If you can’t decide where to go on your next trip, you might want to consider planning it around an Airbnb. Staying at a place where you can wake up and end your day to stunning views can make all the difference when it comes to melting stress away and truly enjoying a relaxing vacation. These options offer such jaw-dropping views you know they’re going to be worth traveling for.
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The “pearl of Lake Garda,” Riva del Garda sits at the northernmost tip of Italy’s largest lake. By renting this Airbnb you’ll be perfectly situated for soaking up its immense beauty with a front-row seat along the water. Luxurious yet inexpensive, it accommodates up to six in two bedrooms and provides access to a swimming pool, tennis court, bowling alley and park while being just steps from the center of the medieval village of Riva di Solto.
Carved into Santorini’s famous caldera more than 250 years ago, the Hector Cave House was once a wine cellar but today it offers a unique stay with one of the most breathtaking views on the island. Just 10 steps from picturesque Oia village, it sleeps up to five in one bedroom and includes a private veranda where you can dine, sunbathe or just relax while enjoying the view of the endless expanse of the Aegean, the caldera cliffs and Thirassia Island. From April 1st to November 1st, you’ll get to use the plunge pool too.
This Airbnb is all about the views, and when in Paris, you can’t beat a view of the Eiffel Tower. The studio apartment accommodates up to two and sits on the top floor of the building overlooking the city’s iconic landmark. Perfect for a romantic couples’ stay, it includes a private balcony with a table and chairs for dining or just sipping a glass of famously tasty French wine while gazing out at the tower.
Photos of LUC 22, which sleeps up to two with one bedroom, have gotten tens of thousands of “likes” on Instagram with its enchanting uninterrupted Queenstown views. You’ll get to enjoy the beauty of the lake and the mountains from many vantage points while staying in this eclectic, contemporary home, including the master suite and lounge which boasts floor-to-ceiling views of the breathtaking New Zealand scenery.
This two-bedroom apartment is located in Dubrovnik’s St. Jacob’s Beach area, just a 15-minute walk from the medieval walled city while providing a tranquil escape that includes a shady terrace overlooking the historic center, Lokrum and the blissful blue of the Adriatic. It includes air conditioning and a fully-equipped kitchen for cooking your own meals too.
The colorful town of Trinity looks like a postcard with its picture-perfect saltbox homes and other historic buildings impeccably preserved from the 18th century. It’s home to the Gover House which sleeps up to four in two bedrooms and sits right along the waterfront. Enjoy gorgeous views that may include icebergs which frequently float in during late spring and early summer, or humpback whales commonly spotted from late June through early September. Part of the Artisan Inn, guests can expect top-notch service with staff right next door along with access to dining at the highly-acclaimed Twine Loft, which includes breakfast and fine dining on gourmet cuisine in the evening.
Located in East Bali, Villa Aquamarine comes with an infinity pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean where dolphins, sea turtles and the occasional whale passes by. You can look forward to relaxing on the terrace, jumping into the sea and snorkeling right in front of the villa. You can even enjoy feasting on traditional Balinese meals prepared by the housekeeper/cook. The home sleeps up to six in two bedrooms and includes cable TV and a DVD player, a Bose Sound Dock speaker and free Wi-Fi.
The Mendocino coast is one of the most breathtaking in the United States, with dramatic cliffs, wild driftwood-strewn beaches and the crashing waves of the Pacific. Just inland are soaring redwoods and countless vineyards to explore. This cliffside cottage will put you in the heart of it, with the Victorian village of Mendocino just a short drive away. Perfect for a couples’ retreat it overlooks Whitesboro Cove and includes a deck for gazing out at the magnificent view, along with a hot tub for soaking under the stars.
This modernist cliffside, one-bedroom glass-fronted villa sits within a coastal national park at the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula in Tokyo, Japan. You’ll enjoy total privacy in this stunningly secluded spot that provides 200-degree ocean views and opportunities to watch wildlife like birds of prey, deer, wild boar and Japanese monkeys. The home and deck were designed to maximize the open views of the Pacific providing the best you’ll find on Izu, and arguably one of the best in the world.
If dreamy views of the Swiss Alps sound enticing, this Airbnb in the alpine village of Wengen is sure to deliver. A luxurious penthouse, it sleeps up to six in three bedrooms, built in traditional chalet style. Private balconies offer stunning views of the peaks of Jungfrau, the Breithorn, Schilthorn and Drätterhorn as well as the Lauterbrunnen Valley which looks like a fantasy come to life surrounded by the dramatic waterfall-dotted mountains. The open plan living space boasts traditional wooden beams and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for enjoying the views from the inside too.
Norway’s Lofoten Islands are famously beautiful with postcard-perfect fishing villages nestled in fjords along rugged coastlines with soaring peaks that rise directly from the sea. This Airbnb cabin is located in Vestvågøy, an oasis at its center. It sleeps up to six in three bedrooms, providing total serenity and awe-inspiring views that can even include the colorful northern lights, best experienced in October, February and the first half of March.
You’ll be able to fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of the waves and enjoy views, views and more views from this house made of glass and wood. It’s tucked among the forest canopy along the southeast coast of Sao Paulo in Ubatuba, sleeping eight comfortably in four bedrooms while the beach is less than a quarter-mile away.