Ocean Insiders Blog

Friday, December 06, 2013


Baha Mar, blends the best that the Caribbean has to offer with its wonderful beaches and translucent waters, paired with the sophistication and of a Monte Carlo style Casino and finally the hospitality of some of the worlds most renowned hoteliers, Rosewood, Mondrian and Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar Residences has everything one could dream of in a destination home.


Baha Mar is a single phase development that is scheduled to open at the end of December 2014. Amenities include a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a 100,000 square foot Casino, the largest convention Center in the Caribbean, 30 food and beverage outlets, over 30,000 square feet of Spas run by world renowned operators, and much more.


A 30 minute flight from Miami International Airport, Baha Mar, will be the premier gambling destination on the East Coast come 2014.


Contact us for more information Don Pingaro@aol.com or 305-389-2922.


Comments: 0

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Maybe you've only been to Fisher Island once. Maybe you come every year. Or maybe you come any chance you can get. Regardless of your time spent in Fisher Island, this list serves as a warning. And those of you who have ever left the Miami International Airport with tears in your eyes and that stinging, lump feeling in your throat, you'll understand why.

Below, the 6 reasons you should never fall in love with Fisher Island if you ever want a chance at a normal life anywhere else:

1. Home will never feel like home again

Your own bed will never be as comfy as that lazy Sunday afternoon, dozing off in the sand at the beach. And your favorite morning coffee spot? It's got nothing on your Market breakfast ritual that left you rejuvenated and ready for your next shopping spree at Bal Harbour.

2. Who needs a career path?

Spend enough time around golf course, playing tennis and at the spa and your career goals will suddenly seem so insignificant. Who wants a fancy job title anyway? It's not that you've lost your motivation or drive to be successful; it's just that your definition of success has changed. Your goals have less to do with money and more to do with lowering your number of golf strokes and learning how to perfect that tan.

3. And work ethic? Forget about it.

It's your first day back at work after a few weeks on Fisher Island. You look around at the co-workers who you once thought were so interesting and diverse and the buzzing office that once made you giddy with excitement ... and you let out a deep sigh. You spend the rest of your days dreaming about the wonderfully eccentric people you met, the most refreshing cocktail you've ever tasted at the Sunset Bar, and the uncontrollable urge to applaud the sun just for setting.

4. You will stop appreciating the beauty of your own city

Sure, at one point you may have appreciated those city lights but now they just seem like a distraction from all the stars in the sky. And all those tall buildings? When compared to the endless sea in your memory, they seem pretty pathetic, not to mention depressing. By the way, where are all the palm trees? We should definitely be planting a lot more trees here…

5. Your Fisher Island stories have stopped being charming and are now just annoying

Your first few stories about the incredible people watching on Lincoln Road or that salsa class at the Spa will be fun to hear, but when every sentence starts with, "Well, in Fisher Island..." all of your friends will be rolling their eyes. Soon, you'll find that you have less in common with your friends and more in common with those drifters sitting on the sidewalk.

6. Eventually (after you've finally made the big move), your family and friends will hate you.
Well, not really. They'll think you hate them. They'll say that you have abandoned them for a care-free breezy life in Fisher Island.

But you won't really care. After all, you've fallen in love with Fisher Island, which means it will still be worth it, every day, when you look out to the horizon during the "golden hour" and watch the sky change a thousand different colors. "Yes," you'll say to yourself then, "I am so very lucky to live Fisher Island."

Comments: 0

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The Ocean Insiders have just listed 15521 Fisher Island Drive for sale. This renovated 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom has direct pool and ocean views. Five star quality finishings. This was rated in the top two villas in the Fisher Island hotel program.  Corner unit with unique potential to add a second bedroom. Contact the Ocean Insiders for details and preliminary architect sketches. Owned under a Panamanian corporation with great ancillary benefits to save on closing costs
Contact the your Ocean Insiders for more information or a private viewing!! 
Comments: 0

Thursday, November 28, 2013

On this Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for.

We want to wish everyone on Fisher Island a great Thanksgiving. We hope you get a chance to spend it with family and friends and reflect back and connect with some of the people who have helped you along the way. Happy Thanksgiving!


Comments: 0

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be this Friday, November 29. 6pm at the Town Center.

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Santa helpers as they light the tree.

Complementary cookie, hot chocolate and apple cider.


Comments: 0

Friday, November 22, 2013

4 bedroom E plan Oceanside unit for sale. Steps away from the beach this 3849 sf unit is ideal for anyone looking for a 2nd floor direct oceanview. In one of the best maintained building on the island! 

Call for more details. Don Pingaro 305-389-2922.

Comments: 0

< Back
Fisher Island Real Estate
Fisher Island Condos
Ocean Insiders Blog
AREAA Global Luxury Summit in Miami 2017
It was announced Saturday night at the Orlando New Years celebratin that Miami will be...

Don Pingaro surpasses 5,000 Fisher Island Transactions
Don Pingaro, Broker/Owner of Ocean Insiders & 5iMiami Realty, just passed a historic...

JOIN US for Fisher Island's Biggest Broker Open Ever!! Tuesday, Dec. 15. 12pm-6pm.
Join us for Fisher Island's Biggest Broker Open Ever!!  Tuesday December 15, 12 noon...

Explore Fisher Island
Island Map
Fisher Island
Fisher Island History
Photo Gallery

Ocean Insiders
Office 305.814.7736  |  Efax 1.800.684.6815

Real Estate Web Design