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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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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Canow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Sophie's Cottage - Irish thatched cottage - Derrylin cottage sleeps 4

County Fermanagh / Derrylin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Unique thatched listed cottage, situated in a beautiful picture perfect area of Co. Fermanagh. Quiet scenic rural area. The cottage has been fully restored to 21st century standards but yet retains the charm of a traditional Irish cottage. The cottage is ideal for tho  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £570 / week

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from £75 / night

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

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Saxony / Lauenstein

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £30 / night

£189 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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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Las Vencias - Fuentiduena villa sleeps 10

Province of Segovia / Fuentiduena

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The cottage, Las Vencías, is located on the slope of the dam of the same name, formed by the waters of the river Duratón downstream of the Natural Park of the "Hoces del Duratón". This part of the river is between the villages of San Miguel de Bernuy and Fu  …see more

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Nice apartment near to the sea - Novigrad apartment sleeps 3

Istria / Novigrad

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Nice apartment for 3 persons close to the beach (100 m). Grocery store is at 150 m. City center is at 250 m form apartment. Apartmant has 1 bedroom with matrimonial bed, bathroom, kitchen and living room with sofa bed and can sleep 2 more persons. Everything you need is  …see more

from £33 / night

£228 / week

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from £33 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vine Cottage - Great Eccleston cottage sleeps 4

Lancashire / Great Eccleston

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 13 km; Child friendly ;
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston. The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo  …see more

from £83 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Calvados / Cambremer

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

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Saxony-Anhalt / Mücheln

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £69 / night

£462 / week

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from £69 / 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

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Schleswig-Holstein / Sierksdorf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £42 / night

£256 - £653 / week

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from £42 / night

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Leiria District / Pataias

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
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from £86 / night

£599 - £778 / week

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from £86 / 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 £128 / night

£891 - £1154 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Stein am Rhein apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Schaffhausen / Stein am Rhein

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £141 / night

£844 / week

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from £141 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Sunny View - Dawlish Warren bungalow sleeps 4

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Sunny View is a 2 Bedroomed Bungalow, sleeping up to 4 guests. It is south-facing and set amongst the lawns and gardens of the 4* Welcome Holiday Park, located a few minutes flat walk (500m) from the beautiful, sandy beach of Dawlish Warren, which in 2016 was awarded t  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Beachcomber Cottage - Overstrand cottage sleeps 6

Norfolk / Overstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Beachcomber Cottage is located just four minutes' walk from the beach, Quiet and peaceful, this is a detached cottage with most rooms on the ground floor. Easy access to all amenities, including local shops, pub and cafe all within 5 minutes walk. The cottage has  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £125 / night

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Gutshaus Buberow /Apartment 2 - Buberow apartment sleeps 5

Gransee / Buberow

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Apartment 2 (56 m²): This cosy apartment offers sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. It has a double bedroom with comfy chairs and satellite TV, another double bedroom (both to the south) and a single room which overlooks the unusual oval village green and church. T  …see more

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Calvados / Villers-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £120 / night

£428 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Spectacular apartment - Olympic Village - Beach apartment sleeps 6

Barcelona / Olympic Village - Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
Accommodation Location: Torre Sud, Illa de Llac, 283 Pg. Taulat, Barcelona Floor: 18th. 130 sq metres + 30 sq metre dual aspect terrace. The apartment is all exterior so every room has spectacular and panoramic views of the city, the mountains and the sea. Full air  …see more

from £193 / night

£1283 - £2436 / week

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from £193 / night

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Goslar / Hahnenklee-Bockswiese

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £30 / night

£193 / week

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from £30 / 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

(13) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage - Kilcreggan bungalow sleeps 4

Helensburgh / Kilcreggan

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Hamptons Beach House - Angmering on Sea house sleeps 14

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The Hamptons Beach House is a rare luxury holiday house. Set in a palm fringed garden on the quiet and leafy Westfield Avenue it is only a two minute stroll from the beach and its own beach hut. Sleeping up to 14 in six stylish bedrooms it is ideal for family beach hol  …see more

from £990 / night

£5500 / week

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from £990 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment Strobl Lake Wolfgang Austria - Strobl apartment sleeps 2

Salzburg Region / Strobl

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Swimming pool;
Large studio apartment in Strobl, with pool, central location, close to Wolfgangsee. Walk to all amenities. Sleeps 2 (plus children) sitting, dining and bedroom areas, attractive kitchen with full cooking facilities, bathroom and hallway. Good sized balcony with seat  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

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Rugen Island / Gingst

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Bad Bergzabern

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

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Mobilheime - die Alternative für 4 - Kahl am Main caravan/mobile home sleeps 4

Lower Franconia / Kahl am Main

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Genießen Sie Tage der Ruhe, entspannte Ferien oder ein Wochenende abseits des Alltags. In unseren Mobilheimen erwartet Sie komfortables Wohnen mit Blick über den Camping-See und seinem 1,5 km langen Sandstrand.Dieses Mobilheim ist vollständig und umfassend eingericht  …see more

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Hill Cottage - Dovercourt cottage sleeps 6

Essex / Dovercourt

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bay View Cottage, Port Erin, Isle of Man - Port Erin house sleeps 4

Isle of Man / Port Erin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Bay View Cottage is 4 star, gold award accommodation. It is in a wonderful location opposite Port Erin beach, with breathtaking views of Bradda Head and stunning sunsets. The property has been renovated throughout to extremely high standards. A sun lounge has been creat  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

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Rooms in a holiday villa private access to the se - Staletti b&b sleeps 2

Province of Catanzaro / Staletti

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The place, in the open, is located on the cliffs overlooking the sea; enjoys private access to the sea where cliffs draw water from the natural pools with crystal clear.The rooms has two beds, bathroom with shower, a living room with two sofas and a kitchenette, air con  …see more

from £107 / night

£684 / week

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from £107 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Varese / Gallarate

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 200 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £43 / night

£214 - £513 / week

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from £43 / 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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Huahine Location - Huahine bungalow sleeps 2

Society Islands / Huahine

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
South facing, it features a terrace with views over the lagoon. It is about 10 meters above the sea level and 30 for linear access to the private beach meters. Graciously lent two kayaks await you. Inside the bungalow includes a main room with a trundle bed, closet, T  …see more

from £58 / night

£115 / week

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from £58 / night

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Province of Foggia / Tremiti Islands

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £43 / night

£300 - £419 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Three bedroomed Family House with quaint garden - Shoeburyness house sleeps 7

Southend-on-Sea / Shoeburyness

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This is an end of terraced property based in Shoeburyness. It is based 15 minutes walk from East Beach blue flag beach.It is 10 minutes walk from Shoeburyness train station. 15 minutes drive from Southend / London Airport. This cottage has three good sized double bedroo  …see more

from £99 / night

£720 - £1030 / week

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Satow

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £16 / night

£112 - £327 / week

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from £16 / night

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Vikla apartment - Tsada apartment sleeps 2

Paphos / Tsada

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool;
These properties are ideal for those wanting to escape the humidity, yet enjoy lazy days by the pool, looking out over the panoramic views to Paphos or the Troodos mountains while sitting in the spectacular infinity pool. 'Relaxation is the theme and tranquility compli  …see more

from £22 / night

£150 / week

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from £22 / 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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