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!
With the construction finishing in 2012, Falcao da Monanha (300m2) offer its residents a design typical to that of the more modern Portuguese architecture using large, open areas to accommodate a large party of people. Being fully furnished to a very high standard, this …see more
Very good house that is brand new. Lots of space for everyone and everything in the house is to a very high standard.
Kitchen works really well and the close by BBQ makes it easy to cook outside if … More
“No regrets, will come back 4 sure.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
This is one of those free standing modern Villas where you feel there’s no suggestion of corporate mass production, just a sincere desire to make the place as stylish as possible. If you really want… More
Set in a secluded and quiet area of Tauro, but within an 8 minute walk or 3 minute drive, to the first tee of the new Tauro PGA Championship Golf Course, Spar Shop and the Anfi Tauro Grill restaurant. Villa Unique was designed by an English architect and built in 1995 t …see more
“Beautiful Villa and Oasis of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2012
Villa Unique is exactly as described. The villa and pool are both excellent. The villa is beautifully fitted and extremely clean. The pool is wonderfully warm. The gardens are well tended and love… More
Reviewed 18 Jan 2012
We had a great time, the villa was clean, tidy and had everything you could possibly need. Thank you very much.… More
“Family Villa in Quiet Area, Close to Amadores Beach”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2012
Our second time at the Villa. Great place for a family stay. Fully equipped home with a private pool in Quiet Area in 20mins walking distance to Amadores Beach. Well Furnished, Cinema System, BBQ.… More
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres.
Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c …see more
We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. Th… More
“great place to stay”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
we had a great time there.
Lots of beach, sun and sand
Warm sea, great sun sets, good swimming and snorkling.… More
“A beautiful family home in a little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
The house is tastefully, yet simply furnished. A gorgeous open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room looks out over the sea with nothing but an incredible private vista. The wooden floors and flowing white… More
Accommodation:Inside:Ground floor:This ground has an open space with large glass doors that connect the outer area of the garden and pool to a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and the living room with TV and Hi-Fi.1 bedroom with double bed;1 shared bathroom with sh …see more
The villa is situated on 2000m cul de sac property on the famous Vale de Lobo Golf Course. Private driveway to main entrance. Hall with guest cloakroom and social bathroom.
Lounge /dining area very spacious and bright(patio doors out to terrace and pool) with two amp …see more
“Beautiful villa and pool in a fantastic setting. Stunning.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
We were so looking forward to this holiday, it was the first time we had rented a villa and it turned out to be truly fantastic. A wonderful experience right from the moment we booked. The owners Manu… More
Thank you for your lovely and helpful review, your description will help other guests decide and I'm very happy you found that you made the right choice for your first villa rental.
Reviewed 24 Oct 2014
We booked this villa primarily for the pool but the rest of the villa, the grounds and the location were excellent too. We have 2 young children age 4 and 2 and wanted them to enjoy learning to swim.… More
We are so happy your girls found their "secret lagoon" and could learn how to swim safely! Thank you for sharing your thoughts in such a beautiful way.
Manuela and Celeste
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Located at the bottom of the 10th of 17th ofthe Ocean, we entered a great charming house, a touch "out of Africa", like the old movie. Beautiful garden with lots off privacy and sure you hear the soun… More
Cumbre del Sol - clean air, blue skies and lots to do.
This 2-bed apartment is bright, comfortable and airy, and has the added benefit of having two infinity pools right outside the door. The property is well maintained and has all basic facilities, as well as air cond …see more
A very pleasant apartment with the most stunning view. The swimming pools are very good. Lovely and peaceful during our visit. We hope to stay here again before our permanent move to Moraira. Thank yo… More
Casa Jasmin is set in nearly an acre of newly landscaped gardens. It is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of Caramujeira, yet is only a short drive from Carvoeiro. The beautiful Albandeira beach is accessible via a wonderful countryside walk …see more
The villa with amazing ocean views is situated in Parque Snatiago 3, in the heart of Playa de Las Americas - the best place of Tenerife. The villa has 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each bedroom. The master bedroom on the 1st floor has a balcony, where you can enjoy …see more
This private Bungalow is right on the white sandy beach in Jambiani, Zanzibar. The view over the endless Indian ocean is stunning!If you want a calm and peaceful holiday in paradise far away from the crowded resorts this is the place! At high tide you can swim 10 meters …see more
Located in Kalbarri with second story views over the mouth of the Murchison river. Just imagine yourself relaxing on the balcony watching the waves crashing over the reef or watch the colours change as the sun sets over the bluff.
Explore the region of Coastal Cliffs …see more
Unique Luxury Self-catering Beach HouseSeaside living at its natural best in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Exquisite position and design Misty Mornings offers a pure holiday experience. 4 Star accredited by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.• Private …see more
Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to d… More
Hi Simsuz Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“Wonderful House, Great location”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Lovely villa situated close by the village of Puerto Pollensa, within walking distance from the beach, the Marina and the centre.
The house consists of 2 floors; Ground floor with large lounge dinning room with fireplace and access at the outside terrace and private po …see more
Los Pinos is a large luxury villa well positioned to cater for a diverse holiday group. The beautiful Port de Pollenca beach is just a 10 minute walk away, the bars and restaurants just another 5 minu… More
“A lovely villa in an excellent location”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2016
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 expl… More
This 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 finest high …see more
Hiru Sandu Villa caters exclusively to those in search of absolute privacy, peace and tranquility, to be pampered by our courteous staff and enjoy true Sri Lankan style living. Ideal for families with little children and groups who wish to be together yet have the priva …see more
We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is st… More
“The problem with Hiru Sandhu”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
The problem with Hiru Sandhu is that wherever we go in the world now will feel like Disneyland. This included our next stop after our two week stay at the villa which should have been a delight given … More
“diamond in the rough”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
the villa is amazing. beautiful setting and well maintained. the staff are very kind and helpful. being set away from the hustle and bustle of tangalle, we were able to relax and truly enjoy the be… More
Les Rives du Sanctuaire is located on the stunning Clublink Le Maitre golfcourse and just a two minute walk from the beach on Le Diable river. Within five minutes drive of 5 premium golf courses and just a short, free ski shuttle ride from the slopes at Tremblant, our h …see more
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes… More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
Secure Beachfront Development. Suits couples, families, and retirees. Superb choice of Golf Courses nearby. The complex is only 30 minutes drive from Malaga Airport. All amenities are within walking distance. The complex is on the main bus route (N340). It has two swimm …see more
Stayed for a week in apartment. Had stayed in area before just along the road but this apartment was by far superior in comfort and furnishings. Air conditioning an added bonus. Great location with sp… More
“Lovely Apartment & Complex”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Delighted with our recent family holiday at Mi Capricho, apartment very nice, comfortable and well equipped. Did not have use of a car, but 10 minute walk on either side of dual carriage outside prop… More
“Suberb accomodation and location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
Just returned from 2 weeks holiday. The apartment was suberb being very well equipped and the highlight being the very impressive balcony. Apartment situated in beautiful gardens and the complex was … More
This Funchal Madeira apartment is one-bed but can sleep up to four people if two comfortable foldaway beds (supplied) are used. The bed in the main bedroom has a very comfortable memory-foam mattress. The apartment has been furnished to a high standard and includes c …see more
“Beautifully equipped flat in quiet residential setting. Close to amenities.”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2012
We stayed at the apartment for 5 days and found it to be excellently equipped - obviously a lot of thought has gone into planning! The location was good - easy parking nearby and the bus service to th… More
“A 5 Star Appartment”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2012
It is a well furnished modern flat overlooking its own pool and quiet public gardens. Listed details were accurate and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Very close to good restaurants and a … More
“Delightful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2012
Well this was our first trip to Madeira and we decided to stay at this apartment as it was only recently built and fairly modern. It is described as an apartment in a luxury development and it certai… More
Private Villa for rent on the beautiful Turquoise Coast: The Villa is within an exclusive development of 18 villas and two blocks of four apartments and is situated on a hillside at the entrance to Sarigerme Village. Both the village and the fabulous sandy beach are eas …see more
My boyfriend and I have holidayed in Sarigeme and stayed in this villa three years in a row now and we will definitely be going again this summer. We absolutely love the location - villa is in walking… More
“Wonderful Holiday in a fantastic villa”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2015
We stayed in this fabulous villa in August 2014. It was our first ever villa holiday and we wondered whether it would be for us. - After this holiday we've been converted.
We travelled with our t… More
Our villa is located on a small urbanisation with a private position overlooking open farmland. Access to the shared pool is via the gated garden and is only a couple of meters from the villa. The front garden has a wonderful lemon tree offering welcome shade in the aft …see more
We have just returned from our holiday stay in this villa and we had a great time. This is a comfortable, well equipped and spacious quality property which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It is sit… More
“Best ever accommodation I've stayed in”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
Good size rooms amd well equipped with aircon, wifi and great cooking facilities. Nice enclosed area for sitting outside, and roof area great for sitting in the evenings. Would definitely recommend. S… More
“A little piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
1 Abril is a well-appointed 3-bedroomed property. When we arrived the house was spotless,very comfortable, with everything we needed for our stay, The air-conditioning was especially welcome given the… More
Alan thank you so much for your review. It is much appreciated and I couldn't have done better myself.
Welcome to our home! Driving 25 minutes from Málaga Airport, 5 minutes from the center of Marbella and 15 minutes from Puerto Banús, you will find our spacious sunny villa with a private pool. Its proximity to the Rio Real golf course and the beach makes it a perfect …see more
We booked this villa for a hen do ... And it was perfect! The location was superb, despite the motorway being close by, we really didn't notice the noise. You'd definitely need a car if staying for mo… More
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Eva & José
“The perfect stag do”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2013
We had 5 days and nights at Villa Rio and wished we could have had more. Jose greeted us upon arrival (at 01:00) with a big smile and warm manner. From the outset he was accommodating, polite and be… More
Thank you very much for your words, it was a pleasure to have guests like you. We hope to see you soon again!
Eva & José
“Excellent Hospitality, friendly and helpful owner”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Myself and 8x friends stayed at the villa for 6 days and enjoyed every minute.
The villa itself is spacious and clean and there was more than enough room for all of us. It is situated approximately… More
Thank you so much for your lovely words, it was a pleasure! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Eva & José
BRAND NEW stylishly finished apartment. Located just 15 minutes' walk from the beach, over Santa Marija Estate, the exclusive villa area. Quiet and peaceful location, yet only 3 minutes walk from the historical town centre of Mellieha.
The location of the apartment is …see more
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… More
“Pure Luxury Just like it,s Name !”
Reviewed 8 May 2013
This is a very high quality Apt. with every need catered for in terms of contents and condition. The owners Jesmond and Alison are very helpful and even picked us up and left us back to the airport.
“Superb Apartment in ideal location”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
We booked this apartment so that my father in law could experience Malta. It was an ideal choice and the owners could not have been more helpful. Arrangements were perfect and we did not want to retur… More
VILLA ROO Nestled in a park like environment, Villa Roo is part of a beautifully appointed complex with a fully fenced designer pool and picnic area 20 metres from your doorstep. Completely refubished with new leather furniture and new quality beds.You will feel li …see more
Private cottage very close to the white sand of Spring Beach. The cottage is on a large block in a bush setting with beautiful views of the beach, Maria Island and the Triabunna lighthouse. Birds are in abundance and there is also a resident echidna and occasional sight …see more
This luxury self catering property offers accommodation for up to 4 persons in a quiet and relaxed environment with an outdoor swimming pool and within 300 m of the beach and harbour. Situated in Hout Bay with views of Chapman's Peak and the surrounding mountains a …see more
A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed ad… More
Dear Fiona Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again one day. Regards Darren
Altamira apartment is located in El duque, Costa Adeje area, has a sea view and situated on the first sea line. It features bright rooms fully furnished. The apartment is equiped with sofa, TV, oven, microwaveoven ,refrigirator, dinning table,terrace,shower,washing mash …see more
Only 40 metres from the beach, this modern 4 bedroom villa with private pool, poolside H & C shower, outside barbecue situated on the most popular Sunset Beach Club development. Offers numerous facilities for a fabulous holiday, including private beach area with fre …see more
“Lovely villa, great pool and location, superb weather!!!!!”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely villa.
From the minute we arrived for our weeks holiday to the time we left we all agreed we had a fantastic holiday
Having our o… More
“Beautiful view, lovely villa, perfect holiday”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2011
Perfect villa, with enough bathrooms(!), very clean, lovely views of the mountains and the sea. Advert pics don't do the place justice, the garden is actually more private than seems and views better.… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
This was the second time we have returned to Oyster Villa 1 at Sunset Beach Club and again we were not disappointed. The villa is gorgeous and well fitted out and the addition of more sunbathing spac… More
Our houseboat `Aqua Jumbo` is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare del …see more
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2015
We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of a luck game,… More
Reviewed 1 Jan 2015
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
Beach apartment is ideally located between Port-Louis ( the capital), and Grand Baie on the nort west coast of the island.
We are in a small complexe of independant bungalow with a direct access to the beach. The apartment has sea view from room and balcony. An equiped …see more
The house was totally restored in a way that highlights the pre-existing construction, and reflects the charm of the traditional southern houses. It is located in the historical center in one of the most visited streets of the city because it is crossed by an aqueduct f …see more
A perfect choice for a beach holiday near the sea, the Villa on the Bay provides ultimate comfort in luxury self catering accommodation.Fully eqippped with all mod cons. Luxury 4 bed villa . Ideally suited for guests looking for the luxury of a top class hotel while enj …see more
We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, … More
Thanks for looking after our villa so well during your stay. We always like to please our guests and make sure their holiday is a dream vacation. Summer is the best time as the beach vibe is fabulous but winter can also be great as not so many crowds. We hope you will visit us again soon.
Bayhill House is really our family home from home, the reason we fell in love with the house was the location with its fabulous views and the friendly Kittitian people. The main house benefits from large split level living room, large balcony /verandah, 2 large Master …see more
Beautiful home with incredible views of the Atlantic and Caribbean off the back deck. Very comfortable for multiple guests and close to restaurants, the beach, the Marriott resort and casino and the … More
“Incredible house, views, gardens, rooms”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2014
The house itself was lovely- bright and airy, lovely furnishings and art work, kitchen well appointed, breathtaking views, all of the bedrooms lovely and en-suite bathrooms very nice. The island was … More
“Devine House, Island and Vacation”
Reviewed 7 Feb 2013
A fantastic house and superb location that simply adds to the beauty of the island and the whole vacation experience. Very conveniently located to all local amenities, restaurants and beaches. Further… More
The classy and welcoming Villa Aries, with its 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, pleasant sea-views and large private pool, is the perfect property for an unforgettable holiday in Menorca with family or friends. Located in the quiet, upmarket residential area of Son Ganxo, in …see more
Nirvana is a beautiful homestead set high on a Knysna hillside, offering spacious and well-priced self-catering units. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Knysna lagoon and its surrounding villages with the Knysna Heads and Indian ocean in the distance. Nir …see more
5 bed villa to rent situated in the exclusive golf course "The Marbella Club golf resort".The villa sleeps 10 people with a choice of 3 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms, all with their own en-suites.There is a private pool with stylish outdoor furniture and BB …see more
“Paradise! Total luxury- stunning house, clean and fantastic views”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
This house is absolutely beautiful, the furnishing is exceptional. The views over the golf course incredible. The pool was clean, warm and inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to r… More
“Luxury for all the family”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
We were 4 adults / 2 families travelling with two young children (Ages 1 and 1.5). Both families knew the area well, having stayed at a selection of hotels and villas.
The property was well specce… More
“All round family luxury!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
We were 4 adults travelling with four young children (ages 1-3) and, having stayed at a wide range of property on the Costa over the years, this villa simply exceeded all of our expectations. Beautifu… More
Two double bedroom flat, spacious, private, pleasant garden, off street parking, SKY TV, unlimited WiFi, self contained, quiet, 10 minutes walk to Waikawa Marina and Waikawa Bay and 5 minutes drive to Picton. Cafes and restaurants at Waikawa Marina and in Picton. Walkin …see more
This is one of the oldest and most beautiful houses in Port Soller. It is located right in the heart of Santa Catalina, the old fisherman's quarter of Port Soller.
Las Mimosas features a large SUPER-KING SIZE bedroom with en-suite shower and WC, separate Twin Bedroom/d …see more
Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage City built in the16th century during the rule of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. This grand house dates back to the early 17th century and has been fully renovated with appropriate fixtures and fittings …see more
The apartment was very tidy and had nice furnished and modern rooms. From our balconies we had a beautiful view to Grand Harbor.
The owners, Jon and Philippa, were very friendly and obliging. They … More
“just brilliant: postcard views from the balcony, modern living inside!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
This really was the perfect place for a week (or 10 days in our case!) away. St Ursula street is smack in the middle of Valletta, literally a 3 minute walk to the lower Barraka. The views from the ter… More
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. Th… More
This apartment is situated in one of Nerja's most popular urbanization's in the heart of this bustling town on the Costa Del Sol. The complex has its own private swimming pool and communal gardens and being first line on the sea front and has some views acros …see more
“ideally located 2 mins from the beach and a short walk to nerja centre”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
this is our third time in this apt, and as always we were not disappointed. Its ideally situated close to the beach with a good choice of restaurants right on the doorstep, or a larger choice in nerja… More
Located on the 3rd floor of this large dwelling the apartment offers one bedroom, a living/dining room with a double sofabed and an indoor barbeque, fully equiped kitchen and a bathroom. The bedroom and living room lead onto a large balcony with partly shaded pergola wi …see more
My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What … More