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Best city breaks


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.



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Platanias holiday villa rental

Chania Prefecture / Platanias

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.08 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 - £1966 / week

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from £129 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cascais Centre holiday apartment rental

Cascais / Cascais Centre

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply Fantastic: the apartment, the views, the town and surrounding areas” What a fantastic place to stay. From the amazing views out to Sintra and Lisbon, to the peaceful setting atop of Cascais. I never write these reviews, but felt I really should  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £110 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Zadar

Zadar County / Zadar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Apartment Idassa will inspire you to discover an historical and romantic city like Zadar. We offer wonderful, cosy accommodation to spend some days while visiting beautiful Croatia. Apartment is modern decorated, totally furnished and equipped with everything you need.  …see more

from £26 / night

£171 / week

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from £26 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £137 / night

£556 - £1539 / week

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from £137 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Wanaka ski home to rent.

Otago Region / Wanaka

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Ski
“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  …see more

from £149 / night

£1038 / week

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from £149 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Sarzana with swimming pool

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“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. We'll be ba  …see more

from £184 / night

£1283 - £2548 / week

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from £184 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Darwin

Top End / Darwin

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Swimming pool
“An excellently positioned and beautifully furnished haven” Aircon in the main bedroom struggled in comparison to the other rooms but all in all, we couldn't fault it.  …see more

from £183 / night

£1707 / week

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from £183 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Central Tavira holiday studio let

Tavira / Central Tavira

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 - £424 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Mojacar holiday apartment rental

Mojacar / Mojacar Playa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Mojacar Playa, Andalucia, Spain. This bright & sunny, beautiful, fully furnished one bedroom penthouse apartment will help you unwind, relax & recharge. First line! Located in a quiet neighborhood, only 500 meters from the beach. Most beautiful sea & mountai  …see more

from £26 / night

£214 - £342 / week

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from £26 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Seiano

Vico Equense / Seiano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £103 / night

£599 - £1958 / week

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from £103 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Bruges holiday home rental

West Flanders Province / Bruges

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Huize Ewoud is a spacious and charming house within walking distance of the historic centre of Bruges, UNESCO world heritage. It is the ideal place for a relaxing and romantic holiday. Huize Ewoud can accommodate up to 7 people and is equipped with all facilities such a  …see more

from £163 / night

£1137 / week

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from £163 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Lefkada with swimming pool

Lefkada / Lefkada

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £103 / night

£855 - £2009 / week

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from £103 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Marina holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £50 / night

£365 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“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. The locat  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Province of Verona / Bardolino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £103 / night

£684 - £1026 / week

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from £103 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Valletta holiday apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant location” This is a large apartment with wonderful views over the harbour from the living area and one of the bedrooms. The rooms are comfortable. We were given a warm welcome and found wine and snacks had been left for us. There are  …see more

from £120 / night

£808 - £1642 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday guest house in Long Bay

Portland Parish / Long Bay

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £49 / night

£323 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in North London

London / North London

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is located in the peaceful trendy neighbourhood of Fitzovia and if you walk for about 5 minutes, you can also have the hustle and bustle of London! 3 minutes away from Goodge Street Underground Station and 5 minutes away from Oxford Circus. - 1 reception  …see more

from £139 / night

£973 / week

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from £139 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Senglea

Island of Malta / Senglea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Property in Senglea, Malta” Great apartment with excellent views overlooking the creek. It had everything we needed and was only 2 minutes walk from several good restaurants.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £95 / night

£450 - £725 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Saint Julian's holiday apartment rental

Saint Julian's / Portomaso

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Functional apartment” We were greeted at the apartment by Donna, who helped us in with our luggage and showed us into the apartment explaining where everything was, this was a nice touch. The apartment is well furnished modern and clean, the utensils  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £642 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Gironde / Rauzan

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 121 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £189 / night

£1317 / week

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from £189 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Ploce

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Ploce

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location. Great apartment. Just a ten minute walk from Old Town.” We had a lovely holiday at Villa Laila last summer. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable with wonderful views of the Old Town from the bedroom windows. It also has  …see more

from £150 / night

£983 - £1090 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Bangor holiday home accommodation

County Down / Bangor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous Christmas home from home” The house had a warm and welcoming feel and Paula had taken the trouble to leave milk, chocolates and a Christmas Card. Thank you  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / St-Hippolyte

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £29 / night

£197 / week

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from £29 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £165 / night

£750 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(93) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment” We have visited Bath several times and tend to book apartments now our children are teenagers. Number3 certainly met our needs. It was beautifully decorated and had all mod cons including the teenagers number 1 requirement (WiFi!). I  …see more

from £170 / night

£963 - £1116 / week

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from £170 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brighton and Hove

East Sussex / Brighton and Hove

6 15 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £275 / night

£2100 - £2121 / week

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from £275 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Enniskillen

Enniskillen / Lough Erne Golf Resort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £165 / night

£775 - £895 / week

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from £165 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment let

Nice / Central Nice

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“We had wonderful days in Nice” The apartment has a lot of character and atmosphere. It's also in a perfect location of the city. We enjoyed every inch of it! It was a pleasure to cook and we had great family dinners. We can really recommend this apar  …see more

from £146 / night

£1018 - £1616 / week

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from £146 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Home rental in Makarska with swimming pool

Split-Dalmatia County / Makarska

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic villa! Perfect location! Perfect setup! Perfect hosts!” This villa really is as nice as it looks in the photos. As you will see from my review my perspective comes from having a large family with 3 small children. We have some specific req  …see more

from £84 / night

£868 - £1287 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Lisbon District / Ericeira

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 500 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £31 / night

£223 - £278 / week

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from £31 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Gale holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Gale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
The detached villa is located in the Vale da Ursa called Villa Belo Horizonte just 10 minutes drive from the beach, on the outskirts of the town of Albufeira often referred to as one of Albufeira´s best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, the villa has easy access  …see more

from £83 / night

£457 - £1341 / week

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from £83 / night

(45) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Plaza Catalunya

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent position, will use it again” The apartment is exceptionally well situated 3 min's walk from Pl Catalunya, very easy to reach on foot from the Aerobus station. The street looked a bit off putting on Google maps but it is actually lovely and  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £555 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Roca Vecchia

Melendugno / Roca Vecchia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £103 / night

£513 - £1710 / week

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from £103 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £116 / night

£812 / week

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from £116 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pissouri

Pissouri / Pissouri Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A holiday to remember” Stayed at Bayview - Pissouri Bay for 3 weeks with family, it was a fantastic stay and can not wait to stay there again! Thank you Koulla and Michael X  …see more

from £114 / night

£795 - £1880 / week

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from £114 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Boston

Massachusetts / Boston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Apartment and Host” If you're looking for a comfortable apartment for an extended stay in Boston, consider this one. It's at least as nice as it looks in the photos. You get the entire unit -- it's spacious, nicely furnished and has an effici  …see more

from £121 / night

£686 - £1287 / week

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from £121 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bari

Province of Bari / Bari

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £42 / night

£471 - £513 / week

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from £42 / night