Ultimate Travel: Killer Beach Houses
Vacation like a celebrity in an extravagant waterfront mansion. From infinity pools to koi ponds, these beach houses have it all.
Located in the gated community of Sunset Island in Miami, the Villa Hotel Jasmine was once owned by Enrique Iglesias. The Moroccan-style mansion has both a home theatre and hookah lounge, and is available for rent for $68,000 per week.
Relax in one of the many outdoor seating areas at the Villa Hotel Jasmine with the Miami skyline in the distance.
Walk across the suspended slate bridge and over the koi pond to enter this modern Miami beach house. Located right on Golden Beach, the 7,700 square-foot home was designed by architect Carlos Zapata.
The 13.5 million dollar house has soaring 20-foot ceilings.
Built for British royalty, Arc en Ciel Villa in St. Lucia rents for $16,000 per week. Guests can sit by the pool and take in the stunning view of the Pitons, 2 volcanic plugs in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Le Bleu Villa in Anguilla has 2 private beaches, a tennis court and an Asian water garden. Sleep in one of the 10 bedrooms (9 of which open up to the ocean) for $67,500 per week.
Sandy Line Villa in St. Martin sits on 5 acres of land and has both a tennis court and gym. Go for a swim in the 25-metre lap pool overlooking Plum Bay beach, or relax by the second pool. Guests can rent the villa for 80,000 per week or buy it for $29 million.
Located on Sunset Island #2 in Miami, this $14.9 million beach house was once owned by Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees.
The house has an infinity-edge heated pool complete with a cascading waterfall.
For $45 million this Malibu beach house could be yours! Built in 1975, the house was designed by architect Ettore Sottsass, who has also designed a number of posh storefronts on Rodeo Drive.
The villa and its gardens were modeled after the Alhambra Palace in Spain.
The Malibu mansion also has original Catalina tiles (only made from 1927-1937) in every bathroom. The master bath features 2 matching side-by-side tubs.
The Casa Contenta in Miami rents for $130,900 per week, and its pool has a cascading waterfall, a grotto and a hot tub.