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!
Coastal living at its best. 1180GOR has floor to ceiling windows so as to capture what is arguably the best uninterrupted white water views across the surf of Cathedral rock and along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne, giving this property the wow factor. The huge fantastic …see more
This country house is a typical house of the Douro Valley region, located in the village of Porto Manso. Located on the banks of the Douro river, in a very quiet area, guests can enjoy the local natural beauties by walking the surroundings.
This house consists of 2 be …see more
This grand 17th century country mansion with awe-inspiring views rests peacefully amidst the gorgeous unspoilt surrounds of the renowned dripstone caves "Cuevas de Campanet". Finca Son Riera offers a livings space of 400m2 and is situated on a 170.000m2 large …see more
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker …see more
Casa Holly is a modern well equipped, well designed house. The impressive high vaulted ceiling in the main living area creates a very open environment - the entire house is spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms have high pressure pumped water for invigorating showers …see more
The villa is lovely.....very well equipped....the mountain views are spectacular and it is so lovely just to sit up there and look at them from the hot tub...which is a real treat.....if you want to s… More
Thank you Maria for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
“Lovely villa in a stunning location”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
We stayed at Casa Holly for 5 weeks in Feb/March and it was a perfect winter getaway. The wood burning stove kept us warm in the cool evenings and the sun shone on the terraces all day long.
The vil… More
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
This villa was everything we were looking for for our holiday. Nice and secluded for some proper peace and quiet but not too far away from the city. We spent most of our time outside on the terraces o… More
Thank you Steven! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
This is a partial cave house with 2 bedrooms an additional bedroom can be made in the dining room if more than four people wish to stay , This will incur an additional charge of £5 per person per night. The kitchen bathroom and dining room are located in the front of t …see more
What a wonderful wonderful place to stay. Freila is a gorgeous slice of rustic Spanish charm, and Madi & Graeme's cave house was the perfect place for us to spend a holiday. Charming, very clean, had … More
The villa is spacious and can accommodate large groups with ease, it is equipped to provide a relaxed holiday to its guests, from the games room, wi-fi, in built sound system in every division, great outdoors with a nice BBQ and lot of shade under mature trees to the fu …see more
Travelled to this fabulous, clean and very spacious villa with extended family, 13 of us! including a baby, toddler and small child, we had plenty of room to escape each other when we wanted! It's kit… More
BARGAIN PRICES IN OCTOBER Villa Pembroke is very spacious, beautifully designed, with polished marble floors, a superb mosaic pool (8m x 4m), and baby pool. It has a superb location with incredible views, easy access to local shops, yet a level of privacy greater than m …see more
“Smart, spacious villa with good sized pool and convenient location”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
Our group of 11, 6 adults and 5 children with an age range of 72 - 7 years, all stayed in this smart, spacious villa for 12 days. The children enjoyed the 5 bedded attic rooms and the adults all had f… More
Many thanks for the great review for October, which is a period often overlooked by visitors. I am so pleased the holiday was a success and you found the villa comfortable and that the arrangements worked well.
“Lovely villa, ideal location, good restaurants, shops and water park, all within easy walking distance”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Have just returned from our first visit to Turkey - a beautiful place with very friendly people.
The villa was ideal for our needs, and the owners (Mike & Margaret) couldn't have been any more helpfu… More
Many thanks for your kind review.
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
We stayed at the villa for 10 days. Five adults, teenager and a three and five your old. The villa was lovely and in a quiet spot but not far from the main centre. Fantastic facilities within the vill… More
Very pleased to hear your holiday in Villa Pembroke was so successful and you'd be very welcome again! Mike
The condo is in a quiet area 2km outside Canmore. There is so much to do in the area hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, dog sledding, and so much more. Not to mention the amazing restaurants and breath taking views on the area. Our condo comes fully equiped and furnished, …see more
Casabella is the largest, most prestigious three bedroom penthouse apartment in the modern Las Brisas complex. Las Brisas is a small development of 38 spacious high quality apartments. The complex has its own large pool surrounded by lush palm trees & sun loungers, …see more
ZEBULA GOLF ESTATE & SPA is the only 5 Star graded Golf Estate; Nature Reserve and Health Spa combination in the whole of Africa, located on a 1600 hectares in the African Bush veld in the shadows of the Waterberg mountain range.
This Zebula self catering holiday renta …see more
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this spacious villa is ideal for families or large groups that are looking for a quiet setting with excellent entertainment space. This 7 bedroom villa has undergone full refurbishment with new bathrooms, new tiles on the floor through …see more
I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you h… More
Enjoy the ambience and piece and quiet in our Fully restored 100 year old self contained 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps 6 comfortably can accommodate up to 8 people.
Cabin is surrounded by garden and all things country set in the sleepy village of Westerway. Away from …see more
The property, compose of two houses, is located in Azaruja, a typical village in Alentejo, 1h15 away from Lisbon, a 5 min. drive from the motorway exit and a 20 min. drive from historic Evora. The recently renovated traditional Alentejo house, designed for a couple, off …see more
Casa Estrela is a fully equipped villa with beautiful views over the Algarve countryside towards the lights of Faro and the Atlantic Ocean. This spectacular villa lies 15km north of Faro centre. It is equipped with air conditioning and wifi. There is a private pool and …see more
We are back again, this time was just as good as the first time, if not better, as the work done to the property enhances it further. We stayed in the master bedroom, which has a new en-suite. The vie… More
“Beautiful property with fantastic views”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2016
Upon arriving at Casa Estrela their was an unanimous 'wow'. It is a beautiful property and very well equipped and very roomy. We are a family of ten, ages ranging from 6 to 78 years, and we spent a … More
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
This spacious villa has 2 double and 2 triple rooms, also 2 put up beds which can fit into one of the large bedrooms if required will easily sleep 10 people with the comfort of air-conditioning in hot summer days and central heating on the chilly off-season stays.The vi …see more
Villa Magnolia was perfect for our holiday with 3 teenage boys and their granny. It is a beautiful villa, with lovely cool pool and fabulous gardens. The house itself is so comfortable and the air con… More
“Fabulous villa - wondeful holiday!!”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a fabulous 10 day holiday at Villa Magnolia. As a large extended family of varying generations we have had many villa holidays in this region of the Algarve and can honestly… More
Thank you so much for your review. If it depended on me i would offer you one free week for your sympathy alone :)
It was our pleasure to have wonderful guests such as yourselves staying at Villa Magnolia. It will also be our pleasure to welcome you again in the future.
All the best for you and your family.
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
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 … More
By the Bay offers modern sea side accommodation in the coastal township of Portarlington. Portarlington is a coastal township located on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria Australia. Along with its beautiful natural surroundings, Portarlington offers a surprisingly diver …see more
A stunning, new detached villa with large private pool and garden set amidst the beauty and tranquility of the Golf Girona exclusive urbanization. Providing light and spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests, this property boasts all modern conveniences and offers brea …see more
Ventės poilsis is a self-catered accommodation located on the shore of Curonian Lagoon, in Ventė Village. It offers bright studio apartments and features watersports facilities on site, available at extra charge.
The apartments feature bedrooms with TV, a fully equip …see more
Imagine waking up to spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Or sitting on the raised deck for a sundowner or two.
Spacious sun-drenched family home, with open plan living area and bar area with stack doors leading onto decked patio with built-in BBQ/braai. For colder …see more
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Family friendly, Authentic and spacious 3 double bedroom Andalusian villa
with 2 bathrooms and a bright living/sitting area. It also has generous sized ki …see more
Superbly quiet 5 acre bush location. The property is only 10 minutes to Dunsborough for shopping, major wineries and Yallingup and Smith Beach World Famous Surf Breaks.
The lush bush surrounding the property provides for great bush walking tracks nearby. Kangaroos will …see more
Casa dos Sonhos (House of Dreams) is a luxurious single-story villa with four bedrooms and three bathrooms set in beautiful mature private gardens with its own large pool, terrace and barbecue area. The villa is private and not over-looked, being set on a hillside in …see more
We stayed at Casa Dos Sonhos for 6 nights in June. The villa is great - clean, modern, large and has everything you need for a self- catering holiday.
We had no problems during our stay and Ian (the… More
“A fantastic villa”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the ad… More
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
We have stayed in many lovely places over the years, but Casa dos Sonhos will be the one we want come back to. We are four busy women, who were looking for a much needed break. This was the ideal pla… More
A beautiful detached villa with a private swimming pool, attractive covered terrace and BBQ area, all set in large gardens. The villa is furnished to a very high standard and is situated in a perfect location for visiting the Alhambra Palace, the city of Granada, the s …see more
Cortijo Hacienda Nueva, spectacular accommodation for 12 persons, large gardens and pool area with barbecue. The region of the Guadalquivir Valley is the region extending from Sevilla City to Cordoba City. An ideal region for which they want to visit apart from the two …see more
The villa is situated on 2000m cul de sac property on the famous Vale de Lobo Golf Course. Private driveway to main entrance. Hall with guest cloakroom and social bathroom.
Lounge /dining area very spacious and bright(patio doors out to terrace and pool) with two amp …see more
“Beautiful villa and pool in a fantastic setting. Stunning.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
We were so looking forward to this holiday, it was the first time we had rented a villa and it turned out to be truly fantastic. A wonderful experience right from the moment we booked. The owners Manu… More
Thank you for your lovely and helpful review, your description will help other guests decide and I'm very happy you found that you made the right choice for your first villa rental.
Reviewed 24 Oct 2014
We booked this villa primarily for the pool but the rest of the villa, the grounds and the location were excellent too. We have 2 young children age 4 and 2 and wanted them to enjoy learning to swim.… More
We are so happy your girls found their "secret lagoon" and could learn how to swim safely! Thank you for sharing your thoughts in such a beautiful way.
Manuela and Celeste
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Located at the bottom of the 10th of 17th ofthe Ocean, we entered a great charming house, a touch "out of Africa", like the old movie. Beautiful garden with lots off privacy and sure you hear the soun… More
Yzerfontein: 3 bedroom en-suite three level house, spacious open-plan living & entertainment area, on west coast, with panoramic north-facing sea views. Large open fireplace.The ideal getaway from the stresses of the city to the ultimate relaxing venue. A home away fro …see more
3 bedrooms, each can be arranged as 2 twins or king; soaking tub, walk in showers, wine refrig., morso wood stove, solid wood floors, luxury carpet in bedrooms; washer dryer; wifi, vehicle included. Brand new home, 200 sq m. walk-in pantry and utility room, leather sof …see more
Set in the village of Planes Del Rei our villa has Beautiful secluded gardens with a private pool and lovely views with secure parking for 3 cars it is very peaceful and relaxing plenty of room for two families The lounge is very large with good quality furniture The b …see more
We found the villa to be spacious, clean and very comfortable and had everything required for a perfect family holiday. The covered veranda area with its rattan furniture and dining area was a welcome… More
Thankyou for taking the time to write your lovely review its so nice to have guests that enjoy the villa and surrounding areas. hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
“Home From Home in a Beautiful Peacful Location”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
We have stayed in many self-catering accomodations over the years but have never experienced better quality or facilities than this villa. Case Marember was immaculately presented, thanks to the exce… More
Thankyou Ferghal and Cathy for your lovely remarks about the villa and i will pass your comments on to Val and Mike who do a great job in welcoming our guests im so glad you enjoyed your holiday and would be more than pleased to welcome you all back in the future.
“Beautiful, well equipped villa for perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
We were thrilled on arrival at this villa to find it was even better than its' pictures and descriptions.
We were met at the villa by the couple who look after it, and they were very helpful througho… More
Thankyou for your very nice review we are delighted that you had such a lovely holiday and would love to welcome you back
Casa Nova is a spacious private 3-bedroom villa set in a non-overlooked and completely fenced plot of generous size. This villa offers the perks of the countryside such as peace and quietness while being just on the outskirts of Vilamoura and Almancil, 5 minute drive aw …see more
This was a first visit to the Algarve for us and we were keen to find a quiet and peaceful villa away from the crowds where we could relax, unwind and enjoy a private pool. This villa fitted the bill … More
“Great villa - clean spacious and good location”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
This villa is perfect for people looking to have a quiet break, yet still close to lovely sandy beaches and any nessecary amenities - Villamoura is close and a very nice harbour with resturaunts and p… More
Thank you very much, i hope you enjoyed your barbecues by the Sunset :)
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
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 … More
Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad to know that you gave good use to the pool and had a fantastic time :)
A traditional Mediterranean retreat situated in a peaceful hillside spot overlooking Kalkan bay. Villa Trio boasts a large, private swimming pool and spacious pool terrace ideal for alfresco dining. Conveniently located, Trio is 15 minutes walk from the town centre and …see more
Private villa with pool in Calpe. The villa has 4 bedrooms (two double and two twin), a bathroom and a toilet. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen with tables and stools, ideal for breakfast. The large lounge/dining room has various seating areas and also a door le …see more
This luxurious and spacious property is located in a quiet residential street a short walk from the Medina. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the beach and the Medina. The private terrace has a shaded perg …see more
FABULOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS: PRIVATE ANDALUCIAN VILLA WITH OWN POOL AND LARGE GROUNDS, IN TRANQUIL RURAL SETTING - SLEEPS 6InsideWith open-plan living, sitting and kitchen areas, high vaulted ceilings, pine doors and window shutters this villa has a fabulous spacious feel …see more
If you want to escape, this is a fantastic place. The villa is lovely and situated in hills with olive trees. There is no noise, a very quiet area. The pool is great (but no shallow end), the villa is… More
Thanks for your great review and I'm glad you enjoyed the villa and surroundings as much as we do!
I agree, it would be useful to have internet and we continue our search for a suitable provider. Having said that, the advantages are that you're forced to relax, and if you really need it, you can just drive 2 minutes to Maroma bar/restaurant in the village and take some light refreshment at the same time!
Please do come again, when you'll be able to take advantage of our returners' discount.
“scenery was amazing!”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
We loved your villa - the setting is beautiful and it was so relaxing to get away from it all. We thought we'd do lots of sight-seeing but in the end we didn't do much - we were happy to stay by the p… More
Brown's House is a beautifully restored pressed tin cottage on the historic Clare Valley property where the same family have farmed for over one hundred years. Situated in a picturesque garden setting at boconnoc Park it offers old fashioned charm with modern conve …see more
Madison Park is an elegant 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home set on 30 acres at the edge of Robertson, surrounded by Babe country with stunning views of distant escarpments and rolling green hills. It is only a 3 minute drive to cafes and coffees in Robertson but the property …see more
Welcome. Casa Nova Girona is a character rural Catalan masia ideally situated close to Girona and Girona Airport, with easy access to Barcelona and the Costa Brava. Spend quality time with family and friends in a beautiful location; a superb house for gatherings. Suits …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Case Nova D'en Borra. The house is well located - easy access to Girona airport but set in attractive wooded countryside. The house itself has been carefully renova… More
“We had a wonderful holiday in a lovely tranquil location with lots to see and do”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
After a warm welcome from the owners Gill and Chris we were shown to our lovely bedrooms in the spacious and beautiful Masia that is in a wonderful tranquil location close to Girona airport. We spent… More
Well furnished, well equipped, and exceedingly comfortable apartment. One of Whistler's most elegantly designed developments.Complemented by it's beautiful landscaping.Conveniently located in Whistler Village North. Easy walking distance to both Whistler and B …see more
Off a quiet country road nestled in the small secluded hamlet of 'The Bluff' Rosewood Queensland is 'The Gypsy Cottage'. Offering some of South East Queensland's best breathtaking rural views. The Gypsy Cottage was completed in December 2014 but …see more