Life can come at you fast and sometimes you might find yourself in need of a little extra relaxation. A home where you can kick your feet up, soak away your worries, or even enjoy a nice sunrise/sunset could be just what you need. Here are 5 fine homes, all with different forms of relaxation.
Soak Away The Week’s Woes | 16104 Country Club Way
The home also features a first-floor primary bedroom suite with water views from every angle of the room, a fireplace, a master bath that offers the exquisite use of marble, heated floors, and a large Jacuzzi tub for two plus a separate marble shower and his and her’s closets. The three upstairs bedrooms each open onto their own balcony with water views. VIEW MORE
Kick Your Feet Up By The Fire | 3812 Bruce Rd
This 4 story home boasts over 9700 sqft of living area + 2 (2 car) garages. Multiple decks spanning 4500′ of outdoor living area facing Elizabeth River, 25 skylights, 8 geothermal zoned wells, 3 elevators, 3 steam showers, 7 fireplaces…all with steel and concrete construction. VIEW MORE
Enjoy A Dip In The Pool | 176 Deer Rn
This equestrian estate is full of character and charm. In traditional farmhouse style, this home has been immaculately maintained over the years, with curb appeal for days. Take a dip in the pool out back and entertain guests at the outdoor bar/hangout space. VIEW MORE
Watch The Sun Rise And Set From Your Dock | 925 Queen Elizabeth Dr
Come home to this warm inviting ranch, wonderfully updated to reflect tranquil luxury. This waterfront home exudes calm coastal relaxation with its serene view of Hebden Cove, a short scenic ride to the Chesapeake Bay. Hop on your paddleboard or park your watercraft at your private dock. Savor the serenity of the master retreat, complete with a hot tub on the private deck. VIEW MORE
Jump Into Your Own Private Swimming Pond | 113 Palmer Rd
This custom-built all brick home nestled on over 11 acres is country living at its best. Out back you will find your own private pond (made for swimming), a party deck overlooking your own custom-built sand-pit set up for volleyball and horse-shoes, a large deck off the house for entertaining, and an in-ground swimming pool. VIEW MORE
It’s no secret that this time of year can be dubbed as Giving Season. We gift for the Holidays, spread cheer, and really think about those in our life that we love so much. We want to remind you to not just take into consideration those around you, but also your own well being. Whether you grab these gifts for yourself or gift them to those who need them as well, may Self-Care be a strong theme this year… we know we all need a little extra this Holiday Season.
OUAI | Chill Pills Bath Bombs
“Going through it? There’s a pill for that. Draw a bath with OUAI’s scented, fizzy moisturizing Chill Pills Bath Bombs. Add to warm bath water for a relaxing, skin-nourishing, cleansing experience. Take some well-deserved me time and soak up the blend of hemp, jojoba and safflower seed oil.
Fragrance: Jasmine Rose – A light, yet romantic blend of jasmine and rose.” BUY HERE
ALLEYOOP | Grateful Journal & You’re Write Pens
“We spend a lot of time solving problems and overcoming obstacles, but how often do we take time out to celebrate the good stuff? The Grateful Duo encourages you to spend a little time each day reflecting on your goals and appreciating the good around you.
Our smooth black ink pens come in cliques of 3, so you can lend to friends without fear. And Grateful Journal pages have no dates because, no pressure. This set is simply our way of spreading joy and giving our #alleyooptroop one more tool to help you live your best life.” BUY HERE
NICELUCKY | Coffee Mug Warmer
“A coffee warmer meeting the full range of modern family needs, coffee cup warmer keeps suitable temperature for coffee, milk, water and other beverages all day long!” BUY HERE
THERABODY | Theragun Mini
“The mini is your pocket-sized partner, giving you Theragun quality muscle treatment with unparalleled portability. Compact but powerful, Theragun mini is the most agile massage device that goes wherever you do.” BUY HERE
BROOKLINEN | Weighted Comforter
“When we say our Weighted Comforter is worth the weight, we mean it. It’s a high-quality, comfort-first crafted comforter. And like our other award-winning comforters, its construction ensures weight is evenly distributed for a deeper, more restful sleep.” BUY HERE
Who knows… maybe buying a house counts as Self-Care?
Sunday is the day to recharge, relax, and get ready for the week to come. It could be a productive day or a day where the most productive thing you can do is: nothing. No matter how you choose to spend it, Joseph Addison was pretty spot on when he said, “Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.” Here are a handful of tubs that are meant to wash it all away, leaving you mentally and physically prepped for Monday.
One of our favorite tubs of 2020… This 170ac farm is uniquely situated on the banks of a deep water creek leading out to the Chesapeake Bay. Designed as a family retreat compound by its owner/architect, this timber frame constructed home is the perfect get-away as a corporate retreat, bug-out compound, or working family farm. The 3600ft runway & 11,000 sqft hanger/workshop add to the accessibility & flexibility; just 1 hour or less plane ride from Northern US Metro areas. VIEW MORE
This house is a little special. Want to guess how many jetted tubs it has… “Southern Charm” is a stately all brick 2 story home in the award winning neighborhood of East Beach that elegantly delivers both formal and casual living thru out. The grand entrance, under the double piazzas, brings you into an open formal living and dining area. Tucked behind the formal space, boast a gourmet kitchen that openly flows into a charming family room and sunroom. Equipped with 5 bedrooms, all with en suite bath and jetted tubs, this home also offers a large 1st floor bedroom. VIEW MORE
“Pleasant Palm” an immaculate end of group, all brick, three level townhome Centrally located in the community of East Beach. With over 2695 sqft 3bed, 3.5 baths in the main house, inside living flows to outside through elegant French doors onto a large patio perfect for entertaining. The two car detached garage offers a private carriage house suite above for beach guests or additional income property. The home is appointed with an oversized Master suite, an additional princess suite with en-suite bath. VIEW MORE
Privacy, peace and serene views. This custom built log home situated on 4.1 acres, the sprawling estate is a nature lovers paradise. Feel right at home the minute you walk through the door. The kitchen offers a 4 burner gas stove, stainless steel appliances, double wall oven and lots of hickory wood cabinets, making this home great for entertaining. The main living area features an oversized family room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The master suite is massive with a large walk-in closet & access to 1 of several screened in porches and a beautiful master bath featuring a deep soaking tub and tile standing shower. VIEW MORE
Don’t miss this stunning renovation in the historic neighborhood of Hilton Village. Completely rehabbed historic home within walking distance to the Hilton Fishing Pier, a beautiful beach, the elementary school, and all the restaurants and shops in this historic area. Gorgeous tree-lined streets and wonderful historic homes. New HVAC, new flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash, and granite countertops, new bathrooms, ceiling fans in bedrooms. This is a must-see; don’t miss it! VIEW MORE
We wanted to see if we could get a chuckle or two from each of you this morning. Not only is self-care a good cure for the Sunday Scaries, but so is a little laughter. Enjoy some our finest tubs along with some bath time puns.
Dropped my phone in the bath. It’s syncing.
Designed as a family retreat compound by its owner/architect, this timber frame constructed home is the perfect get-away as a corporate retreat, bug-out compound, or working family farm.
What dog loves to take bubble baths ? A shampoodle!
Enjoy the classic charm of your veranda and embrace the stunning views of your 28 acres nestled on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia. The spacious and stunning floor plan with immense open living space will be the perfect setting for entertaining.
Saw a sign for bath plugs. I didn’t know mine was electric.
Large picture windows provide stunning water views from all bedrooms, with all but one bedroom featuring a private balcony. Must-see master bedroom has its own gas fireplace, gorgeous view, and en-suite with Swedish steam shower and jacuzzi tub.
Why did the burglar steal a bath? He wanted to make a clean getaway.
Don’t miss this stunning renovation in the historic neighborhood of Hilton Village. Completely rehabbed historic home within walking distance to the Hilton Fishing Pier, a beautiful beach, the elementary school, and all the restaurants and shops in this historic area.
As we head into Fall, it is important to invest not only in our homes, but also ourselves. This year hasn’t been the easiest and unfortunately it is not over yet. Let’s end this year with growth and maybe a new home to facilitate that growth. We want to match up five of our favorite habits with five of our homes. Fall in love with these combinations:
Try Mindfulness and Meditation
Designed as a family retreat compound by its owner/architect, this timber frame constructed home is the perfect get-away as a corporate retreat, bug-out compound, or working family farm. Take a walk in the woods, fish from your dock or harvest fresh oysters. Enjoy duck, deer, and wild turkey at your doorstep. Nature is all around you with its tranquil beauty and private peaceful location on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Need we say more? VIEW NOW
Mindfulness practices can reduce negative rumination and stress, and improve relationship satisfaction, according to a meta analysis of studies on the mental health benefits of mindfulness. Here are some examples of practicing mindfulness and meditation: Mindfulness-based therapy, tea meditation, being in nature, mindful breathing.
“Southern Charm” is a stately all brick 2 story home in the award winning neighborhood of East Beach that elegantly delivers both formal and casual living thru out. Just a block from the bay, clubhouse, pool & gym, this home give you easy access to all the community amenities. With a gym and amenities nearby, finding your rhythm with exercise has never been easier. VIEW NOW
Physical activity can boost mental health and reduce symptoms of mental illness, according to a wealth of research. It releases chemicals that bolster well-being on a neurological level. When people exercise, it’s as if some of their anxiety, depression, and stress transforms into sweat. Rather than festering in their bodies, it slides off.
Sing Your Heart Out
Enjoy the classic charm of your veranda and embrace the stunning views of your 28 acres nestled on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia. The spacious and stunning floor plan with immense open living space will be the perfect setting for entertaining… this home isn’t nestled up to a neighbor, feel free to sing your heart out. VIEW NOW
Even if it’s only in the shower, singing will make you feel good. The musical vibrations literally change the brain for the better by lowering levels of hormones that typically indicate stress.
Built by one of Hampton Roads most respected builders as a personal home with top notch upgrades! This home has 10 ft ceilings, hickory floors, a huge master with water views from every window. The covered terrace overlooking the lake is perfect for entertaining & relaxing over your favorite cocktail- let the lake inspire you as you cook on the outdoor kitchen… imagine hanging out with friends and family, reminding one another why you’re so grateful : gathered around the fireplace of course. VIEW NOW
When people take what they have for granted, it’s like they are placing constraints on how happy they can be. Gratitude helps us enjoy our privileges, the people in our lives, and material possessions. It’s a way to be free of constraints on how much happiness we can derive from what we have. Gratitude is something you can practice by regularly taking time to run through a list of what you have and why you appreciate it. This will make you more likely to foster fulfilling relationships, sleep well, and feel well physically, among other benefits.
Think About What You Want, Not What You Should Be Doing
Downtown Norfolk is vibrant, compact, pedestrian-friendly, and home to popular arts and entertainment venues, historic sites, chef-owned restaurants, museums and so much more. This wonderful condo is a studio with 8-foot tall windows and 12.5-foot ceilings. If living in the city, to beat of your own drum, is what you need – this gorgeous condo is exactly what you want. VIEW NOW
“Should” is about placating other people. That won’t bring happiness or peace.Try to constantly think about what you want. Put your desires first and worry about the “should” later. Even if you can’t always do what you want, simply asking yourself is part of practicing good mental health, according to therapist Steve Sultanoff.
“Good mental health is both a state of mind and a lifestyle. Part of it is developing a rational, positive mindset about oneself and the world. Having sources of pleasure and a manageable level of stress facilitates good mental health as well.” READ MORE FROM THIS BLOG’S SOURCE
“For many homeowners, the experience of unwinding with a book and a warm bath, especially during those long winter months, is an experience without compare. Bathtubs are not interchangeable; each is uniquely suited to the bather.”
The Tub : “The alcove tub is the kind we all know, and many of us may have grown up with. This tub fits in a three-walled enclosure. When the walls are tiled or fitted with panels, the enclosure can be used for a tub/shower combination.”
The Home : Gorgeous flooring throughout, lovely woodwork adorns and a massive walk-in closet off of the master suite are just several of the distinctive and exceptional features this stunning 5 bedroom 3 bath home has to offer.Luxurious living meets a laid back lifestyle at an affordable price.
The Tub : “Drop-in tubs come with their own rim. These tubs can be installed in an alcove, but most often are installed in a more open area. As such, the drop-ins usually require more floor space than alcoves and cost slightly higher.”
The Home : Beautiful weather begs for you to relax in your saltwater pool amidst a waterfall, then into the house for a sauna treat! Wind down in your modern, insulated, deep soaking tub. Watch the sunset over the treetops and roast marshmallows over the fire pit.
The Tub : “Always expensive, corner bathtubs eat up lots of bathroom floor space and appear to have no practical use. But who cares about practicality? This tub is about indulging in-home spa therapy.”
The Home : With 3,607 sqft of finished living space she has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main house. The oversized two car garage has a true 1 bedroom apartment, perfect for use as an Au Pair suite or income property.
Exquisite modern design inside perfectly melded with traditional architecture outside. Nestled off a private road in prestigious Little Neck, this estate was completely renovated in 2016.
Imagine awakening to venture out onto your secluded deck surrounded by breathtaking greenery to experience the fullness of nature and water views this meticulously maintained home has to offer. Invite friends to lounge in your family room with a soaring high ceiling as they enjoy the artfully designed fireplace flanked by generous windows.
Let’s paint a picture . . . You effortlessly craft the perfect meal in your gourmet, finely crafted kitchen. With designer appliances and intelligently laid out space, your options are endless. Beautiful weather begs for you to relax in your saltwater pool amidst a waterfall, then into the house for a sauna treat. Wind down in your modern, insulated, deep soaking tub.
Watch the sunset over the treetops and roast marshmallows over the fire pit, but most of all – make yourself AT HOME.
From trickling infinity pools to woodsy saunas to massages and masks, spas promise an oasis away from the stresses of daily life—even the word “spa” can cause shoulders to loosen and breaths to become deep and centered.
The good news is that creating the retreat experience at home is possible no matter the space. Gather bath salts and gels in comforting scents, pre-warm towels, choose a favorite face mask or scrub, and stack up on reading. With a bit of planning, the ingredients to relaxation can be at your fingertips.