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Private Swimming Pools for Rent in the Bay Area (Right?!)

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Uh, how did we not know there is an "Airbnb of swimming pools?"

Launched back in 2018, Swimply is an online marketplace that allows homeowners with pools to rent their spaces out by the hour, just like on Airbnb. If you live in San Francisco and are craving a warm and sunny pool day, there are several options in the South Bay, East Bay, and up north where the temps actually feel like summer.


Try to ignore the site's abysmal photo quality—there are poolside margaritas in your future. Here's are a few Bay Area swimming pools that will pass muster for your next private pool party.

Cold Pool, San Mateo

For 60 bucks an hour, you and up to 29 of your friends can splish-splash in this 12-by-20-foot residential pool surrounded by lush landscape. No babies or pets allowed. Get the deets.


Poolish, Santa Clara

String lights and a wall mural make funky vibes for nighttime swims at this gated, adults-only pool ($45/hour). Get the deets.


Mansion Pool and Deck, Castro Valley

Live in the lap (pool) of luxury at this swimming pool and spa surrounded by 2,400 square feet of deck space with lounge chairs, dining areas, and 360-degree hilly views. Parking and towels are provided ($60/hour). Get the deets.


The Pool at Villa Rosa, Novato

Saltwater and a shallow end make this heated pool kid-friendly. There's also WiFi and a barbecue grill so the fam can make a day of it. Get the deets.

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