Every vacation should leave you in awe, and inspired by its beauty, grandeur, and essence. To ensure an awe-inspiring vacation, make certain to reserve an accommodation with panoramic views. These seven homes, located across the globe, deliver unobstructed vistas from every window, making you feel you are the only one lucky enough to drink in the spectacular scenery. Here’s where to stay when you need an inspirational view unlike any other.
Saddle Peak: Topanga, California
Located on a secluded section of the Santa Monica Mountains, travelers will find Saddle Peak, a modern, award-winning home that blends right into its surrounding landscapes. The minimalist abode, designed by Sant Architects, is crafted out of a mix of massive concrete slabs, steel beams, wood, and glass, which all lend themselves to the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, straight out to Catalina Island, from every floor-to-ceiling window. Guests can also step outside and dip in the infinity-edge pool while maintaining eye contact with that fantastic view.
Villa Falcon: Andalusia, Spain
Look out onto a pastoral scene for as far as the eye can see at Villa Falcon, a six-bedroom home in Andalusia, Spain. The elegant home is a masterclass in clean aesthetics, with neutral-toned furnishings and polished concrete floors throughout. Though beautiful in the interiors, the space shines the brightest outside. Sit at the home’s many patio spaces, including by its azure pool, to take in the surrounding mountains blanketed in trees, providing a spectacular view and the utmost privacy for guests.
Seaclusion: Saint James, Barbados
Looking for more of a blue-hued view? Check into Seaclusion, a six-bedroom villa on the island of Barbados. The home ensures guests’ comfort at every turn thanks to overstuffed furnishings, deep soaking tubs, and view opportunities at every turn, thanks to large picture windows in both the common spaces and bedrooms. Guests can get even closer to the Caribbean ocean views under the home’s large covered balcony or from its infinity pool, which blends seamlessly into the gin-clear waters below. Still not close enough to the sea? Take the stairs to the private beach, only accessible for guests of the home, below.
BeachyHead: Western Cape, South Africa
Stay still for a moment to check out both the interior and exterior views of BeachyHead, a five-bedroom estate in the Western Cape. The design-forward home delights with nature-inspired interiors, including light wood floors paired with neutral-toned furnishings that will leave you feeling at total peace. Of course, you should still wander outside to feel the ocean air from the home’s pool deck or outdoor dining area. However, the absolute best view comes from the primary suite. There, guests can lay in bed all day and simply open the blinds to look out onto the glittering blue ocean water all around.
Cliff Beach House: Waterford, Ireland
Gaze out onto Ireland’s craggy coastline from Cliff Beach House, a six-bedroom design-lover home in Waterford. The seaside abode has endless views of Ardmore Bay, which can be viewed from the home’s interior thanks to its wall-to-wall windows. Relax in the minimally designed space that pays homage to the surrounding landscapes with gray and green hues, and step out onto its wrap-around patio, which also boasts a sizzling hot tub. Then, after the sun goes down, snuggle up for a movie in the home theater and head to bed early so you can wake up at first light to do it all over again.
Sunset Ridge: Telluride, Colorado
The views don’t get much better than they do at Sunset Ridge, a six-bedroom, mid-century marvel in the mountain village of Telluride. The estate features a small stream that feeds a perfectly still pond just steps from the front door, which further enhances the already fantastic panoramic views of the bucolic mountains. Guests are invited to stroll the lands to find the best scenery, including over its footbridge to the sunken fire pit. But don’t forget to take a complete tour of the massive home, including its bar and game room, and elegant dining room, and take a soak in its indoor hot tub.
Casa Tomasina: Guerrero, Mexico
There is no bad view in any direction you turn at Casa Tomasina, a vibrant five-bedroom home along the coast of Guerrero. The modern compound, designed by Enrique Zozaya, is a warm and inviting space filled with terracotta-hued walls and rich wood accents that envelop you in a cozy embrace, despite the home’s massive size. Walk out the doors to the home’s back terrace to feel the Pacific Ocean mist on your face as you sit in one of the lush white loungers that surround the infinity pool that hugs the curve of the coastline. When you need a break from splashing around, find a little zen in the home’s palapa, which is the ideal place to take a little snooze, so you can wake up and be delighted by the view all over again.