Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (65966)

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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Home rental in Unawatuna

Unawatuna / Mihiripanna

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Marley's is just fantastic!” Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the staff in particular mad  …see more

from £235 / night

£1627 - £2223 / week

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from £235 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Fox Glacier

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Luxury self contained accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier featuring a full European kitchen and bathroom, walk in shower, European furniture, architectural lighting, Wifi, Sky (cable) television and complimentary wine, mineral water and Nespresso coffee.Unique pro  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Witsand

Overberg District / Witsand

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury designer Beach Villa situated in Witsand - THE GATEWAY TO THE GARDEN ROUTE - located on the beach with direct beach access. The home has 5 double bedrooms of which 3 are en-suite and 2 bedrooms share a full bathroom. There is an additional guest WC. The villa  …see more

from £223 / night

£1556 / week

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from £223 / night

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(11) Very Good 

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Macher holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Macher

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

South Shore holiday apartment rental

Southampton Parish / South Shore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Southampton has the distinct advantage of being close to ferry stops, and the charming village of Somerset where shops and cafes makes lingering for a while a very pleasant diversion. The remarkable renovated installation at the Naval Dockyard property (a British Navy  …see more

from £235 / night

£1639 / week

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from £235 / 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 £153 / night

£1060 - £3009 / week

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from £153 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Underberg

KwaZulu-Natal / Underberg

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Overview is a working dairy farm and is an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy farm life whilst spending quality time together! Our self-catering guest cottages are set in tranquil surroundings some with breath taking views of the Drakensberg, the farm and i  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

39

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oliveira do Hospital

Coimbra District / Oliveira do Hospital

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year. The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there. The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that  …see more

from £58 / night

£564 - £1157 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £76 / night

£397 - £731 / week

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from £76 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b  …see more

from £128 / night

£551 - £1526 / week

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from £128 / night

(3) Excellent 

41

Holiday bungalow rental

Lombok / Desa Sekotong Barat

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A dream come true! After a year of hard but exciting work Gili Asahan Eco Lodge is open! It is our pleasure to welcome you and share the preserved wild beauty of Lombok Barats Gili archipelago. Sun, sea, sand, fish, coral, birdsongs and the cool breeze making its way th  …see more

from £72 / night

£501 / week

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from £72 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Moraira

Moraira / El Portet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful location and everything we needed in an apartment” We rented the apartment for my husband, myself and a friend so 2 bedrooms was perfect. We were very pleased and felt that we had real value for money for what we paid for the three of us. We  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ovacik holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing stay at Villa Esra” Lovely place stayed in area for the last 6 yrs at a 5 star hotel but first time at villa as long as you do not mind a good hill walk its great but if your unable to walk far not really suited as shop is down a good inclin  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £699 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Apartment rental in Balnarring

Mornington Peninsula / Balnarring

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
Cool - Art and the coolest of architecturally designed spaces make Coolart Studios an exciting addition to the Mornington Peninsula. Set among towering gums and native gardens. Quite simply the whole place oozes…one thing…..coolness.Some memorable peninsula produce, a g  …see more

from £148 / night

£942 - £1477 / week

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from £148 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Torrevieja Area holiday bungalow rental

Torrevieja Area / Playa Flamenca

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday, super apartment...” The apartment is nicely situated with about a 8 minute walk to the Playa Flamenca commercial centre and has all the home comforts to help make your stay an enjoyable one. We stayed there during the first and second w  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £300 / week

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from £23 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in La Caleta

Adeje / La Caleta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again. Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1600 / week

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from £175 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimao / Mexilhoeira Grande

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1187 / week

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from £136 / night

(8) Excellent 

10

Bicheno holiday villa rental

Tasmania / Bicheno

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
In a prime position in Bicheno Spectacular ocean views and beaches nearbyComfortable 4 star home away from homeAmazing roof terrace with BBQ Little penguins on foreshore White sand & crystal, azure water Restaurants & cafes within 5 mins  …see more

from £130 / night

£824 - £1212 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Cabo Roig holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely clean rental in great location” If you're looking to stay in Cabo Roig, this is definitely the best location. The apartment is just a 2 minute walk from the main "strip", which is far enough away to not hear any late night noise, but close enou  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £685 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Very Good 

12

Holiday cottage accommodation

Shoalhaven / Berry

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
two beautiful mudbrick cottages close to the Shoalhaven River, Seven Mile Beach and Berry ... just two hours south of Sydney ... feast your eyes on calm cows grazing in green paddocks, put your boat in at the ramp a few hundred metres away, or walk for miles along a de  …see more

from £95 / night

£412 - £1071 / week

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from £95 / night

18

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Wentworth Falls

Blue Mountains / Wentworth Falls

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Beautiful 1924 cottage with all modern amenities set in stunning old garden with views all the way to Sydney from large balcony.3,600m of old garden and intriguing pathways, bbq, internet, multi-room music system accessed by guests' mob  …see more

from £159 / night

£942 - £1706 / week

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from £159 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ibiza Town with swimming pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A slice of paradise” We are spending and amazing week in Casa sea view celebrating a 30th Birthday. There are 11 of us and the villa is stylish and quirky with plenty of space for all of us. Perfect location for Talamanca beach with easy access to Ib  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4900 / week

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from £215 / 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 £166 / night

£1145 - £1861 / week

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from £166 / night

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Holiday cottage in Deans Marsh

Victoria / Deans Marsh

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cedar Cottage is located in Lorne / Otway Hinterlands – only fifteen minutes from the beaches, restaurants and main street activities of Lorne. This beautiful cottage is set in spacious and natural acreage; ideally located to give privacy and seclusion, yet offering p  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Las Salinas, Ibiza

Ibiza / Las Salinas, Ibiza

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The best place to stay....” What a location... I visit Ibiza most summer's, and this was the first time I stayed in this Villa / location, it was perfectly located for me as it is seconds away from the best naturist beach in Ibiza, The villa was amp  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.” A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by th  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 - £900 / week

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from £103 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £70 / night

£391 - £435 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday apartment with indoor pool in Torrevieja

Costa Blanca / Torrevieja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
situated between 2 lakes only 10 minutes walk to both . many beaches only 10 minutes with car. private pool only for guests of this apartment. bars/ resturants , supermarket social club within 5 minutes walk 45 minutes drive from alicante and murcia airport lovely re  …see more

from £62 / night

£212 - £548 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Koycegiz

Mugla Province / Koycegiz

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Amber villa has private pool with spacious garden with shaded area and sun beds for 6 people. Air Conditioning throughout, Fully equipped to a High Standard including; Satellite TV, Large Dining Table/Area, 3 Large Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms with Terraced Balcony, K  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful and memorable stay” The Villa Barbara experience was fantastic. As expected, the views of Caps Bay and Table Mountain were stunning. What was not as expected was the generous hospitality of the Reynolds. All in all, our stay at Villa Barba  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kingsley

Joondalup / Kingsley

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“the best holiday apartment we ever had” We spent seven weeks in the beautiful unit with Ruth. Since years we spend January through March in Western Australia, but we never have had such a beautiful accommodation with garden and pool to ouerselves.  …see more

from £56 / night

£350 - £415 / week

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from £56 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Corralejo with shared pool

Corralejo / Residencial Las Dunas

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment; everything you need for a relaxing break” What a lovely apartment - quietly located within the complex, and kitted out with everything I could need and more! I would seriously doubt you would NEED anything in the kitchen that wasn  …see more

from £32 / night

£224 / week

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from £32 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Hisaronu

Hisaronu / Central Hisaronu

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous” Hi Both Just wanted to mail you to thank you for the use of your lovely villa. We had a fantastic time and for the short flight it was the nicest place we have been too. My self and our friend Gary are well travelled people and we both  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday home in Forest Grove

Margaret River Region / Forest Grove

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Surprise your partner! While Boranup chalets have been described as “awesome”, your partner will love you forever when you indulge yourselves with that extra special treat at the Lodge! Most commonly described by guests as "AMAZING!" More and more guests are pamper  …see more

from £265 / night

£1853 / week

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from £265 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Lyndoch holiday home rental

Barossa Valley / Lyndoch

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
A secluded country cottage on a thousand acres, yet only ten minutes to the heart of the Barossa Valley and the many wineries and restaurants. Overlooking the North Para River, there are many places to walk and explore - or just sit and enjoy the stunning scenery and  …see more

from £148 / night

£883 - £1295 / week

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from £148 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab experience” I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you have and problems or questions! The  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Gran Alacant holiday villa rental

Gran Alacant / Monte Y Mar

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for large groups” Wonderful villa for large groups, we were 9 adults and 3 children and this worked really well. Very clean, child friendly, taxis arranged, rep (Angie) spoke to us just after landing and was there whenever we needed anything .  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1290 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cape Town / Constantia

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The lovely cottage is set on the grounds of a Cape Georgian home at the foot of Table Mountain. It is freestanding with a separate entrance and was fully refurbished in 2015. The cottage has 55 m² with two main rooms and a bathroom. The bedroom sleeps 2 persons comfor  …see more

from £34 / night

£232 / week

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from £34 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Quinns Rocks holiday home rental

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This opulent 2 storey property, with a stunning outdoor swimming pool, offers luxury accommodation with modern spacious rooms with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 GENUINE guest bedrooms (sleeps up to 14 Guests by prior arrangement) plus 2 expansive bathrooms each with a spa bath.This h  …see more

from £162 / night

£971 - £4300 / week

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from £162 / night

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