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.
Catalunia / Province of Girona / Costa Brava / El Port de la Selva
4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Serena is located just five minutes' walk from the village Selva de Mar, one of Catalunya's best kept secrets . Quiet and peaceful, yet only twenty minutes's walk from typical Mediterranean small coves and few more from El Port de la Selva. The villa has easy acce …see more
Turks and Caicos Islands / Providenciales / Long Bay Beach
1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Enjoy beautiful sunrise views from this 2nd floor, cozy one bedroom, one bath, ocean view studio, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos and beaches beyond. Beautiful skyline views of Mangrove Cay, Little Water Cay, all the way to North Caicos is you …see more
Just decided to share...Beautiful location for beach lovers and those in search of only the best locations. You will stay ON the most private, secluded and beautiful beach of Limassol ('sandy' beach, no 'beach of rocks', very suitable for little chil …see more
Just returned from a holiday which included a wedding.
The apartment on the beach had everything a family required and was in a ideal location.
The owner supplied information that was accurate and t… More
Beautiful & serene, Samui Sun Villa is centrally located in a quiet residential area in the heart of popular Chaweng. Ensuring full privacy, the surrounding walls and automatic gate open on to a luxurious villa, fusing Thai tropical elegance with high European stan …see more
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“Very comfortable and spacious”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 … More
Thank you for the review and for the compliments. Regarding the cleaning, many of our guests do not want a housekeeper everyday as they like thier privacy and that is why we do housekeeping every 3 days. We are sorry about the island power outage and have since purchased a portable generator so there will be electricity in the case of a blackout. Regarding the rate, we feel we are quite competitive. Please do a search of 4 bedroom pool villas on Koh Samui and you will see that most of them are more expensive than our starting daily rate of 6,900THB. Thank you and for your input and we look forward to hosting you again in Koh Samui.
This stylish and restored farmhouse holds a fantastic situation near Sant Rafel in the middle of the island.
It features mountain and valley views. The house is stylishly and elegantly decorated with every comfort, rebuilt with local materials, such as stone and woo …see more
Welcome to villa Berta , a charming three bedroom house of character located in the village of Sannat. On the ground floor you will find one double bedroom with shower en suite, wide hall, soild timber kitchen, separate dining room, and a separate living room and spare …see more
Both the villa and the owners were fantastic. It was clean, perfect location for site seeing the whole island, in a village that had all the amenities you need on a villa holiday. The owners were very… More
“Oh so comfortable villa - and that pool!”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2014
A wonderful, private and oh so comfortable villa - and that pool!
We enjoyed 8 days of peace, quiet and comfort staying in Ta Berta in Sannat. The welcoming Sam and Michelle have created a fantastic … More
“Luxury accommodation in a laid-back location.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
My wife and I were travelling with my 90-year-old mother. When we were looking at booking Berta, Sam was concerned that Mum may not be able to climb the front steps or get in one of the free-standing … More
Blue Villa, constructed and decorated with care, is located in the quite village of Perama! An ideal destination for vacation during the whole year. The villa is located amongst olive and orange trees, with views over the gorge and the lush mountains. Totally Private! T …see more
Perfectly situated to offer the peace and tranquillity of a countryside retreat blended with the sophistication and excitement of nearby Rethymno town ,Villa Ahlades is ideal for couples,groups of friends and families alike.
The luxurious villa is located in middle of …see more
“Perfect located villa for our family celebrations”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2015
Irini and family made us very welcome with lots of gifts: watermelon, cakes, fresh eggs and home-made olive oil - amazing!
Located between Heraklion and Rethymnon making it perfect to visit either … More
“5 Star Villa with swimming pool”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
The Villa Alhades is a beautiful villa set in olives groves in the Village of Ahlades. Just of the main highway on the north side of the Island. It boasts a new well appointed kitchen.
and out door B… More
“Beautiful fully equipped villa in a central location! We had a great time!”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
A marvelous villa - fully equipped with all high end appliances. Beautiful decoration and highly maintained. The owners - Irini and her parents have a wonderful hospitality and gave us a pleasant and… More
Maisonette of 87 sq.m. in Paliouri (opposite Xenia),for rent. Downstairs is a living room and WC, with double sofa bed. There is satellite TV and a full kitchen with all electrical appliances. It has two terraces with tile roofs and garden with lawn and trees 200 m fron …see more
The villa is in a gated resort property called Nanu Beach Retreat. The community has its own pool and guests are also allowed to use the pool at the Nanu resort which also has a restaurant that provides room service if required.
The villa has 3 bedrooms with AC, 3 bat …see 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
This beautiful villa, built in 2003, is situated in Pittulongu, Sardinia, in a tranquil world of its own yet less than 20 minutes from Olbia Airport. It is set on the hillside at the very front of a luxury development where no two residences are the same, overlooking th …see more
Sardinia / Province of Cagliari / Pula / Santa Margherita di Pula
2 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
“Torre Is Morus” is a unique, panoramic, spacious, free standing villa with 360 degrees of sea views and mountain views, 200m from the beach with private entry. Best sea views of the entire area. Weak up in the master bedroom looking at the sea, soak up the sun or h …see more
Ideally located a unique villa in a very peaceful neighbourhood, with an amazing view over the sea and the mountain “Panio oros”. The villa is 15' min from the airport Eleftherios Venizelos and 5' min from the cosmopolitan "Grand Resort Lagonisi hotel …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Magnificent brand new Self Catering Villa in the heart of Marsascala. On entering this luxuriously finished villa you will find yourself in a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There are 4 …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Like the magnificent words of the masterpiece of the great "Lucio Dalla",
villa Caruso offers the breathtaking view of the ancient Mont Vesuvio and the sinuous curves of the Gulf of Surriento from a panoramic terrace
The house is immersed in a typical Mediterranean v …see more
We were 5 adults and 1 child travelling Italy and stayed at Villa Caruso for 9 days. At our arrival in Sorrento, Mario, the landlord, promptly answer our phone calls and drove us to the property. He w… More
This is a stonebuilt, beautiful two- storey villa, within a olive grove. Is located 10min away from the picturesque city of Rethymno and in just 2.5km you can find everything you need: restaurants, supermarket etc.
This villa offers discrete luxury, comfort and style a …see more
Villa El Nido Aguilas is a gorgeous privately owned 4 bedroom villa that sits on its own 1170 Sq meters plot. It is located on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Benalmadena Pueblo.
The area is blissfully quiet and peaceful, yet within easy reach of Benalmaden …see more
Big thanks to Chris for the rental of your gorgeous home in Benalmadena Pueblo, we will definately be returning, your home is beautiful, relaxing and we enjoyed every minute of it, should any possible… More
“Fantastic Villa with excellent views, location and facilities”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2011
I stayed at this villa with my wife and sister from 30th July through to the 13th August 2011. We were absolutely blown away by the lovely standards and great views from the villa.
We have been ho… More
“Wonderful villa with breathtaking views, didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
After tackling the first 'big' shop up the stairs we enjoyed an amazing 10 days in the villa. We thought it was extremely homely and had all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. We travel… More
We are delighted to present you 'La Bella Casa', our beautiful house, the looks of which do justice to its name! Upon entering you are greeted by a spacious living room, featuring a large fireplace and easily accommodating dining for a party of eight. Our vill …see more
The villa is located in the Jardins da Branqueira just 5 minutes drive from the beach, on the outskirts of the town of Albufeira often referred to as one of Albufeira´s best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, the villa has easy access to all amenities, including the loc …see more
Arrived at the villa and it was clean and tidy, everything we needed was provided, the complex was also very tidy and mostly quiet. (We didn't mind the very occasional noise of people enjoying themsel… More
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
The appartment was spacious, in a good area, We enjoyed the swimming pool a lot!
The only thing which was annoying was the dog which started to bark around 21H00.… More
We are very happy to here you enjoyed your stay at our villa in Albufeira.
We are also sorry for the barking dog. There aren`t any present dogs all year round, near the villa, that we know of. But what we do have sometimes, are people coming on holidays to nearby villas bringing there pets along, and this might have been the situation.
That`s why we always ask our guests to keep in touch with us so we can solve these minor issues. I simple phone call could have been enough to solve this issue.
Thanks for you opinion.
Originally built during the 19th century and renovated in 2003, Villa Zamaros is stone built villas, situated in the traditional village of Maroulas, just 8 km from the town of Rethymno, Crete & only 3 km from a wonderful beach. Tavernas, a cafe and a mini market ca …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
***NEW PRIVATE POOL STARTING FROM APRIL 2015***Menaggio centrally located property ideal for large families and group of friends, private car parks available, walking distance to restaurant and shops, the public lido with pool and beach is at only 200 mt from this marve …see more
Brand New Large Villa With Private Pool In The Bay Of St.Tropez, with The Highest Specification. Peaceful Location 800m From The Beach, Close To Restaurants & Bars, Secure Private Development. Air-con, Wifi, Pool Alarm, Ideal for up to 2 families. Sleeps 10 (4 Bedr …see more
We were a party of 2 families, 8 people in total (4 adults, 4 children, 2 x 15 year old, 2 x 11 year old) When we arrived at the villa we were pleasantly surprised, the size of the villa, and in parti… More
“Summer Villa Near the Beach”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
We had a lovely week at this well maintained spotlessly clean new villa. The owner has a local property manager who is fluent in English that lives around the corner in case of any problems. With such… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
Gorgeous Villa, would absolutely stay again! everything you need in a lovely location. We travelled with small children so I would say you need a car purely for the children but couldn't fault the vil… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 50 km; Great for children of all ages ;
In the peaceful countryside of Conegliano Veneto, a historic villa where time seems to stand still. An environment of high architectural value in which to find the tranquility and the pleasure of beauty, a dip in the pages of history, where art and culture still know ho …see more
Nearest beach 100 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The Florentine Retreat is a house of 100 sqm with garden and terrace It consists in 2 double bedrooms, a living room, 2 bathrooms with original Amalfi tiles ( with showers) and 2 kitchnettes: one is located in the living room of Garden Appartament that has indipe …see more
“A perfect location for visiting Florence and the countryside”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2014
Located just outside town, this charming cottage has two apartments and we rented them both. Laura is the perfect hostess, charming and helpful. Having both apartments gave us lots of options. The u… More
“Relaxing, peaceful,, and a nice walk to the city”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
We had a wonderful stay. The walk to the city was an easy and lovely 20 monutes. The walk back, though 10 min longer and much of it uphill, was still lovely. Plus, the fort, whiich is on the way, has … More
“Fabulous apartment, beautiful location, very friendly host”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2014
We stayed here for a week in May. We loved the apartment, it was clean, spacious, with a little terrace where we were able to sit and have our meals (there is also a large dining table inside). It wa… More
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Charming villa with beautiful swimming-pool in Ibiza, Cala Jondal.
Strategically located near everything, at 3 minutes drive to Cala Jondal (5 top beach-bars-clubs-restaurants including Blue Marlin beach club & disco)
1 story (no stair …see more
“A very comfortable and welcoming villa in a peaceful location-Perfect!”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
The villa has everything you need for a trip away with family our friends. Great WIFI, lovely pool and set in spacious, private grounds. Pato, the owner is extremely helpful and goes out of his way … More
Thank you! I hope you will come back soon all the family to continue exploring and discovering Ibiza's great landscapes and beautiful places, even at low season it's really enjoying with some guiding, and weather is always very mild.
“Simply a perfect little villa in beautiful Cala Jondal.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2013
We were three couples and it was easy, beautiful & perfect in every way.
Pato the host was extremely helpful. Location was also superb - you could walk to the Blue Marlin..… More
Thank you! ... and thank you also for booking a second time this season!
Villa Costa Mare is located 150 m from a sandy beach, in the peaceful resort of Pefkos which lies 4km from Lindos: a very tourist attraction on the Island of Rhodes, where you will find numerous restaurants and shops.The plot is at such way oriented, so that it offers u …see more
Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Olivia’s Villas is an elegant retreat in a quiet olive grove, that have a magnificent view over the Aegean. There are two villas next to each other, built in a contemporary architectural style, with stone walls and a 40sq.m swimming pool each.For more information on t …see more