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Valentine’s Day Away: Top Romantic Rentals on FlipKey

A fancy dinner and heart-shaped box of chocolates are just so cliché. This year, surprise your partner with a an escape from the ordinary for Valentine’s Day.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most romantic rentals available on FlipKey. Gorgeous views, steamy hot tubs, and exotic locales await.

Damson Cottage: Wales, United Kingdom

“We stayed here in August and used the cottage as a base for walking & bike riding around the Brecons. The local pub was great for the odd evening when we didn’t fancy cooking our own dinner, though most evenings we were happy enjoying the comforts of this home from home. After a week here we didn’t want to leave this peaceful & relaxing location.” – FlipKey review 

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Escape into nature together with a stay at Damson Cottage in Wales. This country cottage on a private lane offers the perfect place to clear your head and reconnect with one another. And why do so many couples book this rental when visiting Brecon Beacons National Park? Aside from its charming location, you’ll meet farm animals grazing about the yard and swimming in the nearby pond.

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Halls Gap Vacation Villa: Victoria, Australia

“We stayed for a long weekend and my only regret is that we didn’t stay for longer. The Heavenly Retreat is the perfect place to stay when you need nurturing. It is set within a beautiful area, away from the main road. We sat outside every morning on the decking area and saw a variety of different birds, kangaroos, deer etc. We spent our evenings either in the hot tub (which is fantastic) and sat in front of the fire playing games such as scrabble.” – FlipKey review  

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

This couples-only accommodation in Victoria has all the amenities you’ll need for Valentine’s Day. A king bed, log fire, deluxe double spa, champagne, and chocolates will all help set the mood. Located in Grampians National Park, the suitably named Heavenly Retreat is surrounded by majestic cliffs and native bush land.

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Woodland Oasis: Pigeon Forge, TN

“Beautifully decorated cabin in the woods. We loved listening to the water fountain in the pond just steps away from the cabin. Private, quiet oasis – just as described. Will most definitely stay at this cabin again.” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Nestled in the trees, Woodland Oasis overlooks a beautiful gated resort. Cheerful colors welcome you along with leather seating, skylights, gas fireplace, and a four-poster king bed. Grill up dinner while looking out over the mountainside and then, soak in the hot tub together on the wrap-around screened porch. And with the stereo system in each room, setting the mood has never been easier.

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Private Villa: Puntarenas, Costa Rica


“We loved our stay at the villa. The view is absolutely breath-taking of the city and the ocean… I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking to get away from reality who is also looking for privacy. It was so nice to be able to enjoy our honeymoon without a lot of people being around. We had excellent service and truthfully when we left I wasn’t ready to leave!” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2

If your aims for Valentine’s Day are privacy and sunshine, you’ll find them both at this Puntarenas villa. Nestled on a hilltop, this villa features the best view in all Manuel Antonio. Gaze out over your infinity pool towards the setting sun as it touches the Pacific Ocean. You’ll be close to nature, too, with monkeys swinging from vine to vine and toucans taking baths nearby.

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Villa Shamballa: Ubud, Bali

“My fiance and I stayed in Villa Shamballa to celebrate our engagement and it was perfect. Once we entered the villa on our first day, we didn’t leave again for the whole stay, we had everything we needed and more available to us. With dedicated staff on hand, we availed of the afternoon tea (price included) and cocktail hour by the infinity pool (spectacular view) every day. We also had all our meals served up to us by the pool… The staff were extremely friendly and were always on hand for anything we needed.” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2

Villa Shamballa is a spiritual haven that offers an intimate and indulgent experience. Perched atop a ravine, this romantic hideaway overlooks the Wos River. With its dramatic river gorge, tropical jungle valley setting, friendly staff and rustic charm, Villa Shamballa is an ideal place to recharge your batteries and revive your relationship.

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The Pod House: Vanua Levu, Fiji

“On arrival to the Pod House, I was blown away by how awesome the property was. It exceeded what we expected. It looked like this was a home right out of a Home Decor magazine. Very well decorated, giving you the Fijian feeling. The King size bed was very comfortable with high-grade linens…We could not get enough of the spectacular views in front of the home. You could see miles and miles of the bay with an extinct volcano in the background. Every night there were spectacular sunsets to watch as you sip on a glass of wine from the veranda.” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Surprise your lover this year with a trip to exotic Fiji.  Set on the shores of Savusavu Bay, the Pod House is a purpose-built villa designed for couples. A contemporary design with organic natural features, you enter through your own private courtyard with marble tiled saltwater pool. What could be better than lying in the king sized bed and gazing out over the bay, or relaxing in the sun or shade on one of the day beds around the house?

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Rosebud Cottage: Auckland, New Zealand

“We stayed at Rosebud before and after our wedding, and it was perfect in every way. Peaceful, relaxing and absolutely beautiful. The little touches really made it special: the bubbles (both wine and bath!) and breakfast really topped it off. A fabulous place to escape from the world, we didn’t want to leave!” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Set in a vineyard, this French country cottage overlooks a nearby lake and the valleys beyond. It features a cozy covered courtyard and an electric log fire to keep you warm during a winter’s night. The “romantic package” includes roses, candles, bath salts, essential oils, pure lavender soap, rose petal trail, outdoor bath experience and a self-cook breakfast.

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Sunset Watch Upper Level Villa: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

“This was our third visit to Sunset Watch.  One could not ask for anything nicer or better. The setting on the side of a hill above the water enables you to be surrounded by sounds, smells, and views of the sea, sunsets, and sky that are incomparable. This place is secluded, private, quiet. The sounds of the waves can be heard from the bedroom, porch, and deck … A stone stairway with lighting and railing leads to a beach at the foot of the property.” FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
A tree-lined driveway through a Caribbean garden welcomes guests to Sunset Watch Upper Villa. Renting the top floor of this affordable Virgin Gorda beachfront home guarantees you a front row seat to awe-inspiring sunsets every evening. With a wrap-around deck, an outdoor shower, and gourmet equipped kitchen, this rental comes equipped with all your needs for a romantic vacation. Access Nail Bay beach through the property’s stone paths or take a dip in the semi-private pool.

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Dolce Roma: Rome, Italy

“This is a small but very comfortable (great bed!) and nicely decorated apartment in the Monti neighborhood. It is next door to a Metro station, a 10-minute walk from Termini Station and just a few blocks from the Coliseum and Palatine Hill. The area around the apartment is lively, with several good and not too expensive restaurants nearby. The apartment has reliable WiFi and the owner provides lots of maps, guidebooks, etc. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Roma.” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Whisk your love away to this private apartment in the trendiest district in Rome. Located near the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, Dolce Roma is on the second floor of a 19th-century building overlooking a piazza and gardens. The rental’s playful artwork leaves you in no doubt you’re in Italy and the knowledgeable owners can help you get the most from your travels in Rome.

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Casa Quintino: Tuscany, Italy

“My recent stay at Casa Quintina was actually that good- it’s a little piece of heaven, it really is. The views, over the beautiful garden on to the hills, are spectacular. The location is great – far away enough to feel special but close enough to places to not be isolated. The house was lovely. … Bedrooms are big and the one with the four poster bed makes you feel like a king/queen of the castle or something! Lots of blankets too, which we appreciated in the winter… My favorite part was either sitting on the veranda in the morning overlooking the hills or sitting by the fire at night, having delicious local sausages and wine.” – FlipKey review

The Pad: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Casa Quintino is the ultimate romantic getaway. The perfect cure for city stress, this 300-year-old farmhouse is the ideal base from which to explore the culture of Tuscany. The property is on the white truffle route and surrounded by oak forests―there’s a spectacular view across the valley from the elegant French windows. What could be better than an early morning horseback ride followed by a long, lazy lunch under an olive tree (along with a bottle of local wine, of course.) And believe us: after that, you’ll be just in the mood for a siesta on the four post East African Carved Swahili bed.

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