One of my favorite places on earth is the pool at Beachside Villas. Now, I realize that a place which is 50 feet from an active runway where jumbo jets land and take off doesn't seem like it should be a place of peace, but this is, for me.
The pool is often deserted, except for me, so I can read to my content undisturbed under the gazebo.
There are new tables and chairs on the pool deck this time (although the chaise lounges are the same)
I usually face the passing parade of boats or stare at the water when I'm not reading.
I do occasionally watch the planes too, of which there is a nice variety.