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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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204,129 Holiday homes

(28) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£210 - £228 / week

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from £39 / night

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Bungalow accommodation in Muir of Ord with golf nearby

Scottish Highlands / Muir of Ord

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A very comfortable and relaxing cottage” We found the bungalow to be very comfortable, relaxing and convenient. Goes without saying it is well maintained, clean and very approachable. After a very long and tiring day in the highlands, we looked forwar  …see more

from £52 / night

£335 - £445 / week

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from £52 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Dalfaber holiday home rental

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A lovely house in a great location for exploring the area.” Before we arrived, while we there and after we left, Alan and Lorna did all they could to ensure our stay was an enjoyable one. Communications were prompt, polite and informative. Instruction  …see more

from £70 / night

£560 - £1310 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Tetbury

Cotswolds / Tetbury

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
The Tythe Barn, our smallest cottage, provides a cosy retreat for two, with truly rustic charm. It is medieval, a character split-level studio apartment set in the last bay of Owlpen's listed Barn, converted above the coach house in about 1700. With massive oak cru  …see more

from £80 / night

£305 - £478 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Santa Maria Estate holiday apartment rental

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Modern apartment, outstanding value” We had a great stay in Malta and renting an apartment in Mellieha was a great decision as we were aiming to spend most of our time near the sandy beaches around Mellieha. Bus Stop is only a short walk away, for tho  …see more

from £49 / night

£364 - £492 / week

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from £49 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Conques / Grand-Vabre

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £54 / night

£240 - £424 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for  …see more

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, private traditional cottage” This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowers. The beddi  …see more

from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(25) Excellent 

21

Home rental in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr Langham” Lovely accommodation and the home owner couldn't be anymore accommodating, would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Cotswolds.  …see more

from £269 / night

£1433 - £3987 / week

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from £269 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Dolgellau

Snowdonia National Park / Dolgellau

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
“Excellent” Coed Stable is a wonderful place to stay. It is the perfect place for a relaxing break. The stable has been renovated to a very high specification and we loved the attention to detail. Lots to do in the area, we will definitely book to stay  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £515 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Padstow

Cornwall / Padstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy” It has been so nice to come back to The Police House after a few years away. And what an improvement! Really comfortable & compact, near enough to the shops but also far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds...& the dogs love it! Lovel  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(34) 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
“Prime location” What an excellent place to stay,5 minute walk to beach and Zenia Boulevard for excellent shopping & dining.Irish bars and restaurants right on your doorstep.Can get a little noisy if sleeping in the front bedroom but don't let that put  …see more

from £26 / night

£171 - £419 / week

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from £26 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Mard

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £300 / night

£1624 - £2565 / week

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from £300 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location” Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack o  …see more

from £105 / night

£518 - £900 / week

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from £105 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £1065 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Average 

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Gironde / Eynesse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£385 - £642 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Montesinos

Los Montesinos / Entre-Naranjos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent value” We had a great stay here. This place is very well looked after. Very clean and looked exactly like the pictures on display. Great value. Very nice local restaurants.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Sliema

Island of Malta / Sliema

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Description : 2nd floor Studio (with no lift) Consisting in Double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, back balcony, en suite shower. Highly and tastefully recently furnished and ideal for singles or couples who wish to spend their Holiday in Sliema Malta, while choosin  …see more

from £39 / night

£248 - £419 / week

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from £39 / night

(24) Very Good 

24

Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, Manchester is a great city and the owners have a gem of a place in the heart of the city.” Situated in a prime lication for shopping, bars, restaurants and transport our stay was only made better by the fact that the entrance is easily acce  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

36

Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect choice” A delightful cottage, from which we hosted our daughter's wedding at East Dene. We couldn't have picked a better location, helped by superb weather, which enhanced this gem of a property even more.  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £1960 / week

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from £90 / night

(125) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Alnwick

Northumberland / Alnwick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A delightful & well-situated apartment that I would happily book again.” This self-catering apartment is a real little gem. It is immaculately presented throughout; exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated. My two young sons and I had a very co  …see more

from £84 / night

£445 - £545 / week

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from £84 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fantastic- totally perfect 10/10” I cannot rate this condo enough. It is the second year in a row we have stayed here and I would not stay any where else in the Orlando area. The condo is a home from home and is very spacious. It's location is ideal  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £672 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Province of Teramo / Martinsicuro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £18 / night

£112 - £300 / week

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from £18 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Glór na hAbhann (sound of the River) is a small and exclusive development of 10 holiday homes in Dingle Town. Each holiday home have 4 spacious bedrooms, and can accommodate up to 8 people. The moment you enter, you will be greeted with a spacious living room  …see more

from £129 / night

£449 - £983 / week

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from £129 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The cottage is the perfect year round destination offering a real home from home feel.  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Holiday townhouse rental

Kissimmee / Encantada Resort

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in lovely resort” What a beautiful house, modern and clean with everything you could need. The house is situated in a lovely gated resort and is in a great position near to the communal pools and club house. The owners have tho  …see more

from £95 / night

£640 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Torrevieja Area / Jardin del Mar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A very appealing apartment on the outskirts of Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, set within the peaceful urbanisation of Jardin del Mar. The apartment is fully equipped for a relaxing holiday and is within five minutes drive of some of this coast's most beautiful, white, s  …see more

from £25 / night

£160 - £250 / week

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from £25 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Just 5 minutes walk to the blue flag beach and 3 minutes walk to the wonderful High Street and the famous Poppy Line Railway, Kit's Beck is available for both weekly and short break hire throughout the year. Built in 1895 as a Fisherman's Cottage, Kit's B  …see more

from £99 / night

£400 - £795 / week

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from £99 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £79 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £79 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carlingford

County Louth / Carlingford

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Sanctuary” Myself, my husband, 8 yr. old daughter, my sister, and 9 yr. old niece stayed at the Carlingford Cottage for over a glorious week!!! The views are breathtaking, it's quiet and private and just lovely. Every amenity you may possib  …see more

from £140 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £140 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Llanfaethlu

Anglesey / Llanfaethlu

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by  …see more

from £60 / night

£230 - £455 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Province of Reggio Calabria / Scilla

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Brussels / Saint-Gilles

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £69 / night

£500 / week

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from £69 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £635 / week

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from £95 / night

(35) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation.” This is a first class holiday let. Situated as it is on the sea front, the view from the panoramic window in the first floor lounge/diner is breathtaking. You can watch the sea in all of it's moods. Every room and facility is  …see more

from £110 / night

£610 - £1165 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Blue Bay

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely brilliant.” Villa D Alisha suited our needs in terms of geographic location and that it accommodated the whole family of 9. The rooms, even though in the same Villa offered some privacy & reflection time without disturbance from other famil  …see more

from £77 / night

£513 - £1411 / week

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from £77 / night

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Broadbeach holiday apartment rental

Gold Coast / Broadbeach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Private apartment at the Oracle Resort Broadbeach - Level 28 Tower 1Ocean Views - North East Aspect Gold Coast Luxury Resorts manage a number of these apartments - if this property is unavailable for your required dates please message us so we can provid  …see more

from £186 / night

£1167 - £2809 / week

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from £186 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys  …see more

from £85 / night

£570 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night