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Top 10 budget holiday rentals worldwide

12th April 2010 Print

Good quality, stylish accommodation need not break the bank for those in-the-know, who are increasingly opting for private holiday home rentals over hotels.

Working out up to half the price of hotels and often less, there are over 10,000 budget rentals worldwide on, including modern apartments, spacious houses and even villas with pools. And it’s not just in Europe that you can save, as many Brits now own property further afield, there’s plenty of choice in long-haul destinations like Africa, South America and Thailand too.

For those without an A-list budget who still want to holiday in style, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has put together a list of the top 10 best budget properties worldwide. These include a brand new apartment overlooking the Miraflores golf course on the Costa del Sol, a modern apartment on the Magic Dreams resort in Bulgaria, and a chic villa with pool and Jacuzzi in Thailand. At under £10 per person per night these properties provide not only better value, but much more luxury than a ‘budget’ hotel. There is even a spacious house in London from just £29 per person per night.

So to cut costs, not quality this year, try a private holiday rental. Choose from one of the ten properties below or browse thousands more on

Prices quoted are per property unless otherwise specified and correct at time of going to press. Properties are ordered by price.

Top 10 budget holiday homes on

Modern, high standard apartment in the Magic Dreams resort, Sveti Vlas
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4. From £95 per week = £4 per person per night
Located in the newly developed resort of Magic Dreams by Dreamville, this apartment is fully furbished and decorated with everything you need to make this a wonderful holiday. The resort contains two large pools (children pool as well), pool bar, restaurant, Spa and fitness centre, Internet Cafè, supermarket and other shops.

Beautiful apartment in Umbria with private pool and breathtaking views
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7. From £310 per week = £6 per person per night
The apartment is located on the top of a hill in an ancient Umbrian town near Trevi. The rooms are romantic, all with a private balcony, cable television and a kitchen with utensils. The thousand year old property, with a private pool and car park, was renovated in 2007 and is a good place to depart your visit to the main monuments and the most famous towns of Umbria. If you need a relaxation, just stay home and enjoy the swimming pool, the mountain trekking, mountain biking and horse riding.

Brand new apartment overlooking Miraflores Golf Course in Mijas Costa
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4. From £195 per week = £7 per person per night
This is a stunning brand new 2nd floor apartment located on a small privately owned complex. With 24 hour security, secure underground parking, a large infinity pool set in beautiful Mediterranean gardens, not to mention the sauna and fully equipped gym this complex is one of the best in the area. The golf clubhouse is within walking distance with local shops bars and restaurants minutes away.

Quiet apartment in beautiful village with mountain views, Mojstrana
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7. From £260 per week / From £45 per night = £7 per person per night
With direct views to the mountains from every room, this traditional property is very spacious, featuring a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, sumptuous lounge with leather settees and an entertainment system, as well as two bedrooms. The balconies on the two floors have uninterrupted views to the meadows and mountains. Also available are tennis rackets, an internet connection, a PlayStation and a selection of English books and games.

Large villa with private pool and Jacuzzi minutes from beach
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £400 per week / £72 per night = £9 per person per night
This is a spacious villa with private pool set in tropical gardens, in a secure development, a five minute drive to the beach and Pattaya centre. The property can sleep up to eight in comfort and is furnished to the very highest European standard, with designer features throughout and landscaped grounds. Jomtien and Pattaya have an abundance of activities and interesting places to visit. Pattaya is 147 kilometres southeast of Bangkok and faces the Thai Gulf. It is Asia's premier beach resort and caters with equal appeal to families, couples and single visitors.

Colourful house with spectacular views in San Miguel de Allende
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £461 per week / £115 per night = £15 per person per night
Casa de Corazón is very private, set back from the street in a quiet location. It offers spectacular views, and is conveniently located a short walk from restaurants, grocery shopping, the centre of town, and more. In a town declared a national monument by the government of Mexico, this home offers modern comfort and conveniences combined with old world charm, custom hand-made furnishings and extensive use of Talavera tile.

Charming one bedroom apartment near Bastille and Marais
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5. From £398 per week / £80 per night = £16 per person per night
Charming one bedroom apartment situated on the 4th floor with elevator of a Parisian building located in the very fashionable district 11th of Paris near Place de la Bastille and Gare de Lyon and just a stroll from the beautiful Place des Vosges. The living area is decorated to a high standard and the kitchen is fully equipped.

Deluxe flat in the city centre
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5. £571 per week / £96 per night = £19 per person per night
Boasting a prime location in the heart of the fashionable Nisantasi area, this one bedroom apartment comes equipped with a king size bed, a double sofa bed, an optional fold-out single bed, kitchenette and bathroom. Major sights and attractions such as Taksim Square, the Grand Bazaar and the Istanbul Military Museum are all close by and a collection of beautiful mosques and picturesque waterside palaces are within easy reach. This spacious one bedroom apartment offers comfortable contemporary living in an ideal setting. Completed with tasteful décor, modern furnishings and all the comforts of home, this stylish apartment provides a welcome retreat.

Recently restored fully staffed riad in Marrakech Medina
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £900 per week / £130 per night = £22 per person per night
Away from the regular tourist trail and in an area full of charm, this is a lovely traditional two floor riad. The ground floor comprises a sunny courtyard with plunge pool, fully equipped kitchen, salon with fireplace & DVD, dining room for six and one bedroom. The first floor features an office with music system and two bedrooms en-suite. There is also a round 'yoga' room ideal to listen to music and a large terrace with seating area under canopy and attractive roof garden with BBQ area and large chess board.

Spacious house close to Wimbledon and within easy reach of main central attractions
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4. £750 per week / £115 per night = £29 per person per night
This fantastic classic two bedroom house is located in a peaceful courtyard setting, providing bright luxury accommodation with well proportioned rooms. The property features a large reception room, kitchen with space for dining and two spacious bedrooms. Refurbished to a high standard, the house is located in Putney, a leafy, desirable suburb served by a host of restaurants and bars.

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