Discover beautiful Bavaria with Holiday-Rentals

Combine a holiday rental & cheap flight for a unique, budget summer break

03 April 2009 Story-book landscapes, stunning mountain backdrops, crystal clear lakes and pretty houses with colourful flower boxes - Bavaria is all you imagined it to be, and more. With thousands of great value holiday home rentals available and seven new low cost flight routes thanks to Ryanair, this picturesque region of southeast Germany is now a credit crunch friendly alternative to Tuscany and the South of France - minus the hordes of tourists.

For those who want to really get a taste for the local way of life, why not rent your very own 'gingerbread'-style house? Alternatively, stay in a cosy mountain log cabin, a medieval castle set inside a moat or a grand historic estate. Holiday-Rentals lists over 1,500 holiday homes in Bavaria, so you'll be spoilt for choice. Plus with average prices being considerably cheaper than those of Tuscan villas and French chateaus, you can holiday guilt-free too!

Then, once your Bavarian 'home' is sorted, you can move on to other local experiences - such as beer, sausages and Lederhosen! To find out more about Bavaria and browse all the properties on offer click here.

All properties below had good availability for April, May and the summer at time of going to press.

Delightful A-frame waterfront house - Sunny 3-bedroom waterfront house in the midst of the roaring countryside in Beilngries, near forest and Altmühl river. The beautiful lake near the house is ideal for refreshing summer dips and canoeing.
Price: £425 per property per week

Charming apartments in a Bavarian-style cottage - Two apartments, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom, in a postcard-like Bavarian home in the heart of Mittenwald, with unhindered views of Karwendel mountains. The apartments have been furnished with typical Bavarian-style wooden furniture
Price: £294 per property per week for a 1-bedroom apartment

Rural retreat by the forest - A typical 6-bedroom Bavarian house in a tranquil location right by a timber forest in the municipality of Drachselsried. The property offers a sauna, as well as beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Price: £131 per person per week

Romantic log cabin for two - A beautifully decorated 1-bedroom log cabin in the idyllic village of Grainau, at the foot of the Zugspitze. Ideal for hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking and swimming in the pristine mountain lakes. The property boasts a sauna, as well as a barbecue and a bio-pool in the ruggedly picturesque garden with marvellous panoramic views of the mountains.
Price: £458 per property per week

Luxury apartments in historic, fairytale farmhouse - A selection of 2- and 3-bedroom apartments in a beautiful historic farmhouse located on the edge of the oldest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Eggstätt-Hemhofer lake district and Seeon lake. The property features real Chiemgau farmhouse parlours, historical tile ovens, massive wooden ceilings, fairy tale-like arches, handmade furniture and a sauna.
Price: From £412 per property per week for a 2-bedroom apartment

Captivating 12th Century moated castle - Unique accommodation on the territory of a 12th century castle, ranging from a 1-bedroom medieval apartment in the castle itself to a 4-bedroom gardener's cottage adjacent to it. The castle is located in the picturesque village of Unsleben in the heart of Lower Franconia and has been the country home of a local family for generations.
Price: £584 per property per week for the 1-bedroom apartment within the castle

Luxury 18th Century estate - A stunning 18th century estate at the Alpine incline in Aschau, ideal for special events. The first and second floor combined (6 bedrooms altogether) and the top floor (3 bedrooms) are rentable as two separate units. The property offers a steam sauna, a whirlpool and a 5m-high theatre with 17th century paintings on the ceiling. The building is directly adjacent to an Alpine forest.
Price: From £794 per property per week for a 3-bedroom unit (top floor)