Did you 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.
Here are a handful Bay Area swimming pools that will pass muster for your next private pool party. There are poolside margaritas in your future.
A Sparkling New Saltwater Pool in Napa
Lap it up like you own the place in this backyard paradise with a newly built swimming pool with a wide patio and plenty of both sunshine and shade. Pool toys, floats, and WiFi are also available. Kick in a few extra bucks for use of the gas fire pit or Weber grill. // $60/hour, swimply.com
A Pool With a Hilly View, Oakland
You can bring the little ones (two legs only) for a pool day overlooking Redwood Regional Park. On cooler days, the pool can be heated, and it has easy access to a bathroom and plenty of pool toys for splashing around. // $65/ hour at swimply.com.
A Marin County Oasis, Mill Valley
If you're looking to have a pool party, this is your place. This spacious and solar-heated swimming pool at a leafy hilltop retreat can host up to 60 guests, including pets and kids and even children's birthday parties. It's easy to make a whole day of it with an ample sun deck and games including pickle ball, basketball, and corn hole. // $105/hour at swimply.com.
A Private Saltwater Pool With Views, Petaluma
Leave the pets and infants at home for an adult pool day: Up to six guests are allowed to splash about in this 66-foot turquoise oasis overlooking West Marin. Extra amenities include a hot tub, fire pit, and lounge chairs. // $55/hour at swimply.com
The Perfect Pool for Barbecues, Walnut Creek
This East Bay pool is just begging for a family cookout, with an outdoor kitchen and grill, comfy sofas, and plenty of seating for sunbathing and dining. Don't forget a game of corn hole! // $75/hour at swimply.com
A Tropical Pool Paradise in San Jose
With lush landscaping and palm trees galore in this "certified wildlife habitat," you'll think you're in Hawaii instead of Silicon Valley. Bring up to 60 of your closest friends and pets for a romp on the large lawn and a soak in the hot tub between dips in the heated pool. There is also a charcoal grill, plus guests get access to the home's kitchen and den with a pool table. // $148/hour at swimply.com