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Luxury Living: Homes with resort-style pools

From California to the Turks and Caicos islands, 5 luxury homes with pools designed for making a bigger splash — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This luxurious estate home in Orange County, California, has a pool area reminiscent of a tropical vacation resort. Among the highlights are two rock pools, a spa, waterfall, stream, slide and grotto, enhanced by palm trees and lush vegetation. The five-bedroom residence has an airy, open-plan layout with 4,800 square feet of living areas, including a family room with fireplace, a formal dining room, sunny contemporary kitchen, office, and den. A custom-designed wrought-iron staircase leads to the home’s private quarters, featuring an opulent master suite with a fireplace and a private deck overlooking the pool.

Point House (also pictured top) is a magnificent beachfront estate on the exclusive, privately owned island of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. World-renowned architect Cheong Yew Kuan designed the 7,000-square-foot villa in harmony with the island’s lush tropical landscape. Oversized windows reveal the inviting waters of the beautiful lava stone pool and the turquoise seas beyond. An ipe-wood deck leads to a sequestered beach with white sugar sand. The property has an idyllic setting, adjacent to a nature reserve, and is one of 12 private estates on Parrot Cay’s coveted southwest coast.

Casa Hamsayeg is a stunning beachfront villa in La Punta, an exclusive gated community in the Pacific-coast resort of Manzanillo, Mexico. The property is a unique fusion of Moorish and Mexican architecture and interior design. The accommodations comprise six bungalow suites, which open to exquisite gardens with an illuminated infinity pool and spa, terraces and sundecks facing the sea. The palatial main villa features interior gardens and ornate reception areas. Nearby are the five-star amenities of La Punta resort, including a private beach club as well as the golf courses of Manzanillo.

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This spectacular oceanfront estate on Vero Beach was inspired by the architecture of France’s Côté Sud. The luxurious private beachfront compound comprises four dwellings — the great house, pool house, carriage house, and guest house — and attractive gardens with a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall. The estate is presented in immaculate, turnkey condition complete with carefully curated artworks, furnishings, fixtures, and finishes, as well as smart home technology and geothermal air conditioning.

This elegant beachfront villa in Dénia, Alicante, offers luxury resort living on Spain’s Costa Blanca. The residence measures an impressive 17,620 square feet across three levels, with 12 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows, terraces and balconies capture panoramic views of the coastline and the Balearic Sea. The contemporary living spaces open to a wraparound terrace, beyond which is a fabulous resort-inspired pool with a palm island. Surrounding the villa are tranquil gardens with a tennis court and direct access to the beach.