Serene or vibrant villas to rent in Spain

Whether you aim to kick back and relax or kick up your heels and party, we have plenty of ideas for a villa hire in Spain to suit your fancy. Read on for tips about where to go for villas with key features, like private pools or sea views. They offer the perfect setting for wild times, family fun or romance.

Check out a wide range of sun-soaked Spanish villas

You can set your sights on lively nightlife with a private villa on one of the Balearics, marvel at the rugged cliffs along the Costa Brava or head south to a retreat by the beach in the Canary Islands.

Stylish villa rentals in inspiring Ibiza

Best known as a beacon for yoga fans and party animals, Ibiza offers much more besides. There are holiday rentals right on – or steps from – one of the island's famously beautiful sandy beaches, where locals, families and party-goers relax side by side. Sleek furnishings and private pools are a common perk of Ibiza villas for rent, so you can cool off after a day visiting archaeological sites or before a night out in the lively resort towns of Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio. Chill out on one of Ibiza’s stunning sandy beaches.

Tranquility and teeing off in Menorca

Dotted with more golf courses than you can shake a club at, Menorca is also home to luxury private villas that are perfect for a low-key lazy holiday surrounded by unspoiled greenery. Try either of the island’s 2 cities – British-influenced Maó on the east coast or the medieval streets of Ciutadella on the west – or retreat to the rolling green hills further inland for supreme peace and excellent hiking.

Fiery fiestas and secluded hinterland in Mallorca

Luxurious villa rentals in Mallorca might be within steps of the beach and a raucous festival all at the same time, especially in Palma, the capital city famous for great food and after-sunset fun. Yet despite the summer crowds, Mallorca also has more stunningly secluded coves that you’d expect on such a well-loved island. Renovated manor houses further inland are ideal for couples who might prefer the sound of birds and the wind in the trees to live music and bustling plazas.

You'll feel a volcanic passion for nature in Tenerife

Off the west coast of Africa, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and home to the volcanic majesty of Mount Teide. Take a trip to the summit, the highest point in Spain, for panoramic views of the unique landscape. The island’s southern coast is where the tourist crowds go to eat, drink and dash into the waves. Try the western coast for something more laid-back, perhaps a Spanish villa hire with a sunny terrace where you can enjoy the year-round warmth and sun.

The Canaries sing about Fuerteventura rentals

As another stunning, sun-kissed island with dozens of pristine, white sand beaches and a striking volcanic landscape, Fuerteventura will lend a stunning backdrop to your holiday selfie. The most popular resort towns are on the northern and southern tips of the island – Corralejo and Morro Jable – and your biggest concern here will be whether to head to the beach or stay soaking in the private pool at your villa rental. Corralejo has the added attraction of a natural park of rolling sand dunes, a must-see for first-timers. If you can resist the biggest beaches in the Canaries for even one day, it'll be worth it to see the quaint villages and volcanic rocks further inland. You're more likely to find a cheap villa rental here, too.

Villas that will cost you less in Costa del Azahar

If you plan to head home with a few pounds in your pocket, you might want to look for beautiful Spanish villa rentals on the mainland. Holiday on the Costa del Azahar and you can benefit from gorgeous beaches, bustling shopping areas and high-spirited festivals while avoiding Spain’s biggest summer crowds. Along the northern stretch of the coast is Peñíscola, a medieval walled town with a 14th-century castle built by the Knights Templar. Further south is Benicàssim, which hosts one of Spain’s biggest music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB), every July.