Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (20441)

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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Holiday home in Anglesea

Victoria / Anglesea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Established holiday home available all year round for short stays, family holidays, weekend getaways and travellers. This home offers quality and comfort in a quiet residential street near the village and provides all the comforts of home including bed linen and bath  …see more

from £223 / night

£1772 / week

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from £223 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Gata de Gorgos / Gata Residencial

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Villa in an excellent location” Casa Jacqueline is a beautiful villa in an excellent location being 10 - 15 minutes drive to Denia and Javea. The villa itself is well furnished and benefits from UK Tv and wifi to keep the teenagers happy. Th  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1350 / week

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from £108 / night

11

Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £219 / night

£1038 - £2063 / week

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from £219 / night

(13) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa letting

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!  …see more

from £246 / night

£1640 - £5738 / week

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from £246 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa in Almancil

Almancil / Fonte Algarve

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious house+ Big Pool = Happy family” 7 of us stayed in Villa Magnolia with 4 children ranging from baby to teenager. The house was finished to a high specification, was spacious and well maintained. There was ample room for everyone and lots of di  …see more

from £193 / night

£1150 - £3150 / week

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from £193 / night

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Trairi / Flecheiras

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £177 / night

£820 - £1968 / week

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from £177 / night

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Holiday condo with swimming pool in Praia da Barra,Mozambique

Inhambane Province / Praia da Barra,Mozambique

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Air-conditioned. Beachfront. Modern. Activities. Security  …see more

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(12) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Playa Real

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Super villa” Casa Jemma is a beautiful villa in a very private and secure location. The villa has everything in it to make a super relaxing holiday. It was exceptionally clean and fresh, a big thank you goes to Karen and her team. The pool was lovely  …see more

from £110 / night

£840 - £3150 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

38

Condo rental in Bangkok

Bangkok / Klongsan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spacious, modern apartment with amazing views of The river and Bangkok.” We stayed for 3 nights in August. We were a family of 4 with children aged 9 and 7. The condo is in a great location. To get anywhere in central Bangkok never cost more than 50  …see more

from £72 / night

£492 - £816 / week

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from £72 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Berry holiday cottage rental

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Air conditioning
It's just 14 minutes to famous Seven Mile Beach and a short, scenic drive to rustic Kangaroo Valley.  …see more

from £173 / night

£1112 / week

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from £173 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Calpe holiday apartment rental

Calpe / Playa La Fossa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment benefits from a very nice swimming pool with a separate pool for children. The apartment disposes of a large kitchen, living room, bedrooms and most importantly: a very large terrace with views to the sea, to enable you to take breakfast in the sun and din  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £1161 / week

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from £80 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / Taurito

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin  …see more

from £163 / night

£1141 - £2772 / week

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from £163 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almerimar

Almerimar / Laguna Beach, Almerimar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in a stunning location” We've just returned from a 2 week holiday at Laguna Beach. The apartment is in a beautiful location, surrounded by mountains, the stunning coast and the local nature reserve. It is situated in a secure complex  …see more

from £35 / night

£205 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Home rental in Valletta with swimming pool

Valletta / Central Valletta

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Iconic 4-bedroom villa on the edge of the sea of Valletta shore. Few minutes off restaurants and Sliem ferry. Also it is at the foot of our capital city Valletta ideal for a relaxing holiday and also for all those who are after our great history.  …see more

from £377 / night

£2632 - £4562 / week

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from £377 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ocean Village, Gibraltar

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great week” Stayed in Gib dozens of times now, stopped in lots of different apartments but this one has to be one of our favourites. Great location, lovely view and access to great pool area. Owners were very helpful, would definitely recommend stay  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Central Lagos

Lagos / Central Lagos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place! Thanks, Paul!” Friends advised to go and spend a holiday in Portugal, so we found the apartment and contacted with Paul. We were pleasantly surprised by the offered price. Considering the apartment is clean, comfortable, with good furni  …see more

from £62 / night

£465 - £1141 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

59

Holiday finca rental

Risaralda Department / Pereira

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
FINCAS EN CERRITOSALOJAMIENTOS CAMPESTRES<br />CERCA AL PARQUE TEMÁTICO Y LOS PARQUES DEL QUINDÍO  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(37) Excellent 

25

Villa rental in Central Albufeira

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa in a great location” Great service provided by the owner Tom, from initial enquiry through to booking and stay. All handled in a friendly and professional manner. The villa is huge, clean and has all of the holiday essentials. In easy  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £2250 / week

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from £99 / night

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Cowes holiday home rental

Phillip Island / Cowes

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
This is an amazing house. Very modern and comfortable. Quiet Location. Secure back yard (Children friendly). Lots of space to get away from the crowd. Quick access to the main street. Off Street parking for up to 5 vehicles. Large under cover veranda with BBQ and 6 per  …see more

from £124 / night

£803 - £988 / week

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from £124 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Ibiza Town with swimming pool

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A slice of paradise” We are spending and amazing week in Casa sea view celebrating a 30th Birthday. There are 11 of us and the villa is stylish and quirky with plenty of space for all of us. Perfect location for Talamanca beach with easy access to Ib  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4900 / week

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from £215 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Arrecife holiday apartment rental

Lanzarote / Arrecife

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
“Faultless!!” Marcus offered to pick us up from the airport,although we were late he was still waiting.On arrival he explained every thing about the apartment.Before leaving he made arrangements for the linen/bedding change the following week.We were o  …see more

from £40 / night

£277 - £308 / week

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from £40 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Dubai Marina

Dubai / Dubai Marina

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location and very welcoming stay” We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights during the month of December. We arrived in the middle of the night but someone was on hand to help us in and orient us to the apartment. The "starter kit" (milk, e  …see more

from £145 / night

£890 - £1800 / week

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from £145 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Amitie

Praslin Island / Amitie

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Our beach huts are located at St Sauveur, a quiet area at the south of Praslin island, being only 50 meters away from the beach. The complex has 3 small and completely independent wooden chalets tastefully decorated and fully equipped with all modern comforts. All t  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 - £1106 / week

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from £115 / night

(8) Excellent 

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La Capellania holiday villa rental

Fuerteventura / La Capellania

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely villa” Stayed in this villa for a week. So peaceful the pool is not overlooked at all. The villa is spotless and much bigger than you would think. Taxi into town is 7 euros (there is a taxi rank on the complex). Lovely holiday would use again  …see more

from £48 / night

£462 / week

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from £48 / night

(41) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa rental

Hikkaduwa / Thiranagama

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing” A Villa paradise, 15 minutes walk from the beach and yet set in the most serene and gorgeous gardens. Our 3 week holiday seemed to fly by.From Al fresco dining by the pool to watching the monkeys swinging through the trees in the garden  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1310 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Island of Gozo / Qala

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice, big apartment with helpful owner” We stayed in this accomodation for 10 days. We were surprised by the size of the apartment, the luxurious set-up and facilities. On our arrival we were received by Konrad, who was very helpful to us during our s  …see more

from £75 / night

£369 - £737 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Temuka

Canterbury Region / Temuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
View the unique blend of history, architecture and craftsmanship in this former Presbyterian Church Building. Experience the Grand Designs renovation of epic proportion with a night of luxury in one of two apartment suites. A wholesome Continental breakfast is include  …see more

from £86 / night

£556 - £630 / week

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from £86 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Townhouse rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Puerto Banus

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and relaxing” I came to stay at El Palmeral with a group of girlfriends for a week at the start of July 2014. We wanted to be close enough to Puerto Banus for nightlife but far enough away so we could relax in the day. El Palmeral is id  …see more

from £136 / night

£790 - £1088 / week

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from £136 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pollenca

Pollenca / Can Roig

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms) 3 bathrooms  …see more

from £153 / night

£1071 - £2123 / week

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from £153 / night

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Apartment rental in Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula / Whitianga

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa 2 in the Aqua Soleil complex, Whitianga is two storied and fully self contained. Upstairs accommodates 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with all linen and towels provided. The ideal spot for your next holiday. Shared use of the complex swimming pool and spa.  …see more

from £79 / night

£588 - £1089 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calis

Fethiye / Calis

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“You will never get under each others feet!” I have been to Turkey many times and usually stay close to friends who live there. This time was for a special holiday with the family so we needed somewhere big and this villa is definitely that. The loun  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful views, quiet area and great location!” We had just got back from 15 nights staying at Quinns Rocks, lovely villa with a fabulous view of the ocean. Lia made us feel very welcome and was helpful and friendly. The villa had lots of space so ev  …see more

from £75 / night

£519 - £926 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tidy apartment in sunny position” Apartment was clean and tidy on arrival, well equiped with washing machine also, very handy. Nice balcony with sun most of the day  …see more

from £31 / night

£264 - £395 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Playa de Fanabe holiday apartment rental

Adeje / Playa de Fanabe

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely studio in great location” Lovely studio within a great complex, close to bars and restaurants and only a 2 minute walk to beaches. Had everything we needed for our stay. Studio was clean, very modern and had a wonderful sea view. The bed was  …see more

from £49 / night

£350 - £869 / week

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from £49 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Valencia

Valencia / Urbanizacion El Rellano

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful Ibiza style house in peaceful Valencian countryside. 15 min from Valencia airport (Manises). 20 minutes from city. 35 min from sandy beaches. Absolute privacy. Lush garden, Jacuzzi in pool , large hot tub in terrace. Outdoor Lounge, 2 dining areas, chillout  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 - £4715 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Burgau with shared pool

Faro District / Burgau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment located on a beautiful complex” I would highly recommend this apartment. The apartment was excellent, everything you needed,. very spacious and well kept The children loved the indoor pool which was small but clean and heated,  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £1075 / week

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from £54 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cascais Centre holiday apartment rental

Cascais / Cascais Centre

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply Fantastic: the apartment, the views, the town and surrounding areas” What a fantastic place to stay. From the amazing views out to Sintra and Lisbon, to the peaceful setting atop of Cascais. I never write these reviews, but felt I really should  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £110 / night

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La Ferme holiday home rental

Rodrigues Island / La Ferme

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Have the holiday of a lifetime in this magnificent villa, with its simple and elegant decor and relaxing setting, far from busy towns. There’s a large dining room and living room, and mod cons including a TV, internet access, air-conditioning and a washing machine  …see more

from £72 / night

£470 - £503 / week

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from £72 / night

(10) Very Good 

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State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £35 / night

£181 - £319 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday apartment in McLaren Vale

Greater Adelaide / McLaren Vale

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £173 / night

£1210 / week

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from £173 / night