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.
“Home from home!” Fantastic apartment in the atmospheric Alfama district of Lisboa. It is very conveniently located with 2 mins walk to the number 28 tram route. Ir is also very quiet at night ensuring a good nights sleep! The owner Rui is very helpful
We were three adults who spent 3 nights at the apartment. It was comfortable, very clean and clearly a lot of attention had gone into the detail of decorating / equipping the apartment. It was exactly… More
“impeccable apartment in an historic locale”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
The apartment is just as beautiful as the advertised pictures indicate. The renovations appear to be brand new and every detail for comfort was looked after. It's a great location - an historic locale… More
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
If you want to visit THE Lisbon, where the people live and the tourist don't come: this is THE place to be. Where the fado is NOT in the tourist-restaurants, but in the street where the restaurant tab… More
“Excellent location on a busy side street” This was a great apartment in an excellent location. Plenty of bars around and a stones throw from the canal and the high street. Very clean and spacious and the mini hamper well received! Plenty of local supe
“Spacious, well-equipped and in a very good location”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
This apartment was one of the best places we have stayed. Each room was spacious. The kitchen was very well thought out, well equipped and a welcome pack including bread, butter, and milk was useful. … More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The apartment was lovely and spacious, clean and modern. It was exactly what we required and would love to stay here again. The owners left a welcome pack which we thought was a nice touch. The city c… More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
thank you so much John for the provisions left, makes travelling so much easier when basic groceries are left.The apartment was close to everything and very spacious.clear directions on how to use app… More
“perfect accessible location in a clean quiet place with friendly staff” good experience on arrival, the staff was available to show us to the cottage, very helpful with information about the local area and places to cycle. The cottage was bright, clea
“A lovely cottage, just right for what we wanted.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kine cottage. Our 4 year old loved seeing the ponies and alpaca's everyday. The cottage is small, but had exactly the right amount of space for our needs. We used t… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you here at Langley Green and hope you would consider visiting again.
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“Lovely cottage in a unique setting. And alpacas! Who could ask for more?”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We had a wonderful week's holiday based in this 2 bed cottage exploring the South Cotswolds and western Ridgeway. Highlights for us were visits to the arboretum at Westonbirt, Avebury stone circle, Br… More
We look forward to your visit again and maybe next time you can enjoy a stay in The Dairy cottage, you were great guests thank you for your feedback
Langley Green Proprietor & Team
“Lovely cottage in a lovely village”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
My husband and I stayed at Kine Cottage between 8 - 12 April while looking for a house to buy in Chippenham (sadly we can't afford one in Langley Burrell, which is a beautiful little village).
We are very happy to know our customers are taking time to provide us feedback and help us improve with our on-going expanding service.
Big Thank you from Langley Green Team
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
“Perfect apartment in very good location!!” We in this apartment for almost three weeks. It is a very nice apartment with lovely terrace and a balcony. It is located very close to the best beach Playa Del Duque.
I would definetely go there again.
“Fantastic location” We had a great stay at BoroughBase, such a owrfect location near the Borough Markets which are a must see.
James was very helpful with all our arrangements and Fernando, who met us with the keys was very informative as well.
We have enjoyed a very nice stay. The apartment is fully equipped, modern, comfortable and very neat. It is very well located as it is close to a tube station, it is also at an easy walking distance… More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
A pleasant and hassle-free experience from beginning to end, all questions dealt with promptly and in detail. Lovely location literally 10 minutes walking time from central London. Amenities, restaura… More
“Great location for London trip, very fair owner, everything great.”
Reviewed 15 May 2013
A few minor admin hiccups but James sorted things quickly before we arrived and stay was good. Flat is well located to get to all attractions, well equipped and fair price. No problems with security d… More
“Excellent accommodation, good position, welcoming landlord” We enjoyed our stay, the flat was surprisingly spacious and views good. It was easy to walk into central Porto. Our landlord was very helpful and gave us good advise
The flat was spacious and well equipped - all we needed in kitchen and bathroom. Pedro was very helpful. We arrived early, while the flat was being cleaned and he found us space to leave baggage and c… More
“My Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
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, an… More
“Wonderful apartment and location plus amazing hosts!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
This apartment was perfect for our weeks stay in Porto. We arrived to a very clean and well kept apartment with a beautiful view from the front porch. Our hosts, Pedro and Rosario, were there to great… More
“Warm welcome to perfect apartment, highly recomended” This was a fabulous apartment in a perfect location, The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful to ensure that we enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh
“Fantastic property in a great location for a fair price with brilliant customer care.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2013
We very much enjoyed our fifth visit to Edinburgh. This property is really well located almost in the heart of the City but pleasingly quiet too. Lots of bars, restaurants and shops nearby and buses, … More
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the apartment and we would love to welcome you back in the future.
“Great host, great apartment, great location”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
North Castle Street apartment is well located within easy walking distance of Edinburgh's tourist sights and restaurants. Convenience stores (for some food and sundries) are within walking distance b… More
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just to be clear for our future guests, the apartment is on the top floor of a 3 storey apartment building, so there are actually 3 flights of stairs, not 4. There are stairs in the apartment but this is because it is a double upper. Being at the top affords us the fabulous views we enjoy across Edinburgh.
Using paypal allows our guests to make credit card payments from all over the world. Whilst there are transaction charges for international payments, there are no charges for payments made in the UK. This is a secure and safe way of taking credit card payments. As owners we do have to pay for each transaction but this is not passed on to our guests. We do also accept direct payments.
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
The flat is right in the centre of things, but still quiet. It was extremely comfortable, with an excellent welcome pack. The owners had gone out of their way to make life easy for us, setting up a … More
Thank you for your kind review - it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to our apartment and I'm glad your little boy liked the toy cars. We hope you are able to visit us some time again in the future.
“One nights stay, wish it was longer!” Myself and friends stayed the night in this beautiful apartment. Excellent location on the Clydeside, seconds away from Glasgows most popular shops, bars and restaurants. The owner and staff were very helpful and
“Fanastic location, immaculate and a great base for central Glasgow!”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
We were a group of four (2 mothers and 2 late 20's daughters), travelling from New Zealand across to Glasgow for four nights. After a hard 28+ hour flight it was fantastic to arrive at such a lovely a… More
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
Excellent well looked after apartment in a great location, 5 mins walk to the city centre and train station. Would definitely stay again!… More
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
It was a fantastic apartament in the centre of Glasgow. My Family enjoy stay in this apartment it was very clean and have all you nessesary needed for an apartment. Thanks Brian for the wonderfull sta… More
“Returned and not disappointed” In many reviews you hear a reviewer saying that they will be back well we did and were not disappointed. The apartments appeal is its central location which we took maximum advantage of. The rooms are very comfortable in
“Haven in Big City” Arriving to a friendly, warm welcome by Eve, the owner, we were instantly over awed with this jewel of an apartment. It was everything and more to what the description reads and photos the show. After a quick & concise introduction
Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not hav… More
Thank you very much Jane. And I am so glad that you enjoyed the apartment, and the Stereophonics. And many thanks for leaving everything so neat. It would be great to see you all again.
Reviewed 7 Oct 2016
Met by eve at the apartment, very helpful, what can I say, gorgeous apartment, everything you could ask for n much more, decanter of whiskey, milk, eggs bread, cereal n little basket of goodies, toile… More
Thank you Paula
I enjoyed our chat. I hope you had everything you needed. Thank you for staying at my wee apartment.
Come back soon.
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
Just back from a fantastic stay in Lady Wynd Edinburgh. Highly recommend this accommodation. Central location, clean tidy and very beautifully kept apartment with everything you need. Close to shops a… More
Thanks soo much Katie. You were great guests and will always be welcome.
a three bedroom barn-conversion that is perfect for a self-catering stay. The cottage was extremely clean and fresh-smelling with a well-equipped kitchen, and an enclosed garden which is secure for y… More
“no wonder it's award winning!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
We knew from the website that the facilitites at Herons Well were above average, and we were not dissapointed! Fabulous, spacious en suite accomodation with all of the added extras to make your stay t… More
“A beautiful relaxing and memorable cottage with everything one could ever need”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
Herons Well was truly lovely, we had a fantastic memorable holiday and Glynis and Tony made us feel so welcome. The children loved the farm visit. The cottage was beautiful, so spacious and great to … More
“Fabulous apartment” Stayed here with my husband and two adult children for a break in June. What a lovely apartment, it was so nice to stay somewhere that wasn't like a clinical hotel. It was full of the owners personality with lots of welcoming com
From initial enquiry, booking , to arriving, Cathy was great, informative, helpful, checking we had all we needed. Apartment was great, home from home, everything we wanted. Great extras of tea coffee… More
Glad that you like my home sweet home.
Thank you for your nice review much appreciated.
Reviewed 21 Sep 2014
When people ask us what we liked the most in Glasgow, we cannot avoid having a thought for the penthouse. It is luxurious, without excess, very comfortable and clean (5 stars). It is very well located… More
Many thanks for this great review Gilles & Nicole. KInd regards, CATHY
“5* Stay in lovely Penthouse”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2014
Stayed for a week over Christmas in this amazing penthouse. It was large and spacious with wonderful views over Glasgow. A great location for shops, theatres, pubs and restaurants and we also visited… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I remember how you liked my place over Christmas! Kind regards, CATHY
“Perfect location and excellent facilities in this quaint old town property” We stayed here easter week and the Easter buzz in the old town with numerous processions was so atmospheric. The house up a delightful lane way in the old town was excellent.
Gorgeous old town house in the heart of the old town. Very modern and well equipped whilst still retaining some of the original style. As with most Mediterranean residences the tiled floors and steps … More
“Fantastic Villa for large group or family holiday” We had a wonderful week staying at Villa Can Ramos - a family group of 10 adults (2 generations). The pool and garden area are fabulous and we were pleasantly surprised to find pool towels laid out o
“Superb !” Fantastic apartment in a great location both for the beach and Ibiza Town. There is a bus stop and taxi rank at the end of the street but you could walk to both in 10 minutes. Very quiet even though it's just behind Pacha and having such a l
Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provid… More
“Easy living in Ibiza”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2011
We had a very good holiday based at this apartment. It is right behind Pacha, the nightclub and therefore fantastic for those who want to spend a few nights there. A really sandy beach is only 10 minu… More
“Great appartment, great location”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This appartment was perfect for a trip away with friends.
The agent we booked through was very helpful and provided us with all the necessary info before arrival.
The appartment was clean, spaciou… More
“Fabulously located and great apartment” We had a great time staying at this apartment. The location couldn't have been better - we were near the beach, near to all the markets and it was easy to get to the main roads to drive everywhere else. The ap
I stayed for three nights with a friend in January and was extremely happy with the comfort and convenience of the accommodation. No detail was left out. The bed was comfortable and kitchen well equip… More
We have spend new year eve and new year at this property. It was great everything is within atleast 10 minutes drive. The surrounding is good and welcoming, I would definitely recommend this place t… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
We had read all the good reviews of the property and they were all right. None were exaggerated! It was spotless! And I'm fussy! It's a small cottage, the bedrooms are small but photos are very real, … More
“Gepflegtes Ferienhaus mit sehr freundlichem hilfsbereiten Vermieter”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2015
Bei unserer Ankunft erwartete uns ein sehr nett eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit einem Willkommenspaket aus Lebensmitteln für den ersten Tag und frischen Blumen. Das Haus war sauber und ordentlich mit e… More
“A haven in Taormina” What a wonderful apartment and a wonderful host - Valeria used to live in this apartment so it is furnished very tastefully and comfortably. Everything you need is here. The location is a little out of the main town, with two youn
I couldn't be more truthful in the beauty of these apartments..There was three of us and we had the 3 bedroom apartment ( it's more a house ), so clean, roomy and so close to the beautiful main street… More
Dear Terry thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "MARIA" apt and I really do appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. I hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send my best wishes to you from Taormina!
“Excellent stay” Lovely clean modern flat. We stayed for three nights. Two separate bedrooms, one double room en suite and one bedroom with twin beds plus separate bathroom with shower.
Beds very comfortable and the flat overlooks the River Ouse.
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More