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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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(32) Excellent 

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Choeng Mon holiday villa rental

Choeng Mon / Choeng Mon Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“FANTASTIC” We were collected at the airport by Yvonne and Paul who manage the property for the owners.They were very friendly and ran through areas of interest to visit and suggestions of places to eat. The villa is stunning with a beautiful garden ,
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from £128 / night

£806 - £1653 / week

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from £128 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great place to stay the kids just loved it” Good location,Family friendly, the kids loved the resort pool etc and house was just perfect. Great place to stay and relax after hectic day at the Parks. Shopping eating etc all just a couple of minutes aw
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from £94 / night

£621 - £760 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £28 / night

£149 - £276 / week

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from £28 / night

(56) Excellent 

77

Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to
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from £100 / night

£700 - £905 / week

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from £100 / night

(71) Excellent 

20

Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Short break in Corton” Lovely place everything you need in there.. it's was ideal as my cousin lived just across the road. Lovely queen size bed in main bedroom and two other bedrooms , clean bedding and towels .. home from home with added touch of ch
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in gorgeous Lagos!” A perfect spot for a relaxing week away in gorgeous Lagos. Inside, the apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we enjoyed our stay! And a short walk from the beach, marina and old town, the apartment'
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from £65 / night

£279 - £579 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £64 / night

£393 - £1134 / week

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from £64 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Holiday condo with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
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from £66 / night

£462 - £504 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £111 / night

£712 - £1424 / week

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from £111 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Wilderness holiday home rental

Western Cape / Wilderness

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing!!!” Beautiful villa finished to a very high spec. In an excellent location with amazing views & a private walkway to the beach. The only negative thing was that we were not shown how to work the hot water heater for the upstairs (we did as
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from £171 / night

£1195 - £2795 / week

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from £171 / night

(5) Excellent 

43

Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Saint Mary's

Antigua / Saint Mary's

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2780 / week

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from £250 / night

(24) Excellent 

45

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here
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from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Nerja / Aljamar

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful stay in Apartment 28D near Burriana Beach” Apartment 28D had everything required for the family to enjoy the beautiful town of Nerja. Ideally located to the beach and a stone's throw away from the supermarket. From the moment we made our bo
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from £30 / night

£170 - £551 / week

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from £30 / night

(15) Excellent 

30

Clermont holiday villa rental

Clermont / Greater Groves

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£550 - £690 / week

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from £80 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“FANTASTIC LOCATION” had another great stay at bluetit lodge as this being the third time there.best location on the park and the owners always there if needed.looking to book already for the 4th time. would highly recommend and had fantastic time.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1095 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almerimar

Almerimar / Villas De Almerimar Golf

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £40 / night

£250 - £455 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £110 / night

£766 - £1181 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

65

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed with our 3 children for a week and the house is absolutely wonderful, I can find no fault at all, it was absolutely spotless and had everything to entertain our children from a Wii to DVDs, everything you need for self ca
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from £40 / night

£195 - £305 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Nueva Andalucia holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.
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from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Protaras holiday villa rental

Paralimni / Protaras

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, clean, and fully equiped with all necessities” We stayed at this villa with our 2 toddler boys, for 2 nights at the end of April, and wish we could have stayed longer. The villa is very spacious, beautifully decorated and fully equipped
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from £140 / night

£980 - £1650 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Very Good 

38

Villa rental in Miami Platja with swimming pool, golf nearby

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £58 / night

£424 - £836 / 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
“Didn't want to come home !” The villa was spotless inside and out, secluded and beautiful. Iro greeted us the following morning of our arrival due to a late night flight, she was extremely helpful and informative. The island is stunning and locals ver
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from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / 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 £178 / night

£1246 - £2246 / week

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from £178 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bagni di Lucca

Province of Lucca / Bagni di Lucca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Fully Equip Villa” Owners couldn't do enough for us. The views are breathtaking with a wonderful friendly restaurant just walking distance from villa. Pool is a added bonus, especially exploring the city all day. Great location, beautiful
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from £119 / night

£848 - £1272 / week

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from £119 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and
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from £70 / night

£460 - £490 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Compact value for money accommodation in excellent position” This compact studio is an ideal base for a beach holiday.The small galley style kitchen does not encourage self catering but if all that is needed is simple clean accommodation with clean be
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from £34 / night

£240 - £495 / week

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from £34 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Javea

Javea / Tosalet

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very good” Nice stay in the house. Lots of space and fantastic view north to the javea valley and bay. Very well equipped : good beds and furniture. Owners told us they continue to put everything in a perfect shape and the progress they made: now onl
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from £162 / night

£975 - £3560 / week

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from £162 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w
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from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Average 

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Indre-et-Loire / Trogues

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £30 / night

£128 / week

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from £30 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Pedro de Alcantara

Costa del Sol / San Pedro de Alcantara

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £297 / night

£1356 - £2712 / week

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from £297 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ringwood holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ringwood

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful weekend” Our family stayed at old bridge cottage for the first weekend in April. This is very much a home from home with all you need for a great weekend. The house exceeded my expectations and I have to say the pictures do not do it justice
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from £433 / night

£1800 - £3700 / week

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from £433 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Mojacar with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £38 / night

£260 - £480 / week

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from £38 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Carlux

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£628 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Playa Blanca Yaiza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa is an excellent place to relax in the sun” Playa Blanca is beautiful and relaxing place in Lanzarote, Villa Isabella is a wonderful place to stay to enjoy your holiday.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Villa rental in San Vito lo Capo with swimming pool

Province of Trapani / San Vito lo Capo

4 9 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £178 / night

£1081 - £2509 / week

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from £178 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Marbella holiday villa let

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“PARADISE” No11 was the PERFECT villa for our family group of 3 couples and a family of 5 (including a 4 month old). The bedrooms were perfectly placed to allow us all the luxury of our own space, privacy and tranquillity. We all ate together, which p
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from £550 / night

£1800 - £3700 / week

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