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.
We have just returned from our second stay at Treetops, having had a fantastic time again. We love it here because of the beautiful countryside, close proximity to Limoges, lakes & rivers. Highly rec… More
Glad you enjoyed your holiday look forward to seeing you all soon
Lynn & Pete
We travelled 9 people. It was plenty room for all guests.
It is a big house with spacy rooms. The bedrooms are very cosy and gives you the feeling of being in a little castle.
Also kitchen and bathr… More
“Characteful house set in beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
A young family of 4 (children aged 3yrs and 16 months) stayed here during May 2014. We had a lovely and memorable time at annecy. The house is beautifully decorated and practical for young children. T… More
Many thanks for your kind comments and I'm very happy that you found the house to be practical and the area to have lots to entertain your young family. It's sounds like you were kept pretty busy with all the attractions! If you are planning a trip for another year let me know in advance and I'll send you the dates for local events I think the kids would enjoy, for example the kids festival in Le Grand Bornand late August, or the Medieval Festival in Andilly (near Santa's grotto).
“Great holiday home for a large or extended family, overlooking Annecy.”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
Comfortable house in village overlooking Annecy. Lovely views of the town and mountains beyond from the main bedroom window and from the terrace below. Nice rear garden - good for barbecues and eating… More
Really pleased that your family were comfortable and enjoyed your summer holiday in our home, village and this beautiful area. We'd love to welcome you back at any time.
“Simply Stunning” Great location for a perfect peaceful getaway. We stayed with family over New Year and had a wonderful time. The house size is very generous and with a very well equipped kitchen - large family dining area and open plan living.
Four generations of my family stayed at this property for Christmas and for our group of 8 adults, 2 children (aged 4 and 2) and a baby it was almost perfect. We all really enjoyed the views of the l… More
“SUBLIME MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2013
We loved this place so much we have decided we are regularly going back. Everything in the house was top of the range underfloor heating. The Lake is unbelivable. The service of the owner Carly was… More
Sunny, how kind! Thank you so much for such an outstanding review. I do really love my lodge and I'm so pleased it shows to you and your group. I can't ask for any more than a repeat renter. Have a lovely rest of 2013 and look forward to catching up in 2014.
Best wishes to all, Carly
“Great venue for a working weekend”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2013
We use this house for our company annual planning and it works really well. It is modern, warm and has great facilities. Everything works so we can concentrate on business.… More
Hi, I am so pleased you feel that way. It seems the lodge ticks the boxes for many types of groups; families, friends and work colleagues. Great. I am happy your happy. Have a great 2013 and look forward to hearing from you again in 2014. Best wishes, carly
“Not bad” We met up here for a family reunion. The villa was perfect for our needs. Nothing extravagant, but nothing bad either. Beautiful beach and walking distance to convince store and restaurants. But you will need a taxi to get to grocery store a
“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
“fabulous villa, could not ask for anything more” Our week flew by at this fantastic villa. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and the heated pool is superb. You do need a car as it is in a secluded area, but it is in easy re
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 a… More
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
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
“Lovely Apartment” This apartment is lovely, although showing some minor signs of wear and tear which Oliver is now aware of. Slightly smaller than I was expecting but still a very good size for our party of five adults, and bedrooms far enough apart f
Great welcome from the owner Oliver, explaining all we need to know about the apartment, along with complimentary Continental breakfast,snack and water for our stay!!
The apartment itself it's brand … More
I thank you for your excellent review and tks for choosing our penthouse for your holiday. Looking forward to welcome you again. Friends and family members are most welcome too. I also thank you for taking care of the apartment. Good luck and may all your dreams come through.
“Excellent accommodation.” Lovely house equipped to a very high standard. Spacious living and dining area.Tastefully decorated throughout with good sized bedrooms and ensuites. Pleasant walks and good restaurants nearby. Highly recommended.
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
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2015
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 f… More
Thank you for taking time to leave such a lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay & we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Kind regards Susan
“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
“perfect accessible location in a clean quiet place with friendly staff” good experience on arrival, the staff was available to show us to the cottage, very helpful with information about the local area and places to cycle. The cottage was bright, clea
“A lovely cottage, just right for what we wanted.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kine cottage. Our 4 year old loved seeing the ponies and alpaca's everyday. The cottage is small, but had exactly the right amount of space for our needs. We used t… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you here at Langley Green and hope you would consider visiting again.
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“Lovely cottage in a unique setting. And alpacas! Who could ask for more?”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We had a wonderful week's holiday based in this 2 bed cottage exploring the South Cotswolds and western Ridgeway. Highlights for us were visits to the arboretum at Westonbirt, Avebury stone circle, Br… More
We look forward to your visit again and maybe next time you can enjoy a stay in The Dairy cottage, you were great guests thank you for your feedback
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“Lovely cottage in a lovely village”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
My husband and I stayed at Kine Cottage between 8 - 12 April while looking for a house to buy in Chippenham (sadly we can't afford one in Langley Burrell, which is a beautiful little village).
We are very happy to know our customers are taking time to provide us feedback and help us improve with our on-going expanding service.
Big Thank you from Langley Green Team
“Spacious & comfortable 3 bed villa with great pool & outside space.” Fantastic villa, good location, good weather and first class service from making the booking to receiving the refund of the security deposit. The villa was spacious and comfortable w
“Superb!” We had a truly perfect stay at La Maison Breuil. Pippa and her husband were fantastic to deal with before, during and after our stay. The house and pool were fantastic and well equipped. Most importantly for the teenage the girls the Wi-Fi wa
What a beautiful place La Maison Breuil is. The location is great, just a short walk to the centre of Sarlat and with excellent private parking facilities. The villa inside is immaculate with everythi… More
“A comfortable pied a terre in a good location!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
We booked the Maison du Brieul as we know the area fairly well but wanted somewhere to stay that didn't always require us to get in the car to get to a restaurant or could walk to a bakery each mornin… More
“Perfect vacation rental”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
We stayed at La Maison Breuil for a week in June. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you might need. There is a large Carrefour supermarket in Sarlat where we bought everything … More
“Home from Home in Vilamoura” We have stayed previously on this development and liked it so much we came back this year with our two daughters and one of their partners.
The property was of the highest standard with all that you could want to have a
First time we have rented a villa with a shared pool, normally opting for a private pool. 32 properties within a gated secure area sharing one large swimming pool. Some villas privately owned and so… More
“Perfect! We have come back year after year and it just gets better!”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2015
We have been coming to the villa since May 2013, sometimes twice a year and have recommend it to countless friends and family who have all had the same fantastic opinion of it. The changes Joao and h… More
“I would definetly return..”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We stayed for 2 weeks in Terracos da Vinha. We hired a car and had about a 20 minute drive from Faro airport. The accommodation is off very high standard and well equipped . A few metres and you ar… More
Thank you very much for your review. It sure helps the owners to improve the service. You can rest assured that we're going to have unlimited free WI-FI internet in the near future.
“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
“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
“Fantastic, awesome place” We stayed at the villa in a perfect location for large group of people, family with children or even relaxing with the beloved one. Thanks to Manu and Jazz and the staff for the ospitality! I will definitely come back for mor
The villa was probably one of the most impressive holiday properties me or any of my companions ever rented. The location and the views from the infinity pool were second to none and the staff were su… More
“Breathtalking & will not be forgotten”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Baan seThai was beyond our expectation, the family who were the staff members for the property were so helpful and cooked us beautiful traditional meals, chopped fresh fruit daily and would not let us… More
“excellent villa and great experience by living!!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
Baan sethai is so beautiful villa bring me a fatanstic experince during the visit to koh samui. the management of the baan sethai was excellent, maid is so helpful during the stay, the food in the vi… More
“First class family villa.” Excellent in all respects. Very helpful owner and agent. Spotlessly clean.
Beautiful location looking down across the valley.
Information pack very comprehensive and useful.
Very well equipped (except no tea pot!!).
Had a wonderful week in the Villa Solaria with family and friends. The villa is wonderfully spacious and impeccably kept. Lovely size pool (handy with twelve of us!).
You definitely need a car as the… More
“V illa Solaria, Benalmadena”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2013
What a great villa, everything you need is there to make your stay enjoyable.
Swimming pool and patio is kept very clean but be aware that the shallow end is quite deep, especially for kids and non-s… More
“Stunning, luxurious home from home!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2013
Villa Solaria is a beautiful house, equipped with everything you could possibly want for a large family or group vacation. Unlike many holiday rentals it feels like home due to the high standard of de… More
“Beautiful villa with amazing reviews” We stayed in Casa Rose for 2 weeks with 3 children aged 7, 4 and 2. The villa has everything you could need for your stay and is really spacious. We spent lots of time at the villas own small pool as well as the c
Casa Rose has all the amenities that an ideal holiday needs. Exceptionally well equiped with heated swimming pool and jacuzzi - what more could one ask for! Not only ideal for families but an idylic… More
“Ronseal - 'Exactly what it says on the tin'”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2011
Very good property and facilities for a very short notice break / holiday. The owners were very helpful and all the key features of the Villa were as described and of high quality. The sunshine was be… More
“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
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location” We stayed for a week at the end of October in this beautiful apartment right on the seafront. Delighted to wake up each morning with a view of the sea.
The apartment is fitted out beautifully with everythi
This apartment is ideally situated just 10 min walk to the centre of Calis. The kids loved the pool which was never really busy and me and my wife the sea facing balcony. The apartment was well equipe… More
Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again!
“Lovely apartment in a great sunny location”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
Very clean, tidy and well proportioned apartment, safe for our toddler with glass panes protecting the balcony. Beautiful view from balcony, overlooking a shingle beach. The promenade with bars and re… More
We are glad you and your family had an enjoyable holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back any time.
“Lovely apartment with stunning views in a great location.”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
We booked this apartment through Holiday Lettings and then directly with the
owners. No problems at all. Their advert is spot on and the apartment is as
described. It is nicely furnished, in a gre… More
We are glad you had a good holiday at our apartment and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Fabolous villa” Very nice villa with greath views over the ocean. The villa is superb and the people of the tiny village of Kalkan is friendly with restaurants full of nice seafood and good shopping. The nearby beaches is beautiful.
“A magical, mystical and extremely comfortable time in Kalkan - a home away from home!”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
Just want to say what a lovely place Villa Surya is and how important it was to have this luxury and comfort for refreshing soul and body! All of us on holiday are usually hardworking, busy and extre… More
“Everything we could have hoped for and more”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
Have just returned from our stay in villa Surya and will definitely return, the views are spectacular. The villa provided everything we needed and more and was exceptionally clean. Spent most days r… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
Fantastic place to stay. Loads of space. The pool and the spa really have to be seen to be believed we made full use of them both day and night. Great for the kids. Kalkan is really charming, grea… More
“Wishing we were still there...” Arriving at Los Olivos and opening the security gates to be greeted by the manicured front garden with Lemon and Lime Trees and parking for 2 or 3 cars we knew we were in for a great stay.
The property is very sec
“Will definitely be staying there again!!!” We absolutely loved the apartment. The views were amazing. Arturo and his staff were wonderful. They helped us with anything we needed including getting great seats to a FC Barcelona game. Their restaurant w
It was my 40th birthday and staying in such a fantastically situated apartment was amazing. The roof terrace, what a view, and it made the Champagne slip down even easier! Modern spacious apartment.… More
“Really impressive and good choice, we will come again”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2012
We used pick up service from the airport but Metro station is 300m away. On arrival we got useful information for our stay. We didn't use the kitchen because bakery and a very good Tapas bar are close… More
“great apartment, great location”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2012
we found this apartment ideal for our purpose - a family weekend break. Nice welcome with plenty of information, we used the transfer service to and from the airport which was great. The apartment was… More