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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Bella is a lovely modern 3 bedroom villa in the village of Pervolia. 250 meters from the beach it has all the mod cons you are looking for in a holiday. If you are a family with young children you will find a full baby pack on arrival with everything you need for …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Situated in a quiet corner of the 5 star Riverside park in Bognor Regis, Sam and John would like to welcome you to our luxurious 2 bed (6 berth) caravan. With integral appliances, En suite in the master bedroom, double glazing, central heating, and a generous decking a …see more
This caravan was a great find! Its location at the site (tucked away in a far corner), offered privacy and a bit of peace and quiet! Upon arrival, you are met with a very spacious and tidy patio area… More
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
This holiday was great for my Sister and I. The caravan was very spacious and had everything you require for a holiday. The bedrooms was lovely especially the double room as it had walk in wardrobes w… More
Thank you very much, we look forward to welcoming you back.
“Superbly clean, exceptionally well equipped in quiet location.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
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.
Well equip… More
We travelled to Ireland with our 4 grown children/significant others etc. This place was really well located. Took the train into Galway..we were able to take the bus back out.. kids were able to ta… More
twas was a pleasure to meet all of you, thanks for coming to Banba House and am so glad you enjoyed... All the best... Ray
“A heartwarming host and a beautiful house!”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
My family, girlfriend and I stayed at this house during part of our tour of Europe; three days in Ireland. Ray and his friend were waiting for us at the train station. They had a very warm greeting an… More
, thanks so much guys, I always feel that you should be able to contact me if you need something during your stay. Its good to be available to advise people who take the trouble to come and stay at Banba House. We take great pride in Banba House and value all the new people who we meet on their travels from around the world. Now that we have just had our wi fi booster installed, we expect we will be able to reply faster better sooner to any info requests we receive.Our moto is...We are here to help... Very Best Regards
Ray and Rita.
“Can't wait to do it again”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Next time we will rent the Bamba House for a week and travel to other places from there, There was eleven of us and we all had our space and we love the set up of the house, very spacious and elegan… More
a brilliant bunch of people, It was my pleasure to be able to help. Ray
Beautifully appointed 49 square metre apartment located less than 100 meters from the beautiful beach of Mazzarò with an amazing sea views. The apartment has one fully furnished double bedroom with air conditioning. You can enjoy the breathtaking sea views from this ve …see more
The apartment was beautifully decorated, with excellent air-conditioning, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Views from the balconies were gorgeous.
It's located literally 2 minutes from the best bea… More
“Fanastic apartment in a gorgeous location in Taormina”
Reviewed 26 May 2014
What a fantastic apartment! Perfectly located down at the water in Taormina and with an amazing view! We loved getting up each morning with the sunshine and eating breakfast on the balkony. The apa… More
Thank you very much for such a nice words.
Has been a big pleasure for me have you as a guests and thank you for taking care of my apartment.
I really hope to see you again one day.
“Valeria Apartment is excellent in all aspects of what constitutes wonderful accomodation - amenities, location.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
My husband and I rate our visit to Taormina as one of our best holidays ever. We travel extensively and have a broad experience of accommodation.
The Valeria apartment was very well equipped, furni… More
Thank you so much for your great feedback Patricia. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comments. At the same time we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "Valeria" apartment and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Valeria, Paolo and Angelo
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
This new 1 bedroom apartment is the ideal place for a romantic escape or family holiday. Located only 200 meters from the lakeside in the beautiful village of Laglio, which counts George Clooney as one of its residents, it is perfectly suited for adventurers who really …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in your lovely place. The fixtures and fittings were first rate, the rooms scrupulously clean, and the bed very comfortable (increasingly important as we grow older!). … More
Reviewed 19 Jun 2012
My stay was absolute heaven. Not only was the apartment furnished with all the modern amenities needed for comfort, but it felt like home. I stayed for 25 days and enjoyed my stay so much that I pla… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Two bedrooms en suite with twin rooms sharing (Jack & Jill). Oversized corner lot. Plenty of space for relaxation. Kitchen with breakfast area & separate formal dining. Master bedroom with King bed & en-suite. Second Master with full size bed & en-suite. Ceiling fans …see more
“Firefighter rated as best place to stay in Disney area for house rentals”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2012
Just wanted to pass along some great reviews for this house rental. Stayed as a group of adult softball players from NH attending ESPN tournament at Disney in December. This house was excellent for sl… More
Thank you for your positive comments. It's good to know that we meet the safety criteria of the Captain of a Fire Department. We look forward to being able to welcome you back in 2012.
Reviewed 26 May 2012
We had a wonderful stay. The rental property was exactly as stated. The home was very well maintained. The pool and spa were perfect for our stay with our 2 year old. Although the weather was very … More
Thank you for your review. Your input is very much appreciated & we hope that you will stay with us in the future.
“Wonderful Vacation villa”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2012
We stayed at the villa for the New Year and everything was just perfect. We come from Canada and enjoy being in Central Florida over the Christmas holliday period. We have booked many villas over the … More
Thank you for your review & we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Bella Casa in the future.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Ica adventure is located about 10 minutes from downtown ica there is cheap accessible transportation all the time we are about 15 minutes from the oasis and about 10 minutes from the vineyards, in ica adventures we offer a guide that is already include in the price so i …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Nice la Belle is the fifth city of France. Its natural beauty and mild climate have attracted those in search of relaxation and inspiration. In 1878 the villa Kotschoubey was built as a summer palace for a Ukrainian princess on Baumettes (Villa is now the Musée des Bea …see more
We travelled to Nice with 2 teenagers in August. The communication from Chris the owner and then Julian his representative in Nice prior to our trip had been excellent. This apartment felt like a ho… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Very handy to everything,and only 20 minutes by train to Monaco.
Very secure residence.Amenities of highest standard.… More
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
Excellent apartment in a lovely residential area close to all the Nice attractions and promenade. The beach and prom is a short walk round the corner, with the bars/shops and restaurants on Rue De Fra… More
Comfortable and Modern luxury apartment in the exclusive fishing harbour of Portixol/Es Molinar in Palma directly opposite a small pretty beach. The development of only 8 apartments offers communal pool and garden and private underground parking. There are 2 beds, 2 bat …see more
“a wonderful, quiet, spacious, well equipped, comfortable appartment”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2015
we loved staying here again and will return.it is very relaxing and has everything you need in a lovely, quiet location. what more can you ask for, home from home, thank you.… More
“Perfect holiday location.....”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2015
This apartment was the perfect holiday location for me and my wife. It was comfortable and modern and in a perfect location to enjoy a relaxing but interesting holiday. It’s great being so close t… More
“Already booked to go again!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
Second stay at this great apartment, even better than the first time. Meet and greet worked really well and I found out about some fabulous restaurants I missed last time.
Being Dec we obviously d… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Minimum stay is 3 nights ! Flora8 is a luxury holiday house for 6 persons with a beautiful private and closed garden and a private garage. This brand new house is situated near the station of Blankenberge and only minutes walking from the see shore.The pedestrian shoppi …see more
We had a great time at this property which was well placed for both the town and beach which were both just 10 mins walk away. The house its self was very clean, tidy, modern and well equiped and a p… More
“Homely, spacious, clean and quiet holiday property - ideal for families!”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
We stayed for one week in this house during the summer holiday of 2012, with two little children (1 & 3 years). It's a very comfortable, spacious, well equipped new house, nearby the centre, the beach… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
21 Cordiner's Land is a compact 2 bedroomed apartment, which is fully equipped and luxuriously appointed to the highest standards. Both our apartments (Apartment 39 Lothian House is our other Edinburgh property) have received annual Four Star Self-Catering awards f …see more
Perfect location with amazing views of the castle.Very clean and tidy inside accommodation with all facilities that you require for a great stay in Edinburgh.… More
Thanks for this great review, we are glad you had such a good time in Edinburgh, it is a city full of surprises!
“Nice flat close to everything.”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2015
Great place to stay. Good location, walking distance to most things. Bed was a bit firm. All in all a great place to stay. … More
Thank you for providing a great review of your stay in 21 Cordiner's Land, we are very glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you will return. Edinburgh has so much to offer in regards to attractions within the immediate area, so you would never be short of something exciting to see and do!
“"Perfect location, apartment and host.”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
Everything that the photos promised, immaculate apartment beautifully decorated, extremely well-equipped. Jenny the most thoughtful host....she knew what we might need even before we did! Her personal… More
England / Greater London / Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton
1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Central London, Wimbledon, Hampton Court, Sandown Park racecourse and golf course, Chessington World of Adventure and zoo, Twickenham Stadium and other fine locations on your doorstep!
This is a 1 bedroom, raised ground floor flat in a well maintained 1930s mansion blo …see more
Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Offering spacious accommodation, this newly refurbished 2 bedroom apartment with its fresh and tasteful décor is the perfect place to relax. Situated in a quiet and peaceful location at Newhaven Harbour, only 200 yards from some excellent restaurants at the quayside. …see more
Stayed here with my wife and 2 young children as we visited Edinburgh to meet family. The flat is well equipped and the owner met us on arrival and ran us through the basics.
There is a surprisingly… More
Thank you very much for the feedback - we are looking into organising WiFi for the apartment later this summer so should have this installed for your next visit!
“A great Place to Stay”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2011
We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh staying in Eunice & David apartment. I enjoyed the magnificent view of Newhaven harbour as I eat my breakfast every morning
The apartment clean and bright with a… More
Thank you for the feedback Patrick, we are always delighted to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Tinamara - a stylish, detached Victorian home located in the stunning Ballyholme area of Bangor - with off road car parking. A two minute walk takes you into this charming village within which you have a convenience store, off-license, butchers, pharmacy, several coffee …see more
England / East Sussex / Brighton and Hove / Brighton / Central Brighton
3 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay
2 nights min stay
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Brighton is the ultimate destination for a vibrant city break by the sea and The Birdcage is situated in the heart of city, The South Lanes. This district is world famous for stylish shopping; from the jewelery quarter to the hippest fashion and vintage boutiques. It's …see more
“Great location and a great little house, I would highly recommend The Birdcage”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
We stayed here for 6 nights whilst attending a conference in Brighton. We arrived late on the Friday but this was accommodated and we were met with the keys at the house.
Perfect location for explor… More
England / Cambridgeshire / Cambridge / Central Cambridge
2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay
2 nights min stay
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
This centrally located Cambridge townhouse is ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to the city centre's sites, cafés, restaurants and shopping. Or attend the theatre shows, concerts, or night clubs in the evenings. During the day, hire a punt t …see more
“Convenient, comfortable, good value accommodation”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Very good experience with this rental. Smooth process with owner who was waiting for us to arrive to outline the facilities, provided maps etc. Townhouse is well located with parking, only about 1… More
“Quiet location and comfortable”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
We stayed on three different occasions during May and June 2013. The property is in a quiet location but within easy reach of the centre of Cambridge - a 20 minute walk at the most. Plenty of room fo… More
Completed in 2010, the villa is of style typically of Provence and offers an absolute comfort.
It is one of these places of dream where one likes to still come and return.
Located at the feet of Alpilles, beside a small channel, its sight is superb and its ideal entour …see more
Tuscany / Province of Lucca / Lucca / Piana di Lucca
1 bedroomSleeps 24 nights min stay
4 nights min stay
Nearest beach 35 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The apartment is located in the heart of Lucca's historic city center and has a view of the Giunigi tower which dates back to the Medieval period and is one of the most well-known towers in town.Having been completely remodeled in 2012, the apartment is equipped wi …see more
I want to reccomend this Apartment Palazzo Orsucci in Lucca to all those presons who appreciate art, culture and italian style.
We decided to have some days beetween Lucca and Florence.
The descrip… More
Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Situated 1-2 minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle, location* historical Old Town* this is a bright, spacious and airy third floor flat with lovely views to Lady Stair's Court and beyond to the Firth of Forth in the distance. Lawnmarket is located at the top of the Royal M …see more
Andalucia / Province of Malaga / Costa del Sol / Marbella / Puerto Banus
2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxurious, air-conditioned 2 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex apartment right in the heart of Puerto Banus just completely refurbished and beautifully furnished without consideration of cost - its spacious terrace overlooks the marina and streets of this lively, chic, exciting …see more
I almost do not want to write this review incase other people find out about this amazing flat. We were a group of 4, and this flat was perfect for our stay. The kitchen was fully equipped and the loc… More
LOCATION, LOCATION,LOCATION. Sema Penthouse is a beautifully furnished apartment that is within walking distance to many of Kyrenia's top tourists attractions, cafes, restaurants and not to mention some great beaches nearby. Sema Penthouse has 3 bedrooms and a dressi …see more
A real home from home with everything that is needed for a very comfortable stay. The pool and terrace areas were great, on the days when we didn't want to head to the beach. The apartment is within … More
Thank you Justine for a lovely review. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Amazing villa perfect for visiting Cyprus”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
4 adults stayed at the villa and had an amazing time. The villa is close to kyrenia town centre, we used cabs to the harbour as they were only 10lira which is £2.50.
The villa is very spacious wit… More
It's always makes us happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our home and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future Craig.
“Northern Cypriot hospitality at its best!”
Reviewed 15 May 2013
Always good to be greeted warmly on arrival somewhere. Marisa was incredibly friendly as was the lady who looks after the flat in her absence. There were some complimentary groceries t& a bottle of … More
Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Flexible 2, 3 or 4 bedroom rental option with exclusive use of the property. SUPERFAST BT INFINITY WIFI AND BT TV PACKAGE * PARKING FOR 3 CARS * LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUDED Spacious Georgian proportions with period features retained.Modern bathrooms and shower rooms, …see more
“A lovely large house, well equipped for all the family.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Park House is a lovely house. Well equipped for the larger family. My family and I (11 of us all together) had a lovely week celebrating our parents Golden Wedding anniversary. Lorrena was so accommod… More
Thank you very much for your kind words, the tea and biscuits were specially left for your parents, i know its one of the first things my mum would have said as we arrive " someone put the kettle on" i need a cup of tea after that journey.
“A comfortable home for the weekend!”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
We hired the house as a base for our daughters wedding! We had our three teenage sons with us so the wifi was an obvious benefit. The rooms are large and spacious and big enough for the bride and brid… More
“Nice comfortable stay in a big spacious house”
Reviewed 4 May 2015
The park house is a great place to stay. The three living rooms with its couches made us feel like being at home. We also liked dining in the park house and the good cooking equipment made it easy for… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
A great little gem in the Swedish. The house is located in Småland with beautiful scenery, swimming lakes, forests and rocky areas. The house is located 200m from a forest area where there are marked trails and is located 750m from the beautiful swimming lake. In winte …see more
Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The ground floor has 3 private rooms: one bedroom/living room, one kitchen and one bathroom. The bedroom has one double bed and a sleeping sofa that is OK for one adult person or two children. The sofa bed is 120 cm wide. Nordnes apartment is suitable for a couple/two f …see more
“Great price; comfortable rooms; easy walk to main sites in Bergen”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We were only there two nights, but really enjoyed our stay. We cooked in the kitchen and it had everything we needed. We shared the kitchen and the bathroom with another room, but never had any issues… More
“Stinky & Rusty & Dangerous”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
Very nice psrson and lovely cats but very very very dirty !
1) full of hair in the shower
2) in Entrance full of stinky shoes !
3) "DANGER" !!! Don't touch any eletric bottons for lights and for… More
Thank you for your review,we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied. We are happy to tell you that we upgraded the apartment in 2014, painted it, had new lights and electricity installed and refurnished it in a mid-century style. We have two cats, as listed in the information about the apartment. They are sometimes welcomed into the apartment by cat-friendly guests and that is why they tried to visit you. Best regards,
A lovely holiday villa which is perfect for families and small groups. It is located in a small quiet and peaceful urbanisation of 12 villas just outside the village of Calonge and less than 4 km from one of the gorgeous beaches of the Costa Brava. Several golf courses …see more
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
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 bonu… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Style, luxury and comfort are all about this stunning and very spacious 3 bedroom apartment in one of the most desirable areas of Malta. Spacious layout with stylish interiors and modern fittings make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Beautiful sunn …see more
Caroline greeted us on arrival and couldn't have been more welcoming. Excellent communication via email before trip and Caroline helpfully ordered taxi's to & from the airport for us. This was an idea… More
“Excellent place with lovely owner”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
The apartment is beautiful. Big, very clean with one big terrace and a balcony. Caroline (the owner) is very sweet and nice and caring and flexible. The location is perfect: enough far from the party … More
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
The apartment is exactly as advertised. The facilities are great, there are shops nearby to cover the days to day needs. There is a supermarket in Paceville for everything else. Nightlife is a five or… More
Languedoc-Roussillon / Gard / Aigues-Mortes / Port Du Roy
3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This is a traditional holiday villa in the South of France on a unique luxury marina development . The property includes its own spa pool and private mooring at the end of the garden so it is possible to hire a boat with direct access out onto the canals and the Medite …see more
This is a lovely villa on a marina. Air conditioned throughout and with a patio and hot tub. 20 minute walk into the delightful walled town of Aigues Mortes.
Well-equipped kitchen, Tv with English ch… More
“Location, Location, Location!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Just spent 2 wonderful weeks in this superb villa and didn't want to leave! The villa itself is extremely spacious and clean, with all mod cons and everything you could wish for and more! But for us, … More
“A luxurious villa in a convenient location within an interesting area.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
We cannot praise this spacious villa enough. Luxuriously and tastefully appointed, extremely comfortable with all the home comforts one could want. The dual aspect roof terrace is fabulous and ensures… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Charming Grade II listed Victorian terraced house in quiet, characterful and prestigious Central North Oxford street available for furnished holiday and short lets. Plantation Road has its own Wikipedia page. The key benefit of this property is its location right in the …see more
“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