Summer is fast approaching, and whether your idea of the perfect getaway is swimming with sea turtles in Turks and Caicos or sunbathing in the South of France, these five luxury vacation homes will ensure you make the most of your well-earned downtime—in sky high style.
Situated on a 10,000-square-foot private beach and lagoon on the tail of Caicos Banks in Turks and Caicos, this six-bedroom eco-villa showcases nearly 500 feet of breathtaking oceanfront. Expansive outdoor space includes a 20-person fire pit enclave, sun lounger, and glass-walled pool and yoga deck all set against the azure sea. If turtles, rays, lobsters, and tropical fish are your idea of perfect neighbors—we’ve found your paradise.
Who loves Paris in the summer? We do. This exquisite 19th-century apartment is located in the heart of the city close to the Champs Elysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The iconic Haussmannian building is the classic image of a Parisian apartment with incredible views, high ceilings, crown molding, and a delightful combination of French antiques and modern furniture. In the morning, swing open the French doors and watch the city come alive, then head downstairs to the flower shop for a fresh bouquet as you plan your day and remind yourself this is, in fact, real life.
If your idea of the perfect summer is sipping Bellinis on the French Riviera—you’re not alone. Located in the exclusive Villefranche-sur-Mer at the entry of the famous Cap Ferrat, this newly-constructed villa overlooks phenomenal views of the bay of Villefranche and is just a short distance to the beach. Vanishing pocket doors off the open kitchen and living room take full advantage of stunning vistas, while three ensuite guest rooms boast private balconies and gorgeous views.
Imagine watching the sun slip into the ocean from your saltwater spa as you nibble on pizza fresh from the oven. Located behind gates in the exclusive enclave of Pontoquito in Punta de Mita, Mexico, this stunning getaway exudes laid back luxury and sophistication. From the villa’s experienced and attentive staff to its picturesque palapas and saltwater swimming pool, this home is your first step to a truly unforgettable season along the turquoise sea.
If you've been California dreaming, there's a good chance the picture in your mind looks something like this beachfront abode. Located on Santa Monica’s fabled Gold Coast, this seven-bedroom home, built in 1928 for silent screen starlet Norma Talmadge, exudes Old Hollywood glamour at every turn. Exquisitely designed by architect John Byers in his trademark Spanish Colonial Revival style, the oceanfront property showcases original period details and incredible outdoor space designed for embracing Santa Monica’s incomparable sunsets and vistas, including an impressive pool and spa with gates that open right onto the beach.