Luxury Fractional Guide Spotlight
The lan Collection Private Residence Club - September 2010
San Diego
The �lan Collection  
Nine Properties that Raise the Bar on Fractional Ownership

This week we're trying something a little different. We interviewed Stan Tonkin, Vice President of International Marketing and Sales for The �lan Collection, and asked him to tell us a little bit about each one of their properties. Read on to learn more about the outstanding fractional properties they have available right now and a special offer for LFG subscribers.
La Jolla
La Jolla
The Company
The �lan Collection specializes in developing very high-end properties for their fractional private residence club. Currently with 9 properties spread across the Western US and the Caribbean, the company has shown tremendous growth over the past year.

�lan offers owners unparalleled amenities and personal touches, such as 24/7 concierge services, travel accommodations, onsite luxury SUV and placement of personal items upon each visit. They also allow their owners to exchange with other properties in the network, giving them first-class vacation options in a variety of prestigious locations.
Big Sky
Big Sky
The Properties

Aspen, Colorado: The newest property in the collection, Castle Creek Villa, is a modern riverfront property set on 14 acres in Aspen. Spanning approximately 5,750 square feet, Castle Creek Villa features five bedrooms, five-and-one-half baths, a two-car garage and large decks for viewing. "It's located less than a mile from the world-class skiing and nightlife of Aspen, yet it seems worlds away with a private creek as your backyard," describes Tonkin.

Big Sky, Montana: "The Big EZ Lodge is rustic luxury at its best," says Tonkin. The Lodge rests on more than 60 acres with two stocked trout ponds, an 18-hole putting course, a hot tub, wine cellar, fire pit, Bocce ball and croquet courts, and hiking trails. "This property is very unique for The �lan Collection because of its scale," he adds. "It's a perfect place for corporate retreats, weddings and large family reunions." The award-winning retreat offers more than 19,500 square feet and features 13 bedroom suites.

Turks and Caicos Islands: "What could be a more quintessential 'beach vacation' than a home on Grace Bay Beach on the Turks and Caicos Islands?" asks Tonkin.  (Grace Bay Beach was voted among the top 10 beaches in the world by Cond� Nast Traveler Magazine). The �lan Collection's Coral House spans approximately 12,000 square feet and rests on nearly an acre of soft powder white sand beach. The estate also boasts an outdoor beach area for a table setting of 30, a one-bedroom guest cottage with its own private pool and garden, and separate staff quarters.

La Jolla, California: "La Jolla is literally the crown jewel of Southern California," says Tonkin. "Casa del Mar is designed to take advantage of unimpeded ocean views." The oceanfront architectural residence offers four bedrooms, four baths, superior craftsmanship and exquisite custom detailing, and artwork throughout its approximately 4,000 square feet. From the gated entry to the lush tropical landscaping and lap pool, it is "a great place to spend a relaxing vacation at the ocean," says Tonkin.

San Francisco, California: The Alta Collina residence in San Francisco offers true metropolitan living, with its artful Spanish architecture and spectacular panoramas of the Bay and Coit Tower. "It's a romantic retreat in the city," describes Tonkin. It boasts three bedrooms, four bathrooms in approximately 2,800 square feet and an additional 500 square feet of space on the outdoor terrace -- ideal for enjoying those sparkling city lights. 

San Diego, California: "The Harbor View West penthouse offers an opportunity to experience downtown San Diego's laid-back city-by-the-sea vibe with a front row seat to the waterfront, Coronado, Marina, Bridge and Point Loma," says Tonkin. Occupying the entire 37th floor of the Harbor Club's West tower, the contemporary penthouse features 360-degree wrap-around ocean views, approximately 4,412 square feet of space, three bedrooms with en suite baths, a den, two offices and a master suite with a private terrace for taking in those harbor sunsets.

Las Vegas, Nevada: "What metropolitan collection would be complete without a presence in Las Vegas?" asks Tonkin. The �lan Collection's modern penthouse at Turnberry Place takes the notion of world-class to new heights. Turnberry Place encompasses more than 12,000 square feet, including over 3,000 square feet of wrap-around terraces offering dazzling 360-degree views of the city and surrounding desert mountains. "It's also located within walking distance of the city's most famous hotels such as Bellagio, the Venetian, Wynn, the Mirage and Caesars Palace -- so you'll never be far away from 24/7 entertainment," he adds.

Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, California:
According to Tonkin, the Mediterranean Classic on 17 Mile Drive is "a golfer's paradise." Where to begin? The estate is located on legendary 17 Mile Drive, and rests on an acre lot overlooking the 15th and 16th holes of Pebble Beach Golf Course and Stillwater Cove. Inside, it offers approximately 6,200 square feet, four bedroom suites, five baths, a media room, wine cellar and "some of the best fairway and ocean views around."

Napa Valley, California: Wine connoisseurs will find solace at Belle Maison in Napa Valley. Set on nearly nine acres (four of which are planted with premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes) and nestled behind private gates, this French-style estate is cushioned in manicured gardens, lush lawns and views of rolling valley hillsides. The five-bedroom residence spans approximately 6,345 square feet and offers large-scale public rooms for entertaining, a game room, study, craft room and 1,500-bottle capacity wine cellar. The grounds are equally lavish with a heated saline pool, Bocce ball court and tennis court.

The Offer
For a limited time only, The �lan Collection is offering LFG subscribers 15% off the listing price on any of the nine �lan properties mentioned above. To learn more about how to take advantage of this "end-of-summer" special, please click the link below.

I hope you enjoyed this week's Spotlight.
Warm Regards,
Sherman Potvin
The Fractional Real Estate Expert
Luxury Fractional Guide