Homes for Sale in Sun-Kissed Climes

12914 N. 119th St., Scottsdale, swimming pool

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.


600 N. Atlantic Ave., No. 1416, Daytona Beach
For Sale: $67,000
pool 600 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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.
600 N Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32118


5036 Apex Mine Road, Las Cruces
For Sale: $350,000
5036 Apex Mine Rd, Las Cruces, N.M. 88011
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.
5036 Apex Mine Rd, Las Cruces, N.M. 88011


13440 Jibstay Court, Galveston
For Sale: $399,000
13440 Jibstay Ct, Galveston, TX 77554
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.13440 Jibstay Ct, Galveston, TX 77554


12914 N. 119th St., Scottsdale
For sale: $1.785 million
Scottsdale - 1
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.
Scottsdale - 2


2470 S. Yosemite Drive, Palm Springs
For sale: $1.095 million
Palm Springs, CA - 1
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.
Palm Springs, CA - 2


1631 Serena Drive, Myrtle Beach
For sale: $1.3 million
Myrtle Beach, SC - 1
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.
Myrtle Beach, SC - 2


316 N. Casey Key Road, Osprey
For sale: $9.9 million
Osprey, FL
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.
Osprey, FL - 2


602 Honokohau St., Lahaina
For sale: $12.5 million

Lahaina, HI

This hilltop Maui estate overlooks the 16th fairway of Kapalua Golf's Plantation Course and Honolua Bay. The backyard is tiered for sun bathing on the lawn, swimming in the lagoon-style pool or sipping a pina colada in the shade.
Lahaina, HI - 2

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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.

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