Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (141964)

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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Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £36 / night

£160 - £400 / week

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from £36 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.  …see more

from £158 / night

£878 - £1185 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Albufeira

Faro District / Albufeira

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Albuferia's Old Town centre is 5 mins by car or an easy and wonderful 20 minute walk, right in front of the famous and fantastic fisherman's beach. It is a lovely town with a fantastic marina, excellent restaurants, shopping and great summer activities, for co  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

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Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen Region / Moulay Bousselham

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

 …see more

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Canggu with swimming pool

Canggu / Echo Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Luxurious villa, huge pool, in a great location away from the hustle and bustle” Our family of four (including a 5 year old and 2 year old) had a 2 week stay at Villa Samskara and it was undoubtedly the most relaxing holiday I have had since having ch  …see more

from £205 / night

£1230 - £2623 / week

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from £205 / night

(15) Very Good 

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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

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cadiz

Cadiz / Cadiz Old City

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT WONDERFUL LOCATION!!!!” Enjoyed the space and the great location of this apartment everything within walking distance. Very quiet and tranquil place to come back to after a busy day exploring the ancient city. It was so nice to  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £676 / week

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from £69 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kiziltas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great pool, great view and a good size Villa!” OK, so we'll get the one negative about this place out of the way, that is that you will need a car if you want to 'nip' anywhere. BUT that isn't an issue and will be the same with most villas. Fact of th  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £995 / week

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from £68 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Javea

Javea / Arenal

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent again” Yet another fantastic holiday,met up with friends from last year and met new friends,apartment again clean and tidy and has everything you could possibly require during your stay,Les the owner as ever great communication from start to  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £900 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Costa del Sol / Nerja

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location location location” This apartment is in a absolutely great location everything in easy walking distance ideally suited for one or two people and has everything you could possibly want If you are looking for a good value apartment in N  …see more

from £21 / night

£141 - £202 / week

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from £21 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Glen Iris

Stonnington / Glen Iris

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“comfortable, clean with everything for a relaxing holiday.” The unit was everything I expected and the owners are very welcoming and helpful. Little touches in the unit such as information on local food outlets, attractions around Melbourne, a street  …see more

from £75 / night

£463 - £680 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Torrevieja Area

Torrevieja Area / Los Altos/Punta Prima

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Fridge freezer ,microwave, kettle, oven, hob, coffee maker, washing machine, clothes line, iron & board,  …see more

from £31 / night

£176 - £259 / week

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from £31 / night

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Balmoral holiday apartment rental

Mosman / Balmoral

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Mosman Warringah Road Showcasing a perfect North Easterly aspect with stunning Middle Harbour views, this 1 bedroom apartment offers a luxury stay in Mosman. Generous proportions and open plan living extends to wide private balcony. Contemporary kitchen..Internal laun  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Kalkara

Island of Malta / Kalkara

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A designer finished accommodation to impress with all the trimmings to enjoy! Here's your chance to enjoy the comfort of a special rental that will surely impress with its chic appeal throughout. Enter the block and just 3 steps take you to the accommodation leve  …see more

from £83 / night

£581 - £839 / week

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from £83 / night

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Costa de Antigua

Fuerteventura / Costa de Antigua

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
One bedroom bungalow with terrace.Use of communial pool. Friendly and quiet well established small resort. Five minutes walk to coast. Two single beds in bedroom. Sofa bed in lounge area..Fully equiped with fridge freezer, combined microwave.2 hob cooking facility Kettl  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £250 / week

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from £28 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Old Course Golf Club

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa in an ideal tranquil location” Very clean, modern, well equipped and well kept villa with beautiful garden and swimming pool. Only downside was a lack of mirrors and the sticky sap around the pool and patio areas from the trees.  …see more

from £106 / night

£615 - £1685 / week

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from £106 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Tenerife / Adeje

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“One of the best villas that we've stayed in” The villa is set high up a winding road a few minutes from the nearest town. Inside, it is spacious and well furnished but that is just an added extra because who wants to spend their holiday inside? Outsi  …see more

from £156 / night

£1090 - £2370 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Pollenca holiday villa rental

Majorca / Pollenca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 4- Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Walk From Pretty Pollenca Old Town  …see more

from £94 / night

£658 - £1843 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Chilled break” Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities! Great location which is far enough out of the centre of La Cala so that it's quiet but near enough for an easy flat walk in the evening! Great outside space for sunbathing but with shade if  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / 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 £158 / night

£1097 - £3115 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Neerim South

Gippsland / Neerim South

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Pear Tree Cottage will become your home away from home, no matter how long your stay is with us. Imagine arriving to your own romantic cottage, and as soon as you drive up the circular driveway, lined with cottage gardens, you feel relaxation start to set in. Wh  …see more

from £195 / night

£1050 / week

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from £195 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dalyan

Dalyan / Metinler

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
This Dreamturkishvilla offers wonderful accommodation for you and your family in a quiet area of town, which is only 15 mins walk away.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £940 / week

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from £72 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Benalmadena Costa

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accommodation,spacious and clean all amenities” very comfortable and ideal for travelling around the area,well looked after and someone there to answer all queries  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £525 / week

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from £25 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Peniche

Leiria District / Peniche

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
House with a very charming decor and a private pateo to make your beach vacation unforgettable! Walking distance to Consolação beach and close to Supertubos beach, the great surf spot in Peniche area.The ideal location for good beach, waves, food and rel  …see more

from £31 / night

£36 - £338 / week

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from £31 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cabo Roig / Cala Capitan Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The Perfect Getaway” We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the apartment had undergone a complete refurbishment between booking and arrival. The Complex is situated right on the beach. It's a low rise gated development, with nice gardens.  …see more

from £53 / night

£351 - £571 / week

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from £53 / night

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Tela holiday home rental

Atlantida Department / Tela

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful beach home, fully furnished home including linens, with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Honduras Shores Planation, a gated community, with private pool, private beach and beach club access. Bedrooms are air conditioned. Houskeeping service included in price.  …see more

from £237 / night

£942 / week

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from £237 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Caleta de Fuste holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic holiday.” We have just returned from this villa after spending the first 2 weeks in september. The weather was absolutely amazing. We went for my daughters 18th birthday and also my sons 9th birthday, we also have a 16 year old da  …see more

from £107 / night

£945 - £1085 / week

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from £107 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Oura Beach holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Oura Beach

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1995 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday cottage in Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka District / Muskoka Lakes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Muskoka Silver Pines Cottage is a very private waterfront 4 season cottage with all the comforts of home. It is conveniently located less than 2 hours from the GTA, adjacent to Lake Joseph & south of Parry Sound on beautiful McTaggart Lake. The Muskoka cottage  …see more

from £188 / night

£844 - £1663 / week

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from £188 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Dubai Marina

Dubai / Dubai Marina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dubai Marina is the the number one tourist destination in Dubai and our apartment is located at its very heart.You have the advantages of the relative tranquility of the The Marina and less than 100 metres away is the hustle and bustle of the world famous The Walk on Ju  …see more

from £210 / night

£1470 / week

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from £210 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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

(1) Excellent 

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Callala Bay holiday home rental

Shoalhaven / Callala Bay

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Swim or snorkel in the bay.Paddle or play in wonderful Wowly Creek.Take a long walk along the beach with your 4 legged friends on the dog friendly beaches.Rent the Tennis Court or play a round of Golf.Kayak in the Bay or Currambene Creek at Myola.Put the boat in at  …see more

from £87 / night

£605 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Antigua / Caleta de Fuste

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
NEW stunning Villa Birdie has direct golf course, ocean, mountain and town views. This magnificent villa is one of the most spacious and luxurious in the golf complex. Built in a 800m2 property, the villa has the longest heated* swimming pool in the area. It has a gre  …see more

from £140 / night

£977 / week

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from £140 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Chilled out stay in Olhao” We actually rented 2 apartments in this complex but this particular apartment was the superior one because it was more like home from home with lots of extra little touches like the beach umbrella and the shopping trolley wh  …see more

from £47 / night

£329 - £395 / week

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from £47 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £369 / week

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from £27 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Caleta de Fuste / Chipmunk Mountain

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely villa” We stayed here for a quiet week and it was lovely. You definitely need a hire car I honestly didnt realise how far out it was. We really struggled to get a taxi when we rang them nobody turned up so we had to walk down the hill to anothe  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £315 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Costa Blanca / Santa Pola

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
This south facing bungalow has its own gated access from the service road and an allocated parking space. The entrance to the bungalow is via a spacious terrace with awning. Now with WiFi and UK (Freeview) and European/international TV via IPTV! To the front of the p  …see more

from £31 / night

£215 / week

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from £31 / night

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Holiday home with shared pool in Moya

Gran Canaria / Moya

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nanita C is the third of the houses, which means that it has more privacy than the others. On entering we come upon the kitchen/dining room which has a wood burning stove that can be used as a fire.  …see more

from £70 / night

£486 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Balaia Golf Village

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice experience to repeat!” We had a great holiday time this Summer! Indeed we extremely enjoyed the villa as we found it cozy and nice . We also appreciated some very friendly details (such as having confidence about the unknown users in what conc  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £900 / week

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from £30 / night