A luxury indoor pool might be the ultimate creature comfort. It offers a private, resort-style experience to its residents and supreme hospitality to its guests, whatever the weather.
The indoor pool comes in many styles: For the serious swimmer, a resistance pool or lap pool that builds strength, stamina, and flexibility. For the rest of us, all-weather amenities—spas, waterfalls, even fireplaces—make it a perfect place to relax, reflect, or entertain.
Herewith, we offer a dip in nine enchanting in-home pools akin to those in the world’s great hotels. So, go ahead and indulge yourself. Jump right in!
Het Gooi, “the Garden of Amsterdam,” is the setting for the stately pleasure dome of Villa Logosberg. This manorial country estate is wrapped within nearly seven acres of magnificent gardens designed by French landscape architect Jean Mus.
Built in 2012, the 34,864-square-foot stone home provides nine bedrooms, seven full baths, and 19 partial baths.
The marble-floored entry foyer dazzles with twin, curved stairways flanking a double-height glass curtain wall that introduces the great room, a soaring, skylighted balcony atrium. The ground floor and lower level are dedicated to relaxation and entertainment.
The highlight is the indoor pool, a sensual grotto with an adjoining hot tub and spa, as well as a cozy media lounge served by a six-seat cocktail bar.
Outside is an Olympic-size heated pool, complemented by a pool house and sun terrace adjoining the tennis court. The landscaped grounds offer gardens, terraces, paths, and ponds, all swathed in greenery.
Mere minutes from the high-end shops of Laren, fine dining, and the Singer museum and concert hall, the villa is close to Schiphol Airport and the glory of Amsterdam.
Mastery of design and materials is at center stage in this unique, exuberant luxury loft with three bedrooms, six full baths, a private courtyard, and a two-car garage in the historic heart of Florence.
The floor plan’s 6,458 square feet unfold across three levels linked by the switchbacks and angles of a wood-encased stairway to create comfortable living spaces as complex and engaging as an Escher woodcut.
The highlights: A triple-height living room and dining space with a marble-faced fireplace, illuminated by a large skylight and served by an open, contemporary kitchen, all sheathed in glass wall panels, fine woodwork, and ancient masonry.
The stairway rises to the primary en suite bedroom and its walk-in wardrobe, adjoining the heated lap pool in a Zen-like space which leads to the fitness/gym space and lavish Turkish bath.
A second wooden staircase rises to the top floor lounge, where its minibar and bathroom serve the home cinema room. An elegant, gold-leafed elevator connects all floors.
This transformational property is sold turnkey, with all its custom-made furniture and unique objets d’art.
The residence has a central location in Santo Spirito, a vibrant neighborhood just south of the River Arno, with its boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife, all just a short walk from the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and other cultural attractions.
3. Hillside Mansion in Port d’Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
This grand hillside villa is situated on one of the largest plots in Mallorca’s exclusive Port d’Andratx. Perched on a plateau overlooking the harbor and the Balearic Sea, the property comprises the main villa, two outbuildings, and a pool house.
The southern orientation ensures ample natural light and panoramic sea views. The main house has a palatial entrance hall, living room, formal dining room, and two kitchens, including a chef’s kitchen and catering kitchen. There are three bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and sea views.
The lower level houses a lavish indoor pool, sauna, and hammam. A car collector’s garage, also on the lower level, has room for 10 vehicles and opens to a motor court at the rear.
The front of the home is dedicated to a vast terrace with a half-Olympic-sized pool with in-pool sun loungers. Landscaped gardens and two outbuildings, ideal as offices, studios, or guest/staff quarters, round out the amenities.
De Fontenay is a fine country house at the edge of the Buckinghamshire village of Hyde Heath in South East England.
The property is privately situated behind imposing gates. A long driveway winds through a wooded copse of poplar, spruce, and cypress trees, its verdant lawns looking out across the Misbourne Valley.
The elegant, 8,100-square-foot, red-brick residence underwent extensive renovation, restoring the original period details and adding contemporary creature comforts, including a luxurious, light-filled leisure complex with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and changing rooms.
The reception hall connects to the formal dining room and bespoke Mark Williamson kitchen, via bi-fold doors, creating a great space for parties. Leading off the kitchen is a study with limestone flooring and bespoke Mark Wilkinson fitted furniture.
Rounding out the main level is a drawing room with an open fireplace and stairs down to the lower ground floor, where an office, gym, wine cellar, and cinema room await.
Upstairs there are six bedrooms, including a primary suite with dual dressing rooms and an en suite bathroom. The second-floor landing features a large apex window overlooking the gardens, another notable feature with a circa-1813 folly, a wooded dell, and a fishpond with fountain.
5. East Meets West Luxury Manor in Bratislava, Slovakia
East meets West at this unique country estate in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, just outside the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. The château-style main residence was built in 1905 and updated for the 21st century.
Among the updates are a range of luxurious amenities, including a beautiful mosaic-tiled indoor pool (housed in a separate building with a ballroom and conference room), an outdoor pool, fitness center, and wine cellar.
The magnificent main residence pays homage to Gothic and Byzantine architectural influences. The interiors are a blend of traditional and contemporary details, including furnishings by Versace Home Collection.
The entrance hall leads into a grand dining room with terrace, a fully fitted kitchen, living room, gym, and the guest and staff bedrooms. The upper floors include a Zen-inspired stone hallway, a study/ library, and several bedrooms suites, including the lavish main suite with dressing room, soaking tub, and shower.
The residence is set within mature gardens with towering trees, stone paths and terraces, a circular driveway, and grotto-style pool.
Hanspaulka House is a beautifully restored 1930s mansion overlooking Prague Castle.
The living spaces span three levels. The main-floor reception rooms begin at the stately hallway with its balcony. Much of the floor is devoted to a formal reception room with conversation areas and French doors out to a garden terrace. The formal dining space is served by a chef’s kitchen, ideal for gatherings great or small.
A staircase leads to the lavish lower level, zoned for recreation with an indoor pool, winter garden, sauna, and a kitchen with an alfresco terrace. Two guest suites are also on this floor.
The second level of the home offers a library, and two en suite bedrooms: (one with a study) and the other with a luxurious dressing room.
The penthouse level is a full-floor owner’s suite with a study, and, to top it all off, a rooftop terrace with a front-row view of Prague Castle.
High Mountain Estate offers luxury, privacy, and tranquility, all within easy commuting distance of Midtown Manhattan.
The property is set within 6.5 acres of lushly wooded grounds that feature a tranquil koi lake with a meditation bridge and fountain.
The main residence is a palatial Georgian-inspired manor house extending to more than 18,000 square feet with nine bedrooms, ten full and three half baths.
Appointments include an office, a cherrywood-paneled library, a Tuscan-style island kitchen, and a grand, two-story family room leading out to a vast garden-view terrace and fire pit for outdoor dining and relaxation.
The home’s lifestyle amenities include an atrium with an indoor walk-in pool and log-burning fireplace, a fitness room, and a regulation tennis court.
Rounding out the property are a carriage house, gatehouse, and heated, six-car garage.
8. Rural Retreat in Chavanod, Haute-Savoie, France
This rural retreat has a tranquil setting on more than an acre of lawned gardens near the village of Chavanod in the Haute-Savoie region of eastern France.
The property was designed for year-round enjoyment with its indoor lap pool, featuring a cocktail bar and lounge area, and a pond with pontoon. The interiors extend to more than 3,400 square feet with six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
There are several elegant reception rooms, including a living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar. The property is just 15 minutes’ drive from Lake Annecy, one of France’s largest lakes, and 40 minutes from the slopes of Aravis ski resort.
9. Mansion with Panoramic Views in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
This grandly proportioned family estate on 11 acres in Grouville, on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, was built in 1993 to an exacting standard by the current owners. The design combines the 18th-century Palladian style with the use of local pink Jersey granite.
With 14,400 square feet of living space, the house takes the form of a U shape, with north and south wings flanking the central core. The living spaces are luxuriously appointed for recreation, entertaining, and working from home.
Inside the grand, Doric-columned entrance, the double-height reception hall has a handcrafted marble floor. Mahogany staircases rise to the first-floor gallery where French doors open to a balcony overlooking an impressive Haddonstone circular fountain.
Just beyond the hall are the formal dining room and mahogany-panelled library. The beautiful oak kitchen, by Smallbone of Devizes, adjoins a conservatory overlooking the gardens and the views to the south.
An indoor pool complex, housed in the south wing, features hand-painted tiles depicting a pastoral Italian landscape under a glass- and pine-panelled roof. The second floor houses seven bedrooms, including two self-contained guest suites. The third floor features a recreation room with billiards table, an office, boardroom, and kitchenette.
Ample parking is provided by an integral, four-car garage and a detached folly with an upstairs staff apartment. The home’s elevated location affords panoramic views towards the southeast coast, the town of St Helier, and the hills and valleys inland.