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Picture yourself in paradise—warm sand between your toes, an ocean breeze on your cheeks, waves crashing around you as you gaze out at the endless water. Now imagine the beachfront property behind you, your vacation home for as long as you can stay. Think elegance and comfort. Think space. Think yes! From the Hamptons to Hawaii, check out these five fabulous oceanfront estates where you can soak up the sun, curl up with a good book, and unwind in luxurious splendor.

Montecito Beach Estate

You may cross paths with the rich and famous in Montecito, the Santa Barbara enclave that attracts everyone from tech billionaires to media moguls and A-list actors. But in this case, the house is the star of the show—a stunning five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot estate featured on HomeAway’s home page. Start your morning on the oceanfront patio, gazing out at the Pacific. Hit the beach for boogie boarding and leisurely walks. Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in the area. Top off the day at one of Santa Barbara’s five-star eateries or by entertaining in your gourmet kitchen.

Cape Cod-style Mansion on the Puget Sound

Hop a ferry from Seattle and you’ll discover a world of natural beauty on Whidbey Island. You’ll also find the vacation home of your dreams—a five-bedroom mansion a few steps away from the beach. With sweeping views to the south, you can see sunrises and sunsets over the tranquil waters just outside your window. During the day, explore tide pools or sample local foods at top-tier restaurants. At night, gather around the outdoor firepit and marvel at the stars. If you’re bringing the kids (or friends who are kids at heart), get your game on in a rec room featuring a pool table, air hockey, and foosball.

Sunset House in the Hamptons

Long the playground of New York’s smart set, the Hamptons embody the rumpled elegance of old money. But there’s nothing old and musty about this spectacular new six-bedroom estate featuring a chef-designed kitchen and your own private beach. You’ll be living like Gatsby inside this exquisitely decorated home; and with stunning views of the Atlantic and an easy flow of indoor-outdoor spaces, you may be tempted to invite scores of your closest friends. If you do leave the premises, you can visit a farmers’ market in East Hampton, bike ride to Montauk, or feast on world-class seafood in Sag Harbor.

Palazzo del Mar in Destin

Hey, they don’t call it Palazzo for nothing! This 11-bedroom, 16,000-square-foot palace is fit for a king or queen(and up to 24 more people in the entourage). Located on the exclusive “Shores of Crystal Beach” on Florida’s Gulf Coast, this magnificent home is perfect for multiple families or a large group. Designed for entertaining, with a spacious patio overlooking the Emerald Coast, the home even comes with a dumbwaiter to carry items from the kitchen to the second floor. And lest you get carried away with lavish parties, the home also boasts a yoga/meditation room.

Lanikai Beach Home on Oahu

“Lanikai” literally means “heavenly sea,” and you’ll see why the second you step foot on Lanikai Beach, one of Hawaii’s most gorgeous destinations. You’ll also be thanking the vacation gods if you snag this enchanting 5-bedroom property. Built in the 1930s, the recently renovated compound retains its original charms while boasting an updated kitchen, boathouse, and guest cottage. From the home’s outdoor dining area, you’re feet away from Lanikai’s reef-protected turquoise waters. Down a stone step path, there’s access to a white-sand beach where you can snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, and even swim next to sea turtles.

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Travel is our lifestyle; our luxury tribe – where we come together as one collective, united and driven by the desire to experience the best of the best, rooted in the freedom of possibilities – abundantly available through luxury travel, with beauty, as our canvas, and style as our artistic tool.

Join us as we explore and get culturally inspired. Travel. Beauty. Style. is our luxury gateway. Blog features focus on experiencing diverse cultures through the life of luxury, uniquely and creatively. Gather your bucket lists, cameras, journals, passports, chic outfits, trendy beauty must-haves and tastebuds…sit back and relax, as queens don’t catch feelings, we catch flights, trains, and ships – in beautiful style!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Those are all absolutely amazing! Talk about living in style. I’d love to wake up in any one of those every morning for the rest of my life!

  • Danielle

    Those places are just glorious. I mean, they are so posh. They also look super comfy, which I love. Being comfy should never be sacrificed for getting a look. Beautiful, one and all!

  • Ola Broom

    I really love the Sunset House in the Hamptons! But at almost $1700/night staying there would only be a dream for me.

  • KoKoa Magazine

    These homes look fabulous. I will definitely look into for our annual summer vacation trip next year.

  • Melanie E

    I wouldn’t know what to do if I vacationed to a nice house like this! All of these places look lovely. I would like to stay in the Cape Cod one first.

  • Great locations to spend with a large group
    of friends and family.

  • steph parrell

    These are all beautiful properties! I would be happy to visit any o these locations!

  • Ha! I’d love to cross paths with the rich and famous and schmooze with those spectacular views. Talk about stunning!

  • Alicia Taylor

    I’m afraid if I stayed at any one of these places, they’d have to call the police to evict me! What gorgeous views!

  • The only problem is which location to choose!!! The Hampton’s look lovely but so does Destin! They all look perfect and I would love to take a sabbatical at any of these locations!

  • Tomiko Harvey

    Love love love! I swear I was born into the wrong family cause I need all of these! My favorite is the beach house in Ohua

  • Leah

    These all look like great locations to visit. The views are breathtaking.

  • These are some fabulous locations and look like they come with all of the bells and whistles. I love places that are top of the line in terms of accommodations.

  • reddel

    Wow!! Take me away. I’d love to stay in any of these beautiful properties. What stunning views!

  • These places look almost too good to be true! That Puget sound place with the reading nook by the window is totally calling my name! Going to book my next vacay 🙂

  • I would happily stay at any of these properties! They all sound like perfect winter getaways to me!

  • Claudia Krusch

    I want to stay in all of these beautiful places. The Lanikai Beach Home on Oahu would be a dream come true. It would be amazing to dine right on the water edge.

  • Lynsey Betz

    I love the cape cod style mansion, it’s perfect for a beach escape! All are beautiful!

  • Rachelle Gordon

    Well of course I’d like to stay at each and every one of them! And host a killer party at each. You know, just because it’s amazing!

  • Marysa

    I would love to stay at any of these locations! Looks like all of them are amazing places to escape too. I don’t even know how I would choose.

  • Farrah Less Gomez

    We are a true Oceanholic we go on beach vacation at least once a year. The atmosphere and the ocean view of this beach property is breathtaking. I can see myself retiring someday and settle down here. I feel like this is where I should be.

  • Monica Young

    I would love to stay in any of these properties but the one in the Hamptons actually called my name lol

  • Nikki

    I would happily spend my vacation in any of these gorgeous places! Hawaii is at the top of my list of places I want to see in the U.S. Cape Cod is also up there, and a lot closer. It’s only about a 4-hour drive from my house, so doable!

  • Melissa Dixon

    Wow these all look like a great place to stay at! I would love to get away!

  • These destinations look fantastic! I love the house in Florida. The water looks so nice.

  • Lindsey @andthekitchensink.net

    This looks so amazing! I’d love a house like this, not just a vacation place to visit.

  • Holy real estate envy Batman. I would love to spend some time in all of these spaces! LOL

  • ashley

    wow! can you say beautiful! I would love to travel and stay in one of these beach homes!

  • ashley

    how pretty! too bad I can’t live at one of these. Such great travel ideas tho!

  • Rosemary Anderson Palmer

    I wouldn’t be picky about which one although I have always wanted to visit Cape Cod. As it was in the 40s this morning, a beach house looks better all the time but there’s this thing called the expense of it. What views!

  • Karlyn Cruz

    Wow! These are beautiful places! I’d never even heard of Whidbey Island but how amazing! I don’t think I’d ever want to leave if I was to ever go to any of these places! Although I wouldn’t mind being in a place and waking up with the view of the ocean!

  • Amy

    I am ready to go… like YESTERDAY! Stress has been eating me up lately. I could totally see some relaxing going on in these houses! They are absolutely stunning! I wish MY house could look that nice! HA!

  • I’ve always wanted a beach house and the Cape Cod-style Mansion would be my dream vacation house. It’s just perfect. I’m adding this to my bucket list and hope to visit this place one day.

  • Louise Bishop

    The mansion on Puget Sound is where my eyes are set. What a gorgeous place to never forget!

  • Wendy Polisi

    I have decided that since there’s not possible way I can choose, I will go to all of them. Wonderful memories will be had at each!

  • Daniela Fries

    Should I ever win the lottery or inherit an unknown relative’s fortune, I’ll book one of those places. Until then: AirBnB rooms and hostels for max $20/night – unique experiences of different kinds guaranteed :-).

  • Wow, they’re all so stunning, makes me want to move to a beach!

  • Carissa

    I was trying to pick a favorite when I read and looked through the pictures but I would hands down stay at ANY one of these! They are absolutely beautiful!!

  • Cyn Gagen

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! I would love to wake up to those views. I’m not even sure which I’d choose but I’d love to work my way through them.

  • All of these are stunning locations with stunning views. I must say the Lanikai Beach Home on Oahu really has me ready to make travel arrangements.

  • I need to experience at least one of these spaces in my lifetime. Who has the rich have to have all of the fun. I’d love to check it out.

  • I want to stay at every last place! I have always had dream in the Hamptons but Destin too is on my travel bucketlist.

  • Nikki Ansari

    These homes are gorgeous! My favorite is Palazza del Mar in Destin

  • Lynn Dee

    Wow! Those are gorgeous beach homesI have always dreamed of owning a vacation house with ocean views. Someday, I hope. 🙂

  • Two Worlds Treasures Umiko Buh

    Beautiful homes! Now, how can you help me to stay in those houses for free?

  • Our Family World

    OMG. You have me dreaming of hitting the beach right now. Every place looks perfect. If I had the resources, I would want to stay a month in every place you’ve mentioned in this post!

  • Tiffany Heard

    I would go for the Palazzo del Mar in Destin. I haven’t been to Florida in years and I hear great things about Destin Florida.

  • Julie Syl

    This is such a beautiful place to visit. Perfect place to unwind and to relax. The scenery is so breathtaking. I will definitely put this on my bucket list.

  • Ruthie Ridley

    GAHHH!! I will take that house in the hamptons!!!

  • beautifulweirdo

    Beautiful pictures, seems so refreshing and relaxing. Every place looks amazing..

  • Ashley Lya

    Beautiful and informative post… I am going to start packing my bags NOW! Hamptons here we come 😀