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Luxury with Sea Views - Rijeka apartment sleeps 5

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Rijeka

3 5 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
The Space100 qm, 3 separate walk-in living room / bedroom ,big covered teracce with sea view, a fully equipped kitchen(dishwasher), a hall, bathroom with shower,toilet,washing machine,dryer and towels. Linens, TV-SAT, DVD player and free internet access with Wi-Fi is av  …see more

from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Hauteluce / Les Saisies

1 6 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £52 / night

£363 - £733 / week

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from £52 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

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Vendee / Olonne-sur-Mer

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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(1) Excellent 

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Old Chapel - Hayton cottage sleeps 2

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The main living area of the cottage is  …see more

from £45 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Foxton Locks Lodges - Foxton log cabin sleeps 6

Market Harborough / Foxton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Foxton Locks lodge provides the perfect getaway from the stresses of every day life. You'll find a perfect retreat from which you can explore the glorious surrounding countryside and numerous local gems, including the famous Foxton Locks.Our stunning log cabin is a  …see more

from £103 / night

£420 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Calvados / Cambremer

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Driftwood Cottage - Staithes cottage sleeps 5

North Yorkshire / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Driftwood Cottage is a stylish, newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) arranged over 3 floors located in the picturesque seaside village of Staithes, North Yorkshire. The cottage is snugly situated on a peaceful side street with beautiful sea views of Staithes Har  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Schaffhausen apartment sleeps 3

Canton of Schaffhausen / Schaffhausen

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £127 / night

£762 / week

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from £127 / night

(31) Very Good 

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The Croft Winster - Winster cottage sleeps 5

Peak District National Park / Winster

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Croft is an idyllic 19th century stone cottage located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. The cottage is situated in a quiet part of the Heritage Village, Winster. Located high in the village, it enjoys stunning picturesque views across t  …see more

from £61 / night

£330 - £669 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Stein am Rhein apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Schaffhausen / Stein am Rhein

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £143 / night

£858 / week

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from £143 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Little Bay Apartment - Oban apartment sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 4 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Little Bay Apartment is a spacious 2 bedroom apartment within a traditional granite building in the pretty seaside town of Oban (gaelic for Little Bay) in the heart of Argyll. Recently refurbished to a high standard the apartment is complemented by luxury and comfort.T  …see more

from £69 / night

£294 - £585 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Borgio Verezzi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(29) Excellent 

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The Bothy, 2-level stone studio & private hot tub!

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Bothy was once-upon-a-time just a workers stone hut. Now it is a chocolate box hideaway with: Wood fired hot tub exclusively for you; Luxury heated bathroom on the lower level (freestanding bath sound fun?); Cute centrally heated living space and super comfy bed on  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

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Ferienhaus Zempow - kleine Wgh - Zempow apartment sleeps 4

Brandenburg / Zempow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Die kleine Wohnung befindet sich im Dachgeschoss der rechten Haushälfte. Über eine Holztreppe erreicht man die etwa 50 qm große Wohnung. Eine Küchenzeile bietet alles, was Sie zum Kochen brauchen. Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster. Ein großer Esstisch und ein C  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Wettolsheim

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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(30) Excellent 

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Paddlers - Bexhill-on-Sea apartment sleeps 4

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £96 / night

£427 / week

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from £96 / night

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Chiusdino / Ciciano

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £70 / night

£609 / week

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from £70 / night

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Quinta da Boavista - Viseu farmhouse sleeps 16

Viseu District / Viseu

8 16 2 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
On Thursday Boavista situated in the County of Penalva do Castelo , Beira Alta , about 25 minutes of Viseu and 30 of Serra da Estrela , where wines are produced Terras de Tavares , maintain an ethical commitment with nature , respecting to the possible. The house of Qui  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Townend Holiday Cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 2

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Asnieres-sur-Seine / Asnieres sur Seine

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

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Apartman Nea - Brzac apartment sleeps 3

Krk Island / Brzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

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Landes / Eugenie Les Bains

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £31 / night

£144 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Drumfaskey Cottage Cushendun The Glens of Antrim

County Antrim / Cushendun

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
A splendid two storey, three bedroom cottage nestling in the hollow of the hill, situated four miles from the pretty seaside village of Cushendun. From inside and out, the cottage enjoys spectacular views of the glen.Great base for anyone who wants to be surrounded by a  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Aphrodites Beach NW Cyprus Coast, Lefke, Kyrenia

Nicosia District / Ghaziveran

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
The price shown to pay may include £100 refundable deposit, please check details. Bookings under £295, may not include agent's costs of £75 per booking, and have to be added manually, but max £295 total rent and agent's costs. This is a safe and secure Northern Cy  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £295 / week

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from £30 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ard Na Mara - Ardbane house sleeps 10

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Ard Na Mara is recently completed luxury holiday home with a spacious open plan lounge, sun room, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a open fire and house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is modern with a dining area adjoining the lounge and sun room  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Marine House - Ko Yao Noi house sleeps 4

Phang Nga Province / Ko Yao Noi

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Live in your private home built on stilts in the ocean facing the sun set. Built in the local Thai style with all the western amenities. Ideal for families, couples or singles. For up to people. On the island Koh Yao Noi in the fisher village Laimsaide right on the occe  …see more

from £94 / night

£562 / week

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from £94 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Kaufungen

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £66 / night

£392 / week

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from £66 / night

(11) Very Good 

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NEW: 15 metres from beach! (3) - Playa San Juan apartment sleeps 4

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.015 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
NEW APARTMENT LISTING: This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has all the popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, movies, high speed WiFi Internet and access to a beautiful, peaceful, roof-top terrace with sea views, trees, plants, bamboo decor, sunbeds, patio sofas,  …see more

from £23 / night

£161 - £378 / week

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from £23 / night

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Cozy & Comfy 2BR apartment - Al-Ghubra apartment sleeps 4

Muscat / Al-Ghubra

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Only 15 mins away from the Airport Located in Al ghubra district, best local restaurants , and near by supermarkets a lot of omani friendly culture. Modern styled apartment and other features. there is a lot of attractive points such as malls there is high speed wifi in  …see more

from £92 / night

£535 / week

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from £92 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Twelve Glenmalure Pines - Greenane log cabin sleeps 6

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 21 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Aix-la-Fayette

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Not suitable for children;
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from £56 / night

£388 / week

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from £56 / night

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Landes / Tarnos

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £118 / night

£827 / week

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from £118 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

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Roof top apartment ibiza - Cala Carbo apartment sleeps 3

Ibiza / Cala Carbo

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Equiped rooftop terrace apartment in ibiza town. Well connected with no neccessity of transportation to your destination.Property is situated in dalt de villa ibiza town where everything is happening.Apartment is equiped with tv,bedlinens, aircondition, kitchen , priva  …see more

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(93) Excellent 

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Valletta Apartments 19 - Central Valletta apartment sleeps 4

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This apartment is Trip Advisor Winner certificate of excellence and also approved with license by the Malta Tourism Authority ( MTA).This 100 square meters apartment is located on the best part of St. Paul Street (top part)adjacent to all the main facilities and attr  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 - £906 / week

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from £82 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The small holiday - Barolo apartment sleeps 4

Province of Cuneo / Barolo

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
The apartment is located in La Morra, in a tiny building beautifully renovated. The apartment is very quiet and peaceful, furnished with vintage and Italian design. The contemporary kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom is functional. The bedroom has a single bed and  …see more

from £57 / night

£363 / week

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from £57 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Boscrowan (Peace and Plenty) - Penzance barn sleeps 4

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Peacefully located on the edge of Penzance, Boscrowan provides a secluded haven whilst offering easy access to Penzance's excellent facilities and Far West Cornwall's many attractions. Peace and Plenty, a reversed level barn conversion that sleeps 4, and Ring  …see more

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Manish cottage - Flodabay cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Harris / Flodabay

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Traditional Island coastal cottage. Situated in a small bay on the east coast of Harris. Well maintain with a cottage feel. Fenced garden suitable for pets. Sleeps four comfortable has two bed rooms 1st king size bed 2nd a twin. The cottage is right at the shore and off  …see more

from £65 / night

£280 - £410 / week

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from £65 / night

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