Romantic Airbnbs Europe
If there’s one thing Europe knows how to do, it’s romance.
From the old-school charm of cities like Paris and London, to the rugged natural landscapes in destinations like Scotland and Iceland, the continent provides ideal settings for intimate getaways.
It should come as no surprise, then, that some of the most romantic Airbnbs in the world are also located in gorgeous European locales. Whether you’re looking for total solitude and isolation, dramatic views or tranquil beaches, high-end luxury or humble abodes, these remarkable Airbnbs will have you covered.
Houseboat on the Seine in Paris, France
$230 per night
There’s no city in the world that can hold a candle to Paris when it comes to romance, and few Airbnbs that can offer the charm, intrigue and stunning views of this floating accommodation.
It’s a houseboat set on the famous Seine river, moored strategically in the 16th arrondissement, with incredible vistas of the very architectural symbol of romance — the Eiffel Tower.
Staying on the boat is about more than views, though. You’re right in the heart of Paris, and walking distance from such notable attractions as the Museum of Modern Art, Museum Guimet, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. If you want to venture out a bit further, there’s also a metro station two minutes away.
All of this is assuming you’ll ever want to actually leave the boat, because it’s been masterfully fitted with all the modern conveniences you could wish for, and sports large windows to take in the Parisian scene.
Beach House on Lake Bled, Slovenia
$185 per night
Slovenia’s Lake Bled promises romance for even the most cynical of travelers. A pristine turquoise lake located at the foot of tree-lined mountains, it comes equipped with a tiny island, topped by a distinctive church visible from the shore.
The gorgeous lake is an idyllic backdrop for this private beach house, located directly on the lake’s shores.
This small wooden house has two floors, a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room perfect for a bit of lakeside reading. But with a private beach on your doorstep — as well as a private dock perfect for sunbathing and swimming — chances are you’ll find yourself outdoors for most of your stay.
Garden Cabin in Ermelo, the Netherlands
$60 per night
If you’re looking for a cost-effective stay in an Airbnb that doesn’t compromise on charm and appeal, then this garden cabin in Ermelo is an ideal option.
Although just an hour away from Amsterdam, and only 40 minutes from Utrecht, this remote property feels like it’s a world away.
It has plenty of natural light and huge glass doors that open out onto a spectacular, quintessentially Dutch garden. Inside the wood-scented cabin is a warming wood-burning stove, and if the weather plays its part, guests are free to relax outside among the lush foliage.
Villa in Iceland
$270 per night
With its rugged landscapes and harsh weather, Iceland is not for the faint of heart. But there are few places on the planet more exhilarating to explore with a partner.
If you’re looking for a touch of romance while exploring Iceland, this luxurious villa, located in the north of the country, is the ultimate companion to everything the island has to offer. The villa is a slick and modern single-floor building with a Jacuzzi, all modern conveniences and incredible views.
Nearby are some of Iceland’s most impressive attractions, including Eyjafjordur Fjord, magnificent waterfalls and the canyon in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park.
Airstream Trailer in Andalusia
$143 per night
The iconic silver Airstream trailer has been a symbol for travel and open-road freedom since the 1930s. And though the original versions have humble interiors, innovative Airbnb hosts around the world have transformed them into unique, if quirky, accommodations.
This particularly fancy airstream trailer is located in Southern Spain’s Sierra de las Nieves mountains. Several mountain walks are at your doorstep, and the quaint village of Alozaina is just a 20-minute stroll away.
The trailer delivers plenty of nostalgia combined with all the amenities you’d expect in a five-star hotel room — including a double bed and fully equipped kitchen. Combine a stay here with a trip to some of the region’s beautiful historical cities, like Ronda and Malaga, for a Spanish getaway you won’t soon forget.
Old Smock Mill in Kent, England
$224 per night
If your idea of romance is a healthy combination of peace, quiet and a historically quirky setting, then a night in this old mill will be just up your alley. Although the building is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, let alone stayed in, the interior is perfectly set up for a luxurious stay.
Up the oak staircase and between the 18-inch-thick walls of the mill, you’ll find three separate floors connected by striking internal spiral staircases. Romantic touches include a French king-size bed with crisp white sheets, a welcome basket that includes organic eggs from the surrounding farm, a walk-in wet room shower and a double-ended bath.
If you can pull yourself away from this remarkable Airbnb for a few hours, there are local beaches, quiet towns and even golf courses within easy reach.
Treehouse in Piedmont, Italy
$160 per night
If this aerial nest with panoramic views over rolling Italian hills doesn’t ignite some romance, then few places will.
This treehouse is the epitome of low-key romance, and has earned the nickname “Aroma(n)tica," thanks to the fragrant linden trees and aromatic herbs gardens that surround it.
The treehouse is perched on a massive garden populated by various species of trees, and guests are free to walk or cycle through them. There is also a solarium and swimming pool on ground level that’s available to guests.
The surrounding towns are steeped in traditions and well-known for stellar wines — which are available to taste and purchase at various historical estates.
Duomo Apartment in Florence, Italy
$109 per night
Next to Paris, Florence may well be one of the most romantic cities in Europe, if not the world. The city’s cobbled streets, world-famous artwork and intriguing history hiding around every corner sets the ultimate scene for a getaway for two.
The principal attraction in the city, the Duomo cathedral, is also staggering. If you want exclusive views all to yourself, there are several Airbnbs that allow a unique perspective on the famous structure — including this spacious, tastefully furnished AirBnb apartment.
The panoramic view that awaits you on the terrace, where you can breakfast in style, makes this one of the city’s most remarkable stays.
Luxury Cave on Santorini, Greece
$449 per night
Nothing says romantic getaway quite like sipping a glass of crisp white wine in a sparkling plunge pool, while overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean Sea.
The Hector Cave House on the island Santorini offers this and more. Accommodations are located inside a 250-year-old house carved into a caldera cliff, and originally used for storing wine. Inside there’s a king-size bed as well as a private terrace, where you’ll find that plunge pool boasting epic views. The outdoor space is also well-suited to dining and sunbathing.
The luxurious house is located in the oldest reaches of Oia, where you’ll find plenty of history and the archetypal whitewashed houses contrasted against the deep blue waters that surround the small island.
The Mayen in La Sage, Switzerland
$185 per night
If you’re looking for a tranquil stay surrounded by Swiss wilderness, then this former barn and stable in La Sage has everything you’ll need. With its ample trails for walks in the summer and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter, it promises to return you to civilization fully rejuvenated.
The stable dates back to 1890, and looks fairly humble from the outside. But inside it’s been masterfully transformed into a luxurious apartment. You’ll find a walk-in shower, indoor fireplace and large bed, along with a fully equipped kitchen. Just outside your front door is a hot tub with breathtaking views down over the valley.
Shepherd Hut on the Isle of Skye, Scotland
$110 per night
A small shepherd’s hut located pretty much in the middle of nowhere may not be everyone’s idea of a romantic getaway, but this beautifully appointed and perfectly located Airbnb rental is perfect for those seeking a more distinctive getaway.
It’s located in Heaste, on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, and offers sublime sunrise views and, at night, the darkest of skies. Inside is a double bed paired with a wood-burning stove for keeping warm on cool evenings.
Bathrooms are located a short walk away from the hut, but robes are provided for the duration of your stay, and the owner will deliver a complementary continental breakfast to your hut so you can stay snug indoors.
Cottage with Duck House in the Cotswolds, England
$155 per night
This historic Cotswold cottage is located in the heart of the North Cotswolds and is the epitome of British charm and tranquility. The old stone walls and wooden finishes provide rustic charm, and the on-property Duck House allows for more guests to share the experience with you while still ensuring some privacy.
The house is surrounded by a lush garden, and there’s a barbecue and fire pit ideal for setting the scene as you watch the sun slip away in the evening. There’s a slew of hammocks placed strategically throughout the property, and guests are welcome to explore the tranquil surroundings.
Treehouse in Tuscany, Italy
$290 per night
The picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany are the perfect backdrop for a getaway for two, and there’s no better place from which to appreciate them than this dramatic tree house.
Dubbed casaBARTHEL, it’s a short drive away from some of the regions’ most iconic towns and cities, but still feels secluded and private, surrounded by olive and pine trees. In the winter there’s a fireplace to keep you warm, and in the summer months an air conditioner will keep you cool.
Most importantly, floor-to-ceiling glass windows make it easy to take in the Tuscan landscape. The owners also allow guests to use a communal swimming pool, tennis court and barbecue.
Log Cabin in Askøy, Norway
$95 per night
This log cabin is pretty much the definition of luxury, located up a steep flight of wooden stairs and nestled among pine trees, with amazing views of the nearby sea and a sauna for intimate R&R.
If you can pull yourselves away from the comfortable interior, you can bathe in a nearby fjord, head out for a paddle on a canoe or make use of the on-site yoga room.
The cabin, which was built in 1990, is private and packed full of charm, and although small, it offers a perfectly cozy setting for two.
Canal Apartment in Amsterdam, Netherlands
$286 per night
Who wouldn’t want to stay in one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canal houses? As anyone who’s visited the Netherlands capital can attest, these iconic houses are intriguingly elusive — beautiful to look at from the outside, but full of mystery on the inside.
If you’re looking to venture inside one for a romantic stay, you’re in luck, because this centrally located canal apartment is packed full of charm and available to rent on Airbnb.
It’s a two-floor apartment located on the third floor of a 17th century house, adjacent to the Herengracht — one of Amsterdam’s most magnificent canals. Inside you’ll find bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas fit for the modern world. Outside, the vibrant Jordaan neighborhood is just a short walk away.