Summer is upon us in Arizona and the daily temperature is hitting dreaded triple digits. Every Arizonan knows that there’s no better way to escape the sometimes brutal heat than by going swimming in a pool.
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This year, Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty is showcasing seven homes with one-of-a-kind pools that allow a prospective owner to stay cool and refreshed in a luxurious setting.
Listed by Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent Monica Monson for $5,788,000, this 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom estate is known as the Oasis Ranch. It sits on over 12 palm tree-lined acres and provides incredible views of Pinnacle Peak. The pool area, set on lush grounds perfect for entertaining, is surrounded by patios with covered and outdoor seating, large grassy areas, and a barbecue ramada.
“Pool parties are a staple in the Valley this time of year, so why not live in a home that is perfect for hosting a large gathering,” said Monson. “With a seven-car garage and a circular drive that accommodates more than 20 vehicles, a homeowner can invite both their whole family and the whole neighborhood over for an epic pool party this July 4th.”
Tucked in the foothills of Fountain Hills, this home offers a luxuirous pool and spa. The home listed by Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent Frank Aazami for $1,800,000. The home, with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, has a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, an eat-in kitchen, as well as a room that can serve as a theater or fitness room. What stands out to prospective buyers, however, is a pool and spa that overlooks the entire city below.
“The pool and spa of this luxurious home are absolutely magnificent,” said Aazami. “Even though the summer temperatures can remain in the 90s in the evenings, a prospective owner and her guests, who are sure to take advantage of the palatial and spacious resort-inspired guest suite, can unwind and relax by the pool’s edge, all while taking in the shimmering city lights below. There’s absolutely no better way to enjoy a summer evening.”
This estate has a gorgeous pool that is the embodiment of serenity, listed for $4,300,000 by Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent Leslie Jenkins, this 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home sits on the south slope of Camelback Mountain. The home has hand plastered walls, extensive mesquite mill work, and custom iron lighting. The home’s intricately-designed pool provides the perfect setting for gatherings of all sizes.
“Imagine coming home after a long day at work and unwinding in in this intimate setting,” said Jenkins. “The views from the slopes of Camelback are brilliant, and the pool area is full of serenity and tranquility.”
A Paradise Valley architectural marvel with a fantastic pool is listed by Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent David Mayo for $3,399,000. The home’s architects paid incredible attention to detail and elegance when designing the estate. With 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and guest quarters, the home extends expansively in one of the Valley’s most desirable neighborhoods. The backyard is designed in stone and lush lawn and has a resort inspired design.
“Instead of going to a resort to cool off, a prospective owner can simply escape to their backyard for an amazing time,” said Mayo. “Not only are there two pools, but the backyard also features a spa, and a misting system. These amenities provide the perfect respite from the summer heat.”
Looking for another resort-style pool? Don’t miss the pool for this home located on over half an acre in the Biltmore Hillside Estates of Phoenix. Listed by Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent Dorsey Lynch for $1,799,000, this home has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and offers mountain views in all directions. The home’s pool is set among Zen-like gardens, the ideal setting for peace and tranquility.
“This home’s pool is the picture perfect image of serenity,” said Lynch. “The lush gardens surrounding the pool make the home’s owners feel as if they are settling back and cooling off in a pool located in the Amazon, and not Arizona.”
This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home, listed for $3,295,000 by RussLyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent Hugh Reed has a pool that is built into the sides of boulders.
“The home owner and their family can sneak away from the triple digits and relax under a cascading waterfall at this home’s impressive pool,” said Reed. “It truly is an oasis that would be a dream come true for anyone looking to find a cool place to take a dip.”
The 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, offering plenty of sophisticated Sedona elegance, is listed by RussLyon|Sotheby’s International Realty Listing Agent Donna Chesler for $949,000. On top of its private feel, the home’s 50’x12’ pool grants the home owner asylum from the summer temperatures and mesmerizing, direct views of the famous Red Rocks of Sedona.
“Imagine swimming down the pool’s lanes with the Red Rocks in front of you,” said Chesler. “A home owner will be so close to this marvelous attraction that they will feel like they can jump out of the pool and touch them.”