Summer Tourism 2016: 4 Greek island villas among European top-10 beach houses

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Summer Tourism 2016: 4 Greek island villas among European top-10 beach housesThere are plenty of gorgeous beach rentals to choose from across Europe. And given the strength of the U.S. dollar, there's never been a better time for American travelers to head east

Four Greek island villas are the among the top-10 beach houses in Europe, according to which notes the following:

"Europe is renowned for its world-class accommodations. But rarely does the spotlight reach its beach houses.

Nonetheless, there are plenty of gorgeous beach rentals to choose from across the continent. And given the strength of the U.S. dollar, there's never been a better time for American travelers to head east.

With some help from TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, here we'll run down 10 of the best European beach houses for summer 2016."


Villa Hermuses

PHOTO: Villa Hermuses in Mykonos, Greece. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Mykonos, Greece

Nightly Rate: $1,230

A private pool, massage terrace and handmade furniture are among the many highlights at Villa Hermuses in Mykonos, Greece. 

And because it boasts five bedrooms and is able to sleep 10 guests, this villa's $1,230 nighty rates breaks down to an affordable $123 per person per night. But that's nothing when you consider it includes transfers to and from the airport, cold towels and drinks upon arrival and a welcome dinner complete with wine.

Casa Zina

 PHOTO: Casa Zina in Portofino, Italy. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Portofino, Italy

Nightly Rate: $333

Arguably the best part of Italy's Casa Zina are the amazing views of the picturesque Portofino harbor. It doesn't hurt that this rental features a 300-square-foot terrace to enjoy them from.

Castle View House

 PHOTO: Castle View House in Kerry, Ireland. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Kerry, Ireland

Nightly Rate: $360

With Wynn's Castle in sight, it's easy to see where Kerry, Ireland's Castle View House gets its moniker. But in addition to the castle and beach views, this six-bedroom house is perfect for travelers interested in water activities like swimming, fishing and sailing, among others.

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Swinging Sunset Villa

 PHOTO: Swinging Sunset Villa in Oia, Greece. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals). 

Where: Oia, Greece

Nightly Rate: $423

This three-bedroom villa overlooks the Aegean Sea. The private pool features unbeatable views and is complemented by a private yard, balcony, expansive gardens and a dining area that accommodate up to eight guests.

Villa Del Duque

 PHOTO: Villa Del Duque in Tenerife, Canary Islands. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Tenerife, Canary Islands

Weekly Rate: $2,772

A modern villa with room for 12 guests, Villa Del Duque boasts a spacious terrace overlooking a heated pool and dining area. Plus, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, guests won't have to worry about finding privacy.

Did we mention there's a ping-pong table?

Villa Ibiza

 PHOTO: Villa Ibiza, in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Ibiza Town, Spain

Nightly Rate: $285

As if you needed another reason to visit Ibiza, Villa Ibiza is a private paradise that won't break the bank. Bring seven of your closest friends, connect your phone to the music dock and enjoy the private pool until the sun comes up.

Villa Octavius

 PHOTO: Villa Octavius in Nidri, Greece. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Nidri, Greece 

Weekly Rate: $1,996

Greece's Villa Octavius is the epitome of relaxation. Step into the walk-in pool, unwind by the outdoor fire pit or catch some shut-eye in the villa's hammock tower. 

Dingle Bay

 PHOTO: Dingle Bay in Dingle, Ireland. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Dingle, Ireland

Nightly Rate: $229

Space isn't tough to come by at Ireland's Dingle Bay. Invite up to 13 guests and take advantage of this property's proximity to a secluded beach area. 

Inside, a massive kitchen and farmhouse table await you and your guests. 

Villa Limon

 PHOTO: Villa Limon in Kalkan, Turkey. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Kalkan, Turkey

Nightly Rate: $131

Traveling on a budget? Escape to the Mediterranean with a stay at Turkey's Villa Limon. This affordable rental sits at the top of Kalkan Bay and features show-stopping views of the Mediterranean Sea. 

With a terrace boasting a pool, bar, Jacuzzi and telescope, you may not even need the six bedrooms.

Villa Alto Mare

 PHOTO: Villa Alto Mare in Fiscardo, Greece. (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals) 

Where: Fiscardo, Greece

Weekly Rate: $1,768

Not one, but two private pools and a spacious deck are among the many highlights of Villa Alto Mare. This luxury pad is located just minutes from Alaties Beach and, as a result, boasts stunning views that are best enjoyed at sunset.


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