Short term holiday rentals
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Short term getaways are a great way to grab a mini holiday and have some time to rest, relax and unwind without having to take too much time off of work. We all need some time for a getaway but finding a week to get away can be a problem. This makes short term holiday rentals a great option for anyone wanting a break!
Short-term lets are a fantastic opportunity for people who have limited time. Destinations where there are a lot of facilities, leisure opportunities and activities packed into one area tend to have a lot of rental properties available. Another reason you might want to take a short-term rental is if you want to take a holiday focused on a specific activity; for example a skiing or golfing holiday near a specialist resort. There are some great options available wherever you choose to take a short break.
Quick Break Getaways with Short Lets
Short Term Rentals in France
There are many properties throughout France that are available to rent for a short break. France is a very convenient destination, being just a short hop across the channel. It has so much to offer the holiday maker with limited time available. One of the closest holiday destinations is Brittany. Known for being very similar terrain to Cornwall, Brittany offers everything from idyllic rural retreats to some fantastic beaches on the Atlantic coast. People looking for a more sophisticated holiday head down to the Mediterranean coast and to resorts like St Tropez and Cannes. These Mediterranean resorts are chic and sophisticated with lots of guaranteed sunshine in the summer months. France also has more than its fair share of mountainous terrain with the Alps to the East, and the Pyrenees on the Spanish border to the west. During the winter months there are some incredible locations for skiing like Chamonix. You can expect many modern apartments to be available for short-term rent in these areas, whereas in rural France, you are likely to be able to rent more traditional, older style properties.
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Short Term Rentals in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is sometimes referred to as the hidden jewel of Europe. A lush, fertile country, it has many mountainous regions as well as some great coastal resorts. Snow is guaranteed in the winter resorts which makes Bulgaria a popular ski destination. Many investors buy apartments in winter resorts like Bansko and Pamporovo and these are readily available for short-term rental. Most of these apartments are serviced and maintained by management companies, so you can expect standards to be high. Similarly, on the coast, which is guaranteed to have plenty of sunshine between May and October, there are many apartments and villas available for short-term occupancy. Younger people tend to head for resorts like Sunny Beach whilst, those looking for a more sedate pace might choose Sozopol or Balchik. Prices of food, drink and amenities are relatively low in Bulgaria, making it an economical and popular choice.
Short-term Rentals in Cyprus
For year-round sun, fantastic scenery and great cuisine, many people decide to take a short break in Cyprus. Divided between Turkish and Greek rule, Cyprus has some stunning coastal resorts, mountain ranges and plenty of historic interest. The Greek side is more accessible to UK citizens but it is now a lot easier to get across to the Turkish side. Cyprus has some very high quality villa style properties available for short rentals. Many of these properties sit perched above stunning sea views. With their shaded terraces and private swimming pools, these make an excellent alternative to the hotels on the island. Cyprus boasts a stunning array of architectural and historical treasures to enjoy; with beautiful churches, medieval cities and ancient ruins to explore.
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Short-term Rentals in Ibiza
The laid back island of Ibiza has evolved into the clubbing capital of the world. Young people flock here for the ultimate clubbing experience. Luckily, there are many parts of the island that still retain the charm and relaxed atmosphere that it has long been known for if you don’t want to spend your time partying and clubbing. For the best chilled beach clubbing experience head to the Blue Marlin in Cala Jondal. In Ibiza town itself you really can't miss Pasha – the most famous club in the world. For those that need some respite from the clubbing scene, the northern tip of the island and in particular the secluded Benirras beach is where you should head. For up to six people, a rented two bedroom apartment with a bed settee in the living area makes for an economical option for those on a budget.
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Short-term rentals in Morocco
For many years Morocco has been attracting tourists and property investors. There are now many properties available for short-term rental. The sights, sounds and smells in Morocco are like nothing we can experience in Europe. The subtle blend of African, European and Middle-eastern influences make this a very exotic destination. A short hop across from Spain, Morocco is the most accessible part of Africa to Europeans. Casablanca with its intricate Moorish architecture and early French influence is one of the most welcoming and westernised places to stay. You can spend your holiday exploring the fantastic spice and flower markets, visiting ancient cities or lazing on the beach in beautiful surroundings.
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