Valuable beachfront properties as natural stress reliever
Many aspire for the beachside lifestyle given the numerous health benefits it can offer.
The breathtaking views of the sparkling sea, fresh breeze and the fine sand are just some of the most appealing aspects of having a beach house. According to scientific studies, the water can be a natural stress reliever due to the psychologically calming effects of the blue. The negative ions produced by the coastal air can further improve one’s sense of calm.
In terms of real estate meanwhile, beachfront homes are also considered premium properties and an ideal choice for property owners who wish to rent it out or use it as a future retirement home.
Aside from its health advantages, a beachfront house is also beneficial to one’s finances as it will not only be in high demand, but its exclusivity will also allow for higher leasing or rental rates. It will also provide a person with more privacy than many other places. Here are some valuable beachfront properties around the world.
The Ocean House opened its big wooden doors on the remote Watch Hill in Rhode Island, United States in 1868. The original building was demolished in 2005 and rebuilt in the same year, with more than 5,000 artifacts from the first building retained. Aside from the design, the Ocean House is also well known for its New England style of hospitality, with thoughtful and elegant service.
Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler included the house in its 2023 Gold List as one of the best beach resorts in the world.
Comporta Beach House
Located in Alentejo, Portugal, the Comporta Beach House is a one-level beach house with its design based on the “inside outside” concept. It has an open air patio located at the center and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, allowing guests to view the beach and its surroundings from almost every room. The house is within walking distance to Pego Beach, one of the best beaches in Portugal.
Noku Beach House
The Noku Beach House in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia is a six-bedroom residence that combines ancient and avant-garde Zen designs. Reminiscent of the mythical Shangri-La in James Hilton’s 1933 novel “Lost Horizon,” it has an exotic overhanging greenery that creates a tropical oasis with extravagant views over the Indian Ocean and Bali’s famed sunsets.
The beach house was featured in Netflix’s World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.
North Island Villas
North Island in Seychelles has 11 guest villas, 10 of which are beachfront homes. Highlighting “barefoot luxury” architectural style, each of the villas is created from local materials gathered during the island rehabilitation in 2014.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
Opened in 2008, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has spacious villas and retreat houses stationed on a 52-acre island located at the heart of Maldives. In 2019, the five-star home was named Best Family Resort by World Travel Awards. It is among the five luxury private island properties of Sun Siyam in Maldives.
Sources: Inquirer Archives, cntraveler.com, oceanhouseri.com, welcomebeyond.com, north-island.com, nokubeachhouse.com, sunsiyam.com
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