Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

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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

Holiday cottage in Port Elliot

South Australia / Port Elliot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Located a few paces from the town center in picture perfect Port Elliot. Modern beautifully appointed, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, lock up garage. Relax at Horseshoe Bay, cycling, fishing, surfing or reading in the court yard. Short stroll to the famous Por  …see more

from £93 / night

£669 - £1074 / week

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from £93 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Vivonne Bay

Kangaroo Island / Vivonne Bay

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Quaint renovated cottage, holiday vacation home rental, located just a 5 minute stroll from Australia's best beach at Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Centrally located with easy access to Kangaroo Island's most popular tourist attractions.<br  …see more

from £93 / night

£614 - £737 / week

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from £93 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

São Miguel / Sao Vicente Ferreira

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
Nos arredores da quinta existe um campo de golf, piscinas naturais e praias deslumbrantes, casas de artesanato e museus locais, Golf, hipismo, mergulho, pesca desportiva, trilhos pedestres.  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £1136 / week

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from £44 / night

24

Holiday cottage in Sundridge

Northeastern Ontario / Sundridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Come stay in a newly constructed off-grid Eco-cabin on 104 acres with a river and lake, and all the necessities set within a tranquil pine forest overlooking a large natural pond with the river only 80 ft. away. There are many trails for hiking, exploring, snow shoeing,  …see more

from £60 / night

£594 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

13

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe / Stanthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stanthorpe self-contained, holiday cottage, House Rentals, Holiday Rentals. Honeymoon, Queensland, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom.<br />Come relax & soak up the atmosphere while staying in a beautiful modern luxury accommodation Rosetta on High  …see more

from £93 / night

£821 / week

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from £93 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Madeira / Porto da Cruz

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £40 / night

£272 - £641 / week

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from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

47

Villamanrique de la Condesa holiday cottage rental

Province of Seville / Villamanrique de la Condesa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect property in a perfect location” We have just returned from a week staying at El Montecillo and had a fantastic time. The house and the surroundings are just perfect - we particularly enjoyed the pool and the cleverly designed terraces whi  …see more

from £79 / night

£527 - £886 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday cottage in Tenterfield

New South Wales / Tenterfield

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Whaleback Cottage Nestled in a grove of boulders on the back of Whale Rock is this simply and beautifully designed one-bedroom cottage. Sleeps 1-4. Queen bed in bedroom, 2 singles in lounge. Eat-in kitchen. WBKitchen2Northern deck with views up into the valley. Eastern  …see more

from £99 / night

£692 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Average 

11

Holiday cottage in Avenel

Victoria / Avenel

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cute 2 bedroom cottage retreat in the historical heart of Avenel situated on a large block with garden. Sunny sitting areas and decks. Full facilities includes reverse cycle air-conditioning, wood burner, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Outdoor BBQ  …see more

from £93 / night

£402 - £1698 / week

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from £93 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Pottsville

New South Wales / Pottsville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Byron Bay, Northern Beaches, Gold Coast, Coolangatta Airport, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Pottsville, Byron BlueFest, child pet friendly, coastal getaway, short-term holiday rental, cottage on hill, surfing, fishing, environmental park, Mt. Warning, Lamington National Park,  …see more

from £115 / night

£769 - £1547 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Excellent 

16

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 co  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

41

Holiday cottage rental

Gili Islands / Gili Trawangan

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Privacy, tranquility and comfort is what you'll find at Mandalika Cottage. Enjoy our new renovated, spacious 35m2 rooms and wander around the island with our brand new free bicycles! Our four private rooms are located in the heart of the sasak village of Gili Trawa  …see more

from £27 / night

£167 - £210 / week

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from £27 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Torquay

Victoria / Torquay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
18 Beach Road is a well appointed pet friendly 5 bedroom, two bathroom single level beach house 100 metres from the boat ramp and water sport activities at Fisherman’s Beach and a short 400 metre walk through Taylor Park to the centre of Torquay. Sleeping up to 1  …see more

from £258 / night

£1804 / week

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from £258 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Las Salinas, Ibiza

Ibiza / Las Salinas, Ibiza

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £62 / night

£430 - £737 / week

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from £62 / night

38

Holiday cottage in Andratx

Majorca / Andratx

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Special offer for Winter time, from the beginning of November until the end of February: 2 nights free. Pay for 5 nights, stay for 7! The property is heated with wood burning fireplace (wood included). Situated on the pretty Mallorcan village of Andratx, within of 7 m  …see more

from £109 / night

£762 / week

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from £109 / night

(3) Average 

34

Holiday cottage in Baie Lazare

Mahe Island / Baie Lazare

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beach side studio cottage, open plan and tastefully decorated with all the modern facilities. Ideal for couples looking for peace and privacy. Situated at Anse Gouvernment in the district of Baie Lazare, Pebbles Cove consists of 2 rental properties, the other being a 3  …see more

from £60 / night

£410 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

31

Holiday cottage in Alzira

Province of Valencia / Alzira

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect getaway” We had an incredible few days in Para Dos away from our hectic working lives in London. The location is really unique overlooking the orange groves and mountains in Valencia and even though it is a little tough to get to at first th  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 - £492 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Cottage letting in Yungaburra

Queensland / Yungaburra

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
birdwatching, peaceful surroundings, platypus viewing, walking, pet riendly  …see more

from £173 / night

£865 - £1254 / week

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from £173 / night

(20) Excellent 

27

Colmenar holiday cottage rental

Province of Malaga / Colmenar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“A lovely relaxing retreat” We couldn't fault the Casita and it is exactly as described. A lovely rural retreat perfect for our honeymoon. You do need a car as the property is very isolated but once on the main roads it is easy to access Cordoba and th  …see more

from £34 / night

£202 / week

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from £34 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Ribeira Grande holiday cottage rental

São Miguel / Ribeira Grande

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
This house of the nineteenth century and was originally a Catholic chapel  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £351 / week

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from £44 / night

10

Holiday cottage in Hubbards

Halifax Region / Hubbards

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Located right on the water. Only three steps off the deck to the beach. One of the last working fishing villages on St Margarets Bay. Fishing, swimming, biking, kayaking. Internet bbq tv close to restaurants and cafes. Lobster dinners at the local Hubbards Beach  …see more

from £110 / night

£625 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Porto District / Penafiel

8 20 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £93 / night

£645 / week

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from £93 / night

10

Tumut holiday cottage rental

New South Wales / Tumut

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
4 bedrooms, Bedrooms 1 and 2 provide king size beds. Bedroom 3 provides a single bed. Bedroom 4 contains a Queen sized bed. Well-equipped galley style kitchen. Lounge, dining combined. Bathroom is fitted with a full bath, separate shower and toilet. Ensuite bathroom to  …see more

from £198 / night

£1383 - £1967 / week

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from £198 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sao Vicente

Madeira / Sao Vicente

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Experience the Madeiran countryside and culture in this lovingly restored and delightful traditional stone cottage, snuggled in the small country village of Lamaceiros, yet close to the coast and sea. Located in the country village of Lameiros, 4,5 Km from the town of  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £542 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Halls Gap holiday cottage rental

Grampians / Halls Gap

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Serene Vista is located on Scott's Road and is just a leisurely walk from the town centre of Halls Gap. This relaxing self contained retreat is the perfect getaway for couples, families and small groups. Accommodating up to six people, there's plenty of room  …see more

from £81 / night

£562 / week

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from £81 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Geeveston

Tasmania / Geeveston

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Boathouse cottage is situated at 589 Esperance Coast Road in scenic Desolation Bay, in the Far South of Tasmania on 10 acres (4 ha) with 2 acres of parkland and absolute water frontage, mooring in the bay, nearby boat launching ramp, with spectacular vie  …see more

from £84 / night

£433 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Faial Island / Horta

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
This restored cottage at Praia do Almoxarife, near Horta, on Faial Island, Azores is set in a rural seaside location near a secluded cove. A short walk away are restaurants, bars, and the beautiful long beach of Praia, with showers and life-guards in summer.  …see more

from £57 / night

£318 - £392 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Foz do Arelho

Leiria District / Foz do Arelho

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fully equipped cottage (sleeps 5) with all amenities and a private outdoor pool. Outside there is plenty of space with a bbq dining area, pizza-oven and dining for 12, with a games room. Open plan living area with flat screen tv, sofa/bed, dining table and wood burner.&  …see more

from £32 / night

£234 - £461 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Torquay

Victoria / Torquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Zeally Cottage is a lovely cottage perfect for families looking for that perfect summer beach pad. Located just 50m from the beach, backing on to The Esplanade, and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants of Torquay. Zeally Cottage has a great sized living, di  …see more

from £160 / night

£1117 / week

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from £160 / night

26

Braga District / Vila Verde

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £176 / night

£1229 - £1272 / week

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from £176 / night

24

State of Sao Paulo / Santa Branca

3 20 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £123 / night

£861 / week

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from £123 / night

13

Cottage rental in Kawartha Lakes with golf nearby

Ontario / Kawartha Lakes

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A year-round fully equipped home/cottage on Gull river - perfect for a family vacation . This charming property features: 3 bedroom with brand new Queen beds with memory foam mattresses, extra folding single bed for your guests . Blankets and pillows are supplied,bed  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £1110 / week

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from £125 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Karangasem / Candidasa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £39 / night

£268 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Winton

Queensland / Winton

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Located in Cork St, Winton Qld. Close walking distance to grocery shops and the Main St of Winton this is a 2 bedroom, self contained low set cottage, Fully air conditioned. Amenities include: Full kitchen facilities, Laundry, Digital TV & DVD Player, Front Verand  …see more

from £80 / night

£559 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.<br  …see more

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Robertson

Western Cape / Robertson

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Klaasvoogds Cottages is a luxurious self-catering holiday cottage, well-equipped for long stays. The cottage is situated on a working wine farm in the beautiful Klaasvoogds Valley and has views of vineyards, mountains and orchards from every room.  …see more

from £74 / night

£402 - £448 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maceira

Torres Vedras / Maceira

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Cottage just 3min away from the beach.Wake up to the sound of birds, get on the bike, and take a dive into the sea. Buy fresh fish, and grill it for lunch. And then, just read your book, and have a nap. No worries. Just make these holidays, your new life.  …see more

from £44 / night

£264 - £439 / week

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from £44 / 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 offeri  …see more

from £124 / night

£865 / week

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from £124 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Anna Bay holiday cottage rental

Port Stephens / Anna Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Absolute Ocean front. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean across to the sand dunes of Stockton Beach Newcastle. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean lapping the rocks . This is the perfect place to see Humpbacks and Southern right whales moving north from Mi  …see more

from £317 / night

£2161 / week

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from £317 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Luganville

Espiritu Santo / Luganville

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Just a few words describe this property, affordable, tranquil,& clean. Horse riding trails and fishing, snorkeling & spear fishing can be arranged on site.  …see more

from £93 / night

£649 / week

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from £93 / night