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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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Holiday villa in Central Monte Carlo

Monte-Carlo / Central Monte Carlo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
luxurious villa at Monaco border line, private garden and shared heated swimming pool,...beautiful 13m boat (with skipper) available at requestall the confort is there....nespresso, air conditioned, wi-fi, barbacue, fresh flowers, quality bed...  …see more

from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ayia Napa holiday villa accommodation

Ayia Napa / Nissi Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
This quiet, charming villa is located in Ayia Napa, 300 meters from the famous beach of Nissi. It features a private pool with cushioned loungers. WI-Fi Internet, 2 bicycles and parking are all free.The villa has a huge 10m x 5m Walk in private pool which has plenty  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 - £1543 / week

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from £102 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Meckenbeuren

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £58 / night

£382 - £441 / week

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from £58 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.Outs  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 - £1560 / week

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from £84 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Loggos holiday villa rental

Paxos / Loggos

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect villa for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of Paxos.” Villa Thea was exactly as described. A very well presented house with the most spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland. The villa owner was extremely hel  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Montimar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“A slice of paradise” We stayed in casa Solandra for 10 magical days, it's a gorgeous apartment a lovely location. We spent our days exploring and chilling, the pool was simply perfect after a day out. Jenny was brilliant and helpful. We wouldn't hes  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne holiday home rental

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house. Great location.” We loved the location and the house was beautiful! We stayed with my parents and another family, 12 of us altogether, so much space and very well equipped with everything you'd need. Would deffinately recommend. Ho  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £2650 / week

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from £200 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Willikies

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful villa with a tranquil view” Turtle View was an amazing place to stay. We loved the house, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was homely with out being cluttered and also had a well brilliant kitchen. We could have sat on the deck all  …see more

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £171 / night

(23) Excellent 

10

Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Magnificent brand new Self Catering seafront with unobstructed view Villa in the heart of Marsascala. On entering this luxuriously finished villa you will find yourself in a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking the  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

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Xylofagou holiday villa rental

Larnaka District / Xylofagou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Large family villa with three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and a professionally maintained private pool. Looking out onto farmers fields gives you privacy whilst the kitchen has all modern appliances. The lounge has TV/DVD player and there is also an extra WC.Loc  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Summary: If you are looking for something a bit different - to truly relax and unwind with your family and friends in the REAL Spain...then this is it! Casa Níspero is a beautiful traditional Spanish villa hidden away among the pine trees on the edge of Parque Natural  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alethriko

Larnaka District / Alethriko

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A beautiful 5 bedroom villa in Alethrico village with SWIMMING POOL, LANDSCAPE GARDEN. Idyllically located in a picturesque village. This stunning 5 bedroom villa offers the ideal holiday escape. The villa is 10 minutes from the beach & 15 mins from the main tourist at  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1250 / week

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from £115 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Fish Hoek holiday home rental

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £980 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in West Country

Cornwall / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi  …see more

from £240 / night

£1400 - £3600 / week

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from £240 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” My family and I booked this home for a week's vacation, to really get away and relax from it all. What a fantastic home this is, we've stayed in hotels and condo's before but this is something else and as the title alludes to its 'a hid  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(43) Excellent 

40

Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Westside

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location” I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents. There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as well. Th  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £950 / week

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from £94 / 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

(20) Very Good 

22

Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“I loved this villa, great location and great facilities” We had the best of both worlds in Villa Sete. It's in a quiet location for relaxing and soaking up sunshine by the pool, but in easy walking distance to the beach. Both Old Town and the Strip a  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £2195 / week

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from £85 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Porto Pozzo holiday apartment let

Santa Teresa Gallura / Porto Pozzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“very restful a beautiful spot with amazing vistas” We arrived late in the evening (dark) Silvio had waited in the main street for us and guided us to the flat (this was very helpful) as a bit difficult to find. the flat was well presented, clean with  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £433 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £3220 / week

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from £280 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Panormos

Rethymnon Prefecture / Panormos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This Seafront Villa is meters from the sea with uninterrupted views. It has its own private pool that's perfect for a cool dip and has space for sun loungers all around.  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1128 / week

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from £136 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa accommodation

Central Florida / Kissimmee

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“One of the best villas we've stayed in!!!” Lovely house in a very convenient location - 2 minutes from a huge Walmart and numerous restaurants along the 192, 20 minutes to Disney, 35 minutes to Universal and International Drive. House is spacious, we  …see more

from £96 / night

£667 - £731 / week

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from £96 / night

(7) Excellent 

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue holiday home rental

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Private pool, gardens, air conditioning, well equipped kitchen, wifi, secure parking, convenient for shops and restaurants,  …see more

from £94 / night

£551 - £1145 / week

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from £94 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Castara holiday villa rental

Castara / Englishman's Bay

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £114 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

La Palma / Brena Alta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa Las Fayas is a tastefully renovated tradition Canarian cottage standing in a mature patio garden surrounded by green countryside. It is centrally located in the peaceful Brenas region of La Palma on the hillside above the charming capital Santa Cruz, giving it  …see more

from £37 / night

£259 - £308 / week

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from £37 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Home rental in Lamai Beach with swimming pool

Lamai Beach / Namuang

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” If you are happy to do your own thing - relax and unwind in privacy and drive to local sites, bars, shops and restaurants (the rental includes a pick up truck) then Baan Yai could be the place for you. If you cannot cope with the int  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £940 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Margaret River

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
Pool spa close to beach foxtel  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 - £1895 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Garonne / Muret

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £212 / night

£1484 / week

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from £212 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Kerasi is a gorgeous new villa designed in traditional Skopelos style with the most stunning views and easy access to Skopelos town. The villa has many windows and doors that open up to allow the pine scented breeze to flow through. The al fresco dining area ove  …see more

from £162 / night

£1017 - £2543 / week

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from £162 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Ferreiras

Albufeira / Ferreiras

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Unforgettable vacation at perfect casa Lagoas” We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Casa L  …see more

from £102 / night

£611 - £1678 / week

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from £102 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Villa Vida next to Villa Elma” We had a wonderful time at Villa Vida, the new villa next door to Villa Elma. Franco was very welcoming and had worked very hard to deal with some serious fire damage next to the outside pool caused by the previous gu  …see more

from £339 / night

£2373 - £2712 / week

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from £339 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, amazing villa, perfect holiday!” My boyfriend and I have holidayed in Sarigeme and stayed in this villa three years in a row now and we will definitely be going again this summer. We absolutely love the location - villa is in walking d  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1003 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / West Stonebridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 141 km
  • Swimming pool
“Champagne Villa - Amazing house and an excellent value!” My wife and I booked this villa for the first time and it was perfect! We found that it was very well equipped, extremely clean and a real value for the cost. The location is perfect for just  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £525 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ban Bang Ben

Ban Bang Ben / Angthong Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
BOOK 6 nights GET 7th FREE! A deluxe experience in the comfort and privacy of a villa overlooking the sea, minutes from exotic sandy beaches, the best restaurants and spas. Three air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeping up to 8), two panoramic terraces & private pool.Smok  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1743 / week

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from £140 / 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
Villa Montecarlo is a traditional Spanish villa for holidays in Marbella, with a private pool and supplies air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and WiFi. Villa Montecarlo is the perfect place for families seeking relaxation, is located just five minutes' wa  …see more

from £297 / night

£1272 - £2712 / week

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from £297 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Weston

Saint James Parish / Weston

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful Property” Our stay was a pleasure from start to finish. We were greeted at the airport by the recommended taxi driver and again at the villa by Julianna and Lianna. Julianna ran us through all of the basics of the property on arrival and ev  …see more

from £400 / night

£2500 - £5000 / week

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from £400 / night

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