Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (43981)

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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Carvoeiro holiday villa let

Faro District / Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful villa with a fantastic outdoor area and a huge pool!” The layout of this villa was perfect for 2 families holidaying together as we took over the upstairs and my sister and her husband had the downstairs bedroom. The villa itself is spacio  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1700 / week

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from £100 / night

(46) Excellent 

13

Puerto Del Carmen holiday villa rental

Puerto Del Carmen / Central Puerto del Carmen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing villa!” after our first stay at villa lea we knew we would be back, the villa itself is spotless, spacious and is equipped with everything you could possibly need. and you could not get a better location close to all amenities. this villa is r  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £2175 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Puerto Banus

Marbella / Puerto Banus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden. A perfect sprin  …see more

from £169 / night

£1009 - £2017 / week

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from £169 / night

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Mandurah

Mandurah / Central Mandurah

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Explore the waterways, in the South Yunderup areaTake your boat to get fish and chips or visit the Iconic Ravenswood hotelRelax in the cold water spa, while taking in the canal atmosphereHave a BBQ by the canal, in one the properties outdoor areas  …see more

from £117 / night

£702 - £1229 / week

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from £117 / night

(3) Excellent 

8

Hillston holiday guest house rental

New South Wales / Hillston

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
The Old Bank Guesthouse is a Heritage Building (1884). Tastefully restored and decorated it is a spacious self contained space with old world charm which boasts a full equipped kitchen, dining table and leather lounges for your comfort. The bathroom is equipped with a  …see more

from £77 / night

£533 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Excellent 

40

Muri holiday home rental

Rarotonga / Muri

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Kaireva Beach House A+++” We are very pleased to be able to write the first review for Kaireva Beach House as we had the privilege of being their first guests. The accommodation is utterly stunning. The owners have spent two years building the house w  …see more

from £295 / night

£2059 / week

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from £295 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

Holiday home in Berry

Shoalhaven / Berry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
Aberfoyle meaning, "where rivers meet". Although there are no rivers surrounding this period property, Aberfoyle is the perfect meeting place for where ''family and friends meet''.  …see more

from £120 / night

£761 - £1544 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

11

Berry holiday cottage rental

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Hillcrest Cottage@Berry sits on 5.5 acres detached from the owners house. The cottage sleeps three people with one king size bed and a single. The single can be placed in the lounge room at request. The full bathroom is separate from the bedroom. The cottage has air  …see more

from £100 / night

£696 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

24

Quebec / Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carre

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £208 / night

£1184 / week

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from £208 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Holiday villa accommodation

Province of Malaga / El Chorro

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Heavenly” We booked Casa Almendros to use it as a base for touring Andalusia, as Granada, Cordoba & Seville are all readily accessible by motorway from nearby Antequera (30-min drive). However, when we saw the stunning location of the house our plans  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £698 / week

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from £60 / 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

(6) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Valor

Province of Granada / Valor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
“Would return with no hesitation” If you like walking and views then this casa is ideal! Located 30 mins walk (5 mins drive) from valor, a lovely, unspoilt and traditional Spanish town. The casa itself is cosy (but not cramped) and a lot of thought an  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

15

Holiday home in Four Mile Creek

Tasmania / Four Mile Creek

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Contemporary holiday home situated within a 2 minute drive to Four Mile Creeks famous beach. Holiday home with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 people (2 x queen size beds, 4 x single beds). Incredible views of the ocean from the deck, lounge room and 2 bedrooms. Open plan lounge (  …see more

from £117 / night

£819 / week

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from £117 / night

20

Holiday villa letting

Province of Barcelona / Vilanova i la Geltru

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Lovely 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached villa located on the best area of Villanova i la Geltrú and surrondings. 10 minutes drive to Sitges, 45 minutes to Barcelona city center , 1 hour drive to Port aventura theme park and famous roman riuns fo Tarragona. 10 Minutes wa  …see more

from £169 / night

£1261 - £1681 / week

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from £169 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Holiday bungalow in Rheenendal

Knysna / Rheenendal

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
luxury self catering bungalow  …see more

from £92 / night

£644 - £1085 / week

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from £92 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Holiday home with swimming pool in Mindarie

Wanneroo / Mindarie

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
BAYPORT VILLA ****** THIS LOVELY HOME WAS FEATURED ON BBC TV ON THEIR SERIES ''WANTED DOWN UNDER" ******Feel right at home in this welcoming country style villa which was chosen by the BBC for the filming of the program "  …see more

from £101 / night

£702 - £1462 / week

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from £101 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Javea

Javea / Puchol

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Traditional arches and beams make this a beautiful traditional villa, the views are mesmerising.  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 - £1850 / week

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from £185 / night

13

Lloret de Mar holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Lloret de Mar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
20 mins from Girona airport close to town and beach, own private pool, BBQ area, home from home. 5 mins walk to water park & 20 mins walk to beach @ nightlife 1 hr to Barcelona, beautiful house, very safe and child friendly. CLEANING FEE NEGOTIABLE!! The Space Large  …see more

from £58 / night

£379 - £1387 / week

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from £58 / night

4

Lunawanna holiday home rental

Bruny Island / Lunawanna

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
Hundred Acre Hideaway is a beautiful property on Bruny Island overlooking the valleys of South Bruny National Park and beyond to the Southern Ocean. Two Hot Tub retreats nestle on the mountainside, each featuring a private outdoor hot tub on an undercover deck offering  …see more

from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(40) Excellent 

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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

(3) Excellent 

12

Holiday b&b rental

Sunshine Coast / Montville

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The Avenue offers guests a luxury experience in a spacious, self-contained cottage. With a beautiful, modern decor complemented by warm, wooden floors, guests can unwind by the cosy fire with a glass of wine, soak in the tub with a good book, or simply enjoy the birdlif  …see more

from £144 / night

£1003 / week

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from £144 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Queluz holiday cottage rental

Sintra Municipality / Queluz

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful and cozy cottage in the countryside only 6 Km from Lisbon and 10 Km from Sintra. Peaceful view and countryside atmosphere. Family swimming pool available during spring and summer.  …see more

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kilcunda

Victoria / Kilcunda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
CLIFFTOP COTTAGE Our spacious, stylish, 2-3 bedroom cottage boasts spectacular ocean views with unique land outcrops and direct access to the 7km George Bass Coastal Clifftop Walk. Brand new and stylishly decorated, Clifftop Cottage provides ocean views from every room.  …see more

from £129 / night

£843 - £1825 / week

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from £129 / night

(34) Very Good 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Riviera del Sol

Mijas / Riviera del Sol

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful holiday” What a lovely villa, it was much bigger then we expected and the outside terrace was huge and was very well equipped for cooking and relaxing. The view from the terrace was amazing.. It really was a chilled out holiday and we will d  …see more

from £125 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Townhouse rental in Salema

Faro District / Salema

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Perfect views can be enjoyed of the beautiful Western Algarve coastline. Furnished by interior decorator and fully equipped with A/C throughout and underfloor heating in bedrooms & bathrooms, this house is in one of the most privileged positions on the resort. Free WiFi  …see more

from £148 / night

£505 - £1177 / week

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from £148 / night

14

San Andres y Sauces holiday home rental

La Palma / San Andres y Sauces

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Casa Los Nacientes was built at the beginning of the 20th Century. During the fifties akithchen and a laundry room were added in the place where the stables used to be.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £318 / week

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from £38 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Carvoeiro with shared pool

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Recommend to a friend !” Monte Dourado is located on a hill , the reception side of the complex has a steep but manageable hill , the opposite side of the complex has a more manageable route ! The complex is really clean and well maintained . The re  …see more

from £46 / night

£316 - £1009 / week

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from £46 / night

14

Holiday farmhouse in Freshwater Creek

Victoria / Freshwater Creek

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Farmstay Accommodation 10 minutes from Torquay Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong. 2 bedroom, 18  …see more

from £135 / night

£790 / week

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from £135 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mudgee

New South Wales / Mudgee

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Stay on an Olive Grove and Farm in Mudgee Escape to luxury country accommodation in an open plan environment with log fire - perfect for a couple wanting to relax. A substantial breakfast hamper with farm fresh eggs, complimentary bottle of wine, olive oil and oli  …see more

from £103 / night

£702 / week

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from £103 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tootgarook

Mornington Peninsula / Tootgarook

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply great location and facilities, peaceful and relaxing” We had a fabulous time. Unwinded in the peaceful setting and privacy of the location. Easy access to amenities, beach, cafes etc. and Tina is such a wonderful host  …see more

from £381 / night

£2661 / week

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from £381 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in fantastic location in Vilamoura” We travelled to stay at Casa Amne mid-May 2013 with our 4 year old and 5 month old children. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Graham Parker with a beer or wine and got a tour of the villa whic  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2250 / week

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from £143 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Vila Nova de Poiares

Coimbra District / Vila Nova de Poiares

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection in Portugal” We stayed at Casa Branca for a week whilst travelling around the area, after a long day out it was lovely to come back to the villa and spark up the BBQ and open a bottle or two of the local vino and cool off in the beautiful p  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £471 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

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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from £279 / night

(10) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Whanganui

Manawatu-Wanganui Region / Whanganui

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A moment away from the hustle and bustle” What an amazing property!! The quality of the furnishings and fixtures were what you would expect to find in a 5 star hotel. Everything was thought of, down to the gorgeous slippers and robes in the walk in  …see more

from £81 / night

£567 / week

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from £81 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Torres

Province of Jaen / Torres

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 205 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Although the house is set in a rural area, it is a relative new construction with comfortable furniture throughout. On the ground floor you'll find open-plan living/dining room with 2 sofas, open fireplace, satellite-TV and DVD. There is a bar/kitchen area, provide  …see more

from £169 / night

£568 - £906 / week

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from £169 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Bolnuevo with shared pool

Murcia / Bolnuevo

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment complex in Bolnuevo” Just back from an excellent stay in Bolnuevo Marina II. Weather was incredible (though maybe warmer than usual) and swam in the pool or the sea each of the 4 days. We like Bolnuevo as a place to eat, drink and c  …see more

from £54 / night

£400 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Cottage rental in Burra

South Australia / Burra

4 7 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This quaint 4 bedroom cottage located in Burra South Australia, is fully furnished with reverse cycle air-conditioning. Situated on walking trail is close to the main street for restaurants and shops. There are 3 double rooms and one single room. All linen and towels a  …see more

from £79 / night

£351 - £965 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Montechoro

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful villa, we had an amazing holiday!!!” From the start of looking for a villa, I found the website very helpful and full of information, On contacting the owner to book this villa, I found them very helpful and prompt. They recommended an air  …see more

from £113 / night

£790 - £3100 / week

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from £113 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Algodonales

Province of Cadiz / Algodonales

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rural lodging house Dornajo is a recent construction on a private plot on the outskirts of the town of Algodonales, there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, one of the rooms is accessed through the outside of the House so these twin would be taken as extra...  …see more

from £93 / night

£420 - £689 / week

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from £93 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / Cap Marti

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous family fun” We had the pleasure of staying at the villa Muntalmar in July this year and we had an absolutely fabulous time. Our party consisted of 10 people (6 adults and 4 kids). The ages of the group ranged from 10 to 68. The villa is lovel  …see more

from £181 / night

£1261 - £2774 / week

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from £181 / night