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.
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back… More
“What a Find”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2016
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“Fantastic villa” Villa Avra was the perfect location for our family holiday. The villa has been finished to a very high standard and is perfectly equipped for a self catering holiday. The complex is nice and quiet with a lovely swimming pool and fanta
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
I would definitely recommend this place for large group (especially Family and kids). The caretaker (Amit) is very helpful and courteous. Thumbs up.… More
Thank you Patrick!
“Ideal Accommodation in Goa for a group of 10”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
The experience of staying in a Private Villa just couldn't be better. The Bedrooms where big and very comfortable. The whole place was clean and tidy (Although not so much when we were leaving, but th… More
Thank you for your kind review and am glad you enjoyed the place. We now have a new staff called Amit replacing Kamal who is a good cook. So going forward it would much more kitchen support if you wish to have BBQ, family dinner etc. Other than that, i think you misspelled the distance to the beach, which is only 100-150 meters from the villa rather than a kilometre. Thank you once again and we look forward to you staying with us in the future.
“Best Place for comfort and covenience.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
I have gone to goa thrice in this year and twice i have stayed at this place, the bunglow. Amazing place to stay. It is spacious , with 3 AC bedrooms and flat screen TV in all the rooms. Kitchen and h… More
It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us every time and thank you for taking time out to write a review this time. It is always a pleasure to have our regular guests who use our property with love and care as they would with their own house. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!
“A beautiful home in a wonderful location - Stunning sea views” A fantastic homely bungalow, which catered for our every needs and more. A definite home from home in a lovely part of the country, we will definitely be returning in the near future. Lots
What a fantastic place, lovely walks,everything you want right on the doorstep,good transport to get around ,a little gem.… More
Thank you Lynn. It was a pleasure having you and your guests in our holiday home.
“Spacious and what a view!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
We stayed with a family of four for a week in this gorgeous house. It's situated right at the seafront with only a footpath in front. The rooms a larger than one would expect in a holiday home and the… More
I am delighted you liked The Promenade. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our holiday home.
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2014
The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would reco… More
Your lovely comments are very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
“Truly Amazing!!” I stayed at Beach View with my extended family and 2 small children. We all had high expectations and Beach View certainly exceeded even those. We loved every bit of this family friendly, luxury accommodation from the amazing sea view
We stayed as a family of 8 to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. On arrival we were greeted with a champagne welcome hamper full of goodies, a real treat. The house was very spacious and easily ac… More
We are delighted you had a wonderful time for your special occasion. We are pleased you booked through Tripadvisor. We are usually booked via a different holiday company and so there has not been much opportunity for Tripadvisor guests to stay and leave reviews but we hope this changes. We too love the view and relaxing sound of the sea but never assume our guests will be won over just by the view and location hence the 100%cotton sheeets, 3D tv,amazing power shower etc Best
“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
We had a great time when we stayed at the old workshop. The caretaker could not have been friendlier and the welcome bottle of wine was very nice. Would definitely recommend and we would love to visit… More
Glad you enjoyed it and found us friendly. We try to be! :-) Hope to see you again soon. John and Jane
“Excellent rental house”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Very comfortable, well equipped property in a quiet village just outside Bath. Ideally situated for travel into Bath (bus stop just outside house) and also for touring around the countryside.
Glad you enjoyed the property and thanks for the review!
“Really Good, Perfect Retreat After Hectic Shopping Trip”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
Group of 4 Stayed, Both rooms were set out as double's, Good to have seperate bathrooms for both rooms to use.
Lovely finish to the whole place, welcome pack was.. Welcome, loved the views from mai… More
Nice to hear you enjoyed the Old Workshop and the Xmas market. It was really great this year - even better than before, we thought. We think it's nice to retreat to a quiet spot after the hectic bustle of Bath, so we are glad you found the same :-) Same time next year? :-)
“chilled” Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We will defiantly book again next year
I have spent 10 days in this wonderful apartment that has big rooms as well as bathrooms and leaving room. In addition there is a big and comfortable terrace where you can relax, eat or prepare a barb… More
“Beautiful, quiet, relaxing community, but close to beaches, marina, shopping and nightlife”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2015
I rented the house with my two daughters ages 19 and 24. We all had a great time, the home was clean, well maintained, nicely furnished and all of the necessities so we could save money and cook at h… More
“Beautiful apartment which felt like you were in a private villa”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We came back from Paradisus Laguna a week ago and have missed it ever since. The apartment is spacious, modern and extremely well equipped.
We travelled with our 7 and 5 year old boys who loved spe… More
“Fantastic location” Great apartment & great value - although is actually 3 bedrooms with a sofa-bed in lounge.
Location couldn't be better - walking distance of beach, shops, bars, etc.
Would stay there again.
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks and had an amazing time. The property is in the heart of Barcelona, absolutely close to everything and to public transports too.
It was a very comfortable hol… More
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
We stayed here with another family (so four kids aged 6-9 years) and would highly recommend the house. Sufficient space for us all, with good communal areas (lounge / dining room / kitchen). Having a … More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Fantastically refurbished Victorian townhouse literally 10 minutes walk from York city centre. Visited with family for short break, two boys aged 13 & 9. House met all our expectations and is accurat… More
“Simply Stunning” Great location for a perfect peaceful getaway. We stayed with family over New Year and had a wonderful time. The house size is very generous and with a very well equipped kitchen - large family dining area and open plan living.
Four generations of my family stayed at this property for Christmas and for our group of 8 adults, 2 children (aged 4 and 2) and a baby it was almost perfect. We all really enjoyed the views of the l… More
“SUBLIME MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2013
We loved this place so much we have decided we are regularly going back. Everything in the house was top of the range underfloor heating. The Lake is unbelivable. The service of the owner Carly was… More
Sunny, how kind! Thank you so much for such an outstanding review. I do really love my lodge and I'm so pleased it shows to you and your group. I can't ask for any more than a repeat renter. Have a lovely rest of 2013 and look forward to catching up in 2014.
Best wishes to all, Carly
“Great venue for a working weekend”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2013
We use this house for our company annual planning and it works really well. It is modern, warm and has great facilities. Everything works so we can concentrate on business.… More
Hi, I am so pleased you feel that way. It seems the lodge ticks the boxes for many types of groups; families, friends and work colleagues. Great. I am happy your happy. Have a great 2013 and look forward to hearing from you again in 2014. Best wishes, carly
“A very comfortable and welcoming villa in a peaceful location-Perfect!” The villa has everything you need for a trip away with family our friends. Great WIFI, lovely pool and set in spacious, private grounds. Pato, the owner is extremely helpful and
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating” The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the apartment and we
“You can believe the reviews about this property.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
You can believe the reviews about this property. We usually stay at 4 or 5 star hotels when on vacation, but this time we decided to go for another lodging option. So glad we did! Clean, great locatio… More
“Perfect apt in a perfect location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2015
Close to all amenities, Vieux Nice and beach and yet peacefully quiet. Apartment is well maintained. Roni was punctual even though we arrived after 8:00 pm. Great place to rest and recharge after fun … More
“Superb apartment, great location” This apartment is situated between Ibiza Old town and Bora Bora/Space. It's an ideal location for anyone wanting to enjoy the party scene but not stay in the thick of it, or just for a quiet holiday.
It's in a secur
We stayed for a long weekend in April and found the whole set up fantastic. Lovely flat with sunny balcony and views of the sea. Couldn't find a better place to relax. The flat was very spacious and w… More
Reviewed 23 May 2012
I would highly recommend this apartment, as well as being a great location in Playa d'en Bossa (right next to beach and a minutes’ walk to all necessary amenities it was well equipped, clean and spa… More
“Perfect spot just by the beach in very spacious and smart apartment”
Reviewed 17 May 2012
Just the ticket. Nicely done apartment - roomy and quality feel. Balcony and the whole rooftop deck and pool are great if you don't fancy getting sandy. On the other hand the beach is very close ne… More
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
We had a lovely week in sunny Hove and Brighton. Fantastic for running all along the seafront, walking on the Downs and eating and shopping in Town. The public transport is great and the vegetarian … More
“Comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I took three teenage girls to Victoria Cottage for a week. The house is very comfortable - plenty of space downstairs for people to laze about. Upstairs there is lots of storage and a great bathroom. … More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Same as last year, we have enjoyed our stay in Victoria cottage again. Even with young children you can have a relaxing time because of the beach in front of the door and a very good equiped house wit… More
“Fantastic apartment and great location.” Lovely apartment with fantastic views. We stayed here for the weekend with our 2 Grandsons aged 7&4. We felt at home straight away. Apartment had everything you could need-even plastic plates/cups for the kids
This apartment is everything it 'says on the tin'. Great position with view of the sea, luxuriously appointed, large terrace and very quiet. We spent 3 weeks there and were sorry to leave. The only ch… More
Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoy your stay -- we hope to welcome you back again when you next stay in Bournemouth.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Lovely apartment. Well appointed and very quiet. Good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage. Great to have both a bath and walk in shower. Clean and well looked after. Easy walk along the front to Bou… More
“Good location and amenities”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2014
Superb, well appointed apartment. Difficult to find fault with the property which was furnished to a good standard and spacious.… More
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the flat and hope to welcome you back again!
“Spot On.” Lovely, spacious, well equipped appartment in great location. Good size pool, with plenty of spare loungers! Just about walking distance (20 mins) to the beach (with children of 10 &11), through the natural parks alongside the beaches. Would
“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
“Exactly what it said on the tin!” Had a lovely 3 night stay at Bath View Four with my mum and 2 teenagers. Apartment lovely, very clean and amazing views across Bath. Kitchen was a dream and fully equipped. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Beds com
Lovely apartment. Spacious and well equipped. Stylishly decorated and furnished. About 15 min walk to town centre.… More
“All mod cons, spacious, well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend stay here. Everything is done to a high spec. Nice little touches like hand-wash in the bathrooms, tea and coffee in the kitchen and dishwasher tablets in the c… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry if the flat was not quite warm enough for your first night - it is very difficult at this time of year to get the right temperature - one minute is freezing the next quite mild! Hopefully the electric fire in the lounge and electric heater in the kitchen gave you added heat. Glad you enjoyed your time in Bath. Hope to see you again.
“5 Star Accomodation”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2012
I must stay we have stayed in various types of Accommodation over the years, and a few Self Catering places. But this Accommodation was equivalent to a 5 Star Hotel. The place was spotless ,very moder… More
What a lovely review - thank you so much! So glad you liked it - we'll see what we can do about the weather next time!! Hopefully there will be a next time. Many thanks Jette & Ashley
“Great views and wonderful owners” We had a delightful week in villa irini. The villa is a lovely balance of homely and quality accommodation.
Vangelis was wonderful arranging for our arrival including making provision for one of us who needs a glute
Every year we visit our friends in Greece for a long weekend. We try new places to stay and places to eat. We have loved every choice they have made but I have to say, this is the first time I could… More
“A fabulous property in a fabulous location!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Our party of 3 families, 15 in total, stayed at Villa Irini during May half term. The house was gorgeous, beautifully decorated and very well appointed. We could not fault our stay there. The children… More
“Fabulous house, superb outdoor space right on the sea front”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
Very high spec finish throughout, huge outdoor garden and patio which benefitted from being terraced giving even more of a feeling of space, a great thing with 3 families with 9 children. The pool are… More
“Not bad” We met up here for a family reunion. The villa was perfect for our needs. Nothing extravagant, but nothing bad either. Beautiful beach and walking distance to convince store and restaurants. But you will need a taxi to get to grocery store a
“Relaxing simplicity - beautiful view - characterful property” Absolutely beautiful old character property with amazing views over the countryside. Much larger than it originally appears. In the middle of Preixan but feels very private due to high wall
“Ms” A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great find - book up and see for yourself.
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous mode. Jeri… More
“A once in a life time holiday experience in Cyprus” The villa was everything we could have hoped for, whilst only two of us stayed, all the amenities were top class. The visitor information folder proved really useful, well presented and provided some
My husband and I and our 24 year old daughter stayed for a week in Villa Harmony in mid-May. Having never been to Cyprus before, we selected the Villa from the hundreds of "luxury" villas available b… More
“The weekend break of my dreams!”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
Whilst working in Cyprus with the United Nations my Wife visited the island for a long weekend and after much searching I found Villa Harmony, so all booked and paid for I headed off to pick up my Wif… More
“Excellent quality villa, peaceful grounds, in Peyia”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
'We booked Villa Harmony at the last minute due to having to move accommodation unexpectedly, I have to say that despite the challenging start to our holiday, Villa Harmony and the service we received… More