Sometimes a hotel room just won’t do. For couples looking for a spacious and exotic accommodations, vacation rentals are becoming a hot option. These 10 romantic properties from HomeAway are trending for love birds searching for a passionate retreat. From the dunes of Arizona to the airy mountains of Switzerland, who knew a romantic paradise is only a few clicks away?
1. Secluded Sedona
This one bedroom home in Arizona is all about the sunset views. Nestled in the heart of West Sedona, couples will say “I do” to fresh air and privacy while cuddling up near the fireplace. This quiet escape to Grand Canyon country runs about $1000 per week.
2. Perfect Paris
Bonjour! With dramatic views of the Eiffel tower, couples will je t’aime these royal digs. Imagine spending a day touring downtown and coming home to a glass of bubbles in this posh two bedroom apartment? A weekend at this Paris paradise runs $800 and up.
3. Sexy Santorini
Honeymooners will fall in love with this dream home. This villa in Santorini, Greece offers the ideal backdrop for a picture perfect vacation with striking volcano and caldera views. Take a dip in the pool or jacuzzi after enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner on your own private balcony.
This two-bedroom scores high marks with renters for its style and location. With The Eiffel Tower at your fingertips, there are plenty of opportunities to take your relationship to new heights. A dream date could include a private boat tour along the Seine river before dining al fresco at your own private balcony. Price is about $400 per night.
5. Hollywood Heaven
Your last name doesn’t have to be Pitt or Spielberg to gain access inside this Hollywood Hills home. Now available at HomeAway.com, this California two bedroom is in a neighborhood for celeb sightings. Despite attracting rowdy paparazzi, there is plenty of quiet spots to take in panoramic views of West Hollywood. Nightly rates start at $495.
6. Italy Infatuation
Care to cast your net for love? This private home in Venice, Italy was once home to a village fisherman. Now, it has been lovingly restored into a romantic retreat. (And yes — you can hitch a gondola ride just feet away!)
7. Valuing Varenna
This one bedroom open-style apartment in Varenna, Italy is an ideal pick for a couple who crave a lakefront oasis.
8. Charming Castle
Leave it to France to capture our hearts with this romantic castle in Loire Valley.
9. Sleeping in Seattle
You’ll never be sleepless in Seattle here. This three bedroom waterfront home is uniquely positioned at the end of a dock. Great water views, but it also makes waves for its flexibility. According to the property owner, the dining room converts into a dance floor. (Tango, anyone?) A month long stay will run about $16,000.
10. Seductive Switzerland
You’re looking at a romantic escape nestled in the mountains of Zermatt, Switzerland. This rental was voted “Best Chalet” by Conde Nast Magazine. This seven bedroom pad is a perfect getaway for snow lovers with stunning views of The Alps.
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