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Crowded pool parties and wading elbow-to-elbow with strangers at all-inclusive swim-up bars are a thing of the past, at least for now. But what hasn’t changed is that a pool is still an absolute must when it comes to summer vacation. And for this, there are private vacation home rentals that come with your own place to swim, splash and cannonball the summer away. Here is just a small selection of homes, cottages and chalets—with pools!—bookable on CheapTickets (just go to the hotels tab, select the number of bedrooms under vacation rentals on the left and then tap the “Pool” filter).

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Big Sur, CA

Soak up amazing views of the California coast while swimming in the private, cliff-side infinity pool at Morning Glory Ranch, a luxurious oceanfront cabin in Big Sur that also features a hot tub and fireplace.

Folly Beach, SC

The sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean are a big part of being poolside at this vacation rental. Nicknamed “Little Drip,” this 1-bedroom home is situated right on the beach and features a private terrace and grills. 

Texas Hill County, TX

Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, including this Texas Hill Country vacation home that sleeps up to 20 people. It features a beautiful pool and patio, plus a spa tub and barbecue grills, making it an ideal setting for a large family or group gathering.

Benton Harbor, MI

Lake Michigan views await those who slip into the secluded lakefront pool or hot tub at this New Buffalo vacation home. The house is walking distance to town and well-equipped to host large families or groups, and guests rave about the melt-your-stress-away views.

Cascade Mountains, WA

Enjoy the pool at this central Washington state vacation home boasting dramatic views of The Cascades. Located in Manson, the home is steps from Lake Chelan and features a private dock, perfect for accessing swims in the lake. The pool, however, gets rave reviews, with one former guest describing it as “beyond amazing.”

Key West, FL

This absolutely darling Key West vacation home features a private pool perfect for lazy days in the Florida Keys. When you’re done sunbathing, vibrant Duval Street is mere steps from this colorful home in the Key West Historic District.

Phoenix, AZ

A stay in this luxurious 3-bedroom vacation home in Chandler comes with this incredible private pool. Enjoy Southwestern sunsets with a drink in hand after a day of exploring Phoenix and the surrounding area.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

The private pool is a WOW-inducing amenity at this 6-bedroom waterfront villa in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The 7,000-square-foot home sleeps up to 12 people and is a quiet and tranquil respite residing in the exclusive Shady Banks neighborhood.

Austin, TX

This Austin-area vacation home (located in nearby Mesquite) is known for attracting repeat guests—and its pool surely has something to do with the appeal. The air-conditioned home resides on the waterfront and even boasts an outdoor movie-screen that makes for fun “dive-in” movie nights with friends and family.

Palm Springs, CA

You may just want to spend most of your day lounging around, or plunging into, the secluded saltwater pool at this Palm Springs-area vacation home. Located in La Quinta, the 3-bedroom desert retreat is ideal for short getaways, offering proximity to Joshua Tree National Park and some of the country’s best golf courses.

Cape Cod, MA

Escape to an adults-only Cape Cod vacation home that sleeps up to 16 people, where a massive outdoor pool offers a great way to begin or end the day—or be a setting in which to spend the entire afternoon. The home is close to Falmouth and area biking trails.

Las Vegas, NV

This is the antithesis to the high-energy, pulse-pounding pool parties of the Vegas Strip: Relax in a secluded pool, away from the crowds at this 3-bedroom vacation rental in a quiet neighborhood in Henderson. Have all the comforts of home—plus a pool and hot tub—while exploring the Las Vegas area.

Emerald Coast, FL

The private pool at this Destin vacation home overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Situated right on the beach, “Paradis” (as this property is called) sleeps up to 16 people, making it a great option for families and groups of friends seeking an Emerald Coast getaway with poolside privacy. 

Myrtle Beach, SC

Enjoy spectacular sunrises from a private pool on a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. That’s the unique opportunity that awaits with a stay at this oceanfront vacation home in Murrells Inlet.

Hollywood Hills, CA

For a real splurge, consider this 3-bedroom Los Angeles vacation home, if only for its private infinity pool offering truly epic views of the Hollywood Hills.

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