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LIVE Auction Items 2019

Live Auction: Monday, January 28, 2019

Additional descriptions will be added as they become available.

1 week stay in 4 bedroom designer home in the Cote Azur: Le Petite Rubis – Valbonne, France

Enjoy a one-week stay in this designer home in France is located in the Cote Azur, in the charming village of Valbonne. It is located 20 minutes from the Nice airport, Cannes is 15 minutes away, Monte Carlo is 45 minutes and Italy is an hour. There are wonderful perched villages to visit, it has been the home of Renoir, Matisse, Chagall and Picasso to name only a few. There are numerous golf courses, wonderful restaurants and incredible shopping.

The house was completely gutted and remodeled in 2000. It has four bedrooms – each with a private bath room and individually controlled air conditioning. Two of the bedrooms are master bedrooms, with large bathrooms with both a large stall shower and a tub, two sinks and a separate wc and bidet room. Both have king sized beds. The other two bedrooms have two beds each which can be pushed together as king size beds or used separately. These two bedrooms each have bathrooms with stall showers. There is a large living room with a fireplace, a dining room that seats ten, a charming kitchen with a French commercial stove, two refrigerators dishwasher and microwave, and another separate sitting area. We have several eating terraces and a heated swimming pool. The views of the mountains are lovely from everywhere on this very private property. Even the driveway is pretty, as it is paved in limestone pieces. There is television, stereo, wi fi internet connection with a printer and a scanner are available. All the linens are included and abundant. We include our housekeeper once a week. There is a washer and a commercial dryer. There is also a gas barbeque. There is a toilet area out by the poolhouse, and an outdoor shower. There are extensive gardens and 15 olive trees. All the outdoor areas have appropriate furniture.

The house is situated in a private gated domain and our property is also fully fenced and gated. It is walking distance to the village where there is a beautiful square and several restaurants. Each Friday, the village hosts a typical provencal market. It is an active village but it is not a “tourist village” teaming with people. There are many evenings that have music in the square. Mougin is 8 minutes away with its many award-winning restaurants as well. You will certainly never go hungry in France!

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1 week summertime stay in lovely 4 bedroom Mountainside Condo: Snowmass, Colorado

Enjoy a one-week summertime stay in this charming condo located on the mountain side of Snowmass, Colorado! This 4 bedroom, 4 bath Preferred condominium, is 1860 square feet and offers 2 king bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds and 1 bedroom with 2 twins beds and one bunk bed. The condo has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace, a private balcony and complimentary internet access.

Snowmass Lodging Company offers first-class services to you and your guests, including complimentary Aspen Airport and village wide transportation, front desk, bell service, concierge service, daily housekeeping and daily newspaper delivery. It is located 10 miles from downtown Aspen which has as array of upscale and casual restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Summertime in Colorado is breathtaking – don’t miss out on this lovely vacation in the Rocky Mountains!

Limitations: one-week stays are based on availability from June 1 thru June 26, or September 6 thru October 13, 2019.

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7 day/6 Nights for 2 at the Thulani Private Villa in South Africa

A perfect South Africa Experience for 2 with a 7 Day / 6 Night Stay at the Thulani Private Villa located in the 55,000-acre Blue Canyon Conservancy. This private villa features five impeccably-appointed bedrooms and baths, a private wine chamber and a falling waters pool.  Attention to detail is apparent in how luxuriously this beautiful lodge is furnished.

Included in this package, winners will enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, & dinner exquisitely prepared by Thulani’s own personal chef; a special Welcome Dinner; 2 Game Drives a day with drinks and snacks; free Wi-Fi; two bottles of South African wine; plus housekeeping & laundry service for the duration of your stay. 

You may also wish to partake in other extra activities available nearby, such as: Hot Air Ballooning, a Microlight Flight tour, a Morning Bushwalk with Cheetahs, a Sunset Drive on a Big 5 Game Reserve, a picnic on top of Mariepskop Mountain, a Blyde River Canyon Boat Trip & Waterfall Hike, or you may just sit outside at the Villa and enjoy the picturesque views and take a swim in the pool.

Also included is an optional visit to a nearby Spring of Hope partner school to see first- hand the work this Foundation has done since 2005 improving the sanitary conditions at local schools.

While your airfare is not included, South Africa Airways will offer a discount on all available fares at the time you make your reservations.  Instructions will be provided.

Multiple couples may like to visit Thulani together.  The winning bid is the package described above for 2 people.  Each additional couple must match & donate the winning bid amount to the BallenIsles Charities Foundation in order to join together for a group vacation.  Timing is subject to availability.

Click Here for complete details on Thulani. (23-page color brochure) 

Click Here to watch a short video on Thulani. 


3 Nights at The ROCKS Luxury Residence in Arizona plus Golf for 2 

3-Night Stay in a luxurious Three Bedroom Villa at The ROCKS Luxury Residence Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Plus 2 Golf Certificates for 2 to play 18 holes with cart. The ROCKS, managed by Troon Golf, is a secluded and secure enclave of luxurious residences with exclusive amenities and an impeccable staff. Enjoy elite amenities with the beautiful clubhouse, fitness center, and upscale-dining to make your golf trip a special vacation. While at The Rocks, 2 lucky people will play Troon North Golf Club twice! Voted Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” their two 18-hole courses stretch through the natural ravines in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Revered as Scottsdale’s crown jewel, the challenge, visual sensation, and special ambiance of Troon North sets the standard by which all other courses are measured. 2 Golf Certificates expire 4/1/20. Monday-Thursday anytime; Friday-Sunday after 12:00; space available; may call course for tee time up to 7 days in advance. 



2 Rounds of Golf for 4 at TPC Sawgrass

4 Players for 1 Round of golf on THE PLAYERS STADIUM Course at TPC Sawgrass and 1 Round of Golf on Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. These courses have won numerous accolades and Golfweek Magazine ranked the Stadium Course the No. 1 “Best Course You Can Play in the State of Florida.” With its signature island green on the par-3, 17th hole being one of the most recognized in golf, this legendary track has captured the imagination of golf fans all over the world and is consistently named among the top golf courses worldwide. Now is your chance to play this famous course! THE PLAYERS Stadium certificate includes greens fees, carts, forecaddie fees & all applicable taxes. The Dye’s Valley certificate includes greens fees and all applicable taxes. Certificates are valid: 2/1/19 to 12/31/19 (Blackout dates may apply to Dye’s Valley Course). 


Palm Beach Yacht Club Membership

Join the finest Restaurant in the entire Palm Beaches for 1 year! The Palm Beach Yacht Club is the recipient of the “Epicurean International Award”, limited to 100 restaurants world-wide; the prestigious “Distinguished GOLD Club of the World Award”, enjoying the distinction with just 160 other Private Clubs internationally; and, most recently they were named to the Top 20 Yacht Clubs by “Platinum Clubs of America, 5-Star Private Clubs.” The Palm Beach Yacht Club dining room caters in the grand style to its members and their guests. The Club is known for its fabulous local fresh Fish and Shellfish and naturally-raised Certified Black Angus steaks. The ambiance of the dining room is pleasing with its intimate atmosphere and stunning views of Palm Beach and the Intra-Coastal Waterway. The night view is spectacular, and you MUST be there for a new, full moon rising over Palm Beach. New membership only. Successful bidder must join between 1/29/19 and 1/29/20. 


2018 World Series Champions Red Sox Tickets 

4 Box Seats: “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. 4 Field Box Tier 1 Seats 4 Rows up behind 1st base allow you to see everything & almost touch the field (Right Field Box 8 Row D Seats 9-12). Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the home of Red Sox legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Plus see the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches overlooking left field. Arrangements can be made in advance for the winner to sit on the green Monster and watch Batting Practice before a game (usually a few hours before the scheduled game). Winner must notify donor by 3/1/19 in order to get a choice of game for 2019 season (No Yankee or Dodgers games; Opening Day; Marathon Monday). Tickets can be delivered digitally if desired. 


Paella Party for 20 at Your Home 

Treat your friends and family to a wonderful dinner & as the host and/or hostess enjoy the entire evening yourself! Your Paella Party will be prepared & served by Gianni, the very talented owner/chef at A Taste of Spain and More. Gianni will discuss the menu items & choices of Paella options with the winner to assure a perfect evening. The Hosts will supply all alcohol & use a $100 Total Wine Gift Certificate to purchase Spanish wines to accompany the paella feast. The dinner will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time except for major holidays. 

The dinner includes: 

  • Paella mixta 
  • Mediterranean Salad with homemade Citrus Vinaigrette 
  • Fresh artisan bread 
  • Total Wine $100 Gift Certificate for Spanish Wines

Chef services include: prepping, cooking and serving of Paella, salad and bread.  


Day with Palm Beach County’s Sherriff Ric Bradshaw

Spend a day with Sherriff Ric Bradshaw on the ground and in the air!

Golf with Jeff Fitzherbert (Director of Golf)

Join Jeff with 3 friends at a premiere local course!

The Cooper

Exclusive Chefs Table for 10!