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11 Stunning Resorts Where You Can Buy a Vacation Home

In recent years, hotel-branded residences have surged in popularity, allowing travelers to live in private homes serviced by a five-star resort. And the perks of owning a home in a resort community are many — think move-in ready homes furnished and decorated by a team of professional designers, housekeeping services, in-villa dining (similar to room service), and access to exclusive facilities in addition to resort amenities such as pools, the wellness center and spa, beach clubs, restaurants, and many more.

“The exceptional experiences that are hallmarks of the brand become part of daily life, enjoyed in the comfort of your own home,” says Tyler Correll, senior residential advisor at Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica’s premium luxury resort destination. Another perk? You can place your home in a rental program with the resort to generate income when you’re not using it.

No wonder resort-branded homes often sell out before they are even built.

“The demand for luxury-branded residences continues to grow and is now well over 50 percent of our market. Our homeowners love the personalized services and privileged access to world-class facilities and services, including doorman and bellman service, 24-hour security, and an array of à la carte services tailored to individual needs,” Vivi Araya, senior residential advisor also at Peninsula Papagayo, added.

If that sounds like a dream, check out these 11 new and upcoming resort communities where you can still snatch a second home.