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Great Escapes: Coastal Properties for Vacation Bliss

Summer. It’s that time of year when the breezy air of freedom meets the calming seas of relaxation—when the temperatures are warm, school is out and everyone seems to have one foot in their Manolo Blahniks and the other in their flip-flops, ready to hit the sands of their favorite beach.

Whether your idea of summer satisfaction happens to be in the Hamptons or Malibu, one thing is certain: it’s time to pack up and head to the shores. Join us as we take you on a global tour of premier coastal properties from Coldwell Banker Previews International®. Water views. Check. Boat dock. Check. Postcard-worthy terrace. Check. Water views. Check. Boat dock. Check. Postcard-worthy terrace. Check. Vacation bliss awaits…

Cayman Islands

It doesn’t get any dreamier than the Cayman Islands and this 6,200-square-foot luxury oceanfront home. Perched on the south coast of Grand Cayman, this home has it all: Caribbean styling, modern amenities and sprawling eight-foot windows for savoring those sea views.


Beach Bay, #221 Sea Spray Drive in Beach Bay, Cayman Islands. Priced at $2,450,000 USD.

Long Island, New York

Let the calming waters of a quiet inlet on the Long Island Sound sooth your soul this summer. Set serenely on nearly an acre, this custom Mamaroneck home is the epitome of resort living: floor-to-ceiling windows with endless vistas, a patio with pergola, in-ground heated pool/spa and private dock.

1209 Greacen Point Road in Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Priced at $9,995,000 USD.

Boca Raton, Fla.

Fancy yourself a yachter? Look no further than this 2.2-acre compound. It boasts 240 feet of deepwater yacht dockage, a skylit family room with intracoastal views and a balcony for viewing Boca’s splashy delights.


600 NE 5th Avenue in Boca Raton, FL 33432. Priced at $10,750,000 USD.

Honolulu, Hawaii

The views of the Waikiki coastline from this sleek penthouse should be enough to convince you that a Hawaii vacation home is a must-have. This modern oceanfront home in the sky might as well be your blank canvas—60 linear feet of ocean frontage and “the largest lanai on the Gold Coast,” according to listing agent Anne Oliver.

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2999 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, HI 96815. Priced at $6,500,000 USD.

The French Riviera

Oh, French Riviera…no wonder you continue to capture the hearts of fashion designers, artists and writers with your charmingly narrow streets and tempting scents of Côte d’Azur! You might as well continue the love affair in this newly built contemporary-style villa in Grimaud. Set behind private gates, the villa offers five bedrooms, four baths and open kitchen and living areas with—mais oui!—breathtaking views of sea and the village of Saint Tropez. 


Grimaud 83310, France. Priced at $7,435,980 USD.

Carmel, Calif.

Clear expanses of glass open to the shimmering surfaces of the Pacific below in this stunning 4,600 square-foot contemporary—giving you a feeling of living on top of the world in Carmel’s Otter Cove.

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30500 Aurora Del Mar in Carmel, CA 93923. Priced at $9,500,000 USD.

Gold Coast, Australia

Surround yourself in azure on Queensland’s Gold Coast in this breezy five-level oceanfront mansion on Currumbin Hill. You’ll have your own little piece of heaven with stunning views to Coolangatta and north to Surfers Paradise, beautiful bushland with a waterfall and stunning emperor-size pool overlooking the ocean.


14 James Street in Currumbin, Queensland. Priced at $8,000,000 USD.

Dana Point, Calif.


31 Beach View Avenue in Dana Point, CA 92629. Priced at $15,000,000 USD.

What could be more tempting than living steps from the sand? How about a brand-new oceanfront estate set on a pristine promontory in Dana Point, 60 miles south of Los Angeles and 65 miles north of San Diego? Located at The Strand at Headlands, this five-bedroom Cape Cod-style custom home saves the best for last—an expansive rooftop deck with panoramic whitewater views.

Which of these properties inspire visions of vacation bliss for you?  Tell us in the comments below!



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