Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, yet the majority of local residents are skipping out on beach getaways, spa retreats and other extravagant vacations this year due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. But don’t panic: There’s a way for you to get your outdoor, vacation-like fix right here in Northern Virginia, thanks to almost-two-year-old company Swimply.
The company, said to be the Airbnb of pools, was recently spotlighted by CNBC due to the fact that it’s seen a 2,000% growth this summer as day camps canceled programming, public pools shuttered and people remain wary of traveling to public beaches right now.
So, if you’ve been itching for an escape from the walls of your home, the long weekend in September may be the perfect opportunity. Below, find 10 available sites throughout Northern Virginia that feature adjacent basketball courts, space for 30 people, outdoor fire pits and and so much more, all available for rent this Labor Day weekend. But hurry! While these rentals are available throughout the summer season, they tend to fill up reservations fast.
Families with as many as seven members will love spending the day at this Arlington pool. In addition to the 36-by-20-foot swimming pool, the backyard features a basketball court, lounge chairs, tables and plenty of privacy for a perfect escape from reality during the long weekend. // $45 per hour
Whether you’re hanging out with family or friends this Labor Day weekend, this outdoor space can accommodate (and entertain!) up to 15 people. The entire landscape features a large chlorine pool that is 10 feet deep, an in-pool basketball hoop, diving board, lounge chairs and even outdoor lighting to set the mood on a summer’s night. // $60 per hour
Up to 15 guests, including children and infants, are welcome to visit this scenic outdoor space in Alexandria. The entire backyard offers a large pool with steps, a diving board and waterfalls, as well as an adjacent mini pool and Jacuzzi. Plus, there is a sport court you can use to work up a sweat at prior to diving into the chlorine. // $60 per hour
Interested in hosting a Labor Day barbecue? You may want to consider renting this Centreville-based space, as it is equipped with a swimming pool, hot tub, tented seated area, Bluetooth stereo system and adjacent restrooms. It’s also pet-friendly, so you can bring Fido for a swim too. // $100 per hour
If you’re having the family visit from out of town Labor Day weekend, then this Fairfax swimming pool is the place to be. The outdoor space can fit up to 20 people, all of whom will find something to do thanks to the fireplace on the patio, lounge chairs, grill and, of course, the spacious swimming pool itself. // $60 per hour
Grab the kids (or up to 15 friends!) and head to this Fairfax Station-based backyard, featuring a 20-by-40-foot swimming pool, full-stone fireplace, lounge chairs, wood-burning grill and access to an indoor bathroom and shower. This Swimply favorite is all booked up for July and August, and also is currently being renovated to include a basketball and tennis court, so act fast if you’re interested in hanging out there during Labor Day weekend. // $45 per hour
This chlorine-filled pool and its adjacent yard is perfect for a day out in the sun with the entire family. The fenced-in space has a full table, umbrella and lots of chairs to enjoy a meal post swim. Plus, you know the kiddos will love it too, as the space is equipped with a diving board. // $60 per hour
Up to 10 guests and kiddos can enjoy a full day outdoors at this Manassas Park home. In addition to a brand-new pool—equipped with a diving board, basketball hoop and volleyball net—the rental comes with a grill, hot tub and an entire lounge space that’s covered with a roof for those who prefer the shade. // $60 per hour
Located in Sterling, this home features a newly renovated pool with an adjacent cabana. Up to 15 guests are welcome to relax on a hot summer’s day, either hanging in the lounge chairs in the shade or swimming laps in the 10-foot-deep pool. // $60 per hour
You may not be able to enjoy a real spa getaway during the long weekend, but this backyard is the second-best thing. The space, which can accommodate up to 30 guests (with an extra fee for more than five), has an in-ground heated pool, Jacuzzi, fountain, gazebo and indoor space that guests can enjoy during their rental too. There is also a grill and plenty of pool toys that will keep the fun going all day long. // $60 per hour
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