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.
Casa Almendra is a beautifully designed, open planned, fully air conditioned villa and is situated 50 minutes drive north of Alicante and 70 minutes drive south of Valencia, on the outskirts of Moraira, Javea and Benitachell.
From the property and gardens there are st …see more
“The ideal villa 'home from home' for a fabulous holiday - this villa has everything!”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
Our family has just returned from the most fantastic holiday in Spain largely due to the fact that we chose to stay at Casa Almendra, Benitachell - a peaceful, residential location close to so much, s… More
Amazing, fully renovated 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps up to 5 guests) just minutes from San Francisco. Enjoy this beautiful apartment with all the conveniences of home. Property is spacious and bright. The apartment has 1 bedroom with 1 queen bed, 1 queen sleeper sofa, a …see more
Villa Avra is a newly-built 115 (sq.m) building in the picturesque fishing village of Panormo.Ideally positioned only 50m from the sea, it offers a clear view of the sea and superb sunsets.It is only 400m (a 5 minute walk) from the picturesque village of Panormo, famous …see more
Villa Avra was the perfect location for our family holiday. The villa has been finished to a very high standard and is perfectly equipped for a self catering holiday. The complex is nice and quiet wit… More
Large Luxury Family Home With Private Tennis Court And Swimming Pool6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges with terraces sleeps 14 comfortablyThis beautiful 2 storey villa is situated in the quiet leafy estate of La Canada. Just 10 minutes from the airport and close to loca …see more
“Beautifully appointed villa, perfect for exploring the "real" Spain”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2014
After visiting earlier in the year with friends for a fantastic week of golf in April at the championship courses of El Saler, and my personal favorite, El Bosque, I wanted to return to this beautiful… More
“Wonderful property set in lovely grounds”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2014
Rather than write a traditional review I am pasting in a copy of a poem that our party wrote for the owners of this property summarizing the super holiday that we had there...
Now it is our time to… More
“An Oasis in Valencia”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2014
We had a family reunion with relatives from Betera, so we were looking for a house that could hold 3 families comfortably - this was the perfect place.
The house was well equipped with everything y… More
The apartment is located in a quiet street in the fashionable district of Palermo Viejo between the vibrant areas of "Soho" and "Hollywood" which have become famous for fashion, design, boutique shops, restaurants and cafe culture. It is located clo …see more
The apartment is modern, new and very suitable for staying in Buenos Aires. It has included everything needed and the owner has provided valuable information and directions plus reference books for t… More
Thanks for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and in Buenos Aires and hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.
“Great Apartment in great location!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
The apartment is very light and airy with 2 balconies and had everything that we needed for our stay. The building is very modern and secure and has many amenities and very helpful security guards. It… More
Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
“apartment in Palermo”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
We were the first guests to rent the apartment so of course it is really new and modern with all the equipment: it is maybe a bit "bare", some decoration could be added but it is large, with two balc… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and for your kind comments. We we were pleased to welcome you as our first guests and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Palermo. We will be adding some decorative touches during December 2012 and we look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future.
Besides the apartments Irena, family Rogovic can offer you another apartment, just a few minutes walk from the apartment Irena. Small but comfortable space for two to three people, it was renovated in 2014. The apartment has its own exit to the road that leads directly …see more
A spacious and elegantly decorated flat in one of the most desirable areas of London. It is situated in Little Venice, which is famous for its tranquility, beauty and accessibility to the West End. The balcony overlooks Regent's Canal, and the apartment also featur …see more
“Spacious light filled apartment in fantastic central London location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
This apartment is a gem in a special part of London. We stayed here with our family of 5 for almost 2 weeks. The location is terrific - less than a 5 minute walk to the Edgware Road bus stop or to the… More
Saint James Parish / Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort
3 6 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 2 km
Luxury Golf Resort property located in a 480 acre golf community. This immaculate Villa has 3 air conditioned bedrooms one of which is in an attached cottage. All have spacious en suite bath/shower facilities. The villa has a trained maid/laundress housekeeper in at …see more
Property to rent in the island of Kea- At the area of Koundouros which is located in the west side of the island, a stone -built mill of 100m2 ,
The mill is entirely made of stone, made of traditional stone produced on the island , home decoration combines stone and …see more
It 'a real jewel of taste and attention to detail, made by the owner, a former sculptor and mosaic artist.
A specific recommendation to people traveling with dogs: book without hesitation! :) The portion of rustic sky land with over 1000 square meters of garden with al …see more
This fabulous townhouse has plenty space for up to 8 guests, with 2 double rooms, one of which is situated downstairs with ensuite shower room, a triple room (double & single bed) and a single room. There is a stunning new family bathroom comprising pedestal bath, larg …see more
“A wonderful house near the city centre and with excellent parking”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
This is a super house--very well maintained and equipped. It is only 5 mins walk to town. There is safe off-street parking for at least 3 cars--a real bonus in that area.
Debbie is really friendly an… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad everything went so well during your stay....and we hope you manage to visit again.
“Wonderful place to stay, Central location.”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2013
We stayed in this house for 5 nights, we were 5 women in total ranging from 28 to 80 years old. The house was fully equipped with everything you would need and more. It was modern, bright and clean a… More
So glad you all enjoyed your stay.....and we would gladly have you all back in a heartbeat!!
“Great house and location”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
I stayed in this house with a group of 5 friends whilst in inverness for work. The house is ideally located to the centre of town, and is only a short walk form the river and Eden Court theatre. The r… More
Thalia Villa is situated at Trapezaki,15km of Argostoli which is the capital of Kefalonia.The villa is fully equipment and is surrounded by trees,with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea.It is situated a peaceful place and it promises you lovely and family holiday vaca …see more
Modern and luxurious, semidetached, traditional and romantic cottages are located in the very center of the famous international Levi resort within a walking distance from the central slopes (0,6 km) and skiing tracks (0,2 km). SeLevi and TaLevi have an excellent locati …see more
Wisteria Studio Cottage is small but perfectly formed, warm and private. Its fully equipped and furnished including linen. The sunny private one large room includes the kitchen. The separate bathroom has a shower, vanity and toilet. A small covered deck off the main roo …see more
A comfortable and stylish self-catering studio apartment based in a quiet countryside location in the grounds of a working riding school. Located close to Mansfield, Nottingham, Newark and Southwell. Local attractions include Sherwood Forest, Clumber and Rufford Country …see more
DEC 2015 - BASEMENT RENOVATIONS AND NEW APPLIANCES
Note that the villa can now accommodate up to 14 people in 6 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and 1 open room with 2 additional beds.
The villa DSL has been changed to a 40 Megabytes fiber optic WiFi Internet acr …see more
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 … More
“Villa Alzambra weekend”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
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
Lodge in Horspath, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Detached converted stables in a very remote location, with breathtaking views, in the heart of the countryside with access to 289 acres of woodland in Shotover Country park with bridle paths, outstanding walks and mounta …see more
Absolutely superb accommodation everything provided from washing up liquid, shampoo and hand wash to tea,coffee and sugar. Secluded and secure but still within easy reach of amenities. Would definitel… More
“Absolutely Amazing Trip”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
We had a brilliant time here. My partner and I arrived to the stable lodge on a Saturday night and were greeted by the friendly owner who showed us round and made us feel very welcome. The stable itse… More
Reviewed 13 Apr 2013
Stable Lodge is a beautiful place to stay. It is very tranquil but within easy reach of all amenities (five minutes drive from the motorway). The accommodation is all new and immaculate throughout and… More
see my website www.iog-spain.comRich and Luxurious , 2 bedroom high end, fully furnished apartment for weekend/week/long term rentals. It comprises traditional Spanish architecture with spacious 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and has a complete compliment of amenities from a …see more
Spent two glorious weeks in a lovely well appointed apartment.
Facilities were first class, in fact just perfect.
A car is a must if you need to get about and to stock up the fridge and to get to … More
This brand new and luxurious villa is located outside the village of Peyia and very near to the Coral Bay beach, one of the most popular beaches on the island. It is also very close to the national park of Akamas, the bird park and just 15 minute drive from the town of …see more
Please contact me via the 'Email the owner' link before booking the dates with the online booking service.Explorers' Rest is a charming two-bed Victorian home (built circa 1890) located in London's leafy borough of Royal Greenwich. Both central Lond …see more
I stayed at Explorers' Rest for three nights in February 2015 with my Partner and our 15 and 6 year old girls.
Put simply, we loved it. There was plenty of space for all of us, the house was very c… More
Thank you kindly for those glowing words, Daniel; I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I'm super pleased that my house met your needs and hopefully we'll get to meet in person next time. All the best to you and your family, Krista.
“Not just a property rental, more a comfortable, welcoming home.”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
Needed a base for extended family to get together between Christmas and New Year. Krista couldn't have been more helpful , both before the trip and even in helping us with travel arrangements from dif… More
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, although transport between my house and central London's tourist areas is really easy thanks to the transport hub near my house, there were unfortunately no direct links to the outer part of the city where your family is based since they only have bus and train options in that area. Luckily though, thanks to finding the right bus routes, we managed to find a pretty simple solution in the end and the family reunion was successful.
“Just perfect. A place you can book with your eyes closed.”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
For the first time, I found a rental that lived up to and even surpassed the photos/description! This house has everything you could conceivably need during your stay. There's even a cupboard with cer… More
Discover this attractive, south facing villa, located in the Natural Park of Sierra de Almijara, an idyllic landscape where silence isn't something of the past. The area is blessed with a beautiful coastline, high summits, dramatic crags, wonderfully deep ravines, delig …see more
The villa has everything required for a fantastic holiday: air-con, Wi-fi, 42 inch LCD television with satellite English TV BBC and ITV, fully fitted kitchen, 4 large spacious bedrooms and an ensuite to one.Two further bathrooms all with large showers. The layout mak …see more
“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
Lodging in San Martin de los Andes city, Patagonia Argentina - Trout fly fishing - Ski in Chapelco - Large yard with gardens, grill and stream - Access to the forest and Lanin National Park - Framed by impressive mountains.THE LAYOUT Two floors including:Master or twi …see more
A Luxurious Modern Scandinavian Design cedar clad house located within the grounds of an old Victorian fire station in the UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury.
This property is unique in Canterbury as there is nothing else like it. The property is tucked away off t …see more
We stayed at Cedar house for a week over new year and had a lovely time. It's modern, really spacious (one bedroom is huge) and well equipped ( dishwasher, washing machine/ drier etc). The house is … More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
We enjoyed a delightful late summer holiday at Cedar House, which was superbly located within walking distance of all the sights and conveniences of Canterbury city centre, while also having the advan… More
“Beautiful Rental in Canterbury”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2014
All transactions with the owners went very smoothly. This house is a nice, modern, spacious rental within a few minutes walk of downtown Canterbury. The house is updated, has nice furnishings, comfort… More
This property has a splendid L shaped pool with plenty of sunbathing area, and has a large covered terrace with fully equipped outside kitchen and bbq. The villa stands in beautiful grounds with tropical plants and fruit trees, and has a good sized drive with under cove …see more
We stayed at this villa in April 2013 and it is in a beautiful location. Slightly up a mountain but near enough to the town. Lovely pool and perfect place for a family to holiday. We had many nights r… More
Thank you for this review we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We booked this property as some of our friends had stayed here previously and they loved it.. They were right. This is a true GEM in the hillside of Oliva which is conveniently located in between Alic… More
“Fabulous holiday in a spacious villa with private pool and stunning views”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2014
The villa is in a great location, easy directions to get to from the airport. The town and local amenities were only five minutes drive with a good selection of shops and resturants. The local beach i… More
Ammoudi Apartment is a modern 3 bedroom apartment located near the beautiful beach of Ammoudi in Aghios Nikolaos Crete. It is only a few meters from the sea and you can access many beaches by foot as they are a few minutes away. Also the center and the cosmopolitan area …see more
“Great accomodation really good location and local to Cascais and Sintra.”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We found the stay very enjoyable and used it a base to sightsee around Cascais and Sintra.
The Owner, Candida was there to see us arrive and explained about the local area. Overall the whole place … More
“Really Really Cozy Home away from Home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
What a wonderful couple who own this place. Candida and her husband Louis. They looked after us not as customers but as their own personal guests. One just had to give them a shout and they would come… More
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
Nice and tidy ,good reception from the host :explain the easy steps near by and around the location ,easy to go to the beach and mountains ,near restaurants and supermarkets real nice stay ,hope by ba… More
A contemporary house set in a wild natural location in the Island of Aegina, in the place named " Kleidi" - the "key" in greek language. It is a house for friends or families. The overall spirit is zen, silently, except the songs of the birds and the noise of nature. …see more
Spacious Albufeira four bedroom holiday villa in a quiet residential street in Albufeira. being halfway between Praia Da Oura
( The 'Strip' ) and Albufeira Old Town, this is located in a perfect location for those who don't want to drive.
Perfect for families and grou …see more
Jumeriah Lake Terrace is located in Jumeriah Lake Towers an up and coming part of Dubai, opposite the marina. Connecting walkways, allow for peaceful walks around the lakes or 5 min walk across the the marina where you will find restaurants and bars, with something for …see more
We had a great stay here - fantastic central location with lots to see and do, lovely apartment and very helpful owner. We'll be back!… More
“Fantastic apartment, Great location”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
The apartment was fantastic. It was everything that was mentioned in the description. Metro station is just 100 meters away. Apartment was absolutely clean. It came with a starter pack of sugar, salt … More
Take time out in in this beautifully appointed 10th floor ONE BEDROOM apartment with bedding supplied for extra guests, 1-2 adults or children. The apartment is within the Oaks Liberty Towers Complex in gorgeous Glenelg, South Australia. The complex is only steps away f …see more
This luxury apartment has one double room, a bathroom with large shower and a large open-plan living space with kitchen and living room.
There are two beautiful fully furnished spacious terraces so that you are able to enjoy the warm Sicilian weather.
The first terr …see more
This typical, beautiful, Mediterranean house is 60 m2 with a private garden 40 m2 and accommodates up to 5 persons. It consists of:
-2 BEDROOMS (1 double bed and two single beds with provided linens)
-FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH A BAR (dishes for serving food and drin …see more
“Stunning sea view, excellent location and lovely host”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2014
The house was perfectly clean and well equipped. Absolutely loved the view from the roof terrace on the mountains and the sea. The beach is just few steps away with crystal clear water. The bus statio… More
Great thanks for your lovely words.
It was a great pleasure to meet you. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holidays.
I hope to see you soon.
“A very good value for money house, with a warm and helpful owner”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
We received a warm welcome from the owner, Marica. She was friendly, easy to get on with, and responded brilliantly if we needed help. We would love to meet up with her again! The house proved very … More
Dear, it was a great pleasure meeting you and your wife. Thank you for these lovely words. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next year as well. With best regards, Marica
Reviewed 1 Oct 2014
Good place to spend some days with family of friends.
House is pretty cool, fonctionnal, and near the village, and the Beach.
The Only wrong thing is the house is so far away from Split.. ( you Ca… More
thank you very much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope to see you again.
This lovely 2 bed 2 bathroom Penthouse Apartment is situated in an elevated position on this new development halfway between the pretty village of Calabardina and the beautiful town of Aguilas on the Costa Calida in sunny southern Spain. The property is luxuriously fur …see more
Villa Orchid is located three kilometer away from the beaches of Nai Thon and Nai Yang and has 190 m2 of living area. Because of the slope, the villa offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.
You can reach both the beaches in just five minutes by scooter …see more