Courtesy of Turks and Caicos Sotheby's International Realty

Forget once-a-year trips and island locales. These waterfront homes are so swoon-worthy—it's as if you're on holidays for good.

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Courtesy of Sri Lanka Sotheby's International Realty
Weligama, Sri Lanka

Eraeliya Villas & Gardens is set in a spacious oceanfront palm-shaded garden on a secluded beautiful sandy beach. The property includes five villas, an infinity swimming pool, staff house, spa, and library.

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Courtesy of Roatan Sotheby's International Realty
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Fort Morgan Cay is a gorgeous 32-acre private island located in Port Royal, a protected harbor on the eastern side of Roatan, one of the bay islands of Honduras. The home includes a large open-air dining area, eight bedrooms—each with an en-suite bathroom—an expansive pool deck and terrace, as well as a boat house and four boats.

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Courtesy of Turks and Caicos Sotheby's International Realty
Turtle Tail, Turks and Caicos Islands

This ultra-private six-bedroom estate is situated on one of the island’s highest points with breathtaking 270-degree views of the Caicos Banks. Anchored by the “Beach Club,” the customized, private and protected beach and lagoon, the stunning property also includes a waterfront gazebo, dining and bar pavilion, antique Balinese daybeds, cut stone viewing deck and jet ski dock area.

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Courtesy of Coastal Sotheby's International Realty
Bandon, Oregon

This elegant, secluded estate north of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is surrounded by fragrant gardens with unparalleled panoramic views from every room.

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Courtesy of Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Sydney, Australia

Designed by London-based architects Walters and Cohen in collaboration with Sydney-based architects Collins and Turner, this stunning contemporary residence boasts an open-plan upper level with large living, dining, study, TV areas and gourmet gas kitchen. The lower level has a huge main bedroom (with dressing room and en-suite), second big bedroom (with en-suite), third bedroom or studio/workshop (with en-suite powder room), laundry, plant room and three-car garage with internal access.

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Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty - Palm Beach Brokerage
Palm Beach, Florida

Secluded on 1.4 gated acres in Seminole Landing, this estate is one of understated elegance and Caribbean inspiration. On the upper level, the master suite is a peaceful aerie with his-and-hers baths, three fireplaces, a walk-in closet, and a balcony for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Atlantic. Each of the four uniquely stylish guest bedrooms includes an en-suite bath and walk-in closet, while the lower level offers a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a theater, a fitness center, a catering kitchen, and a four-car garage.

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Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty Canada
British Columbia, Canada

A unique 10-acre headland with 1,620 spectacular linear feet of shoreline, this home is located within a micro climate on the sheltered shores of Becher Bay and protected by Wolf Island. The five-bedroom residence was designed by Keith Baker and includes a private dock, which provides a launchpad to some of the most coveted sports fishing grounds on the West Coast.

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Courtesy of Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
Swampscott, Massachussetts

This stunning oceanfront masterpiece boasts sweeping water views from virtually every room. With six bedrooms, five full and three half baths, the residence has the architectural details of a bygone era with the modern amenities of today's discerning buyer.

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Courtesy of Vista Sotheby's International Realty
Manhattan Beach, California

This strategically designed home captures awe-inspiring views and maximizes privacy, making it the paradise you've been looking for. An impressive entry leads you into the main living area and an expansive balcony with mesmerizing ocean views. Dramatic floating stairs offer access up to private bedrooms, including a dreamy master suite with fireplace and a guest suite. Other additions include a circular bar, hot tub, limestone deck with built-in BBQ, fireplace and a sparkling wall of Nana doors.

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Courtesy of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Bolinas, California

Nestled in Monterey Cypress, this singular home is built in harmony with its environs and invites you to move fluidly between outside and in. The central home is held by an art studio above and a guest residence below with decks, garden, nooks, and vistas for every time and mood.

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