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.
Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage City built in the16th century during the rule of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. This grand house dates back to the early 17th century and has been fully renovated with appropriate fixtures and fittings …see more
The apartment was very tidy and had nice furnished and modern rooms. From our balconies we had a beautiful view to Grand Harbor.
The owners, Jon and Philippa, were very friendly and obliging. They … More
“just brilliant: postcard views from the balcony, modern living inside!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
This really was the perfect place for a week (or 10 days in our case!) away. St Ursula street is smack in the middle of Valletta, literally a 3 minute walk to the lower Barraka. The views from the ter… More
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. Th… More
Mitchells is an elegant 18th Century Category A-listed Georgian townhouse and set in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town is the perfect venue as your holiday home from home. Awarded 5 Star Quality Rating from Visit Scotland, Scotland's National Tourist Board. …see more
What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step o… More
“Fabulous property & perfect location.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Mitchells is perfectly located for those wanting a weekend in Edinburgh - just a 5 minute walk from Princes Street and perfectly located for shops, pubs, restaurants and larger venues for example Murr… More
“Great location, well equipped.”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2013
Beautiful house in great location; very central location, 2 mins from George St. Easy collection of keys; hassle free. Rented the house for a few days for a family get together. Nicely decorated an… More
I fell in love with this house and miniature woodland when I first met him but he needed some serious love and attention. So I spent a long time renovating him whilst aiming to keep the original feeling and character of the place. The end result is quirky, original and …see more
A group of 15 of us stayed at the house for a hen weekend and had an absolute blast. This is no ordinary rental - every room is completely individual and has its own story, we had great fun exploring.… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
We had a great hen weekend the house was great for partying we particularly enjoyed the dressing up. Would highly recommend for a large group gathering and girls weekend. The chocolate and fizz were … More
“Fantastic House. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
This is a beautiful quirky house, the owner is lovely and helps to accomodate your every need. Highly recommended. One small problem we had was with the parking (we had 5 cars between us and the roads… More
Castle Hill Cottage is a 3 storey terraced property located in the highly sought after Castle Ward area of the city.and is just two minutes walk from the city centre river and collages The post code is cb30ah We offer a high standard of accommodation in a prime locati …see 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
Our property is a new, clean, modern and stylish house situated in a residential area, one of a row of 14 with a large pool and attractive communal gardens. It is within walking distance of Old Town Albufeira/Fisherman's Beach and a short drive to many other wonde …see more
The accommodations are roomy and modern. Everything you need is within walking distance but the beach/town will take 30 minutes but only 5 by car. The entire region has wonderful sites, towns, beaches… More
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help you all have the holiday you desired and great to hear you had such a good time. Yes it's amazing value over there isn't it! I'm glad you liked the food and got to see the sights.
“Spacious and elegant modern house with shared garden and pool in ideal position”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2014
Gorgeous modern house, tastefully decorated, with all the appliances and items that we needed plus more. Good garden and pool area with countryside around was very relaxing and peaceful. Albufeira cen… More
Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you booking your next visit with us.
“Great Stay in Albufeira”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2014
We stayed in the above house/apartment and had a great time, the apartment is spotless and incredibly well furnished so a great welcome to the Algarve
Great layout and lovely rooms set in a small dev… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again soon.
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with local shops, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Beach, shopping center, restaurants, and Baku Water Park is a fe …see more
A spacious 3 bedroom city centre riverside house, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The property was refurbished in January 2014.The property is situated in very quiet location on a private development with a secluded riverside garden, just a few minutes …see more
This was a very well-kept place, and ideally located just outside the city wall. We enjoyed immensely the terrace, which overlooked the river. The only possible drawback may have been the fact that th… More
Thank you for your kind comments,most terraces in your have the one bathroom thou but pleased you enjoyed your stay
“Great location, beautiful house”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2015
We stayed for 2 nights, wish we could have stayed for more! Lovely clean holiday home, absolutely perfect location, walking distance to shops, restaurants etc. A welcome pack of breakfast bits and b… More
Thank you come and visit again soon
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
We absolutely loved this property! It felt just like home! The property is located just outside the old city walls which makes it convenient for walking into town. It sits on the River Foss and from t… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. We've now had riversmead for just over a year and are guest have already stared to revisit us , With help off all our guests kind comments .
This stylish town house in the centre of Chester epitomises contemporary boutique style accommodation. A luxurious holiday retreat that features two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living area with walled garden. Additionally, there …see more
A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if s… More
Very convenient location whatever the reason of your trip is. The villa is a fairly new double story unit with the master bedroom on the second floor. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a bath and a separate shower. The ground floor is an open plan living area with 2 b …see more
Having travelled for over 24 hours we were pretty shattered on arrival at Victoria Villa but the welcome from Lori was great and we had absolutely no problems from then onwards. The house was immacula… More
Casa lagoas is suitable for large groups/large families of up to 8 people that are on the lookout for a well-equipped, comfortable and roomy place that is just a short drive away from every amenity and everything that the Albufeira region has to offer. Close to golf cou …see more
We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Ca… More
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… More
**Please note that the minimum charge is for a three night stay so for one or two nights the booking fee will be calculated on three nights and bookings made for one or two nights will have to be rejected. When making a booking please send an inquiry rather than book to …see more
We loved this flat from the time you go through the front door up the stairs and 2 lovely bedroom and family bathroom and the kitchen diner everything you want you seem to find my daughter stopped wit… More
A spacious, sumptuously refurbished split level town house. Air conditioned / heated luxury property in the prestigious Aloha area of Nueva Andalusia Marbella - surrounded by beautifully manicured award winning semi tropical gardens. The property has quality furn …see more
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
Atholl Place is a listed Georgian crescent situated in the centre of Perth. It is fabulously located overlooking the North Inch park and River Tay. The Concert Hall, shops and restaurants of Perth are just a few minutes walk away. There are two reserved parking space …see more
The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Al… More
Thanks so much for giving the house such a good review. We're really sorry that you had trouble with the water pressure. We've since had the system re-pressurised and that seems to have solved the problem. As well as the welcome pack, there was also salt, pepper and other items in one of the kitchen cupboards but, following your feedback, we've moved them to a more prominent place so that our guests can find them more easily. Hopefully we'll see you again.
This beautiful 4 bedroomed two en suite, (sleeps 7), detached - part 17th century house, with parking, and only a 10 minute walk to the city centre. It also has the benefit of an enclosed rear garden with garden furniture as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the c …see more
Huge townhouse (over five floors) including a sunny roof terrace on the second floor, recently completely refurbished with a boutique inspired interior Brighton Sea House is furnished to a very high standard with your complete comfort and enjoyment in mind to ensure you …see more
Stayed here with a group of friends and have to say we all had a fantastic time! The facilities were excellent (ice in the freezer, nice touch!) Beds were super comfy and decor was very Brighton!! Lov… More
“Fantatsic setting for our Hen Do weekend”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Just wanted to say that the entire experience; from booking, organising payments, arrival, deposit refund, was excellent - all very friendly and smooth which was fantastic when organising a large grou… More
Reviewed 23 May 2013
8 of us stayed in Brighton for my sisters hen weekend in May 2013 and we had the best time!!
The house is immaculate, really modern decor, the beds are soooo comfortable, we had everything we needed … More
This fabulous townhouse has plenty space for up to 8 guests, with 2 double rooms, one of which is situated downstairs with ensuite shower room, a triple room (double & single bed) and a single room. There is a stunning new family bathroom comprising pedestal bath, larg …see more
“A wonderful house near the city centre and with excellent parking”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
This is a super house--very well maintained and equipped. It is only 5 mins walk to town. There is safe off-street parking for at least 3 cars--a real bonus in that area.
Debbie is really friendly an… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad everything went so well during your stay....and we hope you manage to visit again.
“Wonderful place to stay, Central location.”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2013
We stayed in this house for 5 nights, we were 5 women in total ranging from 28 to 80 years old. The house was fully equipped with everything you would need and more. It was modern, bright and clean a… More
So glad you all enjoyed your stay.....and we would gladly have you all back in a heartbeat!!
“Great house and location”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
I stayed in this house with a group of 5 friends whilst in inverness for work. The house is ideally located to the centre of town, and is only a short walk form the river and Eden Court theatre. The r… More
*Please read rates structure at the end + House Rules. If you book 'through the site' Holiday Lettings will charge a 7% fee, if you want to operate privately I'll give you a 5% discount.
*Please also consider my other property next door Micks Manor. It often works out …see more
The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...).
Communication with the owner was excellent and fast retu… More
“Amazing house in central London!”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
Stayed here for 3 nights with my partner who was at a training course in London. The house is very well presented and luxurious and very centrally located within a few minutes travel of all the touri… More
“A Lovely London stay with our three youn children”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
All mod cons comfortable flat in London, very close to amenities and Tube. Will recommend to family and friends!!… More
This centrally located Cambridge townhouse is ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to the city centre's sites, cafés, restaurants and shopping. Or attend the theatre shows, concerts, or night clubs in the evenings. During the day, hire a punt t …see more
“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
This delightful, fully restored one bedroom townhouse is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Corigliano D'Otranto.The property sleeps 2 people, has 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, original vaulted ceilings and a lovely roof terrace with views over …see more
“Comfortable spacious and relaxing house in a charming town”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
I stayed with my partner in the first two weeks of July. The house is spacious, elegant and tastefully decorated with a mixture of modern and traditional features. The bedroom is downstairs and there … More
A terraced house based in Ashton close to the popular North Street with its pubs, restaurants, theatre and comedy club. One double bedroom and a substantial family room. Two living rooms, two shower rooms and a fully equipped kitchen with balcony and patio garden. 20 m …see more
I needed accommodation for 3 adults and 4 children aged 2,5,10 and 12, with easy access to the airport and the A4. Wepner house was ideal with all necessary facilities for cooking and 5 mins walk to … More
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
House was clean and well equipped
Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby
Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room?
Many texts nee… More
Fantastic City Centre location WITHIN THE CITY WALLS and just a few minutes walk of all the attractions of York. With FREE ON STREET PARKING for one car. Beautifully Furnished Contemporary Town House With COSY LOG BURNING STOVE and CENTRAL HEATING, offering two bedro …see more
My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be … More
If you are looking for a cosy and comfortable self-catering base from which to explore the treasures of Derry/Londonderry and Donegal this accommodation offers everything. Grove Place is conveniently situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within a five minute walk of: the Derry …see more
The property was clean and nicely furnished. 7 of us stayed there and there was plenty of room. Great location in a quiet street right in the City Centre of Derry. Everything was provided that we need… More
Thank you very much for the very kind and positive review of Grove Place. If you are ever coming back for a weekend make sure you contact me so that I can help to sort you out with accommodation.
FULLY REFURBISHED IN 2016. A 3 bedroom city centre townhouse sleeping up to 8 people, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Located just a few minutes walk from all major visitor attractions, shops, restaurants, bars etc. Ideal for families.
Built in 1851, this ch …see more
Fantastically refurbished Victorian townhouse literally 10 minutes walk from York city centre. Visited with family for short break, two boys aged 13 & 9. House met all our expectations and is accurat… More
Ideal for two couples, or a couple with adult offspring, with additional space for two more guests: a light-filled town house with its own independent guests' apartment in the fashionable Cartellone district of the Unesco preserved baroque town of MODICA, southeast …see more
“The Most Beautiful Sicilian Baroque View in Sicily”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
This house has been restored with great care and love. It is very very special, I would say unique. The evening view from the large terrace overlooking the town of Modica is extraordinary - two Sicili… More
“Wonderful location, attrattive home”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Stayed in the main house the first visit, enjoying the spacious terrace with great views over the lovely baroque town. Persuaded two friends to join us for the next visit (October 2012), and they were… More
“Wonderfull location, and apartment.”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2016
Modica is an amazing town with all the shops you could want. We stayed over Easter, and I recomend this time to every one as they have the amazing Vasa Vasa procession on Easter Sunday. The apartment … More
Thanks a lot for your nice words, it was a big pleasure to host you!
Fabio & Vittorio
The "Town Cottage" is a Charming small 3 Bedroom Extended Townhouse. Location of The "Town Cottage" could not be Better. Located Just 5 mins walk to The Diamond ( centre of ) Donegal Town it still retains a Charming and Quite Place to Stay. With Restaurants/Bars/H …see more
This is the perfect location for anyone wanting a hassle free holiday with no worries about hire cars, buses or taxis! Located in the centre of Marbella Old Town, this lovely traditional townhouse is a amid the bars and restaurants in the cobble streets surrounding Ora …see more
“Perfect location and excellent facilities in this quaint old town property”
Reviewed 6 May 2014
We stayed here easter week and the Easter buzz in the old town with numerous processions was so atmospheric. The house up a delightful lane way in the old town was excellent. A lovely roof top patio … More
“Beautiful house in the heart of the old town”
Reviewed 3 May 2014
Gorgeous old town house in the heart of the old town. Very modern and well equipped whilst still retaining some of the original style. As with most Mediterranean residences the tiled floors and steps … More
This beautiful 3 bedroom, newly re -furnished town house, with a terrace and balcony overlooking the River Medway, located just a short stroll to historic Rochester town (15 minutes), with its ancient Castle, Bridge and Cathedral. That sense of stepping back in time wi …see more
Wednesday 18th March 2015After The success, fun and great reviews I enjoyed with "Alfie's Place" (1483244) I have decided to invest in this delightful Property “Alfie Place @ The Alley” which I am sure will not disappoint My Visitors.Just Like "A …see more
This is our second stay at a property belonging to Alfie having spent our first holiday in Malta last year at Alfie's Place.
Right from the moment of booking this break we were treated as friends a… More
Thank you so much for such a fantastic write up but at the end my reward is your satisfaction.
it was great seeing you again and no doubt will be delighted to see you more in the future.
I am sorry the Bed sheets where a bit too warm for you, I just swapped from summer to Winter sheets on advise of Two Ladies :) :) could have got you some Summer Ones.
Ones again was lovely seeing you again, thank for your write up and look forward to see you again. Alfie
“Rustic and Great!”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2015
Staying at The Alley was a really good experience! Alfie is a great service oriented social guy, and provided all we needed to have a marvellous trip in Malta, from long range transportation advice to… More
Thank for your feedback and really appreciate your comments, It was lovely having you there, Three Young and VERY happy Norwegians :). Also a Big Thanks for leaving the property spotless. Hope to see you again in the future. Alfie
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
Our holiday in Birgu, at The Alley, was excellent. The apartament was very nice, located near to shops, bars, pharmacy (affordable prices). The owner is the best host that we have had (very helpful).… More
Thank you so much, It was a pleasure having your young family over, certainly hope to see you again in future.
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