This article is sponsored by Love Home Swap
In our final article this week in partnership with Love Home Swap, the global home swapping platform, we’re taking a closer look at some of the impressive homes with pools across the world which are available.
Details of our special 3-month free trial of Love Home Swap for HfP readers can be found at the bottom of the article. Our article on interesting Love Home Swap options in the UK can be found here.
Cristina and Ricardo’s seaside home is located in the old town of Funchal. Just 300-metres from the beach, this spacious and colourful property is set over three levels, each with its own veranda.
A summer house has been converted into a private gym, while the small but lovely swimming pool is the ideal place to cool down after a day of sightseeing.
With a Moroccan-inspired rooftop terrace, the views over the harbour are spectacular. Walk into the old town to discover the sights and make the most of the local market, or take a day trip to spot dolphins and whales.
This home is well-equipped for children and teenagers, and with 4 bedrooms and 3-full bathrooms, there’s space for everyone, and plenty to do. Explore subtropical gardens and Madeira wine cellars, go surfing or visit the island of Porto Santo nearby.
Vincent and Vanessa’s countryside gite is the perfect hideaway for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat. Boasting a large pool, the home is surrounded by woodland, wildflower meadows, vegetable gardens and an orchard.
Just a 20-minute drive from Bergerac, the gite has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8. Locally, guests can explore beautiful villages, prehistoric caves and chateaus. Stop via one of the numerous vineyards to stock up, then enjoy knocking together a meal in the spacious kitchen.
The airy living room is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Sliding doors separate the room from a second cosy living area that is well-stocked with books and board games.
The extended family live onsite in multiple residences, as they also have a restaurant next door. Pop in for some amazing local cuisine and to meet Vincent, who is the chef!
Koh Samui, Thailand
Steven’s fully-staffed villa was custom-built to his specifications – and what specifications they are. The infinity pool that overlooks the ocean is the real jewel in the crown here, but there’s a lot to shout about with this property.
The home is walking distance to the beautiful Choeng Mon beach, and there are numerous local restaurants, bars and shops! Take a day trip to the neighbouring island of Koh Phanagan, then retreat back to the villa to watch the sun set.
Based on a hilltop, the villa has stunning views thanks to ceiling-to-floor windows and multiple balconies.
With 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, the home can easily accommodate 12 people. Guests will also benefit from extra amenities such as the games room and 2 bars.
Michael’s Balinese-inspired home seamlessly combines the outdoors with the indoors! Set in lush tropical gardens, the property has three double bedrooms, with the master bedroom leading onto a large upstairs balcony that runs the width of the house.
With three double bedrooms, the home boasts many unique features such as the Balinese mandi (bathroom), plus an outdoor cabana that houses a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, bar and BBQ.
Perfectly located to explore the world-famous Eumundi markets, there’s lots to do in the local area. Though many guests have understandably left reviews of the home to say they struggled to leave the pool and entertainment area!
Los Angeles, United States
James’ incredible home is at the heart of the action. Just minutes into central LA, this beautiful 3-bedroom hillside property overlooks the city. Kick back in the hot tub or pool, fire up the stunning BBQ and watch Hollywood from a great height.
This high-tech home has every conceivable smart mod-con – though previous guests have been impressed by the host’s easy-to-follow house manual which explains every app. They’re also open to lending guests their car.
Boasting minimalist décor and clean lines, this stylish home is the ideal spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing. With Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and more just a short drive away, there are loads of great day-trip options.
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