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Ever go on vacation and never want to leave? Pretty much every time, right? These magnificent houses have everything you could desire on a getaway, meaning you’ll feel like you’re on vacation whether you live there full-time or simply escape to it at the end of a long week. From 130-acre ranches to a private beach to a waterpark, their luxurious amenities and beautiful locations allow you to unwind without the hassle of traveling. Take a visual tour below to find your next summer (or possibly permanent) home.
Boca Raton, Florida
Located on the edge of The Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, this Renaissance-style mansion with six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms offers a cornucopia of world-class sporting amenities and relaxing activities. In addition to 473 feet of waterfront space to dock your boat, the Florida home has a putting green, full gym, spa, indoor pool, outdoor pool, billiard room, and private cinema. The multiple spaces for al fresco dining, combined with staff quarters, means this home is perfect for entertaining all the family and friends you bring on vacation with you. Currently listed at $15 million, you can find more info here.
If you’re looking to retreat to a secluded home on one of the cleanest lakes in the world, Shelter Island Estate in Montana is perfect for you. The five bed and five bath 22,000 square-foot luxury mansion sits on 22 acres of private island in the middle of Flathead Lake. In true Montana fashion, the first floor is home to an indoor shooting range. The estate is a boater’s delight that features a private dock at the main home including a heated boat stall with a custom rail system, along with two docks at the 2,600-square-foot boat house. The property also includes a 1,800-square-foot shed for housing all the gear you require to enjoy the beautiful Montana outdoors. Currently listed at $39 million, you can find more info on this home here.
Southampton, New York
This is your classic Hamptons estate with an opulent twist: a rooftop putting green with an ocean view. Stretching over four manicured acres, the Twin Peaks estate houses a pristine country home with 8 ensuite bedrooms, a pool, pool house, guest cottage, and tennis court. The main home is packed with luxury amenities like a home theater, gym, industrial and traditional kitchen, professional two-lane bowling alley and entertainment lounge with a full bar and billiards table. A spacious patio frames the custom Gunite swimming pool with a negative edge element, novel beach end, and accompanying oversized spa. On the market for $39.5 million, find more information about this home here.
This 314-acre estate is nestled in between Saugatuck Dunes State Park and the Kalamazoo River, providing ample chances to enjoy Michigan’s outdoors. With 1,800 feet of lakefront views, this property could be converted into a Lake Michigan resort or remain your private waterfront sanctuary. The property is vacant with two exceptions: there is a 5,579-square-foot home with three bedrooms, three full baths, and two half baths, as well as a 1,300-square-foot cottage. At the mouth of the Kalamazoo River (with reinforced seawalls for improved parallel mooring) flowing into Lake Michigan, the location is perfect for all sorts of water sports from kayaking to boating and waterskiing. The state park means guaranteed seclusion, plus also plenty of opportunities to go hiking and off-roading. Listed at $40 million, more information on this home can be found here.
Located in the prestigious Preston Hollow community, this four acre property is basically what would happen if a teenager won the lottery. The lot is home to a private water park, outdoor tennis court, two cabanas, and an in-ground trampoline. Inside, the 21,000-square-foot home has eight bedrooms, 17 full baths, five half baths, a basketball court, a bowling alley, a padded gymnastics room, DJ booth, multiple game rooms, full gym, spa, and a 10-car garage. The marble flooring and ornate details give the fun amenities a sophisticated setting. With a backyard as plush as this, there’s no need to ever go on vacation. Listed at $32 million, find more information about this home here.
Providing copious opportunities to enjoy the Nevada outdoors in both summer and winter, this 130-acre ranch offers something just about everyone can enjoy on their getaway. With 200 feet of lakefront, the property includes a community pier and launch service to five private buoys on Lake Tahoe. In total, Shakespeare Ranch has seven guest homes and cabins centered around a 35,000-square-foot historic barn renovated for hosting events with Western charm. “They don’t make barns like this in Texas,” President Bush admitted to the owners when visiting. In addition, the property is home to a grand pool house, spa, fireside dining area, staging kitchen, executive office suites, art loft, horse stables, and rodeo grounds. Just an hour flight from San Francisco, this southwest lakeside ranch is the perfect distance for a quick getaway. Currently on the market for $69 million, more information on this property can be found here.