Aerial view of a secluded luxury villa with a red tile roof and swimming pool, nestled on a cliffside overlooking a clear turquoise sea, surrounded by dense green forest and terraced gardens

Villa, Paxos, Greece, €4.3mn

Where Three bays south of the fishing village of Loggos on the Greek island’s east coast. The main port Gaios, with its ferry route to Corfu, is within a 15-minute drive.

What A five-bedroom villa with gardens in a private setting on a coastal headland.

Why Multiple terraces offer both sunny and shady vantage points from which to take in the views along the coast and across the Ionian Sea to mainland Greece. Steps lead down from the pool area to a small cove with a pebbly beach.

Who Chestertons Global

A pristine seaside garden with a central swimming pool surrounded by lush green grass and patterned stone paths, set against the backdrop of a turquoise sea and clear sky

House, New Providence, The Bahamas, $55mn

Where Facing South West Bay in the resort community of Albany
on New Providence island. The Bahamian capital Nassau is about
a half-hour’s drive away; the international airport 20 minutes.

What A modern detached house with nearly 14,000 sq ft of living space including five bedrooms and a cinema room, with views of both the ocean and Albany marina. Two guest cottages — each measuring more than 3,000 sq ft — provide a further three bedrooms in total, while there is also two-bedroom staff accommodation.

Why Outdoor amenities include two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, dining areas and an art studio. Gates either side of the pool at the back of the main house open on to the sandy Albany beach.

Who Savills

English countryside home with a classic Tudor architecture, including white and brown timber framing, set in a vibrant garden with neatly trimmed hedges and a vintage sundial on a sunny day

House, West Sussex, UK, £3.5mn

Where On the private Aldwick Bay Estate, a 10-minute drive from the seaside town Bognor Regis. The cathedral city of Chichester is a 20-minute drive to the north.

What A 1930s, mock-Tudor style detached house with six bedrooms. The original wood panelling and flooring have been retained in the hall and the dining room. A leaded window features a depiction of two knights in stained glass.

Why The property is set on 1.1 acres and a gate at the bottom of the garden gives access to a pebble beach on the English Channel.

Who Hamptons

Coastal retreat with a white stucco villa and red-tiled roof, located on a serene bay with turquoise waters and a sandy beach, framed by lush trees and overlooking two small green islands

Villa, Sardinia, Italy, €10mn

Where Above Tuerredda beach in the commune of Teulada in the south of the island.

What A villa with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The white-walled property has a photovoltaic system for its electricity and solar thermal panels to heat its water.

Why Stone steps lead down from the villa to the white sandy beach, considered among the island’s most beautiful. The main terrace has views across the turquoise sea to the bay’s islet, which can be reached by swimming from the shore.

Who Engel & Völkers

Aerial view of luxury beachfront homes nestled among lush greenery on a sandy beach, featuring a variety of architectural styles with multiple balconies and a private wooden walkway leading to the beach

House, South Carolina, US, $13.3mn

Where On the eastern Atlantic coast of Kiawah Island, less than a 50-minute drive south of the city of Charleston.

What A detached five-bedroom house, built in 2007, with more than 7,000 sq ft of living space across three floors. Features include a double-height entrance hall, two wine cellars, a pool, a sauna, columned porches and an ocean-view home office.

Why A private boardwalk leads from the back garden to the island’s 10-mile sandy beach. The top-floor primary suite has a bedroom window seat and a bathtub from which to enjoy the sea views.

Who Kiawah Island Real Estate

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