The packing list is simple (swimsuit and flip-flops, check!) and the itinerary is a no-brainer (lay on the beach, check!). While there shouldn’t be anything difficult about a beach getaway, sometimes finding the right beach to visit is a challenge.
Luckily, travellers on TripAdvisor (Holiday Lettings’ parent company) have done the legwork for you, reviewing and rating countless beaches across the world over the past year. The results are our 2017 Travellers’ Choice Best Beaches In Europe.
But visiting these amazing destinations isn’t always affordable. Enter Holiday Lettings. Consider letting a home in one of these exotic locales and get an authentic experience, plus save some money compared to staying in a hotel.
Below are 10 stunning properties—each located in one of Europe’s award-winning beach spots.
“A beach, a view, a walk, a happy day.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10. From €231/night.
With a perfect five-out-of-five review score, the Concha Views apartment is the epitome of affordable luxury. You can see the beach right from your balcony, and you’ll enjoy indoor amenities like air conditioning, a bath jacuzzi, big-screen television, and top-notch kitchen appliances.
“The sea was calm and beautiful. The colors are intense: light blue water, pink sand. Paradise.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8. From €130/night.
Villa Vlatos is a Venetian-style renovated villa hidden among century-old chestnut trees and olive trees in the mountains of western Crete. Placed in the centre of Vlatos village, you’ll be just a 25-minute drive from world famous Elafonissi Beach.
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6. From €158/night.
Duplex de Grande Plage is an elegant unit located on the ground floor of a building overlooking the sea. Multiple beaches are within walking or short driving distance, including the Travellers’ Choice winner La Cote des Basques.
“The blue, crystal water, the sun, the small island, and white-golden sand make this beach a must-visit.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8. From €234/night.
Fig Tree Bay is just a two-minute walk from Alexandros Villa. There’s also waterskiing, diving, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, windsurfing—even horseback riding—all available nearby. When evening falls, hit the main Protaras strip for restaurants, bars, shops, and a lively nightlife.
“The best water I have ever seen in Europe! The beach is amazing, the sand is clear and fine, sometimes even pink, and the water is so clear and so transparent it looks like drinking water!” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4. From €216/night.
Situated on top of a cliff, Villa Sorriso offers a breathtaking view of Cala Creta Bay, and is just a short drive from award-winning Spiaggia dei Conigli. The property boasts two bedrooms with double beds, a spacious kitchen-living room concept and two bathrooms.
“Heaven on Earth. Shallow water safe for kids. Clean sea, clean sand. Paradise.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7. From €2009/night.
Picture this: open water, ocean air, and a breeze hitting your face as your skipper manoeuvres the catamaran through the clear waters. The sunlight of the Balearic Islands is giving you a healthy dose of vitamin D while you prepare for some open-water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, or kite surfing. With a stay on the Velero Catamaran, you won’t just be cruising around Playa de Ses Illetes, but the whole Balearic Sea!
“Beautiful, breathtaking place. It was a fantastic day. The water is transparent and the sand is white.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9. From €179/night.
In a place dominated by blue sky and green landscape, Villa Patriko is a luxurious mansion with a unique view. Stone walls and arches, wooden doors and ceilings, noble furniture, and medieval light fixtures take you to a forgotten world. The large swimming pool overlooks the mountains and sea, while the fragrant, colourful garden decorates the fairy scene. It’s located in a quiet, picturesque village just a short distance from our Travellers’ Choice winner, Balos Beach and Lagoon.
“It’s fantastic at all times of the year, all you need is a bucket and spade (and a warm drink or ice cream depending on the season.)” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9. From €125/night.
The Bonaventure Cottage benefits from a great location just minutes from Weymouth’s sandy beach, promenade, and picturesque harbour. It’s been tastefully decorated by an interior designer, with supreme comforts and all the personal touches you and your family expect from a first-class rental. Inside you will find a fully equipped kitchen and open-plan dining area, perfect for hosting your very own British bake-off or getting the family together for a Sunday roast dinner. After a long day at the beach, of course.
“White sand, hills on the horizon, turquoise sea: like the Bahamas in Europe. And there are places on this beach where you can have nobody 50 meters around you.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6. From €131/night.
This extraordinary apartment is situated in an exclusive and delightful small complex. It is within walking distance of the beach with direct access to the crystal clear waters and white sands of the Mediterranean, perfect for fabulous long walks along the seemingly endless Playa de Muro Beach.
“As with most Cornish beaches the sea is crystal clear and the golden sands very clean. The high waves are excellent for surfing and the whole area around Fistral Beach is geared up for the surfers. Loved it!” — TripAdvisor Reviewer
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6. From €97/night.
Designed with coastal living in mind, the Headland Point apartment is only a minute’s walk from the surf centre on Fistral Beach. This is an ideal holiday location for those interested in beach walks, hikes, watersports, and fishing.
This post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Rentals blog here.