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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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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

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carlingford

County Louth / Carlingford

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Sanctuary” Myself, my husband, 8 yr. old daughter, my sister, and 9 yr. old niece stayed at the Carlingford Cottage for over a glorious week!!! The views are breathtaking, it's quiet and private and just lovely. Every amenity you may possib  …see more

from £140 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £140 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected” Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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 

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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

(21) Excellent 

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Haines City holiday villa rental

Haines City / Calabay Parc at Tower Lake

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful Holiday” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this villa. It was beautifully clean & well presented, somewhere to really relax after being out at the theme parks all day. It was handy for a choice of supermarkets & filling stations as well as  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.002 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent appartment ideal location” could not fault one thing just like home from home everything has been thought of inside of the appartment toys for my little girl ,dvds etc the views are out of this world beds are comfy we have booked f  …see more

from £99 / night

£350 - £975 / week

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from £99 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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

(12) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in La Cote-d'Arbroz

Haute-Savoie / La Cote-d'Arbroz

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star accomodation, close to ski lift and town” Gorgeous apartment with stunning views. Beautifully decorated with v comfy beds. 5 min walk across the bridge and you are right by the main lift and in the centre of town. Would highly recommend  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Benalmadena Pueblo with golf nearby

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Pueblo

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Golftrip to Malaga” Dear Erlend (owner) and dear Manuela (housekeeper), me and my friends, we have to say thank you at all!!! It was wonderful to have the Chance to stay in such a nice and impressive house....ok - it`s not a house...it`s more a litt  …see more

from £250 / night

£1113 - £8993 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa San Dimitrio is a self-catering accommodation located in Logaras. Free WiFi access is available.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven,barbecue. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms a  …see more

from £114 / night

£678 - £957 / week

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from £114 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Jambiani

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The management team will assist when needed: shopping, food or to drive you around to different excursions.  …see more

from £33 / night

£162 - £537 / week

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from £33 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / Watersong Resort

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
A spacious 6 bedroom,Mediterranean style villa with games room, pool and spa and extended deck. Conservation and lake views on the prestigious Watersong Resort. All bedrooms are en-suite with cable TV. 2 king size, 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Mains gas BBQ.<br />  …see more

from £125 / night

£932 - £1389 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Llanelli holiday apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“FANTASTIC LOCATION” The accomodation was fantastic & it was lovely waking up looking out of the pation doors with view of the sea. Plenty to do from the beach to bike riding. My teenage children already want to go again. Value for money  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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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

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Kent / Whitstable

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Centrally located, less than two minutes walk from Whitstable's wonderful seafront, beaches, harbour, Yacht Club, seafood market and restaurants; and closer still to Harbour Street, renowned for its fascinating variety of independent shops. Available weekends/weeks  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

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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 

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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 

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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

(29) Very Good 

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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 

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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

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Davenport with golf nearby

Central Florida / Davenport

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A real treat” As soon as we walked into the Villa at Solana we knew we were in for a treat. The Villa was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished with all new appliances. After spending a week all cramped into one Disney hotel room it was great t  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £751 / week

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from £73 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lagos

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great spacious villa with lots of character and lovely views.” We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Montaza. The villa is not ultra modern but is spacious, furnished in a north African style with lots of character and is very well equipped. It has ext  …see more

from £142 / night

£990 - £2070 / week

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from £142 / night

(43) Excellent 

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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

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Protaras

Protaras / Kapparis

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Return visit” This was our second visit to this wonderful apartment and it was, if anything, even better than our first, something we would not have thought possible. The bonus this time was that the weather, which was changeable at the time of our  …see more

from £50 / night

£180 - £350 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Spezet holiday home rental

Finistere / Spezet

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tranquility at its best” Wonderfully equipped to make any stay enjoyable, most relaxing surroundings inside and out. would strongly recommend this property to everyone.  …see more

from £27 / night

£195 - £365 / week

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from £27 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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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(12) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Windsor Palms

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Everything you need..and more” Beautiful open plan villa, lots of room, clean, the sofas are really soft and cosy after a day at the parks. The pool was a definate hit with the kids, as was the games room. The gated community was very friendly and h  …see more

from £92 / night

£640 - £700 / week

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from £92 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Seminyak with swimming pool

Seminyak / Oberoi

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“GOOD HOLIDAY” villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each particular also for swimming pool area, s  …see more

from £104 / night

£682 - £1449 / week

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from £104 / night

(39) Excellent 

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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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(29) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house. Perfect position. Great landlord.” Two families stayed in this house. So there were 4 adults and 3 kids 4 and under. The house looked lovely on the website and didn't disappoint when we got there. We like the more modern/younger finis  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £725 / week

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from £150 / 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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(28) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Altinkum

Didim / Altinkum

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“great holiday apartment” had a lovely holiday at the buena gardens apartment had everything you need to enjoy your stay there lovely pool and good location for getting around altinkum would really recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing time.  …see more

from £27 / night

£199 / week

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(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rome

Rome / Prati

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful Apartment in Terrific Location!” We enjoyed our two-week stay at Rome Vatican Flat during Christmas. The apartment is perfect for two people and is well-equipped, spacious, and very peaceful. Maria-Luisa is a concerned owner and tended to  …see more

from £61 / night

£388 - £569 / week

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from £61 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanfallteg

Narberth / Llanfallteg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities” Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy dr  …see more

from £100 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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Holiday apartment in Marina Di Leuca

Puglia / Marina Di Leuca

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
In the beautiful town of Santa Maria di Leuca, this charming and elegant apartment is located on the first floor. It is composed of a double bed and one twin, plus a comfortable sofa bed and can therefore accommodate up to a maximum of 5 guests.  …see more

from £57 / night

£365 - £1095 / week

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from £57 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Senglea

Island of Malta / Senglea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Property in Senglea, Malta” Great apartment with excellent views overlooking the creek. It had everything we needed and was only 2 minutes walk from several good restaurants.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £165 / night

£1100 - £1170 / week

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