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Summer is finally here and, with it, vacation season. And if you’ve ever had the dream to buy a vacation home, here are a few of the most luxurious homes to drool over — I mean, inspire.

Miami Beach, FL: $48m

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  • Location: 46 Star Island Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Beds and Baths: Ten bedrooms and 12 bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 20,000
  • Special Features: This home is on the market for the first time in three decades and boasts a living room the size of a ballroom, a wine cellar that holds 3,000 bottles, and water views.
  • Listing: Zillow

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Miami Beach, FL: $39m

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  • Location: 23 Star Island Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Beds and Baths: Seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 10,211
  • Special Features: This home has been off the market even longer at 44 years. It sits on the water and comes with a pool and a tennis court.
  • Listing: Zillow

Miami Beach, FL: $38m

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  • Location: 370 S Hibiscus Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Beds and Baths: Five bedrooms and six bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 10,754
  • Special Features: Vacation doesn’t just have to be outdoors in this home built in 2016, as it features an in-home theater along with the pool and water views.
  • Listing: Zillow

East Hampton, NY: $35m

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  • Location: 172 Cedar St., East Hampton, NY 11937
  • Beds and Baths: Twelve bedrooms and 16 bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 18,000
  • Special Features: Buyers of this East Hampton house may never have to leave the premises during their vacations. This house is loaded with amenities such as a heated pool, tennis court, gym, sauna, steam room, massage room, and more.
  • Listing: Zillow

Kilauea, HI: $31m

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  • Location: 4200 Anini Vista Dr., Kilauea, HI 96754
  • Beds and Baths: Six bedrooms and eight bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 10,320
  • Special Features: This Hawaii home offers mountain and water views along with a fireplace, pool, gym, and floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which open to the outside, throughout.
  • Listing: Zillow

Kailua, HI: $30m

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  • Location: 145 Kailuana Loop, Kailua, HI 96734
  • Beds and Baths: Ten bedrooms and 11 bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 14,834
  • Special Features: Buyers of this home can vacation in style in Hawaii and entertain to their heart’s desire. The home has soaring ceilings, a tennis court, a fireplace, an outdoor pool table, and pool — and it’s a stone’s throw to the ocean.
  • Listing: Zillow

La Quinta, CA: $29.75m

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  • Location: 81307 Amundsen Ave., La Quinta, CA 92253
  • Beds and Baths: Six bedrooms and nine bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 17,000
  • Special Features: A personal driving range is just one of many features this home comes with. It also has a pool, a private stream, a private theater, and a fire pit — as well as a massive saltwater fish tank and floor-to-ceiling windows in multiple rooms.
  • Listing: Zillow

East Hampton, NY: $19.5m

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  • Location: 19 Chauncey Close, East Hampton, NY 11937
  • Beds and Baths: Five bedrooms and five bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 6,118
  • Special Features: Another East Hampton home, this one is right on the water and boasts not one but three fireplaces. There’s also a pool and plenty of space to entertain.
  • Listing: Zillow

Sag Harbor, NY: $14.75m

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  • Location: 238 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963
  • Beds and Baths: Seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 10,000
  • Special Features: Think three fireplaces is a lot? This home has nine. That’s in addition to gardens, a pool, a pool table, and an art studio.
  • Listing: Zillow

Palm Springs, CA: $13m

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  • Location: 457 W Hermosa Pl., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Beds and Baths: Eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 15,000
  • Special Features: Vacationers looking for mountain views won’t feel disappointed by this home, which has that and more. There’s also a pool and four acres of land with hundreds of palm trees.
  • Listing: Zillow

Redondo Beach, CA: $14.2m

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  • Location: 709 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • Beds and Baths: Five bedrooms and eight bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 9,200
  • Special Features: Those looking for a vacation on the Pacific likely won’t be disappointed in this home, which has a wet bar, wine cellar, balconies overlooking the water, and is steps away from the beach.
  • Listing: Zillow

Carmel, CA: $9.25m

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  • Location: 27400 Heavens Way, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Beds and Baths: Six bedrooms and eight bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 6,100
  • Special Features: This home nestled in the mountains is the perfect getaway for those looking for peace and serenity on their summer vacations. Besides the sweeping views, this home also has a fireplace and cathedral ceilings.
  • Listing: Zillow

Carmel, CA: $7.85m

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  • Location: 2373 N 3rd Ave., Napa, CA 94558
  • Beds and Baths: Five bedrooms and five bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 3,884
  • Special Features: Wine country vacationers can spread out with this 20-acre property. This includes the home and a guest home, mountain and vineyard views, a pool, outdoor fireplace, and more.
  • Listing: Zillow

St. Simons Island, GA: $5,697,500

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  • Location: 4309 16th St., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Beds and Baths: Six bedrooms and six bathrooms
  • Square Feet: 5,425
  • Special Features: Aptly named “The House of Dreams,” this escape on Saint Simons Island doesn’t disappoint. It comes with a home and guest home, an infinity pool, plenty of space for indoor and outdoor entertainment, and ocean views as far as the eye can see.
  • Listing: Zillow

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