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 townhouse in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Azalea Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Azalea Beach -Free WifiGated community - 24 hours securityBOSE docking stationFlat screen TVFive swimming pools, including two children's pools and a pool right outside the villaFive minute walk to a beautiful beach, 10 min to Puerto Banus2 bathrooms+1 cloakroom<  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £890 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday apartment in Dubai Marina

Dubai / Dubai Marina

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Elegant and contemporary one bedroom apartment on the 10th floor at The Torch, Dubai Marina. (Sleeps 4 Adults)  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho / Niseko Hirafu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful chalet-style home, nestled in birch forest, with stream and dock pond on property. 1 km from ski base. Meticulously maintained. Japanese home-cooked meals catered by owner.  …see more

from £280 / night

£1680 - £4480 / week

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from £280 / night

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Bataan Province / Bagac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

 …see more

from £40 / night

£237 - £406 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Average 

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Apartment rental in Kiama

Kiama Municipality / Kiama

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Studio apartment minutes walk to Bombo beach and central Kiama in a small block of apartmentsOutdoor BBQ area / \Laundry facilities / onsite parking.  …see more

from £75 / night

£445 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Lisbon

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An excellent city centre apartment.” This is an excellent apartment with good facilities and is very comfortable. It is located in the old town of Lisbon and is very convenient for exploring the city centre on foot. The owner, Marisa, gave us a very  …see more

from £47 / night

£306 - £560 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Very Good 

42

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This private 4 bedroom villa is located in a very quiet cul-de-sac just a couple hundred meters away from the Old Village, just next to Pinhal Golf Course. Recently redecorated with a modern touch and comfortable furniture, meant to be practical and aimed towards the co  …see more

from £145 / night

£823 - £2255 / week

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from £145 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Vilamoura with golf nearby

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Marina

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Caçador is located in close proximity to the world famous marina and championship golf courses of Vilamoura offering you the ultimate in exclusive retreats on the sun drenched Algarve. The Villa itself overlooks one of the Algarve's finest golf courses  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4000 / week

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from £215 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Chaweng / Chaweng Noi

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi / Miami Bay

3 6 14 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect - a lovely apartment, home from home” Most comfortable, very well equipped and furnished with all you'd need and more. Perfect with young children, they loved the pools and all the games in the apartment. All the information was clear and inf  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £390 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maceira

Torres Vedras / Maceira

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Wake up to the sound of birds, get on the bike, and take a dive into the sea. Buy fresh fish, and grill it for lunch. And then, just read your book, and have a nap. No worries. Just make these holidays, your new life.This is a country house, set in an ol  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £424 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Hacienda Las Chapas holiday villa rental

Marbella / Hacienda Las Chapas

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Villa is lovely.” Spent a week in Villa Vinales. The villa is lovely. Lots of character. Lots of outdoor space. The bbq and bar area where lovely, we spent most of our time there. Even coming back to (our bar) as we called it, for a late drink. Jas  …see more

from £255 / night

£1272 - £2331 / week

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from £255 / night

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Hervey Bay holiday b&b rental

Fraser Coast / Hervey Bay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Welcome to Villa Cavour Bed & Breakfast, Hervey Bay! Our modern B&B is located on the Hervey Bay promontory of Point Vernon, only 50 metres from the Esplanade. Relax in spacious, air conditioned bedrooms (each with ensuite and king bed) or in the gazebo by the  …see more

from £102 / night

£713 / week

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from £102 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Kallaroo holiday apartment rental

Joondalup / Kallaroo

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Access to Indian Ocean Great Beaches<br />Whether it's for long weekend or for holiday, we are here to make your stay comfortable!  …see more

from £50 / night

£328 - £433 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Riviere du Rempart District / Riviere du Rempart

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £56 / night

£386 - £712 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Quelfes holiday villa rental

Olhao / Quelfes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“A gorgeous villa in a perfect spot” We all loved Casa Josephina including our 2 year old granddaughter. The wonderful pool and surrounding garden was perfect for just switching off in this quiet, unspoilt part of the Algarve, but within easy reach of  …see more

from £97 / night

£674 - £1691 / week

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from £97 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool, golf nearby in Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur / Aguamarina

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home” We had a great stay in this lovely apartment. Loads of pluses *quick transfer from airport *safe and secure apartment in a wonderful position with views of the sea *comfortable furniture and bed *well equipped *UK TV channels and  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £235 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Azenhas do Mar

Sintra Municipality / Azenhas do Mar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming appartment in scenic surrounding” Extremely friendly owner, great (and not-so-touristy) location close-by the beach and some good restaurants - ideal for people who want to relax a bit and have a good starting point to sightseeing trips to  …see more

from £39 / night

£297 / week

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from £39 / night

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Villa letting in Colva with shared pool

Goa / Colva

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Presenting A Beautiful Large 3 Floor Family Villa With Communal Pool Close To The Popular Colva & Benulium Beach Ground Floor Gated Drive Way for Car and Sun Terrace Large Living room with 3 Piece Sofa and TV with Full Sky TV package and WIFI 6 Seater Dining Table  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £250 / week

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from £25 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Home rental in Alles

Penamellera Alta Municipality / Alles

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
El conjunto de turismo rural La Tablá está situado en el concejo de Peñamellera Alta (Asturias), entre el espacio protegido de la Sierra del Cuera por el Norte y el Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa por el Sur.Entre los pueblos y aldeas que  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Sesmarias holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Sesmarias

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!” I stayed here for a week with my wife, two daughters, son in law and my eight month old granddaughter. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday rental. Location was superb, three beaches all within 10 minutes walking distance and all stun  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £1347 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Coles Bay

Freycinet / Coles Bay

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Whether you're after a romantic getaway or a catch up with family or friends Alluvion caters for all . Cosy, views, birdlife, safe yard, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, games, books, dvds the list goes on. Also close proximity to iconic Freycinet Park. Book today  …see more

from £109 / night

£649 - £1389 / week

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from £109 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
A spacious three bedroom apartment situated in a quite residential area of Conil, whilst only 10 minutes walking distance from the town centre and night spots. The apartment is within 5 minutes walk from local supermarkets, bars and restaurants.  …see more

from £68 / night

£467 - £704 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Pollenca with swimming pool

Pollenca / Almadrava

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful three bedroomed villa has all the touches of an authentic Mallorcan home. Its rustic style of tiled floors, wooden beams and characteristic Mallorcan furnishings offers its guests complete comfort. Snuggled within a small mountain area guests ha  …see more

from £103 / night

£717 - £2034 / week

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from £103 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Benidorm

Benidorm / Levante Beach

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A lovely quiet residential one bedroom apartment situated in the flat section of the Rincon - de - Loix in the Albatros Apartments approximately 2 minutes walk from the Levante beach, with sea views. located close to the supermarket, health centre, indoor market and o  …see more

from £34 / night

£162 - £382 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Serra da Arrabida holiday villa rental

Azeitao / Serra da Arrabida

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a substantial family house in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Arrabida National Park,the beaches are 20 minutes away by car, and convenient for shopping. Lisbon is half an hour's drive away. WI-Fi Internet and Interactional TV Cabe, The beaches are 2  …see more

from £77 / night

£509 - £1297 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Corralejo

Corralejo / Tamaragua

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa, everything you could want for a relaxing break” A lovely villa, all you want for a home from home .Very helpful owner and keyholder, they couldn't have been more helpful.Good communicationfrom both mentioned above.  …see more

from £46 / night

£322 - £385 / week

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from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Agua de Pau

São Miguel / Agua de Pau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unique coastal location of Baixa d'Areia in your own delightful, rural, stone-built beach house, "Casa das Pedras" (The "Stone House" sleeps up to 6). It's set in 10,000 sq. metres of beautiful garde  …see more

from £112 / night

£784 / week

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from £112 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Central Albufeira

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment!” We loved our stay in this beautiful apartment. Exactly like the photo's. Lots of room inside and out with magnificent views! Equipped with everything you would need including a supply of wine & beer for arrival-perfect touch!  …see more

from £43 / night

£234 - £742 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calpe

Costa Blanca / Calpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Modern accommodation for upto 4 people, with great outside space around the large private swimming pool  …see more

from £34 / night

£235 - £488 / week

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from £34 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Palm-Mar with shared pool, golf nearby

Tenerife / Palm-Mar

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab break” Lovely apartment clean spacious everything you need for a nice break in sun , great location safe and secure , fab pool  …see more

from £34 / night

£323 - £382 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cedros holiday home rental

Faial Island / Cedros

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Private garden
This beautifully renovated stone cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Hidden amid rolling green countryside with views of the sea and neighbouring islands, birdsong fills the garden and the rest of the world seems far away. Make the most  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 - £530 / week

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from £64 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Central Albufeira holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab experience” I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you have and problems or questions! The  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Winton

Queensland / Winton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Steadman Cottage is recently renovated one bedroom cottage close to the main st of Winton where you will find hotels, bakery, clothing shops, pharmacy and post office. Steadman Cottage is fully self contained amenities include full kitchen, laundry, digital TV, full l  …see more

from £78 / night

£541 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Vale de Parra with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Vale de Parra

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful and spacious 3 bed house in vale de parra, albufeira, with a beautiful panoramic view to the sea, across salgados golf course. Walking distance of pharmacy, newsagent, bank, supermarket, restaurants and bars. 5 min taxi ride to old town albufeira and strip!!  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £331 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday home rental

Campoamor / Real Club de Golf Campoamor Resort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Large comfortable house with 3 double bedrooms close to Campoamor beach , Dehesa De Campoamor, Costa Southern Costa Blanca NEW 2015 WIFI....... TV SYSTEM IS ENGLISH SPEAKING ONLY SORRY The house has a comfortable feel fully equipped for a great stay in the area . The  …see more

from £45 / night

£225 - £380 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Sheffield

Tasmania / Sheffield

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
LOCATED IN SHEFFIELD - One hours drive from Launceston Airport on the way to Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.Opened in November 2012, the property is modern, spacious, self-contained accommodation for up to 10 people - your home away from home to enj  …see more

from £136 / night

£562 - £1599 / week

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from £136 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Puerto de Mazarron

Mazarron / Puerto de Mazarron

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just lovely” We really enjoyed our stay at Las Brisas roof terrace apartment. The apartment itself is spacious, although there were only two of us, very clean and really like a home from home. So many little extras like store cupboard essentials  …see more

from £34 / night

£208 - £382 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Home rental in Jambiani with shared pool

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
located on the east coast of Zanzibar between the village of Paje/Jambiani, it take 20 minutes walk to either side of the village.  …see more

from £122 / night

£750 / week

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from £122 / night