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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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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £29 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Murren

Jungfrau Region / Murren

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £205 / night

£1434 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Larnaka District / Tersefanou

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £30 / night

£210 - £280 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £30 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Alpe-d'Huez

Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £190 / night

£1121 / week

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avg. 2 hours 8 minutes

from £190 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Palolem

Canacona / Palolem

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£273 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £39 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Puerto de la Cruz with shared pool

Tenerife / Puerto de la Cruz

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £17 / night

£113 - £139 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £17 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Condo rental in Singapore

Singapore

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £122 / night

£851 / week

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avg. 3 hours 4 minutes

from £122 / night

(28) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £44 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £44 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Milan

Milan / Duomo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful in every way !!” My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at this amazing apartment. It's perfectly located in a quiet street within easy walking distance of all major attractions. There is also the convenience of the tram rou
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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £78 / night

(21) 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 £311 / night

£2156 - £2328 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £311 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Ocean Village, Gibraltar holiday apartment rental

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“This is a fabulous apartment!” We had the absolute pleasure of using this apartment for our wedding weekend in Gibraltar and from the minute we arrived we loved it! The apartment is so well equipped, immaculate and in a brilliant location in the heart
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from £105 / night

£715 - £930 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £105 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Albufeira Marina

Albufeira / Albufeira Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” Having stopped in the marina on several occasions my partner and I already knew what to expect. The marina is a great place to stay and is really handy for the old town or Soa Rafael and Gale,(the sunset there is a must) and of course the m
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from £47 / night

£259 - £746 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £47 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
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from £44 / night

£302 - £772 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool, golf nearby in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing View” Perfect location for exploring Cape Town and beyond, with the most amazing views of Camps bay and tabletop mountain. Hosts very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and was spotlessly clea
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from £110 / night

£805 - £1120 / week

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almerimar

Almerimar / Villas De Almerimar Golf

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £40 / night

£250 - £455 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £40 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ardara

County Donegal / Ardara

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful apartment well maintained and high standard of cleanliness” My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful well equipped apartment. The apartment is centrally located and offers security in the form of key pad access. The ap
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from £70 / night

£430 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Saint Julian's with shared pool

Saint Julian's / Portomaso

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Portomasso apartment.” Beautiful apartment in Portomaso overlooking the marina. Well appointed with everything we needed. Very cleAn and spacious. Close to all amenities and shops . The facilities offered at Cavaleiri are an added bonus. We usually st
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from £80 / night

£450 - £1546 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Central Newquay holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £99 / night

£404 - £1208 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £99 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Central Nice

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating” The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the apartment and we
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from £75 / night

£450 - £870 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £75 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in La Zenia

La Zenia / La Zenia Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Holiday location has it all.” I have just returned yet again from this superb apartment in La Zenia. It's location just 3/5 minute walk to the beach and with local bars, restaurants and large supermarket on your doorstep make it so appealing. The Bou
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from £26 / night

£173 - £423 / week

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avg. 38 minutes

from £26 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Puerto Banus

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent property -retuned for 4 th year” We have spent three years at this apartment ( it would have been four but the slot was already booked last year. I cannot recommend the apartment highly enough. It is on a corner position giving a choice of t
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from £179 / night

£1250 - £1400 / week

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from £179 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saint Julian's

Saint Julian's / Spinola Bay

1 3 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Total satisfaction all round!” Echoing all the other reviews! Have just returned from a stay here and have had a wonderful week in this apartment. We are in the 76/82 years age group and it suited us perfectly, The views from the balcony and lounge a
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from £65 / night

£453 - £604 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £65 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Funchal with shared pool

Funchal / Praia Formosa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely apartment” we had a lovely week in this apatment, it was very clean and really spacious, there would be ample room for two couples, the views were fantastic, very quiet area, if your looking for somewhere that hasn't been spoilt by tourists thi
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from £61 / night

£388 - £449 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £29 / night

£201 - £409 / week

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from £29 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su
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from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m
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from £77 / night

£500 - £1347 / week

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from £77 / night

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Lagos holiday apartment rental

Faro District / Lagos

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £9 / night

£11 - £345 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £9 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marina holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Loved the apartment” We loved the apartment which was spacious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool area. The walk along the Marina was very pleasant and we especially liked Lagos and its pedestrianised areas with a wonderful choice of lovel
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from £54 / night

£365 - £900 / week

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from £54 / night

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Holiday condo accommodation

Province of Bergamo / Bergamo

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£332 - £604 / week

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avg. 3 hours 4 minutes

from £48 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment 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 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment” We have very much enjoyed the apartment. It is very spacious and nicely decorated and the terrace was fantastic with a beautiful view. We hope in the future to make use of the apartment again.
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from £100 / night

£375 - £695 / week

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Hythe, New Forest holiday apartment rental

New Forest / Hythe, New Forest

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful location” The flat overlooks the Solent and is ideal for watching shipping movements to and from the port of Southampton. It is ideally located a few minutes walk from the town of Hythe which has all the shops needed for day to day needs. T
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from £100 / night

£695 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Location Perfect Accommodation” Travelled as 2 golfing couples for one week. Apartment was perfect with one en suite bedroom plus large main bathroom and very spacious lounge/dining area. Table seating for 8 people. Well stocked crockery, gl
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from £175 / night

£750 - £1300 / week

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from £175 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sandbanks

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks. 2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
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from £180 / night

£985 - £1765 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Saint-Gilles

Brussels / Saint-Gilles

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £59 / night

£371 - £456 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £59 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Millbay

Plymouth / Millbay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in Plymouth” My family enjoyed a recent stay at the Phoenix Quay Apartment. Apartment was spotless and had everything you would need for a stay. The only thing we could find to fault this was a poor signal on the television which limit
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from £60 / night

£350 - £715 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Javea

Javea / Arenal

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent again” Yet another fantastic holiday,met up with friends from last year and met new friends,apartment again clean and tidy and has everything you could possibly require during your stay,Les the owner as ever great communication from start to
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from £54 / night

£375 - £900 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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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
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from £130 / night

£906 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Good, but could be better” Our first big disappointment was that we could not park our car in the designated space. It is one of the narrowest spaces in the car park and was in a corner which made manouvering very, very difficult. Fortunately, Gary
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

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