Unusual holiday homes | Tree houses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (70)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

70 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Catered / B&B

(16) Excellent 

14

Holiday yacht rental

St. George's / Prickly Bay

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Felt like a millionaire on a private yacht in beautiful places with wonderful people.” This was our first private yacht charter and it will not be our last! It was easy to book. The owners are very accommodating and follow up promptly with all inquir
…see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £3920 / week

Book View

from £140 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything we hoped for and more” We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the old Medina and off
…see more

from £130 / night

£820 - £1286 / week

Book View

from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

26

Holiday trullo with shared pool in Trulli District

Alberobello / Trulli District

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£302 - £647 / week

Book View

from £57 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £203 / night

£1419 / week

Book View

from £203 / night

(23) Very Good 

39

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Cosy and conveniently located.” Great atmosphere, well managed, excellent staff. We ate in every night as the ladies' cooking was so good! Lovely weather (sunny, with cool nights) and we really enjoyed our week.
…see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

Book View

from £95 / night

(2) Very Good 

26

Holiday trullo in Trulli District

Alberobello / Trulli District

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£432 - £1207 / week

Book View

from £78 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Holiday riad accommodation

Marrakech / Medina

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £48 / night

£332 / week

Book View

from £48 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Holiday riad rental

Fes / Fes Medina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful days in Fez” We came for the music festival, so we had 10 days to spend in Fez, in between concerts. And we did! Discovering the medina was lots of fun...but also exhausting. It was always so good to get home and just relax in the silence an
…see more

from £74 / night

£513 / week

Book View

from £74 / night

(39) Excellent 

41

Marrakech ski riad to rent.

Marrakech / Medina

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous Riad in the Heart of Marrakech” This Riad is in a fabulous location, just south of the main square and provides a peaceful getaway after a long days sightseeing. Staying there in December we took the opportunity to use the terrace for breakfa
…see more

from £78 / night

£544 / week

Book View

from £78 / night

(26) Excellent 

21

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £125 / night

£725 / week

Book View

from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Holiday tree house rental

Province of Limon / Manzanillo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

(12) Excellent 

11

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A calm oasis in Marrakech” We had this beautiful riad all to ourselves and were very comfortable with our two very young children (a three year old and a baby). It was lovely to come home from the heat and bustle of the city and a treat to have a ligh
…see more

from £42 / night

£249 - £538 / week

Book View

from £42 / night

(28) Very Good 

70

Holiday riad with swimming pool in Fes

Fes / Fes Medina

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£1569 / week

Book View

from £225 / night

16

Holiday castle in Oldcastle

County Meath / Oldcastle

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £578 / night

£4038 / week

Enquire View

from £578 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Holiday yacht in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam / Masaki Peninsula

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Stu Berry yacht trip August 2011” Loved every minute of it. Chilled and superb trip. Great country, and perfect place to travel by yacht. Wonderful crew.
…see more

from £953 / night

£6667 / week

Book View

from £953 / night

(2) Very Good 

36

Castelfiorentino holiday castle rental

Province of Florence / Castelfiorentino

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A beautiful journey back in time.” Villa Cabbiavoli is a wonderful place. The views over the Tuscan hills are amazing. It breaths the history of Italian gentry. We were treated like family guests by the the staff who are extremely helpful and friendly
…see more

from £961 / night

£6725 - £9656 / week

Book View

from £961 / night

(71) Very Good 

22

Holiday boathouse in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

12 24 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Nice boat, nice place but water not so clear” Very good trip, with nice guide and the boat was also great, with wooden cabins and air cond. Kayaking was also great, but the water in Halong bay was not as clear as we expected. Boats actually are pain
…see more

from £190 / night

£1330 - £13469 / week

Book View

from £190 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Fes holiday riad rental

Fes / Fes Medina

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £216 / night

£1509 - £3319 / week

Book View

from £216 / night

24

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Palmeraie De Targa

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £854 / night

£5975 / week

Book View

from £854 / night

(6) Very Good 

70

Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A perfect spacious comfortable riad on the edge of the Medina, with all amenities” We (2 parents and 3 children, aged 14, 12 and 11) stayed for 8 days in Riad Africa. It is a beautiful, well equipped, quietly situated riad, with all equipment you nee
…see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

Book View

from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

27

Riad rental in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £35 / night

£245 / week

Book View

from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

38

Holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Great Winter Break” The Riad is perfect; just inside the inner wall it has four rooms all with en-suite, a breakfast room and for those that wish to avoid the hustle & bustle of the souks, a lovely roof terrace to sit and relax. The housekeeper is ext
…see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

Enquire View

from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

70

Riad rental in Fes with swimming pool

Fes / Fes Medina

7 19 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

(228) Excellent 

53

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £30 / night

£210 / week

Book View

from £30 / night

53

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

5 15 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£1800 / week

Book View

from £300 / night

(15) Excellent 

26

Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£652 - £1376 / week

Book View

from £104 / night

20

Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £76 / night

£755 / week

Book View

from £76 / night

(81) Excellent 

27

Bedouin Tent Rental

Ma'in Governorate / Wadi Rum

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Most amazing and personalized Wadi Rum experience imaginable.” I feel so lucky to have found Saleh and Alia and their wonderful family! I stayed two full days and one night in Wadi Rum as a solo traveler. I felt so well cared for, and really got to ap
…see more

Pricing unknown

Book View

Pricing unknown

11

Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£750 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

9

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £87 / night

£518 - £1869 / week

Book View

from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

59

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

8 20 4 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £1415 / night

£8490 / week

Book View

from £1415 / night

16

Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 186 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £432 / night

£2160 / week

Book View

from £432 / night

(2) Very Good 

13

Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£750 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£819 / week

Book View

from £117 / night

26

Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £156 / night

£1035 / week

Book View

from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Ugento / Torre San Giovanni

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £19 / night

£163 - £851 / week

Book View

from £19 / night

43

Province of Lecce / Gallipoli

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £34 / night

£236 - £1020 / week

Book View

from £34 / night

51

Province of Lecce / Taviano

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £23 / night

£157 - £1087 / week

Book View

from £23 / night

26

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

3 6 4 nights min

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

from £117 / night

£591 - £1294 / week

Book View

from £117 / night

51

Herault / La Grande-Motte

Studio 19 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 19
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £1483 / night

£10377 - £17854 / week

Enquire View

from £1483 / night

1