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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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Pisa / Marina di Pisa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £42 / night

£289 / week

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from £42 / night

(7) Excellent 

19

Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was  …see more

from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos  …see more

from £119 / night

£676 / week

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from £119 / night

(20) Excellent 

12

Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Cotes-d'Armor / Plurien

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £71 / night

£351 - £395 / week

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from £71 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Port de Pollenca / Pine Walk Area

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Stunning Views” Stayed in this lovely, spacious apartment early May, our first visit to Belleveure 2A. Easy to book and any queries to Bianca were promptly replied. The views from the apartment were stunning. Perfect location for our 2 year  …see more

from £112 / night

£783 - £1827 / week

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from £112 / night

(21) Excellent 

19

Benferri holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / Benferri

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” Great villa and very well equipped,swimming pool was brilliant.Good bar/restaurant 2 minute walk away and plenty of interesting towns/cities to visit within easy reach. Easy access to and from airport and whole process of booking was dealt  …see more

from £10 / night

£70 - £395 / week

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from £10 / night

10

Guest house rental in Nelson with golf nearby

Kootenay Rockies / Nelson

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Best of both worlds, super Close to town & Only 20 steps from the beach our new beach house on pristine Kootenay Lake. Our Modern beach house Is on a gorgeous private property. Yet still very near to downtown, in a quiet forested area, with use of our own private be  …see more

from £74 / night

£463 - £926 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Very Good 

33

Holiday villa with shared pool in Moraira

Moraira / El Portet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful location and everything we needed in an apartment” We rented the apartment for my husband, myself and a friend so 2 bedrooms was perfect. We were very pleased and felt that we had real value for money for what we paid for the three of us. We  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £60 / 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

£255 / week

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from £18 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Upton, Exmoor

Exmoor National Park / Upton, Exmoor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Hidden Gem” What a beautiful place, what can I say we booked at the last minute because we knew the weather was going to be nice ( but I think it would be great even in winter) and found the caravan clean with everything you need for a comfortable sta  …see more

from £30 / night

£260 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Fahan holiday caravan/mobile home rental

County Donegal / Fahan

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutey beautiful place!!!” Loved every moment of our stay! The area is so beautiful, just like your very own island, peace and quiet and no one around to bother you. The dogs absolutely loved the freedom. Thanks once again Micheal we will def be ba  …see more

from £65 / night

£260 - £300 / week

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from £65 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Best short break ever” Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile signal in the area. A pay  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

30

Seine-Maritime / Cany-Barville

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(8) Excellent 

11

Holiday cottage in Wells

Somerset / Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Compact, functional very convenient for Wells and surrounding area.” Cottage has everything you need for two or three people. It was very well maintained, and very clean. It was so easy to take the five minute stroll right into the centre of Wells,  …see more

from £97 / night

£420 - £685 / week

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(2) Excellent 

47

Apartment rental in Palm Beach

Gold Coast / Palm Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located on the beach at Palm Beach, Gold Coast. Self contained, air conditioned apartment in Princess Palm Resort. Amazing views south to Currumbin and north to Surfers Paradise. Close to shops and airport. Linen supplied. Secure parking. Perfect place to holiday! Fully  …see more

from £71 / night

£772 / week

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from £71 / night

(41) Excellent 

21

Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Another great stay” This is the second time we have stayed in these properties. Beautifully maintained, great communication, little things that make a holiday rental a home from home, including a pint of milk on arrival. We'll be back.  …see more

from £110 / night

£520 - £1010 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Moraira / Benissa Costa

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
La Paloma is in the Baladrar area, very close to the coves: El Llosar and Baladrar in Benissa coast. Just a few minute's walk to restaurants and a supermarket. Sea views from the pool terrace.An exotic garden and different patios to relax, as well as a larg  …see more

from £46 / night

£317 / week

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from £46 / night

(94) Excellent 

24

Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Gargunnock holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Gargunnock

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing setting!” The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the lights on is amazing. The games r  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Salen

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A little slice of tranquility tucked away in Salen Bay” We travelled to Tigh Na Creagan with a large group of extended family, and it proved to be an excellent base for exploring the Ardnamurchan peninsula. We were looking for a cottage that was remot  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1350 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Luss

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Luss

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
200 years old cottage right next to loch lomond. Great for families, couples and outdoor lovers. 10 minutes walk away from the gorgerous village of luss and local shops. Quiet with private parking. Mountain and lake scenery, fresh air, peace and tranquility. Access to  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(32) Excellent 

31

Melplash holiday cottage rental

Bridport / Melplash

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Great for us and even greater for the dogs” The cottage was warm, welcoming and well equipped. The garden large, and very dog secure. Located near super walks and good pubs, what more can you ask for? Owners, Alistair and Lisa couldn't have been more  …see more

from £74 / night

£330 - £855 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

26

Nadi holiday villa rental

Viti Levu / Nadi

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Modern villa with infinity pool, walking distance to the beach that is part of the 100 acre villa grounds. 15 mins to Nadi International Airport. AC in all bedrooms. BBQ Grill and gourmet kitchen. Walking distance to marina/boat docks. Perfect for weddings/birthdays.  …see more

from £328 / night

£2787 - £3737 / week

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from £328 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Lake Maggiore / Castelletto sopra Ticino

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £44 / night

£264 - £386 / week

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from £44 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful home from home by the sea” This is a truly lovely home from home, in the heart of Swanage and accessible to all the amenities the town and its surroundings has to offer. Everything at Baytree is beautifully thought out, it's comfortable, s  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £1050 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Stratton

Bude / Stratton

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Drive into Stratton, up into Church Square and step back in time. Located right in the middle of this charming village just a mile or so from the dramatic Atlantic coastline of North Cornwall, Drangway was once part of a 14th century manor house and has ancient beams,  …see more

from £37 / night

£260 - £490 / week

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from £37 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Koggala holiday villa rental

Galle / Koggala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magical place. Flawless service. A joy from minute one.” The only reason I hesitated to write this review was because we do not want too many people knowing about Lakeview Villa! The more people that know the harder it will be to book because once yo  …see more

from £220 / night

£1400 - £3500 / week

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from £220 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Es Pujols holiday apartment rental

Formentera / Es Pujols

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Two bedroom apartment on 4th floor (no lift). Situated close to the centre of Es Pujols. 2 minutes walk to Es Pujols beach and 10 minutes walk to a choice of beaches. Close to shops, restaurants and bars. Car and bicycle hire available locally. Windsurfing, paragliding,  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Bang Tao Beach

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Vacaition in paradise” We returned from Thailand at the beginning of April and we were in Paradise. This is the beatiful villa set in lush green garden. The service from start to finish was professional, efficient and really helpful. On arrival the ho  …see more

from £229 / night

£1579 - £4825 / week

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from £229 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Saint-Martin / Anse Marcel

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £97 / night

£615 - £676 / week

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from £97 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castletownshend

County Cork / Castletownshend

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped and great location” We have stayed here both in Spring and Summer and the house is cosy in the cold weather due to a lovely log fire and great in the summer too with a sun trap of a garden. The kitchen is very well equipped - love the a  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £925 / week

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from £56 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Weiler

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £46 / night

£308 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 - £1229 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Nea Peramos

Kavala Region / Nea Peramos

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Iro apartment is near the sea where there are a lot of beach bars and restaurants.Also nearby there are shops where you can buy clothes to souvenirs.The apartment is ideal for groups and families who love love to relax at sea also the garden is a great place  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Leverburgh holiday cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Leverburgh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Mr” Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are close by amongst other smaller beaches. It's also  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £585 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Lido di Ostia holiday apartment rental

Province of Rome / Lido di Ostia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
When entering in the apartment you find the hallway where there is the bathroom with washing machine and bedroom with double bed and a balcony overlooking the sea. Going upstairs you come to a loft area consists of a separate bedroom with a large single bed (120 cm) and  …see more

from £97 / night

£615 - £886 / week

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Benitachell, Nucleo

Province of Alicante / Benitachell, Nucleo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
This modern, well furnished house enjoys a quiet location on a country road, just 5 min walk from the old town of Benitachell and enjoys splendid views of the coast from its elevated position. With private swimming pool, spacious sun terraces and a pacefull location.Two  …see more

from £54 / night

£378 / week

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from £54 / night