Sometimes you just really want to take a dip. And sometimes that happens to be when it’s raining, or cold, or too windy to be outside. Luckily, there are gorgeous villas sprinkled all over the world that come with inviting indoor pools. Here are six we love:
Invisible House: Joshua Tree, California
Come spend a few days in the architectural wonder that is the Invisible House in Joshua Tree, California. The four-bedroom home is a 22-story mirrored skyscraper laid on its side, making it appear as if it’s one with the surrounding desert landscape. While the home’s exterior is certainly cool, its interior spaces don’t disappoint either. Inside, guests will find a 100-foot swimming pool set inside the 5,500-square-foot living space. In each guest room, visitors will also find beds made of pure marble, and in the primary suite, a bed made of two-ton solid glass, created by Milano designers Santambrogio. Beyond the pool, guests can also enjoy the property’s 90 private acres of land and roast a few marshmallows over its outdoor fire pit to watch the sunset just behind the Joshua Trees.
Copperhead: Sevierville, Tennessee
Relax in the Great Smoky Mountains with a stay at Copperhead, a lovely six-bedroom home offered on AvantStay. The rustic retreat feels more like a luxurious treehouse thanks to its location among the forest. It also boasts wrap-around decking to ensure guests can listen to the birds chirp and breathe in the fresh air for as long as they’d like. Inside, guests can further enjoy the view out of the picture windows, cozy up by the fireplace, and jump right into the home’s indoor pool or its forever hot jacuzzi. After splashing around, guests can find even more fun in its home theater and game room, making it a stellar spot for a multi-generational family gathering. Then, go out and explore nearby attractions, including hiking in the national park, visiting Dollywood, sipping varietals along the Rocky Top Wine Trail, and much more.
Palatial Estate: Belvedere, California
Give yourself the gift of an elegant stay by booking a few nights at the Palatial Estate, available via Airbnb. The massive seven-bedroom home can comfortably sleep up to 14 guests with room to spare across its equally enormous communal spaces. Everything in this home comes in crisp neutral tones, including the plush furnishings in not one but two living rooms, its multiple patios, oversized bedrooms, and the loungers surrounding its indoor pool. Feel like a Roman emperor as you swim laps under the solarium-style ceiling and along the column-lined edges. Then, after drying off, watch a movie in the home’s screening room, or make your way outside for a game of bocce in the backyard court with your travel companions.
Sunriver: Sunriver, Oregon
Unwind at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains at this Sunriver Resort home offered by AvantStay. The house is an architectural gem with beautiful lines and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide picture-perfect views of the surrounding forest. The best place to take in the view? From the indoor pool and spa, of course, which also comes with massive windows looking out into the wilderness, including an unobstructed view of Mt Bachelor. Guests can find more rest and relaxation areas in its cozy living room by cuddling up in the comfortable and fluffy beds or by sitting on the outside patio spaces on a chaise lounge chair to watch the sun rise or set (or both).
Château De La Victoire: Côte d’Azur, France
Live a life of fairytale with a stay at the 19th century Chateau De La Victoire in the French Riviera, available via Oliver’s Travels. The seven-bedroom home sits on more than seven acres of land, which includes ancient palm trees lining the property. Inside, guests will find a stunning wooden spiral staircase that leads to the custom marble floors and walls lined with Jacquard silk tapestries. Guests can head downstairs for further delights, including a large indoor heated pool meant to mirror a Roman spa, mosaics, and all. The downstairs floor also boasts a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, and massage rooms for guests looking to lean all the way into their wellness getaway.
Corte Zuccaro: Puglia, Italy
Located in the heart of Nardò, the Corte Zuccaro villa, offered by Boutique Homes, is a walkable gem. Head out to explore the Piazza, swim at the Porto Selvaggio, Santa Caterina, and Santa Maria al Bagno beaches, and dine on the best Italian food you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating minutes away. The villa has just two bedrooms and two baths, making it ideal for couples or small groups to get away and find some peace in the plant-filled home. The home’s interior is a masterclass in European minimalism, with only the necessary furnishings. However, the real star of the show is the home’s secret interior garden and its glittering blue dipping pool in the center located within the home’s stoned-walled courtyard. Get a little sunshine thanks to the open-air area, all with the privacy of an interior oasis.
Sugarland: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Make your way back to Tennessee for one more spectacular home, Sugarland, a 12-bedroom home available on AvantStay. The log cabin is the very definition of rugged elegance, with a prime placement among nature in the Smoky Mountains, paired with upscale features at every turn. Inside the home, guests will find a home theater, a game and billiards room, dining spaces galore, and an indoor pool large enough for laps. But that’s not the home’s only water feature. On one of the home’s decks, guests can also soak in not one but two hot tubs while also taking in the vast views of the Smokies.