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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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(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in La Cala Hills with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / La Cala Hills

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs Bentley” Lovely apartment and surroundings and very clean and everything at hand that you need . We really enjoyed our stay . The manager and his wife were very accommodating . Thank you
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from £56 / night

£289 - £589 / week

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from £56 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Faro District / Carvoeiro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again. Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available. We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by
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from £75 / night

£395 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

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La Cala de Mijas holiday apartment rental

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £92 / night

£640 - £1337 / week

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from £92 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Playa del Ingles

Maspalomas / Playa del Ingles

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fantastic” We stayed in this villa in April this year which most of the week was above 30oc! so to have a lovely clean pool just at the right temp was great. The Villa itself was ver
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from £227 / night

£1590 - £2500 / week

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from £227 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Saint Mary's

Antigua / Saint Mary's

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2780 / week

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from £250 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment letting

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£785 - £966 / week

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from £113 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“chilled” Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We will defiantly book again next year
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from £117 / night

£819 / week

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from £117 / night

(11) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Costa de Cabanas

Tavira / Costa de Cabanas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Place” We stayed in these apartments in early June and despite 2 days of cloudy weather the rest of our holiday was beautifully sunny. The apartment was very spacious and clean. We got the morning sun on the bedroom balconies and the evening
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from £44 / night

£324 - £582 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Very Good 

37

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
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from £104 / night

£727 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Langebaan

Saldanha Bay Municipality / Langebaan

7 6 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£343 - £458 / week

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from £58 / night

(19) Excellent 

10

Port Douglas holiday villa rental

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Perfect for a Port Douglas getaway” Beach Villa 3 at Port Douglas is perfect for an easy, upmarket Port Douglas getaway. The location is great - seconds from the iconic 4 Mile Beach and walking distance from Macrossan St (the heart of Pt D). The vil
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from £169 / night

£1180 - £2060 / week

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from £169 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Albufeira Marina

Albufeira / Albufeira Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” Having stopped in the marina on several occasions my partner and I already knew what to expect. The marina is a great place to stay and is really handy for the old town or Soa Rafael and Gale,(the sunset there is a must) and of course the m
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from £47 / night

£259 - £746 / week

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from £47 / night

(22) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“My 30th with lasses” Fab holiday. Lovely place, bit out the way for party scene tho was €15 a taxi to get into Benidorm centre. Loved having private pool even tho we just had 1 sunny day but didn't spoil it. Ray was fab help too.
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from £85 / night

£595 - £1250 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Sitio de Calahonda

Sitio de Calahonda / Jardines de Calahonda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment, loved the position, size and everything.....” The apartment at Caserio was superb, perfect location next to the pool, very good sized, had practically everything you could possibly want and more. With a fair haired 10 year old
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from £65 / night

£450 - £826 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Caleta de Fuste with golf nearby

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and relaxing” We so didn't want to come home from this villa. Beautifully decorated, very clean with a lovely view over the golf club. If you are arriving late in the evening would recommend the very generous welcome pack, definitely took aw
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from £180 / night

£1200 - £1860 / week

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from £180 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool, golf nearby in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing View” Perfect location for exploring Cape Town and beyond, with the most amazing views of Camps bay and tabletop mountain. Hosts very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and was spotlessly clea
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from £110 / night

£805 - £1120 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday home rental

Gold Coast / Mermaid Waters

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa letting

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!
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from £231 / night

£1539 - £5385 / week

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from £231 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Puerto Banus

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent property -retuned for 4 th year” We have spent three years at this apartment ( it would have been four but the slot was already booked last year. I cannot recommend the apartment highly enough. It is on a corner position giving a choice of t
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from £179 / night

£1250 - £1400 / week

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from £179 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Meia Praia

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent” Fantastic well equipped, comfortable and modern apartment. Brilliant location - definitely recommend
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from £50 / night

£345 - £825 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Chintsa

Eastern Cape / Chintsa

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1750 - £2590 / week

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from £150 / night

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Somerset West holiday home accommodation

Cape Town / Somerset West

2 4 21 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 21 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £79 / night

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Oakbank holiday cottage rental

Adelaide Hills / Oakbank

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £124 / night

£690 - £1495 / week

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from £124 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Laguna

Phuket / Laguna

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury in Paradise” Quality from start to finish the villa has everything you could possibly need to make your stay truly enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious enough not only for 3 en-suite bedrooms, but also separate dining room and lounge, well
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from £130 / night

£900 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Hacienda del Sol with shared pool, golf nearby

Estepona / Hacienda del Sol

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very good” lovely clean and spacious apartment set in beautiful gardens. Nice to have a supermarket so close for convenience not over priced either. The pool area was clean with toilet facilities. And the pool itself was lovely too. Nice local bars/pu
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from £61 / night

£432 - £733 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) 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
“Amazing Villa Holiday” This Villa is 5 stars all areas were immaculately clean and services provided were excellent including plenty of lovely clean towels. Furnishings in the villa are to a high standard likewise is the comfort of beds and sun loung
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from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / night

(6) Excellent 

31

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Bondi

Greater Sydney / Bondi

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£629 - £886 / week

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from £115 / night

(96) 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
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from £700 / night

£3995 - £4995 / week

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from £700 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Areias Sao Joao

Albufeira / Areias Sao Joao

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous stay!” Having just returned from a 10 day break, I have to say this is one of the best apartments we have stayed in. It is very comfortable, has the advantage of two bathrooms and excellent wifi connection. The apartment is well located
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from £50 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Mijas / Sitio de Calahonda

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic, highly recommend apartment & owner” Not long back from a great week in this apartment, the photos dont do it justice. Karen the owner was great, kept in touch after the booking to make sure we had all the info we needed and was very quick t
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from £79 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Average 

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Lagos holiday apartment rental

Faro District / Lagos

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £9 / night

£11 - £345 / week

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from £9 / night

13

Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Melkbosstrand

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £70 / night

£485 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marina holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Loved the apartment” We loved the apartment which was spacious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool area. The walk along the Marina was very pleasant and we especially liked Lagos and its pedestrianised areas with a wonderful choice of lovel
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from £54 / night

£365 - £900 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Vale do Lobo with golf nearby

Faro District / Vale do Lobo

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home - perfect for a family of 4” We had a fantastic stay at our villa in Quinta do Mar! From making our booking, to pre-travel communications, to the actual stay - we really couldn't fault anything! The villa is tastefully decorated, spac
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from £130 / night

£970 - £1294 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment” We have very much enjoyed the apartment. It is very spacious and nicely decorated and the terrace was fantastic with a beautiful view. We hope in the future to make use of the apartment again.
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from £100 / night

£375 - £695 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club with swimming pool, golf nearby

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Recommendation from our friends” Coming from the states, we didn't know what to expect, but our friends had traveled in Portugal and recommended this place. It was a great stay. The unit is a full size house in a upscale community with access
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from £173 / night

£1035 - £1121 / week

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from £173 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Santa Luzia

Faro District / Santa Luzia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“First visit to Portugal and will definitely be returning” This was our first visit to Portugal and we definitely picked a lovely apartment, town and area. The apartment was very spacious, clean and was equipped with everything we needed for an extrem
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from £104 / night

£690 - £1250 / week

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from £104 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Alvor

Alvor / Vila da Praia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great location.” Spacious, clean, ground floor apartment, beautiful décor, quiet location, close to beach and village (10 min walk to each - trainers or flat shoes are a good idea) Kitchen well equipped, including a new washing machi
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from £39 / night

£272 - £1039 / week

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from £39 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

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