Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1414)

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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Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£382 - £861 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Holiday converted chapel rental

Cornwall / Connor Downs

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation for couples” Excellent, spacious and comfortable accommodation, beautifully furnished with everything you need. Lovely conservatory and patio with hot tub and good sized enclosed garden for the dog. Good location for visiting t  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 / week

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from £286 / night

46

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This great old home, from 17th century is situated in a very welcoming neighborhood, in ancient Medina (City Center of Marrakesh) It’s still with its original architecture and style. Walls that 60-70 cm thick, great stuff for insulation, handmade doors and tiled c  …see more

from £153 / night

£962 - £2112 / week

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from £153 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Castle rental in Saint-Paul-Lizonne with swimming pool

Dordogne / Saint-Paul-Lizonne

14 30 3 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The self catering Chateau and its delightful Gatehouse (2 adjoining properties) provide a truly relaxing environment to enjoy a Wedding, holiday or other special occasion with family and friends. The Chateau was built in 1820 and is set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland  …see more

from £2105 / night

£7772 - £9653 / week

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from £2105 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

East Grinstead holiday shepherds hut rental

East Grinstead / TurnersHill

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Private garden
Our hut includes; double bed, seating area, underfloor heating, antique stove, fridge, TV, DVD player, kitchenette , shower room, toilet, decking, countryside views, close to local attractions/pubs/national trust sites/heritage sites and only 40 minutes from the beach.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Trenwheal holiday shepherds hut accommodation

Cornwall / Trenwheal

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Private garden
Edyn (pronounced Eden) is a contemporary Shepherd's Hut with underfloor heating, double glazing, and a veranda with a wood burner. Situated in our large garden overlooking the river, there is no mobile signal (except WiFi near the house), total bliss! A real doub  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £157 / night

£831 - £1068 / week

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from £157 / night

30

Schleswig-Holstein / Kappeln

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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from £84 / night

£588 - £1448 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Haute-Vienne / Limoges

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £191 / night

£928 - £1967 / week

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from £191 / night

9

North Holland Province / Enkhuizen

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £255 / night

£1272 - £2967 / week

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from £255 / night

(4) Excellent 

31

Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Gioia del Colle

Gioia del Colle / Parco La Mandra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxurious authentic Pugliese trulli. Includes 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1kitchen & 1dining room and a foyer area. This ancient trulli was recently renovated keeping the Puglian characteristics. Includes a private pool and “Pitch & Putt” nine-holes a  …see more

from £273 / night

£1907 - £3814 / week

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from £273 / night

(18) Excellent 

27

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(8) Very Good 

19

Bantham holiday beach hut rental

Devon / Bantham

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great little hideaway retreat.” A great little find. Lovely peaceful setting and quirky place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoyed breakfast sat outside in the beautiful surroundings. Superb location with bamforth beach just over a  …see more

from £65 / night

£518 - £616 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

31

Holiday trullo with shared pool, golf nearby in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A few minutes away from Cisternino town centre, Trullo Azzurra is a newly refurbished trullo with pool ideal for families. Just overpassed the main gate, you will notice the top of the trullo on the horizon. The cosy external area is provided with a lovely garden, an  …see more

from £52 / night

£352 - £1187 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

30

Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
This is an opportunity to experience life in our private classic 41 foot yacht which is moored to the dock in beautiful Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia. We also have a 4x4 jeep available if you wish to go out and explore the island. The boat has a classic teak wood interior  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Excellent 

29

Bang Saphan holiday beach hut rental

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Bang Saphan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Accessible by road or rail. Transport to and from can be facilitated by hosts. Car rental available locally.  …see more

from £92 / night

£482 / week

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from £92 / night

23

Yacht accommodation in Karfas

Chios / Karfas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
What's Included?GENERALRental of yachtYacht equipmentAll taxesEnd cleaningYACHT EQUIPMENTDinghy, outboard engine & gasoline.GPS & nautical chartsSheets, blankets & towelsStereo & cockpit speakers<br />Extra Costs:In addition you will also hav  …see more

from £221 / night

£1543 - £2670 / week

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from £221 / night

29

Perama, Rethymnon holiday beach hut rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Perama, Rethymnon

17 50 1 night min

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
NIRIIDES BACH BALI CRETA REHTIMNO  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

49

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x4 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroom<b  …see more

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(8) Excellent 

31

Kilifi holiday beach hut rental

Coast Province / Kilifi

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Takashak lies on Takaungu beach, 400 metres of white Indian Ocean sand enjoyed by only 3 properties. Lush greenery provides privacy from the beach so that you can lie on the roof terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean just metres away. Away from it all down 5 kms of dir  …see more

from £64 / night

£440 - £592 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Very Good 

43

Holiday yacht in Cat Ba

Cat Ba

4 16 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
This top quality yacht is perfectly equiped for cruising in the Ha Long Bay, with all moderns conveniences. C.Jewel Island yachts are world renowned for excellent quality – We offer perfect arrangements for both privates parts and crew cabins. For your confort, th  …see more

from £240 / night

£1680 / week

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from £240 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

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 £111 / night

£772 - £1543 / week

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from £111 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Tangier-Tetouan Region / Tetouan

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £22 / night

£102 / week

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from £22 / night

(26) Excellent 

87

Houseboat rental in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Sceal Eile is a self catering cruising barge with a fully fitted kitchen, full-size bath with shower located in Dublin City Centre. It has a stove and central heating ,a king size bed, bunk beds, WIFI, a private outdoor space with loads of amenities beside it  …see more

from £106 / night

£742 / week

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from £106 / night

(5) Excellent 

42

Holiday yacht in Unterterzen

Canton of St. Gallen / Unterterzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
You’ll love MAYA because sleeping overnight on a beautiful classic yacht, is a night to remember. FULLY HEATED, privacy, romantic soft lit atmosphere, you'll find the cosy, comforting great nights sleep much needed to recharge your batteries for your next da  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(11) Excellent 

39

Holiday castle in Pisa

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be” A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share th  …see more

from £85 / night

£526 - £585 / week

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from £85 / night

9

Le Beausset holiday tower rental

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends.<br />Four Pea  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday riad in Essaouira

Essaouira / Essaouira

6 13 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
A very large 18th century Jewish merchant's house situated in the oldest part of the Medina, known as the Kasbah. Recently restored with the addition of modern facilities. Can sleep maximum 13  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1485 / week

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from £200 / night

12

Somma Lombardo holiday tower rental

Province of Varese / Somma Lombardo

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A special stay in an ancient tower built over a thousand years in the quiet and the green of Ticino Park. 5 minutes from Malpensa International Airport, 25 minutes from the Expo and 40 minutes from the Duomo and the fashion district.<br />The house is furnished wi  …see more

from £79 / night

£534 - £831 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Olbia / Pittulongu

5 5 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Middleton in Teesdale

Durham / Middleton in Teesdale

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
After standing derelict for more than 40 years, the former Ebenezer Methodist Chapel has been transformed into a boutique holiday home for up to 7 guests. SPACE This holiday cottage consists of a large and fully equipped kitchen, a spacious and cosy living room, four  …see more

from £160 / night

£990 - £1470 / week

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from £160 / night

(10) Excellent 

40

Sorrento / Central Sorrento

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £212 / night

£1458 - £2890 / week

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from £212 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Callala Beach holiday beach hut rental

New South Wales / Callala Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Location” We had a wonderful weekend away in this great property. The lovely house is fully equipped and right on the spectacular Callala beach. Host was very also really helpful and included folder with sightseeing suggestions and maps. We  …see more

from £130 / night

£908 / week

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from £130 / night

10

Holiday yacht with golf nearby in Venice

City of Venice / Venice

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Credit card accepted  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 - £1789 / week

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from £94 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

Holiday trullo in Monopoli

Province of Bari / Monopoli

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Wonderful Trulli building in Monopoli countryside for 4 guests in one bedroom, totally and recently renovated with conservative & typical local criteria. Trulli stands in a so quiet and panoramic position and are granted a totally silent and relaxing in Apulia'  …see more

from £39 / night

£234 - £467 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday tower rental

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace &tranquility!” My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have talked to us also, if he was able  …see more

from £60 / night

£289 - £424 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Loch Portain

North Uist / Loch Portain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
In 2016 we completed upgrades to the lounge furniture & furnishings. This included a new hob & oven and the main bedroom now has a king-size bed. In our 2017 season, the shower room will also benefit from refurbishment. New sanitary ware, as well as a bigger sh  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Perelada

Province of Girona / Perelada

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
The fortification offers two large rooms, decorated with style and personality. The property also offers two other open space rooms, airy and unfurnished at disposal to organize events and private parties.Provided with 4 large room, with their en-suite bathrooms.<br  …see more

from £339 / night

£2670 - £3814 / week

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from £339 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut with golf nearby in Palm Beach

Pittwater / Palm Beach

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Magical Beach House in the best position on the Bay” We have just enjoyed our second stay at the beautiful newly renovated Barrenjoey Beach House and once again we didn't want to leave. The house is in the best position right on the water where we rel  …see more

from £433 / night

£3130 / week

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from £433 / night