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.
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
We had a lovely week in sunny Hove and Brighton. Fantastic for running all along the seafront, walking on the Downs and eating and shopping in Town. The public transport is great and the vegetarian … More
“Comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I took three teenage girls to Victoria Cottage for a week. The house is very comfortable - plenty of space downstairs for people to laze about. Upstairs there is lots of storage and a great bathroom. … More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Same as last year, we have enjoyed our stay in Victoria cottage again. Even with young children you can have a relaxing time because of the beach in front of the door and a very good equiped house wit… More
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n
“Lovely stay in a unique house” We spent a lovely week at Francescas house on the top of the hill. It was an incredible experience to get to stay in a real italian home which is decorated beautifully and has a real "soul". This kind of atmosphere you g
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… More
“Amazing hospitality and accomodations.”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2014
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
“Lovely Apartment” Great apartment in a nice location right next to the town. Booking was easy & Daniel was very professional with us to the lead up of our stay, during and also after our stay. The apartment was spotless & everything we needed for our
Could not have been more impressed.
Appartment was spotless and very well equipped.
The location is ideal for walking to town , ( 5 mins approx )
Sometimes a taxi is recommended , often after one s… More
“Great place to stay...became my little home”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
I stayed here for 2 months this winter and absolutely loved it. Carvoeiro itself is really quiet at this time of year, but it was so nice to go wandering along the coast and beaches and not see anothe… More
“Great accommodation. Fantasic location.”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2011
The apartment sits on top of a hill in a quiet complex, just right if you want to relax and stay in bed that bit longer than normal. The hill down to the town didn't present any problems, easy walkin… More
“highly recommend!” Hello!
My family and our friends spent an unforgettable week at Villa Adonia for the New Year.
First I want to thank TJ Properties for clear and quick work! The whole process of our vacation was clear and perfectly organized. Easy
Jim, Tracey, our escape from the weather here was well worth it. Our stay in Adonia was just what we needed and exceeded our expectations. The villa was perfect for our family. We found everything to … More
“If Eden existed, I've just been... Great holiday”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
Myself, my spouse and friends were in Villa Adonia in May 2012.
We stay in Villas and self-catering accommodation all over Europe and have been to Cyprus before, but this Villa is the best, by far … More
“A place to return to.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had a wonderful time at your villa and know you would like some feedback. We have stayed in villas all round the world and yours is one of the ones we would definitely wish to return to. It was ve… More
“Excellent accommodation.” Lovely house equipped to a very high standard. Spacious living and dining area.Tastefully decorated throughout with good sized bedrooms and ensuites. Pleasant walks and good restaurants nearby. Highly recommended.
This is the second time that I have stayed here.
The accommodation is of high quality and the facilities in the resort are second to none. The food in the resturants, the golf courses and the spa … More
Many thanks for visiting us for a second time & for such wonderful feedback. Glad everyone enjoyed the free WiFi and yes we agree the facilities within the Resort are superb - the Restaurants, Bars, Tai Spa & Golf Courses are perfect places to relax and enjoy some well deserved down time! Hopefully we can welcome you all back again for a 3rd time. Best wishes, Susan
“Special place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Just back from a short break at lough Erne. Excellent location, fabulous house very spacious with all the trimmings. Attention to detail exceptional. Comfy beds, great sleep. We will be back.… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay break in our lodge and appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you all back! Best regards, Susan
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2015
Received excellent customer service from susan falkner, the accomdation was perfect for my niece's wedding so close to the Lough Erne Resort. The house was in excellent condition perfect to suit any f… More
Thank you for taking time to leave such a lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay & we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Kind regards Susan
“A lovely property” This property has everything one could want for a holiday. There are plenty of facilities in the property to allow one to live as one would at home. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest beach which is bea
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with
Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c
from the moment we found this villa, the service from the villas owner Nacho de la Fuente has been amazing, kind and very efficient.
The villa is in excellent condition and has an amazing pool and … More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
We stayed at the villa at the beginning of April for 6 days. From being greeted by Nacho on arrival to handing back the Villa our stay was faultless.
The villa is in excellent condition. We utili… More
“Beautiful villa in perfect condition, 5 minute walk to Puerto Banus.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
Golf trip with friends to Marbella.
Very happy with the villa and the owner, who was very kind and very helpfull through the whole weekend.… More
“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
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is… More
“Superb!” We had a truly perfect stay at La Maison Breuil. Pippa and her husband were fantastic to deal with before, during and after our stay. The house and pool were fantastic and well equipped. Most importantly for the teenage the girls the Wi-Fi wa
What a beautiful place La Maison Breuil is. The location is great, just a short walk to the centre of Sarlat and with excellent private parking facilities. The villa inside is immaculate with everythi… More
“A comfortable pied a terre in a good location!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
We booked the Maison du Brieul as we know the area fairly well but wanted somewhere to stay that didn't always require us to get in the car to get to a restaurant or could walk to a bakery each mornin… More
“Perfect vacation rental”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
We stayed at La Maison Breuil for a week in June. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you might need. There is a large Carrefour supermarket in Sarlat where we bought everything … More
“What a Find” What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condiments to help with cooking a meal. Th
What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back… More
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More
“excellent” a very enjoyable stay for my whole family the owner could not have more helpful all in it was a very good holiday with many places of interest to visit what more can i say it was excellent
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -
“Excellent for young family and grandparents” This is a lovely villa just suitable in every way for a family with young baby, preschool child and grandparents. Lovely setup, well equipped and so quiet with just a 20 minute walk into town. There was an
“Private villa, beautiful resort, great for a beach holiday with the kids!”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2015
This was our first time to stay in a private villa and our first time in Carvoeiro. It is a beautiful resort, great for a beach holiday with the kids
The villa was perfect for us. The kids loved… More
Glad you had a great time Bob, hope to have you stay again some time soon
“The villa on the website looked too good to be true, but it exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
We only had a small window in May to take a holiday with our 2 grown up sons and partners, so we were surprised we got Casa Branco Grande for 10 days at a great price, the bedrooms , bathrooms were ex… More
Thankyou for your comments. I'm glad you liked the villa, after a lot of work put in to the bathrooms and kitchen last winter I'm glad that people are enjoying it!
We have spend new year eve and new year at this property. It was great everything is within atleast 10 minutes drive. The surrounding is good and welcoming, I would definitely recommend this place t… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
We had read all the good reviews of the property and they were all right. None were exaggerated! It was spotless! And I'm fussy! It's a small cottage, the bedrooms are small but photos are very real, … More
“Gepflegtes Ferienhaus mit sehr freundlichem hilfsbereiten Vermieter”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2015
Bei unserer Ankunft erwartete uns ein sehr nett eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit einem Willkommenspaket aus Lebensmitteln für den ersten Tag und frischen Blumen. Das Haus war sauber und ordentlich mit e… More
“Just perfect” Excellent location, wonderful apartment that was even better than it looked online, caring and attentive owner. We have stayed at many different places over the years and this was truly top notch. The beds were very comfortable, plenty o
This was our first time renting an apartment when on vacation and we Could not ask for a better experience because of Mario. He met us at the train, clearly explained everything we needed to know abou… More
Dear R., thank you so much for your kind present, my sons are still wearing them all the days. Hope to see you again in Florence, all the best, Mario.
“Our favorite memory of our European adventure”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
From the moment we stepped from the train in Florence until we regretfully had to leave this amazing apartment, we felt cared for & surrounded by the best of owners in the best of accommodations. It w… More
Dear S., thank you so much for your fantastic review, your description matches what really moved me while restoring to the past ages the property. Thank you again, all the best, Mario.
“A room with two excellent views”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2013
As if Florence isn't enough, I would go as far as to say that this luxury apartment is reason in itself to visit this beautiful city.
Mario, our gracious landlord, greeted us from the taxi and we c… More
Thank you so much, this is the main reward I was thinking to when hardly was restoring this house. To share is even better than to own.
“A Traveler's Dream 'Home Away'” Carole and Basil are superlative hosts and have created a wonderful home away in this amazingly well appointed two-story penthouse apartment. We were only three, but the apartment can actually sleep several more comfort
We stayed at Lykcabettus apartment in April for 8 days. The apartment is perfect for our family of 2 adults + 1 child. It is clean and has everything we need. The location is just superb. We walked e… More
“chilled” Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We will defiantly book again next year
I have spent 10 days in this wonderful apartment that has big rooms as well as bathrooms and leaving room. In addition there is a big and comfortable terrace where you can relax, eat or prepare a barb… More
“Beautiful, quiet, relaxing community, but close to beaches, marina, shopping and nightlife”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2015
I rented the house with my two daughters ages 19 and 24. We all had a great time, the home was clean, well maintained, nicely furnished and all of the necessities so we could save money and cook at h… More
“Beautiful apartment which felt like you were in a private villa”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We came back from Paradisus Laguna a week ago and have missed it ever since. The apartment is spacious, modern and extremely well equipped.
We travelled with our 7 and 5 year old boys who loved spe… More
“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.
“A wonderful Sicilian experience” Villa Aurora is a wonderfully authentic and rustic villa with fantastic views from the spacious terrace. It is in a very convenient location with the indoor market, bakers and the main streets of Taormina no more than
Great stay in this comfortable apartment. Was just as described. Upstairs in owner's villa with modern newly fitted kitchen, wi fi,tv, dvd player and shower room. The star of the flat is the large ter… More
Thank you so much for your great feedback. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comments. At the same time we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Nino and Francesca
“A nice apartment with great owners and a lovely view”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2014
We stayed as a couple for 3 nights for our honeymoon. The owner Nino was very welcoming and often went out of his way to make our stay more pleasant.
The view onto the sea is very nice and you can … More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Villa Aurora and we really do appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. We hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send our best wishes to you both from Taormina!
“Breathtaking views. A beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
We were very lucky to stumble upon Villa Aurora. Greeted by Francesca and Nino, we were quickly impressed by the apartment. Francesca even took the time to show us a picture of how this typical Sicili… More
Thank you so much for reviewing our property! We are so glad you enjoyed you stay. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you again one day to Villa Aurora Apartment. Tanti saluti from Nino and Francesca
Beautifully situated stunning property. Me and 4 friends spent a fantastic weekend here. Caroline has been very helpful and friendly and responds quickly to any queries. Lovely area handy for city cen… More
“Wonderful stay in Cardiff”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2015
Perfect place and great location in Cardiff. Close to park, shopping and public transport. We were a family of 5 staying very comfortably in the three quiet bedrooms. Kitchen is large and very well … More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
Home away from home. The house was brilliantly equipped and so central. It meant we could all relax at the end of a long day sightseeing with a family dinner in the comfort of a home setting.… More