You need a house by the water any time, but most of all, you really really need one in the summer. With a deck or a dock to sit on and enjoy some wine or cocktails with your friends while the sun goes down. It's all a part of the life well-lived.

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Why You Should Go to Tasmania Now - There are myriad reasons to visit Tasmania, but this stunning waterfront vista in Satellite Island should convince you! I love is idea for a cottage. Maybe not the fire pit on the wooden deck though.

Houseboat with Underwater Ocean Views

Houseboat with Underwater Ocean Views (Completely Coastal)

Boasting coastal perks from Cape Cod to Down East, these are the 10 best seaside inns in New England.

10 Best Seaside Inns in New England

The porch at Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI -  looking out to East Beach. Love going here for a cocktail

SLIDE SHOW: Rhode Island beaches

Relais & Chateaux - Perched high up on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Ocean House is one of the last remaining oceanfront hotels in New England.

Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects | HomeDSGN, a daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on interior design and home decoration.

Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects

Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects – HomeDSGN, a daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on interior design and home decoration.

Rhode Island's Ocean House hotel

Go Inside Rhode Island's Swankiest (and Most Storied) Hotel

Rhode Island's Ocean House hotel, one of the few remaining grande dames on the Northeast Coast, is once again the crown jewel of Watch Hill.

This coastal cottage is perched just a bit above the ocean that has carved out the rugged Maine coastline. The interior is a haven where the residents watch the ocean in its dark fierceness and in its sunny brilliance. With the three-sided view of the natural splendor that surrounds the home, there is no mistaking …

A Quiet Cottage on a Craggy Coast

This coastal cottage is perched just a bit above the ocean that has carved out the rugged Maine coastline. The interior is a haven where the residents watch the ocean in its dark fierceness and in its sunny brilliance. With the three-sided view of the nat

The World's Best Beach Hotels: Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI. A grande dame seafront hotel on a private white-sand beach from Watch Hill's late-19th-century heyday, Ocean House underwent a $146 million restoration that put it on the world's map. Coastalliving.com

The 10 Best Beach Hotels in the World

Our Favorite Modern Kitchens From Top Designers | Kitchen Ideas & Design with Cabinets, Islands, Backsplashes | HGTV

Our Favorite Modern Kitchens From Top Designers

This gorgeous modern kitchen echoes the serene beauty of a white sandy beach, punctuated by the stunning ocean view just beyond the room's enormous windows. Soft gray cabinets bring a touch of textured contrast, but the overall feel is sleek and airy.

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