Cliff houses are popular among homebuyers who are looking for unobstructed views, a bit of adventure and life on top of everything.
The spectacular scenery is a major perk of these homes’ unique locations—they either cling to a mountainside or perch above the ocean. But besides the unparalleled views, the cliff-side location may also bring a little vertigo for the faint of heart.
If living life on the edge appeals to you, here are six cliff homes with stunning views on the market around the world.
Bacolet, TOBAGO, CARIBBEANListing Price: $2.5 million
The Balinese-style cliff home marries East Asian design with a beautiful Caribbean setting. This 7,000-square-foot property is positioned on a bluff, overlooks a small beach and enjoys sweeping 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The villa features a large sun deck with two infinity edge swimming pools (one deep, one shallow) divided by a large gazebo. The sun deck also includes a Jacuzzi and a 20,000-gallon oriental fishpond filled with koi. Four en suite double bedrooms surround the sun deck, each furnished with a four poster bed and fitted with air conditioning, overhead fans, and digital safes. The master bedroom overlooks both the pool and the stunning Atlantic Ocean and has an indoor-outdoor en suite bathroom.
43 BEHIND THE ROCKS DRIVE, MOAB, UTAHListing Price: $1.395 million
With 360-degree views of the high desert, the property includes a natural-feeling main residence that features post and beam and steel construction, with straw bale insulation. It incorporates passive solar design with in-floor geothermal heating and cooling. Natural and indigenous materials are used throughout the home, including straw bales from Colorado, Colorado River clays, earthen plasters, and more. This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home also offers an open floor plan, a living room with window seats, and a sumptuously finished kitchen. The outdoor spaces include a fire pit, rock patios, a cliff-side pergola, and a setting on 21.5 acres with gated access.
ST MARGARET’S BAY, DOVER, UNITED KINGDOMListing Price: $3.43 million
Sitting atop the White Cliffs of Dover in southern England, the former coastguard station offers the homeowner a view of the French coast, which is nearly 22 miles away. The stylishly decorated 1920s building features a top floor tea room, two bedrooms with wide windows looking out to sea, and a balcony terrace. But perhaps the biggest surprise of this property is the World War II bunker hidden 35 feet below ground.
BALCON AL MAR, COSTA BLANCA, SPAINListing Price: $5.289 million
The clifftop Mediterranean villa is located above its own seafront, which gives 360-degree sea views to almost every room of the property. Upon entering the estate through state-of-the-art secured gates, there’s a central courtyard with parking spaces for 10 cars, surrounded by a Mediterranean potted garden. The property is made up of two housing units, the guesthouse and the main house. The main residence features a central reception hall with the latest in home security technology, a sea-view swimming pool, a master bedroom situated over two floors comprising of a large bathroom with a shower and hydromassage jacuzzi, a private study, a spacious walk-in wardrobe and direct access to the garden. The guesthouse is comprised of two bedroom suites with shower rooms and an open plan living/dining room with fireplace, which opens onto the swimming pool area.
10A EAGLES NEST DRIVE, LA CONNER, WASHINGTON Listing Price: $835,000
This custom-built home in the Eagles Nest Community is perched on a rock cliff with views of the Puget Sound, the islands, and the Olympic Mountains. The gated house is surrounded by towering old growth trees and features a 1,764-square-foot main residence, which has two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms and a hot tub. The 2.5-acre property also includes a tennis court and a pool that sits on a cliff-side level plateau.
22124 HIGHWAY 1, JENNER, CALIFORNIAListing Price: $3.9 million
Sitting in the hamlet of Timber Cover on California’s North Coast, this mansion stands atop a rocky outcrop while the swirling waters of the Pacific Ocean are just feet below it. Built in 1964, this property was named the “Glass House” for its floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a panoramic view of the ocean rolling in from the horizon. The exterior of native sandstone and Old Growth California redwood blends in with the rock surrounding it. The interior space has an open floor plan that features a fully equipped kitchen with marble counters and stainless steel appliances, a living room with a sunken conversation area around the fireplace, one bedroom and one full bath.