6 Vacation Rental Homes With Dead-On Views of the World's Most Famous Sights

6 Vacation Rental Homes With Dead-On Views of the World's Most Famous Sights

You won't have to share these stunning vistas with any other hotel guests.

By Karen Gardiner

A room with a view of one of the world's most iconic wonders is not the sole reserve of luxe hotels. With a perfectly positioned home rental, you can admire such sights as the Eiffel Tower or the Alps from the comfort of your room, or balcony — all while avoiding the crowds (and other guests). Consider the following picks from TripAdvisor Rentals:

1. The Eiffel Tower: Paris, France

This handsome four-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment is in the elegant 16th arrondissement, steps from the Trocadéro fountains. The appropriately named Fantasy Eiffel Duplex offers views of the Eiffel Tower from the balcony, but your eye may be drawn away toward the beautifully upholstered furniture and painted ceilings inside. Sleeps 8.

2. The Colosseum: Rome, Italy

Check off another of Europe's most iconic landmarks from the private balcony of this two-bedroom sixth-floor Rome apartment. As well as the Colosseum, you'll be able to spot the Vatican Dome and the Vittoriano whilst sipping an aperitivo al fresco. Sleeps 6.

3. Matterhorn: Zermatt, Switzerland

Snow bunnies can soak up the views of the "Mountain of Mountains" between sessions on the slopes in this two-bedroom apartment, which is a short stroll to the Sunnegga departure station and ski bus. The Jacuzzi bathtub and steam shower should fix any tired muscles too. Sleeps 5.

4. Sugarloaf Mountain: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Peep the shapely outline of Rio's Sugarloaf Mountain from the contemporary surroundings of this 8,500-square-foot five-bedroom villa. With an attached spa, garden with more than 1,800 plants, home theater and infinity edge, ocean-facing pool surrounded by forest, this one might be difficult to ever leave. Sleeps 10.

5. The Acropolis: Athens, Greece

Displaying the pianist's flair for rather ostentatious home decor, the Liberace Suite is located at the foot of the Acropolis, views of which are superb from the two-bedroom apartment's private terrace. Located in Plaka, in the historic heart of Athens, you'll be within easy walking distance of some of the city's best attractions and restaurants. Sleeps 4.

6. San Marco: Venice, Italy

On a quiet cul de sac, just steps from Piazzo San Marco, this apartment on the fourth floor of a historic palazzo offers crowd-free views of San Marco and the Campanile Bell Tower from its large terrace, as well as 360-degree views of the whole city. Sleeps 6.

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