Nothing says 'holiday' quite like jet-setting off to sunnier climates and spending a week basking in the sunshine by the pool.
And while hotels and resorts can provide plenty of entertainment and relaxation, one perk of hiring a villa is that you get the entire swimming pool to yourself, where the kids can splash around freely and you don't need to fight to get a sunlounger .
So, when the pool is particularly amazing, it can be a total game-changer - and there are some seriously incredible offerings out there.
We've teamed up with TripAdvisor Rentals to search out 10 absolutely incredible private pools from around the world, including how much it costs to stay in the villas - and some are surprisingly affordable.
From pools with spectacular ocean views to ones with their own water slides sure to be a hit with the kids, check out some of our favourites below...
1. Royal Hawaiian Estate, Hawaii
With its built-in water slide and a lava rock waterfall, there's no doubt that this estate's pool will be a hit with both kids and parents alike!
There are plenty of sunloungers as well as green spaces surrounding the water, not to mention the outdoor space offers some seriously spectacular ocean views.
If you get tired of splashing around, there's also a hot tub, outdoor bars and a BBQ grill, or wander down to the beach via the estate's private entrance.
The estate is based in Oahu, and can sleep up to 12 people.
How much? Prices from £1,524 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information .
2. Villa Superview, Mykonos, Greece
No wonder the villa's named 'Superview' - take a dip in the infinity pool and you'll also be treated to some jaw-dropping panoramic ocean views, as well as Mykonos' beautiful landscape.
Around the pool, there are plenty of sunloungers and more outdoor seating including a shaded area for when the Greek temperatures soar in peak hours. Meanwhile, there's also a BBQ that's ideal for outdoor dining with a view.
The villa boasts four bedrooms and can sleep 8-10 people.
How much? Prices from £629 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information .
3. Villa Pippa, Bali
You'll be in your very own garden oasis whenever you relax by the pool in this villa, surrounded by colourful flowers and luscious greenery.
There are plenty of sunloungers on the surrounding wooden deck, not to mention large glass sliding doors that offer you direct access to the living room - so need to go far if you've left something inside!
The villa sleeps up to six people in its three bedrooms, and you can opt in for extra luxurious services including in-villa dining, spa treatments and even a private chef.
How much? Prices from £139 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information .
4. Endless Views Estate, California
This beachfront property boasts an infinity pool which offers magnificent views of the golden sands of Broad Beach in Malibu and the crystalline blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
In fact, most of the villa has unrivalled panoramics of the breathtaking surroundings - not to mention the interiors have some amazing perks. Think a personal cinema, fitness centre and even a spa where you can unwind after a long day.
Located in Malibu, Endless Views sleeps up to 13 people.
How much? Prices from £3,186 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information .
5. Malibu House, California
Get ready for ultimate luxury at this glamorous estate and its freshwater pool.
Think dazzling bedrooms, an 18 century fountain, imported French fireplaces, a hidden cinema room and a stunning outdoor space with over 200 rose bushes.
Sleeps up to 10 people.
How much? Prices from £5,382 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information .
6. Villa Elyseum, Italy
Just a stone's throw from Positano's city centre sits this stunning property with incredible views of the ocean.
From the pool you can also spot Positano Spiaggia Grande, the main beach, as well as sweeping panoramics of the coast.
And when you get out of the water, there's a private garden partially shaded by olive trees, as well as two terraces so you can still make the most of the outdoors.
Sleeps up to 15 people.
How much? Prices from £2,308 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information .
7. Nafsika Estate, Santorini, Greece
You'll feel like you've stepped into a luxury spa when you hit the pool on this sun-soaked getaway.
You can take in the amazing views of the nearby volcano, as well as the azure blue ocean waters that will leave you feeling like you've truly arrived in paradise.
As for those feeling peckish after a dip, there's a barbecue and plenty of seating areas for outdoor dining.
Oh, and if you happen to own a helicopter, there's a private helipad on the property too.
The villa sleeps up to 10 people.
How much? Prices from £6,286 per night, for the entire property. Click here for more information .
8. Villa Sunyata, Thailand
Situated in the heart of Phuket, you''ll find stunning views of the ocean, sunsets and even direct access to a private cove if you want to go exploring in this property.
Meanwhile, the 15-metre infinity pool is divine for those wanting a peaceful haven, and you'll be surrounded by luscious greenery not to mention there are ample sunloungers available so you can bask in the sun or cope with the heat by heading into the shaded areas.
Sleeps up to 16 people in its eight bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
How much? Prices from £629 per night, for the entire property. Click here for more information .
9. Camin Villa, Crete, Greece
Camin Villa has a very unique pool, which is both indoors and outdoors - so even in the off-chance there's a spot of rain, you can still make the most of the water!
The pool starts on the ground floor level and goes through the house ending outdoors - so those in the ground floor bedrooms can literally step out and dive directly in!
The villa sleeps up to eight people.
How much? Prices from £269 per night, for the entire property. Click here for more information .
10. Can Miquelet, Spain
This Majorcan villa boasts some very beautiful interiors with modern decor as well as traditional Majorcan tiles, not to mention its five bedrooms boast plenty of space and have very comfortable beds.
Meanwhile, the pool is equally as brilliant, thanks to the amazing views it offers of the surrounding landscape.
There are a couple of sunloungers so your party won't be cramped together trying to fight for space, not to mention there's an outdoor terrace and a barbecue if you want to make the most of the sunshine!
Sleeps up to 10 people.
How much? Prices from £1,751 per night for the entire property. Click here for more information.