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TripAdvisor showcases 10 vacation rental homes with spectacular views

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TripAdvisor showcases 10 vacation rental homes with spectacular views

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 4, 2014 - UPDATED: Sep 4, 2014

For travelers considering a getaway this fall, TripAdvisor has named 10 luxurious vacation rentals around the world that offer breathtaking views.

From the California coast to the cliffs of Santorini, these properties offer lavish amenities and stunning scenery.

Big Sur Brilliance
Big Sur, California
From $485 per night

Located between Big Sur State Park and Carmel-by-the-Sea, this recently renovated NorCal home comes with three cozy bedrooms and ample living space. The property also provides stunning views of its elevated surroundings that can be enjoyed from the wrap-around balcony, outdoor dining area and hot tub.

Plush Chi-Town Penthouse
Chicago, Illinois
From $550 per night

Standing tall amid the Windy City skyline, this two-bedroom penthouse features 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that give way to views of Lake Michigan. Travelers can explore the nearby shops and eateries on North Michigan Avenue or walk to the shoreline to enjoy all that Navy Pier has to offer.

Canouan Island Beach House
Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean
From $5,740 per night

This beautiful oceanfront villa features three luxurious bedrooms, and a spacious kitchen and living room that boast sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Outside, guests can dive into the refreshing pool that is surrounded by an expansive veranda overlooking the coast.

Pura Vida at Villa 46
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
From $975 per night

Designed by renowned architect, Ronald Zurcher, this spectacular three-bedroom villa provides magnificent views of the surrounding rain forest and lush nature preserve. By day, guests can cool off in the swimming pool and later watch the stunning sunset over the Pacific Coast from the comfort of the open-air living room.

Orange Villa in Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
From $830 per night

Seated on the eastern slopes of Hout Bay, this majestic three-bedroom home comes with ample outdoor living space including an expansive porch that overlooks the water and mountains. Travelers are invited to bask in the sun or relax in the tranquil Zen garden that has its own Koi pond.

Beachside Brazilian Oasis
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From $3,256 per night

Overlooking the world famous Copacabana Beach, this unique vacation rental boasts five plush bedrooms and provides panoramic views of Guanabara Bay and nearby mountains. With so many sights to see, guests will surely enjoy the property’s outdoor terrace and blue marble swimming pool.

Serene Swiss Chalet
Zermatt, Switzerland
From $571 per night

Meticulously built by Heinz Julen, this unique three-bedroom property resembles a Manhattan-style loft set inside a wooden Swiss chalet. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide up-close views of the Swiss Alps allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural splendour that surrounds it.

Pristine Parisian Retreat
Paris, France
From $650 per night

This well-appointed two-bedroom apartment has a panoramic balcony that overlooks the City of Lights. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine and marvel at the iconic sites including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and the sparkling Parisian skyline.

Santorini Hideaway
Santorini, Greece
From $2,411 per night

Perched atop the cliffs of Santorini, this exquisite four-bedroom vacation rental provides guests with postcard views of the Aegean Sea. Travelers are invited to watch the sunset over the coast from the refreshing comfort of the pristine swimming pool and patio.

Luxurious L.A. Bungalow
Los Angeles, California
From $395 per night

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the sunny San Fernando Valley, this updated 2,500 square-foot home is perfect for families. The interior offers four comfortable bedrooms, while outside travelers will enjoy a swimming pool, gazebo, and a sprawling deck that offers impressive views of the City of Angels.

Source: TripAdvisor

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