My third-floor apartment on Bainbridge Island had a window in the shower. It looked over a forest so there were no privacy issues, and as it faced East, the sun poured in every morning. In the summer I would lift the blinds and open the window--it was the next-best thing to showering outdoors. Years later, I was looking at a condominium in Tacoma facing Commencement Bay, but the shower was in a windowless bathroom. No thanks!