The ocean view—still one of the hottest real estate commodities around. Who doesn’t enjoy the chance to gaze across a sparkling sea toward the sunset, let alone from their very own living room? From Canada to California, South Florida to Mexico, here are some of our favorite waterfront properties now on the market.
Situated on a nearly one-acre stretch of waterfront on Vancouver Island’s picturesque Genoa Bay (pictured at top), this eight-bedroom home, represented by Brian Danyliw, offers a living experience that changes with the seasons, much like the sea life around it. Whales, sea lions and jumping fish can be seen from the private terrace, while the neighboring marina accommodates arrival by seaplane or boat. Bringing waterfront living to a whole new level—literally—the great room features a boat mounted from the ceiling, an homage to the island’s seafaring culture. Sunshine always brightens at least one of the many expansive patios, and every room has a view from this exceptional waterfront gem.
A contemporary coastal farmhouse on the coveted Malibu oceanfront, this newly constructed home designed by Doug Burdge AIA captures views up and down the coast from behind the gates of Malibu Colony. One of the last remaining remodeled tea houses in Malibu Colony, the four-bedroom home, represented by Sandro Dazzan, boasts an entirely new foundation, a guest house and an enviable indoor-outdoor flow. The main house boasts a dramatic great room with vaulted ceilings and authentic vintage barn wood. Interiors transition seamlessly to the expansive Ipe wooden deck with a sunken spa located mere steps above the sand and surf.
Turquoise waters at your front door, a private 10,000-square-foot Caribbean beach at your back door. It doesn’t get much better than Tip of the Tail, an ultra-private villa represented by Ian Hurdle and nestled along the shores of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Encompassing 500 feet of oceanfront and 1.1 acres of lush, tropical land on the Caicos Banks, Tip of the Tail mesmerizes, with crisp, cool contemporary style and masterfully designed indoor-outdoor living. Among the six-bedroom home’s enviable amenities are a powdery, white-sand beach, lagoon teeming with tropical fish, a private beach bar, dining space for 20, zen garden, glass-walled pool and yoga deck, and world-class snorkeling, paddleboarding and kayaking just beyond the doorstep.
An oceanfront sanctuary along the Orange County coast, this five-bedroom masterpiece, represented by Andrew McDonald, Linda Chan and Sana Amarith, captures vast ocean and sunset views from its distinctly private Laguna Beach bluff. Flawlessly designed by the acclaimed Horst Architects, the home took eight years to construct, incorporating sleek lines and the finest hand-selected materials. Window walls frame endless views while interiors showcase powerful precision and harmony. Steps lead to a private, pristine beach pool, while additional amenities include manicured grounds, expansive terraces and an auto gallery for up to nine cars.
Swaying palms surround this Hacienda-style villa, situated along the picturesque Banderas Bay and behind the gates of Punta de Mita’s exclusive El Farallon community. The five-bedroom home, represented by Alejandro Aldrete and Alejandra Wulff, features expansive shaded terraces, ample indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces and an infinity-edged pool that appears to drop off to the sea below. Mexican art adorns the walls, palapa roofs soar above outdoor living areas and private bedroom suites open to ocean-view terraces, making Casa Cantamar the ultimate Mexican beach retreat.
Las Olas features 165 miles of waterways, which helped earn Fort Lauderdale the honorable distinction of “Venice in America.” Situated directly on the scenic and tranquil Sunset Lake, 353 Sunset Drive is a boutique collection of eight waterfront residences showcasing masterful modern design and sweeping lake and sunset views. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe interiors in natural light, while uniquely expansive three-bedroom floor plans extend to 12-foot deep private terraces with summer kitchens. Four remaining residences, represented by The Agency Collective South Florida, include one penthouse with a private rooftop terrace and spa. Completing the casual yet sophisticated living experience is a private lakefront pool and private, deep-water yacht slips available for purchase.
Direct oceanfront property is a rare, highly sought-after luxury in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, which makes this meticulously remodeled home so uniquely special. Situated on prime beachfront in Hillsboro Beach & Yacht Villas, the home, represented by Chris Franciosa, Jared Ringel and Anne Marie Dietz features expansive terraces and grassy knolls overlooking the ocean beyond. Abundantly lit interiors showcase expansive windows, with ocean views enjoyed from nearly every room.
Spend each day with your toes in the sand of Malibu’s fabled, sandy La Costa beach from this gorgeous contemporary home now available for lease. The four-bedroom oceanfront residence, represented by Cooper Mount, features an expansive beach deck with overhead heaters to warm those cooler coastal nights. The chef’s kitchen is awash in white marble, while the spacious yet cozy living area and private master suite, with dual shower and spa tub, capture never-ending ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows.