By Sarah Bracy Penn

Published on July 22, 2016

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Location, location, location. It’s as important for booking travel lodging as it is for real estate! For those with a serious case of wanderlust, a room with a view will only enhance your vacation. Whether you’re planning your next adventure or just looking for inspiration, we’ve found 20 Airbnb rentals with killer views in the world’s most fabulous travel destinations. So what kind of view do you dream of waking up to?

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parisian apartment near the eiffel tower

This airy Parisian apartment provides a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom space is almost entirely decorated in white and features hardwood floors and beautiful ceiling molding detail.

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home on the amalfi coast

There are few things better than a beach getaway to the Amalfi Coast. This luxury apartment in the Cinque Terre region looks out over the Piazza Castello, the Ligurian sea and Manarola Cliff. Italian excursion, anyone?

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mountainside home near the tetons

Watch the sunset dip behind the Grand Teton mountains from the living room window of this Wyoming rental. The rustic cabin is a former log house and the perfect getaway for a weekend full of hiking, golfing or visiting the National Parks.

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the best views of historic london

Located just across the River Thames from London’s Westminster region, this apartment provides panoramic views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and many of the British capital’s most historic sites. With a desk view like this, we’d hardly get any work done!

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lagoon views in rio

We’re counting down the days til the Olympics, which have us dreaming of a vacation to Rio. This apartment is located right on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and provides incredible views of Christ the Redeemer and the Botanical Gardens.

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old havana from a balcony

In the heart of Old Havana, this balcony provides views of the iconic, pastel-hued buildings of the Cuban capital. Taking in the street scenes below, you’ll catch a glimpse of the charm, history, and character of the incomparable city.

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johannesburg penthouse

This South African penthouse is located on Johannesburg’s oldest street and features a rooftop deck with views of the historic city center. On a nice evening, we’d love to circle around the deck’s fire pit and take in the views of this bustling city’s twinkling lights.

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beachside in barcelona

This apartment may be tiny, but it provides everything you’d ever need for a getaway to Barcelona. From the floor-to-ceiling windows, take in beach and marina views, and catch a glimpse of the Columbus Monument. We’re also huge fans of that hammock — the living room design perfectly captures the spirit and whimsy of Spain’s colorful beachside metropolis.

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waterfront space in sydney

This apartment may boast one of the most coveted views “down under.” While enjoying your morning coffee, take in views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House from the balcony of this luxury apartment.

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parliament views in budapest

This apartment, located on the Buda side of the Hungarian capital and just steps from the river, features a sprawling view of the Danube and the gorgeous and iconic Hungarian Parliament building.

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lake como panorama

Next time you book a vacay, travel in style á la George Clooney! This charming Italian villa, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Como (Clooney’s favorite hideaway!), features a secluded, shady balcony with an incredible view of the lake and surrounding towns.

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clear views in santorini and oia

Don’t book your stay in one of Greece’s fabulous resort towns without finding a room with a view. Every rental at this property offers the same view of the Caldera as many surrounding hotels, but is listed at a far less expensive price. Breathtaking views and travel savings? Count us in!

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ocean views in croatia

This apartment, located in Dubrovnik’s attractive St. Jacob’s Beach area, provides a peaceful escape from the busy town, but is still a short walk from many sites. The green and shady terrace overlooks Lokrum, a nearby island, and the historic Old Town district.

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river views in lisbon 

In Lisbon, just blocks from the breathtaking Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, this apartment features panoramic views of the stunning churches, red-roofed buildings and the Rio Tajo. Take a tiny yellow streetcar up the winding roads to reach this charming spot high above the Portuguese capital.

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in the heart of vienna’s city center

This boutique design hotel, the Grand Ferdinand, takes dorm-style living to new heights. The four-bed bunk rooms are far from your average hostel, and the view of Stephansplatz, Vienna’s city center, from the rooftop pool and bar have us packing our bags right now.

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on madrid’s golden mile

In Madrid, there are few spots more exclusive and beautiful than the Golden Mile. This apartment, with its sprawling views of the Puerta de Alcalá and gorgeous Retiro Park, is nestled amongst some of the Spanish capital’s trendiest shops, tapas restaurants and bars.

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secluded villa on thailand’s phi phi island

Take an exotic getaway to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands in Thailand. This private villa, nestled in the brush just steps from the shore, features a kitchen and spa-like bathroom. From its large balcony, enjoy sweeping views of the Andaman Sea. Have you ever seen water so clear and bright?

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luxury and privacy in acapulco

Escape to the Las Brisas region in Acapulco, one of the finest areas in the city. This private villa features a pool, gym, and staircase leading to the ocean. We’d love to host dinner at the table on the terrace, which provides stunning views of the bay and resort town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

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canal views in copenhagen

We’ve rarely seen a Scandinavian interior we didn’t like. This apartment, decorated in bright white, is situated on Copenhagen’s famed Nyhavn Canal and just minutes from the National Ballet. With a view this magnificent, we’d have trouble coming home…

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city lights of shanghai

Who wouldn’t want to pop champagne with this view? In Shanghai, this apartment is set on the Huangpu River, providing a full panorama of The Bund and Lujiazui. It’s located just steps from the city’s main shopping district and one of the highest rated rentals in the entire Chinese metropolis.

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