Waterside Retreats: Stunning Oceanfront Deck & Pool

Sliding glass doors, a sleek deck and low-level landscaping showcase the ocean views at this home on Baker's Bay in The Bahamas. A large wooden overhang with a sitting area underneath provides shade and shelter the occasional rain, while a swimming pool and sunken lounge encourage the owners to entertain.

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Covered Oceanfront Patio With Sunset View

It's easy to see why homeowners and guests to this vacation home would never want to leave. Here, the patio's cantilevered roof neatly frames sweeping vistas of sea and sky.

Oceanfront Deck and Lounge Chairs

Two bed-sized lounge chairs make for ultimate poolside relaxation.

Deck and Hot Tub

A hot tub gets a prime location on the deck, next to a sunken sitting area and opposite an outdoor fireplace.

Beach House Deck and Sunken Lounge

A deck wraps around the house, with a fireplace and steps down to a sunken lounge. The outdoor spaces feel like an easy continuation of the beach and blissful ocean views.

Beach House Lap Pool and Deck

A lap pool makes a pretty border for this beach house's deck. The deck itself is an easy extension of the interior living areas. Indoor outdoor living, done!

Beach House Deck at Sunset

Soft chaises and a sofa support lazy poolside lounging. At sunset, the view is particularly spectacular.

Lap Pool and Beach View

Landscape designers paired this home's spectacular tropical setting with outdoor areas in an understated palette: light-colored earth tones complementary of the sea and sand.

Deck and Pool at Sunset

Choose your luxury: Soak up sunset-over-the-ocean views, take a dip in the pool.

Small Pool and Ocean

At this beach house, a petite pool picks up the crystal blue of the nearby ocean.

Outdoor Dining Area on Sand

A sandy strip next to the deck becomes an unfussy outdoor dining area. Palm trees provide the shade.

Sunken Outdoor Sitting Area

This beach house comes with so many places to enjoy that wow view. Here, instead of a sectional, a sunken sitting area has a built-in bench with comfy cushions.

Wood Paneled Porch With Lanterns

Rich wood paneling covers the ceiling and columns of the home's wide porch.

Tropical Backyard and Lawn

Tropical plants ring the perimeter of this beach house's lawn. The yard gets its shade from palm trees.

Grass and Tropical Plants

Grassy paths wander in between vibrant tropical gardens in this inviting backyard.

Tropical Garden and Walkway

This home's tropical garden feels like a natural extension of its island setting. Stone walkways lead into and around the plants.

Stone Walkway and Tropical Garden

All around this beach house, lawns and walkways are tucked among layers of tropical green.

Stone Path and Palm Trees

Palm trees tower over a curved stone path, a perfect way to explore the home's beautiful tropical gardens.

Lawn and Palm Trees

This beach house's landscape design combines a lush garden with plenty of space to hang out and entertain.

Tropical Garden and Wood Beam

The greenery that surrounds this vacation home is as appealing as its beachfront setting.

Stone Arch and Tropical Garden

A rustic arch acts as a gateway into this vibrant tropical garden with green as far as the eye can see.

Lawn With Tropical Plant Border

This home's landscape design mixes open spaces like decks and lawns with jungle-like garden beds.

Waterside Retreats

This project was a collaboration between two landscape architects Ladd Roberts of Landwise Design and Craig Reynolds for Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture both brought their unique points of view to create a custom design that combines the architecture and landscape to make this vacation home a place the owners never want to leave.

Lawn and Tropical Gardens

What seem to be acres of lawn wrap in and around this vacation home's tropical gardens.

Tropical Outdoor Shower

Step off the beach and under this outdoor shower. Tropical plants are all the screen that's needed.

Outdoor Stairs and Wood Railing

The house and its outdoor areas take their color cues from the nearby beach, with sandy shades and plenty of natural textures.

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