With summer just around the corner, we find ourselves dreaming of balmy breezes, al fresco dining and plunging into azure waters. Face it, there’s no better way to enjoy the season than poolside. Inspired by this cool longing, we’ve put together a selection of our most stunning pool-centric properties currently on the market in Marin and beyond. This summer, Dive In.

Spanish Sparkler – 111 Hill Drive

Architect Jared Polsky designed this architecturally significant, five-bedroom, six-bathroom, gated property on coveted Hill Drive in Kentfield, CA. The extensive renovation drew from the original 1930s architecture, retaining elements such as the diamond shape theme echoed in the leaded glass windows and massive pocket doors, as well as coffered ceilings and period mica lighting. Our favorite summer time feature of the home is its 70-foot lap pool surrounded by sun-soaked terraces, a spa and adjacent pool house. The bucolic grounds also have sprawling lawns, a stone fountain, abundant rose and hydrangea gardens, vegetable gardens, a variety of fruit trees, and Japanese maples – all irrigated by a well. Contact Stephanie Lamarre for more information on this magnificent estate.

Palatial Poolside – 185 Gilmartin

Resort-like amenities abound in this gated, entirely private, and newly-refinished, approximately 14,000 square foot residence atop Tiburon, CA. In addition to the sauna and steam room, tennis court, large level lawns and manicured gardens, it’s the curved pool and spa that steal our attention. Image a sparkling swim with sweeping views of Mount Tamalpais, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and the East Bay. Few homes in Marin County can offer the rare combination of privacy, captivating views and resort living like this seven bedroom, seven full and four half bath modern estate. Contact Bill Bullock or Lydia Sarkissian to schedule a private viewing.

Craftsman Cooler – 201 Linden Lane

This 2.06 acres gated estate known as “Deer Crossing” was designed in 1906 to entertain on a grand scale and sits on a prominent hill in San Rafael, CA overlooking the Dominican and Mount Tamalpais. The extensive two-acre grounds feature a stunning swimming pool with diving board, spa, outdoor fireplace, barbecue and two pool-side cabanas lending resort-like grandeur to the property. A rose garden, olive orchard, and potting shed further add to the fecund grounds. Extensively renovated in recent years, this magnificent property is truly one of the very finest estates in Marin County for summer entertaining and outdoor-living. To learn more information about this estate, contact Oliva Hsu Decker.

Water’s Edge – 101 Rutherford Hill

“Round Hill”, as this stunning compound is called, was created with the concept of a private, exquisite and exclusive resort. Ideally located between Napa, Yountville and downtown St. Helena, and minutes from the finest, world-class Napa wineries, Round Hill occupies a 21+ acre hilltop overlooking the incomparable wine producing region of the Napa Valley, and is within walking distance to the world famous Auberge du Soleil. The jaw-dropping view is best from the sun-drenched, view-side terrace with covered outdoor kitchen and, our most coveted feature, the sparkling infinity pool with unsurpassed views of the richly verdant Napa Valley. Contact Bill Bullock or Lydia Sarkissian for more information on this Napa Valley estate.