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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dana Point, Calif.
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.
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