Ditch the special equipment and soak in the night sky at these homes with unobstructed views of the stars. According to stargazing experts, this year will bring many astronomical events that you won’t want to miss, including the transit of Mercury across the sun, as well as multiple meteor showers. Vrbo curated a list of five homes known for their breathtaking views of the night sky. Available to rent for your next getaway, these homes will serve as the perfect place to spend evenings stargazing with family and friends.

Vallecito, CA

This 1-bedroom casita is set amidst the Villa Vallecito Vineyards with stunning 360-degree views of New Melones Lake. Equipped with modern amenities and a fully stocked kitchen, this casita will provide your small group with everything you need for a stress-free vacation. A short drive will take you to nearby wineries in the Murphys as well as to various restaurants, historic mining towns, golf courses, and skiing mountains in Bear Valley.

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Rochester, VT

Escape the hustle of everyday life and enjoy solitude, beauty, and wonder at this rural retreat in Vermont. The home sleeps up to 25 guests, offering plenty of space for large groups to spread out and create lifelong memories. Spend evenings connecting with family and friends while soaking in unobstructed views of the stars above.

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Mancos, CO

Located in southwest Colorado, Enchanted Retreat offers an open floor plan, stunning mountain views, and two large skylights. The spacious home will serve as the ideal home base for all of your vacation activities, including day trips to Mesa Verde National Park, Telluride, and more. Previous guests have left exceptional reviews of the home, recalling many relaxing nights spent gazing into the night sky.

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Los Cerrillos, NM

For those wishing to connect with nature, this 2-bedroom home sits on 28 acres in the beautiful Galisteo River Basin. Casa de Estrella Bella gets its name from the tremendous amount of stars you'll enjoy in the evenings after a spectacular sunset. The area is also considered one of the historic locations of the Anasazi, the “original people” who lived there as long as 10,000 years ago. Sleeping up to eight guests, the newly constructed home offers modern appliances as well as a telescope for endless stargazing in the evenings.

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Yucca Valley, CA

This private desert getaway in Joshua Tree will become your new favorite spot to observe the night sky. Located off the beaten path on acres of fenced land, this home features modern decor, a variety of indoor and outdoor games, and a hot tub for ample relaxation. Enjoy a break from everyday life while taking in picturesque views of the nearby mountain ranges and desert landscape.

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