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!
This beautiful, well maintained air-conditioned villa, set in an attractive garden 1 mile west of the small fishing town of Carvoeiro, is quiet and secluded, and ideal for a restful family break. The heated private pool, with shallow-end step entry, is ideal for childre …see more
This was our second stay at Villa Francesca - we enjoyed it so much the first time we came back with our family. The villa is extremely well equipped and is situated in a lovely peaceful location. The… More
“A place to feel at home and enjoy the wonderful surroundings”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
We had a lovely week with our three sons and their girlfriends in this well equipped and spacious villa. Because of the layout we all had our own space and everything was there that you could possibly… More
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
We had a really enjoyable holiday in Villa Francesca in June 2011. The beautiful villa, the garden/pool and the tennis courts next door were all ideal for our group which included our adult children … More
Comfortable self catering villa near Ibiza town. The property is set in a massive fully fenced area of 3000sqm and it is completely private.
It is located only within 5 minutes drive to Ibiza town, in the neibourhood of Sa Carroca, and it will take you only a 5 minutes …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
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
Villa Miro is a old typical house restored maintaining the traditional cosmopolitan spirit of the island. The villa has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven, fridge, kettle). The h …see more
We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be sh… More
This rustic villa enjoys a rural, quiet location with views of the Sierra Tajeda mountain range. Spacious outside area with covered seating and a large private swimming pool make it an ideal place for outdoor living and alfresco dining. There is also the opportunity to …see more
“Beautiful Spanish Villa in Rural Spain with Family Pool”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2015
Stayed at Casa Blanca for a week with friends. Rural setting which adds to the authenticity of the holiday. The family size pool was perfect and very well kept. The villa was well presented and clean.… More
Glad you enjoyed the authentic side of Spain! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. If you ever want to visit again get in touch.
Casa E'cosse is ideal for all forms of parties either families or a romantic couple. The pool lit up at night is a must see. Whether you stay in at night and enjoy the Villa or simply stroll down to the easily accessed restaurants and bars of Paraiso it is an idea …see more
Comfortable well equipped villa in quiet location. Lovely view from rear of villa towards sea. Ideal for different Christmas in warm sunshine. Plenty to do at local beaches and well worth visiting the… More
“A Very Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
This villa in Playa Paraiso is located in a quiet residential street with easy parking. The views from the upstairs rooms and balconies are excellent. The pool area is in sun all day and is a great … More
“Lovely relaxing place”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
This villa offers complete home from home comfort. The location is perfect, with shops, bars and Restaurants within easy walking distance so car hire is not essential. Car of Taxi gets you quickly to… More
Palm Villa is the perfect holiday home in Barbados. Its elevated position at Maynards allows the easterly tropical breeze to gently cool you down on the hottest of days. The house has been fully refurbished in 2011 with modern furniture and all the modern conveniences y …see more
Our party of family and friends had a lovely time at Palm Villa. The facilities are excellent, it was plenty big enough for all ten of us and Beverley was helpful and went out of her way to make our … More
“What a let down”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
What a dissapointment. As we neared the property my heart sunk - the 10 mins away beach is no more it is now the entrance into a huge fake marina and in the shadow of an artificial island. The neare… More
I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience staying at Palm Villa. However, we did speak to other members of your party who seemed to have a different opinion. It seems you really would have preferred a villa on the beach front which would have cost at least three times as much as Palm Villa. Palm Villa is very well equipped and we do have a coffee machine available for our customer's use, although not a cafetiere. Our pool cleaner comes regularly once a week, and came out to check if there was a problem in between visits whilst you were there and found nothing untoward.
Casa lagoas is suitable for large groups/large families of up to 8 people that are on the lookout for a well-equipped, comfortable and roomy place that is just a short drive away from every amenity and everything that the Albufeira region has to offer. Close to golf cou …see more
We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Ca… More
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… 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
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villa, with private poolCasa Julio is a beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bathroom private villa, with a lovely private swimming pool, located in the heart of Albufeira town, only 4 minutes walk from the main part of the strip in the New town where y …see more
This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Stri… More
When you enter this architect designed villa, the breathtaking view of scattered islands dotting the turquoise-colored water of Chalong Bay immediately fills your senses. The lower level where the internal living space connects with the pool terrace and garden, is absol …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"
Casa Strutt provides a relaxing holiday, it is located just two minutes walk to the sea promanade which has stunning views of Fueterventura and is walking distance to the famous Papagayo beaches. Quiet and peaceful, yet only a ten minute walk to the Marina Rubicon which …see more
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2013
Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it!
The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed out and the heated pool wa… More
“Fantastic Villia, beautifull location”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
My husband and 2 children have just got back from a lovely holiday at Casa Strutt. The villa was like a home from home and we all settled in straight away.
The heated pool was a blessing especiall… More
“A home from home in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
My family and I stayed in Casa Strutt in early July. We had a fabulous time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The villa had everything one would need on a family holiday. Th… More
The Hunter Valley Getaway provides Holiday Rental Accommodation and is located in The Vintage Golf and Spa Resort and Wedding Venue set in the world famous Hunter Valley Wine Counrty. Perfect for a Summer Holiday or that Winter Weekend getaway by the Burning Log Fire Pl …see more
Villa Vista is a luxury spacious villa, five minutes drive from Gocek, the marina and the beach. The villa benefits with a large pool&jacuzzi, outside bar and pergola which makes it ideal for al fresco dining with glorious views of the bay. As well as the marina and the …see more
Villa Vista was a perfect location for our group of six couples. After a week touring Turkey we were delighted to spend a relaxing week at the villa. On arrival we were greeted by the staff and made t… More
Salt Beach House is a recently completed, stylish beach house located on the shores of a tropical turtle nesting beach. The Beach House is just 10mins from UNESCO world heritage Galle Fort, and walking distance to bars and restaurants. Each bedroom contains king beds, l …see more
Yes we had a great time at your Salt Beach House!
Lovely setting and very comfortable to come back to after our daily adventures...
Perfect way to end a 16 day trip to the i… More
“Hands down favourite holiday to date!”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2015
Recently stayed here with my boyfriend and his parents for two weeks. Having travelled for holidays to Bali and Thailand before, we weren't sure what to expect from Sri Lanka, but we were completely b… More
“Outstanding beach house!!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my 10-day stay at Salt Beach House! The weather was great with any rain usually at night. The house was perfect. It was terrific to be able to sit on the lounge looking out over t… More
All bedrooms en-suite bathroom + 1 guest toilet
Living area 400 sq.m./ Plot size 800 sq.m.
Upper floor: Living and dining room, Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Smart kitchen, Panoramic terrace, Swimming pool, Guest toilet, Twin carport.
Lower floor: 3 bedrooms wi …see more
Near Lisbon in the Troia Peninsula, between Arrábida, Sado River and the Atlantic, a wonderful Villa in an Eco-Resort - a private condominium with 100 hectares and a seafront of 2 km of virgin beach.
Private access to the beach (at 50 m walking distance from the hou …see more
This stunning Villa is only 5 minutes from the historic fortified town of Obidos and 8 minutes from Caldas da Rainha (the city's name means Queen's hot springs).
It extends over 2 floors,making it suitable for families wishing to share accommodation. 3 Bedroom's,2 Bat …see more
Villa Dwarika, a peaceful home away from home with private heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, overlooking the golf course in a cul-de-sac part of the area.The villa consists of 1 master bedroom, 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms with spacious lounge, dining area and f …see more
“Beautiful villa, brilliant hot tub and pool, excellent location, perfect!”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
I booked villa Dwarika for one week as a surprise for my husbands birthday. The trip doubled as an escape for us from a hectic year following our wonderful wedding, the stresses of moving to a differe… More
Thank you for your review and the pleased you had a great time at the villa.
“Great villa perfect for 8”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
After university 8 of us went for a group holiday to the villa. It was a fantastic week and we had a wonderful time! The villa was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The pool and… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have had a few guests who have rented to take a hard earned break after their A level or university exams. Excellent for a group of friends to relax and enjoy in a spacious accommodation. Will be memories for ever!
“The perfect family getaway - revisited !”
Reviewed 2 May 2015
This was our third time staying at Villa Dwarika. As per previous reviews we love going back for one simple reason... it does everything it says on the tin. Beautiful villa, warm pool, excellent hot t… More
As always, your reviews are helpful and clearly, you and the family enjoy the villa to have booked for 2016!
Occupying a prime location along Pinhal golf course in Vilamoura, this spacious villa is ideal for families or a large group of friends who are looking for a quiet time in the Sun. This stunning property is furnished in a mix of rustic and contemporary style. The exteri …see more
Absolutely fantastic villa, everything you can think of is there! Fully air conditioned through out, which was essential in July. Plenty of space for our group of 8 adults & 2 kids. Beautiful garden, … More
Ocean Villa is the perfect luxury family villa. The villa’s vast living areas, infinity pool, panoramic sea and sunset views, together with amazing staff make it the perfect holiday villa.
The villa is ideally located on the Bukit to access Bali best white sandy beac …see more
I was nervous about booking the villa as it had no reviews, but after speaking to the owner I decided to proceed. I glad I did, we loved every minute of it. The first thing you will notice when you ar… More
Casa Almendra is a beautifully designed, open planned, fully air conditioned villa and is situated 50 minutes drive north of Alicante and 70 minutes drive south of Valencia, on the outskirts of Moraira, Javea and Benitachell.
From the property and gardens there are st …see more
“The ideal villa 'home from home' for a fabulous holiday - this villa has everything!”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
Our family has just returned from the most fantastic holiday in Spain largely due to the fact that we chose to stay at Casa Almendra, Benitachell - a peaceful, residential location close to so much, s… 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
Beautiful 1882 thatched 225 m² cottage in the heart of unique Franschhoek.4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms. 1 master suite upstairs with huge terrasse and views.Property surface 750 m² in secure and calm residential area within easy walking distance of all the rest …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Our lovely 3 bedroom, air-conditioned home comes with everything you will need for your stay in Perth. A fantastic outdoor entertaining area complete with swimming pool(with solar blanket), BBQ and lounges makes this an ideal retreat for couples and families.The cottage …see more
We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane i… More
“A real Jem!”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
I stayed at this cottage with my husband and 2 young children for 3 weeks. On arrival we were met by Jane the owner who was not only helpful with the house but our children also who immediately took a… More
Villa Montecarlo is a traditional Spanish villa for holidays in Marbella, with a private pool and supplies air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and WiFi. Villa Montecarlo is the perfect place for families seeking relaxation, is located just five minutes' walk f …see more
The special attraction of Casa Miramar, besides its swimming pool and hot tub, is that, unlike some similar villas, it is really conveniently situated with shops and restaurants just two minutes walk away. It is also within easy walking distance of both the town centre …see more
thanks to john and Lesley for a fantastic holiday.The villa is outstanding very clean and tidy with everything you need.the pool was great which my grandson enjoyed the most. plenty of inflatable toys… More
“Amazing Villa - ideal for families and great location”
Reviewed 19 May 2014
Our first trip to the Island and Casa Miramar and it was more than I expected. The villa has everything a family could need on their holiday and much more. The bath and beach towels both being provide… More
“only one thing to say " brilliant"”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
second time we stayed here,great place to stay not far from airport, quiet place no late night noise. nice walk to beach 15mins slow walk, all restaurants we tried were well up to standard , fado rock… More
B and B on the Bay is an exclusive WATERFRONT accommodation just 15 minutes from the THEME PARKS. with a large Shopping Centre over the road. You DO NOT SHARE with anyone - one booking secures the entire apartment and its facilities. The POOL and entertaining area are j …see more
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this large villa is ideal for families or large groups that are looking for a quiet setting with excellent entertainment space. This 6 bedroom villa has undergone full refurbishment with new bathrooms, new tiles on the floor throughout …see more
I highly recommend this Villa. After organising a 5 day stay for a group of 14, we were all very happy and to be honest after looking at other villas and hotels around the area, I think we hit jackpot… More
This property has a splendid L shaped pool with plenty of sunbathing area, and has a large covered terrace with fully equipped outside kitchen and bbq. The villa stands in beautiful grounds with tropical plants and fruit trees, and has a good sized drive with under cove …see more
We stayed at this villa in April 2013 and it is in a beautiful location. Slightly up a mountain but near enough to the town. Lovely pool and perfect place for a family to holiday. We had many nights r… More
Thank you for this review we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We booked this property as some of our friends had stayed here previously and they loved it.. They were right. This is a true GEM in the hillside of Oliva which is conveniently located in between Alic… More
“Fabulous holiday in a spacious villa with private pool and stunning views”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2014
The villa is in a great location, easy directions to get to from the airport. The town and local amenities were only five minutes drive with a good selection of shops and resturants. The local beach i… More
The villa is located in a semi-rural setting adjacent to Algarvian countryside. Approached by a private drive, it sits in a lovely large plot with mature gardens featuring flowering shrubs, olive, fig and almond trees. The whole situation is secluded and private despite …see more
Just returned from this villa, we are regular visitors to Lagos but this was our first time in this villa. It's ideal for families or a group of friends as there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space.… More
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this spacious villa is ideal for families or large groups that are looking for a quiet setting with excellent entertainment space. This 7 bedroom villa has undergone full refurbishment with new bathrooms, new tiles on the floor through …see more
I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you h… More
Casa del Roble is situated in a tiny hilltop village called Las Brenas. The house itself is to be found on a quiet road which wends its way around the edge of the hill and it is this that affords the house its spectacular views: indeed from the 1st floor living room you …see more
Well-situated private south facing villa with sea views in a residential area. Accommodates a maximum of 8 people in 3 bedrooms however if your party is smaller we can also accommodate you. The villa has one bathroom and separate toilet, lounge, and separate kitchen and …see more
Stayed here in October with a 5 year old and two teenagers. The villa was spotless and very welcoming at 3 o'clock in the morning after my partner took the wrong turning at the airport!!!!! Supermark… More
Villa Blanca AzulThis superb newly refurbished detached villa with additional annexe and private pool offers the ultimate in comfort and flexibility and lies minutes from Torrevieja's infamous extensive stretch of white sandy beaches with fabulous ocean views, the …see more
Just returned from our second trip to this villa. Spent two weeks here and it's superb. Bathroom has been totally renovated and the double shower cubicle is great. (Also a separate bath for those wh… More
Hi Jason, many thanks for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay/trip and liked the changes we've made.
“Recharged the Batteries”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2015
Just returned from two weeks at this lovely villa, recently renovated it has all the comforts of home but with the addition of that all important sunshine and private swimming pool.
The villa is si… More
“Lovely villa lovely pool.could do with a bell on gate for visitors .”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2014
Just wasn't happy having to pay extra on top of villa price for cleaning .nobody came to change towels or bedding .iv stayed in lots of villas and always had these changed .… More
Thanks for your feedback, we very much appreciate it. The towels and linen are changed for stays of 14 nights or more, but not for shorter stays than this. As a self-catering villa there is a washing machine and drying facilities should you wish to wash anything. The cleaning/linen fee we charge is to cover the cleaning of the villa and linen after the guest's stays.