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 townhouse.” Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the worry of where to park and avo
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
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
“Lilac house” Perfect house for our friends get together - superb location just steps from the marina and loads of space and comfort. We especially loved relaxing in the back garden! Beach to the right of the Marina is amazing.
“Well appointed Town House in superb location just off Marina”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
This was our second visit to this property. Excellent service and attention from owner - nothing too much trouble and all equipment is of very high standard. Further investment in upgrade of furnish… 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
“Perfect location and excellent facilities in this quaint old town property” 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.
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
“Stunning.” 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. The view from the terrace is great, especi
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
“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
“Birthday Weekend” What a wonderful house, bright and spacious, we loved our stay there... just right for our family weekend. Stylish decor with a lovely outside area looking onto the river. All the extra touches from the owner (wine, bread, milk and
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 .
“Home from Home in Vilamoura” We have stayed previously on this development and liked it so much we came back this year with our two daughters and one of their partners.
The property was of the highest standard with all that you could want to have a
First time we have rented a villa with a shared pool, normally opting for a private pool. 32 properties within a gated secure area sharing one large swimming pool. Some villas privately owned and so… More
“Perfect! We have come back year after year and it just gets better!”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2015
We have been coming to the villa since May 2013, sometimes twice a year and have recommend it to countless friends and family who have all had the same fantastic opinion of it. The changes Joao and h… More
“I would definetly return..”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We stayed for 2 weeks in Terracos da Vinha. We hired a car and had about a 20 minute drive from Faro airport. The accommodation is off very high standard and well equipped . A few metres and you ar… More
Thank you very much for your review. It sure helps the owners to improve the service. You can rest assured that we're going to have unlimited free WI-FI internet in the near future.
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
We stayed here with another family (so four kids aged 6-9 years) and would highly recommend the house. Sufficient space for us all, with good communal areas (lounge / dining room / kitchen). Having a … More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
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
“Outstanding rental” This property is an excellent house to rent for vacation. Very clean, very well maintained it has all what you can dream of.
Rooms are beautiful, bathrooms have everything all in great condition. All furniture are nice and look ne
Fantastic week in early winter, still a great climate (low 20's C) with excellent amenities in Gran Alacant. No car needed with shop only a 30 second walk, bus stop for Alicante outside complex; plus … More
“Total rip off”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
I stayed in this villa with my children and extended family, I paid a 300 euro deposit along with 800 euro for the rental and 100 euro for cleaning when we left. this totals 1200 euro.The agent refuse… More
I would just like to respond to this review.
Firstly the email conversation regarding the mess that was left was started on 22nd May so pretty much straight after your departure.
The cleaners arrived to find the house doors wide open, front and back.
The house was found to be in a real mess with food remains, cigarette buts, bottles and clothing left strewn across the house. The sandwich maker in the house had to be disgarded as it was in a real mess, leather suite was covered in food/drink marks, glass tables were badly scratched, marks all over the walls and 2 sun loungers went missing.
In all the time we have been renting the house out we have NEVER kept a deposit, but the damage to the house, replacement items (such as sandwich maker and sunloungers) plus the cleaning left us with a €380 bill to pay. Keeping the €300 deposit has still left us €80 short in the end but we decided just to draw a line under this.
As you will see from all of our other reviews and comments we provide a high standard house and personal service which every one of our guests have enjoyed. We have had nothing but positive feedback in the past and where people break items they own up or replace them before departing.
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
“Returned for the second time due to our love of the place!” This house is awesome! It has absolutely everything you need in a house from the 2 large living rooms to pool room and ping pong! The kitchen is open plan with the dining area and there are a
Perfect house for 12 friends and family visiting Perth for a wedding. Comfortable, quiet and right in the center of town. We loved it.… More
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
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.
“Great house, fab location, didn't want to leave!” Stayed at house to film a short film, house slept all crew and cast comfortably with plenty of living and sleeping space. Mike (owner) was extremely welcoming and helped us wherever he could. Great pla
Fantastic house with everything you could wish for. 18 ladies stayed there for my 50th birthday weekend. Plenty of room & most bedrooms with ensuite. Comfy beds too.… More
“Large house in pristine condition, perfect for a hen party/weekend with friends”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
A group of 17 of us stayed here for a weekend celebrating a hen party. The house was immaculate. The owner was easy to contact and checking in and out was made very easy as he lives next door. The hou… More
“Exceptional property presented and maintained to the highest standards.”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2015
This property is exceptional. It is beautiful, well-designed, very functional for a large group, and extremely clean! What a refreshing treat- at no point did the house feel like a 'rental property'. … More
Didn't want to leave this great place. It is in a great location and is so easy to live in, the quiet area of Kemptown is very cool. Parking was invaluable. Well equipped, clean and comfortable with a… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and I thank you all once again for leaving the property so clean and tidy.
Would love you all to return one day at a reduced rate.
Happy new year
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
very nice place to stay, very comfortable and quiet, 15 minutes away (walk) from Brighton Pier, a lot of shops nearby. Large living-room and ensuite master bedroom.
definitely an excellent housing an… More
Thank you for your review Marie, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brighton.
Andy and Lorrae.
“Great location, very spacious accomodation” 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 needed, and
“Luxury” 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 with her baby there was a highchair baby cup a
“Best location” Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hiring a choice for something not too
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
“Great location, clean & comfortable accomodation. Would stay again.” We stayed for 3 days with the kids. The accomodation was fantastic with loads of room and close to the water. It was very clean with all amenities available, & very safe and quiet.
“What a lovely Place!” 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 facilities, the pool area was really
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
“Excellent Holiday - my second visit”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2016
I stayed here previously with friends. Great location. Overlooks Aloha golf course. I golf and my partner has taken to sketching so it is a perfect location. The property now has a new TV since o… More
“Perfect place to experience exotic city as one of the locals” My husband and I stayed in Green House for 8 days in April on a well earned holiday. We found it via browsing the net and boy aren’t we glad we did!
The house is everything the website s
“Wonderfull location, and apartment.” 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 is very centra
“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
“Perfect place” Great place. Easy to book, easy to find and the perfect layout for a big group. The added balconies and large kitchen were a bonus which were ideal places to retreat to in the afternoon. The room were a good size and comfy. The only sma
The house was massive and the beds were clean and comfy, but it was shabbier than the pictures let on, which was kind of ok as we were a group of hens ready to party all weekend, if I was to stay ther… More
“Unforgettable vacation at perfect casa Lagoas” 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. Casa L
“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