Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (27742)

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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Lisbon District / Sobral de Monte Agraco

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £111 / night

£763 / week

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from £111 / night

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Braga District / Amares

8 20 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £306 / night

£2136 / week

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from £306 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday finca with swimming pool in Chite

Province of Granada / Chite

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful Modern Villa Offering Seclusion, Serenity and Stunning Views, with above Ground Swimming Pool.Peaceful Country Location close to Local Village with Easy Access to Granada, the Coast and Skiing<br />Beautiful rural house offering peace & tranquility o  …see more

from £81 / night

£509 - £831 / week

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from £81 / night

17

Gaucin holiday home rental

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our house is situated in the heart of Gaucin. It provides separate accommodation for two couples or peace from the kids ! A beautiful pool to cool down in on those hot summer days. Several terraces to choose from, in sun or shade. Alfresco dining. Decadent bathroom.<  …see more

from £65 / night

£399 - £1370 / week

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from £65 / night

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L'Ametlla de Mar holiday villa rental

Terres de l'Ebre / L'Ametlla de Mar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Casa Karmen is a modern luxury non-estate Villa with a private pool with a safe children's area and outside shower, Gardens, BBQ, Swings, Car Port, Courtyard. Set amongst olive, almond and fig trees. A short distance to the beautiful bays and beaches of L'Am  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

26

Oakbank holiday cottage rental

Adelaide Hills / Oakbank

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Oakwood Park Cottage offers a tranquil self-contained getaway within easy reach of the central Adelaide Hills' many attractions, with room to move for couples or families. Tucked away within an iconic Equestrian Centre in South Australia the cottage was originally  …see more

from £133 / night

£741 - £1605 / week

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from £133 / night

(3) Excellent 

52

Outaouais Region / Boileau

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £68 / night

£430 - £2148 / week

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from £68 / night

(39) 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 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“UNREAL” This villa was outstanding, could never tire of the views, just what we need for a relaxing 10 Days in the mountains. As a family we had all intentions of travelling about and exploring the area, but as the villa was so well equipped we spent  …see more

from £75 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Holiday in this stunning and well furnished Holiday Rental villa with 6 Bedrooms (all zip-link super king/2 single beds) and 6 bathrooms. This villa is set within a walled garden of lush tropical plants with a large private heated outdoor pool terrace complete with hot  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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24

Riogordo holiday home rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and well equipped house” We have had a great experience in Casa Juventino. The house is in the center of the beautiful "pueblo blanco" Riogordo right next to the church and local shops. It has a living room on ground level and a very spaciou  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £973 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Manly

Greater Sydney / Manly

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic location..home from home” We stayed here (5 adults) for 12 nights over the new year period... lovely family home close to all amenities..very cosy. Manly beach & wharf very close by. Regular ferries from Manly to Sydney circular quays made o  …see more

from £278 / night

£1945 / week

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from £278 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Murla

Costa Blanca / Murla

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
The Villa is hidden far away from any neighbours and nestled within orange and olive groves, offering unrestricted and mesmerising views of mountains, the Spanish countryside and the river Jalon which time to time has fresh running water. The plot is 13,000m2 and has p  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castalla

Costa Blanca / Castalla

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for family/group stay” Casa Ordesa was perfectly located for our family stay following a family wedding. The house was well equipped with everything you could need for your holiday and the local amenities were excellent.....mini supermarket an  …see more

from £71 / night

£500 - £590 / week

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from £71 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Caramujeira

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal for families with young children who want all the comforts of a home in a quiet location” We travelled with our 3 young children aged 5 years, 3 years and the youngest being 7 months old. This house has been refurbished to a very high standard,  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £1175 / week

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from £100 / night

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Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £116 / night

£812 / week

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from £116 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Areia Branca

Lisbon District / Areia Branca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday accommodation, 5 minutes to the beach” Really high quality holiday accommodation, beautifully furnished and well equipped. The shared pool is very clean and large, and only shared with about 5 other houses, so it feels private. Lo  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £683 / week

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(9) Excellent 

33

Callao Salvaje holiday villa rental

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Nice big villa in calm surrounding. Lovely pool and well equipped kitchen.” Very nice big villa. We were 12 persons during one week and everything worked out well. Fine terras with sun all day. Calm and quite surrounding, close to the bus.Taxi is not  …see more

from £110 / night

£1745 - £4190 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment in a perfect location.” This apartment is so well equipped and has everything you need!! The personal touch from Jenny and her team makes it like home from home with the wonderful clean bedding and the soft towels in the bathroom,t  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £795 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lisbon

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and great location” Strengths: - Beautifully furnished and very spacious house. - Super convenient location so close to Barrio Alto - Very good suggestions provided by the owners - Very good quality-price ratio Only improvement area:  …see more

from £77 / night

£424 - £594 / week

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from £77 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Simon's Town

Simon's Town / Boulders

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A seaside paradise above Boulders Beach.<br />Fisherman's Cove is a wonderful place for two families on holiday or larger groups of friends.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1607 / week

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from £230 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Essaouira / Essaouira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £24 / night

£162 - £221 / week

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from £24 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Ontario / Rideau Lakes

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Lower Beverly Lake, Rideau Lake Townships, Lyndhurst, Ontario (Little Brockville). The Muskokas of Eastern Ontario. 35 mins. From the US border crossing at the beautiful 1000 Islands / New York State / Ivy Lea. 45 mins to Kingston, 35 mins to Brockville, 25 mins to  …see more

from £132 / night

£921 - £964 / week

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from £132 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Barao de Sao Joao

Lagos / Barao de Sao Joao

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great holiday in fabulous location” Wonderful two weeks in an ideal location to chill out and enjoy the national forest. Greeted by Karen & John who were fantastic hosts and couldn't be more helpful in giving advice about the area. Extremely spacious  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 - £420 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Marbella holiday villa rental

Marbella / Marbella

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning new architect designed villa. Front line golf with 270 sqm of terraces giving panoramic views over Atalaya golf course with its beautiful lake and towards the Mediterranean. Less than 10 mins drive to Puerto Banus. 3/4 acre landscaped garden with large private  …see more

from £429 / night

£3000 - £4000 / week

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from £429 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vilademuls holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Girona / Vilademuls

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“PLEASANT CAPTIVATING LOVELY STAY” We really enjoy our stay in Mas Bernad. Everything was perfect. The owner offered us a nice dinner to welcome us and he was very nice giving us lots of useful information . The surroundings are fantastic, you only  …see more

from £194 / night

£1085 - £1526 / week

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from £194 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“What else!” We've been staying in this fabulous house for 1 week in August. Only regret was not to stay more! This house and Moraira are the place to be in Spain. Walking distance to the beach for a morning swim (and associated coffee by the see), af  …see more

from £241 / night

£1687 - £3382 / week

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from £241 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Benalmadena Pueblo

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Pueblo

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Villa - Perfect Family Time!” I booked this villa for my family - my wife and 13 year old twins - and my mother and father in law who came with us. 6 of us in total. Great communication throughout the process with Joanna who replied to my emai  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £2380 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ferragudo holiday apartment rental

Faro District / Ferragudo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great sun terraces” Bright airy appartment with great outdoor space. Easy walk to restaurants in Ferrugado and the Beach.  …see more

from £22 / night

£149 / week

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from £22 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Quathiaski Cove holiday cottage rental

Quadra Island / Quathiaski Cove

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
Cabin On The Cove is beautifully situated on Quadra Island, BC, the largest of the Discovery Islands. Visitors come in all seasons, drawn by the breathtaking coastal scenery and many recreational opportunities offered by this small group of islands located along the Ins  …see more

from £80 / night

£531 - £767 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £1034 / week

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from £64 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Dahab holiday villa rental

Dahab / El Asalah

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This Whitehouse is perfect!” It's very hard to add anything to the previous reviews, but I'll try. The Whitehouse is owned by the lovely Axel who was truly welcoming and helpful - he arranged our collection from and to the airport, showed us around  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £990 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Porto District / Leca da Palmeira

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Apartamento T3 com piscina, para 7 pessoas, com uma fantástica vista de Mar, a 15 min do centro histórico do Porto e a 10 min. do aeroporto. 3 quartos; uma Suite com cama de casal, um quarto com cama de casal, e outro quarto com um beliche e uma cama singl  …see more

from £68 / night

£467 - £594 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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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
“A fantastic villa” 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 adults enjoyed relaxing on the sun  …see more

from £128 / night

£896 - £1596 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Berry holiday cottage rental

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Air conditioning
It's just 14 minutes to famous Seven Mile Beach and a short, scenic drive to rustic Kangaroo Valley.  …see more

from £173 / night

£1112 / week

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from £173 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

(7) Excellent 

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Marbella holiday villa rental

Marbella / Marbella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous views” Had a great week at this villa. The views were outstanding - really stunning. The villa was clean, spacious and airy, and the although the pool was small, the area was clean and well kept. Jane was a great hostess and came out to help  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Penacova

Coimbra District / Penacova

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome Latas country house is a luxurious yet traditional Portuguese house dating back to 1911. It sits within 8 acres of olive grove, surrounded by flower, vegetable and herb gardens to delight. This is the authentic Beiras region of rolling countryside offers stun  …see more

from £255 / night

£1780 - £2373 / week

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from £255 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calis

Fethiye / Calis

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” Just returned from a 9 day stay at Selinda Villa and all I can say is wish we were there for longer. The villa has everything that we needed and more. The pool was clean and a great size. Karen was so helpful, we arranged for shopping to be  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday home in Central Canberra

Canberra / Central Canberra

4 17 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Guesthouse Accomodation - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME- WHEN LOCATION COUNTS - GREAT FOR LARGE FAMILIES OR RESPONSIBLE GROUPS. WE WELCOME BUSINESS, CORPORATE AND HOLIDAY TRAVELLERS. 1 NIGHT TO 3 MONTHS At Short Stays at Janine's guesthouse we offer comfortable clean an  …see more

from £31 / night

£186 - £3642 / week

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from £31 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” 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 jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night