Find the best place to stay — Europe

Where to stay around Europe?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 878,177 holiday lettings near Europe. From 426,945 apartments to 217,275 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Europe is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Europe?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Europe. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mallorca: 15,112 holiday homes
  • Spain: 133,956 holiday homes
  • Cornwall: 8,053 holiday homes
  • Portugal: 31,521 holiday homes
  • Lanzarote: 5,608 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Europe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Europe?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Europe with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Albufeira: 7,561 holiday lettings
  • Puerto del Carmen: 2,868 holiday lettings
  • Costa Adeje: 3,253 holiday lettings
  • Playa Blanca: 3,261 holiday lettings
  • Playa de la Américas: 3,101 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Europe?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Europe are:

  • Menorca Airport (MAH): 1,337 self catering accommodations
  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS): 3,873 self catering accommodations
  • Anglesey (VLY): 861 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Europe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Europe. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Banús: 6,581 holiday rentals
  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 8,931 holiday rentals
  • Caleta de Fuste Marina: 667 holiday rentals
  • Vilamoura Marina: 7,849 holiday rentals
  • North Shore Beach: 1,026 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Europe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Excitement at every turn in Europe

Europe – it's what bucket lists are made of. From the Swiss Alps glowing like icing sugar above the clouds to the beaches of the Adriatic, shimmering blue and aquamarine, it's hard to believe one land mass can pack so much in. Travelling here means encountering Baltic dumplings and primeval Polish forests, Scandi-design cities and Parisian wine bars, eerie English castles and lonely Greek islands. If you think you can handle it all, Europe holiday rentals are ready and waiting, ranging from ski-in, ski-out chalets in the Pyrenees to lux villas amid the rustic hill towns of Tuscany.

Endless possibilities in Europe

There are few places on Earth where you can blaze runs down powdered ski slopes an hour before lazing on glowing beaches. There are few places where you can master the art of Italian pizza making before strapping on the hiking boots to conquer glacial mountains. Or where you can wonder at Gothic castles and cutting-edge Nordic architecture in the same trip. Europe's got all those covered and more. Families can laze on sun-splashed Greek isles. Adventurers can pitch tents on Scottish lochs. Cyclists can weave through the Dolomites, while culture lovers have Florence, Paris, Rome and other great cities.

Shorten the bucket list in Europe

Europe holiday rentals in Rome are a ticket to the soaring Colosseum and the Pantheon, the Vatican and the Roman Forum – some of the most-visited landmarks on the globe. Those seeking stays in Paris need only glance across the cityscape to spy out the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower and domed Montmartre. London rentals mean glimpses of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Athens pads have the Parthenon on the menu. You get the idea. Just get the marker pen ready because that bucket list is about to take a hit…

Always a draw in Europe

The cycle of the seasons only refocuses the spotlight in Europe. During the winter it's the Alps and the Pyrenees that take centre stage, drawing skiers and jet setters to resorts in Switzerland and France and others between December and March. In spring months like April and May, the flowering Polish Tatras and the warming Greek islands wake for the season. Summer – from June to August – is travel time extraordinaire, when Europe holiday rentals in Spain, Italy, Croatia and other sunny climes fill to bursting.

Glaciers to great seas in Europe

Europe is one of the most geographically diverse continents on the globe. Topping out with the mighty Caucasus of Georgia and the glacial tips of the French Alps, things only end when the land tumbles down to meet sloshing seas like the Med and the Baltic. Primeval forests host hulking bison in Poland, while the dusty Spanish Sierra Nevada are stalked by black bears. Greece is fragmented into countless islands of blinding beaches, while landlocked nations like Austria are all green pastures and snowy peaks. It's impossible to pin it down.