by INHABIT EDITORS
Looking to test drive a new lifestyle without the commitment of buying—not to mention the closing timeline? Consider these swoon-worthy Corcoran rental listings in some of the country’s most sought-after neighborhoods, from the beaches of Florida and the Hamptons to sunny Southern California.
Who said country and beach life were mutually exclusive? If you’re torn between the two, consider this meticulous south-of-the-highway barn conversion, nestled amidst 3.6 leafy acres of tree-studded grounds with direct access to neighboring Sagg Preserve. Two structures compose the three-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath retreat, both brimming with all the details you’d expect in 18th century outbuildings. The smaller of the two boasts an upstairs loft, ideal for use as a yoga studio or spacious home office. But it’s the larger one, with its open-concept first floor, designer kitchen with breakfast bar, and two picture-perfect fireplaces, that truly captures the quintessence of rustic-chic in one of the country’s most coveted oceanfront locales.
Set on six acres in the hills behind Crescent Beach, this Miesian modernist—its stilted design was inspired by Corbusier’s Villa Savoye—frames 360-degree panoramas over Peconic Bay and the North Fork, across Long Island Sound, and Connecticut. Naturally, the primary living space occupies the upper level, maximizing the next-level views: An open great room, a gourmet kitchen that windows the surrounding indigenous forest, and a master suite with three glass sides. The lower level, built into the hillside, adds a family room, a duo of guest bedrooms and two baths, crowned by a full-width terrace accessed off the first floor home office. If that wasn’t enough, residents can enjoy a dock with a 6,800lb. boat lift and room for two additional vessels (up to 55 and 30 feet, respectively).
Situated on a wooded cul-de-sac between Northwest Harbor and Cedar Point County Park, this “net zero” Contemporary affords a most comfortable relationship with the bucolic land that surrounds it—nearly an acre, to be specific. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home comes furnished with sleek, transitional furnishings, layering on all the warmth you’ll need this winter. For warmer days, there’s a covered back porch that overlooks a sparkling pool and spa, but we have a feeling winter residents (it’s available for the month or all season) will be spending more time in the media room. Did we mention the outdoor shower?
While you can’t quite fly to the real Venice these days, Biscayne Bay’s manmade archipelago—Carl Fisher, who helped developed modern-day Montauk, bankrolled their construction—is the next best thing for a water-centric lifestyle enjoyable year-round. Think of this 7,000-square-foot Venetian Islands manse not just as a home, but modern art you can live in. Sited on an oversized waterfront lot, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath Contemporary emphasizes indoor-outdoor living at its finest, with wrapping terraces, a covered patio with a conversation pit, and an infinity pool that overlooks the private dock. The only question: When are you tying up?
With modern style, generous square footage and a close-to-town location near enough that it’s not even worth hopping in a car to get there. This sleek eight-bedroom is as good as it gets when it comes to Palm Beach rentals. Set on spacious resort-like grounds, it’s directly across South Lake Trail from the waters of Lake Worth Lagoon — the pathway spans from the Palm Beach Docks, at the end of Worth Avenue, to the island’s north side. Beyond nearly 10,000 square feet of sophistication, residents can enjoy an expansive backyard with a spacious pool, along with a loggia with views towards the water and the West Palm skyline.
Beyond the main Mediterranean Revival residence, this classic Ocean Ridge property includes a detached guest house, cementing (or shall we say stuccoing?) its status as a comfortably-sized compound. In the main house, you’ll find arched doorways, exposed wood beams, and a perfect mix of tile and wood floors, with a traditional Spanish fountain courtyard just outside. A tennis court and pool share the shade enjoyed throughout the lush grounds, and there’s covered parking for up to six vehicles, not to mention a kayak or two. A thin veil of trees is all that separates the property from a calm Intracoastal canal, so you’ll certainly want one to paddle around.
If you’re looking to uncork a new chapter in wine country, you’d do well to consider this three-bedroom, two-bath beauty, set in the heart of the town often called “Napa Valley’s Main Street.” Integrating smart home technologies, the colorful turnkey residence boasts a bright, modern sensibility that’s pure bottled charm, from spacious free-flowing living space downstairs to the warmly-appointed quarters upstairs. You’ll find a private office, and a large main suite boasting a spa-like bath. And with that Mediterranean climate, plan to spend much time in the park-like backyard, outfitted with an outdoor shower, hot tub, fire pit, and an artful water feature.
It’s no secret greater Los Angeles offers even more lifestyles than the number of items on In-N-Out’s secret menu, from the lofts of DTLA to the glassy towers of Century City to the beachfront bungalows of Venice. This striking beachfront Contemporary brings together the best of Southern California life at a single address. It soars across three levels, totaling more than 3,600 square feet, above Will Rogers Beach and the Pacific Ocean, with floor-to-ceiling windows that embellish the sweeping views. You’ll enjoy patios on all floors, along with three fireplaces, a sauna and steam room, and a stylish home office—its soundproofed walls ensure uninterrupted workflow whether you’re deep in Zoom concentration or dropping a track, but you’ll feel like a rock star no matter what your career is.
Plot twist: This isn’t a rental, but a 1/17th ownership opportunity in a two-bedroom, amenity-laden townhouse on the grounds of Tahoe Mountain Club. You’ll be guaranteed July 4th week annually, along with four or seven-night flex stays and availability-dependent spontaneous usage on seven-day’s notice. Your residency unlocks access to the neighboring Pavilion at Old Greenwood (above) and its pool, spa, tennis courts, and fitness facilities, in addition to the Alpine Club lounge at the nearby Northstar California ski resort. You’ll also be able to book discounted tee times at not one but two championship golf courses, including the Jack Nicklaus-designed Old Greenwood links. It’s an approachable option to take a swing at the Sierra lifestyle and change up your view when you need it.