8 Waterfront Homes We Can't Believe Are Actually Real RN

Infinity pools? Ocean views? Is this a dream or is it HGTV's Ultimate House Hunt?

We've seen some spectacular homes here at HGTV Headquarters, but few can compare to the wow-worthy listings in this year's Ultimate House Hunt. Somehow, each estate includes flawless fountains, private pools and ocean views — just to name a few details that leave us feeling totally awestruck.

Don't just take our word for it, though. See those waterfront wonders for yourself! Explore each luxury home below, then vote for your favorite in the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. But fair warning: You may feel the urge to pinch yourself.

1: Connecticut Home on the Cove

Waterfront Mansion and Beach

Waterfront Mansion and Beach

The five-bedroom residence backs up to a serene beach at the edge of Long Island Sound. The home was built in 2008.

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Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Who knew paradise was waiting for us right in Riverside, Conn.? Tucked into a cove overlooking the Long Island Sound, this custom Craftsman includes its own private beach and pool, not to mention five bedrooms, five baths and sweeping views of the water. Enter this awesome abode, and you'll never leave home again.

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Overview of Waterfront Estate

This sprawling estate takes up an acre of beautiful waterfront property overlooking Long Island sound. The home's architecture is Craftsman; the style elegant and welcoming.

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Connecticut Estate Exterior and Beach

Surrounded by green lawns and backing up to the Long Island Sound, this Connecticut residence is a blissfully serene retreat.

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Waterfront Mansion and Beach

The five-bedroom residence backs up to a serene beach at the edge of Long Island Sound. The home was built in 2008.

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Craftsman Living Room With Stone Fireplace

This Craftsman-style living room balances heavy details like the dark wood and stone fireplace with light-colored furnishings and lots of windows.

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Dining Area With Wood Floor

Dark wood floors ground this airy dining room that seems almost to float above the water of the adjacent Long Island Sound.

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White Cottage Kitchen With Stone Floor

This home's corner kitchen feels fresh and welcoming. All-white cabinets have lacy details and a center island includes just enough seating to give the chef some company.

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Blue and White Circular Morning Room

The circular breakfast room lets in the cheerful morning light and is surrounded on three sides by the home's beautiful setting. Blue dining chairs and a painted blue ceiling echo the water and sky.

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Blue and White Cottage Bedroom With Water View

The home's five bedrooms all include ensuite bathrooms, sweet cottage style and expansive views of the Long Island Sound.

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Cream Spa Bathroom With Soaking Tub

A soaking bath is ever so much more relaxing with a backdrop of sweeping ocean views! The cream-colored palette adds to the glowing warmth of this inviting bathroom.

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Hot Tub and Infinity Pool With Sound View

Where does the Long Island Sound leave off and the pool begin? Hard to tell with this pool's negative edge. There's also a hot tub when the ocean breezes get chilly.

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Putting Green With Ocean View

A putting green with wide-open views of the Long Island Sound will shore up anyone's golf game. This outdoor luxury is matched indoors with a billiard room, home theater and five bedrooms.

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2: St. Simons Island Beach Bungalow

Beach House Mediterranean Exterior

Beach House Mediterranean Exterior

The Keith Summerour-designed house sits feet away from a peaceful stretch of beach off the Atlantic Ocean. The construction is steel frame with pilings and geothermal heating and cooling.

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Sea Island Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

A little further down the East Coast, we've found a beautiful bungalow appropriately named Villa de Suenos, or House of Dreams. Located in idyllic St. Simons Island, Ga., this Spanish-style compound sits just feet from the Atlantic Ocean and boasts a main house, two-bedroom guest house and an infinity-edge pool for you to swoon over.

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Beach House Mediterranean Exterior

The Keith Summerour-designed house sits feet away from a peaceful stretch of beach off the Atlantic Ocean. The construction is steel frame with pilings and geothermal heating and cooling.

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Outdoor Living Room and Kitchen

On cool evenings, cozy up next to this beach house's outdoor fireplace. There's also a kitchen to ready up late-night (or any time!) nibbles.

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Outdoor Pavilion With Sleeping Dog

The home's outdoor areas include this tricked-out pavilion with a fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and an outdoor television with surround sound.

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Open Plan Kitchen With Blue Cabinets

Dark blue lower cabinets are a fun twist on the neutral palette of this open plan kitchen, and perk up all the dark wood elements.

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Mediterranean Great Room With Embroidered Chairs

In this spacious great room, a long, clean-lined dining table comfortably seats at least eight. Beautiful embroidered fabric makes the chairs a memorable cut above.

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Country Living Room With Red Rug

Large-scale furniture looks right at home in this living room where the ceilings are high and the proportions grand. Comfy finishes and the fireplace add to the warm, welcoming feel.

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Great Room With Exposed Beams

The gracious interior of this Spanish-style home features reclaimed heart pine floors from Virginia and furnishings that are a perfect blend of stately and comfortable.

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Country Bedroom With Ocean View

Across a covered breezeway from the main house sits this sweet two-bedroom guest house. The style is charmingly country with red, white and blue bedding.

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Oceanfront Bathroom With Metal Tub

This handsome bathroom, with views out to the Atlantic Ocean, also features a fun metal soaking tub. Dark blue silk curtains and an elaborate chandelier give gravitas to the space.

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Country Bedroom With Wood Floor

This lovely bedroom is one of two in the St. Simons Island house's guest cottage. It features appealing country style that's warm and welcoming.

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Country Bedroom With Blue Pillows

The furnishings in this bedroom, one of four in the main residence, aren't fancy, but they're plenty comfortable. Bonus: Slide back the door and step out onto an oceanfront porch.

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Balcony With Beach View

In addition to the large, lower-level patio, this beach house also has an intimate balcony perfect for cocktail hour or a morning coffee break. The spectacular ocean view stays the same!

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Beachfront Patio With Pool

It's easy to imagine whiling away an afternoon—or a weekend!—on this oceanfront patio, lounging poolside with the backdrop of the nearby waves.

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Brick Patio With Infinity Pool

This infinity pool seems to spill into the Atlantic Ocean. When the air gets chilly, there's a hot tub for warming up!

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Backyard and House Exterior

The infinity pool cascades down a set of brick steps and a green lawn backs up the house, a pretty outlook for the home's many balconies and patios.

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Beach House With Pool and Lights

This beachfront home is actually made up of two buildings: a main residence with four bedrooms and an adjacent two-bedroom guest house connected by a breezeway. The pool and spacious patio sit in between for both to use.

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Outdoor Pavilion at Night

At night, this beach home's outdoor pavilion is the place to be with its so-comfortable sitting area and views out to the swimming pool and ocean beyond.

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Mediterranean Patio and Swimming Pool

One of the coziest parts of this vacation home is the patio: it's nestled in between the guest house and the main house and features a pool, hot tub and luxe outdoor kitchen and dining area.

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3: Venetian Palace in Florida

Florida Mansion Exterior

Florida Mansion Exterior

It's hard to believe from the outside that this mansion, right on the beach in Longboat Key, Florida, isn't a historic home somewhere in Europe. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and all the amenities, it's a sight to see.

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Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Given its stunning architecture and ornate details throughout, we can see why this enviable estate in Longboat Key, Fla., is often considered an ode to Venetian palazzos. To truly get the royal experience, enter through the grand salon, enjoy dinner and conversation in the chef's kitchen and then settle on one of the many balconies to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Beachfront Patio at Sunset

Sunsets on the patio of this waterfront Florida house seem to go on forever.

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Florida Mansion Exterior

It's hard to believe from the outside that this mansion, right on the beach in Longboat Key, Florida, isn't a historic home somewhere in Europe. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and all the amenities, it's a sight to see.

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Foyer With Arched Windows

This palatial home reaches three stories tall, and here, in the foyer, it's easy to feel the grand sweep of the space. A series of railings look over and down onto an intricate inlaid marble floor.

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Victorian Sitting Room With Ocean View

This sitting and media room is a prime example of how the Florida mansion echoes a Venetian palace with marble halls, a coffered ceiling, columns and arched doorways.

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Luxury Sitting Room With Beach View

This waterfront mansion includes grand salons that can hold 100 guests, many leisure rooms for kicking back and taking in the gorgeous views and then of course, there's the beach.

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Bar With Arched Windows and Columns

Cozy on up to this epic bar where you can enjoy a cocktail from the comfort of a leather armchair and take in the house's marble-clad architecture.

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White Eat-In Kitchen With Gingham Chairs

This sunny kitchen is big enough to include an adjacent morning room that can seat eight. A gingham print on the dining chairs is a homey, charming touch.

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White Chef Kitchen With Blue Countertops

Blue countertops are a surprising touch in this mansion's gourmet chef kitchen, uniquely tying the room to the sparkling ocean just outside.

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Renaissance Dining Room With Painted Ceiling

This home's formal dining room is cathedral-like in scope and design, with elaborate arched painted ceilings and golden dining chairs upholstered in luxe damask.

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Black and White Sitting Room With Zebra Rug

Black and white furnishings are punctuated by rich green houseplants in this sitting room. Intricate molding and millwork adds a pretty, lacy feel to the grand architecture.

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White Sitting Room With Spiral Staircase

This luxury sitting room is part conservatory, part library, with plants and topiaries greening the space and an intriguing spiral staircase leading up to a balcony full of books.

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White Hallway With Marble Floor

Even the hallways are grand in this Venice-inspired mansion in Longboat Key, Florida with marble floors, columns and railings that look down into the main foyer.

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White Marble Hall With Dome

The hallways of this luxe home, with their polished columns and elegant railings, are reminiscent of a European cathedral or chateau. A glass sky dome lets sunlight pour in.

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White Sitting Room and Beach View

The lavish home includes a sun room, grand salon, home theater and more, all decorated with lovely Renaissance-inspired style and views out to the beach just a hop, skip and jump away.

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Rococo White Bedroom With Sky Ceiling

Touches of gold and a ceiling painted like a sky make this bedroom fit for royalty. Outside the blue ocean beckons—and ties in nicely with that sky mural.

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Renaissance Spa Bathroom With Cloud Mural

Marie Antoinette would approve of this gorgeous spa bathroom, with its marble inlay floor, decadent soaking tub and walk-in shower and ceiling bedecked in clouds and a crystal chandelier.

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Bedroom With Beach Access

A large bedroom, one of six in this luxury home, maintains a simple, open feel with just a few pieces of furniture and a wall of windows and glass doors.

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White Traditional Bedroom and Ocean View

Grand in scale, this large bedroom features a stately four-poster bed, a color scheme of cream and brown and easy access to the oceanfront patio.

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Neutral Media Room With Zebra Rug

This media room gets exotic flair from a mashup of animal prints: a zebra rug and throw, leopard print accent pillows. A wet bar along the back wall makes the space extra decadent.

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Porch Looking Onto Beach

The porch provides a shady retreat from which to soak in the blissful surroundings of this Florida beach home. A series of arched doorways is a nod to the home's Italian-inspired architecture.

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Beachfront Balcony

Balconies on every level of this three-story home take advantage of its picturesque setting with glass railings and plenty of seating.

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Infinity Pool With Beach View

The infinity pool with fountains is irresistible in and of itself...and then there are those views of the white sand Florida beaches and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Beachfront Patio With Pool

Thanks to a glass railing, this pretty patio with its pool and comfortable seating area seems to melt into the beach.

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Beachfront Patio With Dining Table

This patio is the place to be on a summer day—or any day at all—when the sky is cloudless and the ocean crystal blue.

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4: Luxe Lake Tahoe Retreat

Lake Tahoe Cabin at Night

Lake Tahoe Cabin at Night

With four bedrooms, five bathrooms and knock-out views from practically every room, this luxury cabin is a proper vacation retreat.

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Chase International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Known best as Bali Beach, this picture-perfect cabin in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., combines island life and mountain luxury. Exotic teak marks the interior, which includes four bedrooms, five baths, multiple lake-view decks and, of course, a tiki bar shrouded in palapa. Who could resist this vacation destination?

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Lake Tahoe Cabin at Night

With four bedrooms, five bathrooms and knock-out views from practically every room, this luxury cabin is a proper vacation retreat.

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Lake Tahoe Cabin at Night

Because of its unique position on a corner lot, this gorgeous cabin has the unique advantage of nearly 360-degree views. At the night, the house lights twinkle on the water.

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Cabin Exterior With Decks

Pick a deck, any deck: One of this home's excellent features is that it has several lakeview decks, some off the upper floors, some off the lower.

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Garage and Lake View

His car, her car, their cars...there's room for a crew at this grand Lake Tahoe cabin, perched on the waterfront.

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Rustic Living Room With Lake View

Throughout the home, the design includes teakwood and mahogany details and heated floors for an extra cozy touch when temperatures drop.

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Cabin Kitchen With Wood Cabinets

The layout of the kitchen in this waterfront home takes full advantage of its beautiful location on the edge of Lake Tahoe. A sliding door pulls back to join the space with the outside areas and there are lots of windows letting in the sky and mountain views.

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Rustic Dining Room With Lake View

As befits a home in such a majestic setting, many of the rooms include easy access to an adjacent deck or patio, making the transition between indoors and out as seamless as possible.

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Tiki Bar at Lake Cabin

For entertaining, this Lake Tahoe cabin comes with a tiki bar in a palapa-like structure, perfectly in keeping with the rest of the home's island-themed decor. Mai Tais all around!

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Rustic Lake View Bedroom With Exposed Beams

A simple, rustic style perfectly befits this bedroom where the morning wake-up call comes with sweeping Lake Tahoe views. Exposed beams direct the eye outward and there's a private balcony from which to take in the fresh air.

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Rustic Bedroom With Lake Tahoe View

Not a lot of decoration is needed when the panoramas outside the window are this spectacular. The bedroom is one of four in the home.

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Rustic Spa Bathroom With Wood Soaking Tub

What better way to take in these lakeside vistas than from the comfort of a bubble bath?! The luxe cabin comes with this rustic-but-luxurious spa bathroom.

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Lakefront Home With Beach

This gorgeous home sits beside California's Lake Tahoe and gets treated to unique views of the entire lake. It has access to both Bali Beach and its own private sandy beach.

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Exterior, Lawn and Lake View

The home is situated on a point lot of Tahoe Keys, giving it prime position for sweeping lake views.

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Yard and Lake With Boat

Easy access to a quiet inlet makes taking the boat out for a day on the water a breeze. The home's unique position lets residents enjoy the lake and beaches as well as a spacious yard.

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Lake Tahoe Beach

Long stretches of quiet beach are just steps away from the yard and outdoor decks of this perfectly-situated Lake Tahoe home.

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5: Coastal California Cottage

Mediterranean Living Room With Green Sofa

Mediterranean Living Room With Green Sofa

The main living area of this beach house has an open concept layout, so residents are treated to ocean views from anywhere in the room. The exposed beams are made from antique reclaimed wood; the floors are rough hewn European oak.

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Bailey Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

If you prefer a more leisurely lifestyle, then you'll love this villa in Le Selva Beach, Calif. Situated along the coast, the cottage becomes a sanctuary for enjoying the soothing sounds of the ocean. Open the windows in all four bedrooms, breathe in that salty sea air, then head outside for a walk right on the water.

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Mediterranean Exterior and Driveway

Cobblestones make up the driveway and parking area to this California home near Santa Cruz. The exterior hints at the pretty Mediterranean style found inside with its stone and plaster wall and gate.

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Mediterranean Courtyard and Wood Gate

The entrance to this Mediterranean-style villa in La Selva Beach, California is as grand as its interior with a stately gate and courtyard.

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Mediterranean Front Doors and Hall

The design of this stately home combines traditional European details with comfortable, welcoming style for a beach retreat that's so appealing.

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Mediterranean Living Room With Green Sofa

The main living area of this beach house has an open concept layout, so residents are treated to ocean views from anywhere in the room. The exposed beams are made from antique reclaimed wood; the floors are rough hewn European oak.

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Neutral Mediterranean Home Office With Exposed Beams

This large home office has Old World charm with comfortable, oversized armchairs and antiques like the desk and sweet, child-sized sofa. The animal skin rug brings in another layer of texture.

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Mediterranean Living Room With Globe

As befits a beach house, there are plenty of comfortable sofas and plush armchairs in this California home. But thoughtful details like the wood beams, houseplants and accessories like the globe give the residence charming elegance.

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Neutral Mediterranean Open Kitchen With Leather Stools

The kitchen is warm and inviting with all-wood cabinets and flooring in a honey hue and a center island perfect for casual gatherings.

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Mediterranean Open Kitchen With Blue Cabinet

Pops of blue offset the handsome wood cabinets and floors in this open plan kitchen, a fun tie-in with the ocean just outside the door.

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Mediterranean Open Kitchen With Cooktop

A cooktop in the gourmet kitchen's island allows the chef to stay on task while still hanging out with family and guests in the adjacent sitting areas.

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Neutral Mediterranean Dining Room With Ocean View

Indoor entertaining feels like outdoor entertaining when the doors to the patio slide back and the location is as spectacular as this home's. The room's neutral palette keeps the focus on the ocean views.

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Mediterranean Dining Room With Beach View

A long rectangular light fixture and the same shaped dining table help move the eye across this dining room out to the sweeping beach vistas beyond the windows.

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Coastal Living Room and Patio

Throughout this coastal California home, doors open up to connect the interior to patios just steps away from the beach and waves. Keeping a similar color theme inside and out (snappy accents of red and white) help the two spaces feel unified.

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Stone Patio With Striped Umbrella

Just outside the back door, a stone patio offers beachside seating with shade and a fire pit.

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Beachside Fire Pit

A private beachside fire pit makes it so easy to enjoy the ocean breezes, especially with comfy armchairs to lounge in.

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Mediterranean Bedroom With Vaulted Ceiling

This beautiful bedroom could be found in a Tuscan villa with its Mediterranean style and relaxed grandeur. A four-poster bed sits up against a rustic stone wall and there's plenty of room left over for a cozy seating area.

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Mediterranean Master Bedroom With Canopy Bed

Throughout the home, elegant details make the home feel unique: antique reclaimed wood exposed beams, European oak floors, stone and plaster walls. In this bedroom, leopard-print accent pillows are a sassy touch.

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Master Bedroom and Balcony

From the master bedroom (there are three bedrooms in the home), residents can access a private balcony from double doors.

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Balcony Overlooking Ocean

This California villa has several patios and balconies so the amazing coastline views can be enjoyed from pretty much any room.

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Balcony With Ocean View

This picturesque balcony frames the ocean like a real-life masterpiece.

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Coastal Spa Bathroom With Shell Tub

A mermaid would feel right at home in this luxe spa bathroom where the tub is an oversized seashell. Coastal details are sprinkled throughout the space, an imaginative nod to the home's oceanfront setting.

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Mediterranean Bedroom With Sunset View

Whether it's the start of the day or the end of it, the view in this beach house bedroom can't be beat.

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Neutral Mediterranean Bedroom With Leather Armchair

The home's three bedrooms each allow access to an outdoor area with sweeping ocean views. Inside, the style is unfussy and welcoming.

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Mediterranean Powder Room With Map

A pretty powder room features a vessel sink, rustic stone accent wall and reclaimed wood countertop.

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Mediterranean Courtyard With Pond

There's a grand courtyard with a pond and waterfall at this California estate that is reminiscent of a traditional European villa.

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Stone Patio and Ocean View

A pergola and string lights add magical ambiance to this scenic flagstone patio, a short walk away from the ocean.

From: Bailey Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Beach and Yellow Surfboard

In La Selva Beach, California, this incredible beach house has private access to wide open coastline and views that go on forever.

From: Bailey Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Beach Fire Pit at Night

At night, cozy up around the fire pit with the sound of the waves crashing as the sun goes down.

From: Bailey Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Flagstone Patio With String Lights

With the string lights glowing and the sun setting over the water, this flagstone patio is the place to be. There's even a fireplace to cozy up the space when the breeze off the ocean gets chilly.

From: Bailey Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

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6: Beachfront Abode in Turks & Caicos

Villa Exterior and Beach

Villa Exterior and Beach

This Turks and Caicos villa sits on over two acres of prime beachfront property backing up to Long Bay beach.

Photo by: Turks & Caicos Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Turks & Caicos Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Crystal-clear water and blue sky for miles? We've found another slice of paradise, all right. This enchanting property in Turks & Caicos features seven bedrooms, seven baths, a multi-level pool and cascading water features throughout. If the private beach doesn't blow you away, the 13,000 square foot villa surely will.

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Birds-Eye of Villa Exterior and Beach

It's impossible to beat the location of this luxury villa, situated right on the laid-back beach of Long Bay and not far from the village of Grace Bay.

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Villa Exterior and Beach

This Turks and Caicos villa sits on over two acres of prime beachfront property backing up to Long Bay beach.

Photo By: Turks & Caicos Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Waterfront Dining Room With Blue Chairs

The indoor areas of this spectacular villa feature delicate, innovative architecture that complements and shows off the beautiful setting and provides every comfort for residents and guests.

Open Plan Kitchen With Wood Ceiling

The home's interior style is a mix of Caribbean and Bermudian-inspired details, its blue-and-white color scheme and elegant natural wood accents a handsome complement to the beachfront setting.

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Outdoor Patio With Ocean View

The home's beautiful architecture—arches, high ceilings, airy details—serves as the perfect frame for the ocean's endless blue.

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Coastal Bedroom With Arched Window

Each of the home's five bedrooms includes a king bed and ensuite bathroom. Step outside onto the balcony and get lost in the endless blue of Long Bay.

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Outdoor Space With Circular Lounge

A circular lounge sits in the middle of pools and walkways, an ideal chill-out spot when residents and guests need a break from...chilling out.

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White Pergola and Waterfall

The main villa wraps around an incredible outdoor lounge and multi-level pool, the crown jewel of the waterfront home.

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Pool, Patio and Home Exterior

In the middle of the pool patio is a lounge area with a wraparound bench and chic, graphic style. Multi-level decks with glass railings maximize the home's easy indoor-outdoor style.

Photo By: Turks & Caicos Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

LED-Lit Pool and Lounge

At night, this villa's pool is a glowing wonder: Over 30 LED lights and back-lit LED panels show off the home's architectural details and make the outdoor area even more magical.

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Home Exterior and Pool at Night

At night, the outdoor lounge and pool are transformed with back-lit panels and almost 40 LED lights highlighting the arches, columns and water features.

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Pool and Walkways Lit at Night

Meticulous LED-lighting illuminates walkways and makes the pool glow a vibrant blue.

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Pool and Outdoor Lounge at Night

The home's pool and outdoor lounge is more of a wonderland with a cascading waterfall, LED lighting at night and seating mixed in among the split-level swimming areas.

Photo By: Turks & Caicos Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

7: Hilltop Home in the British Virgin Islands 

Deck With Caribbean View

Deck With Caribbean View

With views like these, it's important to see them from every angle. Happily, multiple different decks and outdoor areas make that easy.

Photo by: Smiths Gore Limited, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Smiths Gore Limited, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Nestled in the heart of the British Virgin Islands, this hilltop home boasts unbelievable views of Tortola, St. John and St. Thomas. Here, you'll find a spacious main house, three guest cottages and a private swimming pool to complete your tropical oasis.

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Tropical Estate Overview and Ocean Views

Perched on a hilltop in the British Virgin Islands, this beautiful estate encompasses over eight acres and features a main house, several guest cottages and lush, tropical landscaping. Oh, and then there are those 360-degree views.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Cottage Exterior With Purple Roof

In addition to the main residence, the estate also includes three guest cottages. The exterior of many of the buildings has gingerbread charm with lavender roofs and white lacy trim peeking out from behind the bougainvillea.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Home Exterior and Grounds With Flowers

This luxurious estate includes over eight acres of beautifully-landscaped grounds, all with incredible views of Tortola, St. John and St. Thomas.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Deck With Caribbean View

With views like these, it's important to see them from every angle. Happily, multiple different decks and outdoor areas make that easy.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Caribbean Home and Pool

An oasis amidst the greenery, this vacation retreat offers up views of Sir Francis Drake Channel and the island of Jost Van Dyke to the north. The lavender roof is a fun pop of color paired with the pink flowers and rich blues and greens of the landscape.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Covered Terrace With Sunset View

The perfect place to wind up the day is out on this covered terrace, glass of wine in hand and the sunset and ocean stretching as far as the eye can see.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Tropical Living Room With Octopus Pillow

Furniture in creams and white add to the light-as-air feel of this large living room. The space connects to its Caribbean surroundings with tropical details like the ocean friends on the pillows and natural fiber rugs.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Mediterranean Dining Room With Wood Table

Mediterranean style and a soaring ceiling give a stately, but welcoming air to this formal dining room. The beautiful woodwork is highlighted against stark white walls and overhead, a wrought-iron chandelier adds gentle curves.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Tropical Bedroom With Four-Poster Bed

Simple, classic furnishings in the residence's five bedrooms are a perfect complement to the unbelievable Caribbean views just outside on the balcony.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Covered Terrace and Sun Deck

Covered terraces connect to sunny decks to let residents and guests take in the setting in shade or the open air. There's an easy flow between indoors and out with wide doorways.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Spa Bathroom With Soaking Tub

A soaking bubble bath is the icing on the cake in this luxurious home where just outside the door are the most breathtaking vistas of Caribbean blue.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Exterior With Pool and Ocean View

Dream a little dream of a Caribbean vacation and this is pretty much what it looks like: The terraces of this expansive estate feature views, views and more views of the blue waters and rolling hills.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Home Exterior and Swimming Pool

One of this home's many outdoor areas features an infinity-edge pool enclosed by stone terraces. A wet bar makes it the place to be at happy hour. There's even an adjacent changing room.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Smiths Gore Limited, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Sunset View Over Harbor

As the sun sets, the vistas surrounding the home take on all new majesty.

From: Smiths Gore Limited and Luxury Portfolio International®

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8: Seaside Italian Villa

Italian Villa Exterior and Grounds

Italian Villa Exterior and Grounds

In addition to its own expansive grounds, this villa is situated near the charming Porto Rodondo which offers restaurants and shops.

Photo by: Immobilsarda, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Immobilsarda, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Sophisticated and secluded, this villa in Porto Rotondo, Italy is truly a European dream come true. In addition to eight bedrooms, eight baths and an incredible terrace, the sprawling estate includes a garden with direct access to the beach. We can't think of anywhere else we'd rather be.

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Mediterranean Sea and Private Dock

The rambling grounds of this Italian estate extend down to the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, with a private dock and hidden sandy beach.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Immobilsarda, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Villa Exterior and Grounds

This 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom villa is a short distance from Porto Rotondo in Sardinia, Italy. Its large grounds are a mix of green lawns, lush vegetation and many outdoor areas from which to enjoy the amazingly scenic surroundings.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Mediterranean Exterior and Lawn

Beautiful gardens and grassy lawns surround this Italian villa and lead down practically to the edge of the Mediterranean.

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Italian Villa Exterior and Grounds

In addition to its own expansive grounds, this villa is situated near the charming Porto Rodondo which offers restaurants and shops.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Covered Porch With Water View

The wide open doorway of this covered seating area perfectly frames the stunning view of the Sardinian landscape and the Gulf of Cugnana. A wooden sea creature makes a delightful base for overhead lighting.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Living Room With Wooden Tree

Along with the setting, the details of this home are what make it so special: In the main living area, a carefully-crafted wooden tree branches out and over the living room and dining room, unifying the spaces with unique, organic warmth.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Eclectic Neutral Living Room With Green Sofa

The open concept living area of this imaginative villa is furnished in earth tones and further honors Mother Nature with a fun wooden tree climbing up the walls and across the ceiling.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Country Dining Room With Round Table

Morning coffee never looked as appealing as it does on this dining table, simple and friendly, with those incredible wraparound landscape views.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Spa Bathroom and Sheer Curtain

A gauzy curtain adds privacy to the bathroom, part of this en suite bedroom (one of eight in the villa). Exposed beams and simple stylings keep the mood friendly and comfortable.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Mediterranean Bedroom With Exposed Beams

Built-in cabinetry and drawers in this big bedroom make sure there's plenty of room for storage as well as a work space and a spot for the tv. In the far corner of the room, a sectional creates a cozy seating area.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Asian Bathroom With Wood Tub Surround

This bathroom, one of eight in the residence, is spartan in its design but spa-like and restful with its all-wood detailing and luxurious soaking tub.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Covered Porch With Green Beams

On this porch, green accent pillows playfully pick up the color on the exposed beams overhead and complement the gardens and vegetation all around.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Outdoor Dining Room With Canvas Roof

Canvas shades unfurl to keep this outdoor dining area pleasant on even the sunniest days. Lay the table with the land's freshest produce and toast the friendly ambiance.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Swimming Pool and Stone Patio

The mild climate of Sardinia can be fully enjoyed at this villa with its multiple outdoor areas including shady verandas, sunny patios and a heated swimming pool

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Open Gate and Mediterranean Sea

An open gate makes a charming invitation out to this villa's private beach and water access. Walk along the rocky coastline and take in all that blue.

From: Immobilsarda and Luxury Portfolio International®

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