These homes offer world-class relaxation and abundant sunshine in the warmest U.S. climates.
Millions of people all over the globe tune into the summer games to see world-class athletes compete for the gold, but only a lucky few get to see the action in person.
This year’s Rio de Janeiro location is giving us a major case of FOMO (that’s “fear of missing out”). If you’re also wishing you were in beautiful Brazil, let’s daydream together with these tropical homes.
St. Thomas, VI
1A-1 Estate Canaan and Sherpenjewel, St. Thomas, VI
For sale: $11.995 million
You may not be strolling the coveted beaches of Rio de Janeiro, but this 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home is perched atop Magens Bay, consistently one of the top 10 beaches in the world. It’s hard to believe that this 4.3-acre Caribbean estate is on U.S. soil — this tropical villa looks as if it’s in a distant land (or maybe just in our dreams).
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Los Angeles, CA
1340 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $6.088 million
Secluded by lush foliage in a very private setting, this 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home is also conveniently located right in Sunset Plaza near the Sunset Strip. This traditional Hollywood Hills mansion sports a multi-level backyard, complementing the home’s open floor plan and high-pitched ceilings.
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Key Largo, FL
For sale: $5.5 million
Situated on two lots with 175 feet of water frontage and 123 feet of dock space, this 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom manse offers easy access to both the ocean and the bay. Its intricate landscaping boasts a walkway that bridges the gardens and pool area. This enchanting setting hints at the home’s Ocean Reef community, spanning over 2,500 secluded, tropical acres in the northern most tip of the Florida Keys.
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
5407 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
For sale: $3.348 million
This stunning, custom 2.4-acre estate is the vision of the late Corinne Griffith, a silent film star of the 1920s who constructed the home in the image of two movie sets that enamored her. Nestled on a hilltop with panoramic mountain and valley views, this 8-bedroom, 9-bathroom is lush and colorful, both inside and out.
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Miami Beach, FL
6001 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL
For sale: $8.95 million
While this 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home boasts unique Moroccan-style architecture, its widespread and lush grounds are certainly reminiscent of Rio. Landscaping features include a koi pond, orchid plants, Spanish moss, a pool and spa, and a tiled fountain, all overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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42 Harbour View Dr, Humacao, PR
For sale: $7.8 million
Designed by local architect Carlos Lopez Atienza and renowned designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, this 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom villa in the Palmas Del Mar resort community is the epitome of tropical splendor. Its bountiful lush surroundings and private gold sand beaches are dreamy, and the community provides access to loads of amenities, including an equestrian center and a yacht marina.
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Boca Raton, FL
6021/6025 Le Lac Rd, Boca Raton, FL
For sale: $16.5 million
The Le Lac Estate is a wondrous, 9-acre paradise that provides a resort-style setting in a 9-bedroom, 12-bathroom family-style compound. A guest house, a sports complex, and its own private lake are just a few of the amazing amenities this estate offers.
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Lighthouse Point, FL
2314 NE 25th St, Lighthouse Point, FL
For sale: $4.895 million
Sporting 100 feet of waterfront, this magnificent 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom smart home combines cutting-edge technology and tropical leisure. A grand foyer with a spiral staircase and elevator are just a couple of this home’s impressive amenities, in addition to a beautiful interior design and Swarovski crystal chandelier.
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Del Mar, CA
2144 Pinar Pl, Del Mar, CA
For sale: $2.995 million
Panoramic ocean views and gorgeous sunsets are on offer at this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home. The abundant foliage surrounding the resort-style swimming pool, spa, and water feature make this Spanish colonial home staycation-ready.
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Key West, FL
1017 Southard St, Key West, FL
For sale: $6.9 million
Built in 1890, this Queen Anne style home located in the heart of the historic district is reminiscent of a bygone era, when attention to detail and unique touches were highly important. Along with a hand-tiled pool among mature banyan and royal poinciana trees, three additional buildings complement the home: a 1-bedroom pool house, a garage with an upstairs apartment, and a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom guesthouse.
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