Even if you can't be on the water all the time, decorate with calming tones to turn your home into a retreat. We love how this tiny beach house (which is for sale!) located on Tyee Beach on Washington state's Camano Island incorporates its outdoor living space.
This pool has a sheet of water that cascades 10 feet down. The dramatic wall is made of Oklahoma Chief Cliff stone, and a remote control adjusts the color of the lights in the catch basin as well as the flow of water and its resulting sound.