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10 Homes with Infinity Pools

Luxury Defined spotlights luxury homes, each with its own zero-edge pool

It’s a scorching, record-breaking summer, and what better way to escape the triple-digit temperatures than in cool, cool waters and the beautiful illusion of an infinity pool? The water flows over a vanishing edge, there to be silently filtered, cleansed, and returned in an endless cycle. Ah, the Zen tranquility of it! But it’s that edge, that negative-edge horizon line which makes artists of us all, putting us at the center of a new perspective on the world. What better way to contemplate that view—whether it be the sea, mountains, or countryside—from the glassy surface of water melding into a cloudless blue sky? Consider an infinity pool overlooking France’s Lake Annecy or perhaps a cliffside pool facing Ibiza’s Es Cubells Bay. And if one infinity pool isn’t enough, how about two, each framing a picture-perfect vista of Gouverneur Bay on the island of St. Barths? The homes featured in this Luxury Defined collection illustrate why an infinity pool is more than a trick of perspective: it’s the ultimate place to cool off and while away a lazy summer afternoon. Contemplate the infinite!

La Cieba, Ocean Club Estates in Nassau, Bahamas

La Ceiba is a private, multi-generational family compound in the exclusive Ocean Club Estates in Nassau, Bahamas. The property extends to 20,800 square feet with 10 bedrooms and nine full bathrooms. The Asian-inspired manor house has five bedrooms, two kitchens, a gym, wine cellar, and four-car garage, as well as 2,400 square feet of covered seaside verandas, recreation spaces, outdoor lounging areas, and tropical gardens graced with waterfalls and two swimming pools (an infinity-edge pool and lap pool). There are two guest cottages, each with one bedroom, and separate staff quarters with an additional two bedrooms. Adding to the resort ambience is an entertainment hub with a cinema, games room, and croquet/bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and a hot tub in the dunes. Two tennis courts and a children’s playground are adjacent to the property, while the Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course and marina are a golf-cart ride away.

Villa Tourmal in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Villa Tourmal overlooks Lake El Mansour in Ouarzazate, Morocco, the enchanting garrison city at the edge of the Sahara Desert. The 17,222-square-foot villa includes a traditional Moroccan living room, a sitting room, library with fireplace, and an alluring lake-view terrace. All 13 bedrooms are en suite. The highlight is the owner’s suite, with a living room, fireplace, spa-like bathroom, and private terrace. Several additional dwellings include a caretaker’s house, staff quarters, and a manager’s house with three bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, dining room, two kitchens, an office with fireplace, and a private terrace with a barbecue. The private grounds are styled as a desert oasis with verdant lawns, palm-shaded terraces, a thatched pavilion, and two swimming pools: an infinity pool overlooking the lake and a small pool for children. Currently managed as a luxury guest house, Villa Tourmal offers superb recreational options in the heart of the Ouarzazate. The prestigious Royal Golf Club is less than a mile away.

Baan Banyan Villa in Phuket, Thailand

Baan Banyan Villa is a contemporary hideaway in the Waterfall Cove Estate, a private resort community on the western shore of Phuket. The property seamlessly blends into its lush, tropical setting in the hills above Kamala Bay. The Asian-inspired interiors feature exotic hardwoods and natural stone. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors open to wraparound balconies overlooking the treetops and the turquoise seas. The standout feature is a spectacular pool terrace with a 60-foot-long infinity pool facing Kamala Bay. Six en suite bedrooms provide luxurious accommodations for up to 12 guests. Residents enjoy access to a suite of luxury services, provided by a team of on-site staff.

Villa Jasmine in Lurin, Saint Barthélemy

This tropical idyll on the paradise island of Saint Barthélemy has two infinity pools from which to take in the panoramic vistas over Gouverneur Bay.

Villa Jasmine is in an exclusive enclave of three homes set high in the hills of Lurin, minutes from Gouverneur Beach on the southern coast of Saint Barthélemy. French architect François Pécard designed the contemporary compound in harmony with its tropical setting. Exotic wood, granite, and stone details blend seamlessly with the landscape. The interiors’ cool white tones and minimalist furniture by interior designer Catherine Pawson lend to the atmosphere of laid-back luxury. The main living area is styled for entertaining. A glass-enclosed kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and a vast living room open to the main terrace, a luxurious open-air living space with a waterfall and a magnificent lava-stone mirror pool facing Gouverneur Bay. Wooden walkways flanked by lush gardens planted with rare shrubs and cacti lead to two private bungalow-style pavilions, each with a bedroom, bathroom, and terrace. The remaining bedrooms as well as a fitness room and second infinity pool are located in a pavilion just below the main residence.

Lee Pond Estate in Westwood, Massachusetts

Lee Pond Estate is a spectacular contemporary home set within 36 secluded acres just outside Boston. Designed by Rich Levey of RBL Architects, with interiors by Meichi Peng Design Studio, the 10,000-square-foot home is the ultimate escape in which to live, work, and play. The wooded, arboretum-inspired grounds are a nature lover’s sanctuary with a stream-fed pond, boathouse, and dazzling infinity-edge pool. In the main house, 20-foot-high, floor-to-ceiling windows and a three-season porch create a seamless indoor–outdoor flow. Artisan-crafted details include Venetian plaster walls and porcelain tile floors with radiant heat. There are ample accommodations: five bedrooms in the main house, including an expansive primary suite, and an attached two-bedroom guest house. A stunning contemporary kitchen, glass-enclosed wine cellar, movie theater, and a large, fully equipped gym are further highlights of the main house. Just across the large circular drive is a 2,800-square-foot barn with a workshop and artist’s studio.

Nachi Villa in Taitung City, Taiwan

Nachi Villa has a majestic setting in the foothills of Dulan Mountain, just outside Taitung City. The sleek contemporary structure is situated just above the beach to take in the views of the Pacific Ocean. The interiors are designed for indoor-outdoor living. Every room opens to a private balcony with a view of the sea or the lush gardens, a Zen-like oasis with a private courtyard and tearoom surrounded by palm groves. The showpiece is an infinity pool overlooking the surf. The property is situated along coastal Provincial Highway 11. Taitung Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive; from there it’s a 50-minute flight to Taipei City.

Villa Los Flamingos 88 in Benahavis, Costa del Sol, Spain

Luxury Home in Spain with infinity pool

This 10,785-square-foot contemporary villa is one of the finest homes in Los Flamingos, a luxury golf community between Estepona and Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol. The sleek, open-plan living spaces are anchored by a double-height living room. Vast walls of glass frame the views of Los Flamingos Golf Course and the Andalusian coast. Farther along is a dream kitchen, dining room, and owner’s suite, one of six en suite bedrooms. The home’s elegant outdoor spaces include a covered terrace with lounge seating, a dining pavilion, and a barbecue area. Beyond is a zero-edge swimming pool with a jaw-dropping view of the fairways and the Mediterranean Sea.

Es Bosc in Ibiza, Spain

The infinity pool of this cliffside villa in Ibiza appears to merge with the sea below.

This sumptuous Mediterranean villa was designed to celebrate art, nature, and the senses. Perched on a clifftop with views of the Mediterranean Sea, the property encompasses more than five acres of resplendent grounds sheltered by native pine and juniper. A field of lavender graces the entrance and stretches to a magnificent infinity pool that seems to merge with the sea below. Built into the cliffs, the pool deck’s natural rock formations mirror the craggy inlets of the coastline. Just beyond is Es Cubells Bay and the neighboring island of Formentera. Cabanas grace the pool deck and several stone terraces around the property. Fruit trees and vegetable gardens provide abundant fresh produce. The interiors evoke a Moorish palace, accoutered with carefully sourced antiques and handcrafted finishes of wood and stone. The great room is the centerpiece with its beautiful Mudéjar-style ceiling dome and violet-glass skylight. Other stylish appointments include a library, kitchen, and a main bedroom, one of six suites, with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and a terrace with another spectacular vista of the sea.

Casa Cinco Vistas in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This luxurious villa in Playa Flamingo Cresta Sur in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, has a mosaic-tiled infinity pool with a bird’s-eye view of the Pacific Ocean.

Casa Cinco Vistas is a one-of-a-kind private compound above the exclusive beach town of Playa Flamingo Cresta Sur in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The property is named for its five spectacular vistas: the islands of Catalinas, Sombreros, Cupcake, and Brummel, and the Santa Elena Peninsula, which lies 46 miles to the northwest. The mosaic-tiled infinity pool provides a perfect vantage to watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. The home offers 5,200 square feet of covered living space with views of the marina, the beach, and the ocean. There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. All bedrooms have viewing decks to take in sunset or sunrise. A family room, dining room, and fully equipped chef’s kitchen are further highlights. Playa Flamingo, famous for its kayaking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and surfing, is less than a three-minute drive/seven-minute walk.

Lake Annecy VIlla in Veyrier du Lac, Haute-Savoie, France

At this elegant villa on France’s Lake Annecy, an infinity pool mirrors the lake with its own hue of shimmering blue.

Lake Annecy, in the Haute Savoie region of southeastern France, is the setting for this luxurious modern villa. At the water’s edge, a beautiful infinity pool mirrors the lake with its own shimmering blue hue. The pool terrace is protected by a wall of glass to further enhance the view. The home nestles on just over an acre of private, landscaped gardens. The interiors offer 4,730 square feet of fluid, light-filled living space. The reception rooms are ideal for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale. Walls of windows throughout frame the lake and views. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms provide ample accommodations for summer escapes on the lake and winter retreats on the nearby slopes of the Aravis ski resort. Geneva and its international airport are just 40 minutes away.