Sexy Hot Tubs and Spas
Photo By: DK - Small Garden © 2004 Dorling Kindersley Limited
Warm the Bench
This custom-built hot tub bench, seen on Going Yard, is both pretty and practical. The candles go a long way toward setting the right mood.
Top of the Line
Built-in cocktail table? Check. Deep-well hydrotherapy tube? Check. This sleek perimeter-overflow illusion spa by Scott Cohen has everything you need for getting cozy with your honey.
Light My Fire(place)
Relaxing in front of a fireplace can be as romantic as a dip in the hot tub, so why not do both at the same time? The 2011 Dream Home in Stowe, Vt., featured a fireplace and hot tub on the terrace for the complete package.
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Go For the Glow
In addition to providing excellent views, the 2012 Dream Home's six-seat hot tub really glows at night. Talk about dreamy!
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Tiki torches and a waterfall conjure up the feeling of being castaways on a remote island paradise.
Redwood timbers and wildflowers prove you can create a peaceful, secluded feeling even in a small garden.
The hand-carved stone statues and dual fire bowls filled with black lava rock make this spa a sanctuary with artistic flair.
Can't escape for an island vacation? Steal a move from the Going Yard playbook and surround a hot tub with giant fronds and leaves to mimic an exotic locale. Blend up some drinks worthy of cocktail umbrellas and soak your cares away.
This secluded garden area features a built-in spa for relaxing and entertaining. The stone is a charming Old World accent.
Good thing there's a fence! This custom spa and adjoining fire feature are made for late-night lounging with that special someone.
Sweet But Discreet
Adam Miller used a planter box filled with perennial grasses and boxwoods to hide this hot tub from prying eyes, while using tempered glass to allow for views of the city.
A posh spa area, just steps away from private cabanas, is one of the many relaxing perks for the winner of HGTV's Urban Oasis 2012.
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A sexy spa and big, cozy fireplace make the outdoors steamy, even in the chillier winter months.
The triple waterfall in this design by Paul Wrona provides a soothing and relaxing environment. The square shape of the hot tub is an interesting twist on traditional round designs.
Natural elements like boulders and tall grasses provide an organic feeling — as well as privacy — to a backyard hot tub. Flame-lit torches are a more romantic form of lighting than electric lights.
All Stacked Up
This stacked design by Scott Cohen incorporates all of the necessary elements for a great outdoor area: fire pit, hot tub and swimming pool. A raised stone wall provides privacy for a hot tub built for two.
Madelyn Simon placed this sexy hot tub inside an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Look closely at the slate flooring on the patio and you'll see fossilized ferns.
Stairway to Heaven
An intimate spa awaits you at the top of the stairs in this backyard paradise from Scott Cohen. Once you're done in the hot tub, cool off in the lounge chairs located in the pool's Baja feature.
In-Ground and Intimate
A large, in-ground tub is the perfect feature for someone who lacks a large backyard but wants a relaxing retreat to soak away their cares. Design by Barry Block
This elegant hot tub has a classic feel. Picture yourself in a Roman bath as you drift away into bliss. Hanging wisteria adds a romantic touch to the pergola.
Behind (Almost) Closed Doors
If you're lucky enough to have an indoor pool, why not add an indoor hot tub? This room from the Four Seasons is designed to bring the outdoors in.
This geometrically unique pool area features a raised hot tub framed with flagstone. A nearby fire pit makes the transition from steamy hot tub to cold night air a little easier.
This Mediterranean design from Scott Cohen features a small raised spa below the fountain. It's a soothing space for parents to monitor the activities in the posh pool below.
Mitch Kalamian makes sure that this raised spa stands out by covering it with blue tiles, forming a playful mosaic.