Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (230288)

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 apartment with golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the first floor (lift access). This two bedroom penthouse apartment is perfect for couples or a family, with flexible bedding configurations available. The master bedroom has king bedding, ensuite with spa bath & separate shower. Second bedroom has a quee  …see more

from £247 / night

£1725 / week

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from £247 / night

(64) Very Good 

10

Ski condo to rent in Whistler

Whistler / Upper Village

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
2 bedroom. 2 bathroom. Sleeps 7. Well furnished. Well equipped. Conveniently located. Quiet. Large hot tub. Fireplace. Wireless broadband.10 mins walk to Whistler base, or free shuttle bus from across streetWe accept on-line reservations and credit card payment.  …see more

from £91 / night

£636 / week

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from £91 / night

(15) Excellent 

66

Osaka holiday apartment rental

Osaka Prefecture / Osaka

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Hot spring,Fresh sea food,Japanese apricot tree,Japanese cherry,Red maple,Ski,World's cultural heritage,Universal Studio Entertainment park,etc. Near subway Midosuji line, no need change to go to main places in Osaka. Subway station Higashimikuni(Walk 4 mins), Shi  …see more

from £72 / night

£504 / week

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from £72 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Porto Cristo

Majorca / Porto Cristo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment, in well kept complex with beautiful pool and sea view.” A very well presented & well equipped apartment, with lovely sea views in a quiet location approx. 5 minutes drive from Porto Cristo. The generous covered balcony was ideal prov  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Foca holiday cottage rental

Izmir Province / Foca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The house has 2 bedrooms (One for Parent with double bed, one for Teenagers with bunk), WC & shower on 1st flor, Living Room (has 1 sofabed), Kitchen and a small laundry room on the garden floor. The garden is shared between the owner and the guest.<br />Very  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 - £594 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden. Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay  …see more

from £128 / night

£1873 - £2634 / week

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from £128 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Marsascala with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and great landlords made the holiday very relaxing!” Very cool, spacious, modern apartment. Balconies and pool were lovely relaxing spots. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the apartment by the pool and making BBQs. If anythi  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Port Vila

Port Vila / Paradise Point

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Everything we needed and more!” This lovely property is right on the beach, where you can swim and snorkel and its also a lovely walk along the beach to get to the main road. It has an absolutely beautiful view with stunning sunrises and sunsets and y  …see more

from £161 / night

£741 - £1667 / week

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from £161 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday home with golf nearby in Peniche

Leiria District / Peniche

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £30 / night

£34 - £327 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
The Ixora development is situated in Jamestown Park, Holetown, in the heart of Barbados' west coast. The 10 apartments are only a 4 minute walk to Settlers beach; also within walking distance is the very upscale shopping complex Lime Grove, where you can find the f  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £778 / week

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from £89 / night

(30) Excellent 

23

Holiday home in Cercal

Setubal District / Cercal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Private garden
Simple yet luxurious self-catering accommodation. Decked bath with panoramic views of the Alentejo countryside. This totally private house is cool in the summer & cosily warm in the winter. All rooms have under-floor heating & a wood burning stove in the living  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Excellent 

41

Holiday home in Udaipur

Rajasthan / Udaipur

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The Royal Heritage Villa is the best budget home Stay property situated conveniently in the center of the New City of Udaipur in a non-tourist neighborhood, yet within a short distance from all major attractions of Udaipur. It has nice ambience and spacious rooms. The  …see more

from £20 / night

£140 / week

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from £20 / night

(16) Excellent 

33

Holiday home rental

Nerja / Parador Area

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house in a fantastic location” We spent a lovely two weeks in Nerja in August. The house was fantastic. It was an ideal size and location for our family (2 adults and 3 children.) It has been recently re-decorated to a high standard, and it  …see more

from £79 / night

£420 - £1522 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Holiday townhouse in Canillas de Albaida

Province of Malaga / Canillas de Albaida

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a spectacular setting” This is a really delightful house and village. You get an experience of the true Spain - as far away from the "Costas" experience that you can imagine. The locals are really lovely, friendly people who will al  …see more

from £33 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Quinta Da Gomeira

Tavira / Quinta Da Gomeira

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1st floor apartment located in closed condominium with communal swimming pool. 3 other pools are available for you to use. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and is located just 500 meters from the water front and main village with man  …see more

from £43 / night

£212 - £573 / week

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from £43 / night

23

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Orbost

Gippsland / Orbost

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Freshly renovated apartment.. 500 yards from Famous Snowy River. 10 minutes to beaches. House set well back from road.Quiet area. Plenty of off road parking. Huge undercover carport and lawn area. Pet friendly. Very spacious apartment, more than any other you will come  …see more

from £62 / night

£428 / week

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from £62 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Alquezar

Province of Huesca / Alquezar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
walking, design, holidayhome in Spain, National Park Sierra de Guara, Somontano, wine, winery, Alquezar, canyoning, mountainbiken, good restaurants, silence.  …see more

from £115 / night

£509 - £975 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Flamenca, Playa holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Alicante / Flamenca, Playa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location Location Location” Where do you start?We were welcomed by the staff at elite Properties who took us to the apartment and even helped us with our cases the apartment is on the second floor but is easy access as the lift is few steps away.we we  …see more

from £28 / night

£135 - £260 / week

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from £28 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Setubal District / Verdizela

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Modern villa for 10 people, with private pool fenced (10 m x4 m). Near the beach and restaurants. Ideal for families and groups of friends. Integrated in a pine tree area, beside the Aroeira golf resort with two 18-hole golf courses (Par 72), 3 km away from the beach  …see more

from £200 / night

£1068 - £2077 / week

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from £200 / night

(9) Excellent 

15

Holiday studio in Bundeena

Sutherland Shire / Bundeena

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
“A very peaceful, comfortable and relaxing stay” Was very pleasantly surprised with our accomodation. We have stayed in many a place and this studio rated very highly with us. The studio was very clean and had ample extra supplies. It is at the back of  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

25

Villa rental in Ko Samui with swimming pool

Ko Samui / Ko Samui

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to our luxury 4 Bedroom Ocean Front Villa at the Kanda Residences in Koh Samui. Kanda Residences is one of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts in Koh Samui. Our four bedroom luxury villa rental has stunning, uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Thailand and i  …see more

from £1087 / night

£7604 / week

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from £1087 / night

(36) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Punta Lara

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little Gem” My partner and I decided to try an apartment this time and after a lengthy search on line we found this one. The apartment is nice and clean and fully equiped and ready to go. The location is ideal with only a short walk to the beach an  …see more

from £50 / night

£309 - £609 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

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
“Breathtakingly beautiful” My partner and I stayed here along with our 2 year old daughter in June 2015 for 1 week. The reason we picked Cala Tarida was because we were getting married and as soon as we spotted Atico Tarida on the internet, we knew th  …see more

from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Very Good 

26

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Speightstown

Speightstown / Heywoods

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Emcee is a spacious 3 bedroom,2 bathroom villa situated in Heywoods Park. We are suitable for couples, wishing a quiet escape, or families, requiring a safe and quiet relaxing break to recharge and share family time .Emcee has an open kitchen/dinning area and living spa  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Car not necessary
“relaxing ,lovely holiday” a very well equipped apartment , spotlessly clean .the beach/sea was warm ,swam everyday used the Bono card to get around ,very good bus service the local are is served by many bar/ restaurants who offered good food and th  …see more

from £29 / night

£197 - £329 / week

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from £29 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Gaucin holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Bougainvillea (1 double room, 1 twin room) is a spacious ground floor apartment for four with views to Morocco and a lovely cooling plunge pool shared with the upstairs apartment. The Moroccan influence in the décor makes this house colourful and vibrant.  …see more

from £35 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £35 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Senglea

Island of Malta / Senglea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely everything about this apartment and it's location was truly superb” We stayed in this apartment over New Year and had a thoroughly excellent stay. The apartment itself, the neighbourhood, the fantastic view from the balconies, the local peo  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday villa in Troia

Setubal District / Troia

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury villa at 300 meters from the beach! Swimming pool w/ heating option, large terraces and barbecue. This property is located in the peninsula of Tróia, within 10 km from Comporta, in one of the best preserved areas of Portugal.  …see more

from £259 / night

£1395 - £3560 / week

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from £259 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Praia de Carveiro

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly outstanding Villa, which the owners have clearly put their hearts and soles into.” This was our first visit to Portugal, and also the first private villa that we had ever rented. We were not dissapointed in any way. In fact, the pictures and des  …see more

from £60 / night

£450 - £1520 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday b&b with golf nearby in Trentham

Victoria / Trentham

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Nestled in soft, picturesque surrounding countryside and overlooking a serene lake in the heart of Trentham, Trentham Lake Villas allow you to relax and recalibrate within the wondrous joy of silence and solitude where the conflicts of the world seem beyond reach. <  …see more

from £124 / night

£865 / week

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from £124 / night

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Holiday apartment in Gonubie

Eastern Cape / Gonubie

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
The apartment has an eclectic feel with an amazing 180 degree view of the Gonubie coast. The location and view truly makes this apartment special. It is within walking distance of the Gonubie boardwalk and beach, as well as two local cafe's along the beach front  …see more

from £47 / night

£320 - £505 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Port de Pollenca

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely comfortable apartment in a great location.” The apartment was comfortable,spacious and located minutes from the beach and from a range of restaurants. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Booking was straightforward and the owner and her  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £990 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Torrevieja Area

Torrevieja Area / Playa Flamenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -  …see more

from £22 / night

£170 - £382 / week

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from £22 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ideal location for winter sun for couples and families alike. First floor apartment with easy access via the stairs and lift. Entertainment in a five minute walk away with beaches, restaurants and bars. Balcony overlooks a beautifully maintained swimming pool.<br /&g  …see more

from £22 / night

£155 - £409 / week

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from £22 / night

(17) Excellent 

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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
“Nice apartment, nice position providing the weather is good!” Just back from Silencio, very nice well equiped apartment, had everything you could need, from hair dryer to potato masher, contact with owner excellent, no problems at all. the only probl  …see more

from £30 / night

£205 - £275 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Troia

Setubal District / Troia

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa located at 500 meters from a beach of calm waters, 3 km away from the Troia golf golf course and 5 km away from the Tróia marina and the casino. This property is located between the Tróia Dunes Botanical Reserve and the Arrábida Reserve.  …see more

from £149 / night

£801 - £2136 / week

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from £149 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Jardines de Aldaba

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Apartment in wonderful setting and a great location.” We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home from home. Its a very spacious apartment with 2 great size bathroom and a great kitchen. The pool area was very comfortable and well kept  …see more

from £85 / night

£636 - £890 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Solar Beach holiday home rental

Plettenberg Bay / Solar Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent base for a fabulous holiday. Home from home.” Stayed with friends in this lovely house. Very clean, tidy and spacious. Nice private decked area outside. Quiet area but close enough to the centre of town for groceries, bars and restaurants. J  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night