Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (333582)

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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(22) Excellent 

24

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

(1) Excellent 

6

Holiday bungalow in Rheenendal

Knysna / Rheenendal

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
luxury self catering bungalow  …see more

from £92 / night

£644 - £1085 / week

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from £92 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

Castara holiday villa rental

Castara / Englishman's Bay

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £114 / night

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(6) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A very nice bright and airy cottage well fitted out with for all your holiday needs and close to all activities.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £410 / week

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from £50 / night

13

Holiday villa in Shela

Lamu Island / Shela

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
RASFIRDAWS HOUSE is on Lamu Island. The house is situated on the waterfront between Lamu town and Shella, about 500 meters from Shella. It is a beautiful villa built in classic lamu architecture with traditionnal swahili decorations. It offers modern comfort. The house  …see more

from £300 / night

£2095 / week

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from £300 / night

9

State of Santa Catarina / Gravatal

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £40 / night

£256 - £816 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Cavelossim holiday villa accommodation

Cavelossim / Luisa by the Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Maya is a lovely two bedroom villa next to a swimming pool and less than five hundred yards from Cavelossim beach. It has all the amenities and comforts to suit self-catering travelers.The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, an open dining veranda and a lu  …see more

from £75 / night

£509 - £899 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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State of Santa Catarina / Bombinhas

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £60 / night

£392 - £1280 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

13

Apartment rental in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with shared pool

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location” This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure on-sit  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £129 / night

(3) Very Good 

28

Townhouse rental in Fuengirola with shared pool, golf nearby

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Self Catering property with stunning swimming pool and exotic Tropical Gardens. Just 10 minutes from the beach. Ideal for families seeking relaxation and golfers.  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £642 / week

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from £31 / night

6

Holiday private room in Melrose

South Australia / Melrose

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
The Cottage is a quaint 1 bedroom stone cottage, perfect for couples, complete with its own unique, heritage style bathroom. Located within large native gardens, guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings whilst being close to local attractions. Guests also have the use of  …see more

from £72 / night

£503 / week

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from £72 / night

5

Holiday studio with golf nearby in Dunedoo

New South Wales / Dunedoo

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
Dunedoo, Central West NSW-Explorer's Country West of the Great Dividing Range. Are you looking for that -Country experience with a slower pace of life and where the stars and sunsets can provide that little bit of magic!!!!Continental Breakfast provisions are availa  …see more

from £54 / night

£240 / week

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from £54 / night

(1) Very Good 

13

Macclesfield holiday home rental

Adelaide Hills / Macclesfield

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
This home is a light filled happy home. The open plan lounge, dining kitchen all have large windows facing east to catch the beautiful sunshine in the cooler months. The home is set on half acre of sloping gardens. The birdlife here come to get fed every day including k  …see more

from £54 / night

£300 / week

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from £54 / night

(11) Excellent 

26

Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” My family and I booked this home for a week's vacation, to really get away and relax from it all. What a fantastic home this is, we've stayed in hotels and condo's before but this is something else and as the title alludes to its 'a hid  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

27

Holiday villa with shared pool in San Andres

San Andres Island / San Andres

5 19 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
caribbean ocean front house country area is a special quiet area , wide rooms ,wide salones, many possible activities , close to beach , oceanfront coral reef ,great vegetation , total equipped , front of house dive, snorkling , at villa swimming pool, tennis wall , pin  …see more

from £323 / night

£2259 / week

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from £323 / night

(3) Very Good 

5

Holiday guest house in Kasol

Himachal Pradesh / Kasol

11 24 1 night min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
We are a family run homestay, we offer 8 double bedrooms, two family rooms, tents can also be pitched, home made food can be made available on prior request Base for exploring Malana, Kheer Ganga, Tosh, Grahan, Lapaz. Motorbike can be arranged. Travel desk, Phone,  …see more

from £25 / night

£170 / week

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from £25 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sannat

Island of Gozo / Sannat

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect way to escape” Both the villa and the owners were fantastic. It was clean, perfect location for site seeing the whole island, in a village that had all the amenities you need on a villa holiday. The owners were very friendly and were on hand  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £910 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

33

Tangalooma holiday home rental

Moreton Island / Tangalooma

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great House, close to everything, will definitely book again” We had such a great time in this house, excellent views, close to resort and wrecks and soooo clean!! Will hopefully get back there soon.  …see more

from £285 / night

£1542 - £2686 / week

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from £285 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Larena

Siquijor Island / Larena

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven” This place is just fantastic. We love the island and it's people. The cottage is brand new with stunning views. At night you can star gaze or watch the 100's of fireflies. Snorkel off the beach is stunning. Great corals  …see more

from £18 / night

£120 / week

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from £18 / night

(15) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Oura Beach

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, met every expectation” I highly recommend this Villa. After organising a 5 day stay for a group of 14, we were all very happy and to be honest after looking at other villas and hotels around the area, I think we hit jackpot with Villa  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

9

Home rental in Coffin Bay

South Australia / Coffin Bay

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
From the upper level of this as new home, you can experience magnificent views over the waters of the Channel, the Ledge across Coffin Bay and nearby boat ramp. This level has open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, all new furniture and appliances, large lounge, pla  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Very Good 

23

Holiday home with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Cabo Roig / Agua Marina

4 7 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Few minutes walking distance to the sea, restaurants, supermarket, health centre, banks, all needed amenities at walking distance!House with 4 Bedrooms, beautiful community swimmingpool with whirlpool,  …see more

from £53 / night

£342 - £667 / week

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from £53 / night

(6) Very Good 

22

Villa rental in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Playa Blanca Yaiza

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Holliday” We arrived at Margaret villa to find it very cleen and spacious and well equiped it has a nice sunbathing area .ti is handy for the supermaket and taxi rank .Ti is a nice walk to the Rubicon along the see front where there are lots of  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £675 / week

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from £68 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant / Monte Y Mar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we hoped for” We stayed at Villa Bijou from 6th Sept to 20th Sept 2014. The whole process from booking to the speedy return of our security deposit was excellent. Kim (the owner) could not have been more helpful and informative, always resp  …see more

from £125 / night

£575 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Holiday home rental

La Palma / Brena Alta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa Las Fayas is a tastefully renovated tradition Canarian cottage standing in a mature patio garden surrounded by green countryside. It is centrally located in the peaceful Brenas region of La Palma on the hillside above the charming capital Santa Cruz, giving it  …see more

from £37 / night

£259 - £308 / week

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from £37 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in West Algarve

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely, clean apartment in great location, balcony seaview” We loved the apartment, it was very clean and equipped in all the necessary things, great kitchen! It also has a barbecue on the balcony. 10 mins walk to the beach and also 10 mins to the Mar  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £556 / week

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from £38 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Shoalhaven / Berry

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
two beautiful mudbrick cottages close to the Shoalhaven River, Seven Mile Beach and Berry ... just two hours south of Sydney ... feast your eyes on calm cows grazing in green paddocks, put your boat in at the ramp a few hundred metres away, or walk for miles along a de  …see more

from £96 / night

£420 - £1090 / week

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from £96 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to stay” We stayed here the beginning of July and were very impressed with the townhouse,. It was clean and tidy and the location was ideal. There was a small front garden and a bigger back garden which were both very private.and ideal f  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £440 / week

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from £46 / night

(13) Excellent 

21

Margaret River holiday home rental

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect weekend getaway” I have just stayed at Chalet on Percheron this last weekend with a group of friends for a hen's weekend getaway and none of us wanted to come home! The location of this Chalet is perfect, still close to the town and the be  …see more

from £135 / night

£929 - £1887 / week

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from £135 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Willikies

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful villa with a tranquil view” Turtle View was an amazing place to stay. We loved the house, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was homely with out being cluttered and also had a well brilliant kitchen. We could have sat on the deck all  …see more

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £171 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with tennis court in Carool

New South Wales / Carool

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Just Heaven Mountain Retreat is a unique 27 acre property at Carool just over the Queensland border in NSW. From everywhere on the property there are spectacular ocean, rural, and mountain views. Just Heaven is at the gateway to the unique beauty of Northern NSW and i  …see more

from £258 / night

£1532 - £3034 / week

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from £258 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Corralejo with shared pool

Corralejo / Residencial Las Dunas

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment; everything you need for a relaxing break” What a lovely apartment - quietly located within the complex, and kitted out with everything I could need and more! I would seriously doubt you would NEED anything in the kitchen that wasn  …see more

from £32 / night

£224 / week

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from £32 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Nerja

Nerja / San Juan de Capistrano

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“San juan de capistrano” We have hust returned from a two week holiday staying at the villa in san juan de capistrano.we had a fantastic time and the villa had everything we needed.the pool was great and the 4 children aged from 4 to 10 were in and ou  …see more

from £95 / night

£642 - £1137 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Quorn holiday townhouse rental

Flinders Ranges / Quorn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Interested in walks, movies, (>40 movies filmed in & around Quorn), see historical towns like Cradddock, Kanyaka and Hawker, Scenery and walks at Wilpena Pound, Pichi Richi Railway, and the PRR yards and its original historic railway station, Powell arid gardens.  …see more

from £144 / night

£1006 / week

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from £144 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Las Planes del Rei

L'Hospitalet de l'Infant / Las Planes del Rei

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in idyllic location” We found the villa to be spacious, clean and very comfortable and had everything required for a perfect family holiday. The covered veranda area with its rattan furniture and dining area was a welcome retreat from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Cansaulim with shared pool

Cansaulim / Cansaulim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful welcome and stay in a lovely clean spacious apartment” We were warmly welcomed by savio and Cynthia, staying in a spacious wonderfully clean and well stocked apartment,everything one could think of, welcome pack, soaps etc. the swimming pool  …see more

from £19 / night

£137 - £180 / week

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from £19 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Norfolk Island / Kingston

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Private garden
Fe'awa (Forever) is a comfortable 2 bedroom home (sleeps 4 comfortably) on over 1/4 acre manicured tiered gardens overlooking your own beautiful green valley and ocean views. This lovely, spacious home will effortlessly complete your relaxing, peaceful Norfolk Isl  …see more

from £90 / night

£629 / week

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from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / El Paraiso, Puerto Banus

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!” We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation. We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us durin  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £980 / week

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from £90 / night

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