Whether you’re someone who enjoys the lone comfort of a secluded beach resort or the energizing excitement of an urban destination, who among design lovers doesn’t also enjoy where they’ll be staying when they go on vacation — it’s half the fun of going! As we’ve enjoyed looking at each house tour on Apartment Therapy this year, there have been a number that caught our eye for a very specific reason: they exude that certain je ne sais quoi that makes the whole place feel like a vacation retreat all year long! Some of them have a strong beach feel, others wild and contemporary like some expensive and exotic big city hotel and others just have gorgeous views or quirky features. If you can’t getaway this summer — and even if you can — take a peek at these homes whose owners have masterfully created comforting, exciting retreats that they can enjoy 365 days a year.
6) Tina & Matt's Artists' Treehouse
7) Living Large in an Airstream Trailer
8) Sherry & Dana's "The New Modern" Home
9) Dr. Rodney's "Reflections" Retreat
10) Steven's Relocated Beach Cottage
Images — 1: Anja Schaefer and John Schoenfeld; 2: Adrienne Breaux; 3: Darra; 4,5,7,8,10: Bethany Nauert; 6: Tina & Matt; 9: Gregory Sparks