With summer around the corner and the temperatures heating up, we are swooning over these dreamy outdoor spaces that make staying at home an easy task. 

Although each of these spaces are different, they all offer features that make summer memories special for each family lucky enough to call them home. 

From pools to fire pits, or views and outdoor living space with barbecues, we would love to spend our days and nights in these personal sanctuaries.


37 Cape Andover, Newport Beach | Listed by John Stanaland with Villa Real Estate

Experience ultimate coastal living with this Cape Cod style home boasting a front-row, bluff-top location in the picturesque Castaways community. This residence is complete with two masters, five baths, arts and crafts room, and more. The rear yard features a solar-heated Pebble Tec pool and is lined with beautiful rose gardens, which create a relaxed setting to complement the views of Fashion Island, Back Bay, and the ocean. A luxurious gourmet kitchen presents top-of-the-line Viking appliances, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, marble countertops, and bar seating at the oversized kitchen island. The main master suite, found on the upper level, features its own private viewing deck, an impressive walk-in closet, and a gorgeous en suite master bathroom. Also on the second floor are Jack and Jill bedrooms along with a separate corner family room, doubling as an entertainment room. Other notable features include a 375-gallon custom saltwater aquarium, finished 2.5 car garage with workbench and built-in storage, and a custom-built children's playhouse with built-in electrical. The home is perfectly located within the gated Castaways community, providing convenient access to world-class shopping, stunning beaches, luxurious dining and resorts, and top-rated schools, along with everything this exceptional city has to offer.

8 Riez, Newport Coast | Listed by Shana Spitzer and Laura Roche with Villa Real Estate

Elegance, style and sophistication embrace this stand-out home in the exclusive guard-gated community of Provence in Newport Ridge. Situated on a beautiful tree-lined cul-de-sac this 4 bedroom plus office, 3.5 bath home exudes the finest of details with an abundance of natural light...stone floors, beamed ceilings, custom built-ins and window treatments. With just over 3400 sq. ft of living space and surrounding a center courtyard, the open floor plan is complemented with a gourmet kitchen that opens to a large family room with a fireplace, a separate formal dining and living room. The chef's kitchen has been updated with designer stainless steel Viking and Bosch appliances including a wine cooler, glass-front cabinetry, quartz and granite countertops. A luxurious oversized master suite with retreat enjoys a cozy fireplace, huge walk-in closet and balcony to enjoy the afternoon breeze. The upper level is completed with three additional bedrooms, one is ensuite and the two others share a jack and jill bath. The laundry room is also conveniently located upstairs. The private resort-style backyard is complimented with a saltwater swimming pool and spa. Entertain and enjoy the lush outdoors with the built-in BBQ and seating areas. This sought after neighborhood also includes a community pool, clubhouse, private tennis and basketball courts. Conveniently located near Award Winning schools, John Wayne Airport, freeways, Fashion Island and the Newport beaches.

31897 Circle Drive, Laguna Beach | Listed by Leo Goldschwartz with Villa Real Estate

Above one of the most most beautiful oceanfront bluffs on a private drive, you will discover 31897 Circle Drive, steps from the beach. This premier beachfront home built from the ground up in 2009 and has just gone through a complete redesign to deliver a spectacular soft contemporary home with a flair of coastal elegance for families to enjoy. Luxurious large interior spaces that flow seamlessly through bifold doors to the oversized decks for al fresco dining to capture the dramatic southwestern exposure views to the surf line, ocean, coastline, Hillsides, white water and golden sands. Encompassing 4 beds, 5 baths and a private exercise room/office with views of the ocean. The beautiful master suite has some of the most dramatic views of the coastline and hillsides Laguna Beach has to offer, soaring ceilings, free-standing bathtub, walk-in closet, Large Shower and FP. The well-appointed chef's kitchen opens to the living room with a fireplace and a lower level studio suite/beach cabana room with kitchenette and a separate secondary private entrance. 2 car oversized garage, with a side door entrance behind the main doors, providing the ultimate privacy. Walking distance from shopping, Laguna's best swimmable beaches, trolley stops, The Ranch, Ritz and Montage Resort. Residents of Circle Dr actually own part of the beach below, enjoy a turnkey home for the summer!

22 Belmont, Newport Beach | Listed by Darcy Ricci with Villa Real Estate

This distinctive 4 bedroom custom home is located in the private gated community of Harbor Hill on a spacious lushly landscaped lot. The approx. 4,800 square foot residence offers an appealing floorplan boasting oversized rooms with quality custom details throughout. The residence features handsome hardwood flooring, detailed custom millwork, stone accents, 3 fireplaces and a bonus room that could be a 5th bedroom/exercise room/office/etc. The inviting gourmet kitchen offers a large center island, limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances & a wood-paneled built-in refrigerator. There is one bedroom on the main floor and three spacious bedrooms upstairs. An expansive master suite features a sitting area with a fireplace and a sizable balcony with French doors opening to views of the twinkling city lights. Highly sought after His and Hers bathrooms with private walk-in closets complete the master. The gorgeous grounds offer a serene setting to enjoy the sparkling pool and spa plus the sprawling patios offer ample room to entertain. There is even a covered loggia ideal for dining al fresco. The transitional design of the home is complemented by a newer Farmhouse metal roof over the garage, clean lines and a crisp white exterior. A private motor court leads to the spacious 3 car garage and creates extra parking. This stunning one of a kind custom home is centrally located near award-winning schools, world-class shopping & dining, local beaches and easy access to freeways.

2526 Monaco Drive, Laguna Beach | Listed by John Trevino with Villa Real Estate

Located in one of the most exclusive private coves in Southern California, this newly remodeled coastal contemporary 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, plus office, is now available. Enjoy the private coastal lifestyle in the oasis of Irvine Cove, which features two of the most scenic sandy beaches and coves in the region, an oceanfront park, tennis courts, and 24/7 guard-gated exclusivity. This mostly single level home sits on nearly an acre of land with a private backyard, ocean view gazebo, and pool perfect for entertaining and basking in Lagunas sunny weather. The newly renovated open kitchen, containing top-of-the-line appliances, encircles an over-sized island ideal for gatherings. The spacious master suite boasts a spa-like bath, two generous walk-in closets, and a beautiful poolside setting with ample light. This home is ready for the next owner to live and create memories like few in the world can experience.

3725 Ocean Boulevard, Corona del Mar | Listed with Pam Ball with Villa Real Estate and Brendan Fitzpatrick with Douglas Elliman       

Paradise Found. This fabulous new home with spectacular views from virtually every room, is more than a home, it is a lifestyle. Enjoy each day with the sun gleaming on wave splashed rocks below. Impeccable finish work and custom-built by Pinnacle Custom Homes. 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, office, home theater, wine room for 350+ bottles. Limestone flooring throughout and an elevator to all floors. This property is located on the quiet, coveted end of Ocean Blvd. steps away from Little Corona beach. View the action from Big Corona without the noise and traffic and watch the sunset over Catalina. An easy walk to the vibrant shops and restaurants of Corona del Mar Village.


Tell us about your outdoor must-haves in your personal sanctuaries!