Spring. For many it has an irresistible quality: the urge to be outside, to indulge in leisurely nights on your patio, to stay up late playing an impromptu softball game with the kids. Whatever it is, you can taste it in the air and feel it in every bone in your body.
It also often brings another urge: to go to the beach! Whether for a vacation or a second home, springtime brings the urge to migrate. If it’s put you into that migratory mode, here are some great waterfront properties to consider making your spring (and summer) destination hot spot!
Santa Cruz on the Monterey Bay
La Selva Beach, California
A 4 bedroom 3 bath main house that feels completely at home with itself. Redwood and stone. Rough open beam ceilings. Wood-shingled exterior. Rows of cypress. Windows and decks overlooking miles of beautiful beach, rolling hills, fertile farms and acreage. Organic. Fully enveloped in soulful ambiance. Seamlessly integrated into the natural surroundings. Horses feed peacefully in the pasture, hawks circle overhead and schools of dolphins splash in and out of the waves just yards off shore. Caretakers unit. Existing hay barn. Perfect spot to design your own arena or build your own stall barn. Immediate access to trail riding on the beach. Short trailer ride to show grounds, boarding stables, lessons and a huge variety of area trails. Other adjoining parcels to enhance your experience are also available for purchase.
Cape Fear Trail
Southport, North Carolina
Riverfront Sunsets Custom Built 5 Bedrooms 6 Bath Home, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite counters, Stainless Steel Appliances – 48″ Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Bosch Dishwasher, wine cooler, ice maker, Wolf Gas Stove, Double Ovens, Warming Drawer, Mahogany Custom Cabinets, Mahogany Top Work Island with sink, Maple Hardwood Floors, Elevator, Master Suite with two Bedrooms on the first level each with tiled bath, 4th Bedroom, Office, & Loft, Master Suite Crofter with Shower & Tub, Screen Porch off Dining Room, Decking/Covered porches.
Bald Head Island, North Carolina
“Footprints in the Sand” is the perfect getaway! It is a beautifully decorated oceanfront four bedroom home with striking views from practically every room. It is surrounded by a wrapround deck and screened porch. There is also a private walkway, which is steps away from the beach! A Sports membership to the BHI and Shoals Club are available for a separate purchase.