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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 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 £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

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Grand Casablanca Region / Dar Bouazza

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £49 / night

£323 - £565 / week

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from £49 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Seminyak with swimming pool

Seminyak / Oberoi

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“GOOD HOLIDAY” villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each particular also for swimming pool area, s  …see more

from £103 / night

£676 - £1436 / week

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from £103 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maceira

Torres Vedras / Maceira

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Wake up to the sound of birds, get on the bike, and take a dive into the sea. Buy fresh fish, and grill it for lunch. And then, just read your book, and have a nap. No worries. Just make these holidays, your new life.This is a country house, set in an ol  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £428 / week

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from £43 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Share the magic . . .! Superb isolated villa, sleeps 6 – 8. Breathtaking scenic surroundings, 180° sea view, dolphin spotting. Eclectic stylish furnishings, big picture windows. Bedrooms with a.c., private balconies.  …see more

from £146 / night

£1018 - £2932 / week

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from £146 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Jambiani

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The management team will assist when needed: shopping, food or to drive you around to different excursions.  …see more

from £33 / night

£162 - £537 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £385 / week

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from £52 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Tournon-d'Agenais with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Tournon-d'Agenais

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Villa In A Quiet, Relaxing Location - Highly Recommended” Beautiful villa in a peaceful location. Excellently furnished with high quality accessories. Good sized pool for all the family to enjoy. Helpful owners that communicated well, befo  …see more

from £171 / night

£898 / week

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from £171 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / San-Nicolao

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £39 / night

£270 - £449 / week

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from £39 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Gili Air

Gili Islands / Gili Air

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Atoll Haven Villa's bedroom is equipped with a king size bed (180x200), mosquito net, air-conditioning, TV and a safety box. The villa also has its own furnished dressing, open-air bathroom with hot water, semi-open living-room with a sofa and a 2-seats dining tabl  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(19) 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 - £375 / week

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from £24 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Katelios

Cephalonia / Katelios

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
We offer our guests discounted car hire prices.Airport shuttle (surcharge).Distances:200 meters to Katelios harbour and tavernas300 meters to Katelios mini markets and bars50 meters dreams apartments from the sea<br />Weddings can be arranged at Saint Barbara Beac  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 - £659 / week

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from £52 / 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

(15) Very Good 

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Nairobi holiday home rental

Nairobi / Karen

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great value, great service, home away from home atmosphere!” If you are looking for a clean and good value for your money, try this Homestay (Bed and Breakfast home) in Karen, Nairobi. Once you get away from the main street, you enter in a peaceful  …see more

from £24 / night

£164 - £1965 / week

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from £24 / night

(17) 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

(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
“What a place! Beyond expectations.” We stayed in this apartment for 11 nights. We all felt very comfortable here, like a home from home. The apartment is well furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The owners and agent in resort co  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £47 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Corfu Town holiday apartment rental

Corfu / Corfu Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A Dream called Corfù” Mali and her husband are two wonderful people who made ​​our stay nothing short of enchanting . The apartment has every little more comfort and the care and dedication that devotes Mali , make ' us feel at home. The location in t  …see more

from £43 / night

£291 - £513 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool, golf nearby in Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur / Aguamarina

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home” We had a great stay in this lovely apartment. Loads of pluses *quick transfer from airport *safe and secure apartment in a wonderful position with views of the sea *comfortable furniture and bed *well equipped *UK TV channels and  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £235 / week

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from £30 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“My paradise on Crete” Stavros Studios is definitely my favorite place. I stayed there the first time in 1995 and have been coming back ever since, with a few longer breaks. There I find everything I expect and need for a holiday on Crete. Because it i  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

8 30 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect Getaway” I stayed at the villa with my boyfriend and his whole family and all their partners. My boyfriend and I live in Thailand but his family came over from Australia as a surprise birthday present. The manager Stefan was so great in helpin  …see more

from £726 / night

£4436 - £12291 / week

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from £726 / night

(90) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect. We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f  …see more

from £625 / night

£3295 - £6000 / week

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from £625 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Villa Elia - tranquil high quality villa, ideally positioned on stunning island” Set within a large olive grove in an elevated position and a gentle 20 minute downhill walk into Skopelos town, Villa Elia didn't disappoint on any level. This thoughtful  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £2895 / week

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from £158 / night

(5) Excellent 

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State of Alagoas / Maceio

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£480 / week

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from £69 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg  …see more

from £129 / night

£855 - £1966 / week

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from £129 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Tangalle with swimming pool

Southern Province / Tangalle

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Aaloka is a piece of paradise nestled far away from the hustle and bustle of city centres. It is located adjacent a bird sanctuary and down the road from Yala Safari park. The food is the best around with a broad selection of traditional curries to western delicacies.  …see more

from £242 / night

£2420 / week

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from £242 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“absolutely relaxing , great location and stunning Villa” Stayed in May with my family , 2 adults and 2 teenagers , firstly let me say the owners Jo and Mike who live nearby couldn't do enough for us to make our stay enjoyable. The villa is located nea  …see more

from £350 / night

£1950 - £2600 / week

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from £350 / 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 £52 / night

£513 - £983 / week

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from £52 / 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

(15) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Finikounda

Pylos-Nestor / Finikounda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Finikounda!” We were staying at the villa Olivia for about two weeks. It was pretty convenient studio nicely located with very warm hearted owners. Bruno found us out on the road when we helplessly tried to search for the villa in the dark f  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £342 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seminyak holiday villa rental

Seminyak / Seminyak North

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
KTS.villa and Spa ( triple w.kataktepisawahvillas.C)<br />The Right place to have your holiday.  …see more

from £57 / night

£363 / week

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from £57 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Home rental in Unawatuna

Unawatuna / Mihiripanna

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Marley's is just fantastic!” Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the staff in particular mad  …see more

from £210 / night

£1452 - £2097 / week

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from £210 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Lassi holiday studio rental

Cephalonia / Lassi

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Accommondation in Lassi (Studio) Kefalonia.Sleeps 2 adaults and 1 child.  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Riviere du Rempart District / Grand Gaube

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / 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
A very nice bright and airy cottage well fitted out with for all your holiday needs and close to all activities.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Valley Finca is a beautiful 'Finca' style villa set in the foothills of Sant Mateo Mountains near to the villages of Sant Mateu, Sant Rafel, and Santa Gertrudis.  …see more

from £364 / night

£2543 / week

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from £364 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Olhos de Agua holiday apartment rental

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab apartment in a really good location” We returned from a stay at this apartment last week. The pictures on the website don't do it justice, the apartment is so big, it's really a two story townhouse. Ground floor has hallway with large storage un  …see more

from £39 / night

£280 - £930 / week

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from £39 / 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 £436 / night

£3563 - £3760 / week

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from £436 / night

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Villa rental in Poljica with shared pool

Zadar County / Poljica

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful Villa Matea offers exclusive accommodation ideal for families or groups of friends. The Villa consists of two apartments. The size of the entire property is 700m2. The ground apartment is 120m and the first floor one is 100m2. The Villa is located in Poljica-B  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £968 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Montepulciano with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Bossona is an impressive villa which dates back to the eighteenth century. Ideal for quiet and relaxing holidays it is located in the sweet Montepulciano hills few minutes from the town. A small church with an enchanting bell tower is preserved in its original for  …see more

from £513 / night

£3334 - £3676 / week

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from £513 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Barnes Ghaut

Nevis / Barnes Ghaut

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Large spacious house with beautiful scenery” The house for just beautiful, great scenery and what a view! The staff was wonderful. The road is horrible and it is getting worse everyone says. Pretty dangerous in some spots. It takes 15 minutes to get t  …see more

from £194 / night

£1331 - £1452 / week

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from £194 / night