Affordable holiday homes to rent in Europe’s most expensive property hotspots

Can’t afford to buy? Then rent instead! Choose from thousands of beautiful homes in Europe’s most expensive locations on

Rural villa in Sardinia 21/06/11 - If you dream of owning a chic holiday pad in the city or luxury villa but can’t afford to buy, don’t despair! Holiday rentals provide an affordable solution so you can still experience the high life in an exclusive home away from home. According to property agency Engel & Völkers, homes in Monaco, Sardinia, London, the Cote d’Azur and Paris are the most expensive in Europe, but a holiday rental offers a much cheaper alternative., the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, lists hundreds of high-end, but affordable homes to rent in the most sought-after locations in these countries.

Kick back and relax in style in a contemporary Riviera-style apartment in Monaco with breathtaking panoramic views directly over the Mediterranean Sea; get away from it all in an architect-designed hideaway on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, the second most expensive destination in Engel & Völkers’ report, or enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur while staying in a fabulous modern villa with pool in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Alternatively, if you enjoy the vibrancy and buzz of the city, rent an elegant apartment in Knightsbridge, one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, or a beautiful apartment tastefully decorated with 18th century furniture in the heart of the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

With having a luxury property in an exclusive location for a week or two is within reach, so choose one of the properties below or browse the site for thousands more worldwide.

Prices quoted are per property and correct at the time of publishing.


Modern apartment in Monaco

Spectacular apartment offering Monaco’s best views
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £226 per night

This is a bright, spacious new-built apartment situated in Belle Époque Monte-Carlo Supérieur and decorated throughout in contemporary Riviera style. Boasting a large balcony, one of the very few not overlooked by others within the development, with a wrap-around aspect and breathtaking panoramic views directly over the Mediterranean Sea, the apartment features a living room and first bedroom with floor-to-ceiling double doors opening directly on to the spacious balcony.

Property 439075


Rural villa in Sardinia

Costa Smeralda hideaway with beautiful sea views
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. From £2,655 per week

This architect-designed hideaway is set on a hillside overlooking the bay of Liscia di Vacca. In front of the villa there is a modest secluded garden surrounded by oleanders and olive trees whilst hidden away at the rear of the property there is a small kidney-shaped pool. The main level of the house consists of a living room, a front terrace with sea views, a kitchen, and a large rear terrace with covered dining area. The lower level includes a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom with French doors leading to a small patio and the front garden.

Property 820449

Cote d'Azur

Modern villa in Cote d'Azur

Fabulous modern villa with pool in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. From £7,966 per week

Located in a secluded and shady location on the hillside above the port, this is an architect-designed villa featuring stunning art collected by the owner, set against pristine white walls, and large expanses of glass opening to the garden and sea. There are five comfortable double bedrooms each with their own en-suite bath, a modern designer kitchen, living room, dining room and an activity room. Outside there is a spacious terrace for outdoor dining and a large pool.

Property 498948


Apartment in London

Elegant apartment in the heart of Knightsbridge
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £280 per night

This is a light, comfortable, very spacious and stylish first floor apartment with large windows and a high-end, chic interior. Located in a charming, quiet street in the heart of Knightsbridge, the apartment is just a few steps from the small shopping village of Chelsea which includes a post office/newsagent, butcher, grocer, flower shop, and a wonderful Michelin starred French restaurant. 

Property 812655


Apartment in Paris

Elegant apartment in the heart of the Champs-Elysées
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4. From £292 per week

Ideally located in the heart of Paris, this is a very beautiful, elegant and peaceful apartment tastefully decorated with 18th century furniture. The property was completely refurbished in 2010, has security-controlled access and is located on the 3rd floor with an elevator. Fully equipped and modernised with a brand new kitchen, the apartment features a very comfortable queen-size bed and extra luxurious queen size sofa-beds. A complementary bottle of champagne will be provided upon arrival.

Property 406424