7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy


We’ve scoured the globe to find the best houses to spend the sunny months

When summer hits, the city can become unbearable. Sweaty tube journeys, sticky streets and general mugginess is no conducive to a happy life. So, if you have the (considerable) disposable income to invest in a pad out of the hustle and bustle of daily life – a place to relax in silence, to unwind in the sun and catch some rays – why wouldn’t you?

Gentleman’s Journal, with a little help from Knight Frank, have rounded up the seven best summer properties to buy in time for the warmer months…

Clifton Villa, Atlantic Seaboard

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

If you’re looking for something south of the equator, then this luxury, fully equipped residence with six en-suite bedrooms has been completely re-modelled and styled with the highest quality finishes and furnishings sourced from around the world. Recently completed, triple-storied, and with unparalleled sea views over the Atlantic, this is a haven worth investing in.

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Clifton Villa, Atlantic Seaboard

South Africa R85,000

6 de Wilde Gans, Silverhurst Estate, Cape Town

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Another South African gem, this property enjoys an enviable private position within the prestigious Silverhurst Security Estate, this meticulously presented property of grand proportions exudes elegance and quality on every level. Set in a commanding landscaped garden with breathtaking views of the mountains beyond, it’s like a Bond villain’s pad – but significantly more relaxing…

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

6 de Wilde Gans, Silverhurst Estate

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4609 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

This 9 bed, 10.5 bath limestone estate is the latest edition to Pine Tree Drive – and stands out from the crowd. The tropical modern design blends interiors and exteriors with an expansive courtyard in addition to a two level gazebo – perfect for summer lounging. Other features include a full kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower & fireplace.

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

4609 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach

$29,500,00

Bayview Hill Road, Rose Bay

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

An Australian oasis, and privately located at the end of Bayview Hill Road, this summer house boasts a stunning 32 metre frontage to the Sydney foreshore gardens of Hermitage Reserve.  Thoughtfully and cleverly designed, this is a contemporary residence with everything you could hope for from a summer getaway.

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Bayview Hill Road, Rose Bay

AUD $47 million

Seastar, Mustique

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

On Mustique, it is summer all year round. One of the island’s original Oliver Messel villas, this generously proportioned property is situated on its own private beach, providing endless opportunities for elegant entertaining and poolside privacy. And buy here and you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the most upper of the upper classes.

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Seastar, Mustique

POA

Callalloo, Mustique

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Also on Mustique, inspired by the pre-eminent artist and theatrical set designer, Oliver Messel, this wonderfully authentic, gingerbread style dream is nestled into a wild hillside in Mustique’s Endeavour Hills. With an ample-sized swimming pool, this is the perfect summer hideaway on the the perfect summer island.

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Callalloo, Mustique

$9,000,000

Greensleeves, St Peter, Barbados

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

This incredible home is ideal for large families – for a memorable summer holiday. 4 reception rooms, private master bedroom suite and 8 en-suite bedrooms, tennis court, gym, home theatre and a large swimming pool with swim-up bar are just a few of the ammenities on offer. And, if that wasn’t enough, this home also includes separate guest accommodation and a further secluded 4 bedroom cottage.

7 of the world’s best summer properties to buy

Greensleeves, St Peter, Barbados

POA

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