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.
“A well-positioned, comfortable and quiet base from which to operate.” The apartment was perfect for our needs. Namely: a comfortable base from which we could visit family, enjoy the attractions of colourful Kemp Town, and keep up with work (courtesy o
I stayed her for a short break with two adult sons to visit family. Place was spacious and clean with good quality furniture. Great sitting on the balcony in the morning with a cup of tea. Close to a … More
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
We stayed here for the weekend while down at a festival, and couldn't fault a single thing with the apartment. Stunning apartment in an ideal location. The weather was perfect so we got a stunning vie… More
“Beautiful House with all the things you need”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We stayed in this 2 bed lovely apartment for 3 nights and it was a wonderful experience.
We found almost everything here. Just bring your suitcase and everything will be here.
Its a beautiful apar… More
“Look no further book this apartment” My wife and I spent two weeks in this fantastic apartment which is in a very convenient location. It is so tastefully furnished with all the facilities needed to make your stay so comfortable. It has glorious views
We have just spent 2 comfortable and relaxing weeks at this spacious apartment overlooking Spinola Bay..
It is stylishly furnished with everything you need for a carefree self-catering holiday. The … More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you both and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
“Total satisfaction all round!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2016
Echoing all the other reviews! Have just returned from a stay here and have had a wonderful week in this apartment. We are in the 76/82 years age group and it suited us perfectly,
The views from the … More
Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. I have to thank you for leaving the apartment in such a very good condition. It was a pleasure meeting you both and look forward to your next year's visit. Regards Jo Ann
“As good as ever”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2016
Have just enjoyed an eight week stay in this lovely apartment. Very well equipped with quality furnishings and utensils as well as offering great views. Must be as good an apartment as you can rent, t… More
Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you in January. Jo An.
“Mrs” Had a fabulous few days staying in Roland's apartment.
Very comfortable and had everything we needed a home from home.
Roland was there to meet us and show us around .
Can't fault this apartment and really well situated in Pitlochry.
Apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with American fridge, internal dining room with 6 chairs and 2.5m table, external dining area and living area. There are two separate bedrooms, WC and fully-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower. The apartment situated on the ground f …see more
“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
This holiday was taken as a relaxing break away from all the noise associated with hectic holidays.
The accomodation was excellent. Just far enough away from everything. Plenty of villages nearby to … More
“Lovely villa - I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
My husband and I stayed with our two children (aged 11 and 12) for a week at this villa. Next time we will be booking for two weeks as we had such a good stay!!
We got into a routine of swimming i… More
“Fantastic Villa, Excellent Setting!”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2011
Stayed here for a long weekend and had a fantastic few days. Villa is superb and had all the facilities that was required. Fantastic swimming pool too!
Will be back again next year!… More
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… More
“Why have only just discovered this?” After many stays in average hotels, either without parking or extortionate parking costs, we discovered this wonderful place!
The apartment is spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. This is the first time we
I booked the property as a surprise anniversary getaway for me and my wife, we stayed for 2 nights. After reading all the reviews and had a email conversation with Jackie (Owner) i didn't hesitate to … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Fantastic place and location for site seeing in the centre of Edinburgh, with FREE parking space! Just a short up hill walk to the main shopping street. We had a 4mth old with us who definitely made … More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2014
Spacious apartment in a quiet location. Very clean and just a short walk
to the center of Edinburgh.… More
“Excellent decor, comfort, quiet yet central location.” Modern apt. Clean, quiet and central within main shopping centre and two minutes from Cathedral.
Also good instructions and communications with owners on how to get there and get key
Great central location and an extremely comfortable and well equipped apartment. - could not have been better. Booking was easy and all arrangements very efficient and straightforward. Very clear and … More
“Nice apartment in central location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Overall a very good stay. Spacious well appointed apartment, comfortable bed and helpful hosts during the booking process.
Two very minor drawbacks the first applies to most of the hotels in central … More
Deluxe 5 bedroom spacious villa overlooking Pinhal Golf Course. Large areas inside and outside, suitable for weddings and parties. Has a pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, nice BBQ area and good quality outdoor furniture. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac less than 1 mile from the marina. …see more
“Truly a home away from home” What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sen
“A beautiful home nestled in an area that is characterized by its incurable thirst for poetry.”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
he farmhouse rural Elambeco where we stayed a week in July is a place that hardly scorderemo and where we hope with all my heart to return soon. It is a large country house clean and very spacious ren… More
“authentic sicilian charm”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Wir haben eine sehr entspannende, schöne Woche in diesem Haus verbracht. Wie beschrieben ist das Haus eher einfach, aber vollständig ausgestattet und sauber. Das grandiose ist der riesige Garten mit… More
Thank you very much for the review.
I hope to see you soon.
A kiss to everyone.
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
“A wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh” I've stayed in this apartment in Lothian House several times now on business, the fact I keep coming back should speak volumes.
Always spotlessly clean and perfectly furnished, I was surprised and pleased to fi
“wonderful accomodation in the centre of Edinburgh”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The apartment is located in the centre. Most of attractions are in walking distance. The bus to the airport stops round the corner. Every day you can easily have a nice walk in Princes Gardens, famous… More
Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had a great holiday in Lothian House and had time to explore the benefits of its central location!
“Fantastic, Great Apartment, Clean, Homely, everything you could want, and super welcome Box of groceries”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
We had a super time at apartment 39, we found it spotless, and Homely. the furnishings were in great order and everything that we wanted was there. The position of the apartment was ideal for us as ev… More
Wow, thank you very much for this great review! We are glad everything was to your satisfaction. We strive very hard to ensure we meet guests' expectations and it's nice to know when we are getting things right.
“Excellent Edinburgh flat”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
Fantastic flat with everything you could possibly want. The kitchen was particularly well equipped. Everything was clean and the white towels and duvet were soft and luxurious. The experience was made… More
We really appreciate your great review and value your comments and advice, thank you.
“Fantastic Stay - 5*****” What a great weekend from start to finish. Communication with Patricia through booking to leaving was excellent. She met us at the caravan with the keys and showed us around. Beautiful caravan in a great position, near all ame
My husband, I and my two children have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the caravan everything is provided, the location is fantastic, near all amenities and the beach. Added bonus with the real leather… More
THANKYOU AND YOUR WELCOME TO STAY AGAIN
“Excellent caravan, welcoming owner!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2016
Excellent caravan, lovely and clean. Close to the beach fantastic for my pre-schooler and teenager. Plenty to do and see, good location for exploring. Met Patricia to handover keys and she couldn't… More
THANKYOU VERY MUCH GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT
Reviewed 18 Apr 2016
I've just come back from a few days away and was very happy with the caravan and the actual site but was disappointed that not all on site facilities were available but when went to reception they wer… More
“Great for a large get-together” We stayed for a few days with our 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren so the grandchildren could spend some quality time together. The children loved the pool & games room and the play-things that were in the house.It was b
“Family Salzman” We had a wonderful weekend at the Beach House. The amenities and location enhanced our family get together. The staff were very helpful and went out their way to accommodate our requirements, We highly recommend and hope to come again!
“Great location” Fabulous house in the heart of Amsterdam. The location is perfect to explore by foot, bicycle, tour bus, train or boat. Access to all is within a block or two. Wonderful restaurants are near by and so is a grocery store. The full k
“Great place in a brilliant location would return tomorrow”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We just loved this former Merchants House, which was homely and offered every facility you could want. It was a great place to return to after walking around Amsterdam all day. The kitchen is has ever… More
“most amazing week in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
We had the most amazing week in Amsterdam. We were met as planned. He was very helpful with explaining the set up & orientating us in the neighbourhood . We adored the house. The stairs are a little … More
“Amazing house, perfect location”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2016
We spent five days exploring Amsterdam by foot. The area is quiet and central. Everything you need is within short walking distance; shops, cafes, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The interior is … More
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
“Fantastic accomodation, close to everything” Stayed for 3 nights in March with our granddaughter..Everything wee needed was under one roof, spacious apartment with all mod cons. Lovely & clean on arrival. Parking was ourside the apartment and we had a
I took my Mum and eldest brother to stay at 20 Trinity Mews in Torquay, and I have to say that we all had a fantastic visit.
What made it extra special was just how at home we felt in the flat, wh… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comprehensive review, as you say the apartment is also our holiday home so we ensure that it is a home from home. We will continue to update the apartment, and of course all visitors are welcome to use all it has to offer. We have had a great summer, and there is so much to do also I. autumn and winter, with shows, theatres, entertainment open all year in Torquay, I just wish we had more time to visit ourselves.
“Great apartment, well priced”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Apartment great, right size, right area if not got a car. Clean and comfortable. All mod cons in the kitchen and great to have Wifi, plenty of DVD;s if weather rubbish which it was while we were the… More
Thank you for your feedback. The apartment is fully equipped for all ages inc dvd's, a Wii, and a games box for those days the heat British weather throws us a curve ball.
“A very clean, comfortable apartment within easy walking distance of the town”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
The surprise Christmas gifts left for us were a lovely touch and much appreciated. There was even a Christmas tree. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well equipped and only a very short … More
we try to make it a home from home and appreciate xmas is difficult to be away from home so we left some goodies and a tree to make it more christmassy. and always respond and action on feedback. were very pleased guests are enjoying their stay in our holiday home.
“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.
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
“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
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More
“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
We loved the apartment which was spacious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool area. The walk along the Marina was very pleasant and we especially liked Lagos and its pedestrianised areas wi… More
Thank you for taking time to review. The sun bed issue is being reviewed and owners have requested more to be placed around the large pool and grounds. Inside the apartment there are two folding sun loungers for easy carry down to use around the pool.. Pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday .
“Fantastic rental property for families”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2011
This as a beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment in a fabulous location. Lagos itself is beautiful with fabulous beach, lovely new marina and quaint old town. The property is, in our view, ideal… More
“Excellent location and spacious appartment. Could not fault.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
We had a fabulous holiday. The appartment was great value and the location was fabulous. The choice of restaurants within walking distance was good and food excellent. Highly recommended.… More
Delighted to hear you had a great time...thank you
Beautiful Victorian detached house with all mod consQuality furnishingsSuperbly equipped kitchen - incl gas cooker? Tastefully and recently decorated with modern art. Stunning landscaped sunny garden? Solid teak garden furnitureOutback Gas BBQOff road car parking …see more
“Great holiday, super apartment...” The apartment is nicely situated with about a 8 minute walk to the Playa Flamenca commercial centre and has all the home comforts to help make your stay an enjoyable one. We stayed there during the first and second w
We stay in July of this year, very pleased indeed and will be back for sure. Great location, great apartment and loved the pool area. Had everything we could ask for. Very pleased. Great location for … More
"Thanks Paul hope to see you again soon"
“Lovely apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
We had a truly fantastic holiday. The apartment was clean and spacious, catered for every need. The swimming pool went down well with the children. Will definitely be returning. Thanks Steve.… More
Sleeps 6 A newly reformed apartment five star rating. Features include,wireless internet,Sky Satellite package,iPod.music system, filtered drinking water,ice maker, plasma TVs with dvd players,A/C all rooms, wet room and 2nd bathroom,large terrace with barbecue area,2 m …see more
“A little piece of heaven beside the sea.” We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delighted to eat
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a
Excellent apartment just far enough away from the town, which was really busy in August. Weather was incredibly hot, so to have access to the pool at all times was just what we needed. Lazise is a r… More
“Very nice flat, good location and a very friendly and amenable landlady”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The flat is located outside the town centre of Lazise, which is within walking distance or a very short drive away. The town inside the city walls is lovely, beautifully situated on the lake. Lazise i… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again.
Important!!!Six Cats Apartment ( 6tx floor ) is in the same building as our other Apartment - Saffron Apartment ( 3rd floor ). This way we are, if possible, happy to accommodate parties up to 8 guests.Our guest have the entire apartment to their disposition.Contact the …see more
TheTourist Tax change from 1,00€ to 1,5€ according to season and it is due only for the first five days of stay. Children under 10 years of age are exempted, juveniles between 10 and 16 years of age benefit from a 50% reduction.You pay the fee at check-in.clos …see more
“In the center of Antibes” The apartment is located right in the center of Antibes. The apartment is well equipped and is in a quiet area of the city.
The owner was very helpful in helping me find the apartment, and they were very kind and drove me
Perfectly located near all the restaurants, glaceries, Marche Provencal and the lovely Gravette beach, this studio is charming, quiet and well equipped. 3 adults were comfortable without falling over… More
“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
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“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
Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the w… More
“Chester town house”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
“Another great stay” This is the second time we have stayed in these properties. Beautifully maintained, great communication, little things that make a holiday rental a home from home, including a pint of milk on arrival. We'll be back.
“Fabulous flat, stunning, immaculate & great location.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
Our first stay in Brighton & found this gem of a flat! Perfect location, easy bus ride into town, free car parking on the street. Spacious flat with stunning shower room, huge bedrooms (the most com… More
Thank you very much for your glowing review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Bruce and Julie
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Stayed for two nights in this beautiful clean space. Fresh decor, comfortable beds, kitchen was well equipped plus a good-sized patio complete with bbq. Pretty easy to get into town, really well pric… More
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
“Fantastic flat, quiet, beautifully appointed and close to Brighton”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2012
Spent 3 nights here with fiance and parents. Quiet, spacious, spotlessly clean with everything we needed for a great stay. Really comfortable bed, lovely bathroom and large lounge/dining/kitchen. 30… More
“A wonderful and memorable stay” The Villa Barbara experience was fantastic. As expected, the views of Caps Bay and Table Mountain were stunning. What was not as expected was the generous hospitality of the Reynolds. All in all, our stay at Villa Barba
“Beyond Spectacular accommodations in stunning Camps Bay!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2015
The pictures don't even do justice to this absolutely SPECTACULAR property!!! Helen and her husband are the most gracious hosts and the apartment is so comfortable yet truly over the top!! The views… More
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
“Perfect for large groups” Wonderful villa for large groups, we were 9 adults and 3 children and this worked really well. Very clean, child friendly, taxis arranged, rep (Angie) spoke to us just after landing and was there whenever we needed anything .
I have recently returned from Sandhills with 4 girlfriends and we all went for a nice relaxing break away from husbands and kids. We wanted comfort, value and a relaxing time and got all of them. The … More