European Vacation Rentals
Our affiliate partners, Airbnb and Booking.com,
make it easy to find a home away from home.
ABOVE: Cheryl Imboden smells the roses in the courtyard
of an Airbnb vacation rental in Paris.
For most travelers, it makes
sense to stay at a hotel, B&B, or hostel. The average stay in a European city or
town is less than three days, and for that amount of time, putting down roots
(no matter how temporary) may be more effort than it's worth.
longer visits--or if you're traveling with children--a vacation rental is well
worth considering. Such rentals typically fall into several categories:
Apartments (including lofts and studios).
Villas, cottages, and chalets.
Out-of-the-ordinary rentals such as houseboats and "tiny
Two of our affiliate partners, Airbnb and
Booking.com, offer a
growing number of vacation rentals throughout Europe--from flats in big cities
such as London, Paris, and Rome to gîtes in converted farmhouses or beach
cottages in the Danish dunes.
To browse listings with photos and
reviews by paying guests, please see:
Airbnb: Europe our partner
The world's largest holiday-rental platform has a vast
assortment of properties at every price level. Recently, it introduced an
"Airbnb Enhanced Clean" protocol that was developed in collaboration with
Booking.com our partner
Europe's no. 1 secure reservations service is best known
for its competitive hotel rates, but it also represents apartments and other
vacation properties. In some cities, such as Venice and Paris, it has an
especially strong portfolio of "condo hotels" and serviced apartments.
Airbnb allows stays of any length, in most cases, and some
properties offer big discounts for stays of 30 days or longer.
Booking.com focuses on shorter stays.
When comparing rental prices, be sure to
compare the total costs (including any service or cleaning fees).