Looking to beat the heat? Travelers looking for a relaxing summer getaway can experience breathtaking infinity pools and then some at one of these luxurious vacation rentals.
Swimming pools are the second-most popular luxury item travelers desire when researching a vacation rental, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. From the Pacific shores of Maui to the Amalfi Coast, travelers can find inspiration with any of these vacation rentals as they plan their next perfect trip.
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|Magnificence in Maui – Maui, Hawaii|
Overlooking the coast of Lahaina, the pristine Garuda Estate offers four bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight. Outdoor living space includes a dining area, an expansive terrace and an infinity pool that offers breathtaking views of the Pacific. On the inside, guests can enjoy a full media center, exotic lighting, marble floors and more. "The view was unbelievable as were the pool and the landscaping all around us," commented a TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $10,150 per week.
|Tropical Hideaway – Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
This beautiful property offers dazzling views of Admiralty Bay from the cooling comfort of its 58-foot infinity pool. The villa also features a pool bar as well as hand-carved stone bathtubs, outdoor seating, hammocks, and a private gym. "Sitting in the infinity pool relaxing after a day in town is the perfect way to end the day," said a TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $6,650 per week.
|Majestic Retreat in Mexico – Riviera Maya, Mexico|
This six-bedroom luxury rental boasts a sprawling infinity pool which runs right up to the house and appears to blend into the sea. With its cathedral ceilings, marble floors, collections of fine arts and beautiful ocean views, the interior is as impressive as the exterior. "The pool is gorgeous and we spent many glorious hours in it," said one TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $4,500 per week.
|Cape Town Bungalow – Cape Town, South Africa|
Located steps from the water's edge, this luxury bungalow boasts an exquisite infinity pool and hot tub, the perfect place to watch the sunset over the spectacular Clifton Beach. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining in the private garden area, or simply relax on the comfy outdoor couch. "The home was exactly what we expected," commented a TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $3,524 per week.
|Tranquility in Thailand – Phuket, Thailand|
Outside of this impeccable home is a heavenly infinity pool surrounded by plush outdoor seating perfect for sunbathing, dining or sipping cocktails. Inside the home, guests will find unique décor, high-end linens and an in-home masseuse or private chef available upon request. "The pool was very original with a fantastic view," said a TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $2,499 per week.
|Opulent Oasis – Savusavu, Fiji|
Situated above the coconut palms, The House of Bamboo offers panoramic views of Savusavu Bay. Guests can marvel at the backdrop of yachts floating on the cerulean water from the saltwater infinity pool. The property also includes three bedrooms and a welcome kit filled with fresh fruit and Fiji products. "It had spectacular views, lovely breezes, and a nice home feeling," commented a TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $1,350 per week.
|Seaside Sanctuary – Riviera Nayarit, Mexico|
One-hundred feet above the sea is Casa Contigo, a luxury villa that offers incredible views of the ocean from its 23-foot infinity pool. This three-bedroom home is located within close proximity to the center of town as well as the beautiful beaches. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, "We could have spent every moment at the house! Amazing pool (heated) with view of the bay, birds and iguanas." Rates start at $1,925 per night.
|Time Out in Turkey – Kas, Turkey|
Seven minutes from the Turkish town of Kas, is Villa Xanthos, a three-bedroom rental home that boasts its own garden of bougainvillea, jasmine, lilac, honeysuckle, lemon and olive trees. Also on the property is a spectacular infinity pool with views of the nearby hills and the Mediterranean Sea. Rates start at $1,133 per week.
|Junket in the Jungle– Dominical, Costa Rica|
The infinity pool at the edge of Villa Tucan Tango offers unobstructed views of the Tapir Nature Reserve and the shoreline below. Guests are invited to relax with a cocktail from the swim-up bar, rinse off in the outdoor stone shower, or simply watch the sunset while taking a dip. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "The pool was fabulous with a beautiful view of the jungle and the ocean; pure heaven." Rates start at $2,065 per week.
|Serenity in Sorrento – Sorrento, Italy|
Above the Amalfi Coast is Villa Miragalli which boasts a 711 square-foot infinity pool that appears to fade into the Mediterranean Sea. This pristine villa also comes with many of the comforts of home including central A/C, an iPod docking station, WiFi, and hammock. "The grounds are lovely with several areas set up for relaxing, napping, reading or simply enjoying the spectacular view," said a TripAdvisor traveler. Rates start at $6,669 per week.