Discover the beauty of living right by the water’s edge, in these vacation home rentals and small hotels all over the world.
Situated on almost three acres of lush gardens, forests and orchards, this home is perched above the shores of magical, mystical Lake Atitlan, with magnificent views of the water and the volcanic mountains beyond.
There’s nothing quite like the atmospheric romance and history of Lake Como, and this villa allows you a stay immersed in la dolce vita right at its edge. The lovely gardens are green and lush with magnolia, jasmine and olive trees, along with a terrace for dining al fresco with stunning lake views.
Set at the edge of a stream with a cascading waterfall, this imaginative home is located in one of the loveliest areas of the Catskills and surrounded by woods. It’s perfect for summertime swimming and row-boating.
This cabin sits on an idyllic little island on a lake in Rotterdam, and you’ll have to take a little boat to get there. It’s the very picture of modern luxury: perfectly plugged into its natural environment, and anything but ordinary.
Located along the banks of the Ignon River in an idyllic countryside setting, this cabin is a chic and surprising version of the rustic idyll. Relax on the deck overlooking the river and in the loungers under the trees.
We love a faraway lake house, especially one with unexpected mid-century style. Its deck is the ultimate spot for barbecuing or soaking in the hot tub, before or after venturing down to the dock for a swim.
Set on picturesque Fidalgo Island along Reef Point Bay, this is a stunning and imaginative architectural home. Towering and angular, it nestles into the pines at the water’s edge overlooking the breathtaking bay.
This beautiful cottage is located right beside the river Moselle in the sleepy, historic village of Senhals – an almost impossibly picture perfect setting, with its own waterside garden.
Set right along the shores of Eld Inlet within two acres of lush forests and offering breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, this home is found in one of the most unspoiled and diverse ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.
Built on stilts and surrounded by a large wooden platform, the rooms of this cabin are staggered in height creating unifying spaces that maximize the views of the Vechte River.
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