Properties in the sun

From a contemporary Australian house overlooking Sydney harbour and opera house to an estate in Hawaii’s Kealia hills.


Varazze, Liguria, Italy. This house was built in 1931 on the promontory of Punta Aspera and is surrounded by parkland gardens. It is made up of three buildings, with the main house arranged over three floors connected by a lift. It has stained-glass windows, open fireplaces, painted ceilings and a staircase with a cast-iron banister. 5 beds, 4 baths, receps, 3-bed flat, guest house, chapel, 1.5 acres. Price on application Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.


Valley House, Kealia, Kapaa, Hawaii. An estate in the Kealia hills with a main house set in landscaped gardens. It has a gourmet kitchen and wrap-around porches. 3 beds, 3.5 baths, receps, 2-bed house, 1-bed house currently used as an office, 2 waterfalls, rainforest, 200 acres. £15.27m Sotheby's International Realty +1 808 245 8831.


Steele Point, West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This house is built on top of a 90ft rock headland, which reaches down to its own private dock. It has a professional-grade kitchen, covered terraces and air-conditioned bedrooms. 5 beds, 5 baths, open-plan living area/kitchen, swimming pool. £9.55m Savills 020-7016 3740.

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Whale House, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A modern house with views across Sydney harbour. It has limestone and wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. 5 beds, 4 baths, recep, open-plan living/kitchen area, home cinema, studio, terraces, balcony, swimming pool, gardens. £POA Sotheby's International Realty +61 418 800 400.


Finca Son Romani, Inca, Mallorca, Spain. A country house with views of the Tramuntana mountains. It has tiled floors, marble bathrooms, an open fireplace and a fully equipped country-style kitchen. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 1-bed guest house, swimming pool, 0.4 acres. £3.56m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates 020-3667 7016.


Clapham Ridge, Christ Church, Barbados. A family house in a small community. It has coastal views and a pool. All the rooms are air-conditioned and two of the bedrooms have private balconies. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, porch. £414,000 Realtors Real Estate Ltd

+1 246 432 6930.


Castello di Porchiano, Todi, Umbria, Italy. This restored, 1,000-year-old former watchtower has thick stone walls, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, open fireplaces and stone floors. 7 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, courtyard, dining terrace, two 1-bed cottages, swimming pool, gardens, olive trees. £2.77m Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.


Casa Libelai, Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza. A renovated, ultra-modern house surrounded by landscaped gardens in the centre of Ibiza. It has a double-height, open-plan living area and a surround-sound cinema and music system. 3 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, kitchen, guest house, swimming pool, 0.45 acres. £4.1m Savills 020-7016 3740.