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10 perfect waterside properties

From lake to river to sea: 10 waterfront properties that reflect the appeal of living near water

The Corniche, Albert Embankment, London river view

The Corniche, Albert Embankment, London

An unrivalled riverside location with cinematic views of the River Thames and the London skyline mark out this duplex penthouse as truly special. The curved floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping entertainment areas, complete with a large roof terrace, give a sense of space.

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Bedrooms  4
Bathrooms  7
Price  POA
Contact  Fran Moynihan

 

Gurrow Point, Dittisham, Dartmouth, UK

Gurrow Point, Dittisham, Dartmouth, UK

In a magical setting within its own peninsula estate on the River Dart, this is one of the finest waterside homes in the South West. In addition to the well-designed main house, there is a separate three-bedroom cottage, a tennis court, mature multi-level gardens, two slipways and a jetty in approximately 79 acres.

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Bedrooms  8
Bathrooms  7
Price  POA
Contact  Ed Sugden
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Michelangelo, Fontvieille, Monaco

Michelangelo, Fontvieille, Monaco

Located in a quiet residential area, this exceptional apartment overlooks the charming port of Fontvieille. Finished to the highest standards, it has large terraces with views to the port, rock and palace.

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Bedrooms  3
Bathrooms  2
Price  POA
Contact  Irene Luke

 

Scheffau, Tyrol, Austria

Scheffau, Tyrol, Austria

This country villa is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty above the turquoise waters of Lake Hintersteiner See. The villa offers a harmonious mix of traditional chalet details and modern, stylish interiors and has a wellness area leading onto the terrace and garden.

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Bedrooms  4
Bathrooms  4
Price  POA
Contact  Guy Murdoch
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Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland

Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland

In the prestigious commune of Pregny-Chambésy, this waterfront mansion is in an idyllic position with views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Recently renovated, it offers 1,000 sq m of living space over four floors.

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Bedrooms  5
Bathrooms  5
Price  POA
Contact  Laurence Rothenbuhler

 

Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy

Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy

In a sought-after waterfront setting in the chic resort of Santa Margherita Ligure, this top-floor apartment is close to the centre and the beach. One of few properties with outdoor space, it has two balconies that frame the living room and provide lovely views over the marina.

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Bedrooms  3
Bathrooms  2
Price  €1,520,000
Contact  Alice Storrie
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Akasha Villas, Mauritius

Akasha Villas, Mauritius

A collection of 125 exclusive, eco-friendly properties with views of the Rempart River and Tamarin Bay. The villas are designed to naturally blend into the peaceful beauty of the estate. Each has its own distinctive style, and includes a spacious open-plan living area, covered terrace, landscaped gardens and pool.

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Bedrooms  4
Bathrooms  4
Price from  €2,200,000
Contact  Tom Vickery
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The Aquila, Phuket, Thailand

The Aquila, Phuket, Thailand

This villa enjoys a secluded, clifftop position overlooking the Andaman Sea. Set in 2.5 acres of tropical jungle on Phuket’s rugged west coast, it blends contemporary elegance with an Asian feel. Facilities include a gym, spa and 30m infinity pool, as well as direct access to 165m of ocean frontage and natural reef.

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Bedrooms  7-10
Bathrooms  15
Price  POA
Contact  Robert Collins
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Villa Tamarindo, Beachlands, St James, Barbados

This exclusive new beachfront villa has been designed by renowned architect Larry Warren. The property features five bedroom suites, a media room and chef’s kitchen. Located on the prime Platinum Coast, it is close to Holetown and just 500m from Sandy Lane.

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Bedrooms  5
Bathrooms  7
Price  $28,000,000
Contact  Tom Vickery
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400 South Mashta Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida

400 South Mashta Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida

Designed by award-winning architect Charles Harrison Pawley, this architectural masterpiece sits on one of the best waterfront sites in Miami. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning water views, and it includes a 70ft yacht dock. It takes moments to navigate out of the protective inlet into Biscayne Bay and the wider ocean waters beyond.

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Bedrooms  6
Bathrooms  6.5
Price  US$22,900,000
Contact  Tom Vickery
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