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For many luxury homeowners, a second residence is a place where they can get away for a few days and escape daily stress. The appeal of such a home, of course, is readily apparent. If you’re the type who needs a little change of scenery to feel rejuvenated, here are several features to look for in a second home.

A Place to Unplug
The only things that you should be connected to here are nature and family. Ideally, this is a place where you can slow down and enjoy the simpler side of life. When you’re able to sip your coffee on the porch each morning and spend evenings under the stars in the backyard, you’ll be far less likely to find yourself staring at screens all day long. That alone will help to bring you more relaxation.

Family Activities
A second home is all about lifestyle and should cater to your hobbies. Whether you love golf and tennis or skiing and fishing, a house that offers access to your favorite activities is sure to bring joy into your life. After all, this is a place where you and your family will spend time making memories for years to come. 

Lounging Areas
You don’t need to be busy all the time. In fact, now and then it’s nice to get away and simply enjoy doing nothing. If you feel like you could benefit from a little R&R, then look for a home where you can envision the whole family just hanging out together. This can come in many forms, from a backyard oasis with a swimming pool to a cozy living room with a grand fireplace that you can read beside.

Focus on the Feeling
When you’re searching for a second residence, especially if you consider it a vacation home, it’s important to be aware of how it makes you feel. This is where you’ll go to treat yourself, so it should send a wave of tranquility over you each time you step foot on the property.