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Unusual holiday homes (1298)

Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.


And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.


If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £158 / night

£1142 - £2675 / week

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from £158 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos  …see more

from £68 / night

£463 - £505 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Fox Glacier

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Luxury self contained accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier featuring a full European kitchen and bathroom, walk in shower, European furniture, architectural lighting, Wifi, Sky (cable) television and complimentary wine, mineral water and Nespresso coffee.Unique pro  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£463 - £816 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Kudat

Sabah / Kudat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
“Blissfully quiet and beautiful.” If you want to get off the grid, and find somewhere truly beautiful away from the usual resorts full of people, then this is it. The chalet is simple yet comfortable, and the location and view are perfect. The chal  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Florida / Citrus Ridge

3 10 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £79 / night

£473 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday converted chapel in Yerong Creek

New South Wales / Yerong Creek

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
A nice place to relax with family or friends a ideal getaway, halfway from sydney to melborneGoood sound system available Loads dvds to watch movies on the large screen tv. ( no tv programmes sorry)x  …see more

from £117 / night

£615 / week

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from £117 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fam  …see more

from £79 / night

£1182 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Iowa / Sabula

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £134 / night

£934 / week

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from £134 / night

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Holiday boathouse with swimming pool in Mangalore

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A family resort Away from the bustling city noise. A beach-party for over 300 persons can be easily be organized. A special monsoon discount being offered(up to 50%). Group special rates available.  …see more

from £30 / night

£185 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut rental

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature  …see more

from £127 / night

£883 - £1177 / week

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from £127 / night

(18) Excellent 

29

Holiday trullo in Southern Italy

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquil retreat” Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014. We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination. Such a beautiful setting, peacef  …see more

from £110 / night

£645 - £1290 / week

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from £110 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Garopaba

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£331 / week

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from £48 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday watermill in Savigny-en-Revermont

Saone-et-Loire / Savigny-en-Revermont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated in South Burgundy, Le Moulin Des Gobards is a haven of tranquillity. The home, a 200 year old mill, has been completely renovated to a high standard.*The max. # of guests is 6 as long as at least 2 are children under 12 years old. Add 15 euros/night/adult*  …see more

from £97 / night

£631 / week

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from £97 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Windmill rental in Tripiti

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Three wonderful days in a wonderful place.” We had a great stay at the windmill. Everything was very clean and furnished with great attention to detail. The kitchen was fully equipped and cold soft drinks and beer were provided when we arrived. The ve  …see more

from £85 / night

£505 - £799 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cave house in Ponza Island

Province of Latina / Ponza Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Cozy studio equipped with all comforts for a pleasant stay in Ponza, between friends, a couple or family. The studio consists of a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a splendid terrace that overlooks the Cala is also included in the price of water service pulizia.nel pr  …see more

from £68 / night

£412 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Cyclades / Amorgos

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £85 / night

£589 - £1059 / week

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from £85 / night

15

Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
it is about 100 steps from the main pedestrian street of Oia where all the shops and restaurants are (website hidden) is only five minutes walking distance from the commercial centrer of the village .The appartment is only 7 minutes walking distance from the bus station  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £2177 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Keral  …see more

from £158 / night

£1103 / week

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from £158 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from £47 / night

£278 - £2925 / week

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from £47 / night

15

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
A House Boat or (Boat House) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips.The Price Which is given for 6 Peoples, if you have less Number of peoples we  …see more

from £138 / night

£965 / week

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from £138 / night

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Illinois / Karbers Ridge

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £170 / night

£1186 / week

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from £170 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £67 / night

£463 - £851 / week

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from £67 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Oost-knollendam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.” We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting  …see more

from £211 / night

£841 - £925 / week

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from £211 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

State of Rio de Janeiro / Armacao dos Buzios

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£315 - £536 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Milos / Plaka

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £169 / night

£1387 - £2143 / week

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from £169 / night

(18) Average 

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Holiday converted chapel in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A split-level riverside stone chapel, with river views, created by the conversion of a large Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846 in the conservation area of the historic mill village of Milford, in the wooded valley of the River Derwent. The local area is of  …see more

from £300 / night

£1250 - £2245 / week

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from £300 / night

35

Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board  …see more

from £221 / night

£1544 / week

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from £221 / night

8

State of Pernambuco / Goiana

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £63 / night

£441 / week

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from £63 / night

21

Marrakech / Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £51 / night

£337 - £1890 / week

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from £51 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win  …see more

from £169 / night

£757 - £1345 / week

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from £169 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Southern Italy with swimming pool

Monopoli / Santa Lucia, Monopoli

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Tipici trulli in pietra finemente arredati e dotati di ogni comfort:- camera da letto con letto matrimoniale e divano-letto nel soggiorno per un totale di 4 posti letto;- soggiorno con tavolo, sedie e TV; - cucina attrezzata (piano cottura 4 fuoc  …see more

from £85 / night

£648 / week

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from £85 / night

9

Kutch holiday tented camp rental

Gujarat / Kutch

30 3 1 night min

  • 30 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to Rann Village Resort at Bhirandiara-Kutch. The village resort is built near White Rann of Kutch. At Rann Village Resort, we have Kutchi Bhungas (mud hut), all well traditional crafted with interior mud work, both AC & NON AC Bhunga with all facilities. Close  …see more

from £174 / night

£1213 / week

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from £174 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Macchia di Monte holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Macchia di Monte

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
200-year-old trulli with no direct neighbors in acres of quiet ancient olive groves.  …see more

from £2 / night

£9 - £2269 / week

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from £2 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lance aux Epines holiday tower rental

Saint George Parish / Lance aux Epines

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Sugar Mill Tower — an alluring and lovely hideaway — ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals, & couple's retreat. An English 4-poster bed dominates the romantic round room. 2nd BR has a full-size bed. Both are en suite. Includes 3 levels of decks, private plu  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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from £286 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £100 / night

£669 - £774 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday beach hut in Mannum

Mannum / Wongulla

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
River - Water Ski - Wake Board - Fishing - Tennis - Swimming Pool - Views  …see more

from £129 / night

£819 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo rental

Monopoli / Capitolo

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
An oasis of peace created for people who love the colors: Trullo Ca' del Fico  …see more

from £116 / night

£807 - £2017 / week

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from £116 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Tuan Chau Island

Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Halong Silversea Cruise is a luxurious and classic style junk cruises offers the perfect mix in traditional elegance and modern comfort, experience the world's natural heritage site Halong bay in Asian style. Halong Silversea Cruise features 18 comfortable rooms, wide  …see more

from £205 / night

£17764 - £18481 / week

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from £205 / night