Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (27636)

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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31

San Pedro de Alcantara holiday villa rental

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Villa within walking distance to Puerto Banus - perfect for families or groups of friends” I would highly recommend this villa to both groups of friends or families. The villa itself is excellent with a great pool and garden area. The villa  …see more

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2328 / week

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from £247 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment in Evora

Evora District / Evora

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
The apartment is within a walking distance of all Évora must-see spots. It's also close to little supermarkets, bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, what ensures an easy stay. There are parking places nearby. Ideal for families and prepared to host  …see more

from £69 / night

£470 - £531 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Very Good 

29

Holiday home with swimming pool in Currumbin

Gold Coast / Currumbin

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy a fabulous Gold Coast Holiday in this brand new architecturally designed beach house. 6 bedrooms, all with ocean aspects. 1 x king beds, 2 x queen beds, 1 x double beds, 1 x 2 king single beds, fabulous kids bunk room that sleeps up to 6 (2 x double/single bunks)&  …see more

from £491 / night

£2577 - £5951 / week

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from £491 / night

(13) Excellent 

18

Villa rental in Jesus Pobre with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Alicante / Jesus Pobre

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Total Relaxation” My husband and I stayed at Casa Delicia for two week and it was perfection! Set back, about 10 minutes walk from the small village on Jesús Pobre, in a national park area - Casa Delicia is all you could want if you are looking for pe  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £890 / week

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from £54 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Denia holiday villa accommodation

Denia / La Sella Golf

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is situated high on the prestigious La Sella golf resort. The fully air conditioned villa and the lovely 8m x 4m pool have amazing views towards the sea and the Montgo National Park. The villa is in a peaceful location and is the  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1100 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa in Pinar De Campoverde

Province of Alicante / Pinar De Campoverde

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent. Cannot recommend this villa enough” We spent a month at this beautiful villa and wanted to stay forever. We've rented villas in the past and this was the best. Loved the pool, views from the roof terrace and air con. Our 15 year old was del  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

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

(14) Excellent 

36

Moraira holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Moraira

4 8 7 nights min

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

from £369 / night

£2582 - £6031 / week

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from £369 / night

(11) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing family break” We stayed as a family for a week at Roma's amazing villa. The location was beautiful and so peaceful, it truly was an amazing place. Spacious and homely, room for everyone. The pool and BBQ areas were well utilised you had a  …see more

from £238 / night

£1294 - £2371 / week

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from £238 / night

(20) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Xativa

Xativa / Bixquert

4 10 7 nights min

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

from £49 / night

£349 - £1142 / week

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from £49 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

24

Villa rental in Campo de Baixo

Porto Santo Island / Campo de Baixo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Villa 10 with a little garden, have DIRECT and PRIVATE ACCESS to the Beach Villa 10 is located in a private luxury community with doorman completely fenced. The beach “Praia do Ribeiro Salgado” have blue flag and is far 75 meters from the house, through a pr  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £966 / week

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from £44 / night

(20) Very Good 

22

Holiday villa in Oura Beach

Albufeira / Oura Beach

4 21 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal large family rental” Lovely villa, comfortably accommodating 6 adults and 4 children. Excellent ( v. Deep) large pool and plenty of outside playing area. Great location in quiet cul-de-sac but less than 10 mins walk (children's pace!) to bars, r  …see more

from £100 / night

£995 - £3495 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

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 £111 / night

£737 - £1252 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Holiday villa rental

Victoria / Daylesford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Ashlar is a stunning and spacious, open plan villa that features a gorgeous bathroom with an impressive double spa encased in Castlemaine slate tiles. * Relax in your luxurious double spa * Stunning contemporary open plan villa * Gorgeous large comfortable couch *  …see more

from £108 / night

£369 - £476 / week

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from £108 / night

(1) Excellent 

62

Santa Ponsa holiday villa rental

Calvia / Santa Ponsa

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This beautifully stylish and spacious private Villa, is located in a quiet cul de sac, over looking the exclusive private golf course Santa Ponsa 2 and within walking distance of the new Marina of Port Adrianno and it's beautiful sandy beach, shops and water sports  …see more

from £900 / night

£5000 - £7500 / week

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from £900 / night

(5) Excellent 

42

Holiday villa accommodation

Quarteira / Vilamoura

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa!” Absolutely fantastic villa, everything you can think of is there! Fully air conditioned through out, which was essential in July. Plenty of space for our group of 8 adults & 2 kids. Beautiful garden, peaceful area , would highly reco  …see more

from £285 / night

£1673 - £4595 / week

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from £285 / night

(17) Very Good 

17

Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £2650 / week

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from £130 / 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 £73 / night

£355 - £778 / week

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from £73 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Atalaia holiday villa rental

Lagos / Atalaia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious & comfortable 3 bed villa with great pool & outside space.” Fantastic villa, good location, good weather and first class service from making the booking to receiving the refund of the security deposit. The villa was spacious and comfortable w  …see more

from £115 / night

£795 - £1935 / week

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from £115 / night

(19) Excellent 

40

Holiday home with swimming pool in Nerja

Nerja / Aljamar

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Our four double bedroom (one of which is internal) airconditioned villa with private swimming pool and also access to the large community swimming pool is probably one of the best at Edificio Residencial Aljamar as it has a very large terrace. Being situated on the c  …see more

from £78 / night

£475 - £1294 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Port d'Andratx with swimming pool

Majorca / Port d'Andratx

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
5 bedroomed rustic style finca with beautiful garden - 2 minutes walk from the port<br />Casa Isla is a luxury home with all the mod cons, newly reformed in a Spanish rustic style  …see more

from £257 / night

£1800 - £4600 / week

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from £257 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Loule

Faro District / Loule

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“A, spacious, relaxing hide-away sun kissed with magnificent views” The villa has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the outdoors and alfresco eating, all with stunning views of the sea. Its well appointed with modern electric equipment, especially in t  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £129 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Spacious detached modern villa built 2012 with swimming pool in the village of Acipreste, near Alcobaca (8 minutes drive) surrounded by fruit trees and grapevines, views over beautiful countryside and the Serra dos Candeeiros hills in the distance make this the perfec  …see more

from £95 / night

£625 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Siller

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An ideal apartment to explore Porto Pollensa and the area” We loved the apartment which was comfortable and easy for us to make ourselves at home in. The view from the first floor balcony was splendid. The location suited us as, in one direction, it w  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 - £510 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mt Martha

Mornington Peninsula / Mt Martha

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
This two storey home has sweeping bay views across the bay to Port Phillip heads and the Bellarine Coast. 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom house, that slleps up to 10 people. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, 10 minute walk to South Beach and Mt Martha village.  …see more

from £366 / night

£2393 / week

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from £366 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Lagos holiday villa rental

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.” 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 place The villa i  …see more

from £128 / night

£896 - £1596 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

35

Holiday villa rental

Kas / Cukurbag Peninsula

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquility and a little peace of heaven on earth” This lovely villa is a home away from home with everything you will need to make your holiday perfect. It is maintained to a high standard and is a very comfortable place to be, both inside and outsi  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £1700 / week

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from £200 / night

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Quebec / Shawinigan

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £183 / night

£1281 / week

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from £183 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Javea

Javea / Les Fonts

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Flat screen TV with UK channels, dvd. Dishwasher, washing machine. Modern stylish furniture.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1995 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set within a short distance from the lovely town of Nerja (2.5 km), Villa El Crucero is one of our favourite properties. This villa is based on a 100-year-old typical “Cortijo” (traditional rural Andalusian property with wide stone walls cool in summer and w  …see more

from £111 / night

£772 - £1940 / week

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from £111 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cercal

Setubal District / Cercal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Private garden
Simple yet luxurious self-catering accommodation. Decked bath with panoramic views of the Alentejo countryside. This totally private house is cool in the summer & cosily warm in the winter. All rooms have under-floor heating & a wood burning stove in the living  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Puerto Marina holiday townhouse accommodation

Benalmadena / Puerto Marina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Casablanca is a stunning newly built four bedroom villa in a private gated community situated in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmadena. Situated just 15 minutes from Malaga airport, minutes walk from the marina and beach and its many excellent bars and restaurants and  …see more

from £169 / night

£1164 - £1893 / week

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from £169 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Central Albufeira

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious Albufeira four bedroom holiday villa in a quiet residential street in Albufeira. being halfway between Praia Da Oura ( The 'Strip' ) and Albufeira Old Town, this is located in a perfect location for those who don't want to drive. Perfect for fa  …see more

from £195 / night

£595 - £2535 / week

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from £195 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Pemberton

Western Australia / Pemberton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Recently awarded 4.5 stars by Star Ratings Australia, Marri House is elegant new accommodation for up to 6 guests on the edge of the forest and the town, the perfect setting for you to enjoy nature's delights including bushwalks and local produce and wines and to r  …see more

from £166 / night

£994 - £1681 / week

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from £166 / night

(6) Average 

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Holiday chalet rental

Province of Seville / Espartinas

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
It's a Semi-Detached house situated in Espartinas, a village 12 km from Seville. It is in a very quiet area, the house has a garden and private pool and parking. The house is fully renovated and has all the comforts to spend a few days exploring the city and the  …see more

from £48 / night

£315 - £578 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden. Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay  …see more

from £131 / night

£1906 - £2680 / week

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from £131 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £200 / night

£1250 - £2050 / week

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from £200 / night

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Niseko-cho ski chalet to rent.

Abuta-gun / Niseko-cho

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Whether summer or winter, KŌHŌ is a wonderful chalet for an alpine getaway, a place to share time with family and friends, or just curl up with a book in front of the crackling wood fireplace. Located on the lower Hirafu bluff at the end of a quiet road, a person can  …see more

from £399 / night

£2789 / week

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from £399 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Alhamra Village ski apartment to rent.

Ras Al Khaimah / Alhamra Village

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Lovely Appartment and BALCONY” The appartment was clean and very comfortable. LOVED the balcony. We will definatly stay there again!!!!  …see more

from £77 / night

£561 / week

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from £77 / night