As the Winter a.k.a. "High Season" approaches, we're witnessing a continuation of strong Buyer demand for Miami Beach luxury condos. I've written extensively this year about the sales surge in South Beach luxury condos to Foreign Buyers, some of these Miami Beach condo sales can be seen by clicking HERE. I'd like to highlight our clients eight most popular waterfront luxury condo buildings in Miami Beach.

Miami Beach Luxury Condos

The Continuum on South Beach (South of Fifth Condo)
This is my personal favorite luxury condo building- an incredible location on Miami Beach- and quite possibly THE best condo location anywhere! The Continuum Condos feature two Oceanfront Towers located on a twelve acre site at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. Unlike most luxury condos, the twelve acre site on which The Continuum condos are located is mostly devoted to resort-like amenities. The North and South Condo Towers occupy only a small fraction of the twelve acres comprising The Continuum common areas.

The Continuum features two massive lagoon pools, three lit tennis courts, an incredible 12K + Sq. Ft. Fitness Center and many other luxury amenities. The residences are on a par with or exceeding most luxury properties with Five Star Resorts. The Continuum Miami Condos are located next to the best South of Fifth restaurants, lounges, and major tourist attractions.

Apogee South Beach Condos (South of Fifth Ultra-Luxury Condos)
Each Apogee Miami Beach condominium was built to be the equivalent of a penthouse in the sky. With just two basic floorplans, each individual condominium features 10' floor to ceiling windows, a gas grill on each terrace (unique in all of Miami Beach), and extra sound-insulation concrete barriers between condos and floors. This was the last of the luxury condo buildings built in the South of Fifth Neighborhood, with just 67 boutique ultra-luxury residences.

Apogee South Beach Condos are located next to South Pointe Park, at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. Apogee South Beach Condos generally sell for a premium above all the other buildings listed in this article- with prices starting well over $4 Million for the smallest floorplan.

The Murano at Portofino (South of Fifth Condo)
This was The Related Group's first luxury condo building to be built and designed from the ground up. Along with The Continuum & Apogee, this condo is among the most popular South of Fifth luxury condo buildings. The Murano at Portofino is the only luxury building to feature both a fresh water and salt water pool, along with The Piaggia Beach Club.

The Murano at Portofino Condos are considered boutique, in that the three towers comprising this condominium complex feature a total of 188 condominiums. The Murano features a beautiful two story lobby, and Bayfront Townhomes facing the Miami Beach Marina and incredible views of Downtown Miami in the distance.

Icon South Beach (South of Fifth Condo)
This condo building was designed by Philip Starck, and is especially popular with Europeans and Northeastern condo buyers. Icon South Beach was completed in 2005, and shares a common entrance with the Murano Grande. Featuring an incredible & contemporary Fitness Center, along with two pools (lap pool and infinity edge wading pool), almost all Icon South Beach condos have views of the either Miami Beach or Downtown Miami skyline. Located at the entrance to Miami Beach (just off of Fifth Street), the Icon South Beach Condos appeal to the luxury buyer, especially those that look for a contemporary and minimalist design with grand building amenities.

The Portofino Tower (South of Fifth Condo)
The original South of Fifth Condo Building built during the Miami Beach real estate renaissance that began in the 1990's. The Portofino Tower set the contemporary standard for Miami Beach luxury condo buildings, as this was the first high-rise condo building built in the South of Fifth Neighborhood in over 15 years (constructed in 1997).

The Portofino Tower features a unique and incredible fitness center located on the 27th floor, with panoramic views of the City of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Fisher Island, and the cruise ships of sailing out towards the Atlantic Ocean.

The Il Villaggio (South Beach / Ocean Drive Condo)
The ONLY ultra-luxury boutique condo building located at the northermost tip of Ocean Drive. The IL Villaggio is next to Lummus Park, which recently underwent a complete renovation with improved landscaping and oceanfront walkways.

The Il Villaggio Condos are considered among the most exclusive and private luxury residences in all of Miami Beach. This is a boutique condo building with only 127 total condominiums and 17 stories in height. Many Hollywood and International celebrities call this building home (or vacation home).

The Akoya Miami Beach (Mid-Miami Beach Area)
The Akoya luxury condominiums are located on Collins Avenue, in one of Miami Beach's best Oceanfront locations. The Akoya condominiums were originally conceived as the sister building to the nearby Blue and Green Diamond condos.

The unique appeal of The Akoya condos are that they are moderately priced luxury condominiums, with incredible views in almost all directions. The Akoya Condo Tower sits on a unique Oceanfront property that has unobstructed views to the West, and the building rises well above all obstructions to the North and South.

The Bath Club (Mid-Miami Beach Area)
Built on the site of the historic Bath Club resort, this contemporary condo tower and luxury townhome residences are THE most luxurious oceanfront condominiums in the Mid-Beach area of Miami Beach. Located just north of what was once termed "Millionaires Row", The Bath Club was built with the highest quality construction materials in all of Miami Beach. The Developer (Arthur Peebles) took great care in making sure that no attention to detail was overlooked. The entrance is a multi-story atrium lobby with Venetian Plaster and contemporary artwork welcoming residents and guests.

The Bath Club sits on 5+ Oceanfront acres, with starter condos of two bedroom + luxury residences. The Bath Club residences are ideal for the Miami Beach luxury condo buyer looking for an ultra-luxury residence to get away from the bustle of South Beach.

Below are the past thirty days closed sales of Miami Beach Luxury Condos:

Miami Beach Luxury Condo Sales- Past Thirty Days
Sale DateMiami Beach AddressProperty Name Living Area Sales Price SP$/SqFt
11/23/2011100 S POINTE DR # 1106/7Continuum South Tower4,378 $ 5,200,000 $ 1,188
11/21/2011101 20 ST # 2205THE SETAI821 $ 1,310,000 $ 1,596
11/18/20111455 OCEAN DR # 907IL VILLAGGIO1,919 $ 2,200,000 $ 1,146
11/18/20113801 COLLINS AV # 1606MOSAIC ON MIAMI BEACH1,820 $ 1,750,000 $ 962
11/18/20111455 OCEAN DR # 1411IL VILLAGGIO1,370 $ 1,025,000 $ 748
11/18/2011100 S POINTE DR # 3602CONTINNUM ON SOUTH BEACH1,791 $ 2,300,000 $ 1,284
11/15/20114401 COLLINS AVENUE # 171517FONTAINEBLEAU II TRESOR1,482 $ 1,160,000 $ 783
11/14/201150 S POINTE DR # 2403CONTINUUM ON SOUTH BEACH1,992 $ 2,250,000 $ 1,130
11/9/20114779 COLLINS AV # 1503BLUE DIAMOND CONDO2,010 $ 1,095,000 $ 545