13 European villas you can rent

What could be better than a European trip with family and friends? Staying in a gorgeous villa on that European trip, of course. While you may think a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in an absurd mansion is way beyond your budget, there’s one trick to making it work: Get a big group together to keep the total costs of accommodations low.

The prices below are calculated from the average cost per night divided by the number of people the property sleeps. So the more people, the lower the price. That’s some serious incentive to convince every last aunt, uncle and cousin to book a plane ticket across the pond, right?

Check out these 12 incredible European villas for travel inspiration:

1. Tuscany, Italy

In dazzling Tuscany sits L’Oliveta, a 5-bedroom, 3-bath home not far from Florence and other cities. It boasts fireplaces, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and beautiful gardens. Even better? You can hire your own private professional chef for your stay. Get the details here.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price: $33 per person per night

We love the Italian-inspired artwork:

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Just imagine drinking wine here with family and friends:

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I mean, really:

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2. Colares, Portugal

This incredible villa in Colares, Portugal (a beach town) is perfect for a big family reunion getaway. Complete with a library, garden and fully outfitted kitchen, it’s walking distance to both the beach and the trails. Check it out on Airbnb.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price: $30 per person per night

A bunk-bed room makes it perfect for kids:

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And the living room is big enough for everyone to lounge:

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Such a good-looking property: 

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3. Aegean Islands, Greece

“Wow” is pretty much all we can say about this property, located on an island in the Aegean. Renting this essentially gives you your own mini village, with a total of six buildings, including two living rooms, two kitchens and three dining areas. This incredible property has a pool, Jacuzzi, basketball court, sauna and steam room, so it’s ideal for both play and relaxation. Plus, it sleeps a whopping 16 people! Book here.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price: $37 per person per night

So rustic!

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And so gorgeous, with the house overlooking the salt water pool:

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4. Ston, Croatia

This amazing villa on the Croatian coast offers direct access to a private beach, plus killer sea views. It’s near enough to the city of Dubrovnik to give you options for sightseeing and night life, but also affords a ton of privacy. The house itself outfitted with three bedrooms, a garden, air conditioning and WiFi. Check it out here.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $55 per person per night

Those views:

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Even when you’re inside:

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5. Cannes, France

In the heart of the French Riviera is this renovated farmhouse with a private pool, gym and six full bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate a whole gaggle of family and friends. This amazing villa would be an incredible place to catch the famed Cannes Film Festival, but we’re betting it would be just as good for a simple vacation, too. Details are here.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price: $67 per person per night

Lounge by the pool:

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Picture yourself cooking in this modern kitchen! Croissants, anyone?

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Seriously, so beautiful:

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6. Seester, Germany

Book this incredible house in rural Germany and have yourself a true getaway in nature. Located 40 minutes from Hamburg, it’s a palatial house with high ceilings, a bar, sauna and garden. Plus, the hosts have plenty of amenities available for babies and small children if you’re a multi-generational group. Details are available here.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price: $34 per person per night

This is adorably quaint, right?

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A huge table to host everyone you know!

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Amazing layout with huge windows:

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7. Wengen, Switzerland

If you’ve always dreamed of a trip to the Swiss Alps, this awesome ski chalet may be just the spot for you. With close proximity to hiking trails and ski slopes, it’s an awesome location in all four seasons. There are, of course, beautiful mountain views from the three balconies the property boasts. There’s also a sauna where you can warm up after a long day of skiing. Book it here.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $20 per person per night

Gorgeous views outside:

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Delightfully cozy inside:

 

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8. L-Għarb, Malta

Malta is the perfect place to go if you want to visit Europe but stay away from the highly trafficked tourist areas. Located between Sicily and north Africa, the island’s Mediterranean climate is ideal for snowbirds. Book this stunning converted farmhouse on the island of Gozo. This villa has a private pool, several patios and incredibly authentic details, like tile and stone walls. Check it out here.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: $33 per person per night

The stone walls will make it feel like you’re sleeping in a castle!

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And the outside ain’t too shabby either:

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9. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

The Canary Islands are a popular place for European families to vacation—and if you rent this beauty, you can join them. This 4-bedroom vacation rental is just a 15-minute drive to the beach. It features a heated pool, gardens with fruit trees and a barbecue for outside cooking. We love the colorful decor and modern, updated bathrooms, too. Book it here.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price: $20 per person per night

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These grounds are unforgettable!

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10. Prague, Czech Republic

If you’re interested in an urban vacation, this 4-bedroom villa in Prague is a terrific spot from which to explore the city. It also has all the comforts of home, including a garage, a washer/dryer and a fully outfitted kitchen. Plus, incredible views of the city will ensure your Instagram posts are absolutely jealousy-inducing. Book it here.

  • Sleeps: 13
  • Price: $17 per person per night

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OMG is all I can say!

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11. Trecastagni, Sicily, Italy

Get your fill of southern Italy by booking a stay in this breathtaking villa in Sicily. With views overlooking active volcano Mount Etna, the house is a two-level modern showplace. You’ll be able to enjoy the pool, gazebo, outdoor shower and panoramic terrace. With multiple bedrooms, this amazing house, dubbed “Villa Monteserra,” can sleep up to 12 people. Details can be found here.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: $28 per person per night

I’d give anything to shower here one day:

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And then spend an afternoon cozying up with a book:

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What an amazing pool!

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12. Málaga, Spain

Malága is one of Spain’s best-known beach towns. And you can experience it for yourself if you stay at this affordable house in the city center. Light-filled with three large terraces and terrific views, it’s a great spot to host the whole family. Get the details here.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $30 per person per night

This patio looks perfect for sunbathing:

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And this sun-filled kitchen is absolutely gorgeous:

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Those views:

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13. Lauzun, France

A 17th-century villa, with a pool. Need we say more? This is an outstanding property, located in the charming French countryside of Aquitaine. The six huge bedrooms can sleep up to 16 guests. There’s a library, billiards room and amenities for kids, plus the option of booking a private chef. I especially love all of the historical details, like the aged wood beams on the ceilings. Learn more here.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price: $22 per person per night

See what I mean about those ceilings?

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Kick back here with a glass of wine, a cup of tea, and a favorite novel:

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Wow. Who wouldn’t want to stay in this palatial mansion?

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If the United States is more your scene, check out our list of unforgettable beach houses in the U.S., all available for rent. Wherever you end up staying, remember: the more the merrier!

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