I’m fortunate to be part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. Not only does it allow me to see some truly exceptional homes on a regular basis, but it also provides me with the opportunity to market my exclusive listings on a local, national and international stage.

When you list with me you’re not only getting exposure here in the Cape Ann real estate market, but rather the entire world. In today’s blog post I’m going to feature a collection of homes around the world, courtesy of my network of affiliates, that are all perfect beachfront homes. They may vary from style, location and appearance but they are all exceptional. I hope you enjoy them.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts: It’s Friday and I am returning from lunch on the Vineyard on my 42-foot Hinckley. Meandering my way through Prince Cove I can see our weekend guests waiting for me on the dock. I know the first item on the agenda is a swim in the salt water pool and I head to the cabana to stir up some drinks and a few hors d’oeuvres. I know we have a formal dinner planned so a few take to the outside shower and others to one of the 6 full baths. The chef is busy in the gourmet kitchen and steaks on the Lynx grill are part of the second course. We move to the Tiger Maple coffered ceiling library for dessert. I challenge the men to a game of pool and the ladies decide to watch Downton Abbey in the Media Room. Others head outside for a night cap by the glass fire pit before retiring to one of the 5 bedrooms. Life is amazing at 250 Baxters Neck Road. For more information on this exceptional home, click here.

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Key Largo, Florida: This architecturally stunning waterfront front home at Ocean Reef is situated on two lots with 175 ft. of water frontage. 123 ft. of dock with whips, water and electric, offering easy access to the Ocean and Bay. The main house offers a formal foyer with fountain, formal dining room and living room, kitchen with center island, family room, guest and master en suites plus a third office and a detached pod with four bedrooms and four full baths and an open deck area over the two car carport. The pool with waterfall spa and heated spa can be viewed from every room and bedroom with long water views. Amenities include Mexican tile flooring in the main house living areas and new carpeting in all six bedrooms, smooth coral rock walls in the main house with sliding glass doors in all rooms bringing in light and breezes, custom wood carved double front doors, recessed lighting and walk-in closets. If needed, there is a potential for two additional bedrooms to be added over the carport in place of the current sun deck area. There is ample parking on the brick paver drive.
Nestled in 2,500 secluded, tropical acres on the northern most tip of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, Ocean Reef is considered one of the country’s most comprehensive communities. Offering 1,700 waterfront estates, private homes, condominiums and boat slips, Ocean Reef also features an oceanfront Inn, full-service spa and salon, and an array of dining and shopping options. Leisure amenities include a world class 175-slip marina for boating, fishing and diving; championship golf courses; world-class tennis and lawn sports; cultural center, and more. The Club is also equipped with a fully staffed Medical Center, gourmet grocery store, veterinary care and The Academy, an independent K-8th grade” school within a school”. Located within an hour from Miami International Airport and 1.5 hours from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Ocean Reef is also serviced by its own private 4,456-foot lighted runway. For more information on this beautiful estate, click here.

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Newport Beach, California: Step back in time to enjoy a taste of vintage Balboa. From the moment you arrive at the delightful entry courtyard the bay views and lush, verdant lawn engage you in the idyllic Newport waterfront. Indeed a rare find, this classic Peninsula charmer affords the ideal location from which to embrace the lively bay front lifestyle. With the character of the original architectural elements intact the three bedroom, three bathroom floor plan with an adjoining one bedroom, one bath guest apartment presents a splendid venue for entertaining family and friends. Make memories on the water from the private shared pier and slip which holds a craft in excess of 60 feet and Duffy side tie. Dine al fresco with panoramic views of the city lights and the historic Balboa Pavilion. Enjoy the convenience of a three car garage with additional guest parking. Easy access to the oceanfront, beach boardwalk and the Village of Balboa, too. Truly a premier waterfront location, highlighted by an unusual bay front grassy lawn with mature flowering landscape, 1018 East Balboa presents an extraordinary opportunity to live comfortably while developing plans to remodel or rebuild a piece of Balboa history. For more information on this home, click here.

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Key Largo, Florida: Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres in the tropics of Card Sound Bay located in the Florida Keys. Just 10 minutes by helicopter to Miami’s famous South Beach and 10 minutes by boat to its shore home with dockage at Ocean Reef, a private club in Key Largo, Florida with an airstrip for private jets. This island with its proximity to Ocean Reef and Miami, offers the opportunity for privacy without isolation. The lush and vibrant landscape offers endless possibilities for development. Self sufficient with water and electric in place from shore to the 12 large bay front lots. Currently the island features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment. Additional features include a dock master office and 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega-yacht. In the center of the island are tennis courts that also serve as a helipad and golf cart paths circle the island. A suggested development could entail a family compound with several large bay front homes or this island could be created into a club within the private club of Ocean Reef and include up to 12 homes, each on bay front lots of one and one-half acres. Enjoy panoramic views of Card Sound Bay with the most spectacular sunsets all year long. This domestic Caribbean island offers safety, security and privacy in a location with close proximity to Miami and Ocean Reef. Arrive by boat from Ocean Reef or by helicopter from Miami and depart whenever you want — or not at all. Phenomenal fishing and lobster fishing holes surround the island with world-renown snorkeling, scuba diving and sport fishing just three miles off shore on North America’s only living coral barrier reef. Take advantage of this private island retreat to get away from it all in this uniquely private, but not isolated, location. Complete with shore accommodations at Ocean Reef with dockage. This is a rare offering. Nestled in 2,500 secluded, tropical acres on the northernmost tip of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, Ocean Reef is considered one of the country’s most comprehensive communities. Offering 1,700 waterfront estates, private homes, condominiums and boat slips, Ocean Reef also features an oceanfront Inn, full-service spa and salon, and an array of dining and shopping options. Leisure amenities include a world class 175-slip marina for boating, fishing and diving; championship golf courses; world-class tennis and lawn sports; art league; cultural center; and more. The Club is also equipped with a fully staffed Medical Center, gourmet grocery store, veterinary care and The Academy, an independent K-8th grade “school within a school”. Located within an hour from Miami International Airport and 1.5 hours from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Ocean Reef is also serviced by its own private 4,456-foot lighted runway. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.

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