Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (116575)

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 villa with swimming pool in Costa Calida

Mazarron / Mazarron Country Club

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Splendid, fully equiped villa in quiet urbanisation” Beautiful villa, ideal for family with children. The house was very clean, situated in a quiet street of the Country Club.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £50 / 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

(16) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala d'Or

Cala d'Or / Cala D'Or Marina

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good location and apartment- always sun beds available.” This was the first time I had booked a holiday directly with the owner of a holiday property, so was rather apprehensive, especially as our two grown up daughters were accompanying us. All turne  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

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Lunawanna holiday home rental

Bruny Island / Lunawanna

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
Hundred Acre Hideaway is a beautiful property on Bruny Island overlooking the valleys of South Bruny National Park and beyond to the Southern Ocean. Two Hot Tub retreats nestle on the mountainside, each featuring a private outdoor hot tub on an undercover deck offering  …see more

from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

21

Holiday cottage in Raymond Island

Gippsland / Raymond Island

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This Tudor style house is located on one of the most beautiful places on Raymond Island, 6km's from the Paynesville township on 10 acres of bushland with tall trees in a parklike setting. Secluded off a beautiful long winding driveway, the house with it's two built in 2  …see more

from £59 / night

£292 - £679 / week

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from £59 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa, very private, close to everything for a perfect s/c holiday” We stayed in this villa last year, this year, and have rebooked for next year! It is very comfortable and clean, with very private garden and roof terrace. Lovely clean, smal  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in East Algarve

Tavira / Central Tavira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“First-rate accommodation” The property is finished to a high specification. The location is excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the owner. Nothing at all to find fault with!  …see more

from £56 / night

£323 - £814 / week

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from £56 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Rio Real holiday villa rental

Marbella / Rio Real

5 18 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing Villa” Hello, This Villa is very well kept by the owner, we had no problem. They kept a bottle of Cava as a welcome which was a nice surprise!! The views of the Villa are very nice and not far from Marbella City Centre. I would recommend t  …see more

from £84 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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from £84 / night

21

Holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Smiths Lake

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Studio for 2 set just like a luxurious hotel room, modern, clean, comfortable, excellent water views. The house is set high between the tree tops, quiet & tranquil. Quality furnishings with all modern facilities. Linen & towels incl & all at an excellent l  …see more

from £53 / night

£324 - £406 / week

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from £53 / night

(17) Very Good 

16

Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Oura Beach

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1995 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Les Masies Catalanes holiday villa rental

Costa Dorada / Les Masies Catalanes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
El Pinaret, a countryside retreat with beautiful views.4 bedrooms,open plan living,open log fire,private pool,gardens,outside bbq area,outdoor dining.Close to beach resorts of Salou,Cambrils, historic Tarragona and Barcelona.Port Aventura and Water Park close by.Golf at  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1250 / week

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from £65 / 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

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best Holiday Ever!” Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antonio was so helpful both when book  …see more

from £297 / night

£1746 - £4806 / week

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from £297 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu  …see more

from £147 / night

£1024 / week

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from £147 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in West Algarve

Lagos / Santo Amaro

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Modern Apartment” Everything about this apartment is quality, fully equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. The balcony is huge, far bigger than the pictures convey. The bedrooms are quiet (no road noise), beds comfy and the  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £712 / week

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from £68 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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

(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

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Villa rental 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 1 km
  • Child friendly
Amera is a group of 12 luxury villas situated overlooking the sea, within minutes of exotic sandy beaches and the best local attractions. Each villa enjoys three stunning en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeping up to 8), two panoramic terraces and private pool.Breat  …see more

from £158 / night

£1012 - £2262 / week

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from £158 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Port Fairy

Victoria / Port Fairy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Port Fairy, Central ApartmentThe apartment sleeps 4 people, with the option to split the second king bed into 2 single beds.  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Holiday villa rental

Obidos / Gaeiras

5 11 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
This stunning Villa is only 5 minutes from the historic fortified town of Obidos and 8 minutes from Caldas da Rainha (the city's name means Queen's hot springs). It extends over 2 floors,making it suitable for families wishing to share accommodation. 3 Bedroom's,2 Bat  …see more

from £136 / night

£831 - £1229 / week

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from £136 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l  …see more

from £70 / night

£389 - £421 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous swim out apartment” We loved this apartment its close to the beach and the pool is right off the patio. Its well layed out with both couples having their own bathrooms, a well equiped kitchen with large fridge. great outdoor area with loung  …see more

from £280 / night

£2142 - £2677 / week

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from £280 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Rotonda West

Southwest Gulf Coast / Rotonda West

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
An exceptionally well kept property with an excellent management company very close by in case you need anything at all.Comfy beds, lovely, spacious rooms2 dining areas indoor and another by the pool WI FiBBQBikesRestaurants, Beaches GolfLong term rental and out of seas  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £100 / night

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Paracas holiday apartment rental

Ica Region / Paracas

3 11 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Modern apartment with sea view, fully furnished with a capacity up to 11 people. Located within the Nautic Condominium Las Velas in Paracas at 245 Km south from Lima City. It has adults and children swimming pool, 8000 m2 of green areas, footpath along the sea side, bea  …see more

from £130 / night

£664 - £1596 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Kootenay Rockies / Radium Hot Springs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Canadian Rocky Mountains, vacation house, self catering, pet friendly, skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, natural hot springs  …see more

from £108 / night

£715 - £1108 / week

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from £108 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Zahora holiday cottage rental

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“tasteful apartment in seashore” At beautyfuld apartment in a spanish area near the sea. Easy to find! Nice hostess who welcomed us and had good tips abous the area.  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable homely apartment with beautiful sea view” We stayed from 15/10/11 for two weeks. The first week had glorious sunshine so we borrowed John's deck chairs to use on the beach-only two minutes' walk away. When the weather changed on the seco  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £495 / week

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from £28 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Woodbridge

Tasmania / Woodbridge

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
- Free WIFI Internet Access- Gourmet Breakfast Provisions Provided ( special dietary needs catered for upon request, e.g. gluten free, vegetarian, pale etc )- Bose Sound Dock- Porta Cot Available- Zero Cleaning Fee's- Off Street Parking- Pure Filtered Tasmanian R  …see more

from £100 / night

£603 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Kissimmee holiday townhouse rental

Kissimmee / Venetian Bay Villages

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and facilites” This house gave us everything we needed for a great holiday. Clean, well equipped and in a pleasant area. Pools and public areas very well kept. Would recommend for couples and families alike. Six adults would be easily a  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £357 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Australia & New Zealand

Greater Adelaide / Adelaide

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Strictly no pets.Smoking outside on balcony only. Please turn off a/c when leaving the apartment.  …see more

from £106 / night

£742 / week

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from £106 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great villa in a lovely location” We have just booked our next holiday in Tenerife, staying at the Villa Cascada, this will be our eighth stay in this lovely villa. The property is situated in a quiet, residential area with great views over Mount Tei  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1336 / week

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from £122 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Villa rental in Ovacik with shared pool

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Short Stay @ Ovacik” Very modern villa, that is clean and well decorated. Location of the villa is very good, as it is in congested area with unrestricted views from the pool. The managing agents (Okra Hotels) are very responsive and provide all the  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Mere holiday cottage rental

Llanes / Mere

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
At the end of an impressive, tree-lined avenue lies this enchanting folly. Now painstakingly restored and imaginatively converted by its current owners, it provides highly unusual accommodation for two guests - a special place to stay in a beautiful setting.  …see more

from £113 / night

£486 - £821 / week

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from £113 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Playa del Ingles

Maspalomas / Playa del Ingles

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice Villa, very helpful owners” Nice clean villa, well positioned, far enough away from the attraction to relax but close enough for short walk for good night out. Pool is a good size and well maintained. The owners were very helpful, good communic  …see more

from £170 / night

£749 - £1590 / week

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from £170 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday home rental

Davenport / Regal Palms

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous house, great resort, brilliant location.” This house is really great. We stayed there in February me, my husband, our 2 and 1/2 year old, and my sister and brother in law with their 2 small children (6months and 2 and1/2.) This house was just  …see more

from £66 / night

£456 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Australia & New Zealand

Gippsland / Sale

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Macalister is a modern, spacious two storey 4 bedroom house that is perfect for a weekend getaway, a family holiday or a business trip with flair. The Macalister offers 4 bedrooms, 3 queen beds and 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms and a separate powder room. The main sp  …see more

from £171 / night

£1195 / week

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from £171 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Stay, Recommend it.” Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provide towels.. But generally  …see more

from £127 / night

£847 / week

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from £127 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Studio rental in Currarong

Shoalhaven / Currarong

Studio 4 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Designed in conjuction with the main house to represent the curves of a wave, the Studio Apartment offers couples privacy within the self contained room. The studio apartment is separated from the main house by the garage.The studio includes one queen size bed  …see more

from £65 / night

£389 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Lorne

Victoria / Lorne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Coastal living at its best. 1180GOR has floor to ceiling windows so as to capture what is arguably the best uninterrupted white water views across the surf of Cathedral rock and along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne, giving this property the wow factor. The huge fantastic  …see more

from £223 / night

£1462 / week

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from £223 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kalkara

Island of Malta / Kalkara

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
flat, maisonette, apartment, furnished , 2 bedrooms, ground floor apartmentRestaurants, cafes, maritime museum, ferry crossing to the Capital City Valletta, are all in Vittoriosa.  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night