14 Summer Houses That Are Prettier Than Hotel Rooms

Are you a Nantucket boathouse or more of a Hamptons cottage?

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You may not have a summer house — yet — but that doesn't mean you can't dream about decorating a future one. Beachside, lakeside, or countryside, these escapes will serve you major travel and decor envy in one. Your Pinterest boards aren't ready for this.

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1 A Modern Beachhouse
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No one wants to cook on vacation, but we definitely would if we had an open-air kitchen like this one.

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2 Hawaiian Getaway
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The oars doubling as wall art bring the outdoors in — and provide an eye-catching contrast to the white walls — in this modern home.

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3 Canadian Lake House
Anne Hepfer Lake House
Don Freeman

This impressive wall of windows helps you feel like you're outdoors at all times — even when the weather won't cooperate. Talk about living the dream.

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4 North Carolina Escape
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Annie Schlechter

This vacation home was built to resemble a converted barn, and it's major farmhouse decor inspo.

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5 Florida Bungalow
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James Merrell

Imagine having sweet tea on this screened in porch every afternoon. We'd be all about it.

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6 Cape Cod Estate
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James Merrell

This beach cabana is the ideal spot for al fresco summer meals. Naturally colored wicker furniture gives it a laid-back vibe, without feeling like your grandma's retirement home.

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7 Gulf Coast Retreat
<p>Whether they're woven in rattan, jute&nbsp;or wicker, antique or new, we just can't seem to contain ourselves. </p>

Vintage glass lamps, a gallery wall, wicker baskets, and weathered furniture add to this beach house's cottage feel. Major nods to the antique kayak doubling as wall art.

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8 Maine Hotel
syrian inlaid chairs
Bjorn Wallander

This one-time hotel was transformed into a summer house, and since none of the rooms had much architecture or even moldings, new wall coverings gave them some beachy character.

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9 Swedish Farmhouse
swedish summer bedroom
Luke White

The dramatic, steeply pitched roof and upholstered panels add a modern feel to this farmhouse's master bedroom.

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10 Florida Haven
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Luke White

When you're by the sea, there's no such thing as too much wicker. Or too much blue and white.

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11 Nantucket Boathouse
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Matt Albiani

Happy hour here on repeat, please. An outdoor bar cart is the one thing we often overlook on an outdoor patio — but it makes every day a party.

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12 East Hampton Getaway
sunporch with white walls
Simon Upton

The sunporch's white walls, ceilings, and floors calm down the bold palm leaf pillows and patterned rug. Everything in moderation, right?

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13 Newport Abode
red and white kitchen dining nook
Photo by Simon Upton

The antique bamboo dining chairs and red chandelier add an exotic edge to the otherwise more traditional space.

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14 New York Estate
patio
Christopher Baker

Dining underneath the wisteria? Total garden goals.

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