On the hunt for your next vacay but don't have time to go far? We've rounded up some seriously awesome stays within a couple hours of Perth with next-level pools that are bound to put you in holiday mode.
Get ready for wrinkly fingertips and sun-bleached hair, 'cause here the best Airbnbs in and around Perth that have jaw-dropping, photo-worthy swimming pools.
Kangaroo Valley Homestead
We may be chasing pool stays here, but with the added bonus of two stone outdoor baths, this lush country oasis within the Perth Hills has risen to the top of our list. Surrounded by native bushland and beautifully maintained gardens, the rustic character-filled estate is perfect for your next group getaway or romantic escape. If you get tired of lounging by the resort-style pool and bathing under the stars, you’ve also got a chesterfield movie lounge, billiard room and full bar to keep you entertained. Book here.
Turquoise Waters Retreat
Who says you need to leave Perth for a good coastal escape? You can book a weekend with your crew right here in Scarbs at the stunning Turquoise Waters Retreat. Located within walking distance from Scarborough beach you can nip down for a quick dip in the morning before smashing a margarita or two at El Grotto over lunch. Head back and spend your evening lounging around in the resort-worthy outdoor area and pool before tucking yourself into one of the many comfy beds inside. Book here.
Plympton Pool House
For a laidback poolside staycation that’s not too far from home, look no further than Plympton Pool House in East Fremantle. This architecturally designed studio is brimming with natural light, rattan furniture, leafy greens and gold accents, and it’s a short walk to the iconic bars and trendy boutiques of George Street. Book here.
Built in 1918, The Lodge is a renovated home in leafy Darlington, fitted out with a large open plan kitchen and dining area, three bedrooms with comfy beds and an epic resort-style pool. From the spacious wrap-around deck you can sit back and watch the city skyline, before wandering down to the massive oasis-like pool, where you can paddle around under the towering palm trees. Book here.
Located between Midland and Mundaring is Mountolive Studio, a light-filled rammed earth loft, with beautiful floor to ceiling windows, timber beams and a comfy king-sized bed for you to cosy up in at night. Surrounded by native bushland, the massive secluded pool is reminiscent of a pool you’d find in a theme park (minus the slides and screaming children), and you get it all to yourself. After a hit of tennis on the private courts, hit up this resort pool, surrounded by granite boulders before setting up with a good book on the poolside sun lounges. This Airbnb is also dog friendly, and better yet, they can swim around the pool with you. Book here.
The Mindarie Retreat
Even though Mindarie is on the coast, you’ll find it hard to pull yourself away from this Airbnb’s pool—the large azure pool is partially shaded, with an elevated daybed and seating area, plus an outdoor shower to rinse off under afterwards. The house itself has a luxe beachy vibe, with white sun-filled rooms, indoor plants and views of the lush garden out of every window. Book here.
River Road Estate
Sitting on a 45-acre property is River Road Estate, a gorgeous limestone and timber multi-storey house that can sleep up to six people. The infinity swimming pool is on the deck, and looks out towards a vineyard. Beyond the vines is a lake, which you're welcome to use to kayak or paddle around. Inside the house, there’s table tennis, an open living room, a spa bath and heaps of balcony access looking out towards the lush property. Book here.
This beautiful modern cottage feels airy and light thanks to its white walls and many windows and doors, some of which spill out onto the private courtyard. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by its bright yellow exterior before you soak up the slick concrete floors and aesthetic furnishings. This guesthouse is also perfectly located near the cafes and shops of Wray Avenue in Fremantle, so when you’re done exploring, you can cool off in the outdoor lap pool. Book here.
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Image credit: Supplied, River Road Estate, Junko's Cottage
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