Best europe holiday homes
VillaXL has been active in mediating in the rental of luxury holiday homes, villas and chalets in the main holiday countries in Europe since 2005. Since 2016, VillaXL has been the specialist in group outings, team weekends and family celebrations.
All VillaXL homes are carefully selected and pre-inspected. At least as important to us, however, is that you will feel ‘at home’.
VillaXL are therefore always looking for the most beautiful, cosiest and most special accommodations. With us you will find houses that you will not find elsewhere.
VillaXL has people on site in Belgium, France, Italy, Croatia and Ireland. These professionals are constantly looking for new, surprising accommodations for you. But can also be of service on site, if necessary.
Ardennes: more than worth seeing
Whether you are looking for a house for your family reunion with 25 people or a villa with an indoor pool, on Belgium page you will certainly find the home of your choice.
After your booking you will receive an invoice by e-mail, after which you can decide whether you want to make the payment via bank transfer or credit card.
VillaXL strives for 100% satisfied customers and we hope that you will enjoy your holiday home as much as we do in selecting it.
1. Holiday home Belgium
A holiday in beautiful surroundings, but don’t feel like looking far from home? Then rent a holiday home in our beautiful neighboring country Belgium !
Here you will discover beautiful hilly landscapes, extensive forests and pleasant clean beaches. Enjoy peace, luxury and comfort in our holiday homes in Belgium and explore the area.
An ideal combination for an unforgettable holiday. Our offer of holiday homes in Belgium consists of approximately 300 houses. They have a capacity of 2 to 48 people.
View our last minute offers in Belgium by selecting the options here on the left and book a luxury holiday home in Belgium today
Belgium has three official languages: in the east a minority speak German, in the north (Flanders) people speak Dutch and in the south (Wallonia) they speak French. French and Dutch are spoken in the capital, Brussels.
Belgium is also the country of the great painters, works of art and museums, which are mainly found in Flanders . A holiday home in Flanders is therefore also
Extremely suitable for the culture lover. In addition, Flanders has beautiful coastal areas where you can enjoy the sun, sea and beach.
Belgium surprises connoisseurs with a very varied and well-kept cuisine. The chefs are often inspired by French cuisine, but also by Flemish regional dishes, or by a combination of both.
Besides Flanders , you can of course also rent a beautiful holiday home in the Belgian Ardennes . Here you will find various beautiful landscapes.
Think of forests, waterfalls, caves, streams, hills and mountains. There are also beautiful villages and towns to explore such as Malmedy , Spa , La Roche and Bastogne .
2. Holiday home Germany
The country offers a wide variety of cities and culture and the country also has beautiful natural landscapes. Rent a holiday home in Sauerland or Winterberg, where you can enjoy a great winter sports holiday .
Or rent a beautiful holiday villa with swimming pool in the Alps or Eifel, ideal for the summer vacation. The Eifel and Sauerland are the regions where we offer the most holiday homes.
The Eifel feels magical. Volcanic activity in the distant past has created a unique hilly landscape that is ideal for cycling and hiking.
Also Sauerland has such a landscape, but still much more mountainous. That is why this region is also excellent for sports activities. You will find the most diverse picturesque villages with characteristic half-timbered houses.
Germany has about 81 million inhabitants, making it the largest population of any country in the European Union. The country’s capital is Berlin.
Here you will find impressive remnants of the history of the Second World War and the Berlin Wall. Germany also has a number of beautiful large cities such as Hamburg, Munich and Cologne, where you will find treasures in the field of culture and architecture.
Of course the country has a lot more to offer. The Eifel region, for example, which is known for its nature and beautiful hiking routes.
In addition, the region has a wide range of picturesque half-timbered towns. Think of Monschau, for example, where large wildlife parks and reservoirs can be visited. In short, Germany has a lot to offer.
Looking for a winter sports holiday? Then you can also in Germany. The country has beautiful regions, the highlight of which is Sauerland .
Here you will find beautiful and extensive mountain areas. A must for nature and winter sports enthusiasts. The popular ski areas of Winterberg and Willingen can also be found here.
The ski slopes are suitable for the novice winter sports enthusiast, here you learn to ski or snowboard.
3. Holiday home France
Whether you are looking for a holiday home with a private pool or a holiday villa in France where your dog is welcome, everything is possible.
The holiday accommodations are suitable for 2 to 34 people and are available in the north and south of France. Visit attractive holiday regions such as Burgundy, Dordogne, Provence and Normandy.
France is the third largest country in Europe in terms of area. The population is approximately 65 million inhabitants.
France borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a great history and that is still visible in many places.
The French landscape consists of plains, coasts and old and young mountains. An example of a beautiful French region is Normandy , near Paris.
Here you will find a varied coast with beautiful beaches, dunes and rocks. The region is best known for the invasion in the Second World War, D-Day. The remains are still clearly visible.
Besides Normandy, there are of course several other breathtaking regions to visit in France. Think of the world famous wine region of Bourgogne (Burgundy).
Enjoy the most diverse regional dishes and the best wines here. Be surprised by the beautiful surroundings with vineyards, forests and meadows, all in the vicinity of your holiday home.
More looking for history and culture? Maybe the Dordogne is something for you. The region is rich in history and has beautiful medieval towns with beautiful castles.
In the various villages you can still find the history of the French Revolution. Of course the Côte d’Azur is also allowed not missing from this list.
On the Côte d’Azur we rent out beautiful detached villas, holiday homes at nice holiday parks, but also luxury chalets and furnished tents at 4 and 5 star campsites.
In addition to these regions, we also offer holiday homes in the other beautiful regions in France, click on the link for our complete range of holiday homes in France.
4. Holiday home Italy
Rent a private holiday home in sunny Italy and experience the most beautiful summer vacation. Rent a holiday villa with swimming pool in Italy, an Italian apartment by the sea or a detached holiday home in Tuscany .
Choose a holiday for two in a romantic holiday home in Italy or go on holiday with the whole family; the holiday homes are available for 2 to 18 people.
You can often just take your dog with you! Are you a quick decision maker? Check out our last minute offers in Italy on the right.
In terms of culture, you will not be short of anything in Italy. From medieval villages where time has almost stood still to modern architecture, fashion and music.
Visit the remains of the Roman Empire, or the cradle of the Renaissance, Tuscany . In addition to the differences in culture, you can experience the beautiful nature firsthand from your holiday home in Italy.
Maybe you want to stay in a real Italian wine farm or a romantic country house with a view of beautiful mountains or gigantic lakes.
The holiday homes in Italy are located in remote and natural places, yet the major cities are at an acceptable distance.
Visit Rome, Florence or Venice for an unforgettable city trip. Visit the Colosseum in Rome , the Boboli Gardens in Florence or San Marco square in Venice .
With us you can book various luxury chalets, with a view of the ski slopes in the Alps. The chalets are located in real winter sports villages such as Santa Cristina and Selva.
Here you will find the Val Gardena ski area, one of the nicer ski areas in Europe. The area is connected to the Dolimiti Superski area with more than 450 lifts and 1100 kilometers of slopes.
There is a range of possibilities in this ski area for both beginners and advanced skiers.
5. Holiday home Croatia
If you want to spend a great holiday, your choice for Croatia is an excellent one! The most beautiful locations, cheap eating out and always good weather!
VillaXL has a wide range of luxury villas in Istria , Croatia in store for you, but there are also cozy holiday homes, holiday villas or holiday chalets in breathtaking holiday areas on the coast such as around Pula, Rovinj and Porec.
These holiday homes are located near the sea, but there are also holiday villas that are a little further from the coast in Istria .
The completely different architectural styles that you will find when you drive through Istria, you can see that Croatia has had a very troubled past.
The oldest city is Pula. Finds there, and in Porec, indicate that it was already inhabited 80,000 years ago.
Porec and Pula are right by the sea, hence the obvious traces of occupation in earlier years by predominant countries in the area around the Mediterranean Sea.
The Romans were the first “tourists” in Pula and built, for example, the beautiful bullring. The remains of that time are best preserved in Pula.
The consequences of the wars have destroyed many buildings in Porec, just as the rest of Istria has suffered badly from war violence.
Besides the arena, the most beautiful buildings in Pula are the temple of Augustus; in Porec, the beautiful temple of Neptune has survived the looting and destruction.
Rovinj still has an authentic city center that has largely been preserved. Vrsar is known for its medieval city gates.
Anyone who thinks of Croatia does not immediately come to the idea that you can eat and drink great there.
Yet Istria is the region where the expensive white truffle comes from, where the purest olive oil is used in the dishes and you can eat the tastiest fish.
Enjoy all this beauty and treats, but especially the beautiful nature.
The azure blue sea is so clear that you can see everything that moves across the bottom, there are mountains and there is a national park, Krka.
The waterfalls of Krka are among the most beautiful natural phenomena that almost look one-European.
6. Holiday home Netherlands
Would you like to spend your holiday in your own country? Would you like to enjoy the familiar images of vast polder landscapes, meadows and forests?
Then it is not a bad idea to rent a nice holiday home in the Netherlands . A holiday home is an inexpensive form of stay because you divide the costs for the rent by the number of people, where you often have to pay for several rooms in a hotel.
There is plenty to discover in the interior of the Netherlands. The canals of our capital Amsterdam are beautiful to see all year round.
In the spring, the tulips in the flower regions are beautifully in bloom, such as in the vicinity of Egmond aan de Hoef or further north towards’ t Zand and Keukenhof is also beautiful.
There are many museums in the Netherlands. The most famous are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House, and outside Amsterdam the Zuiderzee Museum and the Railway Museum.
Locally there is also a variety of smaller museums, such as the bakery museum or the cheese museum. The largest theme parks in the Netherlands are Efteling, Walibi Holland and Slagharen. You can plan a day at an amusement park from your holiday home.
Also in itDutch coastal areas are offered holiday homes from sister organization Aan Zee. These are partly holiday homes on the North and South Holland coast, but also in Zeeland or on the Wadden Islands .
Also located a bit more inland you will find beautiful holiday homes for 2 people up to 36. In North Holland , the largest group accommodation is suitable for a maximum of 34 people.
In Zeeland, in Wemeldinge, there is a cozy group house that can accommodate up to 30 people.
You can use many walking and cycling routes to explore the region at your leisure from your holiday home in the Netherlands.
7. Holiday home Austria
Do you already have plans for a sporty winter sports holiday? Then Austria is currently the choice. Inexpensive, close by and equipped with the best possibilities and facilities.
Our chalets in Austria are located close to the ski slopes and are the ideal base for a carefree holiday. Enjoy the wintry white landscape with all those activities that you can do next to the slopes.
Go hiking, tobogganing or ski touring and recharge your batteries in the fresh Alpine air. There are also climbing gardens where sports enthusiasts will enjoy themselves, such as in the Wildschönau in the “Zauberwinkl”.
There are very large chalets for rent in Austria where catering is arranged every day. But also smaller holiday homes or apartments. For every group there are possibilities to rent a beautiful holiday home in the Austrian Alps via VillaXL.
Austria is still one of the most popular holiday countries in Europe, both in summer and winter. Because of the beautiful, impressive landscapes in almost all provinces, which every year encourage huge numbers of holidaymakers to spend their holidays in this country.
But also because of the good and relatively inexpensive food and drink in the numerous restaurants and the numerous facilities for tourists.
The restaurants have a well-prepared kitchen. As a rule, meals are served in the large restaurants between 12 noon and 2 pm, while the smaller restaurants often serve earlier.
Dinner is served from 6pm. Gratuities are included in the price but appreciated if something extra is provided. The road network in Austria is very extensive and consists of motorways, provincial roads, local roads, and so on.
A so-called “Pickerl” (vignette) must be purchased to use the highways.
This vignette is available at the ANWB offices on the border and at the petrol stations and must be stuck on the windscreen of the car. In addition, a toll must be paid for a number of passes and tunnels.
Sights can be found all over Austria. We mention the imperial treasuries in the Hofburg, the beautiful Abbey of Melk, the Kufsteiner Fortress, Schloss Eggenberg or the new DomQuartier museum in Salzburg.
But there is so much more to discover, check the website of the Austrian Tourist Board. From your holiday home in Austria you will always find a cultural-historical treasure within half an hour’s drive!
8. Holiday homes Spain
For a few years now we have also had a wonderful range of holiday villas in the Spanish Ibiza . Most holiday homes in Spain have a swimming pool . Furthermore, you can actually always use free WIFI.
A little further inland are numerous world-famous sights, as well as a special palette of colorful landscapes, picturesque villages and exciting cities. Eating and drinking is quite affordable in Spain.
The red wines in particular are usually of excellent quality and very affordable. Meals are often extensive and usually consist of four or five courses. The use of olive oil and a lot of garlic is characteristic of Spanish cuisine.
On the coast, fish and shellfish form the main part of the meal, in the interior lamb, rabbit and other meat dishes. Tappas, small starters, are typically Spanish.
In Spain, food is usually eaten between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm and between 9 pm and 11 pm. Gratuities are usually included in the published price, but are greatly appreciated when something extra is added.
Tolls are levied on most motorways in Spain. The maximum speed on the motorways is 120 km. and 60 km. in built-up areas. Seat belts are mandatory for all occupants.
Barcelona , Madrid , Valencia and Seville are among the most important cities in Spain. The villas of VillaXL in Spain can be found in the wider area of these cities; You can go here for the best day trips.
9. The sunniest places in Europe
There are countries where the sun always seems to shine. The more you move south, the warmer the climate becomes. Look for the sun and enjoy France, Spain or Italy. We provide a wonderful holiday home that you can book as you wish with a swimming pool.
Just bring the sunscreen and enjoy it non-stop .