This cherry-picked selection boasts the best our vacation rentals with private pools have to offer. While many of our villas have pools, these luxury retreats are a showcase of when the pool really becomes the centerpiece of the property. Expect villas with infinity pools and pools with views, plunge pools, pools designed with families, pools perfect for languishing in, poolside terraces built for entertaining and dining, with amazing views - from islands off Japan to Costa Rican jungle and Greek island settings. You’ll have it all to yourself, but can also request a range of additional hospitality and services to suit your needs - each villa is different so amenities vary, but can range from food and drink prepared and served in your property to spa treatments.
Having your own pool becomes an everyday luxury with Relais & Châteaux villas and vacation rentals. Providing instant entertainment for families with children, keeping groups of friends cool under the hot summer sun, fulfilling that all-important wellness promise you made yourself and shimmering in the background during romantic dinners, our 86 vacation homes with private pools are guaranteed to help you relax, unwind and forget about regular life back home. Don’t forget the other benefits of our collection of villas and luxury home rentals: unique properties reflecting the local architecture and cultural heritage of each region, offering profound autonomy and control over your surroundings, each with their own dedicated entrance, ample space indoors and generous outdoor areas for your exclusive use.
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You’ll find our villas with private pools the world over, in hot and cooler climates alike – rest assured those in cooler environments are heated, some villas with indoor swimming pools. Soak up the serenity of the Villa Casseta in the heart of Tuscany, where an infinity swimming pool is surrounded by Merlot vineyards. Discover La Chartreuse de Calès, a grand five-bedroom villa of Château de la Treyne in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, south west France. Its heated swimming pool is surrounded by large gardens and parklands, offering complete tranquility in the middle of nature. Transport yourself to the 15-metre-long private infinity pool of the Cape Pool Villa, a two-bedroom duplex property in Weligama, Sri Lanka. Take in breathtaking panoramic views over the Indian Ocean from your sunbed on the accompanying timber deck. The villa can also access a second infinity pool that’s shared with other villas.
Or maybe the Pool Beach Villa in Patio-Taha’a, French Polynesia is more your style: its cooling plunge pool is set under a thatched roof cabana amid a lush, tropical garden. A spectacular, 15-meter-long private swimming pool connects the two master bedrooms of Casona Los Templos, set among the jungle of Mexico’s west coast in Imanta Punta de Mita. Finally, travel to Stellenbosch, South Africa, where the Owner’s Villa at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa features a private heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, perhaps the perfect vantage point to look over the surrounding countryside – arguably South Africa’s most renowned winemaking region – and mountains beyond.
While you may spend a good amount of time in or around your pool, it’s just one half of the story. Your accommodation will be fabulous, and as you examine our destinations you’ll find an incredible array of properties that vary according to each locality’s architectural style, culture and history, and each generously sized to reflect Relais & Châteaux’s strict criteria.
As you’d expect from the aesthetic values of Relais & Châteaux, our house rentals with private pools are architecturally stunning in their own right, built in keeping with local culture and materials and decorated with curated art collections.
Outdoors, amid private gardens, we insist on outdoor dining and entertainment spaces – the size of these facilities is proportionate to the size of the villas themselves and the number of guests they can accommodate. Sun decks, verandas and roof terraces offer numerous options for lounging on luxury furniture and meals spent by the pool. Many villas have verdant, established gardens, with exotic foliage, or have pools with views that overlook incredible natural vistas. Alongside our incredible vacation rentals with private pools, expect additional outdoor features includes hot tubs, rain showers, built-in barbecues and outdoor fire pits.
You can enjoy every meal in the privacy of your own luxury villa, eating when and where you want: your host or the nearby hotel’s concierge can arrange for in-room dining or tasty picnics for outdoor excursions, and some sites can even provide private chefs or butlers so you feel truly looked after. Relais & Châteaux benefits from one of the world’s largest networks of Michelin-starred chefs, and has cultivated an incredible array of local suppliers for fresh ingredients. Some ingredients are even grown on site. And with many villas featuring fully-equipped kitchens, you’re also free to cook up a storm yourself.
As luxurious as our vacation rentals with private pool are, sometimes you’ll want to take in more of the local culture. Your hosts will help you take advantage of everything the local area has to offer, from gastronomic or wine-tasting experiences, to more adventurous activities, sports or wellness, cultural or historical highlights, or perhaps a shopping destination for some retail therapy. In Greece, take advantage of island-hopping excursions; get your culture fix and experience fine art up close with private guided tours in South Africa; try kitesurfing from the beachfront villa of Tanzania’s White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa or take in the glory of the night sky with its rooftop telescope: every villa’s unique location and helpful staff will ensure you are never stuck for something to do.
Relais & Châteaux has developed a set of strict criteria to ensure each of our luxury villas and vacation rentals more than matches the facilities and environment of our five-star hotels. And you don’t miss out on the service you’d expect from a hotel either: in addition to the fine dining on offer, enjoy other benefits associated with luxury hotels – everything from housekeeping services to babysitters. Luxurious bathroom amenities, plush towels and fine bedding all come as standard. How frequently we service your villa and when is up to you. And of course we’ll keep your private pool in top condition.
Your dream villa
Your dream vacation rental with private pool is just a phone call away. Our concierge team can suggest a range of luxury villas for you to match your personal expectations of what makes an amazing getaway, and guide you through the array of pools until you find your perfect one.