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Going on holiday and visiting some of the best beaches in Europe really makes for a fantastic time. The great thing is that you can even find some holiday villas and cottages nearby, so getting plenty of sun, sea and sand every day is a given.


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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

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Corse-du-Sud / Sagone

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £194 / night

£1356 - £2916 / week

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from £194 / night

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Holiday villa in Agios Ioannis Diakoftis

Mykonos / Agios Ioannis Diakoftis

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Our Villa lie on a magnificent location especially protected from the wind, with a heavenly view to the Aegean, the historical island of Delos and the colorful sunset. The unique location of the villa offers our guests’ privacy as well as convenience since the villa i  …see more

from £1780 / night

£12458 / week

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from £1780 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Los Boliches

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment in a great location - would use again!!” This is a great apartment in a super location and we had a wonderful holiday in Los Boliches. It was ideally situated looking onto the beach and the pool, this was fantastic - we were able to si  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £530 / week

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from £42 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roofed terrace .A  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 - £1068 / week

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from £64 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the  …see more

from £278 / night

£1695 - £2373 / week

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from £278 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Minehead holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Minehead

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“a very enjoyable stay” A very comfortable, well equiped cottage within easy reach of many places .We would stay again Lovely walks and a good pub next door but one  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £460 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A very nice bright and airy cottage well fitted out with for all your holiday needs and close to all activities.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £410 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cape Coral

Southwest Gulf Coast / Cape Coral

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
The Florida Villa Belloccia (Italian:'natural beauty') appeals people who want to enjoy a luxury and modern designed home during their vacation.The exposed location at one of the few oversized water channels of Cape Coral has direct boat access to the Gulf of  …see more

from £112 / night

£778 - £1012 / week

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from £112 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Casale Marittimo holiday cottage rental

Province of Pisa / Casale Marittimo

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful relaxing vacation in the Tuscan hills!” It was a fantastic stay… we enjoyed very much the marvelous views of the sea and Elba island from our private terrace where we had breakfast and Italian aperitivo after a fantastic day at the beach! Th  …see more

from £128 / night

£763 / week

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from £128 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sannat

Island of Gozo / Sannat

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect way to escape” Both the villa and the owners were fantastic. It was clean, perfect location for site seeing the whole island, in a village that had all the amenities you need on a villa holiday. The owners were very friendly and were on hand  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £910 / week

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from £60 / night

(27) Very Good 

20

Loggos holiday villa rental

Paxos / Loggos

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect villa for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of Paxos.” Villa Thea was exactly as described. A very well presented house with the most spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland. The villa owner was extremely hel  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £86 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £51 / night

£509 - £975 / week

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from £51 / night

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Chania holiday apartment rental

Magnesia Region / Chania

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Driving on the BOAK national road there is a parking area between the exit to Kalyves- kalami and the exit to Aptera, across that parking lot there is a very little small church and the metal barriers of the road are painted white and broken-cut, that is the entrance of  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £159 / night

£1151 - £2696 / week

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from £159 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Frangokastello

Sfakia / Frangokastello

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the Southern Crete coast, an untouched area with picturesque scenery, where you will find a small selection of tavernas scattered along the coastline flanked by magnificent sandy beaches. The traditional villages of the area, the long history of the local ven  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £1994 / week

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from £82 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cassibile

Syracuse / Cassibile

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Truly a home away from home” What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sen  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1526 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / Lozzi

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ayia Napa holiday villa accommodation

Ayia Napa / Nissi Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
This quiet, charming villa is located in Ayia Napa, 300 meters from the famous beach of Nissi. It features a private pool with cushioned loungers. WI-Fi Internet, 2 bicycles and parking are all free.The villa has a huge 10m x 5m Walk in private pool which has plenty  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1543 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £930 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, clean villa with excellent views and very friendly owners.” Our hosts were kind enough to collect our group of 6 from the airport which was a big help as we entered an unknown country (first time visitors). We were helped with our luggage, g  …see more

from £55 / night

£382 - £1077 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we wished for.” Beautiful views, stunning location. Infinity pool was incredible. Great house and gracious host/owner - left some fruit, biscuits, and some great Cypriot wine for us.  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Faro District / Ferragudo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely large house - perfect for our stay” We stayed in Casa Linda for a week in October and loved it. The house is super; well equipped and comfortably furnished, with stylish decor. The rooms are large and spacious, and the outdoor space, though s  …see more

from £107 / night

£636 - £1187 / week

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from £107 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Augusta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£267 - £386 / week

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from £39 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“An amazing two weeks in an amazing villa” We have just spent two weeks in this villa with my family and I can honestly say it was the best two weeks I've had on holiday. The villa was spotlessly clean and everything we needed was available for us. You  …see more

from £120 / night

£850 - £1074 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Castara holiday villa rental

Castara / Englishman's Bay

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £382 / night

£2543 - £3619 / week

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from £382 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellenyt pet friendly flat” We stayed for a week with our 2 miniature dachshunds. The flat had recently been refurbished & so was spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed, a super shower & best of all was very very quiet! There is an enclosed  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Baveno / Feriolo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £77 / night

£509 - £984 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Las Planes del Rei

L'Hospitalet de l'Infant / Las Planes del Rei

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in idyllic location” We found the villa to be spacious, clean and very comfortable and had everything required for a perfect family holiday. The covered veranda area with its rattan furniture and dining area was a welcome retreat from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Silves / Odelouca

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£678 - £2500 / week

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from £97 / night

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Corse-du-Sud / Propriano

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £485 / night

£3390 - £10170 / week

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from £485 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / Pebble Beach

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 575.” We had a lovely week here at the end of April.The weather was very good and the apartment was extremely comfortable and very well equipped.The locality was pleasant with lots of good restaurants within easy wal  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Pitiwella holiday villa rental

Galle / Pitiwella

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“LET'S DO IT AGAIN !!!” What a nice experience !!! Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach. Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the housecook makes delicious local  …see more

from £178 / night

£1246 / week

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from £178 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Chaweng

Bophut / Chaweng

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very comfortable and spacious” Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included: - Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 baths) - Great for  …see more

from £154 / night

£1072 - £1382 / week

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from £154 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Jomtien Beach

Pattaya / Jomtien Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa, fantastic holiday.” This was myself and friends first visit to Thailand. The villa was first class and went a long way to making this holiday one of the best i've had over many years. It was also ideally based for access to all ameni  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Arengosse

Landes / Arengosse

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
Le gîte est une très jolie maison typique landaise restaurée et équipée avec soin, offrant tout le confort d'une maison neuve. L'environnement est un havre de paix au milieu de la nature. Les plages sont proches (lac ou océan) et les forêts accueillante  …see more

from £76 / night

£526 / week

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from £76 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Oban / Argyll

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Picturesque, peaceful haven” I would highly recommend the accommodation at Loch Melfort pier and harbour. The location is beautiful and the commodore suite has a balcony and windows with views over the loch. It is a perfect location for singles or cou  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The complex is just two minute walk to the main road with 20 - 30 restaurants providing all kinds of food.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £650 / week

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from £40 / night