Amazingly Affluent Airbnb Homes in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean has long been a playground for roman royalty, Russian princes, and wealthy billionaires. From the golden island of Capri to sleepy fishing villages of Greece and the VIP style of Ibiza and the Balearic Islands – there is a spot to suit every mood. Houses in the Mediterranean evoke pure romance; think endless estates drizzled in vineyards, sea views that stretch forever, and elegant antiques from every corner of the globe. Take a look at these lavish Airbnb homes to rent on your next whimsical adventure in the Mediterranean and click on the title for more information.

Castel Manresa, Balearic Islands

Castel Manresa: a 16th century private estate

A private estate perched on the shimmering blue of the Balearic Islands makes for an enviable stay. The main building has stood on this sundrenched shore since the 16th century and the other houses on the property were once a bird sanctuary, a fisherman’s home, and an Arabian style villa. All have been refurbished to an impeccable standard with modern touches blending beautifully with original features. Wisteria draped walls, unrivalled rooftop terraces, and sprawling grounds with swimming pool and uninterrupted sea views makes for a dream haven away from home.

Le Manoir, Cannes

Le Manoir – only 15 minutes from Cannes

Only 15 minutes from the glitz and glamour of Cannes, awaits this palatial villa set among swaying lavender fields and endless olive groves. In keeping with the dreamy rural locale of this 7-bed home, guests can expect warm stone walls, beautiful exposed beams, tufted linens, and lashings of polished wood. Yet, there is nothing peasantry about this place. Views out across Cannes bay is only the start in this home where entertainment abounds. Tennis courts, home cinemas, saunas and steam rooms, and even a private discotheque with games room and bar ensures that celebrity soirees can last for days.

Villa Le Scale, Capri

Villa le Scale – the home of nobility on Capri

The millionaire’s playground of Capri certainly welcomes the wealthy to come and live a life of le dolce vita. Nowhere captures this as perfectly as the Villa Le Scale. Whimsical and wondrous, and once upon a time home of the noble Monti delle Corte –  guests will fall in love with the sweeping staircases, marble sculptures, and tiered terraces with outdoor pool and ivy strewn gazebos. The property comes replete with private chef, butler and manager to ensure a stay as elegant as the grounds itself. The villa has stood the test of time since the 19th century. It’s more recent design was completed by Jorge Cañete who won an International Award for this project due to the iconic fusion of modern lines and lavish antiques.

Villa Machiavelli, Toscana, Italy

Villa Machiavelli – the 16th century home of the Machiavelli family

Florence is a veritable treasure chest of culture, boasting rich renaissance architecture and sprawling Chianti vineyards. The Villa Machiavelli is less than 20 minutes outside of Florence and has space for 20 guests and is the former home of the Machiavelli nobility. The 16th century villa is brimming with elegant antiques, a helipad, acres of private vineyards, thick set Italian forests and a well-stocked historical wine cellar for private tasting sessions. You can truly live the life of Riley in this palace of riches where frescoes adorn the walls, chandeliers hang heavy from soaring ceilings, and Jacuzzis whirl in marble bathrooms.

Villa Rica, Ibiza

Villa Rica – overlooking the best of Ibiza’s VIP spots

Guests who want to be in the heart of the action in Ibiza, but still have a serene luxury escape can stay at the Villa Rica. Close to the infamous Blue Marlin and Tropicana Beach Bar, from the comfort of your own iced white grounds you can admire the superyachts passing in the bay below, along with dolphins leaping from the water. Hot tubs, two butlers, and a private chef add that sense of five-star hotel service to this beautiful 5 bed beachside villa. One of the best features of this property is the large and lavish pool and the submerged private club room. Décor is minimalist white and black marble, a gorgeous contrast to the lush tropical grounds surrounding this special villa.

Villa Sheherezada, Dubrovnik

Villa Sheherezada – The Rose of Dubrovnik

Carved into the cliffs and perching precariously over the ocean, so close you can almost taste the salt spray – Villa Sheherezada has stood strong since the golden 1920’s. Carved pillars, romantic lookout points, and historic walls frame the villa in all her splendor. This regality spills over into the 5-bedroom home adorned in rich fabrics, polished wood, and antique furnishings. The space beneath the turquoise dome has been dedicated to divine entertainment – when you can bear to tear your eyes away from the gauzy blue view of the Adriatic. Back outside and down the stone staircases you can access the generous swimming pool and whirlpool, further down and you come to the breathless splendor of your own private beach.

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