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.
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …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
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
“A lovely property” This property has everything one could want for a holiday. There are plenty of facilities in the property to allow one to live as one would at home. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest beach which is bea
“Fantastic villa with helpful owner and property manager.” We booked Casa Maurice for our silver wedding anniversary in which we invited our family to stay with us. The youngest child was 10 years old and the oldest adults were pensioners.Despite the v
We have recently returned from a week in Casa Maurice. We were a party of twelve, aged from 1 to 60. My husband and I thought it would be a nice idea to celebrate our 60th birthdays with our family an… More
“Villa was spacious, well maintained and with a fabulous pool.”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
We were an extended family (12 of us) and Casa Maurice was more than adequate for such a large group. The Villa is furnished with quality furnishings and the kitchen has every amenity that you could w… More
Cosy apartment 300 meters from the beach and Miraflores Golf. Relaxing quiet neibourhood. All the facilities: supermarkets, restaurants and bars are in 5 min walking distance. 2 bedrooms, living-dining room, bathroom, balcony and own garden.We have l the Brittish manage …see more
“Comfortable, cosy and convenient” This ground floor apartment has the advantage of secure parking. Is situated only a few minutes from the sea, shops, pier, theatre and cinemas.
The rooms are relatively spacious and the heating is very efficient maki
“Nice apartment with 5 minutes walk to both the citycenter and the beach”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
The apartment was perfect for two adults and two children. The apartment had everything we needed for a week stay. The best part was its location. You can't find a better place to stay in Bournemouth;… More
It gives us great joy when we hear our clients have had a happy time in our apartments. So thank you for your review and thank you for taking the time to write it. We are blessed with our wonderful location and do our best to keep Farthings homely, clean and practical for guests to enjoy.
“Perfect apartment in the perfect location.”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2015
Great little family apartment in walking distance to the beach and town. Fantastic communication from the owners, apartment really clean and superb value for money. Would recommend. … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you found our apartment up to your standard. These reviews are helpful to others looking to book in the future so its sad to read in the press now that the review process is being abused by both business and consumers. Anyway you had a great time and we are delighted our time, love and work is appreciated.
“Lovely apartment in perfect location !”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
We stayed for a week, three adults and two small children, Stephen was very helpful, the apartment had everything we needed, 5 minutes walk from the lift down to the beach, perfect with two pushchairs… More
Lovely review, so thank you for taking the time to write. It was nice to meet you are we are delighted you all had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again, so dont forget we offer a discount to all our returning guests.
“Great central location in Bristol” We are a family of 4 ( 4 adults) who were looking for a central location to have a family weekend. As parents we wanted to sight see and the children wanted great shops. This apartment was perfect. It is very clean
“Everything we hoped it would be” From the moment Flora.and Claudio met us with the keys to the villa we knew that we had chosen well. the villa is very well appointed and tastefully decorated. We were travelling with our young children and elderly mot
Flora and Claudio are very welcoming. The Villa has fantastic views over the bay, from the patio area. The villa is large, spacious and comfortable, with everything you could possibly want - from a di… More
Charles, Katrhyn and their family are nice persons , very respectfull and sweet . They took very good care of the property . We hope to meet them in the future and they come back to Villa Flora.
“Fab location, brilliant property!” Loved this apartment as soon as we walked in, really modern decor with everything you will need for your stay...and more!
Location was brilliant, not too far to travel to the beach or restaurants
Fabulous pool faci
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul
My husband and I stayed in the Artpad at the end of July for 2 nights. I had high expectations from all the positive reviews so was surprised that in real life the apartment is even more amazing than… More
OOOOOOh so lovely to hear your feedback - thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at The Artpad. You must return one day x
“Wonderful apartment, wonderful location!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
This apartment really has the wow factor, having been twice (once being for our wedding) I can say this really is better than the photographs suggest. It has the perfect location for walking out to Ba… More
It's so great to hear that your return trip to The Artpad was just as good as your first! Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you back again one day soon...
“The Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2014
A wonderful apartment in the perfect location.Very welcoming owners and comfy accomodation.
Just a stroll from all the shops,cafes and sights of beautiful Bath and we will definitely be coming back.… More
Thank you so much for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed The Artpad - do come and visit again!
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market …see more
“Quiet location and comfortable” 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 for parking a vehicle
“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
“Nice and quiet and still close to the centre”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
Nice place for a small family. 10 mins walk to city centre. Parking outside. Helpful owners. Good beds and a fine upgraded kitchen and bathroom. A spot to sit outside would have made it even better.… More
“Great for kids, good location.”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Great for kids, good location, Easy parking. Nice garden. Clean, good kitchen and a very nice kiddies playground nearby.… More
Beautiful 3 bedroom villa with private pool located in central Protaras. Landscaped and fully enclosed garden, set in a peaceful location yet only a short walk to the local bars and restuarants. The nearest beach is less than a 5 minute walk. Free Wi-Fi access. …see more
“A golden nugget of a holiday home!” My husband, my mother and I spent Christmas week in this apartment and it was the best Christmas ever! The apartment is spacious, comfortable, extremely well appointed and it was a treat to stay there.
We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It is perfectly situated for all that York has to offer and is beautifully appointed. There is everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, relaxi… More
“It felt like home from home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
A very good property in a convenient location at a reasonable price. It felt like home from home - everything we needed for 4 adults & a baby was available. Booking, finding the property, access & par… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Myself, my friend and her 5 year daughter stayed at 35 Bootham Crescent for 3 nights at the start of August. Before we even got to York, the customer service provided by Mike & Yvonne was brilliant. T… More
“Large spacious comfortable House in a perfect location with amazing views” 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 avail
“A perfect place for a Family Holiday near the Beach!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
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. W… More
“Best place to stay in Edinburgh!!!” Excellent place to stay: close to main attractions, perfect size for 2-4 people, clean, stylish, comfortable and cosy, good mattress. The kitchen has everything you need, such as a fridge, cooker, oven, pots and pan
The directions were spot-on, we found the apartment with no problems. Myself & my husband travelled with our two young children (5 & 3 yrs old), and although there were admittedly a lot of steps to c… More
Thank you for a fabulous review, you’ve just about covered everything. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. I am going to have to do something in regards to the WiFi. The gadget’s called a T-Mobile pointer. It’s called a pointer because you find the best signal available and simply point it at it (or just fix it on the wall in that position). It might just be in the wrong place. I’ll move it about and see if I can get a better signal. Glad it didn’t spoil your holiday.
Haste ye back.
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
The apartment is a real hidden gem within the city of Edinburgh. Located on the royal mile, it makes the whole city easily accessible with just a few minutes of walking. The location is great, and all… More
Thank you for a great review. Being in the heart of the city makes all the difference in getting around and about with ease and of course popping back to the apartment for lunch or to drop off a few holiday purchases during the day. Sorry about the WiFi, it’s a T mobile Pointer; we bought two, one for each apartment after reading some great reviews. I’ll get on to them and find out what the problem may have been. Whenever I stay at the apartment it has always behaved itself so I think it must be something to do with the T Mobile signal at the time. There’s not much point in me paying out each month for a hit and miss WiFi so I’ll get on to them about it first thing. Thanks for letting me know.
Haste ye back.
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Stayed here the end of April and had a fabulous time, the apartment is lovely and its perfectly situated right in the middle of the Royal mile. Only a few minutes walk from Princes street and Waverle… More
Thank you for your great review, and thank you for mentioning how close it is to some of the the main attractions, Princes St and the train station.
Haste ye back.
“Amazing Apartment & Location” We have recently returned from our stay in Malta, we had an amazing time.
It's a luxury apartment, extremely well equipped with spectacular views from the terrace where we had breakfast every morning, what a way to star
We had a lovely stay at the Penthouse Cottonera and recommend it to anyone planning to visit Malta.
We were welcomed by a friend of the owner who took time to walk us through the apartment, which… More
Thank you for a wonderful review. It is very satisfying for us to know we have managed to deliver exactly what we intended. Great value, luxurious comforts and a warm welcome.
“Relaxing, breathtaking views, great location” Property was just as described. Home was in a great location, 2min walk to the beach, grocery store nearby, many restaurant options all within walking distance too! House had everything my family needed
Having stayed in many places in the Algarve, this property was the most enjoyable. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of apartment living, this authentic beach ho… More
“Breath taking” What an amazing villa. The views from the terrace is breath taking yet only a quiet 4 minute walk to pile gate. We had such a wonderful time in Dubrovnik it is a lovely city. The villa has everything you need to make your stay relaxing
“Great location for a relaxing break” We enjoyed a very relaxing few days at Villa Bottai. Federica and her father were very kind and helpful, and the villa is comfortable and in a great location: peaceful, but with local shops, etc. a short walk away
“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
“A great find - perfect for short or long stays” Kenny's a great person to be in touch with - easily contactable.
A nice, clean fifth floor apartment right near the central station - perfect for the city centre too. Very comfortable with a large telev
“Very nice apartment near the life science centre”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
1 nice living room with open nice kitchen, 2 nice bathrooms and 2 cute bedrooms.
Good feeling. Nice TV in living room.
Just a bit too less cooking utensils in the kitchen room...
We were really sur… More
“A good flat that could be great”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
We were very comfortable here and appreciated the great location.
Unlike other Newcastle apartments we've stayed in, this one has two bedrooms, are two bedrooms, although the smaller of the two, w… More
“Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!!!!” This is a great flat within a minutes walk of the Hove sea front.
The flat is furnished to a high standard and has everything you need. Fiona (the owner) is lovely and had everything ready for us and couldn't
Seven of us stayed for a conference two years ago and came back again this year to the same flat. This place is wonderful. From the fresh flowers to the underfloor heating in the bathrooms, it has abs… More
“What a great base for a week in Brighton!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
The beach hut apartment was the ideal Hove base for a trip to Brighton. A stylish, well equipped apartment with everything we needed for a great week. Far enough out, but close enough to town.....a … More
“A perfect luxury apartment for young families close to the beach and Brighton”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2013
The apartment is absolutely outstanding and we really enjoyed our time there.
It is in a great location with the quiet and clean Hove beach just a five minute walk away and Brighton about a twenty… More
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest.
Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr …see more
“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
“Lovely accomodation and most friendly owner” Super clean, spacious rooms with a complete set of nice extras in the kitchen and convenient location to transport links - the best value in town and a friendly owner as well. Five minutes walk to train st
We had a great few weeks in this apartment. It is truly a home from home break with everything you need supplied. It is an excellent location with a wealth of transport facilities. The River Thames… More
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
We spent a week at this charming and comfortable flat and loved everything about it. Wendy, the owner, has obviously taken great care to furnish and outfit the flat. The location is excellent for We… More
“Wonderful flat, fabulous host who went above & beyond”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
This flat is a nice 1 bedroom that is exactly as advertised. The bed is comfortable. The living room is homey and spacious. There is a nice table to eat meals at, the kitchen is easy to cook in, with … More
“The villa on the website looked too good to be true, but it exceeded our expectations” We only had a small window in May to take a holiday with our 2 grown up sons and partners, so we were surprised we got Casa Branco Grande for 10 days at a great pri
This is a lovely villa just suitable in every way for a family with young baby, preschool child and grandparents. Lovely setup, well equipped and so quiet with just a 20 minute walk into town. There w… More
Glad you enjoyed your holiday Annette. Thanks for choosing us.
“Private villa, beautiful resort, great for a beach holiday with the kids!”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2015
This was our first time to stay in a private villa and our first time in Carvoeiro. It is a beautiful resort, great for a beach holiday with the kids
The villa was perfect for us. The kids loved… More
Glad you had a great time Bob, hope to have you stay again some time soon
“Beautiful Garden and View” This is a lovely villa with a very private garden. Some thought has gone into making the garden attractive but also to supply shade at different times of the day. Pool very good. Inside of villa is modern and well equippe
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
A beautiful 2 bed ground floor apartment with fantastic views over Kotor Bay with use of the stunning communal pool. The ground floor aspect affords greater patio room but the elevated nature of the property still rewards with gorgeous views across the bay. …see more
“Great accommodation in a lovely setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at The Old Stables and Stable Cottage. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses are next do
Five old schoolfriends stayed here for a girls weekend. House is immaculate with everything we needed. Situated in a very quiet village with excellent train connections to Bath (10 mins away) Bristol,… More
The tiny train to Bath is an idyllic way of getting to the city centre in less than ten minutes. It is an outstandingly beautiful valley that the train travels through. In fact it is quicker to get to Bath City Centre from here is quicker than most places in Batch, unless you are staying right in the noisy middle. It is also much quicker to get to the University of Bath via Brass Knocker Hill, mainly because it avoids all the traffic.
You will be very welcome to stay again.
“Excellent accomodation, great village”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Old Stables was really well furnished. It had every thing you could need. Everything was in excellent condition and there was loads of space. It was a great village, very pretty with lots of oppor… More
Thank you for this lovely review.
The Community shop is quite expensive but it is good to know that any profits are spent on good causes in the community.
“Great place and location”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2013
My husband and I, our 19yo son and 12yo daughter stayed here for 4 nights. The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us as we needed three bedrooms. The proximity to the local train station was great and i… More
Our guests are often surprised how easy it is to get into Bath. Much easier than if you were staying just outside and had the hassle of finding parking. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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
“More than an Apartment, a romantic dream!” 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 descriptions an
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with beach, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Spectacular large private roof top terrace with sea and volcano view.Th …see more