The season's prize for highest-priced summer beach listing goes to this Malibu Colony mansion that just came on the market at $200,000. Of course, asking isn't the same as getting, but still we like to see optimism in action. Afraid we can't call it the highest summer beach listing ever because last year the La Contenta property was pocket-listed at $250,000 a month.
The house sits square on the beach inside the guard-gated Colony and occupies a double lot at that. The six-bedroom house has around 4,700 square feet, comes furnished right down to the deck chairs, and has an attached guest house. Just bring your bikini -- sorry, we meant "Mad Men" era swim skirt -- and you'll fit right in.
Marcus Beck of Prudential California Malibu has the listing, and if the number of "already leased" signs on his website is any indication, the summer rental season appears to be in full swing in Malibu.
Photos courtesy of Realtor.com.