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04/20/2013 08:54 am ET

9 Gorgeous Beach Houses That Have Us Dreaming Of Summer (PHOTOS)

Taylor Swift is rumored to be checking out a stunning estate on the sand in Rhode Island. We may not be ready to spend $24 million on a summer house, but that doesn't mean we can't dream about spending the summer as guests at gracious friends' and family members' beach houses.

We've rounded up a list of amazing waterfront properties that not only serve as design inspiration, but also help us to imagine ourselves on our next vacation. Now all you need to do is brush up on your guest etiquette, stock up on hostess gifts and book transportation. Until summer is officially here, click through our slideshow, relax and enjoy.

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