Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (231845)

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 cottage in Avenel

Victoria / Avenel

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cute 2 bedroom cottage retreat in the historical heart of Avenel situated on a large block with garden. Sunny sitting areas and decks. Full facilities includes reverse cycle air-conditioning, wood burner, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Outdoor BBQ  …see more

from £93 / night

£402 - £1698 / week

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from £93 / night

(14) 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 £138 / night

£659 - £1045 / week

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from £138 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Costa del Silencio holiday apartment rental

Costa del Silencio / Balcon del Mar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment, great complex” This is a lovely apartment, fantastic view and the pool is great. Really well maintained and beautifully decorated. Would definitely recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to rent it in the future.  …see more

from £30 / night

£185 - £235 / week

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from £30 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Hua Hin holiday villa rental

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Hua Hin

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magic The Best” We had 8 wonderful days staying in Busaba Villa 24. The villa had everthing we needed, the villa was very well maintained. We enjoyed the privacy , and the evenings by the pool. You only had to walk 300 metres to find this lovely resta  …see more

from £125 / night

£868 - £938 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Azenhas do Mar

Sintra Municipality / Azenhas do Mar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Location, Quaint & Charming Accomodation” Enjoyed our 3 day stay in Azenhas do Mar at Vivienda Violante 1. This is a charming property which has tons of character, original features, antique furniture and it just oozes charm. We really l  …see more

from £44 / night

£369 / week

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from £44 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Marbella Town holiday townhouse rental

Marbella / Marbella Town

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location and excellent facilities in this quaint old town property” We stayed here easter week and the Easter buzz in the old town with numerous processions was so atmospheric. The house up a delightful lane way in the old town was excellent.  …see more

from £101 / night

£636 - £1009 / week

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from £101 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Randwick / Malabar

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Idyllic apartment with amazing views” A beautiful and clean apartment with a large balcony with fantastic views overlooking Malabar Bay. It felt like home from home , It was well equipped with everything that we needed for our stay Helen went out of  …see more

from £75 / night

£494 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Home rental in Stanthorpe with golf nearby

Queensland / Stanthorpe

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
Cherry Blossom Cottage is on a 1/4 of an acre set in the town of Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt. We are over 1000 metres above sea level which creates four fantastic seasons ! You’ll love Cherry Blossom Cottage for its county feel - we offer a comfy bed, modern c  …see more

from £112 / night

£778 / week

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from £112 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

8 30 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect Getaway” I stayed at the villa with my boyfriend and his whole family and all their partners. My boyfriend and I live in Thailand but his family came over from Australia as a surprise birthday present. The manager Stefan was so great in helpin  …see more

from £738 / night

£4509 - £12492 / week

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from £738 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Qawra with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Qawra

10 17 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The villa is ideal for groups or groups of families and is situated in salini less than one kilometer from Qawra one of the most popular tourists resorts the villa have large pool shared with another villa accommodating up to 17 people in 7 bedrooms 3 bathrooms / shower  …see more

from £193 / night

£1360 - £3009 / week

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from £193 / night

(5) Excellent 

36

Almancil holiday villa let

Faro District / Almancil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Comfortably furnished villa, airy and spacious. Located on the outskirts of Almancil, minutes away from all the amenities and a short drive away from the beautiful Algarve beaches. With 3 bedrooms, this villa is suitable for up to 6 persons. The ground floor consists  …see more

from £106 / night

£588 - £1606 / week

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from £106 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Geeveston

Tasmania / Geeveston

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Boathouse cottage is situated at 589 Esperance Coast Road in scenic Desolation Bay, in the Far South of Tasmania on 10 acres (4 ha) with 2 acres of parkland and absolute water frontage, mooring in the bay, nearby boat launching ramp, with spectacular vie  …see more

from £84 / night

£433 / week

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from £84 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Costa Adeje holiday villa rental

Costa Adeje / El Madronal de Fanabe

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Highly Recommended” Quite simply the best value villa we've visited in years. There are other villas more expensive and others less expensive but the pricing for this villa is bang on. Even although we arrived at the villa at around 22:30, Paul st  …see more

from £214 / night

£1495 - £1995 / week

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from £214 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Kusadasi holiday apartment rental

Aydin Province / Kusadasi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very relaxing and great value” Lovely experience in a wonderful place with very friendly people and easy access to everything. Comfortable apartment and friendly service from the owner and the local agent.  …see more

from £40 / night

£176 - £281 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Hout Bay with shared pool

Cape Town / Hout Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable apartment, lovely views, good location” This is a top floor apartment accessed by four short flights of steps. It is part of a secure, very well maintained complex with its own allocated parking space. Being on the top floor, there are lov  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £455 / week

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(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 £73 / night

£357 - £783 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent appartment, ideal location, reliable owner” The location of this appartment is ideal for those wanting to be away from the large resorts but somewhere that is close to a great beach, restaurants and shops, with good links to the rest of the  …see more

from £29 / night

£197 - £329 / week

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from £29 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best Ever Rental” This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa which has just opened in the new luxu  …see more

from £198 / night

£1224 - £2329 / week

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from £198 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Blue Bay

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely brilliant.” Villa D Alisha suited our needs in terms of geographic location and that it accommodated the whole family of 9. The rooms, even though in the same Villa offered some privacy & reflection time without disturbance from other famil  …see more

from £79 / night

£527 - £1448 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Caramujeira

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal for families with young children who want all the comforts of a home in a quiet location” We travelled with our 3 young children aged 5 years, 3 years and the youngest being 7 months old. This house has been refurbished to a very high standard,  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £1175 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday home in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Great 60's style property, with all the mod cons. Feel right at home in this very comfortable 3 bed home (1 Queen, 1 Double and 2 singles (bunk style)) with the option of an add-on *self-contained apt containing 1 Double bed & fold out sofa, plus it's own  …see more

from £124 / night

£618 - £1142 / week

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from £124 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Haad Salad holiday villa rental

Ko Pha Ngan / Haad Salad

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Loved staying in Baan Chom Chan - felt like paradise” This villa is in a lovely secluded resort not far from Haad Salad beach. We found the amenities fantastic - evenings spent by the pool and watching the sunset. The day room on the mezzanine was i  …see more

from £68 / night

£395 / week

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from £68 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
VILLA JOLE has Private Pool, Aircon (coin operatedand )a BRAND NEW TOP OF THE RANGE HOT TUB to Enjoy The Fantastic All Year Round WeatherGreat Location With All Amenities including the world class marina within A 5 Minute Walk Or 5 Minute Drive Further A Field.Sleeps 8  …see more

from £227 / night

£1395 - £2155 / week

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from £227 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Antalya Province / Kalkan

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our 3rd time in the villa and wonderful as always!” Our 3rd time in your villa in 4 years and once again we can't say enough how much we enjoyed ourselves. The addition of wifi in the villa was a great idea and along with all the other facilities mean  …see more

from £114 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Monovar

Province of Alicante / Monovar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” the villa was even better than the photos lovely place to stay,kids loved the pool & games room .fantastic views of the area for the whole villa cannot beat sitting on the balcony eating breakfast .the owner was fantastic lovely welcom  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £395 / week

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from £44 / night

(27) Excellent 

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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 £126 / night

£878 - £2643 / week

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from £126 / night

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Holiday apartment in Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda County / Klaipeda, Lithuania

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Apartment for up to 5 people in a quite place by the end of Nida. Right on the Curonian Lagoon and only 1.5 km to the seaside beach.  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Vila Nova de Poiares

Coimbra District / Vila Nova de Poiares

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection in Portugal” We stayed at Casa Branca for a week whilst travelling around the area, after a long day out it was lovely to come back to the villa and spark up the BBQ and open a bottle or two of the local vino and cool off in the beautiful p  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £492 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Castalla

Costa Blanca / Castalla

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely restful break in beautiful surroundings” We spent a lovely holiday here, beautiful mountain scenery and the urbanization is very quiet. You do need to have a car but there is plenty to do within a 30 min drive. The kids loved the swimming pool  …see more

from £50 / night

£190 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Coveta Fuma

Province of Alicante / Coveta Fuma

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Villa With beautiful pool and amazing location” The villa is stunning with amazing sea and mountain views. The pool is lovely to relax around and is great to cool off and even learn to swim in. The local train service is reliable and allo  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1450 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Port de Soller

Soller / Port de Soller

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“what a view” lovely comfortable appartment . Excellent position near ton shops restaurants. view from balcony was wonderful  …see more

from £74 / night

£565 - £1228 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Porto do Son

Province of A Coruna / Porto do Son

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Stone-built cottage in a convenient location for exploring western Galicia” The property is attached to the owner's residence, is stone-built with very think walls and rather spacious. The windows are quite small so there is not much natural light ins  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 / week

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from £27 / night

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Red Sea and Sinai / Marsa Alam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £18 / night

£106 - £193 / week

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from £18 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.<br  …see more

from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Armacao dos Buzios

State of Rio de Janeiro / Armacao dos Buzios

1 7 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Casa charmosíssima em estilo romântico, ampla e jeitosa. Acomoda até 7 pessoas (incluindo crianças). Tem um quarto e 1 banheiro, 1 boa lavanderia, sala gourmet e um varandão com churrasqueira , rede e mesa com cadeiras. Tudo muito conf  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Nerja holiday villa rental

Nerja / Tropicana

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa, as relaxing with two toddlers as can be!” The villa was immaculately cleaned when we arrived. The three bedrooms were spacious and ideal for a family. The locked shutters on the windows eased the worry of balconies and babies - which s  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £72 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Dalyan holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Dalyan

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“A villa that lived up to our expectations” Having rented villas in Turkey for the last 25 years we consider The White House to be one of the best, and have booked to return in 2013, For my wife and I it was just perfect - especially the terrace, lar  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A very nice bright and airy cottage well fitted out with for all your holiday needs and close to all activities.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Ocean Grove holiday home rental

Victoria / Ocean Grove

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Hear the waves roll in .......This property is one of the closest properties to Ocean Grove Main Life Saving Club & Dunes Cafe. Large 4 Bedroom 3 Living areas with 2 Large Decks . Secluded & Quiet location , hidden amongst Ti Tree with an unsealed road . Close t  …see more

from £142 / night

£994 / week

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from £142 / night