Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (56012)

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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(20) Excellent 

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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

(11) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Caleta de Fuste with golf nearby

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“IMMACULATE VILLA IN GREAT POSITION” We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at this tastefully furnished and well equipped villa in August 2013. The villa is immaculate, clean and well managed and in a great position only 10 minutes walk from a lovely, saf  …see more

from £180 / night

£1200 - £1760 / week

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from £180 / night

6

Red Sea and Sinai / Marsa Alam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £18 / night

£106 - £193 / week

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from £18 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Gumusluk

Bodrum / Gumusluk

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous spot in Bodrum peninsula” Our apartment in this lovely area was beautiful, very comfortable and clean with the most fantastic views across to Greece. The sunsets were different every night, wonderful to enjoy with a glass of wine. There is  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Jomtien Beach holiday villa rental

Pattaya / Jomtien Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
We Offer Best Prices in Pattaya NOVEMBER ONLY £70 Per Night located just a few minutes away from Jomtien Beach WALKING STREET/CENTRAL PATTAYA 10 MINUTES AWAY  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Coveta Fuma

Province of Alicante / Coveta Fuma

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Villa With beautiful pool and amazing location” The villa is stunning with amazing sea and mountain views. The pool is lovely to relax around and is great to cool off and even learn to swim in. The local train service is reliable and allo  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1450 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A relaxing, peaceful holiday!” We had a lovely relaxing holiday, the pool was great for cooling down and Jerry and Helen made us feel very welcome. The Casita has views of Vejer and is located just off a main road which will lead you to all the local  …see more

from £57 / night

£420 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa in Riviere Noire

Riviere Noire District / Riviere Noire

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Air conditioning
In Black River, Cosy villa, 3 bedrooms with private pool, 10 mn walk from the beach and 5 mn from shops and restaurants  …see more

from £84 / night

£553 - £962 / week

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from £84 / night

(27) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Corralejo

La Oliva / Corralejo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fabulous” Myself and my husband stayed at the villa with 4 friends - we all lead busy hectic lives and wanted a week of peace and quiet to relax. This we certainly did. It is situated in a quiet part of the town yet it's only minutes away from the c  …see more

from £126 / night

£878 - £2643 / week

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from £126 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday home in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful villa in a great location with excellent views and facilities” An excellent villa with top grade views and facilities. Very comfortable and clean. The owner us very helpful and friendly who made our stay extremely comfortable and memorab  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 - £1750 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday apartment in McLaren Vale

Greater Adelaide / McLaren Vale

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
Harvest Retreat is all about relaxing & enjoying our luxurious facilities. Located in the heart of McLaren Vale, a stone throw from dozens of world class wineries. Visit a relaxed fully private retreat, come and enjoy the heated pool over looking vineyards, 2 person  …see more

from £173 / night

£1210 / week

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from £173 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£676 - £983 / week

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from £97 / night

(28) 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

(6) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa, very private, close to everything for a perfect s/c holiday” We stayed in this villa last year, this year, and have rebooked for next year! It is very comfortable and clean, with very private garden and roof terrace. Lovely clean, smal  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Holiday b&b accommodation

Coromandel Peninsula / Whangamata

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Private garden
Whangamata Vistas - The BnB with more than just a view. Overlooking native NZ bush and out to the Whangamata harbour, Marina and the offshore Islands in the beautiful Pacific Ocean enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this studio apartment style room. You have a priva  …see more

from £142 / night

£994 / week

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from £142 / night

(4) Excellent 

40

Marbella Town holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Marbella Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent town centre rental” Just got back from a fantastic 10 days at marbella house. There were six adults staying in three bedrooms with a large downstairs and garden. It was more than big enough and we did not feel on top of each other! The dishw  …see more

from £110 / night

£658 - £1224 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Taiba with swimming pool

State of Ceara / Taiba

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located in Taiba, 60 kms west from Fortaleza. The house is right on the beach, on a private land of 6000 sqm with swimming pool and coconut trees. The house is 250 sqm with 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It has been completely renewed and is very nicely decorated, wi  …see more

from £255 / night

£1579 / week

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from £255 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Koggala

Galle / Koggala

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in spectacular secluded location” We spent a wonderful week in Sri Lanka with Siyambala House as our home from home. Nalaka and his staff looked after us extremely well. Day trip to Yala National Park is worth the 3 hour journey each wa  …see more

from £300 / night

£2132 - £3902 / week

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from £300 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Foca holiday cottage rental

Izmir Province / Foca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The house has 2 bedrooms (One for Parent with double bed, one for Teenagers with bunk), WC & shower on 1st flor, Living Room (has 1 sofabed), Kitchen and a small laundry room on the garden floor. The garden is shared between the owner and the guest.<br />Very  …see more

from £66 / night

£439 - £615 / week

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from £66 / night

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Ukunda / Diani Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £48 / night

£334 - £725 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Sesmarias holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Sesmarias

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!” I stayed here for a week with my wife, two daughters, son in law and my eight month old granddaughter. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday rental. Location was superb, three beaches all within 10 minutes walking distance and all stun  …see more

from £50 / night

£351 - £1394 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Very Good 

21

Bacolet Bay holiday villa rental

Tobago / Bacolet Bay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury villa with swimming pool just 5 minutes from the beach. Ideal for family holidays, couples getting away for a break, honeymooners or friends wanting a good time.  …see more

from £140 / night

£850 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Unley

Adelaide / Unley

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A truly spacious townhouse, 2 minutes walk to parklands and close to tram and buses.On entry, is the stylish and utterly spacious lounge/dining room. Natural light pours through the large windows. The kitchen is an all-new symphony of sleek white porcelain, stainless  …see more

from £112 / night

£741 / week

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from £112 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada / Ponta Delgada, Azores

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful peaceful cottage with ocean views” We stayed in the cottage the first week of October. The place is newly refurbished and has lovely ocean views. Antonio was very friendly, helpful and full of recommendations of things to do on the island.  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 - £1216 / week

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from £71 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Old Course Golf Club

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa in an ideal tranquil location” Very clean, modern, well equipped and well kept villa with beautiful garden and swimming pool. Only downside was a lack of mirrors and the sticky sap around the pool and patio areas from the trees.  …see more

from £106 / night

£615 - £1685 / week

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from £106 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property rece  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £840 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Nadi holiday villa rental

Viti Levu / Nadi

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Modern villa with infinity pool, walking distance to the beach that is part of the 100 acre villa grounds. 15 mins to Nadi International Airport. AC in all bedrooms. BBQ Grill and gourmet kitchen. Walking distance to marina/boat docks. Perfect for weddings/birthdays.  …see more

from £328 / night

£2787 - £3737 / week

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from £328 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect retreat!” The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holiday, at hand to help us out and  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £658 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central Lisbon / Baixa

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
We decided to preserve the 60's appearance by preserving the furniture and decoration because this is how we are and what we propose you to experience, Local Lisbon. <br />Owner lives in the building, is also owner of news shop, one of the most ancient shops  …see more

from £53 / night

£351 / week

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from £53 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kiziltas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa, beautiful weather, what more do you need!” Stayed for one week at the end of September. The villa is lovely, and has some amazing views from the terrace and the two balconies leading from the upstairs rooms. Well equipped and spacio  …see more

from £68 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Villa rental in Santarem with swimming pool

Santarem District / Santarem

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a spacious and well appointed traditional Portuguese Villa in the country with its own private pool and pretty garden. The Villa enjoys a lot of space both inside and out with 4 bedrooms, sleeping 9 people in total. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have a double bed in ea  …see more

from £47 / night

£329 - £724 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Calasparra holiday villa rental

Murcia / Calasparra

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The house has covered terrace on three sides. A music facility at the pool, covered dining area by the pool.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galle

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A luxurious Beach Front Villa with stunning views of the Ocean and a private plunge pool. Exclusive interior that is equipped with 5 star amenities and come with 3 plush bedrooms, tasteful living area and a well appointed kitchenette with all modern amenities.<br /&g  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1575 / week

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from £175 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Etang Sale Les Bains

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£334 - £378 / week

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from £48 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Outside space is what makes this villa” I have rated this villa as very good, and think this is fair reflection of what we got, however some aspects of the holiday deserve better. To start with the communication with the owner was perfect. They always  …see more

from £57 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Denmark holiday home rental

Western Australia / Denmark

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Air conditioning
You can not get a holiday house closer to Ocean Beach, perfect for your next, beach, fishing or surfing holiday. Or just sit back and relax and enjoy the birds and wildlife around. Close to paths and trails if you enjoy walking or riding.  …see more

from £93 / night

£649 - £1426 / week

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from £93 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Las Chapas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful place for a holiday” We’ve been there for a week in June. I think villa hasn’t been rented before because everything was new – kitchen, bedrooms etc. There is saloon on the upper floor so my husband and I were happy to find peace from kids.  …see more

from £115 / night

£790 - £2588 / week

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from £115 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Maspalomas holiday villa accommodation

Gran Canaria / Maspalomas

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Villa!” Amazing holiday & amazing viila - Thanks Gary! The Villa was very clean and spacious, it is split over 2 floors which gave us loads more space to move around. The outside is very spacious too and has a large dining table to eat at and  …see more

from £160 / night

£1090 - £1590 / week

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from £160 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Dalyan / Arikbasi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Quiet semi-rural location, but a short distance from town  …see more

from £71 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £71 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puerto Princesa holiday villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p  …see more

from £283 / night

£1980 / week

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from £283 / night