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Oregon / Idanha

3 bedroomsSleeps 101 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Swimming pool;
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from £114 / night

£493 - £1554 / week

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from £114 / night

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California / Lake Tahoe (California) / South Lake Tahoe

3 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £107 / night

£691 - £1613 / week

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from £107 / night

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Rocha Department / Punta del Diablo

2 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £72 / night

£455 - £955 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Downtown 130sq luxus penthouse - District 8 apartment sleeps 5

Central Hungary / Budapest / District 8

3 bedroomsSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
This premium three bedroom luxury penthouse is located in the heart of Budapest, next to and fantastic panoramic view to Danube river. The local area is one of the most fashionable in the city, with local restaurants, cafés, shops and markets. (Váci Street, Ráday Str  …see more

from £142 / night

£600 / week

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from £142 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Seaview Apartment - Cushendall apartment sleeps 4

Northern Ireland / County Antrim / Cushendall

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A Ground Floor Two bedroom apartment, one twin and one double situated in a quiet, central location, within walking distance to the village, beach and golf course. Apartment has own parking space, Free Wifi, and stunning views over Red Bay and the Antrim Coast Road. Ide  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £420 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Liguria / Italian Riviera / Lerici

3 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £34 / night

£209 - £475 / week

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from £34 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Sicily / Province of Palermo / Palermo / Central Palermo

1 bedroomSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £50 / night

£350 - £584 / week

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from £50 / night

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Aquitaine / Lot-et-Garonne / Fumel / Bonaguil

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £125 / night

£492 - £825 / week

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from £125 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Galicia / Province of A Coruna / Santiago de Compostela

2 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £57 / night

£338 - £425 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Taipei

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £103 / night

£644 - £1168 / week

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from £103 / night

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Corral De Payo Casita Blanca - Brena Baja cottage sleeps 3

Canary Islands / La Palma / Brena Baja

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Corral de Payo: Casita Blanca is found situated in the area of “La Polvacera” in the town of Breña Baja, in the east of the Island of La Palma, at only 8 minutes distance by car from “Playa Los Cancajos” and the same distance from the Island's Capital. DES  …see more

from £38 / night

£263 - £385 / week

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from £38 / night

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Puglia / Province of Lecce / Andrano

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £21 / night

£146 / week

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from £21 / night

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Campania / Province of Naples / Meta

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £50 / night

£0 / week

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from £50 / night

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Northern Portugal / Porto District / Vila Nova de Gaia

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £42 / night

£209 / week

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from £42 / night

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Rhône-Alpes / Rhone / Thurins

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £46 / night

£271 / week

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from £46 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Provence / French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Roquebrune-sur-Argens

StudioSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Swimming pool;
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from £50 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

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Ionian Islands / Corfu / Gastouri

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Swimming pool;
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from £188 / night

£1313 - £2480 / week

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from £188 / night

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Surin Beach-Penthouse-100 Metres to Beach B3

Phuket / Thalang District / Choeng Thale

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
This LOFTS apartment B 3 is situated on the beach road in Surin, opposite the Kings Park, location of Phuket's first golf course, now a public park, and only 100 meters walk to Surin Beach. One the prettiest stretches of sand on the island of Phuket – quiet and refi  …see more

from £81 / night

£551 - £777 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Excellent 

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B&B Matisse 1 # Summer Special Price - Viareggio b&b sleeps 6

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
A due passi dalle spiagge e dai locali della darsena, a 5 minuti dallo storico Viale Margherita (Passeggiata). Un ambiente dove potersi riposare dopo una giornata di mare o una serata nella movida versiliese o durante le settimane del Carnevale. Nei momenti più caldi  …see more

from £32 / night

£221 - £1126 / week

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from £32 / night

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Dominican Republic / Puerto Plata Province / Puerto Plata / Playa Cofresi

6 bedroomsSleeps 123 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £220 / night

£1516 / week

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from £220 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Colorado / Grand County / Winter Park

2 bedroomsSleeps 53 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £150 / night

£1023 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dean Steep Holidays - Lundy - Lynton bungalow sleeps 4

England / Exmoor National Park / Lynton

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Each of our twelve stone built bungalows are self-contained,warm and very quiet with breathtaking views of the Exmoor National Park. Dean Steep makes a superb base for a unique holiday experience. A photographer's paradise, near the sea and ideal for National Trust  …see more

from £72 / night

£329 - £649 / week

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from £72 / night

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Nantong long-term service apartment for rent

Jiangsu / Nantong

2 bedroomsSleeps 390 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 90 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Nantong fenghuang laiyin Garden,9 Hongjiang Road Chongchuan Area Nantong City. The garden is half-squared by two natural rivers with high-rated green land. The air is fresh! The community is located in the city center. It is close to the shopping malls, supermarkets, a  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

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Spacious 2 BR By The Beach - Ben Yehuda st

Tel Aviv District / Tel Aviv / Hayarkon

2 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
This is a 2 bedroom apartment that is located on Ben-Yehuda 18 between Bugrashov Street and Mercure Hotel. This apartment has one bathroom with a tub, and 2 bedrooms, a cozy lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment is 65 sqm apartment, fully furnished for and  …see more

from £114 / night

£758 / week

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from £114 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lazio / Rome / Trevi Fountain - Piazza di Spagna

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 27 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £167 / night

£1000 / week

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from £167 / night

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Lazio / Province of Latina / Terracina

3 bedroomsSleeps 67 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £66 / night

£459 - £750 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tuscany / Province of Florence / Florence

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £92 / night

£625 / week

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from £92 / night

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Sicily / Province of Agrigento / Porto Empedocle

3 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £46 / night

£321 - £496 / week

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from £46 / night

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Sea View Apartment first floor - Hurghada apartment sleeps 6

Red Sea and Sinai / Hurghada

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
If you are tired of the sameness of all inclusive hotels and still want to be situated within a few minutes ride to all amenities, this is the place for you.The View is only a ten minute drive away from downtown Hurghada, as well as from El Gouna, from the Marina, from  …see more

from £50 / night

£334 - £438 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Provence / French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peypin

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £100 / night

£500 - £625 / week

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from £100 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Quayside Cottage at Quayside on the River Deben

England / East Anglia / Suffolk / Woodbridge / Waldringfield

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
QUAYSIDE COTTAGE is a stylish detached one-bedroomed bungalow sitting in the grounds of Quayside on the banks of the magnificent River Deben at Waldringfield. This is one of two holiday cottages that sits in the grounds of Quayside - the other is THE BOATHOUSE (also se  …see more

from £105 / night

£425 - £655 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Northern Portugal / Porto District / Porto

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 48 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £50 / night

£317 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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House close to York City Centre - York house sleeps 8

England / Yorkshire / North Yorkshire / York

4 bedroomsSleeps 83 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
4-bed house with large kitchen diner including AGA, garden and open fire. Newly refurbished to a high standard. 10-mins walk to city walls and Gillygate, 15-mins walk to York Minster, plus close to a regular bus route. The house is a good size with 3 double bedrooms w  …see more

from £149 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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Andalucia / Province of Cadiz / Sanlucar de Barrameda

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £100 / night

£0 / week

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from £100 / night

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Florida / Central Florida / Kissimmee

6 bedroomsSleeps 144 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 97 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £150 / night

£1400 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Al Mulin del Isola  - Casatico watermill sleeps 4

Tuscany / Province of Lucca / Camporgiano / Casatico

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Sleeping 3 + 2. Riverside. WIFI. A beautifully renovated detached watermill, with private pool, situated in a wonderful garden bordered by a trout stream. The cosy house boasts original chestnut beamed ceilings, and terracotta tiled floors, along with an open fire.This  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

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Nova Scotia / Southwest Nova Scotia / Bayswater

1 bedroomSleeps 33 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
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from £66 / night

£463 / week

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from £66 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Chalet La Salle - Morzine chalet sleeps 8

Rhône-Alpes / Haute-Savoie / Morzine

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 28 km; Ski;
Chalet La Salle is a characteristic Savoyarde farmhouse built circa 1840 which has been beautifully renovated and modernised. It is nestled in the quaint old alpine village of Essert-Romand only a few minutes drive to the vibrant Morzine town centre.The apartment is sp  …see more

from £117 / night

£709 - £1709 / week

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from £117 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Manoir de Kervegat - Morlaix manor house sleeps 15

Brittany / Finistere / Morlaix

6 bedroomsSleeps 152 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The fantastic 15th century Manoir de Kervegat is located in Brittany and is close to beaches at Plestin Les Greves. It is an extraordinary property in a fabulous location. The property is ideal for a family holiday or special occasion accommodating up to 15 guests.The M  …see more

from £369 / night

£1474 - £2632 / week

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from £369 / night

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Parque Avenidas 3 Torrevieja - Torrevieja apartment sleeps 5

Valenciana / Province of Alicante / Costa Blanca / Torrevieja

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Located within the centre of Torrevieja. Perfect location for shops, bars and restaurants, fully equiped two bedroom apartmetWE NOW OFFER FREE WIFI DURING YOUR STAY LONG WINTER STAYS WELCOME ASK FOR PRICE The Complex has a communal pool on the roof open mid May ( Che  …see more

from £35 / night

£160 - £250 / week

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