocean-inspired aesthetic. And even better, wherever your property is facing, you can expect sweeping views, whether it’s the beach or an obstructed cityscape.
However, do not forget that as with other real estate investments, good property management, privacy, and security are also vital to your purchase decision. After all, the amount you pay for a beautiful, luxury coastal home must be supported by equally impressive service.
For example, investors in vacation homes may consider leasing out their space during months where they do not need it. Some developers can assist in listing your unit in the rental market. This frees you from the logistics of renting out the unit yourself. When considering your property options, talk to the property representative about after-sales service.
As for safety, ask about security measures, including the presence of 24-hour security, CCTV cameras, or standard procedures for allowing guests into the property. All of this will go a long way in providing you peace of mind so you can savor your vacation worry-free.
Enjoy the beach life at Aruga Mactan
Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan provides you with attractive options for a beachfront home that you and your family will love. Whether to use it to host the occasional family vacation, to generate rental income from long-term leases, or even to serve as a future retirement home, the development provides top-tier amenities and a variety of well-appointed villas and pre-selling condominium units to suit your needs. Not to mention, the signature Rockwell lifestyle and benchmark-setting privacy, safety, and security.
With its location in Cebu’s famed Mactan Island, noted for its snorkeling and sailing, you can enjoy remarkable views of Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay.
Find a refreshing home by the beach today. Contact Rockwell to learn more about Aruga Resorts and Residences – Mactan.