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.
England / East Sussex / Brighton and Hove / Brighton / Central Brighton
4 bedroomsSleeps 153 nights min stay
3 nights min stay
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.75 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
The complex is nestled in a lush garden of lemon trees in the natural reserve of Cava Grande del Cassibile. At the foot of the mountains Iblei and 3 km from the Ionian Sea. The area is very sought after primarily for its crystalline and pristine waters. The beach is kno …see more
What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most m… More
sei stata molto gentile con la tua recensione.
Ancora grazie di cuore. Un bacio a te e a tutta la tua bella famiglia.
A presto, Corrado!
“A beautiful home nestled in an area that is characterized by its incurable thirst for poetry.”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
he farmhouse rural Elambeco where we stayed a week in July is a place that hardly scorderemo and where we hope with all my heart to return soon. It is a large country house clean and very spacious ren… More
“authentic sicilian charm”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Wir haben eine sehr entspannende, schöne Woche in diesem Haus verbracht. Wie beschrieben ist das Haus eher einfach, aber vollständig ausgestattet und sauber. Das grandiose ist der riesige Garten mit… More
Thank you very much for the review.
I hope to see you soon.
A kiss to everyone.
Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Holiday house in Vatos. 65 square meters. Ideal for families and couples. Children welcome.Environment: Picturesque, peaceful.The traditional house, in the area Vatos-Ermones-Mirtiotissa is located outside of the village to the West of the country, over the green Meadow …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Perfect for a family stay. The ground floor holds a fully equipped kitchen (large refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, dishes etc.), a cozy living room with a satellite TV, a dinning area (table opens to sit 12), and 3 bedrooms. The floor also hosts 2 …see more
This is a great apartment, very nicely furnished with all amenities. The garden with table and chairs is a real bonus.… More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2014
Everything was just as one would expect for a comfortable stay.
The owner's attention to detail outstanding.
Nice quiet location with parking minutes drive from beach. Close walking proximity to s… More
“Excellent as a temporary home away from home”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2014
Spacious, good location, equipped with conveniences and perks, nice garden, responsive and helpful owners. Would be happy to stay there again in a similar circumstance.… More
Small villa for 4 set in a quiet area of pine forest, near the beach and golf (Aroeira Golf Resort) with two 18-hole courses. It has a private garden of 400m2, swimming pool (usable from March to October) and barbecue.
Spacious room, double bed 1,60 x 2,00 m.
Elegant …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
This is ideal for those wishing a holiday in the western Ligurian coast in comfort and relax. Placed a little less than 1 km from the central Corso Cavallotti (10 minute walk), the villa enjoys a priceless peace and view. You can easily reach along the Via Duca degli Ab …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A superbly presented and well modernised fisherman's cottage built in 1850. This town centred property is truly a home from home and is tucked away in a quiet conservation area Cul-de-Sac, just west of the main pedestrian shopping area of the town centre and a few yard …see more
“Fantastic, traditional Fishermans Cottage with modern day appliances!”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
We had a Excellent relaxing time at the beautiful cottage. Very close to all amenities including local traditional pubs, shops, seafront and beach.
We would recommend the cottage, its perfect for c… More
It was a pleasure to welcome these guests to the cottage. Hope to welcome them again soon!
“Stylish and Comfortable”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
Anna and Carole were perfect landladies. Everything had been left immaculately clean and the house was pretty with all modern conveniences. The rooms were comfortable and the house is close to the bea… More
"Come back soon" is all we can say! The house was left in a perfect condition when our guests departed and we will definitely look forward to welcoming them back again any time.
“best place we've stayed in”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
the two owners were extremely helpful and friendly they even left us a welcome hamper of bread butter and milk witch was really welcome and saved us havng to go to the shop after a really long journey… More
Smashing guests and we really look forward to welcoming them again.
Nearest beach 2 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Self contained studio flat, part of main house but with own lockable entrance. Brand new refurbished rooms with seperate ensuite bathroom and seperate fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen has a washing machine, small hob and oven, fridge and toaster. Living / bedroom ar …see more
The villa overlooks the traditional village of Gavalohori, 25km east of Chania Crete.
Its unique architectural style is combined with modern facilities providing an ideal environment for your holidays. Villa Aphrodite is completely autonomous with 250 m2 of living spac …see more
England / Devon / English Riviera / Torquay / Wellswood
2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A happy home, traditional 1700s cottage with new bathroom and kitchen and lovely comfy beds. Clean and comfortable with DVD player, TV, radio CD player/iPod dock, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridges and small freezer, extending dining table to seat 6, priv …see more
Fantastic location in the heart of Torquay, this little cottage was well maintained and equipped with everything we could have wanted. It was clean and when we arrived there was even a bottle of wine … More
“Pleasant stay in quiet area of Torquay”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
Good location and easy walking to shops. Car parking wasn't a problem at the property. Good secure garden and badminton set much used! Great pub - Kents, within walking distance and Kents Cavern Cav… More
“This was a delightful clean accommodation, with great shops close by, and easy access to town centre.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2011
We had simply a great stay at Kent cottage, and would highly recommend. It has a charming welcoming feeling about it. Within a two min walk you are amongst a parade of quite excellent little shops,… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Historical buildings, Villa Cocles is part of a 17th century old convent and has a completely independent entrance, only 16 steps down from the main street.The Villa preserves all the spacious areas of the original convent structure with its six meters high arches, vaul …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful 3 bedroom Villa's with entrance directly onto the best beach in Pattaya through Grand Condotel's own 24 hour private beach entrance , accessed with your own key card and yet only 5 MINUTES FROM WALKING STREET .Grand Condotel is one of the very best locations …see more
Very good location. You can walk to the beach and many restaurants in Jomtien.
Secure and clean village: No dogs in the street, after 11 o clock in the night you can relax from the buzzling in Pattay… More
“Everything you need”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2013
We stayed here for 15 days in November 2013 and for so far our best Holiday around Pattaya. The welcome was very good and got a nice meal from Joy. Her husband took us with the car to show the environ… More
“great vacation house”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We had a wonderful time in lottus villa. The kitcken was well equipped, so cooking or a BBQ became an enjoyable thing there. The pool is big enough for a good swim and deep enough for a dive. It's qu… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Enjoy the full Corfu experience in this beautiful seaside villa with stunning sea-views. Relax and unwind on the large balcony with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the sea, or entertain with the built in BBQ and large patio area with stunning sea views. T …see more
Villa Elena is the perfect choice for families, friends and couples alike to enjoy their holiday amongst luxury furnishings and exclusive accommodation. An added bonus is the close proximity to a selection of glorious sandy beaches and the beautiful, clear, turquoise se …see more
“Great Villa, professional and friendly company, fantastic customer service.”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2015
We had a great holiday in the villa Elena , from the start of our holiday to the very last day everything went so smoothly thanks to Lynn, the accommodation was actually better than we expected the po… More
It was lovely to meet you all and hope to see you again soon.
“Lovely villa - convenient location”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2016
Villa Elena is a lovely villa in the Crystal Lagoon complex with a great garden for relaxing in. We found it very well equipped and it's mainly open plan style is very sociable. A few niggles were … More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Thank you for a lovely review.
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
This property has modern fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms, the bathrooms are spacious and all contain modern features, each bedroom has it's own A/C each with timer remotes, the rental also includes a… More
Many thanks Martin for a lovely and thorough review. Just to let you know (in case you want to return next year) we have now removed the a/c timers from the bedrooms, so you no longer have to re-set them after 2 hours.
We are so glad you had a fabulous holiday and hope to see you all again soon.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 55 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Immaculate, detached 3 bedroom cottage offering real luxury. The spacious open plan living area with vaulted ceiling looks out through wooden plantation shutters to the Eildon hills and beyond. The mood lighting throughout the house gives a contemporary feel .Regular …see more
Very well equipped modern relaxing accommodation. Quiet village, but with a very pleasant walk into Melrose town centre. Quaint garden with lovely sitting areas.… More
“Exceptional Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
We had a lovely short break at Orchard Cottage which was very clean and comfortable with a spacious living area;ideal for socialising or to just spreading out and relax.
The cottage is in a really p… More
“Top class - 5 star cottage”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
This is a beautiful cottage to stay in. We received a warm welcome and found that every need was catered for in this lovely house.
The owners have thought of everything. Finished to a very high stand… More
Crete / Chania Prefecture / Chania Town / Agii Apostoli
3 bedroomsSleeps 67 nights min stay
7 nights min stay
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
Paramithi is a self-catering property located in Daratso Village in Chania of greece . It offers a sun terrace and free WiFi throughout. Many from the most beautiful beaches of Chania nearby( 15-20-minute walk)..
Opening to a balcony and terrace with mountain views, th …see more
Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
3 Bedrooms - 2 King bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, all with own en-suites and each bedroom has air-con. A safety deposit box is available in Bedroom # 1 & 2 for your use. Fully air-conditioned Double storey luxury Villa with own private swimming pool, Western self conta …see more
We had a lovely time in our own little world here! Spotlessly clean,everything we needed,amazing bedrooms with beautiful white sheets! Housekeeper Rini couldn't do enough, and security guy Eco was alw… More
“Ideal villa in good location”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
Samantha the owner, offered us an airport pick/drop off at great rate.We used the same company for a day out and she made suggestions on places to visit too, which we loved.So over & above usual owner… More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
For our first trip to beautiful Bali we could not of asked for a more amazing villa. It was more than we could ever asked for. The villa was clean, tastefully decorated, spacious and left us calling i… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 11 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This traditional Spiti (house) is the center of the picturesque village of Chromomastiri - prefecture of Rethymnno. The house has three bedrooms upstairs and a loft styled bedroom for two on the ground floor next to the open plan living room. As one steps out of this be …see more
This property has a splendid L shaped pool with plenty of sunbathing area, and has a large covered terrace with fully equipped outside kitchen and bbq. The villa stands in beautiful grounds with tropical plants and fruit trees, and has a good sized drive with under cove …see more
We stayed at this villa in April 2013 and it is in a beautiful location. Slightly up a mountain but near enough to the town. Lovely pool and perfect place for a family to holiday. We had many nights r… More
Thank you for this review we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We booked this property as some of our friends had stayed here previously and they loved it.. They were right. This is a true GEM in the hillside of Oliva which is conveniently located in between Alic… More
“Fabulous holiday in a spacious villa with private pool and stunning views”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2014
The villa is in a great location, easy directions to get to from the airport. The town and local amenities were only five minutes drive with a good selection of shops and resturants. The local beach i… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The house is characterized by a large stone fireplace, massive beams, antique furniture and artisanal hand made tiles. The Manor proposes 3 houses nestled in a small valley with a 5000 m² lake welcoming you to 15 hectares of forest. We are proud of our region so pleas …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Also taking bookings for NEW 8 to 12 person cottage, enquire if this cottage is booked. 2014 Certificate of Excellence (Trip Advisor) 5* Reviews
NEW LUXURY CALDERA - Geneva HOT TUB HYDRO THERAPY SPA ( See Photos ) 47 jets, air blowers mood lighting 37-40 degrees, hydr …see more
I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provid… More
“Luxurious, well appointed and full of gadgets”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
The pub at the end of the road has lovely food and in the other direction there is a brilliant farm shop to buy fresh produce. We not only had ponies but donkeys and cows came to visit daily.… More
“Fantastic New Year at Forest Corner”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We stayed at Forest Corner for 3 nights over New Year with 2 other couples (6 of us in total). When we arrived we were thrilled, it more than exceeded our expectations.
A beautifully appointed house… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
No.3 Powlett Road is a two bedroom, Edwardian townhouse including a large, enclosed rear garden and free on-road parking. The property is set within the leafy, tree lined streets of Bathwick and is located within a quiet, residential area.
The property includes a spaci …see more
There were 3 of us staying here whilst working in Bath for a week and this was perfect walking distance to the centre of town. The facilities in the house were top notch. Before our arrival we were … More
Reviewed 14 May 2013
This was one of our favorite properties that we have rented. The location was perfect, an easy walk to town, but on a quiet street. The town home was lovely, perfectly clean, very nicely furnished an… More
“Beautiful house with all the mod cons, in a quiet street just minutes walk from the centre of Bath”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Beautiful house with all the mod cons, in a quiet street just minutes walk from the centre of Bath.
Stayed for two nights in April and the house was fantastic.
Two double bedrooms a large kitch… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Lepenioti apartments are located in the village of Velika, exactly opposite the sea, at the eastern coast of Central Greece (Prefecture of Larissa).
There, unfolds a lacy coastline of 14 km, with crystal-clear Aegean water and pristine beaches, awarded with the Blue F …see more
Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Your special occasion NEEDS a special venue! This is it… Our Elegant 3 storey Georgian townhouse has it all! - This gorgeous B-listed early 19th century accommodation has a huge drawing room, large gothic styled dining room, amazing carved super king 4 poster! Sleeps …see more
Leleg Villas are situated within a short drive (five minutes), or fifteen minutes walk to the beaches at the historical, picturesque village of Gumusluk, famous for its Roman archaeological site and excellent fish restaurants. These villas benefit from a large swimming …see more
We had a super wonderful holidays in Leleg Villa. We where 18 persons with kids ,baby and teenagers , all of them were happy . The villa is very comfortable, perfect place for family vacation! peacefu… More
“Wonderful and memorable family vacation”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2013
We rented the three Leleg villas for two weeks. There were 18 of us mostly adults and teenagers. The villas were comfortable, modern with good amenities. The villas are beautiful surrounded with gorge… More
“Beautiful Villas and great hosts”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
We have just returned from visiting Leleg Villas and we had a lovely time. The Villas are beautiful, the owners and staff couldn't do enough to help. We were a group of 12 with 8 teenagers staying i… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Astley is a gorgeous romantic cottage situated on Drs Gully in between Hepburn Springs & Daylesford. Beautiful bush views with magnificent sunsets. Astley is for couples, singles, or friends weekend away. Most comfortable beds with king or 2 singles. Astley is very t …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa walk directly onto the beach through the private beach entrance of Grand Condo . Beautiful 4 bedroom villa with entrance directly onto Pattaya's best beach through Grand Condo's own private beach entrance. and yet only 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM WALKING STREET There i …see more
We arrived at villa 28th December, from the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be great. The villa was spotless, the owner was there to meet us and offered to take us to supermarket to get our … More
“Had a wonderful time at Orchid Villa.”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2013
Wish I was back at the villa since returning home the weather is so cold and there is another snow storm today.
The villa was perfect for a get away from all the excitement in Pattaya but only a sh… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again next time.
“Spacious & beautifully furnshed”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2013
Stayed here on a business trip as an alternative to my usual hotel as the price is similar. Loved the space & privacy. With 3 double bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, it is ideal for families or groups travelli… More
Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The Studio is five star comfort in designer style. Located in Lilyfield it is perfectly positioned for quick and convenient access to the city as well as its surrounding village style suburbs of Balmain, Rozelle and Leichhardt. It is 2 minutes walk from the Light Rail t …see more
Excellent studio with everything provided that you could wish for.a dine out card with offers.fridge stocked with milk coffee tea even wine and chocs!plenty of high quality toiletries.ideal location w… More
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
Our three nights at Justin Time Studio were perfect. Toni (the owner) was such a welcoming host and gave us plenty of information and helpful hints to get around Sydney. The tram station was a three m… More
Villa Moore is located on the hillside above Mae Haad with a spectacular view looking over Koh Nang Yuan, it is still easy to access by walking, motorbike or taxi. The villa has a private pool and sundeck with seaview, 3 bedrooms, wellequipped kitchen, livingroom, 2 bat …see more
“The unique nature combined with the personal property made our stay in Villa Moore exiting, relaxing & unforgettable!”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2014
Vi förstod direkt att vi kommit till ett paradis när den lokale taxi chauffören Mr.Dam tryggt körde oss från båten upp till Villa Moore. Det var mörkt ute, syrsorna spelade för oss, husets lam… More
“We enjoyed our 10 day stay at Villa Moore”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
We enjoyed our 10 day stay at Villa Moore. The house is comfortable & well-equipped, with 2 bathrooms and 3 double bedrooms, all with air conditioning. The small pool was most welcome and well used, a… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
koh tao is a wonderful island. Go snorkling and take a longtail boat around the island, discover small beautiful beaches.… More
Palm Villa offers you luxury and is furnished with all modern facilities.
Conveniently located between Fort Myers and Sarasota, this villa backs onto Rotonda's waterways where you can enjoy stunning sunsets.
Palm Villa is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with separate for …see more
“The perfect and most relaxing "Home away from Home"”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
Firstly, Roy and Willie were a pleasure to work with. They were so welcoming and offered many tips before we left on places to visit and eat in the local area. When we arrived, there was a definite "w… More
Thankyou kindly for your reviews during your stay at Palm Villa. We are pleased that the house met your expectations, and we hope to see you again next year.
Willie and Roy
This spacious villa has 2 double and 2 triple rooms, also 2 put up beds which can fit into one of the large bedrooms if required will easily sleep 10 people with the comfort of air-conditioning in hot summer days and central heating on the chilly off-season stays.The vi …see more
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.
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
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 … More