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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is perched on the hills of Vietnam's famous Son Tra Peninsula. The beachfront property, which opened in June, features ��� rooms, suites, and villas showcas- ing East Sea views, and is the latest creation of designer/architect Bill Bensley. All rooms, suites, and villas have expansive bathrooms with double-basin vanities, deep-soaking marble bathtubs, and walk-in rain showers. Gourmet French dining is offered at La Maison ����, helmed by Michelin-star chef Michel Roux. The resort is also home to Citron, which features private dining booths that suspend over the hillside. Planet Trekkers, InterContinental's signature kids' club, is available for younger guests, while business vis- itors will have access to The Summit, a spectacular meeting space set within the surrounding hillside that can accommodate up to 250 guests. Thai-based Harnn Heritage Spa will begin treatments in October with the spa opening in its entirety in December. Additional benefits include complimentary Wi-Fi and shuttle service into Danang City and Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. intercontinental.com.
Carnoustie, named for the Scottish town, occupies eight acres in Ocean Colony, a luxury home development in Half Moon Bay, California. Homes here feature New England Coastal, English Cottage, and French Normandy styles and offer up to �,400 square feet of living space on lots with ocean and golf course views. Carnoustie is the final addition in Ocean Colony, making
Luxury villas spring up on Costa Rica's Playa Flamingo.
Nestled on pristine Playa Flamingo on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, private residence club The Palms at Playa Flamingo recently
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unveiled two new beachfront villas. Just steps from the Pacific Ocean, the new villas comprise 3,000 square feet each. The ground- floor villa, which includes a large deck that's perfect for entertaining, has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room. The top villa features open cedar-beamed ceilings with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a powder room, and a spacious loft. Interior treatments include floor-to-
ray of light: Half Moon Bay.
ceiling glass doors that provide magnificent ocean and sunset views, plus deep-colored hardwood floors. The spacious kitchen comes fully equipped with granite counters and Sub-Zero and Viking appliances. The villas are for sale for full ownership at
$2.25 million and $2.5 million, respectively. The Palms also offers shared ownership op- portunities. Potential owners can purchase 1/8th shares at $149,000 or 1/10th shares starting at $129,000. palmscostarica.com.
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it the last opportunity to buy a new home in the upscale community. Nearby are the Ritz-Carl- ton, two championship golf courses, a spa, and a tennis club. Phase one of the development con- sists of approximately nine homes, which went on the market in May. Carnoustie home prices start at around $�.4 mil- lion. carnoustiehomes.