5 Tickets to Paradise — Gorgeous Vacation Homes That Will Rock Your World

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These 5 gorgeous vacation homes in various parts of the U.S.A may be pricy, but dreaming about them is free! Take a look:

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If you could have a lavish vacation home anywhere in the U.S., where would that be?

As you sit simmering in your own private pied a terre, we thought you’d enjoy contemplating cool retreats where the livin’ is easy and a sweet midsummer night’s dream happens every time you lay your body down.

Who doesn’t love to look at the best our country has to offer in the form of voluptuous vacation retreats? Sweet dreams are made of these and come completely free, but the gorgeous vacation homes we found are going to cost you a pretty penny, anywhere from $3 million to $24.5 million.

Most of them are so idyllic you’d be tempted to live in them all year long! Take a look:

5 Tickets to Paradise — Gorgeous Vacation Homes

2830 Lakeview Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Gorgeous vacation homes

Price: 2,495,000

Won’t ya let me take you on a sea cruise: Who could resist a vacation home in a place called Pleasure Point? Seriously, that’s the name of the nearest strip of sea and sand to this three bedroom, 2.5 bath modern contemporary located near the shores of Moran Lake, with gorgeous ocean views.

It’s also within walking distance of some of Santa Cruz’s popular attractions, like the shops and restaurants on lower 41st Avenue, Epic Surf and The Point Market.

It comes with its own fun water features like a hot tub, fountain and outdoor shower to wash all the sand off before you enter into the luxe residence with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders, multiple decks, an open floor plan and custom designer finishes.

20 Kai Ala Dr Unit 92, Lahaina, HI

Gorgeous vacation homes

Price: $24,500,000

Somewhere beyond the sea: This tropical paradise is so much more than a beach home—it feels like a lavish resort, and is one of only six beachfront parcels in luxurious Kaanapali.

It sits on a full acre of land, and the tropical 11,076 square-foot mansion features eight ensuite bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms and a beachfront pool with a cabana right in the middle of it!

This gorgeous vacation home also has everything you and your guests or your large extended family could desire, including a media room, formal and informal dining areas, a library/game room, a gym and an extensive outdoor kitchen.

62 Sols Cliff Rd, Bar Harbor, ME

Gorgeous vacation homes

Price: $8,900,000

Rock lobster: Seriously, can you think of anything more romantic or relaxing than enjoying fresh caught crustaceans on your own bluestone terrace, high on the cliffs overlooking the cruise ships and whale watching boats in Frenchman Bay?

In this grand New England “cottage” style mansion, you can live like the Vanderbilts and Kennedys did on their estates nearby.

This magnificent spread, known as Eastern Watch, consists of two gracious residences, one a three-story, four bedroom main house, and the other a two bedroom carriage house with a children’s bunk room and play loft.

Additional luxurious features include an ocean view,a three-story cathedral living room with a granite fireplace that reaches up to the rafters, a multi-story, windowed turret with cozy, ocean facing nooks inside and a wine cellar.

East Hampton, NY

Gorgeous vacation homes

Price: $11,500,000

Nobody on the road / Nobody on the beach: This modernist masterpiece is so exclusive no address is provided, although clues are dropped, like “down the street from the Pollock-Krasner House” and “set in the Springs, East Hampton’s birthplace of abstract expressionism.”

This two-parcel private 4.63 acre “sanctuary” was carefully created in 1974, and includes a heady, four bedroom, four bath home on stilts built for a world renowned landscape architect.

The residence sits on a protected estuary, and has 180 degree unobstructed views of the ocean and the surrounding wetlands and meadows. Perhaps most intriguing of all, there’s a long, meandering wooden boardwalk the takes you over the scenic marshes to the beach beyond.

144 Schley Ave, Savannah, GA

Gorgeous vacation homes

Price: $3,325,000

Georgia on my mind: All the fanciest places have titles, and this lovely Southern retreat is no exception. Called Three Rivers because it sits on five acres with the Forest, Little Ogeechee and Ogeechee Rivers visible from the home.

Inspired by the historic river houses of the late 1700s/early 1800s, the four bedroom, 4.5 bath, 5,746 square foot home was built with materials including heart yellow pine, original Savannah grey bricks, wormy chestnut (that’s a good thing) and historic door hardware.

Walk to the rivers and take advantage of the 450-feet of deep water and marsh frontage, or enjoy gracious Southern living from the comfort of various verandas and decks, terraces and balconies.

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These 5 gorgeous vacation homes in various parts of the U.S.A may be pricy, but dreaming about them is free!

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Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and seen on Rotten Tomatoes. She recently founded the new lifestyle website ReallyRather.com, where celebrities and experts share their 5 favorite things in the fields of entertainment, lifestyle, wellness, home and food & drink.


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