Travel by rail & rent a holiday home for a greener, slow travel experience

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Jul 13, 2010 / 0 comments

Travel by rail & rent a holiday home for a greener, slow travel experience

Find thousands of holiday homes accessible by train on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals

Keep your carbon footprint to a minimum this summer and enjoy a slower, more relaxed holiday by travelling by rail to a holiday home rental in Europe. Rail travel is experiencing a renewed surge in popularity and there are plenty of properties on in favourite European destinations that can be easily reached by train. Renting a private holiday home is also more energy efficient and sustainable than a hotel room, as you have control over lighting, air conditioning, washing, heating and food wastage for a start.

Rail travel provides fast journeys and great fares to Paris and Brussels and convenient connections onwards to cities including Milan, Barcelona and Nice. Check out Rail Europe for the best deals. With train holidays, the journey becomes part of holiday, so you feel like you are truly ‘travelling’ too; Sit back, relax, chat, and watch the people and scenery roll by. There are thousands of apartments to choose from in these cities on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, from budget studios to larger apartments for families and friends. 

So let the train take the strain and visit to find the perfect place to stay.

Prices quoted are per property and correct at the time of going to press.

Trendy and bright city centre loft style studio apartment
SLEEPS 2 / From £310 per week

Homeaway Holiday Rentals - Brussels


The bright, clean and well maintained studio apartment is perfectly situated for fast and convenient transfers from the airport and all train stations without the need for taxis. Situated on the 4th floor (top floor) this property overlooks the square below and offers a furnished balcony. Tastefully decorated to ensure neutrality and no clutter, you can enjoy a well stocked kitchen with Bulthaup units, microwave oven and large fridge freezer. The beds are twin but can also be dressed as one large double when requested. Guests receive complimentary welcome pack of basic essentials on arrival.
Property #455980



Cosmopolitan attic with private terrace
SLEEPS 4 / £116 per night

 Homeaway Holiday Rentals - Barcelona


The property is modern and located in a designer building in the heart of the old city, close to the Rambla and within walking distance of all major sights of Barcelona. The fabulous designer attic apartment has maintained its typical Catalan wooden beams in the ceiling. One bedroom has two single beds and the other a double bed and the living room has a double sofa bed. The stairs will take you to your private sunny terrace!
Property #404903



Elegant apartment in the heart of Nice, 200m to the beach
SLEEPS 6 / From £690 per week

 Homeaway Holiday Rentals - Nice


The apartment is furnished throughout in the Louis XVI style and features two double/twin bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge. This is a gracious “belle époque” apartment building with its beautiful façade, balconies, traditional louvered shutters, handsome solid front doors, marble staircase, charming old wrought-iron and mahogany ‘Edwardian’ lift and high ceilings. The property is situated just 200 metres from the famous Promenade des Anglais and the beaches. Nearby you have Nice's biggest covered market selling top quality fresh produce and a wide range of local specialties.
Property #74074



Chic self-catering one-bedroom loft
SLEEPS 8 / £182 per night

Homeaway Holiday Rentals - Paris


The apartment is located on the basement on a one-way street in Montmarte, close to the Moulin Rouge, and offers unique features such as exposed brick walls and paintings, enabling guests to have a truly Parisian experience. The apartment is very bright, with large windows both on garden and street, featuring a main room, one bedroom, one kitchen, two bathrooms and a private garden.
Property #8755



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