City getaways for the August bank holiday
Enjoy a bit of sunshine in Barcelona, Nice, Venice or Amsterdam with HomeAway.co.uk
17/07/2012 – This August bank holiday, why not combine a city break with a bit of sunshine to escape the dismal summer at home? Make the most of the long weekend and treat yourself to a trip to Barcelona, Nice, Venice or Amsterdam. Save cash by opting for a private apartment rental and you can also enjoy these cities from local neighbourhoods, away from overpriced central hotels surrounded by tourist hoards. On HomeAway.co.uk, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, there are still thousands of private apartments available to rent during the bank holiday in popular European cities.
If you fancy a 2-in-1 city and beach break, Barcelona is a popular choice and easy to reach, while a weekend stay in Nice is a great chance to catch some sun and indulge in some luxury living by for a few days. For a bit of romance head off to explore the canals of Venice, or if you like festivals Amsterdam is hosting the popular Uitmarkt Cultural Festival during the last weekend of the month. Wherever you choose, there’s plenty to do and see this summer, so book now to make the most of the long weekend.
Choose one of the apartment rentals below or browse www.HomeAway.co.uk for thousands more worldwide.
Prices quoted are per property per night for the August bank holiday and correct at the time of going to press. All properties still had good availability.
Charming apartment in Barrio Gotico with Cathedral views
Situated on Bajada Santa Clara just behind the Cathedral the apartment has been refurbished preserving its original features. It consists of two big open spaces; one is the spacious dining room with its American kitchen, the other is the living room featuring 400 year old antique stone wall and high ceilings with wooden beams. Right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, all the places of interest are within easy walking distance such as Plaza Sant Jaume, Carrer del Call, Las Ramblas, Port Vell and the very trendy El Borne.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £230 per property per night
Cosy apartment close to the Old Town, marina and beaches
The apartment is in a very convenient location just 100 metres from the Old Town and located in a traditional Nicoise house built in 1900 with a typically Nicoise entrance hall and staircase. The apartment occupies the whole of the second floor of the building. The windows and balcony doors have traditional wooden louvred shutters to keep the apartment cooler on very hot days.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £147 per property per night
Beautifully furnished apartment with canal views
The Venice court Apartment in Santa Croce, furnished to a very high standard, overlooks a private courtyard, cool and shady. The apartment is situated on the first floor with canal views and features a beautiful living room, two bathrooms, two lovely double bedrooms and a large dining area with open plan kitchen.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4. £160 per property per night
Welcoming light apartment with balcony near Vondelpark
Situated on the second floor of a lovely house, the apartment has been recently renovated and features a combination of antiques and modern furniture. The beautiful wooden floorboards and the wonderfully decorated rooms make it a true home away from home. In the large living room there is a dining table seating four and an office area with internet access. There is a TV and a video player which comes with a good collection of films.
1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2. £118 per property per night