Waterfront property often comes at a premium. While a $5 million budget may not buy much in some of the best-known beach towns around the world, it can fetch some unique and luxurious properties o the beaten path.
Baleia Beach, Brazil
Axpe Imovies Especials
Located about a three-hour drive southeast of São Paulo, the largest city in South America, this beach house has uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 6,400 square feet of space, there are five en suite bedrooms, an open- plan entertaining area and a large outdoor deck with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The house was built with sustainability in mind, with 500 native species planted on the property’s grounds.
SOTHEBY’S ISRAEL REALTY
To call this three-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment in the port of Jaffa in Tel Aviv “historic” is a bit of an understatement—the building dates to the year 1100. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the nearly 2,700-square-foot property includes a rooftop terrace. The property has a separate art-studio space.
Margaret River, Australia
This modern home on five acres is located where the Margaret River meets the Indian Ocean. Situated directly on the river, this four- bedroom, three-bathroom house is only a mile and a half from the beach. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the house has 220-degree views of the river valley and ocean. When not mesmerized by the view, residents can enjoy the house’s game room or explore the region’s many wineries.
Shelter Island, NewYork
Saunders and Associates
With four-bedrooms and four- bathrooms, this beach house on New York’s Shelter Island dates to 1965 and has a classic midcentury style. Located on the shoreline of Gardiner’s Bay, the house has an open-plan living space and floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the water. The 3,500-square-foot house also features a bayside deck, a fireplace and a library. The island’s location in the bay allows residents access to both the glamorous South Fork of Long Island and the more rustic North Fork.
Italy Sotheby’s International Realty
This three-bedroom, three- bathroom villa in the affluent Naples neighborhood of Posillipo served as a lodge for hunters of migratory birds in the 19th century. Built into a cli above the Tyrrhenian Sea, it has a natural swimming pool that sections o a portion of the waterfront, and a private dock. All of the 2,400-square-foot house’s rooms on the main floor have access to a large oceanfront terrace looking out at Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
This article first appeared in Mansion Global magazine’s June issue.
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