Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (69406)

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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Holiday villa in Venice

Southwest Gulf Coast / Venice

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
4 minutes from our private beach, 10 minutes from Venice Village and 9 golf courses, and 5 from all shops.  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

39

Holiday villa rental

Ciudad Quesada / Rojales Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“This place is a must!!” Second year in a row will be back next year to!! Great villa Five minutes walk to local restaurants and bars Perfect villa and area for families  …see more

from £130 / night

£799 - £1299 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Joanna-Marie is a beautiful deluxe villa, furnished to a high standard and featuring a private heated swimming pool (Heating £149pw). Situated on a gently elevated position overlooking the Salgados Golf course, Galé beach and the ocean beyond, this villa benefits from  …see more

from £119 / night

£895 - £2495 / week

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from £119 / night

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Home rental in Mojacar with swimming pool

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Mrs” Lovely villa and outdoor areas! Loved wandering through the lemon and orange groves. Well equipped kitchen and beautiful living room. The third bedroom needed air conditioning and wardrobe space. But we had a really fantastic peaceful relaxing st  …see more

from £121 / night

£841 - £1597 / week

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from £121 / night

(9) Very Good 

22

Competa holiday villa rental

Costa del Sol / Competa

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing views in lovely Competa” Excellent value for money!! Stayed for 11 days in this lovely house in May and were sad to leave. It's a house that is loved and being lived in. Beautiful gardens, a large pool and amazing views. Surrounded by mountai  …see more

from £34 / night

£421 - £648 / week

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from £34 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Frigate Bay holiday villa rental

St. Kitts / Frigate Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Incredible house, views, gardens, rooms” The house itself was lovely- bright and airy, lovely furnishings and art work, kitchen well appointed, breathtaking views, all of the bedrooms lovely and en-suite bathrooms very nice. The island was mellow- no  …see more

from £338 / night

£2363 - £2989 / week

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from £338 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mookgophong

Limpopo Province / Mookgophong

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Restaurant, Game Viewing, Horse Riding, Birding, Hiking. Relaxing!  …see more

from £60 / night

£256 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

29

Holiday home with swimming pool in Pak Nam Pran

Pranburi / Pak Nam Pran

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location for family vacations !” This property is very well maintained, always clean, as a lady came everyday for 2 hours cleaning, well furnished. (Perhaps can you add same kitchen tools & utensils… ) We had plenty of rooms for 8 people… The  …see more

from £133 / night

£883 - £993 / week

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from £133 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Raiatea / Uturoa

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £50 / night

£320 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” A very nice apartment, 10 to 15 minute stroll into town..or get a taxi from the rank just outside the front gate for 100 rupees (£1).The apartment is set in a hotel complex with a freshwater swimming pool. If you need a cleaner, a quick cal  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £800 / week

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from £23 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“immaculate” immaculate, very clean and exceptionally well-equipped with all extras included such as soap, coffee pods etc and a welcome gift of milk, juice and fruits. excellent location and no street noise. 2nd floor with elevator. it is on the smal  …see more

from £85 / night

£547 - £832 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Holiday home in Orford

Orford / Spring Beach

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Private self-contained villa in bush setting, family friendly, a short stroll to the beach. A beautiful, peaceful place to experience the best of Tasmania's unique attributes. ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO CHARITY (tariffs less out-of-pocket expenses, see receipts in visi  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Excellent 

36

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great - just what was needed...” Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio open most of the  …see more

from £143 / night

£1009 - £1429 / week

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from £143 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Urubamba

Sacred Valley / Urubamba

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Kantuwasi Lodge is set in a fary-tale location in the middle of the Andes. Surrounded by a 4000m2 perfectly-groomed flower garden, Taytawasi is a 300m2 , 4-bedroom/4-bathroom villa built with traditional style and luxury materials. Daily breakfast and cleaning included  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / night

(19) Excellent 

41

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Es Canar

Santa Eulalia del Río / Es Canar

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in great location.” this is a lovely apartment based right beside the sea. Lovely sunshine greets you each morning on the balcony area with lovely sea views. The apartment have everything that you need for your stay, a fully equipped  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Hondon de los Frailes

Costa Blanca / Hondon de los Frailes

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Casa Artgo is a s a newly constructed house, of modern architecture and a functional style, located in Hondn de los Frailes in Alicante province. It has Tourism oficial registration Number VT-439578-A.  …see more

from £202 / night

£1412 / week

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from £202 / night

(6) Very Good 

33

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“!! fabulous !!” We enjoyed a wonderful stay, the house is beautiful, the garden lovely, all very well maintained and decorated with exquisite taste. The owner is lovely, the day before arrival made ​​contact with us to discuss the details, enjoy a dre  …see more

from £127 / night

£883 - £3253 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage rental

Tasmania / Westerway

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Enjoy the ambience and piece and quiet in our Fully restored 100 year old self contained 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps 6 comfortably can accommodate up to 8 people.  …see more

from £77 / night

£439 - £930 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with golf nearby in Dargaville

Northland Region / Dargaville

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
A 2 bedroom self-contained unit, on the ground floor includes sleeping for 6 people and a new kitchen with cooking requirements. Located 8km north of Dargaville, 3 minutes' drive to the Golf Course and then 2 minutes to Baylys Beach.You will find it all at the new  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £655 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa letting

Province of Barcelona / Vilafranca del Penedes

7 19 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Villa” The surrounding area is very beautiful - the views from the property looking out to the local mountains was lovely. We would definitely recommend this property.The villa was beautiful with lots of space in the garden to find a peace  …see more

from £332 / night

£1677 - £3778 / week

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from £332 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Melkbosstrand

Cape Town / Melkbosstrand

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Melkbos Beach Cottage is situated in Melkbosstrand which is regarded as the start of the ever-growing Cape West Coast. Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed  …see more

from £68 / night

£472 - £1295 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Excellent 

33

Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Moraira

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A* villa. Fully equipped” Highly recommended villa with everything you could need for a perfect holiday. Fully equipped and high quality amenities. Local shops only five minute drive away and gorgeous beach as well.  …see more

from £154 / night

£1075 - £2100 / week

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from £154 / night

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Holiday b&b in Maldon

Victoria / Maldon

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Sinnamon's Cottage is located in Maldon, Central Victoria. It is about 90 mins drive from Melbourne and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is located on the edge of a state forrest and the local shops and cafes of Maldon. The cottage is fully self c  …see more

from £103 / night

£615 - £761 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Very Good 

35

Holiday villa rental

St. George's / Prickly Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Our Grenada vacation villa rental property is on the famous "Spice Island". Villa Ixora is our superbly designed holiday home nestling on the slope of Coral Cove in Lance Aux Epines, the southernmost point of Grenada.  …see more

from £395 / night

£2275 - £2435 / week

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from £395 / night

18

Australia & New Zealand holiday home rental

New South Wales / Batemans Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Set right on the dunes and only metres to the water, this 50's cottage is the archetypal beach house. It is located within the bay so the beach is relatively calm most of the time and is only a 5 minutes drive to town by car, or enjoy a leisurely stroll via the beach.  …see more

from £106 / night

£717 - £1784 / week

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from £106 / night

(16) Excellent 

17

Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Los Cristianos / Victoria Court

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely clean, well furnished, well equipped apartment in EXCELLENT location.” This is a really lovely apartment in a super location. I was there on my own to begin with and felt very safe, my husband joined me later. The complex is in a gated comm  …see more

from £50 / night

£260 - £360 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Banyalbufar holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Banyalbufar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Located in one of the most charming villages of Mallorca, Banyalbufar. This 3 bedroom apartment offers the visitor the possibility of discover the culture of the mountains of Mallorca. The apartment is completely refurbished ideal for families or groups. Really intere  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £955 / week

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from £49 / night

(5) Excellent 

50

Formentera / Sant Francesc de Formentera

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £253 / night

£2648 / week

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from £253 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Cabanas with shared pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Cabanas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace, quiet, sun....perfect!” It was an absolutely brilliant stay for us, enjoyed by all. The apt was exceptionally clean and spacious. The area too was very well kept, the on site bar very welcome, good nightime entertainment. It could do with a sm  …see more

from £77 / night

£430 - £980 / week

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from £77 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torrevieja with shared pool

Torrevieja / Playa los Locos

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location location location” What a wonderful apartment a joy to deal with Katie and Carole was wonderful on arrival can't praise it any more with be booking again for next year...thank you Katie xx  …see more

from £43 / night

£337 - £463 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Lago Esperanza Lake with swimming pool

Alcudia / Lago Esperanza Lake

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family home” What a great find, this gorgeous house had everything we needed. Having previously checked in to a run down hovel at the same price the previous day, we breathed a collective sigh of relief when we were ushered in. Well kept, well  …see more

from £101 / night

£706 - £2118 / week

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from £101 / night

(20) Very Good 

91

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Stay, Recommend it.” Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provide towels.. But generally  …see more

from £126 / night

£840 / week

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from £126 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful location, beautiful house, amazing stay!” From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) f  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

KwaZulu-Natal / La-Lucia

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
St LUCIA, also known as iSimangiliso Wetland Park is the First World Heritage Site in South Afica.There are over 400 hippos and 2000 crocodiles in the wetland park. The Cape Vidal reserve is home to the white Rhino.. The Apartment is 3km from the game reserves.Apartm  …see more

from £87 / night

£607 / week

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from £87 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Nerja / Aljamar

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful stay in Apartment 28D near Burriana Beach” Apartment 28D had everything required for the family to enjoy the beautiful town of Nerja. Ideally located to the beach and a stone's throw away from the supermarket. From the moment we made our bo  …see more

from £26 / night

£169 - £530 / week

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from £26 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tidy apartment in sunny position” Apartment was clean and tidy on arrival, well equiped with washing machine also, very handy. Nice balcony with sun most of the day  …see more

from £30 / night

£253 - £362 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Agadir / Agadir Town

6 14 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £135 / night

£942 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Calheta holiday villa rental

Madeira / Calheta

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Luxury Villa with private pool, garden, barbecue, WiFi FREE, excellent for families and groups. Near Calheta Beach. Madeira Levada Walks.Amazing place, excellent solar exposition, swimming pool, gardens, barbecue, quiet, privacy. Exclusive use  …see more

from £72 / night

£488 - £1350 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in San Antonio with swimming pool

San Antonio / Cala De Bou

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
With views over the world-famous San Antonio bay, with its bright Mediterranean blue during the day, and striking sunsets in the evening, this villa has been built to order and carefully finished off and decorated by its owners over the last 10 years.  …see more

from £235 / night

£1639 - £4370 / week

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from £235 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mayaro holiday home rental

Trinidad / Mayaro

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
Car rental available from $45 per day  …see more

from £119 / night

£709 - £1040 / week

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from £119 / night