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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.
A perfect choice for a beach holiday near the sea, the Villa on the Bay provides ultimate comfort in luxury self catering accommodation.Fully eqippped with all mod cons. Luxury 4 bed villa . Ideally suited for guests looking for the luxury of a top class hotel while enj …see more
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.
The Rose Villa offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Indian Ocean that can be taken in upon stepping out from the private plunge pool located on the scenic ocean terrace.The chic open-plan living area is built on two levels where you get to enjoy Satellite TV, DVD …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
The Garden House sits next door to the Garden Cottage in the Whale Rock Lifestyle Estate. Nestling beneath the Robberg Nature Reserve the Whale Rock Estate is quiet and peaceful, only 800 meters from the exclusive Solar Beach and yet only five minutes drive to the ce …see more
“Excellent base for a fabulous holiday. Home from home.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Stayed with friends in this lovely house. Very clean, tidy and spacious. Nice private decked area outside. Quiet area but close enough to the centre of town for groceries, bars and restaurants. Just a… More
This beautiful villa, newly completed is a perfect place for a Koh Samui getaway.The villa is finished to a luxury standard with a contemporary hotel type feel and it is set in a private tropical garden with large, fresh water pool.The villa was designed to make the m …see more
Bang Tao Villa is on a private, secure and beautifully maintained estate of similar, high quality villas. Enter the villa through a set of grand carved wooden doors, close them behind you and discover your own luxurious and totally private haven. All of the villas in t …see more
This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are countin… More
What better place to stay during your stay in Dubai than at Jumeirah Beach Residence. Here you have the best of both Worlds: If you want to relax or have fun time with the kids then the beach is a few minutes walk away as is the fabulous exclusive use of the pool alloca …see more
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 … More
“Perfect stay in wonderful apartment”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2012
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
The Moonstone Villa is perched on a private beach presenting a mesmerising view of the Indian Ocean from its scenic ocean terrace & private plunge pool. The beautiful open plan living interior is complemented by Satellite TV, DVD player, free wifi and an integrated …see more
We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been mor… More
Beautiful & serene, Samui Sun Villa is centrally located in a quiet residential area in the heart of popular Chaweng. Ensuring full privacy, the surrounding walls and automatic gate open on to a luxurious villa, fusing Thai tropical elegance with high European stan …see more
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“Very comfortable and spacious”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
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 … More
Thank you for the review and for the compliments. Regarding the cleaning, many of our guests do not want a housekeeper everyday as they like thier privacy and that is why we do housekeeping every 3 days. We are sorry about the island power outage and have since purchased a portable generator so there will be electricity in the case of a blackout. Regarding the rate, we feel we are quite competitive. Please do a search of 4 bedroom pool villas on Koh Samui and you will see that most of them are more expensive than our starting daily rate of 6,900THB. Thank you and for your input and we look forward to hosting you again in Koh Samui.
Sea View Apartment , within 30 mins drive from Cape Town Central. Located on the hillside overlooking the magnificent Gordons Bay with views of the mountains and the bay below.
Apartment has two bedrooms - both on-suite , with additional 3rd guest toilet. Large ful …see more
from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the
place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture… More
Dear Mr OHara thank you much for the compliments. We are happy when our guests are happy. We hope to see you again soon.
This villa is a new, stand-alone, luxury 2-storey villa in the character filled village of Ban Tai. A fantastic location on Samui's sought-after North-coast, the villa sets a new standard for luxury holiday accommodation in Ban Tai and features a lush tropical garden se …see more
A wonderful duplex apartment situated on our property below the Twelve Apostles mountain range with views of the Table mountain the Lions Head mountain and the Camps Bay Beach. In fact a 360 degree view awaits you unrivaled in Cape Town.
The apartment has a modern k …see more
“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!
Welcome to The Safari Room... Perfect for an overnight stay (connecting flights). We offer a neat and clean private cottage with one bedroom, bathroom and patio in a leafy green, secure suburb 13 minutes (10,4km) from OR Tambo International airport.
• The Space:-
Unique Luxury Self-catering Beach HouseSeaside living at its natural best in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Exquisite position and design Misty Mornings offers a pure holiday experience. 4 Star accredited by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.• Private …see more
Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to d… More
Hi Simsuz Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“Wonderful House, Great location”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
A 5 minute drive from Englishman's Bay, this is a secluded yet comfortable villa that is perfect for anyone wishing for a holiday in beautiful surroundings close to nature. It is set amongst a thriving jungle with one of the world's largest variety of birdlife …see more
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equiped… More
Reviewed 16 Feb 2013
Jättefint hus, läget är fantastiskt uppe i regnskogen. Finns fler hus runtomkring men man ser dom inte så det känns som om man bor helt avskilt. Rent och fint, nära till stranden Englishmans Bay… More
Stylish, comfortable beach villa (RIGHT AT THE INDIAN OCEAN!) with very friendly and helpful staff (cook/housekeeper, houseboy, nightguard). Breakfasts are included and REALLY DELICIOUS, every morning something else to surprise and delight you! Our superb cook can pr …see more
What a nice experience !!!
Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach.
Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the hou… More
“Paradise does exist!!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea … More
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !
Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back.
It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our s… More
Bodenstadt Country Lodge offers a spacious fully furnished self catering / B&B cottage by the size of 100 square meters and is decorated with tasteful pieces of decor and art.. The cottage is very spacious and consists of a big bedroom with two quality single beds, a c …see more
Imagine waking up to spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Or sitting on the raised deck for a sundowner or two.
Spacious sun-drenched family home, with open plan living area and bar area with stack doors leading onto decked patio with built-in BBQ/braai. For colder …see more
Stunning four bedroom villa is situated in the heart of Phuket's fashionable west coast. It is available for exclusive rentals all year round. Set on the hillside of a tropical rainforest featuring an infinity pool merging with the enchanting sea view, it brings you th …see more
Villa Sapphire is a tropical-style and exotic open-plan One Bedroom Villa located on hillside land with amazing panoramic ocean views of the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding islands. A romantic and exotic setting, ideally suited for couples. It is also ve …see more
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 ac… More
Located at one of the prestigious high points on the famous Palm Hills Golf and Country Club this is a unique, luxury designer villa with nearly 700 square metres of living space. There are 5 bedrooms in the main house and another 2 in the separate guest house, with a t …see more
The Emperor, luxury Condominium is situated within the 5* Cinnamon Grand Hotel enclave. My apartment is located on the 10th floor, with superb wide angle sea view over Galle Face Green through floor to ceiling glass. Elegantly decorated and equipped with Self-catering …see more
We stayed a week in this appartment and loved it. It is light and airy , well furnished and is exactly as the owners described it. Views were fantastic and there was a real buzz of Colombo. The positi… More
“Great Comfortable place & location”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2014
We arrived in SL after a long journey late in the evening. The care taker took the time to be there to welcome us. The apartment is tastefully furnished and had all the amenities needed. I love the lo… More
“Excellent location and modern, well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This 2 bed, 2 bathroom apartment is located in the popular Crescat residences grounds, next to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Crescat shopping mall.The apartment itself was very well equipped, with ever… More
Fantastic, modern and recently refurbished two bedroom flat in the heart of Sea Point, Cape Town. Situated right on the promenade with Atlantic ocean and mountain views. Property is light and breezy with all the modern facilities that will make your stay very comfortabl …see more
JustFor2 has 2 self-catering accommodation units for 2, a cottage and an apartment, in Wilderness, part of the Garden Route National Park and only two minutes' drive from the Indian Ocean.
The cosy cottage offers a quiet and peaceful stay for 2 persons and comes with a …see more
This luxury self catering property offers accommodation for up to 4 persons in a quiet and relaxed environment with an outdoor swimming pool and within 300 m of the beach and harbour. Situated in Hout Bay with views of Chapman's Peak and the surrounding mountains a …see more
A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed ad… More
Dear Fiona Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again one day. Regards Darren
The apartment includes master bedroom with king sized bed, safe and en suite bathroom with bath tub. Second bedroom with bunkbeds and single bed. TV in both bedrooms. Separate shower room with wc. Luxury bedding and towels are included. Fully equipped modern kitchen wit …see more
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
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2016
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, … More
IDEAL FOR GOLF BREAKSFancourt is South Africa's premier golf resort, with all three golf courses ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa (2011 Golf Digest rankings), The Links ranked No. 1, Montagu ranked 7, and Outeniqua ranked 18. The Lodge overlooking the dam on th …see more
La Toc Villa is a luxury 3 bedroom holiday villa in St Lucia in a stunning location with fantastic views of the Caribbean sea. The Villa has spacious and modern accommodation for up to 6 people and is a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is close to golf at Sandals La Toc.L …see more
“It was a magical experience and we were reluctant to return home”
Reviewed 21 May 2011
We had a wonderful five night stay at this impressive newly built villa in a stunning location overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with the sandy beach of La Toc a short stroll away.
The villa is centra… More
Beautiful 1882 thatched 225 m² cottage in the heart of unique Franschhoek.4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms. 1 master suite upstairs with huge terrasse and views.Property surface 750 m² in secure and calm residential area within easy walking distance of all the rest …see more
The villa is set in one of the most desirable and peaceful community, ideally located in a serene and exclusive Residential area. At this property, you will infuse every moment of your life with the elegant signature touches, services and soul that have made this place, …see more
Perfect stay, everything you needed was at the villa and manager and owner are very helpful. Staff are brilliant and location was amazing, very quiet and not far from town or shops, local tesco was 10… More
“A Beautiful Villa, with friendly staff and owner”
Reviewed 19 May 2011
A group of 7 of us rented this villa in April 2011 for a week and had a wonderful time; the villa was the icing on top of our holiday.
The place was kept seamlessly cleaned throughout the time; staff… More
Villa Crystal is a beautiful, spacious 180 square metre One Bedroom Villa located on hillside land with stunning panoramic ocean views of the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding islands. An idyllic romantic setting for a couple.
The villa is one of three …see more
The Garden Cottage is a new two bedroom house in the quiet and secure Whale Rock Gardens Estate. It is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday sunbathing on the deck, by the pool or on the exclusive Solar beach For the more energetic Plettenberg Bay Country Club is …see more
My husband & I + 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage last November. Wonderful location. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Everything is of an extremely… More
“Really lovely cottage”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2016
We were lucky enough to stay in this cottage for a week. It was so lovely we wished we could have stayed longer. It was situated in a quiet, safe and secure gated estate which was very well mainta… More
This holiday home has 4 spacious bedrooms ,fitted kitchen with all modern appliances and a front terrace. The house is wall fenced and secure, a yard of tropical shrubs of flowers and coconut trees , next to two Beach resort hotels , Giraffe Ocean View and Bel …see more
The Pearls of Umhlanga is a privately owned, three-bedroom luxury apartment, in an opulent resort-style residential development, situated right on the beach. The apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and includes wireless Internet and full DStv access. Guests ca …see more
“The BEST spot for Sunrises & Sundowners in Umhlanga!”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2015
Apartment tastefully decorated & suited our large family perfectly. The crystal blue pools were a hit with the kids & the beach is on your doorstep. The ducted aircons were a life saver for this time … More
A fully upgraded 1 bed 2 bath apartment on the 42nd floor with stunning views of Dubai Marina & the Gulf. Only few minutes walk to the free and private Barasti beach of Le Meridien Hotel, (children are not allowed in this beach due to serving alcohol), as well as the vi …see more
The apartment itself is awesome and the pictures are exactly as it is! The view is absolutely AH MAZING!! The bed was very comfortable and I felt safe which is extremely important. The apartment was… More
“Very nice place, excellent location”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
This apt rental was a gem! Nice place, great location, owner very good to work with. Comfortable bed and facilities. Washing machine in apt. Two thumbs up!! Please note: Once paid for there is … More
“Amazing Views and Great Location at the Marina”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We chose the apartment due to the photos posted by Saleh and the positive reviews posted.
The apartment has great views a lovely balcony (would have been nice to have a small table out there) and was… More
Beautiful home with panoramic views of the coast and ocean, watch dolphins pass by 3 times a day, whales during the winter. Stunning lounge with large deck also with golf views (of the signature hole), covered patio with courtyard and private garden.5 bedrooms, 3 en sui …see more
BEACHFRONT, Studio/Apartment. Located in a prime area of Pattaya/Jomtien with direct private access to Dongtan Beach (rated as the best beach in the area). Minutes to Pattaya downtown (Walking Street entertainment and shopping centres).
Contact the owner for your LONG …see more
Experience Umhlanga Durban Like no other.
With amazing Beach Front Sea Views & The Ultimate Relaxing Vacation at its Finest.
King Size bed
Dbl bed / 2x single beds
Big Screen LED TV SETS x2
Home theatre S …see more
ECHO BAYVIEWS is located close to the family friendly Fish Hoek beach, and is well situated to the attractions of the Cape peninsula, including: * Boulders Beach & Penguins * Cape Point Nature Reserve and Ostrich Farm * Table Mou …see more
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spacious. Wh… More
“A Beautiful Home In A Wonderful Setting”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More