As the temperature rises we’re daydreaming of those long summer days. Whether it’s sunbathing with a view or diving into warm glistening water, we’ve rounded up six incredible pools. From an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean to a plunge pool set on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast or an impressive lap pool in the hills of Tuscany, we have you covered. Why visit the beach when you can soak up the sun in the privacy of your vacation home?
Mas Du Loup, French Riviera
This peaceful retreat is nestled in a charming hillside village near Cannes. Set in the scenic countryside, the home is less than a 10 minute walk to the local town and is only minutes by car to some of the region’s most picturesque villages – Valbonne, Opio, and Grasse. This Provençal villa offers a peaceful and luxurious setting with impressive 180° views of the village, rolling hills and surrounding mountains. The swimming pool is set above the gardens of the villa, offering a beautiful place for relaxation. Ancient olive trees, lush greenery, linen towels, hula hatched parasols, and panoramic views make this a memorable getaway. Find out more about Mas Du Loup.
Villa Taillevent, French Riviera
Situated just a ten minute drive from Monte-Carlo, this villa lies in the quiet seaside town of Eze. The heated infinity pool offers jaw dropping views of the bay, dotted with impressive yachts and elegant sailboats. The home has large pocket windows throughout, truly allowing guests to live both indoors and outdoors. The pool is accessible from the main living areas and is ideal for spending your morning watching the boats go by or enjoying a glass of rosé in the evening as the sun sets. In addition the villa is only a ten minute walk to the beach, should you ever want to leave. Find out more about Villa Taillevent.
Tenuta Bellavista, Tuscany
Looking for a traditional Tuscan retreat? Tenuta Bellavista is perched on a hilltop immersed in the most idyllic Tuscan countryside while only being 20 minutes away from the center of Florence. This Renaissance villa is surrounded by a park and is set on extensive 14 hectares of private grounds complete with a tennis court, bocce court, and small open air theater. The heated swimming pool is the glimmering jewel of this estate, set among the cypress trees and mature gardens. Classic sunbeds line the pool and offer unobstructed views of the surrounding hillside, vineyards, and olive groves all the way to Florence’s famous dome and bell tower. Find out more about Tenuta Bellavista.
Villa Bellevue, French Riviera
If you’re looking for the ultimate modern luxury getaway, Villa Bellevue may be just what you need. This architecturally designed estate is situated in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, one of the most exclusive places on the French Riviera, if not the world. The villa is set on 4800m2 of beautifully landscaped private gardens. The pool offers an incredible 180° sea view and is surrounded by palm trees and lush Mediterranean plants and flowers. From intimate and shaded terraces to sweeping and extravagant, the villa’s outdoor living offers a variety of spaces suited for various occasions, each with an equally impressive panoramic sea view. After an afternoon of swimming and sunbathing, you can enjoy the villa’s private spa complete with an indoor pool, gym, sauna, Hammam, and massage room. Find out more about Villa Bellevue.
Villa Della Marina, Amalfi Coast
This stunning hillside villa is perched high above the Amalfi Coast, just 30 minutes from Sorrento. Villa Della Marina boasts panoramic sea views as well as an ideal location; only a 10 minute walk to the closest beach and a short drive from shops and restaurants. On the second floor there is a fantastic sun terrace with an infinity jacuzzi plunge pool and outdoor shower that takes full advantage of the incredible views, which are some of the best views on the coast. This beautiful villa is the ultimate in dreamy escapes. Find out more about Villa Della Marina.
Il Podere, Tuscany
This impressive 16th century Tuscan estate is set on 2 hectares of private land. The estate is surrounded by its picturesque gardens with over 200 olive trees. The magnificent heated infinity pool offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. There are various sunbeds, outdoor lounge and dining areas to enjoy, at your preference, throughout the day. After a long day of lounging poolside, retreat to the villa’s private spa complete with a gym, sauna, and massage room or enjoy a glass of Chianti in the hot tub beside the pool. Find out more about Il Podere.