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Best city breaks


Save money on a city break by booking a stay at one of these top holiday rentals. Opting for a holiday apartment over a hotel will save you money per person and it means you can live like a local while you’re away.



City getaways make fantastic mini-breaks in the new year. Jet off to Rome, Florence or London to soak up the centuries of history, art and culture. Or turn your trip into a shopping spree or a romantic post-Christmas getaway.



With so many cheap flights on offer, European city breaks are even more affordable than before. You could even squeeze in a city stop on the way to your main holiday. And inviting friends or family along means you’ll each spend less on a shared city apartment or villa.



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South East England holiday cottage rental

Kent / Royal Tunbridge Wells

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
300 year old famous cottage in the heart of Royal Tunbridge wells,Welcomes up to 8 guests in 5 bedrooms . Walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants, station. Michelin stared restaurant opposite. Fantastic views .Steeped in Character. Parking for up to three cars.  …see more

from £335 / night

£2345 / week

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from £335 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Gouvia holiday villa rental

Corfu / Gouvia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay” From initial contact Mr. Theodoros and his team were wonderful hosts who went beyond the call of duty to assist with our needs and requests and for this we were extremely grateful and wish to thanks them. the villa was exactly as depic  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £950 / week

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from £43 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Chiavari holiday home rental

Italian Riviera / Chiavari

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment well located on Ligurian coast” Great little group of apartments on a hillside overlooking the Ligurian coast, well located withing easy reach (by car) of major sites. Fantastic garden and outdoor areas, with simple but elegant furni  …see more

from £109 / night

£1017 / week

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from £109 / night

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Holiday apartment in Belfast

Belfast / Malone

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Good location and excellent facilities” The flat worked really well for our trip. Had everything we needed as well as being close to shops, pubs and restaurants. Certainly first choice on our next visit.  …see more

from £79 / night

£500 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Kamala holiday apartment let

Kathu / Kamala

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a bright, open and airy fully furnished condominium located in a peaceful established and very well maintained resort surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Ideally suited to families with children or small groups that like the flexability when on holiday that a se  …see more

from £59 / night

£527 / week

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from £59 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Bournemouth

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Christmas Visit 2014” Excellent accommodation and well maintained. Very convenient for walking into town, no hassle with having to try to find somewhere to park in town. Accommodation had ample space for the two of us. Recommended. Would book again  …see more

from £62 / night

£374 - £965 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Solar Beach

Plettenberg Bay / Solar Beach

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Formosa is a stunning family holiday home over looking the bay and beautiful mountain range of Formosa. With breath taking views the house supports a top level sun deck that gives a 270 degree view of the whole bay. Comfortable loungers and open deck areas allow f  …see more

from £390 / night

£2717 - £3934 / week

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from £390 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Lansdowne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm comfortable apartment” Warm and comfortable. Well equipped and in a good location. Excellent value for money for a winter break  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £698 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very nice apartment for a family.” The apartment was great for our group of three small families. There were everything that was promised and more! Everything was near and the town was beautiful. Only negative thing was that there is a ten day festi  …see more

from £53 / night

£365 - £865 / week

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from £53 / night

(84) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath with golf nearby

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Beautiful holiday property, wonderfully comfortable, perfect location for a trip to Bath” We stayed at 3 Powlett Rd over a weekend trip to Bath and had a wonderful time. The property is in a fantastic location, just a short (and gorgeous) walk from th  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1050 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Castelrotto

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £56 / night

£386 - £1528 / week

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from £56 / night

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Denia holiday penthouse rental

Denia / Las Marinas

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxurious Penthouse Apartment with 3 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms sleeping up to 7 persons, Free WIFI internet access. This is not a duplex penthouse with internal/external steps. It is a Penthouse on one level with a huge wrap around terrace designed for relaxation.Very clo  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £795 / week

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from £68 / night

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Calvados / Bretteville Sur Odon

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£551 - £2153 / week

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from £85 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Perth with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Perth

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther  …see more

from £288 / night

£1150 - £1900 / week

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from £288 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mutxamel

Costa Blanca / Mutxamel

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home” Bellavista is slightly off the beaten track, I would advise using the postcode 03110 instead of sat nav but once we arrived at the villa we were very happy with everything, Steve met us and after showing us around he explained he lived  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £1595 / week

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from £143 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Ski villa to rent in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful house and gorgeous location.” I stayed in this house with a large family group. We were very impressed with the house and the wonderful location. The house itself is spacious and very comfortable, and also very clean. The kitchen is large an  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £3850 / week

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from £200 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Albufeira Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely apartment, cracking view of the marina” i stayed here with my partner and our toddler daughter. the apartment is large and fully equipped with a great view over the marina, its also quite safe for young children. the pool is private, clean,  …see more

from £40 / night

£212 - £665 / week

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from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Down town holiday apartment rental

Reykjavik / Down town

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located bang in the city centre and has recently been renovated to a high standard and includes most facilities. It has free high speed WiFi and is a short walking distance to some of Iceland´s best shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and museums.  …see more

from £128 / night

£481 / week

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from £128 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic apartment in quiet location” Lovely apartment, really well equipped and comfortable with a lovely indoor and outdoor 'lounge' and all on ground floor so just a few feet to the quiet shared swimming pool. Pool is small but perfectly adequate f  …see more

from £116 / night

£806 / week

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from £116 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday townhouse rental

York / York Riverside

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful property just a short walk from the city centre! Lovely!” We absolutely loved this property! It felt just like home! The property is located just outside the old city walls which makes it convenient for walking into town. It sits on the Ri  …see more

from £125 / night

£630 - £660 / week

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from £125 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in County Galway/County Clare

Galway / Galway Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Granary Suites, a rebuilt grain mill, complete with mill races running underneath, offers holiday accommodation, with self-catering two bedroomed apartments on the River Corrib, with breathtakingly beautiful river & sea views, conveniently located in the heart of Ga  …see more

from £115 / night

£416 - £704 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Excellent 

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São Miguel / Lagoa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £54 / night

£339 - £729 / week

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from £54 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gironde / Biganos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £64 / night

£416 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday guest house with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
The house is located near to Sitges beach (8 min.) and Barcelona Airport (20 min.). If you like shopping, dining, wining and a great nightlife the places to go. After a busy day in town or at the beach relax and escape all in our Rural house with large private pool.Rur  …see more

from £195 / night

£1356 - £1865 / week

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from £195 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Riviera del Sol with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / Riviera del Sol

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Cosy apartment 300 meters from the beach and Miraflores Golf. Relaxing quiet neibourhood. All the facilities: supermarkets, restaurants and bars are in 5 min walking distance. 2 bedrooms, living-dining room, bathroom, balcony and own garden.We have l the Brittish manage  …see more

from £60 / night

£255 - £382 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Lago Esperanza Lake with swimming pool

Alcudia / Lago Esperanza Lake

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family home” What a great find, this gorgeous house had everything we needed. Having previously checked in to a run down hovel at the same price the previous day, we breathed a collective sigh of relief when we were ushered in. Well kept, well  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 - £2136 / week

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from £102 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Gran Alacant holiday villa rental

Gran Alacant / Monte Y Mar

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for large groups” Wonderful villa for large groups, we were 9 adults and 3 children and this worked really well. Very clean, child friendly, taxis arranged, rep (Angie) spoke to us just after landing and was there whenever we needed anything .  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1290 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in East Algarve

Faro District / Olhao

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Looking for something very special? Elegance, character and comfort sum up this beautiful historic restored town house in the old fishing port town of Olhao. Great 360 degree views from the terraces over the old town and the sand bank islands. Watch the nesting stork  …see more

from £85 / night

£475 - £665 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great neighborhood!” We loved staying at this flat. We especially enjoyed Cottiers pub and its garden just down the road, and walking all over the West End. The flat decor is a bit dated, but everything was clean and comfortable. Plenty of room to spr  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £930 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Christies Beach holiday apartment rental

South Australia / Christies Beach

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
Kellys' Gulf View has several regulars who have been coming for years.  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 / week

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from £65 / night

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Düsseldorf

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £63 / night

£424 - £519 / week

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from £63 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab location, brilliant property!” Loved this apartment as soon as we walked in, really modern decor with everything you will need for your stay...and more! Location was brilliant, not too far to travel to the beach or restaurants Fabulous pool faci  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Observatory holiday home accommodation

Cape Town / Observatory

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
““A home away from home”” Bay Leaf cottage is the perfect place to stay in Cape Town if you want something more exciting than a standard hotel room. We were made to feel welcome the minute we arrived. The cottage was spacious and clean, everything we n  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Bordeaux / Villenave D'ornon

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 61 km
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£467 - £823 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Province of Ulster holiday townhouse rental

County Donegal / Donegal Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Golf : The superb 18 Links Championship courses of Murvagh and Bundoran are only 15 and 30 mins away. Surfing : Rossnowlagh regarded as one of the best Surfing Places in Europe again is close by. Sightseeing: onePlace not to miss is Slieve League Cliffs StunningDE  …see more

from £70 / night

£700 - £980 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gouves holiday cottage rental

Heraklion Prefecture / Gouves

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“this is more than home” I would prefer not to advert Eva Cottage, as if you would know how great it is, we will have a very small chance to rent it next year as it's gonna be fully booked :( it was our second year, i would say now then Yannis and Eva  …see more

from £140 / night

£962 - £2119 / week

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from £140 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Davenport / Westbury, Davenport

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Chill out time by the pool” I Stayed for 2 weeks from mid October to early November with the intention to be purely to relax seeing as I was using the last of the previous year's holiday. It was perfect for that, I spent most of the time just chillin  …see more

from £78 / night

£545 - £615 / week

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from £78 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in West Algarve

Lagos / Meia Praia

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
'Casa Sarah' is a beautifully appointed modern villa and has every facility you will need to enjoy a perfect holiday in one of the Algarve's most attractive areas. With direct access to Meia Praia, an unspoilt beach with good restaurant facilities available day and nigh  …see more

from £100 / night

£825 - £2850 / week

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from £100 / night