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.
“Great House, Perfect Location!” House was in great shape. Had everything needed. Pool was perfect. Near everything needed. Shopping, minutes from the theme parks. Payment plan was perfect for people on a budget. Owner very responsive. We hope to rent
Great pool area for relaxing after the parks but also for lazy days and enjoying the bbq. Fabulous wildlife as the pool backs onto woodland and we were treated to several regular visitors including a … More
Thanks for staying see you again
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
Stayed here in March 2013. We were really looking forward to it after good reviews but we were slightly disappointed. The villa is definitely in need of some TLC, it is looking a bit shabby & tired. … More
Took on board all the comments - we have decorated the house , replaced the TV in the family room and replaced the sofas in the family room. We also plan to add additional furniture by the Pool side and replace all carpets within the next few months.
We take note of all of our clients comments and try to rectify and improve to maintain our repeat visitors over all the years
“"Everithing perfect"” Very good Location. Grassmarket is faboulus. The flat was really comfortable,very cleaned,very well equipped and everything was new and refurbished. Mrs Stevenson is very nice and friendly. She provided us with a very big breakfa
A true doll house, perfectly cared for, elegantly combining the historical style with modern comfot. The best possible location in Edinburgh: 5 minutes walk from the EICC en just 1 minute walk down to… More
Thank you very much! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again.
Reviewed 18 Feb 2015
Perfect location with amazing views of the castle.Very clean and tidy inside accommodation with all facilities that you require for a great stay in Edinburgh.… More
Thanks for this great review, we are glad you had such a good time in Edinburgh, it is a city full of surprises!
“Nice flat close to everything.”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2015
Great place to stay. Good location, walking distance to most things. Bed was a bit firm. All in all a great place to stay. … More
Thank you for providing a great review of your stay in 21 Cordiner's Land, we are very glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you will return. Edinburgh has so much to offer in regards to attractions within the immediate area, so you would never be short of something exciting to see and do!
“Apartment Edinburgh 16 Trone Square” Small but clean newly furnished and fully accessoried apartment, 200 meters from Royal Mile and 7 minutes from Central Rail Station.
Placed in a very silent and strategical area. This is the best for anyone want
The apartment had everything you could need. Fully equipped kitchen along with everything you could need to cook and wash up. Very nice living room with flatscreen tv. very nice bedroom and bathroom. … More
“Nice place to stay in Central Edinburgh”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
This is a nice, small one bedroom apartment right off of the Royal Mile.
If you're up for the Fringe or Hogmanay, it's a great location to be in.… More
“Fantastic facility, modern and cosy. Hot tub is amazing.” 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
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 su… 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.
“Great accomodation centrally located and well equipt” Lovely flat with high quality furnishings and fittings. Beds very comfortable. Sheets good and towels very good in both quality and number available.
Kitchen well equipt with blender, coffee mak
My family and I had a lovely week at Richard's apartment. The apartment was spotless and is really well appointed. Tigne Bay is a great location. Our 9 year old daughter loved the pool and the big scr… More
“We didnt want to leave the apartment!”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2014
I work at Spain Select in Spain, which is the leader luxury and design apartment rental company in Madrid and I felt like this apartment could be one of ours.
Living area and rooms are spacious, br… More
Thank you for your comments. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment.
As far as the cleaning is concerned, we are sorry that we clearly did not manage to achieve our usual standard and have raised the matter with our cleaning company.
“Very happy - will return!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2013
This apartement was perfect for us, a family of four with 2 children, 5 and 7 years old. It is large and has everything you need. Just next to the building is the Point shopping center where you can b… More
“Relaxing Holiday” This is a comfortable apartment that we have stayed in before. All the self catering facilities you could hope for in the kitchen.. Perhaps a gas lighter would be good. Nice pool and plenty of sunbeds. Only 10-15 min walk to nearest
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks. It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. There was also clean linen and towels delivered half way through which was great.
Great location… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. It is a new, very nice place to stay with everything you might need while you are there. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine - nice! The owners w… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and have taken note of your comment about the lack of wi-fi. We have recently installed wi-fi and cable TV service in the apartment, which will make it more convenient for our guests to access the internet, etc., and to have more options for TV when at the apartment. Thanks for the suggestion!
“Central Location, Fantastic Views”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Centrally located apartment, just 5 mins. walk to train station and 10 mins to bus station. (Lagos has very good access by bus/train to interesting areas along the Algarve.) The apartment itself is v… More
“Fantastic holiday Villa!” This villa is really perfect, overlooking Cannes in a quiet area with 4 parking places.
We rented it together a group of friends and thanks to the large surfaces both interior and exterior along with a fantastic pool, we had
“Linda casa para el menos 6 personas cerca de la playa Joao Fernandes”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2016
Toda la comunicacion con la propietaria se realizo via email, sin ningun problema, ella entiende y escribe en español; no tan asi con el casero, el solo habla portugues pero con esfuerzos de los dos… More
Gracias Marcelo. Lamentablemente el problema con los mosquitos es en todo Búzios. Todas las habitaciones están equipadas con aire acondicionado y también mosquiteros, pero no tiene ni en comedoro y en la cocina, porque siempre quedamos con todas las puertas abiertas, dejando la casa bien ventilada y nunca había mosquitos en la cocina. El problema se produce cuando el viento ha empaquetado, lo que ocurre ocasionalmente en Búzios y allí los mosquitos aparecen. Lo haremos, para la próxima temporada, arreglar los mosquiteros para estas zonas también.
“Convenient, comfortable, good value accommodation”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Very good experience with this rental. Smooth process with owner who was waiting for us to arrive to outline the facilities, provided maps etc. Townhouse is well located with parking, only about 1… More
“Nice and quiet and still close to the centre”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
Nice place for a small family. 10 mins walk to city centre. Parking outside. Helpful owners. Good beds and a fine upgraded kitchen and bathroom. A spot to sit outside would have made it even better.… More
“Quiet location and comfortable”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
We stayed on three different occasions during May and June 2013. The property is in a quiet location but within easy reach of the centre of Cambridge - a 20 minute walk at the most. Plenty of room fo… More
“Very comfortable apartment” This is a really nice apartment. It is clean and well presented. The bed linen and the towels were spotless and good quality. The kitchen has everything you would need for your stay. The sofa bed is very easy to put up and
“Spacious and what a view!” 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 bathroom is splendid wi
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.
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2014
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 reco… More
Your lovely comments are very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
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
“Perfect place to experience exotic city as one of the locals” My husband and I stayed in Green House for 8 days in April on a well earned holiday. We found it via browsing the net and boy aren’t we glad we did!
The house is everything the website s
“One nights stay, wish it was longer!” Myself and friends stayed the night in this beautiful apartment. Excellent location on the Clydeside, seconds away from Glasgows most popular shops, bars and restaurants. The owner and staff were very helpful and
“Fanastic location, immaculate and a great base for central Glasgow!”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
We were a group of four (2 mothers and 2 late 20's daughters), travelling from New Zealand across to Glasgow for four nights. After a hard 28+ hour flight it was fantastic to arrive at such a lovely a… More
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
Excellent well looked after apartment in a great location, 5 mins walk to the city centre and train station. Would definitely stay again!… More
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
It was a fantastic apartament in the centre of Glasgow. My Family enjoy stay in this apartment it was very clean and have all you nessesary needed for an apartment. Thanks Brian for the wonderfull sta… More
“Lovely apartment, great location.” Very friendly host bought us a coffee before showing us to the apartment .It is a lovely apartment, very clean and modern.It is well equipped and has a lovely feel about it.
The location is superb, right in the h
The cosy and cute apartment was very comfortable and met our needs in Lisbon. It is close to public transportation and the tram stop of Tram number 28 that goes through the Alfama district. This ride … More
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
...we lived in alfama just for few days end september...but that's enough to say it was worthwhile. lovely accomodation, wonderful location just in the atmosphere of real, antique, living Lisbon. All … More
“Perfect location and wonderful views” We spent a very relaxing week in Villa Mara with our grown-up children (aged 18 and 21). The terrace outside the kitchen and above the swimming pool was the perfect place to have meals - plenty of space, beautiful
“This was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy beautiful views.”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
We loved his house and the location was perfect. We enjoyed the peacefulness of Sant Ambrogio and the proximity to Cefalu and Castelbueno along with beautiful views from each level of the house. Giu… More
“Stunning villa in friendly village with beautiful views”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We had a superb week in Villa Mara at the very beginning of April. The villa overlooks the sea. Its views are stunning and it is set in the rocky hillside overlooking the sea. It is on 2 different lev… More
“A piece of paradise for rent”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
We had the most relaxing, thrilling and genuine vacation experience imaginable. The house, its pool and its beautiful setting is a paradise in itself and Giuseppe took care of us in a wonderful and mo… More
“Gorgeous villa, couldn't ask for anything more!!” When we arrived everything was clean and tidy. We had clean sheets and towels and you could see the rest of the villa was spotless. Our bedrooms were lovely, big double beds for the couples but also a
A great sized villa with lovely pool and terraces for sunbathing and dining (bbq on one). Lovely kitchen opening onto a large dining / living are which in turn opens onto the bbq terrace with lovely v… More
“A time of Family Bonding”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
An ideal house for the ten of us. Big enough to fulfil all of our needs and yet intimate too.
With 6 adults and 4 children we felt that the space meant that we were not on top of each other, yet cosy… More
Hi and thank you for your review of the property and location.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and would welcome you back at any time.
You looked after the property and left it as you found it.
Once again Thank You,
“Beatiful Villa had alovely holiday”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
A Lovely villa .Very clean and tidy with plenty of space for our party of 11.Quiet resort but had good bars and restaurants eveything we needed especially the Irish Bar which was reasonably priced an… More
“Beautiful Apartment - Great Location” 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 walk everywhere
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
“Fabulous City pad for Hogmanay stay”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2015
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 … 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
“Wonderful and superbly located flat in Rome” My husband and I had a great stay in Rome. Thanks to the amazing location of this flat (a 2 minute walk to the Vatican and St Peter's) we were able to walk to all the main sights and everything felt as thou
Vacanza indimenticabile. All'accoglienza si nota che tutto è curato nei minimi particolari. La cortesia è da rimarcare ed apprezzare. La posizione in cui è situato l'appartamento permette di visita… More
“Wonderful Apartment in Terrific Location!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
We enjoyed our two-week stay at Rome Vatican Flat during Christmas. The apartment is perfect for two people and is well-equipped, spacious, and very peaceful. Maria-Luisa is a concerned owner and te… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2014
We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our 6 days in Rome! Within 2 blocks to metro, and right outside of the Vatican! Many restaurants/shops within walking. Very large apt with full… More
“Wonderful villa with breathtaking views, didn't want to leave!” After tackling the first 'big' shop up the stairs we enjoyed an amazing 10 days in the villa. We thought it was extremely homely and had all of the amenities you need for a comfortable st
Big thanks to Chris for the rental of your gorgeous home in Benalmadena Pueblo, we will definately be returning, your home is beautiful, relaxing and we enjoyed every minute of it, should any possible… More
“Fantastic Villa with excellent views, location and facilities”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2011
I stayed at this villa with my wife and sister from 30th July through to the 13th August 2011. We were absolutely blown away by the lovely standards and great views from the villa.
We have been ho… More
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
We stayed at this Villa for 10 days in September with our 2 small children. The villa was large and well equipped. The grounds were colourful and the pool and outdoor space very private. We enjoyed vi… More
“Superb location & a very helpful & friendly host”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
We stayed for two nights & were very well looked after. Isabelle made us & our dog welcome, helping us park on arrival,providing information on the city & supplying us with a typically tasty French br… More
A très bientôt. Cordialement Isabelle
“In the Heart of Vieux Lyon”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
Super warm reception by the host Isabelle. We were taken for a tour of the apartment and basically we had the impression that my casa is your casa. Clean room, private bathroom and kitchenette to hand… More
“Perfect” Well what can I say....this is a perfect place to stay in one of the nicest alleys in Birgu which is one of my favourite places in Malta. Alfred is the perfect host and although not needed I know he would have responded immediately if needed.
Totalmente recomendable, casa muy bien situadada 15 min de La Valletta en ferry, en una ciudad pintoresca y con encanto, casa perfecta con todo lo necesario, Alfred el propietario un 10.… More
Thank you so much, I used Google to translate the review and very happy with it. I am also very happy with the way you look after the place and the cleanliness you left. Thank you again.
Say Hello to your wife for me and look fwd to see you both again in the future. Alfie
“Terrific value, fantastic host”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2015
Chose this place based on the previous reviews and was not disappointed. Alfie is responsive, efficient and excellent company. He picked us up from the airport in his van and treated us to drinks befo… More
Thank you so much for such a great review and a detailed one Indeed. It was absolutely lovely having you and will certainly love to see you again. What matters most to me is that my visitors go back with a relaxing memory and I am so glad Both you and Mum did. Alfie
“Exactly as it says on the tin”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2015
Alfie is a great host. His place is charming and in a great spot. Can't fault it at any level. 10 marks out of 10… More
Thanks mate, and it was a pleasure to haqve you and your family. Hope to see you again in the future, Alfie
“Perfecto :-)” Location is the best who ecpected the quiet and comfortable stay. We enjoed different ways to get to the promenade. Some playgrounds not far from appartament. The best kitchenware I've ever used in rental properties. Very cheap local sho
The apartment was very well equipped and very clean. It had all the facilities you would need, it was like a home away from home. It was within walking distance of the beach, the buses and the shoppin… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We also were delighted to have you as a guest because of your kindness and good manners and hope that in the future come back again. As you know You are always very Wellcome! Elis Schez
“brilliant pool and location” was a bit disappointed when we first arrived but soon realised we had everything we needed with a fantastic pool and so close to restaurants beach town and train station.. we loved sitting watching everyone on their balcon
Booked this for a mini break with my mum. Was met as promised, and was shown around the appt.
The appt was clean and nicely decorated. Good sized balcony was perfect for the afternoon sun.
Good lo… More
Thanks for the review, it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and have positive things to say. It makes our job worthwhile.
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
Thank you for a lovely place! Location,pool,apartment,everything!
The pool is HUGE! Only downside is 3 euros rental per sun bed per day
Also the week we were there an apartment in the complex was b… More
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday. That's what makes it all worthwhile.
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
This is the third time we have stayed in this apartment and we have booked it again for 2012. We always have the phone number of the owner who lives nearby so any problem we can always contact them s… More
Thanks very much for your review. It is always great to see you. We hope you continue to enjoy the apartment.
“Beautiful Villa for a perfect holiday” This villa lived up to all the previous reviews, which we read before booking, the highlight for me was the pool, great for relaxing or cooling off after a busy day.
Its always a worry when you don't book thro
When I arrived at the house it was just like the photographs which was very nice indeed. The house is in excellent condition and well maintained with daily maids. It was one of the nicest houses on th… More
Thank you for the very nice review, i am very pleased to hear you enjoyed my villa, we try our very best to keep the villa well maintained as you mentioned in your review. Thank you once again. Brian & Staff...
“Very nice house”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
We are a family of 5. Brians house did not disapoint us. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, aircon functioned well in livingroom and all bedrooms. Hot water in the showers if you remember to push the button.… More
Thank you for the review and the very good accurate detailed description of my villa interior & exterior, much appreciated!! the local beach is good but you may have gone there just after a serious storm thus causing the debris in the water. The other local beach at Pratumnack is excellent and only 3kms away from villa. Brian & Staff...
“Fantastic location, fantastic villa.”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2012
Villa is fantastic with all cumforts, lovley swimming pool, in a good location, only a short stroll to ammenaties & beach. Very peacfull location.… More
Thank you for the Good Review we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and especially our private pool. Brian & Staff...
“Beautiful and spacious apartment in an ideal location” This apartment will wow you as soon as you drive up to the building....once you're inside...it's spacious...beautiful and is a home from home with everything you need inside. It's lovely and quie
This apartment is perfect and suits everyones needs. You couldn't ask for a better location with only a few minutes walk to City Centre. The apartment itself is stunning and there is also secure parki… More
Reviewed 5 May 2015
Excellent apartment ,good location, easy to find ,five minites walk to york minster, onsite parking and a sainsbury next door it really has got everything you need… More
“Superb apartment, ideally located, everything you need for a perfect stay.”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2015
We stayed here for 3 nights in October. The apartment is set within a beautiful building, the old County Hospital. Split over two floors, the layout is quirky but works. The rooms are spacious and … More
“Excellent holiday apartment” We stayed for The 2016 Open Championship at a Royal a Troon.
On arrival we were most impressed with cleanliness of the apartment. Good kitchen dining area and lounge. Good size bedroom with double bed.
Located within m