Summer in Europe: Where to Stay

Discover our top villa picks in Italy, France, Greece, Spain, and Croatia, where you’ll be guaranteed a once-in-a-lifetime summer vacation.

If you’re thinking about a European getaway this summer but not sure where or when to go, you may want to start with our guide to Europe’s top destinations and perfect timing for each.

Ready to start exploring villa rentals? Read on to discover our top picks in Italy, France, Greece, Spain, and Croatia, where you’ll be guaranteed a once-in-a-lifetime summer vacation.

Italy: Sant’Anna in Tuscany

If you’re looking for a traditional Tuscan experience with all the bells and whistles, you can’t do better than Sant’Anna in Montalcino. This 5-bedroom villa is located in Castiglion del Bosco, a historic Tuscan estate with top-of-the-line services and amenities, including a spa, culinary school, restaurants, winery, fitness center, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and golf. The villa itself boasts a heated pool, wood-burning pizza oven, private tennis court, and 360-degree sunrise and sunset views over the Sangiovese vineyards. View Sant’Anna >

France: Les Pinchinats in Provence

Les Pinchinats is an 18th-century Provencal bastide updated with contemporary furnishings and modern amenities, including a home cinema, fully equipped home gym, professional kitchen, and large heated swimming pool. The 5-bedroom villa is surrounded by a 2.3-hectare park and is only a 10-minute drive from the center of Aix-en-Provence, a picturesque town that served as inspiration to painter Paul Cézanne. View Les Pinchinats >

Greece: Periscope in Santorini

Designed by a renowned Greek architect, 5-bedroom Periscope combines traditional Santorinian design with stylish, luxurious amenities. The views from Periscope are simply stunning; from the large pool deck, sunbeds, and shaded pergola, you can watch the sun set over the sea with a volcano in the distance. There is also a giant chess set in the pool area and a small basketball court on the back terrace if you’re feeling playful. View Periscope >

Spain: Mirage in Ibiza

Located in the private gated area of Can Rimbau, less than a 5-minute drive from the beach and center of Ibiza, Mirage sits perched on a hill with sweeping views of the sea. In addition to 5 bedroom suites, Mirage features a unique open indoor swimming pool in the living room with color and light effects, a billiards/poker table in the sitting area with an indoor bar, and an expansive outdoor terrace with a large pool, Jacuzzi, and outdoor dining area. View Mirage >

Croatia: Korina on Brac Island

Korina is set on the island of Brac in the peaceful village Mirca, only 30 meters from the sea. The 5-bedroom villa consists of a main house and guest annex connected by terraces, a large verandah with a shaded dining table for 12, and an infinity pool with a pool deck and sunbeds. Korina has direct access to a pebble beach through a path that passes between a vineyard and an organic garden, and guests are invited to help themselves to fruit, vegetables, and Mediterranean herbs on their way to the sea. View Korina >


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