Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (16614)

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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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Dordogne / Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

5 11 7 nights min stay

Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 7 nights min stay

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from £114 / night

£795 - £1550 / week

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from £114 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sucuraj

Hvar Island / Sucuraj

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £62 / night

£400 - £677 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1000 - £3700 / week

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from £200 / night

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Holiday home in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

7 16 3 nights min stay

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 3 nights min stay

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from £350 / night

£2450 / week

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from £350 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £165 / night

£616 - £1847 / week

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from £165 / night

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Central Barcelona

5 10 Min stay varies

Apartment / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £481 / night

£3366 / week

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from £481 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £138 / night

£825 - £1649 / week

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from £138 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £185 / night

£1293 - £2585 / week

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from £185 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday b&b in Warminster

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 8 2 nights min stay

B&B / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £210 / night

£1470 / week

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from £210 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ubud with swimming pool

Bali / Ubud

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £173 / night

£1207 - £2704 / week

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from £173 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Ruckinge Village

Ashford / Ruckinge Village

4 8 Min stay varies

Bungalow / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £145 / night

£750 - £1125 / week

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from £145 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Blo Norton

Diss / Blo Norton

8 18 Min stay varies

House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £588 / night

£2750 - £4500 / week

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from £588 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Pollensa holiday villa rental

Mallorca/Majorca / Pollensa

4 8 4 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £133 / night

£924 - £2047 / week

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from £133 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cetona

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £604 / night

£2407 - £3653 / week

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from £604 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Resende with swimming pool

Viseu District / Resende

4 8 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £177 / night

£1039 - £1393 / week

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from £177 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Meribel ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Meribel

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £268 / night

£1833 - £2825 / week

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from £268 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Carran holiday home rental

County Clare / Carran

5 11 3 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 3 nights min stay

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from £330 / night

£2308 - £2470 / week

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from £330 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lagos

Lagos / Porto de Mos

20 48 4 nights min stay

Villa / 20 bedrooms / sleeps 48 / 4 nights min stay

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from £2000 / night

£12500 - £20000 / week

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from £2000 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Cap Estate Town

Cap Estate / Cap Estate Town

8 18 1 night min stay

Villa / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 1 night min stay

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from £194 / night

£1352 - £12166 / week

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from £194 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Sarlat

Dordogne / Bezenac

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £270 / night

£1116 - £1558 / week

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from £270 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casciana Terme

Province of Pisa / Casciana Terme

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £162 / night

£1069 - £3308 / week

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from £162 / night

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Strontian holiday home rental

Lochaber / Strontian

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £315 / night

£1890 - £2835 / week

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from £315 / night

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £220 / night

£2900 / week

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from £220 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Gros Islet holiday villa rental

Gros Islet Quarter / Gros Islet

5 10 1 night min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

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from £242 / night

£1690 - £2897 / week

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from £242 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £395 / night

£2250 - £5149 / week

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from £395 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Siro

San Siro / Acquaseria

4 8 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £254 / night

£1770 - £2616 / week

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from £254 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Ardeche / Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£1400 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday b&b in Bilpin

Blue Mountains / Bilpin

6 20 Min stay varies

B&B / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £89 / night

£621 - £4114 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £193 / night

£1154 - £2154 / week

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from £193 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Llanddulas

Conwy County / Llanddulas

5 10 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£2230 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 12 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £400 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pitsidia

Heraklion Prefecture / Pitsidia

4 9 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £154 / night

£770 - £1616 / week

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from £154 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Almeria Province / Turre

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£800 - £2950 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Rethymnon

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £164 / night

£1142 - £1966 / week

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from £164 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Costa Rei

Muravera / Costa Rei

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £89 / night

£717 - £1539 / week

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from £89 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Citta di Castello

Province of Perugia / Citta di Castello

4 8 1 night min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

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Spoleto holiday villa rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

13 29 Min stay varies

Villa / 13 bedrooms / sleeps 29 / Min stay varies

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from £616 / night

£5539 - £16660 / week

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from £616 / night

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Cadaques holiday home rental

Girona Province / Cadaques

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £291 / night

£2939 / week

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from £291 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Stromstad

Vastra Gotaland County / Stromstad

4 8 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £177 / night

£924 - £2385 / week

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from £177 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Tulum

Riviera Maya / Tulum

3 6 1 night min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £242 / night

£1569 / week

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from £242 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday condo in Villaputzu

Province of Cagliari / Villaputzu

1 4 3 nights min stay

Condo / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £35 / night

£243 - £862 / week

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from £35 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Fort William

Lochaber / Fort William

4 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday villa in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

7 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £308 / night

£1462 - £2754 / week

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from £308 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lagos

Lagos / Porto de Mos

5 12 4 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 4 nights min stay

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from £400 / night

£1950 - £5000 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lahaina holiday condo rental

Maui / Lahaina

2 6 Min stay varies

Condo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £138 / night

£966 - £1449 / week

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from £138 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with shared pool in Negril

Negril / Negril Beach

3 6 5 nights min stay

Condo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 5 nights min stay

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from £145 / night

£994 - £1383 / week

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from £145 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 3 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £377 / night

£3608 / week

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from £377 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£624 - £1277 / week

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from £80 / night

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Apartment rental in Punta Ala with shared pool, golf nearby

Castiglione Della Pescaia / Punta Ala

2 5 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£382 - £917 / week

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from £55 / night

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