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March 2024

Retreat to Luxury: Exploring the Upscale Vacation Home Market in St. George, Utah

In the heart of the majestic southwestern landscapes of Utah, lies a hidden gem for luxury travellers: St. George. Renowned for its jaw-dropping red rock formations, diverse outdoor activities, and unparalleled natural beauty, St. George has emerged as a coveted destination for those seeking a luxurious yet refreshingly different vacation experience – possibly full of adventure if you so choose!

In the heart of the majestic southwestern landscapes of Utah, lies a hidden gem for luxury travellers: St. George. Renowned for its jaw-dropping red rock formations, diverse outdoor activities, and unparalleled natural beauty, St. George has emerged as a coveted destination for those seeking a luxurious yet refreshingly different vacation experience – possibly full of adventure if you so choose!

At the forefront of luxury travel in this sought-after destination is the fast-growing market of vacation home co-ownership, which offers vacation home owners the perfect blend of opulence, convenience, and affordability.

In this week’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at desirable St. George and why its co-owned vacation homes have so much to offer.

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Why St. George, Utah?

St. George, with its breathtaking landscapes and thriving tourism industry, has become a hotspot for discerning travellers looking to invest in a luxury vacation retreat.

Located just a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas, and a 4-hour drive from Salt Lake City, St. George lies in the Mojave Desert and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. Its warm climate makes it a superb year-round destination with a unique blend of stunning vistas, cultural sites, and recreational activities.

From the iconic red sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park to the serene waters of Sand Hollow State Park, St. George is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

But it's not just the scenery that sets St. George apart – the city also has a vibrant arts and culture scene that celebrates the region's rich heritage. Add to that a thriving food and drink scene, upscale shopping districts, and world-class golf courses, and it's easy to see why St. George has earned its reputation as a premier travel destination.

Luxury co-owned vacation homes

Gone are the days when luxury travel meant staying in impersonal hotels or resorts. Today's travellers crave exclusivity, privacy, and the comforts of home away from home – and co-owned vacation homes offer just that. You can expect all the amenities of a high-end hotel, together with the tranquillity of a private home. From gourmet kitchens and stylish furnishings to private pools and hot tubs, co-owned homes are designed with the needs and preferences of modern co-owners in mind.

And whatever your taste and budget, you’ll find a wide variety of co-owned vacation homes in St. George – be it a high-end residence with panoramic views or a chic urban condo that you’re looking for.

Why co-owning a vacation home in St. George makes sense

Co-owned vacation homes offer a host of benefits for savvy investors and keen travellers alike, providing a cost-effective way to enjoy all the perks of luxury living without the steep cost of sole ownership. By sharing expenses such as maintenance, utilities, and property taxes, owners can maximize their investment while minimizing their financial commitment.

From a practical standpoint, co-owned vacation homes also offer greater flexibility and convenience compared to traditional second homes. With the co-ownership provider offering professional management services that cover everything from concierge to housekeeping, owners can relax and enjoy their time in St. George without the hassle of maintenance or upkeep. And with some co-ownership properties, owners have the option to rent out their share when not in use, helping them to offset their expenses and generate passive income while still retaining exclusive access to their home away from home. 

Exploring St. George's attractions

Beyond the luxurious vacation homes, St. George offers an amazing variety of attractions and activities to suit all ages and personalities. Outdoorsy types can explore the area's extensive network of hiking trails, or embark on exciting adventures like rock climbing, canyoneering, and mountain biking. Golfers will delight in the city's championship courses, while water lovers can enjoy boating, fishing, and paddleboarding on nearby lakes and rivers.

For those looking for a more leisurely experience, St. George boasts a vibrant cultural scene, with galleries, theatres, and live music venues showcasing local talent. History buffs can immerse themselves in the city's rich pioneer heritage at sites such as the Brigham Young Winter Home and the St. George Tabernacle, while foodies can indulge in an impressive array of culinary delights ranging from award-winning restaurants to cosy cafes.

The area also offers some of the world’s finest stargazing due to the clear desert skies and daredevils may like to take part in some of the organised off-road excursions into the wilderness!

Investing in a desert paradise

Co-ownership offers the chance to own a luxurious retreat where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and make memories with family and friends. But beyond the lifestyle benefits, a co-owned vacation home is also an investment opportunity with the potential for long-term appreciation.

With between 2 – 8 co-owners, each person owns an equal share of the property and in turn the equity in the home. Working just like standard real estate, if the market value rises, co-owners will make a profit on their initial investment if they decide to sell. 

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