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.
“We loved this appartment” We stayed a week in this appartment and loved it. It is light and airy , well furnished and is exactly as the owners described it. Views were fantastic and there was a real buzz of Colombo. The position is ideal, next to Cinn
We arrived in SL after a long journey late in the evening. The care taker took the time to be there to welcome us. The apartment is tastefully furnished and had all the amenities needed. I love the lo… More
“Excellent location and modern, well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This 2 bed, 2 bathroom apartment is located in the popular Crescat residences grounds, next to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Crescat shopping mall.The apartment itself was very well equipped, with ever… More
“Spacious Modern Apartment - Close to everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2013
This is our second stay at the Emperor Apartments and once again we had a wonderful time. The owners are great to deal with and nothing is a problem to them. The apartment itself is just great. Mod… More
“Relaxing stay, beautiful surrounding close to beach & town” The property was well equipped and spacious for the four of us, set in lovely grounds. Beds very comfortable and olenty of outside space for lunches, sun bathing. The ppol was nice but cold
What a great property! 6 of us shared this spacious house. It is in a cul-de-sac of about 6 properties overlooking the golf course. There are 3 bedrooms all downstairs and each bedroom has sliding pat… More
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2015
Lovely well equipped, clean spacious house. The views where lovely over Aloha golf coarse towards the sea in the background. 15 mins walk to a buzzy bar and restaurant area. It was 5 mins from all the… More
“What a lovely Place!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Me, my husband, my teenage daughter and a family friend stayed at the town house in Aug '16 it was very well equipped, and had a really cosy feel, It was very safe and secure with good parking facilit… 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
“A comfortable stay in a nice quiet area next to the busy town center, Children have fun!” We loved this place! It's in the heart of Leamington Spa while located in a nice quiet street. We are a family of four, 2 young children aged 2 and 8. You don't
“Excellent apartment” We have very much enjoyed the apartment. It is very spacious and nicely decorated and the terrace was fantastic with a beautiful view.
We hope in the future to make use of the apartment again.
Sleeps 6 A newly reformed apartment five star rating. Features include,wireless internet,Sky Satellite package,iPod.music system, filtered drinking water,ice maker, plasma TVs with dvd players,A/C all rooms, wet room and 2nd bathroom,large terrace with barbecue area,2 m …see more
“This is a fabulous rental!” By far, this was the best experience we have had in 10 years of renting vacation homes! The home was spotless, well equipped, spacious with comfortable furnishings and bedding. From the onset of the first email, we found
Hi, Mark. In a word … my comment would be "overall a wonderful experience." The house was perfect, staff was perfect, décor -- perfect. The place was well cleaned, appointed with everything we woul… More
“Could not be better”
Reviewed 24 Dec 2015
I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful vacation that was had by myself and all my family. From the start of the booking process to leaving the property on the last day the d… More
“This home is beautiful! With everything you could ever want waiting for you!”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
I cannot say enough about this home and the thoughtfulness of the owner. The decor was beautiful and welcoming. My children, 9 year old twins and a 13 year old son who requires a wheelchair for mobi… More
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,
This apartment is a good choice for family holiday makers to Oxford. It is spacious enough for five of us, quiet, clean and well-equipped, having everything we needed. We stay here in early August 2… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the apartment more than met your needs and that you enjoyed your time in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“I can not imagine a better self-catering accommodation in Oxford.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
A lovely, beautifully appointed clean, convenient flat, near to everything, yet quiet in a lovely section of North Oxford. Although it rained, so we could not make use of the charming patio/garden, i… More
Thank you. We appreciate that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Very good communication from Hilary, the owner. Flat is in a great location, in a lovely part of town, easy walk to Jericho for restaurants etc., can walk into city centre too or catch bus from nearby… More
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous
A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great fi… More
“Excellent apartment, Excellent location! fantasic from start to finish” I could not fault this apartment, modern, spacious and clean! From start to finish the owner was very helpful, the price of the stay was reasonable and the housekeeper had kept th
Experience Crete like a local. Stay in a traditional home and wine and dine in the local taverns. The home is a short drive to the local sandy beaches and the beautiful Venetian town of Rethymno with fantastic nightlife and dinning.Retymno Town and many sandy beaches a …see more
“Great place to stay” The apartment is really great. It's well furnished and very spacious. The welcome pack on arrival was very welcome and the Christmas tree a real delight. The views of the seafront and the starlings is a daily treat. It's situated
Huize Ewoud is a spacious and charming house within walking distance of the historic centre of Bruges, UNESCO world heritage.
It is the ideal place for a relaxing and romantic holiday. Huize Ewoud can accommodate up to 7 people and is equipped with all facilities such a …see more
“Beautiful Location” Beautiful location and lovely flat that's very handy for all St Andrews has to offer. If we were to have one complaint it would be that the WiFi was not available in the flat during our stay, but overall a great stay. It's worth
Me, my wife and our 2 year old son spent Easter Weekend in the Snug, everything was perfect, including the unreliable Scottish weather.
We arrived to a welcome bottle of wine, as well as a loaf, bu… More
Thank you for taking the time to write your review for The Snug.
We are pleased to hear everything was to your liking in the flat and that you
enjoyed your visit to St Andrews.
North Adelaide contemporary studio apartment with a gourmet kitchen, luxury King size bed and premium fixtures and fittings. Situated on trendy Melbourne Street with it's Cafe's, Restaurant's and Boutique shopping minutes from all major Adelaide attractions …see more
“Excellent location, close to the beach and on the edge of the old town” I went with two girlfriends and this apartment was perfect. Henriette was brilliant, so friendly and helpful. We had the top apartment which had three double bedrooms and a single
“Quality Spanish Experience at the Heart of Marbella”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
Excellent location (Convenience store 1 min. Beach, old town, all day store, bus stop, hospital 3 min. Supermarket 5 min)
Traditional style Spanish home, with modern equipment
The sun terrace on the… More
“Excellent stay, just what we needed.”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
We just came back Casa Casita, and i can say it offered everything that we wanted. It was extremely close to the beach (literally just across the road), and right at the start of the long line of res… More
Reviewed 8 Jun 2012
This was an amazing experience for my first time in Marbella. The villa is placed perfectly in between the main areas meaning not too much is required to get around. It has everything near by to ens… More
A truly spacious townhouse, 2 minutes walk to parklands and close to tram and buses.On entry, is the stylish and utterly spacious lounge/dining room. Natural light pours through the large windows. The kitchen is an all-new symphony of sleek white porcelain, stainless …see more
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family” 7 of us stayed in Villa Magnolia with 4 children ranging from baby to teenager. The house was finished to a high specification, was spacious and well maintained. There was ample room for everyone and lots of di
Villa Magnolia was perfect for our holiday with 3 teenage boys and their granny. It is a beautiful villa, with lovely cool pool and fabulous gardens. The house itself is so comfortable and the air con… More
“Fabulous villa - wondeful holiday!!”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a fabulous 10 day holiday at Villa Magnolia. As a large extended family of varying generations we have had many villa holidays in this region of the Algarve and can honestly… More
Thank you so much for your review. If it depended on me i would offer you one free week for your sympathy alone :)
It was our pleasure to have wonderful guests such as yourselves staying at Villa Magnolia. It will also be our pleasure to welcome you again in the future.
All the best for you and your family.
“Villa was absolutely stunning”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
Everyone in the party had a fantastic stay at villa magnolia. Our teenage son enjoyed the pool table and our little girls loved the pool. The villa really did cater for all 8 of us and would totally r… More
“Perfect weekend in Edinburgh” We stayed for 2 nights during the Fringe in August. The location was perfect for the festival venues, and there is an amazing view of the castle from the building. Alexis was very friendly and easy to get in touch with,
“Great neighborhood!” We loved staying at this flat. We especially enjoyed Cottiers pub and its garden just down the road, and walking all over the West End. The flat decor is a bit dated, but everything was clean and comfortable. Plenty of room to spr
“Fabulous location in West End. Large, comfortable, perfect for our family.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
We were visiting from Australia and stayed in this flat for 3 weeks. I
t's postion on Hyndland road meant it was perfect for a quick coffee across the road, in Hyndland or a slightly longer walk to… More
Thanks for giving the flat such a good review. It really means a lot and I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Glasgow.
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
Villa Formosa is a stunning family holiday home over looking the bay and beautiful mountain range of Formosa. With breath taking views the house supports a top level sun deck that gives a 270 degree view of the whole bay. Comfortable loungers and open deck areas allow f …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
An elegant and beautifully proportioned one bedroom apartment suitable for 2 guests, occupying the ground floor of a handsome Victorian Terrace. The original townhouse dates from the circa 1860 and was converted into separate apartments in 1960. Internally the property …see more
“A wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh” I've stayed in this apartment in Lothian House several times now on business, the fact I keep coming back should speak volumes.
Always spotlessly clean and perfectly furnished, I was surprised and pleased to fi
“wonderful accomodation in the centre of Edinburgh”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The apartment is located in the centre. Most of attractions are in walking distance. The bus to the airport stops round the corner. Every day you can easily have a nice walk in Princes Gardens, famous… More
Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had a great holiday in Lothian House and had time to explore the benefits of its central location!
“Fantastic, Great Apartment, Clean, Homely, everything you could want, and super welcome Box of groceries”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
We had a super time at apartment 39, we found it spotless, and Homely. the furnishings were in great order and everything that we wanted was there. The position of the apartment was ideal for us as ev… More
Wow, thank you very much for this great review! We are glad everything was to your satisfaction. We strive very hard to ensure we meet guests' expectations and it's nice to know when we are getting things right.
“Excellent Edinburgh flat”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
Fantastic flat with everything you could possibly want. The kitchen was particularly well equipped. Everything was clean and the white towels and duvet were soft and luxurious. The experience was made… More
We really appreciate your great review and value your comments and advice, thank you.
“Magical” Travelled summer this year with my wife & our teenage daughter, what can we say about our stay, but wow! The photos are a true reflection of the villa, & the owners are exceptionally friendly & welcoming. It was definitely home from home with
From the moment we arrived to the sad day of our departure we were made to feel very welcome. All the family are so friendly and Chester the dog is certainly a loveable character. The Villa is beaut… More
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
After sailing for a week and a couple of days in Athens, Rock Houses' villa Melody was just the thing we needed to finish our Honeymoon! Yioula, the care and consideration you have taken in the detail… More
“A perfect oasis.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2011
We have just returned from our holiday in Crete. We stayed in the Villa Melody, Rock Houses ,Platanias. We were greeted by Yioula the owner.of the villa. She was very friendly and welcoming and had ev… More
Great people! Great family! Any owner who accommodates them will wish to have them to their rental all the time as I do! Never seen a more clean and respective family.
“Great location, very comfortable and price right” Right in the middle of modern Istanbul , close to all transport. Very close to Taksim, so you even get a whiff of tear gas when Mr Erdogan sends his police out. Great bakery nearby. Flat just perfect f
Stylish little apartment in a fun and convenient part of the city. Yilmaz and his partner Sarah went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Would definitely stay here again.… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
We were in Istanbul with children (10,11,13) and two adults for 12 days in this flat; excellent apartement, fully equipped, and everything works perfectly (kitchen, shower, heating, quick wlan for 5 p… More
“Excellent Apartment in a Great Location”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2013
My family traveled to Istanbul with two small children, ages 8 months and 2 years. The apartment was spotlessly clean and completely refurbished with modern amenities. The location was great for bei… More
Location! Location! Location! Welcome to Wisteria Lane Apartment, the perfect location for large parties, Hen Parties, School Reunion, Anniversaries, Birthdays suiting every occasion. Accommodating a maximum of 13 guests. Park the car, relax, and enjoy your stress …see more
“Great apartment in a great location...” We stayed in this great little apartment for a short break in Palma. The apartment is in a perfect location, with just a short walk to both the sea front, the Cathedral and the main shopping and restaurant areas
“Light and airy modern apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2013
Excellent communication with the helpful owner made this a very simple apartment to book. Everything was very straightforward from the reservation through to our arrival.
Brilliant location for thi… More
“''I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment''”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay in the Apartment last month.
I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment, as I think it was very well situated in a central location, wel… More
“great apartment giving you value for money in an excellent location”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2013
Stayed 10 nights in this modern apartment in the historic old town of Palma and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Based in a residential area you are in amongst the locals which is always a good thing. Th… More
“Wonderful” We stayed at this apartment for six weeks and nothing was too much trouble from the moment we enquired ,being greeted to the cleaning by wonderful Liza.
Fantastic balcony to enjoy breakfast lunch drinks or just watching the views and very
This apartment in Capetown is in an excellent location. I stayed there with my 2 grown daughters for 3 nights, and it was teriffic. Patrick, the owner, lives in England, and he was very easy and gra… More
“Very confortable apartment conveniently situated with beautiful view”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this spotless and pristine apartment conveniently situated close to the shops and the Sea Point beachfront with superb views and a lovely open balcony from which to e… More
“Unbelievably convenient, beautiful location and spotlessly clean”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
This location is within easy walking distance of Lion's Head Mountain, the pristine beaches of Sea point and great shops! There are a myriad of restaurants along Main Street -- everything from Itali… More
“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
“Absolutely Amazing Apartment & View” The accommodation is fantastic with all modern appliances, full "sky TV package " with the most comfortable king size bed that we have slept in. The views are truly breath taking and you are only a 10 minute walk t
We had a great time staying at Alta Vista appartment no 2. Very nice place, large and comfortabe with great facilities. Very good location with lots of things to do, even just in walking distance the… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We spent a week here and had a brilliant holiday. Stones throw from the beach, beautiful views, fully equiped with everything you could need.
Good sized rooms with comfortable beds and a good sized l… More
“Lovely aparment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
Lovely apartment very close to the beach and park with great views and plenty of space inside and out. Stayed in the apartment at Easter and even though the weather wasn't the best, the apartment ver… More
The apartment is a home away from home. Providing guests with a unique opportunity to stay in a Grad 1 listed Georgian building built in 1826 situated in the beautiful historical location of Hamilton Square with a wealth of things to do and explore with free parking. …see more
“Beautiful, wonderful location everything excellent.” I would throughly recommend this apartment. There is so much space and the outside kitchen and bbq area was great. The swimming pool was excellent and the garden extremely well kept.
The owners w
We stayed for a week in this fabulous villa with its great pool and beautifully kept gardens.....nothing out of place.
Simon and Janet were very helpful and friendly without being intrusive, the p… More
“Fabulous modern apartment in lovely location” This apartment is fantastic. Really first class as soon as you walk through the gates to the complex, through the pretty garden and past the lovely warm swimming pool. The apartment itself is really spacio
“Spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay.” Edele was very helpful, the location is quiet yet it's only a 15 min walk into town. Good value for the price, only downside was the lack of hot water by the 5th showers but it wasn't a major
Great apartment in a fabulous location - close to shops, restaurants, theatre etc. Adele (owner) couldn't have been more accommodating. We (a family of five - 3 teenagers) lived very comfortably in … More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
This is our second visit and once again had a fab time. The apartment is big, airy, and very clean it's like home from home! Edele the owner is a very welcoming person and nothing is a bother to her. … More
“Very comfortable, well heated and central.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2012
Stayed for a week in May. The weather was very cold with daily temperatures ranging from 7 to 11 degreesC. Coming from Darwin Australia it was a bit of a shock. We did manage to get around a bit mostl… More