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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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29

Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Vieux Nice

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
“Great terrace for sunbathing - it gets the sun from 10am - 7 pm. Also, air-con well located.” Would certainly recommend Terrace D'Azur. Clean, comfortable and well appointed. The air-conditioning was a blessing, as the weather was hot. Also, the apart  …see more

from £72 / night

£432 - £712 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

8

Gironde / Le Teich

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning

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from £38 / night

£266 - £411 / week

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from £38 / night

(51) Very Good 

13

Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday studio in Aiud

Alba County / Aiud

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Studio is located right next to the Valisoara Gorges, in a relatively new - but charming - holiday village, very close to the Traditional rural settlement of Valisoara. This charming region is located in the Trascau Mountains, at about 15 km from the town of Aiud, a  …see more

from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

10

Belle Mare ski villa to rent.

Flacq District / Belle Mare

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Villa right on the beach with no roads to cross. Open the door of your lounge and you are on the finest beach of Mauritius.FREE DAILY MAID SERVICEFREE WIFI internetFREE Two Canoes for water sportsALL modern facilities, very clean and tidySpecial Discounts  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(17) Excellent 

16

Holiday home rental

Cambridgeshire / Ely

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“comfortable, excellent locaion, quiet and the garden and off road parking a bonus” The cottage is much better equipped than usual, which made self catering very easy. To be met by the owner was lovely, and meant we could ask all the questions, and  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £105 / night

(39) Excellent 

16

Sutton on Derwent holiday cottage rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Sutton on Derwent

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A charming, cosy cottage and a friendly, peaceful, relaxing setting, excellent for families with children and/or a dog” The cottage was very nicely furnished and very clean, giving a warm, cosy feel. The owners have obviously thought about what guests  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £475 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Buici

Porec / Buici

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
The region of Istria is favored when it is about delicious traditional food, good wine and olive oil.  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(23) Very Good 

46

Ile-de-France / Paris

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min

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from £74 / night

£483 / week

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from £74 / night

(22) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment rental

Fife / Culross

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great Place to stay!” A wonderful village location, and a great base to explore the region. A well decorated and appointed, comfortable flat with great views over the Firth of Forth. Highly recommended!!! Oh yes, make sure you book for the Red Lion  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

21

Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this  …see more

from £165 / night

£750 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(29) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £82 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £82 / night

(25) Excellent 

24

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Stay - 5*****” What a great weekend from start to finish. Communication with Patricia through booking to leaving was excellent. She met us at the caravan with the keys and showed us around. Beautiful caravan in a great position, near all ame  …see more

from £45 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(22) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent anniversary weekend.” We stayed here for two nights for our 3rd wedding anniversary as we also visited to watch a performance at the York Opera House. Beautiful apartment with quality fittings. Ideal location and everything there you would n  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

45

Holiday home with swimming pool in Crikvenica

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Crikvenica

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Kvarner holiday houses for rent, Crikvenica area houses with swimming pool for rent,  …see more

from £190 / night

£1328 / week

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from £190 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £101 / night

£424 - £595 / week

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from £101 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Krk

Krk Island / Krk

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa” Lovely apartment, pool and bbq area. Krk is a great island and our hosts were very friendly and informative. Local restaurant is within 5 mins walking distance. Take beach/swimming shoes, mask and snorkel or buy there. Beach mat i  …see more

from £32 / night

£254 - £387 / week

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from £32 / night

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10

Province of Oristano / Massama

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

17

Tela holiday home rental

Atlantida Department / Tela

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful beach home, fully furnished home including linens, with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Honduras Shores Planation, a gated community, with private pool, private beach and beach club access. Bedrooms are air conditioned. Houskeeping service included in price.  …see more

from £206 / night

£927 / week

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from £206 / night

(21) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect location in Edinburgh” This was our first trip to Edinburgh, so I was simply guessing at what might be a good location for touring the city. I got very lucky with this apartment, in every way. It is located on Rose in New Town, which is full  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £70 / night

(36) Excellent 

28

Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery  …see more

from £105 / night

£470 - £1095 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Picassent

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia  …see more

from £216 / night

£302 - £2544 / week

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from £216 / night

(93) Excellent 

8

Apartment rental in Marina di Ragusa

Ragusa / Marina di Ragusa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ideally located for all Marina di Ragusa has to offer” I enjoyed my stay very much. Property I'd located close to beach, shops, main square, pretty much walking distance to everything. Ivan was very friendly and welcoming and very helpful with any que  …see more

from £18 / night

£250 / week

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from £18 / night

(5) Very Good 

44

Hotel apartment rental in Split with swimming pool, golf nearby

Split-Dalmatia County / Split

14 40 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
absolute peace and privacy, seaview rooms, beach, pool, fitness, tennis, golf, grill, parking  …see more

from £86 / night

£598 - £14598 / week

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from £86 / night

(29) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,  …see more

from £125 / night

£760 - £1075 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Excellent 

46

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
With a fabulous large, private courtyard garden in the heart of StKilda Wyndham Cottage is one of the most unique and eye catching properties in Melbourne! One look and you'll fall in love, one day and you'll never want to leave, one holiday and you'll ha  …see more

from £98 / night

£720 - £1104 / week

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from £98 / night

(43) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £875 / week

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from £150 / night

(20) Excellent 

23

Holiday farmhouse in South Tipperary

Carrick-on-Suir / Templemichael

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Way more than we expected!” When our 4 teenagers walked in, their mouths dropped. Gorgeous, spacious yet cozy. The two master bedrooms were perfect for us two married couples, and the girls loved their room and didn't mind sharing a bed. The boys didn  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 - £1095 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Roccacasale

Province of L'Aquila / Roccacasale

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Located in the medieval village of Roccacasale and well-situated in the Abruzzo region, this cosy two-story apartment offers the best of central Italy to 2 nature-loving holidaymakers.  …see more

from £33 / night

£194 - £223 / week

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from £33 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Central Newquay holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A stylish and well-appointed two bedroom apartment in Cornwall for holiday letSet minutes from the surf and sand at Towan Bay and the iconic Fistral Beach, this magnificent apartment offers modern and spacious accommodation for 4 people. Designed to a high stand  …see more

from £100 / night

£690 - £805 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in Sliema with shared pool

Sliema / Tigne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday and apartment” It is very difficult to find an apartment for rent so nicely decorated at such a good value for money! We were so impressed with the space it has a for a holiday accommodation. The bedrooms are very spacious and the livin  …see more

from £65 / night

£432 - £1078 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment great location” We rented this apartment for a few days for my birthday it was in a great location and a lovely place to stay. This apartment has all mod cons with added extras like soap shower gel tea towel etc not all places do t  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1510 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer,  …see more

from £88 / night

£613 - £1220 / week

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from £88 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Cardiff holiday studio rental

South Wales / Cardiff

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent little studio with everything you need, in a great location” We stayed in The Cwtch for 6 nights. Rob, the owner gave us a warm welcome and gave us plently on information on where to eat etc. The studio is quite small but has everything  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cambridgeshire / Huntingdon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent” Stayed over whilst visiting friends. Great location 2 mins walk from Huntington town centre. Excellent facilities in the cottage/house. Loved the gothic mirrors. great kitchen & bathroom . Nice area outside, although it was too cold to use  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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(39) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Saint Julian's

Saint Julian's / Spinola Bay

1 3 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Look no further book this apartment” My wife and I spent two weeks in this fantastic apartment which is in a very convenient location. It is so tastefully furnished with all the facilities needed to make your stay so comfortable. It has glorious views  …see more

from £65 / night

£453 - £604 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Estepona / El Campanario

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“One word... Excellent!” El Campanario Apartment Stayed here for 10 days in July and have to say this place exceeded my expectations by far. A lovely large apartment in immaculate condition, felt like being a home away from home. Stayed with friend  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kamatero

East Attica Region / Kamatero

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The guests will have everything just a stone from their House due to the perfect location and neighboor and have the house at their disposal all by themselves without sharing with others  …see more

from £18 / night

£87 - £225 / week

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from £18 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Wiltshire / Calne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely family break” From first contact we received professional and friendly information from the owners including personal emails! On arrival we were greeted by Marion who was lovely and very informative. The cottage, views and facilities surpassed  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Valletta

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!” Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped  …see more

from £65 / night

£414 - £729 / week

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