If your holiday dreams feature waking up to the sound of crashing waves and immediate views of a white sandy beach and shimmering turquoise waters, than there’s no better place for you than at a beachfront holiday home. Get as close as you possible can to the beach at these exceptional properties, which are literary steps away!
Villa Océane, Mauritius (one step)
Step off the deck and right into the powdery sands of Mauritius island by holidaying at this bright and stylish beachfront villa. Available through Villanovo, the contemporary three-bedroom home is situated directly on the beach of a fabulous freshwater lagoon on the east coast of the island, close to Trou d’Eau Douce.
The lagoon side of the villa features a spacious terrace which leads down to the pristine beach and offers stunning views of the aquamarine waters. On the opposite side of the house is private terrace area with a fantastic pool and different levels of decks with different seating areas and an outdoor dining area with seating for up to 12.
The interior of the villa features large windows offering airy open plan living accented by touches of designer furniture and decoration. There is a large living room with a TV, a dining area that seats 10 people and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare healthy island dishes. The three bedrooms all have double beds, double dressing rooms, ensuite baths with shower and their own private terrace or balcony showcasing spectacular views of the lagoon. Two of them also have office areas.
The villa is location a mere few minutes’ drive from Trou d’Eau Douce, where you can find a range of shops and restaurants and take boat trips out to Deer Island. For some additional sport, visit the nearby famous kitesurfing spots or one of the fantastic golf courses of the east coast.
Treat yourself to an exquisite Mauritian beach holiday with Villanovo here.
Torre di Clavel – Amalfi Coast, Italy (one step)
Torre di Clavel is a stunning villa which stands proudly at the edge of Positano’s second beach, Fornillo, which, depending on where you are on the property, can be as few as one step away!
Available through Homebase Abroad, the impressive fortress dates back to at least the 1200s and was saved from ruins by a Swiss man at the turn of the 20th century. The current owners have added all the necessary 21st-century amenities while retaining the structure’s historic features. The house is truly unique in design, spread over multiple levels, connected by open-air paths and hallways hewn from stone.
The presence of the sea and the Amalfi coastline is an essential part of the character of this sublime rental. From virtually every window comes the sound of the surf and a view of the jagged coastline, stretching east to Cilento and west to Capri. Follow the path of the sun throughout the many terraces, each one furnished for contemplating the commanding presence of nature all around you. There is a stone staircase descending to a virtually private pebble beach, where you can relax on the villa’s sun loungers and chairs. The villa benefits from complete privacy, though pretty Positano is easily accessible.
The sprawling layout is perfect for a larger group looking to have both shared and private spaces. Your stay is enhanced by an exceptional staff, with long personal connections to this particular home, who are happy to share their love of this dramatic and unique property.
Enjoy the best of the beaches of the Amalfi Coast right at the foot of this gorgeous villa through Homebase Abroad here.
Harmony House – Barbados (one step)
Place yourself one step away from gorgeous Gibbes Beach by staying at this charming three-bedroom villa available through Blue Sky Luxury. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens you’ll have both perfect privacy and direct access to the white powdery sands and of this beautiful beach and stunning waters of Barbados’ famed West Coast.
The villa features classic and tasteful coral stone decoration with touches of bright local artwork. The comfortable ground floor lounge has double French doors which open onto a covered patio area that includes a built-in bar, salt water plunge pool and alfresco dining area with seating for up to 10. The terrace is especially magical in the evenings lit by handmade copper lanterns and handmade candle sconces. A shady tropical garden extends off the patio and leads to white sandy Gibbs Beach.
The three bedrooms are all air-conditioned and have private balconies and en-suite baths, the master bedroom’s being especially well-appointed. The villa is cared for by a team of friendly and professional staff, including an excellent cook. Off the estate you can dine and explore Holetown and Speightstown in addition to a variety of other sites of interest of the West Coast.
Take your first step to a beach front holiday in Barbados by contacting Blue Sky Luxury at this link.
1958 – Waterfront Home, St Tropez, France (two steps)
New to the portfolio of Villas Prestige & Services, this lovely five-bedroom family home is a mere two steps from a beautiful beach located a few minutes from posh St Tropez.
Four of the villa’s bedrooms are located on the ground floor. In addition to their positioning, all have en-suite baths, two face the terrace and garden and one has two bunkbeds, making the house ideal for a large family. This floor also has a TV room opening onto the terrace and the garden.
The main living room is found on the upper level. It has a well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge area and dining area which lead to a 60m² terrace with fabulous sea views. This floor is also home to the master bedroom which includes a private office and bathroom with shower.
The spacious 1 300m² garden has direct access to the beach, a 11 x 5m salt pool, a pétanque pitch and a BBQ and exterior kitchen and bar for fun family meals in this beautiful outdoor setting.
Book in at this perfect beachfront villa in the South of France by reaching out to Villas Prestige & Services here.
Villa Alegria – Algarve, Portugal (five steps)
Literally a few steps away from the beach, Villa Alegria is situated on a clifftop in the in the village of Salema, providing it with spectacular ocean views over the beach. The sophisticated property by VILA VITA Collection successfully blends contemporary design, elegance and luxury, set against the backdrop of the glistening Atlantic ocean.
The four-bedroom villa is decorated in a crisp and modern Mediterranean style, with large living areas and fabulous natural light streaming through the large windows. There are glass sliding doors that lead directly onto terraces, garden and a private rooftop pool with exceptional ocean views.
The ground floor is home to two of the bedrooms, each with a double bed, flat screen TV, en-suite shower room, separate dressing room and front line ocean views. The first floor features an open space living area with a modern state-of-the art open plan kitchen, a comfortable living room and a dining area with seating for eight people. The master bedroom has a large double bed, flat screen TV, an en-suite bath with a standalone bathtub and shower, a separate dressing room and awe-inspiring views.
Out on the vast east and westward facing terraces you can further enjoy the great vistas of the coastline, Salema beach, the picturesque village and bobbing fishing boats. If that weren’t enough, there’s another terrace on the rooftop where you’ll also find an exquisite infinity pool overlooking the coastline. Leaving the villa, in three or four steps you’ll have your toes planted in the soft sands of Salema beach.
Experience the best of Portugal’s Algrave Coast and its beaches staying with VILA VITA here.
Ananda Estate – Eleuthera, The Bahamas (eight steps)
Sitting on the edge of one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on Eleuthera and within a one-acre estate, is this wonderful Asian-inspired sleek villa within the selective repertoire of Pamela H. Murdock. Spread over three pavilions, a zen atmosphere hovers throughout, amplified by the breathtaking views of the delicate pink and white sand and crystal waters.
The contemporary villa has four suites and five baths, though can accommodate up to 14 guests. Attention has been paid to every detail and its attractive decor includes white Carrara marble, limestone, Sukabumi stones, rich walnut wood and stylish contemporary furnishings.
The Great Room of the main house has impressive, soaring vaulted ceilings and a vast tableaux of the spectacular ocean cast through a vast wall of retractable windows. Two large master bedrooms are found on either side of the Great Room, both with a king-size bed, sunken sitting area, private terrace and bathroom with dual sinks and both a rain shower room and large marble bathtub. The other master bedrooms, located in two separate pavilions, are equally luxurious and have the added amenity of their own kitchenettes.
A 10 ft. wrap-around terrace hugs the main building and allows for seamless indoor-outdoor living. In the center is a 50 ft. infinity pool which is flanked by two attractive pergolas, one with an elevated daybed and the other with a sunken sala that is equipped with an outdoor kitchen, dining area and both swim-up and regular bars.
Guests need only take a few steps and they will be on a virtually private beach. When not relaxing on the beach or next to the pool, you can partake in a number of watersports to make the most of the pristine coastline like windsurfing, diving and snorkeling. A more social ambiance can be found 10 minutes away at lovely French Leave Beach, home to a hotel and marina and a little further is the town of Governor’s Harbour and the airport.
Find yourself at this incredibly beautiful villa and beach by contacting Pamela H. Murdock at this link.
Vatuvara Private Islands, Fiji (10-40 steps)
Idyllically set atop the volcanic limestone cliffs of the Fijian island of Kaibu, the private villas of Vatuvara Private Islands are all located only steps from their own private white sand beach. The unspoilt 800-acre island is part of the Northern Lau Group and is surrounded by pristine aquamarine waters and a unique marine and tropical ecosystem.
The ultra exclusive resort is only accessible by private plane, making it supremely secluded. Each of luxurious one-bedroom villas (soon to be four with the addition of the Saku villa expected in early 2018) is even more private, encircled by tropical vegetation and flowers. The comfortable seafront villas have been built with indigenous materials and have their own infinity pool, a personal massage bure and private beach, reachable in 25-40 steps with the upcoming Saku villa being the closest at only 10 steps.
Guests can enjoy the sunshine on their private beaches as well as discover the other gorgeous beaches of the island. Snorkeling or diving through the crystal clear waters you can observe some of the world’s best preserved coral reefs. Guests can explore further afield on their own by kayaking, paddle boarding or on a private boat tour. Delicious and healthy meals are served in the resort’s two restaurants, there is also a four-hole golf course and guests can arrange spa treatments, private yoga and sport instructors and diving certification.
Surround yourself in immense natural beauty at the beachside oasis of Vatuvara Private Islands here.
Residence on the Rocks – The Seychelles (1,210 steps)
Sitting on a high ridge in southern Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles, the Residence on the Rocks is around one kilometer along a path to the beach (much less as the crow flies), however, the additional steps are worth the effort as you’ll reach the exquisite Intendance Beach, voted one of the top beaches in the whole world.
Nestled in virgin forest in an absolutely private area of the estate of the Banyan Tree Resort, this stunning four-bedroom villa was built in 2008. Decorated in a colonial, Creole style, the interiors are adorned with antiques and artwork collected around the world personally by the villa’s owners. It has an ample and comfortable lounge which has a sitting area and dining room that lead into a fully equipped kitchen. Two of the villa’s bedrooms are in the main building and the other two are found in two separate guest houses accessible via a forest path.
Guests spend hours down on the spectacular white sands of Intendence Beach and swimming in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. These can also be admired from one of the villa’s covered verandas, sunny poolside terraces or lovely pavilion. Guests also have access to all of the facilities and restaurants of the Banyan Tree Resort. The villa is within close distance to many of the other attractions of the Seychelles from hiking trails to watersports.
Take in breathtaking Intendence Beach and the incredible beauty of the Seychelles while staying at the Residence on the Rocks at this link.