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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 cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy, comfortable stay in the perfect location” Stayed in Shrimpers Cottage for 5 nights with my family and dog. The cottage was in the perfect location literally minutes walk from the sea front, shops and places to eat. I would recommend the Queens f  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Langebaan

Western Cape / Langebaan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
“So much more than a home away from home” My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What we found o  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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from £70 / 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 £85 / night

£594 - £1187 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“5 star luxury with the wow factor” My wife and I travelled from london for her 60th birthday celebrations. We were joined for the weekend by our daughter and her partner. The pictures don't do justice to this property . It rivalled any luxury hotel we  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £6500 / week

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from £120 / night

(55) Excellent 

23

Newcastle holiday apartment rental

County Down / Newcastle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation- ideal for our young family” My husband, my two year old, four week old and I spent four lovely nights in this lovely apartment. We were extremely impressed at all the little touches such as the welcome pack on arrival( include  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £575 / week

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from £100 / night

(43) Excellent 

40

Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Westside

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location” I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents. There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as well. Th  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times. This is a superb apartment. The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

39

Taormina holiday apartment rental

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect bolthole to explore Taormina and surrounds...” This apartment exceeded our expectations. We wanted to live for a week like locals and this beautiful and functional two bedroomed apartment allowed us to do just that. The view from the lounge is  …see more

from £102 / night

£424 - £889 / week

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from £102 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Bray

County Wicklow / Bray

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Located on Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 5 minutes walk from the train station, 1 hour by air-coach from Dublin Airport and easy access to Dun Laoire ferry port. The ideal base for exploring the garden of Ireland (County Wicklow).Suitable for families or small  …see more

from £85 / night

£458 - £577 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Costa Rei

Muravera / Costa Rei

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful luxury Villa to rent in Sardinia, 2 miles from the best sea side in the World with the mountains all around. Tranquil yet 5 minutes drive from the shops, restaurant, "Agriturismo", Pizzerias and the Yatching Club harbour where you can hire boat or  …see more

from £379 / night

£2090 - £2950 / week

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from £379 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home in West Country

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay” Everything we needed was in this beautiful apartment from the welcome pack on arrival to the beautiful sea views we enjoyed every morning we would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family or friends thank you John and barb j x  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £1095 / week

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from £57 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Good Place for a Family Holiday” 4 of us stayed here for a week in July 2012. The house is in a great situation for local beaches in Falmouth and the Town Centre is only 10-15 minutes walk away. It has a very nice garden and views of the sea from th  …see more

from £68 / night

£470 - £1570 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Taormina Mare Mazzaro

Taormina / Taormina Mare Mazzaro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location” The apartment was beautifully decorated, with excellent air-conditioning, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Views from the balconies were gorgeous. It's located literally 2 minutes from the best beach in Taor  …see more

from £84 / night

£577 - £1577 / week

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from £84 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Chilled break” Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities! Great location which is far enough out of the centre of La Cala so that it's quiet but near enough for an easy flat walk in the evening! Great outside space for sunbathing but with shade if  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Newquay / The Barrowfields

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family apartment” Excellent, modern apartment with great views. 3 large spacious bedrooms one with en-suite. Close to Tesco Express, Aldi and Sainsburys. Parking bay just outside main door. Wi-fi, freeview tv and ipod docking station so my tee  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1495 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday home rental

Portrush / West Strand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Glorious Views and Friendly Host” We chose this property because of it's location and were not disappointed. It is just a few minutes walk both from the beach and the town centre of Portrush and boasts the best views from both the upstairs lounge and  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ballybunion

County Kerry / Ballybunion

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Choice for attending a wedding or similar function in Ballybunion!” My Family & I enjoyed meeting you, and certainly enjoyed our stay in your lovely well equipped, comfortable house. It enabled us to take a part in the festivities , ie a Rehe  …see more

from £57 / night

£397 - £678 / week

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from £57 / 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 £102 / night

£712 - £1543 / week

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from £102 / 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 £152 / night

£1061 - £1369 / week

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from £152 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / Vasari Resort

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c  …see more

from £118 / night

£1013 - £5261 / week

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from £118 / night

(65) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Whitstable

Kent / Whitstable

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“We love Whitstable!” Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!  …see more

from £80 / night

£415 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab experience” I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you have and problems or questions! The  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(47) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sandsend

Whitby / Sandsend

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location, tasteful and well-equipped apartment” We read great reviews and saw the lovely photos, but even still, it was lovelier than expected. The sea views are spectacular. The apartment is spacious and nicely decorated. There are lots of ni  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £860 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Gweedore

County Donegal / Gweedore

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Near Glassagh Beach, Teach Jack, Swimming, Walking, Entertainment, Fishing,Golf,Glenveagh National Park,Bunbeg,Ards Forest Gweedore,Gaeltacht,This house is located between Bloody Foreland and the Gweedore village. You can either climb Cnoc or Errigal  …see more

from £102 / night

£361 - £585 / week

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from £102 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cavelossim holiday villa accommodation

Cavelossim / Luisa by the Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Maya is a lovely two bedroom villa next to a swimming pool and less than five hundred yards from Cavelossim beach. It has all the amenities and comforts to suit self-catering travelers.The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, an open dining veranda and a lu  …see more

from £75 / night

£509 - £899 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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from £290 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Saint James Parish / Holder's Hill

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa with that personal touch from the cleaner” Prior to arrival the owner was very helpful with car hiring and attention to detail as we needed a divider in one of the rooms as we had brother and sister teenagers of different sexes sharing  …see more

from £107 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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from £107 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sete

Herault / Sete

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A beautiful apartment, with a roof terrace, situated on the second and third floor of an old town house in the historic heart of Sete, one minute from the Place de la Mairie, the Gand Canal, the port, the fish market, and many many restaurants. Close to beaches also.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Skerries

County Dublin / Skerries

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven beside the sea.” We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delighted to eat  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(11) Very Good 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Joondalup / Hillarys

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place to stay” We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane is a wonderful host and not  …see more

from £68 / night

£412 - £765 / week

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from £68 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Poole

Poole / Poole Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way.” Very cosy, perfect location, & nicely decorated. We had a lot of rain when we were there so having a comfortable place to stay was very important. The owners were lovely & did their best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible  …see more

from £100 / night

£610 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Newquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views” Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay Fantastic views and only 5 mins walk d  …see more

from £85 / night

£365 - £1125 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Portrush

Portrush / West Strand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“35a Kerr Street Portrush” Centrally located, large apartment right by Portrush harbour. Easy access to restaurants & quaint local pub with open fire. 3 bedrooms & lovely view over West Strand beach & the harbour. Plenty of room & excellent facilities.  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Protaras

Protaras / Pernera

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Villa, home from home.” The villa was great, it had eveything you could possibly need. It was located a short walk away from the bars & restaurants of Pernera, so we didn't need to hire a car. Mark was very helpful, he organised a late check o  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £875 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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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

£460 - £1030 / week

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from £110 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Ayr

South Ayrshire / Ayr

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Flat in Excellent Location.” Bit of a shaky start when we arrived and called the cleaner as requested to get the keys to find she was unaware we were expected and the flat was not cleaned. Not a huge problem as we went for an ice cream and t  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 - £896 / week

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from £61 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

Lancashire / Blackpool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Marvellous” Very nice, comfortable apartment in a quiet but central location. Received a very warm welcome from Claire and when a problem arose with the kettle, it was swiftly dealt with by caretaker Andy who gave up his own for us. We were impresse  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 - £595 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Porto Pozzo holiday apartment let

Santa Teresa Gallura / Porto Pozzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“very restful a beautiful spot with amazing vistas” We arrived late in the evening (dark) Silvio had waited in the main street for us and guided us to the flat (this was very helpful) as a bit difficult to find. the flat was well presented, clean with  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £433 / week

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from £43 / night