Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1413)

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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23

Province of Perugia / Perugia

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £94 / night

£509 / week

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from £94 / night

8

Lake Como / Valmadrera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

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from £102 / night

£594 / week

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from £102 / night

15

Holiday cave house in Ilha de Itaparica

State of Bahia / Ilha de Itaparica

5 15 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Alugo casa com 250 mts 5 suites com cama box ar e tv em todos os quartos, sala ,cozinha ,dependência completa, área de serviço com maquina de lavar roupa, varanda, jardim, pomar churrasqueira ,garagem em condomínio fechado com praça de  …see more

from £400 / night

£2400 / week

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from £400 / night

10

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

25

Braga District / Amares

2 10 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

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from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(12) Very Good 

14

Holiday converted chapel in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent!!” Very enjoyable long weekend break at 'The Retreat'. The converted chapel had everything we needed and the underfloor heating kept us nice & warm. The views were amazing and the hill-walking was just what we needed to get some fresh air. T  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 / week

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from £80 / night

18

Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Puglian gem” We stayed at Il Borgo del Querce for the Autumn Half Term week with our two young sons. The rural setting was stunning and the two-bedroomed villa that we stayed in was very comfortable and clean and beautifully restored from its origi  …see more

from £94 / night

£628 - £1484 / week

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from £94 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday yacht rental

Paros / Parikia

5 6 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Private Sailing Holidays in Greece and Turkey with Gourmet Chef - 2 professional crew (40+ years experienced Italian-Greek captain + hostess/co-skipper)<br />Captain - with a remarkable past in the vest of a professional super yachts captain of over 60,000 NM in h  …see more

from £128 / night

£678 - £5128 / week

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from £128 / night

4

Holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
Unique personalised service. Classic 1933 Bakdekker cruiser canal boat  …see more

from £187 / night

£1272 / week

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from £187 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Ostuni / Ostuni Centre

3 6 7 nights min

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

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from £146 / night

£1017 / week

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from £146 / night

23

Landes / Lit-et-Mixe

6 15 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £243 / night

£1695 / week

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from £243 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Tented camp accommodation in Youbou

Vancouver Island / Youbou

3 2 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Smith Chalets is a lakefront Glamping Bed and Breakfast. Each tent relaxation site has a BBQ, Coleman Stove, dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, fresh water, beach chairs, towels, linens, and airbeds. Each tent has been designed for complete relaxation with lounge areas and de  …see more

from £61 / night

£426 / week

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from £61 / night

26

Holiday castle in Esparron de Verdon

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Esparron de Verdon

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
The Chateau d'Esparron is a listed historic building and has been in the Castellane family ever since its foundation in the 13th century. Overlooking the old village on one side and the countryside on the other, the original building was added on to up until the 1  …see more

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Viladamat

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
This is a Castel builded between the XVI and XVII centuries. At that time it was a fortification of the Empuries Compter, later on it became a farmland and currently is owned by a Catalan family.The place is sorrounded by the beautiful area of Alt Empurdà  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £1017 / week

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from £122 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Isla Chiloe holiday yacht rental

Los Lagos Region / Isla Chiloe

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Toby 2014” Excellent experience. We had typical March Chiloe weather with a mix of sunny and rainy days. The food and service at the boat were great. In fact the sea food was outstanding, Kayaking and using the small motor boats were pluses. Visit to  …see more

from £2240 / night

£15680 - £22400 / week

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from £2240 / night

(18) Excellent 

28

Watermill rental in Busserolles with swimming pool

Dordogne / Busserolles

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant” We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able to have our lunch and dinner outside ever  …see more

from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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from £950 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £28 / night

£195 / week

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from £28 / night

8

Palermo / Central Palermo

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £50 / night

£345 - £3441 / week

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from £50 / 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
Construction typical Salento "Pajare" in a charming rural area surrounded by olive trees just minutes from the sea ... Ideal for those who want to spend a pleasant and relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful nature ..  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

88

Holiday trullo in Selva

Fasano / Selva

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
LUXURIOUS Apulian houses; which can be rented together (sleeps 6) or separate (sleeps 2 in the lamia and up to 4 in the trullo; IF you are less than 6 persons ask us for a quote. The base rate for the trullo only ( sleeps 4) is 120 euro per nigh and the lamia only ( sl  …see more

from £128 / night

£806 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Houseboat Pamela Group of Houseboats in Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir India<br />The houseboat has cosy rooms with attached bathrooms featuring all modern facilities, wifi 24/7 electricity  …see more

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday tower with golf nearby in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Private garden
A place of exceptional beauty and peace; a perfect hideaway for up to four persons, accessible yet private, ancient, yet with every modern comfort and surrounded on all sides with breathtaking scenery. A place where eagles soar, stags roam and romantic Royal connections  …see more

from £330 / night

£2310 / week

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from £330 / night

29

Holiday yacht in Marbella Town

Marbella / Marbella Town

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Marbella center. Walking distance to Puerto Banus, Golden Mile, Steps from beaches, water sport rentals, bicycle rentals. Restaurants, shops and vibrant night life. Quiet area where can sleep in confort. Experience yachting life aboard the Romance 2. Airport pick ups  …see more

from £56 / night

£310 - £577 / week

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from £56 / night

19

Holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Alberobello

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Splash around in the pool, enjoy dinner under the moonlight in the private terrace, taste fruit, tomatoes and vegetables directly from the home garden, sunbath among the olive trees under the unique blue sky of Apulia  …see more

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(4) Excellent 

5

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £77 / night

£534 - £1662 / week

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from £77 / night

18

Tiznit / Aglou-Plage

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £26 / night

£170 / week

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from £26 / night

16

Mumbai (Bombay) holiday yacht rental

Maharashtra / Mumbai (Bombay)

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
My place is close to The Harbor. It is a 45 foot Deluxe 3-bedroom Sail Yacht. Experience the calm ocean and the twinkling stars all at once. My Yacht is my personal getaway from the hustle of the city. I treat it in high regard and would expect the guests to do the same  …see more

from £1520 / night

£10640 / week

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from £1520 / night

51

State of Sao Paulo / Sao Sebastiao

12 35 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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from £280 / night

(21) Very Good 

28

Halong Bay ski yacht to rent.

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Royal Palace Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Royal Palace, Totally different wit  …see more

from £208 / night

£18738 / week

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Tangier-Tetouan Region / Tetouan

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £43 / night

£229 / week

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from £43 / night

10

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Houseboat Sweet Star have their own traditional appeal.Houseboat Sweet Star are anchored on the banks of the River jehlum. Each houseboat is fully furnished and every Houseboats has an attendant boy.Houseboat Sweet Star are furnished in a grand style, with carved furnit  …see more

from £19 / night

£129 / week

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from £19 / night

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Province of Bari / Monopoli

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Bari / Locorotondo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£509 - £848 / week

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from £85 / night

26

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £238 / night

£1526 / week

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from £238 / night

(14) 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
DAR BÔ is a typical Moroccan Riad situated byside a small and quiet square in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira. This charming house to rent in exclusivity is close to restaurants and markets. It is suitable for couples, families and groups. The house is to ren  …see more

from £102 / night

£641 - £1353 / week

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from £102 / night

(8) Very Good 

10

Holiday watermill in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning converted watermill in the beautiful Loir valley . La Maison du Frere has 2 bedrooms and is at the opposite end of the mill buildings where the Mill House has 5. Available all year round for holiday lets, long weekends, short breaks and long lets.  …see more

from £200 / night

£250 / week

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from £200 / night

10

Province of Brindisi / Brindisi

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £43 / night

£297 - £623 / week

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from £43 / night

20

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

20

Setubal District / Costa da Caparica

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £30 / night

£204 / week

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from £30 / night