Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (163422)

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 converted chapel in Fox Glacier

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Luxury self contained accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier featuring a full European kitchen and bathroom, walk in shower, European furniture, architectural lighting, Wifi, Sky (cable) television and complimentary wine, mineral water and Nespresso coffee.Unique pro  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

15

Holiday home rental

Gold Coast / Mermaid Waters

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Make Your Holiday Worthwhile! Markeri I Waterfront Holiday Home, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12; few hundred meters from the beach in a residential area just outside of the main tourist hub. If you are a group of 6 or more guests this rental represents a better de  …see more

from £174 / night

£1215 / week

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from £174 / night

(20) Very Good 

19

Apartment rental in West Algarve with shared pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another great holiday at Casa Clar” September 2012 .... Our second visit to Casa Clara in 12 months and another fantastic holiday. Really recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a spotlessy clean and well equiped apartment in a fantastic locati  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday home in St Helens

Tasmania / St Helens

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
You can sit on the verandah and relax. Soaking up the views and watch the bird life, pelicans and swans as you enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine. You can dine on the deck after fishing on the jetty across the road and enjoy your catch. Gull Cottage has just been f  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m  …see more

from £221 / night

£1602 - £3560 / week

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from £221 / night

(14) Very Good 

18

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Afew little niggles but overall very good” There are many good points about this villa, there is plenty of space for a large group, it is very central ( only a short walk to old and new town, the people looking after you are very friendly, all the bas  …see more

from £100 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A very nice bright and airy cottage well fitted out with for all your holiday needs and close to all activities.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £410 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cala Tarida holiday apartment accommodation

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“SIX STAR ACCOMODATION IN CALA TARIDA!” This is a fabulous apartment and if I could give it six stars, I would. Internally, it is very tastefully decorated with everything you would require for your stay. However, it is the external terraces which, a  …see more

from £280 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £280 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Pilar de la Horadada holiday bungalow rental

Pilar de la Horadada / Mil Palmeras

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” This was the first time that we visited this property and it was better than what we could have imagined. The apartment caters for all your needs and the setting is within walking distance to the beach (10 mins) and restaurants. The apa  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £395 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Holiday hotel apartment in Margaret River

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Rising majestically on 14 picturesque acres, Basildene Manor blends grandeur and charm with contemporary elegance. Close to the Margaret River township and internationally acclaimed wineries, the Manor offers 4.5 star accommodation in a significant heritage property.  …see more

from £109 / night

£809 / week

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from £109 / night

(20) Very Good 

23

Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.100s of resta  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

38

Holiday apartment in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £111 / night

£989 - £1318 / week

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from £111 / night

22

Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Australia & New Zealand

Sunshine Coast / Coolum Beach

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
A breakfast starter pack is included with every booking.  …see more

from £115 / night

£644 - £942 / week

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from £115 / night

(29) Excellent 

23

Puerto Del Carmen holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £157 / night

£1095 - £1225 / week

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from £157 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Algarve 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 £45 / night

£310 - £770 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Very Good 

43

Stanwell Tops holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Stanwell Tops

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Yellowtail Stay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone-surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We have 3 rooms available. The Courtyard Room is a studio apartment and located downstairs from the residence. Own private acce  …see more

from £55 / night

£379 / week

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from £55 / night

(41) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” Had a fantastic time in this great villa. We have stayed in many villas over the years and were particularly impressed with the size of the deck/pool area and the fact that there were plenty loungers/chairs. We can't wait to return!  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Very Good 

18

Apartment rental in Cansaulim with shared pool

Cansaulim / Cansaulim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful welcome and stay in a lovely clean spacious apartment” We were warmly welcomed by savio and Cynthia, staying in a spacious wonderfully clean and well stocked apartment,everything one could think of, welcome pack, soaps etc. the swimming pool  …see more

from £19 / night

£137 - £180 / week

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from £19 / night

(40) 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

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Magnificent brand new Self Catering seafront with unobstructed view Villa in the heart of Marsascala. On entering this luxuriously finished villa you will find yourself in a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking the  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £98 / night

£409 - £574 / week

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from £98 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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 £83 / night

£577 / week

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from £83 / night

(15) Excellent 

22

Santa Maria Estate holiday apartment rental

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Modern apartment, outstanding value” We had a great stay in Malta and renting an apartment in Mellieha was a great decision as we were aiming to spend most of our time near the sandy beaches around Mellieha. Bus Stop is only a short walk away, for tho  …see more

from £49 / night

£361 - £488 / week

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from £49 / night

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Holiday apartment in Mollymook

Shoalhaven / Mollymook

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Directly opposite beautiful Mollymook beach. Our luxury 3 bedroom apartment comfortably sleeps 6 people. 2 x Queen Bedrooms and 1 x 2 single beds. This beautifully presented ground floor apartment is fully self contained and includes all the modern conveniences includi  …see more

from £124 / night

£1030 - £1059 / week

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from £124 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £504 / week

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from £64 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Gommar

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa in an excellent location” A very well appointed villa in an excellent location, complete with all the facilities you'd expect. Within walking distance of the beach and restaurants of Puerto Pollensa and a perfect base for exploring the  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £3200 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bathsheba

Saint Joseph Parish / Bathsheba

2 3 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
Beautiful sea views combined with a terrestrial landscape. The monkeys, mongooses and birds that live close to you..and in some cases in the house itself. The village environment, without actually being in a village. The cool breezes. The proximity to Bathsheba.  …see more

from £76 / night

£516 - £534 / week

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from £76 / night

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Sotogrande Marina holiday apartment rental

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of the Sotogrande Marina, Andalucia, beautifully positioned between the rolling hills of the Sierra Alminera and the Mediterranean sea. In Sotogrande you will find excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs, sho  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £678 / week

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from £73 / night

(14) 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

(3) Excellent 

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Table Top holiday farmhouse rental

Albury / Table Top

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A country holiday with all the modern comforts, the two bedroom Lake View Farm House is a separate dwelling on the working Noordewier "North of the Weir" Farm. The self-contained house is the perfect place to stop overnight between Melbourne and Sydney, or stay a littl  …see more

from £77 / night

£536 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A relaxing, peaceful holiday!” We had a lovely relaxing holiday, the pool was great for cooling down and Jerry and Helen made us feel very welcome. The Casita has views of Vejer and is located just off a main road which will lead you to all the local  …see more

from £57 / night

£420 - £430 / week

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from £57 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) 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 £59 / night

£442 - £648 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday home in Mudgee

New South Wales / Mudgee

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Browncoat Cottage is a recently renovated 3 bedroom double brick cottage, built mostly in 1864, sleeping up to 8. It situated right in the middle of Mudgee, just a short stroll to shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs, gyms, parks etc. The cottage has a large secure yard w  …see more

from £80 / night

£636 - £1356 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I still want 2 buy this great appartment” Been twice this year could not b happier very nice owners nothing seams 2 much trouble they just let u enjoy your stay,not far away if u ever needed anything or advice. On my last review i did say make sure u  …see more

from £47 / night

£330 - £422 / week

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from £47 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in The Three Cities

Island of Malta / The Three Cities

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The island of Malta is a lovely place to explore and the apartment is very close to historical Vittoriosa. The apartment on offer would suit all age couples or singles.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Mojacar with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located in the quiet hillside complex, Atalaya de Mojacar, with a key position. From this top floor apartment you can enjoy panoramic views of the Med. On your doorstep you will find a 18-hole golf course: "Marina Golf Mojácar" which has its  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 - £480 / week

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from £38 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Javea

Javea / Tosalet

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A view to die for!” Fantastic villa for all 15 of us to enjoy together and still find personal spaces.Clean,basic bedrooms,great bathrooms,showers lovely.Location superb,5 mins drive to supermarket,10 mins drive to Arenal beach.Although busy resort,ne  …see more

from £157 / night

£933 - £3560 / week

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from £157 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in La Caleta

Adeje / La Caleta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again. Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1600 / week

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from £175 / night

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