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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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Viseu District / Sao Joao da Pesqueira

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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(1) Excellent 

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DISCOVERY BAY COTTAGE - Cape Bridgewater cottage sleeps 4

Victoria / Cape Bridgewater

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Discovery Bay Cottage is located in the Cape Bridgewater area and has spectacular views over Discovery Bay, Cape Bridgewater and Bridgewater Lakes. The Cottage is well appointed and comfortable with TV, wood-heater, spa-bath and telescope. Explore Cape Nelson, The Blow  …see more

from £88 / night

£611 / week

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State of Minas Gerais / Juiz de Fora

4 20 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £230 / night

£1604 / week

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from £230 / night

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(2) Excellent 

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Clyde River Cottage - Idyllic River location: Wow!

New South Wales / Nelligen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
We want you to go Wow! Your own clean and comfortable studio with everything a traveller needs. From Nespresso to free wifi. Modern bathroom. Separate bedroom. Queen bed. Air-conditioned. Not ready to go Wow! just yet? The accommodation is just half of the Wow! factor  …see more

from £53 / night

£367 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Tindoona Cottages - Foster cottage sleeps 2

Gippsland / Foster

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Two comfortable self contained cottages specifically designed for couples, complete with everything you could possibly require for a relaxing getaway. Each open plan cottage sleeps 2 people. Relax and enjoy the beautiful garden setting, listen to the birds, cook a BBQ  …see more

from £88 / night

£524 - £628 / week

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from £88 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Aveiro District / Oliveira de Azemeis

4 10 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
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from £52 / night

£302 / week

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from £52 / night

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1.Longhorn Ranch Cottage No.1 - Orbost cottage sleeps 2

Gippsland / Orbost

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Converted service station, ex motel function rooms. 500 yards from Famous Snowy River. 10 minutes to beaches. Quiet area. Plenty of off road parking. Huge carport and lawn area. Pet friendly. 3 spacious "houses" Walking distance to main shops of Orbost. Lots of walking  …see more

from £64 / night

£407 / week

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Salty Bay Cabins Ltd - Traytown cottage sleeps 4

Newfoundland / Traytown

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Check out Salty Bay Cabins on the road to the beaches. Nestled in beautiful Traytown, we are only minutes away from Splash n Putt and Terra Nova Park. Whether you are looking to explore our beautiful scenery or a place to get away, Salty Bay Cabins is a great choice. W  …see more

from £71 / night

£493 / week

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from £71 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Southwest Nova Scotia / Eagle Head

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £80 / night

£530 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sanctuary in The Pocket - The Cottage - Mullumbimby cottage sleeps 4

New South Wales / Mullumbimby

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Beautiful spacious ultra modern cottage set in 5 acres of exotic botanical gardens with natural pockets of rainforest and creek, where you can forget yourself and simply beA romantic get away for couples seeking some peace and serenity, but still close to the cafes and  …see more

from £123 / night

£698 - £983 / week

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from £123 / night

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Bushland Retreat - Portland cottage sleeps 2

Victoria / Portland

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Bushland Retreat is the perfect place to relax and forget about the demands of life for a while. There is 20 acres to explore with wallabies and kangaroos are often seen grazing, and are found koalas in trees or meandering across the property. There is abundant birdlife  …see more

from £70 / night

£412 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Casa Petunis - Sao Clemente cottage sleeps 4

Loule / Sao Clemente

1 4 6 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Typical Algarvian house with 1 bedroom and 1 sofa bed in the living room (sleeps 4). The house is fully equipped and outside there is a patio, a barbecue, a small garden and a private pool. Pets are welcome. A large supermarket is approximately 5 minutes' drive.15  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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Canim Lake Cottage - Forest Grove cottage sleeps 8

British Columbia / Forest Grove

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
<p>Located in the South Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canim Lake Cottage is the perfect getaway from life's hectic pace. This lake is one of the larger lakes in the Cariboo, surrounded by expansive meadows, mountains, rolling hills, and forests of pine,  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £2275 / week

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from £286 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Pet Friendly Country Cottage - Hastings cottage sleeps 2

Hawke's Bay Region / Hastings

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Pet friendly;
We have a tidy, comfortable cottage in a quiet, secluded, picturesque valley south of Hastings. It has a small, sunny patio area with outdoor table & chairs, and in summer there is a pool, and a BBQ for you to use. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a bench top oven,  …see more

from £56 / night

£387 / week

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Casa Isabella - El Burgo cottage sleeps 4

Province of Malaga / El Burgo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Casa Isabella is a charming old two storey olive presser's village cottage white walled, intrinsically Spanish and lovingly restored to a high standard keeping all its typically original featuresLocated in the quiet outskirts of the pretty mountain village of El Bu  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

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Sunshine Valley Cottages - Woombye cottage sleeps 2

Queensland / Woombye

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, you will find Sunshine Valley Cottages. As we are centrally located, this is the perfect location to enjoy all this area has to offer. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and visit the charming,  …see more

from £85 / night

£591 / week

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from £85 / night

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Castro Marim / Sao Bartolomeu

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £69 / night

£432 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Baudin's Cottage - Baskerville cottage sleeps 6

Swan Valley / Baskerville

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
NESTLED ON THE BANKS OF THE SWAN RIVER, in the picturesque Swan Valley and located between two Swan Valley wineries, Baudin's Cottage is luxury self-contained accommodation. It is set amongst 16 acres of bush, directly on the Swan River and overlooking vineyards, l  …see more

from £291 / night

£1628 / week

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Honey Bee Cottage - Montagu cottage sleeps 4

Western Cape / Montagu

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Glen Eden farm is located 14 KM from the historic town of Montagu on route 62. We have two cottages offering self-catering accommodation, each cottage is fully equipped with all bed linen, towels, crockery, cutlery and utensils being provided. Cottages have dover stoves  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park

Assam / Kaziranga National Park

12 24 1 night min stay

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Diphlu River which meanders by the celebrated Kaziranga National Park, Diphlu River Lodge is the ideal getaway for a never-before intimacy with the natural world. With environment-sensitive cottages overlooking the river, Park or  …see more

from £411 / night

£2871 / week

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Eden Lodge Garden Cottage - Mapleton cottage sleeps 3

Sunshine Coast / Mapleton

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
The GardenCottage is tucked away in the Lodge 1/2 acre gardens and offers that extra level of privacy. It has a queen-size and a single bed and ensuite. There is a dining setting and comfortable lounge seating. You have your own private courtyard with an outdoor dining  …see more

from £134 / night

£937 / week

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from £134 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Beja District / Sao Luis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £31 / night

£216 - £345 / week

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from £31 / night

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Braga District / Terras de Bouro

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Goa Patnem beach front cottages - Patnem cottage sleeps 2

Canacona / Patnem

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Four directly sea-facing cottages on Patnem beach. Each simply & beautifully designed with a bedroom, bathroom & outside terrace.We also have a further 5 cottages on the row behind that all have a partial view of the sea.Facilities: Residential Yoga,Ayurveda spa  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Hilltop Cottage - Underberg cottage sleeps 4

KwaZulu-Natal / Underberg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Hilltop Cottage is a brand new, fully equipped and beautifully appointed 2 bedroomed self catering cottage. It overlooks the breathtaking Southern Drakensberg mountains, offering unsurpassed panoramic views in all directions. The cottage is set on Farraway Farm and i  …see more

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Casa da Avo - Ponta Do Sol cottage sleeps 3

Madeira / Ponta Do Sol

2 3 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed; Private garden;
This detached countryside cottage located in the hills above Ponta do Sol is the perfect place to rest or for those who require more activity you are very near the Lavarda Novo which is considered a very safe walk. It has a well kept garden with an área with fruit tree  …see more

from £57 / night

£332 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Avenel Accommodation Holiday Rental / Retreat

Victoria / Avenel

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
Cute 2 bedroom cottage retreat in the historical heart of Avenel situated on a large block with garden. Full facilities includes working kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Air conditioning, wood fire heater, 42" television, sofa and couch, dining table for 6. Great for a we  …see more

from £88 / night

£378 - £1294 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Melkbos Beach Cottage - Melkbosstrand cottage sleeps 5

Cape Town / Melkbosstrand

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Melkbos Beach Cottage is situated in Melkbosstrand which is regarded as the start of the ever-growing Cape West Coast. Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed  …see more

from £68 / night

£472 - £1295 / week

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Holiday Cottage in Sta. Lucia (GC0246) - Santa Lucia De Tirajana cottage sleeps 4

Gran Canaria / Santa Lucia De Tirajana

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
The holiday cottage Los Araña is located in the historic town of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, a town where stroll through its cobbled streets full of history is like traveling back in time, is certainly ideal for those wanting to unwind and spend a few days enjoying a des  …see more

from £58 / night

£405 - £525 / week

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from £58 / night

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Watsons cottage - Masterton cottage sleeps 2

Wairarapa / Masterton

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Eco friendly one bedroom self contained cottage, own solar panels, own water supply, in the country, yet only 4 kms to town center. 1 minute drive from hospital. Get away from it all to peace and tranquility; Relax out the back of the cottage , in the outdoor area in t  …see more

from £53 / night

£204 / week

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Helgrah Cottage HEALESVILLE views to die for

Yarra Valley / Healesville

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Modern, petite, open plan, self catering cottage on an acre of gardens with only the cottage and the owners residence occupying the property with your privacy assured, surrounded by mountains and forest with views to die for. All linen and cooking equipment supplied. Fu  …see more

from £80 / night

£518 - £524 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Riverside Cottage South Rockhampton - Rockhampton cottage sleeps 3

Queensland / Rockhampton

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Pet friendly, quaint riverfront cottage, with gorgeous views available for short term accommodation. One km from the City centre and 4 kms from hospitals - yet a world away. Rural peaceful feel – private, safe and cool river breezes. Perfect for couples but room for  …see more

from £73 / night

£407 - £570 / week

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from £73 / night

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Wake up to a perfect white beach! 2 hr fr MANILA

Batangas Province / Calatagan

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
The not so popular beach because we wanted it that way. Sometimes, we want to go back to the basics. Ok, not that basic. Experience a camping with posh restrooms/ shower rooms, charging stations, and guarded area. Designed for kids of all ages!The SpaceIt is a beach res  …see more

from £123 / night

£611 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Skrywerskop - Prince Albert cottage sleeps 2

Western Cape / Prince Albert

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Prince Albert is the home of the spectacular Swartberg Pass and gateway to the Great Karoo. Today the town has its own municipality and numbers over 13 000. It celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2012 and in that same year was voted the Western Cape winner in the presti  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Excellent 

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La Cote d Or - Quinns Rocks cottage sleeps 6

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Sunset Coast Accommodation - Located in a quiet beach side suburb, this stylish renovated 1970's cottage offers all modern facilities with plenty of living space for a large family or group. La Cote d'Or features a new kitchen and two new bathrooms. With full  …see more

from £67 / night

£405 - £873 / week

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Hyde Park Flatlet - Sandton cottage sleeps 1

Greater Johannesburg / Sandton

2 1 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 1
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Stunning and Modern Fully Furnished 2 Bedroom Self Contained Flatlet/Apartment with renovated modern bathroom, separate large study with large relaxing balcony and private entrance - situated in exclusive Morsim Road - a stone throw from Hyde Park Shopping Centre. The  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 / week

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A COTTAGE WITH A VIEW AT TUDOR RIDGE - Kallista cottage sleeps 4

Victoria / Kallista

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Stay with us and Step back in time in this Luxury Old English Tudor Stone Farmhouse, with Modern Conveniences, Spectacular Views and Magnificent Rural Surroundings. All within a short drive to all of the Dandenong Ranges attractions. One of the Best accommodation places  …see more

from £140 / night

£977 / week

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from £140 / night

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State of Sao Paulo / Paraibuna

4 12 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £62 / night

£855 / week

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from £62 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Cortijo Martin - Comares cottage sleeps 4

Costa del Sol / Comares

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Cortijo Martin is situated near the historic village of Comares and is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility. It is also not far from the coast and is only a 50 minute drive from the lovely coastal town of Nerja, which has some lovely beaches and coves. The Cor  …see more

from £31 / night

£173 - £302 / week

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from £31 / night

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Curly Beach House - Curl Curl cottage sleeps 2

Warringah / Curl Curl

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.9 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Curly Beach House is located at the rear of the main house. It is fully free standing cottage that is accessed via a private pathway. We have recently put new furniture and fit out throughout the ppty. All the linen and towels are professionally laundered before you ar  …see more

from £56 / night

£346 - £448 / week

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from £56 / night

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