Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (230349)

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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Kalpetta holiday villa rental

Wayanad District / Kalpetta

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
Wayanad, Kerala, Edakkal caves, Chembra peak, Karapuzha Dam, Banasurasagar dam, Meenmutty waterfalls, Soochipara water falls, Muthanga wild life sanctuary, Tholpetty wild life Sanctuary, Pookot Lake, Vythiri, Resorts, Home stay, accommodation in Wayanad, Kuruva dweep.&l  …see more

from £48 / night

£336 - £1008 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mornington Peninsula holiday home rental

Victoria / Mornington Peninsula

3 12 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“WOW what a view” Amazing Bay Views is right. Stayed here with a group of 6 friends, the property was clean, comfortable and there was plenty of space. Would stay here again.  …see more

from £223 / night

£1729 / week

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from £223 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Callala Bay holiday apartment rental

Shoalhaven / Callala Bay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
The Anchorage is a modern 3 bedroom apartment which is the perfect retreat for families, friends or couples who want to experience a wonderful relaxing holiday that they will never forget. A few steps from the balcony has you on the beach; building sandcastles with th  …see more

from £87 / night

£865 / week

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from £87 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Cosy Villa” This villa is situated in a good location near shops and local restaurants. We really enjoyed the outdoor pool with the waterfall!! and the view of the sea. The service of booking this villa was straight forward and prompt and had n  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Playa de Fanabe holiday apartment rental

Adeje / Playa de Fanabe

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another great Tenerife holiday” After a slight mix up with the telephone number to contact Nina who looks after the apartment we eventually arrived in the apartment. Lovely apartment, very modern, lovely views and the complex is in a great position fo  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £806 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Sydney Olympic Park holiday apartment rental

Auburn / Sydney Olympic Park

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
You’ll love this brand new furnished apartment with its cosiness; You'll fall in love with the stunning city view from the first sight! You'll be impressed by the friendly and peaceful neighbourhood, ultra convenient location which is close to DFO, Sydn  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment rental

Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise

3 7 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful, fully renovated apartment high up in Sun City Resort on Australia's famous Gold Coast. Sweeping ocean views that include night lights, the canals and hinterland views. With 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and an enormous kitchen.Sun City Resort privately o  …see more

from £223 / night

£1556 / week

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from £223 / night

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Areias de Sao Joao holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Areias de Sao Joao

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
New for the 2016 Season, This excellent large air-conditioned villa sleeping up to 10 adults and 4 small children and walking distance to the infamous strip and old town being located between the 2, The property as English speaking tv channels and Wi-Fi, The beach of  …see more

from £350 / night

£795 - £3075 / week

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from £350 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Mandurah holiday home rental

Western Australia / Mandurah

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and comfortable, home from home.” "My wife, myself and son enjoyed our stay at Mariners Cove We booked for 3 weeks The location is fantastic only minutes from a major shopping centre. Air conditioning was a blessing after spending the  …see more

from £80 / night

£556 / week

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from £80 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in Sliema with shared pool

Sliema / Tigne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday and apartment” It is very difficult to find an apartment for rent so nicely decorated at such a good value for money! We were so impressed with the space it has a for a holiday accommodation. The bedrooms are very spacious and the livin  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 - £1060 / week

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from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural. Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast. Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break. Only significant negative comments are that  …see more

from £65 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Antigua / Caleta de Fuste

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
NEW stunning Villa Birdie has direct golf course, ocean, mountain and town views. This magnificent villa is one of the most spacious and luxurious in the golf complex. Built in a 800m2 property, the villa has the longest heated* swimming pool in the area. It has a gre  …see more

from £144 / night

£1003 / week

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from £144 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal villa for families.” Excellent service provided by Graham. Villa ideal for families with young children. We were 2 families with 5 children ranging from 2-5 years. Excellent for this age. We walked to marina. We did bring scooters with us as wel  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2250 / week

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from £143 / night

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Villa rental in Choeng Thale with swimming pool

Thalang District / Choeng Thale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice villa with great service” We stayed in the villa for 10 days and it was a wonderful experience. The villa is well-maintain and the services provided are excellent especially Suzie, who was our main contact in Phuket, is really helpful.  …see more

from £190 / night

£1330 / week

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from £190 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Albufeira Marina

Albufeira / Albufeira Marina

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Villa Isabella - FARM VILLAGENew & Spacious & Luxury Holiday VillaVilla Albufeira, 2 bedrooms ensuite, sleeps 52 Balconies available plus built in barbecue adjacent to lounge. All villa has music system integrated in all rooms & lounge which  …see more

from £13 / night

£85 - £1145 / week

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from £13 / night

(8) Excellent 

33

Apartment rental in Dubai Marina

Dubai / Dubai Marina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dubai Marina is the the number one tourist destination in Dubai and our apartment is located at its very heart.You have the advantages of the relative tranquility of the The Marina and less than 100 metres away is the hustle and bustle of the world famous The Walk on Ju  …see more

from £210 / night

£1470 / week

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from £210 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castalla

Costa Blanca / Castalla

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for family/group stay” Casa Ordesa was perfectly located for our family stay following a family wedding. The house was well equipped with everything you could need for your holiday and the local amenities were excellent.....mini supermarket an  …see more

from £71 / night

£500 - £590 / week

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from £71 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Vila da Praia

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” This apartment was fantastic, everything we needed. It was spacious and most importantly it was clean, the beds were comfy too. Tv has Netflix so was great for the kids, the pool was fab with a smaller kids pool. Alvor itself we can never fault w  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £890 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Guimaraes

Braga District / Guimaraes

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This house is the first floor of an ancient building of the XVIII century, located on the historic centre of Guimarães, recently rehabilitated according to the traditional techniques.  …see more

from £44 / night

£250 - £399 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Altinkum

Didim / Altinkum

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment and great location!” The apartment is situated very close to the beach, bars and shops which made it ideal for us. You really cant get an apartment which is any closer to everything. The apartment itself was lovely and clean when we a  …see more

from £22 / night

£145 - £375 / week

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from £22 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tip top” A fantastic villa set in a quiet area but still close enough to the town centre. The place is well kitted out with a lovely poolside area and clean pool. The villa and surrounding areas were better than id have expected, the rooms are spaciou  …see more

from £140 / night

£975 - £1350 / week

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from £140 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Tazacorte

La Palma / Tazacorte

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment, lovely view, lovely weather!” The apartment is really nice, clean and comfortable and the views from the terrace (particularly at sunset) are truly memorable. There is nice walk down to the port with restaurants to suit all tastes wh  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Elviria holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Elviria

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing and healthy winter sun holiday in a beautiful setting” We love El Soto and have been going there for holidays at least 5 times since 2009. What particularly attracts us is the friendly price (for winter season) and excellent sport facilities  …see more

from £59 / night

£319 - £729 / week

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from £59 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another thoroughly enjoyable stay!” Just back from a wonderful week at Vista do Atlantico, this was our second time in this fabulous town house and we have already booked for a third visit next year! Can highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vilamoura holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
New Modern self catering one bed apartment with stunning views over the Old Village, golf course and to the sea. Private roof terrace - ideal for couples seeking intimate sun. 15 minutes walk from Vilamoura Marina. Located within a small new secure condominium.L  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £664 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villaviciosa holiday apartment let

Villaviciosa / Valdedios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Delightful area and lovely accommodation.” I would go again to this region anytime. It is one of the nicest parts of Spain. Casa Lavander where we stayed was a lovely apartment in keeping with the area. All mod cons, Very nice area for sitting o  …see more

from £30 / night

£245 - £550 / week

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from £30 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £467 / week

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from £43 / 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
“Great stay at a beautiful villa!” Stayed for 2 weeks with my sisters and nieces. So much is provided to make your stay enjoyable. As well as being a beautiful light and airy villa it is furnished to a very high standard inside and outside but so comfo  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £129 / night

(51) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Valletta

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!” Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped  …see more

from £64 / night

£407 - £717 / week

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from £64 / night

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Phang Nga Province / Khao Lak

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £12 / night

£79 / week

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from £12 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A beautiful 285msq newly refurbished villa situated by Blue Bay beach 10 mins drive away from the airport. It offers a private swimming pool ,garage and garden. The villa can accommodate 8 people or a big family. The villa is approximately 4 minutes walk away from th  …see more

from £130 / night

£700 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £72 / night

£401 / week

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from £72 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Santiago with swimming pool

Santiago Metropolitan Region / Santiago

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nice ,cozy ,up to 5 , views . Parking on demand  …see more

from £56 / night

£384 - £448 / week

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from £56 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salobrena

Salobrena / Monte de Los Almendros

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Casa Mandarina is a luxury house on the prestigious Monte de los Almendros urbanisation. It is a large property and ideal for family holidays throughout the year and special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.<br />We have British TV and o  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £1950 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday apartment in Playa Flamenca

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
brand new appartement with new meubilair, cheets, towels avaleble, also two bikes, south orientated, near to La zenia boulevard, near the beach from PLAYA Flamenca, private parking , many bars and restaurants near, 60 km from airport Alicante, many beaches , lovely plac  …see more

from £23 / night

£155 / week

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from £23 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” 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 deal with. Mist Mornings  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Rockley / Rockley Golf and Country Club

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautifully refurbished fully equipped apartment within Lemon Arbour cluster and over looking 8th green. This ground floor studio has air conditioning cable TV and a fully equipped kitchen.There is a patio and the pool is less than a minute's walk.<br />Full  …see more

from £60 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is a brand new build with all moden featurs. It has individual electronic safe. The property is securely gated and has a full modern alarm system. Casa Llamados is both wheelchair accessible and child friendly. The villa also has a gated pool area and the poo  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £115 / night