If it’s below freezing where you live–or even if it’s not–these warm weather addresses are sure to raise your spirits, if not your thermostat. From a $2.25M Hollywood mansion, to a $425K desert abode, every day can feel like vacation.
Vacation is sacred time. Most Americans only get so many days each year to take one and save up all year to afford it. It’s hard to imagine life any other way. And yet…
What if that was your every day? Imagine if that palatial vacation rental was your actual abode. Envision lounging poolside in the sun instead of shivering under a parka.
It could be reality if you lived in any of these listings with a coveted warm weather address. So while news breaks of yet another polar vortex, and ice and snow falls in most parts of the country, we’re cranking up the thermostat and lusting after these transportive homes on Redfin. We can almost hear the palm trees rustling now.
223 8th St.
List price: $1,150,000
Daydream about days spent in this four bedroom Spanish-style mansion with a guest house, right near the intracoastal waterway. The design is immaculate, with Travertine marble, wood floors, and spa-like bathrooms. But it’s the tranquil backyard wrapping around the house that melts our snow-capped heart. Exuding ‘20s charm, the lush landscaping and heated freshwater pool flanked by idyllic terraces are a true respite.
335 S Biscayne Blvd
List price: $503,000
Perched on the 38th floor of One Miami East Tower, this refined condo stuns with incredible views of Fisher Island, Key Biscayne and Brickell Key. Live a laid-back, yet luxurious life with European designer cabinetry, imported granite, and a downtown Miami address. Though, some of our favorite features are onsite amenities like valet parking, heated swimming pools, fitness center, and rec room. With so many perks, we can’t help but wonder, is this a condo, or hotel?
97 N Shore Dr
List price: $1,250,000
Trade skyscrapers for sand, and head across Biscayne Bay to Miami Beach to this exquisite waterfront townhouse. Tucked behind a colorful facade channeling serious Art Deco Miami vibes, this home is located in the private gated community of Iris on the Bay. There’s a two car garage, private elevator, rainfall shower, and rooftop terrace with summer kitchen. Got a boat? Dock it directly in front, and then dip into the pool so you never have to decide between pool or ocean again.
200 Ocean Lane Dr
List price: $735,000
Nestled on Key Biscayne, this luxurious apartment frames floor-to-ceiling ocean views from every room. Other highlights include the spa-inspired bathroom with glass-enclosed shower, soaking tub and marble walls, or in-wall surround sound system. Building amenities such a heated pool, fitness center, and direct access to a white sandy beach prove this could be paradise found.
1765 Ala Moana Blvd
List price: $640,000
Flanked by Ilikai Marina, this oceanfront one bedroom condo turns vacation living into an everyday reality, with pinch-yourself views of the Pacific. The apartment is lovely, but you’ll likely want to live on the lanai, with its stunning location and warm ocean breezes. Better yet, with short-term rentals allowed, if you moved here, you’ll help inspire others to seek out a full time vacation-inspired lifestyle.
44-1704 Laha St
List price: $720,000
Also on the island of Oahu, we’d gladly say aloha to this remodeled three bedroom unit with airy beam ceilings, and plenty of space to embrace a tropical way of life. Step onto a private, fully fenced yard with peaceful patio that includes an outdoor shower. The unit is also part of complex that has access to walking paths, salt water pool and BBQ area. *Immediately starts looking up one way fares to Oahu*
444 Hermosa Ave
List price: $1,750,000
The hidden jewel of LA’s South Bay, Hermosa Beach is filled with funky restaurants, buzzy bars, and friendly people. And then there’s the beach–sprawling sand surrounds turquoise blue waters where surfers, volleyball pros, and laid back locals hang out. Become a beach bum minus the bum in this luxurious three bedroom Mediterranean-style home. Gleaming hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, recessed lighting and a vast wet bar make for great entertaining, while two balconies offer ocean views and signature Hermosa sunsets.
116 S Broadway
List price: $875,000
Just south of Hermosa, Redondo is Hermosa’s quieter, low key neighbor that’s just as blissful. A few short blocks to the beach, this move-in ready town home is bathed in natural light, with spacious rooms and white oak plank floors. Slide open glass doors and slip onto a serene patio to soak up that California sunshine.
2909 Arizona Ave
List price: $949,000
Light, bright and beautiful, we could envision life as an LA Westsider in this Santa Monica dream home. With beamed ceilings, zen-like bathrooms, and custom designer touches, this pad is as trendy as its surrounds, with plenty of warm weather to boot.
31 Garden Ter
List price: $2,190,000
Welcome to the OC. Set inside the exclusive, gated Summit at Turtle Ridge, you’ll enter through a private fountain-filled courtyard to discover a Mediterranean villa with oak wood floors, recessed lighting and open floor plan. But we’d spend most of our time in the backyard with its serene hilltop views. There’s a hygge-inducing fire pit, and built-in BBQ island with bar seating. The community also provides access to two resort-style pools, spas, movie theater, clubhouse, cabanas, fitness center, playgrounds, and scenic hiking. Home is where the holiday never ends.
1718 Sequoia St
List price: $619,000
There’s more to California than just sunshine and beaches–there’s really good wine, too. Millions flock to Napa to taste its grapes, but this three bedroom home makes it accessible year round. The updated home is move in ready, but it’s the backyard pergola with a fire pit and space to dine under the stars that has us dreaming of nights sipping a Cab in NorCal.
67350 North Laguna Dr
List price: $570,000
There’s nothing quite like the beauty of the desert and this Palm Springs suburb enjoys an average of 350 days of sunshine a year. That’s a lot of Vitamin D. Sleek and modern, this three bedroom home has upscale touches like a deep soaking tub and energy efficient solar panels. Or, picture yourself by the backyard pool, sinking into a plush lounger under a thatched palapa, admiring mountain views for miles.
29684 N 130th Gln
List price: $425,000
Another desert gem, this home outside of Phoenix offers easy access to gorgeous parks and rugged natural beauty. Inside is a looker too, with tiled floors, chef’s kitchen, and master suite. Outside there’s a huge backyard with covered patio and lovely desert landscaping. When temps soar, cool off in the Olympic-sized swimming pool at the community center.
- Originally posted on Redfin