8 Surprising Places You Can Rent for Your Next Trip to Europe

Ever consider renting a house boat or a French chateau on vacation? Make your euro-trip special by staying in a unique vacation rental. These 8 surprising places to rent are actually available (and affordable) for you to book and stay with your family:

A converted Xray Zulu 676 Helicopter
A converted helicopter in the U.K.
Calling all aviation fans – you can spend the night in this 1982 Xray Zulu 676 helicopter in England, fully equipped with a working kitchen, a bunk bed in the tail of the aircraft and a relaxing sun porch under a canopy of helicopter blades.

The Møllen windmill in Denmark

The Møllen windmill in Denmark

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day life? Take a step back in time and enjoy sweeping views of the sea from this idyllic (and recently renovated) windmill cottage in the quiet coastal town of Ebeltoft, Denmark to experience their culture first hand.

Pula-Valtura observatory

Home with a night sky viewing tower in Croatia

Spend your next European vacation under the stars at this enchanting Croatian home that features a viewing tower decked out with a high-powered telescope to see the night sky like you’ve never seen it before. And when you’re not taking in the breathtaking starry nights, relax by the pool under 100-year-old olive trees or explore the historic city of Pula nearby.

German houseboat rental

Bootshaus am Werlsee in Germany

Hate being tied down to one place on vacation? This Houseboat gives you the best of both worlds – the freedom to explore many local towns and the clear waters of Berlin and Bradenburg Lakes in Germany with all the comforts of your vacation rental. Wake up to the relaxing sounds of nature, take a dip in the lake off the edge of your dining room and enjoy waterfront views over a glass of wine.

Turracher Höhe chalet renta

A mountaintop ski chalet in Austria

Take your vacation to new heights with this ski chalet in the Alps nestled in among the trees nearly 6,000 feet above sea level. After a big day of skiing on the ski slopes that are just steps away, sit back and relax in the hot tub or enjoy stunning views sipping hot cocoa on the deck.

French chateau rental

An 18th century château in France

Round up 18 of your closest friends for an unforgettable getaway in this 18th century French château in Allonnes, France. North of bustling Paris, this luxurious château will transport you back to another era with period style decor and sprawling, landscaped grounds.

Netherlands tree house rental

A treehouse in The Netherlands

Why walk down the stairs of your treehouse, when you can slide? This bungalow in the Netherlands tucked away in the trees will bring out the kid in anyone!

Hoek van Holland, Landal Beach

A beach villa on the North Sea

Sleep right on the beach and wake up with sun-soaked views of the North Sea just outside your door.