Why not indulge in the ultimate vacation stay: a magnificent vacation home in one of Europe’s most glamorous destinations. When we say magnificent, we don’t just mean big. We mean exquisite, jaw-dropping, and rock-star worthy. You’ll want to soak up the sights in these European hotspots, but after you take in the cathedrals, beaches, museums, and historic treasures, you can relax, dine, and entertain in a palace fit for a king or queen.

1. Tempting Tuscan villa near Siena

You dream of Tuscany—the world-famous art, mouth-watering dishes, picturesque vineyards, and historic cities. But your Tuscan dreams will really come true if you step through the doors of this 15th-century villa. Nestled on a slope above rolling wheat fields, this enchanting five-bedroom rental features an outdoor fire pit, swimming pool and hot tub, and ample space for activities like badminton and bocce. Your first evening comes with gourmet dinner included, and from there the luxury continues. You may feel so pampered that you’ll forget you’re ten miles from Siena and a day trip to Florence and Pisa.

2. Farmhouse fantastique in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Say the word “Provence” and your senses light up. You picture fields of sunflowers, charming cobblestone streets, exclusive beaches with yachts floating nearby, and elegant dinners under the stars. What better way to experience this beautiful region than in an equally spectacular home—a five-bedroom “farmhouse” with all the amenities. A state-of-the-art kitchen and wine cellar invite you to entertain, as do indoor and outdoor dining areas, a terrace overlooking the grounds, and an open living room next to the pool. There’s even a “relaxation room” with spa and sauna.

3. Beachfront beauty on the Island of Crete

Even the gods on Mt. Olympus need some downtime, and if they were searching for a vacation retreat, they might pick this spot—a stunning villa on the edge of the sea. Serenity will be yours as you float in the infinity pool, soak in the heated Jacuzzi, stroll the pristine two-acre grounds, or peer at a sunset from your private veranda. With easy access to some of the best beaches on the Greek Isles—including Elafonisi, Falassarna, and Bolas—this tranquil home is your gateway to activities like deep-sea fishing, sailing, and snorkeling. A short walk or drive will also get you to charming tavernas and open-air markets.

4. Sundrenched Spanish villa in Sitges

Thirty minutes from Barcelona is an estate on 600 acres of paradise. From the lounge chair beside the heated infinity pool, you won’t know where to settle your gaze—on the hilltops of Garraf National Park, on the manicured green lawns and gardens, or on the main attraction: a stunning 9-bedroom mansion. Perfect for a destination wedding, family reunion, or milestone birthday celebration, this spectacular property comes with a fully equipped kitchen, multiple terraces for dining and lounging, and even a professional chef upon request. As a plus, it’s ten minutes from the beaches and nightlife of Sitges.

5. A tony London townhouse

When you arrive at this stately Victorian townhouse, you might expect a Beefeater guard or two out front. But no, you haven’t stumbled upon a royal residence—only one that will make you feel like a prince or princess. Dubbed the “White House” for its exquisitely furnished white rooms, this seven-bedroom mansion comes with all the accents to make your vacation complete: a state-of-the-art kitchen, spacious master suite and bathroom, formal dining room, and large living room with two fireplaces and a library. It’s also adjacent to one of London’s largest parks and a short tube ride from the city’s key attractions.

6. Architectural gem in Germany

Berlin is known for its stunning modern architecture, so it’s only fitting that this architect-designed treasure awaits visitors to Germany’s capital city. From its large living spaces to its small details, this seven-bedroom villa has it all—comfort, luxury, and ingenious surprises like the glass roof on the first floor and the rustic dining table and cozy fireplace. This meticulously designed property also features a heated pool, a wooden sauna for six, a hot tub that seats five, and a terrace with tables and chairs for up to 16 guests. And for the little ones who need to move, it even has an in-ground trampoline.

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