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.
“Magic!!!!!” We were 12 people (7 adults and 5 children), we spent a week in this house and it will last forever in our memories! Everything was just perfect. First the house: it 's just amazingly gorgeous , : huge, spacious; decorated with a lot of
Idyllic holiday in Makarska! Luxury villa, beautiful natural environ, unforgettable panoramic view of the sea,silence and relaxation, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, barbecue and garden furniture for relaxing, indoor fireplace... …see more
“Great Place to stay” We had a great time there. After booking for the beginning of our jouney we came back for the last days auf our trip, because it is a great place to enjoy AKL. The ferry is close. Beach and waterfront-walk. Nice Cafés just 2 block
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… 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
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -
A Beautiful 5* Star 'Spacious', 4 bedroom, 3 bath Vacation home, south Facing Private Pool on a holiday resort with Communal Pool, tennis Courts, Games Room, Sauna, Gym, Card Room. Tiki Bar. 5 Mins from Disney and all the major attractions. Ideal for families …see more
Generous rooms, modern kitchen and bathroom, internal laundry, verandah, front garden, period feel with ornate ceilings, lead light windows and fireplace. 200m from trains and buses, cafes and restaurants. Woolworths Supermarket is a 10 minute walk.You can h …see more
We stayed at this house for four weeks this Summer throughout August. Sadly I would be reluctant to recommend it to others – apart from possibly backpackers looking for a cheap alternative to a host… More
1) Miisrepresentation in both photos and description.
The photos are actual photos taken of the apartment. The description is accurate as it describes the location of the apartment and the layout as to what is included. The consequences of not being accurate is to have every guest complain as well as being reprimanded from trip advisor.
2) Noise from the trains.
I clearly state that the house is 200m from the train station and part of the appeal is that it is so close to public transport.
3) Fromt garden smells of urine from feral cats.
Feral animals such as cats are a problem in many suburbs in big cities such as Sydney. this is something that residents are discussing with council to try to reduce the problem. I do everything I can to maintain my lawns and to keep the property clean.
4) Instructions not clear on which bins to use.
There are 3 bins, a green, a red and a yellow. The bins are issued by the council and have clear labels on what goes where.
5) A hole in the window is stuffed with a plastic bag.
The hole the guest is referring to is about 2cms in diameter. A small piece of the headlight period window has broken. A new one has been ordered but as it is a period window, some time is taken for the piece to be received.
6) Furniture and cutlery does not match. This is true. I haven't matched all the furniture and cutlery to try to keep the cost down. However, the furniture is clean and of good quality affording a good sleep.
7) No CD player. That is true, there isn't. There is however, unlimited wi-fi where virtually anything can be downloaded and this is what I use but I understand some people prefer the CD format.
“fraudulent advertising should be banned from housetrip”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
quiet? the train runs across the back yard of the house! not to mention the proximity to the airport. but worse, the neighbors are building a 3-story complex. The owner said he was unaware. Really?? c… More
Part of the appeal to the apartment is the mention of the proximity to all forms of public transport: planes, trains and buses. Therefore, one must expect some noise from those.
There is occasionally some construction noise from the next door neighbours but this occurs during business hours. Most people who rent the apartment are tourists and are gone for most of the day. In the evening and at night there is no noise.
The apartment is a period home and does have lead light windows. The hole mentioned by the guest was just 5 cms across. The part is custom made and it does take some time to source it.
It is important to note what the guest did not mention in his review. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable and air-conditioned. The kitchen and the bathroom are also in perfect working order. The wi-fi is free and unlimited.
As for the cleaning, if something is not to the guest's satisfaction they should notify us asap and we can rectify the problem immediately. There was no attempt by the guest to contact us and let us know.
Finally, a spacious 2 bedroom serviced apartment in the area costs a few hundred dollars a day. We charge about 100 dollars, a fraction of the price. HouseTrip and trip advisor allow many people who previously couldn't afford holidays the chance to do so and we are proud to be part of it.
“Super Villa, Stunning Location, Beautiful Sardinia” We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday staying at Villa Champagne. The Villa is exactly as pictured, set in a quiet hillside location overlooking the Bay of Alghero and the Capo Caccia pe
“So good I think I'll buy one !!” Not much more I can say than in the title, Dawn was exemplary to deal with as with every experience I have had renting off her or Owners Direct but her apartment was better than most as it really did cater for the kids
I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Everything from the decor, the facilities and the location are first class.
Right from the beginning when booking I knew we had made the right choice.… More
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2012
From the beginning Dawn made it an easy and comfortable experience.
This is definitely the place you want to stay in Dubai. The apartment is very well located, spacious and its price is very afforda… More
“Stop looking for perfect condo to rent - this is it.”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2011
I visited Dubai beginning December, 2011 for a conference. I travelled with 2 friends and preferred to stay in a condo instead of hotel. I did extensive research on many many websites looking for co… More
“Magical” Travelled summer this year with my wife & our teenage daughter, what can we say about our stay, but wow! The photos are a true reflection of the villa, & the owners are exceptionally friendly & welcoming. It was definitely home from home with
From the moment we arrived to the sad day of our departure we were made to feel very welcome. All the family are so friendly and Chester the dog is certainly a loveable character. The Villa is beaut… More
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
After sailing for a week and a couple of days in Athens, Rock Houses' villa Melody was just the thing we needed to finish our Honeymoon! Yioula, the care and consideration you have taken in the detail… More
“A perfect oasis.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2011
We have just returned from our holiday in Crete. We stayed in the Villa Melody, Rock Houses ,Platanias. We were greeted by Yioula the owner.of the villa. She was very friendly and welcoming and had ev… More
Great people! Great family! Any owner who accommodates them will wish to have them to their rental all the time as I do! Never seen a more clean and respective family.
“A Traveler's Dream 'Home Away'” Carole and Basil are superlative hosts and have created a wonderful home away in this amazingly well appointed two-story penthouse apartment. We were only three, but the apartment can actually sleep several more comfort
We stayed at Lykcabettus apartment in April for 8 days. The apartment is perfect for our family of 2 adults + 1 child. It is clean and has everything we need. The location is just superb. We walked e… More
Apartment Idassa will inspire you to discover an historical and romantic city like Zadar. We offer wonderful, cosy accommodation to spend some days while visiting beautiful Croatia.
Apartment is modern decorated, totally furnished and equipped with everything you need. …see more
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More
“Awesome location!! - fantastic house - perfect for a chilled out holiday.” This is the second time we have stayed at this house. It has everything you need for a perfect stay. The views are stunning and the location is perfect - close to Wanaka. Acro
loved the whole experience, the house was great and the location was fantastic, everything you need for a great family holiday is laid on.
The owners were fantastic to deal with, very nice all round.… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bellevue Lake Hawea,
We are pleased to hear positive feedback and your family have lovely memories of your stay at Lake Hawea.
“Stunning view ...” 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 and his staff.
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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
“Wonderful oasis in Italy”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
My husband and two adult children stayed at this beautiful villa for a week and it was wonderful. The villa is in perfect condition, beautifully decorated and every detail seen to. Francesca was the m… More
Huize Ewoud is a spacious and charming house within walking distance of the historic centre of Bruges, UNESCO world heritage.
It is the ideal place for a relaxing and romantic holiday. Huize Ewoud can accommodate up to 7 people and is equipped with all facilities such a …see more
Enjoy the summer 2017 in Alea Resort Villas!
Your stay in Lefkada acquires a new dimension in the exquisite Alea Resort
Villas (Dioni & Phedra), situated amongst 5.5 acres of dense vegetation,set up on the ‘Megali Vrisi’ hill in Lefkada, just 1km fr …see more
“A Pleasant Stay” 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 the marina and its proximity to th
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 wi… More
Thank you for taking time to review. The sun bed issue is being reviewed and owners have requested more to be placed around the large pool and grounds. Inside the apartment there are two folding sun loungers for easy carry down to use around the pool.. Pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday .
“Fantastic rental property for families”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2011
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
“Lovely Memories to take home with us..” The facilities at Westdene were great, the best way of describing it would be you had packed everything including the kitchen sink arrived and anything and everything we could have needed was there.
“Perfect, home from home, ideal location, quiet yet close enough to everything you will need.”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Our recent trip to Brighton was an extended Birthday celebration with my partner and a group of friends and family. Rose (the property owner) was extremely helpful and accommodating from first contac… More
“Excellent break over the festive period, lovely sea location”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
First class accommodation, the house was beautifully equipped with everything we needed when travelling with 2 young children. House feels spacious and very tastefully furnished. The stove in the lo… More
Fall asleep to the lullaby of the ocean. Go for an adventure or just lounge or relax. One minute away from a stretch of white sand beach. Dine on delicious locally grown, organic foods. Near to all major attractions such as Blue Lagoon, Reach Falls and rafting on the R …see more
Eagle House is directly on the sandy beach of family friendly Viking Bay and we endeavour to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons! All you need to do is get here and enjoy your stay.
A gentle note when booking please let us know whether you need one bed …see more
“Fantastic location. Great apartment. Just a ten minute walk from Old Town.” We had a lovely holiday at Villa Laila last summer. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable with wonderful views of the Old Town from the bedroom windows. It also has
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this
What a fantastic place, lovely walks,everything you want right on the doorstep,good transport to get around ,a little gem.… More
Thank you Lynn. It was a pleasure having you and your guests in our holiday home.
“Spacious and what a view!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
We stayed with a family of four for a week in this gorgeous house. It's situated right at the seafront with only a footpath in front. The rooms a larger than one would expect in a holiday home and the… More
I am delighted you liked The Promenade. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our holiday home.
Reviewed 30 May 2013
We have just come back from a lovely weekend at the promenade, we traveled with my Grandmother and the bungalow is perfect for anyone with limited mobility.
We especially loved the amazing view and … More
“Fantastic holiday rental !” I booked Broomfield house for a short break with family and friends to celebrate my birthday.
All dealings with Jill the owner were prompt and very friendly, with lots of helpful advice.
The house is well situated and wit
“Fantastic stay at Broomfield House - beautiful house and gardens and ideal for large groups.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2015
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Broomfield House. I spent the weekend there with 13 friends and the house was perfect. We were greeted by Jill and Ben on arrival who were very friendly and s… More
“Just perfect for our extended family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
Jill and Ben are excellent hosts and they made us feel most welcome in their home. The 'goodies' in the fridge - especially the Cava - were much appreciated after our journey.
Broomfield House met ou… More
“a great place for a vacation with lots of things to do”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2014
Broomfield house was perfect for us! Enough space for 14 people (6 adults, 8 teenagers) to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation. The big kitchen, the two living-rooms and the beautiful garden made it … More
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody” Received excellent customer service from susan falkner, the accomdation was perfect for my niece's wedding so close to the Lough Erne Resort. The house was in excellent condition perfect to suit any families, I
This is the second time that I have stayed here.
The accommodation is of high quality and the facilities in the resort are second to none. The food in the resturants, the golf courses and the spa … More
Many thanks for visiting us for a second time & for such wonderful feedback. Glad everyone enjoyed the free WiFi and yes we agree the facilities within the Resort are superb - the Restaurants, Bars, Tai Spa & Golf Courses are perfect places to relax and enjoy some well deserved down time! Hopefully we can welcome you all back again for a 3rd time. Best wishes, Susan
“Special place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Just back from a short break at lough Erne. Excellent location, fabulous house very spacious with all the trimmings. Attention to detail exceptional. Comfy beds, great sleep. We will be back.… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay break in our lodge and appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you all back! Best regards, Susan
“Lough Erne Resort. Enniskillen”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Beautifully presented house in a stunning location. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for any length of stay. We attended a family wedding at the nearby hotel (a 3 minute walk) … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an honest and wonderful review - it was our pleasure to have been able to accommodate you all & we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Erne once more.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
“Fabulous house in a fantastic location” My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be bothered by
Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hi… More
The detached villa is located in the Vale da Ursa called Villa Belo Horizonte just 10 minutes drive from the beach, on the outskirts of the town of Albufeira often referred to as one of Albufeira´s best kept secrets.
Quiet and peaceful, the villa has easy access …see more
“It was great” Description of Villa Lina is completely untrue, but the impression of being here will surpass any expectations. Equipped beaches, shops and entertainment market with excellent natural products can be found in the nearby resort towns Torr
Particularly striking is the welcoming atmosphere that greets the incomers, who are made to feel at home since their arrival.
The wonderful Villa is equipped with every comfort, well furnished, air c… More
“Idyllic apartment in quiet location” Lovely apartment, really well equipped and comfortable with a lovely indoor and outdoor 'lounge' and all on ground floor so just a few feet to the quiet shared swimming pool. Pool is small but perfectly adequate f
Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We … More
Hello, we would like to thank you again for choosing to stay in our beautiful Apartment in Vilamoura. I would like to let you know that we have already received multiple booking requests for the summer of 2017 and if you are looking to book again I would ask you to contact us soon as we may get sold out fairly quickly. Best Regards
Reviewed 20 Sep 2015
I have spent 10 days in this wonderful apartment that has big rooms as well as bathrooms and leaving room. In addition there is a big and comfortable terrace where you can relax, eat or prepare a barb… More
“Beautiful, quiet, relaxing community, but close to beaches, marina, shopping and nightlife”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2015
I rented the house with my two daughters ages 19 and 24. We all had a great time, the home was clean, well maintained, nicely furnished and all of the necessities so we could save money and cook at h… More
The Pictures do not do this place justice; you have to be there to understand how magnificent this villa is. it is like staying at a home away from home with the privilege of having the beautiful soun… More
Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am so glad to know you found our facilities and services so good! There are so many details on your review that everyone who reads your comments will exactly know what we are about, what to expect, and what to receive when taking a chance on us. Our commitment to offer the most passionate service increases every day, as we enjoy so much looking after all our customers! We care about customer service; we strive on being different, for we are certain that being different is what makes us strong. Thank you for trusting us, we are already eager to meet you again. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back to our family owned villa. With warmest regards, Koulla & Michael
“my familys most favourite place to stay.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
we stayed at Bayview Villa for the fourth year running and have already booked again for next year.we have been to many holiday destinations over the years and Bayview is definitely the best place we … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for our villa. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and the villa overall. You are most welcome to our - your house every year.
We look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Koulla and Michael. xx
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
As soon as we walked in to the villa, it felt like home. Koulla and Michael, the owners, have good taste and have equipped the villa with everything you could want. The rooms are really well decorate… More
Thank you for your kind words. You are most welcome, see u soon.