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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Villa rental in Costa Adeje with golf nearby

Costa Adeje / Playa del Duque

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa, fabulous location - couldn't ask for more” We stayed here in September 2012 as a family with 4 generations ranging from 8 months to 80+ years old. We were extremely impressed with what we saw. The villa had an area suitable for every m  …see more

from £301 / night

£2101 - £2522 / week

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from £301 / night

(13) 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
“Spacious, clean villa with excellent views and very friendly owners.” Our hosts were kind enough to collect our group of 6 from the airport which was a big help as we entered an unknown country (first time visitors). We were helped with our luggage, g  …see more

from £54 / night

£379 - £1068 / week

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from £54 / night

(35) Excellent 

43

Penthouse rental in Funchal

Madeira / Funchal

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful holiday apartment” We spent a month on the wonderful island of Madeira staying in this lovely apartment. It is situated centrally in Funchal with all ameneties to hand, it is clean and well kept and has all the essentials you need for your s  …see more

from £53 / night

£299 - £421 / week

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from £53 / night

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(16) Excellent 

31

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roofed terrace .A  …see more

from £64 / night

£421 - £1059 / week

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from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £93 / night

£589 / week

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from £93 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

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

(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

(1) Excellent 

13

Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region / Temara

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £34 / night

£211 - £269 / week

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from £34 / night

(23) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Funchal

Funchal / Ajuda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautifully equipped flat in quiet residential setting. Close to amenities.” We stayed at the apartment for 5 days and found it to be excellently equipped - obviously a lot of thought has gone into planning! The location was good - easy parking nearby  …see more

from £34 / night

£236 - £530 / week

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from £34 / night

(20) Excellent 

26

Ovacik holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing stay at Villa Esra” Lovely place stayed in area for the last 6 yrs at a 5 star hotel but first time at villa as long as you do not mind a good hill walk its great but if your unable to walk far not really suited as shop is down a good inclin  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £699 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

42

Holiday villa accommodation

Quarteira / Vilamoura

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa!” Absolutely fantastic villa, everything you can think of is there! Fully air conditioned through out, which was essential in July. Plenty of space for our group of 8 adults & 2 kids. Beautiful garden, peaceful area , would highly reco  …see more

from £278 / night

£1631 - £4479 / week

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from £278 / night

(20) Very Good 

22

Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“I loved this villa, great location and great facilities” We had the best of both worlds in Villa Sete. It's in a quiet location for relaxing and soaking up sunshine by the pool, but in easy walking distance to the beach. Both Old Town and the Strip a  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £2195 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Nerja

Nerja / San Juan de Capistrano

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“San juan de capistrano” We have hust returned from a two week holiday staying at the villa in san juan de capistrano.we had a fantastic time and the villa had everything we needed.the pool was great and the 4 children aged from 4 to 10 were in and ou  …see more

from £93 / night

£631 - £1118 / week

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from £93 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

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

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa letting

Province of Barcelona / Vilafranca del Penedes

7 19 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Villa” The surrounding area is very beautiful - the views from the property looking out to the local mountains was lovely. We would definitely recommend this property.The villa was beautiful with lots of space in the garden to find a peace  …see more

from £332 / night

£1677 - £3778 / week

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from £332 / night

(12) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Cape Coral

Southwest Gulf Coast / Cape Coral

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
The Florida Villa Belloccia (Italian:'natural beauty') appeals people who want to enjoy a luxury and modern designed home during their vacation.The exposed location at one of the few oversized water channels of Cape Coral has direct boat access to the Gulf of  …see more

from £111 / night

£772 - £1004 / week

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from £111 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa rental

Bodrum / Turgutreis

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Private airport transfers at reduced rates arranged on your behalf providing a stress-free start to your holiday - highly recommended.  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Very Good 

12

Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic!” We loved the apartment. The location was perfect - close to tourist attractions, great restaurants, department store, food market, etc. The kitchen was well equipped and the rooms were spotlessly clean. There was a separate toilet off t  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Spacious detached modern villa built 2012 with swimming pool in the village of Acipreste, near Alcobaca (8 minutes drive) surrounded by fruit trees and grapevines, views over beautiful countryside and the Serra dos Candeeiros hills in the distance make this the perfec  …see more

from £95 / night

£625 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

26

Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” My family and I booked this home for a week's vacation, to really get away and relax from it all. What a fantastic home this is, we've stayed in hotels and condo's before but this is something else and as the title alludes to its 'a hid  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Happy Hen do at amazing apartment” We visited the pad in July 2013 for a "tame" hen holiday. We wanted to go somewhere where would could relax, eat nice food and enjoy the Spanish weather in nice surroundings. The Pad is situated on a very secure co  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £685 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Corralejo

La Oliva / Corralejo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fabulous” Myself and my husband stayed at the villa with 4 friends - we all lead busy hectic lives and wanted a week of peace and quiet to relax. This we certainly did. It is situated in a quiet part of the town yet it's only minutes away from the c  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £2532 / week

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from £145 / night

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Holiday home rental

Mindarie / Mindarie

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
Specials offered contact us now - location location - walk to beach and restaurants large executive home with internet, platinum foxtel, air conditioning and large sparkling swimming pool -  …see more

from £117 / night

£819 - £3585 / week

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from £117 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Sitio de Calahonda

Sitio de Calahonda / Jardines de Calahonda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment, great location” We have just returned from a lovely 10 night stay in caserio de calahonda, the apartment is in a fantastic location and is very tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Our part  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £798 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Very Good 

24

Villa rental in Kissimmee with golf nearby

Kissimmee / Windsor Hills Resort

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Villa highly recommend it, great location.” Property was excellent, close to Disney and places to eat. The weather was nice and the complex where the villa was situated was well looked after, nice and clean and staff was pleasant.  …see more

from £136 / night

£920 - £1450 / week

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from £136 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

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

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Average 

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Holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Cabarita Beach

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Two flat screen TVs, DVD, additional reclining chairs in your TV room with surround sound, WiFi, well equipped self contained kitchen, dishwasher, fans throughout, outdoor spa, BBQ, grassed area with table/chairs and sun lounges.Three bedrooms, comfortable King and two  …see more

from £106 / night

£679 - £1024 / week

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from £106 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Apartment accommodation in Palmanova

Calvia / Palmanova

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the best apartment in Palma Nova ..” We have stayed three times at this apartment and can say this is the best one available in Palma Nova. The location is very central for everything you will need. There are three supermarkets within a five minu  …see more

from £90 / night

£320 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(27) Very Good 

20

Bottom Bay holiday villa rental

Bottom Bay / Apple Hall

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in this Caribbean paradise” A lovingly maintained and managed villa that we enjoyed throughout our 2 week stay. The owners have clearly taken great care to create a comfortable, elegant home for their guests. Although we ar  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1015 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Australia & New Zealand

Fraser Coast / Hervey Bay

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Get away from it all! High on a hill with sea breezes, relax on the verandahs and watch the sea and the sky. Only 15 minutes from central Scarness and 7 mins to the nearest shopping centre. An acre of garden with birds and occasional kangaroos if you're lucky. Peaceful  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 / week

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from £94 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

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Home rental in Coffin Bay

South Australia / Coffin Bay

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
From the upper level of this as new home, you can experience magnificent views over the waters of the Channel, the Ledge across Coffin Bay and nearby boat ramp. This level has open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, all new furniture and appliances, large lounge, pla  …see more

from £91 / night

£635 / week

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from £91 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great - just what was needed...” Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio open most of the  …see more

from £143 / night

£1009 - £1429 / week

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from £143 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home accommodation

Fort Myers Beach / Estero Island

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Bayfront house with large pool for entertaining. Benefits from 4 bedrooms and 2 living rooms! Beautiful location and large private lot. Very close walking distance to the beach.Great for families but proximity to water means children should be supervised. Sorry no pets  …see more

from £214 / night

£1497 - £2205 / week

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from £214 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Fuengirola with shared pool, golf nearby

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Self Catering property with stunning swimming pool and exotic Tropical Gardens. Just 10 minutes from the beach. Ideal for families seeking relaxation and golfers.  …see more

from £31 / night

£211 - £631 / week

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from £31 / 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

(43) Excellent 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / San Marcial Rubicon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!” Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it! The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed ou  …see more

from £72 / night

£495 - £773 / week

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from £72 / night