Spain’s vibrant capital city offers a wide range of holiday accommodation from sleek city apartments ideal for couples on a romantic weekend getaway to spacious, rustic villas perfect for families or large groups of friends. Those looking for holiday rentals in Madrid can expect to pay a premium for properties in the central, highly sought-after districts of Chamartín and Salamanca, whilst more affordable rentals can generally be found in the city’s outskirts. However, affluent suburban neighbourhoods popular with Madrid’s elite such as La Moraleja and Las Rozas usually command more expensive rates. Vrbo features a wide variety of property types across Madrid and its immediate surrounds, whether required for a brief weekend break or even an extended three month period.

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

For families

Self catering villas or homes are ideal for families looking for a home away from home when holidaying in Madrid. Many holidaymakers prefer to opt for private gardens, swimming pools or catering facilities for their families and whilst serviced apartments or hotel suites can undoubtedly be a luxury, the extra space and independence that comes with an exclusive villa is invaluable.

As a cosmopolitan capital city, Madrid is also very popular with expat families who have relocated due to work. Prior to looking for long term accommodation, one or two month rentals work out more cost effective than prolonged hotel stays and offer more stability when families are finding their feet in a new city. San Sebastián de los Reyes and Tres Cantos are especially favoured by expats due to their location, proximity to good schools and the abundance of spacious, landscaped properties.

Botanical Garden, Madrid
Parque del Retiro, Madrid

On a budget

As one of Europe’s largest capital cities it is only natural that Madrid’s accommodation rates fall on the more expensive side. However, those prepared to look further afield may be pleasantly surprised at the selection of reasonably priced condos, apartments and historic villas found in well-connected suburban areas such as Latina, Barajas and Ciudad Lineal. Rates also tend to increase with demand around popular public holidays such as Easter, Christmas and New Year, therefore visitors are advised to be flexible on their dates when planning a weekend away.

Students or those waiting on more permanent accommodation can also take advantage of deals on short term rentals in Madrid, with a wide variety of fully-furnished apartments complete with full laundry and catering facilities available all across the city. Those on a budget are encouraged to look for neighbourhoods located just outside central Madrid which boast excellent transport links, meaning affordable rates just a stone’s throw from the city.

Gran Vía, Madrid
Madrid's modern architecture


Those really looking to indulge on their break to Madrid may be interested in renting some of the most luxurious properties the city has to offer. From stylish, ultra-modern apartments in the upmarket Retiro and Salamanca districts equipped with rooftop Jacuzzis to sprawling villas set in landscaped grounds in the heart of glitzy La Moraleja, Vrbo is sure to have something to suit all tastes and needs. Holiday rentals at the higher end of the market are available for weekend or week-long holidays, in addition to more long term rentals of three months or more.

Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

For business

Financial districts such as Azca, Nuevos Ministerios and the Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) are popular with those in Madrid due to short-term work commitments. Vrbo offers a wide selection of apartments in these sought-after areas, with high-speed Wi-Fi and inner-city parking available, in addition to convenient transport links to the capital’s main airport, Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas.

Those on a budget may wish to rent a modern studio apartment for the duration of their stay, whilst those on business in Madrid on a more permanent basis are advised to consider luxury penthouse suites equipped with the latest mod-cons and boasting stunning city views for the perfect work/life balance.

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