10 Charming Homes for Sale Right Now in Our 2018 Happiest Seaside Towns
The Town: Traverse City, Michigan
Blue Bungalow: $525,000
Built in the 1800s and completely remodeled, this quaint cottage oozes curb appeal from its blue door to its tapered shingled columns. The charm continues inside, with light-filled interiors, cherry floors, and soapstone and butcher block counters. With downtown Traverse City just a short walk away, heading out for the day will be simple (and returning to this charmer will be sweet). Listed by Rob Serbin (231-334-2758).
The Town: Bluffton, South Carolina
Bright Choice: $499,000
Live the (small-town) downtown life in this brand-new four-bedroom home on a charming corner lot in the heart of Old Town. The cheerful lime-green dwelling is located on a park, with easy access on foot to shops, restaurants, and the riverfront. The interiors are luxuriously appointed, too, with a gourmet kitchen, wood floors, and coffered ceilings in the bedrooms. Listed by Glenn Davis (843-290-0911).
The Town: Cambria, California
Chic Retreat: $832,000
California’s central coast is known for its breathtaking beauty, and this chic and elegant Cambria pad has first-class access to it. Just a short walk to the dramatic coastline, the 1,600-square-foot home is perfect for entertainers, with a light-filled great room and spacious tree-shaded deck. Curl up with a book on the built-in window seat, where gorgeous views of the pine forest and sea are sure to compete for (and probably win) your attention. Listed by Sea & Pines Realty (805-927-0306).
The Town: Ocean City, New Jersey
Charming Dutch Colonial: $889,000
Perched between the bay and the beach with quick access to both, this bright and airy four-bedroom home features charming landscaping, hardwood floors, and spacious bedrooms. The ample outdoor spaces, including a front porch made for rocking chairs, second floor deck, and pool area, are fierce competition for Ocean City’s famous pier, amusement park, and rollicking downtown scene. Listed by Cheryl Huber (609-399-8200).
The Town: Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cozy Craftsman: $629,000
While this 1,300-square-foot gem happens to be a wonderful vacation rental investment (with management already in place), we don’t blame you for opting to keep it all to yourself. Warm, inviting interiors feature lofty, wood-beamed ceilings, wood floors, and two fireplaces. Plus, the location couldn’t be better, with easy access to restaurants, markets, and Cannon Beach’s famously picturesque beach. Listed by Karen Meili ( 503-440-5806).
The Town: Bellport, New York
Waterfront Cottage: $1,100,000
Charming Bellport has a seafaring legacy, so a pint-sized cottage right on a marina seems like the perfect place to call home. This shingle-style escape, built in 1940, has two bedrooms, vaulted and beamed wainscot ceilings, and wraparound windows that take full advantage of the five-star views (of the dock and of Fire Island in the distance). Listed by Mark Petheram (631-286-2424).
The Town: Anna Maria, Florida
Designer Digs: $995,000
Dreamy Anna Maria is perched at the end of a long barrier island and is just two miles wide, so virtually anywhere is prime territory for happy living. This remodeled three-bedroom home boasts an unusually large plot of land for the area (8,200 square feet) in addition to being close to the downtown action. It also comes fully furnished with designer-selected interiors. Listed by Jason Sato (941-224-1484).
The Town: Hampton/Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Beachfront Pearl: $664,900
When you live steps from the shore, little luxuries—like sipping coffee while watching the sun rise over the ocean—become part of your everyday. This peaceful 2,400-square-foot home provides all the luxuries of living oceanside, with views from the open-plan kitchen, dining, and living areas, as well as from the top floor deck. Listed by Lauren Stone (603-944-1368).
The Town: Vero Beach, Florida
Turquoise Treat: $209,000
Just a few blocks from the Intracoastal and two miles to the sand, this ideally located two-bedroom home comes with a sizeable palm tree-dotted yard and loads of updates. Renovated in 2015, the home has terrazzo floors, impact windows, designer cabinets, and fresh paint (and bright turquoise accents on the exterior that’ll make you smile the minute you come home). Listed by Thomas Kennedy (772-473-2521).
The Town: Cape Charles, Virginia
Vintage Victorian: $549,000
Cape Charles’ legacy as a bustling railroad town has left behind relics in the form of stately early 20th-century houses. This brick Victorian (circa 1910)—perched in the heart of the Historic District just four blocks from the beach—is one of those. And lucky for the buyer, it’s already beautifully restored, with 10-foot ceilings, pine floors, and original moldings and mantels. Listed by Kimberley Starr (757-635-0711).