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What can we say? It’s spring, the sun’s up somewhere and we’re feeling generous. What other reasons do we need this month to offer you a holiday apartment on the Champs-Élysées for under £9 a night, the chance to hang out minutes from London’s Oxford Street for less than £25 or even be in NYC for just about £17 a night? And if it’s beaches, bargains and cool quarters you’re after, we have Barcelona’s gorgeous Gràcia, historic Lisbon, Ibiza Old Town, Berlin Mitte, sunny Mallorca or apartments in Rome’s Centro Storico – all from as little as £9 per night.
Rent a holiday home on the Champs-Élysées for the price of coffee and a croissant and put the savings to good use in the world’s most glamorous shopping district. This classic Parisian apartment with blonde wood floors, great light, high ceilings and three beautiful bedrooms has space for eight. But, at £66 per night, a romantic couple could afford to stay just as easily.
This pretty Côte d’Azur apartment is minutes from the cafés, bars and fabulous restaurants at Nice Port, the city’s coolest quarter where everyone wants to live these days. Bright, sunny and packed with gorgeous design, it has a fabulous kitchen for making the most of the Cours Salaya morning markets and two lovely bedrooms. It’s a great holiday home for six friends this spring and at £115 a night, perfect for a couple of couples too.
Release your inner ‘hipster’ in the Brooklyn District where it all began, Williamsburg. It’s still first for rising star restaurants, achingly cool bars, new bands, interesting stores and breaking trends, only 10 minutes from Fort Green’s famous Brooklyn Flea and just over ‘the’ bridge from Manhattan. Blend in with the locals in this shiny new, industrial-light two-bedroom Williamsburg apartment, there’s space for six from just £104 per night.
Everyone wants the best of all worlds in London. City shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and relentless energy as well as somewhere to wind down, kick back and enjoy the views – in peace. This fantastic, brand new two-bedroom apartment is just minutes from the city centre by train, in the heartland of Canary Wharf and surprisingly tranquil, considering. There’s room enough for four. But, from £172 a night, it’s a very affordable for couples too.
Alfama’s hauntingly lovely, ancient and romantic but cool Lisbon always gravitates towards Chiado and Bairro Alto. On the edge of both brilliant quarters and cool enough to keep its distance, if you want a break from the bars, clubs, restaurants and fantastic shopping, this gorgeous Lisbon apartment is light, bright and sunny in spring. Good news for six smart people looking to see Lisbon at the best time of year from only £91 a night.
In and around Easter, Rome’s more exuberant than ever but you might not want to be right in the thick of The Vatican City celebrations. This gorgeous Centro Storico apartment is just off legendary Piazza Navona, close to the cool nightlife on Campo Fiore, across the Tiber from Trastevere and within sight of St. Peter’s, so you can dip in and out of the jubilation or just do your own thing entirely. The design is cool, refreshingly contemporary with a light hint of tradition and there’s plenty of room for six from £114 a night.
Europe’s largest city is fascinating, complex and easy to get to grips with from this gorgeous Berlin Mitte apartment right in the centre. Sleek and contemporary, with fabulous wooden floors, clean white design details and a stunning kitchen – perfect excuse to food shop at trendy-off-the-scale Neue Markthalle and brilliant Kreuzberg delis. It’s just how you imagine your home in Berlin should be. And from just £206 a night for six friends, you’ll have money to spare for the city’s spring beer gardens and new season stores.
Apart from the bars, clubs, shops, restaurants and incredible architecture, the best thing about Barcelona is the Mediterranean sunshine. And, in the not-too-hot-but-just-right weeks of early spring, it’s perfect for walking around in, playing on the beach or just sitting on the patio. This stunning penthouse in the city’s delightful Gràcia district has its own private, plant-filled and delectably sunny terrace as well as two bedrooms, plenty of room for six and a very reasonable nightly price of £93.
That’s our pick but if your idea of perfection isn’t listed, don’t despair. We have dozens and dozens of beautifully shaped spring holiday homes for couples, families and friends and they all come with very light, easy-going seasonal price tags, at the moment. But everyone loves a bargain, so visit www.housetrip.com as soon as you can to pick up one of your own, before they’re all gone.