RISMEDIA, November 5, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, announced its list of America’s best vacation rental views, according to TripAdvisor travelers and editors. The list reveals some of the most beautiful rental homes available on TripAdvisor that also sport breathtaking views of their natural surroundings, from opulent beachfront villas to secluded mountain-top cabins.
1. Oceanfront Opulence: Kaleialoha Condo, Lahaina, Hawaii
Boasting the “best views on Maui,” Kaleialoha Condo gets rave reviews from travelers for its stunning sunset views and prime location right near the beach. Guests also give the property high marks for its plentiful amenities and wealth of sea life right outside the door.
2. Mountaintop Magnificence: Mountaintop Home for the Adventurous Spirit, Littleton, New Hampshire
Situated on the top of a steep and winding quarter mile long driveway, this mountaintop home, made of elegant stone, glass and logs, features a number of tiered gardens and orchards on its breathtaking grounds. While guests enjoy the property’s unique details, the views of nearby Mount Washington and the neighboring peaks are what keep them coming back.
3. Island Indulgence: Casa-Bella, Anna Maria Island, Florida
Located on the pristine shores of Anna Maria Island, Casa-Bella sports jaw-dropping ocean views from its back patio and infinity pool. In addition, it’s just a short walk away from nearby beaches, restaurants and shops.
4. Charming Chateau: Pervenche, Park City, Utah
Nestled in a picturesque valley right near the heart of ski-haven Park City, Pervenche is a beautiful chateau with views that rival its own charming look. Guests can catch glimpses of Mount Timpanogas, Deer Creek and the entire Heber Valley from the home.
5. Vivacious Views: China Mountain House, Port Orford, Oregon
This modern chic rental leaves no amenity unturned, including a spa-like bathroom, full gourmet kitchen, and theater system with a 14’x10’ projection screen. The home’s 12-foot high ceilings and glass walls facing the picturesque Pacific coast are often what leave guests in awe, however.
6. Park Place: Lustig, Estes Park, Colorado
Situated near the Rocky Mountain National Park and sporting views of the beautiful Continental Divide, Lustig is a fabulous rental property for travelers looking to get back in touch with nature without sacrificing any of the comforts of home.
7. Perks Near the Peaks: Dawson’s Peak #1071, Big Bear Lake, California
A perfect mix of rustic and modern, this three-story log cabin is a fantastic escape with all of the comforts of home, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a game room complete with a pool table, air hockey table, darts and foosball. Its amazing views of the surrounding mountains and ski slopes are what truly get rave reviews from guests.
8. Scenic in the City: Michigan Ave Penthouse Suite, Chicago, Illinois
Just steps away from the park, lakefront, shops, and restaurants, this luxurious rental serves as a perfect home base for exploring Chicago. As an added perk, guests can enjoy gorgeous views of the city skyline from the comfort of the apartment and its outdoor terrace.
9. Breathtaking Beachfront: 1506 Villamare, Hilton Head, South Carolina
For travelers who long for the smell of ocean air and just want to watch the waves roll in, look no further than 1506 Villamare. This oceanfront rental home features views of the Atlantic from nearly every room.
10. Amenities Aplenty: Smoky Mountain Tower, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
While this mountain chalet is packed full of amenities, from an air hockey table and electronic hoops in the game room, to a hot tub on its first floor deck, its views of the Great Smoky Mountains are what really wow its guests.
“Vacation rentals really shine when the surrounding landscape is the main attraction,” said Hank Hudepohl, director of vacation rentals at TripAdvisor. “This list showcases rentals where their views rival the beauty of the homes themselves.”
For more information, visit www.tripadvisor.com.