Unwind at These Three Coastal Hideaways
From baby-blue bungalows to seafoam green estates, come stay awhile in these watercolor homes.
North Florida: Santa Rosa Beach
Nestled among towering longleaf pines, this Panhandle hideaway is perched right on the edge of a state conservation site, giving you unparalleled privacy. Climb the steps onto the expansive open-air porch, and you’re beckoned into this 4,861-square-foot estate by a chic all-white interior contrasted with hardwood floors. Whether you opt to spend your days on the Seaside beachfront, which is just a short bike ride away, or showing off your new pastel pad, this home offers plenty of room for entertaining and unwinding. Boasting six bedrooms and seven baths, this watercolor crib is a haven for hosting. On a warm afternoon, venture out onto one of two airy back decks with an iced tea in hand, or climb to the fourth floor, where a built-in bar and spacious deck with sprawling views offers a prime spot to take in the sunset.
114 Pine Needle Way, Santa Rosa Beach
Central Florida: Bradenton
This baby-blue beauty is designed to match its backdrop: the shimmering cyan waters of Anna Maria Sound. And thanks to a roomy deck complete with a grill, quartz countertop and cabinets, there’s ample space to take in the view. Even when you retreat inside the 3,895-square-foot Gulf Coast home, large windows and numerous French doors invite the outdoors in. Dark hardwood floors stand out against the sunlit white shiplap on the walls, giving this sanctuary a modern, coastal feel. An over-the-top kitchen with a six-burner gas range, wall ovens and a massive island are a chef’s dream. After the dinner party, guests can relax in three bedrooms on the main floor, but the second floor is all yours. The owner’s suite stretches across the entire floor and includes vaulted ceilings and a private balcony.
328 Harbor Sound Court, Bradenton
South Florida: Key West
Paradise is a priority at this Conch Republic retreat. Situated on your own private slice of sand that overlooks the harbor and Mallory Square, this 3,635-square-foot home is bursting with amenities to help you live the island life. An outdoor kitchen perfect for prepping mojitos and grilling burgers overlooks a rock pool and spa, outfitted with a water slide, of course. While away the hours swinging in the seaside hammock or lazing about on a lounger on the upstairs deck. Inside, a stately spiral staircase gives the home an air of opulence mixed with its tropical charm. A guest house brings the total bedroom count up to six with seven bathrooms, so feel free to bring your friends. Paradise is best enjoyed with others.