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.
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing.
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times.
This is a superb apartment.
The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura
Located on Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 5 minutes walk from the train station, 1 hour by air-coach from Dublin Airport and easy access to Dun Laoire ferry port. The ideal base for exploring the garden of Ireland (County Wicklow).Suitable for families or small …see more
Magnificent brand new Self Catering seafront with unobstructed view Villa in the heart of Marsascala. On entering this luxuriously finished villa you will find yourself in a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking the …see more
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov
We stayed here with our two teenagers for 2 nights, and I can't say enough about how nice the apartment is, how wonderful the location is, and how gracious and generous the owners are. We usually sta… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased that you appreciated the special touches and look forward to seeing you again when you next return to York. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Equipped to a high standard and Beautifully decorated”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
We stayed for bank holiday weekend at this apartment . We were amazed at how centrally located it is in York. Sometimes staying so central can be a problem due to noise but this was peaceful . York Mi… More
Thank you for your kind comments.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased you enjoyed the freshly baked croissants with your continental breakfast - we think they're the best too! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Hidden gem - superb!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully furnished apartment. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay a memorable one, with all the comforts of home you could wish for and tho… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope you'll visit us again soon. We hope you liked the apartment so much that you'll tell all your friends and family about it.Many thanks from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
This quiet, charming villa is located in Ayia Napa, 300 meters from the famous beach of Nissi. It features a private pool with cushioned loungers. WI-Fi Internet, 2 bicycles and parking are all free.The villa has a huge 10m x 5m Walk in private pool which has plenty …see more
“Very comfortable and spacious” Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 baths)
- Great for
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with
Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c
from the moment we found this villa, the service from the villas owner Nacho de la Fuente has been amazing, kind and very efficient.
The villa is in excellent condition and has an amazing pool and … More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
We stayed at the villa at the beginning of April for 6 days. From being greeted by Nacho on arrival to handing back the Villa our stay was faultless.
The villa is in excellent condition. We utili… More
“Beautiful villa in perfect condition, 5 minute walk to Puerto Banus.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
Golf trip with friends to Marbella.
Very happy with the villa and the owner, who was very kind and very helpfull through the whole weekend.… More
“We love Whitstable!” Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!
Nice property. Clean and newly decorated. Owner lovely and helpful. Pint of milk in fridge on arrival and ice already made in the freezer for that first vital G and T. Excellent value.… More
Thank you for your review of Angel Lodge, Angela
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Myself my wife and young son (15 months) enjoyed the accomodation at Angel Lodge and had a great break in Whitstable.
The standard of the decoration and furnishings was high, and it had everything … More
Thank you for your review and your stay at Angel Lodge, Angela
“Luxurious and spacious, this is a well equipped and tastefully decorated gem !”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
Angel Lodge is perfectly situated with a short walk to Whistable's harbour and shops. Self contained and with a free parking space, this two storey flat has the look and feel of a new home with all m… More
Thank you for your kind review, glad you had a good stay in Whitstable at Angel Lodge, Angela
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… More
Fantastic place! A very unique spot in the middle of the city just blocks away from everything and yet tranquil and calm to chill out after a tough day of sightseeing. Is a very uncommon place to find… More
“séjour très agréable à recommander +++ !!!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
Cette semaine passée dans ce B&B a été très agréable.
Nos hôtes ont été très accueillants et sympatiques.
Cet un endroit très calme à 2 minutes du Colisée, en plein centre du centre cult… More
“Brilliant place for a relaxed and well looked after holiday.” We just had a great week at Villa Romantica. Lovely house and garden, nicely decorated, very well kept. Received by the owners who also made sure there were food & drinks to get us started.
We had a wonderful week in Alghero in Villa Romantica. The house and pool were immaculately clean and it was exactly as the photos. Very welcome juice and pastries laid out by the lovely owners. We h… More
Dear beautiful and cheerful family,
Thank you for being our guests and for this pleasing words!
We'd really love to welcome you again.
All the best,
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce
We couldnt have found a better ,cleaner location and value than this flat!
So many great bars and restaurants nearby as well.
Highly recommend! And Alan the owner was wonderful to do business with… More
“"Wow"” That's right "The Annexe" was out of this world. So relaxing,quiet. It was a beautiful place to stay. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 50yr birthday. So many lovely places to visit and only a bus ride away. Fiona even left us 2 bus tickets
A most warm and friendly welcome awaited us, well excelling our expectations; excellent facilities and extra personal touches, including food starter pack, were much appreciated. Very clean, constan… More
“Luxurious and relaxing holiday apartment”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
The apartment is perfect! All very modern but still very homely. The bed was the most comfortable one I have ever slept in! We were up for the festival but spent one day just relaxing and enjoying coc… More
“Excellent accommodation and location for Edinburgh and surrounding areas”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
The Annexe provides excellent and well appointed accommodation for a couple wishing to explore Edinburgh (a 15 min bus journey) and the surrounding areas. We went for the festival and The Annexe prov… More
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther
“Returned for the second time due to our love of the place!”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
This house is awesome! It has absolutely everything you need in a house from the 2 large living rooms to pool room and ping pong! The kitchen is open plan with the dining area and there are ample seat… More
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
Perfect house for 12 friends and family visiting Perth for a wedding. Comfortable, quiet and right in the center of town. We loved it.… More
“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.
“Great Location” 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 shopping is your thing two minutes w
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 w… More
“Chester town house”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
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.
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
A quality home from home. Exactly like it shows on the pictures. Was a pleasure to deal with all the way and communication was great. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who needs more than a… More
“A Hidden Gem in Orlando!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2012
Had a wonderful vacation staying at Elegant Isles. Arrived to an immaculately clean and tastefully decorated condo. We loved the accommodation and the Resort which far exceeded our expectations! Have … More
“comfortable, clean with everything for a relaxing holiday.” The unit was everything I expected and the owners are very welcoming and helpful. Little touches in the unit such as information on local food outlets, attractions around Melbourne, a street
“Wonderful Christmas” Rented this property for my Daughter & her 2 young children who travelled from USA for Xmas. We had a family Christmas with sons from Bristol plus myself & husband .Plenty of space for all and room for children to play.
“Excellent holiday rental. I would recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2015
We were a group of 8, including three kids, and each one of us wished we had booked a longer stay at Marina Villas. The house was clean and smart with all the necessities provided. The pictures on the… More
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Our stay in Marina Villas was just perfect. The house was very cosy, and the owner was always willing to lend a hand.
There is a small beatiful garden at the backyard!… More
“Couldn't have been better”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2014
For our extended family (7 adults and 4 small children) Marine Villas was perfect.
Well-equipped property, (but don't forget to turn on the extractor when cooking, the smoke alarm reacts with steam t… More
“Great Apartment in York City Centre” Right in the middle of York City Centre, this apartment is ideal for getting out and about without using your car.
The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need including a patio area and secure par
“Fantastic, modern apartment in terrific location”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
Had a fabulous long week-end. Apartment is lovely, clean and modern, everything we needed and in a superb location.
Really glad we took the bikes, didn't realise York and the surrounding area was so … More
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cycling and the apartment - look forward to seeing you again!
“Brilliant apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
Apartment was very well equipped and very secure. Centrally located for all city centre amenities. Free parking and only 2 minutes from restaurants and shops. We were greeted on arrival by Rachel who … More
Thanks for your review - glad you had a good time in York and you enjoyed staying in our apartment.
“Excellent for short break”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The apartment is of a really high standard as specified in the website information. The location is fantastic and only a few minutes from the city centre. A great base to combine Christmas shopping wi… More
Hi - Thanks for your review and also for your repeat booking! Regards Carol
“Costa del Sol - the quiet end” Just a few miles from Malaga but a million miles from the brash resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengerola or Marbella, Caleta de Velez is a quiet small coastal town which will appeal to the discerning holiday maker looking fo
We hit the jackpot! This was our first trip to Spain and we found the perfect place. Close to (walking distance) the beach, great restaurants, supermarkets and the local attractions. Located in a cozy… More
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We had two delightful weeks in Casa Florence. I booked it up in January and it was a really good break. The little town is nice and quiet, not too many English wanting to eat roast dinners every day. … More
Hello Lee - it was a pleasure to have you all staying at my house - glad you had a lovely time. Hope to welcome you there again. Best regards
“Excellent Villa highly recommend it, great location.” Property was excellent, close to Disney and places to eat. The weather was nice and the complex where the villa was situated was well looked after, nice and clean and staff was pleasant.
Stayed at a very nice villa in a good location a couple of miles from the Disney Parks
The surrounding area was always very clean & tidy & well looked after.
Could not have asked for anything more, … More
“Just Perfect....” We recently had our first family holiday to Cyprus and stayed at Aphrodites Solace.
We couldn't have picked a better villa or people to deal with! Aidan was fantastic, answering all our questions and giving us advice before we lef
This holiday was taken as a relaxing break away from all the noise associated with hectic holidays.
The accomodation was excellent. Just far enough away from everything. Plenty of villages nearby to … More
“Lovely villa - I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
My husband and I stayed with our two children (aged 11 and 12) for a week at this villa. Next time we will be booking for two weeks as we had such a good stay!!
We got into a routine of swimming i… More
“Fantastic Villa, Excellent Setting!”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2011
Stayed here for a long weekend and had a fantastic few days. Villa is superb and had all the facilities that was required. Fantastic swimming pool too!
Will be back again next year!… More
“Unforgettable vacation at perfect casa Lagoas” We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Casa L
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… More
“Home comforts and great location” We stayed at the apartment for two weeks. It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. There was also clean linen and towels delivered half way through which was great.
Great location close to everyth
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. It is a new, very nice place to stay with everything you might need while you are there. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine - nice! The owners w… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and have taken note of your comment about the lack of wi-fi. We have recently installed wi-fi and cable TV service in the apartment, which will make it more convenient for our guests to access the internet, etc., and to have more options for TV when at the apartment. Thanks for the suggestion!
“Central Location, Fantastic Views”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Centrally located apartment, just 5 mins. walk to train station and 10 mins to bus station. (Lagos has very good access by bus/train to interesting areas along the Algarve.) The apartment itself is v… More
“lovely apartment,will return”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
situation very convenient for town,beach and marina.very comfortable accomodation with nice sea views.will be back which i think says it all.… More
“Big thumbs up” Myself and 3 friends visited Iceland and loved every minute of our time there. The apartment was clean, comfy and warm with great facilities such as the Jacuzzi bath, outside terrace and underfloor heating. The location of this apartme
“Wonderful country, great town and a fabulous apartment”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
I'd always wanted to go to Iceland and I had very high hopes for it, but I was blown away by it; the people are charming, the country is extraordinary and Reykjavik has plenty to recommend it, from ou… More
We are so pleased to read your great comments about our apartment. We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and hope to see you again soon!
“Great apartment, in a great location!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
We can highly recommend this apartment to everyone who has ever wanted to visit Iceland! It’s located in the center of Reykjavik, in walking distance to most places of interest. We walked all around… More
Thank you for your good review! We have tried to equip the apartment so our guests are as comfortable as possible.
Thanks for choosing us as your place to stay in Reykjavík.
“Fantastic apartment, with absolutely everything we needed!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
Me and some friends recently stayed at this apartment in downtown Reykjavik, and I must admit that the apartment itself was a big plus on our visit to Iceland. It comes with everything you'd ever need… More
We are so happy that you were pleased with the apartment and that you should choose to stay with us!
“A slice of paradise” We are spending and amazing week in Casa sea view celebrating a 30th Birthday. There are 11 of us and the villa is stylish and quirky with plenty of space for all of us. Perfect location for Talamanca beach with easy access to Ib
“Amazing apartment for everyone” I stayed in this apartment for a weekend in June and can honestly say it is the best property I have ever stayed in. Patricia the owner was so helpful and friendly, she has catered the apartment to everyone down to ever
From the start of the booking Patricia was very helpful and this continued all the way until she waved us on our way back to the airport. The apartment is even better than the pictures and we loved o… More
“Wonderful find in Dublin! Perfect location, luxury flat!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We stayed here with our two children (13 and 17) four nights. What a great find. The flat is spotless and modern with every amenity we could possibly need from washer/dryer to 3D television and Playst… More
Thank you for doing such a great review for us and future guests.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you felt the Irish welcome.
Great to see you took on some Irish slang too!
“Fantastic family friendly option in Dublin - I'd go back here and no where else!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I am so glad I found Patricia through TripAdvisor! From initial contact to our final goodbye hugs she was always attentive and her lovely apartment was every bit the luxury promised! Everything was su… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this truely wonderful review.
I am so glad you enjoyed Dublin and the apartment felt like home to you all.
It is great to get some feedback and know that I have happy and comfortable guests.
Thank you for such a great heading too Best wishes Patricia
“warm people, great hospitality. Highly recommended” we had a wonderful visit thanks to this well equipped, peaceful and convenient cabin. Great for families. owners are so nice, we felt very welcome.
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda
Excellent apartment couldnt fault it all shops restaurants etc well within walking distance would certainly recommend it and would definitely stay again if in Edinburgh… More
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review of our flat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
“Fantastic holiday flat”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2014
Mark and Martin are lovely hosts in a really homely flat. The flat was really comfortable, had everything we needed to feel 'home away from home', and we enjoyed the log fire tremendously. The locatio… More
Thanks very much for your positive review, we are glad you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Edinburgh
Reviewed 25 Oct 2014
We decided to go to Edinburgh to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and chose the apartment cos it had an open fire and it seemed reasonably priced. From the beginning, contact with the owner wa… More
Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you had a lovely wedding anniversary break and look forward to seeing you both again the next time you are in Edinburgh.
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
Our family stayed at this apartment for 10 days in Dec 2012 /Jan 2013 for New Year celebration. We are from Armenia, and wanted to find comfortable, clean and secure home. The reality was more than t… More
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
We stayed at this Surbiton apartment for 2 weeks in October / November 2012. We were in UK from Australia, visiting family in the local area and wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we foun… More
Apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with American fridge, internal dining room with 6 chairs and 2.5m table, external dining area and living area. There are two separate bedrooms, WC and fully-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower. The apartment situated on the ground f …see more
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e
“Christmas Visit 2014” Excellent accommodation and well maintained. Very convenient for walking into town, no hassle with having to try to find somewhere to park in town. Accommodation had ample space for the two of us. Recommended. Would book again
the apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. Safe parking. The double bed was small;we prefer it a little bit wider. We really enjoyed our stay.… More
How kind to take the time to review us, we do take note of all comments and act where we can. It was good to meet you both and we do hope we may see you again soon. Dont forget we offer a discount to returning guests. Best wishes.
“Great as always!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
Our 2nd stay in a different apartment at The Farthings and as always very pleasant.
Well organised, private gated, pleasant and clean apartment.
Great location for sea side walks and walking into … More
Wonderful to hear from you and many thanks for your review. Hope to see you for your third visit soon.
Reviewed 27 Sep 2014
Thanks Stephen for a lovely stay, it was a pleasure to meet you. The apartment had everything we needed and was in an ideal position - five minutes to either the beach or shops. Loved Bournemouth a… More
A great pleasure to meet the family and thank you for taking the effort to write your review. We will be delighted to see you again and look forward to your call. So please you love Dorset; its a wonderful county.
“Perfect Location” Whether you're staying a week or a month, the location of this property couldn't be better. You are near to the restaurants, the subway, the train station and even the supermarkets! Being up on the 19th floor means that you are at
“Perfect location, beautiful apt and outstanding views”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2013
My partner and I stayed in BsAs over Christmas, spending a week in this fantastic apartment. Very well appointed and equipped, amazing views over the city and a roof top hot tub to boot (21st floor!).… More
“Amazing Views and the Perfect Location.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2012
We loved being up on the 19th floor for the views across Buenos Aires as far as Uruguay and being able to look down on all the activity below. Two sides of the apartment being all windows meant that … More
With a fabulous large, private courtyard garden in the heart of StKilda Wyndham Cottage is one of the most unique and eye catching properties in Melbourne! One look and you'll fall in love, one day and you'll never want to leave, one holiday and you'll ha …see more