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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



Select a country from the list below then browse through the properties on offer. Set up your own shortlist to can track of the properties you like the look of, then simply contact the owners to make a booking. It couldn't be simpler!

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Sitio de Calahonda

Sitio de Calahonda / Jardines de Calahonda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment, great location” We have just returned from a lovely 10 night stay in caserio de calahonda, the apartment is in a fantastic location and is very tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Our part  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £798 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Montimar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“A slice of paradise” We stayed in casa Solandra for 10 magical days, it's a gorgeous apartment a lovely location. We spent our days exploring and chilling, the pool was simply perfect after a day out. Jenny was brilliant and helpful. We wouldn't hes  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Average 

10

Herault / Lattes

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £43 / night

£255 - £450 / week

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from £43 / night

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(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa letting

Kissimmee / Emerald Isle Kissimmee

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fully furnished and extensively equipped. Flat screen TV's with DVD players in living room and all bedrooms.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab experience” I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you have and problems or questions! The  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Baie Nettle holiday studio let

Saint-Martin / Baie Nettle

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Accommodation on the beach, st martin condo rental, st martin vacation, surf st martin, wake boarding st martin, sxm nightlife, fine dining st martin  …see more

from £71 / night

£441 - £636 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Corse-du-Sud / Olmeto

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £51 / night

£339 / week

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from £51 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Orlando

Orlando / Sunrise Lakes

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay” We stayed here in Oct 2014 and had a fantastic time. The house was perfect, very clean and spacious and the pool was amazing backed on to a lake. There were plenty of local restaurants nearby and Disney and universal were in easy reach.  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £800 / week

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from £71 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Central Monte Carlo

Monte-Carlo / Central Monte Carlo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
luxurious villa at Monaco border line, private garden and shared heated swimming pool,...beautiful 13m boat (with skipper) available at requestall the confort is there....nespresso, air conditioned, wi-fi, barbacue, fresh flowers, quality bed...  …see more

from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(10) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury 2 bedroom air conditioned apartment on the exclusive Porto de Mos estate, with pool, 400 yards from the beach 5 mins to the nearest golf club.  …see more

from £50 / night

£400 - £695 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Krakow

Lesser Poland Province / Krakow

1 1 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Just minutes away from the Main Square, this apartment is located in the Jewish Quarter with all the cafes, bars and culture for which Kazimierz is renowned, on your doorstep, a perfect central point to explore Krakow. Ideal for up to 5 people. The apartment, situated  …see more

from £57 / night

£323 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Kerasi is a gorgeous new villa designed in traditional Skopelos style with the most stunning views and easy access to Skopelos town. The villa has many windows and doors that open up to allow the pine scented breeze to flow through. The al fresco dining area ove  …see more

from £162 / night

£1017 - £2543 / week

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from £162 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Javea with shared pool

Javea / Arenal

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice clean apartment, close to the beach, bars and shops.” The owner Liz was very helpful and booking the apartment was an easy process and good value for money. The apartment was clean, tidy and very spacious. The weather was a bit up and down for M  …see more

from £37 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £37 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Pefkohori

Kassandra / Pefkohori

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This is a beautiful 2-bedroom beach apartment in the popular resort town of Pefkohori in Chalkidiki Greece. The property is part of a luxury residential condominium ideally located 100metres (!!!) away from the award-winning Pefkohori beach, in the quiet residential out  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Australia & New Zealand

Greater Melbourne / Yarra

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Gorgeous apartment - ideal location!” Just stayed in this gorgeous apartment in South yarra...the apartment was pristine. We had plenty of towels, and the bedding was soft and fresh. Washer/dryer was handy - so was the hair dryer! Amazing location - w  …see more

from £105 / night

£731 - £819 / week

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from £105 / night

(5) Average 

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Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £45 / night

£212 - £229 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday villa in Kira Panagia

Kárpathos / Kira Panagia

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Everything in the studio is built by hand, giving the feel of a traditional Greek home. Once you walk outside, there is a 50 square meter patio with a large pine tree providing shade. Outside you will find a variety of accommodations:BBQ, a sink, counter space, a spacio  …see more

from £60 / night

£416 / week

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from £60 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Valletta

Island of Malta / Valletta

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Well designed, comfortable, didn't want to go home!” This apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully designed, with everything you could possibly need. The air conditioning works well and there is constant hot water. The location is excellent and the  …see more

from £73 / night

£441 - £636 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Canton of Ticino / Morcote

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning

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from £84 / night

£636 / week

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from £84 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.Outs  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 - £1560 / week

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from £84 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market  …see more

from £120 / night

£680 - £1310 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Porto Pozzo holiday apartment let

Santa Teresa Gallura / Porto Pozzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“very restful a beautiful spot with amazing vistas” We arrived late in the evening (dark) Silvio had waited in the main street for us and guided us to the flat (this was very helpful) as a bit difficult to find. the flat was well presented, clean with  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £433 / week

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from £43 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roofed terrace .A  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 - £1068 / week

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from £64 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Alhamra Village

Ras Al Khaimah / Alhamra Village

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Looking for a SEAFRONT apartment with breathtaking views of the sunset? LOOK NO FURTHER! Royal Breeze 1 in the Al Hamra Village Resort. Beach, Marina bar and restaurants close. Golf, water sports, paragliding all available - or just chill and listen to the sea.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Warrnambool holiday apartment rental

Victoria / Warrnambool

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Ten out of Ten” We were so pleased with our Beechwood Apartment located at 1/6 Banyan St, Warrnambool. This apartment has everything required to live here let alone spend a few days on holiday. The owner has provided all the extras that make such a  …see more

from £94 / night

£1024 / week

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from £94 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Benissa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wonderfull villa, all in one level, nice garden with private pool and barbecue area.The villa Pineda is located 3 km from Benissa town and shops, restaurants only 200 mts. To the Beaches of Moraira or Calpe 12 km away. Entrance through a covered veranda perfect  …see more

from £57 / night

£423 - £615 / week

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from £57 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo  …see more

from £85 / night

£573 - £763 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £110 / night

£983 - £1310 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Tanahwangko

North Sulawesi / Tanahwangko

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed pampering in an idyllic location. North Sulawesi is enchanting.” Villa Manare is an oasis of tranquility, the food is great, the house and rooms well maintained and the pool has fantastic views. Our stay was made by the chef's great cooking  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1366 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lake County / Clermont

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely AMAZING” It was exactly what we were looking for! A relaxing, peaceful, cozy home with MAGNIFICENT views all around in a private, gated community. Our family had a chance to spend relaxing quality time enjoying nature at its best. At the  …see more

from £111 / night

£693 - £819 / week

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from £111 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” My family and I booked this home for a week's vacation, to really get away and relax from it all. What a fantastic home this is, we've stayed in hotels and condo's before but this is something else and as the title alludes to its 'a hid  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Gytheio

Gytheio / Ageranos

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous house, fabulous view- a gem!!” The house is set up a hill, with magnificent views onto the bay, with large, well tended gardens- it's quite and peaceful, ideal for relaxing!! There are numerous outdoor seating areas and large verandas, you ha  …see more

from £153 / night

£890 - £1187 / week

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from £153 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Loggos holiday villa rental

Paxos / Loggos

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect villa for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of Paxos.” Villa Thea was exactly as described. A very well presented house with the most spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland. The villa owner was extremely hel  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £86 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pointe d'Esny

Grand Port District / Pointe d'Esny

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa - super holiday” The villa is well appointed with a fully fitted kitchen, living room, TV room and 3 really good sized bedrooms. The garden is well kept with a range of plants and trees and swimming pool The daily maid prepared and severe  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £1780 / week

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from £128 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Orlando / Westridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Oasis away from but close to Disney World” We were looking for a home away from home for our 3 week trip to Disney and other parks in the Orlando region and found the perfect holiday home. The house was an easy 20 minute drive from the Magic Kingdom o  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £670 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Iligan holiday home rental

Lanao del Norte Province / Iligan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Affordable accomodation that is spacious, bright, open concept and easy access to public transportation located in Iligan City.  …see more

from £32 / night

£221 / week

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from £32 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Lora del Rio with swimming pool

Province of Seville / Lora del Rio

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Cortijo Hacienda Nueva, spectacular accommodation for 12 persons, large gardens and pool area with barbecue. The region of the Guadalquivir Valley is the region extending from Sevilla City to Cordoba City. An ideal region for which they want to visit apart from  …see more

from £128 / night

£712 - £1899 / week

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from £128 / night

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Apartment rental in Puhoi with shared pool

Auckland Region / Puhoi

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
The Te Muri Ridge experience offers you secluded and peaceful surrounds, relax and enjoy the serenity of a beautiful rural and coastal setting on our 56 ha property. Our Barn apartment offers contemporary luxury accommodation with rural and sea views overlooking Mahura  …see more

from £150 / night

£772 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Mojacar with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located in the quiet hillside complex, Atalaya de Mojacar, with a key position. From this top floor apartment you can enjoy panoramic views of the Med. On your doorstep you will find a 18-hole golf course: "Marina Golf Mojácar" which has its  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 - £480 / week

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from £38 / night