Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

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Want to leave the winter chill far behind you?Start 2015 with a wonderful winter sun holiday in a toasty warm destination. Whether you’re after watersports, exotic tours or simply a private pool to lounge around, we’ve got it covered.



You can leave your winter clothes at home when you book one of these gorgeous holiday homes, all set in super-sunny locations. Check out our property options for all types of traveller – escape the winter chill by nabbing a chic party palace in the Canary Islands, an elegant sunbather’s villa in Thailand or a rustic house in the Californian hills.



Whether you head to the Med or plan an escape much further afield, you won’t regret booking that slice of winter sunshine – especially when you’re showing off your tan!


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Holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great appartment, beautiful town.” This was our second visit to this apartment and we will certainly be coming back again. The apartment is well equipment and perfectly located for restaurants and the beach without being noisy. There are two good  …see more

from £34 / night

£269 - £589 / week

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from £34 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful stay in a Wonderful Villa” We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been more helpful and  …see more

from £125 / night

£1200 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Costa de Antigua

Fuerteventura / Costa de Antigua

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa for a large group.” Stayed here for one week as a party of 10 adults and 2 children. The villa was ideal with 2 bedrooms upstairs for us oldies and 3 bedrooms downstairs for the late-nighters! This is a very well maintained property and  …see more

from £101 / night

£673 - £1723 / week

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from £101 / night

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Orlando

Central Florida / Orlando

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous, beyond our expectations” A fabulous property and a very responsive owner. Very large home with beautiful layout, plenty of baths and bedrooms and a wonderful large pool and hot tub. We and our friends and family really did not want to lea  …see more

from £157 / night

£1097 / week

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from £157 / night

(13) Very Good 

14

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Los Claveles

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury 3 bed 2 bath villa in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, only a short walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, near by water parks and more. Highlights include private heated pool and large community pool, games room with PS3, UK TV channels, DVDs, free Wifi. The two doubl  …see more

from £100 / night

£675 - £987 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

40

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Red Mountain, Playa Blanca

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful, spacious villa with fantastic pool and incredible views” We have just returned from a wonderful stay in this villa and we honestly could not fault it. It definitely has the "Wow Factor" and was spotless and very well presented. Super larg  …see more

from £464 / night

£3245 - £4645 / week

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from £464 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in Poste Lafayette with swimming pool

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderfurl Villa” We spent 2 weeks staying at Villa Amara, what a lovely villa and location. The villa is set out very well with plenty of seating areas, especially useful is the pool area if it is windy on the beach side of the villa. The beds were  …see more

from £211 / night

£1471 - £3236 / week

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from £211 / night

(17) Excellent 

56

Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Crescent Lakes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Just what we needed.” Plenty of room for us all. Easy routes to parks etc. if you are happy to drive in US. House had everything we needed. Pool was perfect.  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

26

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £51 / night

£412 - £1824 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

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

(20) Excellent 

12

Holiday apartment rental

Faro District / Quarteira

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Apartment and Location” Could not fault anything about this holiday. A great very clean and presented apartment in a lovely location next to the beach. Some say the pool is small, but we found it to be ideal for a quick dip during the day. F  …see more

from £55 / night

£379 - £824 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

30

Silves / Odelouca

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£673 - £2479 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday apartment in Como

Greater Perth / Como

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Suitable for a holiday or business stay, this private and completely self-contained apartment is next to the Swan River and 10 minutes from the City. Como Beach offers a comfortable alternative to city high rise, is close to the CBD and entertainment venues and a quick*  …see more

from £88 / night

£527 - £691 / week

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from £88 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Santa Maria Estate holiday apartment rental

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Rent 1 of 3 holiday apartments in malta sharing a fantastic swimming pool and with some fantastic exotic sea views (can book apartment ref 272910 to rent two apartments).  …see more

from £54 / night

£379 - £879 / week

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from £54 / night

(6) Excellent 

40

Holiday home letting

Ko Samui / Bang Po Beach

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
This large and luxurious house of 400 sqm has been designed to take full advantage of holidays : sea view, in a green area, 2 swimming pools, sandy beach at 700 m.The layout is ideal for 4 couples with their own living space.  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 - £2600 / week

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from £243 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.100s of resta  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park / Cortes de la Frontera

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A wonderful relaxing place to stay with wonderful convivial owners” This is a wonderful base to explore the mountains and hill towns of Andalucia. The accomodation was extremely comfortable, especially the beds, and my 11 year old son enjoyed the exp  …see more

from £43 / night

£280 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Outaouais Region / Cantley

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski

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from £131 / night

£888 / week

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from £131 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £69 / night

£387 - £430 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sotogrande holiday villa rental

Costa de la Luz / Sotogrande

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury 470m2 detached villa overlooking Almenara and San Roque golf just 10 minutes from the beach. Private 9mx4m heated pool and balconies for alfresco dining. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3350 / week

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from £250 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in La Playa de Tauro

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa and Oasis of peace and tranquility” Villa Unique is exactly as described. The villa and pool are both excellent. The villa is beautifully fitted and extremely clean. The pool is wonderfully warm. The gardens are well tended and lov  …see more

from £172 / night

£1199 - £2199 / week

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from £172 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

Victoria / Mansfield

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Located in a quiet semi-rural setting on a 1/3 acre in the Mansfield township, this charming 2 storey self contained home accommodates up to 11 guests. It is ideal accommodation for families and groups of friends, set in a very peaceful location with tranquil private fr  …see more

from £202 / night

£1141 - £1840 / week

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from £202 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

East Algarve holiday apartment rental

Tavira / Santa Maria, Tavira

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” What a wonderful surprise to arrive at this lovely old but beautifully renovated house in the centre of Tavira. A perfect location with many shops, bars and restaurants nearby. A huge supermarket 5 minutes walk away (Pingo's) supplying all  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £925 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Excellent 

40

Holiday home with swimming pool in Nerja

Nerja / Aljamar

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Our four double bedroom (one of which is internal) airconditioned villa with private swimming pool and also access to the large community swimming pool is probably one of the best at Edificio Residencial Aljamar as it has a very large terrace. Being situated on the c  …see more

from £76 / night

£463 - £1261 / week

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from £76 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Holiday Galore” It has been an absolute pleasure to stay here for the 5 weeks. A daily walk to the beach and a dip in the pool was one of our daily routines. The house is decorated to a standard and it appeared that most of the furniture and appliance  …see more

from £106 / night

£632 - £1755 / week

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from £106 / night

(7) Excellent 

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West Algarve holiday villa let

Lagos / Funchal Ridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Villa with Pool and fabulous views” The Villa was stunning and was fully equipped with everything that you would require and more. the location was ideal for golf and touring around the Algarve. The location was peaceful, which was ideal fo  …see more

from £106 / night

£673 - £1219 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Taupo

Taupo / Acacia Bay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
Romantic Getaway Cottage, in rural setting, yet 10 minutes drive from beautiful Lake Taupo.  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 / week

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from £84 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in White Beach

Tasmania / White Beach

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house, ideal setting- we would go back anytime” We have only good memories of our two weeks at White Beach. The view each morning and evening from the deck was so absorbing, the house was well organised and the surrounding area has much to off  …see more

from £70 / night

£339 - £742 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Clermont holiday villa rental

Clermont / Greater Groves

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Tangerine Villa is a stylish Floridian Home which is luxuriously equipped to the highest standards. This spacious, single-story home of four to five bedrooms with three bathrooms offers accommodation for up to ten people. The villa is fully air conditioned and has its o  …see more

from £70 / night

£410 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Marina Bay

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home” Excellent apartment highly recommended if you have children or not .the apartment is close to the pool which is gated and secure also plenty of shops bars and restaurants.  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 - £800 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Las Chapas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful place for a holiday” We’ve been there for a week in June. I think villa hasn’t been rented before because everything was new – kitchen, bedrooms etc. There is saloon on the upper floor so my husband and I were happy to find peace from kids.  …see more

from £110 / night

£757 - £2479 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday penthouse in Mossel Bay

Western Cape / Mossel Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Centrally located, panoramic harbour, beach and mountain views, free wi-fi, secure parking, ideal for a family vacation or business trip. Luxury furnishings ensure a comfortable stay.Mossel Bay and the Garden Route offers a variety of activities right here on our doorst  …see more

from £91 / night

£552 - £701 / week

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from £91 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cabo Roig holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely clean rental in great location” If you're looking to stay in Cabo Roig, this is definitely the best location. The apartment is just a 2 minute walk from the main "strip", which is far enough away to not hear any late night noise, but close enou  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £685 / week

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from £29 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / Taurito

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin  …see more

from £157 / night

£1093 - £2744 / week

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from £157 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Afew little niggles but overall very good” There are many good points about this villa, there is plenty of space for a large group, it is very central ( only a short walk to old and new town, the people looking after you are very friendly, all the bas  …see more

from £100 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Gale

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Large detached villa with private heated pool 300m from beach and near all amenities, ideal for families.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £200 / night

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Villa rental in La Puebla de Cazalla

Province of Seville / La Puebla de Cazalla

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cozy and spacious accommodation private pool, barbecue, ... and zone of children play area.Situated at the outside of the town, is the ideal starting point to get to know the rich area of Monumental Baroque towns, varied Andalusian gastronomy and only 1 hour from the m  …see more

from £78 / night

£488 - £1307 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Central Algarve holiday apartment rental

Albufeira / Sao Rafael

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excelent apartment” Excellent apartment, very well equipped, very spacious and very well located. Beach 5 minutes walk. Good place to rest with a beautiful garden overlooking the sea. The owner is a lady very helpful and gentle. I hope to return in a  …see more

from £68 / night

£421 - £757 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Airlie Beach

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
THE ULTIMATE BEACH HOUSE for Dual Families, 4 Couples, or a Wedding Group Crusoe's is the Perfect set up for the Perfect Trip. Sleeps up to 10 guests with splash pool. Located in this private tropical palm garden setting with spectacular unobstructed views from both lev  …see more

from £375 / night

£2620 / week

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from £375 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fam  …see more

from £79 / night

£1182 / week

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from £79 / night