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Self-catering apartments - Rent direct from owners

ApartmentsDirect.ie is a well maintained, online directory of self-catering apartments and private holiday accommodation around the world including France, Italy, the Algarve, Spain and many more holiday destinations.

Whether you're planning a romantic short break for two or a holiday for the whole family, apartmentsdirect.ie can provide you with access to thousands listings of luxurious holiday apartments that include photos of the apartment itself and contact details for the property owner so that you can get in touch directly with the owner and ask any questions and book with the owner directly saving you on agents commission fees.

Why Self-catering Apartments?
Self catering apartments offer a number of distinct advantages over package holidays, all inclusive breaks, and hotel trips. The primary benefit is that apartment accommodation provides you with complete flexibility to determine where you go and what you do during your holiday. You also enjoy greater privacy and many of the self catering apartments we list are much more luxurious than other forms of holiday accommodation. You can enjoy an authentic stay in beautiful surroundings at a bargain holiday price and with the level of flexibility you want.

Privately owned self-catering apartments are also better managed and maintained than commercial package holiday apartments. Private apartment owners will always provide that personal touch you simply cannot get with package holidays. They always ensure their property is well equipped with nothing is broken and is well prepared for all their holiday guests and in turn, they expect all their guests to treat their holiday apartment as if it was their own. Private apartment owners will also facility you if you need an early check-in or a late check-out whenever they can.

Types Of Self-catering Apartments


Duplex apartments are a popular choice of self-catering family friendly apartments and are split across two or more floors adjoined by a staircase. Extra living space and separate rooms and more balcony space, make duplex self catering apartments very popular. If you are two families wanting to get away on a cheap holiday and split the holiday accommodations costs between you, then a large 3 or 4 bedroom self-catering duplex apartment is ideal. There are many of these apartment types listed with us so please feel free to checkout our apartment accommodation listings using any one of our property search facilities.


Studio apartments offer everything you need in  one open plan living area. Typically studio apartments are for one or two persons and consist of a double bed or two single beds, a bathroom, and a kitchenette cooking area all in a single open plan room – if you're looking for a low cost and inexpensive way to enjoy a self catering holiday then a studio apartment is it.

Penthouse Apartments: Luxury features and complete privacy differentiate penthouse apartments from other self catering accommodation. Other luxury apartments may be situated on lower floors or in different  locations are certainly worth considering. Penthouse apartments will obviously cost more than normal <u>holiday apartments</u> but if you want higher standard of holiday accommodation with luxurious furnishings and fixtures and fittings, then self-catering penthouse apartments are for you.


Sea View Apartments are situated right on the coastline and while some may be a short walk away from the beach, others offer private access to secluded bathing areas. While some sea view apartments will have a partial sea view and others will be right on the beach with unobstructed sea views, the beauty of booking your holiday accommodation on apartmentsdirect.ie is that you can see actual photographs of the apartment and the type of sea views you can expect to enjoy. If having a good sea view is a very important element of your self-catering holiday and there is not a photo of the sea view displayed on the property advert, email the property 
owner and ask them to send you a photo of the view.

Self catering apartments can be found in virtually every country of the world and in every continent. The privately owned holiday apartments on our website include European holidays such as self catering family apartments in Spain, apartments in Portugal as well as more exotic sun baked self catering apartments in Tenerife, Lanzarote and the Balearic Islands.

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