Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (228410)

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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19

Villa rental in Vilamoura with golf nearby

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Marina

8 16 Min stay varies

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

from £215 / night

£1500 - £4000 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Apartment rental in Tamariu

Palafrugell / Tamariu

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lovely apartment in a small cove, relax at only 5 minutes walking from the beach 2 bedroom apartment with large and equipped kitchen, sunny terrace with direct access to the beautiful community garden and parking Calm charming apartment tucked into nicely landscaped g  …see more

from £55 / night

£314 - £987 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday apartment in Sant Salvador

Costa Dorada / Sant Salvador

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Attic apartment in the beach front, with amazing views to the see, beach and coast. The Apartment it's all reformed, spacious and very comfortable. Kitchen full equipped. This apartment is in emblematic Victoria's building; it's close to Pau Casals Home M  …see more

from £62 / night

£432 - £604 / week

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from £62 / night

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Villa rental in San Miguel Duenas

Sacatepequez Department / San Miguel Duenas

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
(3) Master suites with double matrimonial bedrooms available, private bathrooms, cold/hot showers available, 32" plasma T.V's, private dressers. (3) single double matrimonial bedrooms available with 32" plasma T.V's, private dressers,Cold/Hot showers  …see more

from £323 / night

£2259 / week

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from £323 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Funchal

Funchal / Ajuda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautifully equipped flat in quiet residential setting. Close to amenities.” 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  …see more

from £35 / night

£242 - £544 / week

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from £35 / night

(85) Excellent 

40

Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Fuengirola

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marvellous penthouse” Very nice 3 bedroom penthouse with several terraces. The situation of the penthouse in the building is excellent as it is on the top floor and the corner of the building. Distance to the beach is about 20 minutes on foot but ther  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £990 / week

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from £42 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Benalmadena

Costa del Sol / Benalmadena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect holiday” We spent 2 weeks in this beautiful and extremely spacious Villa as a family group with both elderly members as well as a toddler and we all loved it! Beautiful views over the sea, outdoor seating and dining as well as a lovely garden  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £910 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Puerto Banus / Puerto Banus Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Premier Location” Clearly the major attraction is the location which would be very difficult to improve upon. The views are breathtaking and incorporate the ocean, the mountains and the marina. The interior furnishing is also very comfortable but woul  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Pedro de Alcantara holiday apartment rental

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“La Gavia July 2014” Stayed at the excellent La Gavia residence in July. Ideal place for young family, kids pool and larger pool. Secure safe environment. Complex is ideal size, low rise apartments and not too big and not too small. Apartment was spotl  …see more

from £87 / night

£595 - £815 / week

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from £87 / night

(13) Excellent 

13

Apartment rental in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with shared pool

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location” This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure on-sit  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £129 / night

24

Tailem Bend holiday home rental

South Australia / Tailem Bend

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Limestone Ridge is a large, family sized holiday house that features a generous deck overlooking the River Murray corridor. Sleeping up to 12 (twelve) Limestone Ridge will suit the active family or a group of couples that want to experience the wildlife, fishing, boat  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £35 / night

£157 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

12

Santa Maria holiday home rental

Azores / Santa Maria

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Casa das Almas is a rehabilitation of an islands' typical rural house and within the houses' area, you may delight yourself with an amazing garden and orchard having different breeds of trees and flowers.<br />All of this to welcome you at the Azores in  …see more

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

27

Holiday home in Cowes

Phillip Island / Cowes

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
New 2-storey 5 bedroom holiday house with spacious secure backyard & multiple living areas - Brand new Luxury Modern home with 2 bathrooms, 2 separate living areas (upstairs and downstairs) - 120metres to Cowes child friendly beach, approx 700metres to Cowes central  …see more

from £122 / night

£976 / week

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from £122 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi / Miami Bay

3 6 14 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxed holiday home” Everything is fine except that guests who stay for less than one month cannot use the gym. This should have mentioned in the contract.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £390 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

34

Caleta de Fuste holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Montana Blanca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa” We like quiet locations for our holidays and preferably detached properties this is the prime reason we chose this Villa, but for the price it was exceptional and far exceeded the expectations, clean, tidy on a quiet complex it was ne  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £475 / week

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from £42 / night

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Holiday home in Gold Coast

Queensland / Gold Coast

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Gold Coasts finest Beaches and cafes on your doorstep Conveniently positioned metres to Beautiful Mermaid Beach A cool and modern beachy feel is experienced as soon as you enter the front door. With loads to offer it can comfortably accommodate 2-3 families and there p  …see more

from £235 / night

£1644 / week

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from £235 / night

(19) Excellent 

17

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Marina Rubicon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“very nice” stayed here for a week in February half term. it is a nice clean villa, with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets. everything you could need is in the kitchen. it is situated a 10-15 min walk from marina rubicon, which is  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £860 / week

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from £100 / night

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Province of Barcelona / Santa Coloma de Gramenet

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Costalita

Estepona / Costalita

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
Attractive apartment close to the beach in the Costalita urbanisation. A lovely second floor southwest facing apartment with terrace situated in 2,700 m2 of private gardens within the urbanisation of Costalita.This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is fully furnis  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £648 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Bentota holiday villa let

Southern Province / Bentota

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“A good place to relax.” Good, friendly host. Helped by the Board, to correct any deficiencies quickly. The house is near the highway, near the bus station. The house is well-kept, clean. Linens fresh. Bathroom clean, new plumbing. The beach is 20 min  …see more

from £81 / night

£565 / week

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from £81 / 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 £169 / night

£1031 - £4679 / week

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from £169 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Granados

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“an amazing place to stay,right next to the beach” the appartment is luxurious, every thing you need is there,you can walk to the beach and to Marbella,which is a brilliant walk an you can stop and enjoy a drink on the way.  …see more

from £143 / night

£999 - £1399 / week

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from £143 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th  …see more

from £56 / night

£388 - £1138 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Vredehoek

Cape Town / Vredehoek

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great stay” Had a great stay here. The apartment was exactly as described with beautiful views of the harbour and the Cape Town CBD. The apartment had everything we needed and is located in a very nice area. We were well positioned for exploring  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

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Tenerife / Valle De San Lorenzo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£242 - £417 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Mullins

Saint Peter Parish / Mullins

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment, lovely location.” Really lovely apartment equipped with all you need for a relaxing holiday. Location excellent for beach and restaurants. Property manager Angela and cleaner Brenda were both so helpful. We had such a good holiday  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2475 / week

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from £165 / night

(27) 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 £210 / night

£1452 - £2259 / week

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from £210 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Coveta Fuma

Province of Alicante / Coveta Fuma

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Villa With beautiful pool and amazing location” The villa is stunning with amazing sea and mountain views. The pool is lovely to relax around and is great to cool off and even learn to swim in. The local train service is reliable and allo  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1450 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with shared pool, golf nearby

Saint Mary Parish / Jolly Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“NICE AND QUIET PLACE” We stayed almost two months in the villa and really appreciate it. The villa is very clean and updated. We specially appreciated having all our meals outside looking at the very nice view. The extended deck is fantastic and th  …see more

from £105 / night

£734 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Azenhas do Mar holiday chalet rental

Sintra Municipality / Azenhas do Mar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Charming apartment in a chalet do early twentieth century, and recently recovered. Neat and tasteful decoration, offering comfort. Located on the coast, with full views of the sea and the ocean, in a village on the Falesie, 50 meters from the beach and next to the Sintr  …see more

from £31 / night

£242 / week

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from £31 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Solar Beach holiday home rental

Plettenberg Bay / Solar Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect Holiday Retreat” My husband & I + 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage last November. Wonderful location. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Everything is of an extremely high standard. There is  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1500 / week

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from £90 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Old Town Puerto del Carmen

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful modern apt” I have stayed in this apt probably half a dozen times over the last 2-3 years. I have always found it to be just perfect! I like a good standard of stylish modern accommodation at a reasonable price when I travel and this apt tic  …see more

from £34 / night

£246 - £280 / week

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from £34 / night

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Gaucin holiday home rental

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our house is situated in the heart of Gaucin. It provides separate accommodation for two couples or peace from the kids ! A beautiful pool to cool down in on those hot summer days. Several terraces to choose from, in sun or shade. Alfresco dining. Decadent bathroom.<  …see more

from £65 / night

£399 - £1370 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Keurboomstrand

Plettenberg Bay / Keurboomstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
This villa is ideally situated to explore the vast array of attractions and activities on the Garden Route. A great stop-over between Cape Town and the Addo Elephant National Park. Suitable for families, outdoor enthusiasts, birders, fishermen and hikers.  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Es Canar

Santa Eulalia del Río / Es Canar

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in great location.” this is a lovely apartment based right beside the sea. Lovely sunshine greets you each morning on the balcony area with lovely sea views. The apartment have everything that you need for your stay, a fully equipped  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £36 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Ko Samui / Laem Set

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 - £1295 / week

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from £130 / 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 £50 / night

£367 - £496 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sunset Crest

Saint James Parish / Sunset Crest

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Barbados Villa with Private Pool and Beach Club Access. Walking Distance to the Beach and Duty Free Shopping. Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms).  …see more

from £283 / night

£1976 - £2178 / week

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from £283 / night