Top 10 Pool Houses on HomeExchange.com

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When you want to get away from it all and lounge at the pool, look no further. These ten homes provide luxurious pools, spectacular views, and inspiring amenities that will leave you speechless. Add these ten to your destination list and return with splash-filled memories to share.

1. Gianyar, Indonesia

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When every view from a villa overlooks a garden, jungle, or river, you must be in the tropical paradise of Bali, Indonesia. This Balinese-style house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, and a large dance/yoga studio. The outdoor pool sits comfortably in the garden and is surrounded by the jungle. Should you need to venture out, several restaurants and spas are within walking distance. The villa is only seven minutes away from Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. This quiet villa gives you a chance to relax and get far away from it all without too much hassle to get back to the city.

2. Phuket, Thailand

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Located only 10 minutes from two beautiful beaches, Kata and Naiham Beach, this luxurious six-bedroom home on the island paradise of Phuket has all the amenities for a resort-style vacation. From support staff (maid, driver, and guard) to the walk-in pool with exhilarating views, this is a home to escape from it all. There is an exercise room in addition to a large kitchen and dining room. The big screen television with a comfortable sitting area is the perfect place to unwind.

3. Hillcrest, South Africa

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Peering over the Valley of a 1000 Hills in Hillcrest, South Africa, the views from this holiday home will leave you speechless. Lounge in the infinity edge pool and gaze down into the beautiful valley. The home is situated on an Eco Estate and private game park, with a range of wildlife such as zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest and duiker as well as fantastic bird life. This picturesque, designer home also includes a large open plan with three large bedrooms. The kitchen and scullery are equipped to handle dining for up to 12 people.

4. Mermaid Beach, Australia

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This beachside property is nestled in the prestigious Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, only 300 meters from the sand, and located close to many attractions. You’ll want to visit this award-winning home just to swim in the lap pool that wraps gently around the side of the house ending with a hot tub. The house is filled with natural light streaming through the large windows and skylights. There are three bedrooms and a yoga room that are all air-conditioned.

5. St. Helena, California

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This beautiful home with a large backyard, swimming pool and hot tub, outdoor dining and patio is the perfect base to explore the world renowned Napa Valley. You are surrounded by vineyards and only a short walking distance from Main Street in St. Helena. Some of the best restaurants in the world, including 3 Michelin Starred Meadowood and French Laundry are just a short drive away. Be sure to enjoy the many superb wines from the region while relaxing by the pool.

6. Barcelona, Spain

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This richly modern home shaped in an X leaves very little between you and the jaw-dropping, inspiring views of the garden, mountains, valley, and the sea. The home combines art with nature in a way that could only be experienced in person, and the experience is just as inspiring from inside the house as from the outdoor pool and hot tub. From almost every room in the house, you’ll have a wonderful view of the surroundings. This four-bedroom home with three bathrooms easily accommodates six people.

7. Orveau, France

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Stay at this stone house from the 18th century with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. This historic home keeps it cozy with a large fireplace and elegant kitchen. Venture outdoors to the large pool and garden. This secluded hideaway is close to town as well as hiking in a nearby forest.

8. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Within minutes of the Vegas strip, this modern home was built into the mountain wall. Stay cool naturally with the help of the mountain while enjoying the seclusion. Gaze at the city lights while soaking in the hot tub or swimming in the pool. You’ll feel like you’re floating above Las Vegas! This home easily accommodates up to eight people with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The large dining and kitchen areas make it a breeze to entertain large or small groups. If you decide to stay in, check out the movie theater in the house!

9. Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

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Dining on the patio, floating in the infinity pool, or soaking in the hot tub, you’ll be able to gaze out on the ocean and the jungle. Enjoy the panoramic views and watch the sun set into the ocean every night. This four bedroom villa is only minutes away from the surf town of Santa Teresa, a little slice of paradise on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Stay comfortably at the villa with a patio that wraps around the house, a large gourmet kitchen, and barbecue.

10. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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This gracious, old-world Mexican home has a 60-foot solar-heated lap pool in a garden with bougainvillea, lemon and lime trees, hibiscus, and vines climbing the walls. With the guest house, you can accommodate up to 10 people. The hillside home has beautiful views overlooking the town of San Miguel, and distant countryside. San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage location and its’ centuries-old cathedrals, colonial mansions, parks, and cobblestone streets have been preserved. There’s good reason for 2014 Conde Nast Travel magazine to have voted San Miguel their favorite city in the world to visit.

 

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