We've all been in that position in a hotel right? The one where you've been promised a 'stunning sea view' only to be met on arrival with a very distant, faint blue spec, which the front desk insists is the ocean. In honour of this conundrum we've rounded up five of our favourite rooms with a view, because with real homes, real photos and real views, home exchange is making it a thing of the past.
This amazing ski-lodge is situated in the 'power capital of the world', Niseko. As well as being perfectly placed for days of skiing, the luxurious apartment also offers incredible views of Mt Yotei. I must for mountaineers, nature lovers and ski bunnies alike.
Tucked away in small and exclusive Fernhill, this beautiful architect-designed home in St Ives, Cornwall may not have been the destination you expected to see representing sea views. However, we think you'll agree, the panorama from the living room and balcony is pretty incredible.
We think this apartment in Rome needs to be seen to be believed. For ancient history buffs, we don't think you'll find a better-situated swap than this. (In case you can't see what we're talking about, check out the view of the colosseum out the left-hand-side window).
Bay of Plenty
New Zeland is famous for its green vistas and sprawling nature. Make the most of it with a swap to the sub-tropical Bay of Plenty. Gillian's lake-side home has spectacular views of Lake Tarawera and Mt Tarawera and features its own jetty. Perfect for getting back to nature.
If you want ocean views wherever you are in your home-from-home, we think this beach home in Brazil is your safest option. Framed by the ocean and complete with your own private beach, we're not sure you could want anything more.
Whether it's straight-off-a-postcard views you're after, totally luxury or a cosy home-away-from-home, we've got it all listed on Love Home Swap. Take a look through our listings, check your inbox and get prepared for your next big adventure.