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Verona - Centrally located modern apartment

Isle of Man / Douglas

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
A modern, well furnished, purpose-built apartment on Central Promenade, Douglas, with secure underground parking for one car. The apartment features a double bedroom with en-suite bath / shower room and a separate room that houses a single bed. There is a spacious loun  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

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Idyllic cottage in Smaland, 8 per - Vrigstad house sleeps 8

Jonkoping County / Vrigstad

2 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
A great little gem in the Swedish. The house is located in Småland with beautiful scenery, swimming lakes, forests and rocky areas. The house is located 200m from a forest area where there are marked trails and is located 750m from the beautiful swimming lake. In winte  …see more

from £58 / night

£391 / week

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from £58 / night

(38) Excellent 

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The Coach House, Bath - Bath house sleeps 4

England / Somerset / Bath

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Coach House is a newly renovated, luxury 2 bedroom cottage set behind a gated driveway with spectacular views over the River Avon to Bath. This charming property set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is within easy reach of Bath city centre and the m  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Haus am Hafen Prerow / Darss - Ostseebad Prerow house sleeps 4

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Ostseebad Prerow

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Urlaub am Ostseestrand: Prerow ist der richtige Platz dafür. Feiner Sandstrand, unberührte Natur, der Darsser Urwald - es ist einer der schönsten Plätze Deutschlands. Jedes Jahr zieht es viele Urlauber hierher - und das zu jeder Jahreszeit. Der Strand hier wurde üb  …see more

from £59 / night

£413 - £808 / week

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from £59 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Hamilton Square Birkenhead

England / Merseyside / Wirral / Birkenhead

2 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
This beautifully appointed two bedroom Grade 1 listed Georgian apartment is situated in the heart of the historical Hamilton Square on the Wirral Peninsula. This newly refurbished apartment offers free parking and all the mod cons you need for a short or long stay, whet  …see more

from £95 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

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Saxony / Leipzig

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £43 / night

£265 - £353 / week

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from £43 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Spectacular Villa Barbara ,Camps Bay,Cape Town

Western Cape / Cape Town / Cape Town Central

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
A wonderful duplex apartment situated on our property below the Twelve Apostles mountain range with views of the Table mountain the Lions Head mountain and the Camps Bay Beach. In fact a 360 degree view awaits you unrivaled in Cape Town.The apartment has a modern ki  …see more

from £93 / night

£652 - £1050 / week

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from £93 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tinamara - Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland / County Down / Bangor

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Tinamara - a stylish, detached Victorian home located in the stunning Ballyholme area of Bangor - with off road car parking. A two minute walk takes you into this charming village within which you have a convenience store, off-license, butchers, pharmacy, several coffee  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Pennsylvania / Pocono Mountains Region / Greeley

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £104 / night

£688 / week

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from £104 / night

(20) Excellent 

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9 Duncraig Street - Inverness City Centre house sleeps 6

Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Inverness / Inverness City Centre

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
9 Duncraig Street is a beautifully refurbished traditional stone teraced house built in the late 1890s maintaining many of its original features including open coal fires and wooden floors. It is spread across two floors and is extremely comfortable with fully double gl  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

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Tuscany / Province of Pistoia / Serravalle Pistoiese

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £43 / night

£253 / week

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from £43 / night

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Swiss Alps / Canton of Graubunden / Engadin St. Moritz / Celerina

2 bedroomsSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £118 / night

£0 / week

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from £118 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Liguria / Italian Riviera / Bergeggi

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £95 / night

£584 - £1117 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Clara House - Billericay house sleeps 9

England / Essex / Billericay

6 bedroomsSleeps 92 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Charming Edwardian 6 bedroom detached house built in 1913.Property comprises of 3 double bedrooms and 3 single bedrooms.There are 2 shower Rooms and a bathroomLarge lounge with 46in Smart TV BT Vision, Freesat, DVD/VHS PlayerWood floors throughout.Wood burners in Lounge  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1820 / week

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from £160 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Plantation Road - Central Oxford house sleeps 4

England / Oxfordshire / Oxford / Central Oxford

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Charming Grade II listed Victorian terraced house in quiet, characterful and prestigious Central North Oxford street available for furnished holiday and short lets. Plantation Road has its own Wikipedia page. The key benefit of this property is its location right in the  …see more

from £165 / night

£950 / week

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from £165 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Sea View Apartment - Boscombe Spa Village apartment sleeps 4

England / Dorset / Bournemouth / Boscombe Spa Village

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with extensive sea views from all rooms and your own large south-facing private terrace. Located midway between Bournemouth and Christchurch, this apartment is 5 minutes walk from the Blue Flag awarded sandy beaches of Boscomb  …see more

from £140 / night

£675 - £1425 / week

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from £140 / night

(23) Very Good 

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The Vine - West Byfleet apartment sleeps 4

England / Surrey / West Byfleet

2 bedroomsSleeps 45 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The Vine is a newly refurbished two-bedroom maisonette sleeping 4, situated just a two-minute walk from West Byfleet station where 3-4 trains per hour run to London taking 30 to 40 minutes. The Vine has a cosy cottagey interior with fireplace and wood-burning stove. The  …see more

from £80 / night

£495 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

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Catalunia / Province of Tarragona / Costa Dorada / El Vendrell

3 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 700 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £63 / night

£542 - £625 / week

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from £63 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Le Boulevard - Quinns Beach house sleeps 8

Western Australia / Greater Perth / Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
Large double story residence right in the centre of the northern coastal suburbs of Perth. Take a leisurely stroll to the beach or enjoy the outdoor entertainment area with 8 seater dining set, barbecue and a solar heated pool.This holiday home features a short walk to  …see more

from £167 / night

£763 - £1695 / week

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from £167 / night

(47) Excellent 

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The Saltings, Batheaston, Bath - Batheaston cottage sleeps 2

England / Somerset / Bath / Batheaston

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 56 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Saltings is a four star rated Grade II listed one bedroom cottage with an interesting history dating back to the 16th century. Up to around 100 years ago it was used as a place to salt the meat for what was then a butcher's shop on the high street, part of the  …see more

from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Grassmarket/West Bow Apartment - Grassmarket apartment sleeps 6

Scotland / Edinburgh / Grassmarket

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
This 3rd floor apartment (accessed through a spiral staircase) is located in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket (a thriving area full of boutique shops, fantastic restaurants and bars) right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town and to add to this the apartme  …see more

from £95 / night

£1000 - £1100 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Casa Lagoas - Ferreiras townhouse sleeps 8

Algarve / Faro District / Albufeira / Ferreiras

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Casa lagoas is suitable for large groups/large families of up to 8 people that are on the lookout for a well-equipped, comfortable and roomy place that is just a short drive away from every amenity and everything that the Albufeira region has to offer. Close to golf cou  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1650 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Central Exeter | Large | 2 dbl beds| 2 baths |Pkng

England / Devon / Exeter

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Our super Exeter Self Catering apartment is on the ground floor of a skilfully refurbished period building, set in a quiet residential and conservation area in the centre of Exeter. It is a short walk from the Princesshay shopping area and the Cathedral. Very spacious  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Catalunia / Province of Girona / Costa Brava / S'Agaro

4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
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from £84 / night

£584 - £2221 / week

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from £84 / night

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Garden apartment near Périgueux - Trelissac apartment sleeps 4

Aquitaine / Dordogne / Perigueux / Trelissac

2 bedroomsSleeps 45 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Welcome to the Dordogne village of Trélissac and this stylish and family-friendly apartment, set in a calm house with a 250m² private garden. All the main tourist destinations of the Dordogne are within 50km of the flat and the historical town of Périgueux is just a  …see more

from £41 / night

£243 - £304 / week

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from £41 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Canton of Bern / Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
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from £193 / night

£1347 - £1777 / week

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from £193 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The Buffs Lodge Tackley - Tackley cottage sleeps 4

England / Oxfordshire / Oxford / Tackley

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The picturesque village of Tackley is 8 miles north of Oxford a journey which takes 10 minutes on the local train and 40 minutes on the regular bus service.The village is close to the River Cherwell and the Oxford canal and has a pub serving food; there are many other e  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £120 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Elegant Isles - Vista Cay condo sleeps 6

Florida / Central Florida / Orlando / Vista Cay

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The Isles at Cay Commons will entice you with its Tuscan themed condominiums conveniently located less than a mile from International Drive and the Orlando Convention Centre, with the I4 less than 5 minutes drive. You are truly in the “Heart of Orlando” when you sta  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £504 / week

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from £64 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Luxury Penthouse Duplex Dublin - Dublin apartment sleeps 4

Province of Leinster / County Dublin / Dublin

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
SPECIAL OFFER: 16th to 26th August 10 nights for the price of 7 Free Wi Fi. Free satellite TV. Free welcome hamper. Free use of an Irish Cell phone. Free Parking only if booked ahead of time. Towels and linen provided. Luxurious modern penthouse apartment w  …see more

from £175 / night

£1250 - £1375 / week

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from £175 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Amberleigh - Cottesmore house sleeps 9

England / Rutland / Cottesmore

5 bedroomsSleeps 9Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Newly fitted for 2013, this is a spectacular detached 5 bedroom cottage with all amenities including a log burner for those chilly wintry nights. Luxury kitchen/diner, large lounge. Sleeps up to 9 people. 2 doubles both with en-suites, 2 twin rooms, 1 single room and  …see more

from £165 / night

£675 - £760 / week

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from £165 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Seafront Corner Apartment - Valletta apartment sleeps 2

Island of Malta / Valletta

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The VIEW, there is nothing but sea view from every room. Sit back, have a glass of wine and watch the sunset as the ferry boat crosses the harbour....(just have a look at the photos of the property and the view from the balcony, pictures speak for themselves)Perched on  …see more

from £71 / night

£434 - £625 / week

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from £71 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Emperors Apartment Riverside - Central York apartment sleeps 4

England / Yorkshire / North Yorkshire / York / Central York

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
This luxury apartment has everything you need to enjoy your holiday in York. Fine furnishings and contemporary design throughout. Each bedroom has a kingsize bed 150cm wide with a deep pocket sprung mattress and crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen. This apartment offers all  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

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Quebec / Montreal

1 bedroomSleeps 25 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
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from £70 / night

£463 / week

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from £70 / night

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Central District / Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut

3 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £153 / night

£802 - £821 / week

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from £153 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Aquitaine / Gironde / Bordeaux

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £92 / night

£625 - £759 / week

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from £92 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Sanctuary - Tewantin house sleeps 10

Queensland / Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Tewantin

4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
The Sanctuary, the perfect Noosa holiday destination. The Sanctuary is fringed by native bushland, beaches, the Noosa river and everglades and is situated at the gateway of the Cooloola-Great Sandy National Park. Take the opportunity to holiday in 5 star luxury accommod  …see more

from £198 / night

£989 - £1678 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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The Townhouse - Central York house sleeps 8

England / Yorkshire / North Yorkshire / York / Central York

3 bedroomsSleeps 83 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Rated 4 stars with a Gold Award by Quality in Tourism, the Townhouse is a delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom self catering holiday home in the shadow of York Minster, only footsteps from the Treasurer's House and Bar Walls, and 1 minute walk from the heart of the cit  …see more

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1500 / week

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from £225 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Province of Alava / Vitoria-Gasteiz

4 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £109 / night

£625 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Cozy cottage near Lisbon and Sintra - Queluz cottage sleeps 3

Central Portugal / Lisbon District / Sintra Municipality / Queluz

2 bedroomsSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 19 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful and cozy cottage in the countryside only 6 Km from Lisbon and 10 Km from Sintra. Composed by : 1 living room with heating stove (firewood) 1 bedroom with double bed 1 bathroom with shower, hairdryer. 1 kitchenette fully equipped including dishwasher 1 smal  …see more

from £40 / night

£0 / week

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from £40 / night

(55) Very Good 

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Angel Lodge - Whitstable apartment sleeps 4

England / Kent / Whitstable

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Angel Lodge is reached by private entrance door. Entrance to the apartment is on the ground floor with open plan hallway with door to second bedroom, stairs up to first floor and further accommodation. Landing with doors to master bedroom, lounge/dining room and bathroo  …see more

from £80 / night

£415 - £675 / week

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