Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

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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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Villa rental in Santarem with swimming pool

Santarem District / Santarem

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a spacious and well appointed traditional Portuguese Villa in the country with its own private pool and pretty garden. The Villa enjoys a lot of space both inside and out with 4 bedrooms, sleeping 9 people in total. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have a double bed in ea  …see more

from £46 / night

£318 - £700 / week

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from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimao / Mexilhoeira Grande

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1187 / week

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from £136 / night

(15) Excellent 

23

Wanaka ski home to rent.

Otago Region / Wanaka

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Ski
“Awesome location!! - fantastic house - perfect for a chilled out holiday.” This is the second time we have stayed at this house. It has everything you need for a perfect stay. The views are stunning and the location is perfect - close to Wanaka. Acro  …see more

from £149 / night

£1038 / week

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from £149 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

São Miguel / Sao Vicente Ferreira

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
Nos arredores da quinta existe um campo de golf, piscinas naturais e praias deslumbrantes, casas de artesanato e museus locais, Golf, hipismo, mergulho, pesca desportiva, trilhos pedestres.  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £1098 / week

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from £43 / 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
Views: Sea, Mountain & Golf Orientation: SouthSwimming Pool(s): Private Salt :2 CommunalAir Conditioning Hot & Cold2 Large TerracesOutside Dining Area With Built In BBQStunning ViewsHigh SpecificationTV with Multinational Programming.Internet and WiFi  …see more

from £145 / night

£975 - £1675 / week

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from £145 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £102 / night

£430 - £602 / week

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from £102 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sparrebosch Golf Estate

Knysna / Sparrebosch Golf Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“5* Awesome-Best of the best” Fabulous property with a stunning location 180 degree views of the golf course and ocean from nearly every room Rooms are huge and everything is clean and immaculate Had everything needed for a wonderful vacation - pool  …see more

from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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from £280 / 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
“We will book again” great place to spend a break or a little longer. Spotlessly clean and very tasteful interior and exterior. Kitchen is equipped with everything you need if you are a fan of self catering. If not then you have great local restaurants  …see more

from £20 / night

£170 - £212 / week

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from £20 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity".  …see more

from £485 / night

£4600 - £6318 / week

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from £485 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Coveta Fuma

Province of Alicante / Coveta Fuma

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£600 - £1450 / week

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from £90 / night

(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

(9) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Praia de Carveiro

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Hello and welcome to our page, we have just updated prices for the 2017 season and are open for bookings. Please note that for July and August bookings we can only offer full weeks from Friday to Friday. Have a lovely summer and see you in the Algarve soon! Tariff  …see more

from £99 / night

£550 - £1750 / week

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from £99 / night

21

Holiday villa in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Charming villa in Pollensa, in a urban residential setting, Can Puig, near the golf course, in one of quietest places of Mallorca. The villa offers an ideal location for a relaxing holiday, 5 minutes drive to Pollensa old town and 10 minutes to Puerto Pollensa beaches.  …see more

from £97 / night

£678 - £1484 / week

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from £97 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Albufeira / Guia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 - £4026 / week

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from £182 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Las Chapas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful place for a holiday” We’ve been there for a week in June. I think villa hasn’t been rented before because everything was new – kitchen, bedrooms etc. There is saloon on the upper floor so my husband and I were happy to find peace from kids.  …see more

from £111 / night

£763 - £2500 / week

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from £111 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £56 / night

£356 - £772 / week

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from £56 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect place to relax” Quiet location with cafe bar and supermarket close by. Very helpful host who met us on arrival and introduced us to the farmhouse. Phone numbers were exchanged and contact was made as needed. Spacious farmhouse provided lovely  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 - £1106 / week

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from £102 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra” Excellent accommodation in interesting town. Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a p  …see more

from £111 / night

£763 - £1356 / week

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from £111 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oria

Oria / Sierra de Estancias

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, truly tranquil, great hosts , well worth a visit!” I have visited Casa Barranco on a number of occasions because my partner and I enjoy the tranquility of the location, it is peaceful and has beautiful surroundings. Casa Barranco  …see more

from £21 / night

£150 - £275 / week

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from £21 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pedreguer

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect family villa” Casa Colina really needs to be experienced as the photos and description of the home really just skim the surface, it's a real testament to the owners. The outside area is fitted with artificial grass and the tiles are non slip s  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 - £310 / week

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from £39 / night

23

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Armacao de Pera

Faro District / Armacao de Pera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Villa Hedwiges is a rustic chalet, situated 800m from the beach of Armacao de Pera, in a very quiet area and perfect for holiday with family and friends. The villa has three bedrooms, two-bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room and spacious dining roo  …see more

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Western Cape / George

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £76 / night

£522 - £931 / week

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from £76 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / El Pinaret

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Good value” One Criticism is that tv was included in advertised features. There was no working tv. Overall the property was very good but contact phone no for the rep was unclear.  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £375 / week

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from £25 / night

22

Holiday home in Son Serra de Marina

Majorca / Son Serra de Marina

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Einfamilienhaus für 8 Personen, nur wenige Meter zum Meer. Dieses Haus liegt im Nordosten Mallorcas in der grossen Bucht von Alcudia in ruhiger Lage. Es verfügt über einen gemütlichen Wohn- und Essbereich und eine gut ausgestattete Küche. Insge  …see more

from £97 / night

£674 - £1094 / week

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from £97 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in El Rosario

Marbella / El Rosario

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa with great facilities for all the family” We were a party of 11 in Marbella for a family wedding. We chose Casa Ell Har as it looked like a spacious villa with great facilities and a good sized pool, and we weren't disappointed. The  …see more

from £314 / night

£2195 - £3599 / week

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from £314 / night

(36) 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
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £636 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Central Tavira

Tavira / Central Tavira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Just Wonderful” Book this apartment and you won't be disappointed for what lies behind the green door. A well appointed high spec holiday apartment with all you need for a wonderful holiday. The roof terrace was an added bonus with wonderful views of  …see more

from £56 / night

£323 - £839 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Niseko-cho ski lodge to rent.

Niseko-cho / Niseko Hirafu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“top notch modern accomodation” Well-designed contemporary style; high quality of beds; clean, every supplies/ things in place; excellent locations to skiing, onsen, foodie trips. Especially, we love the open design/ the whole glass wall on the second  …see more

from £288 / night

£1810 - £3592 / week

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from £288 / night

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Leiria District / Nazare

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £170 / night

£712 - £979 / week

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from £170 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lumsden holiday home rental

Southland Region / Lumsden

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Met all our needs” House is clean and comfortable and has all the necessary extras to guarantee a wonderful stay. The location is very quiet.  …see more

from £118 / night

£692 - £1210 / week

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from £118 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c  …see more

from £111 / night

£628 - £1729 / week

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from £111 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Montechoro

Albufeira / Montechoro

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent time and looking forward to going back soonest !” Everything you require is in the holiday let. Lovely helpful owners who could not do more to make our stay relaxing  …see more

from £30 / night

£136 - £636 / week

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from £30 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lagos

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing and private” We've stayed at Casa Montaza several times now and it's like coming home every time we visit. Lisa is always here to welcome us with a big smile and a chilled bottle of wine! And she's also on hand to ensure that any small proble  …see more

from £142 / night

£990 - £2070 / week

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from £142 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Motril

Province of Granada / Motril

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Spacious, detached, private studio cottage situated on a peaceful rustic finca yet less than 8mins from busy Motril, nightlife and beaches (4km). A tranquil retreat to relax in after a busy day exploring this stunning area. Your perfect holiday awaits! The casita is  …see more

from £28 / night

£178 - £306 / week

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from £28 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wondrous” A WONDERFUL Casa to stay in, in a perfect location. Five minutes walk into the village so as close to everything you'd need as well as quiet enough to drink in the fabulous views offered to the sea. The house was the most well equipped ho  …see more

from £79 / night

£551 - £1017 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Merimbula

New South Wales / Merimbula

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A fantastic holiday home in an idylic setting with all needs considered” Imagine a 2 week holiday with in-laws, parents, adult children, partners AND grandchildren. Sounds like a disaster? No, not at all! We ALL had the best holiday. The location, nea  …see more

from £136 / night

£951 / week

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from £136 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake. The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv  …see more

from £82 / night

£575 - £1100 / week

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from £82 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Miami Platja

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wow !” Loved everything about it. We went for one week and stayed for three! Hopefully this tells you how much we loved the place. Lovely couple - very helpful.  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £2000 / week

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from £122 / night