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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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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Estepona / Guadalmansa Playa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Wonderful!” Thank you Chris for a great stay. Apartment is faultless - Beautiful views, safe - friendly guard on gate - underground parking - grounds and pool carefully taken care of - lift and disabled friendly - every facility taken car  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Holiday penthouse rental

Larnaka District / Livadhia

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Stylish penthouse with island flair designed for your own comfort. Whether you're unwinding from a day spent at the beach or touring the island, this apartment makes relaxation easy. Enjoy the spacious terrace and easy access to the sea, the city and the surroundin  …see more

from £32 / night

£216 - £363 / week

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from £32 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Los Olivos, Mijas Golf

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
The large terrace and roof terrace offer panoramic views of the golf course and mountains and if you like relaxing and dining outside you can use both terraces with the roof terrace offering a bar and barbecue area.You'll find getting to the La Siesta apart  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £700 / week

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from £61 / night

(70) Excellent 

18

Holiday penthouse in Cobh

County Cork / Cobh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great water view from huge balcony and town center and train station only several blocks away” Owner was very easy to work with, he met us personally and gave us a quick tour of property. This is our favorite type of vacation rental-park the car, and  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Relaxing, beach, golf, Puerto Banus, San Pedro, Penthouse, large terrace, south facing, community pool, close to beach, close to amenities, Wifi, English TV channels.  …see more

from £87 / night

£561 - £854 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Holiday penthouse in Fontana

Island of Gozo / Fontana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This brand new luxurious penthouse is on the top floor of a nice new modern building.This penthouse offers a large terrace equipped with dining table, sunbeds & BBQ. This outside area is just perfect to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the panoramic views that t  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £496 / week

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from £50 / night

18

State of Paraiba / Joao Pessoa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £45 / night

£261 - £397 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Maddalena Islands / La Maddalena

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets

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from £48 / night

£302 - £604 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Very Good 

10

Holiday penthouse in Bugibba

Island of Malta / Bugibba

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A 95 sq meters penthouse enjoying fabulous unobstructed sea views. Having a very spacious front terrace equipped with BBQ. This Property is an ideal destination for tourists that want to relax whilst enjoying views of the Maltese sea all day long.  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Florence / Oltrarno

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £94 / night

£652 / week

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from £94 / night

(15) Excellent 

15

East Looe holiday penthouse rental

Looe / East Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful flat” We were 5 Adult friends, 1 English, 3 Aussies and an Italian, who had never been to Cornwall before, let alone heard of Looe. We found Looe a good base to explore cornwall, and much less touristy than the more well kn  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Gower Peninsula

Gower Peninsula / Langland Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great accommodation in brethtaking surrounding” Perfect, you can fully trust to all that was said in the advertisement. The place was even better than expected! I can fully recommend the penthouse. You´ll get great value for your money and the managem  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £1795 / week

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from £143 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.  …see more

from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(31) Excellent 

18

Holiday penthouse letting

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“What a place! Beyond expectations.” We stayed in this apartment for 11 nights. We all felt very comfortable here, like a home from home. The apartment is well furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The owners and agent in resort co  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £47 / night

(77) Excellent 

11

Penthouse rental in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary
“The view is just priceless” What a great week in Hastings! Marcie was very kind & helpfull. The parking of the car was easier than exspected (Warrior Square, St. Margarets Road). The flat itself - well eqipped, cosy & quiet - was like an island in the  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

98

Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort

Kusadasi / Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect Apartment in Perfect setting” Could not fault the apartment or complex. With over 10 pools on site there was always a quiet one to take the children. With on site kids club, play park and water park they were never bored. With a free shuttle s  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

6

Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Penina

Faro District / Penina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment with great layout and space.” Amazing is the only word to describe this excellent (huge) and well looked after apartment. 3 bedrooms and bathrooms that were well separated giving plenty of privacy. The balcony was also huge and o  …see more

from £108 / night

£647 - £863 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Vilamoura has the best Marina on the Algarve coast with many excellent restaurant,cafe/bars and Casino/nightlife activity.It enjoys a great sandy beach ,sporting activities including sailing,golf,tennis,cycling,water sports including a great water fun park,horse riding  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

32

Province of Naples / Pompeii

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £39 / night

£285 - £430 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Holiday penthouse in Plaka, Athens

Athens / Plaka, Athens

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Car not necessary
Athens, room with a view, Acropolis, Parthenon, Plaka, terrace<br />The ideal place to relax in the restful atmosphere of a quiet terrace with the most spectacular view!  …see more

from £74 / night

£423 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Ski penthouse to rent in Sitio de Calahonda

Sitio de Calahonda / Las Palmeras de Calahonda

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
Las Palmeras is a new luxury development of modern designed apartments and penthouses. They are situated in a peaceful location at the top of Calahonda hills with views to Gibralta and Africa. Just a few minutes away are local shops and excellent restaurants. The tow  …see more

from £388 / night

£388 / week

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from £388 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Province of Livorno / Livorno

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£259 - £574 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Average 

20

Penthouse rental in Roche Caiman with shared pool

Eden Island / Roche Caiman

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 / week

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from £125 / night

(85) Excellent 

40

Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Fuengirola

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marvellous penthouse” Very nice 3 bedroom penthouse with several terraces. The situation of the penthouse in the building is excellent as it is on the top floor and the corner of the building. Distance to the beach is about 20 minutes on foot but ther  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £990 / week

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from £42 / night

(6) Excellent 

29

Holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a brilliant stay in this Reserve De Marbella apartment!” The experience of organising renting this apartment with the owner, Bali, was a pleasure from start to finish. The apartment had great facilities, and was on a wonderful complex, in a goo  …see more

from £125 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Porto Venere / Le Grazie

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

33

Holiday penthouse in La Mairena

Marbella / La Mairena

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely property situated in the "Village" of La Mairena above Marbella. An attico apartment with beautiful views down the mountain to the mediterranean. Has modern and aesthetic furniture including artwork from local artists. It is straight down the hill to  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(38) Excellent 

43

Penthouse rental in Funchal

Madeira / Funchal

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful holiday apartment” We spent a month on the wonderful island of Madeira staying in this lovely apartment. It is situated centrally in Funchal with all ameneties to hand, it is clean and well kept and has all the essentials you need for your s  …see more

from £57 / night

£319 - £432 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Very Good 

32

Holiday penthouse in Ghadira Bay

Mellieha / Ghadira Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
Exclusive Location Ghadira awarded “European Destination of Excellence” On the sea front Holiday Penthouse with amazing views of the ocean, Smart TV high speed free Wi-Fi and Cable T.V A truly spacious 2 bedroom holiday penthouse suite located on th  …see more

from £52 / night

£328 - £1232 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Province of Trento / Lavarone

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £52 / night

£302 - £544 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Makry-Gialos

Lasithi Prefecture / Makry-Gialos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Penthouse apartment in the beautiful Lagada Beach Resort, with stunning roof terrace with views of the sea and mountains. 2 pools just in front of the apartment and the sea is just 200m away. 2 bedrooms, balconies to front and rear of property, luxurious walk in shower  …see more

from £50 / night

£240 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Penthouse rental in Benidorm

Benidorm / Poniente Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Great location in the center of the old town. Situated in a pedestrian street in a fabulous suburb with plenty of british pubs. And less than 5 minutes walking to reach 3 gorgeous beaches.Lovely, comfortable and well equipped apartment to feel as at home<br />Inte  …see more

from £52 / night

£257 - £544 / week

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from £52 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday penthouse rental

Portrush / East Strand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment wih fabulous views” Could not fault the apartment or the location of it. Very high spec, great parking and really easy to book.  …see more

from £80 / night

£750 - £1225 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Makry-Gialos

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Chill-out fortnight @ Bayview” Apartment was very clean and had everything we required for 2 weeks living and relaxing. The view from the balcony was spectacular : the Sea, the Mountains, all ending in an amazing Sunset. The Penthouse roof top  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £580 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Los Alcazares holiday penthouse rental

Los Alcazares / Roda Golf

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic & Relaxing Penthouse Apartment” We had a wonderful relaxing holiday, at this very well maintained and appointed penthouse apartment. It is only a 10 minute drive from Murcia airport and bars, restaurants, shops & supermarkets are within walk  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £485 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Dorio ski penthouse to rent.

Lake Como / Dorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 - £682 / week

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from £65 / night

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Penthouse rental in Alcossebre with shared pool

Province of Castellon / Alcossebre

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Modern penthouse apartment with spacious private roof-top solarium offering all year round sunshine and breath taking panoramic views. Set in a quiet semi rural area of town yet only 3 mins walk to shop, bars and superb coved beach offering safe and relaxing swimming.  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in La Union

Murcia / La Union

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Penthouse Apartment Self-catering with stunning Mountain views, just 10 minutes drive to the beach at Los Nietos. Communal pool and balcony and rooftop Solarium for al fresco dining. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.or a action packed adventure holiday.  …see more

from £39 / night

£302 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Kalkan with shared pool

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“An amazing apartment with an amazing view” I am normally not the tye of person to write a review, however this apartment was outstanding and i feel it warrants some feedback. There wasn't anything we could think of that was not catered for in thi  …see more

from £40 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Penthouse letting in Tablero, El , Maspalomas with shared pool

Gran Canaria / Tablero, El , Maspalomas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Amazing penthouse of 200 square meters in the best area of Gran Canaria.2 double bedrooms. Air conditioning. BBQ area. Close to the pool.Private Flat roof with sun area  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £423 / week

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from £50 / night