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Monday, 11 February 2013

Some of TripAdvisor's top romantic boltholes...

Tired of flowers, chocolates and over-priced set menus?  Break away from the Valentine’s Day clichés and celebrate in style, whether that be in your very own treehouse, castle or private island.  With more than 275,000 properties around the world, TripAdvisor Holiday Rentals can help you find your perfect romantic bolthole.

Whether it’s a beautiful view, total seclusion or over-the-top luxury you’re after, you’ll find it here.  Check out some of TripAdvisor’s top picks for a romantic rendez-vous… 

A penthouse Eiffel Tower view in the City of Love

Sit back, relax, break out the bubbly and enjoy perfect Eiffel Tower views from the privacy of your penthouse terrace.  This luxury apartment features a wrap-around balcony offering panoramic views over Paris, aka the City of Love.   Prices start from £345 per night.  www.tripadvisor.co.uk/2442652

Secluded private island romance in Belize – French Louie Caye

Sheltered behind the Belize Barrier Reef, this private two acre island is available for you exclusively. Located in southern Belize, the island offers a beautiful coral sand beach and is surrounded by some of the finest coral reef in the area. The property comes complete with a caretaker at your service, ready to catch and prepare a seafood dinner and take you on kayak and snorkelling tours. Prices start from £105 per nightwww.tripadvisor.com/1833226

Overlook Juliet’s balcony in Verona – Lavinia Apartment

This luxury apartment is located in La Corte di Giulietta (Juliet’s Court) with a view over Juliet’s legendary balcony.  Finished with antique furnishings, Murano lamps, and frescos, this property is romantic both inside and out.  Prices start from £319 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/2034543

Romance fit for royalty – The Fortalice, Scotland

Originally built in 1560, this castle has been painstakingly renovated to maintain its rich history while offering modern comforts.  The property is exquisitely positioned and set against a stunning backdrop of rugged Perthshire countryside. Prices start from £1,594 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/2016072

Cosy up in Costa Rica treetops – Treehouse Costa Rica

Just a few moments’ walk from the beach, this treehouse is built into a Banyan tree where you’ll have Howler and white-faced Capuchin monkeys for neighbours.  Relax in your own private pool or enjoy the views from the terrace.  Prices start from £60 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/2327053

Cliffside views over the legendary Santorini caldera – Lydia cave house
A traditional cave house, built into the Santorini cliffside, Lydia offers beautiful views over the sea and caldera (volcano and cliffs) and boasts an indoor pool.  Lydia is located in Oia, which is renowned for its beautiful sunsets and views.  Prices start from £109 per night.

Infinity pool indulgence  - Cape Town

Peer out over Cape Town’s beautiful Clifton beaches from the luxury of your very own infinity pool.  This luxury villa is secluded and enjoys spectacular views while still being near enough to Cape Town’s highlights, including Camps Bay and the V&A waterfront.  Prices starts from £352 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/2071860

A stroll away from the Bridge of Sighs – Ca Del Doge 1
This cosy apartment is a few moments away from Venice’s Bridge of Sighs.  A local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the famous bridge.  Prices start from £82 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/3267532

Hilltop romance in a converted windmill- Odemira, Portugal

With gorgeous outdoor space and a rounded bedroom in the roof, this hilltop windmill is truly unique. Situated in an ecological reserve, the mill stands on a hill overlooking the plains that roll their way from the Atlantic coast to the Spanish border. The mill is a perfect base for, stargazing, walking and exploring. Prices start from £71 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/1592199
Loved-up luxury in Mexico – Canrejo y Toro
Lush tropical foliage surrounds this beautifully designed Mexican home.  The property offers peace, luxury and privacy across seven acres of land and 350 feet of oceanfront.  Highlights include an open-air bathroom with stone shower, beach views from private terrace in the bedroom and a pool.  Prices start from £544 per night. www.tripadvisor.co.uk/1876224