30A Real Estate: Alys Beach Real Estate and Alys Beach Homes for Sale
If you like the easygoing, Old World-flavored island vibe of the Caribbean, then Alys Beach is the community for you. Located along Scenic Highway 30A, this state-of-the-art enclave blends the architectural style of Bermuda’s traditional whitewashed houses with the understated elegance of Antigua’s courtyard homes.
From the four white butteries standing guard at the edge of the property, to the graceful palm trees lining the center of town, there is a sense of warmth and exclusivity here.
Not yet completely built out, the community is another example of New Urbanism architecture, where manmade structures are incorporated into the natural features of the setting, resulting in a more ecologically harmonious landscape. Homes in Alys Beach are designed to withstand the strongest hurricane and are meant to last for decades. Alys Beach spans 158 acres and features a 21-acre nature preserve, and it will boast 900 villas and courtyard dwellings upon completion.
Its amenities include an amphitheater, tennis courts, a retail outlet, parks and the Caliza Pool. Caliza is the centerpiece of Alys Beach’s attractions. It features a collection of four elegant swimming pools including a 100-foot saltwater infinity pool, a 75-foot-long lap pool, a shallow family pool and a spa pool. There is also a restaurant and bar that serves coastal cuisine and refreshments, which has become one of the region’s foremost fine dining destinations.
Lake Marilyn, a manmade lake, is actually a reservoir for Alys Beach’s parks and streets. Its walkways are lined on both sides with colorful bushes and lead up to Somerset Bridge, which provides scenic views of the town across the lake. To the north is a 22-acre wetland preserve which offers a 1,800-foot trail for hikers to try.
There are three types of residences. Villas are free-standing houses with their own yards. Courtyard homes are private enclosures built in clusters. Compounds are also private enclosures, but clustered around a bigger area. They are comprised of smaller pavilions connected together via garden walls and covered galleries.
The houses are designed to make the most of natural ventilation to keep things cool, making them ecologically sustainable.
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