Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (231012)

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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Central Tavira holiday studio let

Tavira / Central Tavira

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.” Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old buildi  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 - £424 / week

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from £35 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Villa” This was our second stay at Villa Francesca - we enjoyed it so much the first time we came back with our family. The villa is extremely well equipped and is situated in a lovely peaceful location. The gardens are beautiful and the chi  …see more

from £200 / night

£1250 - £2050 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Valley Finca is a beautiful 'Finca' style villa set in the foothills of Sant Mateo Mountains near to the villages of Sant Mateu, Sant Rafel, and Santa Gertrudis.  …see more

from £364 / night

£2543 / week

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from £364 / night

(45) Excellent 

24

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / San Marcial Rubicon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!” Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it! The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £773 / week

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from £75 / night

24

Quinta do Lago holiday villa rental

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Large and constantly upgraded luxury villa in the heart of Quinta do Lago, walking distance to clubhouse and tennis centre. Beach and shopping approximately two kilometers, private pool, lovely views, wifi and cable tv.  …see more

from £956 / night

£6690 / week

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from £956 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimao / Mexilhoeira Grande

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive  …see more

from £137 / night

£958 - £1197 / week

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from £137 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Parque Santiago 3

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wouldn't stay anywhere else.” Absolutely superb. The apartment is faultless and is in a perfect location in parque 3. The supermarket is just across the road which makes it ideal for picking up an early morning breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. A men  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Facilities & Location” No 7. Hillside is an extremely high-end villa. The finish throughout the house is of a very high standard. With the accommodation running over 3 floors meant that we never felt like we were on top of each other, there  …see more

from £280 / night

£1960 - £3990 / week

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from £280 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Florianopolis / Jurere

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£678 / week

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from £97 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday and Stay at Casa Nova” We stayed at Casa Nova with our 2 young children aged 4 and 1 and sister and brother in law. The villa was of an excellent condition with excellent facilities, lots of space and a fantastic pool and bbq area,  …see more

from £112 / night

£633 - £1744 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Blue Bay

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely brilliant.” Villa D Alisha suited our needs in terms of geographic location and that it accommodated the whole family of 9. The rooms, even though in the same Villa offered some privacy & reflection time without disturbance from other famil  …see more

from £77 / night

£513 - £1411 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb” The description for this apartment was spot on. When it states 5 minutes to the beach that was exactly what it was and it was a nice flat walk not up and down hills which some omit to say in their descriptions.. We have not stayed in San Pedro  …see more

from £86 / night

£590 - £808 / week

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from £86 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Moraira holiday villa rental

Moraira / Benimeit

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wow! What an amazing holiday in a very classy villa” Well where to start....? My family and I ( 7 adults all ages and 2 children ) all stayed at villa el impo for two luxurious weeks this summer and all had an amazing time. Before we even got to the  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £129 / night

17

Tela holiday home rental

Atlantida Department / Tela

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful beach home, fully furnished home including linens, with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Honduras Shores Planation, a gated community, with private pool, private beach and beach club access. Bedrooms are air conditioned. Houskeeping service included in price.  …see more

from £160 / night

£1115 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Bavaro Beach with swimming pool, golf nearby

Punta Cana / Bavaro Beach

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
This spacious villa is ideal for large families or friends traveling together. With 4 complete bedrooms, each with their complete bathroom, and a maids quarter. This beautiful villa is situated in the gated residential Cocotal Golf & Country Club with a beautiful vi  …see more

from £240 / night

£1600 / week

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from £240 / night

(15) Excellent 

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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

£364 - £492 / week

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from £49 / night

(5) Very Good 

24

Playa de las Americas holiday apartment rental

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Cozy 1Br duplex apartment in Parque Santiago 2. Wonderful views of the ocean and the grounds. Apartment after repair with new furniture. The apartment has everything you need: bed linen, towels, crockery, washing machine, kettle, toaster etc. The large sandy beach Playa  …see more

from £50 / night

£347 / week

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from £50 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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San Pedro de Alcantara holiday villa rental

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Villa within walking distance to Puerto Banus - perfect for families or groups of friends” I would highly recommend this villa to both groups of friends or families. The villa itself is excellent with a great pool and garden area. The villa  …see more

from £245 / night

£1710 - £2308 / week

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from £245 / night

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Holiday apartment in Sharjah

Emirate of Sharjah / Sharjah

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
I would like to introduce to you Al Jazeerah Hotel (two star hotel) nestled within convenient surrounding, located at the heart of Sharjah in Mujarrah corniche near Rotana hotel Sharjah. We provide Arabian hospitality equipped with 70 fully furnished rooms (50 no of  …see more

from £66 / night

£416 - £472 / week

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from £66 / night

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Holiday home in Townsville

Queensland / Townsville

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
This house is set on a magnificent huge block featuring fruit trees and manicured gardens. It is ideal for large families or work stays, and sporting groups. It has a cottage attached which is available to rent as well making the property capable of housing 12 people.  …see more

from £81 / night

£562 / week

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from £81 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

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

from £342 / night

£2394 - £2736 / week

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from £342 / night

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Villa rental in Mai Khao with swimming pool

Thalang District / Mai Khao

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to our one bedroom Garden Pool Villa at the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort and Spa in Thailand. Phuket is the largest island and one of the famous beach destinations in Thailand. SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is a stunning villa resort located on pristine Mai Khao be  …see more

from £452 / night

£3158 / week

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from £452 / night

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Cowes

Phillip Island / Cowes

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Recently built and furnished in Balinese-Javanese decor. Ideal for a couple or family. Quiet area. Sleeps up to 8 - queen bed in master bedroom, queen bed in second bedroom and 2 bunk beds in third bedroom. Porta cot available on request. Features include - Ensuite a  …see more

from £149 / night

£1038 / week

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from £149 / night

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Holiday cottage in Cams Wharf

Lake Macquarie / Cams Wharf

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
Catherine Hill Bay is approximately 1.5hours north of Sydney CBD by car. It is 55 minutes from the start of the M1 freeway at Hornsby. This architect designed home is 9 years old, and reflects the architectural and cultural values of this unique and largely intact coa  …see more

from £87 / night

£618 - £1667 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday villa in Gata de Gorgos

Gata de Gorgos / Gata Residencial

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
CASA KERR, GATA DE GORGOS, DENIA/ JAVEA, ALICANTE.This 3 bedroom house with community swimming pool, situated on Gata Residential. It is 10 minutes by car to the first beach. Sleeps 6 persons  …see more

from £59 / night

£411 - £428 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday condo rental

Metro Manila / Paranaque

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Arista Place is a gated and secured community development that has an exclusive amenities and facilities for a more relaxed living.True resort living with complements of lush landscaping and socials, interactive and passive activities which includes: Multi-purpose func  …see more

from £33 / night

£248 / week

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from £33 / night

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Apartment rental in Tin Can Bay

Gympie Region / Tin Can Bay

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Just 20 minutes from Rainbow Beach, This breathtaking executive bay front 3 bedroom ground floor apartment will comfortably house six to eight people and is for your exclusive use, whether 2 or 8 people stay. With luxurious features including your own private plunge po  …see more

from £123 / night

£856 / week

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from £123 / night

(30) Excellent 

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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

(13) Very Good 

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Cabo Roig holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment.....” Not long home from a great stay in Cabo Roig. The apartment is very well positioned, was so well equipped and absolutely spotlessly clean. The balcony has some great comfy seating and also a table for dining which we made g  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 - £428 / week

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from £49 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Central Puerto del Carmen

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect Accommodation” This apartment is situated in a good location to enjoy your stay. It has everything you need to make your stay comfortable with plenty of space in all the rooms. It was very clean and the bed was very comfortable also. It is  …see more

from £38 / night

£270 - £280 / week

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from £38 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bophut

Ko Samui / Bophut

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Peaceful, centrally located villa with private pool and garden. Perfect for two couples to share, a small family or as a couples retreat. The garden and pool area offer a safe and secluded space to relax and unwind with he convenience of Koh Samui's main resorts ju  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Jalisco / Puerto Vallarta

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £34 / night

£200 - £308 / week

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from £34 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely magnificent” My husband and I have just had the most glorious week at this villa. From the moment you walk into the place it has such a lovely outlook. It is really spotless and spacious and the view of the ocean on your doorstep is just  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Very Good 

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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 £146 / night

£830 - £2274 / week

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from £146 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pamplemousses

Pamplemousses District / Pamplemousses

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Small retail shops not far from apartment, and bigger Shopping centre only 3 km from apartment.  …see more

from £19 / night

£132 / week

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from £19 / night

(45) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Plaza Catalunya

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent position, will use it again” The apartment is exceptionally well situated 3 min's walk from Pl Catalunya, very easy to reach on foot from the Aerobus station. The street looked a bit off putting on Google maps but it is actually lovely and  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £555 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Happy Hen do at amazing apartment” We visited the pad in July 2013 for a "tame" hen holiday. We wanted to go somewhere where would could relax, eat nice food and enjoy the Spanish weather in nice surroundings. The Pad is situated on a very secure co  …see more

from £50 / night

£285 - £685 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

£35 - £330 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ibiza Town

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa with capacity between 8/10 people, located in the heart of Island, Playa den Bossa and Ibiza town are a few minutes. Easy access on foot, by public transport or by car. The Villa is located in an exclusive area of ​​Villas and luxury homes. The Villa is div  …see more

from £257 / night

£855 - £4103 / week

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from £257 / night