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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 Bologna / Bologna

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £55 / night

£337 - £460 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in El Toro

Calvia / El Toro

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Smashing Villa” From start to finish booking this villa with Antonia was simple, easy and hassle free the whole process couldn't have gone easier, there was 9 adults, a 12yr old and a baby, faciltitys in the villa was everything you could of asked for
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from £177 / night

£1236 - £2227 / week

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from £177 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Praiano holiday guest house rental

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

1 8 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • 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
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from £63 / night

£409 - £584 / week

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

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Apartment rental in Brela

Split-Dalmatia County / Brela

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £43 / night

£295 / week

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Namur Province / Dinant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£177 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £55 / night

£150 - £655 / week

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from £55 / night

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Basse-Terre Island / Capesterre-Belle-Eau

1 4 1 night min

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

from £43 / night

£227 - £404 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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from £423 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Toamasina Province / Nosy Boraha

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£171 - £212 / week

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from £27 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vis

Island of Vis / Vis

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect apartment for two!” From the moment we were greeted at the ferry to the moment we left, we were so well looked after by the owner. The apartment is located in the centre of town, close to the ferry, in a quiet area. Very well equipped apartmen
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from £30 / night

£200 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday cottage in Coonoor

Tamil Nadu / Coonoor

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £63 / night

£391 / week

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from £63 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nuestra Senora de Jesus

Ibiza / Nuestra Senora de Jesus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Stunning Villa” Great villa in an amazing location, quiet and relaxing. Only a 5 minute drive to Jesus for provisions or 10 minutes to the outskirts of Ibiza town and larger supermarkets. 15 minutes will get you to the Marina in Ibiza t
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from £76 / night

£530 / week

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from £76 / night

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Province of Cuneo / Neive

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Cansaulim with shared pool

Cansaulim / Cansaulim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful welcome and stay in a lovely clean spacious apartment” We were warmly welcomed by savio and Cynthia, staying in a spacious wonderfully clean and well stocked apartment,everything one could think of, welcome pack, soaps etc. the swimming pool
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from £25 / night

£140 - £180 / week

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from £25 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Sankt Goarshausen holiday cottage rental

Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goarshausen

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“wonderfull place and wonderfull owner” The cottage is kept in tip top condition and Monica will be only to pleased to help. The grounds are a quiet retreat, the village and the rhine 5 mins by car.
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from £85 / night

£505 / week

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from £85 / night

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Setubal District / Sesimbra

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £64 / night

£320 / week

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from £64 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Gouvia holiday studio rental

Corfu / Gouvia

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£148 - £295 / week

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from £22 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gironde / Ruch

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £77 / night

£536 / week

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from £77 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not
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from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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from £130 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £65 / night

£454 - £967 / week

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from £65 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Montreuil-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and Great Facility.” Very close to the central market square, this house enjoys a great location. There is an attached garage which enables the occupier to park safely and securely off the fairly narrow streets around the property. To a
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from £57 / night

£395 / week

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from £57 / night

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Hautes-Alpes / La Grave

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£267 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £38 / night

£209 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday cottage in Cabeco De Vide

Portalegre District / Cabeco De Vide

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets

from £22 / night

£127 / week

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from £22 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Fes holiday home rental

Fes / Fes Medina

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
“Made trip to fez perfect” Great place in the heart of Fez. Had such a wonderful time. Would whole heartedly recommend Dar mystere. .... Beautiful !
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from £34 / night

£200 - £717 / week

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from £34 / night

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Province of Turin / Turin

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £85 / night

£424 / week

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from £85 / night

(85) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marina di Ragusa

Ragusa / Marina di Ragusa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Child friendly
“Appartamenti Sud Est - a showroom stay!” The apartment was an Ikea showroom and spotless. The kitchen had everything you would need to host an elaborate dinner party. The pillows and mattress could have been softer but that could be down to personal t
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from £55 / night

£383 - £971 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Agii Apostoli holiday apartment rental

Chania Town / Agii Apostoli

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A very nice, well managed house with splendid vue on mountains, hills and sea” A house, Extended over two Levels with three balconies, a nearly 360.grade view all over the Country, situated in a large olive garden, quiet, with comfortable seats on the
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from £15 / night

£100 / week

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from £15 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Benalmadena Costa

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Easy Access to all Amenities” Apartment was nice and clean & bright inside and had everything we needed beach towels, deck chairs and shopping trolley (if you are staying for a while)!!! Also easy to use UK TV Channels and a lift. Owner Evelyn kept u
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from £32 / night

£170 - £437 / week

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from £32 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Nice

Nice / Port of Nice

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Home from Home in the sunshine!” This is a most comfortable apartment with sofas, fabulous bed and fully fitted kitchen. It was spotlessly clean and the wlecome basket was indeed most welcome (especially the wine!) Jane made us very welcome and was o
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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Holiday home in Plettenberg Bay

Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £28 / night

£145 - £180 / week

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from £28 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Rodrigues Island / La Ferme

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £41 / night

£209 - £314 / week

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from £41 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Cenac et St Julien

Dordogne / Cenac et St Julien

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Transported to another time and place” My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in this 14th century house, overlooking the quaint and beautiful village of Cenac. We truly felt transported to another time and place. The house was roomy, clean, and
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from £100 / night

£625 - £917 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Kercem with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Kercem

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £84 / night

£700 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Vis holiday apartment rental

Island of Vis / Vis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £30 / night

£184 - £209 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday apartment in Camogli

Italian Riviera / Camogli

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.04 km
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£210 - £380 / week

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from £37 / night

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