All about the view
Bungalow in Asheville, North Carolina
This Airbnb promises the best views in all of North Carolina and for good reason. The stunning minimalist home is located in the serene Riceville Valley, just a five-minute drive from the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. The property is surrounded by rolling hills, lush green in summer and clad in thick snow in winter, and the house itself has everything needed for a comfortable stay for up to four guests.
Villa Kuro in Joshua Tree, California
Surrounded by the truly unique landscape of Joshua Tree, Villa Kuro fits seamlessly into its surroundings. Originally built in the 1960s, the ranch-style house has been restored and transformed into a relaxing hideaway, framing the desert views with floor-to-ceiling picture windows. The property is located in front of an ancient boulder mountain and at night there are stargazing opportunities aplenty, either from the firepit area or the salt water hot tub. The entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is just a 10-minute drive away.
The View villa in Big Sky, Montana
The clue is in the name – The View really is all about the view. Located in a top spot for sweeping panoramas of the Lone Peak and the surrounding mountains in Montana’s Big Sky, there’s a jaw-dropping vista whichever window you look out of. For warm evenings, there’s an alfresco dining area and hot tub overlooking the mountain slopes, while in winter, admire the views from inside the cozy living room with a gas fireplace.
Secluded cabin in Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Made from recycled materials, this cozy cabin near Nashville is the ultimate secluded getaway. Hugged by the surrounding forest, the open-plan home has a vintage feel to it. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling picture windows, you can drink in the area’s natural beauty from the comfort of an armchair.
Getaway house in Eugene, Oregon
This is a truly unique home and a luxurious retreat that offers total privacy. The chalet-style house has two bedrooms, one of which is an atrium, offering guests a chance to fall asleep and wake up surrounded by nature. The rest of the house features plenty of picture windows to let the outdoors in. There’s a hot tub and an outdoor seating area to take in the quiet surroundings and forest views.
Nuvolé Suite in Charlotte, North Carolina
Not everyone is after total isolation and natural scenery. This stunning two-bedroom apartment is located on the 22nd floor and looks out to downtown Charlotte from floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the condo. The epic high-rise views can be enjoyed from both bedrooms as well as the bathroom, while the open-plan living area features a nap-worthy sofa, warming fireplace and more of the impressive city views.
Tropical treehouse in Fern Forest, Hawaii
Guests at this secluded haven on the outskirts of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park sleep nestled among the trees. A wraparound veranda gives panoramic views over the rainforest while the shower cascades with naturally-caught rainwater. Coquí frogs chirp away as night falls and in the morning, the veranda is the perfect spot for enjoying a cup of coffee in the middle of the stunning jungle scenery.
Tiny mountain home in Red Cliff, Colorado
Imagine how amazing waking up to this soaring view would be… Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the cabin sits on private land and is the only place in the area that’s surrounded by a national forest. Inside, there are two lofts with a king bed and a double bed. On the main level you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen and a cozy living area – and with these views, there’s not much else you need.
Oceanfront condo in Destin, Florida
Looking out to a sandy beach and the ocean beyond, this one-bedroom condo brings the coastal feel indoors with plenty of nautical elements. From sprawling views of the Gulf to a fantastic location almost right on the sand, this home also offers access to the amenities of the nearby Pelican Beach Resort, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tiki bar and private beach.
Beech Knoll, Los Angeles, California
With sweeping vistas over Los Angeles, this Hollywood Hills villa couldn’t be any more dreamy. Glance over downtown and even as far as the Pacific from the comfort of the bed, the terrace or the lounge, through floor-to-ceiling windows. Paired with the chic décor, this three-bedroom home is simply stunning.
Mountain retreat in Prescott, Arizona
Crowds are definitely not a problem at this mountain home in Arizona and it’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy epic views with no neighbors in sight. There are great hiking and biking opportunities and while the home is remote, there is a shop within a 15-minute drive. There is also a beautiful patio with a gas grill and dogs are welcome too.
Lux apartment in Chicago, Illinois
Another apartment with gravity-defying views, this two-bedroom condo is all about comfort and the city skyline. The living area benefits from floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows looking out to downtown Chicago. Both bedrooms also feature floor-to-ceiling windows and there’s a shaded patio too, perfect for enjoying a leisurely morning coffee or evening cocktail. Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier and Millennium Park are all just steps away.
Alpine Haus in Vail, Colorado
If your idea of the perfect holiday is soaking in a hot tub overlooking impressive scenery, this six-bedroom house in Colorado is for you. There’s a heated patio, luxurious cabin-style interiors and a firepit to gather around after a day of hitting the slopes. Centrally located between Beaver Creek and Vail Village, this inviting home is ideal for exploring the nearby White River National Forest, skiing or simply winding down in total comfort.
Oceanfront beach house in Malibu, California
Located on Malibu’s exclusive Billionaire’s Beach, this stunning five-bedroom beach house offers unparalleled coastal views, and the chance to wake up and fall asleep to the lull of the Pacific waves below. Every room is decorated with calming, light tones and glass doors slide open to a gorgeous terrace with sunloungers facing the ocean. Located along the Pacific Coast Highway, the house is also great for a coastal road trip and exploring the surrounding area. Take a look at America’s most scenic coastal drives.
Guest house at Erik’s Ranch in Livingston, Montana
Make the most of ranch living at this outstanding two-bedroom guesthouse in rural Montana, at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. The beautiful home has floor-to-ceiling picture windows, offering gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain and rolling green hill scenery – who knows, guests might even get to see a bear or a deer.
Designer retreat in Cottonwood Heights, Utah
This beautiful mountain retreat in Utah is gorgeous inside but it’s the views of the Big Cottonwood Canyon, just steps from the house, that are simply breathtaking. Hiking and biking trails lead almost from the front door while the vast open-plan living area offers plenty of space for those who just want to relax. There’s also a pool for refreshing dips before sitting back in one of the sunloungers overlooking the mountains.
Canyon cliff house in Cortez, Colorado
A unique home built into a sandstone cliff, this Airbnb in the McElmo Canyon is unlike anywhere else. Looking out to the Sleeping Ute Mountain and the surrounding red sandstone rocks, the one-bedroom house has all the amenities for a comfortable stay and jaw-dropping views both during the day and at night. There’s also easy access to a wide range of hiking trails if guests want to stretch their legs.
Beachfront flat in Malibu, California
This idyllic apartment couldn’t be any more perfect for soaking up the salty sea air, sweeping ocean views and warming sunshine. Located right on the beach, the apartment benefits from a deck facing out to the ocean as well as an open-plan living area and a window wall to let the views in. The deck is ideal for watching the sun go down before the sound of the ocean waves lulls guests to sleep.
Blue Lake Lodge in Ruidoso, New Mexico
Set on 10 secluded acres of land, you’ll find this luxurious lodge right on the edge of the Lincoln National Forest. The seven-bedroom house is close enough to the town of Ruidoso for easy access to shops but remote enough to enjoy some peace and quiet. And with wonderful views of Sierra Blanca Peak and the surrounding mountains, it doesn’t take much effort to relax. Discover America’s most beautiful mountains.
Beach house in Pahoa, Hawaii
Overlooking black lava fields and a peaceful ocean horizon, this one-bedroom beach house is conveniently located right by more than 500 secluded acres of state land, perfect for hiking or long walks next to the ocean. One of the best features is the wraparound picture windows that can be fully opened to let the salty ocean air in. For convenience, there’s a small store nearby and a bar less than a mile away, but it’s more than possible to spend your time in total isolation.
Villa in Beverly Hills, California
Soak in sweeping city views from an infinity pool at this gorgeous Beverly Hills villa. Perched high above the city, the four-bedroom home also has a rooftop hot tub and a large fireplace framed by views out to the garden. If it’s too cold for a swim, the large soaking tub in the bathroom adjacent to a balcony also offers beautiful vistas, while the family room features beautiful French doors leading out to the terrace dominated by mountain views.
Lake cabin in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
With the Appalachian Trail just a couple of miles away, this cozy cabin by a lake is the perfect getaway in any season. Go fishing, relax in the hot tub with a glass of wine or retreat to the inviting sofas inside and enjoy an evening by the fireplace. The peaceful lake scenery is gorgeous any time of the year.
Penthouse in Hollywood, Florida
Offering one of the best views in Florida’s Hollywood, this two-bedroom penthouse has everything for a relaxing stay right on the beach. The panoramic ocean views are simply unparalleled and the calming sound of the waves beneath offers the most peaceful of escapes. Guests also have access to a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.
//ABODE³ in Orderville, Utah
An incredibly stylish space with an equally impressive view to match, this tiny house in Utah is unforgettable. Accessible from the Scenic Highway 89, the home’s picture windows open up to scenery of the soaring Elkhart Cliffs. The studio features a huge walk-in shower, fully-equipped kitchen and a queen-sized bed.
Mountain house in Jackson, New Hampshire
Everyone will find something to love at this luxury three-bedroom mountain cottage in Jackson – whether it’s cooking up a storm in the fully-fitted kitchen, enjoying a game of billiards or kicking back on the deck overlooking the mountains. An elegant winter resort, nearby Jackson is well-suited for skiing holidays, or hiking and trekking in summer. But with these views on offer, it’s fine to just sit out on the terrace and drink in the scenery.
A-frame cabin in Oceanside, Oregon
Located just steps from the beach, this two-bedroom home is an unusual A-shape, offering ocean panoramas and unobstructed views from Cape Meares to Cape Lookout. The cabin also has a large private deck with a wood-burning stove for chilly nights. The area offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and nature exploration, and a chance to try crabbing and clam digging shouldn’t be passed up.
Death Valley House in Beatty, Nevada
Perfect to shut out the outside world, this remote Death Valley home enjoys starry night skies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The three-bedroom house is located deep in the desert, 20 miles (32km) off the Death Valley National Park boundaries and is surrounded by otherworldly desert views. The house has a beautiful open-plan kitchen, a comfortable living area and a large deck with a sunken hot tub.
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Secluded cabin in Oak Island Wildlife Preserve, Maine
Located on a small island in the East Penobscot Bay off the coast of Maine, this secluded two-bedroom cabin is a little piece of wildlife paradise. There won’t be another soul on the 23-acre private island bar a few bald eagles and deer, and both the sunsets and sunrises are nothing short of spectacular. Cycling, swimming and walking are great activities to get up to here during the day and when the lobster boats pass, it’s easy to flag one down to buy a freshly-caught crustacean for dinner.
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Glass house in Austin, Texas
This mid-century glass house is surrounded by nature trails, lake parks and thrilling views of hill country that can be enjoyed from the house. Beer and wine enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of breweries and wineries in the area while the four-bedroom home is welcoming, with its lush ivy-clad walls, panoramic views from the indoor tub and soaring ceilings.
Underground Hygge in Orondo, Washington
Nestled into a mountainside in central Washington state, this one-bedroom home has a round doorway that opens up to incredible mountain scenery where the only neighbors are local wildlife like deer, rabbits and grouse. The underground Lord of the Rings-inspired hobbit home sleeps two and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay, including a fireplace, a hot drink bar, fully-equipped bathroom and a cozy queen-sized bed.
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