Need to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life? A relaxing getaway is even better if it comes with a beautiful view. Whether you want to sunbathe on a beach, go boating on a lake, relax by a river, or stroll along a historic canal, there are B&Bs and inns across the world that offer the luxury of being located right on the water.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Amstel Canal Guest House
The Amstel Canal Guest House is located along one of Amsterdam’s famous canals. Some of the guest rooms have unobstructed views of the canal, which is merely feet away from the windows. While the view may be relaxing, you’re located right in the heart of the city with endless things to do. The Amstel Canal Guest House is close to countless cafes and restaurants and within walking distance of the major museums and tourist attractions.
Venice, Italy: 3749 Ponte Chiodo
The Italian city of Venice is well known for its winding canals, and many travelers enjoy staying along the water and taking romantic gondola rides. One of these picturesque canals runs along the exterior of the 3749 Ponte Chiodo Guest House and then leads to a lagoon. This inn is named after an ancient bridge at the entrance of the house, which is only one of its kind left in Venice. The property gives you the benefit of being close to the city center, but in a quiet and peaceful area.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia: Pension Bounty
Located on the atoll of Rangiroa in French Polynesia, this property has some of the most spectacular views in the world and is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Pension Bounty is just meters from the white, sandy beaches of Ohotu Bay and in a prime location for scuba divers. Watch the sun rise or set over the clear, sparkling water. Tiputa Pass is just a half-mile away, where you can spot dolphins playing and swimming. The property is also surrounded by a coconut plantation.
Tahoe Vista, California: The Shore House
The Shore House sits along the north shore of Lake Tahoe and offers a stunning vista of the lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The property has its own pier, balconies and decks overlooking the lake, and a large outdoor lakefront hot tub. Several of the rooms have incredible lake views, and there is also a separate waterfront cottage ideal for honeymooners. The lakefront location couldn’t be more perfect for those who love water sports, and in the warmer months, you can take a private cruise on the innkeepers’36-foot cabin cruiser.
Hardy Creek, Montana: River’s Bend Lodge
River’s Bend Lodge offers a haven for outdoor lovers who want to get away from the city. Surrounded by greenery and sitting along the banks of the beautiful Missouri River, this comfortable and rustic lodge is ideal for those who love fly fishing. The lodge is near Tower Rock State Park, a former campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It’s not only ideal for fisherman; there are plenty of other opportunities here for hiking, cliff jumping, biking, swimming, birdwatching, river floating, canoeing, and more.
Have you ever stayed at a waterfront B&B? What is your favorite place?