Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (229966)

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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Cottage rental in Christchurch

Canterbury Region / Christchurch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £113 / night

£790 / week

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from £113 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Accra

Accra / Spintex

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Launceston

Tasmania / Launceston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £98 / night

£586 - £732 / week

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from £98 / night

(15) 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

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sotogrande

Costa de la Luz / Sotogrande

4 9 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Superb home from home, perfect for relaxation and friends / family time” The house is wonderful, the garden gorgeous and the owners helpful and generous. Perfect for families, fantastic for groups of friends in need of a catch up and quality time toge  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1800 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tip top” A fantastic villa set in a quiet area but still close enough to the town centre. The place is well kitted out with a lovely poolside area and clean pool. The villa and surrounding areas were better than id have expected, the rooms are spaciou  …see more

from £140 / night

£975 - £1350 / week

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from £140 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Kalkan with swimming pool

Kalkan / Kiziltas

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous villa with spectacular views of beautiful Kalkan” Lovely villa which is very well presented. Party consisted of 4 adults and 2 teenagers and had plenty of space inside and outside. Villa well equipped, enjoyed the vast array of books availabl  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £86 / night

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Apartment rental in Aljezur with shared pool

Faro District / Aljezur

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday cottage in Stanhope

Prince Edward Island / Stanhope

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £105 / night

£599 - £899 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Marbella

Marbella / Marbella

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £145 / night

£975 - £1675 / week

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from £145 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Gordon's Bay holiday chalet let

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Aljezur

Faro District / Aljezur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£561 - £1121 / week

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from £78 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I still want 2 buy this great appartment” Been twice this year could not b happier very nice owners nothing seams 2 much trouble they just let u enjoy your stay,not far away if u ever needed anything or advice. On my last review i did say make sure u  …see more

from £47 / night

£330 - £422 / week

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from £47 / night

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Apartment rental in Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula / Whitianga

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£580 - £1076 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

7 14 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely stay at a beautiful villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped and spacious and  …see more

from £268 / night

£1587 - £4587 / week

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from £268 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural. Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast. Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break. Only significant negative comments are that  …see more

from £65 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just gets better each trip” Fabulous apartment - extremely well cared for - clean and very comfortable - the owners had made even more improvements since our visit in may 2016. The place feels like home, we can't wait for next visit  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £729 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rosedale

Barossa Valley / Rosedale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £202 / night

£1208 - £2440 / week

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from £202 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Qawra

Island of Malta / Qawra

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Qawra apartment” This was a lovely apartment view was amazing and some lovely restaurants close by especially Chaplins and Al Dente also Luzzu restaurant, bus stop close by and lovely walks along the prom to Buggiba/St Paul's bay, only one slight down  …see more

from £36 / night

£242 - £332 / week

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from £36 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Sydney

Sydney / Central Sydney

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £176 / night

£1184 / week

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from £176 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Armacao de Pera with shared pool

Armacao de Pera / Quinta dos Arcos

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“great location and lovely flat” We stayed at the Brisamar in July 2011 and there were three of us. My husband, myself and our 20 year old son. We needed an apartment that gave us all some privacy and space and we weren't let down. The flat is lovel  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £490 / week

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from £40 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Poste Lafayette holiday villa rental

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Puerto Del Carmen

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well equiped in great location” Located above the old town and harbour, this little studio apartment is extremely well appointed, The owners, Eileen and Dave live nearby and are happy to help you with anything and even pick you up at the airport. Shop  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £36 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vejer de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Vejer de la Frontera

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely in love with this place!” Knowing the area well, I have to say that it is unlikely to find a more comfortable and peaceful accommodation than this one. Sitting outside in the garden next to the lovely pool, the only sounds we could hear cam  …see more

from £130 / night

£863 - £1483 / week

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from £130 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Home rental in Santiago de la Ribera with shared pool

Murcia / Santiago de la Ribera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely House” A lovely well equipped & homely house in a great location.The shared pool is great if you just want to lounge about which is not busy.Or the roof terrace if you want some privacy & has the sun all day.The front patio is great to have you  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £440 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in O Freixo

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj  …see more

from £104 / night

£561 - £1130 / week

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from £104 / night

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Province of Barcelona / Santa Coloma de Gramenet

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Immaculate, secure, comfortable and modern.” We had a wonderful week here. The apartment is modern and very well equipped with a range of kitchen equipment including a dishwasher. We purchased a week's wifi from the main square and it was fast and rel  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £555 / week

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from £45 / night

(44) Excellent 

50

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Marina Rubicon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent holiday & villa” we arrived to a lovley villa everything we needed was there we stayed for 11 days & had an excellent holiday maureen answered all of my questions with a quick respons , the villa was situated i a lovley location we had a car  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £856 / week

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from £66 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Costa Brava / Begur

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £138 / night

£690 - £949 / week

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from £138 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Rye holiday home rental

Mornington Peninsula / Rye

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great for young family.” Very comfortable holiday home, with everything that you need. Great water pressure and clean house. Was perfect for travelling with young children as there are toys and books available (no need to bring pre-school aged toys wi  …see more

from £92 / night

£610 - £793 / week

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from £92 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Guimaraes

Braga District / Guimaraes

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£255 - £406 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Costa Esuri holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £45 / night

£311 - £453 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Almancil

Almancil / Fonte Algarve

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family” 7 of us stayed in Villa Magnolia with 4 children ranging from baby to teenager. The house was finished to a high specification, was spacious and well maintained. There was ample room for everyone and lots of di  …see more

from £190 / night

£1130 - £3095 / week

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from £190 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£250 - £840 / week

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from £40 / night

12

Holiday home in Copacabana

New South Wales / Copacabana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £241 / night

£1525 - £2135 / week

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from £241 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary
“Super stay in the apartment” Warm, welcoming, flexible guidance from Pilar and Ricardo for all the stay - before, during and after our stay. The apartment is situated so well in the heart of the city, so easy to get everywhere from there. All is near  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 - £423 / week

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from £39 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al  …see more

from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Port Douglas

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 £180 / night

£1260 - £2775 / week

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from £180 / night

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