Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (41431)

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 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 £153 / night

£1071 / week

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from £153 / night

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Holiday apartment in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Seafront apartment is a sunny and cool beach front apartment with wonderful views across the Bay of Pollensa. It is in a really great spot overlooking the shore front - just a minute from the lovely sandy beach and a short walk from the Pine Walk and restaurants...  …see more

from £59 / night

£407 - £898 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Car not necessary
Quiet 1920s studio apartment with your own private courtyard and entrance, just metres from St Kilda's iconic cake shops, restaurants, Luna Park, Palais Theatre, trams, buses and beach. Off-street parking, spa bath, wifi and laundry included.  …see more

from £90 / night

£480 - £659 / week

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from £90 / night

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Torre Soli Nou holiday villa rental

Minorca / Torre Soli Nou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1,200 km
  • Swimming pool
Distance from the beach 1200mts  …see more

from £45 / night

£312 - £1436 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Plettenberg Bay / Keurboomstrand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Base yourself at this modern villa and choose the type of holiday experience you want. Make it happen! Remain in the resort, put your feet up, sunbathe, swim or take a drive for a kaleidoscopic encounter with nature! Great stop-over between Cape Town and the Addo Ele  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Calicos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious and elegant modern house with shared garden and pool in ideal position” Gorgeous modern house, tastefully decorated, with all the appliances and items that we needed plus more. Good garden and pool area with countryside around was very relaxi  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £1280 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Zahora holiday cottage rental

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“tasteful apartment in seashore” At beautyfuld apartment in a spanish area near the sea. Easy to find! Nice hostess who welcomed us and had good tips abous the area.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Santaella

Province of Cordoba / Santaella

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 141 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
At 500 mts from Santaella village, with WIFI internet & air conditioning!This magnificent villa is located at 5 minutes walk from Santaella village and has been built in "old cortijo style", so you wouldn't guess that it has just been constructed  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £936 / week

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from £73 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £99 / night

£417 - £584 / week

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from £99 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rosedale

Barossa Valley / Rosedale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
With wonderful rural views and plenty of wineries, cafes and restaurants within a short drive, Creeve Roe is a great place for a romantic stay or to relax and unwind with friendsProvision for additional guests may be possible at $50/person/night. Please contact the owne  …see more

from £198 / night

£1186 - £2396 / week

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from £198 / night

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Holiday apartment in Redcliffe

Moreton Bay Region / Redcliffe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Beautiful, executive studio apartment, simply stunning – it’s spacious, filled with light and a perfect haven for singles or couples wishing to escape to a magical getaway. Just metres from Suttons Beach and Settlement Cove Lagoon, the apartment is superbly located  …see more

from £111 / night

£731 / week

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from £111 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Garopaba

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £160 / night

£960 - £2520 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Home rental in Millaa Millaa with golf nearby

Queensland / Millaa Millaa

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This property is very easy to find on the Palmerston Highway. Situated on a Hill overlooking the surrounding areas, you are spoilt for views in all directions. Convenience at your front door with a restaurant and bar in walking distance and farms at our back door.  …see more

from £111 / night

£719 - £1243 / week

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from £111 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cavelossim

Cavelossim / Mobor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
WHISPERING PALMS- Our Modern and luxurious Apartment is most perfectly located a mere 600 meters from the quiet and unspoilt beach of of Zalor-Varca. The Swimming Pool, Indoor Entertainment options such as books, DVDs etc are all available for your use.Every detail in t  …see more

from £40 / night

£255 - £410 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Fuengirola

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Self Catering property with stunning swimming pool and exotic Tropical Gardens, and overlooking the Mediterranean. Just 10 minutes from the beach. Ideal for families seeking relaxation and golfers.  …see more

from £35 / night

£220 - £490 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
BeachApartmentLos CristianosAronaModernSwimming PoolBaby Pool  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Seaford Rise

Onkaparinga / Seaford Rise

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Family Friendly.Near to the lovely southern beaches.Near to McLaren Vale wine region.Large and secure garden.Quiet neighborhood but close to facilities.Near to Moana ,Port Noarlunga,Christies Beach.Friendly local owners!!!!Prices are based upon 4 guests, extra guests to  …see more

from £69 / night

£478 - £646 / week

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from £69 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Los Miradores del Puerto with shared pool, golf nearby

Murcia / Los Miradores del Puerto

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely stay in La Manga” Great apartment with lovely views and fantastic pool, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well stocked kitchen/utility room with cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine etc. Lovely lounge area with two balconies, close to be  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(90) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect. We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f  …see more

from £575 / night

£2995 - £5795 / week

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from £575 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Spacious detached modern villa built 2012 with swimming pool in the village of Acipreste, near Alcobaca (8 minutes drive) surrounded by fruit trees and grapevines, views over beautiful countryside and the Serra dos Candeeiros hills in the distance make this the perfec  …see more

from £95 / night

£625 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Yesiluzumlu with swimming pool

Fethiye / Yesiluzumlu

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful.....” I have to say, this villa was even better than we were expecting! I made contact with the owners before we went and they couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful to deal with. On arrival we were greeted by the man who takes ca  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Sant Esteve de Palautordera

Province of Barcelona / Sant Esteve de Palautordera

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming house at the foot of Montseny with garden and swimming pool. It´s an area ideal for cycling, trekking and eat local food. The house it´s 40 minutes by train from Barcelona (paseo de Gracia) and 20 minutes by car of La Roca Shopping Center . The house has a f  …see more

from £77 / night

£642 - £953 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Costa Teguise / Central Costa Teguise

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely, private comfortable 2-bedroom apartment in a little complex, situated within easy reach of all main facilities. Shops, restaurants, beaches and bar galore 10-15 min walk away. The apartments is equipped with many homely comforts including a DVD player, WIFI ,it  …see more

from £42 / night

£300 - £334 / week

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from £42 / night

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Holiday home in Yungaburra

Queensland / Yungaburra

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Large house set in peaceful forest surroundings, 200m from Yungaburra historical village, offering fine dining and shops. Sleeps up to 10 guests. All linen supplied. Fully equipped kitchen, antique colonial furniture, heated jacuzzi on the terrace. TV, piano. Bordering  …see more

from £201 / night

£1195 - £2201 / week

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from £201 / night

(3) Average 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Quinta do Lago

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location & very helpful management!” Villa Lira is ideally placed, with access to tennis, the lagoon & the beach all a short walk & golf a short drive. Antonio & the team were very helpful and quickly sorted out an issue on arrival(no DVD play  …see more

from £342 / night

£2052 - £5633 / week

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from £342 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Whitfield holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Victoria / Whitfield

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Valley View Caravan Park is situated in the picturesque and bountiful King Valley. The King Valley is located at the foothills of the Alpine National Park, surrounded by mountains, rivers, and home to the spectacular Lake William Hovell. Discover a region full of herita  …see more

from £36 / night

£252 / week

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from £36 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Zahora holiday studio rental

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Piece of Bliss in Andalusia” Casara always feels new and fresh every time I return! The studio is actually a one bedroom apt. where you have a living room and kitchen on the first floor and you have a bedroom on the second floor! Everything perfectl  …see more

from £37 / night

£258 / week

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from £37 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar / Mont Lloret

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
This marvellous villa is located in a quiet urbanisation at 7 km from the town centre. The garden is made in different terraces with different private facilities: BBQ, swimming pool and dinning and relaxing spaces. The panoramic house's sights are mainly forest and  …see more

from £112 / night

£471 - £1325 / week

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from £112 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1197 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Aveiro District / Estarreja

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
This is a perfect house for a family or group wanting to relax or get to know the area. We have people interested in surfing in Aveiro, wind surf or kyte in Murtosa, bird watching in the lagoon or National Park of S. Jacinto. Very comfortable, one floor in two levels, s  …see more

from £116 / night

£624 / week

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from £116 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / Watersong Resort

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
A spacious 6 bedroom,Mediterranean style villa with games room, pool and spa and extended deck. Conservation and lake views on the prestigious Watersong Resort. All bedrooms are en-suite with cable TV. 2 king size, 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Mains gas BBQ.Additional  …see more

from £124 / night

£924 - £1378 / week

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from £124 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Macher holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Macher

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Enix

Province of Almeria / Enix

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A modern three bed villa with spectacular views over the surrounding hills down towards the medterranean sea.Five minutes walk from the Village of Enix in the Sierra De Gador. Twenty five mins drive to glorious beaches and resorts. Envia Golf course ten mins drive awayT  …see more

from £18 / night

£116 - £197 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday condo in Fish Hoek

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
2 Oceans Apartments offers a tastefully decorated Self-Catering Apartment in the heart of the Cape Peninsula with a large sparkling and solar heated pool. The 1-Room Apartment is perfect for 2 people but can accommodate a family of 4. Our beautifully decorated one room  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £266 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Isla de Graciosa

Canary Islands / Isla de Graciosa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
La Casa, habitada antiguamente por pescadores, se encuentra en primera linea de mar, reformada recientemente para que puedas disfrutar de una estancia tranquila con todas las comunidades en un autentico paraíso, tiene mucha luz y terraza junto al mar en la que podrás  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £599 / week

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from £73 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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 £65 / night

£428 - £1069 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best Holiday Ever!” Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antonio was so helpful both when book  …see more

from £300 / night

£1761 - £4847 / week

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from £300 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kaiteriteri

Nelson-Tasman Region / Kaiteriteri

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Kaiteriteri Beach with its golden sands and clear green/blue water is a must see if you are contemplating a visit to beautiful New Zealand. Our cottage is located 1.5 kms from the beach, and we have lovely views of Tasman Bay from our property.Boats leave daily nearby t  …see more

from £72 / night

£629 / week

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from £72 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Australia & New Zealand

Queensland / Airlie Beach

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“The ultimate getaway retreat, peaceful and relaxing” The location is stunning, over looking islands, yachts and across to the untouched hills. The infinity pool was amazing and refreshing and the spa was hot and inviting when it got cooler in the even  …see more

from £288 / night

£2012 / week

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from £288 / night

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