10 Best European Villas to Rent

By Daniella Saunders

4 years ago

Luxury and seclusion awaits at these sumptuous European dwellings


As more of us look for a way to holiday with a little more seclusion and exclusivity, a European villa might just tick all the boxes. Predominantly a short plane ride or road trip away, these luxurious homes from home can offer a sumptuous escape without all the bustle of a hotel. From a characterful Swiss chalet to a 17th century palace in Lake Como, here are 10 of the best European villas to rent for your next escape.

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10 Best European Villas to Rent

1. Villa Albertina, Mykonos

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If you’re planning a Greek getaway for yourself and a group of friends, Villa Albertina is sure to fit the bill. Comprising of 20 deluxe bedrooms (each with its own en suite), a chef’s kitchen, gym, infinity swimming pools and more, the impressive Mykonos villa will ensure you relax and party on the island in style – and let’s not forget those breathtaking sea views. From €35.000 per week. beauchamp.com

2. Luna De Miel, Ibiza

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Less sunset strip and more tranquil escape, Ibiza’s Luna De Miel, located in the quieter coastal town of Santa Eulària, is a paradisal sun-trap ideal for families and friends looking for a slice of Spanish respite. You’ll find six spacious bedrooms, a gym, private pool and garden, as well as beautiful mountain vistas. From €9.840 per week. estelaexclusivehomes.com

3. Villa Enchantment, Lake Como, Italy

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If a name could encapsulate the grandeur of this opulent Italian villa, it would indeed be Villa Enchantment. The 17th century palace offers much more than just a taste of La Dolce Vita – throw in a butler, chef service, tennis court, heated swimming pool, spa retreat and lakeside beach and you’ve got yourself one heck of a holiday stay. Price upon request. retreats.italy-sothebysrealty.com

4. Villa O, Cap Ferrat, France

Villa O, Cap Ferrat, France

If it’s luxury you’re looking for, Villa O won’t disappoint. The contemporary French property promises a sumptuous stay complete with an infinity rooftop pool and views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Other highlights include landscaped gardens, a private chef and waiters, and close proximity to the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat village and harbour. Up the ante and opt for a chauffeur, events planner and personal trainer if you wish. From £30,000 per week. aylesford.com

5. Chalet Vetiver, Patier, Verbier, Switzerland

Chalet Vetiver Patier, Verbier

A seasonal rental ideal for skiers and nature-lovers alike, Chalet Vetiver sits quietly in the Alpine village of Verbier, offering spectacular mountain views and cosy interiors. The five-bedroom residence even houses a private sauna – the antidote to tired post-ski bodies – as well as plenty of storage for heavy ski equipment. Non-skiers will still enjoy everything this chalet has to offer, from the tranquil surrounding greenery to Verbier’s profusion of exciting activities (including hiking and paraponting), as well as its shops, restaurants, bars and more. CHF 50,000 for a season. savills.com

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6. Villa Indigo, Vila Monte Farm House, Algarve, Portugal

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A brand-new private property located within the Algarve, guests will be charmed by Villa Indigo’s sleek and stylish exterior, butler service, idyllic outdoor pool and gardens – to list but a few features. Nearby, you’ll find a wealth of vineyards, beaches, restaurants, bars, and more, but we wouldn’t blame you if you chose to stay in. With its spacious living rooms, solarium and roof terraces, you’ll have everything you need for a restful break right at home. From €2000 per night in August with a minimum five-night stay. vilamonte.com

7. Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro

Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro

Offering a range of luxury residences for rent, from resplendent one-bedroom apartments to outstanding penthouses and even a super yacht experience, a Porto Montenegro escape can’t go amiss if you’re journeying to the Southern European destination. Delight in arresting views of the marina, plus the option of cultural excursions, butler services and boat charter arrangements – the list goes on. From €1,400 per month for one-bedroom. Two-bedroom options start from €2,550 per month. portomontenegro.com

8. Villa Elaterio, Tuscany, Italy

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As European villas go, this splendid sojourn certainly stands out. Another 17th century Italian gem, this time located in the romantic region of Tuscany, Villa Elaterio lies across prepossessing Italian gardens, surrounded by the southern hills of Lucca. Perfectly combining luxury living with antiquity and character – including a classic Tuscan kitchen, period pieces, card room and private swimming pool – this Tuscan villa is a haven just waiting to be enjoyed. From €2,143 per night. retreats.italy-sothebysrealty.com

9. Mougins Luxury Villa, France

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For a reposeful escape to the South of France, look no further than this seven-bedroom luxury villa located in the picturesque village of Mougins. A rustic slice of paradise providing the ideal holiday dwelling for families and friends alike, guests can spend time relaxing by the private pool, dining al fresco on the upper terrace, and admiring the spectacular mountain and countryside views. High season from €35,000pw. Medium season from €31,500pw. beauchamp.com

10. Moradia, T6, Birre, Portugal

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Escape to Cascais for a stay at this stylish Portugese dwelling, inclusive of a private outdoor swimming pool, manicured gardens and luxury gym. There’s plenty of space for both indoor and al fresco dining, plus you’ll never be too far from Cascais’ plethora of beautiful beaches, golf courses, marina and more. From €12.500. portadafrente.com

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