There's no better place to enjoy the Miami heat than in your own sprawling outdoor space with every luxe amenity you'll ever need. These awe-inspiring homes were built exactly for that.
This is what luxury living looks like: Not only does this Key Biscayne home have a candlelit pool and jacuzzi, it also has a waterfall with a cozy nook behind it where residents can unwind and gaze out at the horizon. The backyard also features plenty of patio and dock space, a wooden gazebo for relaxing in the shade, and a patch of sand right on the water. Fortune International Realty, Brigitte De Langeron, 305-361-1720
Let’s face it: Miami is one stormy city. But with this property's partially covered pool, a little rain won't ruin the party. There's also enough private dock space to house two watercraft boats, and should you want to play tennis, racquetball, or basketball, the gated Hibiscus Island community has all of that, too. Douglas Elliman, Hilda Jacobson, 305-695-6300
Any and every requirement you have for your dream home is met with this colonial-style beauty and its vast outdoor space. Private dock? Check. Heated walk-in pool with jacuzzi? Check. Volleyball court? Check. If you're still not convinced, simply head up to the rooftop patio, which has its own covered hot tub. Villazzo Realty, Lisa Blake, 305-777-0146
This contemporary sanctuary was designed with feng shui principles in mind—both inside and out. An entry courtyard with lush plants and floor-to-ceiling windows brings the outdoors in, yet the boardwalk-esque pool deck surrounded by palm trees is where you'll want to spend all of your time. Fortune International Realty, Richard Philippe, 305-361-1720
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy you 17,000 square feet of lavish real estate with a dock large enough for a 70-foot yacht and more outdoor areas than you can count. Our favorite is the charming bridge that takes you to a private waterfront dock where you can catch breathtaking views of the sunset. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, William Pierce, 305-938-1737
You know you've made it when you have a koi pond in the backyard of your grand European-inspired estate. Along with 52,000 square feet of luscious greenery you can get lost in, you'll also discover a waterfront pool with unbelievable views of Biscayne Bay and the mainland. Nancy Batchelor Team at EWM Realty International, 305-329-7718
Always wanted to own an island? You're almost there with this two-acre waterfront estate that has its own private peninsula. You also get a deep-water yacht harbor to park your ride and a pool with a gazebo—but most importantly, you have the ocean just a few steps away. One Sotheby’s Realty, Jorge E. Uribe, 305-371-8777