Dining Alfresco | Six Homes with Exquisite Outdoor Dining Areas For Entertaining on Thanksgiving

Even though Thanksgiving celebrations might look different this year, turkey and pumpkin pie have not been cancelled. According to the current COVID-19 guidelines for California, all holiday gatherings are to be held outside. With Southern California boasting some of the best weather year-round, it’s the perfect place to host a feast in the fresh air. Whether you’re touring homes or simply thinking about updating your own home this holiday season, these six homes offer luxurious outdoor living spaces that will make dining alfresco an extraordinary experience. 

509 Pacific Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Sean Caddell DRE #01192842

Perched above Tide Beach in Solana Beach featuring 75 feet of coastline with a city-maintained seawall, this home features breathtaking ocean views from every room. Multiple European French doors along the front and back make this a wonderful home for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Enjoy alfresco dining on your extensive oceanfront veranda where you can see whales and magnificent sunsets, then retreat to your private poolside garden. This estate is a serene sanctuary for exquisite seaside living.

3401 Sagamore Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Sean Stanfield DRE #01024996

Ideally situated on Trinidad Island in Huntington Harbour, traditional design meets timeless elegance in this beautifully appointed water-front home. Floor to ceiling windows showcase the custom backyard and water views. Perfect for socially distanced entertaining and enjoying your meal outdoors, the backyard features a built-in barbecue, beverage refrigerator, granite tables and fire pit. This Harbour home is truly one of a kind!

10 Burning Tree, Newport Beach, CA
John Cain DRE #01467294

Completed in 2019, this exquisite custom residence captures the alluring coastal transitional style of a Hamptons estate and places it in the heart of Newport Beach. Gracing a nearly half-acre lot in exclusive guard-gated Big Canyon, this spectacular home spans approximately 8,087 square feet. The exterior living spaces of this home feature an inviting outdoor dining area, heated loggias, outdoor living rooms plus kitchen, alfresco fireplace, and a gorgeous pool and spa. 

6295 Camino Del Pajaro, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Linda Sansone DRE #01219378

Sparkling with an abundance of light and style, this custom designed and built Mediterranean-inspired estate is elegantly positioned at the end of a cul de sac on a private 2.24 acre lot within the exclusive guard-gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. For intimate dining, there is a private patio off the formal living room that is surrounded by mature and exotic plantings. The backyard is a paradise with lush grass, beautiful pool with spa, and numerous lounging/entertaining areas. The location is serene, very private, and perfect for entertaining or enjoying a peaceful evening at home.

121 Via San Sebastian, San Clemente, CA 92672
Doug Echelberger DRE #01176379

Perched on a coastal bluff overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and preserved open space, this model-caliber Spanish villa at “Indigo at Sea Summit” in San Clemente was built in 2018 and reveals a luxurious world where contemporary, upgraded style complements lush and tropical outdoor living spaces. The resort-inspired backyard offers panoramic ocean views, a saltwater pool with waterfall and diving board, a spa, a fire pit, and a heated loggia that is perfect for outdoor dining year-round. 

8948 Mt Israel Road, Escondido, CA 92029
Kaitlin Kaiser DRE #01926796 and Cindy Mort DRE #01031625

This custom single-story mountain top home has it all! Located in Southwest Escondido with an ocean view, this home was built in 2015 and spans 3,013 square feet with three bedrooms, four baths, an office, game room, and three-car garage. Perfect for dining alfresco, the outdoor spaces feature a covered patio spanning over 1,000 square feet, citrus trees, a dog run, a workshop, and more. Your personal mountain top oasis awaits!

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