Add some sunshine to your winter by jetting off to one of these much loved winter sun destinations. Choose from an active water sports holiday, an exotic tour of a far off place or just kicking back and relaxing while topping up on some much needed vitamin D.
High on the winter sun hit list are diving at some of the world’s top dive sites in Egypt or Thailand, or soaking up the sights in Mexico, Argentina or Brazil. Go on safari in Tanzania or South Africa, or just chill in a Caribbean paradise in St Lucia or Barbados. If you don’t mind a long haul flight, join the thousands exploring the beaches, vistas and warm welcomes of Australia and New Zealand.
For something a little closer to home, the Canary Islands are bathed in sunshine all year round, making your winter sun break just a short flight away.
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“Best holiday ever! Thanks Villa Sport Garden Koh Tao” A totally beautiful penthouse apartment worth every penny. Had a amazing time at Villa Sport Garden, Best service, best view, best Pool Villa.
All the best and we will come back soon again.
“Great place, Great owners” I stayed here for 2 nights with my partner and another couple and even though it rained most of the weekend we enjoyed moment. The villa is a 10 min drive from the town centre but don't let that put you off as the area in wh
“Nice place” We stayed here for a week - the apartment is in a lovely complex with a fantastic swimming pool - very quiet, you practically had the resort to yourself.
You definitely need a car (renting at airport would be best as it was a little chal
I stayed to Ocean Breeze with my wife over Xmas 2012 and New Year 2013, we had planned a quite relaxful holiday and that is exactly what we got. Apartment 3H is excellent, the equipment, beds, furnitu… More
“Great find, great location!”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
We booked this apartment for a week starting the 4th April 2012.
The owner, Jaap, made the booking process friendly, efficient and stress free. The apartment itself is of good quality and well reso… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and I am looking forward to welcome you back again.
“Comfortable place to stay during your Phuket visit”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2011
I've been staying at Jaap's apartments for over a week in August together with my friends. The place is very comfortable, has a large pool, nice surroundings, and is very calm. The beach is nearby (ar… More
Thank you very much, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the place as much as I do!
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m
“Heaven On Earth” We stayed at Villa Rosso in March for the third time and each time we stay there we think it can't get any better but it really does. You will need to look really far and wide to find a more wonderful place to stay.
The Villa is s
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay” We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops!
Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with an
We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, … More
Thanks for looking after our villa so well during your stay. We always like to please our guests and make sure their holiday is a dream vacation. Summer is the best time as the beach vibe is fabulous but winter can also be great as not so many crowds. We hope you will visit us again soon.
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf
“Enjoyable stay, 10 out of 10” Had a 2 week stay at greenacres villa with my family, the communal pool was excellent, and quiet, the restaurant was great value for money. the villa was everything we expected, Ted the manager was a great help.
“If you get the opportunity, stay here!!!” Mr George and his staff were truly amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for them, from arranging sun downers on the upper terrace with BBQs and advising and booking day trips.
The hospitality shown by M
Amazing Villa with amazing staff! Food was superb and very well priced, very comfortable with great amenities. Thank you to George (owner), Def and Noan for making our stay very comfortable and memora… More
“They will do what you want , excellent service .”
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
This villa is very humane . Staff are very professional . Owner is very kind people .he will arrange everything you want . I stay in this villa with 9 of my family member . They feel it was a wonderfu… More
“Better than a 5 Star Resort...!”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2013
We stayed here for 1 month with grandparents, 2 couples and 2 babies of 4 months and had a fabulous stay. The villa is everything it promises. Everything is well functioning, clean and inviting. More … More
“Incredibly attentive and friendly staff, amazing food and comfortable stay” Incredibly friendly and attentive staff in comfortable surroundings. Made to feel very welcome and at home. I will miss the amazing food and useful tips for seeing more of Sr
“It is just a wonderfull place close to the beach and it has all the luxury you can wish for.” Best value for money
Me and my family (6 pers) stayed at Mountain Retreat for one week in November last year. What can I say? It is just a wonderfull plac
Reuniting my family who lives on various continents, we stayed with Ian and Theresa just recently. They're both impeccable hosts and upon arrival we had a warm welcome and, after being shown around th… More
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
A wonderful property, well maintained and far more spacious than we were expecting. The property revolves around the swimming pool and is fabulous. Spacious kitchen, awesome BBQ area, everything you n… More
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
Excellent owner. Privacy if you want it, there if you need him. Everything was as advertised. We would stay there again!
You won't be disappointed in this choice
We had 18 people, at times, and… More
“Great spacious apartment with amazing views” Great apartment, amazing pool and fantastic views in a central Bangkok location. Highly recommended.
We traveled with children aged 9 and 7 and it was perfect.
“Spacious, modern apartment with amazing views of The river and Bangkok.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
We stayed for 3 nights in August. We were a family of 4 with children aged 9 and 7.
The condo is in a great location. To get anywhere in central Bangkok never cost more than 50 bhat.
The condo was… More
Thank you, Craig! It was a pleasure to host you! Julian
“Exellent conditions” Top service! Top Conditions! Everything as should be! Apartment very clean and specious. Lovely area with good restaurants and transport links. I would deficiently recommend it to everyone.
Location is very good and viws from the apartment amazing.
The landlord has gone to a great deal of trouble to make your trip as pleasant as possible. Food Hamper was appreciated and as well as as la… More
“Excellent location and very welcoming stay”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights during the month of December. We arrived in the middle of the night but someone was on hand to help us in and orient us to the apartment. The "starter kit" (… More
Thanks for the terrific Review. It is always worthwhile to ask me about Entertainer Vouchers - often I can help out.
Hope to see you again.
“Well equipped apartment in ideal location”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2014
We really cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. It has everything you need to enjoy your stay, including a cot and highchair, which was great for us. You can walk straight out of the building… More
“Wonderful” We stayed at this apartment for six weeks and nothing was too much trouble from the moment we enquired ,being greeted to the cleaning by wonderful Liza.
Fantastic balcony to enjoy breakfast lunch drinks or just watching the views and very
This apartment in Capetown is in an excellent location. I stayed there with my 2 grown daughters for 3 nights, and it was teriffic. Patrick, the owner, lives in England, and he was very easy and gra… More
“Very confortable apartment conveniently situated with beautiful view”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this spotless and pristine apartment conveniently situated close to the shops and the Sea Point beachfront with superb views and a lovely open balcony from which to e… More
“Unbelievably convenient, beautiful location and spotlessly clean”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
This location is within easy walking distance of Lion's Head Mountain, the pristine beaches of Sea point and great shops! There are a myriad of restaurants along Main Street -- everything from Itali… More
“Simply beautiful” I've visited Phuket a few times in the past. Never have I felt so comfortable. The villa is fantastic and has everything you can ask for. Great decor, quiet and peaceful, spacious, high-speed wifi, garden and pool. Very safe and priv
The villa was exactly as described and stunning through out. The Villa owner (Suzanne) and management (Vincent) are a pleasure to deal with. Fast, efficient and highly personable. The villa is not ove… More
“Quiet, well appointed, get-a-way, villa.”
Reviewed 4 May 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa.
The villa was very private, close to beaches, restaurants, and everything you could need.
Sue the manager helped us rent a car (had it delivered directly to … More
“Excellent villa rental choice in Phuket!”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
We stayed at Villa Julah for one month during June and July 2012. The villa itself is exactly as advertised; spacious, well furnished and of a general high quality. The pool is surprisingly large and… More
“A fabulous relaxing holiday in a spectacular part of the world.” Villa in fabulous elevated private location, with fantastic views out over the Atlantic Coast line during the day time, and constantly changing night time views of the low lands.
We have just returned from our trip to Tobago and stayed in Plantation View Villa which is very spacious and has outstanding views over the Lowlands and Atlantic side of the island. the villa is set w… More
Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed your stay please come again
“The perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2011
In September we had a fabulous holiday at Plantation View, there were 4 in our party although the Villa could easily have taken 8 as it was very spacious. Situated on a hillside overlooking the lowlan… More
I am very happy that you enjoyed your vacation at my villa please come again.
“Amazing stay in Nevis” My fiancé and I spent 5 nights at this villa in early December. They offered us a free night when we booked 4 nights which was a huge saving. Utopia is a very modern and peaceful villa and boasts a wonderful infinity pool.
“Amazing View” Perfect location for exploring Cape Town and beyond, with the most amazing views of Camps bay and tabletop mountain. Hosts very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and was spotlessly clea
“Beyond Spectacular accommodations in stunning Camps Bay!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2015
The pictures don't even do justice to this absolutely SPECTACULAR property!!! Helen and her husband are the most gracious hosts and the apartment is so comfortable yet truly over the top!! The views… More
“A wonderful and memorable stay”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
The Villa Barbara experience was fantastic. As expected, the views of Caps Bay and Table Mountain were stunning. What was not as expected was the generous hospitality of the Reynolds. All in all, our … More
You guys were very creative and exciting and meeting you was a rare pleasure. Thank you for staying with us!
“Fabulous Family Celebration” We enjoyed our ten days in Astasia Villa, we were 9 adults and 4 children and not once did feel free cramped.
The location is wonderful, we were close enough to enjoy the beautiful Lamai Beach, but far enough away to ha
We rented this villa from the owners in order to celebrate our Ruby Wedding with our children and grandchildren, some of whom live in Australia, some in the UK. From the outset, the owners could not d… More
Reviewed 15 Dec 2012
My family, 6 adults and 3 children, recently returned from Astasia Villa. We had an outstanding vacation. Our first impressions were of the incredible spacious villa which was so warm and inviting. Th… More
“Excellent location for mixed aged family group - toddlers, ravers and oldies.”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2014
A well-equipped villa with spacious and comfortable accommodation. When it gets hot (as it does!) just stroll to the beach for a welcome cooling breeze. The staff at the resort are delightful and mak… More
“Privacy and relaxation” The Penthouse is quit new, clean and comfortable. The rooftop is very nice with its own pool and sauna, great for relaxation.
The kitchen has a washing machine but funny enough no hot tap water for the dishes.
The three bedro
We were lucky to be able to rent Jaap's Luxury penthouse in Kamala Beach during our visit to Phuket. We have been living in Phuket on several occasions and I must say that Jaap is one of the nicest la… More
“Kamala Regent Hoiday”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
The penthouse was ready when when arrived and the reception staff were helpful. We were all pretty impressed by the complex on arrival. It took about 15 minutes to wander down to the beach where the… More
“Beautiful penthouse in a convenient location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We spent 2 weeks in this penthouse in Kamala. It has everything that we hoped for. The rooftop pool and sauna made staying at home enjoyable. The proximity to Kamala beach made walks to the beach and … More
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy” Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, The apartment
Kamala beach is a beautiful spot with some friendly bars and nice restaurants giving it a really friendly character. If a wild night is wanted Patong is only ten minutes away in a tuk tuk. The prope… More
“Excellent location, quiet, but next-door to everything you could want”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
The apartment is well kept in a quiet spot. You are staying within inches of a pool. And 20 feet away is a tree where the birds sing in the morning. It is in the heart of the (biggish) village of Kama… More
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2014
Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its ow… More
“A luxury apartment in a beautiful place” I stayed in this luxury apartment for 2 weeks in March 2014 the place offers everything you need to have an amazing time away.The staff are very helpful and friendly and the pool is incredible, this apartment a
We were recommended Nai thon by our friends who said it was a nice place, with a quieter beach, close to the airport and without those loud night bars that Patong is famous for. When we arrived, we s… More
“Beautiful house and grounds on Nevis” My wife, myself, and our young child enjoyed a wonderful two night stay at this great little house. It had everything that we needed to make our time enjoyable. The owners were very friendly and made sure that all
“Winter Escape - COLD BOSTON MA VERSUS WARM AND SUNNY NEVIS”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
It was dead cold winter in the North East and I was looking for a short get away on sunny Nevis and found The Yellow Cabin which was just right for my budget. I have stayed at numerous big name hotel… More
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We absolutely loved having you and your guest and look forward to you visiting us again. We tried to ensure that everything was perfect for your stay and from your review it seems like it was. All the best to you!
“Perfect long weekend in Koh Samui” Picked up at the airport by a taxi arranged through Ray, villa ontop of a hill with a fabulous view and pool, lady who came every morning to clean the house and then make us breakfast, mobile phone at the house with
“Fantastic, awesome place” We stayed at the villa in a perfect location for large group of people, family with children or even relaxing with the beloved one. Thanks to Manu and Jazz and the staff for the ospitality! I will definitely come back for mor
The villa was probably one of the most impressive holiday properties me or any of my companions ever rented. The location and the views from the infinity pool were second to none and the staff were su… More
“Breathtalking & will not be forgotten”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Baan seThai was beyond our expectation, the family who were the staff members for the property were so helpful and cooked us beautiful traditional meals, chopped fresh fruit daily and would not let us… More
“excellent villa and great experience by living!!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
Baan sethai is so beautiful villa bring me a fatanstic experince during the visit to koh samui. the management of the baan sethai was excellent, maid is so helpful during the stay, the food in the vi… More
“Gorgerous villa you should never miss” Just got back from Phuket and have already missed the stay in Kata Beach view villa. It was excellent and you could fully relaxed there without any worry, because our manager Wat will sort out everything for you
“So good I think I'll buy one !!” Not much more I can say than in the title, Dawn was exemplary to deal with as with every experience I have had renting off her or Owners Direct but her apartment was better than most as it really did cater for the kids
I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Everything from the decor, the facilities and the location are first class.
Right from the beginning when booking I knew we had made the right choice.… More
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2012
From the beginning Dawn made it an easy and comfortable experience.
This is definitely the place you want to stay in Dubai. The apartment is very well located, spacious and its price is very afforda… More
“Stop looking for perfect condo to rent - this is it.”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2011
I visited Dubai beginning December, 2011 for a conference. I travelled with 2 friends and preferred to stay in a condo instead of hotel. I did extensive research on many many websites looking for co… More