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For $295,000 You Can Have the Ultimate Summer With Your Own Private Cabana

A Miami condo found a unique way to ensure residents are socially distant at the pool.


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Summer is here, and after months of being cooped up, people are itching to lounge poolside. But with social distancing recommendations still in place, crowding around a pool could be a little iffy for some. But a luxury condo in Miami’s neighborhood of Coral Gables found a solution: selling private cabanas.

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Residents at Villa Valencia, a collection of just 39 ultra-luxury condominium residences, can now purchase a 250-square-feet private cabana. Only six are available and are located next to the resort-style pool on the building’s pool deck. And they come with some incredible amenities.

Each unit includes interior A/C, a kitchenette that includes a Sub-zero mini-fridge and beverage center, as well as a full bathroom. Cabinets come in a choice of dark or light European wood, and you can choose between Delta or Brizo fixtures. Meanwhile, the exterior features a small private spa pool and rooftop sundeck, accessible via a spiral staircase.

The hope is that in the age of balancing precaution and relaxation, the private cabana experience will allow residents to enjoy a private oasis within communal areas.

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“Our thought was to extend the condo living space to the amenity spaces; a poolside cabana is the ultimate luxury that provides a totally private getaway,” said Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures. “With high-end buyers seeking more space nowadays, the cabana is the ideal place to enjoy Florida’s weather in a safe and private atmosphere. Nothing speaks more to exclusivity than having your own roof deck and plunge pool alongside the pool deck.”

The price for a slice of safe paradise? The cabanas at Villa Valencia are priced at $295,000 each. That’s in addition to the condo itself, which can cost anywhere from $1.65 to $14.9 million.

Other luxury buildings offering private cabanas for purchase include Palazzo Della Luna, the boutique condominium representing the zenith of bespoke luxury on Fisher Island, and The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach.


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