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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.

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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 home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa San Dimitrio is a self-catering accommodation located in Logaras. Free WiFi access is available.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven,barbecue. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms a  …see more

from £116 / night

£690 - £973 / week

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from £116 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly

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from £18 / night

£88 / week

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from £18 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Gavalochori with swimming pool

Apokoronas / Gavalochori

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“Everything you hope for.” This was our third visit to the Vamos area,had driven through Gavalochori many times,even stopped for meals, always thought it would be a nice spot to stay.Discovered Villa Sonia,booked, what a fabulous location, with all th  …see more

from £55 / night

£185 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Calvi holiday villa rental

Haute-Corse / Calvi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Laetizia set within a private Domain covering five hectares of land... This Villa can accommodate from 6 to 8 people : 3 large bedrooms - 3 bathrooms and each room is independent and has its own terrace or garden. Each bathroom is private and has a toilet. On the  …see more

from £272 / night

£1886 - £5312 / week

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from £272 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Casuarina holiday villa accommodation

Malindi / Casuarina

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“World Class Birthday Celebration in Spectacular Mansion” I must say I've taken many vacations but my stay in Elena House Malindi is by far the best I've ever experienced! Initially, I had picked different vacation villa to rent but when the group grew  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £2940 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Savona / Giustenice

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

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from £36 / night

£351 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Average 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Castellabate

Province of Salerno / Castellabate

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Liberti is a large privately owned villa run by a local (English speaking) Italian family, situated in the fishing village of San Marco di Castellabate, in the beautiful and unspoiled Cilento National Park. The villa has a beautiful swimming pool and is set in a l  …see more

from £88 / night

£702 - £834 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its name  …see more

from £450 / night

£3681 - £3885 / week

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from £450 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Bangrak with swimming pool

Ko Samui / Bangrak

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
A haven of peace and tropical tranquility: a stand alone villa specifically designed and appointed to meet the needs and desires of short term elite travellers. Located in the prestigious and attractive north eastern part of Samui, this stylish luxury villa offers an am  …see more

from £185 / night

£1198 - £1483 / week

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from £185 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Our 2 bedroom air conditioned groundfloor apartment with a walled terrace is absolutely ideal an comfortable for couples with young children and for more mature guests as it also has a lift servicing the garage space below. It can sleep 5 persons as a cot can be pl  …see more

from £31 / night

£211 - £606 / week

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from £31 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday apartment in Masouri

Kalymnos / Masouri

2 3 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Just 50 metres from Masouri sandy beach, these air-conditioned, one-bedroom apartments are suitable for 2-3 persons with private balcony and offer panoramic aegean sea & Telendos island sunset view. Number of apartments:4 (please ask for availability) facilities f  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 / week

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from £38 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Bardez

Goa / Bardez

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Lazy River Cottage” The place has all essential features to make it a great vacation stay ! I traveled with a family of 9 adults (including parents & In-laws) + 1 Kid.. The interactions with Capt Leo has been very gentle and warm, which made me feel c  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Lygia holiday apartment rental

Preveza Region / Lygia

13 3 3 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Just 100 metres from Lygia Beach, Staikos is set in a well-tended garden with grassy areas. It offers self-catered accommodation with Ionian Sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. A bakery is found 30 metres away.Featuring a kitchenette with mini fridge and cook  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kamatero

East Attica Region / Kamatero

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The guests will have everything just a stone from their House due to the perfect location and neighboor and have the house at their disposal all by themselves without sharing with others  …see more

from £18 / night

£88 - £229 / week

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from £18 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with swimming pool, golf nearby

Jolly Harbour / Jolly Harbour Villas

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very relaxing place to stay” Property provides a great base for a relaxing stay and has everything you need for a great holiday. Bart the property manager welcomed us in and waved us good bye and I'm sure would have been available if needed during th  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1250 / week

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from £150 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Warm welcome, fabulous villa, idyllic setting.” Fantastic welcome from the family. Clean, spacious and full of character. Surrounded by woodland but also great views. On white road about 5km uphill from Poppi, roads a little narrow at times. Pool on  …see more

from £151 / night

£1053 - £2457 / week

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from £151 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

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from £88 / night

£597 - £948 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Moraira / Benissa Costa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Set in an elevated position, Casa Morales offers fabulous views of the sea and beyond. Placed in a peaceful location, is perfect for those looking for tranquility. Airy and light, the villa is traditional decorated.Entrance into a large lounge/dining area, Ameri  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £73 / night

£410 - £457 / week

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from £73 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Praiano holiday guest house rental

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“ideal setting on the Amalfi coastline with a fantastic view of the Med !” Casa Azzura is a nice sized apartment, well located with shops and restaurants within walking distance and with an unforgettable view from the terrace. Outside dining is a must  …see more

from £66 / night

£430 - £649 / week

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from £66 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Las Chapas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful place for a holiday” We’ve been there for a week in June. I think villa hasn’t been rented before because everything was new – kitchen, bedrooms etc. There is saloon on the upper floor so my husband and I were happy to find peace from kids.  …see more

from £115 / night

£790 - £2588 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £58 / night

£242 - £268 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Svoronata

Cephalonia / Svoronata

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing Villa” We were amazed by the brand new and stunning villa we were staying in. It was so modern and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool and garden area was well looked after every other day and the maid se  …see more

from £132 / night

£922 / week

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from £132 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £1020 / week

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from £69 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Canggu holiday villa rental

Canggu / Echo Beach

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“fabulous villa, relaxing stay” Our family of 4 had a fabulous time at Puri Temple. All communication and admin prior to the visit was very clear and Rupert was a pleasure to communicate with. From the moment we arrived we were very well looked after  …see more

from £242 / night

£1692 - £1984 / week

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from £242 / night

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Bearn / Asasp-Arros

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £88 / night

£378 - £553 / week

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from £88 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cassibile

Syracuse / Cassibile

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Truly a home away from home” What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sen  …see more

from £88 / night

£571 - £1579 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday studio in Aiud

Alba County / Aiud

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Studio is located right next to the Valisoara Gorges, in a relatively new - but charming - holiday village, very close to the Traditional rural settlement of Valisoara. This charming region is located in the Trascau Mountains, at about 15 km from the town of Aiud, a  …see more

from £31 / night

£215 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Central Albufeira with swimming pool

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant holiday- no-one wanted to leave!” Loved the swimming pool and outside areas with shady spots for our fairer members. House well appointed and spacious. Close to all amenities ie Old Town and shopping. No car necessary.  …see more

from £275 / night

£595 - £2135 / week

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from £275 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Drepano holiday villa rental

Patras / Drepano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Private, quiet location. Private pool and beach just a few minutes away. Close proximity Nafplion, Tolo and archaeological sites of the Argolida & Peloponnese. High quality, traditionally built, well equipped.<br />Our villa has two bedrooms,one double and one  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

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Province of Catania / Riposto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £31 / night

£264 - £308 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Vatos with golf nearby

Corfu / Vatos

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
studio apertment with 1 double bed and 2 single beds too,, in KERKYRA-CORFOU bij MIRTIOTISSA NUDIST BEACH. The house - studio is on the west cost of the Island and 300m before the beach! The house is located in the nature under the olive trees and flowers! Very  …see more

from £22 / night

£148 - £308 / week

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from £22 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Lefkada with swimming pool

Lefkada / Lefkada

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Your stay in Lefkada acquires a new dimension in the exquisite Alea Resort Villas (Dioni & Phedra), situated amongst 5.5 acres of dense vegetation,set up on the ‘Megali Vrisi’ hill in Lefkada, just 1km from the centre of town. They are ideal for sophis  …see more

from £150 / night

£1044 / week

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from £150 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Arroyo de la Miel holiday apartment rental

Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Apartment !” Stayed at this one bedroom apartment for over two weeks and was pleasantly surprised , all you need is on your doorstep in the "Bonanza" area. We have stayed in this area on numerous occasions and at various apartments but would  …see more

from £24 / night

£170 - £350 / week

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from £24 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £53 / night

£527 - £1009 / week

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from £53 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Praiano holiday apartment rental

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning Studio Apartment with terrific views in a wonderful Amalfi town” The studio apartment and terrace are gorgeous and photos don't do it justice. It is immaculate with everything required to make a wonderful holiday. The very well stocked shop i  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £625 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Average 

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Grand Casablanca Region / Dar Bouazza

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £50 / night

£334 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday finca rental

Risaralda Department / Pereira

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
FINCAS EN CERRITOSALOJAMIENTOS CAMPESTRES<br />CERCA AL PARQUE TEMÁTICO Y LOS PARQUES DEL QUINDÍO  …see more

from £42 / night

£292 / week

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from £42 / night