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.
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds.
Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
We had a wonderful stay in Ash's house. We were there for Christmas and the house had been decorated with lights and a tree so was very welcoming. It suited our needs perfectly, comfortable, nicely … More
“Living like a celebrity for the weekend in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
This house is absolutely amazing and from the moment you walk in it just feels like you've won the lottery. Every room is spacious and decorated to a very high standard. I felt like a football wag hah… More
“Charming house that got everything that a group of 8 women needed”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2015
We needed house that would give 8 women good space, ability to sit outdoors, a area(living room) that we would be able to sit all together and also that the house would be located in walking distance … More
“Home from Home in the sunshine!” This is a most comfortable apartment with sofas, fabulous bed and fully fitted kitchen. It was spotlessly clean and the wlecome basket was indeed most welcome (especially the wine!)
Jane made us very welcome and was o
“This is a fabulous apartment!” We had the absolute pleasure of using this apartment for our wedding weekend in Gibraltar and from the minute we arrived we loved it! The apartment is so well equipped, immaculate and in a brilliant location in the heart
Stayed here for a week with my GF may/June.
I've stayed in Gib several times and this location and apartment are both superb.
Kevin the agent was great with contact & very helpful. … More
Thank you for your lovely Review and kind words for the service you received. We look forward to seeing you in Cirrus House on your next visit to Gibraltar.
“Luxurious apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
If you’re looking for accommodation in Gibraltar for 2/3 people, then I can’t imagine that this apartment can be beaten. Starting with the communication before travelling and being met to introduc… More
Thank you for your wonderful Review, which will give such an insight to prospective guests looking for a quality Holiday Lets apartment in Gibraltar.
“Incredible value, location and experience !”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2015
Highly recommend this apartment. The ovation is excellent and the apartment is really beautiful and of a very high spec. We have stayed in may apartments all over the world and this one really impress… More
Thank you so much for your truly lovely comments to add to our other excellent Reviews. It was a pleasure to meet you and be of service.
“Brilliant location” This is a large apartment with wonderful views over the harbour from the living area and one of the bedrooms. The rooms are comfortable. We were given a warm welcome and found wine and snacks had been left for us. There are
“Perfect Location, Perfect Amenities” This was our first trip to Thailand and found this apartment on Trip Advisor. The apartment is just round the corner from the bus stop to the airport and baht busses are right outside so you can get almost anywher
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect.
We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f
I came to Marbella Hideaway for my hen do in a group of 14. Technically the villa only slept 12 but Simon was more than accommodating and even brought in extra beds to cover for my mistake. The house … More
“Total luxury - felt like a celeb!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I came with a group of 14 for my sisters hen do. Simon the owner was amazing at helping me organise transfers, cheeky butlers, a stripper, nights out and was always efficient at getting back to me. Th… More
“Amazing - best holiday and wedding venue ever!!”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2013
Absolutely amazing!!! The perfect venue for the perfect holiday and wedding!! Great location, fantastic pool, amazing garden!
We've just got back from our wedding week here and couldn't be happier wi… 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
“Beautiful villa in a beautiful part of Crete” We travelled to Greece in early July with our 15-month-old daughter; the villa was a home from home and suited our needs perfectly. We booked the villa via email with George; he made the process so easy,
What a wonderful villa! Built in the traditional Cretan style, it was spacious, spotlessly clean and had a pool! The owners were fantastic and could not have done more to make us feel at home and welc… More
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
The villa is the best place to stay in your holidays. I spent two weeks with my family there and we all enjoyed every second. Although it locates at the center of the village (just next to the superma… 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.
“A great place to stay” The villa was a delight to stay in, having looked on line before booking we expected the accommodation to be good, but when we got there it was even better than we had ever anticipated. Yannis met us at the airport and took us t
“Fantastic villa and hospitality - would highly recommend!”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Facilities were great, location really good and the hosts were so kind and helpful. We didn't want to leave!… More
“Wonderful Villa and great Hosts”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
We have had a great holiday at Evas Cottage. The house is absolutely stunning and immaculately clean. Yiannis met us at the airport gone midnight and was waiting for us with a hire car that he had arr… More
“Exceptional 5* Property”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
Where do I start, Yiannis & Eva can only be described as the BEST HOLIDAY HOME OWNERS EVER!!! Our Family were met at the airport and taken to the villa, where we received home cooked food and plenty o… More
“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
“Like Living in a Postcard” From the moment we walked through the gate of Villa Acacia, my family and I felt at home. The beauty and spaciousness of the home and grounds contributed to the best vacation we had ever had. Mario kindly took us to buy groc
The Villa Le Terazze is beautiful! It fit our purposes perfectly. We had 9 family members staying there and held a small wedding ceremony in the yard. The garden and views are fabulous and the space o… More
“Gorgeous villa, couldn't ask for anything more!!” When we arrived everything was clean and tidy. We had clean sheets and towels and you could see the rest of the villa was spotless. Our bedrooms were lovely, big double beds for the couples but also a
A great sized villa with lovely pool and terraces for sunbathing and dining (bbq on one). Lovely kitchen opening onto a large dining / living are which in turn opens onto the bbq terrace with lovely v… More
“A time of Family Bonding”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
An ideal house for the ten of us. Big enough to fulfil all of our needs and yet intimate too.
With 6 adults and 4 children we felt that the space meant that we were not on top of each other, yet cosy… More
Hi and thank you for your review of the property and location.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and would welcome you back at any time.
You looked after the property and left it as you found it.
Once again Thank You,
“Beatiful Villa had alovely holiday”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
A Lovely villa .Very clean and tidy with plenty of space for our party of 11.Quiet resort but had good bars and restaurants eveything we needed especially the Irish Bar which was reasonably priced an… More
“Charming hosts and perfect stay !” We had a wonderful time in villa Buggina. The house is surrounded by mountains and has a beautiful view. There is everything you need to feel comfortable and like you are “at home”
The garden is nice. We spent our
We enjoyed a fantastic week staying at this beautiful house with our two young children, we couldn't recommend it enough. We met Stefano the owner in Castelnouvo who escorted us to the villa, his Engl… More
Thank you very much for coming to my property
You are a lovely family and meeting you was all my pleasure.
I'm glad to hear that you had a good time here in Italy and I really hope to see you again.
Let's keep in touch, I really hope to come and visit you in UK soon.
“Outstanding host, house and location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2015
This beautiful cottage was the perfect venue for our week-long family holiday. It has all the facilities you need, but with a rustic feel that makes it very atmospheric. The swimming pool came in ve… More
Thank you all for coming to my property
It is always a pleasure meeting new people but it is more than a pleasure meeting lovely family like yours.
I'm glad to hearing from you that you spent good times here in Garfagnana and I really hope to see you again.
I'll wish you all the best
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Stefano has great English and was quick to respond to any of my questions with helpful information. The home is very clean, beds fresh, nice furniture, adequately supplied with cooking utensils and ev… More
Thank you very much Debbie,
it's been a pleasure meeting you.
I'm glad to hear that you spent a lovely time in Italy and I hope to see you again.
“Had a good stay” The apartment was good with good ventilation. Grocery shop and hotel are very close. The kitchen was well equipped with all the required utensils. Reema, the owner was in constant touch with us over phone to check if the stay was comf
Excellent place to stay , walkable distance from calangutte beach , house keeping was grt , anyone can enjoy a lot staying at this place .… More
Thank you so much Karthik.Hope to host you all again soon at my place.Regards!
“Mind Blowing Experience ! Go for it !”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
Since It was the first time i visited Goa, I had no idea where to stay. Later I came to know about "The Lagoon" from one of my friends. We were 3 in total and we planned for a 5 night stay. I would st… More
Thanks Hemakumar !Glad to hear that you had a great time at my place.I would love to have you and your friends back at my apartment.
“Excellent vacation rental!”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
Just perfect! Stayed at the Lagoon 301 apartment during 19th Mar – 25th Mar, 2014 along with my friends. The apartment, as mentioned, is located close to the famous Calangute beach yet away from th… More
Thank you Rajat.It was a pleasure letting you our apartment.Guests like you are a joy to host!Hoping to have you and your friends again at our place.
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.” Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old buildi
Studio 39 was a great base for which to explore Tavira and surrounding areas. Close to the train stations of Tavira and Porta Nova and the bus station a five minute walk away. The river and the roman… More
“spending 9 days in tavira at studio 39:all expectations fulfilled to the best”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
thank you very much Melanie and Valter!you and your lovely studio 39 made our stay a memorable one.We spent 9 days with our 10 year old son in the flat and we can recomment this place to everyone.All … More
“Immaculate & cosy place in an enchanting location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
The apartment is bright and cheerful with new appliances and decor. The place was immaculate and felt like we were the first to visit. Big plus was a fantastic shower! It is perfectly located on the m… More
“a really nice apartment” We spent a wonderful holiday in this very nice and clean duplex apartment, well-equipped and comfortable, with a lovely sunny terrace.
We appreciated its ideal situation in the centre of Barcelona, close to a metro station an
“Lovely Apartment” This apartment is lovely, although showing some minor signs of wear and tear which Oliver is now aware of. Slightly smaller than I was expecting but still a very good size for our party of five adults, and bedrooms far enough apart f
Great welcome from the owner Oliver, explaining all we need to know about the apartment, along with complimentary Continental breakfast,snack and water for our stay!!
The apartment itself it's brand … More
I thank you for your excellent review and tks for choosing our penthouse for your holiday. Looking forward to welcome you again. Friends and family members are most welcome too. I also thank you for taking care of the apartment. Good luck and may all your dreams come through.
“The best choice of resort in Paros!” Olia and Patty's place was the best choice for our vacation! The house was very spacious, yet cozy and had all the necessary equipment someone on holidays would need. We appreciated that it was very clean, and that