Short stay holidays - book a short break in the UK, Europe or the US

Short breaks (19907)

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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Kenilworth holiday cottage rental

Warwickshire / Kenilworth

2 3 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dyserth

Denbighshire / Dyserth

4 7 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / 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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(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 £140 / night

£838 - £1675 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Barrie holiday cottage let

Ontario / Barrie

4 12 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £249 / night

£1244 - £2438 / week

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from £249 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Didcot

Oxfordshire / Didcot

2 6 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £69 / night

£439 - £779 / week

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from £69 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£570 - £630 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Sarasota holiday cottage rental

Florida / Sarasota

2 2 nights min stay

Cottage / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £87 / night

£587 / week

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from £87 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Newport

Isle of Wight / Newport

3 5 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£500 - £1030 / week

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from £70 / night

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Grace Bay holiday cottage rental

Providenciales / Grace Bay

5 10 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £553 / night

£3473 - £3924 / week

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from £553 / night

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Holiday cottage in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£700 - £980 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newlands Valley

Keswick / Newlands Valley

6 12 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 3 nights min stay

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from £250 / night

£1800 / week

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from £250 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Wellfleet

Cape Cod / Wellfleet

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £173 / night

£932 - £2066 / week

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from £173 / 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 £393 / night

£2239 - £5123 / week

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from £393 / night

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Eymet holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / Eymet

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£1000 / week

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from £100 / night

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Huntsville holiday cottage rental

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £393 / night

£2637 - £5123 / week

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from £393 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Coniston

Coniston / Thwaite Head

5 9 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 3 nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1170 - £1570 / week

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from £173 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Padstow holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Padstow

1 2 Min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£950 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Finger Lakes / Honeoye

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £108 / night

£695 - £834 / week

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from £108 / night

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Belo Horizonte holiday cottage rental

State of Minas Gerais / Belo Horizonte

5 10 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 2 nights min stay

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from £556 / night

£3889 / week

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from £556 / night

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Holiday cottage in Kea

Cyclades / Kea

5 10 1 night min stay

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

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from £233 / night

£1629 / week

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from £233 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

4 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

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Cottage letting in Polzeath

Polzeath / Dunder Hill

3 6 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £139 / night

£595 - £1750 / week

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from £139 / night

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Holiday cottage in Cala Mastella

Ibiza / Cala Mastella

4 8 7 nights min stay

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

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from £194 / night

£1311 / week

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from £194 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Prospect

Saint James Parish / Prospect

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £304 / night

£2000 / week

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from £304 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

3 6 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£500 - £820 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £89 / night

£1196 / week

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from £89 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Clifton Hampden

Oxfordshire / Clifton Hampden

4 10 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £500 / night

£1950 - £2500 / week

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from £500 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£740 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Viana do Castelo District / Moledo

4 10 1 night min stay

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

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from £249 / night

£1551 / week

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from £249 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Bonita Springs holiday cottage rental

Southwest Gulf Coast / Bonita Springs

1 3 Min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £56 / night

£387 - £549 / week

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from £56 / night

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Holiday cottage in Brewster

Cape Cod / Brewster

2 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £341 / night

£2188 - £2362 / week

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from £341 / night

(2) Very Good 

1 / 12

Holiday cottage rental

Southwest Gulf Coast / Bonita Springs

1 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £66 / night

£469 / week

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from £66 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bradworthy with tennis court

Devon / Bradworthy

8 15 Min stay varies

Cottage / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / Min stay varies

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from £242 / night

£1270 - £2705 / week

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from £242 / night

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Holiday cottage in Victoria

Victoria Capital Regional District / Victoria

2 4 3 nights min stay

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

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from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

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Barrie ski cottage to rent.

Ontario / Barrie

5 13 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 2 nights min stay

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from £349 / night

£2190 / week

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from £349 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

County Durham / Bishop Auckland

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£450 - £525 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Scottsdale holiday cottage rental

Central Arizona / Scottsdale

3 9 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 2 nights min stay

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from £209 / night

£1389 - £3507 / week

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from £209 / night

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Holiday cottage in Ploerdut

Ploerdut / Poulmarvezen

14 29 1 night min stay

Cottage / 14 bedrooms / sleeps 29 / 1 night min stay

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from £375 / night

£2625 - £4375 / week

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from £375 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Horringer holiday cottage rental

Bury St. Edmunds / Horringer

3 8 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £240 / night

£1300 - £1580 / week

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from £240 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cadenabbia di Griante

Lake Como / Cadenabbia di Griante

3 6 1 night min stay

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

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from £270 / night

£1616 - £2154 / week

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from £270 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in San Diego

California / San Diego

2 5 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £198 / night

£1386 - £1563 / week

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from £198 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Avignon holiday cottage rental

Vaucluse / Avignon

1 2 Min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £87 / night

£485 - £601 / week

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from £87 / night

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Cottage rental in Carmel

Monterey Peninsula / Carmel

2 3 2 nights min stay

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

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from £205 / night

£1181 - £1424 / week

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from £205 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Chapel St Leonards holiday cottage rental

Skegness / Chapel St Leonards

3 5 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£685 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Marco Island

Southwest Gulf Coast / Marco Island

1 2 Min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £105 / night

£730 - £764 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Paia

Maui / Paia

2 4 1 night min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £209 / night

£1459 / week

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from £209 / night

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San Diego holiday cottage rental

California / San Diego

2 5 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £185 / night

£1233 - £1702 / week

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from £185 / night

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Holiday cottage letting

Florida / West Palm Beach

1 4 1 night min stay

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £105 / night

£695 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday cottage in Plouer sur Rance

Cotes-d'Armor / Plouer sur Rance

4 9 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £132 / night

£349 - £776 / week

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from £132 / night

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