Tiki bars may prove to be the hottest amenity this summer. With vacation plans scuttled and large gatherings at the beach frowned upon, a backyard paradise that evokes tropical vibes looks as appealing as a well-mixed mai tai.
These backyard paradises feature huts with thatched roofs and a belly-up-to-the-bar setup with stools, counter space, and an area for mixing drinks. Throw in some space for grilling, and a tempting Tiki bar may be key to surviving a summer of social distancing.
Floating on dreams of pineapple juice and ice, we set out to find homes for sale with Tiki bars. We found nine properties for sale across the country packing a tropical punch. And the amenity spans all price points, from $229,900 to $3,950,000, leaving you with cash to stock the bar with cocktail spirits, paper umbrellas, and ceramic Tiki mugs.
If you’re in search of a luxe bar along the waterfront, we’ve found the place. Flaunting Hollywood Regency interiors, this 5,000-square-foot home has black-and-white awning running the length of the home. But the swim-up Tiki bar in the backyard is the true highlight. A fire pit and infinity pool join the Tiki bar for entertaining fun.
Perched on a dock hugging a waterway, this three-bedroom home on a barrier island sits just south of the Kennedy Space Center. Built in 1974, the property is full of surprises. Four years ago, the owners installed a 10,000-pound boat lift, rescreened the saltwater pool, and extended the lanai. Sip a daiquiri right next to the dock and live your best life.
Complete with faux palm trees poolside and a stainless-steel grill built into the Tiki bar, this four-bedroom home sits on a secluded 3-acre lot. On chilly nights, cozy up to the new deck’s fireplace. You’ll be the talk of the town once locals learn your Tiki bar is totally swim-up.
This ’70s-era home just 8 miles northwest of Annapolis is a delightful surprise. It comes with a Tiki bar with a faux heron, a rock waterfall and fish pond, and landscaping with tropical ferns. Five community beaches are nearby if you get the itch to—after a few mai tais—go for a swim.
If you plan to (someday!) host a large gathering with a Hawaiian theme, this pavilion-size Tiki bar is perfect. Four open walls and a bar in the middle will ensure proper flow of fruity drinks, and the grass expanse lends itself to hula dancing. The five-bedroom custom home boasts nearly 7,000 square feet of living space, which includes an office, 22-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, and a chef’s kitchen for preparing pupu platters.
Artfully built into the side of a four-bedroom house, this petite bar is outfitted with a thatched roof and bar-height countertop. You can splash in the nearby saltwater pool or pass food and drinks through the window to your guests. And speaking of guests, the fourth bedroom has private patio access and an adjacent bath.
Log cabin and Tiki bar?! Welcome to this four-bedroom home on 26 acres just 50 miles outside Charlotte. With soaring ceilings and a refined log cabin aesthetic, this family-friendly property has a cozy feel. Poolside, the Tiki bar is its own mini log cabin with a thatched awning and bar-height counter.
Thirty miles south of Columbus, this two-bedroom home is set on 11 blissful acres, which offer plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Fortunately, the current owners have done all the work, maintaining a private beach and Tiki hut. A wraparound porch further capitalizes on the wooded views.
This Central Valley town does get warm, but the pool—and accompanying Tiki bar—is a cool relief from hot summer days. Upgrades are in abundance in case you want to bring the party indoors. The kitchen now features new quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances.