The 10 Most Beautiful Airbnb Rentals in Europe
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.
Historic Castle in Cumbria, UK
Channel your inner royalty at this historic castle in Northern England.
Treehouse in Tuscany
casaBARTHEL is a perfect place for a vacation and an artist residency, immersed in the Tuscan landscape and only a twenty minute drive from the Duomo.
Enjoy a romantic getaway with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower on this cozy houseboat.
A Modern Apartment in Iceland
Enjoy beautiful views of the bay and the city of Akureyri and a serene atmosphere in this modern apartment located in an exclusive residence area.
Jack Sparrow-Themed Treehouse in Cornwall
Perched in an ash tree with sensational views of the sea and countryside, connect with nature in this intimate accommodation.
Houseboat in Amsterdam
Located in the city center of Amsterdam, the Vrouwe Elizabeth gives you the real 'boat experience," including a sun deck with stunning views of the Amstel River and city center.
Romantic Treehouse in Italy
A wonderful suspended nest with an amazing panoramic view of the hills of Monferrato, surrounded by blooming peaceful nature.
Container Home in Mallorca, Spain
Experience living in a uniquely designed home conducted of container modules, located just 10 minutes from the historic center of Palma.
Private Studio in Greece
This traditionally styled Greek studio provides a private balcony with sweeping views of the crystal blue ocean and the traditional village of Oia.
Jack Sparrow-Inspired Cottage in Cornwall
Relax and unwind on a cabin vacation with sweeping sea and countryside views—a cozy and unique adventure.