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.
“Beautiful apartment . Loved Tavira” Can't fault the apartment at all it is spotless ,excellently equipped and is in a nice quiet residential area . we had a wonderful stay and absolutely fell in love with Tavira. The immediate area was a bit too quie
the apartment exceeded expectations, away from the hustle of the city but close to everything, bright, airy, simply furnished and comfortable, and quiet.
The air conditioning was a plus.
Sandra and … More
“First class apartment”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
My sister, niece & I have just returned from two weeks in this beautiful spacious apartment. The photographs didn't do it justice! We were very comfortable. It was a real home from home. Everything … More
“Lovely modern high quality appartment”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
Tavira is a very pretty town we would like to keep quiet about to prevent over-commercialisation. The appartment is only 15 mins walk away and beautifully appointed, lots of space and very comfortable… More
“The whole month of March” This cosy, well used apartment is in a great location, not far away from the centre of La Cala, via a footbridge or underpass.
It is quite comfortable, and well equipped. If you want to cook in there is plenty of pots and
“Fantastic Apartment. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient to all amenities!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
We have been holidaying in La Cala for the last 8 years in various rental apartments but this one tops them all! The location is perfect for walking to the beach or into La Cala itself for dinner or d… More
“Lovely apartment, great location.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2016
This was our 3rd stay in La Cala, but our 1st at Casa Azul. Mick & Sue's apartment was perfect for our needs. It has everything you need to make your holiday a pleasurable experience. If you enjoy a h… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
what a wonderful apartment, this was our second stay at mick& sues place it is fully equipped and a home from home. the balcony has a lovely sea view and perfect for a bar-b-que. great location close… More
“Perfect alternative to a regular hotel stay” The flat was very cosy and you have much more space in comparison to a regular hotel room in London. Kitchen is fully equipped, bathroom is fine and the studio is very comfortable. The communication with Na
This is a very good modern property close to the museums and with easy transport links to all the best of London's attractions.
While small, the apartment was clean and well maintained and was much m… More
“We had a wonderful time.” Great place. Great location. The apartment is located in a beautiful place. The serenity, charm, and its immaculate cleanliness is the ideal place for a state of mind to stay connected
with the beauty of the place we visi
“Riverside apartment” We had a really great visit here.
The flat was spacious, clean,tidy and we appreciated the fact there were cleaning products, tea bags and washing up liquid and all those little touches that mean you dont have to go out for irrita
“Elegant, Posh, Romantic location” Fab place, highly maintained with delightful touches such as flowers. Very clean, secure and for a city location quiet. So well equipped it even had curling iron and sugar tongs. Sheena was brilliant and happy to help
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitted… More
Thank you very much for your review. Really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. It was my pleasure to be able to assist with the WiFi connection. Happy to do same again any time you can make it back to York... and next visit we will make sure there are extra sweets for your coat pockets so you don't run out!
“warm welcome to a lovely apartment”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Emperors Wharf was a really lovely apartment and furnished to a very high standard. We especially appreciated the warm personal welcome and all the thoughtful extras provided.… More
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Really appreciate you enjoyed all the things that we think are important too! Great to hear from you...and thank you
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
We had such a wonderful stay in York. The accommodation and welcome were amazing. Sheena the owner was so helpful and friendly. The apartment had everything you could possibly need and more. There wer… More
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Makes my day to read you want to come back. I especially enjoyed your description of 'playing house' and will look forward to seeing you again! I enjoyed meeting you both too...
This is our second time at the apartment and everything about the apartment was perfect.
It is in a great location and no car is needed as there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops on your d… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
Lovely apartment, very well kept, the pool area got plenty of sunshine but also some shade (if needed!) and was also well looked after. The apartment is in an ideal location for the beach and many bar… More
“Lovely apartment, great location”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
The apartment is located in the more residential area of Torrevieja, which makes it less noisy that down by the seafront which is a real plus. There is plenty to do in the area from crazy golf to visi… More
“Lovely views” Stayed at this house over Christmas. Very well appointed, comfortable and clean although a little tired in the bathrooms. Great set up for a family or group of friends. Super views over the water to the Barbican. Five minute walk to the
We stayed at Mount Batten House for my sons Passing out parade in Plymouth. The house is lovely and the views over the water where amazing. The owner was very helpful and gave us information on the be… More
“Wonderful property - clean and really comfortable”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
Should have written this review immediately after our stay, but time has whizzed by. Staying at Mount Batten over the last New Year was the wonderful getaway that we needed after the hustle and bustl… More
“brilliant house, excellent location”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2012
the house was thoroughly cleaned throughout,before our arrival.it had bigger rooms than we exspected.the owner left us a bottle of good wine. it was a lovely place for my wife and i to relax. the owne… More
“A fabulous chalet in a great location close to ski lifts” We stayed here as two families with children ranging from 4-9. The chalet was amazing, very modern with great views into Morzine and views of the Pleney Slope. The chalet was short of nothing
All mod cons, comfy beds, hot monsoon showers, love the coffee machine and convenient ski to across the road.… More
“Luxurious and Practical!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
Chalet Roc provided us with the perfect base for our Morzine trip. Walking into the chalet on the first day really set the tone for the whole holiday; the house is beautifully decorated with a classic… More
“Fantastic Family Skiing Trip In this Lovely House.....Recommended AA+”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
3 Families drove to Morzine from Surrey and stayed at this completely renovated Chalet...House !! We have always gone Club med before so wasnt sure about self catering but it was great. The owners we… More
“Amazing hospitality, great house, 10/10 experience!” Our family of 9 had traveled from across the world to meet at Des and Sinead's for Christmas 2015. From the outset, Des was incredibly helpful with accommodating our requests and ensuring a smooth b
We stayed here on two occasions and felt welcome both times. Our hosts were exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable and the choice of continental breakfast was go… More
“The best Bed and Breakfast ever”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
We, family of three, young son of 9 years, stayed 3 days last week with Des and Sinead. They are best hosts you will ever meet, rooms are modern and impeccably clean, breakfast entirely customized to … More
“Great place, and Des and Senead treated me like family.”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Clean and Quiet room. Good healthy Breakfast. After a day of sighting in Dublin they always had a cup of Tea for me. There place is 10 minutes from the Airport they will pick you up and drop you off. … More
“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
“highly recommend!” Hello!
My family and our friends spent an unforgettable week at Villa Adonia for the New Year.
First I want to thank TJ Properties for clear and quick work! The whole process of our vacation was clear and perfectly organized. Easy
Jim, Tracey, our escape from the weather here was well worth it. Our stay in Adonia was just what we needed and exceeded our expectations. The villa was perfect for our family. We found everything to … More
“If Eden existed, I've just been... Great holiday”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
Myself, my spouse and friends were in Villa Adonia in May 2012.
We stay in Villas and self-catering accommodation all over Europe and have been to Cyprus before, but this Villa is the best, by far … More
“A place to return to.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had a wonderful time at your villa and know you would like some feedback. We have stayed in villas all round the world and yours is one of the ones we would definitely wish to return to. It was ve… More
“A fantastic cottage, with incredible views” We stayed at Bayview Cottage over Christmas, and we have to say, it was excellent. The cottage is located a short way up a very quiet road, within walking distance off the main town, train and bus stations.
“Wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We stayed at Bayview Cottage for the first week of September, there were 4 adults, a toddler and a baby. We loved the cottage, it is decorated very well and the furnishings are top quality and very co… More
We're glad you had a nice holiday and really appreciate your positive comments. It's a shame you had negative experience with the parking. It's best advised not to park at the bottom of road at the entrance to Britons Hill as this restricts traffic potentially and it's a blind corner. Parking is recommended on the right hand side of the road (as you go up the hill).
Thanks again and we hope you come back to visit in the future ;-)
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a
Excellent apartment just far enough away from the town, which was really busy in August. Weather was incredibly hot, so to have access to the pool at all times was just what we needed. Lazise is a r… More
“Very nice flat, good location and a very friendly and amenable landlady”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The flat is located outside the town centre of Lazise, which is within walking distance or a very short drive away. The town inside the city walls is lovely, beautifully situated on the lake. Lazise i… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again.
Este apartamento es perfecto para conocer Paris, situado en el centro histórico, a pocos metros del ayuntamiento y el museo Pompidou, con todos los servicios cercanos (metro, bus, supermercado, panad… More
“Best place to stay in Paris!!”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2016
My partner and I have stayed in this apartment five times over the last few years and look forward to staying again in 2016.
The location is superb and access to all major venues in Paris is so e… More
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
Appartment três bien localisé près de l`Hotel de Ville, à mois de 100 metres du metro, supermarché à côté, Centre George Pompidou à moins de 100 metres, bien propre, et localisation parfaite… More
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with
Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c
from the moment we found this villa, the service from the villas owner Nacho de la Fuente has been amazing, kind and very efficient.
The villa is in excellent condition and has an amazing pool and … More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
We stayed at the villa at the beginning of April for 6 days. From being greeted by Nacho on arrival to handing back the Villa our stay was faultless.
The villa is in excellent condition. We utili… More
“Beautiful villa in perfect condition, 5 minute walk to Puerto Banus.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
Golf trip with friends to Marbella.
Very happy with the villa and the owner, who was very kind and very helpfull through the whole weekend.… More
“Excellent accommodation- ideal for families” This ground floor immaculate apartment was ideal for our family. We were able to seat 8 comfortably in the kitchen for a family dinner to celebrate my fathers birthday. Yvonne was incredibly helpful when bo
This apartment is in a great location, a short but uphill walk to Princes Street and the Royal Mile. The hosts were very welcoming and the apartment was spacious, well maintained and well appointed. T… More
Thank you for giving us a positive review and I hope we will see you and your family again soon.
“Fab apt with all mod cons in an ideal location”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
There is absolutely nothing negative I could say about this apt. I stayed with my sisters, sister in law and Mam for 4 nights to celebrate my mams 60th birthday-it was ideal. Close proximity to the ci… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review and we hope you will come back again.
Reviewed 1 Jul 2012
Yvonne and her whole family went out of their way to be helpful, and aid with any enquiries. 46 E Claremont St was an easy walk from the centre of town, yet away from the crowds. For a family with chi… More
Thank you for a lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we helped make it so. I hope we will see you all again.
“Wonderful Marathon Weekend” Youngest daughter was running her first marathon and it was the big one; London 2015! Needed somewhere to stay near the finish but not a huge distance away from the start. It also needed to have a large range of restaurants
This apartment is next to covent garden, the strand, embankment, theatres. The bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen and bathroom very spacious. In seven it is possible to stay even if there is only o… More
Reviewed 13 Nov 2014
Appartement très très bien agencé super bien placé a coté du marché couvert de covent garden
C'était la première fois à Londres l'avantage de cet appartement tous à proximité nous n'avo… More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
Fuimos mi mujer y mis dos hijas, y hemos quedado encantados con el apartamento, era lo que se anunciaba, incluso mejor que en las fotos. Si bien es cierto que tiene un bar abajo, este cierra a la hora… More
“An exceptional apartment” The apartment looked wonderful on the website but in reality it was even better! Beautifully decorated and equipped, in immaculate condition and in a perfect location. The view of the river from the light, bright living room
We are from Switzerland and we didn't wanted to stay in a hotel room. We travelled with our two adult girls and stayed five nights. Chris waited for us in the apartment and it was a warm welcome. Show… More
“Excellent apartment, immaculate, only minutes walk to city centre attractions.”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2016
This apartment is immaculate. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Hosts Chris and Wendy welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Situated beautifully directly on the riverbank with… More
Thank you for choosing to stay in our Riverside apartment. We are so pleased that you found your accommodation comfortable and that our efforts to make your stay as pleasant and stressless as possible have been successful.
Kind regards Chris and Wendy
“it's just amazing!!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
Last summer I divided my holiday into five weeks, one of them was in this lovely apartment. This week was absolutely the best. The apartment is five star. The balcony and the view were fabulous. the p… More
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Chris and Wendy
“spacious, central, well equiped, brilliant.” Mum, Sons and Daughters in law, five in all stayed for a week at the OttoLoft. The primary reason for the visit was to attend a wedding but we also had plenty of time to explore the area and to shop. A trip
The owners were very friendly and helpful
The property lived up to what was advertised
The location was perfect for us and very peaceful
We don't have any dislikes ,we really enjoyed our stay… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything about the apartment.
Reviewed 22 Oct 2016
Great apartment for a week in Glasgow. Close to transport and shops, beautifully clean and stupendous views. And a great welcoming message, tea, coffee, milk, shortbread, etc. We used the secure parki… More
Many thanks for your very positive review and for highlighting what the apartment has to offer.
Hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
“excellent location. spotless and comfortable apartment. well appointed.”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
superb new apartment on rivers edge. excellent views up and down river. very interesting watching ship yard at work without noise directly opposite the apartment. barely a 5 minute walk to transport, … More
Delighted to read that you really enjoyed your stay in the apartment and loved watching all the activity on the river.The apartment is certainly in an ideal location with easy access to the West End and city.