Think of the pool parties you could throw.
The swimming pools at these homes for sale – some that are uniquely shaped, others that are secluded by greenery, and even one that features a swim-up bar -- offer the perfect setting for those looking to entertain or simply lounge on a float.
Dix Hills: $1.899 million
At the pool in the backyard of this five-bedroom Colonial, you can swim up to the bar and grab a drink. The in-ground, free-form pool features built-in underwater stools and a countertop that connects to a poolside bar, which is situated beneath a pergola. “You can sit in the pool and have drinks or sit at the bar on the outside of the pool,” says listing agent Jeffrey Bitsimis of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The property, in the gated Country Pointe community, has monthly HOA fees of $770 and taxes of $34,728. Jeffrey Bitsimis, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 917-304-5299
The pool, surrounded by a paver patio, includes a waterfall, slide and decorative lighting, Bitsimis adds. The backyard of the 1.03-acre property also has a sauna and a firepit.
The 2003 house, with 5 1/2 bathrooms, includes formal living and dining rooms, a family room and an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The master suite has his-and-hers walk-in closets, a bathroom that overlooks the pool and a sitting room with a double-sided fireplace. The house, with custom molding and tray ceilings, also includes a finished basement with a media room and a bonus room over the attached garage.
The rear of this five-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom expanded ranch is lined with windows and sliding glass doors that look out to the heated in-ground pool in the backyard. Taxes are $15,978. Helena Gentile, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 347-806-2225
Surrounded by a stone patio, the pool includes an attached hot tub and a waterfall that trickles into the pool. Sliding glass doors off the living room and dining room area open to the patio. Another set of sliders that lead out to the pool area is featured in the laundry room/mudroom.
The eat-in kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a double oven. There is also a den and a master suite with a full bathroom. The house has been fully renovated within the last three years, including new siding and a bluestone roof. The 64-by-96-foot property includes an attached 1 1/2-car garage.
At this three-bedroom Colonial, the focal point is a heated, saltwater pool. The pool, shaped in a lazy-L style, is surrounded by a paver patio and lush landscaping. The house also has a finished basement and attached two-car garage. The taxes are $14,746. James McKenna and Jim McKenna, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 631-974-9151, 631-974-9153
The backyard of the 0.69-acre property also includes a firepit, an outdoor shower and a gas hook-ups for a barbecue.
The 1943 house, which has 3 1/2 bathrooms, features an open-concept kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, floors with radiant heat and sliding glass doors that open to the patio. The main level also includes a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a den and half-bath. The master bedroom, which includes a full bathroom, is on the upper level with two additional bedrooms and a half-bath.
Kings Point $7,988,888
This Kings Point Colonial features a 3,000-square-foot room that boasts a 66-by-30-foot indoor pool, says the home’s listing agent. The 1.47-acre property, with taxes of $72,137, is set on one of the highest elevations in Kings Point and includes a private beach, the agent says. Joseph Scavo, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-359-2672
The pool room, with granite flooring and a 22-foot ceiling that includes six skylights, features a wall of windows and dual sliding glass doors that open to a backyard patio. The heated, gunite pool also includes an attached spa and fountains. The pool room, which includes a bathroom with a steam shower, has a staircase that leads to an outdoor observatory that offers views of Manhasset Bay.
The 11,000-square-foot house, built in 1927, offers nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half-baths. It includes a foyer with a bridal staircase, a library, an elevator, a finished basement and a third-floor guest suite.
Center Moriches: $799,999
Relax in the pool while enjoying views of Moriches Bay at this four-bedroom waterfront home. Rachel Hujber, Signature Homes of New York, 631-662-1528
The in-ground pool and paver patio are steps away from the bay and from Holiday Beach, whose members enjoy beach and boat rights.
The great room in the 1976 house features a living and dining area with a wood-burning fireplace and windows that stretch from the floor to the vaulted ceilings, offering views of the pool and bay. The eat-in kitchen includes granite countertops, a center island with a cooktop and access to the patio. The master bedroom suite boasts a full bathroom, walk-in closet and private terrace, also with water views. The 0.30-acre property, with taxes of $21,501, also has an attached one-car garage.
A portion of the detached garage at this five-bedroom, two-bathroom Colonial is used as a cabana for the in-ground pool. Barbara Green, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-698-7330
The cabana, which agent Barbara Green says is used as a dressing room and bar area in the summer, backs to the heated, saltwater pool, which measures 18 by 38 feet and is surrounded by pavers and perennial landscaping.
Built in 1949, the house includes a formal living room, an eat-in kitchen with quartz counters and a glass backsplash, and a dining area with vaulted ceilings and dual sets of sliding glass doors that open to the patio. Sliders are also featured in the family room, which includes a gas fireplace. The 56-by-182-foot property, with taxes of $14,293, also includes a finished basement.
A covered porch with recessed lighting and a built-in barbecue overlooks the heated, in-ground pool at this three-bedroom ranch. The free-form pool, wrapped by a paver patio, is lined on one side by a stone wall, waterfall and landscaping. Laura Ducz, Gateway to the Hamptons Real Estate, 631-879-5201
The house, with 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built in 1971 and has had its entire interior redone in recent years, says listing agent Laura Ducz of Gateway to the Hamptons Real Estate. It has an open concept that includes a living room with vaulted ceilings and an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and sliders that open to the patio.
The 0.37-acre property, with taxes of $9,563, also includes a paver driveway that leads to an attached 2 1/2-car garage.
This expanded ranch, with three bedrooms and one bathroom, features an in-ground pool that is heated by solar panels, says the home’s listing agent. The taxes are $9,328. Sandra Tesoriero, Homes of Distinction, 516-368-7404
The octagonal pool, which includes a waterfall and goes from three to eight feet deep, is surrounded by a concrete border, gravel and landscaping. Overlooking the pool is a deck, with sliding glass doors that lead into the den, and a covered patio off the detached 1 1/2-car garage.
The house, which was built in 1950, features a living room with vaulted ceilings and a picture window, an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a dining room. The 60-by-120-foot property, in the Polo Estates section of Massapequa, features a paver driveway and walkway.
This Colonial, with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms, is home to an award-winning pool, says the home’s listing agents. The heated, gunite pool was once recognized by the Northeast Spa and Pool Association, which annually judges and awards pools for their design, construction and innovation. The taxes are $19,840. Cora Brettler and Gilbert Picard, Signature Premier Properties, 631-793-1283, 516-768-4144
The pool, to the side of the property and secluded by trees and specimen plantings, offers an unusual layout and is surrounded by a waterfall and paver patio. A 900-square-foot redwood back deck with new custom steel rails overlooks the pool and yard.
The house, built in 1985 and fully upgraded, has a foyer that is flanked by living and dining rooms. The main level, with an open floor plan, also includes an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an adjacent family room with a fireplace and sliding glass doors that open to the deck. The master bedroom features a bathroom and dressing room. The lush one-acre property, on a cul-de-sac, also includes a finished basement and attached two-car garage.
Montauk: $21 million
This waterfront property includes two homes, one of which is an elevated structure that has an outdoor in-ground pool beneath it. The property, with two separate but continuous two-acre lots and 300 feet of oceanfront, includes a Modern main house with two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Gary DePersia, The Corcoran Group, 516-380-0538
“It’s a unique, infinity-edged, heated gunite pool with a sweeping crescent shape and amazing ocean views,” says listing agent Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group. The approximate 5,500-square foot house includes a step-down living room, gourmet kitchen, dining room, master bedroom with a sitting room that opens to a rooftop deck and a finished lower level with a wine cellar. The 2,400-square-foot guest house, which has the pool beneath, offers two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, kitchen, dining area and office. The property also features a poolhouse, Jacuzzi and outdoor shower.
The approximate 5,500-square foot house includes a step-down living room, gourmet kitchen, dining room, master bedroom with a sitting room that opens to a rooftop deck and a finished lower level with a wine cellar. The 2,400-square-foot guest house, which has the pool beneath, offers two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, kitchen, dining area and office.