- — Are you cold? Bored? Need a vacation? Need some sun? Need some virtual sun and fun? You've come to the right place.
We've dug out some astounding and outstandingly beachy rentals that will capture your wintery imagination -- and make you question whether your checking account can handle the price to party like a rock star.
Sunglasses? Sunscreen? Credit report? Let's go.
For Rent: $55,000/month
Take a note from "Sex and the City" character Samantha and escape the East Coast for the golden beaches of California where beachfront Malibu rentals are plentiful. In fact, for the diehard SATC fans, you can rent the exact Malibu home that served as Samantha's West Coast abode in the first "Sex and the City" movie.
The tri-level beachfront home spans 5,745-sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, multiple balconies, a spacious entertainment room, wet bar, and wine cellar. The sophisticated property is currently listed on the Malibu rental market for a star-quality asking price of $55,000/month.
4500 Gordon Dr, Naples, FL 34102 (above)
For Rent: $20,000/month
This signature Port Royal estate, situated on 150-feet of beachfront with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, epitomizes Naples beachfront living. Whether you chose to rent seasonally at $40,000/month or annually for $20,000/month, you’ll be living in the finest of Naples real estate. The 7-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home features a gourmet kitchen, custom pool/spa, separate guest house, and almost 7,700-square feet of living space.
For Rent: $12,000/month
The Hawaii real estate market is hot with beachfront properties ready for the sun-hungry to pounce on. If you’re looking for serenity, this 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom beachfront estate is the perfect place to hide away for the winter. With a whopping 3,529-square feet of living space and breathtaking ocean views, this Honolulu home for rent offers all the amenities you could dream of including your own private pool. Listed for $12,000/month, the home is available immediately. What are you waiting for?
For Rent: $25,000/month
Share a beach with the stars by renting out this Malibu home on the celeb-packed Pacific Coast Highway. If you act quickly, you may even be able to share move-in dates with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, who just purchased Brad Pitt's remodeled Malibu home on the coveted road.
Currently listed for $25,000/month (or $35,000/month for 6 months or less), this 3,284-sq ft oceanfront lease features an "atrium-style entry" with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a remodeled kitchen, pool, spa, and walls of glass that permit floor-to-ceiling views of the Pacific, Queens Necklace and Catalina from several rooms.
For Rent: $3,750/month
Escape with friends or family to this Orange County rental. A private patio and direct-off-the-back-deck beach access makes this a perfect spot for the sand-lovers among us. Located off a gate-guarded road in Dana Point, this 897-sq ft beach house makes for a reasonably affordable waterfront getaway.
For Rent: $20,000/month
Florida is known for its beautiful Atlantic and Gulf Coast beaches, delicious oranges, and, of course, its slew of prime vacation rentals. For those serious about staying warm this winter, look no further than this tantalizing Fort Lauderdale home for rent. One of only 49 beachfront homes in Fort Lauderdale, this 5-bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury property rents for a staggering $20,000/month. Boasting nearly 4,000-square feet of living space, the home features a gourmet kitchen, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and marble finishes throughout.
61 Kingfisher Dr, FL 33924 (above)
For Rent: $8,000/month
What does the landlord love most about this Lee County rental? "Waking up listening to the ocean." Named Punta Hermosa (or Beautiful Point), this private beachfront home is located on North Captiva Island. The 1,561-sq ft Florida rental has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen with counter top bar stools, living room with flat screen TV, DirecTV, Bose DVD, and an outdoor area with fish cleaning station, beach chairs, umbrellas, electric grill, small charcoal grill and refrigerator. This is truly a great all-inclusive beach hideout to duck away from the chill of winter. The property is currently listed for $8,000/month.