One of the most frequently given reasons people travel is because they're looking to be fulfilled, and want to leave their destination enlightened and enriched. One factor that canhelp invoke all of these sensations in a person is the view from wherever they decide to stay.
After all, there's nothing like starting the morning by drawing back the curtains or pulling up the blinds on a breath-taking sight. It can also make the perfect backdrop in the evening for reflection of the day's experiences.
Be it the sight of a bustling city that sets your pulse racing or that of an inspiring dramatic landscape or a peaceful azure sea, here are five great holiday homes with simply stunning views.
1. Magical Manhattan.
You could experience NYC in real style staying in this fantastic penthouse.
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It's a one bedroom apartment right in the heart of Midtown which you can gaze down upon from its floor to ceiling windows. A luxury lifestyle goes with the place too -the building has its own communal pool, gym and sauna as well as a concierge service that is all included in the price so you won't even have to bother with hailing your own yellow cab.
2. Stunning Sydney.
There aren't many landmarks in the world that are quite as iconic as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This superb city centre apartment offers an amazing view of it as well as the equally famous opera house. The one-bedroom apartment is situated high up in a block that is quite a landmark in itself, The Top of the Town building in the Darlinghurst area of the city. The balcony runs the whole width of the apartment looking out over the harbour and parking is also included.
3. The Awesome Alps.
For a complete contrast, how about an alpine retreat at Chalet Fl©g¨re? It's a modern chalet built in the traditional style with five double bedrooms over its four floors. There are jaw-dropping views of Mont Blanc, and the chalet is fitted out to a luxurious standard with a cinema projection system, outdoor Jacuzzi and Wi-Fi. It's also only a four minute drive to Chamonix town centre.
4. Cornish Delight.
Daydreamer is set on Freathy Cliff in Cornwall and has unspoilt views of the Atlantic from its panoramic windows which simultaneously fill the interior with light. There are also three miles of beautiful sandy beach to enjoy, as well as countless secluded coves to explore along this undiscovered piece of coastline.
5. Go Greek.
Villa Nafsika in Corfu has an incredible sea views and the glorious sunshine to match. High in the hills surrounded by olive groves, the house sleeps up to eight people and has stunning views over the Ionian Sea. There's a large pool and the quaint unspoilt fishing village of St Stefanos is just a 10 minute drive away.
If any of these appeal to you, just follow the links to take an even better look. You'll also be able to see pictures of the views you'll be able to enjoy, check if they're available when you want to go and book them if they are.