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Hacienda Palancar, Reserva de la Biósfera Sian-Ka’an, Tulum, Mexico, $30m
Where On the Yucatán Peninsula in the southeast of Mexico, approximately eight miles south of Tulum. Cancún international airport is an hour-and-a-half’s drive away.
What A 13-bedroom family compound spread over five separate buildings with a total floor space of 19,000 sq ft. Adorned with miradors that extend along the roofs of the two main buildings, the property is set within 70 acres of land that is part of the Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve, a Unesco world heritage site.
Why Within the boundaries of the estate is a 650m stretch of a private white sand beach. As well as rooftop areas and gardens for outdoor entertaining, it also comes with a pool and a large dock, jutting out into the ocean under a thatched roof, from where you can watch the sun go down.
Who Hilton & Hyland, hiltonhyland.com, tel: +1 310 278 3311
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London, UK, £10.5m
Where In Notting Hill, west London, a 10-minute drive from Paddington station. Heathrow airport is half-an-hour’s drive away.
What A 4,000 sq ft five-bedroom penthouse maisonette with three reception rooms and four bathrooms, accessed from a courtyard via a private lift.
Why The property comprises the top floors of two adjacent buildings, connected by an elevated glass walkway. One of the reception rooms is equipped with a bar, while a roof terrace provides a summer entertaining space that looks out over west London. The property, fittingly, is located close to the parade route of the annual Notting Hill carnival.
Who Winkworth, winkworth.co.uk, tel: +44 (0) 207 727 3227
Loveshack, Puerto Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, €9.5m
Where Overlooking Puerto Andratx on the southwest coast of Mallorca, which is one of the Spanish Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean. Palma de Mallorca airport is half-an-hour’s drive away.
What A Bauhaus-style contemporary villa with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, set high up on a hill with panoramic views across the sea.
Why A short walk from bars and restaurants, the house is equipped for home entertaining with a rooftop terrace, bar and a saltwater infinity pool with LED underwater lighting. The name of the house — “Loveshack” — is perhaps its key selling point for partygoers.
Who Engel & Völkers Spain, engelvoelkers.com, tel: +34 971 67 47 80
23 Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, AED17m ($4.6m)
Where In the Dubai Marina, an artificial canal district on the shore of the Persian Gulf. Dubai’s international airport is a 40-minute drive away.
What A 5,000 sq ft, three-bedroom penthouse apartment with six bathrooms, at the top of the 90-storey “23 Marina” building.
Why The property has a cinema room, a private bar with DJ decks and a lighting system, a cigar lounge, and a roof terrace.
Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +44 (0) 20 7016 3740
2900 37th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, $17.9m
Where Within the marina area of Fort Lauderdale, a beach city north of Miami on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Miami international airport is 35 minutes away by car.
What A nine-bedroom waterfront property with wood-panelled interiors, marble floors, a seven-car garage and a guest house.
Why As well as verandas and a summer kitchen, the property has a 120ft-long pool that comes with a water slide, waterfall and Jacuzzi.
Who One Sotheby’s International Realty, onesothebysrealty.com, tel: +1 954 522 2831
Photographs: Ray Dowling; R. Miranda Photography