Backyard’s that Rival Resorts

Beautiful Resort…Wait, that’s someone’s backyard!

I simply cannot deny that most of these fabulous views, landscapes and backyards (if you can even call them that) outshine some of the vacation spots I’ve had the privilege of visiting (talking Caribbean Islands, hills of Italy and top of the Rocky Mountains). Whether they’re dropped on the edge of a mountain, set overlooking a lake, or so enormous you could host a royal wedding, these backyards are some of the greatest we’ve seen.

22 backyards — here we go:

Great use of a tight space | photo: ghhomebuying

Black & White theme | photo: decoist

So bright | photo: grand casa

Beach themed courtyard | photo: sennikoff architects

Cabana porch with ocean view | photo: architect cabo

Pool gazebo fit for royalty| photo: keller williams

Pool surrounding a sunken firepit | photo: patio design depot

Infinity-style pool with floating walkway | photo: home and garden design ideas

Tropical escape with a country club feel | photo: liane jamason

Another infinity-style pool with an amazing view | photo: list hub

Scarface-esque | photo: jared pool design

Curvy home, hanging trees | photo: tumblr

View for two | photo: pampai

This is actually someone’s home | photo: sothebys realty

Spectacular terrain | photo: tumblr

Lakes and mountains – what’s better? | photo: mjbertoli

Best view on the course | photo: az golf homes

Cabana feel | photo: savorthelove

Star Island | photo: paul van metre

We’re going to Miami | photo: paul van metre

Lakes & pools | photo: ghhomebuying

The escape | photo: ghhomebuying

These amazing images capture peace, tranquility, relaxation and beauty that is offered around the world. While most of us may not be able to purchase such exquisite properties, we can dream and stare at these breathtaking photos all day long.

Special thanks to all who captured these great photos!