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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Nice la Belle is the fifth city of France. Its natural beauty and mild climate have attracted those in search of relaxation and inspiration. In 1878 the villa Kotschoubey was built as a summer palace for a Ukrainian princess on Baumettes (Villa is now the Musée des Bea …see more
We travelled to Nice with 2 teenagers in August. The communication from Chris the owner and then Julian his representative in Nice prior to our trip had been excellent. This apartment felt like a ho… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Very handy to everything,and only 20 minutes by train to Monaco.
Very secure residence.Amenities of highest standard.… More
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
Excellent apartment in a lovely residential area close to all the Nice attractions and promenade. The beach and prom is a short walk round the corner, with the bars/shops and restaurants on Rue De Fra… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The Brewhouse - Contemporary New York Loft Style, Luxury Self Catering Holiday Accommodation. This luxury self-catering “New York” loft style apartment in Plymouth faces over the Royal William Yard Marina and has a stylish lounge with exposed beams, stone walls, oak …see more
We recently here for 3 nights over a weekend with our little girl. The apartment is lovely, gorgeously decorated and furnished, spacious, clean and well equipped. The view was superb and kept our li… More
“Nice modern hastle free break”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2015
Excellent booking service - very easy. Phil @ Luxeryseaviews was efficient and answered all our questions very quickly. He gave us complete confidence that we were being looked after during our stay… More
Reviewed 6 Aug 2015
the Royal William yard is a great location. The accommodation is first class and the bars and restaurants inside the yard were very nice, it ticked all the boxes for us the only two things i would sa… More
Villa Galini in Crete is built at the foot of a hill just outside Heraklion; it is situated at a privileged location on a central road outside Heraklion towards the village of Episkopi.Villa Galini offers a magnificent view to the lush hills with trees and vines and the …see more
“A beautiful villa in a quiet and peaceful location with stunning views.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
Villa Galini exceeded all our expectations - a beautiful and very spacious villa, meticulously maintained by the very welcoming owners. Sitting on the terrace next to our own pool while taking in the … More
“Villa Lovely, Owners Lovely, Crete Lovely!”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Villa Galini is a gem; comfortable, spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean and in a quiet area that is still close to a variety of amenities. The owners cannot do enough for you and we were spoile… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The appartment (for 1-6 person) is situated on the ground floor of our house and have surface of 50 m2. The apartment with air-condition have: 2 sleeping rooms, 2 bathroom with shower, 1 fully equipped kitchen, and two terrace. The kitchen is equipped with: refrigerator …see more
This was the perfect place for 2 couples! It was close to town and the owners were incredibly hospitable. Angelo even drove us to the bus station in the wee hours of the am. Antonela and her husb… More
Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Fully equipped. Situated in the center of Barcelona, at only 10min walk of Las Ramblas.With plenty of Restaurants and grocery stores nearby. The flat has recently been renovated.It's fully equipped to ensure the comfort of our guests. You will visit Barcelona and f …see more
The flat was really nice, clean and comfortable and well equipped.
Everything worked well and nothing that we needed was missing.
It was lovely to find fresh fruit, juices and milk in the fridge on … More
Reviewed 29 May 2013
immaculate, very clean and exceptionally well-equipped with all extras included such as soap, coffee pods etc and a welcome gift of milk, juice and fruits. excellent location and no street noise. 2nd… More
“Had everything which we wanted”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2013
The apartment had everything which we wanted. It was very well equipped with cooking utensiles, extra towels, even down to dish washer tablets and washing machine detergent.
It was in a very good … More
Our 2 bedroom apartment at Paradisus Laguna in Vilamoura Oceanico Laguna Golf Course is fully renovated with 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living/dining room and one large outdoor dining and lounge private area overseeing the garden and pool. The apartment is fully a …see more
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
“Fantastic apartment, everything we hoped for and more.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2015
Having just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday at Paradisus Laguna we wanted to share our experiences of the apartment with others.
The apartment is simply stunning, it has everything you could… More
It was a pleasure to receive you and your family, thank you for your nice review.
We would love to have you visit again.
The villa has everything required for a fantastic holiday: air-con, Wi-fi, 42 inch LCD television with satellite English TV BBC and ITV, fully fitted kitchen, 4 large spacious bedrooms and an ensuite to one with a bath, plus 2 luxury shower rooms, with large walk-in …see more
“Beautiful location and idyllic setting for a stunning villa”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
We stayed here for 2 weeks in April and have to say it was a perfect spot with great facilities, you will need a car if you stay here but the local supermarket is only 5-6 mins drive and Alicante is o… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa, and for your positive comments. Hope very much to see you again in the near future.
“Kids loved the pool”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2012
We (2 adults) travelled with 5 children aged 9 to 17 years and found the villa ideal for all. Plently of room in the lovely large pool for everyone plus inflatables. The pool table also proved popular… More
Thank you so much for your kind words about our villa. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much. Thanks again Steve and Gill
“JUST PERFECT AND A REAL HOME FROM HOME”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2012
We decided that a villa holiday would be better for our family as we have 2 young children and 2 older children, plus our teenage daughter wanted to bring a friend and our older son his girlfriend so … More
Thanks for your great review! And we're so glad you and your family found the villa ideal for your holiday. Gill and Steve Harris
High speed WIFI installed, Now with new Patio for relaxing, reading or just escape from the sun under the shade of the Mimosa tree.
This beautifully appointed luxury villa on the exclusive Kas peninsula, just minutes away from the charming bohemian seaside town of Kas, …see more
This is the second time, we have returned to the fantastic Villa Günes. Last time we were there was in 2009, and since then, a lot has happend at Villa Günes. The patio area has been enlarged and no… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.05 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Holiday apartment Beach is gorgeous vacation accommodation situated in Okrug Gornji on the island of Ciovo. The island of Ciovo is connected to mainland by the bridge in ancient Trogir so it makes an entirety with a city. Besides plenty of sun and clear sea, Ciovo offer …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Why not stay at La Villetta (The Little Villa)? A self-catering apartment on England's south coast with direct sea-views. Situated in a Georgian Grade II listed building and within close proximity to all of Hastings' major attractions. A stylish clean and modern set of …see more
“An exceptionally comfortable apartment in a beautiful building in a fantastic position.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
La Villetta is a gem of an apartment in one of the best positions along the sea front. We were given a very informative and warm welcome and found the place to be spotless. The apartment was well-equ… More
“Lovely flat, great view!”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Nicely renovated property with an excellent position and gorgeous view, only negative is the lack of parking and the fact that nearly three weeks after leaving, I have not had my deposit return and a… More
We just wanted to confirm that we have resolved this issue with our guest and have been advised by them they wanted to update / delete this review to reflect the final experience.
Small villa for 4 set in a quiet area of pine forest, near the beach and golf (Aroeira Golf Resort) with two 18-hole courses. It has a private garden of 400m2, swimming pool (usable from March to October) and barbecue.
Spacious room, double bed 1,60 x 2,00 m.
Elegant …see more
pool ... beach.....garden.....open space and terraces ....
must be vacation time !
This property is part of a compound, the typical Mauritian architecture and the contemporary decoration contribute to that genuinely tropical holiday atmosphere combining it with all the …see more
The house is clean, very nice and Close to the beach (only across the street). The garden is beautiful and there is a very nice pool. For children is this a great place!… More
“Worth every penny!”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2014
It was an amazing two weeks in November 2013, and I was actually worried because I had my two kids with me, ages 6 and 9. But they had a blast at the pool and in the garden. Also, the housekeeping (he… More
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
We stayed at this place for 2 weeks for the Christmas holidays.
The house is perfectly situated, next to the beach, shoppings, restaurants.
The house is well furnished, and the swimming pool is als… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Not suitable for children;
This small studio-apartment is located within the walls of the Old Town. In a quiet lane off Stradun Street. In year 2007 it was completely renovated and modernized. Quiet but central this apartment offers a magnificent ambient for anyone intending to visit in Dubronovi …see more
The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard and it is perfectly located for the old city centre, with a very helpful and friendly owner.… More
“A Wonderful base to explore Dubrovnik”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2012
A small but perfectly formed apartment, just off The Stradum, this family run collection of small apartments has everything you need for a stay in the heart of this amazing city.
The family live on … More
“Perfect modern studio in beautiful old town.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
Up a beautiful street/staircase in the old town, this studio is perfect for a short city stay. Air con, satellite TV, little kitchen, amazing bathroom. Mara, the owner, lives upstairs and is so lovely… More
Girasol is a wonderful, luxury family holiday home with a private and pretty garden and it's own private plunge pool.The terraced house is of traditional Catalan style with beams and terracotta floors.The total living space is 200 square meters.
The private garden face …see more
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… More
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms an… More
Thank you Carolyn,
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Detached bungalow in a spacious and quiet park with lots of privacy and tropical vegetation, in the centre of Playa del Ingles. There are 3 big swimming pools, one is always heated, each with a separated child-pool. The separated 6-person bungalow is 100 or 120 square …see more
“Excellant holiday accomodation in a central location”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
Visited in April 2012 and found the bungalows spacious, clean, and in an excellant location for all that the resort has to offer. It was very peaceful and the staff make you very welcome. The cleaning… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2012
Very great residence with nice apts with littles swimming pools scattered on the property. not bad also restourant/bar inside complex.
not very near the beach and the centre, but in only 5 minutes by… More
“Really perfect stay - quiet and beautiful place”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
Very nice and large garden . Spacious apartments ( c.c.a. 100 m2 ) , very good equipped kitchen , a little bit old furniture . Apartments are cleaning daily . 3 swimming pools in this gardens . Very… More
Luxury duplex apartment, everything brand new, all furnished, wireless internet, air conditioning, microwave, king size bed, TV 50 ", terrace with pool and barbecue. Middle of the hottest beach in Rio. One of the best condos in Barra da Tijuca. Spectacular set of p …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
ALL 2016 BOOKINGS HELD AT 2015 PRICES.......SEND REQUEST FOR A QUOTE NOW.......RICHARD WELCOMES YOU TO 5 star rated BAY VIEW. A beautiful appointed Apartment awaits you offering you the chance to relax and unwind. Many persons have stayed and enjoyed it...see the revie …see more
had a lovely time at bay view so peaceful yet so near to the beach. great place to get away from lifes troubles! everything you need and a friendly welcome, would recomend to family and friends top pl… More
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Bay View. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
This recently decorated 3 bedroom flat is only 10 minutes from the city centre but far enough away to retreat from the hustle and bustle of town. It is situated a very short walk from numerous bus stops which will give you easy access to the Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium, …see more
We had a lovely stay at Blair 2.
The whole booking process was very easy and owners were very accommodating to our needs. We received a warm welcome and checked in early. The apartment is lovely bri… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
All other flats mention distance to Spinola Bay. This flat is right on the waterfront of Spinola Bay ! South facing waterfront balcony and away from the traffic.....A very well positioned and equipped 3 bedroom seafront apartment in arguably the finest location within …see more
I traveled to Malta with my two sons 18 and 21 years old. They had three female friends join them during the stay. The apartment allowed the flexibility required for the separate sleeping arrangemen… More
“We just loved the location & views from this apartment”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
Very clean & plenty of space! The views were fantastic! In a great location! I would stay there again! Cannot wait to go back!!… More
“In my life, the best apartment I ever rented”
Reviewed 3 May 2013
Fantastic enormous apartment. Well managed, well furnished, and really clean.
The balcony will give you the best sight, and the best memory of your Maltese experience.
Enjoy the view! Buy, as I did,… More
Nearest beach 96 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
La Bella Vita is our newly refurbished Italian-style villa featuring 4 luxury bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in the highly desirable Westside community of Calabria and West Tuscany. A perfect location for your family vacation to Disney. It is situated in Kissimmee and jus …see more
We were so very impressed with this villa! You don't even really have to leave the house! The decorations and personal touches throughout are just lovely. Its so convenient with everything you need--a… More
“Your questionnaire asked 'what could we do to improve?' We struggled to think of anything...................”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I just want to say thanks for making the whole experience so easy, so friendly and so comfortable. Your villa is fantastic in every way. It would be easy to spend the entire holiday in it relaxing i… More
“Excellent villa and facilities”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
The Villa was as describes, nice quiet location, easy access to parks. Facilities really nice, was handy to have a guest food pack - especially if you are on a late flight.
Very nice patio furniture… More
Laura's Pool View Apartment is a modern, newly built apartment, which belongs to Panorama Seafront Homes II apartment complex and is located in Panormo, a beautiful village at an unspoilt rural area of Crete. Laura's Pool View Apartment and the whole complex, is set wit …see more
*Cyclists,Walkers we have the perfect base for your group including a locked garage for bikes*
A unique, private property including incredible gardens with 2 villas, a large pool and poolhouse including maid service.This is for 1 group and not shared with anyone else. …see more
Oh what a wonderful holiday we have just had in your beautiful house. As I said on trip advisor ' A little piece of heaven on earth!'
Thank you.........everything was wonderful, the houses, the gor… More
“Can Boyet must be one of our worlds Wonders”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
If you are a large group, don't worry. The property is so big and not crowded at all. You can easy relax by your own. The lawn was perfekt for my family of 13 persons for sports and games. Lovely sun… More
This wonderfully furnished apartment in Lagos offers great seaside views, and is conveniently located next to nearby beaches, the Marina, the train station, and historical town centre. A delightfull sunny apartment, 5 min walk to the beautiful Meia-Praia Beach, 1.5 km f …see more
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks. It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. There was also clean linen and towels delivered half way through which was great.
Great location… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. It is a new, very nice place to stay with everything you might need while you are there. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine - nice! The owners w… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and have taken note of your comment about the lack of wi-fi. We have recently installed wi-fi and cable TV service in the apartment, which will make it more convenient for our guests to access the internet, etc., and to have more options for TV when at the apartment. Thanks for the suggestion!
“Central Location, Fantastic Views”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Centrally located apartment, just 5 mins. walk to train station and 10 mins to bus station. (Lagos has very good access by bus/train to interesting areas along the Algarve.) The apartment itself is v… More
Country house, 4 bedrooms en suite upstairs ( 1 extra bedroom is available on demand with no air condition ), hall with fireplace, dining room and spacious kitchen downstairs.The house is surrounded by a paved floor with on the West side a very nice veranda where …see more
We had the perfect stay at this house. We were 9 friends from sweden and one infant. The pool area was perfect, the house was fantastic and the views were stunning!
The hosts also gave us an exper… More
“Fantastic villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We had a glorious week with friends at this villa. The bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The views across the countryside are superb. There is a lovely swimming pool and a barbecue too. There i… More
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
Great stay at Nibbio Reale made the vacation best ever. The property was easy to find. Warm welcome, careing regard and well equiped villa exceede all our expectations. Would recommend to families wit… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A charming small block of four apartments in the very heart of Bournemouth, just a short walk to the beach or shops. The Farthings are charming and each of the apartments has their own charm and character, they are fitted out to a high standard with quality fittings and …see more
“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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Style, luxury and comfort are all about this stunning and very spacious 3 bedroom apartment in one of the most desirable areas of Malta. Spacious layout with stylish interiors and modern fittings make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Beautiful sunn …see more
Caroline greeted us on arrival and couldn't have been more welcoming. Excellent communication via email before trip and Caroline helpfully ordered taxi's to & from the airport for us. This was an idea… More
“Excellent place with lovely owner”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
The apartment is beautiful. Big, very clean with one big terrace and a balcony. Caroline (the owner) is very sweet and nice and caring and flexible. The location is perfect: enough far from the party … More
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
The apartment is exactly as advertised. The facilities are great, there are shops nearby to cover the days to day needs. There is a supermarket in Paceville for everything else. Nightlife is a five or… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A warm welcomes awaits you at "Come Ben the Hoose" our lovely cosy holiday home, ideal for friends, golfers, couple and families. Excellent location,10 mins from Edinburgh city centre by bus or car, with free on street parking. A quiet residential area away …see more
We loved our stay at Come Ben the Hoose. The house itself has everything you could possibly need, and the beds and shower are great. What really sets this place apart is the wonderful hostess Ann. … More
Thank you, I am pleased that you loved our Portobello's beach, promenade the shop, cafe's and restaurants as much as I do. There is a lot more to Edinburgh than the castle and city centre. It was great having you stay at Come Ben the Hoose.
“Look no further, THIS IS THE BEST”
Reviewed 20 May 2012
Come Ben the Hoose was everything we were looking for. It was close to the city serviced by a great bus service which meant no parking problems in the city. Ann and Gordon were excellent hosts. The… More
“El mejor lugar para moverte por la zona e ir a tu aire.”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2014
Mi familia y yo encontramos una casa muy limpia, acogedora y con todo lo que puedas necesitar para sentirte como en tu propia casa. Ann tiene de todo, incluso enchufes adaptadores, especias en la coci… More
Thank you. It was lovely meeting you and your lovely family and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and Scotland. We hope you will come back again. Best Ann
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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At the rear of the historic Wyndham apartment building in St Kilda, the former caretaker's cottage has been lovingly restored to create a unique holiday environment which feels worlds away yet is just …see more
Villa Miro is a old typical house restored maintaining the traditional cosmopolitan spirit of the island. The villa has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven, fridge, kettle). The h …see more
We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be sh… More
Prime location on a beautifully designed and impressive Aegean resort decked with bougainvillea and banana trees, and with private beach club and jetty and plentiful free facilities. This is luxury at exceptional value in a gorgeous first floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apa …see more
Really pleased with the apartment and location within the complex, it was a stones throw from the main Turquoise Restaurant and local shop. Beryl 34 was a spacious apartment and catered for our every … More
“2nd year at Turquoise - great holiday!”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2013
We stayed at Beryl 34, Turquoise for 2 weeks in August. We had a fabulous holiday.
The apartment is lovely - clean and well equipped. It's also very close to the main pool and restaurant.
The ow… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The resort is located just in front of Sea World and besides Universal Studios, over I4 Highway. It has all kind of water and earth amenities, like pools, mini golf, basketball, volleyball and tenis courts, bicycle and boats rental, gameroom and playground. In addition, …see more
This is a resort in Orlando, close to Universal Studios, Sea World, and Disney World. The apartments make you feel at home and have all the comfort you expect at your own place. There are many sports … More
“Un excelente lugar para descansar”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2014
Fui en compañia de mi esposa e hijos, el apartamento muy confortable, con todos los servicios, vista al lago, la piscina nos quedaba muy cerca y la disfrutamos mucho. Montamos bicicleta, a los niños… More