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We've Found the Cure for Winter Blues in These 6 Beautiful Beach Homes

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Will winter ever end? Given the choice, we’d always opt for “Endless Summer” over ceaseless, bone-chilling temps any day. However, a recent ray of sunshine poked through our cloudy mood when we uncovered a few of the dreamiest beach homes currently on the market.

These beach getaways could work as a second residence to escape the winter months, or as investment property when you’re trapped in less-than-ideal locales.

Whether you prefer the tropical shores of Hawaii or the Gulf Coast on the mainland, take a break and imagine a life with you in one of these warm-weather retreats. Grab a mai tai and a large beach towel, and check ’em out.

6021 Summer St, Honolulu, HI

Price: $7,500,000
Beach bounty: If you have a big extended family or simply like your space, say aloha to this prime piece of Hawaii real estate. Although the price is steeper than the face of Diamond Head, you’ll acquire a jaw-dropping slice of oceanfront property. The “Polynesian Village-style estate” includes a main villa and two guest cottages, along with a multipurpose theater room and parklike grounds.

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109 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

Price: $1,999,950
Beach bounty: The deck had us at “hello.” You can’t get much closer to the beach than this. Spend your days lounging and taking in the view, and the night staring at the stars and listening to the ocean. The two-bedroom, two-bath property is also steps from the Santa Cruz Wharf, which offers dining, shopping, and fishing.

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821 86th St, Miami, FL

Price: $1,700,000
Beach bounty: We love a mod remodel! Built in 1949, this beach bungalow has gone through a top-to-bottom update and offers three beds and 3.5 baths in 1,835 square feet of space. Along with the sleek kitchen and open floor plan, there’s a to-die-for heated pool and a dock.

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21614 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

Price: $15,950,000
Beach bounty: The lavishly remodeled contemporary home includes an oversize deck off the dining area with beach access. The 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom home also has a theater, office, wine storage, and gym.

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1989 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL

Price: $1,689,000
Beach bounty: This is a view we’d never tire of. This custom-built home has plenty of space for family, or it would make an ideal rental property. The six-bedroom, five-bath home includes a pool, multiple covered patios, custom cabinetry and granite counters in the kitchen, travertine flooring on the main level, and a loft with 360-degree views.

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2507 Blind Pass Ct, Sanibel, FL

Price: $1,495,000
Beach bounty: Welcome to paradise. This island retreat has been updated and features three bedrooms, an office, white-washed flooring, and floor-to ceiling windows. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze with an enormous pool area and cabana on a private half-acre lot. Plus, you’re steps from the beach, shopping, and dining.

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