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.
“The house made us cry when we got there” 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 experience of
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
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
Great stay at Nibbio Reale made the vacation best ever. The property was easy to find. Warm welcome, careing regard and well equiped villa exceede all our expectations. Would recommend to families wit… More
“Christmas Visit 2014” Excellent accommodation and well maintained. Very convenient for walking into town, no hassle with having to try to find somewhere to park in town. Accommodation had ample space for the two of us. Recommended. Would book again
the apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. Safe parking. The double bed was small;we prefer it a little bit wider. We really enjoyed our stay.… More
How kind to take the time to review us, we do take note of all comments and act where we can. It was good to meet you both and we do hope we may see you again soon. Dont forget we offer a discount to returning guests. Best wishes.
“Great as always!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
Our 2nd stay in a different apartment at The Farthings and as always very pleasant.
Well organised, private gated, pleasant and clean apartment.
Great location for sea side walks and walking into … More
Wonderful to hear from you and many thanks for your review. Hope to see you for your third visit soon.
Reviewed 27 Sep 2014
Thanks Stephen for a lovely stay, it was a pleasure to meet you. The apartment had everything we needed and was in an ideal position - five minutes to either the beach or shops. Loved Bournemouth a… More
A great pleasure to meet the family and thank you for taking the effort to write your review. We will be delighted to see you again and look forward to your call. So please you love Dorset; its a wonderful county.
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.” Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old buildi
Studio 39 was a great base for which to explore Tavira and surrounding areas. Close to the train stations of Tavira and Porta Nova and the bus station a five minute walk away. The river and the roman… More
“spending 9 days in tavira at studio 39:all expectations fulfilled to the best”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
thank you very much Melanie and Valter!you and your lovely studio 39 made our stay a memorable one.We spent 9 days with our 10 year old son in the flat and we can recomment this place to everyone.All … More
“Immaculate & cosy place in an enchanting location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
The apartment is bright and cheerful with new appliances and decor. The place was immaculate and felt like we were the first to visit. Big plus was a fantastic shower! It is perfectly located on the m… More
“Location location location” What a wonderful apartment a joy to deal with Katie and Carole was wonderful on arrival can't praise it any more with be booking again for next year...thank you Katie xx
From the moment we first made contact with Kate we knew we had made the right choice.She was very helpful from the word go, nothing was too much trouble.The apartment was exactly as it was described a… More
Thank you for the great review.I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Edifico Orbiplaya.
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
This is a fabulous apartment! The location is brilliant - the beach is just opposite, there are lots of restaurants within walking distance and there is a bus stop if you want to go into Torrevieja t… More
“A brilliant apartment holiday”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
We have just returned from a 3 week stay at Edifico orbi playa.The apartment is an immaculate fully equipped spotlessly clean and in an enviable position right on the beach front of Los Locos.It is su… More
An opportunity to stay on the most photographed street in Ireland. This row of historic town houses draws artists and photographers worldwide, all eager to capture first hand the beauty of the Jewel in Galway's crown.
The house has breathtaking views of the River …see more
“Fabulous City pad for Hogmanay stay” The apartment is beautifully presented, clean and looks better than the photos. Set in a charming location with your own entrance. Local amenities a few minutes walk away and all attractions within 18 mins walkin
Just arrived back home after my girlfriend and I enjoyed a lovely 3 night stay at Jackie's apartment in Cumberland street. The flat lived up to the previous reviews, modern interior, homely feel and i… More
“Beautiful Apartment - Great Location”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Enjoyed a 2 night stay in this beautiful apartment. A bright and modern décor throughout. Well equipped, with everything you would require for a break away. Great location and enjoyed being able to w… More
“Lovely. Clean and cosy”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2014
Lovely apartment..was very clean and tidy. Had a bit of bother getting the key out key safe but phoned Jackie and when she explained we got it straight away. Ten minute walk to princess street. Fairly… More
Excellent apartment with brilliant views over the creek, in a good location in the quiet resort of Senglea (Isla). Good choice of restaurants would especially recommend Enchante, Marina and Slaneys. … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
We had a lovely holiday staying at this very well equipped and spacious apartment. It was everything we had hoped for and more! The views from the balconies, as others have said, are beautiful and it … More
“A fascinating place for a holiday living among the locals”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
Right in the centre of all that is happening in Senglea. The location, layout and design of this spacious apartment make it excellent accommodation to spend a lot of time, rather than just a base for… More
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair
Helpful and accomodating letters- including flexible check in and departure.
Entertainment items for big and little kids plus home comforts in a clea… More
Thank you for taking the time to give us a positve review. Hope you will visit again soon.
“Fantastic xmas stay with family”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We had a family get together here over the Christmas period. On arrival the owner gave us a tour of the apartment and made us feel very welcome. We had been travelling all day and it was wonderful to … More
Oh my! That is a fantastic review, thank you so much. It is great to hear that we can get things right. It was lovely to have you as guests and I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return.
“What an amazing find”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
I loved this place! It's clean, roomy, very stylish and has just about everything going for it in a holiday let.
In the heart of Edinburgh, nowhere is too far on foot (big plus for pubs and bars) and… More
Thank you for a wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back.
“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
“Excellent apartment” This is an excellent apartment. Situation if perfect, furnished to a high standard.
We prefer self catering as my husband is an excellent cook and likes to cook the local food himself. A bit wary of doing this overseas as not a
“Top class apartment + wonderful weather = awesome honeymoon”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We spent a week in Malta for our honeymoon in September 2011, and The Old Mint was the perfect place to be based. Located in Valetta (the capital of Malta), close to restaurants and museums, and a sho… More
I would like to thank you for a very elaborate review on tripadvisor, it really does help future potential guest to take a somewhat more informed decision to book. The Old Mint is a very special property, compared to its competition. The owners really have gone that extra mile and I am confident in saying that you will have to push very hard to match the presentation, appointment and location!
Again, thank you very much for your feedback!
“A lovely stay at a beautiful villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped and spacious and
“excellent” Best Villa we have stayed in and been back 3 times..couldn't afford it this year but hoping to go back in the very near future. it's everything you could ask for..great location lovely bar beautiful inside and out..and Sebastian very frien
“Gorgeous villa within easy walking distance of everything.”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2012
What an amazing villa. We stayed here with family aged 1-45 years and had a great time. The villa is well equipped and is one of the best we have stayed in. It is big so you don't feel like you are… More
“You can believe the reviews about this property.” You can believe the reviews about this property. We usually stay at 4 or 5 star hotels when on vacation, but this time we decided to go for another lodging option. So glad we did! Clean, great location
Close to all amenities, Vieux Nice and beach and yet peacefully quiet. Apartment is well maintained. Roni was punctual even though we arrived after 8:00 pm. Great place to rest and recharge after fun … More
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the ap… More
All of our apartments have been recently renovated, furnished in traditional Florentine style, and wherever possible the ancient stones of the buildings have been left intact.
Our business philosophy is simple: we want you to feel completely at home and stress-free! …see more
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Maria's Filoxenia Suites is situated in Plaka Drepanou, a picturesque area combining a long sandy beach with surrounding trees and lush vegetation. The sea is only a 3-minute walk away.
Set in a garden with mandarin …see more
The island of Corfu in the northwestern corner of Greece is among the greenest and in the eyes of many, among the most beautiful island in the country.
Independently owned and operated, the Privilege Villas offer travellers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay. …see more
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda
Excellent apartment couldnt fault it all shops restaurants etc well within walking distance would certainly recommend it and would definitely stay again if in Edinburgh… More
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review of our flat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
“Fantastic holiday flat”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2014
Mark and Martin are lovely hosts in a really homely flat. The flat was really comfortable, had everything we needed to feel 'home away from home', and we enjoyed the log fire tremendously. The locatio… More
Thanks very much for your positive review, we are glad you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Edinburgh
Reviewed 25 Oct 2014
We decided to go to Edinburgh to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and chose the apartment cos it had an open fire and it seemed reasonably priced. From the beginning, contact with the owner wa… More
Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you had a lovely wedding anniversary break and look forward to seeing you both again the next time you are in Edinburgh.
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped
Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby
Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room?
I needed accommodation for 3 adults and 4 children aged 2,5,10 and 12, with easy access to the airport and the A4. Wepner house was ideal with all necessary facilities for cooking and 5 mins walk to … More
“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
“at home in a very old city” clean and well equipped house with restful decor and furnishings, nice to come back to after a trip out or day on the beach. Very close and handy to amenities.
staff are pleasant and efficient key collection a breeze from
Charming apartment in a lovely part of the old town. Unlike other parts of Italy, not touristy at all. Great views from the terrace. It has a real wow factor!
It is really like a home away from home… More
“Great location, well appointed apartment.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
Friendly welcome and well equipped first floor apartment. Kitchen has a small washing machine which is a gem and drying lines are available on balcony. All the bits and pieces to prepare and eat your… More
“Excellent base for an Edinburgh visit” Stayed here with my wife and 2 young children as we visited Edinburgh to meet family. The flat is well equipped and the owner met us on arrival and ran us through the basics.
There is a surprisingly pleasant 24
We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh staying in Eunice & David apartment. I enjoyed the magnificent view of Newhaven harbour as I eat my breakfast every morning
The apartment clean and bright with a… More
Thank you for the feedback Patrick, we are always delighted to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay.
“Spot On.” Lovely, spacious, well equipped appartment in great location. Good size pool, with plenty of spare loungers! Just about walking distance (20 mins) to the beach (with children of 10 &11), through the natural parks alongside the beaches. Would
“Great place to stay!!!!” I stayed in this apartment in December and had a great time. Edinburgh castle is only a stone throw away and the views of it from the windows and balcony are fabulous! There were two of us staying but the apartment sleeps up t
“Paris, location, location, location.” The magical, elegant, and notorious city of Paris was our 6 day visit, ending to a three week holiday. Booking on line is a safe bet, if you book this rental suite. Clean, quiet, and oh so comfortable. Hidden b
La Parcheminerie was our little corner of paradise in Paris! A lovely large studio, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, which made us feel at home. WE could walk everywhere or take the Metro/RER or a b… More
“Spacious studio in Latin Quarter”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
We enjoyed our week's stay in this comfortable and well- equipped apartment. The high timbered ceilings and large window gave a very spacious feel. The excellent location was perfect for exploring th… More
“Un lugar cálido y confortable”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2011
Pasamos unos días inolvidables en Rue Parcheminerie 29, un departamento cómodo, amplio, seguro, en buenas condiciones,con un baño amplio (raro en París) y acceso rápido a los centros culturales y… More
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!” Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped
This was a brilliant apartment located in a great area. The apartment is clean, spacious and modern with all the facilities you need. The pictures on the internet don’t do it justice. The host Jon w… More
“Modern & clean apartment with lovely owners, absolutely recommendable!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We (2 friends) stayed for one week and had a very pleasant time in this apartment. Its owners were extremely cordial, kind and caring and welcomed us with all needed information - even incl. all basic… More
“excellent location and service in the heart of valletta”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
This is a safe and convenient location in the heart of Valletta. The apartment is located on one of the top floors of an old building (no elevator), but is newly renovated and in great shape. The owne… More
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“Fantastic apartment great location” We rented this apartment for a few days for my birthday it was in a great location and a lovely place to stay. This apartment has all mod cons with added extras like soap shower gel tea towel etc not all places do t
The flat is very nice in all respects, and for me, the location is perfect. I could not be happier with my stay and I look forward to returning......… More
“Beautiful apartment; amazingly well-equipped.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
Perfect place for an independent stay in Edinburgh. Central location. V bright, comfortable and clean. The added bonus is a kitchen which, unlike most self-catering holiday kitchens, doesn't send gues… More
“Everything you could wish for”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
I stayed in this flat for about 10 days in May 2013 and I felt at home very shortly after arriving. The flat has absolutely every thing you can wish for and even a month later, I still cannot fault it… More
“Perfect short break” Thanks to Terrance and Annette
Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time
They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and surrounding area.
Cottage was v
“Fantastic facility, modern and cosy. Hot tub is amazing.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2016
Sailaway is in a fantastic location and is very well presented. the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and the welcome basket is a lovely touch. The mod-cons make it a lot of fun as well as bein… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Not what I was expecting! Our idea of holiday heaven is sitting in a private cabin chilling with a glass of fizzy bubbles whilst relaxing in the hot tub - and during the day when the water temperature… More
Dear Mrs R Jackson
We were very surprised to read on trip advisor of your experience at Sailaway as you said nothing of your complaint whilst staying at Sailaway or at your departure.
We have recently invested in a new top of the range hot tub which was installed along with new decking and lighting a couple of weeks prior to your stay. This model of hot tub is totally different to the previous one. On installation we were supplied and trained on the use, maintenance and health safety. This particular model is nothing like they were 15 years ago, the jets are much more powerful and give a massage as well as heating the water at a higher temperature.
We take great care to ensure our guests have a delightful, relaxing and safe stay with us, and , take pride in providing 99.9% of our guests with a memorable stay as you can see from our previous reviews.
As for the parking we have an allocated space for our guests in front of our office - at the front of the house.
Terence & Annette.
“Fantastic apartment” The company we booked through, Luxury Sea Views made access easy and stress free. On arrival, the representative was professional and informative. The apartment is very modern comfortable and clean, couldn't have wished for anythi
We stayed here for the preparation for our wedding and some time after the event. A fantastic apartment, well equipped and very well presented. A great space to get ready in with fantastic views of a… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2015
We had an excellent time staying in this apartment for three weeks. As we live abroad we had to find somewhere to live whilst my husband was recovering from know operation. We had lots of help from lu… More
“Pefect base to relax and for trips to DEVON or CORNWALL”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
The pictures show exactly what you get.
Modern, big Designer-appartments (loft-like) in a new renovated building.
Completely and perfect equipped kitchen.
Water-taxi to town center, shopping in… More
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location” This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure on-sit
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful Waterfront apartment for 2 weeks over Easter. The rooms are light and spacious and every possible convenience is provided. Not only was … More
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
We stayed at Altmore 104 with our two children (9 & 14), the owner Richard was great to deal with and he has equipped the apartment out really well. The apt is in an excellent location on the V&A wat… More
“Lovely apartment in great location and perfect for sightseeing”
Reviewed 11 May 2014
A very centrally located and beautifully furnished apartment on the Waterfront overlooking the canal. The apartment is very well fitted out and in a secure complex. There are also swimming pools … More
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 from the centre of town. They are ideal for sophis …see more
“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
My lovely apartment is advertised for short term lettings (maximum one month stay) and features:
- Car parking space
- Sofa bed for an additional 2 adults
- Sky TV & Wifi
- Less than 1 minute walk to the town centre
- 5 minutes drive to Legoland
The apartment has …see more
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a
Excellent apartment just far enough away from the town, which was really busy in August. Weather was incredibly hot, so to have access to the pool at all times was just what we needed. Lazise is a r… More
“Very nice flat, good location and a very friendly and amenable landlady”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The flat is located outside the town centre of Lazise, which is within walking distance or a very short drive away. The town inside the city walls is lovely, beautifully situated on the lake. Lazise i… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again.
“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