Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (33863)

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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(12) Excellent 

26

Holiday villa in Orlando

Central Florida / Orlando

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous, beyond our expectations” A fabulous property and a very responsive owner. Very large home with beautiful layout, plenty of baths and bedrooms and a wonderful large pool and hot tub. We and our friends and family really did not want to lea  …see more

from £157 / night

£1097 / week

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from £157 / night

(2) Average 

9

Holiday home in Maella

Province of Zaragoza / Maella

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
This typically Spanish house is set in a small sleepy village in the rural heart of lower Aragon, in an area which produces wine, olives, almonds and the famous melocotones, or large peach. The olives here are the best in the world.The layout is more typically E  …see more

from £30 / night

£170 - £212 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Port of Soller holiday apartment rental

Soller / Port of Soller

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous apartment and location” Booking a holiday abroad is always a bit nerve-racking, especially when you have a fussy husband and two young sons! However, I needn't have worried because from the moment I contacted the owner of the apartment, he w  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 - £1013 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

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 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake. The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv  …see more

from £82 / night

£575 - £1100 / week

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from £82 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Port d'Alcudia

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful apartment in beachfront of Puerto de Alcudia, very bright, fully renovated, furnished and equipped. With air conditioning, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with sofa bed, kitchen and terrace with wonderful sea views.  …see more

from £84 / night

£594 - £1356 / week

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from £84 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in Poste Lafayette with swimming pool

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderfurl Villa” We spent 2 weeks staying at Villa Amara, what a lovely villa and location. The villa is set out very well with plenty of seating areas, especially useful is the pool area if it is windy on the beach side of the villa. The beds were  …see more

from £212 / night

£1484 - £3263 / week

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from £212 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected” Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in La Toc with swimming pool, golf nearby

Castries / La Toc

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“It was a magical experience and we were reluctant to return home” We had a wonderful five night stay at this impressive newly built villa in a stunning location overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with the sandy beach of La Toc a short stroll away. The  …see more

from £237 / night

£1654 - £3886 / week

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from £237 / night

(11) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in East Algarve

Tavira / Costa de Cabanas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Place” We stayed in these apartments in early June and despite 2 days of cloudy weather the rest of our holiday was beautifully sunny. The apartment was very spacious and clean. We got the morning sun on the bedroom balconies and the evening  …see more

from £43 / night

£318 - £573 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“ideally located 2 mins from the beach and a short walk to nerja centre” this is our third time in this apt, and as always we were not disappointed. Its ideally situated close to the beach with a good choice of restaurants right on the doorstep, or a l  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £750 / week

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from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Nainital District / Mukteshwar

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Guests will have full access to the house, our house has a fully equipped kitchen which includes cooking gas,mixer,toaster, microwave oven, fridge, R.O. water purifier and all the essential cooking utensils.  …see more

from £87 / night

£473 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Australia & New Zealand

Greater Sydney / Manly

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A wonderful private garden cabin in Manly Lane, Manly. Private bathroom and kitchenette with use of shared garden and private lane way access. Lovely Juliette balcony, stain glass windows. The ultimate getaway, only 500m to the ferry and Manly beach. Close to restaurant  …see more

from £77 / night

£498 - £585 / week

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from £77 / night

(19) Very Good 

23

Cala d'Or holiday apartment rental

Cala d'Or / Cala Egos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect & relaxing holiday” We had the most ever relaxing holiday. The location of this apartment was excellent for everything. Restaurants supermarkets etc. The pools were all lovely sometimes we had a pool to ourselves!! that's in August. The apa  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £1050 / week

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from £60 / night

19

Dural holiday apartment rental

The Hills Shire / Dural

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Welcome to Little Yaraan,a cozy luxury apartment located in Dural. Beyond the elegant entry gates to Yarraan main residence you will find a grand circular drive taking you to a separate building where you will have access to a double garage and upstairs to the accommod  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 / week

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from £94 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Accra

Accra / Spintex

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Staff on hand 24/7 to call on for assistance. Accommodation in Accra Modern one bedroom serviced villa situated within a purpose built complex which is accessed via one flight of stairs. There are staff on hand 24/7 to call on for assistance.The complex boost swimming  …see more

from £24 / night

£166 / week

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from £24 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the  …see more

from £278 / night

£1695 - £2373 / week

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from £278 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Wilderness

Western Cape / Wilderness

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Wilderness House is walking distance to Wilderness Village restaurants, beach and lagoon. We are en route from Eastern Cape to Cape Town, with the N2 being the main freeway feeding Wilderness and George.Wilderness House ideal holiday home to relax and enjoy beautiful se  …see more

from £115 / night

£570 - £850 / week

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from £115 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect apartment in the center of Nerja” We just traveled to Nerja from the US for my brothers wedding and had the pleasure of staying at Apartment Susan for 8 days. The apartment is wonderful and Antonella is dream to work with. She provides everyth  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Tiznit / Aglou-Plage

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
<p><span>Morocco beach family holiday villa - relax by the pool, soak up the sun and enjoy the sea views at Dar Takama, a beautiful beachside villa just 2 miles from the seaside village of Aglou Plage and 56 miles south of Agadir.<br></span></  …see more

from £256 / night

£1790 - £2370 / week

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from £256 / night

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Holiday home in Shaver Lake

California / Shaver Lake

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large mountain cabin in Sierra Mountains in Central California. 75 minutes from Fresno, CA, the cabin is walking distance to the village with its quaint shops and restaurants and 5-minute drive or 10 minute walk to Shaver Lake which is a large mountain lake with  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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 £170 / night

£573 - £914 / week

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from £170 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Puerto Del Carmen holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” Our stay at Villa Olivier in November 2011 was as enjoyable as on all our numerous earlier visits. Eric & Pauline, Lionel and the maids are all very friendly, efficient and helpful. The villa and grounds are beautifully kept. Th  …see more

from £157 / night

£1095 - £1225 / week

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from £157 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Richmond

Clarence / Richmond

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This two bedroom cottage is just under 100 square meters with a mezzanine master bedroom and open plan living. It is set among the vines of Charles Reuben Estate, a working vineyard. The quiet and secluded position in the country with full kitchen, wood heater and spa i  …see more

from £94 / night

£574 - £881 / week

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from £94 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Cosy Villa” This villa is situated in a good location near shops and local restaurants. We really enjoyed the outdoor pool with the waterfall!! and the view of the sea. The service of booking this villa was straight forward and prompt and had n  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £79 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Sanur

Denpasar / Sanur

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“AMAZING” We were not expecting what we got when we booked this villa. We walked into heaven! This villa is amazing! It was clean, spacious, welcoming, great value for money and we had such an amazing stay. Putu, who worked there looked after us and c  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £980 / week

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from £120 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Greater Sydney / Manly

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Felicity is a wonderful host and the cottage is a home away from home.” From the initial booking of the accommodation over the phone Felicity was very friendly and welcoming and was happy to provide information about the cottage and arrangements in pi  …see more

from £109 / night

£688 - £1268 / week

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from £109 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Marbella Town holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Marbella Town

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located in the Skol building on Marbella promenade, this self catering corner penthouse is ideal for your holiday.1 bedrooms with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom with bath, separate kitchen facing the sea, 2 terraces for sunbathing and al fresco dining, large living room  …see more

from £51 / night

£297 - £657 / week

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from £51 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Margaret River holiday home rental

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect weekend getaway” I have just stayed at Chalet on Percheron this last weekend with a group of friends for a hen's weekend getaway and none of us wanted to come home! The location of this Chalet is perfect, still close to the town and the be  …see more

from £118 / night

£912 - £1853 / week

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from £118 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Zahora holiday cottage rental

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“tasteful apartment in seashore” At beautyfuld apartment in a spanish area near the sea. Easy to find! Nice hostess who welcomed us and had good tips abous the area.  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

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Villa accommodation in Bolnuevo with swimming pool

Murcia / Bolnuevo

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This luxury villa with a private pool and sea views is perfectly located just ten minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and bars.Luxury villa with private pool, elevated position and sea views. Ample space for large families.  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1275 / week

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from £93 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Formosa Gardens

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Couldn't ask for a nicer place!!” We stayed in the Diamond Villa on our first trip to Disney World and we were blown away with how beautiful this villa was! It was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and more comfortable t  …see more

from £121 / night

£847 - £1100 / week

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from £121 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Modern, spacious well appointed villa which manages to be warm and welcoming. Well located in this charming traditional Portugue” We returned to the villa for our 5th visit and left as satisfied as the first time we visited. We continued to enjoy swim  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Smiths Lake

New South Wales / Smiths Lake

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
If you want a quiet and peaceful holiday spot: this is it. The views of Smiths Lake from the living area and the deck are just fabulous. The sunsets, sometimes bright red or orange, can be very spectacular.  …see more

from £58 / night

£395 - £816 / week

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from £58 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.Enjoy the 180 degrees valley views f  …see more

from £82 / night

£483 - £1141 / week

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from £82 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Playa Blanca Yaiza

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful holiday in a beautiful villa” it is a really beautifully decorated house and it is in a excellent location. It would be nicer and more helpful if there are some hooks or somewhere for placing the towels in the downstairs bathroom.  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £1995 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Roja Montana

Lanzarote / Roja Montana

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ideal for families with children & teenagers or for groups of friends looking for sunshine all year round!  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £980 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island / Kingscote

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
BlueSeas Beach House is a stunning modern self-contained 2 bedroom home that accommodates up to 6 people. Sea views are everywhere, even from your bed. Enjoy your very own private beach. Sited to maximize the expansive sea views, the local stone construction nestles i  …see more

from £141 / night

£983 / week

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from £141 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Chilled break” Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities! Great location which is far enough out of the centre of La Cala so that it's quiet but near enough for an easy flat walk in the evening! Great outside space for sunbathing but with shade if  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night