Save money on a city break by booking a stay at one of these top holiday rentals. Opting for a holiday apartment over a hotel will save you money per person and it means you can live like a local while you’re away.
City getaways make fantastic mini-breaks in the new year. Jet off to Rome, Florence or London to soak up the centuries of history, art and culture. Or turn your trip into a shopping spree or a romantic post-Christmas getaway.
With so many cheap flights on offer, European city breaks are even more affordable than before. You could even squeeze in a city stop on the way to your main holiday. And inviting friends or family along means you’ll each spend less on a shared city apartment or villa.
“A fabulous chalet in a great location close to ski lifts” We stayed here as two families with children ranging from 4-9. The chalet was amazing, very modern with great views into Morzine and views of the Pleney Slope. The chalet was short of nothing
All mod cons, comfy beds, hot monsoon showers, love the coffee machine and convenient ski to across the road.… More
“Luxurious and Practical!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
Chalet Roc provided us with the perfect base for our Morzine trip. Walking into the chalet on the first day really set the tone for the whole holiday; the house is beautifully decorated with a classic… More
“Fantastic Family Skiing Trip In this Lovely House.....Recommended AA+”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
3 Families drove to Morzine from Surrey and stayed at this completely renovated Chalet...House !! We have always gone Club med before so wasnt sure about self catering but it was great. The owners we… More
“Contemporary Norwegian style in one of Europe's most dynamic cities.” We stayed in this stylish apartment for a week. It is in an ideal location in the new waterfront development next door to a famous boutique hotel. It is very convenient, comfortab
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a
Excellent apartment just far enough away from the town, which was really busy in August. Weather was incredibly hot, so to have access to the pool at all times was just what we needed. Lazise is a r… More
“Very nice flat, good location and a very friendly and amenable landlady”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The flat is located outside the town centre of Lazise, which is within walking distance or a very short drive away. The town inside the city walls is lovely, beautifully situated on the lake. Lazise i… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again.
“Lovely stay in a unique house” We spent a lovely week at Francescas house on the top of the hill. It was an incredible experience to get to stay in a real italian home which is decorated beautifully and has a real "soul". This kind of atmosphere you g
I and my models had a great time here. Villa Ortensia is simply lovely and intimate.
The view is simply stunning ... Nature, green and cleaned air make this villa the perfect stay for a photographer… More
“Amazing hospitality and accomodations.”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2014
Our stay at the lovely Villa Ortensia just outside of Sarzana, began with meeting Francesca. She was very warm, friendly, informative and sincerely concerned that our visit would be memorable. We we… More
“Beautiful villa high up on a hilltop!”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
We stayed at Villa Ortensia for six days/nights early October. Although it was too cold to swim, the grounds were gorgeous, with distant views of the Mediterranean Sea. We stood next to the swimming… More
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family” 7 of us stayed in Villa Magnolia with 4 children ranging from baby to teenager. The house was finished to a high specification, was spacious and well maintained. There was ample room for everyone and lots of di
Villa Magnolia was perfect for our holiday with 3 teenage boys and their granny. It is a beautiful villa, with lovely cool pool and fabulous gardens. The house itself is so comfortable and the air con… More
“Fabulous villa - wondeful holiday!!”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a fabulous 10 day holiday at Villa Magnolia. As a large extended family of varying generations we have had many villa holidays in this region of the Algarve and can honestly… More
Thank you so much for your review. If it depended on me i would offer you one free week for your sympathy alone :)
It was our pleasure to have wonderful guests such as yourselves staying at Villa Magnolia. It will also be our pleasure to welcome you again in the future.
All the best for you and your family.
“Villa was absolutely stunning”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
Everyone in the party had a fantastic stay at villa magnolia. Our teenage son enjoyed the pool table and our little girls loved the pool. The villa really did cater for all 8 of us and would totally r… More
“Wonderful townhouse.” Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the worry of where to park and avo
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if s… More
“Just perfect” Excellent location, wonderful apartment that was even better than it looked online, caring and attentive owner. We have stayed at many different places over the years and this was truly top notch. The beds were very comfortable, plenty o
This was our first time renting an apartment when on vacation and we Could not ask for a better experience because of Mario. He met us at the train, clearly explained everything we needed to know abou… More
Dear R., thank you so much for your kind present, my sons are still wearing them all the days. Hope to see you again in Florence, all the best, Mario.
“Our favorite memory of our European adventure”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
From the moment we stepped from the train in Florence until we regretfully had to leave this amazing apartment, we felt cared for & surrounded by the best of owners in the best of accommodations. It w… More
Dear S., thank you so much for your fantastic review, your description matches what really moved me while restoring to the past ages the property. Thank you again, all the best, Mario.
“A room with two excellent views”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2013
As if Florence isn't enough, I would go as far as to say that this luxury apartment is reason in itself to visit this beautiful city.
Mario, our gracious landlord, greeted us from the taxi and we c… More
Thank you so much, this is the main reward I was thinking to when hardly was restoring this house. To share is even better than to own.
“The Coach House” The cottage was beautiful and Charlotte had left some lovely bacon, sausages and eggs from the local farm. We had a fantastic visit, with everything we needed and wonderful hosts who were there if we needed anything.
Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2017
We spent a week in the Coach House in March 2017 whilst our daughter was moving into new flat. The Coach House is in a delightful position just outside Bath with great views. It is extremely spaciou… More
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds.
Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
We had a wonderful stay in Ash's house. We were there for Christmas and the house had been decorated with lights and a tree so was very welcoming. It suited our needs perfectly, comfortable, nicely … More
“Living like a celebrity for the weekend in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
This house is absolutely amazing and from the moment you walk in it just feels like you've won the lottery. Every room is spacious and decorated to a very high standard. I felt like a football wag hah… More
“Charming house that got everything that a group of 8 women needed”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2015
We needed house that would give 8 women good space, ability to sit outdoors, a area(living room) that we would be able to sit all together and also that the house would be located in walking distance … More
“Way to Go!” We travelled to Ireland with our 4 grown children/significant others etc. This place was really well located. Took the train into Galway..we were able to take the bus back out.. kids were able to take a cab..It was great. Can walk into
My family, girlfriend and I stayed at this house during part of our tour of Europe; three days in Ireland. Ray and his friend were waiting for us at the train station. They had a very warm greeting an… More
, thanks so much guys, I always feel that you should be able to contact me if you need something during your stay. Its good to be available to advise people who take the trouble to come and stay at Banba House. We take great pride in Banba House and value all the new people who we meet on their travels from around the world. Now that we have just had our wi fi booster installed, we expect we will be able to reply faster better sooner to any info requests we receive.Our moto is...We are here to help... Very Best Regards
Ray and Rita.
“Can't wait to do it again”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Next time we will rent the Bamba House for a week and travel to other places from there, There was eleven of us and we all had our space and we love the set up of the house, very spacious and elegan… More
a brilliant bunch of people, It was my pleasure to be able to help. Ray
“Great old house in a perfect spot.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
Ray was a great host, and the welcome meal was so appreciated as we had travelled a long day from SW Cork to Athenry. Loved the historic town and Ray's place was close to everything there plus close … More
you guys are welcome back anytime, what a great time you had!
Had a lovely weekend away with hubby and our friends. The appartment had everything we needed and more, we were able to sit back and relax in the home comforts. The apartments querky layout was very d… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2016
Superb apartment! lovely and clean with a perfect location in the centre of York, couldn't ask for more… More
“High Standard as usual”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2015
We have stayed several times at both Sandra's lovely apartments, they are so comfortable, homely, clean and have everything you need. They are located in an ideal spot only 3 minutes walk away from t… More
We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delight… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am sure other people who are thinking of booking to stay in my apartment will really appreciate it.
“Amazing Apartment” I stayed here over the Easter break. This Apartment is so well situated. The views across the Hoe were incredible! The Apartment is an easy walk to the Town Centre and also to the Barbican which has a great night life.
This is a gorgeous holiday rental overlooking Plymouth sound. Both the ceilings and windows are unusually high, so the feeling is one of spaciousness. The kitchen was tiny, but functional, so you ca… More
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
Great flat, stunning views. Good location and extremely friendly and helpful staff and owner. Would definitely recommend :0)… More
“I could've stayed in all day and enjoyed the view!”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2016
Gorgeous apartment in a fabulous location. Really comfortable with everything one could need for a relaxing stay. I come from Plymouth and this area has iconic views of the Hoe and the sea beyond. … More
“A fantastic time spent in a gorgeous place!” A clean, modern apartment in a great location. Walking distance to all beaches and main shopping district. Our young children slept soundly and didn't wake until 9am, a lie in from when they sleep in Englan
“Fantastic Apartment” We stayed for a weekend in August. The apartment is lovely and big. It has everything you could want, including a welcome pack. The owner was fantastic to deal with.
The apartment is in a great location right in the heart of
We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very h… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
Wonderful apartment on the nicest shopping street of Glasgow. The entire flat is outstanding. Superb property, very spacious and full of light. Everything was spotless and showers, hot water, all appl… More
“Worth going to Glasgow just to stay in this flat.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
My husband and I stayed , with our 15 year old grand-daughter , for 3 nights. The flat was warm and comfortable and perfectly placed in the centre of Glasgow. It was beautifully furnished and equipped… More
“Excellent home from home in Glossop” We were taking our 10 month old to visit relatives in Glossop so wanted more of the creature comforts than we would get in a hotel. The apartment was clean and well presented and had all the amenities we were looki
Lovely corner unit with plenty of windows, views and light but not overlooked. Easily accessible by lift but I felt safe with the security measures of the building. Secure off-street parking
Thank you so much for you very kind and positive review.
We greatly appreciate your feedback.
“WOW!” Extended family group from 2-73! everyone had the most wonderful time. the accommodations are set in beautiful grounds kept in tip-top condition by the staff. the help from Consuelo on a daily basis made it a true break for the ladies and we
Oh what a wonderful holiday we have just had in your beautiful house. As I said on trip advisor ' A little piece of heaven on earth!'
Thank you.........everything was wonderful, the houses, the gor… More
“Can Boyet must be one of our worlds Wonders”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
If you are a large group, don't worry. The property is so big and not crowded at all. You can easy relax by your own. The lawn was perfekt for my family of 13 persons for sports and games. Lovely sun… More
“Relaxing, breathtaking views, great location” Property was just as described. Home was in a great location, 2min walk to the beach, grocery store nearby, many restaurant options all within walking distance too! House had everything my family needed
Having stayed in many places in the Algarve, this property was the most enjoyable. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of apartment living, this authentic beach ho… More
“Amazing house, perfect location” We spent five days exploring Amsterdam by foot. The area is quiet and central. Everything you need is within short walking distance; shops, cafes, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The interior is beautiful and prac
Fabulous house in the heart of Amsterdam. The location is perfect to explore by foot, bicycle, tour bus, train or boat. Access to all is within a block or two. Wonderful restaurants are near by and… More
“Great place in a brilliant location would return tomorrow”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We just loved this former Merchants House, which was homely and offered every facility you could want. It was a great place to return to after walking around Amsterdam all day. The kitchen is has ever… More
“most amazing week in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
We had the most amazing week in Amsterdam. We were met as planned. He was very helpful with explaining the set up & orientating us in the neighbourhood . We adored the house. The stairs are a little … More
“Great price; comfortable rooms; easy walk to main sites in Bergen” We were only there two nights, but really enjoyed our stay. We cooked in the kitchen and it had everything we needed. We shared the kitchen and the bathroom with another room, but neve
Very nice psrson and lovely cats but very very very dirty !
1) full of hair in the shower
2) in Entrance full of stinky shoes !
3) "DANGER" !!! Don't touch any eletric bottons for lights and for… More
Thank you for your review,we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied. We are happy to tell you that we upgraded the apartment in 2014, painted it, had new lights and electricity installed and refurnished it in a mid-century style. We have two cats, as listed in the information about the apartment. They are sometimes welcomed into the apartment by cat-friendly guests and that is why they tried to visit you. Best regards,
“Room with a View!” What a fabulous apartment! Spacious,clean, comfy with splendid views of the sea. If you like having breakfast looking over the sea, falling to sleep listening to the sea, this is the place for you!
This apartment was fantastic we was only there for 4 days but loved it !!. Was up a hill but worth it for the views and a good sun trap. Pool was brilliant only us round it and Martin was a good help.… More
Thanks for the review Shaun, we appreciate your feedback.
“Great apartment, nice location and handy for attractions and nightlife”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
We had a great time in Benidorm staying at Villa Marina 504 for Christmas week 2012. The two bedroom duplex apartment overlooks a small bay at the eastern end of the town. The property was in a secure… More
Thanks for the great review guys, we really appreciate your feedback so we can continually improve.
“Lovely property, lovely host, brilliant location” We were concerned about location with regard to noise as it is sited on the main A82 through the town, which were unfounded. A very well furbished property for a couple, with a garden to relax in. Av
We enjoyed our stay in Avril's lovely apartment--she met us at the door, worked with our schedule, and provided everything we could possibly have needed, including a hamper of food to give us a nice s… More
It was lovely to meet you both and thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review - please do get in touch anytime you would like to stay again! Safe travels! Avril
“Lovely location l”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2016
AVRIL a lovely lady made us very welcome could not be more helpful we appreciated location was excellent and flat spotless everything you need was there … More
Thanks so much for your very kind review! It was so nice to meet you both!! I'm glad you had a good stay and hope you're journey home was okay! ! Many thanks, Avril