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.
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
a three bedroom barn-conversion that is perfect for a self-catering stay. The cottage was extremely clean and fresh-smelling with a well-equipped kitchen, and an enclosed garden which is secure for y… More
“no wonder it's award winning!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
We knew from the website that the facilitites at Herons Well were above average, and we were not dissapointed! Fabulous, spacious en suite accomodation with all of the added extras to make your stay t… More
“A beautiful relaxing and memorable cottage with everything one could ever need”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
Herons Well was truly lovely, we had a fantastic memorable holiday and Glynis and Tony made us feel so welcome. The children loved the farm visit. The cottage was beautiful, so spacious and great to … More
“Fantastic Villa for large group or family holiday” We had a wonderful week staying at Villa Can Ramos - a family group of 10 adults (2 generations). The pool and garden area are fabulous and we were pleasantly surprised to find pool towels laid out o
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
“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.
“Simply Fantastic: the apartment, the views, the town and surrounding areas” What a fantastic place to stay. From the amazing views out to Sintra and Lisbon, to the peaceful setting atop of Cascais. I never write these reviews, but felt I really should
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...).
Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.
Stayed here for 3 nights with my partner who was at a training course in London. The house is very well presented and luxurious and very centrally located within a few minutes travel of all the touri… More
“A Lovely London stay with our three youn children”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
All mod cons comfortable flat in London, very close to amenities and Tube. Will recommend to family and friends!!… More
“Great views and wonderful owners” We had a delightful week in villa irini. The villa is a lovely balance of homely and quality accommodation.
Vangelis was wonderful arranging for our arrival including making provision for one of us who needs a glute
Every year we visit our friends in Greece for a long weekend. We try new places to stay and places to eat. We have loved every choice they have made but I have to say, this is the first time I could… More
“A fabulous property in a fabulous location!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Our party of 3 families, 15 in total, stayed at Villa Irini during May half term. The house was gorgeous, beautifully decorated and very well appointed. We could not fault our stay there. The children… More
“Fabulous house, superb outdoor space right on the sea front”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
Very high spec finish throughout, huge outdoor garden and patio which benefitted from being terraced giving even more of a feeling of space, a great thing with 3 families with 9 children. The pool are… More
“A fabulous chalet in a great location close to ski lifts” We stayed here as two families with children ranging from 4-9. The chalet was amazing, very modern with great views into Morzine and views of the Pleney Slope. The chalet was short of nothing
All mod cons, comfy beds, hot monsoon showers, love the coffee machine and convenient ski to across the road.… More
“Luxurious and Practical!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
Chalet Roc provided us with the perfect base for our Morzine trip. Walking into the chalet on the first day really set the tone for the whole holiday; the house is beautifully decorated with a classic… More
“Fantastic Family Skiing Trip In this Lovely House.....Recommended AA+”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
3 Families drove to Morzine from Surrey and stayed at this completely renovated Chalet...House !! We have always gone Club med before so wasnt sure about self catering but it was great. The owners we… More
“Brilliant 2 week stay” There was 8 of us staying here for two weeks and the size of the villa was more than big enough. The rooms were all a great size too.
The location of the villa is perfection if, like myself,you are looking to stay somewhere q
“Top class rental flat in great location.” The flat is of highest standard and fully equipped , stylish and tasteful decorated. The rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen is top class with views over the mountains , the sea and the beautiful grown up
Penthouse apartment was excellent. Great location beside beach, beautiful terrace with mountain and sea views. Exactly as described. Highly recommended… More
“Very nice and well equipped penthouse”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2015
We had spend a week tin his really nice penthouse. It is worth to mention that we really liked:
- the cleanness of the penthouse
- the equipment (you will find everything you need)
- the terrace … More
“We all had a brilliant time, everything was perfect.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
The apartment was everything we expected and more. My teenage son was especially impressed with the Sonas Music system, he had great fun downloading the Sonas App onto his iphone. Having any song vi… More
“A wonderful Sicilian experience” Villa Aurora is a wonderfully authentic and rustic villa with fantastic views from the spacious terrace. It is in a very convenient location with the indoor market, bakers and the main streets of Taormina no more than
Great stay in this comfortable apartment. Was just as described. Upstairs in owner's villa with modern newly fitted kitchen, wi fi,tv, dvd player and shower room. The star of the flat is the large ter… More
Thank you so much for your great feedback. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comments. At the same time we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Nino and Francesca
“A nice apartment with great owners and a lovely view”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2014
We stayed as a couple for 3 nights for our honeymoon. The owner Nino was very welcoming and often went out of his way to make our stay more pleasant.
The view onto the sea is very nice and you can … More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Villa Aurora and we really do appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. We hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send our best wishes to you both from Taormina!
“Breathtaking views. A beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
We were very lucky to stumble upon Villa Aurora. Greeted by Francesca and Nino, we were quickly impressed by the apartment. Francesca even took the time to show us a picture of how this typical Sicili… More
Thank you so much for reviewing our property! We are so glad you enjoyed you stay. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you again one day to Villa Aurora Apartment. Tanti saluti from Nino and Francesca
“excellent” a very enjoyable stay for my whole family the owner could not have more helpful all in it was a very good holiday with many places of interest to visit what more can i say it was excellent
Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas
2 6 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.05 km
“Very sentral and good placement” Good place to stay If you want stay in Las Americas, this is a good placement, near to the beach, good shopping, very nice pool-area with salt-water, nice restaurant in the area, 15 minutes walk to Siam-Park - a great
“Outstanding rental” This property is an excellent house to rent for vacation. Very clean, very well maintained it has all what you can dream of.
Rooms are beautiful, bathrooms have everything all in great condition. All furniture are nice and look ne
Fantastic week in early winter, still a great climate (low 20's C) with excellent amenities in Gran Alacant. No car needed with shop only a 30 second walk, bus stop for Alicante outside complex; plus … More
“Total rip off”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
I stayed in this villa with my children and extended family, I paid a 300 euro deposit along with 800 euro for the rental and 100 euro for cleaning when we left. this totals 1200 euro.The agent refuse… More
I would just like to respond to this review.
Firstly the email conversation regarding the mess that was left was started on 22nd May so pretty much straight after your departure.
The cleaners arrived to find the house doors wide open, front and back.
The house was found to be in a real mess with food remains, cigarette buts, bottles and clothing left strewn across the house. The sandwich maker in the house had to be disgarded as it was in a real mess, leather suite was covered in food/drink marks, glass tables were badly scratched, marks all over the walls and 2 sun loungers went missing.
In all the time we have been renting the house out we have NEVER kept a deposit, but the damage to the house, replacement items (such as sandwich maker and sunloungers) plus the cleaning left us with a €380 bill to pay. Keeping the €300 deposit has still left us €80 short in the end but we decided just to draw a line under this.
As you will see from all of our other reviews and comments we provide a high standard house and personal service which every one of our guests have enjoyed. We have had nothing but positive feedback in the past and where people break items they own up or replace them before departing.
“Wonderful Los Famingos apartment” We stayed 6 nights in October.The apartment has all you need and more.The views are amazing,you can see Gibralter on most days as the sun always shines in this part of Spain.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are a very shor
“A great place to stay” The villa is fantastic. It is set up on the hill with beautiful views down to the coast. The villa was kept very clean and tidy and there was lots of space for us. It caters well for all ages, the pool is gated and there are
“Fantastic Views of Dubrovnik's Old City Walls and the Dalmatian coastline”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
We wanted a holiday property with a good view and we certainly got absolutely fantastic views from the balcony at the Musladin apartment.
The apartment is spacious with three good sized bedrooms, on… More
We are deeply touch by your nice words and we send to you our deep thankfulness.We wish to you all the best! Nikola & Antonija
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 14 May 2013
Fantastic position, incredible views and unsurpassable hosts; if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Dubrovnik, look no further.… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
We could not have asked for more welcoming, friendly and helpful apartment owners as Nikola and Antonia, from arrival their generosity showed by greeting us from the bus terminal We arrived at the apa… More
Thank you for the review and for all positive comments that you have given here.
Many kind regards, Nikola & Antonija
“Ms” A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great find - book up and see for yourself.
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous mode. Jeri… More
“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
“Fantastic, cannot fault!” This villa is a perfect getaway home from home.
Dealing with Peter was a pleasure from the moment we inquired through to emailing upon our return.
The villa is very peaceful, sitting back from the town, creating amazi
“More than just a holiday but an experience to cherish for life.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2015
The service that is provided by Peter is the best we have experienced so far. He is very quick to respond to emails and the information and directions he provided were very helpful. There was a chaper… More
Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review, we are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Dénia! We truly want our guests to feel at home, sharing our passion for the villa with the fantastic views and surroundings. Thanks again and welcome back!
“A slice of heaven”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2015
We have just returned from a week staying at Casa El Ricon. It would be quite a trek to find first time but with the help of Ramon who led the way, we were fine. The villa is set up in the mountain, i… More
We are very thankful that you chose our home to spend your holiday at, and it makes us so happy to read your review! We are looking forward to having you as guests soon again!
“Beautifully appointed accommodation and spectacular location”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
Recently returned from 3 weeks in Denia. A most beautiful part of Spain which we visit every year, so we know it extremely well. First time stay in this villa and indeed our first time in Montgo. The … More
Thank you for your review, we do our best to give our guests a fantastic holiday experience. Reading your review makes us very happy!
You are very welcome again next year!
“Relaxing, breathtaking views, great location” Property was just as described. Home was in a great location, 2min walk to the beach, grocery store nearby, many restaurant options all within walking distance too! House had everything my family needed
Having stayed in many places in the Algarve, this property was the most enjoyable. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of apartment living, this authentic beach ho… More
“lovely appartment, needs up dating. good view of golf course.” close to golf and shopping square. eateries and shops . lovely pool clean apartment block not far from lovely towns and markets also great beaches. oran
We found the apartment on the Holiday Lettings website and immediately liked the property details.We found the owner, Ken Turner very helpful right from the first contact.The apartment was was just as… More
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2012
A beautifully furnished and equipped apartment making for a very comfortable stay. Superbly landscaped gardens and pool (not warm enough for us to use it unfortunately). Open views towards the golf co… More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
Have just returned from a fabulous fortnight at ken's apartment at la finca....its in a great location on the complex near the bars and with amazing views over the course.
The booking process and lia… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and I look forward to hearing from you again.