Clients driving you mad? Fed up with the never-ending cold and dark? Make your freelance work a little more bearable by booking a break to somewhere warmer. Having something to look forward to will keep you going.
However, if the early-bird January deals have been missed, then what can you do? Trusty Airbnb has long been a favourite of us creative folk. But trawling through hundreds of their listings can often take up too much time. Here is where Creative Boom can help.
We've picked out 10 of the best Airbnb luxury breaks for under £100 per night so that you can indulge without breaking the bank. Let's face it, no freelancer can relax and enjoy a holiday if it's costing too much.
The following bargain destinations feature exclusive properties from glamorous locations all over the world – including a spectacular nine-bed Italian Villa for just £61 per night and a gorgeous beachfront house in the Dominican Republic for only £62 per night. Even better, these incredible properties are available at seriously affordable prices all year round. Where do we signup?
1. Brazilian Clifftop House with private beach
Enjoy this exceptional house on its own private beach and located in a beautiful natural park. Fully enclosed and supervised by your own caretaker and gardener, the property sleeps six and has everything you need for a break in the sun.
Priced at £65 per night | Book the place
2. Croatian Eco House
If you fancy something a little rustic and authentic, this holiday house is located in Humac, an abandoned shepherd's village in Split-Dalmatia, Croatia. With amazing views of the sea, the house is fully equipped with a cosy fireplace for colder months. It sleeps seven and is perfect for those eco-conscious travellers.
Priced at £35 per night | Book the place
3. La Salentina, Italy
In the far south of Italy's Salento peninsula, along the coastal road Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca, lies the town Guardiola – considered to be "a real balcony on the Adriatic". Here, nestled between the Mediterranean, is "La Salentina" – a perfect holiday villa to sleep nine guests.
Priced at £60 per night | Book the place
4. Exclusive Riad, Marrakesh
If you're going to sample the delights of Marrakesh, might as well do so in style. This beautiful private house has its own outdoor living area and internal courtyard beside a luxurious plunge pool. There's even a top floor terrace for sunbathing. Sleeps seven with three bathrooms.
Priced at £68 per night | Book the place
5. Romantic Luxury Villa, Bali
Fancy a little Eat, Pray, Love? This romantic villa in Bali will blow you away. Sleeping up to five guests, the two bed property comes with its own private pool and manicured gardens. And there's fast Internet connection too, so if a client calls during your break – you can easily pick up your laptop.
Priced at £96 per night | Book the place
6. Three bedroom Villa with pool, Bali
Whilst we're on the subject of Bali, check out this three bedroom villa with its own private pool, sleeping up to six guests. Located in North Kuta, you have lots of conveniences nearby including the recommended Cafe Moka, which apparently does a great breakfast!
Priced at £81 per night | Book the place
7. Costa Rican Waterfall Location
Never been to Costa Rica? This magical home in El Roble de Santa Barbara comes with its own 40ft waterfall in 15 acres of private rainforest. Could it get better than this? There's great local restaurants, with a driver available should you need a lift. Sleeps eight in four bedrooms.
Priced at £95 per night | Book the place
8. Beach Front, Dominican Republic
Fancy walking out of your holiday home's front gate and straight onto the beach? This "Princess" villa is literally on the beach in Dominican Republic. With two bedrooms and ocean views from everywhere you look, it's a bargain for those of you who can't get enough of white sand and turquoise waters.
Priced at £62 per night | Book the place
9. Cottage in Mediterranean Countryside
A cottage in the Mediterranean countryside sounds more than appealing, and this place in Mallorca gives you everything you need. Sleeping three, it offers the best of both worlds, as it's close to the Tramuntana mountains and the best of the island's beaches. With a cool stone interior, its own pool and a much-needed hammock, you'll soon forget about your business worries.
Priced at £61 per night | Book the place
10. Charming Cevennes Villa
This charming cottage in Languedoc, France, is located on a hillside in the middle of a Mediterranean shrub forest and offers beautiful views of the valley and its vineyards. It's quintessential France and lies on the border of Cevennes National Park. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Blighty – ideal for those who prefer a shorter flight.
Priced at £58 per night | Book the place