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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.



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California / Orange County / Orange

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £75 / night

£455 - £561 / week

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from £75 / night

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Auvergne / Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
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from £25 / night

£167 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Gyeongsangbuk-do / Gyeongju

1 bedroomSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £60 / night

£294 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Lounge at Timberland, Woodhall Spa, Lincoln

England / Lincolnshire / Woodhall Spa

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
The Lounge forms part of Houghton House in Timberland. The original property was built in 1650 and was a public house (Houghton Arms) until 1950's. The luxury accommodation was once the pub's entertainment room and has it's own entrance door and large hallway. There is  …see more

from £58 / night

£0 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Sardinia / Province of Cagliari / Gergei

1 bedroomSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 55 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £38 / night

£0 / week

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from £38 / night

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Corsica / Haute-Corse / Furiani

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £50 / night

£334 / week

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from £50 / night

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Jamaica / Saint Catherine Parish / Spanish Town

3 bedroomsSleeps 121 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £122 / night

£0 / week

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from £122 / night

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Tigh na Tilleadh Double Room - Achiltibuie private room sleeps 2

Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
In a fully-equipped, 100 year-old crofting house, with a downstairs living-room, dining room and fully-equipped kitchen for your use, it is large room with a comfortable large double-sized bed, a sitting area, a small seating area with a view down the croft to the sea.  …see more

from £30 / night

£180 - £270 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Calabria / Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £13 / night

£84 - £117 / week

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from £13 / night

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Montana / Arlee

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Pets welcome;
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from £103 / night

£557 / week

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from £103 / night

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California / Pasadena

Sleeps 4Min stay varies

  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £190 / night

£1137 - £2273 / week

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from £190 / night

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Andalucia / Costa de la Luz / Cadiz / Cadiz Old City

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £34 / night

£209 / week

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from £34 / night

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North Carolina / Greensboro

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £54 / night

£341 / week

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from £54 / night

(12) Excellent 

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California / Ben Lomond

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
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from £68 / night

£455 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Excellent 

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California / Ben Lomond

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £60 / night

£375 / week

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from £60 / night

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Bungalow by the Ocean - Mahina private room sleeps 2

Society Islands / Tahiti / Mahina

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Only One Polynesian Studio with king size bed, located on the beach. Small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, kitchenette, fan, free wifi, 1 kayak. 15 minutes walk to supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, food vans. 15 minutes drive to the main city, Papeete. Car recommen  …see more

from £67 / night

£459 - £492 / week

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from £67 / night

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Sicily / Islands of Sicily / Aegadian Islands / Marettimo

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £34 / night

£0 / week

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from £34 / night

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Pacific Coast / Nayarit / Riviera Nayarit / San Francisco

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £76 / night

£478 - £573 / week

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from £76 / night

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North Dakota / Souris

1 bedroomSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £57 / night

£304 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Balearic Islands / Minorca / Llucmacanes

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £26 / night

£177 - £353 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Private room in Quillan - Quillan private room sleeps 2

Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude / Quillan

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 17 km; Not suitable for children;
This ground floor bed-sitting room has a comfortable double click-clack sofa-bed, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge, plenty of storage space, and an en suite bathroom with walk in shower room. Linen, towels and toiletries are provided and there is free wifi.  …see more

from £34 / night

£234 / week

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from £34 / night

(4) Very Good 

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OUTDOOR - MESSE in Friedrichshafen - Bodensee

Baden-Württemberg / Friedrichshafen

1 bedroomSleeps 32 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Not suitable for children;
MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS :-) Nicely located in walking distance (20 min.) from the town centre. Shopping facilities nearby (4 different bakeries!), lake and nature resort (birdwatching) within pleasant walking distance (10 min.). Great area for outdoor sports. Boat ride  …see more

from £35 / night

£0 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £118 / night

£757 - £841 / week

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from £118 / night

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Bolivar Department / Cartagena District / Cartagena

1 bedroomSleeps 31 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £19 / night

£96 / week

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from £19 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Balearic Islands / Minorca / Llucmacanes

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £25 / night

£175 - £350 / week

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from £25 / night

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Provence / French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse / Saint Francois.

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
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from £52 / night

£0 / week

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from £52 / night

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Central Portugal / Leiria District / Alcobaca

1 bedroomSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £14 / night

£253 - £676 / week

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from £14 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Catalunia / Province of Barcelona / Barcelona / Eixample

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £45 / night

£271 - £305 / week

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from £45 / night

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Sicily / Islands of Sicily / Aegadian Islands / Marettimo

1 bedroomSleeps 31 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £34 / night

£0 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Hawaii / Oahu / Haleiwa

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £83 / night

£557 - £610 / week

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from £83 / night

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Sunset Bay View Standard Fan Room - Subic Bay Freeport Zone private room sleeps 4

Luzon / Central Luzon Region / Subic Bay Freeport Zone

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest. Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr  …see more

from £15 / night

£105 - £189 / week

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from £15 / night

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Oregon / Bay City

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £69 / night

£587 - £746 / week

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from £69 / night

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Upstairs Annexe with own entrance - Boughton-under-Blean private room sleeps 2

England / Kent / Faversham / Boughton-under-Blean

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
The annexe is separate from our house and has its own shower room. There is a combination microwave oven, electric hob, sink and fridge . There are stairs up to the annexe and it has its own entrance. The annexe is in our large garden which is surrounded by orchards.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Limassol District / Episkopi

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £30 / night

£205 - £292 / week

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from £30 / night

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Colorado / El Paso County / Cascade

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £98 / night

£606 / week

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from £98 / night

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Sardinia / Province of Ogliastra / Baunei

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £22 / night

£152 - £234 / week

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from £22 / night

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Languedoc-Roussillon / Lozere / Saint-Etienne-Vallee-Francaise

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

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Sicily / Islands of Sicily / Aegadian Islands / Marettimo

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
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from £34 / night

£0 / week

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from £34 / night

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Province of Puntarenas / Jicaral

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £38 / night

£228 / week

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from £38 / night

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Arizona / Central Arizona / Carefree

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £72 / night

£429 - £822 / week

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from £72 / night

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