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Things to do in Sydney

Sydney, Australia's largest and most cosmopolitan city, is often called the ‘Harbour City’. While you’re there, be sure to stroll along the harbour which boasts eye-catching architecture such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Sydney is also the oldest city in the country. Its European settlement began here with the British penal colony that was founded in the 18th century. Why not follow in their footsteps? You could tour the Royal Botanic Gardens, which were established by the first European settlers. Or maybe see the 19th-century Federation houses. Learn about the indigenous population by touring the Australian Museum or admiring Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Take a ferry and tour Sydney’s famous attractions from the water. You can enjoy waterfront views and magnificent headlands. And then check out the stunning beaches and crystal clear waters. How about visiting Manly Beach or hiking the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk? Whether you fancy surfing, enjoying nature, shopping or eating out in style, Sydney has something for you. For a change of scene, you could take day trip from Sydney to the majestic Blue Mountains, which feature Bridal Veil Falls and the Three Sisters sandstone pillars. If you enjoy wine, you’ll appreciate a wine-tasting tour in the Hunter Valley.

Best Sydney attractions

Where to stay in Sydney

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2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £133 / night

£927 / week

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2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £169 / night

£1180 / week

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3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £283 / night

£1895 / week

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Sydney holiday studio rental

Studio 5 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Owner operated fully furnished luxury Studio Apartment with fully functional kitchen is located in the city centre, 38 College Street and cnr of Oxford & Liverpool sts. It is next to Pullman Sydney Hotel. We offer friendly & flexible service at a budget price. Nightly r  …see more

from £86 / night

£542 - £750 / week

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Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £112 / night

£781 - £1562 / week

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3 8 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £270 / night

£1885 - £2693 / week

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4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £270 / night

£1885 - £2693 / week

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Studio 8 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £539 / night

£3770 - £5385 / week

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2 3 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £166 / night

£1155 - £2154 / week

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3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £127 / night

£889 - £1724 / week

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2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £254 / night

£1777 - £3177 / week

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Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £77 / night

£539 - £1185 / week

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2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £139 / night

£970 - £1454 / week

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3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £212 / night

£1481 - £3097 / week

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4 7 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £305 / night

£2133 - £3689 / week

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4 9 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £193 / night

£1347 - £2693 / week

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Studio 14 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £276 / night

£1928 - £4620 / week

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Apartment rental in Hyde Park-City/Darlinghurst

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
High standard (four star rating) 2-bedroom apartments. Walking distance to most city attractions including the Darling Harbour, China Town, QVB, Town Hall, Opera House, Harbour Bridge. Sleep 6 people (in special cases possible 7). New bathroom, kitchen, timber flooring,  …see more

from £159 / night

£989 / week

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Holiday apartment in Central Sydney

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
High standard (four+ star rating) studio apartment. Walking distance to most city attractions including the Darling Harbour, China Town, QVB, Town Hall, Opera House, Harbour Bridge. Sleep up to 4 people). New bathroom, carpet. Excellent transport options to anywher. Fre  …see more

from £92 / night

£495 - £618 / week

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Holiday home in Sydney

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
1 bedroom furnished (and serviced if required) self-contained flat.. Very quiet location.Queen bed in the bedroom, double sofa bed in the lounge room. Maximum 4 people (2 Queen Bed + 2 on sofa bed).Courtyard. Children friendly. Big, foreshore park (The Centennial Park  …see more

from £65 / night

£330 - £371 / week

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Surry Hills holiday home rental

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A fantastic house canopied by a Chinese Tree of Heaven and filled with light. Surry Hills is the most vibrant and exciting place, in which, to live. It is the home of artists and creative people and is replete with restaurants, theatres and galleries. There are numerou  …see more

from £200 / night

£1236 - £1724 / week

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Apartment rental in Central Sydney with shared pool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A 2 bedroom luxury apartment on the parkland of Huntley's Cove that lies on Sydney harbour; with tennis courts, gym, library, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and an on-site restaurant for those lazy evenings; this is a wonderful central location providing great runni  …see more

from £30 / night

£706 - £824 / week

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Sydney holiday apartment rental

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Spacious, bright and sunny 2 bedroom apt in a stunning location with amazing views. Close to harbour bays and balmoral beach. Only 15 mins away to the CBD by ferry. It's quiet, green and tranquil area. Suitable for a small family or friends sharing. It's a gem not to be  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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Sydney holiday home rental

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
AVAILABLE FROM END DECEMBER 2014 - JANUARY 2015Gorgeous Federation Home in Roseville on Sydney's North Shore, ideally located for a holiday family seeking a Sydney summer haven with comfort and style. This home boasts space, privacy and a classic Australian lifesty  …see more

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Holiday apartment in Sydney

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
2 bedroom furnished only (and serviced if required) self-contained flat.. Very quiet location.Main bedroom: Queen bed. 2nd bedroom: twin beds. Sleeps 4. Possible 5th person bedding.Courtyard. Tree lined street in a nice and quiet area, next to a park/children playground  …see more

from £64 / night

£442 - £606 / week

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Holiday studio in Rozelle

Studio 3 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The. Writer's Den is a studio apartment in a building that was once a pub. It is quiet and comfortable, but close to transport, restaurants, cafés and shops. It is equipped with a kitchenette, free wifi, and cooling fans in summer that are rarely needed. There is  …see more

from £115 / night

£803 / week

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Holiday apartment in Central Sydney

1 3 90 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 90 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
WiFi | FREE! This spacious, bright and well appointed one bedroom apartment could not be any more central! It has a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and laundry facilities, separate living and sleeping areas, high speed WiFi access on request, copious natu  …see more

from £89 / night

£618 / week

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Central Sydney

1 3 90 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 90 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Our modern, spacious and fully furnished one bedroom apartment with balcony is right around the corner from Sydney Central Station. This quiet street is in the heart of Haymarket and Chinatown, surrounded by shops, markets and restaurants. WiFi | FREE! Parking | AUD$14  …see more

from £92 / night

£639 / week

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Central Sydney holiday apartment rental

2 5 90 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 90 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Our modern, large and light two-floor, two double-bedroom apartment is right around the corner from Central Station. This quiet street is in the heart of Haymarket and Chinatown. Surrounded by shops, markets, restaurants, cafes and bars. WiFi | FREE! Parking | AUD$14  …see more

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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Holiday home in Balmain

2 4 14 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 14 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This cottage is in the the exclusive village-suburb of Balmain, surrounded by parks and just moments from the Sydney Harbour. It comfortably sleeps 4 and pets can be considered. WiFi | FREE! This cottage has two bedrooms and can accommodate 4 guests as well as their  …see more

from £89 / night

£618 / week

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Holiday studio in Central Sydney

Studio 2 30 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 30 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Wake up with Sydney on your doorstep, located right at Town Hall. Only 10 minutes from Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. This sleek and bright studio apartment is a central as you can be in Sydney in an exclusive address. WiFi | FREE! This practically designed stud  …see more

from £92 / night

£639 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

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from £88 / night

£581 - £1000 / week

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Holiday apartment in Central Sydney

2 5 90 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 90 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
WiFi | FREE! Parking | AUD$140 per week This open-plan executive-style apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and in-room laundry facilities, a large marble bathroom, a private balcony with water views and floor to ceiling windows. Bedding available is Queen + Queen O  …see more

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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1 3 30 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 30 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £112 / night

£742 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £171 / night

£1177 / week

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from £171 / night

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1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £112 / night

£731 / week

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from £112 / night

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3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

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from £148 / night

£1030 / week

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from £148 / night

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2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £424 / night

£2693 / week

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from £424 / night

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1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

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from £65 / night

£412 / week

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from £65 / night

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1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £135 / night

£962 - £1705 / week

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from £135 / night

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1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £107 / night

£700 / week

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from £107 / night

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1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

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from £135 / night

£1039 / week

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from £135 / night

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1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £66 / night

£453 / week

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from £66 / night

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1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £123 / night

£938 - £1349 / week

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3 6 30 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £129 / night

£898 - £980 / week

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1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £74 / night

£474 / week

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1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets

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from £148 / night

£883 - £1500 / week

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