Get away for a weekend: 8 islands you can rent on Airbnb

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Enjoy an exceptional stay by renting an island all to yourself on Airbnb… It’s possible: discover the most beautiful of them!

Did you know? Island living isn’t just for multi-billionaires or castaways. In Europe, some lucky people have their own piece of land in the middle of the sea. And some are kind enough to make it available to visitors for an unforgettable island break.

Leveraging the renowned private rental platform Airbnb, our team has selected some sublime properties for rent. Rest assured, there’s nothing fancy about the rates. You can choose the one you like and, who knows, decide to escape there for a weekend or more? All aboard!

1. A peaceful island in the Périgord

Have Generation Voyage gone mad, proposing an island… right in the heart of France? Nonsense. In Saint-Laurent-des-Hommes, in the Périgord region, we’ve found this little piece of paradise. Right in the middle of a pond, a house typical of the region awaits you. Well, it’s perched on stilts!

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Paisible îlot périgourdin

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It’s equipped with all the essentials for a feeling of modern comfort. Wi-Fi, wood-burning stove, beautiful TV, Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court. No, it’s not a joke!

From the terrace, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake. What more could you ask for to enjoy a moment just for two?

2. Dream island in the Baltic Sea

What a sumptuous piece of land beaten by the waves of the Baltic Sea, near Löknäs in Sweden. And quiet too, since it can only be reached by boat! There’s also a lovely vacation home with an incredible view.

In this 130 m² home, you’ll enjoy exceptional Swedish-style comfort. A spacious living room with fireplace, a splendid kitchen and all the necessary amenities.

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Île de rêve en mer Baltique

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After breakfast on the sunny patio, head for the wood-fired sauna. The more adventurous can jump into the (very) cold water, or simply catch a fish to prepare for dinner. Before admiring a breathtaking sunset over the blue horizon…

3. A sumptuous little piece of Finland

Simskäla is a Finnish island in the magnificent Gulf of Bothnia. Further north, in Fiskeskär, on a lovely islet, you’ll take possession of a beautiful old-fashioned mansion.

No water, no electricity, no modern amenities. Just you and a sublime natural environment. But don’t worry, all the basic comforts are still there: a gas stove, refrigerator and even a sauna. A small solar panel with USB sockets lets you recharge your phone.

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Somptueux petit bout de terre

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Instead, enjoy the 360° panorama and the sublime Nordic sunrises and sunsets. In Simskäla, you can enjoy a delicious meal at the inn or stroll along the quays of the typically Finnish port. A true marvel!

4. Croatian haven of peace

This small island called Host punctuates the waves in the Gulf of Vis, Croatia. With a surface area of 4 hectares and surrounded by crystal-clear water, it overlooks the port of Vis. You can reach it by boat, before entering a beautiful villa near a lighthouse built in 1873.

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Havre de paix croate

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The whole island is yours for the taking. The program includes swimming, grilled fish, relaxation and unforgettable excursions around the archipelago. Don’t forget to take a stroll around the nearby island of Vis, a superb pearl of the Adriatic with unspoilt charm.

5. Quiet cottage in Åland

Åland is a Finnish archipelago close to Sweden, comprising over 6,500 islands. Among them, your own little piece of paradise awaits you, departing from Hammerudenhamn. The owner will take you there by boat and hand you the keys to a beautiful, fully-equipped cottage.

Chalet au calme à Åland

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Chalet au calme à Åland

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After an invigorating swim in the Baltic Sea, head for the wood-fired sauna (or the other way round). Watch the birds from the huge terrace, admire the sunset over a glass of elderberry kir, or wander through the narrow streets of Mariehamn, the nearest town. Here you’ll find a wide choice of stores and restaurants, as well as fascinating museums.

6. Pretty Scottish island

Davaar? Behind this strange name lies a pretty little island in Scotland. Here, the former lighthouse keepers’ cottage has been restored, boasting stunning views and every possible amenity. Modern and spacious, your accommodation is easily accessible at low tide by 4×4 or even on foot.

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Joli îlot écossais

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Set in 2.5 hectares of land at the southern tip of the island, the feeling of serenity is truly exceptional. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, wildlife lovers will have the chance to observe the local animals. Otters, dolphins, golden eagles and peregrine falcons are all at home here. But these neighbors will never bother you.

7. Private island in Norway

Welcome to Norway’s magnificent Hvaler archipelago. This fabulous Nordic territory is home to a tiny, cute cabin on a 10,000 m² private island. It can accommodate a family, who will inevitably travel there by boat. The boat will even be made available to you free of charge!

Île privée en Norvège

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Île privée en Norvège

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Powered by a solar panel, the charming residence has no running water, but a small grocery store is just a stone’s throw away. Relaxation is guaranteed during your stay, with swimming on small private beaches and barbecuing on the menu. Grilled salmon is an institution here, and you won’t regret it.

8. Charming island in Kornati

Croatia’s Kornati National Park is a haven of peace bordered by sublime turquoise waters. Here you can take possession of a beautiful island vacation home equipped with all modern conveniences.

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With a surface area of 80 m², it opens onto an enormous terrace with, of course, a view of the sea. Endless swims in water over 26°C precede fabulous sunsets. You’ll be delighted to accompany them with succulent gastronomic specialities such as octopus salad or sarma with stuffed peppers… to be savoured with your eyes lost in the multicoloured horizon!