Rocky Point Home— 4276 Se Rainbows End—-RX-10081280

Manatee PocketRocky Point in Stuart,  is one of the special places in Stuart.  Geographically it is shaped like a thumb, surrounded on three sides by navigable water ways.  One side is the Manatee Pocket, one side is the St Lucie River, and the last is the Intracoastal Waterway.  From anywhere in Rocky Point is just short boat ride to the Ocean, in fact other than Sailfish Point it has the most convenient access to the Atlantic in all of Martin County.

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One of the things that I really like about Rocky Point is the pride of ownership.  Even though only a hand full of communities are gated, the whole area feels like its inside an HOA.  At the end of Cove Road there is a small park where people go fishing and to watch the boats go by on the Intracoastal.  Leading to it is a great wide sidewalk that is far from the roads edge that you will see dog walkers, bikers, joggers taking advantage of the wonderful setting.  Even if you come just to drive through, take an hour enjoy the great little communities, when you done pull into the Manatee Pocket have lunch or dinner or drinks at Shrimpers, Manatee Island Bar and Grill, Twisted Tuna, or the most unique Grove Dock Bar & Cafe with all its artists shops. Think its better seen than described.

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Now on to my listing, located at 4276 SE Rainbows End, Stuart FL 34997.  The home is located almost at the end of Horseshoe Point Rd in the Rainbow Cove Community.  Its a small self governed community with annual HOA dues of $100.00, approximately 30 homes make up the community.  When I was given this project by the bank, I had the the worst looking house in the neighborhood by far.  I felt bad for the neighbors.  Finally the bank approved the contractors bids and work began fixed up this diamond in the rough.  Landscaping was attended to first, and then the roof was repaired.  Since one valley had leaked the roofing contractors recommend all the valleys be repaired.  This work has been completed and the house is on the market.  The better features of the house are, wood floors through out, all three bedroom are large or oversized, cbs construction, a walk up attic from the garage, huge back yard, part of its fenced for pets.  Some items that need addressing, the kitchen is partway through a remodel, also the master bath is mainly original, and the landscaping needs lots of love.   mls report 4276 se rainbows

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If you are interested in other homes or communities in Rocky Point, contact me at 561-876-4568 or tom@tomtraub.com, I will be happy to help you out.

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A little self promotion- TV Commercial

For the past few weeks, my company Platinum Properties has been running a TV commercial on Comcast featuring some of our agents. I happen to be one of those agents, here is my spot.  You can click the hyperlink  Tom Traub Platinum Properties Commercial.

 Hopefully you approve.

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A New Look Coming to North Palm Beach

site plan Water ClubYou may be wondering what going up between PGA Blvd and  US 1 Intracoastal bridge, well its the Water Club.  A new high rise development by Kolter, it will consist of two towers with 73 units per tower and 20 villa style units.  This is a luxury community with prices ranging between 700k and 2M.  The first 63 units are being released now, construction should take approximately two years.  I do not have floor plans on the villas yet, but we have the four floor plans for the 22 story towers.  Floors 2 thru 17 you will have a choice of four floor plans.  The Azure, a 3 bedroom 4 bath 2600 square foot unit with an additional 444 sq ft of terrace.  The Brandeis, a 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 1728 sq ft unit with additional 335 sq ft of terrace.  The Cobalt, 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 1959 sq ft unit with additional 319 sq ft of terrace.  Finally the Deepsky, a 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 1949 sq ft unit with an additional 361 terrace.  The view should be spectacular, with the upper floors having not only panoramic views of Lake Worth and Little Lake Worth, but they should also have amazing ocean views.  My guess would be 6th or 7th and up to have ocean views.  I will do an updated post once the villas and penthouse floor plans are released.

Water Club   The current view of the Water Club property before the construction begins. Some of the features of Water Club will be private elevators, 15 boat slips just to the north of Old Port Cove Marina, gated community, a large resort style pool, and clubhouse, covered parking under the towers, and fitness center.

For additional Questions or to visit the site contact Tom 561-876-4568 or tom@tomtraub.com.

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Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure—-Phenonenal Event

Bluewater BabesThe weekend of October 4th and 5th was kicked of with a great local event, Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure at Castaways Square Grouper.  A charity that supports local ovarian and breast cancer patients in need of financial support through the benefiting charities, Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper, and the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program.  This was my first year participating and the 5th overall for the event, it includes not only the fishing tournament, but also a costume contest, drink contest and boat decorating contest.  Our team from Platinum Properties participated in everything but the boat decorating contest.  My favorite was the costume contest, the imagination was outstanding, the winners all dressed as Rosy the riveter, I really liked the the boob bees, the ladies dressed as bees and the men as bee keepers, our team kind of combined the drink theme into the costume and took the Platinum Blonde drink and served it as Marilyn Monroe.

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Unfortunately it was a little to late on Friday night when I walked out the docks to view the decorated boats to get good photos, but the creativity was very impressive there as well.

Bluewater BabesSaturday started early with all boats doing a shotgun start from Square Grouper in the inlet.  We started great with Marie catching a black fin tuna within the first hour, but as the weather kept improving our fortunes did not, we failed to land even a single dolphin.  We were not alone stuggling to land fish, the weather was perfect the seas were calm but the fish were not interested.  Great day on a boat, in fact any day on the water beats a day on land.

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Fishing Tournament Winners

Fishing Tournament Winners

As you can see with the totals, not an impressive list of winning fish.  But that did not slow the fantastic time had by all.  The event finished up Saturday night back at the Square Grouper for the awards ceremony and the raffle.  The were tons of great packages to buy tickets for, even a custom Lilly Pulizter girls beach cruiser bike.  Not my style, but impressive non the less.  I know I look forward to next years event, and hope even more boats join with even more sponsors.

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Fabulous Horse Property in Jupiter Farms

9863 165th, Jupiter FarmsCome out and experience all this property has to offer.  This beautiful equestrian property is located in the eastern side of Jupiter Farms on 165th off of Jupiter Farms Road.  It is a 5 acre parcel that is fully fenced into 7 paddocks, one is intended to be a dressage rink.  A stable building was added in 2010, it includes an office, tack room, living quarters,  and 9 standard stables and one rehabilitation stable, and additional storage room.  The structure is approximately 130′ by 24′, owners currently have a commercial boarding license for the stables.

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The barn features two zone air conditioning, one for the office and one for the living quarters.  It also has a separate septic system for the office half bath and full bath in living quarters.  The paddock fencing was completed in 2006, all paddocks have irrigation which draws from the canal.

There is also a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a pool.  The house was built in 1977 and is in need of serious TLC.  It has roof leaks and open permit on uncompleted repairs.  This home is a perfect candidate for a tear down or a complete remodel, it just waiting for the newer owner to put their personal stamp on this home. We are not including the value of this home in the property, the asking price of $435,000.00 only reflects the the land and paddocks, and stable.

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For additional information call Tom at 561-876-4568

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Carlin Park—Heart Paracours

Heart Parcourse Carlin ParkFor years I have gone to Carlin Park, but until the other day I had no idea they had a cool little workout course.  A friend asked me if I would like to do the Heart Course, what Heart Course. To me Carlin Park was just an ocean park with pavilions and tennis courts and tons of beach.  To my surprise on the west side of A1A is about a 1 1/3 wood chip track with 20 workout stations along the way.

Heart Parcourse Carlin Park Heart Parcourse Carlin Park Heart Parcourse Carlin Park  The first few stations are designed to get you stretched out and limber, then it moves in to some more physically demanding stations. Nothing outrageous, sit ups, pull ups, step ups,  and push ups.  There are also stations that are more agility based, and a you finish with a test of balance on a low balance beam like structure.  There are 20 stations in all the are cut out along the track, the track is measured with signs each quarter mile. Much of the track is tree lined so you get some shade along the way, plus being along the ocean there is usually a nice breeze, all in all it is the most enjoyable work out trail I have ever experienced in a park setting.  I hope to see you all out there enjoying a great little workout.

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Coming Soon to Market—-7675 159th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens

7675 159th Court North  A once beautiful property in Palm Beach Country Estates will be coming to market shortly.  This now bank owned home will be hitting the market in the next few days, its a 3 bedroom 2 bath with office on over sized 1.6 acre lot.  There is a lot to love about this property, its once magnificent landscaping is being brought back in shape.  Fabulous screened in pool and hot tub to enjoy from large linai.  The home also features a 2007 built cbs garage that is 45 feet deep and 32 wide and has 10 ft high garage doors.  This is truly a must see property, just to take it all in.  The lot is extra wide and deep backing up to the canal, it features mature landscaping and fruit trees, a wide variety of palms.  There is also a big beautiful concrete circle driveway.

7675 159th 7675 159th 7675 159th 7675 159th 7675 159th 7675 159th  There are also some challenges with this home, being a foreclosure there are some maintenance issues.  This 2144 sq foot home is frame with T111 siding, there are numerous places where it needs attention.  The master bath needs some tile work, and the carpets need replacing in nearly every room.  But finding a home with all the bonus features in the extremely desirable Palm Beach Country Estates will be nearly impossible.  Palm Beach Country Estates is an equestrian large lot community located off of Donald Ross just to the west of I95 and the Turnpike, it has amazing access to Abacoa and also PGA Blvd with the Jog Rd extension.  It is rural living with suburban access to shops, restaurants and major highways.

Call for additional information and pricing, Tom 561-876-4568.

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Great Jupiter Farms Pool Home on Rare corner Lot—-RX-9958290

12335 165th Road NorthThis is a must see home, located at 12335 165th Road North between Mellen and Alexander.  It is an extremely well maintained Jupiter Farms property includes bonus square footage.  This new listing will not disappoint. From the dramatic circle entrance driveway, to the beautiful manatee shaped pool, the lot is nice and deep and has access from 123rd trail for the side load garage and room in backyard for additional out building to house toys or stable.  The property is completely fenced, and features mature landscaping and over a dozen of coconut palms.  This 3 bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage home is 1850 square feet under air, but feels larger due to the bonus square footage the enclosed Florida room provides. The complete square footage of the home is 2696. The home is a split floor plan with bedrooms on either side of the great room.  The great room has cathedral ceilings and includes the kitchen, family room, breakfast area, cozy fireplace, and wet bar.  This beautiful home is eligible to all buyers whether cash, conventional, FHA or VA financing.

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As always Jupiter Farms has fantastic access to both I95 and the Turnpike, has community based A rated Jupiter Farms Elementary School.  Jupiter Farms is adjacent to Riverbend Park, in my opinion one of the most spectacular parks in the area.  And if you have not kayaked or canoed the Loxahatchee River shame on you, just a few minutes down the river and you are in original unspoiled Florida with Cypress trees that are older than our nation.

For more information please contact me at 561-876-4568 or tom@tomtraub.com.

 

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MacArthur State Park—Beautiful and Wild

MacArthur State ParkMacArthur Beach State Park is not only one of the best state parks in Florida, it is one of my favorite places on the planet.  Located on the the northern end of Singer Island, the easiest access is from I95 to PGA Blvd east to the park.  This park is one of the more unique parks around it spans a number of completely different ecosystems.  You park on the western side of the park, and if you head towards the beach you will pass by the Nature Center and amphitheater through the woods and out onto a long wooden bridge that takes you over the northern end of the Lake Worth Lagoon.  From the bridge not only will you see fish jumping out of the water but you are likely to see a very wide variety bird life, and a number of kayakers.  Once you arrive at the eastern end of the bridge you are in the mangroves, and you are free to explore them along designated trails, expect to see butterflies of all sorts of sizes and colors, also expect to see amazing spider webs.  If you choose to skip the trails and head to the beach, you have an expansive beach, and a protected dune, with sea-grapes stabilizing the dunes.  Once you enter the water, you will be amazed to see the reef,  it is mainly fossilized coral, but that does not mean there is no life.  Swimming along the reef is like swimming in a giant aquarium, the fish are everywhere.  Unfortunately, today the surf was up and I was unable to take photos of the reef, but that only means I will have to come back and add a part two.

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Before you leave make sure you take time to stop by the Nature Center, it is designed for kids but informative for all ages.  It is full of live examples of what is living in the mangroves, lagoon and reef.  The center also has a theater with educational videos, and an amphitheater for summer camp.  The center also contains a gift shop and kayak outfitter.  If you are going kayaking, you will have miles of mangrove coastline to explore as well as Munyon Island which is only accessible by boat.  This once famous island housed the Hotel Hygeia, that was destroyed by fire almost a hundred years ago.  So please come by for a day, you wont be disappointed, this is one of the truly great parks in Florida.

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Egret Landing of Jupiter

Egret Landing Pool and Club HouseEgret Landing of Jupiter is an extremely desirable community lying in western Jupiter off of Central Blvd.  It is a large community made up of 654 single family homes, the home come in a number of floor plans and are both single and two story homes.  The current price point is from the mid 300′s to the upper 600′s. It was developed in the mid to late 90′s through the early 2000′s.  Egret Landing is in a prime location bordering Abacoa to the south, Jupiter Golf Club to the north, Indian Creek the east and I95 to the west.  It has easy access to both I95 and the Turnpike off of Indiantown Rd.  Egret Landing of Jupiter features over 30 acres of lakes on its nearly 250 acre site, along with a very large club house complex.  At the clubhouse you have on site management, a pool, a fitness center, a child’s play area, soccer field, basketball court, seven tennis courts, including one that looks directly over a lake.  The community has plenty of room for walking or running with tree lined sidewalks throughout.

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Individual homes start at about 2000 square feet under air up to the largest models around 4000 sq ft under air.  Homes are a more  modern Florida styled, with concrete tiles roofs and cbs construction.  The homes are on lots that vary from about 1/4 acre to approximately an 1/2 acre.

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