A waterfront villa above the bay of Cala d'Or

Cala d’Or, Mallorca, Spain, €3.3m

Where Just above Cala d’Or beach in the resort of Cala d’Or on the southeast coast of Mallorca. The property is 55km from Palma de Mallorca, where there is an international airport.

What A seven-bedroom, waterfront villa on a plot of almost 2,000 sq metres, with more than 500 sq metres of interior living space. The villa has a large, tiled sitting room, seven bathrooms, covered terrace areas and an outdoor pool.

Why The property has access to a mooring buoy at the bottom of the garden and is a two-minute boat ride from the Yacht Club Cala d’Or, one of the most popular on Mallorca and a hub for sporting and social events.

Who Engel and Völkers, engelvoelkers.com, tel: +34 971 64 21 01


1612 West Lake Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, $17.5m

Where On the banks of Lake Sylvia, an inlet on the west coast of Fort Lauderdale, five miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport.

What A five-bedroom, waterfront home, with almost 23,000ft of interior living space. The main house features a double-height, marble foyer, a two-storey living room and a cinema. In the grounds is a pool, a koi pond, fountains and tropical gardens. There is also a two-bedroom guest house.

Why The house has 366ft of water frontage, with docking stations for four yachts, and, as part of the Harbour Beach gated community, use of the private beach, yacht marina and beach club.

Who Premier Estate Properties, premierestateproperties.com, tel: +1 866 221 3722


Haute Californie, Cannes, France, €13.7m

Where In the hills above Cannes on the Côte d’Azur in southern France, 22km from Nice international airport.

What A six-bedroom villa, with an open-plan sitting and dining area, an outside dining space and heated pool. The master bedroom suite has a private terrace which looks out over the gardens to the Bay of Cannes.

Why The villa is a 10-minute drive from the Yacht Club de Cannes, which hosts sailing competitions throughout the year, including the Régates Royales, which this year runs from September 22 to 28.

Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7861 1058


Dell Quay House, Chichester, UK, £2.75m

Where In the Dell Quay area of Chichester Harbour in West Sussex, on the south coast of England, 45 miles from Gatwick airport.

What A five-bedroom, four-bathroom home with a two-bedroom guest house converted from an old barn. The house has a large conservatory and distinctive circular master bedroom on the first floor with a small balcony. Within the grounds are a heated pool and an ornamental pond.

Why The area is very popular with sailing enthusiasts and is only a short trip from the Solent and the Isle of Wight, where Cowes Week, the longest-running sailing regatta in the world, begins this weekend.

Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7861 1098


Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy, €9.5m

Where Overlooking Cala di Volpe bay on the Costa Smerelda, northeast Sardinia, 115km from the city of Sassari and 20km from Olbia international airport.

What A recently refurbished, five-bedroom villa with an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a master-bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe and a private terrace that overlooks the gardens, pool area and the bay beyond.

Why The villa is a short drive from the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo, which hosts international sailing events throughout the season and is one of the most popular yachting clubs in the area.

Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7861 1058

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