Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (44300)

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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10

Mabula Private Game Reserve holiday home rental

Waterberg / Mabula Private Game Reserve

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
ZEBULA GOLF ESTATE & SPA is the only 5 Star graded Golf Estate; Nature Reserve and Health Spa combination in the whole of Africa, located on a 1600 hectares in the African Bush veld in the shadows of the Waterberg mountain range. This Zebula self catering holiday renta  …see more

from £239 / night

£1667 / week

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from £239 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc  …see more

from £128 / night

£831 - £1420 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) 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

(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

(60) 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 - £1400 / week

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from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Surin Beach holiday villa rental

Phuket / Surin Beach

4 8 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Perfect location, with stunning sea views, 4 bedroom villa on Phuket's Surin Beach. Cook and housekeeper included, ideal for those looking for 5 star treatment with total privacy and a fractoin of the cost.  …see more

from £477 / night

£3175 / week

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from £477 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Elizabethtown holiday cottage rental

North Carolina Coast / Elizabethtown

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
The Rivah (Getaway) is a beautiful Cottage on the Cape Fear River, Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Nestled along the Cape Fear River, and surrounded by old growth forests, this venue offers a relaxing and laid back attitude. Enjoy listening to the wild life, or watch the  …see more

from £80 / night

£516 - £818 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday home in Russell

Bay of Islands / Russell

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nowhere else can you find so much free sporting equipment, games, swimming, kayaks, set in such a private, idyllic setting - for an incredibly low cost! Romantic Russell also has so much to offer and epitomizes beautiful Bay of Islands and New Zealand.  …see more

from £89 / night

£533 - £2379 / week

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from £89 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £504 / week

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from £64 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Cumbrian Lakes

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa for families” We stayed at this villa with our daughter and my wife's parents. This is a fantastic property for more than one family as there are two master suites as well as a queen room and two twin bedrooms. The best feature is the exte  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £800 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Gordon's Bay holiday chalet let

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Bellavida Resort

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lots of space and nice pool” We travelled with two children (9&10) plus two teenagers and everybody enjoyed our stay! Plenty of room for everybody, own swimming pool and jaguzzi plus communal pool. Short (15-20 min) drive to the amusement parks. Sever  …see more

from £85 / night

£565 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in East Algarve

Faro District / Olhao

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Looking for something very special? Elegance, character and comfort sum up this beautiful historic restored town house in the old fishing port town of Olhao. Great 360 degree views from the terraces over the old town and the sand bank islands. Watch the nesting stork  …see more

from £85 / night

£475 - £665 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Sitio de Calahonda

Sitio de Calahonda / Alcores de Calahonda

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful apartment have booked again for later in year” Visited Spain after Christmas for 'Three Kings Festival'. Loved the apartment kids thought pools were great. Weather was really nice for early part of year have booked for later year. The ne  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday apartment in Eden

New South Wales / Eden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
STUNNING BEACHSIDE APARTMENT ​ Imagine being just a short 200 paces from a beautiful pristine beach. Your steps the first in the sand in the morning, or the last in the evening. An opportunity to sit and read as the waters lap around you. Take a kayak or paddle board  …see more

from £208 / night

£1539 / week

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from £208 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Altinkum

Altinkum / Yesilkent

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superb holiday Beautifull villa” Beautiful clean tidy well maintained villa very well equipped ..quite location perfect for relaxation....,clean beaches beautiful views...Very friendly locals, local shops If you like the more busy lifestyle only  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Southwest Gulf Coast / Rotonda West

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa and excellent service” Jill, Just a few thoughts for you & the owners as we prepare, reluctantly, for our departure early tomorrow morning. As regular Rotonda renters, our experience this time has been really positive from our initi  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £795 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a brilliant stay in this Reserve De Marbella apartment!” The experience of organising renting this apartment with the owner, Bali, was a pleasure from start to finish. The apartment had great facilities, and was on a wonderful complex, in a goo  …see more

from £125 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £125 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th  …see more

from £55 / night

£382 - £1119 / week

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from £55 / night

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B&b rental in Kfar Tavor

Galilee / Kfar Tavor

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Two Stone-built hospitality units based on the ancient buildings of Kfar Tavor from 1911, the units are spacious and refurbished by the artist. Adjacent there is a unique spa with a variety of treatments, the spa also found in ancient structures built of basalt stone.  …see more

from £96 / night

£612 - £1278 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Canadian Rockies / Crowsnest Pass

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Riverside cabin is the perfect location for fly fisherman. Within one minute of walking to world class fishing on the Crowsnest river. It is the perfect retreat ideally situated on a acreage bordering a nature conservatory with foot access. Close to hiking, atving, hunt  …see more

from £180 / night

£1258 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Betalbatim

Betalbatim / Betal Batim Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Relaxing Apartments” We stayed at the Golden Sands apartments over New year 2012 and couldn't have had a better time. From arrival to departure we were looked after really well by the fantastic staff at the apartment complex. The apartment i  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £850 / week

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from £60 / night

(64) Very Good 

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Ski condo to rent in Whistler

Whistler / Upper Village

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
2 bedroom. 2 bathroom. Sleeps 7. Well furnished. Well equipped. Conveniently located. Quiet. Large hot tub. Fireplace. Wireless broadband.10 mins walk to Whistler base, or free shuttle bus from across streetWe accept on-line reservations and credit card payment.  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Each bedroom has an electronic safe and secure shutters. The 2 master bedrooms now have 50"TVs Casa do Prado {The villa now has a Heated fully gated pool with child proof locks}. There is a games room with football game and air hockey game also rowing and bike exerc  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Santa Maria Estate holiday apartment rental

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Rent 1 of 3 holiday apartments in malta sharing a fantastic swimming pool and with some fantastic exotic sea views (can book apartment ref 272910 to rent two apartments).  …see more

from £55 / night

£382 - £887 / week

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from £55 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Outside space is what makes this villa” I have rated this villa as very good, and think this is fair reflection of what we got, however some aspects of the holiday deserve better. To start with the communication with the owner was perfect. They always  …see more

from £57 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £57 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Big one floor in Davenport” In one bedroom were my wife and I. In a second bedroom were my parents. In another my sister and her husband. In another my two boys. In another my daughter and my niece. All of us were very well acomodated. The house is v  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home letting

Ko Samui / Bang Po Beach

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
This large and luxurious house of 400 sqm has been designed to take full advantage of holidays : sea view, in a green area, 2 swimming pools, sandy beach at 700 m.The layout is ideal for 4 couples with their own living space.  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 - £2600 / week

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from £243 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in West Algarve with shared pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another great holiday at Casa Clar” September 2012 .... Our second visit to Casa Clara in 12 months and another fantastic holiday. Really recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a spotlessy clean and well equiped apartment in a fantastic locati  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Victoria / Daylesford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Ashlar is a stunning and spacious, open plan villa that features a gorgeous bathroom with an impressive double spa encased in Castlemaine slate tiles. * Relax in your luxurious double spa * Stunning contemporary open plan villa * Gorgeous large comfortable couch *  …see more

from £104 / night

£356 - £459 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in La Mairena

Marbella / La Mairena

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely property situated in the "Village" of La Mairena above Marbella. An attico apartment with beautiful views down the mountain to the mediterranean. Has modern and aesthetic furniture including artwork from local artists. It is straight down the hill to Elviria a  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Pasito Blanco

Gran Canaria / Pasito Blanco

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa located in Meloneras next to Maspalomas lighthouse and dunes..Close to the beach and shopping centers. Sea views. FREE wifi. Swimming pool with jacuzzi .Private garden/terrace with Barbacue area.Sat tv. Fantastic and exclusive place. 150m2.  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1187 / week

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from £85 / night

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Apartment rental in Casuarina

New South Wales / Casuarina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Escape the every day and find yourself holidaying in a luxurious north facing ground floor swim up apartment just meters from the beach. Thats right! Swim right up to your holiday apartment from the pool area without having to go via the stairwells. Great for families a  …see more

from £125 / night

£870 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday guest house with golf nearby in Muriwai Beach

Auckland Region / Muriwai Beach

4 2 nights min

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Coast Retreat is truly one of a kind. Set away from other houses, it offers grandstand views across Muriwai Golf Course to the sea. Experience the warmth of all day, year round sun in a ruggedly beautiful west coast setting, just 30mins from Aucklands CBD.  …see more

from £113 / night

£711 / week

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from £113 / night

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Encantada

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to Encantada Resort in Orlando. A truly tropical paradise in the heart of Central Florida. Make your next stay a truly magical vacation in a luxury vacation town home that will take your breath away.Encantada Resort is centrally located amongst Orlando’  …see more

from £96 / night

£635 - £993 / week

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from £96 / night

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Holiday studio in Puerto Vallarta

Jalisco / Puerto Vallarta

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This beautiful Studio is located in the new building V177, centrally located in the heart of the Romantic Zone. This New Modern Luxury Studio has been carefully decorated and is located just one block away from Los Muertos Beach.  …see more

from £84 / night

£560 - £1000 / week

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from £84 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

6 12 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Special family holiday” This is a beautiful property in a good location and was perfect for a group ranging from 4 yrs old to grandparents. There were a couple of minor hiccoughs to begin with but to be fair these were resolved very quickly by the age  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £875 / week

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from £79 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Cabo Roig with shared pool

Cabo Roig / Agua Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic house” We stayed at Sunset House in August, the property was lovely, clean and very well equipped. Like home from home. The pool was just outside the garden gate. The location was ideal, just a walk away from bars, restaurants and beach.  …see more

from £23 / night

£155 - £450 / week

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from £23 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Almeria / Turre

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great stay, really enjoyed ourselves” Cortijo del Cura is a lovely venue, well laid out and perfect for our large group of adults and kids. Turre is great location, you can get everything you need locally, and there are a selection of bars and restau  …see more

from £180 / night

£1200 - £2950 / week

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from £180 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in San Lawrenz with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The choice is all yours, from houses of character built in old country style to the authentic converted farmhouses, the latter being all unique in size, shape and character. Our farmhouses are situated in different locations, all with stunning countryside viewsSelf Cate  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 - £926 / week

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from £77 / night