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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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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat Amsterdam Center  …see more

from £163 / night

£1710 - £2009 / week

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from £163 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Tinos Town holiday windmill rental

Tinos / Tinos Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Unique Experience in a Quality Home” We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home in Tinos. The owner Matthaios could not have been more helpful and despite our language barriers we managed to get by. The windmill itself has been beautifully renov  …see more

from £112 / night

£778 - £1556 / week

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from £112 / night

(18) Excellent 

60

Fes / Fes Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £77 / night

£462 - £701 / week

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from £77 / night

(36) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(46) Excellent 

24

Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The only place to stay in Chester” This is the only place we'll ever stay in Chester. It's warm, spacious, comfortable and only 10 minutes walk from the city center! Every room is finished to a very high standard, the beds were super-comfy (even for t  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) 2 bathrooms Private pool, walking distance to Pollensa old Town, New stone house, Secure car Parking  …see more

from £103 / night

£718 - £1265 / week

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from £103 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £1195 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / 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 £97 / night

£605 - £831 / week

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from £97 / night

(4) Excellent 

6

Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&l  …see more

from £265 / night

£1535 - £2304 / week

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from £265 / night

(3) Average 

50

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Barcelona Beach

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Try life on a large motor yacht with all commodities. Beaches are only minutes away on foot, no need to drive and park. There is free guarded parking inside Marina Port Forum. A pleasant 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona. Wifi internet is free.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £2667 / week

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from £65 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

56

Holiday yacht in El Barrio

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary
Classic wooden sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante...10 meters LOA 4 meters beam, good for two people, one double bed and 2 singles... great views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to he beach. Secure parking inside the marina, security and vi  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut in Durness

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
North West Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland. On the beach, on a farm, sea view, brown trout fishing included, bird watching paradise, golf, walking, cycling, shops, restaurants, 2km  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1284 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £65 / night

£424 - £479 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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
Two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms on a boat, and en suite bathrooms, free WiFI. After a busy day in the center you can enjoy the grand view of the eastern docklands on the deck terrace on a nice summer day.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1257 / week

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from £180 / night

(51) Excellent 

24

Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £104 / night

£727 - £1795 / week

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from £104 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.” We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, w  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea  …see more

from £150 / night

£1022 - £1637 / week

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from £150 / night

(23) Very Good 

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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

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from £95 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This amazing houseboat is located in the Jordaan, Amsterdam's historical city centre. It offers a nice balcony along the boat with a larger area at the end, where you can sit to watch one of the most famous views in Amsterdam, the Westertoren, or just the many boat  …see more

from £146 / night

£979 - £1101 / week

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from £146 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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

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from £130 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

13

Holiday riad with swimming pool in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Imposing, recently renovated villa with beautiful garden and plunge pool, situated just behind the ancient city walls and overlooking the beach. Sleeps 2- 12  …see more

from £300 / night

£750 / week

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from £300 / 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 £101 / night

£680 - £788 / week

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from £101 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Yacht La Gomera Marina San Sebastian Luxury Fiestas Holiday Accommodation Garajonay National Park. Comfortable. Sea. Beach. Valle Gran Rey. Sea view.  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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from £49 / 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 £171 / night

£770 - £1368 / week

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from £171 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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
Riad Shaden is situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac, and once inside the riad you are far removed from the hustle and bustle of the medina and the souks. There are 6 traditionally decorated en suite bedrooms, a spacious living room, an open-air central courtyard a  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Bal Lekhmisse

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 174 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Walking distance from the old town Jamaa El-Fna and Souks, and 8 mn from downtown Gueliz and Jardin Majorelle The house is a Moorish style furnished 3 floor cozy Riad with Swimming Pools, 24/7 security entrance and parking. Walking distance to the famous Jamaa El Fna S  …see more

from £77 / night

£445 - £505 / week

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from £77 / night

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Landes / Hossegor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £112 / night

£1163 - £2436 / week

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from £112 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxury riad with 3 ensuite bedrooms, roof terrace and plunge pool. Daily Moroccan breakfast included.  …see more

from £140 / night

£840 / week

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from £140 / night

21

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

6 8 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £416 / night

£2906 - £3590 / week

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from £416 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Dolwyddelan holiday converted chapel rental

Snowdonia National Park / Dolwyddelan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Perfect House in Perfect Location” The house itself is converted to to a very high standard, and has a nicely quirky layout and feel. It is well-equipped and is situated in the heart of a beautiful valley. We are not bikers or ramblers, but there was  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £120 / night

(112) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Extremely cute boat, quirky, clean and cosey :)” Siet was very welcoming and at the time when she wasnt there and we called her to help us with the cooker she arrived within 20 mins! The boat as about 15-20 min walk fro the station and if you rent a  …see more

from £86 / night

£513 - £1291 / week

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North Holland Province / Weesp

7 18 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £428 / night

£2992 / week

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from £428 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Tamarindo

Province of Guanacaste / Tamarindo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The best of the best...” Very happy about this place. The owner Sunny and his wife are very friendly, funny guys with smile on their anytime. The cabin we stayed in was very nice, clean and simple. You actually dont need anything else then the shower  …see more

from £69 / night

£319 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house letting

Ugljan Island / Batalaza

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The house itself is allocated in a very quiet family house district, 100 m away from the sea to which you arrive through a pinewood. It can host 6 to 7 guests with an additional possibility of utilizing the living rooms sofa as an extra bed.  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night