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Shea Homes® Brings Their “Live Happier®” Movement and Trilogy® Brand to ThreeOaks – a Trilogy® Boutique Community™ in Charming Culpeper, VA

National 55+ Leader Brings more Resort-Style Living to Northern Virginia



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — Shea Homes®, known for its Trilogy® brand communities and Join the Movement. Live Happier® mantra as a leading 55+ community developer, announced the brand’s expansion by delivering the hallmark Trilogy lifestyle in a more intimate setting in Northern Virginia. 55+ ThreeOaks, a Trilogy Boutique Community will be located one hour north of Charlottesville, Virginia, and 90 minutes southwest of Washington, D.C., in the charming and historic town of Culpeper, Virginia. ThreeOaks is the latest in Shea’s new 55+ concept – Trilogy® Boutique Communities, which offers a vibrant lifestyle in a sophisticated yet laid-back setting in smaller-scale communities. ThreeOaks is the first such Trilogy community in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Introducing ThreeOaks, a Trilogy Boutique Community coming soon to Culpeper VA

Planned for ~270 homes ranging in size from ~1,829 to ~3,149 square feet, ThreeOaks will offer two home collections with pricing anticipated from the low $500,000s. Home designs will include spacious, open-concept living spaces, private primary retreats and outdoor living spaces that expand entertaining options.

Details for ThreeOaks are still being finalized, but the community is planned to include a Resort-caliber Club from an award-winning design team, destined to become the basecamp for fun, exploration, and relaxation at the heart of the community. More than just a social gathering space, this hub will be designed to bring neighbors together in the pursuit of fun, wellness, and adventure. This innovative community is expected to offer a host of amenities and experiences popular with 55+ buyers:

  • Curated Wellness & Fitness Opportunities
  • Exciting Dining, Cocktail, and Wine offerings
  • Pickleball & Hiking Trails
  • Busy Schedule of Social Events and Excursions
  • Resort-caliber Club Staff
  • Trilogy’s Exclusive National Lifestyle Programming

Culpeper is a quaint town in a historic, beautiful area of Northern Virginia that offers easy access to outdoor adventure. Nearby Lake Pelham is a popular spot for birdwatching, boating and fishing, and the 32-acre Rockwater Park has multi-use trails for biking and walking. Just 30 minutes away is Shenandoah National Park, located along the crest of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. Culpeper is made up of 15 historic districts and is home to an incredible variety of restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Known as the perfect destination for foodies and history enthusiasts alike, this beautiful town attracts visitors from all over.

“The Trilogy lifestyle is designed around our commitment to wellness of mind and body, connection with neighbors who quickly become close friends, and freedom to explore and expand your horizons so homeowner members have the chance to Live Happier®,” says Jason King, General Manager for Shea Homes Active Lifestyle communities in Virginia. “We’re so excited to bring this truly unique experience to an area of the country that is rich with history, charm and personality. Life at Trilogy is distinctly special, and we can’t wait to introduce buyers to this incredible new community in a fantastic location.”

Homebuyers are encouraged to check out these short videos to learn what makes Trilogy so distinctive among 55+ options:

Interested homebuyers who want to learn more about upcoming pre-sales, information sessions, final pricing and community details as they become available are encouraged to join the interest list at Sheahomes.com/ThreeOaks for receive exclusive updates. To learn more about the Trilogy 55+ lifestyle, visit the Trilogy by Shea Homes YouTube channel for real-life moments of Trilogy residents, flyovers of under-construction communities and more. For questions call: 540-712-8928.

About Trilogy® by Shea Homes®

The Shea Homes® Active Lifestyle Communities division currently offers 55+ and resort lifestyle communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, and has been attracting discerning homebuyers across the country since 1999.  Both Trilogy large-scale Resort Communities and smaller-scale Trilogy Boutique Communities™ are designed to create an enriched lifestyle through exploring new interests and activities, overall wellness, and connecting to a vibrant social life. Homeowners experience a true resort-caliber lifestyle managed by a hospitality-trained staff. Each Trilogy brand community is designed to embrace its natural surroundings and provide a variety of experiences, which may include signature restaurants, pickleball, movement and fitness studios, day spas, pools, culinary classes, hiking trails, exclusive lifestyle programs, and more. Trilogy by Shea Homes has broken all records and received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Builder Study each year since 2013. Study results are based on experiences and perceptions of people surveyed. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com. For more information about Trilogy communities, visit Sheahomes.com/Trilogy.

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Today Vrbo® unveiled its 2024 Vacation Rentals of the Year in the U.S., which feature the most remarkable private vacation rentals across the country as well as a bonus property in Mexico, a popular international destination for U.S. travelers.

Experience the full interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/9179054-vrbo-unveils-2024-us-vacation-rentals-of-the-year/ 

Vacation Rentals of the Year.

This year’s Vacation Rentals of the Year list recognizes some of the most gorgeous waterfront homes, stunning cabin escapes and modern city stays in destinations including Sedona, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Inlet Beach, Florida and Blue Ridge, Georgia. The properties also include trending outdoor amenities that are inspiring travelers’ booking habits in 2024. Across the board, the homes offer:

  • Six heated pools, three of which are infinity pools
  • Eight hot tubs
  • Three outdoor sport courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball
  • Five fire pits
  • Three saunas
  • Six game rooms with ping pong, foosball, billiards, air hockey and shuffleboard
  • Four indoor gyms, including one yoga studio
  • Unique amenities including a wine cave, a vineyard and an in-ground trampoline

“What stands out to me is the variety in this year’s Vacation Rentals of the Year — from cool places with game rooms for kids to wine caves for grown-ups, at nightly rates ranging from $550 to $3,000. This list exemplifies the caliber of private vacation rentals across Vrbo,” said Jon Gieselman, president of Expedia Brands. “What’s new and makes it even better is that when you book any of these properties, you earn OneKeyCash back that you can use on your next vacation. No other major player does that.”

Now in its third year, the Vacation Rentals of the Year highlight the most spectacular, private vacation rentals that represent a variety of popular vacation destinations and price points. The homes are selected from the more than 2 million properties worldwide on the Vrbo platform, based on criteria including having:

  • A 4.9 or higher star rating
  • Positive guest reviews
  • Standout amenities and spaces for spending time together with friends and family
  • Premier Host status

“Vrbo’s Premier Hosts go above and beyond to offer exceptional, reliable and relaxing guest experiences and are key to making a traveler’s vacation seamless,” said Tim Rosolio, VP of Partner Success, Vacation Rentals. “With the recent adjustment of our Premier Host criteria, we are ensuring that only the best partners receive the badging and are eligible for opportunities like Vacation Rentals of the Year. We have incredible partners on our platform, and with the Premier Host badging we’re sending a clear and compelling trust signal to travelers about where to find the best, and consistent experiences on Vrbo.”

Travelers that book on Vrbo can also save with One Key, the first loyalty program from a major online vacation rental platform. Guests can earn 2% in OneKeyCash on every eligible Vrbo booking — including any of the 2024 Vacation Rentals of the Year — that can be used toward future bookings on eligible Vrbo vacation rentals, or on Expedia and Hotels.com. For example, booking a one-week stay at any one of the Vacation Rentals of the Year could earn travelers a few hundred dollars in OneKeyCash, on average.

See the list of the 2024 Vacation Rentals of the Year, as well as images and videos of the properties, along with a video testimonial from one of our Premier Hosts at www.vrbo.com/2024vacationrentals. And for even more trip-planning inspiration, make sure to check out previous years’ Vacation Rentals of the Year lists from 2023 and 2022.

Notes to the editor:

Visual Assets: Property images and b-roll are available for download.

2024 U.S. Vacation Rentals of the Year Property Details:

  1. Sedona, Arizona – Palatial Paradise Estate” is a stunning estate featuring breathtaking views of the iconic red rocks. This idyllic home invites the outside in with unique features including telescoping doors that connect the living room to the resort-style patio, an infinity pool, waterfall feature and outdoor fireplace. With easy access to all the best attractions in Sedona and nearby Coconino National Forest trails, this escape is the ideal vacation rental for a family or group vacation.
  2. Big Sky, Montana – A one-of-a-kind cabin retreat, the “Fire Lookout Towers” is an awe-inspiring home situated on 60 acres and perched atop a ridge overlooking the majestic Beehive Basin. The cabin is only 10 minutes from Big Sky Resort and offers the most relaxing, comfortable space to savor a homemade meal with loved ones in the gourmet kitchen and dining room or relax by the floor-to-ceiling fireplace after a long day of skiing and exploring the surrounding wilderness.
  3. Inlet Beach, Florida – Paradise Found” is a vacation rental that really lives up to its name. The beachside oasis nestled along 30A is a resort-like space thoughtfully designed to accommodate groups of all kinds and guests of all ages. The home has three distinct living areas for spending time together, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, and an open concept living room that merges the indoors and outdoors. Outside, enjoy a masterfully designed infinity pool with a large hot tub, a covered cabana, and premier entertaining spaces.
  4. Austin, Texas – Located just minutes from bustling downtown Austin, discover “Toro Canyon,” a tranquil getaway that seamlessly blends modern luxury and comfortable elegance. The home is perfect for a relaxing retreat with friends, boasting beautifully landscaped grounds and outdoor amenities including a pool and hot tub, outdoor kitchen and dining space, fire pit, and even a sports court — all nestled within a canopy of trees with a natural creek running nearby.
  5. Glen Ellen, California – Villa Montebella” is an Italian-inspired villa located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The home offers acres of privacy with spectacular views, including ones of the San Francisco Bay less than an hour away; sips of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from the onsite vineyard, or produce for meals from the farm. The villa boasts large gathering spaces including a library, theater room and oversized kitchen for group meals, a spa facility with steam and dry sauna rooms, and the standout amenity, which is the wine cave filled with art, a dining area and even a game room.
  6. Sand Lake, Michigan – Situated on Baptist Lake, “Sandy Lakehouse” is a stunning lakeside home beyond compare. The property is decked out with every amenity imaginable, including a professional-grade gym, custom sports court for basketball and pickleball games, and a fully equipped game room. This is a perfect spot to host family and friends for a summer vacation or for a quick weekend escape, located only half an hour from Grand Rapids.
  7. Epworth, Georgia – Miracle Creek Retreat” is an expansive cabin nestled on a hillside in the Blue Ridge area, overlooking Fightingtown Creek below. The home combines modern design and comfort with stone and wood elements and includes spa-like bathrooms, a generously stocked gourmet kitchen with river views, and a game room with a wet bar. An outdoor living area also provides serene views of the forest and a cozy space for evenings spent under the stars.
  8. Winchendon, Massachusetts – Copley’s Lakefront Cottage” is a uniquely designed, Belgian-style farmhouse located on Lake Monomonac that straddles both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The modern home is wonderful for any season with its own private beach and dock for boating and swimming in the summer, and ice skating and fishing during the winter. Inside, the home is impeccably furnished with features including floor-to-ceiling views of the lake in the living areas, and a large sauna for a pampered spa day.
  9. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands – The oceanfront “Villa Cin Cin” is an exquisite luxury home right outside of Cruz Bay that offers unparalleled views of the nearby Virgin Islands National Park from an expansive veranda by the infinity pool and a rooftop deck. The estate was also custom-built to have identical primary en suite bedrooms so everyone in the group gets the best room, and comes with thoughtfully designed spaces for movie and game nights after a day in the sun.
  10. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Casa Acantilado” is an extraordinary cliffside villa in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas. This striking home offers an uninterrupted blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces, including bedrooms with oceanside patio access, and comes with gorgeous views of the water from the pool, sauna and hot tub, which are great ways to start and end the day on a relaxing note.

About Vrbo

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together.

Since then, we’ve grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of Expedia Group and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

© 2024 Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. All rights reserved. Vrbo, HomeAway, the Vrbo logo, and the HomeAway logo are trademarks of HomeAway.

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Redefining Luxury Living at Sea: Villa Vie Odyssey’s Grand Debut

Embark on a transformative journey with Villa Vie Odyssey, redefining luxury living at sea with unparalleled comfort and style. #VillaVieOdyssey



Villa Vie Residences, a pioneer in modern-day residential cruising, proudly unveils Villa Vie Odyssey, a former gem of the seas, the MS Braemar by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. This announcement signals a monumental leap towards Villa Vie Residences’ dedication to offering an unparalleled global lifestyle experience to its residents.

Embarking on an ambitious transformation journey, Villa Vie Odyssey is slated for an eight-week renovation in Belfast, aimed at redefining the onboard experience to cater to the sophisticated needs of contemporary travelers. The enhancements promise to be nothing short of spectacular, including a state-of-the-art business center, a revitalized pool deck, a pickleball court, an observation deck, a culinary center, and a complete refurbishment of all 480 staterooms, ensuring the utmost comfort and style for every resident.

Mikael Petterson, the Chief Executive Officer of Villa Vie Residences, expressed his excitement about this milestone, stating, “We are thrilled to announce the possession of the ship and its transformation into Villa Vie Odyssey. This marks a significant step forward in our journey to provide residents with an unmatched quality of life and flexibility in residential cruising.”

The voyage of Villa Vie Odyssey commences from Southampton, England, on May 15th, kicking off an extraordinary three and a half year journey spanning seven continents. Residents are in for a treat, with a plethora of enriching experiences awaiting them, from exploring the wonders of the world to relaxing on remote tropical beaches, all while enjoying the comforts of home.

The appointment of Captain Jozo Glavic, a seasoned mariner with over 20 years of experience, as the Master of Villa Vie Odyssey, further solidifies the commitment to excellence. Kathy Villalba, the Chief Operating Officer of Villa Vie Residences, expressed enthusiasm about the leadership Captain Jozo brings to the team as they embark on this global adventure.

Villa Vie Residences’ visionary approach to cruise ship living offers travelers the flexibility they crave today. Their Continual World Cruise allows residents to explore over 425 ports in 147 countries across all continents, circumnavigating the globe every three and a half years. Through their ownership program, travelers can embrace life as a global resident by owning a villa at sea, curating their unique journey from segments ranging from 35 to 120 days.

Villa Vie Odyssey promises an exceptional blend of opulence, immersive travel, and personalized service, setting a new standard for luxury living at sea. For more information and bookings aboard Villa Vie Odyssey, visit Villa Vie Residences and embark on a journey that blends convenience with wanderlust fulfillment like never before.

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Villa Vie Residences Takes Delivery of Odyssey Marking a New Era of World Cruising



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Villa Vie Residences, who redesigned the world of modern-day residential cruising, proudly announces the possession of Villa Vie Odyssey, formerly known as MS Braemar by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. The ship, to be christened Odyssey, marks a significant milestone in Villa Vie Residences’ commitment to providing an unparalleled worldwide lifestyle.

Villa Vie Odyssey

Villa Vie Odyssey is set to undergo a transformative journey, beginning with an eight-week renovation in Belfast which aims to elevate the onboard experience to new heights, catering to the sophisticated needs of modern travelers. Among the enhancements planned are the creation of a state-of-the-art business center, rejuvenation of the pool deck, a pickleball court, an observation deck, a culinary center, and comprehensive refurbishments of all 480 staterooms, ensuring utmost comfort and style for every resident.

“We are thrilled to announce the possession of the ship and its transformation into Villa Vie Odyssey,” said Mikael Petterson, Chief Executive Officer of Villa Vie Residences. “This marks a significant step forward in our journey to provide residents with an unmatched quality of life and flexibility in residential cruising. Villa Vie Odyssey will set a new standard for global exploration, offering residents an exceptional blend of opulence, immersive travel, and personalized service.”

Following the refurbishment, Villa Vie Odyssey will set sail from Southampton, England, on May 15th, marking the beginning of an extraordinary three and a half year journey across seven continents. Residents can anticipate a wealth of enriching experiences, from exploring 13 of the 14 Wonders of the World to the most remote tropical beaches – all while enjoying the comforts of home.

Villa Vie Residences has hired Captain Jozo Glavic as Master of Villa Vie Odyssey. Captain Jozo, who brings over 20 years’ experience as a global mariner, previously brought the MS Braemar through the Corinth Canal and has successfully completed the last three dry docks. 

“We are excited to welcome Captain Jozo to our team and look forward to his leadership as he helms our ship on our global adventure,” said Kathy Villalba, Chief Operating Officer of Villa Vie Residences. 

For more information and bookings aboard Villa Vie Odyssey, please visit Villa Vie Residences.

About Villa Vie ResidencesVilla Vie Residences takes a creative approach to cruise ship living with the flexibility travelers are seeking today. Villa Vie Residences’ extraordinary Continual World Cruise invites travelers to discover more than 425 ports in 147 countries across all seven continents as it circumnavigates the globe every three and a half years. Through its ownership program, travelers can embrace life as a global resident by owning a villa at sea. Those unable to commit to the full world cruise program can curate their own unique journey and purchase segments ranging from 35 to 120 days. The onboard experience features the comforts of home, along with amenities most discerning travelers expect, creating a harmonious blend of convenience and wanderlust fulfillment. 

SOURCE Villa Vie Residences

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