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20 Luxury Airbnbs in Europe to Inspire Your Next Vacation

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From luxury villas in the Mediterranean, to a tree house in the forests of Norway, these luxury Airbnbs in Europe will give you plenty of travel inspiration.

 

I published a post recently on the best Airbnbs in Ireland and it proved so popular that I decided to look for similar properties elsewhere. I am an Airbnb Associate, so I spent hours searching the Airbnb website and found everything from ski-in ski-out chalets, to luxury villas in Santorini as well as countryside farmhouses in Italy and France. I was amazed at the variety that is on offer. For this post I have chosen luxury Airbnbs in Europe, all of which come highly recommended from previous guests. 

 

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1. Trullo Della Ghiandaia, Alberobello, Puglia, Italy

We spent a magical few days in Puglia last year stayed in our own trulli on the outskirts of Alberobello. Trullo Della Ghiandaia was one of the highlights of our trip – we didn’t want to leave it. It was a fairy tale like villa, complete with two restored trullos and three bedrooms. There was a large outdoor swimming pool, with a terrace, BBQ and pizza oven. Cristina, our host, greeted us with home made lasagne, delicious focaccia and wine from her fathers vineyard – what a welcome!
 

 

 
I loved staying here, because we were able to go into Alberobello in the morning and evening time, without the usual day trippers being there.   

Read: Top places you must visit in Puglia

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2. Hector Cave House, Santorini, Greece

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Santorini is one of Europe’s top bucket list destinations, and staying in a 250 year old cave house, that has been carved into the Caldera cliff just adds to the magic. This was originally a wine cellar, before becoming a family summer house, and is now one of the most popular Airbnbs in Santorini.
 

 

 
The house has just one bedroom, but can sleep up to five people as there are sofa beds in the living area. The private terrance offers breathtaking sea views and the outdoor plunge pool will ensure you get the perfect Instagram shot. 

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3. Cavtat Villa, near Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Cavtat is one of those picture perfect resorts with stunning sea views and a great food scene. It also happens to be located close enough to Dubrovnik to enjoy its highlights, but far enough away to avoid the crowds.

We holidayed here a few years ago and loved it. This newly restored five-bedroomed villa is located close to the main centre and offers beautiful views of Cavtat Bay from its outdoor terrace.  

Read: Visiting Croatia and Montenegro

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4. Positano Private Villa with Pool, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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A three bedroom villa with its own pool in Positano – this is the holiday of dreams. This luxurious villa has contemporary outdoor areas with stunning sea views and is conveniently located close to the centre of Positano and the beach. If you want to tour the Amalfi Coast, visit Capri and the ancient city of Pompeii, this is perfect place to stay.

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5. 5-Star Villa in the Côte d’Azur, France

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With a heated pool from early April to November, and a clear view of Saint-Tropez, this south-facing 4-bedroomed villa deserves a place on this list of luxury Airbnbs in Europe. Relax in the five-seater outdoor jacuzzi or under the thatch roof canopy, and enjoy the stunning views of the Côte d’Azur while the kids play in the shaded playhouse. 

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6. Villa Llenaire, Puerto Pollensa, Majorca, Spain

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Puerto Pollensa is one of my favourite Spanish resorts. Not only is it perfectly situated on Majorca’s northern tip, but its old town has some great restaurants and bars too. This contemporary four-bedroomed villa overlooks the bay of Puerto de Pollensa, and  comes with an outdoor pool, sun terrace and BBQ area, all perfectly positioned to enjoy the sea-views. 

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7. Villa Casa Aggi, Lagos: 4 bedroom villa on the Algarve, Portugal

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Villa Casa Aggi is a luxurious detached villa with a large outdoor pool and bright modern interiors. It is only 15 minutes walk to the superb Meia Praia beach, and a short drive from the historical town of Lagos, which has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants. This is one of best value villas in Portugal that I found, considering its size and location.

Read: 25 Luxury villas in Portugal to inspire your next vacation

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8. Å Auge – River Eye – Treehouse, Norway

An outdoor lovers dream, fall asleep under the stars in this luxury treehouse, that is surrounded by nature. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can fish in the stream in front of your house, forage for food in the forest, or go skiing in the nearby ski resort.
 

 

 
This treehouse is spacious with three bedrooms so is suited to families and groups, as well as couples looking for a relaxing retreat. Instead of electricity, you will find candles, solar lamps and a solar phone charger. If you need to connect to the outside world, free WiFi is available in the nearby cabin (50 meters walk), along with plenty of power-points for charging. 

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9. Villa with Heated Pool, Chania, Crete

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Chania, on the western side of Crete is a beautiful region full of Venetian towns and stunning beaches. We stayed here last year and loved exploring it. This villa is ideally located just a few minutes drive from the centre of Chania and the beach. It has five bedrooms, one of which is an independent studio, and it also boasts a heated pool, kids pool, indoor jacuzzi, gym as well as a playroom with Playstation 4 and 50″ HDTV.  

Read: Top things to do near Chania, Crete

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10. Chalet a la Casa in Zermatt, Switzerland

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This luxury chalet is superbly located, with a sunny position in the summer months, and ski-in ski-out accommodation during the winter. It is less than ten minutes walk to the centre of Zermatt and just 150 meters from the ski bus station. With two bedrooms a sauna, an outdoor jacuzzi and a large heated terrace, it is the perfect location to enjoy mountainous views all year round. 

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11. Luxury villa with infinity pool and sea view, Corfu, Greece

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This unique two-storey stone villa with hand crafted furnishings is an architects dream. As well as three bedrooms, it boasts an infinity pool with sea views, wonderful stone terraces with an outdoor dining area and BBQ.

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12. Luxury beach house, Estoril, Lisbon Coast, Portugal

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A private villa close to the beach on the Lisbon coast is not an easy find! Luckily I found this gem in the pretty resort town of Estoril. Located just 300 metres from the beach, and within easy access of Lisbon city, Cascais and Sintra, the location couldn’t be better. The villa boasts a pool, billiards table, games con sole and basketball area.

Read: 25 Luxury villas in Portugal to inspire your next vacation

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13. Architecturally Designed Retreat in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

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This stunning stone house is a wine-lovers paradise. Located in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape area, within walking distances to wineries, a picturesque 11th-century church, it is the picture perfect countryside retreat.  A four-bedroom home with cutting-edge architectural design, you can enjoy a glass of wine on its top deck overlooking Mont Ventoux. This is my idea of heaven!

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14. Mijas Villa beside the beach, Costa del Sol, Spain

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Beach or pool will be the only decision you have to make if you stay in this luxury Airbnb in Spain. With five-bedrooms, this large modern villa can sleep up to 14, so it is ideal for extended families or a large group of friends.

Located just 500 meters from the beach, and a 20 minutes walk to La Cala, this luxury villa is also within easy reach of the top resorts on the Costa del Sol including Marbella and Puerto Banus. 

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15. Boutique traditional townhouse with small heated pool, Malta

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This unique Airbnb boasts an underground cave with a spa area, set within traditional stone walls and natural wooden beams. There is also an outdoor terrance that offers sunset views over the old town of Rabat. This is an ideal Airbnb for couples looking for an authentic experience in Malta.

Read: Top 10 reasons to visit Malta

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16. Palm Villa with pool and jacuzzi, Lanzarote, Spain

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Located in Lanzarote’s most popular resort, Puerto del Carmen, with beaches, bars and restaurants on your doorstep, this is a great choice if you are looking for an Airbnb in the Canary Islands. This three-bedroom luxury villa has a pool, jacuzzi and outdoor dining area so you can enjoy the year round sunshine.

Read: Why Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island

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17. Luxury villa with private pool, Tuscany, Italy  

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This three-bedroom luxury villa is the picture perfect Tuscan villa. It is beautifully furnished in typical Tuscan style and located within 83 hectares of forest – so privacy is guaranteed! The outdoor pool and dining area with BBQ completes the ultimate Italian retreat. 

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18. Secluded Lakeside Cottage, Iceland

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This lakeside cottage is the perfect place to watch the sunset, or if you are lucky, theNorthern Lights. There is a wooden deck that wraps around the house with a hot tub and it provides the perfect countryside retreat. Although quietly situated it is close to the hiking trail to Iceland’s highest waterfall, warm outdoor swimming pools, and Reykjavik is only a 45 minute drive away. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Iceland

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19. Enchanting loft in the heart of Paris, France

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Located just a few steps from Opera square, with 19th century exposed beams and parquet floors, this stylish loft is a superb place to stay in Paris. Luxury airbnbs in Europe are usually at a premium but this is surprisingly good value.

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20. Dunas Villa, Dunas Douradas,  Algarve, Portugal

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A popular complex with Irish holiday makers, the luxurious Dunas Douradas villas offer all the benefits of self-catering with hotel facilities close by. Located between the upmarket resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, with the beach just a 10-15 minute walk away, the location is superb.
 

 

 
This beautiful two-bedroomed villa has a heated pool with a separate kids section  This is an Airbnb ‘Plus’ home, meaning you will find a home that is full of character with one-of-a-kind details, exceptional hospitality, fully equipped kitchens and fast WiFi.

Read: 25 Luxury villas in Portugal to inspire your next vacation
 

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I hope this post on luxury Airbnbs in Europe will help inspire your next vacation.  It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual Airbnb owners for clarification. I always recommend booking a hotel or Airbnb with free cancellation in case there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you.
 

 

 
These homes were researched on the Airbnb website and when you make a booking, you do so via Airbnb. Note as I am an Airbnb Associate, I will receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.

 

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Sarah

The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery

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