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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

13 Newport Abode
red and white kitchen dining nook
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The antique bamboo dining chairs and red chandelier add an exotic edge to the otherwise more traditional space.

14 New York Estate
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Christopher Baker

Dining underneath the wisteria? Total garden goals.

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