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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Cottage rental in Marloth Park with swimming pool

Mpumalanga / Marloth Park

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Alegria – a Beautiful House located in Marloth Park, just fifteen minutes drive from the Crocodile bridge Entrance to Kruger National Park. Marloth Park is a Wildlife Reserve, with Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala and many more beautiful animal  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

21

Holiday cottage in Healesville

Yarra Valley / Healesville

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Gorgeous 1930"s Cottage located 2 minutes easy walk from the main street of Healesville, situated in the beautiful Yarra Valley. The Cottage offers a perfect base from which to explore the Yarra Valley and its manny attractions. World famous wineries, art galleries  …see more

from £215 / night

£982 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

State of Rio de Janeiro / Paraty

4 13 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £261 / night

£1627 / week

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from £261 / night

8

Braga District / Geres

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £79 / night

£470 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Winfield

Lake Country / Winfield

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Pup and Quail Cottage is one of two homes on one acre of property. Snuggled in at the end of a private drive, cottage guests will find an exceptional location and great amenities. Full kitchen facilities, private patio, BBQ, fenced yard for dogs and kids. A short w  …see more

from £102 / night

£680 / week

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from £102 / night

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15

Swansea holiday cottage rental

Tasmania / Swansea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Private seaside cottage situated in the the heart of Swansea town. Great for families that want to be self contained but with access to coffee shops and restaurants within a 5 minute stroll.  …see more

from £105 / night

£731 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Warragul holiday cottage rental

Gippsland / Warragul

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Gorgeous, self-contained 2 bedroom cottage with 2 bathrooms, sittingroom, kitchen/dining, laundry + outdoor living areas & garden. Walk to shops. Tariff from $180 per night, 1-2 guests, one bedroom, min. 2 nights. 2nd bedrm, $40 per person per night. W'end fr  …see more

from £108 / night

£709 / week

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from £108 / night

(5) Very Good 

10

Aveiro District / Oliveira de Azemeis

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £53 / night

£305 / week

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from £53 / night

(26) Excellent 

64

Holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos

Tenerife / Icod de los Vinos

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing” Sergio and Yani were great hosts the house was comfortable and clean, spacious and we had everything we needed the location was perfect and tranquil surrounded by trees and nature and just what we needed Sergio was happy to advise us when w  …see more

from £64 / night

£444 / week

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from £64 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Kosgoda holiday cottage rental

Southern Province / Kosgoda

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
The Mangroves, our little "shack by the pond". "Kos", our home on the banks of the lagoon... 3 bed roomed cottage in Kosgoda, Sri Lanka; bordering the lagoon, 500m from the beach. Accommodation for 6 adults - one room with en suite bath. Living and  …see more

from £45 / night

£314 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Sober

Province of Lugo / Sober

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“The quiet spot in rural Galicia” Great house with garden and in the mornings the balcony with its view just invited us to linger. The nearby nature is simply outstanding and the people ever so friendly. Food and wine in abundance, great value for mo  …see more

from £51 / night

£344 / week

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from £51 / night

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State of Minas Gerais / Esmeraldas

4 20 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £163 / night

£651 - £2927 / week

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from £163 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Calheta / Ponta do Pargo

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£366 - £487 / week

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from £53 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sant Pere de Ribes

Province of Barcelona / Sant Pere de Ribes

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“You must stay here” I love a rural holiday with activities on the doorstep. casa st josep was the perfect solution. My husband and I love wine tasting and food and the kids are of that certain age that they want to "do" their own thing but still like  …see more

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Holiday cottage in Santiniketan

West Bengal / Santiniketan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is a centrally located area and very close to the Poush Mela Ground, the Vishva-Bharati ashram area and the main market place with easy access to environment friendly Totos and cycle rickshaws. It is a beautiful, quiet, lushly green location—ideal for a wee  …see more

from £31 / night

£211 / week

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from £31 / night

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Viana do Castelo District / Paredes de Coura

4 10 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £140 / night

£1044 / week

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from £140 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Beechworth

Victoria / Beechworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“very peaceful, picturesque, with all your needs met by your friendly hosts.” Enjoyed staying at Candlebark retreat. Our hosts Fleur and Digby have created a peaceful, restful haven on the edge of Beechworth. Everything that you need is in the comfor  …see more

from £80 / night

£559 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Willikies holiday cottage rental

Willikies / The Peninsula

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Hummingbird apartment is newly completed and set in almost two acres of landscaped tropical gardens down to the calm waters of Brewers Bay with its myriad of uninhabited islands on the cool east coast of Antigua. The area is noted for its peace and tranquility with a  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 - £840 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday cottage in Eketahuna

Tararua District / Eketahuna

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Explore the beautiful Wairarapa and Tararua region have to offer  …see more

from £261 / night

£1708 / week

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from £261 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Bhowali holiday cottage rental

Nainital District / Bhowali

2 4 30 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Cottages in Nainital ,Accomodation in Nainital,Bhowali resort ,Cottage in Bhowali Nainital India ,Cottage on rent in India ,Accommodation on rent in Hill station in India .Room on rent in Nainital .  …see more

from £41 / night

£285 / week

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from £41 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Kalk Bay

Cape Town / Kalk Bay

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Gem of a holiday home!” Whaler's Cottage is an ideal place to locate yourself for a relaxing and charming holiday in Cape Town. The cottage was very well decorated, brimming with character and perfectly clean. The protected porch overlooking the har  …see more

from £75 / night

£546 / week

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from £75 / night

20

Holiday cottage accommodation

Victoria Capital Regional District / Sidney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
2 Bedroom Sidney Cottage Steps to the Beach and Short Walk to Town  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Porto District / Penafiel

5 10 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £53 / night

£331 - £544 / week

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from £53 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
Jasmine cottage is a unique charming 60sq meter cottage with open plan kitchen and dining area + a private walled garden,making it ideal for your self catering holiday.The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob,fridge freezer,microwave and washing machine,Cot available.<  …see more

from £66 / night

£435 - £696 / week

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from £66 / night

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Holiday cottage in Chemin Grenier

Savanne District / Chemin Grenier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Damage deposit | £201  …see more

from £69 / night

£481 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Ovacik

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Ovacik lies between famous OluDeniz resort and Fethiye. Melisa is a 2 minute walk to the main road and 20 minutes walk to Hisaronu. It is a property with a difference - a cottage designed to be in keeping with the more traditional Turkish home.  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 / week

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from £150 / night

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San Andres Island / San Andres

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £57 / night

£392 / week

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from £57 / night

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Sintra Municipality / Azenhas do Mar

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 - £1084 / week

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from £68 / night

21

São Miguel / Agua Retorta

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £48 / night

£305 / week

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from £48 / night

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20

Cottage rental in Mangawhai

Northland Region / Mangawhai

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Private garden
The area has amazing walking trails and gorgeous golden sand, surf East coast beaches.  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / 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

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from £122 / night

£854 / week

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from £122 / night

14

Broken Hill holiday cottage rental

New South Wales / Broken Hill

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
‘Cottage at Willyama - Your Home in the Outback’ Cottage at Willyama is a delightful, fully refurbished Miners Cottage in Broken Hill NSW. Located in a quiet lane, it offers all the comforts of home including: 2 double bed rooms with quality Queen size be  …see more

from £80 / night

£559 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Faro District / Rogil

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£314 - £548 / week

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from £48 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Palm - Eagle Beach

Aruba / Palm - Eagle Beach

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful holiday!” We were in February 3 weeks at the Palm Casita. It’s a perfect location. The most beautiful beaches (Eagle Beach & Palm Beach) in Aruba are around the corner. For groceries we went to the supermarket (Superfood), that’s around the  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £979 / week

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from £94 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Braga District / Braga

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £174 / night

£1000 / week

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from £174 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Drakensberg Region holiday cottage rental

KwaZulu-Natal / Drakensberg Region

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Johannesburg 3 hours / Durban 2-2.5hrs. Dragon's Mist a comfortable self-catering cottage surrounded by stunning natural beauty and offering magnificent views of the Drakensberg Unesco world heritage site.Dragon's Mist is a luxurious self-catering ho  …see more

from £74 / night

£326 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Nairobi

Nairobi / Karen

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Enjoy the beautiful, serene & mature gardens of Makena's Place. The house is tastefully decorated & clean. In the cold season the fireplace is lit. The bedrooms have high density spring mattresses for a truly restful night & we are situated 6 min walk t  …see more

from £143 / night

£854 / week

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from £143 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Palm - Eagle Beach holiday cottage rental

Aruba / Palm - Eagle Beach

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Welcome to Paradise” This is our first holidays in the Caribbean and we had a great time there thanks to our hosts Kiki and Frans at the Mango Casita. We had a warm welcome from our hosts and settled very well in this spacious villa and nice pool and  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £979 / week

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from £94 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alora

Province of Malaga / Alora

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxing hideaway in amazing surroundings” My girlfriend and I stayed in early November 2011, and cannot recommend Casa Bliss highly enough! Gorgeous cottage, great pool with lovely views in all directions, and a friendly and helpful host. The cottage  …see more

from £55 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Simon's Town holiday cottage rental

Cape Town / Simon's Town

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
An original, recently renovated fisherman's cottage, offering spacious living with spectacular views of False Bay. Only 2 minutes from the beach and an excellent swimming and diving spot. Set in a Nature and Marine Reserve far from the madding crowd Thalassa cottag  …see more

from £180 / night

£995 / week

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from £180 / night