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!
Villa Cora is a delightful new Canarian country villa on a large 10,000m2 estate set near the traditional, picturesque village of Triquivijate. It is a charming quiet and peaceful location and is within walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops in Triquivijate. Th …see more
I wouldn't usually consider going back to the same place twice however with Villa Cora I'd almost certainly make an exception. The owners live and breathe 'customer service' from the moment we made f… More
Azeitona is surrounded by olive, fig and almond trees and is just 2kms away from the traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao. It is a short distance from all the facilities of the historic walled town of Lagos, stunning beaches and the dramatic west coast. The modern …see more
“Fantastic villas, great location and excellent hospitality...”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
This was the perfect holiday setting for us, a lovely rural location and spacious complex for our two families to share. The towns of Luz and Lagos are close by with great beaches and restaurants (ca… More
“Beautiful quiet villa with all amenities”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
We, two couples and a baby, rented one of the two apartments in the villa. We were lucky the other apartment was not rented out so we had the beautiful large garden and the swimming pool to our selves… More
“Most relaxing family holiday - perfect place”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2013
We highly recommend this place for extended family and large group holidays. The setting is fabulous. The owners are very helpful and nice - available, but never intrusive. The pool is large, and the … More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
In valleyfield borough, our bright and comfortable 3 bedroom apartment is ideally located on a calm street, just steps away from some of landmark streets with its boutiques, cafes, restos and parks. It's great for families with children of all ages.The best way to desc …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A new house with one double bed in the master room and 4 sets of futons (Japanese moveable single beds), 2 toilets, under floor heating, outside shower, free parking space, free wi-fi and well water. The house is spotless as we have a weekly cleaner.
The full land area …see more
A beautifully modern seaside rental apartment offering many comforts and facilities. Perched high above the tip of the Island, this holiday apartment is truly unique. Relax on the terrace while watching the sunset over the lovely Maltese Islands. In the morning, enjoy t …see more
Casa Abrunheiro is a modern self-catering holiday cottage built in 2011, in the village of Abrunheiro Grande. Set in a beautiful rural village surrounded by pine forests and river beaches. It is 4km from the village of Fundada with several café bars, a supermarket, Su …see more
Located in the heart of Portugal's Silver Coast, only a 15 min walk to Praia da Areia Branca beach and its vibrant boardwalk, this spacious 3 bedroom home has a private pool, fully equipped kitchen, WIFI, washer, TV, outdoor BBQ, patio furniture and a garage.
The beach …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Orchard Cottage is a beautiful self-catering cottage situated in an apricot orchard in the town of McGregor, in the beautiful Breede River Valley of the Western Cape. The cottage can accommodate up to four adult guests and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a open plan li …see more
The house proved enormously popular last year ! ......
with flexible holiday bookings , with a minimum of 3 nights all year round .
( except Peak Season which is 7 nights minimum )
Situated in the gorgeous white village of Gualchos , only 5 kms from the sea, with fant …see more
“A Gorgeous House in Spectacular Southern Spain and Everything One Could Hope for in a Host”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
Found this spot online while in Ireland travelling and searching for the right spot in southern Spain. The town of Gualchos is simply beautiful, tranquil too, while still offering all the necessary … More
“Lovely house - great views - charming village - what's not to like?”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Just got back from staying at this lovely house in Gualchos. Andy the owner was really helpful before we left with plenty of information on the house, village and things to do and dealt with our enqui… More
If you are looking to Madeira as the right place to rest from the day-to-day rhythm, you will find Quinta das Faias as the perfect retreat. Away from the noise and pollution of the city, at Quinta das Faias you will be able to enjoy the pure air, the mild climate and th …see more
Casa das Hortenses on the estate of Quinta das Faias, Camacha, Madeira, was exactly as described and absolutely charming. Set in wonderful grounds, away from mass tourism, beautiful and quiet surround… More
This beautiful rural holiday villa in Lanzarote is an ideal choice for those looking for something a little special. The villa is in Conil, a village situated at the edge of Tias, a traditional Lanzarote village next to Lanzarote's famous wine growing region La Geria. …see more
This fantastic house has everything you need for a perfect holiday in Lanzarote. We loved the pool area with its different areas for morning sun and afternoon sun. The master bedroom has a wonderful r… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2015
This has been the best familyvacation ever! We were 8 people there - 4 adult and 4 children.
(8mnd - 5 years) and the house was perfect! Spaceious and with an amazing view. Short distance to everyth… More
“Beautiful and quite”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
We stayed in Villa Papaz christmas/new years and had a wonderful vacation. The house is tastefull furnished, with comfertable bedrooms, large and practical kitchen plus a lovely patio and the best poo… More
Casa Barranco View is an old lovingly restored cortijo with 360-degree stunning views of the spectacular Sierra de las Estancias Mountains. It has the best elevated view of the Barranco valley, nestled under Piedra de Aguila (Eagle Rock with real eagles!) and is perfect …see more
“Fantastic location, truly tranquil, great hosts , well worth a visit!”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
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 is of a high quality… More
“Superb place to relax and chill in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
Set in the mountains with its own pool, this is a superb property with lots of space and very good facilities. A great place to chill, relax, walk, swim, enjoy the wildlife, flora and fauna. The hosts… More
“A peaceful stay in rural Spain”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
Casa Barranco was the ideal location for a break from normal routine. The house was extremely comfortable and equipped with everything we could conceivably need. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing by the … More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Black Cat Cottage is an early 1900s cottage that has been extensively renovated, with a relaxing ambiance and modern conveniences. Suitable for couples or families, Black Cat Cottage provides fully self-contained farm stay accommodation. Set on 20 quiet acres, with beau …see more
This fantastic Villa is a true luxury home just a 15 minute drive from the center of Barcelona. This free standing house has beautiful views over the Mediterranean and has a private heated pool in its front yard.The large suites can accommodate up to 12 guests+2 kids an …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly;
The lodge Main House was built by belgium baroness in 1900 at that time the ranch was sold , and then divided into smaller ranches. In 2005 a new owner, who use to go fishing with his father to the lagoon of Capelen when he was very young. bouth the property and restor …see more
En Pirineo aragonés, Huesca, Ribagorza. Tenemos TRES casas rurales independientes con jardines, porches con mesas y barbacoa.
Hay aparcamientos cubiertos.
Casa Rural Agustin tiene tres habitaciones dobles. El comedor tiene chimenea y sofá-cama. Hay 1 Baño completo …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
Nearest beach 90 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
In The Divine Resort, it's the perfect place to relax, or entertain clients, enjoy fine cuisine & traditional favorites in a warm & welcoming atmosphere. Total we have 41 Different types of rooms. The spacious and smart rooms have been tastefully done up in afresh , inv …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Deupur Homestay is a project for all those who would like to experience Nepali culture and the typical village life as a guest while also helping as a volunteer in a diverse range of projects. The village of Deupur is located only 8km east of Kathmandu and can be reache …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Tucked away in the mountains is this little gem. Meander along the dirt road, which leads you to the rural countryside. Once you arrive, your breath will be taken away by the stunning views which surround you. Enjoy the peaceful relaxation that awaits. Wander on walks a …see more
Set amongst the Ibizan pine forest in its own grounds, this tranquil detached Mayan villa with its authentic arches and quiet location is a must for a relaxing holiday. The villa is completely walled-in for privacy in a large plot, with ample car parking for about three …see more
The larger of the 2 cottages at Forelwater accommodates up to 8 people. Each cottage is uniquely private, has its own braai area and is situated on fishing water. All of our cottages are measured to 3 star grading – fully equipped for self-catering with down duvets, t …see more
A tranquil, hidden hideaway, in the heart of the sleepy town of Khanom, situated directly on the beach, with Original Thai style Bamboo Bungalows for the discerning traveller, weekend getawayers, families, and the passing backpacker. The beach resort will leave you with …see more
This luxury apartment is located on one of the finest golf courses in Costa Del Sol. It is surrounded by splendid greeneries and mountains while being only walking distance to tranquil location like Los Monteros Beach and 5 minute drive to the famous Nikki Beach. The …see more
Amazing sea views from the Starfishsurfhouse in Jeffreys Bay, luxury fully equipt self contained apartment just a stones throw from the waters edge. Enjoy watching the dolphins and whales while having a break between surfs in the hammock. Malaria free big 5 game reserve …see more
Stunning large luxurious villa with private pool recently renovated inside out!Located on the north west of Madrid; it's the perfect holiday home for those looking for a relax and private surrounding with fantastic views to the mountains.The beautiful Valmayor lake …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Villa Radani é o lugar perfeito para as melhores ocasiões. Para um feriado quente, temos uma piscina externa, onde as confraternizações familiares se tornam mais divertidas. Para feriados frios temos uma lareira perfeita para uma reunião familiar ou de amigos, e at …see more
Beautiful home near Cobourg Beach on the shores of lake Ontario. The house has a wide back deck overlooking a quiet lot with mature Pine & Birch. Views South take in the Great lake, a quiet pebble beech which is a launch pad for a kayak adventure. Barbecue on deck and …see more
Nearest beach 45 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
LAKESIDE GARDEN RETREAT IS A NEW BOUTIQUE 3 BEDROOMED SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION WITH QUEEN SIZED BEDS, BATHROOM WITH BATH AND SHOWER, SEPARATE TOILET. FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, COMFORTABLE LOUNGE WITH WIFI, TV DVD, DINING SETTING. REVERSE CYCLE AIRCONDITIONING AND LOG F …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
House with private pool in white village in Andalusia. One hour from the coast and 1.5 hours from ski slopes.
Close to Ronda, Antequera, Málaga, Córdoba, Seville.
Private patio with barbecue.
Fully furnished and equipped.
A short walk from our famous la …see more
Casa Azul, an authentic berber style 3 bedroom village house nestles in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Near Mecina Bombaron, one of the whitewashed villages of high eastern Alpujarra, it has spectacular views of Sierra de Gador & the Contraviesa. The …see more
“Amazing house and exciting experiences in the beautiful Alpujarra”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
With sun during the day and a cool evening breeze our trip to Casa Azul felt fabulously refreshing.
Great food, milking goats, flamenco dancing and circus skills were all part of our exciting sta… More
Thank you for your lovely review it was a real pleasure having you and your family come to stay at the house. I'm so happy you had such a entertaining time. Best wishes Bethan
“Peace, beauty, fantastic location, great walks, fabulous food.”
Reviewed 24 May 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Caza Azul, walking down to the local spring to fetch clear cold refreshing water, all the locals say their village spring water is the best! But so did each village o… More
Thank you for your lovely review we are so happy you enjoyed the house and the walking.
“So Relaxing - we are going back this Summer!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013
Nestling in the top of a valley in the mountains is Caza Azul, home to Jim and Bethan Jennings - Brown. After a few hairpin bends you arrive at their front door to be greeted by a cool and beautiful… More
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy you had such a nice time and we are looking forward to seeing you this summer.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A stunning super villa with all you need to make a holiday of a lifetime!Finca Toledo is an exclusive luxury villa in South Tenerife with private full sized pool a bar and games room with home theatre and all you want for a fantastic luxury Tenerife holiday. The villa i …see more
I stayed at this villa in early January for a week with my dad, wife and 2 kids. The pictures don’t do this place any justice. Once you arrive and see the size and the quality of the place you know … More
“Wow a holiday complex all to yourself”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Out of this world. Everything you need in one place no need to go outside the gates. The villa has so much space, cleanliness excellent, kitchen well equipped. Main bedroom has water bed its own sofas… More