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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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Pyrenees-Orientales / Bompas

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£261 - £392 / week

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from £53 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Carvoeiro holiday villa rental

Faro District / Carvoeiro

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent for young family and grandparents” 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 was an  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1469 / week

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from £72 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £105 / night

£455 - £805 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Cefalu

Cefalu / Sant'Ambrogio

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £45 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Old Costessey

Norwich / Old Costessey

Studio 6 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“long awaited stay” Booked at Christmas time and couldn't wait for our first break. We weren't let down by the owners or acommadation it was all as expected. Perfect location for all our trips. Kids loved all the outside area to let of some steam. Woul  …see more

from £45 / night

£175 - £425 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Skerries

County Dublin / Skerries

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” We were very happy with our stay! We were made to feel very comfortable and welcome and would love to come and stay there again. I would highly recommend it to anyone!  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning New York-style apartment ideally located in the heart of Brighton's hippest district” Surprised a cluster of friends by booking this very cool New York-style apartment found in one of the hippest areas of Brighton, in The Lanes – and 10 minut  …see more

from £300 / night

£2200 - £5500 / week

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from £300 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Zadar

Zadar County / Zadar

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £69 / night

£434 - £687 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Maroulas

Rethymnon / Maroulas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£700 - £1187 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.  …see more

from £80 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £174 / night

£1212 / week

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from £174 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool, golf nearby in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Tenerife Royal Gardens

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment!” Excellent apartment, we had everything we wanted here and more. Fantastic location. Choice of 2 great beaches both under a minutes walk!
 The area outside the complex is very flat and you can walk for miles with no hills.  …see more

from £55 / night

£402 - £632 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Salondra with swimming pool

Alghero / Salondra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful Stay in Alghero” We had a wonderful week in Alghero in Villa Romantica. The house and pool were immaculately clean and it was exactly as the photos. Very welcome juice and pastries laid out by the lovely owners. We had two small children an  …see more

from £109 / night

£827 - £2609 / week

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from £109 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the  …see more

from £257 / night

£1796 / week

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from £257 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Grosuplje ski cottage to rent.

Lower Carniola Region / Grosuplje

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Ski

from £25 / night

£31 / week

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from £25 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ibiza / Cala Tarida

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£218 - £509 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Les Vigneres holiday gite rental

Vaucluse / Les Vigneres

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£557 - £948 / week

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from £87 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Florence

Florence / Central Florence

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Just perfect” Excellent location, wonderful apartment that was even better than it looked online, caring and attentive owner. We have stayed at many different places over the years and this was truly top notch. The beds were very comfortable, plenty o  …see more

from £105 / night

£731 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Southbourne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Truly Amazing!!” I stayed at Beach View with my extended family and 2 small children. We all had high expectations and Beach View certainly exceeded even those. We loved every bit of this family friendly, luxury accommodation from the amazing sea view  …see more

from £330 / night

£1523 - £3800 / week

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from £330 / night

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Lavagna / Cavi

1 7 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £32 / night

£218 - £1966 / week

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from £32 / night

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Apartment rental in Fiumaretta

Ameglia / Fiumaretta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£299 / week

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from £43 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1080 - £1770 / week

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from £170 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful holiday flat” We booked this flat for 3 nights during half term. 2 Adults and 4 children. Parking was good. You are not always guaranteed a spot right outside the flat but plenty of parking very close by. It is a really beautifully presen  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £2860 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central Albufeira holiday apartment rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£287 - £918 / week

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from £54 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Benidorm

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An excellent way to restore body and soul.” We have just returned from staying at the Flying Whale Condo for 5 weeks and it has been a wonderful experience, one i shall never forget. I hope to return one day. The owner is very attentive and welcomin  …see more

from £86 / night

£505 - £870 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Oludeniz

Oludeniz / Ovacik Heights

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a brilliant stay in this Reserve De Marbella apartment!” The experience of organising renting this apartment with the owner, Bali, was a pleasure from start to finish. The apartment had great facilities, and was on a wonderful complex, in a goo  …see more

from £125 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £125 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Amalfi Coast / Cava dei Tirreni

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £35 / night

£174 - £574 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Christmas catch-up with family” Host Jay made us feel very welcome upon our arrival, even missing his dental appointment as we arrived later than expected. The flat is warm, cosy and homely. We really enjoyed our stay  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £200 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £178 / night

£950 - £2850 / week

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from £178 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Central Nice

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating” The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the apartment and we  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £870 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfecto :-)” Location is the best who ecpected the quiet and comfortable stay. We enjoed different ways to get to the promenade. Some playgrounds not far from appartament. The best kitchenware I've ever used in rental properties. Very cheap local sho  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £409 / week

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from £44 / night

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Villa letting in Costa Adeje with golf nearby

Adeje / Costa Adeje

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £336 / night

£2348 - £3914 / week

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from £336 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rome

Rome / Prati

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful and superbly located flat in Rome” My husband and I had a great stay in Rome. Thanks to the amazing location of this flat (a 2 minute walk to the Vatican and St Peter's) we were able to walk to all the main sights and everything felt as thou  …see more

from £61 / night

£392 - £574 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Excellent 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Saint-Tropez

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Air conditioning

from £153 / night

£1000 - £1105 / week

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from £153 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Puerto Banus holiday apartment rental

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £58 / night

£299 - £699 / week

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from £58 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Muo holiday apartment rental

Kotor Municipality / Muo

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£315 - £630 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Windsor

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£595 - £780 / week

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from £85 / 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
“chilled” 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 will defiantly book again next year  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Protaras

Protaras / Pernera

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Great villa in good location . Car was an added bonus .Nicos was a fantastic host nothing too much trouble always available to answer any queries .The welcome pack was greatly appreciated and the fresh meal delivered personally by Nicos m  …see more

from £33 / night

£225 - £980 / week

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from £33 / night

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