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Love Shacks, Baby

Looking for a spot to relax and recharge with someone special? As we know, not all vacation rentals are created equal — some are great for a family vacation, but not ideal for a one-on-one getaway. We scoured the internet for the best romantic vacation rentals, and these were the best of the best.

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Pine Valley Settlers Cottage

Pine Valley, Utah | Sleeps: 2
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Looking for a cozy mountain getaway? This Southern Utah cottage has lots to offer. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit, and look up into the night sky, positively bursting with stars. No light pollution here! Watch out for wildlife like turkeys, deer, and even wildcats. It’s all part of the charm.

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The Sparrow’s Nest Charming Country Cottage

Boothbay Harbor, Maine | Sleeps: 3
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Ready to get your hygge on? You’ll almost certainly find it in this charming light-filled cabin off the coast of Maine. Plan on plenty of walks along the nearby nature trails and nights around the firepit.

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The Sparrow’s Nest: A Look Inside

But, you could also just stay inside and enjoy this lovely home. There are plenty of thoughtful touches like an antique bed, soft, fluffy towels, beautiful linens, a balcony to take your morning coffee on and more. You can even decide whether you’ll shower inside or in the outdoor shower!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas | Sleeps: 4
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Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains, this tent on stilts is waiting to welcome you into its splendor. Notice the surrounding foliage and lake views — plenty of nature to soak in during your stay.

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The Luxury Tent: A Look Inside

Along with a 7-person hot tub, you’ll find an open living room, a fully stocked kitchen, a free-standing soaking tub with a hand sprayer, fast Wi-Fi, a 55" TV with Dish Network, and Alexa video speaker. The toilet even has a heated seat and a bidet.

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Taos, New Mexico | Sleeps: 3
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Originally the dance studio of flamenco legend Maria Benitez, this period adobe in Taos makes a romantic spot for a desert getaway. Taos, in New Mexico’s high desert, has been a getaway for artists and romantics. Here you’ll find plenty of galleries, museums, clean air, and historic adobes.

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Seabeck, Washington | Sleeps: 2
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Can’t decide between a beach getaway and a mountain getaway? Here in Seabeck, Washington, you can do both. Just off the Olympic Mountains, facing the Hood Canal is this lovely cottage with serious Nordic vibes. On the itinerary: swimming with baby seals and waking up every morning to stunning views.

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The Tropical Cottage

Biscayne Park, Florida | Sleeps: 2
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Just 20 minutes from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports, and 15 minutes from the beach is this beautiful cottage, with a pool and a tropical garden. Though the pool and the garden are shared with the owners, you’ll feel totally secluded in your own little slice of paradise.

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The Tropical Cottage: A Look Inside

If cooking romantic meals together is part of your ideal itinerary, look elsewhere — there’s no kitchen here, though there is a microwave and fridge. But, if you fancy a stay where you can escape domestic drudgery and just recharge, this cozy light-filled home will be just the thing. There’s Wi-Fi, a queen bed, TV and cable, and all the amenities that will make your stay pleasant.

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Romantic Treehouse in the Hawaiian Rainforest

Volcano, Hawaii | Sleeps: 2
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Five minutes outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is this dreamy tree cottage, in mid-century tropical style. Step away from the cares of everyday life and enjoy this custom designed space, surrounded by native ohi’a and hapu’u trees.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Sleeps: 4
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Heading to Dollywood or the Smoky Mountain Opry? This sweet little cabin is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a romantic spot to head home to whilst vacationing.

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The Tuscan Vineyard Guest House

St. Helena, California | Sleeps: 4
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For a dreamy wine country getaway, you’ll love this newly redone guesthouse in Napa’s St. Helena. You’ll find many vineyards walking within walking distance, and just a fifteen-minute drive away, there’s downtown St. Helena. The best of both worlds!

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The Tuscan Vineyard Guest House: A Look Inside

The home is complete with a queen-size canopy bed, a private terrace, a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, plus an open studio space with 20-foot ceilings. Don’t forget about plenty of windows and even French doors for panoramic vineyard views. In the evenings, you can enjoy a glass of local wine around the fireplace to top it all off.

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New Orleans | Sleeps: 4
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Just outside the famed French Quarter you’ll find this charming Creole Cottage, which dates back to 1837. You’re within walking distance of Louis Armstrong Park, the Backstreet Cultural Museum, and St. Augustine Church, as well.

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The Creole Garden Cottage: A Look Inside

You may have a hard time deciding how to spend your time here — you’re close to all of the New Orleans hubbub, but this cottage is also a wonderful place to relax. Outside the rear door, you’ll find a semi-private garden courtyard for your morning coffee or evening cocktail. The decor inside is cheerful and colorful — you may have a hard time leaving.

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The Tranquil PNW Getaway

Troutdale, Oregon | Sleeps: 2
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At the Western gateway of the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, and the Columbia River Gorge lies the charming town of Troutdale, Oregon. Here, 12 miles east of Portland, awaits this charming little home, with panoramic mountain views.

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South Lake Tahoe, California | Sleeps: 3
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For those looking to experience the best of resort life plus stunning natural park scenes, Lake Tahoe is the clear answer. For a romantic hub for your Tahoe trip, we love this recently remodeled studio in Lakeland Village Lodge.

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Cozy Vermont Hideaway

Cambridge, Vermont | Sleeps: 4
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With stunning natural beauty and superb skiing, just the phrase "Vermont getaway" conjures a romantic mood. This home is the perfect place for just such a trip with your sweetie—it’s nestled in the mountains, and close to skiing/snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, and more.

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The Charleston Houseboat

Charleston, South Carolina | Sleeps: 3
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Charleston is a romantic city to begin with. Founded in 1670, this port city is known for its stately Southern architecture, incredible food, and cobblestone streets. This houseboat in the harbor (a central location) offers the opportunity for a Charleston vacation you’ll never forget.

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The Charleston Houseboat: A Look Inside

Dubbed "Charleston’s Best Airbnb Experience," this spacious houseboat was featured on "Tiny House Hunters" and offers plenty of room — there’s a queen size bed in the Captain’s quarters. It was gutted and rebuilt with reclaimed materials and offers vaulted ceilings, a living room, and all the comforts of home. As you enjoy your morning coffee, you may even see dolphins in the harbor. It’s all part of the experience.

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The Washington Ski Chalet: A Look Inside

Inside, you’ll find it fully furnished. There’s a brand-new queen bed in the upper loft, and all of the comforters and pillows are down, with high thread count linens. There’s a fully stocked kitchen and a hot tub on the new deck. You’ll feel like you’re on a Nordic vacation here.

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The Stone Tower House

Bearsville, New York | Sleeps: 4
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If nothing less than a castle will do for you and your sweetie, check out the Stone Tower House on West Ohayo Mountain. Plan on minimalist design, panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains and Berkshires, and a retreat you’ll never forget.

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Alaskan Lakefront Cabin

Seward, Alaska | Sleeps: 5
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For a getaway that’s as charming as it is rugged, consider this off-the-grid lakefront Alaskan cabin on the Kenai Peninsula. There’s no electricity, no cell service, a hand pump for well water, propane lights, and a wood stove for heat. Think of it as a (very beautiful) step up from camping.

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One Bedroom in the Heart of Downtown

Nashville, Tennessee | Sleeps: 2
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For a city crackling with life, consider Nashville. This urban rental in the Historic Printers Alley district offers views of the downtown skyline and is within walking distance of bars, restaurants, honky-tonks, and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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The Manzanita Shoreline Cabin

Manzanita, Oregon | Sleeps: 4
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On Oregon’s North Coast, you’ll find this lovely cabin on over an acre of private, oceanfront property, tucked away between two state parks and 200 feet above the surf. Perch cliffside with a cup of coffee in the morning and bask in these distinctive views. You’ll see lots of whales, sunsets, deer, and maybe even a bald eagle here.

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The Manzanita Shoreline Cabin: A Look Inside

Along with two master suites (on two levels, each with a separate bathroom and separate entrances), you’ll find a complete kitchen, a laundry room, and new fixtures and appliances. Don’t forget about the firepit and picnic table. But, the crown jewel of this property is the natural-wood hot tub on the deck, crafted from Alaskan yellow cedar.