Greetings Jupiter Reef Club Owner’s,
I hope you have had an excellent summer and fall. I am happy to present to you the recent happenings at JRC. Our quiet time of year has been quite eventful! From detailed maintenance projects to interior refurbishment, many tasks have been undertaken to maintain our paradise to the highest expectations.
The town of Jupiter is continuing to grow year after year. Our prime location and desirable amenities occasionally attracts beach goers that do not belong. The past year, licensed security guards have been employed to keep trespassers out. In an effort to remain an exclusive and peaceful resort, an additional step has been taken to protect the privacy of all owners and guests. A new wristband policy was introduced on October 13th, 2017. All Jupiter Reef Club guests are now required to wear a wristband as identification that they are a registered owner or residing guest. When you check in for your week everyone in your party will be assigned a wristband. So far, the response from owners and daily guests has been overwhelmingly positive.
The private decks attached to each unit offer great outdoor space with breathtaking sea views. Units D7, C30, and C31 decks had seen better days. The aging wood decks were reconstructed with high performance capped polymer deck material that will withstand the elements for many years. The new and improved unit decks continue to provide a pleasing wood appearance without the possibility of fading or rotting.
An additional porch swing has been added by popular demand. Many families have taken countless photos on the relaxing porch swing in front of the gazebo. Children and adults alike are enjoying the new relaxation space to watch the waves roll in.
Sea Turtle Season that encompasses eight months of the year is officially over. Turtle friendly amber colored porch lights installed per Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management instructions have been removed and will be saved for use next season. The yellow incandescent porch lights are now LED bulbs that are expected to last 9,600 hours longer and conserve electricity. If you missed seeing the sea turtles this year, sea turtle season begins again on March 1st and the peak of the hatching season is May through July. Viewing a sea turtle nesting or hatching is a once in a life time experience that may be made possible by visiting the Jupiter Reef Club.
On August 15th , 2017 the Board of Directors voted to hire an interior designer to assist in updating the interiors. We are working to enhance the value of the club through design. Pamela Whitney Interiors is carefully selecting patterns and fabrics to make all owners feel truly at home with South Florida living in mind.
To embrace the natural beauty of our surroundings a new soothing nautical color scheme has replaced the previous bland brown. All thirty-one units are being repainted two shades of blue with a Chantilly Lace white trim. New dining room chairs are now in all the one-bedroom units. Existing artwork is being rearranged and repurposed. New ocean style rugs have been strategically placed in the living room to incorporate the floor into the new coastal design scheme. Many owners expressed their need for a wall clock in their unit. We listened to our owners and new Jupiter Reef Club custom clocks will be hung in all units.
The "B" unit’s kitchen counter fronts have been updated with bead board. Popcorn ceiling has been removed in B16 to match B17 and reduce required maintenance. The large shades in the east facing B units were heavy and cumbersome to manually raise. B17’s east window shade has been replaced with a motorized blackout roller shade that includes a solar panel charger and wall switch.
Last maintenance season all “D” unit’s bedroom carpet was replaced with tile to match the living rooms and kitchens. This year the process of replacing carpet with tile was continued in the two-bedroom units, E19, C30 & C31. The tile is easier to clean, more luxurious than the carpet, and provides a Florida home appeal.
All unit’s outlets and light switches are in the process of being modernized by replacing old outlets and toggle switches with contemporary outlets and rocker switches. The interior updates are a rolling renovation that is a work in progress. All units will continue to be improved with the addition of new sleeper sofas and furnishings. Interior and exterior maintenance at the resort is never-ending, and it is one of the most crucial elements to sustaining the value and stature of the timeshare concept.
In February 2016 Cutcher & Associates was contracted to complete the structural design, permitting, and construction administration of a replacement seawall. A geotechnical report was provided to Cutcher & Associates to assist in the preparation of the structural design and a Costal Construction Control Line permit application has been submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The permitting phase is ongoing. We are on track to obtain a permit to construct the seawall.
Association Owned Unit/Weeks
If you missed the first sale of JRC owned weeks and are still interested, an additional sale with approximately thirty new unit/weeks will be made available to existing owners in the beginning of 2018. All available sales will be updated on the Jupiter Reef Club Owners Portal.
Our progress will continue throughout the holiday season. I am so fortunate to be part of the Reef Club concept. I strive every day to fulfill the members' high expectations and maintain the Jupiter Reef Club as one of the finest, most intimate oceanfront resorts in the USA. Never hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions.
Thank you & Happy Holidays,
Amanda E. Farajian
Jupiter Reef Club Condominium Owners Association
1600 S. A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 747 - 7788