With the rise of Airbnbs, travelers now have more options when it comes to accommodation. Staying in someone else’s home allows you to feel more at home yourself because you don’t have to contend with standard hotel features such as a stiff bed and zero kitchen facilities. But staying in an Airbnb can also give you the opportunity to feel like royalty while you’re away from home.
Complete with sweeping ocean views, private chefs, heated pools, and romantic terraces, these Airbnbs scattered around the hotspots of Europe seem like they’ve been pulled from a fairytale. Check them out below!
10 Villa Lenka, Tuscany, Italy
If it’s on your bucket list to stay in a real Tuscan villa, then you’re in luck. Villa Lenka is a property that seems too good to be true! Surrounding by the rolling vineyards of the Tuscan countryside, this villa was once the summer residence of a Count. It boasts seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, so there’s no risk of anyone getting into anyone else’s space!
There are also personal chefs working at the villa, so all you have to worry about during your stay is swimming in the pool, tasting wine in nearby vineyards, and playing a spot of tennis.
9 Christiana Residence, Swiss Alps, Switzerland
The Swiss Alps is one of the most stylish and prestigious destinations in the world. For those who want to splurge (a lot) during their visit to the Swiss Alps, the amazing Christiana Residence is waiting just for you. Equipped with 24 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms, it’s highly unlikely you’ll need the whole place just to yourself, but you can book it out if you so choose.
The Christiana Residence is located minutes away from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Staying here, you’ll have bars, shops, and some of the best slopes in the world, right at your doorstep.
8 Sunset Cave House, Santorini, Greece
The accommodation in the Greek Islands is truly like nowhere else on the planet. Still preserved after years are the iconic cave houses nestled in the mountains of Santorini, and now you can stay in an authentic cave house overlooking the vast ocean, thanks to Airbnb.
This Sunset Cave House was probably named so because it boasts spectacular views of the sunset over the caldera, which is said to be the prettiest sunset in the world. It can fit three guests in its one bedroom and is located in the romantic and world-famous Oia village.
7 Old World Converted Stableyard With Swimming Pool, Dublin, Ireland
There’s something magical about staying in a historic building in the Irish countryside. You might feel like you’ve slipped into a fairytale while staying at this Old World Converted Stableyard in Dublin. Although there’s certainly a sense of serenity here that gives the impression you’re staying on your own private farm, in reality, you’re only 10 minutes from the city center of the Irish capital.
Nine guests can stay in this home, which comes with four bedrooms and a swimming pool overlooking Phoenix Park. Only seconds away from the park and the zoo, this is one property that will make your time in Dublin.
6 Penthouse With Eiffel Tower View, Paris, France
Accommodation in Europe tends to be more expensive than it is in the United States. Rooms with fantastic views are hard to come by, so when you see an entire loft boasting vistas like this, you have to go for it. This Parisian penthouse is located incredibly close to the Eiffel Tower and comes complete with mesmerizing views of the famous monument.
Hosting one bedroom, it is the perfect place to stay while you’re on your honeymoon or a romantic getaway. Who wouldn’t get starry-eyed when seeing the Eiffel Tower so close out of their window?
5 Villa De La Vie, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Stay in the Villa De La Vie in Dubrovnik and you’ll feel like royalty. Up to 14 guests can stay at the villa at once, which has seven bedrooms and more than 5 bathrooms. Guests have rated the property sparkling clean, raving about the opulence of the villa in their online reviews.
The property is located in a place called Orasac, which is a popular part of the region. You’ll get stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Elaphiti Islands. You’ll also be just minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
4 Apartment With View, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is one of the most scenic cities in Europe, and one of the best locations where it’s worth splurging on accommodation with a great view. This main drawing point of this apartment is that it boasts a phenomenal view of the charming city outside.
With enough room for two guests, this is an ideal place for a romantic vacation or honeymoon in Europe. Not only does it offer great views, but it’s also located centrally so it’s easy to explore Prague while based in this gorgeous apartment.
3 791 Exclusive Beachfront Apartment With Pool, Barcelona, Spain
While in Barcelona, why not live it up at a lavish beachfront apartment that has a pool? This 791 Exclusive property can fit up to 10 guests, so it’s perfect for traveling in groups. The majority of guests gave it a five-star rating and would definitely stay there again.
There’s no need to choose between lounging by the pool or the beach because both are at your fingertips when you’re staying at this apartment. The views of the ocean are also pretty impressive. Not too shabby at all!
2 Villa Azure, Eze-Sur-Mer, French Riviera
The French Riviera is home to some of the most opulent properties in all of Europe. A playground to the rich and famous, the area hosts luxury accommodation options that most mere mortals only dream about. Villa Azure is one of them.
Located in the village of Eze-sur-Mer, which straddles the crystal-blue ocean between Monaco and Nice, the Villa offers some of the most enviable views in the French Riviera. Guests will get the chance to enjoy their own heated pool and luxurious outdoor terraces where they can take in sweeping vistas of the coast.
1 Villa Tasca, Sicily, Italy
Those dreaming of an Italian getaway most often think of Tuscany. But the island of Sicily is where you’ll find the too-good-to-be-true Villa Tasca. The property stretches over 20 acres, its Villa dating back to the 1500s and its elaborate garden designed in Victorian times.
There are four bedrooms and five bedrooms at Villa Tasca, all oozing old-world charm. The most impressive feature is the landscape surrounding the building, where you’ll find citrus orchards and manicured English lawns. The alfresco dining areas make it perfect for hosting a summer party fit for a king.