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Vacation Your Way and Book a Luxurious Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway

When you’re determining where to go for your next trip, it can be difficult to decide among sights to see, food to eat and adventures to have. From wine country to the mountain state, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite vacation homes—complete with awe-inspiring panoramic views and cool downtown vibes—that are sure to help make the decision of where to travel a little easier. View these listings and more at HomeAway.com.


The Cliff House

Location: Victor, West Virginia

Property ID: 653534vb

Notable features: Deck with fireplace and outdoor seating; spectacular living room with large glass doors and windows for fantastic views of the Near River Gorge; large dining table and complete gourmet kitchen

Sleeps: 10 (5 bedrooms, 4 baths)

Cost per night: Starting at $510

Why stay here? This 3,200-square-foot luxury home built in 2010 provides a warm and comfortable environment for a large family and visitors in the heart of all things adventure. Nearby activities include world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Gauley River, rock climbing throughout the New River Gorge and nearly 10 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails right from your front door.

Fun Fact: Pies & Pints Pizzeria, just minutes away in Fayetteville, was named one of the Top 20 Pizza Spots in the U.S. by HuffPost.


The Eastside Lodge

Location: Austin, Texas

Property ID: 4331060

Notable features: 3,767-square-foot luxury 1930s renovation

Sleeps: 6 (2 bedrooms, 2 baths)

Cost per night: Starting at $325

Why stay here? This swanky, luxe renovation is within walking distance of acclaimed restaurants, music and more. Walk along Lady Bird Lake for great views of the city skyline.

Fun Fact: Austin was recently designated the No. 1 beer destination in the world by VinePair. Check out Rainey Street for tons of bars, restaurants and food trucks!


Mountaintop Luxury Estate

Location: St. Helena, California

Property ID: 3855040

Notable features: 7,500-square-foot luxury mountaintop estate sitting on 70 acres; 360-degree panoramic valley floor views of St. Helena and surrounding wineries; infinity edge, heated lagoon black quartzite plaster-finished lap pool

Sleeps: 12 (6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths)

Cost per night: Starting at $2,948

Why stay here? If the incredible views alone aren’t enough, the luxury mountaintop home is perfect for hosting large but intimate gatherings. The home boasts expansive mountaintop vistas and was recently completed with all high-end appliances, furnishings, infinity edge pool, spa, outdoor fireplace, bocce ball court and more.

Don’t Miss: You’ll be in the heart of California’s wine country. If you leave without sampling some of the best reds and whites around, you’re doing it wrong!


Lowry Hill House

Location: Calhoun Isles, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Property ID: 4813526

Notable features: 5,000-square-foot historic home in Uptown Minneapolis; featured in design books and magazines including Vogue; located in historical Lowry Hill mansion neighborhood; two blocks from breathtaking Lake of the Isles

Sleeps: 13 (6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths)

Cost per night: Starting at $900

Why stay here? This home is spacious and stylishly decorated with historical beauty and modern convenience. The neighborhood is tranquil and breathtaking and in close proximity to everywhere you’ll want to be during your stay.

Don’t Miss: The Walk Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in the Lowry Hill neighborhood. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 13,000 modern and contemporary art pieces.