Best beaches in Europe

Best beaches in Europe (170759)

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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170,759 Holiday homes

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(10) Excellent 

32

Holiday cottage in Carnoustie

Angus / Carnoustie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Cottage” My sister booked this cottage for us in May and what a gem it is! The small personal touches made such a difference. Lovely comfortable cottage with a modern kitchen that is so well stocked you want for nothing! In fact we enjoyed ou  …see more

from £65 / night

£175 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

6

Apartment rental in Akaroa

Canterbury Region / Akaroa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Akaroa Apartment - fully self contained. Treat yourself to a little luxury Some recent feedback............ Hi Alison Just wanted to say my wife and I have had an AMAZING stay in Akaroa and central to that has been the wonderful apartment. Just what we were after, a  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

(45) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great appartment, beautiful town.” This was our second visit to this apartment and we will certainly be coming back again. The apartment is well equipment and perfectly located for restaurants and the beach without being noisy. There are two good  …see more

from £35 / night

£276 - £604 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Excellent 

14

Macher holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Macher

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(32) Excellent 

21

Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this  …see more

from £165 / night

£750 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(6) Excellent 

9

Bungalow rental in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Vendee / Saint-Jean-de-Monts

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely perfect” Myself and 4 friends hired the villa for a week in Aug 2013 and had an amazing time. Set in a quiet residential area the accomodation was lovely, with 2 bedrooms, 2 further sofa beds and 2 toilets/bathrooms, it was perfect for our  …see more

from £111 / night

£776 - £1078 / week

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from £111 / night

(30) Excellent 

33

Holiday cottage in Whitwell

Isle of Wight / Whitwell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely house, beautiful garden and surroundings, brilliantly equipped.” We stayed at Ferndale with our 2 year old and tiny baby. It's a challenging travelling with small children but arriving a Ferndale we breathed a huge sigh of relief as it was so  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(20) Excellent 

25

Villa rental in Canggu with swimming pool

Canggu / Echo Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Luxurious villa, huge pool, in a great location away from the hustle and bustle” Our family of four (including a 5 year old and 2 year old) had a 2 week stay at Villa Samskara and it was undoubtedly the most relaxing holiday I have had since having ch  …see more

from £204 / night

£1220 - £2602 / week

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from £204 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday home in Evie

Mainland / Evie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The house has been renovated over the last two years and is being offered to the holiday market on a self catering basis for the first time in 2016. It sits in a 4 acre plot with views over farmland to Eynhallow sound. There are two good sized bedrooms, separate dining  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

57

Holiday chalet with swimming pool, tennis court in Gondomar

Gondomar / Melres

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B  …see more

from £134 / night

£919 - £1164 / week

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from £134 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Haines City holiday villa rental

Haines City / Calabay Parc at Tower Lake

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful Holiday” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this villa. It was beautifully clean & well presented, somewhere to really relax after being out at the theme parks all day. It was handy for a choice of supermarkets & filling stations as well as  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

42

Holiday home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £1099 / week

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from £99 / night

(46) Excellent 

21

Holiday lodge with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis  …see more

from £67 / night

£400 - £495 / week

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from £67 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.002 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent appartment ideal location” could not fault one thing just like home from home everything has been thought of inside of the appartment toys for my little girl ,dvds etc the views are out of this world beds are comfy we have booked f  …see more

from £99 / night

£350 - £975 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Gran Tarajal holiday apartment rental

Tuineje / Gran Tarajal

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“We wish that we could go straight back there!” Regarding Gran Tarajal. It's all been said before in other reviews but this lovely Spanish town is truly a place that has not yet been spoiled by mass touirsm. La Solana in the Vista Mar development is s  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(31) Excellent 

14

Holiday barn in Trunch

Norfolk / Trunch

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
“Excellent property great location.” We really enjoyed our stay at Homefield Barn, well equipt and nicely furnished, quiet and peaceful we were lucky the weather was beautiful. A weekend break wasn't long enough so we will be back for another visit.  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £485 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Ballymahon holiday cottage rental

County Longford / Ballymahon

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
The cottage sits on an elevated site with views for many miles over the surrounding countryside The site is quiet and peaceful with lovely bird sounds from the garden.A holiday in the cottage can be totally relaxing with walks through the local forest or along the canal  …see more

from £87 / night

£276 - £414 / week

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from £87 / night

21

Lower Saxony / Worpswede

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £77 / night

£538 - £1407 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £101 / night

£424 - £595 / week

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from £101 / night

(107) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Carbis Bay

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The view from Fairfield Apartment is absolutely beautiful - to wake up every morning 300m from the beach is amazing and makes you realise what a holiday is all about. The Apartment is very luxurious and finished to a very high standard giving a 'hotel feel.'  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £59 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Little Gem” Just returned from a few days at St George's Lodge. Such a little gem. A lovely little bungalow in St. Anne's. Tastefully furnished and decorated. There is everything you would need including a sun room. A short walk from the shops, restau  …see more

from £70 / night

£650 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

23

Menai Bridge holiday cottage rental

Anglesey / Menai Bridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask about pets
“Perfectly formed!” Everything you could want to make your stay comfortable. Good location within easy reach of great walks and places to visit. Local pubs and amenities. Supermarket 2 mins on foot. Quiet. Owners very friendly and amenable.  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(57) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £4000 / week

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from £200 / night

(93) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Marina di Ragusa

Ragusa / Marina di Ragusa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ideally located for all Marina di Ragusa has to offer” I enjoyed my stay very much. Property I'd located close to beach, shops, main square, pretty much walking distance to everything. Ivan was very friendly and welcoming and very helpful with any que  …see more

from £18 / night

£250 / week

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from £18 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almoradi

Province of Alicante / Almoradi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent Apartment” The Apartment was excellent in good order and nice and clean .There was plenty of bedding and utensils plats cups pots and pans if you want to stay in and do your own cooking but it is well positioned in walking distends to the t  …see more

from £15 / night

£105 - £133 / week

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from £15 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Seminyak with swimming pool

Seminyak / Oberoi

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“GOOD HOLIDAY” villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each particular also for swimming pool area, s  …see more

from £104 / night

£682 - £1449 / week

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from £104 / night

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Tailem Bend holiday home rental

South Australia / Tailem Bend

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Limestone Ridge is a large, family sized holiday house that features a generous deck overlooking the River Murray corridor. Sleeping up to 12 (twelve) Limestone Ridge will suit the active family or a group of couples that want to experience the wildlife, fishing, boat  …see more

from £181 / night

£1267 / week

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from £181 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eskmoor Cottage - perfect in all we needed, house, situation and environment” The house: Extremely Clean, had all Equipment you needed for your stay, so that for instance you could Cook if you didn't want to go out to eat, wash-maschine if you needed  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tootgarook

Mornington Peninsula / Tootgarook

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply great location and facilities, peaceful and relaxing” We had a fabulous time. Unwinded in the peaceful setting and privacy of the location. Easy access to amenities, beach, cafes etc. and Tina is such a wonderful host  …see more

from £246 / night

£1718 / week

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Nea Skioni holiday apartment rental

Halkidiki Region / Nea Skioni

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A peaceful ambience to feel comfortable, during your holidays!  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Llanelli holiday apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“FANTASTIC LOCATION” The accomodation was fantastic & it was lovely waking up looking out of the pation doors with view of the sea. Plenty to do from the beach to bike riding. My teenage children already want to go again. Value for money  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£298 - £393 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Muo holiday apartment rental

Kotor Municipality / Muo

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A beautiful 2 bed ground floor apartment with fantastic views over Kotor Bay with use of the stunning communal pool. The ground floor aspect affords greater patio room but the elevated nature of the property still rewards with gorgeous views across the bay.  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £630 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Torrevieja Area holiday villa rental

Torrevieja Area / La Siesta

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second visit” We have just returned from staying at this lovely villa, we don't usually holiday twice in the same place but as we enjoyed it so much the first time we booked again and so pleased we did. Villa hadn't changed much, just as nice, wonder  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calpe

Costa Blanca / Calpe

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Marlene villa enjoys a quiet and very central location, just 5 minute walk to the center of Calpe and from the superb beach and many amenities of Calpe. This villa has a private swimming pool, spacious sun terraces, outdoor dining area with BBQ and nice balcony with vie  …see more

from £70 / night

£1388 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Finistere / Brest

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £35 / night

£242 - £296 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Alethriko

Larnaka District / Alethriko

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Villa will be immaculately clean on you arrival. To enable you to start your holiday from the minute you arrive, a Grocery Welcome Pack service is available by arrangement. List items of choice, for example water, milk, bread, fruit, etc  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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from £72 / night