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.
“Excellent, everything we was looking for and more!” Everything we was looking for and more. Great property, well maintained and lots of extra little touches to make it feel like a home from home. Owners very accommodating and left starter package for
“Fabulously located flat. Immaculate and well equipped.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
The flat is in an ideal, central location for sightseeing all of Edinburgh! It is exactly as described; very comfortable, immaculate and well decorated. Deborah gave us great directions and informatio… More
Thank you! Hope to see you back soon!
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
We were thrilled when we arrived at this really cosy accommodation. It's location is perfect - very close to Grassmarket and the centre of Edinburgh - ideal for exploring the old town. The weather was… More
Thank you! I'm glad you had a great weekend!
Reviewed 22 Feb 2014
We couldn't fault our stay in Edinburgh. This particular flat was wonderful, and highly recommended for a short city break. Even though the flat is a studio, it didn't feel cramped at all. The flat is… More
Thank you! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Home from home” Bellavista is slightly off the beaten track, I would advise using the postcode 03110 instead of sat nav but once we arrived at the villa we were very happy with everything, Steve met us and after showing us around he explained he lived
“Beautiful location and idyllic setting for a stunning villa”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
We stayed here for 2 weeks in April and have to say it was a perfect spot with great facilities, you will need a car if you stay here but the local supermarket is only 5-6 mins drive and Alicante is o… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa, and for your positive comments. Hope very much to see you again in the near future.
“Kids loved the pool”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2012
We (2 adults) travelled with 5 children aged 9 to 17 years and found the villa ideal for all. Plently of room in the lovely large pool for everyone plus inflatables. The pool table also proved popular… More
Thank you so much for your kind words about our villa. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much. Thanks again Steve and Gill
“JUST PERFECT AND A REAL HOME FROM HOME”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2012
We decided that a villa holiday would be better for our family as we have 2 young children and 2 older children, plus our teenage daughter wanted to bring a friend and our older son his girlfriend so … More
Thanks for your great review! And we're so glad you and your family found the villa ideal for your holiday. Gill and Steve Harris
“Best holiday we've ever had” We wanted a quiet, relaxing holday in a lovely house with a wonderful view; Sfakoi more than fitted the bill. When we arrived, we found a "welcome" hamper of delicious food which ensured that we had enough for a meal on
We have spend new year eve and new year at this property. It was great everything is within atleast 10 minutes drive. The surrounding is good and welcoming, I would definitely recommend this place t… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
We had read all the good reviews of the property and they were all right. None were exaggerated! It was spotless! And I'm fussy! It's a small cottage, the bedrooms are small but photos are very real, … More
“Gepflegtes Ferienhaus mit sehr freundlichem hilfsbereiten Vermieter”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2015
Bei unserer Ankunft erwartete uns ein sehr nett eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit einem Willkommenspaket aus Lebensmitteln für den ersten Tag und frischen Blumen. Das Haus war sauber und ordentlich mit e… More
“Great apartment, steps from the pool” The Roda golf resort is immaculately maintained and the area around this apartment is no exception. We really enjoyed being able to lie on sun loungers outside the apartment whilst being able to see the kids in th
“We will return to this lovely apartment in Roda.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2013
Immaculate apartment well kept, very comfortable. well furnished & stocked with all you could need. Perfectly positioned within steps to a pretty pool area. Roda is a very well kept &safe resort with… More
“Great Apartment in a great resort!!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2013
We stayed for over two weeks in August - the booking process was easy and hassle free and the owner (Aidan) answered all the questions really quickly. We were met at the apartment complex by one of t… More
“Great location with lovely pool and gardens.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
We arrived to a lovely clean apartment at 6 o clock in the evening and straight away our 3 kids wanted to go straight to the pool, its great being so close to the pool and being able to sit out on the… More
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks
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.
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect.
We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f
I came to Marbella Hideaway for my hen do in a group of 14. Technically the villa only slept 12 but Simon was more than accommodating and even brought in extra beds to cover for my mistake. The house … More
“Total luxury - felt like a celeb!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I came with a group of 14 for my sisters hen do. Simon the owner was amazing at helping me organise transfers, cheeky butlers, a stripper, nights out and was always efficient at getting back to me. Th… More
“Amazing - best holiday and wedding venue ever!!”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2013
Absolutely amazing!!! The perfect venue for the perfect holiday and wedding!! Great location, fantastic pool, amazing garden!
We've just got back from our wedding week here and couldn't be happier wi… More
“Excellent for young family and grandparents” This is a lovely villa just suitable in every way for a family with young baby, preschool child and grandparents. Lovely setup, well equipped and so quiet with just a 20 minute walk into town. There was an
“Private villa, beautiful resort, great for a beach holiday with the kids!”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2015
This was our first time to stay in a private villa and our first time in Carvoeiro. It is a beautiful resort, great for a beach holiday with the kids
The villa was perfect for us. The kids loved… More
Glad you had a great time Bob, hope to have you stay again some time soon
“The villa on the website looked too good to be true, but it exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
We only had a small window in May to take a holiday with our 2 grown up sons and partners, so we were surprised we got Casa Branco Grande for 10 days at a great price, the bedrooms , bathrooms were ex… More
Thankyou for your comments. I'm glad you liked the villa, after a lot of work put in to the bathrooms and kitchen last winter I'm glad that people are enjoying it!
“Very good place” The flat was lovely and had everything we needed. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was due to the lady giving us the key was an hour late despite us calling her and giving the exact time of arrival. No language barriers as I spea
Cesme ist immer wieder herrlich und eine Reise Wert.
Bei Marion und Turgay haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Sie waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Die Ferienunterkunft und die Anlage sind seh… More
danke f�r eure Bewertung, wir haben euren Aufenthalt bei uns auch sehr genossen. So nette, sympathische und gutgelaunte G�ste sind immer willkommen. Ein dickes Dankesch�n und eine gute Zeit w�nschen euch aus �e?me
Marion, Turgay & Pamuk
Jederzeit gerne wieder.
“Spacious villa, conveniently situated for Lagos and Meia Praiha” We had an excellent holiday. I re-read the description and believe it to be accurately stated. The huge kitchen with/dining/lounge- outdoor eating area makes things easy. We found the o
We stayed at this villa for 11 days in September 2015 and what an amazing stay it was. The villa is spectacular... Great bedrooms all with air con, large bathrooms, huge open plan kitchen diner lounge… More
“Luxury central apartment in Cannes” We spent a week in this beautiful, modern apartment.
It is fitted and furnished to a high standard.
The apartment is situated on the fifth floor of a modern secure building.
There is a triple locked door entry s
My partner and I stayed at this apartment for 4 nights, 5 days in August 2015 with our friends.
The apartment was perfect, plenty of space for two couples and there was no fighting over rooms as th… More
Thanks Abigale for your lovely feedback. We Will for sure rectify the situation with the towels. We have a large supply so will in future leave out more. We hope you will return again next year with your friends .
“Lovely apartment with everything you needed and good central location”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2015
The apartment is really spacious and fitted out to the highest standard with everything you could possibly need. The owners have really taken care with the apartment. The location is really central to… More
Hi Liz thank you so much for this lovely review. We hope you decide to return again next year. All the best. Ann
“Best Holiday Ever!” Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antonio was so helpful both when book
We had a perfect family get-together at Vila Hera; ten of us including two babies! The villa was marvellous with huge amounts of space, a heated pool and a games room, which suited the ten-year-old - … More
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Pingo Doce is a better supermarket than the Spa or Jaffers near the marina. Look for the restaurants away from the marina in the square around the "O Colonial' restaurant. They were good quality an… More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
From the very start of making the booking Antonio could not have been more helpful. The service throughout from his team was excellent. His charming wife Carla was there to greet us and explain everyt… 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
We had the perfect stay at this house. We were 9 friends from sweden and one infant. The pool area was perfect, the house was fantastic and the views were stunning!
The hosts also gave us an exper… More
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
If you want a piece of authentic Tuscany with beautiful surroundings, an old traditional Tuscan house with everything you need and caring, attentative hosts then look no further. I have just returned… More
“Fantastic villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We had a glorious week with friends at this villa. The bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The views across the countryside are superb. There is a lovely swimming pool and a barbecue too. There i… More
“Delightful cottage in a beautiful setting” This is the second time in 3 years we have stayed in Orchard Cottage and love the location and cottage is beautifully designed and has everything and more one would need for a holiday. Owners are always on ha
Very well equipped modern relaxing accommodation. Quiet village, but with a very pleasant walk into Melrose town centre. Quaint garden with lovely sitting areas.… More
“Exceptional Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
We had a lovely short break at Orchard Cottage which was very clean and comfortable with a spacious living area;ideal for socialising or to just spreading out and relax.
The cottage is in a really p… More
“Top class - 5 star cottage”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
This is a beautiful cottage to stay in. We received a warm welcome and found that every need was catered for in this lovely house.
The owners have thought of everything. Finished to a very high stand… More
“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
“Amazing hospitality, great house, 10/10 experience!” Our family of 9 had traveled from across the world to meet at Des and Sinead's for Christmas 2015. From the outset, Des was incredibly helpful with accommodating our requests and ensuring a smooth b
We stayed here on two occasions and felt welcome both times. Our hosts were exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable and the choice of continental breakfast was go… More
“The best Bed and Breakfast ever”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
We, family of three, young son of 9 years, stayed 3 days last week with Des and Sinead. They are best hosts you will ever meet, rooms are modern and impeccably clean, breakfast entirely customized to … More
“Great place, and Des and Senead treated me like family.”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Clean and Quiet room. Good healthy Breakfast. After a day of sighting in Dublin they always had a cup of Tea for me. There place is 10 minutes from the Airport they will pick you up and drop you off. … More
“Loved the apartment” We loved the apartment which was spacious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool area. The walk along the Marina was very pleasant and we especially liked Lagos and its pedestrianised areas with a wonderful choice of lovel
This as a beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment in a fabulous location. Lagos itself is beautiful with fabulous beach, lovely new marina and quaint old town. The property is, in our view, ideal… More
“Excellent location and spacious appartment. Could not fault.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
We had a fabulous holiday. The appartment was great value and the location was fabulous. The choice of restaurants within walking distance was good and food excellent. Highly recommended.… More
Delighted to hear you had a great time...thank you
“A Pleasant Stay”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
Our first time in Portugal was made a very
pleasant experience because the apartment offered comfort, space and a serene atmosphere. Its accessibility to shops of different sorts, the scenic view of … More
“it feels like home!” we stayed at this place for two weeks and we felt like home. the owners are awesome people, who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with you. gordana tought us a lot about her herbal garden and we spend a really g
Clean, spacious, perfect apartment for a big group of people. We couldn't be happier. I stayed here with my family and we were very happy with the kitchen, the veranda, and, well, everything! The owne… More
Great guests.Very pleasant people ready to communicate and to share their experiences.I had a very long and interesting chat with Jamie and his family.They are very positive and polite. Only best recommendations.
“best views in marbella” Fantastic views in the spacious 1 bed. Had everything we needed, right in the heart ofMarbella and on the seafront even though it was a quiet complex. Both adult pools were lovely to swim in. Hundreds of restaurants and bars to
“Very relaxing and restful, right by the sea” We had a lovely fortnight here. Sitting on the patio above the beach, looking out to sea with the cicadas chirping with a nice drink and a good book was bliss. Having an almost private beach at the bottom
“A once in a life time holiday experience in Cyprus” The villa was everything we could have hoped for, whilst only two of us stayed, all the amenities were top class. The visitor information folder proved really useful, well presented and provided some
My husband and I and our 24 year old daughter stayed for a week in Villa Harmony in mid-May. Having never been to Cyprus before, we selected the Villa from the hundreds of "luxury" villas available b… More
“The weekend break of my dreams!”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
Whilst working in Cyprus with the United Nations my Wife visited the island for a long weekend and after much searching I found Villa Harmony, so all booked and paid for I headed off to pick up my Wif… More
“Excellent quality villa, peaceful grounds, in Peyia”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
'We booked Villa Harmony at the last minute due to having to move accommodation unexpectedly, I have to say that despite the challenging start to our holiday, Villa Harmony and the service we received… More
“My feedback to Sharonne and Hugh” A really comfortable cottage with excellent access to Cardiff City Centre. Nice and cosy and very comfortable sleeping.
A 10 minute walk to the local pubs with great weekend entertainment and local store and the fr
We found the cottage to be very clean and tidy, easy to find. it's location to the local rail service couldn't have been more perfect.
We found the owners, Hugh and Sharon, to be very welcoming upo… More
“not a cottage and more suitable for weekend stays only”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
A bit disappointing i know the description said adjacent to owners house but i didnt realise we could hear them and of course they could hear us .my son said it was difficult to sleep in the 2nd bedro… More
We are very sorry that your trip wasnt as positive as you hoped. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We would have been only too happy to respond to any concerns you had about the facilities at the time and certainly would have remedied the dripping noise if we'd known and WIFI problem if we had known you couldn't connect. I checked trains the week you stayed just in case there was a problem with the line that day and there didn't appear to be any issue. The trains go into Cardiff every 10-15 mins during the week and every 45-60 mins on a Sunday. We cannot see into the cottage at all during the day - it's only possible at night if the light is on curtains not drawn which is pretty normal. I can assure you that privacy is of upmost importance to our guests and ourselves and our development is designed to block out any disturbing noise between the two properties so apologies if this didn't work for you. I can assure you we couldn't and didn't hear you or your family. I hope your experience didn't put too much of a dampner on your visit to Wales.
Hugh & Sharon
“Satisfaction in Mr.Arhun s heaven” We were there very happy with our family .The location and the serrvice by Mr.Arhun was fantastic. Our satisfaction was first priority of Mr Arhun .Shortly we were very happy and we can highly recommend
The apartment is very clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Four adults (two couples) stayed with plenty of room and privacy. Would certainly recommend this apartment and Lapta Pines. A big t… More
Thank you so much for your nice review. We always try to clean our property to a high standard. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for booking again for 2015.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2016
The owner of this property certainly knows how to look after their guests. We were welcome with a more then ample "welcome pack", easy to follow instructions on all utilities, strong flowing hot water… More
We are so glad you liked your stay in our property and we would like to welcome you to stay at any time you like again. Thank you very much for such a great review.
We stayed at Arhun's apartment for a week in May, with our three small children and had a wonderful holiday. The apartment itself is very clean and spacious and has everything that you might need whi… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and many thanks for leaving our property clean and tidy. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with your lovely children and will look forward to seeing you again.
“Relaxing Holiday” This is a comfortable apartment that we have stayed in before. All the self catering facilities you could hope for in the kitchen.. Perhaps a gas lighter would be good. Nice pool and plenty of sunbeds. Only 10-15 min walk to nearest
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… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
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
“Fantastic Apartment - Excellent value for money” Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and
everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central location
We stayed here for a few days over new year with our 2 young children and my wife's parents. The house was beautiful, finished to a very high spec with enough room for us to enjoy without being crowde… More
“A weekend to remember and one to be repeated!”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2013
Booked this apartment to celebrate a special Birthday with 3 generations of family. It looked lovely on the internet but when we got there it was even better! Very spacious, well equipped and luxuriou… More
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Best stay ever!
We had a very warm welcome. The owner was very Kind and helpfull.
The house is perfect, very clean and well equiped.
Perfect stay… More
“We had a wonderful time.” Great place. Great location. The apartment is located in a beautiful place. The serenity, charm, and its immaculate cleanliness is the ideal place for a state of mind to stay connected
with the beauty of the place we visi