I have a tendency to judge a vacation spot completely based off the views it boasts. Because if I’m going to vacation in Santorini, I want to wake up everyday and see a small Grecian island and a boat I’ll be tanning on later out my window. And with more and more homes becoming cooler vacation spots than resorts, HomeAway features thousands of rentals with pretty incredible views. From Paris to Hollywood Hills, here are 10 worth planning a trip around.
I have a tendency to judge a vacation spot completely based off the views it boasts. Because if I’m going to vacation in Greece, I want to wake up everyday and see a small island and a boat I’ll be tanning on later out my window. And with more and more homes becoming cooler vacation spots than resorts, HomeAway features thousands of rentals with pretty incredible views. From Paris to Hollywood Hills, here are 10 worth planning a trip around.
Rome, Italy Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $609 per night
There’s not many places In Rome where you can stare at the Colosseum without being near any camera-clad tourists. This flat is the ultimate form of luxury in the heart of Ancient Rome, just steps to the Roman Forums and Saint Peter in Chains Church. But hey, we don’t blame you if you skip the sight seeing and decide to sip wine on the roof top terrace.
Paris, France Starting at $398 per night Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2
This chic Parisian apartment has the ultimate view of the Eiffel Tower, and would make for a pretty romantic getaway if you’re looking to pop the question (not rushing you, I swear). In the heart of the museum and shopping district, you’re definitely not ever going to be bored. That is, if you even leave the apartment.
Hollywood Hills West Sleeps 5 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $495 per night
To see all of L.A. in its glory, you need to head up. That’s why this Hollywood Hills home with 2-bedrooms and 2-baths is where it’s at, considering it boasts 250 degree city-to-ocean views throughout the home. Not to mention, the patio is pretty damn amazing.
This Arizona home known as “‘Casita De Los Santos” has some of the best views of Sedona’s red rocks and the stunning sun set that follows. And with a patio that has a grill, fireplace, lounge area and hot tub, you’ve really got everything you need for the perfect desert party.
Seattle, Washington Sleeps 5 / Bedrooms 3 Starting at $535 per night
Houseboats sometimes get a bad rap, but this cool rental in Seattle proves the haters wrong. With stunning views of the Space Needle, you’ll also get a 270 degree view of Downtown Seattle and the Olympic Mountain area. The 1,000 square-foot property has a dining room that yes, converts into a dance floor and a dining room table that folds out into a buffet table. Sounds like the ultimate Seattle party to us.
Venice, Italy Starting at $180 per night Sleeps 4 / Bedrooms 2
Experience Venice like a local by staying in this canal-side apartment with a scenic roof terrace. Literally right above the water, the flat is only one of two units in a detached, ancient fisherman’s house. Which means it’ll be pretty private with absolutely no neighbors.
Imerovigli, Greece Sleeps 4 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $1,491 per night
See? Here’s a Grecian getaway with ridiculously amazing views I was talking about. This villa in Imerovigli is pretty much paradise. With views of a volcano and calderas, the home dubbed “The Architects Villa” was sculpted from whitewashed stone and is shaped like an awesome igloo. You would find me in that infinity pool the entire time, believe me.
Paris, France Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $420 per night
In case you need options of Paris hot spots that have views of the Eiffel Tower, here’s another rental that you’ll easily need to commander. Located in the famous 7th arrondissement, you’ll regret not hitting up this rental if you ever find yourself in France.
Lake Como, Italy Starting at $220 per night Sleeps 4 / Bedrooms 1
If you’re looking to get away to a lake for summer vacation, Lake Como in the resort town of Varenna is a pretty damn good choice. Especially if you shack up in this Italian apartment that has private balconies and an outdoor space that features wrap-around panoramic views of Lake Como with an accompanying dining terrace. Sounds like this is the right way to do Italy.
This is a stunning Switzerland rental that Conde Nast named “the best chalet in the world.” And after taking a look at Chalet Les Anges, you’ll completely understand why. You’ll never see the Alps the same after chilling in the terrace. And if your girl wants to head to the spa on the lower floor, you’ll find comfort in the black marble plunge pool with a glass of scotch in hand.