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Want to leave the winter chill far behind you?Bring in 2014 with a wonderful winter sun holiday in a toasty warm destination. Whether you’re after watersports, exotic tours or simply a private pool to lounge around, we’ve got it covered.



You can leave your winter clothes at home when you book one of these gorgeous holiday homes, all set in super-sunny locations. Check out our property options for all types of traveller – escape the winter chill by nabbing a chic party palace in the Canary Islands, an elegant sunbather’s villa in Thailand or a rustic house in the Californian hills.



Whether you head to the Med or plan an escape much further afield, you won’t regret booking that slice of winter sunshine – especially when you’re showing off your tan!


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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

7 Nights min stay

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from £201 /night

£1402 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
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Entrance to the settlement between the Western Galilee Zion surrounded greenery and blooming Mediterranean leading peaceful and open  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

4 Nights min stay

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from £38 /night

£265 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
We are a young azorean couple, who lived in this house for 3 years  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£397 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
The Peak Cottage is located at the Pico Alto locality in a small parish named Santa that belongs to the village of Porto Moniz  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £76 /night

£529 - £596 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
The Cancades, a 3 bedroom, 3  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £44 /night

£303 - £425 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Gite la saoumette, a 1 bedroom, 1.0 bath vacation rental Cottage in Tarbes, Midi-Pyrenees, sleeps up to 2 comfortably, and includes many amenities to make sure your stay is perfect, including: Air Conditioning, Fully Equipped Kitchen and Mountain View. This Cot  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £68 /night

£472 - £1039 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Casa La Loma is a charming cottage, located south of the province of Cordoba, Iznajar, surrounded by majestic mountains and hills planted with olive trees, this house with swimming pool, is located on a private estate of 6,000 m2 planted with olive , with magnificent vi  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £85 /night

£590 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, all for $95/nt or $600/wk (plus $60 outcleaning fee and 13  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £41 /night

£284 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Description: Cozy 2-story fully furnished cottage with features 2 bedrooms, modern bath, dining/living area, a kitchen with full range of cooking utensils, tableware, stove, refrigerator and a breakfast bar  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £85 /night

£590 - £1416 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Micheline and Jean, a 4 bedroom, 4  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £67 /night

£467 - £773 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
This charming country cottage in a small village about 15kms north of Albufeira, near to Paderne, offers complete privacy and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £95 /night

£661 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Heading north to explore the Bay of Islands and need a break, golfing holiday, visiting family and friends or just wanting time out to relax and enjoy the sites of Whangarei  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

1 night min stay

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from £166 /night

£1157 - £1652 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Mahaanui cottage farmstay is a fully furnished, self contained, private, sunny, fenced country cottage located in the beautiful Tiniroto area, minutes from the Hangaroa river and Doneraille park  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £253 /night

£1770 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Coral Cottage is located in The Abacos on a private island retreat located on Sugarloaf Cay only 250 yards from Marsh Harbor's exclusive Eastern Shore  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£380 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
This vacation rental Cottage in Alleyrat, Limousin is a pleasing hideaway for families and groups of friends  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£331 - £472 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
This 2 bedroom, 2  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£349 - £614 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Le Suquet est récemment converti à partir d'un ancien établissement de ferme, cette rénovation a conservé de nombreuses caractéristiques originales de ce bâtiment de caractère remplis à un niveau élevé de confort et d'équipement  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £75 /night

£524 - £1098 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
This Saint Jean de Monts, Pays de la Loire vacation rental Cottage is the perfect place for enjoying a fun-filled vacation with your family or a group of friends  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

5 Nights min stay

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from £147 /night

£1029 - £1324 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
luxury rural house, peace, tranquillity, great sea views, next to best beaches, swimming, beautiful landscaped gardens, popular, ideal for family, sleeps 6, free Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV, hens, vineyard, orchard, full-equipped, playstation 3, bbq, gated entrance golfing, dolphin whale-watching, walking, hiking, biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, relaxing,  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £156 /night

£1086 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
House quintana, a 4 bedroom, 2  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£454 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Live with and in the middle of nature! Enjoy the rich animal and bird diversity in the game preserve directly in front of your door  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £135 /night

£944 - £1003 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Charming Cottage (Sleeps 2-4) w/AC & Heating throughout  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £67 /night

£464 - £520 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Our Epernay, Champagne-Ardenne vacation rental Cottage is the perfect place for a family vacation, or just a getaway with friends  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£380 - £501 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Castine Cottages has six two-bedroom housekeeping cottages fully equipped with fine water views and a short walk to the beachfront below  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£380 - £501 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Castine Cottages has six two-bedroom housekeeping cottages fully equipped with fine water views and a short walk to the beachfront below  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£380 - £501 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Castine Cottages has six two-bedroom housekeeping cottages fully equipped with fine water views and a short walk to the beachfront below  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£380 - £501 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Castine Cottages has six two-bedroom housekeeping cottages fully equipped with fine water views and a short walk to the beachfront below  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £94 /night

£653 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
A Wonderful FOUR SEASON Maine USA Spring Fed Lakeside Rental near many Maine 4 Season attractions! Our 1907, historical family camp, has slowly been maturing into a really nice camp/cottage; resting its old timbers only 22' from the water's edge  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £183 /night

£1275 - £1794 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
This 3 bedroom, 2  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

2 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£484 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Coffeeriver Cottages is where your Dominican holiday begins,also a perfect spot for the ultimate hideaway - ideal for honeymooners,romantic getaways, personal retreats, as well as an extraordinary opportunity for birdwatching(reported to be 163 varieties [as reported by Twitchers, Birders rece ntly holidaying here, on the island  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £56 /night

£386 - £505 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The house is cozy and functional, is the ideal place to spend a holiday with family or friends and discover all the charms that Madeira can offer. Car hire is essential, since the airport is located about 70 km from Casa do Morgado  …see more

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Cottage | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £194 /night

£1357 - £1696 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Típico monte alentejano, constituído por 2 casas completamente novas e independentes. Inserido numa propriedade de 3Ha, completamente vedada  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £51 /night

£357 - £416 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Casa do Norte, a beautiful and cozy cottage awaits you on the island of Santa Maria, Azores. Small but very cozy, this holiday house, perfect for a couple, enchants by the intimacy and comfort that provides. Casa do Norte also offers stunning sea and mountain views. Casa do Norte enjoys a prime location that invites you to discover the charms of Santa Maria island.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £37 /night

£255 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
Casa de campo em granito, remodelada, em plena região da Serra da Estrela na aldeia de Maçainhas a 4 Km de Belmonte - Aldeia Histórica de Portugal - ideal para um fim de semana ou semana tranquila com e uma gastronomia excepcional. Capacdiade para 8 pessoas.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £33 /night

£226 - £283 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Fazer Turismo em Braga é uma opção inteligente. Aqui, o visitante tem a possibilidade de assistir a um programa turístico-cultural diversificado, fazendo um percurso civilizacional documentado desde a Pré-História até aos nossos dias.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

5 Nights min stay

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from £31 /night

£212 - £340 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Romantische Berghütte für Naturliebhaber mit und ohne Hund, mitten in der Landschaft der Serranía de Ronda, hoch über dem schönen Dorf Montejaque. Romantic hideaway for nature-lovers, hikers, birdwatchers Màlaga, Seville, Córdoba, the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz all within easy reach.  …see more

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Cottage | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

1 night min stay

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from £37 /night

£255 - £1527 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • May take pets – please enquire
A casa de arquitectura vernacular, com mais de 150 anos, apresenta características únicas vincadas da região e especificas da aldeia de Rabal. Com traços tradicionais que a caracterizam, dotando-a de qualidade e conforto, possibilitando desfrutar do descanso e sossego.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £52 /night

£363 - £653 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The cuisine of self-catering accommodation offers guests the freedom to stay at home and cook your own meals. Local restaurants are available around 2 km away. Guests can enjoy a quiet stroll in the verdant garden after a refreshing dip in the pool. Stunning sunset. Situated in the middle of nature where tranquility reigns. Fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

2 Nights min stay

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from £73 /night

£509 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Ideal para um convívio em família ou com os amigos em volta da lareira.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Good 3/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £79 /night

£552 - £933 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
moradia privada com piscina particular, algarve, Quarteira  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£297 - £679 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Holiday Cottage. Gîte rural. Région de Tavira. Tranquillité absolue au sein d''une réserve naturelle.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £51 /night

£357 - £594 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • May take pets – please enquire
Cottage located in the "Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina" (Natural Park), with maximum capacity for 4 people, including children. Close proximity of the coast with easy access to the beaches of the region, using the car, bike or simply walking.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £51 /night

£357 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£382 - £764 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
local ideal para passear e conhecer a beleza do Minho, Galiza e Parque Nacional Peneda Gerês ou simplesmente descansar. Festa do Alvarinho e do Fumeiro em Melgaço de 25 a 27 de Abril 2014  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£297 - £382 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Casa DeLá has a great location. Is just over 1 km from the centre of Ponte de Lima, Portugal's oldest village, and about 500 m from the exit of the motorway Porto-Valença. It is a cozy space, comfortable, full equipped and beautifully decorated.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £43 /night

£297 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Quinta tradicional com vistas mar e serra localizada numa zona de campo perto da praia e com boas acessibilidades. Lugar calmo para descansar e ao mesmo tempo perto de tudo. Localizada perto de campos de golfe. A 25 minutos de Espanha e igual distância de Faro. Também pode visitar Sagres, Lagos, Costa Vicentina. Ou visitar Silves e a serra de Monchique.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

6 Nights min stay

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from £243 /night

£1696 - £2544 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Villa in Boliqueime with pool  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4/5 

1 night min stay

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from £73 /night

£509 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Casa no campo com piscina e vista para o mar.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 - £564 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Fazer Turismo em Braga é uma opção inteligente. Aqui, o visitante tem a possibilidade de assistir a um programa turístico-cultural diversificado, fazendo um percurso civilizacional documentado desde a Pré-História até aos nossos dias. Casa com Piscina partilhada salão de jogos partilhado e sala de refeições para grupos mais de 15 pessoas  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Casa isolada. Óptimo para famílias com crianças, ou grupos de amigos que queiram desfrutar de umas férias calmas, no centro de Portugal, a 35 minutos de carro de Lisboa. Taxa de limpeza 60€  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £119 /night

£832 - £1103 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Venha visitar a natureza e disfrute das mais belas paisagens, esta é a sua casa de férias  …see more