Break out the flip-flops and swim trunks, beach season still remains in full effect. The only question is, in which country’s crop of über-cool waterfront homes will you vacation? A sprawling Malibu mansion on a secluded Los Angeles hillside or Leonardo Dicaprio’s impressive former residence in NYC’s West Village? Decisions, decisions.
| Castlewood – Los Angeles |
This Malibu retreat is ideally located close to the PCH, up a gated & private (members only) road in pristine Las Flores Canyon. Upon entering this newly completed architectural masterpiece, experience a blend of sophistication, luxury, and relaxation derived from contemporary design and sun-filled rooms. This 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath Home was designed by award-winning architect Steve Yett and does not disappoint. The home features soaring glass walls that perfectly frame majestic ocean views.
| Le Ti Bebe – Miami |
Perfectly situated in Miami Beach’s famous (or infamous) South Beach, this sleek and modern apartment is a peaceful escape for those seeking paradise in the sun and surf. With top-notch oceanfront views and only a short stroll from the crisp South Beach sands, Le Ti Bebe is a crisp white canvas that lets the colors of Miami paint itself throughout the space. Although the kitchen is fully stocked with necessary cookware and utensils for a home-cooked meal, guests are also mere walking distance from international fine dining hotspots such as Mr. Chow’s, chic New-American offerings from The Dutch and French-Mediterranean restaurant and lounge, Villa Azur.
| Rumi With a View – New York |
While not technically on the ocean, Leonardo Dicaprio’s former West Village residence still aims to impress. Urban adventurers will relish a stay at Rumi, a sleek 2-bedroom duplex overlooking the Hudson River. With rich wood floors and natural light pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows, Rumi offers a unique chance to relax and recharge in the city that never sleeps. Rumi offers top-notch views of the Hudson River along with a spacious private balcony. Stylishly furnished with enough room for a family to sprawl, this Home is equipped with 2 full baths, 2 king-size beds, a private sauna, private Jacuzzi and direct rooftop access with an additional private outdoor Jacuzzi.
| Maravilhosa Joatinga Beach – Rio de Janerio |
Incredible attention to detail, awe-inspiring mountain and ocean views, and color themed rooms all grace this incredible beach house. François-Xavier Dussol, a French boutique hotelier, carefully imagined all of the details within this antique yet contemporary house. The common area radiates funky modern style, so carefully bringing together a variety of colors. On the terrace, everyone can lay back and take in the views of Rio’s best sites: the ocean, São Conrado beach, the mountain of Gávea, Christ the Redeemer and the Cagarras Islands.
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