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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Gironde / Ruch

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £77 / night

£533 / week

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from £77 / night

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Isere / Miribel-les-Echelles

3 15 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £59 / night

£300 / week

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from £59 / night

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(1) Excellent 

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Poppy's Paradise. Toile de Jouy - Breville b&b sleeps 2

Charente / Breville

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 74 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Poppy's Paradise is situated in the heart of Cognac country surrounded by vines in a tranquil area. 15 minutes from the centre of Cognac. The large bedroom has a Kingsize bed, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities. En-suite dressing room. Leading into a lei  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

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Crozon / Morgat

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £86 / night

£428 / week

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from £86 / night

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Vaucluse / L'isle

5 14 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £214 / night

£1283 / week

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from £214 / night

(2) Excellent 

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State of Sao Paulo / Itupeva

6 18 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £138 / night

£764 / week

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from £138 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cherry Tree Barn at Hazeland Lodge - Calne barn sleeps 4

Wiltshire / Calne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 89 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Cherry Tree Barn is a luxury 2 bedroom holiday let perfectly placed for days out to Bowood House, Lacock Abbey, Longleat, Avebury, Stonehenge and the wonderful city of Bath. Or you can relax at home by the pool, enjoy the stunning views and large wooded gardens and play  …see more

from £99 / night

£395 - £725 / week

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from £99 / night

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2 bedrooms in french riviera - Cavalaire-Sur-Mer apartment sleeps 4

Var / Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
2 BEDROOM FURNISHED APARTEMENT in a secured residence Clos des Sarments in la CRoix Valmer closed to Saint Tropez and Beaches with easy access.This 53 m² apartment is located wtih nice vieuw, all furnished with air conditionning and 2 Bedrooms, 2 terasses and a nice sw  …see more

from £171 / night

£1026 / week

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from £171 / night

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la pace - Golan Heights log cabin sleeps 2

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
La PacePastoral village "Had-Nes", opposite the lake and the slopes of the Golan Heights area is luxury Accommodation in Had Nes located in front of the most beautiful landscapes in Israel. These B & B with views of Galilee who enjoy the clear air and app  …see more

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Apartments Ritem - Prgomet apartment sleeps 4

Split-Dalmatia County / Prgomet

4 4 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 11 km; Swimming pool;
In the fresh mountain air (380 m) on the property of 3200 m2 we offer peace for the soul and many sports activities for the body, for everyone, both children and adults. This place is interesting because it is near the sea shore (10 min) and near an old city protected b  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

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Aisne / Suzy

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £51 / night

£324 / week

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from £51 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Disney villa pool/spa 5 bds 10/15 Mins from Disney - Orlando villa sleeps 12

Central Florida / Orlando

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
***FREE WIRELESS INTERNET JUST BRING YOUR MOBILE DEVICES** ***FREE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LANDLINE PHONE CALLS*** Sleeps a maximum of 8 adults. As you enter our lovely home, you will be impressed with the soaring 17ft high ceilings in the spacious hallway and li  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £105 / night

(12) Excellent 

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The Stables at Black Hedges - West Meon cottage sleeps 2

Hampshire / West Meon

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Voted No.1 Cool Cottage by The Guardian, awarded the top rated 5 Star Gold and a further award for recognition of Service Excellent each year "The Stables" offers a tranquil and peaceful retreat. These elegantly refurbished stables have been designed to maximise on th  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

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Nievre / Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £60 / night

£240 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Impressive Villa with Private Pool and FREE Wifi - Westhaven villa sleeps 10

Davenport / Westhaven

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa is situated within a gated community, The Hamlet of Westhaven in Davenport. The villa comprises of its own private swimming pool and games room. It is situated approximatley 15 minutes from Walt Disney World and 25 minutes from  …see more

from £62 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £62 / night

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Province of Cosenza / Tarsia

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £52 / night

£300 / week

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from £52 / night

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Au n ° 7 - Balleroy caravan/mobile home sleeps 4

Calvados / Balleroy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 28 km; Swimming pool;
Bonjour !!!Je loue Mobil home 4 pers. de 23m2 sur un terrain de 200 m2 clôturé au camping " l 'Escapade" 4* à Cahagnolles, à 15 km de Bayeux .Vous y trouverez calme et ressource !!!! Sur 7 hectares de verdure avec sa piscine chauffée et couverte .Un  …see more

from £38 / night

£281 - £397 / week

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from £38 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Stylish studio with sea view on quiet french Riviera peninsula of Cassis boasts jacuzzi and pool access - Cassis studio sleeps 4

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

Studio 4 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
The studio for 4 (around 30 square meter) : - 1 living room : double bed, bed-settee, television flat-panel, closet, kitchenette - 1 bathroom - 1 terrace (12 square meter) with a beautiful sea view You can rent beautiful studios or apartments, with terrace and se  …see more

from £103 / night

£684 - £1197 / week

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from £103 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Sunny Days Villa, Orange Tree - Orange Tree villa sleeps 8

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
''Sunny Days" Villa is the perfect place to wake each day. Open the doors from your master bedroom, step out on to the pool deck and breathe in the fresh scent of orange blossom.This four bedroom, three bathroom, luxury villa which sleeps eight people is very much a ho  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

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PIQUEROQUE Guest-room - Castillon La Bataille guest house sleeps 2

Gironde / Castillon La Bataille

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Ten minutes drive from Saint Emilion, half distance between Bordeaux and Bergerac, Agnès and Didier Cerbelle welcome you in the heart of the Côtes de Castillon vineyards.Among woods and wines, on a large property, we offer you a guest-room in the main house.On the  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £727 / week

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from £86 / night

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Nord

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
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from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Heide

3 7 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 85 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £133 / night

£928 - £1197 / week

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from £133 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Le Vieux Café Holiday Home - Lairoux house sleeps 7

Vendee / Lairoux

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
Le Vieux Café is set in the beautiful Vendée countryside, in the small village of Lairoux which is only a 10 minute drive to the bustling cathedral town of Luçon where you will find many shops, supermarkets and restaurants. The safe sandy beaches of La Faute and La T  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 - £1500 / week

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from £65 / night

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Yarralen Retreat - Yarrahapinni guest house sleeps 5

New South Wales / Yarrahapinni

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Yarralen Retreat-peaceful rainforest retreat On the Mid North Coast - located half way between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.On the Mid North Coast - located half way between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.Surrounded by lush national park, the retreat features a he  …see more

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Haute-Garonne / Aulon

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £65 / night

£300 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental Flaine - Flaine apartment sleeps 5

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
Built in 2008, Luxurious Ski-in, ski-out, apartment, access to 265km of slopes, 18 hole golf course, Summer & Winter resort, Wellness & Fitness centre, Shops & restaurants, Pierre y vacances 4 star luxury development at the base of the French Alps with excellent snow re  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1500 / week

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from £122 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa Manare on the beach (Manado Bunaken) - Tanahwangko villa sleeps 6

North Sulawesi / Tanahwangko

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This recent house is made of wood, following the local rules but with a modern design. Its surface is 335 sqm with 3 bedrooms. The view from the infinity pool is breathtaking... We have our private beach with blond sand and a little mangrove.A breathtaking and quiet pla  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1377 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Merlot - Champagnac gite sleeps 3

Charente-Maritime / Champagnac

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Merlot is surprisingly large for a single bedroomed gite, over 70 sq m of floor space offers comfort and a real sense of openness. With 2 X 3 pce suites, one by the television and the other by the entrance offering stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Out si  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 / week

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Gard / Lezan

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £56 / night

£257 - £479 / week

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from £56 / 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 £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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41 Gurnard Pines - Gurnard chalet sleeps 6

Isle of Wight / Gurnard

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Newly refurbished chalet with brand new fitted kitchen and bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge with a freezer compartment, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Iron, folding clothes horse, and vacuum cleaner. Dining area with  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

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Haute-Garonne / Gratens

2 2 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Aisling - Bedous house sleeps 8

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Large comfortable 18th century Bearnais house with solar heated swimming pool in centre of a village with all amenities and located in the stunningly beautiful and unspoiled Vallee d'Aspe. Ideal for activity holidays with excellent walking to suit all abilities (GR  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Le Logis du Pressoir - Brion gite sleeps 6

Maine et Loire / Brion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Children adore the freedom to explore and play in our extensive grounds, while parents relax close by. Great care has been taken in the renovation to preserve its unique features and charm whilst providing every comfort and high quality amenities. Our gite is well equi  …see more

from £95 / night

£573 - £1257 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Loire / Essertines-en-Chatelneuf

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £51 / night

£385 / week

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from £51 / night

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B109849 | 3 Bedroom Villa. Playa Parasio. - Playa Paraiso villa sleeps 6

Adeje / Playa Paraiso

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
Book in confidence with us, we have been advertising on Holiday Lettings since 2005.A beautiful villa for those that want that extra quality for their holiday accomodation. This villa is a spendid 3 bedroom which has been furnished to the highest quality throughout with  …see more

from £125 / night

£925 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vila Flor - Casa de Praia - Icarai de Amontada bungalow sleeps 4

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Casa de Praia em Moitas - CE - Brasil, ao lado de Icaraizinho de Amontada com muito conforto e um vista incrível. Temos uma ampla suite com ar-condicionado, banheiro com chuveiro eletrico, cozinha gourmet, uma varanda enorme com 85 m2, piscina, acesso privativo ao mar,  …see more

from £130 / night

£909 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Garden Cottage - Solar Beach house sleeps 4

Plettenberg Bay / Solar Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.8 km; Swimming pool;
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

from £90 / night

£600 - £1450 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Los Abrilles - Velez Blanco barn sleeps 4

Province of Almeria / Velez Blanco

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Delightful Converted Animal Barn once used to house animals in a 400 year old cortijo (spanish farmhouse) situated at the foot of a mountain and edge of National Park in the province of Almeria. The Converted Barn is situated far from any main roads and overlooks the v  …see more

from £39 / night

£250 / week

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from £39 / night

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