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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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17

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Bray

County Wicklow / Bray

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Located on Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 5 minutes walk from the train station, 1 hour by air-coach from Dublin Airport and easy access to Dun Laoire ferry port. The ideal base for exploring the garden of Ireland (County Wicklow).Suitable for families or small  …see more

from £85 / night

£454 - £572 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa rental

Dobrich / Dobrevo

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Brilliant” There was 4 adults, two kids aged 11. We had a fabulous time. Very peaceful all the amenities you would want from a villa. We even had the locals bringing us tomatoes (which were the best we ever tasted). There was a wee local  …see more

from £47 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday guest house with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
The house is located near to Sitges beach (8 min.) and Barcelona Airport (20 min.). If you like shopping, dining, wining and a great nightlife the places to go. After a busy day in town or at the beach relax and escape all in our Rural house with large private pool.Rur  …see more

from £194 / night

£1345 - £1849 / week

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from £194 / night

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(119) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Casale Marittimo holiday cottage rental

Province of Pisa / Casale Marittimo

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful relaxing vacation in the Tuscan hills!” It was a fantastic stay… we enjoyed very much the marvelous views of the sea and Elba island from our private terrace where we had breakfast and Italian aperitivo after a fantastic day at the beach! Th  …see more

from £127 / night

£757 / week

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from £127 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence / Piazzale Michelangelo

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great location for a relaxing break” We enjoyed a very relaxing few days at Villa Bottai. Federica and her father were very kind and helpful, and the villa is comfortable and in a great location: peaceful, but with local shops, etc. a short walk away  …see more

from £210 / night

£1350 / week

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from £210 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Barcelona / Talamanca

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £82 / night

£572 - £1076 / week

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from £82 / night

(10) Excellent 

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West Algarve 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

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic” Would highly recommend this property for anyone who's planning on staying in Glasgow for whatever length of time. Craig was such a nice guy & really helpful. Apartment was spotless and very modern but best of all was the perfect location!!  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant location” 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 after full day sightseeing. A  …see more

from £89 / night

£679 - £999 / week

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from £89 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Mid Wales

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay” The apartment is really great. It's well furnished and very spacious. The welcome pack on arrival was very welcome and the Christmas tree a real delight. The views of the seafront and the starlings is a daily treat. It's situated  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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from £200 / night

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Limbiate holiday apartment rental

Province of Monza and Brianza / Limbiate

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
It 'a new apartment, modern design and relaxing in Limbiate: in just 20 minutes by car you reach the center of Milan. The apartment “Sunrise” comes with two bedrooms, a living room with kitchen, a bathroom and a comfortable sofa bed, for up to 6 people. Private car  …see more

from £67 / night

£465 / week

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from £67 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A week of bliss” Enjoyed a great weeks stay at the balcony apartments,ideally situated in laid back Hove perfectly placed for dipping your toe in the more hectic waters of Brighton. Well laid out and tastefully decorated the outside space was a bonus.  …see more

from £155 / night

£675 - £950 / week

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from £155 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market  …see more

from £120 / night

£680 - £1310 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Hapotami Phase C

Paphos / Hapotami Phase C

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Just Perfect....” We recently had our first family holiday to Cyprus and stayed at Aphrodites Solace. We couldn't have picked a better villa or people to deal with! Aidan was fantastic, answering all our questions and giving us advice before we lef  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 - £1425 / week

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from £125 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Carre d'Or

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Stay, Magnificent Apartment” Just returning from a wonderful stay in this really beautiful, central apartment. Its spotlessly clean, well appointed and extremely comfortable. Felt really welcome on arrival, buckets of helpful information pro  …see more

from £127 / night

£715 - £1681 / week

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from £127 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 - £1177 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Car not necessary
Quiet 1920s studio apartment with your own private courtyard and entrance, just metres from St Kilda's iconic cake shops, restaurants, Luna Park, Palais Theatre, trams, buses and beach. Off-street parking, spa bath, wifi and laundry included.  …see more

from £88 / night

£468 - £644 / week

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from £88 / night

(29) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,  …see more

from £140 / night

£795 - £1005 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

Portsmouth / Portsea

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
A lovely 2 bedroomed, seafront apartment in a prime location, right by the beach with coffee shops along the promenade, minutes walk, from the pier, Southsea Shops, Canoe Lake, Henry VIII's Southsea castle, D-Day Museum, Southsea common and the other attractions s  …see more

from £90 / night

£599 - £980 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool, golf nearby in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Tenerife Royal Gardens

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment!” Excellent apartment, we had everything we wanted here and more. Fantastic location. Choice of 2 great beaches both under a minutes walk!
 The area outside the complex is very flat and you can walk for miles with no hills.  …see more

from £53 / night

£389 - £611 / week

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from £53 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tidy apartment in sunny position” Apartment was clean and tidy on arrival, well equiped with washing machine also, very handy. Nice balcony with sun most of the day  …see more

from £30 / night

£253 - £362 / week

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from £30 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This centrally located Cambridge studio apartment is ideally located near the popular Mill Road shops, cafés, and restaurants. Or travel further in for the theatre shows, concerts, or night clubs. During the day, hire a punt to see Cambridge from the river. Or visit  …see more

from £79 / night

£504 - £553 / week

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from £79 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Island of Malta / Haz-Zebbug

7 10 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magic!!!!!” We were 12 people (7 adults and 5 children), we spent a week in this house and it will last forever in our memories! Everything was just perfect. First the house:  it 's just amazingly gorgeous , :  huge, spacious; decorated with a lot of  …see more

from £301 / night

£2106 / week

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from £301 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa in Almancil

Almancil / Fonte Algarve

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family” 7 of us stayed in Villa Magnolia with 4 children ranging from baby to teenager. The house was finished to a high specification, was spacious and well maintained. There was ample room for everyone and lots of di  …see more

from £194 / night

£1160 - £3194 / week

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from £194 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ballina

County Mayo / Ballina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent functional accommodation in great location” This is the 3rd time we have stayed in the lovely accomodation. The house is very well equipped and has 4 good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). The downstairs accomodation is very p  …see more

from £80 / night

£264 - £648 / week

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from £80 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Tarvin

Chester / Tarvin

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great, spacious, clean accomodation” The property is very spacious and well finished. It was good value to us. My 3 year old loved running laps around the lounge/dinner. It's stylish with very thick curtains, the storage heaters also keep it warm  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(115) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse in Northern England

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w  …see more

from £100 / night

£511 - £849 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Lebrija

Province of Seville / Lebrija

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely holiday” Myelf, my husband and sister-in-law stayed for 2 weeks in Lebrija. We loved Lebrija and the surrounding areas. It is a perfect location to go to the coast or visit cities and other small towns. The house was excellent, well presented  …see more

from £37 / night

£265 / week

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from £37 / night

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Province of Milan / Cornaredo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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from £93 / night

£589 / week

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from £93 / night

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Private room rental in Subic Bay Freeport Zone with shared pool, tennis court

Central Luzon Region / Subic Bay Freeport Zone

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest. Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr  …see more

from £15 / night

£105 - £189 / week

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from £15 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very Nice” The two bedroom flat was very clean and well decorated. It was refreshing to come back to the flat after a full day sightseeing. Very convenient location and central to all events. Mary was very welcoming and helpful! Great visit!  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in West Country

Cornwall / Penzance

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need!” 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 qual  …see more

from £100 / night

£465 - £1255 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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.Contact owner for availability.No calendar online!Price includes 5% tourist tax.  …see more

from £118 / night

£757 - £908 / week

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from £118 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
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 and n  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £965 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Troon

South Ayrshire / Troon

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Top class apartment- cosy and lots of detail to attention.” Stayed here for Christmas. Lovely, warm welcome awaited us at the start of our stay in this classy, cosy apartment which had everything you could possibly want or need. Top class in every wa  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful view, spacious, very clean, good location great owners” very spacious, very clean a fabulous view and clod\se to center of town. steep hill nearby for old or disabled, but a short cab ride to overcome.  …see more

from £142 / night

£916 - £1364 / week

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from £142 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kit  …see more

from £127 / night

£575 - £750 / week

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from £127 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place run by a passionate host” Nurit was the perfect host, and seems to be passionate about taking care of the apartment and the people within. The apartment is very well laid out and very nicely decorated with a number of nice touches. It's qu  …see more

from £118 / night

£729 - £1266 / week

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from £118 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful views, quiet area and great location!” We had just got back from 15 nights staying at Quinns Rocks, lovely villa with a fabulous view of the ocean. Lia made us feel very welcome and was helpful and friendly. The villa had lots of space so ev  …see more

from £71 / night

£655 - £878 / week

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from £71 / night