New Communities Newsletter, October 1: River Dunes, NC, Joins WaterViewHome

New Communities Newsletter, October 1: River Dunes, NC, Joins WaterViewHome

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Vol. 12, No. 550 Friday, October 1, 2010 Circulation: 30,541



River Dunes, NC: Safe harbor just off the ICW.

Today's Headlines

*  ICW Cruise: Fernandina Sunrise, Becky Bad Girl Moves On, Tour of Oyster Bay Harbour
This Month's Spotlighted Communities
New Communities Coming Online Soon! *  Watch for our next issue, coming Tuesday, October 5th!

Good Morning! We are pleased to announce the addition of River Dunes, in Oriental, NC, a walkable, well-planned boater’s paradise devoted to culture, adventure and life well-lived, to the WaterViewHome Network.

River Dunes offers a marina with transient dockage, fine dining, harborside cottages, elegant homes and, of course, the winds and waters that provide some of the most enjoyable sailing and motor cruising anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard.

We also want to update pricing at The Residences at Black Rock, MA, which just joined the GCH Network on Tuesday. Located on the South Shore below Boston, it features elegant estate-style homes beginning at $950,000, not $1.125 million as stated previously. See further details and more below!


=> River Dunes, Oriental
State-of-the-art marina complex, guest cottages, Harbor Club, trails, walking/jogging paths, homes from the $600,000s


> SummerGlen, FL is offering $5,000 in free options and up to one year to start construction on your new home for any new homes sold in October, 2010. Free option and upgrade choices would include granite countertops, upgraded kitchen cabinetry, garage extension, hardwood flooring and a golf cart garage. **Click here for more information about SummerGlen!

> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, FL** has a new Stay & Play Package. At a value price of $450 per couple the package includes 2 nights in a fully equipped condominium or patio home, 2 rounds of golf for two, unlimited tennis for two, use of the fitness center and two lunches in Riverfront Clubhouse. A dinner for two including a glass of wine or a cocktail is also **included. Click here for more information about Harbour Ridge!

> Indian River Colony Club, FL** presents its Getaway Package, priced at just $99 for 3 days/2 nights. This visit and recreation opportunity includes a round of golf for two and dinner at the community’s private **At Ease** Club. Tour will be hosted by an Indian River Colony Club resident. Click here for more information about Indian River Colony Club!

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> Colleton River Plantation, SC members are invited to attend the PGA Tour’s new event at Sea Island, Ga., Oct. 4-10, The McGladrey Classic. For the debut of this small-field tournament , hosted by tour star Davis Love III, the Colleton River membership is being offered a Champions Club ticket special. With only 7,500 tickets being sold per day for a field including Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover,  Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley, viewing opportunities will be spectacular. Click here for more information about Colleton River Plantation!

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Did You Know .... Hills Quarter?

> Hills Quarter, VA is a golf community wonderfully situated in Virginia's Northern Neck region, a.k.a. "the Garden of Virginia." A historic crossroads of culture and diverse regional activities, it recently hosted the 5th annual Northern Neck RiverRide, with a field of some 800 cycling enthusiasts on a tour of this unique peninsula located between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers.

Life in the Northern Neck presents pleasures like a visit to the White Fences Vineyard, in the charming town of Irvington, Virginia, planted with six acres of Vinifera and French American Hybrid vines producing wines of quality and richly subtle tones.

Belle Isle State Park is another landmark of the Neck, spread out over 733 acres with seven miles of frontage on the lower Rappahannock River and miles of trails through lowland marshes and upland woods.

Sailing enthusiasts thinking of buying a Hills Quarter home should tour the Rappahannock River Yacht Club, just two miles from the community. The club stages regular races for the classic daysailer from Cape Dory, the Typhoon. Need instruction? There’s a full summer schedule of classes for adults and juniors.

Located just five minutes from the RRYC, Hills Quarter is a 475-acre master-planned golf community featuring the award-winning King Carter links, named "Best New Affordable Public Course," by Golf Digest in 2006. The community will eventually have 500 homes and a commercial Town Center with adjacent winery. Homesites spread along the golf course, pond-front or wooded preserve. Click here for more information about Hills Quarter!

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>> Real Estate Deals

> P**GA Village Verano, FL’**s move-in-ready villa for $149,990. Featuring 2 BR/2 BAs and a 2-car garage in a single-story layout, this Amelia design villa has 10-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and gourmet kitchen. Send me more info.....

> The Communities at Branson Creek, MO’s  outstanding values in the The Cliffs at Murder Rock golf course neighborhood. Two condos are each available for $349,900. Floor plans feature a combined living-dining-kitchen space, large master bedroom suites and more. Send me more info.…

> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, FL's waiver from paying dues for 12  months--an $8,800 value--for the first 10 purchasers of property at the community after Oct. 1. A new purchaser will also have the option of paying the membership equity fee over time with no interest. Send me more info.....

> Oyster Bay Harbour, FL's attractive Lot & Boat Slip Special, priced at $199,000. The price includes a beautiful Live Oak wooded lot and a 40-foot boat slip in the marina, plus free membership to the Oyster Bay Yacht Club, a $3,500 value. Favorable financing terms are an added incentive—put 25 percent down and pay only 3 percent interest for 3 years... Send me more info

> GlenLakes, FL announces a new category of golf membership called the Interim Golf Membership. Belonging to the club under this category provides all rights and privileges of a regular golf membership. The present initiation fee of $9,800 is waived. Offer is available for a limited time. This promotion is exclusive and purchase must be made through GlenLakes Realty.... Send me more info

> The Communities at Branson Creek, MO's Builder Closeout: two remaining new villa homes, recently valued at $220,000 and up, feature breathtaking Ozark views and on sale at dramatic reductions. Includes membership to the Murder Rock Golf & Country Club and more.... Send me more info

> Treasure Lake, PA's newly constructed waterfront home with stone facade and carriage-style garage doors, 15 rooms, 5 BRs, 5 BAs and 4,200 s.f.: $649,500.... Send me more info

> Oyster Bay Harbour,FL's 'Dock & Dine' Special: includes 1 night and no-cost dockage at the marina and use of the yacht club facilities. Ask about the "Lot & Boat Slip Package," specially priced at $199,000--includes a 40-foot boat slip and your membership to the Oyster Bay Yacht Club, a $3,500 value... Send me more info

> Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, FL's special on prime homesites and an Arthur Rutenberg-designed luxury home, from the upper-$500,000s, site included. For a limited time select a Brittany Estates golf homesite and choose from three Rutenberg designs... Send me more info

> St. James Plantation, NC's new neighborhood, SeaSide, located just five minutes from the ocean and adjacent to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reserve Club. Pay just $149 a couple ($50 savings) for a Fall for SeaSide Vsit Package and inspect three models that are under construction. Homes (with homesites) are priced from the $280,000s... Send me more info

> Willoughby Golf Club, FL's exceptional value, a lakefront home just reduced for quick sale to $329,000. This 3BR, 2.5-bath residence includes updated fixtures and finishes plus a fully remodeled kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances...Send me more info

> Blackstone, AZ's Tour of Homes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 2-3. Event is free and open to the public. New and resale homes in Blackstone open for touring. Included with purchase of all developer homesites is a non-equity golf membership to the Blackstone golf club. Visitors can register to win prizes...Send me more info

>> Discovery & Stay'n Play Deals

> The Cliffs Communities, SC's 2-night ($229) or a 3-night Discovery Package ($299), including accommodations at the award-winning Bed & Breakfast Inn, La Bastide or at one of the private community homes. Call 888-750-4035 today to schedule your fall visit. Click here for more information about The Cliffs Communities!

**> Hilton Head Plantation, SC's newly renovated Dolphin Head Golf Course is offering savings on dues of up to 50% through June of 2011. Take a look at the Dolphin Head course on Membership Preview Day**, Oct. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., and enjoy **complimentary beverages,** appetizers, tours of the Gary Player-designed course and prize giveaways. Click here for more information about Hilton Head Plantation!

> Balsam Mountain Preserve, NC 's Experience Balsam package, priced at $199/night. Stay in a private mountaintop cabin with golf on the award-winning Balsam Mountain course, guided horseback ride on private trails, exploring with the staff naturalist and club dining. Two-night maximum stay**...Send me more info

> The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA's Great Golf Discovery Promotion for two that’s priced at $450 for a 4-day/3-night stay in a beautifully furnished Landings home. Get two rounds of golf per person on the community’s private courses, unlimited tennis, use of the fitness center and pools, complimentary bikes, a personal tour of the island and free dining coupons...Send me more info

> Fairvue Plantation, TN's Discovery Tour with Golf that includes the club, amenities and real estate—an informative tour, priced at $75 each golfer. Or select the Stay & Discover option, with one night in a Fairvue guest cottage and the tour, priced at $125. A third option—the Stay, Play & Discover package, at $199, with a two-night stay in a cottage, golf and a property tour...Send me more info

> Colleton River Plantation, SC's Stay n Play puts you on each of two acclaimed courses, by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Also enjoy lunch both days at the Nicklaus Clubhouse, Halfway Café or the Dye Clubhouse. Unlimited use of the pool, tennis club, fitness facilities and play on the Borland Par 3 course also included...Send me more info

> The Links at Gettysburg, PA's popular 4 Play for the Price of 3 golf special through September. Play during peak hours when the $75 rate is in effect and pay just $56.25 per player....Send me more info

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NORTH CAROLINA**=>** River Dunes, Oriental
River Dunes lies on the Intracoastal Waterway at the confluence of the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound, which stretches across 25 miles of open water to the famed Outer Banks. The community boasts 14 miles of waterfront and a fully amenitized, world-class harbor headed up by the experienced world-sailor JC Cappleman. Boats and vessels of all types can be accommodated by the 400-slip River Dunes marina. Its location offers numerous creeks, marshes and backwaters ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Soft launch sites are also available.

At the marina, enjoy full use of its transient dockage, fine dining, harborside cottages, and, of course, the winds and waters that provide some of the most enjoyable sailing and motor cruising anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard. A state-of-the-art exercise facility is located across from the Harbor Club in the Landing and provides weights, treadmills, plus harbor views to enjoy while you exercise. In addition, trail maps provide the distances for community jogging and biking paths.

New with a Vintage Look: The community’s Harbor Club has a special feel, with wide-plank reclaimed flooring, vintage tobacco warehouse beams, plus indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The Club has casual dining on the pool deck and porches.

Real Estate: River Dunes, NC

Homes start in the $600,000s
•    Waterfront homesites from $175,000
•  **  Click here for more information about River Dunes!**

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=> The Residences at Black Rock, Hingham
Master-planned community with private golf, grand clubhouse, **homes from $950,000

=> Hills Quarter, Irvington
Master-planned, 475-acre community, championship golf, affordable designer homes

**=> Ballyhack Golf Club, Roanoke
**Lester George-designed golf course, 11,500-square-foot clubhouse, homesites from the $170,000s

=> River’s Bend Golf Club, Chester Championship golf course, swimming and racquet club, James River riverfront pier, homes from $250,000

==> Jefferson Landing, Jefferson
Championship golf, grand modern clubhouse, fitness and pool, homesites from $40,000, homes from $250,000s, condos from $170,000s

==> Carolina Colours, New Bern
Brand-new championship golf course, 25-acre Carolina Lake, homes from the $200,000s and up

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=> Bellalago, Kissimmee
Atlantic access through 22,700-acre Lake Toho, two vast clubhouses, homes from the $100,000s.

FLORIDA**=>** Indian River Colony Club, Viera
Championship golf, 55-plus, security, lakeside and fairway homes from the low-$100,000s


=> The Sanctuary, Bluffton**Private** Residence Club within Hampton  Lake, furnished homes, golf, spa, fitness, from **$175,000s**

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**GolfCourseHome Network (GCHN) Links Card

> The GCHN Links Card is available for purchase at a 38% discount off the retail card rate. Use it at participating courses and golf communities and earn a a minimum of a 30% discount off your greens fees.

> To receive your 38% discount when ordering your GCHN Links Card, use promo code GCHN.

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=>A Visit to Daniel Island & Its New Mitchell Wharf Neighborhood", "Mega Yachts of Charleston," plus visits to St. James Plantation and Brunswick Forest and North River Golf Club.

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These communities are now featured in the GolfCourseHome Home Page Spotlight. See below for names, locations and links.

Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter, Florida

Colleton River Plantation, Bluffton, South Carolina

River's Bend, Chester, Virginia

Rive Isle, Parrish, Florida

Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Lake Ridge, Cedar Hill, Texas

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* Rock Barn, NC
* Terravita, AZ
* Solivita, FL
* The Villages at Brookside, MA

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