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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39

Holiday home in Gaucin

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning views in a beautiful village” I stayed at Casa Muneca for 2 weeks in July of 2013 and loved every minute of it. The house while compact was in a beautiful position high up in the village of Gaucin and from the terrace you could see the rock o  …see more

from £27 / night

£164 - £272 / week

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from £27 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Plettenberg Bay with swimming pool, golf nearby

Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Heaven On Earth” We stayed at Villa Rosso in March for the third time and each time we stay there we think it can't get any better but it really does. You will need to look really far and wide to find a more wonderful place to stay. The Villa is s  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lorca

Murcia / Lorca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Quirky, interesting detached villa with private pool in gated and private grounds on over 1/2 acre. All fenced and private with trees, vines and fruit trees. Traditional Spanish feel with fantastic countryside views yet only 15 mins drive to the mediterranean beaches of  …see more

from £19 / night

£133 / week

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from £19 / night

(11) Very Good 

23

Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Large,spacious 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom Villa (3 en suite) on 2 floors with beautiful sea views. Immediate area is quiet, the garden has a large swimming pool, grass Lawn, parking for 3 cars, which is fenced and gated.  …see more

from £99 / night

£695 - £2495 / week

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from £99 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Puebla Aida

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa in great location” Our holiday, in June 2014, at this lovely villa was delightful. It was very clean and had everything we needed, including wi-fi, satellite TV and very comfortable beds. We made good use of the gas BBQ and patio area, a  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £945 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“VERY helpful host, lovely house” Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very helpful agent in bal  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £42 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Pals

Pals / Sa Punta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, lovely villa.” Our family of four (children aged 9 and 4) had a great week in this villa. It was modern, spacious and clean. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped down to the ice making fridge. The pool was quite dirty when we  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

Holiday townhouse rental

Faro District / Ferragudo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely large house - perfect for our stay” We stayed in Casa Linda for a week in October and loved it. The house is super; well equipped and comfortably furnished, with stylish decor. The rooms are large and spacious, and the outdoor space, though s  …see more

from £111 / night

£658 - £1229 / week

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from £111 / night

(42) Excellent 

32

Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / El Paraiso, Puerto Banus

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!” We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation. We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us durin  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £980 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in Camposol with swimming pool, golf nearby

Murcia / Camposol

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa, exceeded all expectations !” What an excellent villa, it far exceeded our expectations for a holiday accommodation. All of the interal decoration is well maintained and spotlessly clean, it really was very easy to settle in quickly and e  …see more

from £78 / night

£420 - £590 / week

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from £78 / 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 £74 / night

£360 - £788 / week

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from £74 / night

(32) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Pokolbin

Greater Newcastle / Pokolbin

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Hunter Valley Getaway is a Holiday Rental at The Vintage Golf & Spa Resort & Wedding Venue in the Hunter Valley Vineyards. The home features modern styling with open plan living areas, gourmet kitchen, overlooking a large Alfresco Dining & BBQ area and s  …see more

from £311 / night

£2361 - £2796 / week

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from £311 / night

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Home rental in Penedono with swimming pool

Viseu District / Penedono

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This house, located in Penedono, is ideal for 18 vacationers. It offers 9 bedrooms, a private pool, an enclosed garden and WiFi. The lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Curl up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy a good book in front of the firepl  …see more

from £472 / night

£2276 - £2830 / week

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from £472 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Salobrena holiday villa rental

Province of Granada / Salobrena

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spectacular Location superbly equipped ...” We have spent a week in the villa and were very impressed. The villa is in a fantastic location halfway up a hillside nestling amongst an exclusive area of Salobrena. We arrived mid afternoon the villa was i  …see more

from £220 / night

£461 - £1185 / week

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from £220 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kiziltas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa, beautiful weather, what more do you need!” Stayed for one week at the end of September. The villa is lovely, and has some amazing views from the terrace and the two balconies leading from the upstairs rooms. Well equipped and spacio  …see more

from £68 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £68 / night

(30) Excellent 

58

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Praia de Carveiro

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa, fantastic week” We have just returned from a week at this lovely luxury villa. Its so spacious and comfortable and is superbly located close to Carvoeiro. We chose not to hire a car and did not regret doing so. All amenities are with  …see more

from £60 / night

£450 - £1505 / week

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from £60 / night

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Apartment rental in Areia Branca with swimming pool

Lisbon District / Areia Branca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Green & Sea – Beach House” is a splendid house between green fields and beautiful beaches in the “West Coast” of Portugal. Here you will have peaceful and relaxing holidays. The house is in a private condominium, well located in Praia  …see more

from £67 / night

£437 - £560 / week

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from £67 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira with swimming pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Santa Eulalia, Albufeira

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
Large,spacious 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom Villa (2 en suite) on 2 floors with sea views. Close walk to beach, the plot has a large swimming pool, parking for 3 cars, all on a large plot of land which is fenced and gated. Bathrooms and kitchen are modern and fully integrated.  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe / Stanthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stanthorpe self-contained, holiday cottage, House Rentals, Holiday Rentals. Honeymoon, Queensland, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom.<br />Come relax & soak up the atmosphere while staying in a beautiful modern luxury accommodation Rosetta on High  …see more

from £94 / night

£827 / week

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from £94 / night

(19) Excellent 

30

Vale do Lobo holiday villa rental

Faro District / Vale do Lobo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magical Holiday” 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. Having a slope into the pool was  …see more

from £158 / night

£1097 - £3115 / week

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from £158 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Private room rental in Devonport

Tasmania / Devonport

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
Once you drive into the double gates you are taken into a peaceful haven. The room is in a Federation House that features the L shape veranda. The bedroom has a double half poster with wardrobe and dresser. The guests have their own bathroom small kitchenette and a p  …see more

from £66 / night

£435 / week

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from £66 / night

(7) Excellent 

33

Funchal Ridge holiday villa let

Lagos / Funchal Ridge

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Villa with Pool and fabulous views” The Villa was stunning and was fully equipped with everything that you would require and more. the location was ideal for golf and touring around the Algarve. The location was peaceful, which was ideal fo  …see more

from £101 / night

£702 - £1272 / week

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from £101 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Calpe holiday villa rental

Calpe / Gargasindi

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“great villa” Large family trip so many boxes to tick and this really was a great base and a very well equipped villa, pictures do not do it justice, pool and BBQ area were very well used and close to shops and beaches. Only issue on arrival was who w  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1750 / week

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from £122 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Alcochete

Setubal District / Alcochete

3 8 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
3 bedroom house + attic in a lovely villa with swimming pool, children play garden, multi-sports area. Ideal for families seeking relaxation within easy reach of all Lisbon's attractions and facilities.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Moraira / Central Moraira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful vacation” The villa is in a lovely area, quite close to the sea and restaurants, and the walks in the evenings have been the highlight of our trip. The generous terrace is a great place to start your day, and the view is stunning, with all t  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £93 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Quinta do Lago holiday villa rental

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful spacious villa,heated swimming pool ,air conditioned bedrooms,close to beach and lake,great views down the golf fairway,private and not overlooked,close restaurants /cafe/bars and shops,WiFi,Satellite TV,Secure.  …see more

from £171 / night

£1195 - £2995 / week

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from £171 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This villa is situated in a quiet street in Moravit residential area. Traditional style villa within a few minutes drive away to Moraira resort and beaches. Just a walking distance to supermarkets and bars. With splendid sea views of Moraira coast line from the  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vila Real District / Mondim de Basto

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£264 - £325 / week

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from £53 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Gocek

Gocek / Gokceovacik

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely wonderful , we loved it so much we are re-booking for next year” Villa Deniz was wonderful. Beautifully clean, beds extremely comfortable, pool amazing and everything you could possibly need. Gocek harbour is great, make sure you visit Osma  …see more

from £89 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £89 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well presented apartment in a lovely resort.” The apartment has 2 large bedrooms, a lovely big lounge and a balcony that you can just about see the see from! There are lots of pools to choose from and we would wander down at 10 or 11am and h  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £700 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Hyams Beach

Jervis Bay / Hyams Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Unique and exclusive natural setting. Private resort style house with included amenities such as internet, satellite TV, Computer, Hammock, BBQ, Outdoor Setting, Sound System and much more.<br />Only metres from the whitest sand in the world. Enjoy your privacy w  …see more

from £256 / night

£1491 - £2361 / week

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from £256 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in San Sebastian - Donostia

Province of Guipuzcoa / San Sebastian - Donostia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Located in a historic village with fishing tradition in the town of San Juan flights, full of fishermen's houses and stately. The building is located between the main street of San Juan flights and the edge of the pier in the bay.Duplex housing located  …see more

from £71 / night

£527 - £1027 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bendigo

Greater Bendigo / Bendigo

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large renovated 3 Bdrm Victorian house with 3 living areas, 2 bathrooms, chefs kitchen, garden/decking and BBQ, and off street parking for two cars is a must for those visiting Bendigo. Family home with Bendigo's highlights at the doorstep. Walk everywhere, to the  …see more

from £112 / night

£741 - £1260 / week

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from £112 / night

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Evora District / Evora

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £33 / night

£220 - £264 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Home rental in Cowes with golf nearby

Phillip Island / Cowes

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
Great house with flexible sleeping arrangements. Relax, entertain, enjoy!  …see more

from £63 / night

£482 - £1404 / week

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from £63 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Costa Blanca / Javea

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely property” This property has everything one could want for a holiday. There are plenty of facilities in the property to allow one to live as one would at home. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest beach which is bea  …see more

from £243 / night

£1695 - £2495 / week

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from £243 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Olivella

Province of Barcelona / Olivella

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Utopia Villas Sitges is proud to present you Villa El Cortijo. It's a wonderfully spacious & private villa with an elevated aspect offering panoramic views across the valley & hills of Mas Mestre. The peace and quiet of the countryside provides genuine rur  …see more

from £157 / night

£1097 - £3465 / week

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from £157 / night

(7) 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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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Monforte del Cid

Province of Alicante / Monforte del Cid

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
Bright and sunny townhome in Alenda Golf resort. Perfect for golf or family holidays. Sea views from the en suite master. 2+ bedrooms, one with 2 twin beds and another with a trundle bed, and a family bathroom as well as powder room on guest floor. Sunny private terrace  …see more

from £36 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £36 / night