Traveling to Europe is getting continuously easier on your wallet, leaving you no excuse for missing out on your bucket list destinations east of the States. Choosing your vacation location is easy—you really can't go wrong when it comes to European views, food, and history. But when it comes to picking out lodging options, some are truly better than the rest. While a hotel or inn will offer basic accommodations and, if you're lucky, a concierge to instill a bit of insight on the sights to see and the tourist traps to skip, a local's home is always the more immersive way to go. Not only will you have an opportunity to pick your host's brain for the best restaurant recommendations, you might also make a friend in the process.
If you thought the vistas were the prettiest attractions in Europe, you're wrong. Gorgeous Airbnb rentals are around every corner. Treehouses, houseboats, container homes—no matter what you're looking for, there's a rental home out there ready to take your Instagram to the next level. We teamed up with Airbnb and pulled together 11 rentals you can experience for yourself that are so gorgeous, they justify a trip just to see them in person.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.