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.
“Wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need!” We stayed at Bayview Cottage for the first week of September, there were 4 adults, a toddler and a baby. We loved the cottage, it is decorated very well and the furnishings are top qual
“Top class apartment- cosy and lots of detail to attention.” Stayed here for Christmas. Lovely, warm welcome awaited us at the start of our stay in this classy, cosy apartment which had everything you could possibly want or need. Top class in every wa
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 … More
“Love this appartment, perfect for a couple, close to the river and central London.” What impressed us about Archer on Thames was the reality far exceeded our expectations. The owner's description and photographs given on the Trip Advisor site were ver
We had a great weeks stay at Archer House. Instructions to reach the apartment were easy to follow.
After being on the move, staying in hotels for a number of weeks it was terrific to have our own l… More
“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
Just returned home after spending 5 nights in Annabel’s lovely apartment.
Having read the other reviews we had high expectations... and we have to say it didn't disappoint.
We travelled by ca… More
“Brilliant start to our UK holiday.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Archer on Thames was the first holiday rental on our first UK holiday. Soon after booking Annabel had contacted us to provide all the information we nervous newbies would need to comfortably travel f… More
“A great find - perfect for short or long stays” Kenny's a great person to be in touch with - easily contactable.
A nice, clean fifth floor apartment right near the central station - perfect for the city centre too. Very comfortable with a large telev
“Very nice apartment near the life science centre”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
1 nice living room with open nice kitchen, 2 nice bathrooms and 2 cute bedrooms.
Good feeling. Nice TV in living room.
Just a bit too less cooking utensils in the kitchen room...
We were really sur… More
“A good flat that could be great”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
We were very comfortable here and appreciated the great location.
Unlike other Newcastle apartments we've stayed in, this one has two bedrooms, are two bedrooms, although the smaller of the two, w… More
“Great location close to bars and tavernas.” When booking our holidays, we so often look for great accommodation and great location, but rarely find the two together. At Villa Penelope we found both! The villa was clean, well appointed and comfortabl
We have just returned from a week at Villa Penelope and it was simply perfect!!
If you are looking for a holiday to unwind and relax in a picturesque setting, then look no further. This is a top … More
“Beautiful villa in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
Villa Penelope is in a perfect location in Sivota - you can easily walk to all of the tavernas in Sivota without having to use the car, although it is useful to have a car in order to explore the isla… More
The medieval atmosphere and typically Sienese welcome are just a part of our fully-renovated holiday home that has maintained unaltered the rustic Tuscan details.Dietro Le Mura is in the very heart of Colle di Val d'Elsa, renowned for its artisan Crystal works. …see more
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery
We spent a week in this amazing flat. As I mentioned above I have never seen spent my holiday in such a well-decorating, spotless apartment. The owners cared about every single details such as washing… More
“Fantastic apartment - very clean”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
A wonderful week in a very clean, well furnished apartment. The added extras (flowers, toiletries, tea, coffee, etc.) made it feel like home from home. Julie and Bruce were very friendly & accommoda… More
“The Perfect Place to Stay”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Our warm-hearted proprietors have thought of everything. The apartment is spacious, light and bright nearly all in white. It is beautifully furnished with decorative touches in every room that make yo… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes.
“perfect location” It was my lucky decision to rent this studio. I did enjoy my stay in there.
It is located right next to the central square, but on the quiet street, very close to everything you would like to visit - restaurants, shops and The Old
The apartment had everything that we needed to stay comfortably for the week. It was very central and everything we needed was on our doorstep. Elena was Warm and friendly and very helpful with everyt… More
“Awful apartnemt, great location”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
I would have given two stars, but because of the location it would only be fair to give three stars. Me and my friend were greeted by a friendly lady called Elena. She told us that was her apartment a… More
Perfect location for weekend breaks or longer. Luxury accommodation over 3 floors, free off street parking for 2/3 cars, Location: Kemp Town. Private Courtyard outside seating & Balcony overlooking front, Wi Fi, 42' TV, Freeview, DVD, i pod docking station,, incoming te …see more
“Amazing comfortable house,great location” We visited college age son in Dublin with elderly parents and 3 other adults. The house never felt crowded with so many rooms to spread around in. My parents loved the sun room. We made breakfast most mornngs
“Perfect location in the heart of the city yet close to excellent beach” We can only recommend Valencia and this apartment. Perfect place for couples travelling with one or two children.
The apartment was well equipped, clean and tidy, the owner very
“beautifully presented apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
This apartment was perfect for two of us and was very well presented, it had everything we needed for a city break. It was within easy reach to the tram stop which took us to the beach; and a short wa… More
“Lovely lovely apartment”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
Property in a great location in the old town, lots of restaurants nearby. The apartment is beautiful, looks exactly like the photos. Comfy sofa, DVD player and selection of DVDs made it really homel… More
Exquisite and superbly fitted one double bedroom flat, Zone 1 in Central London. Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation. Within walki …see more
“Comfortable, cosy and convenient” This ground floor apartment has the advantage of secure parking. Is situated only a few minutes from the sea, shops, pier, theatre and cinemas.
The rooms are relatively spacious and the heating is very efficient maki
“Nice apartment with 5 minutes walk to both the citycenter and the beach”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
The apartment was perfect for two adults and two children. The apartment had everything we needed for a week stay. The best part was its location. You can't find a better place to stay in Bournemouth;… More
It gives us great joy when we hear our clients have had a happy time in our apartments. So thank you for your review and thank you for taking the time to write it. We are blessed with our wonderful location and do our best to keep Farthings homely, clean and practical for guests to enjoy.
“Perfect apartment in the perfect location.”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2015
Great little family apartment in walking distance to the beach and town. Fantastic communication from the owners, apartment really clean and superb value for money. Would recommend. … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you found our apartment up to your standard. These reviews are helpful to others looking to book in the future so its sad to read in the press now that the review process is being abused by both business and consumers. Anyway you had a great time and we are delighted our time, love and work is appreciated.
“Lovely apartment in perfect location !”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
We stayed for a week, three adults and two small children, Stephen was very helpful, the apartment had everything we needed, 5 minutes walk from the lift down to the beach, perfect with two pushchairs… More
Lovely review, so thank you for taking the time to write. It was nice to meet you are we are delighted you all had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again, so dont forget we offer a discount to all our returning guests.
“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
Golf : The superb 18 Links Championship courses of Murvagh and Bundoran are only 15 and 30 mins away. Surfing : Rossnowlagh regarded as one of the best Surfing Places in Europe again is close by. Sightseeing: onePlace not to miss is Slieve League Cliffs StunningDE …see more
“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
“Wedding party accomodation” Excellent place to stay, 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, large lounge kitchen diner with lots of space to wonder around with out being on top of each other. Great deal better than many hotels as you have the flexibility to come and
We used sea view lodge for a couple of nights while attending a wedding at the nearby fort.
The lodge was really nice with all the facilities we needed and in a great location, close to a great li… More
We were happy to find a local taxi firm for you to enable you to plan your time in our Lodge. So glad you felt at home as it was a long way for you to come for a short stay. Many thanks for your kind words and we hope that you will have time to return for a longer stay someday.
Situated in the heart of historic St Andrews with its numerous golf courses, university, wonderful beaches and coastal walks. This newly renovated apartment is on the second floor of traditional Victorian terrace. The apartment has been refurbished to a very high order …see more
“Stunning view ...” I and my models had a great time here. Villa Ortensia is simply lovely and intimate.
The view is simply stunning ... Nature, green and cleaned air make this villa the perfect stay for a photographer and his staff.
We'll be ba
Our stay at the lovely Villa Ortensia just outside of Sarzana, began with meeting Francesca. She was very warm, friendly, informative and sincerely concerned that our visit would be memorable. We we… More
“Beautiful villa high up on a hilltop!”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
We stayed at Villa Ortensia for six days/nights early October. Although it was too cold to swim, the grounds were gorgeous, with distant views of the Mediterranean Sea. We stood next to the swimming… More
“Wonderful oasis in Italy”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
My husband and two adult children stayed at this beautiful villa for a week and it was wonderful. The villa is in perfect condition, beautifully decorated and every detail seen to. Francesca was the m… More
“Amazing!” We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very helpful.
I can't wait to book to stay
Wonderful apartment on the nicest shopping street of Glasgow. The entire flat is outstanding. Superb property, very spacious and full of light. Everything was spotless and showers, hot water, all appl… More
“Worth going to Glasgow just to stay in this flat.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
My husband and I stayed , with our 15 year old grand-daughter , for 3 nights. The flat was warm and comfortable and perfectly placed in the centre of Glasgow. It was beautifully furnished and equipped… More
“Perfectly positioned, spacious apartment, in the Heart of Glasgow”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2013
When we saw this apartment on line we thought it was too good to be true - and were delighted to learn that it was as good, if not better, than we'd expected!
The spacious and modern apartment is i… More
Férias bastante simpáticas e agradáveis. O apartamento fica numa zona central da ilha com bons acessos para as várias localidades.
É um apartamento bonito, cuidado e com muito boas condições. … More
Muito obrigado aos dois.
Espero que um dia decidam voltar: ainda h� muita ilha para ver... :)
“Wonderfully Comfortable !!!!!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
The days I spent in Santa Cruz Apartament , were simply magnificent ,
All house conditions : Comfort ; View; Geographical location on the island , Jacuzzi , fully equipped kitchen, quality in audio … More
Well, couldn't be better!
You'll be always welcome, Pedro & M�rcia!
A 17c listed building which has been maintained to keep all of its original featuresLarge lounge and dining area with exposed beans and A frame timbers . Small double sofa bed downstairs.There is a spiral staircase to the double bedroom . Kitchen has cooker, microwave …see more
“Family Salzman” We had a wonderful weekend at the Beach House. The amenities and location enhanced our family get together. The staff were very helpful and went out their way to accommodate our requirements, We highly recommend and hope to come again!
“Excellent location and hosting” Stayed at this lovely apartment in July. It had everything that I needed and was within a short walk to some great restaurants and bars, which was really buzzing. The weather was fantastic and in apartment was cool. w
We stayed for a week in this cottage near Principe Real. The location is great for those who want to be able to walk around in old Lisbon. Its very near Bairro Alto and Rato is a bit further. Lots … More
Thanks so much! Glad you and your family enjoyed and felt comfortable. Best wishes.
“Great value, terrific apartment for family”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
We visited Lisbon in mid June with the family (2 kids 14 and 12). The apartment is very nice: very comfortable double bed and 2 single beds in a separate bedroom; new well equipped kitchen; washing ma… More
“Wonderful stay for a family”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
What is different about the place is that it’s like home – the owner has taken care of everything to make your stay cozy and convenient. The place is situated in a safe, central location on a quie… More
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kit
Great place to use as a base to explore Bath. Very comfortable accommodation, £8 taxi ride into Bath and excellent recommendations in the letting folder.… More
Thanks for writing and so pleased you enjoyed the Coach House. We are lucky to be so close to Bath and yet have the views and countryside around us. Hope to see you again.
“Wonderful quiet place to stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2015
Our second year there at this time of year. It is great place to stay, the walk along the towpath is a great beginning and end to a relaxed day in Bath. For our first night the housekeeper provided a … More
Thanks Kasia and pleased we are tempting you back again :-)
Our new food offering is proving to be very popular - we hope to continue and expand this, so we are very pleased you enjoyed it.
See you next year!
John and Jane
“Excellent cottage, great location”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2016
In a very peaceful location with fab views to the rear , the Coach House was comfortable ( super comfy beds) , warm and spotlessly clean . We really appreciated the welcome pack ( Easter eggs and ho… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay over Easter and thank you for the review, much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.
John and Jane
“Awesome location!! - fantastic house - perfect for a chilled out holiday.” This is the second time we have stayed at this house. It has everything you need for a perfect stay. The views are stunning and the location is perfect - close to Wanaka. Acro
loved the whole experience, the house was great and the location was fantastic, everything you need for a great family holiday is laid on.
The owners were fantastic to deal with, very nice all round.… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bellevue Lake Hawea,
We are pleased to hear positive feedback and your family have lovely memories of your stay at Lake Hawea.
“More than an Apartment, a romantic dream!” I want to reccomend this Apartment Palazzo Orsucci in Lucca to all those presons who appreciate art, culture and italian style.
We decided to have some days beetween Lucca and Florence.
The descriptions an
“Fantastic location, perfect for expolring” Great location, had everything we needed, quiet location despite being so central. perfect for couples or small family looking to explore the lakes and surrouding area. Would definitely recommend. Thank you f
Partirdge Holme Cottage is in an excellent location, just a couple of minutes walk from Lake Windermere and a stones throw away from a great British pub "Hole int Wall". The cottage was warm and cosy… More
“Perfect Location - Great Cottage”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2012
Partirdge Holme offers a great base for travellers to Bowness- on-Windermere as it is literally a stone's throw from both the town and the Lake. It is a very well-kept, clean and cosy cottage, with al… More
“Lovely stay” Warm welcome.
Quirky basement flat in gorgeous house.
Baby friendly with lots of home from home comforts.
Blessed with gorgeous weather throughout our stay which made it even more enjoyable.
“Fabulous stay in a beautiful apartment!” What an amazing apartment in such a central location. It took only a few minutes walk to get to princes street. It had everything we needed and more from children's toys to washing up liquid. It was beautiful d
“Wonderful views, quiet area and great location!” We had just got back from 15 nights staying at Quinns Rocks, lovely villa with a fabulous view of the ocean. Lia made us feel very welcome and was helpful and friendly. The villa had lots of space so ev
“Another great stay” This is the second time we have stayed in these properties. Beautifully maintained, great communication, little things that make a holiday rental a home from home, including a pint of milk on arrival. We'll be back.
“Fabulous flat, stunning, immaculate & great location.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
Our first stay in Brighton & found this gem of a flat! Perfect location, easy bus ride into town, free car parking on the street. Spacious flat with stunning shower room, huge bedrooms (the most com… More
Thank you very much for your glowing review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Bruce and Julie
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Stayed for two nights in this beautiful clean space. Fresh decor, comfortable beds, kitchen was well equipped plus a good-sized patio complete with bbq. Pretty easy to get into town, really well pric… More
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
“Fantastic flat, quiet, beautifully appointed and close to Brighton”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2012
Spent 3 nights here with fiance and parents. Quiet, spacious, spotlessly clean with everything we needed for a great stay. Really comfortable bed, lovely bathroom and large lounge/dining/kitchen. 30… More
The Goudi House is a beautifuly renovated turn of the 20th century property that was originally owned by a Greek Orthodox Papa and then in 1980 bought by a Greek carpenter for his family and 5 children who then added 2 extra floors .
An old marble mortar (Goudi) was f …see more
“SUPERB VILLA - IDEAL FOR LARGE GROUPS” We stayed at this villa for 7 days during May as aparty of 11 male adults which included close family. This villa is located at the top of a hill and offers fantastic sea views of the nearby El Masnou.
The house is located near to Sitges beach (8 min.) and Barcelona Airport (20 min.). If you like shopping, dining, wining and a great nightlife the places to go. After a busy day in town or at the beach relax and escape all in our Rural house with large private pool.Rur …see more
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int
The owner has made this apartment so very comfortable. Lovely furnishings and very comfortable with everything you need. It is in a fantastic position on the river by the bridge which makes it so ea… More
Thank you for your kind comments.Look forward to you coming back.
Aegina, 1 hour from Athen, 5 min walk to the beach, near from a typical village, Perdika. A contemporary house fully equipped with a breathtaking view, internet, private swimming pool, barbecue. 6-8 people. Babybed . …see more