The following properties were featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Grand Vie magazine in a special section about second home opportunities in tropical locations. The section was written by Dallas real estate blogger Candy Evans.

A second home in the tropics is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the small pleasures of life, and create generational memories. Whether you re looking a private island paradise off Florida s sunset coast, an elegant Caribbean-style villa overlooking Saint Barts bay of St. John in the French West Indies, or a signature home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point, California, the latest issue of Grand Vie magazine offers an array of second-home options that will suit every want and need. To learn more about buying an exceptional tropical property, click here. Below are just a few of the luxury second home opportunities featured in the spring issue of Grand Vie:

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO I $2,800,000
Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member P.V. Realty, S.A. de C.V.

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Villa Venado is located within The Manicured Hillside, a gated residential community in upper Garza Blanca. Solid construction coupled with flowing natural lines and tasteful décor reflect the extensive travels of the current owners. With more than 10,000 square feet of living space, the home offers seven bedrooms, eight baths and spacious entertainment areas making it ideal for generations of family to enjoy, or for a high-end vacation rental.

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OMAO, HAWAII I $7,500,000
Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
This ranch-style estate on 12 elevated acres in Omao on Kauai’s sunny south side offers ocean, mountain and valley views. The entrance lined with palm trees leads to the multi-winged residence with 7,822 square feet of living space, and 1,600 square feet of covered lanais. Outdoor amenities include a hot tub, an infinity-edge lap pool, a kitchen, living and dining spaces, waterfall features, fire pits and flowering gardens. A stream and a valley are located on the back side of the estate along with stocked ponds, gazebos, docks and a landscape nursery.

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LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA I $7,750,000
Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member First Team Estates

Overlooking Emerald Bay’s expansive private beach, this custom residence offers the finest in seaside living. Ideal for entertaining and everyday living, this meticulously maintained five-bedroom, five-bath and one half-bath home offers an elevator that serves three floors, a spa, a sauna and a workout room. In addition, ownership offers Emerald Bay’s exclusive coastal neighborhood with 24-hour gated and manned security, a private beach, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a swim complex and clubhouse, all within nearly 21 acres of groomed parks in one of the most-exclusive enclaves on the West Coast.

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Longing for more? Check back here at the Ebby Blog in the next few days for other luxury second home opportunities in tropical locations around the globe.

Comprised of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, the Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be the exclusive North Texas affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. The company is also the luxury market leader in North Texas, selling more homes priced at $1 million and above than any other broker.

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