Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (209998)

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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209,998 Holiday homes

(38) Excellent 

33

Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment in a quiet location” Just back from two weeks staying at the El Sultan complex. Really nice apartment about a 20 minute walk from from centre of town and 5 minutes from nearest large supermarket. Lorraine was there to meet us when we a  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

Wongarra holiday cottage rental

Apollo Bay / Wongarra

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Enjoy your romantic and peaceful break in our secluded and tranquil accommodation. Located on a 10 acre property 15 minutes from Apollo Bay (Melbourne side), A Bed on Beattie offers self-contained accommodation with panoramic views taking in the lights of Apollo Bay.  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa rental

Bodrum / Turgutreis

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Private airport transfers at reduced rates arranged on your behalf providing a stress-free start to your holiday - highly recommended.  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ovacik holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing stay at Villa Esra” Lovely place stayed in area for the last 6 yrs at a 5 star hotel but first time at villa as long as you do not mind a good hill walk its great but if your unable to walk far not really suited as shop is down a good inclin  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £699 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous swim out apartment” We loved this apartment its close to the beach and the pool is right off the patio. Its well layed out with both couples having their own bathrooms, a well equiped kitchen with large fridge. great outdoor area with loung  …see more

from £282 / night

£2154 - £2693 / week

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from £282 / night

(6) Excellent 

33

Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, amazing villa, perfect holiday!” My boyfriend and I have holidayed in Sarigeme and stayed in this villa three years in a row now and we will definitely be going again this summer. We absolutely love the location - villa is in walking d  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1003 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Palmer Island

New South Wales / Palmer Island

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stay on a riverside Macadamia farm just minutes to Yamba and Angouries famous beaches, shopping and cafes. Enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle with access to boat ramp, fishing and the use of our inground swimming pool set in tropical gardens.  …see more

from £83 / night

£580 / week

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from £83 / night

(12) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ticked all the boxes and more!” Having stayed in many villas there is always something i think 'Oh I wish they had this' but I honestly cannot say this on this occasion! From beach towels, hair dryer, cool bags, beer, wine and lunch on arrival I thin  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

7

Holiday home in Hampton

Bayside / Hampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Great family home, comfortable and cosy, full of light and sunshine and close to everything. Hang out at home with TV, WiFi, swimming in the pool or jumping on the tramp or take a walk to the village for shops, restaurants, trains to the city or a dip at the beautiful  …see more

from £106 / night

£742 / week

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from £106 / night

(18) Excellent 

37

Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Apartment rental in Lora del Rio with swimming pool

Province of Seville / Lora del Rio

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Cortijo Hacienda Nueva, spectacular accommodation for 12 persons, large gardens and pool area with barbecue. The region of the Guadalquivir Valley is the region extending from Sevilla City to Cordoba City. An ideal region for which they want to visit apart from  …see more

from £127 / night

£706 - £1883 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu  …see more

from £148 / night

£1036 / week

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from £148 / night

(37) Very Good 

34

Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected” Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

35

Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / Vasari Resort

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c  …see more

from £118 / night

£1013 - £5261 / week

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from £118 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderfully relaxing!” The villa is lovely with a great pool area that is in the sun all day. There were plenty of sunbeds and lots of room for 6 people. It is on the golf course, right by the tee off for the 10th hole which I thought might be a littl  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

35

Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Mullins

Saint Peter Parish / Mullins

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment, lovely location.” Really lovely apartment equipped with all you need for a relaxing holiday. Location excellent for beach and restaurants. Property manager Angela and cleaner Brenda were both so helpful. We had such a good holiday  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2475 / week

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from £165 / night

(1) Average 

13

Mossy Point holiday home rental

New South Wales / Mossy Point

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
A perfect, simple Australian beach house with wonderful views.  …see more

from £80 / night

£563 - £1480 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental with swimming pool

Lake County / Clermont

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Excellent Gorgeous” We stayed at Orange Tree Retreat for 2 weeks and it was absolutely brilliant. Great Villa, fabulous location, home from home - loved every minute of our stay. This villa offers everything you could possibly want - it is  …see more

from £54 / night

£556 - £827 / week

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from £54 / 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

(8) Excellent 

23

Hacienda Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Hacienda Las Chapas

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely superb villa with an equally fantastic host simply perfect !” From my initial contact with Jason (the villa owner) until after we arrived back home Jason genuinely could not do enough for us (a family group of 12) he worked really hard to m  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 - £2750 / week

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from £300 / night

(29) Excellent 

23

Puerto Del Carmen holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” Our stay at Villa Olivier in November 2011 was as enjoyable as on all our numerous earlier visits. Eric & Pauline, Lionel and the maids are all very friendly, efficient and helpful. The villa and grounds are beautifully kept. Th  …see more

from £157 / night

£1095 - £1225 / week

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from £157 / night

(22) Very Good 

14

Villa rental in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great villa in a lovely location” We have just booked our next holiday in Tenerife, staying at the Villa Cascada, this will be our eighth stay in this lovely villa. The property is situated in a quiet, residential area with great views over Mount Tei  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1336 / week

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from £122 / night

(20) Very Good 

20

Holiday villa in Chaweng

Chaweng / Chaweng Noi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Luxurious villa withstunning ocean views” It was the nicest accommodation we have ever stayed at. It is decorated very tastefully. The manager was only a phone call away if we needed her. She was very helpful. We will return one day. Thank you Nat (ow  …see more

from £267 / night

£1865 - £2641 / week

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from £267 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Modern, spacious well appointed villa which manages to be warm and welcoming. Well located in this charming traditional Portugue” We returned to the villa for our 5th visit and left as satisfied as the first time we visited. We continued to enjoy swim  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

14

Holiday apartment in Central Algarve

Faro District / Quarteira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Located in Quarteira, this apartment features a balcony with Atlantic Ocean views. The bright unit is just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Featuring a flat-screen cable TV and a DVD player in the living area, the air-conditioned apartment has a bright dining area, whic  …see more

from £51 / night

£272 - £662 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

14

Holiday home in Rosedale

Barossa Valley / Rosedale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
With wonderful rural views and plenty of wineries, cafes and restaurants within a short drive, Creeve Roe is a great place for a romantic stay or to relax and unwind with friendsProvision for additional guests may be possible at $50/person/night. Please contact the owne  …see more

from £196 / night

£1172 - £2367 / week

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from £196 / night

(19) Excellent 

30

Vale do Lobo holiday villa rental

Faro District / Vale do Lobo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magical Holiday” We booked this villa primarily for the pool but the rest of the villa, the grounds and the location were excellent too. We have 2 young children age 4 and 2 and wanted them to enjoy learning to swim. Having a slope into the pool was  …see more

from £153 / night

£1060 - £3009 / week

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from £153 / night

38

Holiday apartment in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £112 / night

£995 - £1326 / week

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from £112 / night

10

Cleveland holiday apartment let

Redland City / Cleveland

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Moreton Bay Beach Lodge is right on Moreton Bay with views to North Stradbroke Island and other surrrounding Islands. This place is one of Brisbane's special secrets with beautiful walks to many restaurants and a one kilometre walk to Stradbroke Ferries. The accommodat  …see more

from £148 / night

£1036 / week

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from £148 / night

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Holiday home in Korora

Coffs Harbour / Korora

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
An Executive luxury home featured on Series 4,Episode 18 of Australia's Best Houses. This home has great ocean views, & beach access down to Korora Beach. It is in a quite cul-de-sac,so is a great place to get away,or have family gatherings.There are definetly no parti  …see more

from £237 / night

£1539 - £1663 / week

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from £237 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ocho Rios

Saint Ann Parish / Ocho Rios

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal location!” A friend of mine goes to Jamaica every year and since I hadn’t visited for quite some time, so I decided why not. From the initial communication with Jacqueline I was put at ease. Communication was always prompt and pleasant and  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Pedro de Alcantara holiday villa rental

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Villa within walking distance to Puerto Banus - perfect for families or groups of friends” I would highly recommend this villa to both groups of friends or families. The villa itself is excellent with a great pool and garden area. The villa  …see more

from £243 / night

£1695 - £2289 / week

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from £243 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Rotonda West

Southwest Gulf Coast / Rotonda West

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
An exceptionally well kept property with an excellent management company very close by in case you need anything at all.Comfy beds, lovely, spacious rooms2 dining areas indoor and another by the pool WI FiBBQBikesRestaurants, Beaches GolfLong term rental and out of seas  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Akaroa

Canterbury Region / Akaroa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Akaroa Apartment - fully self contained. Treat yourself to a little luxury Some recent feedback............ Hi Alison Just wanted to say my wife and I have had an AMAZING stay in Akaroa and central to that has been the wonderful apartment. Just what we were after, a  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment in Pauanui

Coromandel Peninsula / Pauanui

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
This resort offers a picturesque hideaway at Pauanui Beach. Nestled into the slopes of Mt Pauanui, amongst acres of beautiful native New Zealand bush and within 800m of the 3km sandy beach, the resort offers luxury seclusion at its best.  …see more

from £80 / night

£604 / week

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from £80 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Kissimmee

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Location” Great location that is close to restaurants, stores, and Disney World and also very affordable. Our kids loved the pool.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vilamoura holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
New Modern self catering one bed apartment with stunning views over the Old Village, golf course and to the sea. Private roof terrace - ideal for couples seeking intimate sun. 15 minutes walk from Vilamoura Marina. Located within a small new secure condominium.L  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £664 / week

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from £50 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Valletta

Island of Malta / Valletta

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Well designed, comfortable, didn't want to go home!” This apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully designed, with everything you could possibly need. The air conditioning works well and there is constant hot water. The location is excellent and the  …see more

from £73 / night

£441 - £636 / week

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from £73 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Saint James Parish / Prospect

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
“GREAT LOCATION” Very good location with easy access to all areas of the island, but it is relevant to hire a car to make the best of it. There are several restaurants nearby and for a special out meal Cin Cin is fantastic and within walking distance  …see more

from £145 / night

£900 / week

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from £145 / night