Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (325177)

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 shared pool in Australia & New Zealand

Greater Melbourne / Yarra

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Gorgeous apartment - ideal location!” Just stayed in this gorgeous apartment in South yarra...the apartment was pristine. We had plenty of towels, and the bedding was soft and fresh. Washer/dryer was handy - so was the hair dryer! Amazing location - w  …see more

from £106 / night

£740 - £829 / week

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from £106 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hikkaduwa / Thiranagama

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing” A Villa paradise, 15 minutes walk from the beach and yet set in the most serene and gorgeous gardens. Our 3 week holiday seemed to fly by.From Al fresco dining by the pool to watching the monkeys swinging through the trees in the garden  …see more

from £100 / night

£630 - £1310 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Boracay

Aklan Province / Boracay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
IS  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 / week

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from £36 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Apartment - Amazing Location” We stayed here in middle of September 2016 and was not disappointed. Apartment is located right in the centre of Albufeira about 5 mins from the beach, the main bars and restaurants and the supermarkets. It is l  …see more

from £43 / night

£234 - £742 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Very Good 

16

Caleta de Fuste holiday bungalow rental

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“All just perfect!!” We stayed in Jim's bungalow for one week 4-11 June 2016 and it was all we could ask for and more. The bungalow is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was just wonderful having the communal pool just across the road from  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £325 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Mojacar with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £38 / night

£260 - £480 / week

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from £38 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Algarve with shared pool

Lagos / Marina

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another fantastic stay!” Apartment was great. This is the second time we have stayed in this small and lovely complex but the first time in this apartment. It was very spacious, well furnished and very clean. A lovely big balcony which got the morn  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £770 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 / week

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from £94 / night

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Biggera Waters

Gold Coast / Biggera Waters

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
QUALITY APARTMENT, WALK TO HARBOUR TOWN This beautifully finished apartment is located at the MISTRAL AT HARBOUR QUAYS development. Located in the heart of Biggera Waters only 500m from a major shopping outlet, cinema, restaurants & public transport. Located in the  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Macclesfield holiday home rental

Adelaide Hills / Macclesfield

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
This home is a light filled happy home. The open plan lounge, dining kitchen all have large windows facing east to catch the beautiful sunshine in the cooler months. The home is set on half acre of sloping gardens. The birdlife here come to get fed every day including k  …see more

from £54 / night

£296 / week

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from £54 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Pointe d'Esny

Grand Port District / Pointe d'Esny

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Relaxing Place By Sea” I enjoyed my holiday there , love the surrounding and especially being by the sea was a plus point, great for families with kids and even elderly parent, great facilities around with shops and restaurant within easy acce  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £594 / week

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from £43 / night

19

Dural holiday apartment rental

The Hills Shire / Dural

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Welcome to Little Yaraan,a cozy luxury apartment located in Dural. Beyond the elegant entry gates to Yarraan main residence you will find a grand circular drive taking you to a separate building where you will have access to a double garage and upstairs to the accommod  …see more

from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Marrickville

Sydney / Marrickville

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Close to the city and to the airport. Newly built, stylish, spacious with private outdoor area, TV, free wi-fi, fitted with all modern facilities. Linen and towels, kitchen utensils provided. Ideal location - walk everywhere. Eat ethnic food across the road!  …see more

from £59 / night

£385 - £551 / week

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from £59 / night

(4) Excellent 

33

Tangalooma holiday home rental

Moreton Island / Tangalooma

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great House, close to everything, will definitely book again” We had such a great time in this house, excellent views, close to resort and wrecks and soooo clean!! Will hopefully get back there soon.  …see more

from £282 / night

£1524 - £2654 / week

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from £282 / night

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Holiday apartment in Blairgowrie

Mornington Peninsula / Blairgowrie

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
This is a beautiful fully self-contained one bedroom beach apartment. Architect designed on eco principles, this retreat has a spacious living area with kitchen and separate bedroom with WIR and en-suite. We offer a fresh, luxurious and relaxing beach retreat. The per  …see more

from £89 / night

£609 - £1133 / week

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from £89 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Madliena

Island of Malta / Madliena

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect place, perfect holiday.” This was our first stay to this perfect fully furnished apartment, My partner and myself came for a 2 week holiday and found the perfect apartment in a great location. It is a short walk from the seafront and 5min dri  …see more

from £62 / night

£434 - £865 / week

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from £62 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Wilderness

Western Cape / Wilderness

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Wilderness House is walking distance to Wilderness Village restaurants, beach and lagoon. We are en route from Eastern Cape to Cape Town, with the N2 being the main freeway feeding Wilderness and George.Wilderness House ideal holiday home to relax and enjoy beautiful se  …see more

from £115 / night

£570 - £850 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday cottage in Nordestinho

São Miguel / Nordestinho

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tradicampo, Casas de Campo Tradicionais, Lda. is a company whose business purpose is to provide temporary accommodation, tourist entertainment and rural tourism services.  …see more

from £60 / night

£374 - £683 / week

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from £60 / night

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Apartment rental in Kin Kin with swimming pool

Gympie Region / Kin Kin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
10 acres of Heaven on Earth in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Enjoy relaxing on the deck, fishing in the spring fed dam, a meal at The Country Life Hotel or Black Ant Gourmet General Store, horse trail rides, Steve Weitz's local art gallery & surf or swim a  …see more

from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Philippe

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £46 / night

£250 / week

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from £46 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Funchal

Madeira / Funchal

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful holiday apartment” We spent a month on the wonderful island of Madeira staying in this lovely apartment. It is situated centrally in Funchal with all ameneties to hand, it is clean and well kept and has all the essentials you need for your s  …see more

from £53 / night

£301 - £424 / week

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from £53 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment in a quiet location” Just back from two weeks staying at the El Sultan complex. Really nice apartment about a 20 minute walk from from centre of town and 5 minutes from nearest large supermarket. Lorraine was there to meet us when we a  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Wongarra holiday cottage rental

Apollo Bay / Wongarra

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Enjoy your romantic and peaceful break in our secluded and tranquil accommodation. Located on a 10 acre property 15 minutes from Apollo Bay (Melbourne side), A Bed on Beattie offers self-contained accommodation with panoramic views taking in the lights of Apollo Bay.  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Bodrum / Turgutreis

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Private airport transfers at reduced rates arranged on your behalf providing a stress-free start to your holiday - highly recommended.  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ovacik holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing stay at Villa Esra” Lovely place stayed in area for the last 6 yrs at a 5 star hotel but first time at villa as long as you do not mind a good hill walk its great but if your unable to walk far not really suited as shop is down a good inclin  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £699 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous swim out apartment” We loved this apartment its close to the beach and the pool is right off the patio. Its well layed out with both couples having their own bathrooms, a well equiped kitchen with large fridge. great outdoor area with loung  …see more

from £282 / night

£2154 - £2693 / week

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from £282 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, amazing villa, perfect holiday!” 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 d  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1003 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Palmer Island

New South Wales / Palmer Island

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stay on a riverside Macadamia farm just minutes to Yamba and Angouries famous beaches, shopping and cafes. Enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle with access to boat ramp, fishing and the use of our inground swimming pool set in tropical gardens.  …see more

from £83 / night

£580 / week

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from £83 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ticked all the boxes and more!” Having stayed in many villas there is always something i think 'Oh I wish they had this' but I honestly cannot say this on this occasion! From beach towels, hair dryer, cool bags, beer, wine and lunch on arrival I thin  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region / Temara

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £34 / night

£212 - £272 / week

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from £34 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Table Top holiday farmhouse rental

Albury / Table Top

2 4 1 night min

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

from £77 / night

£536 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cannonvale holiday apartment rental

Airlie Beach / Cannonvale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Very large unit great for families or couples, modern kitchen with Miele appliances, huge ensuite and family bathroom. Can be rented as 1, 2 or 3 bedroom. The price adjusts according to the number of guests entered, please note to book the 3 bedrooms you must put a mi  …see more

from £119 / night

£651 - £1148 / week

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from £119 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Lora del Rio with swimming pool

Province of Seville / Lora del Rio

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Cortijo Hacienda Nueva, spectacular accommodation for 12 persons, large gardens and pool area with barbecue. The region of the Guadalquivir Valley is the region extending from Sevilla City to Cordoba City. An ideal region for which they want to visit apart from  …see more

from £128 / night

£712 - £1899 / week

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from £128 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Home rental in Unawatuna

Unawatuna / Mihiripanna

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Marley's is just fantastic!” Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the staff in particular mad  …see more

from £235 / night

£1627 - £2223 / week

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from £235 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu  …see more

from £148 / night

£1036 / week

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from £148 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Costa de Antigua

Fuerteventura / Costa de Antigua

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa for a large group.” Stayed here for one week as a party of 10 adults and 2 children. The villa was ideal with 2 bedrooms upstairs for us oldies and 3 bedrooms downstairs for the late-nighters! This is a very well maintained property and  …see more

from £102 / night

£678 - £1738 / week

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from £102 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / Vasari Resort

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c  …see more

from £118 / night

£1013 - £5261 / week

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from £118 / night