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The beauty of beachfront living

—cassiano psomas/unsplash

—Cassiano Psomas/unsplash

Do you feel more energized and youthful after a short beach vacation? Imagine living by the beachfront and experiencing that calm, carefree feeling every day. Whether you’re retired, have had enough of living inland, or simply tired of the hustle and bustle of inner-city life, chances are, you’ll find something that will entice you to relocate closer to the sea.

Panoramic views

The view has to be one of the most appealing aspects of any beach house. The scenes are bound to be breathtaking, with nothing between your beachfront villa and the sparkling ocean. Architects understand the significance of this, which is why so many beachfront homes showcase large windows and spanning balconies.


The maximization of private views is especially evident in many beach houses in Cebu. Such homes usually have spacious and luxurious private pools to create a perfect balance of scenic views inside and outside homes.

Aruga Resort and Residences Mactan

Aruga Resort and Residences Mactan

Inside-outside living

The desire to go outside is vital when abundant natural beauty surrounds a beach house. Its landscaping and design influence the so-called “inside-outside living.” Another significant benefit of a beach house is having an expanded home-like environment for gardening, outdoor dining and fitness activities. The emphasis is away from how big or small a beach property is and more on the beauty of its surroundings.


Natural lighting and heating

There are health benefits that come with living in a beach house or on a beachfront property, given the presence of natural lighting and heating.

The sun feels magnified and so relaxing when lying on the beach, resulting in heightened relaxation and reduced stress levels. Beside the notable effects on one’s health, natural light and heat can also aid in sanitizing the exposed parts of your home. Placing the frequently damp areas of your house, such as the kitchen and laundry area, in the western and hotter directions has always been a rule of thumb in design. Imagine if the natural light and heat of the sun could reach your house all year round.

The sun and the beach is said to help reduce stress levels. —

The sun and the beach is said to help reduce stress levels.—

More privacy

A beach house will provide you with more privacy than many other places. You will often have a private pool that you won’t have to share with other guests. Some beach houses include a personal walk to the beach.

The more secluded islands and those away from the main islands of the Philippines such as Palawan, can offer varying levels of privacy. You won’t have to deal with the noise of other vacationers in a single-family beach house on the other side of the wall. It’s just you and your company in a beach house that is yours for the duration of your stay.

Access to local events and destinations

Towns near the beach usually host events to entice visitors. These events take place annually and include cuisine tastings, art shows, and music festivals. Living near the beach will provide plenty of opportunities to participate in these activities if you enjoy the arts or are a fan of new local bands.

Residents and tourists of Siargao Island are living proof of this. The island is becoming a famous tourist and residential spot due to its captivating destinations, promotion of slow living, and unique experiences.

A beach house will provide you with more privacy than many other places.—mason dahl/unsplash

A beach house will provide you with more privacy than many other places.—Mason Dahl/unsplash

A solid investment

A beachfront house is beneficial not only to your health but also to your finances. The possibility of holiday rentals is the most evident monetary gain. A beachfront location will not only be in high demand all year, but its exclusivity will also allow for a higher rate.


Wrapping up

Living on a beachfront property has many benefits, which is why beachfront homes are considered premium properties. The Philippines is surrounded by internationally renowned beaches and is ideally located to provide property seekers access to many coveted beachside locations while also providing the benefits of living in large urban centers.

The author ( is one of the premium architects in the Philippines who assists local and international clients in enhancing hotels, condominiums, museums, and commercial and mixed-use township developments with distinctive and forward-thinking design specialties for the real estate industry.

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