The dog days of summer have officially arrived, and just about everyone is spending their free time daydreaming about putting a pool in their back yard. But rather than investing the time and effort to create your own pool oasis, you might want to consider the much easier route of simply buying a home that already has a great pool setup ready to go.
Let's take a quick trip around the country and check out some of the very best Carrington listings that feature amazing in-ground pools complete with unique outdoor spaces where you can truly enjoy the warm summer heat!
6314 N Granite Reef Road - Scottsdale, AZ - $429,900
Our first summer pool home is actually a unique offering with two separate houses on the same property. There is the main house than includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a split floor plan. Then there is the added benefit of a completely separate guest house that is perfect for hosting lots of quick visits or a more long-term guest.
Both houses open out onto a back patio area with an in-ground pool that is eight feet deep! You and your guests can enjoy a lovely day at the pool, but then retreat to your separate living areas for plenty of privacy as well.
6250 Paseo Elegancia - Carlsbad, CA - $1,699,000
Heading further west towards the Pacific Ocean we find this stunning 4,476 square foot mansion in Carlsbad. At less than 20 years old, just about everything in this magnificent house is practically brand new, and everything is top of the line.
As far as pool areas go, you aren't likely to find a more impressive option than this one. Surrounded by lush landscaping, this pebble-bottom pool will make every day feel like a vacation. And on top of the fabulous pool, the outdoor space surrounding the pool also includes a full outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, a covered patio, outdoor speakers, and a vegetable garden.
2218 Wilshire Court - Deer Park, TX - $229,900
While there are lots of great high-priced pools available around the country, you don't have to spend a fortune to get an amazing pool in your backyard. This three bedroom, two bathroom home outside of Houston is a great example that offers the benefits of suburban life with a great pool for a reasonable price point.
The pool itself takes up most of the back yard, but the thing that really makes this one special is the unique landscaping surrounding the pool. Between the bamboo fence and the overhead canopy, you can't help but feel like you've been whisked away to the islands when relaxing here.
1029 - Westward Drive - Miami, FL - $485,000
The Miami real estate market is known for million dollar condos that offer every amenity under the sun, but there are other options available just a bit north in Miami Springs. This classic four bedroom, two bathroom home has been updated from top to bottom in order to offer a perfect package to the right buyer.
The only area of the house that hasn't been completely updated is the brick patio and wooden overhang in the back yard. But that little bit of extra TLC is all that this house needs to transform into the ultimate Florida getaway destination.
1327 Dusany Avenue - Orlando, FL - $309,000
Another Florida pool home that won't break the bank is this 1,595 square foot ranch located in Orlando's Dover Shores neighborhood. But before heading out back to check out the pool, you are definitely going to want to make a pit stop inside to check out the newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms.
When you're done admiring the inside of the house, you can make your way out back to the pool where you will find that the entire area is fully screened, and that it also includes a covered porch space that will be perfect for cookouts!
25931 Spruce Lane - Laguna Hills, CA - $739,000
Heading back out to California, this four bedroom home in Laguna Hills is another one that will take your breath away with all of its modern interior renovations well before you even get outside to appreciate the pool area. Of course, a big part of the appeal with the open floor plan is that there are quite a few excellent views of that pool area!
In addition to having a great pool and hot tub area, the spacious back yard also features multiple sitting areas, a large covered deck, and a barbecue area, making this and awesome place to host a party in Orange County