I have always understood "with view of someone" to mean can be seen by someone. But I have seen several sentences where the phrase seemingly means can see something from a vantage point, e.g.:
The safari-style glamping situation offers in-tent bathrooms, showers, king-size beds, and solar power all within view of Lincoln’s stony face.
This line (from here) talks about a camping site near Mount Rushmore. Merriam Webster also seems to suggest this phrase has two distinct and almost opposite meanings, but there's some ambiguity in its examples. So is this usage common/accepted?