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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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23,445 Holiday homes

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £180 / night

£850 - £990 / week

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from £180 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
With a fabulous large, private courtyard garden in the heart of StKilda Wyndham Cottage is one of the most unique and eye catching properties in Melbourne! One look and you'll fall in love, one day and you'll never want to leave, one holiday and you'll ha  …see more

from £94 / night

£691 - £1059 / week

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from £94 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Ferreiras

Albufeira / Ferreiras

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £101 / night

£606 - £1664 / week

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from £101 / night

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Orentano

Province of Pisa / Orentano

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A superb villa in a beautiful location” Whilst the brochure clearly shows it to be a high quality accommodation, the reality is even better. It has facilities to cater for all ages with a wonderful pool and an immense garden area. It is situated withi  …see more

from £359 / night

£2513 - £4194 / week

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from £359 / night

(65) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Whitstable

Kent / Whitstable

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“We love Whitstable!” Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!  …see more

from £80 / night

£415 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(49) Excellent 

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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 £64 / night

£404 - £711 / week

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from £64 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in South East England

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Superbly clean, exceptionally well equipped in quiet location.” I'd highly recommend staying in John and Sam's caravan. It's tucked away from the main part of the site (which we saw as a bonus). Large field to play in just a few caravans down though  …see more

from £34 / night

£185 - £570 / week

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from £34 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulously located flat. Immaculate and well equipped.” The flat is in an ideal, central location for sightseeing all of Edinburgh! It is exactly as described; very comfortable, immaculate and well decorated. Deborah gave us great directions and infor  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Fife holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
This property is situated in the western side of historic St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland is an ideal location for a golfing break or cosy romantic retreat. Both the university, Old Course, St. Andrews links and beaches are a short drive away  …see more

from £120 / night

£515 - £900 / week

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from £120 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

Chester / Chester City Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous!” lovely, clean and modern place to stay in Chester. Took us 5 mins to walk to the shops. John made everything easy for us from booking to arriving. We will be returning. Highly recommend.  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely stay at a beautiful villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped and spacious and  …see more

from £236 / night

£1412 - £3866 / week

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from £236 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Lago Esperanza Lake with swimming pool

Alcudia / Lago Esperanza Lake

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family home” What a great find, this gorgeous house had everything we needed. Having previously checked in to a run down hovel at the same price the previous day, we breathed a collective sigh of relief when we were ushered in. Well kept, well  …see more

from £101 / night

£706 - £2118 / week

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from £101 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Chaweng

Bophut / Chaweng

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very comfortable and spacious” 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 baths) - Great for  …see more

from £152 / night

£1061 - £1369 / week

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from £152 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Paris

Paris / 5th / Ve

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paris, location, location, location.” The magical, elegant, and notorious city of Paris was our 6 day visit, ending to a three week holiday. Booking on line is a safe bet, if you book this rental suite. Clean, quiet, and oh so comfortable. Hidden b  …see more

from £75 / night

£497 - £745 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Puerto Banus holiday townhouse rental

Puerto Banus / Nueva Andalucia Golf Valley

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing stay, beautiful surrounding close to beach & town” The property was well equipped and spacious for the four of us, set in lovely grounds. Beds very comfortable and olenty of outside space for lunches, sun bathing. The ppol was nice but cold  …see more

from £80 / night

£389 - £949 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Province of Reggio Calabria / Scilla

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £38 / night

£265 / week

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from £38 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Fuengirola with swimming pool

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” From the moment I decided to book this apartment I was treated to a very efficient and friendly service from the owner who's only wish was that you have a good holiday. The apartment is located only a short walk from the Beach and a steady  …see more

from £17 / night

£211 - £799 / week

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from £17 / night

(83) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great for the cost paid!” I stayed by myself and felt very safe there. Once I got my bearings, I walked up and down the hill into Bath with no problem, although sometimes it was a bit of a slog uphill (But then that's me probably being unfit!) The apa  …see more

from £85 / night

£455 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Australia & New Zealand

Greater Adelaide / Adelaide

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
“Stunning apartment in brilliant location!” We enjoyed a lovely stay at Danni's apartment with direct access to the Crowne Plaza facilities - you can even enter the pool/gym/sauna area straight from the apartment building, making it a breeze for family  …see more

from £135 / night

£942 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Christies Beach holiday apartment rental

South Australia / Christies Beach

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
Kellys' Gulf View has several regulars who have been coming for years.  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m  …see more

from £71 / night

£473 - £1300 / week

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from £71 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights. The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki  …see more

from £104 / night

£489 - £747 / week

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from £104 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Belfast

Belfast / Belfast City Centre

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“A superb apartment in a great central location within walking distance to restaurants, pubs and shops.” We loved the facilities in and around this apartment. King sized bed made us feel right at home. The owners provided a great starter pack to save s  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Nice

Nice / Vieux Nice

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely apartment right in the middle of the old town” I spent 2 very enjoyable weeks here on my own apart from 4 days with my daughter. The apartment is lovely and bright and very convenient for the market, the beach, the gardens and the trams. It h  …see more

from £51 / night

£295 - £547 / week

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from £51 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse letting

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“What a place! Beyond expectations.” We stayed in this apartment for 11 nights. We all felt very comfortable here, like a home from home. The apartment is well furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The owners and agent in resort co  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) 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 - £1603 / week

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from £163 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in East Algarve

Faro District / Olhao

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Looking for something very special? Elegance, character and comfort sum up this beautiful historic restored town house in the old fishing port town of Olhao. Great 360 degree views from the terraces over the old town and the sand bank islands. Watch the nesting stork  …see more

from £85 / night

£475 - £665 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Herault / Sete

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous modern apartment in lovely location” This apartment is fantastic. Really first class as soon as you walk through the gates to the complex, through the pretty garden and past the lovely warm swimming pool. The apartment itself is really spacio  …see more

from £72 / night

£496 - £1337 / week

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from £72 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b  …see more

from £127 / night

£547 - £1513 / week

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from £127 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Rome

Rome / San Giovanni

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent place for family, couple(s), or solo travelers!” You cannot go wrong with Edoardo's place! It is absolutely fantastic, and he is a phenomenal host. The listing description is 100% accurate. The location is wonderful: a very short walk from e  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Inverness City Centre

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Sunny apartment, Inverness, gateway to the Highlands. Central location on a quiet, pedestrianised 'brae'. Close to restaurants and Food Hall. River Ness 5 minutes away. Perfect base for a city centre break or exploring Highlands. Walking distance to Bus/train  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik Old Town

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation and location” The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard and it is perfectly located for the old city centre, with a very helpful and friendly owner.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £442 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Penthouse is at the heart of historic Bath, with views over the City from the very centre, to the countryside beyond.Situated at the top (3rd floor) of an imposing Georgian, building this apartment is styled to combine contemporary living with comfort and conven  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ibiza Town with swimming pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A slice of paradise” We are spending and amazing week in Casa sea view celebrating a 30th Birthday. There are 11 of us and the villa is stylish and quirky with plenty of space for all of us. Perfect location for Talamanca beach with easy access to Ib  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4900 / week

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from £215 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in centre of Southport, just off Lord Street” We have just stayed here for the third time between Christmas and New Year with our two young adult sons. It is central and convenient but also quiet as it is on a back street close to  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 - £5250 / week

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from £200 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Does exactly what it says on the tin” Absolutely superb accommodation everything provided from washing up liquid, shampoo and hand wash to tea,coffee and sugar. Secluded and secure but still within easy reach of amenities. Would definitely recommend a  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £110 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect! Look no further” We are a family of 2 parents and 2 kids (10,15). We stayed there for a week. The flat is lovely. Very nice decorated with thinking of the small details. The apartment is very well equiped. It is centrally located with a f  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1000 / week

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from £136 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Porto District / Porto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“My Perfect Stay” This apartment was the perfect location to explore and experience the delights of Oporto. Pedro was an excellent host, providing an exceptional service, collecting and returning us to the airport, and giving us very useful informatio  …see more

from £55 / night

£294 - £463 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Dar es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam Region / Dar es Salaam

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
A spacious4 bedroom/ 2 bathrooms English type bungalow with a master bedroom en suite .The property is located on the North Beach Jangwani resort of Dar Es Salaam City . It is in a low density tranquil Africana beach Resort Hotels area.  …see more

from £63 / night

£378 - £1497 / week

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from £63 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment, Excellent location! fantasic from start to finish” I could not fault this apartment, modern, spacious and clean! From start to finish the owner was very helpful, the price of the stay was reasonable and the housekeeper had kept th  …see more

from £100 / night

£625 / week

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from £100 / night