Homes for Sale in Sun-Kissed Climes
By Catherine Sherman
Dreaming of Spring Break already? You're not alone. The unusually cold weather in many parts of the country makes a sun-laden home that much more enticing. From pools and putting greens to cabanas and sandy beaches, here are luxurious homes prepped for soaking in the sun. They range from a one-bedroom condo on a Florida beach to a hilltop estate in Hawaii.
FLORIDA600 N. Atlantic Ave., No. 1416, Daytona Beach
For Sale: $67,000
It's all about location and convenience at this top-floor, fully-furnished condo overlooking the Daytona Beach Pier, with a private balcony that has both water and city views. Amenities include a European-style spa, salon, fitness center and restaurant, and you're allowed to rent the unit out.
NEW MEXICO5036 Apex Mine Road, Las Cruces
For Sale: $350,000
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house embraces the best of modern New Mexico, from its classic Santa Fe design to its picture-window views of desert vistas, including the magnificent Organ Mountains. And you can cozy up to the fireplace on cool desert nights.
TEXAS13440 Jibstay Court, Galveston
For Sale: $399,000
This balconied three-story house in Galveston brings a plantation feel to its lush bayou location. The large decks of the four-bedroom, 2.5 bath home offer bay views and it's only a short distance from Lafitte's Cove Nature Preserve.
ARIZONA12914 N. 119th St., Scottsdale
For sale: $1.785 million
Part of Scottsdale's Ancala Country Club community, this five-bedroom residence features a private patio, pool and spa. A separate guesthouse with a large living room and kitchen is ideal for long-term guests.
CALIFORNIA2470 S. Yosemite Drive, Palm Springs
For sale: $1.095 million
A Palm Springs standout, this modern residence's entertaining space flows seamlessly from indoor to outdoor. Framed by palm trees and the San Jacinto Mountains, the property spans a third of an acre.
SOUTH CAROLINA1631 Serena Drive, Myrtle Beach
For sale: $1.3 million
This Mediterranean gem is located on the Grande Dunes Golf Resort and overlooks a small lake on the course. The home also features a pool, circular hot tub and outdoor fireplace.
FLORIDA316 N. Casey Key Road, Osprey
For sale: $9.9 million
Situated on Casey Key, an 8-mile island with fewer than 400 single-family homes, this glass house combines beach living with bold, modern design. Winding paths lead to botanical gardens, a secluded pool and dock on the Gulf of Mexico.
HAWAII602 Honokohau St., Lahaina
For sale: $12.5 million
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Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers real estate news, industry trends and home design. Read more of her work here.
AOL Real Estate staff contributed to this report.