It’s that time of year, when minds turn to thoughts of warm weather rentals and planning for summer vacation. Travelers are starting to picture what their ultimate holiday destination looks like. And almost every time, that perfect vacation rental involves a pool.
Pools are, hands-down, one of the most-coveted elements of vacation rental properties. Even in locations with easy access to a beach or lake, travelers want the sheer comfort and convenience that comes with having their own, on-property pool.
We have pools in some of the best climate-based vacation destinations—including options in California as diverse as Sonoma wine country and the Palm Springs desert, to the remote delights of Sedona, Arizona.
Here are 5 of our favorite vacation rentals with pools.
Located in California’s wine country, this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Sonoma Valley cottage also comes with a separate 1 bedroom/2 bathroom guest cottage on 6 private acres near Sonoma Square. Its thoughtful layout and spacious setting make it an ideal setting for groups of friends or families and it can easily sleep 8 people in privacy and luxurious comfort. The sweeping 100-acre lawn offers its own entertainment hub, including private swimming pool, hot tub, ping-pong table, and outdoor kitchen. If you can tear yourselves away, world-famous Napa and Armstrong woods are only a 40-minute scenic drive from the property. Enjoy sweeping mountain and redwood views as you take in the best that Sonoma has to offer (including 50 nearby wineries), before heading back to your own vacation rental haven…and a last sunset dip in that fabulous pool.
If old-school Hollywood had been tasked with finding the ultimate Palm Springs, California location, they could have called off the search once they discovered Villa SandRose, which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This vacation rental comfortably sleeps 6 and offers something for everyone. There’s the luxe relation of a day begun or ended lounging in its private saltwater pool taking in the breathtaking views over the desert mountain landscape, or the timeless charm of nearby Date Palm Drive which caters to every whim from necessary grocery runs to delicious restaurants and excellent shopping. Agua Caliente Casino and world-class entertainment is only 5 minutes from your charming house-on-the-corner, and a 15-minute drive takes you to Palm Springs. Easy in, easy out…if, of course, you can stand to leave.
3. Luxe Ft. Lauderdale Estate: Pool, Beach & Yacht Dock
Looking for an unbelievable pool and beach access? This 5 bedroom/ 6.5 bathroom Lighthouse Point estate, offers both, plus unobstructed views of the iconic Intracoastal Waterway. In fact, nearly every room offers access to the expansive terraces and balconies for breathtaking views.
With views like this, you’re definitely going to want to spend some time outside. The showstopping backyard is a resort-style haven offering 100 square feet of waterfront, a waterfall plunge pool that cascades into the main swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and bathroom, and a sandy beach and private yacht dock. A stay at this piece of paradise will give you ample time to recharge and realign before returning to the real world.
4. Sedona Secluded Luxury Villa with Infinity Pool
The secluded luxury vacation of your dream awaits at this 5 bedroom/ 3.5 bathroom property just outside the city limits of Sedona. With a footprint of over 10,000 square feet, ‘The Resort at Bill Gray’ offers panoramic views of the ‘World Famous Red Rocks of Sedona’ and a private zero-edge pool that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Whether you choose to spend your time outdoors enjoying the 3,000 square feet of the outdoor patio where you can play outdoor shuffleboard and bocce ball, enjoy the private pool and hot tub, or spend some family time inside enjoying a game of pool, darts, ping pong or basketball, this home truly has it all. Whatever your vacation plans, ‘The Resort at Bill Gray’ will be a destination you will never forget.
This new 5 bedroom/5.5 bathroom South Lake Tahoe, California home is vacation rental living at its best. The indoor pool means that taking a dip involves being no slave to the weather—which is a good thing, as the house is a mere 5-minute walk to excellent skiing. Of course, this being Tahoe, it’s also only a 5-minute drive to the beach. There’s privacy galore in this 4-story vacation rental, which means that 15 people can comfortably share this home while also enjoying coveted vacation “alone” time with ease.
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