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.
“Perfect Honeymoon Location” My husband and I arrived Sunday 3rd April, to find The Saltings was everything that we had hoped it would be and more. It is an immaculate cosy cottage, which was an absolute pleasure to return to, after spending our days e
Lovely cottage that suited our needs very well for a week (2 adults and a toddler). We thought it was a pretty cottage, decorated in a lovely style and had all the amenities we needed, for our first w… More
Thanks Lynley. Pleased you enjoyed the Saltings and made the most of the area, including Badminton! Regards, John and Jane
“Excellent cottage - a real home from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2015
The cottage was excellent, everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable & relaxing. The welcome pack was a very nice touch & the comprehensive "making the most of your stay" information… More
Thanks for the review Duncan. We are pleased you found our guide useful. We have stayed in many other properties where they are out of date, so we make sure ours is updated regularly so it is useful. It's also a good excuse for us to try out many of the delights of Bath to make sure they come up to our standards :-) Hope you are able to visit us again sometime. Regards
John and Jane
“Beautiful cottage in a great location!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2015
The Saltings cottage is a wonderful place to stay! The decor & feel is great, so peaceful. You are welcomed with fresh bread and stocked up with eggs, butter, drinks & milk too. Just down the road is … More
Thank you very much for the review - we really appreciate it! Glad you like the location - we are lucky to have the Bathampton Mill so close - it's even better in summer, so come and see us again :-)
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region …see more
Situated in the heart of historic St Andrews with its numerous golf courses, university, wonderful beaches and coastal walks. This newly renovated apartment is on the second floor of traditional Victorian terrace. The apartment has been refurbished to a very high order …see more
“Great Central London flat” I have stayed at this flat 3 times now. It is a perfect apartment for 1 or 2 guests. It's top floor, clean, quite, comfortable and plenty spacious. It is a great location: very close to 2 Tube lines, Reagent's Park and a
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 th… More
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
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
“Excellent accommodation, good position, welcoming landlord” We enjoyed our stay, the flat was surprisingly spacious and views good. It was easy to walk into central Porto. Our landlord was very helpful and gave us good advise
The flat was spacious and well equipped - all we needed in kitchen and bathroom. Pedro was very helpful. We arrived early, while the flat was being cleaned and he found us space to leave baggage and c… More
“My Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
This apartment was the perfect location to explore and experience the delights of Oporto.
Pedro was an excellent host, providing an exceptional service, collecting and returning us to the airport, an… More
“Wonderful apartment and location plus amazing hosts!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
This apartment was perfect for our weeks stay in Porto. We arrived to a very clean and well kept apartment with a beautiful view from the front porch. Our hosts, Pedro and Rosario, were there to great… More
“A perfect place for a Family Holiday near the Beach!” This Holiday Home is a very spacious property not far from Morriscastle Beach. It suited our large group of 6 adults, 4 young children and a dog perfectly.
The owners were a pleasure to deal with
“Large spacious comfortable House in a perfect location with amazing views”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2015
I would highly recommend staying at this property, It was great value for money, plenty of space and all the required facilities you could want.
The owners where always available to advise or help w… More
“Like Living in a Postcard” From the moment we walked through the gate of Villa Acacia, my family and I felt at home. The beauty and spaciousness of the home and grounds contributed to the best vacation we had ever had. Mario kindly took us to buy groc
The Villa Le Terazze is beautiful! It fit our purposes perfectly. We had 9 family members staying there and held a small wedding ceremony in the yard. The garden and views are fabulous and the space o… More
“A delightful stay!” My wife and I stayed here for a little over a week while we waited for our permanent housing to become available. We could not have asked for a better place to land! The apartment is exceedingly clean, spacious, and the location is
“Home from home accommodation in an excellent location”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2014
Clean, comfortable and well apointed accommodation with excellent local amenities as well as easy access to Manchester, the Cheshire countryside and beyond. Resident owner, Debbie, most helpful and at… More
“Lovely and calm”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2014
Lovely, beautifully furnished apartment located just off Wilmslow high street close to good choice of eateries and a 10 minute walk from the railway station. Best food at Coach and Four ..... a long w… More
“Beautiful garden apartment”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2013
Our stay in Debbie's apartment was everything we wished. Great location - in a quiet cul-de-sac yet walking distance to Wilmslow centre. Lovely character apartment beautifully appointed. Parking di… More
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you as my guests and I look forward to welcoming you both back again for your next visit in the New Year!
“Excellent stay” From initial contact Mr. Theodoros and his team were wonderful hosts who went beyond the call of duty to assist with our needs and requests and for this we were extremely grateful and wish to thanks them. the villa was exactly as depic
“Beautiful house with shared pool in quiet location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2013
We spent two weeks with our two boys, 8 and 3 years old, at Villa Orange, next to Villa Lemon, which are both similar. The boys enjoyed the beautiful shared swimming pool, which we almost had to ourse… More
“A home from home.”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
Great clean accommodation, fully equipped and some.
Quiet area but close to all amenities. Whole family enjoyed staying there and will be booking again for next year.
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“A perfect taste of Corfu”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We have recently thoroughly enjoyed a 2 week stay in Lemon Villa. The house, garden and pool are all very attractive and we had everything we could possibly need. The beds are firm and comfortable and… More
Solaris one bedroom apartments offers high standard accommodation with excellent facilities making it a perfect choice for families and couples for excellent value.Ideally located in the centre of Kassiopi close to the village harbour and to the main square .<br /&g …see more
This is a stunning, spacious, Ibicencan villa with spectacular views to the mountains and to the sea ideally situated close to the airport, best beaches of the island and Ibiza town.As you walk into the spacious grounds of the villa, you have private parking for several …see more
“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
“Great apartment, excellent services and beautiful location!” Together with 2 friends we stayed for a week in this apartment and had a great time. The apartments is very nice, has good services and the environment is very beautiful. Great restaurants w
A charming apartment in the old town of Ostuni, conveniently located for the excellent food shops in the old town and the buzz of the main piazza, as well as being a short walk to the bigger stores of… More
“Beautiful and great location” Strengths:
- Beautifully furnished and very spacious house.
- Super convenient location so close to Barrio Alto
- Very good suggestions provided by the owners
- Very good quality-price ratio
Only improvement area:
Stayed at this lovely apartment in July. It had everything that I needed and was within a short walk to some great restaurants and bars, which was really buzzing. The weather was fantastic and in apa… More
“Lovely little house and great for a family”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
We stayed for a week in this cottage near Principe Real. The location is great for those who want to be able to walk around in old Lisbon. Its very near Bairro Alto and Rato is a bit further. Lots … More
Thanks so much! Glad you and your family enjoyed and felt comfortable. Best wishes.
“Great value, terrific apartment for family”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
We visited Lisbon in mid June with the family (2 kids 14 and 12). The apartment is very nice: very comfortable double bed and 2 single beds in a separate bedroom; new well equipped kitchen; washing ma… More
“Great apartment close to centre” We stayed here for a girlie Weekend away and had a great time. The apartment was well furnished, clean and.spacious for the 6 of us. The owner was really helpful and made us feel very welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to re
This was an amazingly large flat and our first experience with Holiday Lettings. We stayed for a week. The location was perfect for our family and very quiet inside the flat. Just a short walk from th… More
Thank you for your kind comments, it's been a busy season so apologies for the delay in my response. Regards Carol
“Well situated appealing flat with all the essentials and great service.”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
Fifteen minutes walk to the beach at East Cliff or down to town center. Very close to the bus and train stations and a big Asda. Well equiped with two doubles, one with en-suite as well as the family … More
“Good location, excellent facilities”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
Great place to stay, the flat is equipped with everything you could need for a long or short stay. Good location, just a short walk into the centre....lots of bars and restaurants.… More
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.
“Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.
Excellent customer service from local contact - a problem with the boiler was resolved (new boiler fitted) all within 2 hours … More
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Palma and stayed in this lovely apartment. We have been to Majorca many times and stayed in Palma quite a few of those times, normally staying … More
We had a brilliant time at the apartment, excellent sound proof windows and very clean and in a great central location. Richard the owner was really easy to communicate with and gave us lots of excell… More
Thank you for your kind comments.
The address is on Rue De France, so close to everything! The sea, beach and old town, but without the noise! We don't charge for normal cleaning, electricity or water like other owners.
The apartment is also only 10 minutes via bus from the airport (Nice International Airport) if you take a number 98 bus for a few euros (can use this ticket all day!!). Also we are about a 15 minute walk from train station, or 5 mins in a taxi.
We have many return guests; please see our guest comments.
It was very popular last year and this year looks the same so far.
Our website below has loads of info and booking form information. The website has guest comments, booking information, pictures and maps.
The apartment is situated just off the Promenade des Anglais and the beach, which is just off a quiet side street, called Rue de France in the centre of Nice. But close nearby to all restaurants, cafes and etc. The building is a listed 1870's building, so there are no night clubs, bars, etc,underneath the apartment to make it noisy, in accordance with French Law.
There is a small french bakery, on the street, which does gorgeous breads, croissants and coffees! There is also a good sensible cafe night life in the area. To give it that vibrant buzz.
The apartment sleeps four, and has four separate beds, one of which can be made into two large. Five by arrangement. The apartment has a TV, DVD, CD system, amazing French provincial marble bathroom and shower area with a square sink, kitchen dining area, freezer and fridge, cooker, kettle, large French airy windows, safe deposit box and air-conditioning even though the apartment is nice and cool in the summer months. All cutlery, plates and etc. Are provided. There is also a guest book and information in the apartment as well. To give a very French South of France feel.
The apartment is in a fantastic location, only 10 mins from the airport, either by taxi or bus. I would personally take the bus, which only costs a few Euros per person and the ticket lasts all day, for the whole of the Nice area. Really easy with luggage as well. As is only a 2 minute walk from the bus-stop on the sea front, beach and palm trees. Very central and near the Old Town!
You could also hire a car? There is loads of parking. But to be honest, the train, bus, and yacht services are fantastic to get to Cannes, St. Tropez, Antibes, Monte-Carlo, and even Italy. For instance, you can be in Monte-Carlo or Cannes in 15-20 mins by train! We have a special arrangement with a parking company and Irfan and his team can provide cheaper parking than other areas.
Hope to see you again soon!
A Bientot Richard et Family
“A fabulous location to expolore cote d'azur”
Reviewed 13 May 2015
Very clean and habitable apartment, excellently situated at the start of the endless restaurants and a few bars. A three minute walk to the beach! amazing. Sleeps 3/4 comfortably. Owner is extremely h… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It takes effort to do this.
The apartment is only 10 - 15 minutes via bus from the airport. Then just get off at either Sporting Plage or Blue beach, cross the road, and then you are there, at, "Appartement Bord de la Mer".
We are close to a lovely french bakery. The apartment is light and airy, with lovely large french windows and traditional Niscoise shutters. The wi-fi is super fast to make our/your friends and work Collegues jealous via Skype or face time.
I personally love the bathroom in this apartment with a great shower and lovely square sink. I'm also very fussy about getting a good nights sleep, so have made the beds as comfortable as possible.
We just wish that we could stay as long as some our long term renters e.g 1 - 2 months! We work hard to keep it clean and make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible.
Richard & Family :)
“Beautiful apartment, perfect location”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
Stayed with friends for a week - the apartment was comfortable, spacious and clean. It was located perfectly - took a couple of minutes to get to the beach and not much longer to other amenities. Wo… More
J'y suis allé avec des amis pour une semaine - l'appartement était confortable, spacieuse et propre. Il a été parfaitement situé - a pris quelques minutes pour se rendre à la plage et pas beaucoup plus de temps à d'autres équipements ... "
Apartment at 100m from the beautiful white sandy beach of Alcudia, with swimming pool and children's mini-pool. Quite, residential area at 200m to all amenities, sports-rentals and shops. Perfect for biking or walking to everywhere. Next to a beautiful lake. WI-Fi. …see more
“Wonderful Los Famingos apartment” We stayed 6 nights in October.The apartment has all you need and more.The views are amazing,you can see Gibralter on most days as the sun always shines in this part of Spain.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are a very shor
Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
Nice property. Clean and newly decorated. Owner lovely and helpful. Pint of milk in fridge on arrival and ice already made in the freezer for that first vital G and T. Excellent value.… More
Thank you for your review of Angel Lodge, Angela
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Myself my wife and young son (15 months) enjoyed the accomodation at Angel Lodge and had a great break in Whitstable.
The standard of the decoration and furnishings was high, and it had everything … More
Thank you for your review and your stay at Angel Lodge, Angela
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 …see more
“fantastic” We went on holiday with a 6 week old a 10 year old and some friends th e villa was safe and was great for all ages . we had a fab time and the manager looked after us well we had a fab holiday and would return any time .
An opportunity to stay on the most photographed street in Ireland. This row of historic town houses draws artists and photographers worldwide, all eager to capture first hand the beauty of the Jewel in Galway's crown.
The house has breathtaking views of the River …see more
Enjoy the summer 2017 in Alea Resort Villas!
Your stay in Lefkada acquires a new dimension in the exquisite Alea Resort
Villas (Dioni & Phedra), situated amongst 5.5 acres of dense vegetation,set up on the ‘Megali Vrisi’ hill in Lefkada, just 1km fr …see more
“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
“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,
This apartment is a good choice for family holiday makers to Oxford. It is spacious enough for five of us, quiet, clean and well-equipped, having everything we needed. We stay here in early August 2… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the apartment more than met your needs and that you enjoyed your time in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“I can not imagine a better self-catering accommodation in Oxford.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
A lovely, beautifully appointed clean, convenient flat, near to everything, yet quiet in a lovely section of North Oxford. Although it rained, so we could not make use of the charming patio/garden, i… More
Thank you. We appreciate that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Very good communication from Hilary, the owner. Flat is in a great location, in a lovely part of town, easy walk to Jericho for restaurants etc., can walk into city centre too or catch bus from nearby… More
“Very Pleased” Finding somewhere close to Cardiff on short notice and affordable can be incredibly difficult. Finding somewhere that's well presented and good quality even more so.Luckily we found the rental advertised.
After a warm welcome and tour
Whether you would enjoy walking or jet skiing, nature or night life, there is plenty of choice for you to explore and enjoy!This luxury home is the ideal place for your next holiday. Watersports? Diving, swimming, surfing, water skiing, paddle boating or sailing? …see more
“Excellent location, hospitality and accomodation” Spent a week at Casa Rural Can Pol which we used as a base for a week's cycle training. The location couldn't have been better with easy access to some of the best roads for cycling I have ever been on
Stayed for two weeks during which time we walked, cycled, kayaked, swam in rivers and sea and enjoyed great hospitality from Cristina and her Family. From the beginning we were welcomed and helped in … More
“Fabolous villa” Very nice villa with greath views over the ocean. The villa is superb and the people of the tiny village of Kalkan is friendly with restaurants full of nice seafood and good shopping. The nearby beaches is beautiful.
“A magical, mystical and extremely comfortable time in Kalkan - a home away from home!”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
Just want to say what a lovely place Villa Surya is and how important it was to have this luxury and comfort for refreshing soul and body! All of us on holiday are usually hardworking, busy and extre… More
“Everything we could have hoped for and more”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
Have just returned from our stay in villa Surya and will definitely return, the views are spectacular. The villa provided everything we needed and more and was exceptionally clean. Spent most days r… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
Fantastic place to stay. Loads of space. The pool and the spa really have to be seen to be believed we made full use of them both day and night. Great for the kids. Kalkan is really charming, grea… More
“Excellent accomadation to stay at” Just a note to say what a great holiday we had at your villa. Your home is of a very high standard with everything you need whether its lazing in the pool, surfing the internet, playing in the games room or just wat
This Villa is just what your looking for ,It has everything you will need to have a great stay,Close to the shops,parks and airport,Excellent location… More
“Beautiful villa - fantastic location what more could you ask for”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
Myself, husband and adult son have just returned from a fantastic holiday of two weeks at this property. On arrival the villa was very welcoming, situated on a quiet road in the beautiful peaceful Lak… More
“Superb stay in a lovely home.”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
I stayed in this villa with my wife, two children (12 and 10) and mother in law for three weeks in May and June 2013. Within five minutes of arriving my children had got themselves into the loveley po… More
“Great accomodation centrally located and well equipt” Lovely flat with high quality furnishings and fittings. Beds very comfortable. Sheets good and towels very good in both quality and number available.
Kitchen well equipt with blender, coffee mak
My family and I had a lovely week at Richard's apartment. The apartment was spotless and is really well appointed. Tigne Bay is a great location. Our 9 year old daughter loved the pool and the big scr… More
“We didnt want to leave the apartment!”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2014
I work at Spain Select in Spain, which is the leader luxury and design apartment rental company in Madrid and I felt like this apartment could be one of ours.
Living area and rooms are spacious, br… More
Thank you for your comments. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment.
As far as the cleaning is concerned, we are sorry that we clearly did not manage to achieve our usual standard and have raised the matter with our cleaning company.
“Very happy - will return!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2013
This apartement was perfect for us, a family of four with 2 children, 5 and 7 years old. It is large and has everything you need. Just next to the building is the Point shopping center where you can b… More