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Rural short breaks (68)

Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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(15) Excellent 

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West Country holiday penthouse rental

Looe / East Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful flat” We were 5 Adult friends, 1 English, 3 Aussies and an Italian, who had never been to Cornwall before, let alone heard of Looe. We found Looe a good base to explore cornwall, and much less touristy than the more well kn  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(76) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in South East England

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary
“The view is just priceless” What a great week in Hastings! Marcie was very kind & helpfull. The parking of the car was easier than exspected (Warrior Square, St. Margarets Road). The flat itself - well eqipped, cosy & quiet - was like an island in the  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Gulval

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Kenegie Manor Penthouse has impeccable decor and will appeal to the discerning guest seeking the definitive in comfort and refinement in a popular visitor location, less than 2 miles from Mount's Bay. Shared indoor heated pool, sauna, tennis courts, and Club House.  …see more

from £100 / night

£295 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Marbella Town holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Marbella Town

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located in the Skol building on Marbella promenade, this self catering corner penthouse is ideal for your holiday.1 bedrooms with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom with bath, separate kitchen facing the sea, 2 terraces for sunbathing and al fresco dining, large living room  …see more

from £51 / night

£297 - £657 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Leiria District / Nazare

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £109 / night

£763 - £1145 / week

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from £109 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.  …see more

from £153 / night

£848 - £1145 / week

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from £153 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Grimentz ski penthouse to rent.

Canton of Valais / Grimentz

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A wonderful comfortable stylish roomy quiet ski apartment” We have just returned from an amazing week at Drake's Drum. We we extremely pleasantly surprised to find it far roomier than expected. It was wonderfully quiet yet a very short distance to the  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 - £2600 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Dorio ski penthouse to rent.

Lake Como / Dorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v  …see more

from £64 / night

£403 - £670 / week

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from £64 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski penthouse to rent in Thollon-les-Memises

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
“Fabulous apartment fabulous village fabulous amenities” From the moment we arrived we felt we were in a magical location, then we entered the apartment and we were excited beyond belief, the ambiance and comfort and view truly was magical.. It is fore  …see more

from £92 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £92 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of La Spezia / Bocca di Magra

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£424 - £598 / week

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from £51 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Makry-Gialos

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Chill-out fortnight @ Bayview” Apartment was very clean and had everything we required for 2 weeks living and relaxing. The view from the balcony was spectacular : the Sea, the Mountains, all ending in an amazing Sunset. The Penthouse roof top  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £580 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cabanas holiday penthouse rental

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
"The apartment is light and airy, attractively furnished and supremely comfortable."  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Rauris ski penthouse to rent.

Rauris / Schoenblick Mountain Resort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
An open plan, spacious, luxury, alpine penthouse apartment with stunning views down the Rauris Valley. Sleeps 6, underground parking, 2 minutes walk from the ski lifts and ski school, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Rauris. Easily accessible by air, rail and car  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £1495 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Alcaidesa

Alcaidesa / Marina de la Alcaidesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A superb apartment with stunning views” This apartment had it all. It was very spacious and clean with a high standard of fittings. It was easy to find, though a car is vital in these parts. The icing on the cake was the view of Gibaltar and the coast  …see more

from £128 / night

£653 - £1407 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haus im Ennstal ski penthouse to rent.

Styria / Haus im Ennstal

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
6 to 8 Persons140 m² 200 m² TerraceWhirlpoolInfrarot SaunaWifidirectly at the slope  …see more

from £119 / night

£831 - £3441 / week

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from £119 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the lake. Walking round the lake spotting bir  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £930 / week

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from £90 / night

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Costabella holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Costabella

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Air conditioning
Nearby is the La Caada shopping center, but get there by car, also the center of Marbella, the County Hospital, the Santa Clara Golf Club and 15 minutes drive from Puerto Banus.I rent it for short or large stay. One week, a month or more.  …see more

from £85 / night

£424 / week

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from £85 / night

34

Holiday penthouse in Fiumelatte

Lake Como / Fiumelatte

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
4 bedroom, 4 bathroom penthouse sleeping 10 guests. BBQ, Jacuzzi, Parking.Additional Service Charge: €205 (7 days & less) & €255 (7 days plus)  …see more

from £475 / night

£2373 - £3899 / week

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from £475 / night

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Holiday penthouse rental

Campello / Rio Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tastefully decorated Penthouse apartment located, in a quiet location on the outskirts of Mutxamel, just 30 minutes from Alicante airport. The apartment is located in a small gated community, not far from the aerodrome of Mutxamel. Large communal swimming pool  …see more

from £60 / night

£255 - £339 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Alcossebre

Province of Castellon / Alcossebre

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful sea views, plenty of space, great location.” A spacious flat - we were a family of two adults and two children (6&4yrs) plus an aunt - with ample eating space both inside and outdoors on the balcony. Swimming pool lovely with grass area als  …see more

from £46 / night

£345 - £680 / week

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from £46 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Palermo / Santa Flavia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£170 - £356 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Sotogrande Marina with shared pool, golf nearby

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Beaches only moments away. Sotogrande is known throughout the World for its most varied sporting facilities.  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £1441 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Penthouse in Javea with shared indoor pool and Gym

Javea / Javea Port

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just the place!” The Javea Duplex is a really great location to explore Javea and the surrounding area. It's ideally located between the port (seafront restaurants) and the old town (market and shops). Either can be reached within 10 minutes walking a  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Castelltercol

Province of Barcelona / Castelltercol

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Penthouse with panoramic views over the city and the valley at 300 m from the old town and shops. Sunny terrace, open plan and fully equipped kitchenette. Bedding 100% cotton and pillows. Barcelona is 55 km and the Maresme beaches 50 km.The medieval town of Vic, with it  …see more

from £60 / night

£339 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Alcaidesa holiday penthouse rental

Alcaidesa / La Alcaidesa Golf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice finishing touches - home from home” We spent the month of August at the apartment and had a lovely time. Very quiet and relaxing small development close by to Sotogrande and Gibraltar and easy reach to Tarifa etc. Great terrace with comfor  …see more

from £128 / night

£678 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Cadaques

Cadaques / Old Cadaques

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing views of Cadaques” A wonderful apartment with spectacular views of Cadaques. Our hosts were very welcoming. The terrace is amazing and apartment contains all mod cons and is extremely spacious. 5 mins walk to fantastic restaurants (recommend C  …see more

from £128 / night

£585 - £1738 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Port de Pollenca holiday penthouse rental

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great holiday apartment” We have just returned from a two week stay in this apartment and have had a great holiday. The apartment has plenty of room for a small family with pleasant terraces with views to the mountains. It's on the fourth floor  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £551 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“View from the top” Plenty of room for seven, 2 each in doubles and 3 kids in bunk room/single. Massive lounge, decent kitchen (separate washer and dryer plus a dishwasher),superb views. There is wi-fi (password on bottom of modem) for those requiring  …see more

from £88 / night

£499 - £899 / week

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from £88 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Everything you need for a great holiday.” Excellent apartment, clean, spacious and very well equipped. Fantastic view. Starter pack ( milk tea coffee Wine ) very nice touch. Comfy beds,nicely furnished.  …see more

from £116 / night

£386 - £705 / week

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from £116 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location Location Location” Had a fabulous week at Lisbeth's penthouse apartment. Apartment in fantastic location with outstanding views. Also a short walk to Al Kasar Shopping Centre. Apartment well equiped and clean. Very quiet. Also excellent  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 - £356 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Condado de Alhama with shared pool, golf nearby

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“great appartment, clean & tidy with 2 pools to choose from” we had 13 nights here, really enjoyed the apartment and the centre. the apartment is situated with a choice of 2 pools which was great for the kids. Good balance between people about but not  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £250 / week

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from £30 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Akbuk holiday penthouse accommodation

Didim / Akbuk

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
New private development with very modern appeal. Kids PoolHelp given for flights,car hire,trips etc.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Bogaz

Bogaz / Bafra

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful and relaxing” A lovely remote quiet resort. All was kept clean and neat despite more building going on. The pool was beautiful as was small beach, we often had them to ourselves! The gym too was well equipped and very accessible. We would re  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £360 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Makry-Gialos holiday penthouse rental

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A Little bit of Paradise” From the booking of the holiday through to the last day everything was exactly as planned and stated which is refreshing. The Loft is a fantastic little oasis in Makrigailos and the roof terrace is a huge plus with awesome  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £1095 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Casares / Casares del Sol

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £52 / night

£362 - £1033 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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New Golden Mile, Bel Air holiday penthouse rental

Estepona / New Golden Mile, Bel Air

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
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from £85 / night

£594 - £1272 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Buenos Aires / Retiro

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £28 / night

£167 - £206 / week

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from £28 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Avola

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £43 / night

£297 - £1280 / week

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from £43 / night

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Ski penthouse to rent in Drouzin le Mont

Haute-Savoie / Drouzin le Mont

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Ski
Ski & outdoor Self-catering Penthouse Les Iris is large and fully equipped for up to 10 people. Based in the French Alps on the border of the ski-area 'the Portes du Soleil', it is especially suitable for groups and families including families with babies  …see more

from £83 / night

£445 - £975 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“FANTASTIC APARTMENT IN GREAT LOCATION” Our second visit to one of Lisbeth and Anders apartments at Condado. Excellent service prioir to out holiday. Lisbeth very prompt at answering any questions we had. The apartment was clean, smartly finished and  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 - £386 / week

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from £34 / night