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Water sports holidays (32248)

If you're looking for an active break and aren’t afraid of getting wet, book one of these holiday homes near fantastic water sports destinations worldwide.


Water sports holidays by the sea allow you to spend energetic mornings on the water and lazy afternoons chilling on the beach. Inland destinations near lakes and rivers are less tied to the summer season and can offer great windsurfing, canoeing and sailing throughout the year.


If you’re planning an action-packed holiday, choose a villa or cottage with plenty of home comforts. You’ll really appreciate a bubbling Jacuzzi, steamy sauna or cosy log fire after an active day on the water.

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32,248 Holiday homes

(17) Excellent 

23

Whaley Bridge holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne  …see more

from £50 / night

£289 - £510 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Holiday penthouse in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1187 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Excellent 

29

Home rental in Fife with golf nearby

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Beautifully presented single storey house in St. Andrews. Situated a short walk from the East Sands beach and St. Andrews Harbour. The House has been recently refurbished to a very high order with no detail overlooked and there are quality fittings and furnishings throu  …see more

from £125 / night

£515 - £850 / week

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from £125 / night

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(19) Very Good 

13

Stamford holiday apartment rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“A characterful flat that is well-appointed, homely and central.” Two of us spent a weekend in Victoria's lovely basement flat, which had both period and modern features. On arrival we received a warm welcome and were in the flat in no time. The flat w  …see more

from £59 / night

£365 / week

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from £59 / night

(37) Excellent 

17

West Country holiday cottage rental

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“A most delightful place to chill out relax and enjoy” We can highly recommend staying at this recently modernised holiday cottage in a quiet part of Padstow. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable with all modern ameni  …see more

from £105 / night

£725 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Holiday home rental

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh  …see more

from £77 / night

£403 - £657 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderfully relaxing!” The villa is lovely with a great pool area that is in the sun all day. There were plenty of sunbeds and lots of room for 6 people. It is on the golf course, right by the tee off for the 10th hole which I thought might be a littl  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £150 / night

(30) Excellent 

39

Taormina holiday apartment rental

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect bolthole to explore Taormina and surrounds...” This apartment exceeded our expectations. We wanted to live for a week like locals and this beautiful and functional two bedroomed apartment allowed us to do just that. The view from the lounge is  …see more

from £102 / night

£424 - £889 / week

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from £102 / night

(40) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in West Country

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay” Everything we needed was in this beautiful apartment from the welcome pack on arrival to the beautiful sea views we enjoyed every morning we would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family or friends thank you John and barb j x  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £1095 / week

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from £57 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Advie ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Advie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £910 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa in Tanahwangko

North Sulawesi / Tanahwangko

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed pampering in an idyllic location. North Sulawesi is enchanting.” Villa Manare is an oasis of tranquility, the food is great, the house and rooms well maintained and the pool has fantastic views. Our stay was made by the chef's great cooking  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1366 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Good Place for a Family Holiday” 4 of us stayed here for a week in July 2012. The house is in a great situation for local beaches in Falmouth and the Town Centre is only 10-15 minutes walk away. It has a very nice garden and views of the sea from th  …see more

from £68 / night

£470 - £1570 / week

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from £68 / night

(21) Excellent 

14

Home letting in Stratford Town Centre

Stratford-upon-Avon / Stratford Town Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great accommodation in great location” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Stratford cottage. Cottage itself was clean and inviting and the location was perfect being within very easy walking distance of the town centre, restaurants, theatre, river  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

23

Holiday apartment letting

Burgas Province / Ravda

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Modern and spacious apartment, freshly repaired with new furniture, 30 meters from the sea with the clean and safe beach. Surfing school and diving are available. Great for families with children and romantic couples. Calm and beautiful area. Aqua park 10mins walking.  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(31) Excellent 

33

Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 - £970 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

20

Ski apartment to rent in Taormina Mare Mazzaro

Taormina / Taormina Mare Mazzaro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location” The apartment was beautifully decorated, with excellent air-conditioning, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Views from the balconies were gorgeous. It's located literally 2 minutes from the best beach in Taor  …see more

from £84 / night

£577 - £1577 / week

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from £84 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Chilled break” Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities! Great location which is far enough out of the centre of La Cala so that it's quiet but near enough for an easy flat walk in the evening! Great outside space for sunbathing but with shade if  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

13

Holiday apartment in West Country

Newquay / The Barrowfields

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family apartment” Excellent, modern apartment with great views. 3 large spacious bedrooms one with en-suite. Close to Tesco Express, Aldi and Sainsburys. Parking bay just outside main door. Wi-fi, freeview tv and ipod docking station so my tee  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1495 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

11

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(27) Excellent 

19

Portrush holiday home rental

Portrush / West Strand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Glorious Views and Friendly Host” We chose this property because of it's location and were not disappointed. It is just a few minutes walk both from the beach and the town centre of Portrush and boasts the best views from both the upstairs lounge and  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

38

Ayia Napa holiday villa accommodation

Ayia Napa / Nissi Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
This quiet, charming villa is located in Ayia Napa, 300 meters from the famous beach of Nissi. It features a private pool with cushioned loungers. WI-Fi Internet, 2 bicycles and parking are all free.The villa has a huge 10m x 5m Walk in private pool which has plenty  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 - £1543 / week

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from £102 / night

(5) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Chaweng

Bophut / Chaweng

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very comfortable and spacious” Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included: - Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 baths) - Great for  …see more

from £152 / night

£1061 - £1369 / week

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from £152 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £94 / night

£653 - £950 / week

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from £94 / night

(27) Excellent 

11

Holiday bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“a very nice holiday home and a friendly welcome” We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base to  …see more

from £52 / night

£305 - £570 / week

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from £52 / night

(15) Excellent 

35

Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / Vasari Resort

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c  …see more

from £118 / night

£1013 - £5261 / week

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from £118 / night

(65) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Whitstable

Kent / Whitstable

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“We love Whitstable!” Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!  …see more

from £80 / night

£415 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(43) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellenyt pet friendly flat” We stayed for a week with our 2 miniature dachshunds. The flat had recently been refurbished & so was spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed, a super shower & best of all was very very quiet! There is an enclosed  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(52) Excellent 

28

Carlingford holiday cottage rental

County Louth / Carlingford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage” We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Also vey convenient  …see more

from £68 / night

£400 - £484 / week

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from £68 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab experience” I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you have and problems or questions! The  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in South East England

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Norfolk

Norfolk / Burnham Market

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning holiday cottage. Refurbished & tastefully decorated 1850s flint cottage. Features include Wood burning stove, d/washer, Freesat, brodband wifi, & secluded garden. Close to sandy beaches; shops, pubs, and restaurants only 200yds. Perfect for families or  …see more

from £49 / night

£298 - £730 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Cavelossim

Cavelossim / Luisa by the Sea

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Villa has all the ameneties you need for a perfect holiday.” Stayed at Villa Shanti February/March 2013 for 3 weeks. On arrival was met with key and were told everything we needed to know regarding the villa. Shant is a very comfortable 2 bedroome  …see more

from £75 / night

£509 - £899 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Caleta de Fuste holiday villa rental

Antigua / Caleta de Fuste

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant villa” Absolutely brilliant villa with a heated pool and jacuzzi. 4 adults stayed here for 1 week and had a fantastic holiday. Only a 15 minute stroll to the beach. Loved this villa and would definitely stay here again  …see more

from £122 / night

£625 - £1045 / week

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from £122 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cavelossim holiday villa accommodation

Cavelossim / Luisa by the Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Maya is a lovely two bedroom villa next to a swimming pool and less than five hundred yards from Cavelossim beach. It has all the amenities and comforts to suit self-catering travelers.The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, an open dining veranda and a lu  …see more

from £75 / night

£509 - £899 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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from £290 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Shere holiday apartment let

Guildford / Shere

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent” The flat was in excellent condition and beautifully furnished. There are a number of oubs and shops right on the doorstep making this an ideal holiday location. I found the flat had everything I needed for a relaxing stay in a beautiful vil  …see more

from £149 / night

£980 - £1100 / week

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from £149 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Grasse holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb!” We recently stayed at this fabulous villa and cannot say enough good things. We were a group of 4 and could not have been more comfortable. The villa is equipped with the best of the best and made our days so wonderful. The location is  …see more

from £255 / night

£1695 - £2119 / week

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from £255 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th  …see more

from £55 / night

£382 - £1119 / week

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from £55 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Kinghorn

Fife / Kinghorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Loathe to leave” Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for immediate and surrounding area.  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sete

Herault / Sete

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A beautiful apartment, with a roof terrace, situated on the second and third floor of an old town house in the historic heart of Sete, one minute from the Place de la Mairie, the Gand Canal, the port, the fish market, and many many restaurants. Close to beaches also.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night