Baby, it's cold (and snowy) outside, but that ain't no thing when you can retreat to one of these 11 romantic hot tubs. Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've combed (the new and improved) StreetEasy to round up the most indulgentthe crème de la (whipped) crème, shall we sayof private bubbly baths, indoor and outdoor, in New York City properties that are on the market right now. Whether you want to buy or rent, there's an option for every aquaphile. Is there a particularly steamy one we missed? Do leave it in the comments below, or send it to the tipline.
First up, the former home of talk show host Kelly Ripa at 76 Crosby Street is asking $24.5 million. This nearly 7,000-square-foot apartment comes with "a deep air jet Jacuzzi soaking tub [that] takes center stage while a warm steam shower plays a strong supporting role." (Oh, brother.) Plus, there's a TV for entertainment while bathing.
This East Village penthouse with a rooftop Jacuzzi that fits four offers up year-round fun for $11,500 a month. Bonus: when you're done, you can hop under the nearby shower to get that chlorine off.
This $16.95 million penthouse at the Park Avenue Court dedicates an entire corner room to this oval Jacuzzi. Note: there's plenty of room for another on the questionably shaped, oblong terrace.
Forget your mood lighting, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 58th Street off Sixth Avenue comes with a built-in modern fireplace next to the color-changing Jacuzzi. The "ultimate in discreet and clandestine city living" can be rented for $8,000 a month.
This sexy home at 88 Laight Street resembles no "short film" set ever. A seductive stroll down the spiral staircase and onto that terrace adorned with hot tub will cost you $4.8 million.
Cough up $4.295 million, and this gem at 115 Allen Street, above, can be all yours. Cook up some steaks at the outdoor grill for a post-soak protein fix.
For the voyeur or exhibitionist, this $5.495 million apartment at 16 Warren Street with "open city views" offers both surf and (astro)turf on its roof deck. The romantic brokerbabble invites you to "relax under the stars... that are guaranteed to soothe your soul." One hiccup: last time we checked, there are no stars over Manhattan.
This 4,200-square-foot triplex at 70 Greene Street wants $12.5 million. No worries if a flute of bubbly gets too warm as you're lounging in the terrace's hot tub, because the kitchen is just steps away.
For Lost fans, this $4.995 million Kips Bay loft offers up decor akin to an elevated Rainforest Cafe. The cedar hot tub fits eight, so your jungle island-style fantasy can play out with seven of your closest friends.
The 1980's live on in this insane East 71st Street townhouse with a carpeted hot tub. The townhouse is now in contract and was asking $7.5 million. But just imagine a relaxing soak under the watchful eyes of that pirate bust if that's, you know, your thing.
Well, this completely insane hot tub and pool are things that exist at 232 East 63rd Street. There's 11,400-square-feet of gilded everything that is priced at, oh, $22 million. The five-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home with "subterranean spa floor" will truly be the "architectural triumph" it says it is if the pool room doesn't echo any loud noises.
You probably can see the stars from this hot tub on Staten Island's Wards Point. This $3.75 million, three-bedroom home also comes with lots of original artwork with which you can woo your guests.
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