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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Manosque

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £52 / night

£351 - £522 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

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State of Bahia / Canavieiras

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

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Luxury 8 bed beach house - Tofo house sleeps 8

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.02 km; Swimming pool;
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres. Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

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Quinta da Boavista - Viseu farmhouse sleeps 16

Viseu District / Viseu

8 16 2 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
On Thursday Boavista situated in the County of Penalva do Castelo , Beira Alta , about 25 minutes of Viseu and 30 of Serra da Estrela , where wines are produced Terras de Tavares , maintain an ethical commitment with nature , respecting to the possible. The house of Qui  …see more

from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night

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Gard / Allegre-les-Fumades

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £99 / night

£642 / week

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from £99 / night

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Chiusdino / Ciciano

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £69 / night

£599 / week

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from £69 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Meckenbeuren

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £52 / night

£385 - £445 / week

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from £52 / night

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Loire-Atlantique / Batz-sur-Mer

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £154 / night

£761 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Recreation resort Pilgrim - Sagay apartment sleeps 2

Camiguin / Sagay

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
The room has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom. The room can be ventilated very well, and there is also a fan.Use of the outside sitting cottages is included. You may want to have your meals there. The swimming pool is one of the largests on the island (28 by 16 mete  …see more

from £14 / night

£96 / week

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from £14 / night

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Villa Beatriz - Lecrin Valley b&b sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Lecrin Valley

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
3 spacious rooms to rent in a luxurious villa with pool, bbq and garden. View on the surrounding hills. Bedrooms are about 20m². They all have large beds (two single beds side to side). The bathroom has a bath and is to be shared between guests. Breakfast is included a  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Merlot - Champagnac gite sleeps 3

Charente-Maritime / Champagnac

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Merlot is surprisingly large for a single bedroomed gite, over 70 sq m of floor space offers comfort and a real sense of openness. With 2 X 3 pce suites, one by the television and the other by the entrance offering stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Out si  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Trinity House Garden Flat - Shere studio sleeps 2

Guildford / Shere

Studio 2 4 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Trinity House Garden Flat is a luxury, open plan studio/suite offering self catering, serviced accommodation. Set behind electric gates on a private equestrian smallholding with 12 acres. It has 3 large double doors opening on to a private patio with uninterrupted views  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £689 / week

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from £95 / night

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Moonlight Drive Whitsundays - Jubilee Pocket house sleeps 10

Airlie Beach / Jubilee Pocket

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Please note prices quoted are for 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at $35 per person per night. Please feel free to contact me for a quote. Air-conditioned open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms with optional dining on outdoor deck. Master Room has Queen  …see more

from £127 / night

£886 - £1147 / week

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from £127 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Iassus, pool, garden, seaviews - Gokcebel cottage sleeps 3

Corum Province / Gokcebel

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone and wood house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aege  …see more

from £114 / night

£955 / week

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from £114 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Turtle View - The Peninsula villa sleeps 6

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
This villa is for those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. The stunning waterfront location at the Peninsula along with the contemporary style is what sets this holiday home apart from others. The villa looks out from the Peninsula, towards Pelican Island and the reef  …see more

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £171 / night

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Canna Palustre - Hellevoetsluis cottage sleeps 6

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The Canna Palustre type holiday home is a detached house with a thatched roof (+/- 90 m2. Locoated at our beautifull Resort Città Romana. It is quite and peacefull but also a great for an active break. The Canna Palustre has a Hall with separate toilet, Living room w  …see more

from £105 / night

£490 - £945 / week

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from £105 / night

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PISCES VILLA MALINDI - Mambrui villa sleeps 4

Malindi / Mambrui

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The villa is in a compound where we have amenities such as a swimming pool, a bar, restaurant, Pizzeria with true Italian ingredients guests relax and enjoy the coastal weather Malindi marine park close by. Scuba diving. snorkeling, nature walk. In a complex for a fam  …see more

from £54 / night

£341 / week

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from £54 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Stylish studio with sea view on quiet french Riviera peninsula of Cassis boasts jacuzzi and pool access - Cassis studio sleeps 4

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

Studio 4 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
The studio for 4 (around 30 square meter) : - 1 living room : double bed, bed-settee, television flat-panel, closet, kitchenette - 1 bathroom - 1 terrace (12 square meter) with a beautiful sea view You can rent beautiful studios or apartments, with terrace and se  …see more

from £103 / night

£684 - £1197 / week

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from £103 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Paradis Villa - C4 - Ko Kho Khao house sleeps 6

Phang Nga Province / Ko Kho Khao

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
C4 is one of 30 villas in a privately owned resort right at the Thung Tuek beach at the pristine west coast of Koh Kho Khao. The houses are owned by ordinary people who have invested in a holiday home, and the resort is run by a company owned by the house owners. The ow  …see more

from £31 / night

£186 - £846 / week

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from £31 / night

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Mouries

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

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Crozon / Morgat

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £86 / night

£428 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Les Tilleuls - Le Chai - Pons gite sleeps 4

Charente-Maritime / Pons

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool;
Les Tilleuls is an old Charentais farmhouse and distillery in the pretty hamlet of Echebrune, surrounded by rolling hills, fields of sunflowers and cognac vineyards. The barn has been converted to provide a spacious 4 bedroom gite, La Grange, and the ancient cognac dis  …see more

from £60 / night

£405 - £950 / week

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from £60 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Marlanes Holiday Villa - Corton villa sleeps 5

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Owned and managed by Marlane and Graham Carter one self-catering villa located at Waterside Park on Corton clifftops, near Lowestoft in Suffolk. New from May 2014 the pool has a roof making it both indoor pool The property is modern home from home, and maintained in t  …see more

from £40 / night

£249 - £599 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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West Barn with Indoor pool - Toftrees barn sleeps 6

Fakenham / Toftrees

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
Beautifully finished barn conversion ideal for families or a quiet get away. The barns come complete with a full range of facilities and equipment which includes a well equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, IPOD Dock, leather sofas, high chair, travel cot. The barn adjoins our  …see more

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Luxury Finca with view to sea - Cala Millor finca sleeps 5

Majorca / Cala Millor

3 5 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
The Finca is in a rural environment. Large garden with pool, lawn and many flowers. It takes you within 5 minutes to the sandy beach and the supermarkets. As we are living here most of the time it has central heating, airconditioning, and is equiped and furnisherd state  …see more

from £189 / night

£1240 - £1317 / week

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from £189 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Iguassu Flats - Foz do Iguacu apartment sleeps 6

State of Parana / Foz do Iguacu

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
IGUASSU FLATS WELCOMES YOU! Staying at the newly opened Iguassu Flats you and your family can enjoy the pool and free parking, a large single room with 90 m2, containing: 02 bedrooms with air conditioning "split", winter garden and a fully barbecue place, also a kitche  …see more

from £46 / night

£319 / week

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from £46 / night

(14) Very Good 

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FALCON CREST - Bellapais bungalow sleeps 2

Kyrenia District / Bellapais

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
Falcon Crest is a Boutique Villas gated Private Estate set in a 4 acres of private land. A century -old stone built house on the hills of Bellapais with 6, one bedroom beautifully designed bungalows each meassuring from 55 - 70m2, with breathtaking Panoramic views over  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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Secret Garden - Cannington apartment sleeps 2

Bridgwater / Cannington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
For availability enquiries please use the 'Contact Owner' option to the right.Secret Garden is the ground floor choice of 3 apartments created from the old tower at Cannington Grange, and is located within a very pretty courtyard setting.The apartment is very  …see more

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Lot / Lachapelle-Auzac

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
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from £43 / night

£214 / week

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from £43 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Manosque

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
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from £69 / night

£428 - £770 / week

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from £69 / night

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Mansion House 241sqm 8 people - San Biagio della Valle farmhouse sleeps 10

Province of Perugia / San Biagio della Valle

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
The Mansion House (241 sqm 8/10 pax) presents an elegant entranceway, a large kitchen with all of the modern conveniences (electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster etc.) as well as a fireplace and a very big 75 sqm living room with a fireplace, din  …see more

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Tahiti / Faa'a

Studio 2 3 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £59 / night

£377 / week

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from £59 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Beach House Lodge - Salt Rock house sleeps 8

Ballito / Salt Rock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
This luxurious award winning beach house offers you all amenities and has 24 hour patrolled security. Friendly staff make it the most chilled and memorable holiday. It is the perfect base to venture out from. World heritage sites and big five game reserves within 2 hrs  …see more

from £255 / night

£1785 / week

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from £255 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Lomani - Matei house sleeps 2

Taveuni Island / Matei

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Luxurious Lomani Cottage is nestled on two acres of tropical gardens. There is one bedroom, featuring a king-sized four poster bed. From the bedroom is a well-equipped bathroom, or step outside and luxuriate with your own outdoor natural stone shower, complete with two  …see more

from £152 / night

£910 / week

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from £152 / night

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Le Cannet

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £52 / night

£342 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Good 

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Maine et Loire / Contigne

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £102 / night

£683 / week

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from £102 / night

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Playful pool apartment - Livadhia apartment sleeps 2

Larnaka District / Livadhia

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
This playful and stylish pool viewapartment is fully furnished with all necessities one needs for a relaxed and pleasant stay in Larnaca, Cyprus.Located only 10 minutes away from the beach and town center (by car) it is a perfect place to stay to unwind and feel at home  …see more

from £48 / night

£325 / week

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Modern and new flat with amenities - Belgrano apartment sleeps 3

Buenos Aires / Belgrano

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Ideal apartment for your next visit to Buenos Aires. Lovely neighborhood , all the equipment is new and of excellent quality. Spacious living-room, integrated kitchen, bathroom with shower, bedroom , balcony and laundry. Fitness pool and Jacuzzi.AccommodationNew boutiqu  …see more

from £38 / night

£228 / week

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from £38 / night

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