A sandy backyard area thronged by tall beach grass means you’ll have no trouble envisioning you’re waterside at this stately Michigan home, which also features a putting green and a hot tub on its premises. (Bonus: the house is only two blocks from Lake Michigan’s shore if you feel like switching up your swimming routine.)
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As summer hurtles toward its ferociously humid peak, you might find yourself daydreaming of getting out of the city—or at least, finding the nearest body of cold water to plunge into. And while it’s hard to beat the allure of the best Chicago beaches, lack of space and zoning headaches (not to mention a steep price tag) mean that private pools within city limits are few and far between. Enter Airbnb, which furnishes poolside vacation homes all within a few hours’ drive of the city, no pool pass or locker rooms required. Splash around in a forest-fringed backyard oasis in Michigan or assemble a group to fill the rooms of a Lake Geneva mansion complete with waterfront vistas; there's even an indoor options to protect against the scheduling fears of inclement weather. Whatever your weekend trip desire may be, you can beat the heat and have an amazing summer in Chicago this year with the help of these pool-equipped Airbnb homes.