Great special offers for October half-term on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals

Hundreds of holiday homes perfect for families with discounts up to 20%

With hundreds of holiday home owners already offering discounts for October half-term, now is a great time to book and bag yourself an ideal family getaway for less. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest and most trusted holiday rentals website, lists over 164,000 properties that are still available to rent during the autumn holidays, with hundreds of new special offers and discounts of up to 20% or more every week. Covering all the holiday favourites such as France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, the Canary Islands, Turkey and Greece, has the largest selection of family apartments and villas to rent online.

The October half term is a fantastic time to take a family holiday without breaking the bank, as accommodation rates are much lower than during the school summer holidays. Whether you are looking for complete relaxation in the countryside, a late beach break, or a more unusual place to stay, on there is something for everyone, from rustic villas and beachside properties to more quirky places such as cave houses, windmills and boats.

Find some of the best deals available below or browse more than 500 special offers on

Properties are ordered by price, from lowest to highest.

Unique cave property with charming guest cottage, Loir-et-Cher
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £417 per week
Special Offer: Discounted price for October

Located in the village of Trôo, the property features a unique cave house and heritage museum with a beautifully restored cottage above the cave. Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river. Property 415265

Historical Tuscan villa with swimming pool, Citta della Pieve
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £583 per week
Special Offer: Discounted price for October

Casa Baiocco is a typical Tuscan home, newly built in the traditional farmhouse style, perfectly blending with the Italian countryside. Surrounded by a well kept park, for the guests’ private use only, it offers all the peace and tranquillity needed for a holiday. The property features two en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a play room with pool table. Excursions, personal trainers and chefs can be organised with the owners and three bicycles are also offered for the guests’ use. Property 412677

Luxury detached villa with private pool and close to beach, Protaras
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £652 per week
Special Offer: 10% off all bookings

Luxury detached villa with private pool, unrestricted view to sea, ideal for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, just three minutes walk to a sandy cove, with a variety of beaches, including the well known Fireman's Bay. The villa is open plan downstairs with a lounge area furnished with luxurious sofas and satellite TV. Outside there is a private pool with patio furniture, sun loungers and BBQ. The villa is air conditioned throughout and also has an open fireplace for the occasional cooler winter evening. Property 483154

Stunning stone finca with private pool, Javea
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £899 per week
Special Offer: £100 off remaining weeks in September and October

Stunning stone finca with exposed wooden beams and traditional stone walls, with an interior gallery and soothing water feature, set in a large garden with a child’s swing. The main bedroom has a romantic balcony overlooking the very inviting pool and the twin bedrooms open onto a large roof terrace with valley and sea views. There are two bathrooms and the main bathroom has a handmade luxury Turkish style bath.  A few minutes’ drive from the finca you can indulge in various activities including golf at La Sella golf course or being pampered at the Spa at the Marriot, horse riding, mountain or country walks or, for those who enjoy the faster pace, quad biking through the beautiful Orba valley. Property 64714

Charming hillside villa with panoramic views and private pool, Montauroux
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £1014 per week
Special Offer: 20% discount in September and October

The house was built in 2003 and is perfectly positioned offering panoramic views of the Esterel Mountains. The house has two covered terraces, two high level terraces and a cascading swimming pool. The spacious living room has a fireplace and offers direct access to one of the covered terrace. Two stairs lead down to the dining room which is in direct connection with the kitchen and has access to the terrace. The house has four double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and all bedrooms have direct access to a terrace. Property 95295