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 away, 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.

Short term rentals in France

4 bedroom holiday villa in Croix-des-Gardes (Cannes | Grasse | Antibes)

Many properties throughout France 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 holidaymaker 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

2 bedroom holiday apartment in Sozopol (Burgas)

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.

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Short term rentals in Cyprus

2 bedroom holiday apartment in Peyia (Coral Bay Area, Paphos region)

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

2 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río (Balearic Islands)

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, if you don’t want to spend your time partying and clubbing, there are many parts of the island that still retain the charm and relaxed atmosphere that it has long been known for. For a 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 who 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 6 people, a rented 2-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

3 bedroom holiday home in Agadir (Agadir area, Morocco)

For many years, Morocco has been attracting tourists and property investors. Many properties are now available for short-term rental. The sights, sounds and smells in Morocco are like nothing you 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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