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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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Province of Rome / Lido di Ostia

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £76 / night

£423 - £593 / week

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from £76 / 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

£212 - £356 / week

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from £32 / 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

(6) Excellent 

16

Holiday penthouse in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Puerto Pollensa Marina

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Mrs” Very nice apartment, great location. We throughly enjoyed our stay there. Tried to rebook but it's already taken unfortunately  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 - £1519 / week

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from £95 / night

(27) Excellent 

49

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
“Ideal place and ideal location” Stayed at this fantastic penthouse since our first visit in 2013 like home from home winter and summer Can highly recommend!  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £520 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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

(7) Excellent 

57

Penthouse rental in Orlando with golf nearby

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accommodation for all parks” Stayed here this August for three weeks, with my husband and two sons, aged 19 and 15. Great apartment with great view from all rooms over lake( great for alligator spotting). Easy access to both pools, within walk  …see more

from £76 / night

£532 - £644 / week

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from £76 / night

(32) Excellent 

19

Holiday penthouse rental

Cornwall / Newquay

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!” You enter the apartment via a lift directly into the main hall. The lift open into a light, spacious, oasis. The living dining area has amazing views over the beach and is a great place to sit, eat and chat with friends and fami  …see more

from £230 / night

£995 - £3050 / week

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from £230 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Alcaidesa

Alcaidesa / Marina de la Alcaidesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A superb apartment with stunning views” This apartment had it all. It was very spacious and clean with a high standard of fittings. It was easy to find, though a car is vital in these parts. The icing on the cake was the view of Gibaltar and the coast  …see more

from £128 / night

£653 - £1407 / week

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from £128 / 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
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Palermo / Santa Flavia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£170 - £356 / week

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from £26 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

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
“Fabulous penthouse apartment” Stayed here for our honeymoon for 11 nights. Had a wonderful time in Kalkan and which made it better was the fabulous apartment. Had everything you could need and the roof terrace complete with jacuzzi and the most fanta  …see more

from £40 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

State of Sao Paulo / Sao Vicente

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £46 / night

£304 - £348 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with swimming pool in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
This stunning two level penthouse directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Bali Bay offers the luxury of Alexandra Pama designed interiors coupled with magnificent accommodation flowing directly to outdoor areas enjoying uninterrupted views over the breaking waves. &l  …see more

from £382 / night

£2543 - £4662 / week

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from £382 / night

(20) Excellent 

15

Holiday penthouse rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Battersea

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great views, comfortable place to stay and easy access to Central London.” We had a hectic but memorable stay with extended family from America on their first trip to England. London was a must and we packed it what we could over the four days. Havi  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) 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

(18) Excellent 

19

Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Fuseta

Fuseta / Formosa Village

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
SPECIAL- Water front luxury penthouse apartment, has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge with dinning area &living room, central air conditioning. 2 Large terraces with magnificent panoramic views over the village of Fuzeta, Ria Formosa &  …see more

from £56 / night

£386 - £801 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

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 £64 / night

£403 - £670 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £145 / night

£1128 / week

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from £145 / night

(3) Excellent 

39

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 £49 / night

£339 - £645 / week

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from £49 / night

(15) Excellent 

49

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 2 weeks in the sun.” This is a great apartment in a really good location. We felt immediately at home here in this very well maintained and equipped property. Particularly enjoyed the extra space up on the roof terrace- a good spot for eveni  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £485 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Very Good 

27

Holiday penthouse in Alghero

Province of Sassari / Alghero

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable and great views” Stayed in early September, well managed process and as part of the booking transfer is included. Location is in a residential area, apartment is well maintained but the highlight is the terrace which is like an extra room  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 - £763 / week

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from £61 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

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
“a great apartment with everything you need for a brilliant holiday” We had a fantastic week at this apartment. The welcome pack we received before travelling answered all our questions and the detailed pack left in the apartment was a great introducti  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £580 / week

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from £45 / night

(26) Very Good 

19

Penthouse rental in Matlock Bath

Matlock / Matlock Bath

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant views! Gorgeous hosts! So relaxing!” Stayed at Danbury lodge penthouse for 2 nights in May with 2 friends visiting from Australia. Had an absolutely lovely stay at Danbury lodge penthouse! We were made so welcome by the hosts, who live i  …see more

from £43 / night

£455 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Penthouse rental in Marsascala with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and great landlords made the holiday very relaxing!” Very cool, spacious, modern apartment. Balconies and pool were lovely relaxing spots. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the apartment by the pool and making BBQs. If anythi  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 / week

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(39) Excellent 

43

Penthouse rental in Funchal

Madeira / Funchal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 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 £56 / night

£314 - £424 / week

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from £56 / 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
“Absolutey perfect AGAIN!! Fantsastic 17 night stay” Sorry Claire and Michael for the late review!! But thank you for a brilliant holiday. We spend 17 nights at this lovely villa and everything is provided plus more for a perfect holiday. Claire and  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £990 / week

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from £42 / night

21

Penthouse rental in The Entrance

New South Wales / The Entrance

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Seeking uninterrupted ocean views in the lap of luxury? This superb two-storey beachfront penthouse is beautifully furnished, with marble floors throughout, incl. bathrooms and all terraces. The 4 car undercover security parking with direct lift access leads to the 3 be  …see more

from £402 / night

£2809 / week

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from £402 / night

(6) Excellent 

27

Holiday penthouse rental

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location!” We stayed here with our four teenagers and it worked really well for us, it was warm and comfortable. The location is beautiful but it is also so handy, within easy walking distance of the city centre shops and restaurants. Ther  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 - £1695 / week

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from £185 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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
“Fantastic Apartment. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient to all amenities!” We have been holidaying in La Cala for the last 8 years in various rental apartments but this one tops them all! The location is perfect for walking to the beach or into La Cal  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £47 / 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
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al  …see more

from £153 / night

£848 - £1145 / week

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from £153 / night

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Province of Lecce / Gallipoli

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £56 / night

£255 - £1060 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Province of Rome / Ladispoli

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £41 / night

£280 - £416 / week

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from £41 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Gama

Cantabria / Gama

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
A cozy two-bedroom penthouse. On the first floor, there is the kitchen, a bathroom with shower and a living-room with a dinning area, and a terrace where you can have lovely meals. On the second floor, there are two big bedrooms with a king size bed each. One of the roo  …see more

from £84 / night

£582 / week

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from £84 / night

(8) Very Good 

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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 £43 / night

£255 - £467 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £51 / night

£297 - £534 / week

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from £51 / 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

£297 / week

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from £39 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Pissouri with shared pool

Pissouri / Pissouri Village

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
2 bedroom penthouse apartment with stunning views  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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 

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Holiday penthouse in Madrid

Madrid / Puerta del Sol, Madrid

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent apartment in an excellent area” The apartment is modern and exceptionally clean,it was an excellent place to stay. This apartment had everything we needed to enable us to enjoy Madrid,the WiFi is good,the shower and toilet amenities are f  …see more

from £63 / night

£433 - £771 / week

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from £63 / night