A La Mer, St. John (Photo: Courtesy A La Mer)
One of the top perks of renting a villa is its pool — truly your own private oasis. Whether you’re up at the crack of dawn to swim laps or you spend your days as a chaise lounge lizard, these villas with stunning pools are sure to satisfy.
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A La Mer
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Be a “pool potato” as you watch the game on a 51-inch flat screen, martini in hand, from this pool’s swim-up bar (complete with underwater stools). The nine-bedroom villa also has a faux white-sand beach for lounging. From $23,500 a week.
Villa Corfu CH
Within walking distance of trendy Kassiopi, this seven-bedroom home sits on an estate filled with olive trees and lavender. From its 130-foot-long, sunrise-facing infinity pool warmed by eco-friendly solar panels, you can see across the Straits of Corfu to Albania.
Overlooking L’Orient Beach (a two-minute drive away) and the sunset beyond, this five-bedroom villa’s infinity-edged lap pool cascades in a waterfall effect to a second pool below—this one shallower and perfect for children. From $25,070 a week.
Cabrera, Dominican Republic
This fully staffed villa sits atop a sea cliff by a semi-private white sand beach. Its highlight, however, is an enormous 3,600-square-foot zero-edge pool, with direct access from each of the home’s eight bedrooms. From $13,000 a week.
This five-bedroom beachfront home—which comes with a staff of 25—was built by the daughter of a modernist architect, so naturally it references the likes of Mies van der Rohe, Breuer, and Neutra, as well as 1960s pop culture. Interiors feature eclectic, Warhol-esque art, all the latest technology, and Bisazza mosaics throughout, with an image of Marilyn Monroe on the bottom of the 20-meter pool. From $3,000 a night.
Villa Oasis de Saline
Named for the famous nearby sands of La Grande Saline, this six-bedroom hillside estate is set on 2.5 tropical acres and includes a cook, daily housekeeping, and use of three sporty vehicles. If you tire of the villa's two pools, the exquisite namesake beach is a short walk away along a private footpath. From $90,000 a week.