Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (331509)

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 townhouse accommodation

Quarteira / Vilamoura

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable, secure and hassle-free” We have had the pleasure of staying at this property several times throughout the past several years, initially with a young family with four children and then with extended family in properties within the same com  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £890 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

30

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

£339 - £742 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Xativa

Xativa / Bixquert

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well managed, well stocked and well located Villa” Our two families enjoyed a fantastic fortnight at this well-appointed villa. That pool is as nice as it looks in the photos and was perfect for the kids (11 & 9). Xativa came to life during the Fira d  …see more

from £49 / night

£349 - £1135 / week

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from £49 / night

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(1) Excellent 

15

Holiday villa rental

Kalkan / Kiziltas

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Great sea-view villa with private pool.  …see more

from £990 / night

£800 - £1250 / week

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from £990 / 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

21

Penthouse rental in Australia & New Zealand

New South Wales / The Entrance

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Seeking uninterrupted ocean views in the lap of luxury? This superb two-storey beachfront penthouse is beautifully furnished, with marble floors throughout, incl. bathrooms and all terraces. The 4 car undercover security parking with direct lift access leads to the 3 be  …see more

from £381 / night

£2661 / week

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from £381 / night

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31

Apartment rental in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This is a small private apartment in the centre of the city. The apartment is at a very small distance of the promenade and the main beaches of the city. It is situated near all the bars, restaurants, museums, train station, beaches, gardens, etc. It has a bedroom with  …see more

from £98 / night

£683 / week

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from £98 / night

13

Holiday b&b in Lake Boga

Victoria / Lake Boga

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
After all you deserve it. Luxury accommodation at it’s best - whether for your honeymoon, a romantic weekend or simply need to get away, Burrabliss Luxury Accommodation offers a perfect venue to give all this and more. Uniquely situated on the shore of Lake Boga, Bur  …see more

from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

13

Holiday apartment in Como

Greater Perth / Como

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Suitable for a holiday or business stay, this private and completely self-contained apartment is next to the Swan River and 10 minutes from the City. Como Beach offers a comfortable alternative to city high rise, is close to the CBD and entertainment venues and a quick*  …see more

from £89 / night

£530 - £695 / week

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from £89 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment in Weston

Saint James Parish / Weston

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lantana 24 is a stunning first floor 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. Located in the quieter block it enjoys fabulous sea views of the West Coast and is ideal for families or couples. This modern apartment is stylishly furnished and equipped for a very comfortable stay.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1030 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m  …see more

from £72 / night

£477 - £1310 / week

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from £72 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

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

(13) Very Good 

14

Holiday home in Mahajanga

Mahajanga Province / Mahajanga

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Nice family spot” We had a lovely stay. It wasn't super fancy, but we were very comfortable. The cook is well worth the money. She did an excellent job and it made it easy to relax. The internet didn't work, but other than that great place to stay. We  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 - £368 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Elviria holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Elviria

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Apartment and Fantastic holiday” Just home from a 10 day stay at this beautiful apartment with 3 kids 17, and twins 11. we loved it!!! .. From the start, when Wilma met us and took us there we had no issues with our holiday at all .The apartm  …see more

from £60 / night

£385 - £840 / week

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from £60 / night

(30) Excellent 

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

Sitio de Calahonda / Jardines de Calahonda

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£420 - £798 / week

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from £60 / night

(38) Excellent 

40

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dondra

Southern Province / Dondra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceeded our expectations” The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the che  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 - £3465 / week

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from £175 / night

(14) Excellent 

36

Moraira holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Moraira

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“I can't wait to return again” I stayed at Villa Stellar in Moraira in February 2012 for my friend's 50th birthday party. There were seven of us staying at the house in total and we all had a wonderful time. All the comforts you can think of were provi  …see more

from £218 / night

£1526 - £5928 / week

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from £218 / night

(8) Very Good 

41

Apartment rental in Santiago with swimming pool

Santiago Metropolitan Region / Santiago

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nice ,cozy ,up to 5 , views . Parking on demand  …see more

from £56 / night

£381 - £445 / week

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from £56 / night

(11) Very Good 

13

Holiday lodge with shared pool in Xativa

Province of Valencia / Xativa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“a great easter stay” We stayed over easter and had a lovely time. We had good weather in the day and the lodge was cosy and warm with the heating in the evening. The accomodation had everything we needed and was in a great location, very peaceful but  …see more

from £50 / night

£299 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

8

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Medan

North Sumatra / Medan

14 45 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 45
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Medan hotelsMedan vacation rentalMedan eco hotelOur place is 1 hour drive from Medan airport Kuala Namu3 hours drive to Bukit Lawang orang utan center  …see more

from £45 / night

£276 / week

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from £45 / night

(19) Excellent 

16

Holiday home rental

Lake County / Clermont

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely AMAZING” It was exactly what we were looking for! A relaxing, peaceful, cozy home with MAGNIFICENT views all around in a private, gated community. Our family had a chance to spend relaxing quality time enjoying nature at its best. At the  …see more

from £112 / night

£699 - £826 / week

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from £112 / night

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Dunedoo

New South Wales / Dunedoo

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
Dunedoo, Central West NSW-Explorer's Country West of the Great Dividing Range. Are you looking for that -Country experience with a slower pace of life and where the stars and sunsets can provide that little bit of magic!!!!Continental Breakfast provisions are availa  …see more

from £53 / night

£236 / week

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from £53 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday villa rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Villa” This was our second stay at Villa Francesca - we enjoyed it so much the first time we came back with our family. The villa is extremely well equipped and is situated in a lovely peaceful location. The gardens are beautiful and the chi  …see more

from £200 / night

£1250 - £2050 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Very Good 

31

Home rental in Mojacar with swimming pool

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Mrs” Lovely villa and outdoor areas! Loved wandering through the lemon and orange groves. Well equipped kitchen and beautiful living room. The third bedroom needed air conditioning and wardrobe space. But we had a really fantastic peaceful relaxing st  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £1611 / week

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from £122 / night

(17) Excellent 

10

Apartment rental in Los Cristianos with shared pool

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Los Angeles Apartment in Los Cristianos” We spent a week at Jacquie and Richard's lovely fourth floor apartment in the Los Angeles complex in Los Cristianos. We felt at home as soon as we entered the very secure apartment (which included a  …see more

from £43 / night

£301 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Tewantin

Noosa / Tewantin

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The Sanctuary, Noosa Beach House, Holiday in a luxury beach house on Noosa.The Sanctuary includes a state of the art kitchen, two huge living areas and four over-sized bedrooms and a fully equipped laundry. Polished timber floors and high ceilings are throughout  …see more

from £206 / night

£1030 - £1748 / week

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from £206 / night

(1) Very Good 

7

Holiday villa in Pollachi

Tamil Nadu / Pollachi

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
About the Property: Nestled among coconut trees in a Posh neighbourhood in the Coconut Capital of India -- Pollachi, the property boasts ample living and outdoor spaces for families traveling together on vacation or to attend weddings. Can accommodate 2 to 6 and max 8 (  …see more

from £31 / night

£197 - £307 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Holiday condo in Fish Hoek

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
2 Oceans Apartments offers a tastefully decorated Self-Catering Apartment in the heart of the Cape Peninsula with a large sparkling and solar heated pool. The 1-Room Apartment is perfect for 2 people but can accommodate a family of 4. Our beautifully decorated one room  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £266 / week

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from £35 / night

7

Holiday farmhouse in Topaz

Queensland / Topaz

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest, immerse yourself in the rolling hills of the Tablelands.  …see more

from £59 / night

£329 / week

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from £59 / night

8

Holiday apartment rental

Greater Johannesburg / Edenvale

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Welcome to The Safari Room... Perfect for an overnight stay (connecting flights). We offer a neat and clean private cottage with one bedroom, bathroom and patio in a leafy green, secure suburb 13 minutes (10,4km) from OR Tambo International airport. • The Space:-  …see more

from £21 / night

£133 / week

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from £21 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kubu

Bali / Kubu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Overview Beautiful, modern villa with glorious views over the Lombok Strait perfectly positioned for some of the best diving Bali has to offer. The villa is located in the small northeast coastal fishing village of Kubu, offering an authentic Bali holiday away from cr  …see more

from £149 / night

£1039 / week

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from £149 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Tangalle with swimming pool

Tangalle / Nakulugamuwa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A truly memorable experience” We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is stunning. But above all  …see more

from £236 / night

£1648 - £2101 / week

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from £236 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galle

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A luxurious Beach Front Villa with stunning views of the Ocean and a private plunge pool. Exclusive interior that is equipped with 5 star amenities and come with 3 plush bedrooms, tasteful living area and a well appointed kitchenette with all modern amenities.High end O  …see more

from £200 / night

£1365 / week

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from £200 / night

(14) Excellent 

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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
“Good location and comfortable stay” Spacious and comfortable with outside seating. Well equipted kitchen and very comfortable bed with efficient A/C. Better WiFi than at home! Minnor niggels, no tea towel or spare rubbish bags and would have liked br  …see more

from £60 / night

£335 - £993 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Porters holiday villa rental

Porters / Porters Gate

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing, brilliantly appointed villa in one of the best locations in Barbados” This villa was awsome. My wife and I and two kids (18 and 12) have just returned from a fantastic two weeks at this super villa. The interior decorating has clearly been  …see more

from £129 / night

£903 / week

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from £129 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Puerto Banus Centre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Modern apartment, great location, friendly owner” We went here as a group of 5 girls for a long weekend and would highly recommend. Very clean, modern apartment - very secure and well equipped. Lovely pool with lots of space. Excellent location - eas  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £150 / night

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Rabat / Rabat City

1 6 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous apartment” Super apartment with a homely feel. Every appliance and more in the kitchen, beautiful and luxurious furnishings in lounge and bedrooms. Huge roof top terrace with sunbeds, patio furniture etc. Steep walk down to old town and bea  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1075 / week

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from £58 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment in a quiet location” Just back from two weeks staying at the El Sultan complex. Really nice apartment about a 20 minute walk from from centre of town and 5 minutes from nearest large supermarket. Lorraine was there to meet us when we a  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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from £50 / night