Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (215402)

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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39

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oliveira do Hospital

Coimbra District / Oliveira do Hospital

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year. The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there. The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that  …see more

from £58 / night

£559 - £1148 / week

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from £58 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bahia Feliz

Gran Canaria / Bahia Feliz

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply wonderful” The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has plenty of sun beds and parasols. We  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

13

Holiday hotel apartment rental

Tumbes Region / Punta Sal

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
BEUTIFULL APARTMENT, FULL FURNISHED, AIR CONDICIONING, TWO HUNDRED METERS TO THE BEACH. SECURITY 24 HOURS A DAY. THERE ARE THREE APARTMENTS IN THE BUILDING, THEY HAVE BALCONIES, VIEW TO THE BEACH. EACH UNIT HAS FULL KITCHEN STAFF, CABLE T.V., INTERNET. THERE ARE RESTAUR  …see more

from £24 / night

£150 / week

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from £24 / night

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(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Las Planes del Rei

L'Hospitalet de l'Infant / Las Planes del Rei

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in idyllic location” We found the villa to be spacious, clean and very comfortable and had everything required for a perfect family holiday. The covered veranda area with its rattan furniture and dining area was a welcome retreat from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

11

Holiday apartment in Mairangi Bay

Auckland Region / Mairangi Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Fully self contained 2 bedroom, 65sqm ground floor apartment, part of our home in beautiful Mairangi Bay village by the sea. Sleeps 5 very comfortably. 10 minutes walk to safe swimming beach, 20 minutes drive to Auckland city, 40 minutes drive to Auckland International  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

21

Home rental in Temae

Moorea / Temae

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Le Maison de la Plage was just as described by the host Lauren, in fact even better once were we there! We would definitely come again, great place to chill out away from the tourists ! Mic, september 2015 This is by far the best beach house I've ever rented. It is jus  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / night

(4) Very Good 

10

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £379 / night

£2522 - £3589 / week

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from £379 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ban Bang Ben

Ban Bang Ben / Angthong Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
BOOK 6 nights GET 7th FREE! A deluxe experience in the comfort and privacy of a villa overlooking the sea, minutes from exotic sandy beaches, the best restaurants and spas. Three air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeping up to 8), two panoramic terraces & private pool.Smok  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 - £1743 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Excellent 

12

Holiday home in Waitomo Caves

Waikato Region / Waitomo Caves

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our home will feel like your home as you enjoy indoor/outdoor dining options, a fully equipped kitchen, high quality linens and towels, a fenced in backyard and room for the whole group to relax. There is a small bonus room off of a queen bedroom perfect for an infant.T  …see more

from £134 / night

£788 / week

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from £134 / 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

(3) Excellent 

11

Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Location, Beautiful flat!!!” The flat is immaculate and very clean. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. The pool area is also clean and hardly anyone uses it. There is a lovely outside area  …see more

from £85 / night

£547 - £795 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool in Enterprise

Enterprise / Cottonbay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Repeat guest - many times over” This holiday villa has been our yearly destination for 6 years in a row. After our first encounter we knew we've found the right destination for our young family. What drew us to the property was the safety for our to  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £108 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kingsley

Joondalup / Kingsley

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“the best holiday apartment we ever had” We spent seven weeks in the beautiful unit with Ruth. Since years we spend January through March in Western Australia, but we never have had such a beautiful accommodation with garden and pool to ouerselves.  …see more

from £56 / night

£348 - £413 / week

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from £56 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Villa Vida next to Villa Elma” We had a wonderful time at Villa Vida, the new villa next door to Villa Elma. Franco was very welcoming and had worked very hard to deal with some serious fire damage next to the outside pool caused by the previous gu  …see more

from £337 / night

£2353 - £2690 / week

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from £337 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Genting Highlands holiday apartment rental

Pahang / Genting Highlands

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
For a relaxing family vacation amidst mountain nature with cooler weather, cheap and good food nearby, scenic golf walks, heated outdoor jacuzzi. Yet casino entertainment, cable car rides, vegetable farms, heated outdoor swimming, golf and tennis are also available.Bran  …see more

from £66 / night

£441 / week

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from £66 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Tangalle with swimming pool

Tangalle / Nakulugamuwa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A truly memorable experience” We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is stunning. But above all  …see more

from £236 / night

£1648 - £2101 / week

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from £236 / night

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Bungalow rental in Rheenendal with shared pool

Knysna / Rheenendal

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Luxury self-catering accommodation  …see more

from £92 / night

£644 / week

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from £92 / night

(28) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pointe d'Esny

Grand Port District / Pointe d'Esny

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa - super holiday” The villa is well appointed with a fully fitted kitchen, living room, TV room and 3 really good sized bedrooms. The garden is well kept with a range of plants and trees and swimming pool The daily maid prepared and severe  …see more

from £127 / night

£883 - £1765 / week

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from £127 / night

(6) Excellent 

33

Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, amazing villa, perfect holiday!” My boyfriend and I have holidayed in Sarigeme and stayed in this villa three years in a row now and we will definitely be going again this summer. We absolutely love the location - villa is in walking d  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1003 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental with swimming pool

Lake County / Clermont

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Excellent Gorgeous” We stayed at Orange Tree Retreat for 2 weeks and it was absolutely brilliant. Great Villa, fabulous location, home from home - loved every minute of our stay. This villa offers everything you could possibly want - it is  …see more

from £54 / night

£552 - £821 / week

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from £54 / night

(19) Excellent 

17

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Marina Rubicon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“very nice” stayed here for a week in February half term. it is a nice clean villa, with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets. everything you could need is in the kitchen. it is situated a 10-15 min walk from marina rubicon, which is  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £860 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Pearly Beach

Western Cape / Pearly Beach

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Pearly gates is a cosy house situated in the Pearly beach resort, in Pearly beach. The house offers self-catering accommodation for families of four. The house is only 100 meters from the beach, and 20 kilometres from Gansbaai. This free-standing house has two bedroom  …see more

from £60 / night

£414 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £75 / night

£394 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb fortnight didn't want to leave!” We stayed here for the Easter hols and loved the apartment. Everything you could think you might need was there. Couldn't of been in a better place for the restaurants. We would have no hesitation in booking he  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £555 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Excellent 

23

Duquesa holiday apartment rental

Duquesa / Sabinillas

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!!” Apartment was perfect for us & our two 16 year olds. The view from the balcony over looking the pools & beach was amazing. The complex itself was well kept and the large areas were great for sunbathing, We travelled in July & at any point o  …see more

from £40 / night

£265 - £575 / week

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from £40 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £3220 / week

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from £280 / night

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Redcliffe holiday apartment rental

Moreton Bay Region / Redcliffe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Executive Studio Our Executive Studio is next door to the two bed roomed apartment so if you are travelling as a group it is ideal, naturally it has all the same location benefits as the bigger apartment with internal features on a slightly more modest scale. The kitche  …see more

from £109 / night

£702 / week

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from £109 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in West Algarve

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely, clean apartment in great location, balcony seaview” We loved the apartment, it was very clean and equipped in all the necessary things, great kitchen! It also has a barbecue on the balcony. 10 mins walk to the beach and also 10 mins to the Mar  …see more

from £38 / night

£261 - £547 / week

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from £38 / night

13

Guest house rental in Dehradun

Dehradun District / Dehradun

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Meluha Homestay is located at center of Dehradun having 3 luxury room with private balcony facing Mussoorie Hill. We have all the amenities which suit your requirement during your stay and you wont feel you are away from your home. We have separate kitchen,washing machi  …see more

from £55 / night

£381 / week

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from £55 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Dubai Marina

Dubai / Dubai Marina

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location and very welcoming stay” We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights during the month of December. We arrived in the middle of the night but someone was on hand to help us in and orient us to the apartment. The "starter kit" (milk, e  …see more

from £145 / night

£890 - £1400 / week

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from £145 / night

(27) Very Good 

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East Algarve holiday studio let

Tavira / Central Tavira

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.” Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old buildi  …see more

from £34 / night

£211 - £416 / week

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from £34 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Benidorm holiday villa rental

Benidorm / Balcon de Finestrat

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful detached villa with a private pool, in an ideal location between the old village of Finestrat and the coastal resort of Cala de Finestrat (6 minute drive). Within a 10 - 15 minute drive of Benidorm and its fantastic beaches and vibrant nightlife. The villa has  …see more

from £67 / night

£465 - £980 / week

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from £67 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Apartment Alegria - Sleeps 2 (1 bedrooms / 1 bathrooms) is a delightful sea view apartment in one of the best beach front locations in the whole of Sitges. This absolute gem of an apartment enjoys a wonderful position overlooking the beach in the beautiful and highly po  …see more

from £72 / night

£463 - £883 / week

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from £72 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Merimbula

New South Wales / Merimbula

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A fantastic holiday home in an idylic setting with all needs considered” Imagine a 2 week holiday with in-laws, parents, adult children, partners AND grandchildren. Sounds like a disaster? No, not at all! We ALL had the best holiday. The location, nea  …see more

from £129 / night

£901 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kalkan / Kiziltas

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Great sea-view villa with private pool.  …see more

from £990 / night

£800 - £1250 / week

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from £990 / night

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Holiday home in Dromana

Mornington Peninsula / Dromana

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Seascape getaway Dromana Situated only 60mins from Melbourne CBD Seascapes getaway is perfect for the weekend away or short trips. Just a short walk to the popular beaches, cafes and restaurants and a short drive to Attractions like the peninsula hot springs  …see more

from £123 / night

£860 / week

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from £123 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sunset Crest

Saint James Parish / Sunset Crest

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Barbados Villa with Private Pool and Beach Club Access. Walking Distance to the Beach and Duty Free Shopping. Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms).  …see more

from £276 / night

£1654 - £2126 / week

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from £276 / 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

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m  …see more

from £71 / night

£473 - £1300 / week

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from £71 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Marbella holiday villa let

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Paradise! Total luxury- stunning house, clean and fantastic views” This house is absolutely beautiful, the furnishing is exceptional. The views over the golf course incredible. The pool was clean, warm and inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and  …see more

from £350 / night

£1300 - £4000 / week

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from £350 / night