St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Built in 2008, this three-bedroom house on a 0.73-acre lot features panoramic sea views. The home has cathedral ceilings, an open kitchen, solar hot water, and a wall of sliding doors.

Outdoor amenities include a covered dining area, a hot tub, a shower, a pool, and a tiled patio. $995,000. Amy Land–de Wilde, Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty, (340) 718-7000.

Malibu, California. This two-bedroom cottage features ocean views from the dining area and patio. The interior includes an open floor plan, hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a kitchen with a Wolf range and custom cabinets.

The property is a short walk to Point Dume Beach. $1,500,000. David Becker, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (310) 795-8908.

Palm Springs, California. This two-bedroom, Spanish-style house was built in 1938. The home features a remodeled kitchen, art deco light fixtures, and a master suite with a reading alcove.

The walled property includes a one-bedroom casita, fruit trees, a pool, a koi pond, and mature tropical plantings. $819,000. Marc Lange, Hom/Sotheby's International Realty, (760) 424-3000.

Key West, Florida. Built in 1948, this three-bedroom home lies in the historic Meadows neighborhood. Details include a floating mahogany staircase, a media room, a 12-foot saltwater aquarium, and a downstairs master suite.

The back wall of the house is lined with 16 glass doors, which open onto a tropical garden and pool area. $2,295,000. Lori Langton, Bascom Grooms Real Estate, (305) 923-1685.

Rincon, Puerto Rico. Casa Sack is a two-bedroom beachfront property with more than 100 feet of oceanfront footage. The two-story house has a master suite on each floor with living rooms that open out to terraces.

The home is surrounded by lush gardens and fruit trees and has a property tax exemption. $825,000. Sandra Cuba, Puerto Rico/Sotheby's International Realty, (305) 878-0167.

Tucson, Arizona. This two-bedroom Craftsman cottage was built in 1926 and has retained some original features. Details include wood floors, sash windows, glass-doored cabinets flanking a nonworking fireplace, and a brick-walled sunroom with terracotta tile floors.

Set in a historic district, the property allows for a tax abatement. $195,000. Alan Aronoff, Long Realty, (520) 631-7222.

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