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.
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,
This apartment is a good choice for family holiday makers to Oxford. It is spacious enough for five of us, quiet, clean and well-equipped, having everything we needed. We stay here in early August 2… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the apartment more than met your needs and that you enjoyed your time in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“I can not imagine a better self-catering accommodation in Oxford.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
A lovely, beautifully appointed clean, convenient flat, near to everything, yet quiet in a lovely section of North Oxford. Although it rained, so we could not make use of the charming patio/garden, i… More
Thank you. We appreciate that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Very good communication from Hilary, the owner. Flat is in a great location, in a lovely part of town, easy walk to Jericho for restaurants etc., can walk into city centre too or catch bus from nearby… More
“Amazing beautiful cottage” Fantastic everything you need for a holiday beautiful cottage fully equipped owners only next door if you needed them not that we did lovely only complaint was i didn't want to leave will definitely go back
“Perfect for large parties” I booked The Old Barn for a large party of friends and was fairly nervous as it wasn't the cheapest option we found. However my decision was certainly vindicated. The bedrooms were are adequately sized, comfortable and clean
“Customer service & cleanliness of The Old Barn were second to none!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
We decided to book 7 nights away at The Old Barn in March 2014. After reading some of the reviews we were slightly apprehensive. On arrival that changed from apprehension to excitement for our pendin… More
“AMAZING SPACE! MAGICAL GETAWAY IN THE TREES! Even has a cat cemetary from the 1800's!”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
Let me start by saying what a fantastic weekend we had! myself and 13 of my friends stayed in the Argyll Barn property and from the first moment we walked through the door we knew we had stumbled on t… More
I am so pleased that you had a good time. Thank you for visiting and taking the trouble to post such a nice review. I hope we see you again and that other people find the review helpful, too.
“Relaxing stay, beautiful surrounding close to beach & town” The property was well equipped and spacious for the four of us, set in lovely grounds. Beds very comfortable and olenty of outside space for lunches, sun bathing. The ppol was nice but cold
What a great property! 6 of us shared this spacious house. It is in a cul-de-sac of about 6 properties overlooking the golf course. There are 3 bedrooms all downstairs and each bedroom has sliding pat… More
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2015
Lovely well equipped, clean spacious house. The views where lovely over Aloha golf coarse towards the sea in the background. 15 mins walk to a buzzy bar and restaurant area. It was 5 mins from all the… More
“What a lovely Place!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Me, my husband, my teenage daughter and a family friend stayed at the town house in Aug '16 it was very well equipped, and had a really cosy feel, It was very safe and secure with good parking facilit… More
“Beautiful apartment in gorgeous neighbourhoopd” I booked this apartment for our French family's first trip to Scotland. It suited their needs perfectly as it has a big dining kitchen, huge lounge and four good sized bedrooms, It is extremely well fitt
Lovely clean apartment.
Excellent value for money.
Shelia and husband very welcoming, could not do enough.
Will go again. Loved everything about it .Thanks Shelia… More
“Welcoming, comfortable, spacious, great location, great views!”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2012
I cannot recommend this property highly enough. The owners, Sheila and Ian, were very friendly and always helpful. We were a party of 7 spanning 3 generations, and even with that number and age rang… More
“spacious, comfortable,peaceful accommodation”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a weeks stay at dryden place. Our party consisted of two adults and five children, but the apartment was spacious enough for everyone and of a very high standard. We found… More
“Wonderful views, quiet area and great location!” We had just got back from 15 nights staying at Quinns Rocks, lovely villa with a fabulous view of the ocean. Lia made us feel very welcome and was helpful and friendly. The villa had lots of space so ev
“Perfect and quiet location to explore Malta” We have been met by the owner of apartment at the airport upon our late evening arrival, who also kindly arranged for additional taxi to fit our large family (as well as on the day of departure). The apartm
3 brand new studiosdirect by the seaprivate beach8 min. walk from the old townair conditioner, Wi-fiprivate mooringbikes & kayak rentaltranquilitymeal optionsfree use grill & basic snorkeling equipmentfree transfer and laundry serviceselected Croatian wines<b …see more
“Lovely villa, peacful convenient location,” Firstly I must say what a beautiful, welcoming, friendly family, who went out of their way to ensure we felt very welcome, including our dog. On our arrival, meeting us nearby, the family showed us around th
“Spacious, modern apartment with amazing views of The river and Bangkok.” We stayed for 3 nights in August. We were a family of 4 with children aged 9 and 7.
The condo is in a great location. To get anywhere in central Bangkok never cost more than 50
“We had an wonderful time welcoming the New Year in Athens and look forward to returning.” Carole did an incredible job helping us to put this trip together. We traveled as a group of 7 with older kids and we all had a wonderful time. Carole's suggest
Easy access to Syntagma Square and the City center by 10 minutters busdrive or half an hour walk. A great sunny apartment with views to Acropolis from the upper floor of the house. Authentic restauran… More
“Highly Recommended! Spotless, functional, comfortable, with an amazing host!”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
We were so happy to settle into our apartment after a very long trip. The penthouse was spotless, very comfortable, and wonderfully located. I was worried about it being quiet at night in such an ur… More
“Fabulous apartment with a great balcony and lounge.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
We had a wonderful stay in this penthouse apartment. It was quiet and very well equiped. It is a 30 minute walk to the centre of Athens and all its amazing sights. The food market tour was brilliant a… More
A corner away from the Sliema Sea-Front, this property is in the perfect location 2 minutes from the beaches, 2 minutes from the bus stops to Valletta or Paceville and right in the middle of the busy Sliema Shopping Area. Restaurants, Pubs are all minutes away.<br /& …see more
“Fantastic Stay in Kenilworth House Newcastle” Just arrived back from a fantastic stay at Kenilworth Road Newcastle. The apartment is out of this world,its so spotless, modern and spacious. There is also a allocated parking spot which is good. It had
We loved this place. It was more like a house than an apartment and beautifully renovated to a very high standard. The owners were extremely helpful from the initial booking and we met Michelle in per… More
Many thanks for your very kind words and comments delighted you and the family loved your stay in Kenilworth and the North East. Glad we were able to help in some small way to make your sons graduation special. We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in the UK and England.
Nige & Michelle
“Couldn't have been better.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
Kenilworth House must be one of, if not, the very best place place to stay in Newcastle.
I am from the area and stayed here with my Canadian Husband and his 2 children. Every person was very impre… More
Thank you so much for the lovely words and fab comments we were delighted you loved Kenilworth and so pleased you thought it was the perfect start to your married life. Enjoy your new life in Canada and hope you can stay with us again when you return back to the UK.
Nige & Michelle
“Fantastic base, stunning house and lovely owners”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
I booked Kenilworth house to stay with my family for the week before my wedding. There was 5 adults and a baby and the house just suited us perfectly. The owner and his family were amazingly friendly … More
Many thanks for your lovely review and your very kind words. Delighted that we were able to help with you and your families stay prior to your big day and your start to married life. Reference the parking the council have just introduced a restriction for some reason from the hours of 9-11am Monday to Friday sorry for the inconvenience, but as you say there are many parking areas near by.
“Fantastic value for money!” Trying to get something for Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton for a group of 4 on a budget was a nightmare, but this place was fantastic!
Basic, but extremely clean and everything you would need. Extremely close to Bright
“A brilliant base to explore Brighton at a very reasonable price.”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
We stayed here over Christmas for 8 days. It was clean, a good size and really felt like a home from home.
The living room/kitchen is big and looks over the square - it's on the second floor and f… More
“A lovely apartment”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2011
The apartment is bigger than it looks in the photo. The landlord was really helpful and everything was as described in the terms and conditions, if not better. I am sure we will go back in the future… More
“away from the beaten track but close enough to enjoy”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
On arrival we were met by Margret who let us in and showed us the basics - we were asked to keep the noise down (which at 2pm I thought a bit much) - the apartment has a spacious lounge area with sof… More
“Wonderful Characteristic place to stay....” Our family were so impressed with this beautiful cottage. It is in a great location for the City Center of Chester (1 min walk). I loved all the extra special touches that Barbara & Andrew had done with th
“Fantastic find, luxuriously appointed and perfectly placed to explore Chester”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Spotlessly clean, wonderfully decorated, thoughtful little extras and ideally placed to explore Chester! My mum, sister , sister in law and I had a fun filled few days in this wonderful gem of a prope… More
“Amazing stay in Chester, great location, clean, and well decorated!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013
Barbara and Andrew provided a great place for my coworkers and I. We were working at Airbus for the week and everything went perfectly for us. They even had a breakfast basket for us and an air mattre… More
“Fabulous property and hosts”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
As expats, we've rented many properties around the UK whenever we came home for our holidays or school visits. Douglas house is one of the best we've stayed at. The house is full of character but wi… More
“Perfect place to stay” Excellent place to stay. Located right on the sea front but far enough away from the commercial part of Cannes so it wasn't too busy. However it was close enough to be able to walk to all the sights and a very wide choice of res
Just like in the photo... absolutely perfect location. It's a little gem. We sat outside all the time we were not sleeping. !! Would highly recommend. Nicely kitted out - it even has a few fold u… More
Many thanks for your wonderful review...we're delighted that you and your party enjoyed your stay in our apartment and your trip to Cannes. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Highly recommended apartment in Cannes”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed with our two young children (aged 4 & 2) for three days in April. The apartment is lovely with two large bedrooms and great sea views from the spacious living room and outdoor terrace.
Many thanks for your wonderful review - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Cannes and that you found our apartment to your liking.
I will pass on your kind comments to Sabine.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Best regards & many thanks
“Best place to stay”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
What a great place to stay and enjoy in Cannes. Best location one can find next to the sandy beach. The property is walking distance away from all the restaurants and main Cannes town and to be honest… More
Many thanks for your glowing review - I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Cannes and indeed in our apartment.
I will pass on your kind words to Sabine.
It would be great to welcome you back to Cannes again before too long.
Best regards & thank you
You will love Awel Môr holiday apartment for it's relaxing sea views, spacious size, and historic sea front location. It is in easy reach of the beach and a short walk into the town of Aberystwyth.
Great care has been taken in ensuring you have a comfortabl …see more
“Couldn't ask for more” As regular travellers to the area we were pleased to find a apartment so close to sea and all amenities without walking too far!! Everything you need in the partment for self catering excellent bathroom newly done. Will be Back
Me and my wife have stayed many times in the Timor sol this studio is fantastic clean a view to die for and every thing you need. Every time I travel to the costa del sol I will always try and stay in… More
Thank you both for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we are also very happy you would recommend us to your friends. Come back soon, it's still sunny!
“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.
“Very good holidays.” Very good holidays in family. A house where y ou can have a lot of fin and relaxe.Very confortable this house is totaly adapted to we expected beach, pool, lot of space to respect the intimity.
“Ground floor apartment facing the pool” We stayed in B12 Tenerife Royal Gardens for 3 weeks from mid Feb to the first week in March this year...2 bed/2 shower rooms , well placed , very clean, good condition and well equipped, full oven plus micro
Just returned from holiday with friends,the apartment was first class with everything clean and new.It was very well equipped and having two bathrooms/showers was a big plus.The apartment is in a grea… More
Thank you very much for your kind review and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Compact apartment, spotless, great location!”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2012
We had a fantastic holiday staying in this apartment. The apartment was beautifully decorated and spotless, and the complex was well maintained too. Very child friendly complex and pool (we have a 2… More
Dear Jenny & Scott,
Thank you very much for your kind review and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
exellent ,very clean ,very modern,comfortable ,would go again… More
Thank you very much for your kind review and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Zivile
“A little piece of heaven beside the sea.” We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delighted to eat
“My Perfect Stay” This apartment was the perfect location to explore and experience the delights of Oporto.
Pedro was an excellent host, providing an exceptional service, collecting and returning us to the airport, and giving us very useful informatio
The flat was spacious and well equipped - all we needed in kitchen and bathroom. Pedro was very helpful. We arrived early, while the flat was being cleaned and he found us space to leave baggage and c… More
“Excellent accommodation, good position, welcoming landlord”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We enjoyed our stay, the flat was surprisingly spacious and views good. It was easy to walk into central Porto. Our landlord was very helpful and gave us good advise… More
“Wonderful apartment and location plus amazing hosts!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
This apartment was perfect for our weeks stay in Porto. We arrived to a very clean and well kept apartment with a beautiful view from the front porch. Our hosts, Pedro and Rosario, were there to great… More
Love Nest is a cosy deluxe one bedroom apartment located right in the centre of Paphos within walking distance to the beach and all restaurants, shops, supermarket, bank etc. It has a balcony with views of the swimming pool. Car park is available within the apartment. …see more
“Perfect haven in lovely Hampstead” Impressed by the size ,cleanliness and comfort of the well appointed refurbished apartment that was a pleasure to return to each day.Found a high standard of equipment in good order which helped to enhance our stay.
This is a little gem. The apartment is welcoming, with all the comforts of home. Beautifully appointed and ideally situated, it made our stay in London just perfect. Highly recommended.… More
“do not look any further”
Reviewed 6 Dec 2012
I usually don't write reviews although i also tend to chose places based on other people reviews. I have been staying in this flat for quite a few times now and i will definitely come back. The area i… More
“Lovely and quite apartment”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at Hampstead Haven. It was quiet and comfortable and in a perfect location for our requirements. We will definitely be back to stay, when we visit London again.… More
“Quiet location, excellent hospitality” We stayed here with our 4 month old daughter for a week. The property was easy to find, not far from the main road yet in a quiet cul de sac. We were made very welcome by the owner, and there was lots of informat
Very nice and quiet place. The house is clean with all conveniences. It is very well situated. It's very easy to go to Edinburgh by bus.
So it's a very good adress ; more, the proprietor is very very… More
The Chymes holiday Flats is a small block of 6 Superior completely self-contained holiday flats, some with sea views and balcony. They are very popular for a short break or long team holidays.
They are ideally situated adjoining Clifton Drive and St Annes Promenade whi …see more
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
We had a lovely week in sunny Hove and Brighton. Fantastic for running all along the seafront, walking on the Downs and eating and shopping in Town. The public transport is great and the vegetarian … More
“Comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I took three teenage girls to Victoria Cottage for a week. The house is very comfortable - plenty of space downstairs for people to laze about. Upstairs there is lots of storage and a great bathroom. … More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Same as last year, we have enjoyed our stay in Victoria cottage again. Even with young children you can have a relaxing time because of the beach in front of the door and a very good equiped house wit… More
“Homely, clean, convenient, spacious and perfect for our stay” The service was second to none.
The owner contacted us ahead of time providing all necessary details to access the property. And despite our late arrival they still made themselves av
Beautifully situated stunning property. Me and 4 friends spent a fantastic weekend here. Caroline has been very helpful and friendly and responds quickly to any queries. Lovely area handy for city cen… More
“Wonderful stay in Cardiff”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2015
Perfect place and great location in Cardiff. Close to park, shopping and public transport. We were a family of 5 staying very comfortably in the three quiet bedrooms. Kitchen is large and very well … More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
Home away from home. The house was brilliantly equipped and so central. It meant we could all relax at the end of a long day sightseeing with a family dinner in the comfort of a home setting.… More
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.
“Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.
Excellent customer service from local contact - a problem with the boiler was resolved (new boiler fitted) all within 2 hours … More
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Palma and stayed in this lovely apartment. We have been to Majorca many times and stayed in Palma quite a few of those times, normally staying … More
“Great location,very comfortable accommodation, highly recommend!” We've stayed in Chamonix before, but this time we decided to self-cater & would definitely do it again. The apartment is very well located & easy to find when you drive into Chamonix. E