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Waterfront Luxury: 6 Beautiful Beach Houses in Paradise

Luxury Defined tours a collection of beautiful beachfront estates

While nothing evokes summer quite like a coastal resort, true luxury places a premium on privacy and seclusion.  

The quintessential summer luxury home has it all: welcoming indoor spaces, wonderful outdoor spaces, sea breezes, sunset views, a mooring for the superyacht, and a sandy beach for sun worshippers, swimmers, snorkelers, even the occasional nesting sea turtle—and perhaps a private island or two.  

From a coastal estate in Italy to an oceanfront compound in Sardinia, these six luxury seaside homes on private beaches gloriously provide for an unforgettable summer sojourn.

1. Villa Joy in Porto San Paolo, Sardinia, Italy

Situated on a private peninsula along the beautiful coastline of northeast Sardinia, this exclusive estate includes two secluded beaches and a private dock in the protected marine preserve of Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo.

Villa Joy is perched on a private, gated peninsula in the protected marine preserve of Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo on the northeast coast of Sardinia.

The estate includes three villas enveloped by the Mediterranean landscape, a saltwater pool carved into the rock, a tennis court, helipad, boat dock, and private access to two secluded beaches.

Crafted from native stone, granite, and wood, and blending harmoniously with their setting, the primary residence, guest house, and adjoining annex offer nine bedrooms among them. Spacious, light-filled interiors unite around a warm palette of cream and tan tints.

Large, comfortable outdoor living spaces include wide stone verandas and fully equipped dining spaces.

Villa Joy, rising on its rocky promontory against a wooded backdrop, is a private escape in the heart of Gallura, almost half a mile from the nearest property, and just a few minutes from Olbia International Airport.

2. Aquamare on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Aquamare offers the rare opportunity to own a private boutique beach resort in the British Virgin Islands on the white sands of Mahoe Bay.

The freehold comprises three luxurious five-bedroom villas; a two-bedroom concierge house; spacious terraces, and lush, beachfront gardens with three infinity pools. All three villas offer unobstructed views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel and, on the horizon, the main island of Tortola.

The villas are identical in design: Each has a great room with double layered cathedral ceiling, an open-plan living room that flows out to the pool terrace, and five oversized bedrooms and bathrooms, all with ocean-facing spa tubs and outdoor showers.

The grounds are landscaped to provide privacy between each villa. Virgin Gorda, the third-largest island in the BVI archipelago, is Internationally renowned for its magnificent beaches, hidden coves, and the world-famous Baths, a boulder-strewn beach on the southern end of the island.

3. Point House on Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands

Dramatic Point House has an idyllic beachfront on a secluded cove on the southwest side of the private island of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos archipelago.

Just beyond the pool is a sequestered beach with powdered sugar sand and turquoise seas. The living spaces include 30-foot-high ceilings, white limestone floors, natural ebony and oak finishes, and handcrafted furnishings from Bali.

The main floor is anchored by the great room with its multiple seating areas, a dining room large enough for a 12-foot-long table, and a fully equipped chef’s kitchen. Also on the floor are two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom with limestone shower, sunken tub, and a landscaped outdoor shower. A third en suite bedroom is on the first floor.

A fourth en suite bedroom, in a loft overlooking the main living areas below, has a sea-view rooftop terrace. A shuttered indoor balcony provides privacy while inviting the flow of cooling ocean breezes.

The fifth bedroom, in the property’s botanical gardens, could be reimagined as a guest or staff residence, or converted into an art studio or a gym. Point House’s serene location, next to a nature reserve, adds another layer of privacy.

4. Apsara on Old Fort Bay, New Providence, Bahamas

This stunning “sea-to-sea” estate in the Bahamas has a private sandy beach on Old Fort Bay in addition to 150 feet of canal frontage.

Apsara, a stunning beachfront estate on the northern shore of Old Fort Bay, New Providence, spans a one-acre “sea-to-sea” parcel with 150 feet of waterfront (including a private stretch of beach) and 150 feet of canal frontage.

The lavish eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home offers 18,500 square feet of living space under roof and 12,600 square feet of outdoor space. Oversized sliding doors with treated impact resistant glass allow a seamless transition between the interior and exterior areas.

A koi pond, outdoor steam room, infinity pool, private sandy beach, and a protected dock with boat lift and boathouse are among the home’s resort-style amenities. The property also includes a two-bedroom guest/staff suite, two-car garage, elevator, and generator.

5. FairWinds in Upper Matecumbe Key, Florida

This gated, two-acre oceanfront compound in the Florida Keys offers barefoot luxury, privacy, and abundant recreation. The highlight is a 250-foot-long stretch of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, a nesting site for sea turtles.

FairWinds is tucked away on a secluded beachfront on Upper Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys.

Inside its gates, a bricked drive enters two acres of tropical gardens with specimen plantings and palm trees, and arrives at a circular court and the twin stairways of the welcoming, three-story main residence.

This home evokes the classic Keys “conch house,” with a wraparound porch; wide, shaded verandas; and ceiling-high doors and windows that bring in the views of white sands and turquoise seas.

The views extend to the historic Alligator Reef Lighthouse and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. A guest house and a three-bay carriage house with an upstairs captain’s quarters accommodate family and friends in style.

A tree-lined path leads to a private beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Its powder sands are a nesting site for sea turtles, and its calm waters are a habitat for bonefish and tarpon. All this is steps from Islamorada Village’s shops and boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants offering some of the finest dining in the Keys.

6. Villa Shanti in Phang Nga, Thailand

At this eye-catching villa in Thailand’s Phang Nga region, coconut palm-lined lawns lead to a pristine beach on the Andaman Sea.

A beachhead on the Andaman Sea is just one of the highlights of Villa Shanti.

This eye-catching coastal estate in Thailand’s Phang Nga region features five contemporary Thai-style pavilions housing six elegant en suite bedrooms, a spacious great room for lounging and dining, family room, and a vast modern kitchen.

Villa Shanti’s indoor and outdoor living spaces harmoniously balance comfort and simplicity with rich teakwood features, crisp white lines, and lush gardens.

Pavilions are connected by a series of corridors and walkways that all lead to an immense garden interspersed with tall coconut palms and sweeping views of the Andaman Sea—offering immediate beach access. A stylish, 82-foot black-tiled infinity pool rests at the center of the property, with breezy salas on either side.

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