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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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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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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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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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(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

(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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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

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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

(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

(7) Excellent 

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Haute-Garonne / Villenouvelle

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £84 / night

£587 / week

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from £84 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Thurnham Keep Stables - Thurnham apartment sleeps 2

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the historic Pilgrim's Way in the quiet hamlet of Thurnham, Thurnham Keep Stables is perfectly located for peaceful sanctuary, whilst still being within easy access of Kent's many places to visit.With woo  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

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Zimbali Golf Estates Villa - Zimbali Coastal Estate house sleeps 10

KwaZulu-Natal / Zimbali Coastal Estate

5 10 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Luxury Villa situated in the 5 Star Zimbali Golf Estate. Available from the 2 October 2015 - 16 October 2015. The Villa comprises of 5 bedrooms all en-suite with a large entertainment area and pool on the property. Fully furnished with all the necessary essentials for s  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Granary - Montreuil-sur-Mer cottage sleeps 5

Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 24 km; Swimming pool;
This delightful detached cottage with private swimming pool (open Easter to October) and games room is set in the lovely traditional village of Saulchoy and only a short walk to the nearby restaurant and bar. Relax and enjoy the countryside, visit the many historic sigh  …see more

from £70 / night

£270 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Villa Olive Garden - Mesudiye villa sleeps 6

Datca / Mesudiye

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This beautiful villa set in spacious gardens was built with hand cut stone, quarried locally to blend in with the traditional style of the region. Located in the Datca peninsula renowned for its natural beauty, unspoiled by tourism, and considered one of the worlds heal  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1200 / week

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from £65 / night

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Handcrafted Art HomeStay-Red Room#1 - Bengaluru (Bangalore) b&b sleeps 2

Karnataka / Bengaluru (Bangalore)

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
The Five Seasons House, was rebuilt & re-purposed, brick by brick, with every inch of wood and metal recycled. It took nearly five years to complete, because the Dutt family believed that love's labour was not going to be lost at their old family home.Reference  …see more

from £25 / night

£25 / week

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from £25 / night

(15) Excellent 

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La Tarrade - Dussac cottage sleeps 2

Excideuil / Dussac

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Doussac and 6 km from Sarrazac, La Tarrade is furnished to a high standard for your comfort, with a well-equipped kitchen. Set within open country surrounded by fruit and walnut orchards, the cottage offers a ‘get away from it a  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £640 / week

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from £43 / night

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Charente-Maritime / Thaire-le-fagnoux

3 2 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £60 / night

£419 - £539 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vouni Hideaway - Vouni house sleeps 2

Limassol District / Vouni

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
This romantic hideaway is located in the remote village of Vouni at the foot of the Troodos mountains. Mixing modern luxury within a traditional setting, this beautiful guest house offers unrivalled peace and tranquility for couples wanting to get away from it all!A tra  …see more

from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

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Villa Nicholas - Xylofagou villa sleeps 6

Larnaka District / Xylofagou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
A very well maintained and decorated three bedroom villa situated in the village of Xylofagou. The villa has its own private pool and it just a short 5/10 minute drive to the beaches of Dhekalia and Ayia Napa. Ideal for families wanting a relaxing holiday but close enou  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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State of Bahia / Ilha de Itaparica

10 28 1 night min stay

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
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from £54 / night

£341 / week

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from £54 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Epidavros Apartment - Epidavros apartment sleeps 5

Argolis Region / Epidavros

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
A luxury apartment in Greece with its own large private pool and just 2 kilometres from the lovely historic port of Ancient Epidavros. We are close to beaches, amenities and all the ancient sites that this unique area of the Pelopennese has to offer. Epidavros is essent  …see more

from £56 / night

£385 - £500 / week

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from £56 / night

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Province of Asti / Grazzano Badoglio

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
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from £73 / night

£428 / week

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from £73 / night

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Savoie / Aix-les-Bains

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £73 / night

£459 - £512 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Voro Cottage - Lithakia cottage sleeps 2

Zakynthos / Lithakia

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Voro Cottage is a one bedroom property nestling among the olive groves of Lithakia. It is private, but not isolated, and is convenient for all the local facilities. It has an elegant bedroom, en suite shower room with the usual facilities, and a kitchen area that is un  …see more

from £63 / night

£435 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Caravan Hire Grannies Heilan Hame Dornoch - Embo caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Scottish Highlands / Embo

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
3 Bedroom, 1 Double and 2 Twin Rooms, Sleeps 6, Bedding included (excluding linen & towels). Kitchen including fridge & freezer, Dining Area and Living Room with gas heating, Shower Room, Toilet. All crockery and cooking utensils supplied. Pet Friendly On site includ  …see more

from £50 / night

£455 / week

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from £50 / night

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Villa Ulika - Osijek villa sleeps 8

Osijek-Baranja County / Osijek

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Single-family house, 2 storeys, built in 2012. In the resort „Čovjek i more“ 12 km from the centre of Labin, 16 km from the centre of Rabac, in a quiet, sunny, elevated position, 800 m from the sea, 800 m from the beach. Private: property 600 m2 (fenced) with lawn,  …see more

from £366 / night

£2561 / week

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from £366 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Luberon / Cucuron

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £424 / night

£2966 / week

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from £424 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ouano Beach House - Lapu Lapu house sleeps 10

Mactan Island / Lapu Lapu

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Nestled along the coast of Mactan Island in Cebu, Philippines, the newly-renovated four bedroom Ouano Beach House is perfect for a family getaway. Enjoy the privacy of a home with the facilities of a beach resort as you swim in your own private pool or take a dip at the  …see more

from £341 / night

£2387 - £2917 / week

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from £341 / night

(33) Very Good 

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La Cascina Langa - Denice farmhouse sleeps 42

Province of Alessandria / Denice

9 42 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 42
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool;
A dream location for holidays in the countryside, La Cascina Langa is a large beautiful farmhouse surrounded by the green Piedmontese hills, with 5 hectares of woods and fields. Amazing views on the green, peace and silence all around: La Cascina - only few km away fr  …see more

from £400 / night

£2000 - £5000 / week

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from £400 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage chic - Sam Roi Yot bungalow sleeps 2

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Sam Roi Yot

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Located in the dolphin bay (3hours from Bangkok airport and 35min. south Hua Hin) 800m to the shore Cottage Chic is a hard wood bungalow with all amenities for your comfort.Tropical garden, private swimming pool,benefits of quality very nice environment, owner on site  …see more

from £33 / night

£219 / week

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from £33 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday Apartment in Alsace - Gueberschwihr gite sleeps 2

Haut-Rhin / Gueberschwihr

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Self-contained holiday apartment within a recently renovated 16th century Villa. Located in the heart of the wine making region of Alsace. Comprising of:- 1 large bedroom with a king-size bed, wardrobe and breakfast area (all linen and towels provided).- Free WIFI and C  …see more

from £69 / night

£407 - £509 / week

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from £69 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Villa Diva - Ko Yao Noi villa sleeps 8

Phang Nga Province / Ko Yao Noi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
Rent a luxury villa in Koh Yao Noi - Phuket!Our villa is located on Koh Yao Noi island, 25 minutes by speed boat from from Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket.Our villa is ready to be rented if you want to enjoy this idyllic location with captivating panoramas of Krabi National  …see more

from £306 / night

£2139 - £3819 / week

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from £306 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gray Manes - Low Ham house sleeps 14

Langport / Low Ham

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Gray Manes is a highly adaptable spacious property re-furbished to the highest standards with superb facilities. Awarded 5* Gold Award by Visit England.6 double bedrooms each with its own bathroom/shower room and TVLarge sitting room with inglenook fireplace, wood burne  …see more

from £250 / night

£2100 - £4700 / week

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from £250 / night

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Chalet Jitka - Trutnov chalet sleeps 10

Hradec Kralove Region / Trutnov

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Adrspach rocks: newly reconstructed "old german" cottage with an arched ceilings, outside HEATED AND ROOFED SWIMMING POOL, WIFI, MAXI trampoline, table football and TABLE TENNIS, in a nice and calm valley, at the end of the village Verné?ovice, nearby Adršpa  …see more

from £133 / night

£931 - £1240 / week

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from £133 / night

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Mangalore Beach Resort - Mangalore boathouse sleeps 50

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min stay

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
A Beach Resort right on the beach. With swimming-pool and sports activities. Food services available: Indian, Chinese, European, sea-food and BBQ. Wedding- Hall, Roof-top restaurant and beach-shacks with Beach-ball court and boating facilities. Quite many tourist spots  …see more

from £30 / night

£189 / week

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from £30 / night

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Meknes-Tafilalet Region / Amelkis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
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from £171 / night

£855 / week

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from £171 / night

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house near by lake and ocean - Marica house sleeps 3

State of Rio de Janeiro / Marica

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 £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

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