Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (210226)

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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28

Condo rental in St. Petersburg

Florida / St. Petersburg

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, spotless, waterside apartment” I loved getting up each morning to the tranquillity of this special place. Modern, well equipped and ideal holiday rental. The complex is safe and the pool area spacious and quiet. The excitement of the mornin  …see more

from £92 / night

£575 - £600 / week

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from £92 / night

(10) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / El Divino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing apartment, perfect location, can't wait to return” Our week spent at the apartment was the most enjoyable holiday ever. After being picked up by Sabeli Villas staff at the airport, we were taken to the apartment (just 10 mins away). She was ve  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £380 / week

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from £32 / night

(2) Very Good 

5

State of Rio Grande do Sul / Farroupilha

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £68 / night

£417 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage rental

Faial Island / Horta

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
This restored cottage at Praia do Almoxarife, near Horta, on Faial Island, Azores is set in a rural seaside location near a secluded cove. A short walk away are restaurants, bars, and the beautiful long beach of Praia, with showers and life-guards in summer.  …see more

from £56 / night

£310 - £382 / week

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from £56 / night

17

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 £124 / night

£865 / week

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from £124 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Home rental in Borobudur

Magelang / Borobudur

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The right place to whom wants experience living in the village, enjoy the beauty of the temple by cycling, spoiled their eyes with art crafting in the art shop near the house, get the atmosphere fresh air of real Javanesse life. Only 10 minutes to get the temple to e  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 / week

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from £39 / 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 £112 / night

£706 / week

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from £112 / night

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Holiday home in Dromana

Mornington Peninsula / Dromana

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Seascape getaway Dromana Situated only 60mins from Melbourne CBD Seascapes getaway is perfect for the weekend away or short trips. Just a short walk to the popular beaches, cafes and restaurants and a short drive to Attractions like the peninsula hot springs  …see more

from £124 / night

£865 / week

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from £124 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Duquesa holiday apartment rental

Duquesa / Sabinillas

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!!” Apartment was perfect for us & our two 16 year olds. The view from the balcony over looking the pools & beach was amazing. The complex itself was well kept and the large areas were great for sunbathing, We travelled in July & at any point o  …see more

from £40 / night

£265 - £575 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab location, brilliant property!” Loved this apartment as soon as we walked in, really modern decor with everything you will need for your stay...and more! Location was brilliant, not too far to travel to the beach or restaurants Fabulous pool faci  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

Holiday tented camp in Australia & New Zealand

Karikari Peninsula / Doubtless bay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
Dreamcatchers  …see more

from £110 / night

£590 - £730 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Merimbula

New South Wales / Merimbula

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A fantastic holiday home in an idylic setting with all needs considered” Imagine a 2 week holiday with in-laws, parents, adult children, partners AND grandchildren. Sounds like a disaster? No, not at all! We ALL had the best holiday. The location, nea  …see more

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Kaiteriteri

Nelson-Tasman Region / Kaiteriteri

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Kaiteriteri Beach with its golden sands and clear green/blue water is a must see if you are contemplating a visit to beautiful New Zealand. Our cottage is located 1.5 kms from the beach, and we have lovely views of Tasman Bay from our property.Boats leave daily nearby t  …see more

from £71 / night

£618 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Golf del Sur holiday villa rental

Golf del Sur / San Blas Valley

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent villa!” We arrived expecting good things from this villa and we weren't disappointed. Having been shown round by Sheri who explained where everything was, we found it to be spotlessly clean, airy and bright. The lounge is very well equipped  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £735 / week

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from £57 / night

(14) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Puerto Rico Resort with shared pool

Gran Canaria / Puerto Rico Resort

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“a great little place to stay” A very convenient location close to the hustle and bustle of the commercial centre with shops, bars and restaurants a stone's throw away. On arrival the apartment was spotlessly clean with every thing as you would expec  …see more

from £32 / night

£224 - £315 / week

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from £32 / night

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Mallacoota holiday cottage accommodation

Gippsland / Mallacoota

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Blue Waters Cottages for Two offer a distinctive experience set in a tranquil location; you can sit on your deck and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty. Mallacoota is surrounded by the Croajingolong World Heritage UNESCO Biosphere National Park with Blue Waters in a set  …see more

from £68 / night

£668 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Home rental in Coromandel

Coromandel Peninsula / Coromandel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
Modern architecturally designed holiday home (1dbed/open plan) plus 2 guest caravans overlooking the sea at Tuateawa, north-east of Coromandel town (located 3 hours drive from Auckland International Airport). A great place to unwind surrounded by nature, and very priva  …see more

from £145 / night

£900 - £1180 / week

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from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Currimundi

Sunshine Coast / Currimundi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
We look forward to welcoming you to The Wedge Penthouse at Currimundi. Perfect for families large or small, giving you the luxury of space in a unique location, yet only footsteps to the the sand. Stunning views over the lake and ocean. One of a kind! Park your car in  …see more

from £233 / night

£1503 / week

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from £233 / 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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Nerja / Punta Lara

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Holiday!!!!” Great holiday, best villa I've stayed at so far in punta Lara Tracey and Pam were always on hand to help, superb!  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £615 / week

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from £43 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Cha-am

Phetchaburi Province / Cha-am

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of the ocean and tweeting birds. Brew a coffee and relax on the huge balcony with recliner seats or even use the hammock if you havent really woken up yet.Once you are up for it take a stroll along the beach and wa  …see more

from £131 / night

£766 - £1098 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Flores / Lajes das Flores

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £22 / night

£128 / week

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from £22 / night

(16) Excellent 

23

Costa del Silencio holiday apartment rental

Costa del Silencio / Balcon del Mar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment, great complex” This is a lovely apartment, fantastic view and the pool is great. Really well maintained and beautifully decorated. Would definitely recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to rent it in the future.  …see more

from £30 / night

£185 - £249 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Plettenberg Bay with swimming pool, golf nearby

Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Heaven On Earth” We stayed at Villa Rosso in March for the third time and each time we stay there we think it can't get any better but it really does. You will need to look really far and wide to find a more wonderful place to stay. The Villa is s  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(10) Excellent 

28

Holiday home in Costa Tropical

Almunecar / Los Pinos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb property, location, weather and activities!” Excellent property. All the amenities you need. Great views from the wrap-around balcony over the sea. The views are really superb. We spent many days and evenings just staring out over the sea and r  …see more

from £65 / night

£355 - £807 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

Holiday apartment in Lago Puelo

Province of Chubut / Lago Puelo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Amazing place” The accommodation is a beautiful dome, with all the amenities of a major hotel (satellite TV, hot spa, kitchen, etc). The place is amazing, easily accessible mountains and cities of the region (Epuyen, Lago Puelo, El Hoyo, etc) with be  …see more

from £72 / night

£501 / week

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from £72 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Puerto Banus Centre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Modern apartment, great location, friendly owner” We went here as a group of 5 girls for a long weekend and would highly recommend. Very clean, modern apartment - very secure and well equipped. Lovely pool with lots of space. Excellent location - eas  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday home in Dennes Point

Bruny Island / Dennes Point

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Designed and built in 2008, this spacious house has a white sand beach just outside and two minutes walk from the jetty where squid catching and dolphin watching are popular pastimes. The spacious sunny decks, front and back, are a perfect place to relax with a book, e  …see more

from £156 / night

£1088 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kalkan / Kiziltas

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Great sea-view villa with private pool.  …see more

from £990 / night

£800 - £1250 / week

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from £990 / night

5

Wilberforce holiday home rental

Hawkesbury Valley / Wilberforce

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
The house is perfect for 1 or 2 families or just a group of friends that want to spend the weekend in the Hawkesbury enjoying the fabulous atmosphere that the Windsor town brings. We are in Freemans Reach situated 5 minutes from the historic town of Windsor and the Hawk  …see more

from £89 / night

£471 / week

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from £89 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cederberg

Western Cape / Cederberg

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Houdenbek Farm Cottages is the gateway to the Cedarberg. Tranquil, safe and lots to do for the outdoor enthusiast like rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming. Unique rock formations with a variety of bird species. Spacious cottages with build in fireplace a  …see more

from £20 / night

£139 / week

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from £20 / 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

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great appartment, beautiful town.” This was our second visit to this apartment and we will certainly be coming back again. The apartment is well equipment and perfectly located for restaurants and the beach without being noisy. There are two good  …see more

from £34 / night

£272 - £594 / week

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from £34 / night

21

Holiday apartment in Australia & New Zealand

Port Stephens / Boat Harbour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"One Mile Escape" apartment is situated on the beautiful Port Stephens peninsula, on the North Coast, only 160 kilometres (99 miles) north-east of Sydney. POSITION SPACE AND VIEWS "One Mile Escape" 18 One Mile Ridge is a superb penthouse position apartment, perched hi  …see more

from £295 / night

£2059 - £2883 / week

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from £295 / night

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Apartment rental in Brakpan

Greater Johannesburg / Brakpan

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The site is perfect to use as a basis from where you can visit places of interest in Gauteng province including Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and of course, Brakpan area! With the Carnival City Casino and entertainment it is perfect situated if you want to attend shows  …see more

from £32 / night

£120 / week

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from £32 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Berry holiday cottage rental

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Hillcrest Cottage@Berry sits on 5.5 acres detached from the owners house. The cottage sleeps three people with one king size bed and a single. The single can be placed in the lounge room at request. The full bathroom is separate from the bedroom. The cottage has air  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Puerto Del Carmen holiday home rental

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Dream apartment by the ocean!” My husband and I stayed here for two weeks and enjoyed every minute of our stay in this lovely apartment. It is very spacious and has a very large terrace with beautiful sea views, its very well equipped a feels like a v  …see more

from £119 / night

£831 - £1009 / week

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from £119 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Balnarring

Mornington Peninsula / Balnarring

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
Cool - Art and the coolest of architecturally designed spaces make Coolart Studios an exciting addition to the Mornington Peninsula. Set among towering gums and native gardens. Quite simply the whole place oozes…one thing…..coolness.Some memorable peninsula produce, a g  …see more

from £148 / night

£942 - £1477 / week

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from £148 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Leichhardt

Leichhardt / Lilyfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Bliss in the burbs!” Excellent studio with everything provided that you could wish for.a dine out card with offers.fridge stocked with milk coffee tea even wine and chocs!plenty of high quality toiletries.ideal location with light rail 10 mins walk an  …see more

from £106 / night

£648 - £1089 / week

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from £106 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Franschhoek holiday cottage rental

Franschhoek / Winelands

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury 1882 thatched cottage in a calm residential area in Franschhoek. 225 sqm on 750 sqm lanscaped property. Pool in garden. Mountain views. Master suite with huge terrasse and outdoor tub. Closed garage.Fully equipped to highest standart. Free WIFI & Platinum DS  …see more

from £221 / night

£1526 - £1611 / week

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from £221 / night