New Beach-House Resort, Seahorse Beach Club & Residences, Announces First Private Residence Club on Texas Gulf Coast

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Set on 108 acres, Seahorse Beach Club & Residences is a master-planned vacation-home destination that respects the unchanging traditions of Gulf Coast beach-house design.

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We designed Seahorse specifically to meet the needs of residents of Houston and south Texas.

Seahorse Beach Club & Residences (http://www.beachclubatseahorse.com/) today announced a limited release of Phase One homes for sale in this new luxury beachfront master-planned development on Follett’s Island, located across from San Luis Pass, 60-minutes from downtown Houston, access from Bluewater Hwy between Galveston & Surfside, TX.

As the first Private Residence Club on the Texas Gulf Coast, Seahorse Beach Club & Residence will offer owners fully managed and maintained beach-house ownership in this “country club on the beach” destination with luxury beach homes, a spacious and feature-rich club house, resort-style pools, a spa and fitness center along with casual and formal dining options, crabbing/fishing piers, picnic area, dune walkover, and kayak access. Services will include concierge and housekeeping, pre-arrival shopping and grocery-stocking.

BEACHFRONT & BAYFRONT LUXURY

Set on 108 acres, Seahorse Beach Club & Residences is a master-planned vacation-home destination that respects the unchanging traditions of Gulf Coast beach-house design. Beachfront houses at Seahorse are oceanfront mini-estates, steps from the Gulf, on sizeable 70 x 300 foot lots that feature 200 feet of beachfront with unobstructed views - no 2nd or 3rd row homes. At 3,300 square feet, each residence offers two living rooms, five bedrooms – two spacious master suites and three additional bedrooms, a home office space, four and one-half baths, covered decks, and private elevator – with high-end finishes and fixtures throughout. These are raised, multi-story luxury homes that provide for maximum ocean views, designed for comfort and built for safety.

Slightly smaller than Beachfront houses, Seahorse’s Bayfront residences provide 2,731 square feet of living space with two living rooms, four bedrooms (including two master suites), a home office space, and four and one-half baths, covered decks and private elevator – with high-end finishes and fixtures throughout. These raised, multi-story luxury homes also provide for maximum views and are designed for comfort and built for safety.

Combining classic style and modern conveniences, Seahorse residences are luxurious “whole family” homes in which closeness-to-nature is a guiding principle, along with home and family safety and storm protection, which is why every home at Seahorse is designed and built significantly above federal safety standards.

As of this release, 36 homes are available for whole or fractional purchase, with whole-ownership of beach-houses beginning at $1,185,000, and fractional beach-house ownership beginning at under $300,000. And whole-ownership of bay-houses beginning at $1,020,000, and fractional bay-house ownership beginning at $170,000

CHOICE OF OWNERSHIP STYLES

Homes at Seahorse are available on a whole-ownership or a fractional-ownership model -- the latter structured in the tradition of fully deeded luxury Private Residence Clubs around the world.

Private Residence Club members enjoy flexible access to fully furnished and luxuriously appointed homes, reaping the benefits of vacation home ownership but with fewer upfront and ongoing costs, and with none of the maintenance or management headaches typically associated with vacation home ownership. Owners have access to Seahorse facilities when not in residence, plus unlimited day access anytime; concierge and housekeeping services; pre-arrival shopping and grocery-stocking; and personal-belongings storage while not in residence.

9,000 SQUARE FOOT CLUBHOUSE

The center of life at Seahorse is the grand Club House, architecturally inspired by old Galveston. It offers individual resort-style pools with three separate levels of pool-deck that provide facilities for everything from fitness lap-swimming to kiddie-splashing. The Club House also features a fully equipped spa, a family game room, a complete fitness center, bars, and both casual and formal dining options. Depending on residents’ preference and mood, this facility serves as recreation center, gathering place, mealtime venue, kid space, grownup getaway, poolside retreat, and gym.

“A COUNTRY CLUB ON THE BEACH”

That’s how Seahorse development partner and lifetime Houstonian John Howton describes Seahorse.

“We designed Seahorse specifically to meet the needs of residents of Houston and south Texas – who, in our research, told us they demand several things in owning a beach house retreat. They want a spacious and luxurious family home; an easy-drive location to an uncrowded destination; the services and amenities of a top-notch resort or fine hotel; genuine real-estate value; and most important, fully managed and hassle-free ownership, whether they’re in residence or not. And that’s Seahorse in a nutshell.”

To help realize his vision, Howton teamed up with Arizona-based Star Resort Group, as well as award-winning California-based interior and architectural design firm Architectural Concepts, and Houston's own award-winning residential Design firm Kent & Kent Building Design.

Also a development partner in Seahorse is Star Resorts, the celebrated developer, marketer, and seller of luxury vacation real estate. Comments Star Resorts' CEO Carl Berry, “Seahorse is a distinguished new addition to Star Resorts’ portfolio of private residence clubs and whole-ownership resort real estate projects throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Star’s expertise in resort development, combined with John Howton’s in-depth knowledge of the Houston and south Texas markets, have made Seahorse a winning project from its conception.”

Developer Howton adds, “We’ve created luxuriously livable homes where design is in the details. And despite the sense of luxury, these are comfortable and casual places where families and friends come to relax, and where informal elegance is the watchword. It’s the Gulf Coast I knew growing up, and always cherished.”

SALES OFFICE AND DIRECTIONS

The Sales Office at Seahorse Beach Club & Residences is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm (1-800-396-8227). To get to Seahorse from Houston, go south on Highway 288. Take the FM 523 exit, just before Angleton. Follow to Oyster Creek, Texas and take a left on SH 332. Go over the high bridge to the first traffic light (at Surfside, TX) and turn left. Follow 5 miles to Seahorse. Alternatively, traveling from Galveston, just follow Seawall Drive west to the San Luis Pass Bridge at the end of Galveston Island. Cross the bridge and follow the Bluewater Highway for nine miles.

For more information, please call 1-800-396-8227 or visit http://www.beachclubatseahorse.com.

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