Watersound Beach, Florida (Equity Estates)
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this five-bedroom beach home is set along the sugar-white shores of WaterSound Beach in Florida. Tucked along sand dunes, the house is moments away from a wood pathway that leads to a private beach club and pools.
Seaside may have put the Florida Panhandle on the map, but it's the smaller neighbouring communities like WaterSound Beach that help maintain the quaintness of old-world Florida.
This luxury second home is designer furnished, with beautiful custom wood cabinetry throughout and a bespoke private lift. With furnishings in creams and blues, hardwood flooring and open porches, it looks very much like a spread from a Ralph Lauren advert. There's also a separate carriage house to accommodate more guests and a BBQ on the side of the house near the boardwalk.
Relax with your morning coffee on the deck while you watch the waves roll in before pedalling along the bike path in your swimsuit and flip flops en route to the beach. For lunch, sample local fare at the Florida Fish House, set near the bayou. If there's still room for pudding, head to Café Thirty-A for a hedonistic 'architectural' pudding.
From sailing to scuba diving, fishing to frolicking in the sand, there is much to do and see in WaterSound Beach. Go fishing with Capt Brandon Wright of Bay Back Charters in his 22ft-long boat. In the evening, light a bonfire on the beach and enjoy a lobster or shrimp boil. Whatever your interests, tastes, and hobbies, this luxury property on WaterSound Beach is an idyllic haven.