Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (16293)

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 apartment with golf nearby in Quinta de Pegada

Tavira / Quinta de Pegada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment . Loved Tavira” Can't fault the apartment at all it is spotless ,excellently equipped and is in a nice quiet residential area . we had a wonderful stay and absolutely fell in love with Tavira. The immediate area was a bit too quie  …see more

from £44 / night

£279 - £1087 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) 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  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ciudad Quesada

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Happy family holiday” Lovely large villa with space for all the family to be together or space to be on their own too. Large amazing pool with deep and shallow ends plenty space for air beds in pool too. Pool bar a great asset as saved you going in an  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Central Albufeira

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Panoramic views” Beautiful apartment, very spacious, great views, very clean, all you need, hills are a problem but you get used to them!  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1075 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £166 / night

£948 - £2600 / week

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from £166 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Sesmarias holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Sesmarias

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!” I stayed here for a week with my wife, two daughters, son in law and my eight month old granddaughter. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday rental. Location was superb, three beaches all within 10 minutes walking distance and all stun  …see more

from £50 / night

£348 - £1382 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lagos / Meia Praia

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well positioned, high quality accommodation, fantastic value.” Thanks Lynn and Dave for sharing your holiday home. We had a fantastic week. The apartment is well located and the facilities were home from home. The beach is only a short walk away. The  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £72 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Vilamoura with swimming pool, golf nearby

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 - £1700 / week

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from £72 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Olhos de Agua with golf nearby

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bel Ombre holiday villa rental

Savanne District / Bel Ombre

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful spacious villa and pool within easy reach of beach and Sofitel.” The villa Calypso was wonderful, it was spacious, quiet, nicely looked after, the gardens were well kept and lush, the villa was beautifully designed and perfect for friends or  …see more

from £261 / night

£2131 - £4079 / week

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from £261 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Forte Sao Joao

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Afew little niggles but overall very good” There are many good points about this villa, there is plenty of space for a large group, it is very central ( only a short walk to old and new town, the people looking after you are very friendly, all the bas  …see more

from £100 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab location, brilliant property!” Loved this apartment as soon as we walked in, really modern decor with everything you will need for your stay...and more! Location was brilliant, not too far to travel to the beach or restaurants Fabulous pool faci  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Puerto Banus

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“El Palmeral - Kieran & Evior White - Nice People, Nice Location” This was an pleasant experience from the moment we booked it. Kieran & Evior were extremely helpful from the outset. The apartment/house is situated in a quiet suburb about a ten minute  …see more

from £135 / night

£783 - £1079 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location , fabulous view” Great apartment spotlessly clean, air conditioning and free wifi , lovely view of the beach and excellent location within walking distance of main are, shops bars and restaurants  …see more

from £106 / night

£740 - £1305 / week

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from £106 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Puerto Banus holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Puerto Banus

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply Magnificent” without doubt one the best places we have ever had the privilege to stay in. We travelled with three of our children, aged 10yrs through to 20yr for 7 wonderful nights at Valley Heights and each to a person shares this opinion. Fro  …see more

from £174 / night

£1218 - £2174 / week

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from £174 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Woodcroft

Onkaparinga / Woodcroft

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Benalmadena Pueblo with golf nearby

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Pueblo

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing!!!” What an amazing property!!! Possibly the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. The whole house was immaculately clean and all our needs were catered for. Apart from the rain we had a wonderful 4 days. Highly recommend this villa.  …see more

from £340 / night

£1122 - £9071 / week

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from £340 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Nueva Andalucia holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£325 - £525 / week

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from £100 / night

22

Broadbeach holiday apartment rental

Gold Coast / Broadbeach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £209 / night

£2393 / week

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from £209 / night

(14) Very Good 

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La Cala de Mijas holiday apartment rental

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment , even greater terrace!” Had a fantastic holiday here, lovely apartment and pool area. The terrace is great for sitting out on whatever' time of day. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away but this can be hard work in the August hea  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Farallon

Rio Hato / Farallon

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £140 / night

£900 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Marbella

Marbella / Marbella

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £145 / night

£975 - £1675 / week

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from £145 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Wellington

Greater Wellington / Wellington

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“An excellent choice” A very well appointed apartment and wonderful hosts in Ian and Marjorie who are extremely helpful but not intrusive. Plenty of space for a couple for a long stay - and there are extra beds which would make it work well for a fa  …see more

from £77 / night

£476 / week

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from £77 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Townhouse accommodation in Los Alcazares with shared pool, golf nearby

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A Lovely House which is like a home” This is a lovely property which has been very thoughtfully equipped with lots of charming touches which are unusual in a rented house. It has everything one might need and the owners and their very helpful agent ha  …see more

from £36 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £36 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£695 - £2495 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Fancourt holiday lodge rental

George / Fancourt

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £70 / night

£420 - £700 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool and sea view in Duquesa

Manilva / Puerto de la Duquesa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful holiday in a lovely area” An extremely conveniently located and well maintained apartment. The apartment was spacious and enjoys the added benefits of a large sunny balcony effectively creating an additional room outdoors. The property a  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Plettenberg Bay with swimming pool, golf nearby

Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Heaven On Earth” We stayed at Villa Rosso in March for the third time and each time we stay there we think it can't get any better but it really does. You will need to look really far and wide to find a more wonderful place to stay. The Villa is s  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£550 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Average 

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Caleta de Fuste holiday apartment rental

Antigua / Caleta de Fuste

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Apartments with really bad reviews” After reading the reviews I have to say we were really worried, we nearly cancelled. We decided to go and if that bad we wouldn't stay there, got there and looked lovely nice clean pool a young man tending gardens w  …see more

from £22 / night

£148 / week

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from £22 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Devonport

Auckland Region / Devonport

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Place to stay” We had a great time there. After booking for the beginning of our jouney we came back for the last days auf our trip, because it is a great place to enjoy AKL. The ferry is close. Beach and waterfront-walk. Nice Cafés just 2 block  …see more

from £52 / night

£378 - £532 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in La Cala de Mijas with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £55 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ventnor holiday apartment rental

Phillip Island / Ventnor

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£430 / week

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from £74 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Caleta de Fuste with golf nearby

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“LUXURY VILLA” Luxury Villa in prime location with great views of golf course, mountains and sea. 10 mins stroll to Atlantico Centre, 20/25 mins to Caleta centre. Bicycles supplied at Villa, as are adult and junior golf clubs. Standard of Villa Ross fu  …see more

from £150 / night

£1100 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast / Maroochydore

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic location...enjoyable” Had an extended stay at Bayz on the River recently and enjoyed it very much. Great central location, well equipped and clean house. Loved the views and walks along the river. Looking forward to another stay!  …see more

from £83 / night

£553 - £737 / week

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from £83 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday studio rental

Lagos / Dona Ana

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £38 / night

£261 - £479 / week

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from £38 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Friars Hill with shared pool, golf nearby

Antigua / Friars Hill

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay” Nice and easy transfer by taxi to the accommodation complex. Friendly reception staff on arrival. Very attractive and clean appartment, with a lovely balcony with sun loungers, table and chairs. Just a few hundred yards from a lo  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

7 14 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely stay at a beautiful villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped and spacious and  …see more

from £270 / night

£1600 - £4627 / week

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from £270 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Hervey Bay

Fraser Coast / Hervey Bay

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£709 / week

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from £102 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Condado de Alhama / Jardines de Alhama

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment and resort, had lovely holiday look forward to coming back” Apartment was first class and great views of the golf course from the balcony. Resort had nice selection of bars and restaurants and the supermarket was handy. Weather was re  …see more

from £30 / night

£133 - £249 / week

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