Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (142088)

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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14

Goolwa holiday home rental

South Australia / Goolwa

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Anembo is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday home over looking the River Murray.It is located in a quiet residential area, with views across to Hindmarsh Island. Situated within easy walking distance (or bike ride) of the main street and the historic wharf area makes it ea  …see more

from £75 / night

£359 - £661 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Villa Vida next to Villa Elma” We had a wonderful time at Villa Vida, the new villa next door to Villa Elma. Franco was very welcoming and had worked very hard to deal with some serious fire damage next to the outside pool caused by the previous gu  …see more

from £351 / night

£2457 - £2808 / week

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from £351 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an  …see more

from £150 / night

£995 - £1495 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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São Miguel / Porto Formoso

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £860 / week

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from £62 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kas / Cukurbag Peninsula

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquility and a little peace of heaven on earth” This lovely villa is a home away from home with everything you will need to make your holiday perfect. It is maintained to a high standard and is a very comfortable place to be, both inside and outsi  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £1700 / week

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from £200 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Luganville

Espiritu Santo / Luganville

3 10 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Recently built luxury absolute waterfront property with one of the best and safest beaches in Vanuatu!.This property consists of two private tropical bungalows with king beds and indoor and outdoor showers and a large central house with a spacious kitchen, dining and l  …see more

from £217 / night

£1513 / week

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from £217 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Port de Pollenca holiday apartment rental

Port de Pollenca / Pine Walk Area

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect pad for a group self catering holiday.” I have stayed in this apartment for the last three years with friends on a cycling holiday & will be booking it again for 2013. I would highly recommend this apartment, it is well appointed, has all  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1540 / week

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from £75 / night

25

Tawonga holiday home rental

Mount Beauty / Tawonga

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Ariane Mount Beauty Bush Retreat is nestled bush land at the base of Victoria's highest mountain - Mount Bogong. It is surround by state forest and national park and about 10 minutes drive from Mount Beauty's town centre. The house is compact with a very well  …see more

from £130 / night

£649 / week

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from £130 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Hua Hin with swimming pool

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Hua Hin

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Paradise” Villa 7 is everything the photos show it to be.Unfortunately no photos can show how John and Kay embrace you as friends and what a great time and fantastic memorise you can have staying at the villa. Would we recommend it,Yes we  …see more

from £115 / night

£798 - £868 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Puerto Del Carmen with shared pool

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
This newly refurbished (2016) modern apartment is situated in the sought after area of Matagorda, Puerto del Carmen. A few minutes walk from the golden sandy beach, sea front promenade and Matagorda Commercial Centre where you will find an array of bars, restaurants and  …see more

from £58 / night

£316 - £496 / week

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from £58 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Alvor

Alvor / Vila da Praia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Beautiful apartment. Ideal location - minutes from the beach and the town. Felt a little uncomfortable booking without a contract but everything went smoothly.  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £1058 / week

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from £44 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Fuengirola Marina

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent Apartment” This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge which was much appreciated. We  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £439 / week

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from £27 / night

17

Pedreguer holiday villa rental

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful modern villa on the slopes of Monte Solana. Pristine clean, fully equipped includes dishwasher, air-con, large TV, CD & DVD player. Large private pool & terrace enjoy all-day sun & covered terrace overlooking the pool is the perfect place to eat a  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Faro

Faro District / Faro

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Self-catering accommodation for 2 persons and with air conditioning, TV and fully equipped kitchenette ideal located and with all main amenities within a short walking distance including ferry boats to the beautiful sandy island beaches.<br />Faro the capital of t  …see more

from £26 / night

£179 - £240 / week

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from £26 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Marina with shared pool

Lagos / Marina

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another fantastic stay!” Apartment was great. This is the second time we have stayed in this small and lovely complex but the first time in this apartment. It was very spacious, well furnished and very clean. A lovely big balcony which got the morn  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £770 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Portals Nous

Portals Nous / Portals

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
A very modern international style property, private pool with jaquzzi, five large terraces,gardens and fabulous roof garden. The roof garden has a bar, plunge pool, outdoor kitchen with two barbeques and is totally private. Terrace overlooking the pool with stunning sea  …see more

from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Los Mojones

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous family holiday in a first class villa” I rent a villa each time I go to Lanzarote but this was a gem of a find. My group of 6 included my 2 twentysomething boys and their girlfriends and the villa was perfect for us, the accommodation is clea  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 - £2015 / week

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from £185 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Villanueva de Tapia

Province of Malaga / Villanueva de Tapia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Looking for somewhere typically Spanish? Then this sympathetically restored Andalucian Townhouse with private swimming pool may just be the holiday home for you.  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1015 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Nerja holiday villa rental

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
A delightful detached villa within easy reach of shops, restaurants and the superb beaches of Nerja.  …see more

from £104 / night

£723 - £2109 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Worongary

Gold Coast / Worongary

6 36 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
seat on 9000 square meters with forest and ocean, 10-15mins dr to beach. near all theme park. kids play ground. creek end of edge. tree climb. great five decks with double story. hammock, gazebo. swing chair,chaise chair.two set foot rest sofa. pure Italy leather sofa.  …see more

from £371 / night

£3075 - £6161 / week

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from £371 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Garhwal

Uttarakhand / Garhwal

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
A pristine Himalayan getaway. A quaint, quiet classy rural retreat home stay. Totally non-touristy. A unique guest home in Garhwal, Uttarakhand.  …see more

from £18 / night

£123 / week

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from £18 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful view” We highly recommend this apartment with its spectacular view of Marsamxett Harbour. We spent a lot of time gazing out the windows. The apartment has been tastefully renovated and has all the modern conveniences. It's a five minute w  …see more

from £97 / night

£500 - £676 / week

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from £97 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.” A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by th  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 - £900 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bargara

Queensland / Bargara

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Outdoor BBQ and dining with stunning. Golf course and lagoon views. Ensuited master bed with private deck.  …see more

from £95 / night

£664 - £2038 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Oura Beach holiday apartment rental

Albufeira / Oura Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Immaculate stay absolutely amazing” Me and 5 friends stayed in this apartment on the 30th May and didnt want to leave. were should i start the house is spacious,clean and perfect for a group of 6 people. we had a huge balcony with sun loungers and tab  …see more

from £53 / night

£220 - £1141 / week

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from £53 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A different experience of Malta” Firstly, there were no surprises - everything was as advertised. The apartment was clean and well furnished with good beds and all the normal requirements needed. Whilst located in a narrow "old" street, it is only 5 m  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £740 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nerja

Nerja / San Juan de Capistrano

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant” 46 C/Capuchinos is a beautiful place set in a wonderful part of nerja, it is a very close proximity to all the bars, supermarket and pool, San Juan is an amazing place with absolutely astonishing views, it is brilliant for all ages and a v  …see more

from £38 / night

£264 - £417 / week

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from £38 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Vila da Praia

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Loved this place...” We have been to Alvor before but I think this is actually the nicest apartment we ever stayed in… anywhere. Immaculately clean and very spacious and comfortable. All mod cons – air con, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc.  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £890 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
“A pleasant stay” The villa is really nice, the view is great and the ambient is lovely. We also loved the area for barbecueing. If you like to hang out with your friends/family, eat good food and enjoy yourself, this is the place to stay. I recomme  …see more

from £208 / night

£1450 - £2160 / week

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from £208 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spectacular sea view (house is located 50 meters from the sea side)  …see more

from £138 / night

£965 - £2106 / week

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from £138 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Moraira

Moraira / El Portet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful location and everything we needed in an apartment” We rented the apartment for my husband, myself and a friend so 2 bedrooms was perfect. We were very pleased and felt that we had real value for money for what we paid for the three of us. We  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(42) 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

(19) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Camposol with swimming pool, golf nearby

Murcia / Camposol

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa, exceeded all expectations !” What an excellent villa, it far exceeded our expectations for a holiday accommodation. All of the interal decoration is well maintained and spotlessly clean, it really was very easy to settle in quickly and e  …see more

from £78 / night

£420 - £590 / week

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from £78 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galle

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A luxurious Beach Front Villa with stunning views of the Ocean and a private plunge pool. Exclusive interior that is equipped with 5 star amenities and come with 3 plush bedrooms, tasteful living area and a well appointed kitchenette with all modern amenities.<br /&g  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1575 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Costa Adeje ski apartment to rent.

Adeje / Costa Adeje

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent stay” We spent a great week in Playa Paraiso in February. The outside temperature was +20C. Sun shined all the time. Pool was warmed so temperature was around 20C. We could enjoy swimming. Only 100€ deposit and rest to be paid when the key  …see more

from £81 / night

£571 / week

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from £81 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday apartment in Emerald Beach

New South Wales / Emerald Beach

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This is an absolute' to die for' creative stylish apartment with extraordinary ocean views in the idealic beachside village of Emerald Beach close to everything you could possible need and everything provided for a relaxing and unique getaway! Whale watch fr  …see more

from £142 / night

£994 / week

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from £142 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Oura Beach holiday villa accommodation

Albufeira / Oura Beach

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Large 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villa.Immediate area is quiet, with large swimming pool,parking. Located 3 minutes walk from the strip, and a short walk to the Old Town, and Oura Beach.  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £2195 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Competa

Costa del Sol / Competa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“FANTASTIC CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!” A beautiful villa with views to die for! Booking was easy and hassle free we made to feel well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. The villa was beautifully kept, i loved the fact we weren't overlooked  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 - £980 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Dubai Marina

Dubai / Dubai Marina

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Elegant and contemporary two bedroom apartment on the 10th floor at The Torch, Dubai Marina. (Sleeps 6 Adults)  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night