Brandon Beechler

If heaven were a seaside patio ...

By Marisa Spyker

There are a couple of reasons why celebs have long flocked to this swanky Southern California enclave: scenery and weather. And what better way to take in both of those than from a killer patio? These four homes do outdoor living just right, and—bonus—they’re all currently up for grabs.

Brandon Beechler

Beachfront Sanctuary

$6,350,000; sothebysrealty.com
You remember when you were a kid and always wanted to stay outside and play just a little longer? We imagine that’s basically the feeling all adults have here. Except, in this case, play means taking a board out on the California surf by day, enjoying a quick snooze on the cozy double chaise lounge in the afternoon, toasting with evening cocktails at one of two seaside fire pits, and dipping in the Jacuzzi as the sun dips below the horizon. The outdoor spaces are about as good as they get, but the interiors aren’t too shabby either, with each room showcasing pristine views of the sand and sea.

Jason Christopher
Jason Christopher

Quiet Retreat 

$4,595,000; sothebysrealty.com
Drive five minutes inland from Zuma Beach and you hit this peaceful retreat set on 1.1 acres of lush green land. The four-bedroom home and guest house are surrounded by flower gardens, herb gardens, and fruit trees, making the sweet scents of lavender, sage, and citrus your 24/7 natural air fresheners. And all of this is within walking distance to the market, restaurants, boutiques, and ice cream shops. Sounds like our version of utopia. 

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Modern Escape

$1,595,000; jonahwilson.com
Take what you think you know about mobile homes and turn it completely on its head right now. This jewel of a property happens to be one and is located in one of the most sought after million-dollar mobile home parks in Malibu (no surprise—look at those views!). Fully renovated interiors include an open layout, sleek, updated kitchen, and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows, but the generously sized terrace is where we’d spend basically all our time.

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Compact Condo

$1,095,000; coldwellbanker.com
At just over $1 mil, this recently reduced condo is actually quite the bargain, especially considering that you can practically leap from the balcony into the ocean. (Just kidding; don’t try that.) The two-bedroom escape is located on the penthouse level, with upgrades throughout including marble countertops, bamboo floors, and a wall of ocean-facing windows. The long balcony has privacy dividers on each side and a glass paneled railing—meaning there’s nothing separating your sightline from the sea.