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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

21

Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £88 / night

£439 / week

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from £88 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(17) Very Good 

41

Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £135 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bagni di Lucca

Province of Lucca / Bagni di Lucca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Fully Equip Villa” Owners couldn't do enough for us. The views are breathtaking with a wonderful friendly restaurant just walking distance from villa. Pool is a added bonus, especially exploring the city all day. Great location, beautiful
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from £124 / night

£885 - £1328 / week

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from £124 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

Holiday villa in Marrakech

Marrakech / Widane

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
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from £71 / night

£1316 - £2790 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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7

Ski log cabin to rent in Idre

Dalarna County / Idre

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£176 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Very Good 

16

Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(10) Very Good 

25

Holiday home in Beaumaris

Tasmania / Beaumaris

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £111 / night

£771 / week

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avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

from £111 / night

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Holiday home rental

County Cork / Allihies

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(44) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Second visit to tawelfa and did not disappoint. Fabulous week in great cottage with all you need. Comfortable, clean, lovely base for fab holiday. Will be returning soon.
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from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidoshus!” A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Donegal Town

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £150 / night

£650 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday hotel apartment letting

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £106 / night

£737 - £983 / week

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from £106 / night

(5) Very Good 

14

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £79 / night

£1103 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Very Good 

15

Gite rental in Saint-Cirgues-en-Montagne

Ardeche / Saint-Cirgues-en-Montagne

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£264 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

52

Holiday apartment in Bled

Upper Carniola Region / Bled

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £39 / night

£263 - £1012 / week

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avg. 16 minutes

from £39 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Annecy ski home to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Annecy

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
“Ms” This is a lovely house. We had two families staying and the amenities were perfect. Beautiful outlook.
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from £129 / night

£881 - £1716 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday finca rental

Risaralda Department / Pereira

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £40 / night

£276 / week

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from £40 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

Log cabin rental in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

1 10 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £264 / night

£1272 - £4343 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £264 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Varenna holiday villa rental

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£2281 - £2369 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £325 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Laon

Aisne / Laon

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £66 / night

£286 / week

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from £66 / night

(43) Excellent 

32

Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
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from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa letting

Province of Barcelona / Sant Cebria de Vallalta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place where we truly got to relax and enjoy” We (6 adults and 1 child) spent 1 week in the house and that was too little. We truly enjoyed our time at the house. The house itself is good with all required eqiupment for daily-life. The outs
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from £158 / night

£1097 - £2062 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £158 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
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from £135 / night

£860 - £1800 / week

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from £135 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” I endorse everything good that other reviewers have said about this cottage and would add that it's a few minutes (off road) walk from excellent bus routes to Leyburn, Richmond and Ripon - all of which are of interest, especially on market
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from £87 / night

£495 - £500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £87 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a lovely welcome tray with home made
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Worplesdon

Guildford / Worplesdon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £167 / night

£947 - £1136 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £167 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
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from £45 / night

£298 - £442 / week

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(7) Very Good 

18

Holiday apartment in Cala Gonone

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” lovely part of the wold to visit ; the apartment was really cosy and well furnished . The position is ideal for a quite and relaxing holiday and also very close to all amenities and conforts: shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach is
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from £44 / night

£308 - £457 / week

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from £44 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional property in magnificent scenery” Exceptional in location, cleanliness and ambience of bungalow. From the picture window overlooking Inner Dundrum Bay across the lane and the Mourne Mountains, you may not wish to leave the comfy chairs at a
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from £125 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 1 minutes

from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage in the most amazong place” My partner and I stayed in Bobtail cottage for a week with our 3 dogs and absolutely loved it. We stayed there 2 years ago but loved it even more this time. The cottage is very clean, perfect location and i
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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avg. 41 minutes

from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

21

Holiday chalet in Panjim

North Goa District / Panjim

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic old world house, great host” If you're looking for a quiet, waterside stay in Goa, I can't think of a better house than this. Polished wood and glass abound in this wonderfully quaint house, but the furnishings (Rooms, Kitchen, bathrooms) ar
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from £79 / night

£553 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £79 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b
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from £90 / night

£440 - £520 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

29

Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room
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from £182 / night

£1272 - £2018 / week

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avg. 1 hour 21 minutes

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