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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

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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

(17) Excellent 

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Plantation Road - Central Oxford house sleeps 4

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 3 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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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

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Gard / Allegre-les-Fumades

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £99 / night

£642 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside - Preston cottage sleeps 50

Lancashire / Preston

19 50 3 nights min stay

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ;
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland,  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Rosebank Cottage - Cambuslang cottage sleeps 2

South Lanarkshire / Cambuslang

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Period garden cottage located in a lovely conservation area in Cambuslang on the outskirts of Glasgow.Excellent local transport links to Glasgow city centre (12 mins), Loch Lomond and Edinburgh (55 mins) by train. Train station 400 metres from cottage. In addition,  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 / week

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from £49 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Meckenbeuren

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £52 / night

£385 - £445 / week

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from £52 / night

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Loire-Atlantique / Batz-sur-Mer

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £154 / night

£761 / week

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from £154 / night

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Province of Lucca / Marina di Pietrasanta

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 £112 / night

£700 / week

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from £112 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Number 19 - Ely house sleeps 5

Cambridgeshire / Ely

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Welcome to our self-catering property - 'Number 19' Chiefs Street. This is a comfortable three bedroomed terraced house in a quiet city-centre location within a short walk from the Cathedral, museums, restaurants, shops and Oliver Cromwell's house.The property is warm,  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £105 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Rufus Cottage, a cosy cottage in the New Forest - Ashurst cottage sleeps 5

New Forest / Ashurst

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 22 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park and is perfect for walking or cycling. Close to Longdown Activity Farm (1.5Km), The New Forest Wildlife Centre (2.5Km), Paultons Park Theme Park  …see more

from £75 / night

£520 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

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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

(2) Excellent 

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Merlot - Champagnac gite sleeps 3

Charente-Maritime / Champagnac

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Merlot is surprisingly large for a single bedroomed gite, over 70 sq m of floor space offers comfort and a real sense of openness. With 2 X 3 pce suites, one by the television and the other by the entrance offering stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Out si  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 / week

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from £60 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Casa Viola - Lovere house sleeps 5

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Charming cottage overlooking Lake Iseo. Two floors consisting of sitting room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (1 accessible from the outside), utility room, large terrace and cosy garden overlooking the lake. Private offstreet parking . Panoramic view of the marina an  …see more

from £116 / night

£659 / week

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from £116 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Worcester Park Apartment - Worcester Park apartment sleeps 6

Greater London / Worcester Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 77 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
THIS APARTMENT can be rented as a 1, 2 or 3 BEDROOM Apartment to suit your party sizeIt has:• Large Entrance door and hallway• Wood Floors and Neutral Décor throughout• Large Open Plan Kitchen Dining Family Living Room with: • 5 Burner Gas Hob, Double Electri  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1470 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grenada Holiday Apartments - Calivigny apartment sleeps 3

Saint George Parish / Calivigny

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ideal for a quiet getaway, Grenada Holiday Apartment is a fully furnished, self-catering, air-conditioned 2-Bedroom Apartment with garden in a lovely neighbourhood of Calivigny, in St. George’s the capital parish of pure Grenada, the Isle of Spice. We are located cl  …see more

from £64 / night

£425 - £607 / week

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from £64 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Trinity House Garden Flat - Shere studio sleeps 2

Guildford / Shere

Studio 2 4 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Trinity House Garden Flat is a luxury, open plan studio/suite offering self catering, serviced accommodation. Set behind electric gates on a private equestrian smallholding with 12 acres. It has 3 large double doors opening on to a private patio with uninterrupted views  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £689 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Poor 

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Montreux / Clarens

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £141 / night

£985 / week

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from £141 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Haute-Savoie / Thonon-les-Bains

20 5 Min stay varies

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £64 / night

£386 - £447 / week

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from £64 / night

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Roquevaire

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £85 / night

£593 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Windsor Townhouse near London - Windsor townhouse sleeps 6

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Luxurious, modern and comfortable townhouse with stunning views of the river Thames and Windsor Castle. The perfect location for exploring London and surrounding area. Only 5 minutes to Legoland and 30 minutes to London by train. Funished to the highest standards compl  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Baden-Württemberg / Lorrach

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £206 / night

£1317 / week

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from £206 / night

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Moonlight Drive Whitsundays - Jubilee Pocket house sleeps 10

Airlie Beach / Jubilee Pocket

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Please note prices quoted are for 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at $35 per person per night. Please feel free to contact me for a quote. Air-conditioned open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms with optional dining on outdoor deck. Master Room has Queen  …see more

from £127 / night

£886 - £1147 / week

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from £127 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Stable Cottage - Sedbergh cottage sleeps 2

Cumbria / Sedbergh

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for  …see more

from £55 / night

£220 - £380 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Iassus, pool, garden, seaviews - Gokcebel cottage sleeps 3

Corum Province / Gokcebel

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone and wood house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aege  …see more

from £114 / night

£955 / week

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from £114 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
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from £45 / night

£258 - £636 / week

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from £45 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Turtle View - The Peninsula villa sleeps 6

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
This villa is for those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. The stunning waterfront location at the Peninsula along with the contemporary style is what sets this holiday home apart from others. The villa looks out from the Peninsula, towards Pelican Island and the reef  …see more

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £171 / night

(2) Excellent 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Kerken

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / St-Hippolyte

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £26 / night

£180 - £240 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Lilly's comfy mobile home - Knock caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

County Mayo / Knock

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 67 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Our Mobile Home has three bedrooms where 6 people can sleep, with one double bed and four single beds. Large lounge with gas heater,T.V., and a fully fitted kitchen equipped with all You need for cooking and dinning. Bathroom/Shower room with instant hot water. We sup  …see more

from £48 / night

£189 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Clockmakers Cottage - Chetnole cottage sleeps 4

Sherborne / Chetnole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 33 km; Not suitable for children;
Newly refurbished Clockmakers Cottage is a luxurious detached and spacious cottage. Adjacent to the owners home Clockmakers Cottage is situated in a lovely Dorset village with an award winning pub. It has its own enclosed rear garden backing onto a woodland and a terr  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

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Le Cerisier - St Genies de Fontedit b&b sleeps 2

Herault / St Genies de Fontedit

5 2 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children;
The charming bed and breakfast, Le Cerisier is located in the village of Saint Geniès de Fontédit in the Herault region of Languedoc. The village is only 10 miles north of Béziers with easy access to Narbonne, Montpellier, Carcassonne, and Perpignan along the A9.We a  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £359 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Village Apartments - Mirthios studio sleeps 2

Plakias / Mirthios

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Set in a traditional mountain village, the Village Apartments has stunning views of Plakias Bay and the Lybian sea. Relax on the balcony and watch sensational sunsets over the mountains, while relaxing and enjoying a cool drink. Take a stroll around the village, and t  …see more

from £35 / night

£228 / week

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from £35 / night

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Canna Palustre - Hellevoetsluis cottage sleeps 6

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The Canna Palustre type holiday home is a detached house with a thatched roof (+/- 90 m2. Locoated at our beautifull Resort Città Romana. It is quite and peacefull but also a great for an active break. The Canna Palustre has a Hall with separate toilet, Living room w  …see more

from £105 / night

£490 - £945 / week

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from £105 / night

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PISCES VILLA MALINDI - Mambrui villa sleeps 4

Malindi / Mambrui

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The villa is in a compound where we have amenities such as a swimming pool, a bar, restaurant, Pizzeria with true Italian ingredients guests relax and enjoy the coastal weather Malindi marine park close by. Scuba diving. snorkeling, nature walk. In a complex for a fam  …see more

from £54 / night

£341 / week

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from £54 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Orkney Self Catering 4U - Kirkwall cottage sleeps 2

Mainland / Kirkwall

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Modern and comfortable, with air-source heating, 2 Ingale is only a 15 minute walk from the town centre. It has original artwork throughout, a great selection of local books and local fare to welcome everyone. There is on-site parking but local buses, which connect wi  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night

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Usedom Island / Karlshagen

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £78 / night

£503 / week

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from £78 / night

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Carinthia / Voelkermarkt

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £50 / night

£342 / week

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from £50 / night

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