For me, a coastal home would be my dream retirement option. Imagine chilling at a beachside or waterfront home all day long! Drifting thoughts and silent fishing while sitting under the sun with my partner is the image that pops up in my head. For me to afford one of these scenic homes, I’d better start saving up!
Penobscot Bay, Maine, USA
Luxuriating in a picturesque setting along the Atlantic Ocean is Penobscot Bay — made up of secluded shores and majestic hills down in south central Maine. It’s a dream come true for painters and Instagrammers alike. What’s more? With plenty of tall ships docked in the bay here more than anywhere else in the country, it’s the hottest destination for cruising and some lobster fishing. Amidst this ‘sweep-you-off-your-feet’ destination, sit many beautiful waterfront homes.
One house, such as this one in Stockton Springs, comes at a cool one million — a reasonable price for the treasure within!
This million dollar single-family residence is custom-built with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The two-storey house possesses some of the finest views down the bay while spanning across 389 square meters (4,190 sq. ft).
Oropos, Attica, Greece
Greece has a history of looking beautiful, and it shows no sign of stopping. Greece is made up of 6,000 islands, providing many opportunities for sun kissed views over the Aegean Sea.
This 370-square-meter (3,982 sq. ft) two-story villa boasts the perfect balcony view. It’s a four bedroom, three bathroom home in excellent condition. If the gentle sea breeze isn’t enough consider with joy that it’s fully air conditioned for summer months and has built-in floor heating for the winter.
With plenty of space for parking and a giant pool with scenic views of the sunset. It is my perfect holiday home in the rolling hills and calm seas. Only an hour away from Athens, too.
Santiago, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Although it began as a small fishing village, with gorgeous views over the Pacific Ocean and set with lush tropical hills as a backdrop, it is no wonder that the surfing beaches of this Costa Rica town beckon tourists and sea-side dreamers like me.
This lot size of the property is 9,625 square meters (103,602 sq. ft), including the three bedroom home and space to build another house. An open plan living room, and the fully-equipped kitchen is supported by a personal well for a year-round supply of fresh water. Although you feel like it’s a private space and reclusive from the city, you’ll be pleased to know it still picks up WiFi!
What I’m wondering is whether you’ll even want to take a trip to the beach, or just gaze at it from the infinity pool. This house is nothing short of a bonanza!
Bayroc, Nassau, The Bahamas
The Bahamas is an archipelagic state made up of 700 islands, with the clearest water on the planet. Nassau is at the center of this paradisaical vacation location, with the most luxurious estates and bustling nightlife balanced with beautiful sea, sand and skies. I think it’s the perfect location for those who want to break free, and I found this million dollar home to do just that.
The condo, at 223 square meters (2400 sq. ft), packs a punch. Lodged in a welcoming community, it comes with three en-suite bedrooms, a powder room and porcelain tile floors. It is filled with white walls, granite countertops and gold accents, making a bright interior. While the veranda also brings in natural light and fresh breeze from the sea, it is ideal for outdoor dining thanks to the location’s year-round sunshine. They’ve even thought about hurricane season, as it’s built with impact glass for this scenario.
This is the condo for gathering friends and family either at the private barbecue or taking a dip down at the beach. Views look out over a waterfall and pond that ends up in a heated pool, so even in winter is a delight.
These million dollar coastal home finds are all too good to be true! While I can’t choose between them all, which one do you have your eye on?