Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (325681)

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, 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 £278 / night

£1667 - £2143 / week

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from £278 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with shared pool

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location” This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure on-sit  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £129 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in San Sebastian - Donostia

Province of Guipuzcoa / San Sebastian - Donostia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Located in a historic village with fishing tradition in the town of San Juan flights, full of fishermen's houses and stately. The building is located between the main street of San Juan flights and the edge of the pier in the bay.Duplex housing located  …see more

from £68 / night

£509 - £992 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

19

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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Holiday b&b in Narrabri

New South Wales / Narrabri

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Selina Street Bed and Breakfast is located in Narrabri in a quiet location, close to the central business district. With a newly built home in a fantastic location, overlooking parklands and the river near the centre of town, this is a lovely spot to stay and rest your  …see more

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in White Beach

Tasmania / White Beach

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £70 / night

£340 - £746 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Tanahwangko

North Sulawesi / Tanahwangko

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed pampering in an idyllic location. North Sulawesi is enchanting.” Villa Manare is an oasis of tranquility, the food is great, the house and rooms well maintained and the pool has fantastic views. Our stay was made by the chef's great cooking  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1366 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

14

Macher holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Macher

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

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Holiday apartment in Mollymook

Shoalhaven / Mollymook

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Directly opposite beautiful Mollymook beach. Our luxury 3 bedroom apartment comfortably sleeps 6 people. 2 x Queen Bedrooms and 1 x 2 single beds. This beautifully presented ground floor apartment is fully self contained and includes all the modern conveniences includi  …see more

from £124 / night

£1030 - £1059 / week

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from £124 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Hacienda Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Hacienda Las Chapas

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely superb villa with an equally fantastic host simply perfect !” From my initial contact with Jason (the villa owner) until after we arrived back home Jason genuinely could not do enough for us (a family group of 12) he worked really hard to m  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 - £2750 / week

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from £300 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 20 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment accommodation

Corralejo / Oasis Tamarindo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!!!” Inside the Oasis Tamarindo quiet apartment in the green, with all the amenities, two beautiful swimming pools to relax after a day on the beach or in tours with views of the natural park "The dunes of Corralejo". The apartment is near th  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Mullins

Mullins / Beacon Hill

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Condo is kept at a very high specification and standard” Had a very relaxing 9 days in a lovely garden apartment with pool. John & Sheila who own it helped a great deal before we went. Kerry the local manager was also very professional & helpful, as  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £2295 / week

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from £150 / night

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Biggera Waters

Gold Coast / Biggera Waters

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
QUALITY APARTMENT, WALK TO HARBOUR TOWN This beautifully finished apartment is located at the MISTRAL AT HARBOUR QUAYS development. Located in the heart of Biggera Waters only 500m from a major shopping outlet, cinema, restaurants & public transport. Located in the  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Macclesfield holiday home rental

Adelaide Hills / Macclesfield

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
This home is a light filled happy home. The open plan lounge, dining kitchen all have large windows facing east to catch the beautiful sunshine in the cooler months. The home is set on half acre of sloping gardens. The birdlife here come to get fed every day including k  …see more

from £53 / night

£295 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Average 

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Mossy Point holiday home rental

New South Wales / Mossy Point

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
A perfect, simple Australian beach house with wonderful views.  …see more

from £80 / night

£559 - £1471 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

18

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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Dural holiday apartment rental

The Hills Shire / Dural

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Welcome to Little Yaraan,a cozy luxury apartment located in Dural. Beyond the elegant entry gates to Yarraan main residence you will find a grand circular drive taking you to a separate building where you will have access to a double garage and upstairs to the accommod  …see more

from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Margaret River holiday home rental

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect weekend getaway” I have just stayed at Chalet on Percheron this last weekend with a group of friends for a hen's weekend getaway and none of us wanted to come home! The location of this Chalet is perfect, still close to the town and the be  …see more

from £118 / night

£912 - £1853 / week

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from £118 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £950 / week

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from £94 / night

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Holiday apartment in Blairgowrie

Mornington Peninsula / Blairgowrie

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
This is a beautiful fully self-contained one bedroom beach apartment. Architect designed on eco principles, this retreat has a spacious living area with kitchen and separate bedroom with WIR and en-suite. We offer a fresh, luxurious and relaxing beach retreat. The per  …see more

from £89 / night

£609 - £1133 / week

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from £89 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Pilar de la Horadada holiday bungalow rental

Pilar de la Horadada / Mil Palmeras

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” This was the first time that we visited this property and it was better than what we could have imagined. The apartment caters for all your needs and the setting is within walking distance to the beach (10 mins) and restaurants. The apa  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £395 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Benissa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wonderfull villa, all in one level, nice garden with private pool and barbecue area.The villa Pineda is located 3 km from Benissa town and shops, restaurants only 200 mts. To the Beaches of Moraira or Calpe 12 km away. Entrance through a covered veranda perfect  …see more

from £57 / night

£423 - £615 / week

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from £57 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Marina Rubicon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” Great villa. Two minutes from the beach and supermarket. Villa had everything you would need. So good we are returning this September. The furnishings were of a very high quality. The owner Shin was very helpful, informative and always  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £575 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kin Kin with swimming pool

Gympie Region / Kin Kin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
10 acres of Heaven on Earth in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Enjoy relaxing on the deck, fishing in the spring fed dam, a meal at The Country Life Hotel or Black Ant Gourmet General Store, horse trail rides, Steve Weitz's local art gallery & surf or swim a  …see more

from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(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

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Koycegiz

Mugla Province / Koycegiz

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Amber villa has private pool with spacious garden with shaded area and sun beds for 6 people. Air Conditioning throughout, Fully equipped to a High Standard including; Satellite TV, Large Dining Table/Area, 3 Large Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms with Terraced Balcony, K  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday studio rental

Adeje / Costa Adeje

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
.The studio is fully furnished and has all the amenities, free parking WI FI in the reception area,Quite complex located on the promenade, close by rest, bars, shopping area.  …see more

from £43 / night

£327 - £509 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Wongarra holiday cottage rental

Apollo Bay / Wongarra

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Enjoy your romantic and peaceful break in our secluded and tranquil accommodation. Located on a 10 acre property 15 minutes from Apollo Bay (Melbourne side), A Bed on Beattie offers self-contained accommodation with panoramic views taking in the lights of Apollo Bay.  …see more

from £89 / night

£618 / week

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from £89 / 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 £72 / night

£504 - £1186 / week

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from £72 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ansiao

Leiria District / Ansiao

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Rural setting - Car useful - but not absolutely necessary if walking.” Lovely area for walking. We didn't have use of a car, however, we had a relative close by who was able to take us to visit the wonderful Tomar Castle and Coinbrau which is a wonde  …see more

from £20 / night

£170 - £212 / week

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from £20 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Silves / Odelouca

2 6 7 nights min

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

 …see more

from £97 / night

£678 - £2500 / week

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from £97 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Colombo

Colombo / Colombo City Centre

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“We loved this appartment” We stayed a week in this appartment and loved it. It is light and airy , well furnished and is exactly as the owners described it. Views were fantastic and there was a real buzz of Colombo. The position is ideal, next to Cinn  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £665 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday home in Waubra

Grampians / Waubra

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spectacular Ballarat Pyrenees accommodation. A superb country retreat. Families will enjoy an Australian farm experience. Romantic get away for couples.  …see more

from £236 / night

£1412 / week

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from £236 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Magnificent private villa set in hills above exclusive resorts and beaches of Fanabe & Bahia del Duques in Southern Tenerife. Sleeps 10. Large private heated pool. Solarium with sunbeds and parasols. Ocean views. Peaceful and private. Beautiful garden with BBQ.  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Table Top holiday farmhouse rental

Albury / Table Top

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A country holiday with all the modern comforts, the two bedroom Lake View Farm House is a separate dwelling on the working Noordewier "North of the Weir" Farm. The self-contained house is the perfect place to stop overnight between Melbourne and Sydney, or stay a littl  …see more

from £77 / night

£536 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cannonvale holiday apartment rental

Airlie Beach / Cannonvale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Very large unit great for families or couples, modern kitchen with Miele appliances, huge ensuite and family bathroom. Can be rented as 1, 2 or 3 bedroom. The price adjusts according to the number of guests entered, please note to book the 3 bedrooms you must put a mi  …see more

from £118 / night

£648 - £1142 / week

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from £118 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Madliena

Island of Malta / Madliena

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect place, perfect holiday.” This was our first stay to this perfect fully furnished apartment, My partner and myself came for a 2 week holiday and found the perfect apartment in a great location. It is a short walk from the seafront and 5min dri  …see more

from £62 / night

£434 - £865 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Underberg

KwaZulu-Natal / Underberg

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Overview is a working dairy farm and is an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy farm life whilst spending quality time together! Our self-catering guest cottages are set in tranquil surroundings some with breath taking views of the Drakensberg, the farm and i  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / Pebble Beach

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 575.” We had a lovely week here at the end of April.The weather was very good and the apartment was extremely comfortable and very well equipped.The locality was pleasant with lots of good restaurants within easy wal  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night