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.
“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.
Boutique Luxury Loft Apartment in the heart of Vieux Carouge, Geneva's fanciest neighborhood with plenty of little shops, art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and local markets. High speed internet access, flat screen TV entertainment center, nespresso cappucc …see more
“Super Villa, Stunning Location, Beautiful Sardinia” We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday staying at Villa Champagne. The Villa is exactly as pictured, set in a quiet hillside location overlooking the Bay of Alghero and the Capo Caccia pe
“So good I think I'll buy one !!” Not much more I can say than in the title, Dawn was exemplary to deal with as with every experience I have had renting off her or Owners Direct but her apartment was better than most as it really did cater for the kids
I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Everything from the decor, the facilities and the location are first class.
Right from the beginning when booking I knew we had made the right choice.… More
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2012
From the beginning Dawn made it an easy and comfortable experience.
This is definitely the place you want to stay in Dubai. The apartment is very well located, spacious and its price is very afforda… More
“Stop looking for perfect condo to rent - this is it.”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2011
I visited Dubai beginning December, 2011 for a conference. I travelled with 2 friends and preferred to stay in a condo instead of hotel. I did extensive research on many many websites looking for co… More
“Magical” Travelled summer this year with my wife & our teenage daughter, what can we say about our stay, but wow! The photos are a true reflection of the villa, & the owners are exceptionally friendly & welcoming. It was definitely home from home with
From the moment we arrived to the sad day of our departure we were made to feel very welcome. All the family are so friendly and Chester the dog is certainly a loveable character. The Villa is beaut… More
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
After sailing for a week and a couple of days in Athens, Rock Houses' villa Melody was just the thing we needed to finish our Honeymoon! Yioula, the care and consideration you have taken in the detail… More
“A perfect oasis.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2011
We have just returned from our holiday in Crete. We stayed in the Villa Melody, Rock Houses ,Platanias. We were greeted by Yioula the owner.of the villa. She was very friendly and welcoming and had ev… More
Great people! Great family! Any owner who accommodates them will wish to have them to their rental all the time as I do! Never seen a more clean and respective family.
“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
“Awesome location!! - fantastic house - perfect for a chilled out holiday.” This is the second time we have stayed at this house. It has everything you need for a perfect stay. The views are stunning and the location is perfect - close to Wanaka. Acro
loved the whole experience, the house was great and the location was fantastic, everything you need for a great family holiday is laid on.
The owners were fantastic to deal with, very nice all round.… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bellevue Lake Hawea,
We are pleased to hear positive feedback and your family have lovely memories of your stay at Lake Hawea.
“Stunning view ...” I and my models had a great time here. Villa Ortensia is simply lovely and intimate.
The view is simply stunning ... Nature, green and cleaned air make this villa the perfect stay for a photographer and his staff.
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Our stay at the lovely Villa Ortensia just outside of Sarzana, began with meeting Francesca. She was very warm, friendly, informative and sincerely concerned that our visit would be memorable. We we… More
“Beautiful villa high up on a hilltop!”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
We stayed at Villa Ortensia for six days/nights early October. Although it was too cold to swim, the grounds were gorgeous, with distant views of the Mediterranean Sea. We stood next to the swimming… More
“Wonderful oasis in Italy”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
My husband and two adult children stayed at this beautiful villa for a week and it was wonderful. The villa is in perfect condition, beautifully decorated and every detail seen to. Francesca was the m… More
Our stay in Darwin was made better by the Wharf 2 Apartment. The position was excellent and the apartment was spacious and well appointed. Everything needed for a relaxing holiday was provided. Many e… More
“Amazing apartment in fabulous location”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Darwin Wharf Apartments are situated in a great location to the city and all the tourist sites. The Apartment itself is beautiful - very spacious, clean and with everything you need. It has a fabulous… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
Superb place to stay, very neat and well presented accomodation.Location is ideal with everything in walking distance.Love the resturants downstairs. The apartment was very clean and neat with all ame… More
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.” Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old buildi
Studio 39 was a great base for which to explore Tavira and surrounding areas. Close to the train stations of Tavira and Porta Nova and the bus station a five minute walk away. The river and the roman… More
“spending 9 days in tavira at studio 39:all expectations fulfilled to the best”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
thank you very much Melanie and Valter!you and your lovely studio 39 made our stay a memorable one.We spent 9 days with our 10 year old son in the flat and we can recomment this place to everyone.All … More
“Immaculate & cosy place in an enchanting location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
The apartment is bright and cheerful with new appliances and decor. The place was immaculate and felt like we were the first to visit. Big plus was a fantastic shower! It is perfectly located on the m… More
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge” Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning proper
Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds ar… More
Thanks ladies we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you liked all the improvements we have done and look forward to seeing you again next May.
John & Kath
“"House of Gold" says it all”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Impressive villa which is even bigger than the pictures suggest! The facilities of swimming pool, tennis court, gym and BBQ space outside served perfectly as a base for the holiday. Great location bot… More
Pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Reviewed 18 Nov 2014
From the moment we booked the villa the service and responses from the owner and his local contact were excellent. I have stayed there twice this year, firstly with a group of friends for a girls week… More
Thanks for the great review look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future
“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
“Lovely Memories to take home with us..” The facilities at Westdene were great, the best way of describing it would be you had packed everything including the kitchen sink arrived and anything and everything we could have needed was there.
“Perfect, home from home, ideal location, quiet yet close enough to everything you will need.”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Our recent trip to Brighton was an extended Birthday celebration with my partner and a group of friends and family. Rose (the property owner) was extremely helpful and accommodating from first contac… More
“Excellent break over the festive period, lovely sea location”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
First class accommodation, the house was beautifully equipped with everything we needed when travelling with 2 young children. House feels spacious and very tastefully furnished. The stove in the lo… More
Fall asleep to the lullaby of the ocean. Go for an adventure or just lounge or relax. One minute away from a stretch of white sand beach. Dine on delicious locally grown, organic foods. Near to all major attractions such as Blue Lagoon, Reach Falls and rafting on the R …see more
Eagle House is directly on the sandy beach of family friendly Viking Bay and we endeavour to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons! All you need to do is get here and enjoy your stay.
A gentle note when booking please let us know whether you need one bed …see more
El apartamento esta precioso y limpísimo gracias a sus dueños que lo cuidan al detalle. El pueblo tiene un gran encanto y hay muchas playas cerca para disfrutar de los deportes acuáticos. Sin duda,… More
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
Propre, bien agencé, super propriétaires on a passé un super week end et on compte bien y retourner bientot… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
a recommander absolument tout était fait pour notre bien être,Laure et Alain sont super accueillant , le logement était neuf, propre , fonctionnel, bien situé ( accès facile pour l'autoroute, du … More
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” 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 recomend this
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.
Reviewed 30 May 2013
We have just come back from a lovely weekend at the promenade, we traveled with my Grandmother and the bungalow is perfect for anyone with limited mobility.
We especially loved the amazing view and … More
“Fantastic holiday rental !” I booked Broomfield house for a short break with family and friends to celebrate my birthday.
All dealings with Jill the owner were prompt and very friendly, with lots of helpful advice.
The house is well situated and wit
“Fantastic stay at Broomfield House - beautiful house and gardens and ideal for large groups.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2015
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Broomfield House. I spent the weekend there with 13 friends and the house was perfect. We were greeted by Jill and Ben on arrival who were very friendly and s… More
“Just perfect for our extended family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
Jill and Ben are excellent hosts and they made us feel most welcome in their home. The 'goodies' in the fridge - especially the Cava - were much appreciated after our journey.
Broomfield House met ou… More
“a great place for a vacation with lots of things to do”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2014
Broomfield house was perfect for us! Enough space for 14 people (6 adults, 8 teenagers) to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation. The big kitchen, the two living-rooms and the beautiful garden made it … More
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody” Received excellent customer service from susan falkner, the accomdation was perfect for my niece's wedding so close to the Lough Erne Resort. The house was in excellent condition perfect to suit any families, I
This is the second time that I have stayed here.
The accommodation is of high quality and the facilities in the resort are second to none. The food in the resturants, the golf courses and the spa … More
Many thanks for visiting us for a second time & for such wonderful feedback. Glad everyone enjoyed the free WiFi and yes we agree the facilities within the Resort are superb - the Restaurants, Bars, Tai Spa & Golf Courses are perfect places to relax and enjoy some well deserved down time! Hopefully we can welcome you all back again for a 3rd time. Best wishes, Susan
“Special place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Just back from a short break at lough Erne. Excellent location, fabulous house very spacious with all the trimmings. Attention to detail exceptional. Comfy beds, great sleep. We will be back.… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay break in our lodge and appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you all back! Best regards, Susan
“Lough Erne Resort. Enniskillen”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Beautifully presented house in a stunning location. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for any length of stay. We attended a family wedding at the nearby hotel (a 3 minute walk) … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an honest and wonderful review - it was our pleasure to have been able to accommodate you all & we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Erne once more.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
“Fabulous house in a fantastic location” My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be bothered by
Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hi… More
A very modern international style property, private pool with jaquzzi, five large terraces,gardens and fabulous roof garden. The roof garden has a bar, plunge pool, outdoor kitchen with two barbeques and is totally private. Terrace overlooking the pool with stunning sea …see more
“It was great” Description of Villa Lina is completely untrue, but the impression of being here will surpass any expectations. Equipped beaches, shops and entertainment market with excellent natural products can be found in the nearby resort towns Torr
Particularly striking is the welcoming atmosphere that greets the incomers, who are made to feel at home since their arrival.
The wonderful Villa is equipped with every comfort, well furnished, air c… More
“Idyllic apartment in quiet location” Lovely apartment, really well equipped and comfortable with a lovely indoor and outdoor 'lounge' and all on ground floor so just a few feet to the quiet shared swimming pool. Pool is small but perfectly adequate f
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 … More
Hello, we would like to thank you again for choosing to stay in our beautiful Apartment in Vilamoura. I would like to let you know that we have already received multiple booking requests for the summer of 2017 and if you are looking to book again I would ask you to contact us soon as we may get sold out fairly quickly. Best Regards
Reviewed 20 Sep 2015
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
The Pictures do not do this place justice; you have to be there to understand how magnificent this villa is. it is like staying at a home away from home with the privilege of having the beautiful soun… More
Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am so glad to know you found our facilities and services so good! There are so many details on your review that everyone who reads your comments will exactly know what we are about, what to expect, and what to receive when taking a chance on us. Our commitment to offer the most passionate service increases every day, as we enjoy so much looking after all our customers! We care about customer service; we strive on being different, for we are certain that being different is what makes us strong. Thank you for trusting us, we are already eager to meet you again. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back to our family owned villa. With warmest regards, Koulla & Michael
“my familys most favourite place to stay.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
we stayed at Bayview Villa for the fourth year running and have already booked again for next year.we have been to many holiday destinations over the years and Bayview is definitely the best place we … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for our villa. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and the villa overall. You are most welcome to our - your house every year.
We look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Koulla and Michael. xx
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
As soon as we walked in to the villa, it felt like home. Koulla and Michael, the owners, have good taste and have equipped the villa with everything you could want. The rooms are really well decorate… More
Thank you for your kind words. You are most welcome, see u soon.
Spacious and welcoming flat with 2 room 60 mq flat in Bari, overlooking the sea. Renovated in 2013, available brand new.
Ideal for everyone: couples and families, even with children.
Consists of a double bedroom (with option to add a bed for adult), spacious lounge wit …see more
“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
“Home from home in Avignon” We had a most enjoyable stay in the apartment in rue Balance in Avignon.
We had a warm welcome and we were shown around to make sure we knew where everything was in the apartment. The welcome tray of wine and chocolates
It's a comfortable, charming, and very French appartment in an old building very centrally placed. Its as good as the best reviews and the pictures don't really do it justice. Yes the kitchen could … More
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in the apartment - and thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again!
“A lovely apartment”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
A delightful, elegant apartment, comfortable and well furnished. Its location is perfect, very central and within walking distance of the station yet its setting in a charming peaceful courtyard make… More
Reviewed 4 Nov 2012
We had a lovely stay at this beautiful apartment in Avignon. The keyholder was at the door to meet us as our taxi drew up, and gave us a wonderfully warm welcome. The apartment is gorgeous – archite… More
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n
“Great flat. Great location” My wife and I stayed in this lovely flat for 5 nights enjoying a romantic break while the kids stayed with Grandma in Scotland. It was comfortable and well equiped with all the essentials. Being on the top floor it was well
Cannot wait to stay again, just perfect for a stay in London.
Great location to reach all the attractions, we even had our shopping delivered on arrival to ensure a good start to our visit and we co… More
“Perfect space, atmosphere and location to explore the heart of London.”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2013
This rental is the perfect setting for a closer look at London's streets and attractions, with all amenities within easy walking distance, we couldn't have asked for anything more. The accommodation w… More
“A very nice place”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2015
I've stayed with my family (wife and two teens) and everything was OK. The apartment is well located and very functional. A very, very nice staying!!! Thanks Liz.… More