When traveling, lots of factors affect the hotel or rental you book. Is it close to town or perched near incomparable vistas? Does it afford you the privacy desired (or, conversely, do the keys include access to the sort of service that allows you to daydream at living regally?).
A consideration that doesn't often get its due would surely be the bathroom. It's a nonnegotiable aspect of any home-away-from-home, and when done with luxurious finishes and sweeping views, it's a space you can easily devote more waking hours to.
Read on for 8 short-term rentals with decorating inspiration to spare.
A former mansion turned luxe boutique hotel, a stay at includes special mood-enhancing lights in the shower and modern fixtures and finishes that perfectly mix with the property's Gilded Age roots.
The countryside isn't required for a decadently designed bathroom. Sleek urban finishes play beautifully alongside warm natural textures, all in a spot that's blocks from Florence's Ponte Vecchio.
A bathroom has to be lovely to compete with the Amalfi Coast: Arched ceilings, intricate tiles, and beautiful crown molding do the trick in this vacation villa.
There's no denying the decadence of a long bath when the star is placed in the center of a dramatically candlelit space.
Drama rules in all eight of this property's en-suite bathrooms via bold colors, unique light fixtures, and massive doors.
Rustic elegance rules with a tall beamed ceiling and tin soaking tub.
A classic tub, beautifully veined marble, and space for days matches the privileged Lake Como air breezing directly beyond oversized arched windows.
Parquet floors and breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples let this bathroom rival some of the best-appointed bedrooms.