Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (231371)

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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(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Avenida de las Playas

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Car not necessary
“Terrific” We stayed in this apartment for 4 weeks in June/July and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment has practically everything you need, it's spotlessly clean, comfortable and modern. The balcony is private and in the sun from midday with 2 sun l  …see more

from £34 / night

£266 - £530 / week

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from £34 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment rental

Cabo Roig / Cala Capitan Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The Perfect Getaway” We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the apartment had undergone a complete refurbishment between booking and arrival. The Complex is situated right on the beach. It's a low rise gated development, with nice gardens.  …see more

from £53 / night

£348 - £566 / week

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from £53 / night

(37) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Very Good 

17

Porto de Mos holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment, fantastic location” This was our third year at the Porto Mos complex - and this was by far the best apartment we have stayed in. As with all of them the location is great - close to the beach and the great restaurants and bars the  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Average 

24

Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
If you are looking for exquisite accommodation in a good area, very close to the centre, this beautiful apartment makes an ideal choice. Extremely spacious, it has been meticulously equipped so that guests will feel completely at home. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with swimming pool, golf nearby

Jolly Harbour / Jolly Harbour Villas

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very relaxing place to stay” Property provides a great base for a relaxing stay and has everything you need for a great holiday. Bart the property manager welcomed us in and waved us good bye and I'm sure would have been available if needed during th  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1250 / week

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from £150 / night

(46) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!!” Back from Villa Suzie for the third time. We are a group of 12 and find the villa perfect for family holidays. The villa is very spacious and the games room downstairs provides hours of fun. The outdoor area and swimming pool are perfect  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £108 / night

11

State of Bahia / Porto Seguro

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £41 / night

£285 / week

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from £41 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

State of Bahia / Praia do Forte

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £41 / night

£244 - £381 / week

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from £41 / night

(1) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Callao Salvaje / Sueno Azul

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“spacious villa close to amenities” Ample space in villa.lots of room around the pool. Ideal for families with children. Short walking distance to shops and restaurants.  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1340 / week

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from £96 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £154 / night

£1074 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Very Good 

6

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £48 / night

£335 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Saguenay / La Baie

2 6 2 nights min

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

 …see more

from £62 / night

£433 / week

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from £62 / night

(30) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Marina

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Apartment” My wife and I spent ten nights here in June. Wonderful apartment in a excellent location, close to all essential shops and the mariner restaurants and bars. The shared swimming pool was very well maintained and rarely used. The lo  …see more

from £57 / night

£366 - £605 / week

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from £57 / night

(13) Very Good 

15

Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Queenscliff

Victoria / Queenscliff

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Centrally located, fully self contained, contemporary, ground floor 2 bedroom apartment with accommodation for 4 people & off street car park space. Short walk to cafes, restaurants, galleries, PO, supermarket , train station / easy walk to the bay, beach and marin  …see more

from £123 / night

£767 - £1178 / week

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from £123 / night

12

Villa rental in Calpe with swimming pool

Costa Blanca / Calpe

5 11 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This traditional furnished house enjoys a quiet location and excellent sea views of Calpe coast line, just a 5 minutes drive from the superb beach and many amenities of Calpe. Walking distances to restaurants, shops and beach in La Fustera area.With a private swimming p  …see more

from £84 / night

£585 / week

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from £84 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Port de Pollenca holiday penthouse rental

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Fantastic recently refurbished Penthouse apartment right on the seafront of Puerto Pollensa. With fantastic panoramic views over the Pollensa Bay, it's ideal for families looking for an apartment next to the beach yet only 10 minute walking distance from town cente  …see more

from £125 / night

£870 - £1609 / week

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from £125 / night

(19) Excellent 

72

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Benalmadena Costa

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful vacation” The apartment is situated in very good location, full of coffee bars, restaurants and also MAS supermarket, which has great offer of sausages and cheeses. The beach is only 5 minutes far away by walk. The apartment has two divided  …see more

from £53 / night

£305 - £714 / week

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from £53 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Jalon

Costa Blanca / Jalon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing and stress relieving” Great villa set on the opposite side of the river to the town which has a massive market every Saturday. A walk into town ever evening rewards you with typical Spanish bars and restaurants which have not been spoilt by t  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £995 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tavira

Faro District / Tavira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful holiday villa in rural area” Casa Marta is the perfect holiday villa in a quiet area. We travelled with our 3 sons of 8,10 and 13 years old. When we arrived, the owner already provided us with a complete welcome package. Everything you need  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a very exclusive two bed/ two bath apartment located in the championship and award winning golfing resort of Villa Padierna. This contemporary apartment is situated on the third floor and enjoys outdoor al fresco style dining, over looking the two golf course  …see more

from £87 / night

£522 - £740 / week

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from £87 / night

24

State of Rio Grande do Sul / Capao da Canoa

5 16 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £163 / night

£895 - £2228 / week

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from £163 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very comfortable villa with fantastic views” We had a fantastic fortnight at Casa 23. The villa is one of the best equipped we have ever stayed in. The views from the terrace and pool are outstanding and a photographer's dream. There is plenty to see  …see more

from £75 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Very Good 

21

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best family holiday ever!” This was our first family holiday. Having 8 family members in one villa for a week was quiet daunting. Villa Victoria is even bigger than the pictures show. Its bright, spacious and very modern. The view of the mountains are  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1730 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Freshwater Creek

Victoria / Freshwater Creek

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Farmstay Accommodation 10 minutes from Torquay Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong. 2 bedroom  …see more

from £135 / night

£829 / week

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from £135 / night

19

Florianopolis / Jurere

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £98 / night

£683 / week

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from £98 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with swimming pool in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Above and beyond our expectaitions” From the moment Rudy picked us up for our transfer till the end of our stay at the Villa we had a fantastic experience. The staff were amazing and helpful. All the bedrooms were clean and spacious. The pool, gardens  …see more

from £854 / night

£5651 - £16220 / week

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from £854 / night

12

Holiday penthouse rental

Sao Paulo / Sao Paulo City

2 2 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
Sao Paulo LOFT Penthouse 2700 sq/ft , Triplex, top floor, 1br in one of best Sao Paulo' s South neighborhood. Stunning Lots of light, 18ft+ ceilings, large living area, entire wood floor, comfortable, full equipped Italian kitchen, outdoor private hottub.<br  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Clinton holiday home rental

Prince Edward Island / Clinton

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Island Crest Chalet sits atop the rolling hillside and overlooks the picturesque Southwest River. The open-concept cathedral chalet has a 40' wall of windows and large deck that provides an eagle's eye view of the water for you to enjoy while relaxing on vacat  …see more

from £139 / night

£970 - £1371 / week

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from £139 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kingborough

Greater Hobart / Kingborough

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Esplanade 54 is a new fully self contained house located in the coastal town of Margate, this home away from home sits right on the edge of North West Bay offering amazing views. The house is 20 minutes south of Hobart and the Huon with lots to do within  …see more

from £22 / night

£151 / week

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from £22 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £72 / night

£403 - £448 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Central Moraira

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
This modern villa, which is beautifully and tastefully furnished throughout, situated on an elevated location and offering wonderful sea views of the coast line. Just a few minutes drive away from nice restaurants, supermarket and shops.About 2 km away from Moraira cent  …see more

from £99 / night

£688 / week

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from £99 / night

(54) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ocean Village, Gibraltar

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wonderful in every way” the whole holiday was wonderful. it was the second time I had stayed in the flat, this time I took my family. The flat was clean and very comfortable, the décor excellent. Loads of amenities, bars, cafes and very close to the m  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £650 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in La Manga del Mar Menor

Murcia / La Manga del Mar Menor

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great location wonderful service” Stayed just one and a half nights, but top location, easy collection of keys, fantastic restaurant opposite building on the mar memor great communication throughout  …see more

from £27 / night

£187 - £374 / week

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from £27 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cadiz

Cadiz / Cadiz Old City

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT WONDERFUL LOCATION!!!!” Enjoyed the space and the great location of this apartment everything within walking distance. Very quiet and tranquil place to come back to after a busy day exploring the ancient city. It was so nice to  …see more

from £68 / night

£474 - £670 / week

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from £68 / night

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Calpe holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Calpe

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This first line apartment enjoys exceptional sea views of the beach of Calpe. All amenities close by. It is a good choice for families wanting to be close to this popular beach resort and do not necessary want to use the car. Entrance to a large hall area leads into a  …see more

from £43 / night

£299 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Puerto Del Carmen holiday bungalow rental

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation - very stressless holiday - will be going back” When we arrived at the villa - we were immediately pleased with what we say. My niece couldn't wait to get into the pool. Villa placed not far from town centre where there ample  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £620 / week

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from £68 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Marbella / Elviria

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa” Stayed at Serenity for 9 nights at the end of August this year, we were a family of 5 adults and 3 children aged 4 to 9 years. The villa itself is superb, the kitchen is well equipped (the owner even leaves a cupboard stocked with her  …see more

from £162 / night

£1131 - £2957 / week

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from £162 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Ko Samui / Laem Set

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 - £1295 / week

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from £130 / night