5 Killer Ocean Views That Will Get You Ready for Vacation

Dreaming of vacation but stuck at home? Check out these five rooms with stunning ocean views that will relax you in an instant.
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The weather is getting colder, and I’ve been dreaming about warm getaways for the past few days. Unfortunately (dear bosses: that was a typo), I've got no time off on the horizon, so the vacationing will have to stay in my head a bit longer. In the mean time, I’ve been trying to tide myself over with pictures of homes with yummy ocean views. Why don’t you join me?

Contemporary Oceanfront Dining Room

Contemporary Oceanfront Dining Room


Studio 6 Architects

Photo by: Studio 6 Architects

Studio 6 Architects

With a view like the one in this dining room by Studio 6 Architects, I would dine in every day and night of the week. The wall-to-wall windows allow the ocean view to serve as ever-changing decor. But while the ocean is the star of this space, I like how the statement light fixture keeps drawing your attention back to the dining area.

Contemporary Living Room Boasts Breathtaking Ocean View

Contemporary Living Room Boasts Breathtaking Ocean View

Photo by: Clay Bowman

Clay Bowman

The key to true indoor-outdoor living is creating flow between the indoors and outdoors, which this living area designed by Addison Bruley does to a T. Comfortable, luxurious furniture offers a perfect spot to relax and take in the sea breeze. Thanks to the retractable wall and the clear-glass balcony surround, your view of the water from the sofa is never obstructed.

Modern Bedroom With Ocean View

Modern Bedroom With Ocean View

Photo by: Arianna Noppenberger

Arianna Noppenberger

Ok, this photo is either going to thrill you or scare the daylights out of you. Personally, I think this bedroom designed by Aria Design feels like the deck of a yacht, minus the seasickness. If the idea of being enveloped by an ocean view while in your bed makes you a little seasick, then take comfort in knowing that floor-to-ceiling window shades are tucked away in a ceiling pocket, ready to be lowered for complete privacy.

Oceanfront Modern Bathroom With Double Vanity

Oceanfront Modern Bathroom With Double Vanity


Brittney Fischbeck

Photo by: Brittney Fischbeck

Brittney Fischbeck

Nothing says spa bathroom like having an ocean outside the window! Like the other designs, this bathroom by Brittney Fischbeck keeps the look minimal to keep from detracting from the stunning view. This bathroom is located in a certified LEED Platinum home; The vanity countertops are made from recycled materials, and the sinks are sustainably made.

Blue Hall With Multicolor Ocean Mural

Blue Hall With Multicolor Ocean Mural

Photo by: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Jackson Design and Remodeling

This one is a bonus photo. For those of who are doomed to be far away from the ocean right now, here’s a way to bring the ocean to us. Jackson Design and Remodeling turned a boring hallway into a stunning oceanfront thanks to digitally printed wallpaper in a colorful California home. Pair this with a lounge chair, a fruity adult beverage, a recording of ocean sounds and an assistant to lightly mist you with salt water, and the Spring Break dream becomes a little more of a reality. Sort of.

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From: Barry Dixon

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