Valentine's holiday homes from £21pppn: romantic boltholes that won't break the bank

From romantic city apartments to hideaway beach-front homes: great value properties from Holiday-Rentals


29 January 2009 A romantic Valentine's break needn't cost the earth - if you choose a private holiday rental. Renting your own intimate bolthole is a great way to make your holiday pounds go further and can work out much cheaper than a similar standard hotel. Below are some of the most romantic properties available on Holiday-Rentals, including a waterfront apartment in Montenegro for £21pppn and an exotic Moroccan Riad for just £28pppn.

Other options include an ocean-view villa in Barbados, a stunning loft apartment in Rome and a tower apartment in the ramparts of an old castle in Normandy.

Staying in a private holiday home is the ideal option for a romantic holiday; it provides more privacy and space, as well as more authenticity than a hotel. You have the freedom to come and go as you please, plus the flexibility to eat in or out - ideal if you want to treat your loved one to a surprise breakfast in bed or enjoy your very own candlelit dinner on the balcony or terrace.

Beach-front retreat in Barbados

» Property 409666
Luxury villa in Barbados, located in the amazing ocean-view setting of Ragged Point, St. Philip. The villa is beautifully designed with striking coral stone interiors, open plan living and dining rooms and spacious outdoor areas. A large terrace looks onto a lovely pool and deck with tropical gardens, a spacious balcony has panoramic views and a private roof deck delivers amazing ocean views.
Price: £1,168 per property per week (or £182 per night - minimum stay 5 nights)

City love nest in Rome

» Property 2098
Cosy, modern loft apartment in the heart of Rome, with high ceilings and arches giving it its traditional character. This beautiful property is located on the vast square of San Giovanni in Laterano, inside the courtyard of a stunning Palazzo of the last century, just in front of the oldest and highest obelisk of Rome and nearby the famous Basillica of San Giovanni.
Price: £660 per property per week (or £94 per night - minimum stay 2 nights)

Romantic views in Montenegro

» Property 83025
Stunning contemporary apartment in Kotor, Montenegro with spectacular sea views. Wake up and from your bed watch the cruise liners and yachts make their way into Kotor. Alternatively, relax on either of the 2 private balconies, enjoying uninterrupted views of Kotor or go for a swim in either the shared pool or the bay - the choice is yours!
Price: £294 per property per week (or £42 per night - minimum stay 3 nights)

Hot, hot, hot! in Marrakech

» Property 8877
Intimate and enchanting small palace, filled with light, at the heart of the old medina of Marrakech. Located at the end of a short cul-de-sac, off the main passageway leading into the souk, it is a few minutes walk from the square, the renowned Djemaa el Fna. The house is a traditional Dar, built around an open courtyard, with an upper level and an attractive roof terrace garden with an al fresco dining area for those warm evenings.
Price: £265 per property per week (or £45 per night in the week and £55 per night on the weekend - minimum stay 2 nights)

Something different: tower apartment in a castle in Normandy

» Property 67097
Superb apartment in a tower of the 11th century chateaux ramparts located in the heart of Normandy. This unusual accommodation consists of six levels inside the tower or turret of the Castle Wall. Relaxing in front of the log fire, submerged in the spa bath or refreshing in the waterfall of the hydro shower, you are guaranteed to feel totally chilled out! Situated in a National Park, Le Parc Naturel Regional du Cotentin et du Bessin, the Chateau is an ideal base for exploration and relaxation.
Price: £300 per property per week (or £60 per night - minimum stay 4 nights)