Luxury Short BreaksIndulge in an exclusive long weekend
We all need to treat ourselves to a little bit of luxury now and again, but we don't always have time for a fabulous fortnight away! That's where luxury short breaks come in, allowing you to indulge over just a few nights away from the norm. From a city break in New York to a romantic retreat in Cannes, and from a skiing weekend in Switzerland to a short stay along Lake Garda, luxury short breaks promise to give you that imperative, little lift.
Of course, wherever you choose to go, you'll want suitable accommodation that makes your break that little bit more luxurious. How about a white-washed villa in Puerto Calero or a cosy chalet in Graubünden? Whatever your property preferences, and wherever your dream destination, you'll find stunning short break accommodation when you book with HomeAway Holiday Rentals. So go ahead: treat yourself to a luxury short break this year.
Top luxury short break destinations
Midtown Manhattan, New York
When looking for a luxury apartment in New York, you should certainly consider Midtown Manhattan. Situated within easy reach of the Big Apple's best known attractions - iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Guggenheim - you'll enjoy a heaven-sent holiday with a stay in Midtown Manhattan. Of course, while waking up to magnificent cityscapes is nothing short of magical, you'll need to get out and about to appreciate New York in all its glory! Visit Broadway in the Theatre District, peruse quirky galleries in SoHo, or simply indulge with a shopping spree in the best Manhattan boutiques. With so much to see and do, it's the perfect short break destination year-round.
Puerto Calero, Lanzarote
Puerto Calero is possibly Lanzarote's most exclusive resort, characterised by breathtaking beaches, luxurious accommodation and excellent facilities. Designed in the early eighties as a luxury retreat around Puerto del Carmen, today it serves as a hotspot for just about every kind of outdoor activity. You can try your hand at sailing from the exclusive marina, swim in crystal-clear seas along the Mediterranean, or enjoy a game of golf on the resort's expansive, well-groomed course. Of course, there's nothing wrong with spending a day or two simply lazing by the pool: with each Puerto Calero property boasting truly luxurious facilities, and temperatures reaching up to 30°C in the summer, it'd be crazy not to!
Lake Garda, Italy
Lake Garda is Italy's longest lake, but it also houses some of the country's most exclusive neighbourhoods. With a luxury villa situated along the banks of romantic Verona, you could enjoy a huge number of activities and entertainment options: spend your days strolling through quaint villages dotted around the area; have a go at scuba-diving or sailing on the lake itself; or enjoy a game of golf on one of the many excellent courses! Those seeking out adventures will love hiking into the Dolomite Mountains, where you can enjoy cycling, climbing, and more extreme sports like paragliding. What's more, Lake Garda is a great option throughout autumn, with temperatures soaring above 26°C in October.
Cannes is the pearl of the French Riviera, known for hosting the world's most prestigious film festival during May. Just one of many exciting events held in this glistening gem of the Cote d'Azur, it's made Cannes a holiday hotspot for the rich and famous for over a century. Today, Cannes is better than ever, with its luxury villas rivalled only by the stunning landscapes which surround them. If you'd rather stay just outside of the town, there are lots of options to choose from: a villa near Mont Chevalier offers fantastic hiking trails, and the town of Golfe Juan is a great bet for water sports, while the medieval village of Mougins promises spectacular sea vistas from its stunning, cliff-top location.
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If nothing but a short skiing break will do, consider a luxury chalet in Graubünden. One of the most beautiful cantons in spectacular Switzerland, it's suitable as a winter sports destination year-round, covering vast expanses of snow-covered, open countryside. Wherever you choose to stay in Graubünden, you can expect stunning mountain scenery - low-lying valleys, soaring peaks, deep, expansive forests and sparkling glaciers - but one of the most magnificent ski resorts in which to stay is Klosters. It boasts some of the finest architecture, music, cuisine and accommodation in the canton, as well as a great range of ski runs: it really is the perfect short break destination for skiers both expert and amateur.
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