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Best city breaks


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.



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Holiday townhouse in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Quiet location and comfortable” 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 for parking a vehicle  …see more

from £125 / night

£770 - £805 / week

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from £125 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Province of Bergamo / Bergamo

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £52 / night

£359 - £1137 / week

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from £52 / night

(13) Excellent 

36

Villa rental in Sarzana with swimming pool

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning view ...” 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 and his staff. We'll be ba  …see more

from £184 / night

£1283 - £2548 / week

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from £184 / night

(8) Excellent 

33

Holiday villa rental

Kas / Cukurbag Peninsula

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fan 'bloody' tastic” This is the second time, we have returned to the fantastic Villa Günes. Last time we were there was in 2009, and since then, a lot has happend at Villa Günes. The patio area has been enlarged and now also offers shade (which was m  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £890 / week

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from £50 / night

(51) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Valletta

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!” Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped  …see more

from £65 / night

£411 - £723 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment let

Nice / Central Nice

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“We had wonderful days in Nice” The apartment has a lot of character and atmosphere. It's also in a perfect location of the city. We enjoyed every inch of it! It was a pleasure to cook and we had great family dinners. We can really recommend this apar  …see more

from £146 / night

£1018 - £1616 / week

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from £146 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Barton Turf holiday cottage rental

Wroxham / Barton Turf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect short break” Thanks to Terrance and Annette Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and surrounding area. Cottage was v  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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from £70 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Durham

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a v  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Benitachell with swimming pool, golf nearby

Costa Blanca / Benitachell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The ideal villa 'home from home' for a fabulous holiday - this villa has everything!” Our family has just returned from the most fantastic holiday in Spain largely due to the fact that we chose to stay at Casa Almendra, Benitachell - a peaceful, resid  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £1015 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Very Good 

24

Holiday studio rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Oasis in the very centre of town.<br />Contact owner for availability.No calendar online!Price includes 5% tourist tax.  …see more

from £103 / night

£642 - £924 / week

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from £103 / night

(13) Very Good 

22

Benalmadena holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Benalmadena

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“brilliant pool and location” was a bit disappointed when we first arrived but soon realised we had everything we needed with a fantastic pool and so close to restaurants beach town and train station.. we loved sitting watching everyone on their balcon  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £493 / week

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from £29 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Muo holiday apartment rental

Kotor Municipality / Muo

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A beautiful 2 bed ground floor apartment with fantastic views over Kotor Bay with use of the stunning communal pool. The ground floor aspect affords greater patio room but the elevated nature of the property still rewards with gorgeous views across the bay.  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £630 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Marina holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Pleasant Stay” Our first time in Portugal was made a very pleasant experience because the apartment offered comfort, space and a serene atmosphere. Its accessibility to shops of different sorts, the scenic view of the marina and its proximity to th  …see more

from £50 / night

£365 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely quiet place to relax” This apartment is in a quiet spot, but only 5 minutes walk to the town. It has every amenity you could need fro a holiday, the owner has thought of everything. The apartment is modern, and clean and the balcony is lovely  …see more

from £103 / night

£718 - £1077 / week

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from £103 / night

(24) Excellent 

37

Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A rare retreat offering spectacular views of Brighton & Hove seafront, beach and cityscape from every room. Centrally located on the desirable, Kings Road, its ideal for sunbathing, shopping and nightlife. Perfect for a romantic break for two. Why come to Brighton a  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £965 / week

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from £100 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Gracia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The perfect 'home away from home'.” We experienced excellent service from the minute we contacted Alejandro to the minute we left the apartment. He was prompt and helpful and we felt confident that we were going to have a great experience in his apar  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful 3 bedroom holiday rental apartment of 140m² in Villefranche sur Mer. This lovely holiday home is perfectly located in the Old Town close to shops, restaurants and the beach. The beautiful sea view form the living room and the small bedroom balcony make th  …see more

from £139 / night

£968 - £2042 / week

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from £139 / night

30

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fortaleza

State of Ceara / Fortaleza

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Swimming pool
Sea view apartment,apartment in the heart of Fortalezafree wifi, free parking,air conditioning  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa rental

Alghero / Salondra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Super Villa, Stunning Location, Beautiful Sardinia” We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday staying at Villa Champagne. The Villa is exactly as pictured, set in a quiet hillside location overlooking the Bay of Alghero and the Capo Caccia pe  …see more

from £82 / night

£812 - £2821 / week

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from £82 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“It is just a wonderfull place close to the beach and it has all the luxury you can wish for.” Best value for money Me and my family (6 pers) stayed at Mountain Retreat for one week in November last year. What can I say? It is just a wonderfull plac  …see more

from £239 / night

£1582 / week

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from £239 / night

(66) Excellent 

24

Down town holiday condo rental

Reykjavik / Down town

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Fantastic, family friendly apartment, smack in the center of Reykjavik. Quiet neighbourhood, but very close to all the nightlife, shopping and other exciting things in Reykjavik.<br />Bright, airy and spacious apartment with everything you need in order to have a  …see more

from £267 / night

£1863 / week

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from £267 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Calonge / Cabanyes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“True relaxation in the sun!” A really comfortable 'home from home' in the sun - we had a fabulous week of excellent weather, and spent most days lounging at the poolside and cooling off in the stunning pool -it was so good that we didn't feel the nee  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1450 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Hereford

Herefordshire / Hereford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The Coach House was built in 1899 and has now been fully renovated to provide fantastic space a 10 min walk from the Cathedral. Up: Amazing master bedroom suite with double whirlpool Japanese bath & walk-in shower. Down: Wetroom, kitchen, lounge & 2 courtyard ga  …see more

from £70 / night

£530 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Olbia

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Olbia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £100 / night

£750 - £2195 / week

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from £100 / night

(94) Very Good 

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Haute-Savoie / Annecy

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Picassent

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia  …see more

from £214 / night

£300 - £2522 / week

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from £214 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Dubai

Emirate of Dubai / Dubai

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“So good I think I'll buy one !!” Not much more I can say than in the title, Dawn was exemplary to deal with as with every experience I have had renting off her or Owners Direct but her apartment was better than most as it really did cater for the kids  …see more

from £163 / night

£1428 / week

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from £163 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Davenport

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLA *Great reviews* Private floodlit pool & jacuzzi. Easy drive to parks. Just 10 mins Disney. Child friendly, teenage chillout room, wifi, superb view. No rear neighbours - just lake trees......and Peace!<br />Sunny South Facing Pool with sh  …see more

from £95 / night

£605 - £725 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Plaka, Athens

Athens / Plaka, Athens

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Traveler's Dream 'Home Away'” Carole and Basil are superlative hosts and have created a wonderful home away in this amazingly well appointed two-story penthouse apartment. We were only three, but the apartment can actually sleep several more comfort  …see more

from £72 / night

£424 - £1150 / week

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from £72 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Central Tavira holiday studio let

Tavira / Central Tavira

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 - £424 / week

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from £35 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi  …see more

from £121 / night

£755 - £990 / week

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from £121 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Fortaleza holiday apartment rental

State of Ceara / Fortaleza

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Swimming pool
SEAFLAT 1302The apartment is on the seafront, in a residential hotel on the famous Beira Mar Avenue in Fortaleza (Brazil, State of Ceara).<br />Furnished with the services of a hotel apartment.The apartment 1302 SEAFLATS is in the sea front  …see more

from £42 / night

£288 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Burcot holiday lodge rental

Oxfordshire / Burcot

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 127 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl  …see more

from £195 / night

£700 - £1605 / week

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from £195 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental in York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Stunning apartment in a great location” The apartment is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a good old catch up, including a central location, a well equipped kitchen, and a sweet mezzanine snug with easy chair  …see more

from £85 / night

£520 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Selsey holiday caravan/mobile home rental

West Sussex / Selsey

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely caravan every thing there , nice campsite” We went in the caravan so we could go to Goodwood speed it was a good to say at. Near beach , there was entertainment on the site but did not have the time to go. But would like to go again as it was l  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £550 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £95 / night

£616 - £1069 / week

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from £95 / night