It may be getting colder across Europe but that doesn’t mean putting an end to your vacationing! There are plenty of spots to travel where the weather is still warm, as well as some winter friendly, cosy getaways not too far from home. Have a look at our top-7 favourite spots, currently available on everybody’s favourite holiday property rental service – Airbnb, but don’t think that means cheap. These exclusive properties are fit for a king… Or perhaps a prince, keep reading as Prince Harry has in fact slept in one of the properties on this very list! So if you fancy something exclusive this winter, read on to find this seasons hot spots, and then give us a call to arrange your private travel with Luxwing!
1 – Dairsie Castle – Scotland
Number one on our list is this historic Medieval Castle set in a secluded location in Scotland, yet still only a 15-minute drive to St Andrews and an hour from Edinburgh. The castle would be a perfect spot to spend a holiday with up to 13 people. Keep warm with wood fires spread across the house, and feel like royalty whilst sleeping in a king sized, four post bed. The castle is situated on 6 acres of land and if winter walks are your thing, then put on your coat and take a stroll through the orchards and forests to the river Eden which runs through the properties grounds.
What could be better than staying in a castle next to a ski resort? This beautiful castle in Davos features the seclusion and scenery expected from Europe’s highest city, with fantastic skiing and snowboarding opportunities. The apartment is perfect for a couples getaway and will provide memories to last a life time.
3.Balian Treehouse – Bali
If it’s some winter sun you’re after, then you could do worse than a trip to Bali. It’s beautiful natural landscapes are incredible, and weather reaches averages of around 30°C in December. This hand built tree house home is absolutely magical. It features a fantastic pool within its tropical garden, and the beach is also only a 3-minute walk away.
4-Tromvik Lodge – Norway
How about watching the northern lights from this incredible secluded home in Norway whilst staying warm inside an outdoor hot tub? This home can fit up to ten guests, or if you want a romantic getaway it’s also perfect for two. This is exactly what Prince Harry did when he took his girlfriend to this exact Airbnb for a magical first holiday. This home is surrounded by wilderness and if you get bored of whale watching over the panoramic ocean views, then there are plenty of activities available to suit everyone including hiking, hunting, climbing and even skiing!
5 – Dar Ahwach – Morocco
This genuine Moroccan home features a cute courtyard with an authentic Moroccan bath, as well as a roof terrace. This home would make a great location for a short city break with up to 7 guests, as you will be stationed in a central but safe location. Giving you easy access to explore Marrakech’s markets, restaurants and enjoy the culture first hand.
6- Carbon Beach house – Malibu
At nearly £8,000 per night, this is the most expensive property on our list, but for good reason. The luxury property is located right on Malibu beach, and the open planned living area makes for the perfect beach home. There is a bar, and open fires throughout the house, making it an ideal place to entertain your guests – even on the cooler nights. The home also has a massive indoor/outdoor hot tub where you can look out at the the famous Malibu ocean in comfortable warm waters.
Situated on Loch an Eilein, this home offers stunning views of what almost becomes your own private lake due to its isolated location. The home itself is decorated to the highest standards and includes underfloor heating as well as a double wood fire place in the bedroom and living room – making this a fantastic, cosy spot to spend a white Christmas, as it regularly snows here. You are also very close to the mountains and (weather permitting), may be able to do a little bit of skiing during your stay!
All of these Airbnb come highly recommended due to the hosts exceptional level of care and assistance they offer guests once they arrive. But what about your travel? Luxwing are specialist’s in offering that same customer service when travelling, from picking you up at your home, to providing tailored amenities on-flight and then getting you to the accommodation you have chosen. Whatever your trip, Luxwing want to help make it as special as possible. Give us a call now to find out what else we can do for you.