Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (40046)

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 in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped. My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after. The views  …see more

from £115 / night

£500 - £1550 / week

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from £115 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely villa and great location” Great villa for a family, lovely views over the ocean would benefit from air con - but otherwise excellent  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 - £2270 / week

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from £162 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Pitiwella holiday villa rental

Galle / Pitiwella

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !” Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise ! Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back. It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our stay. A  …see more

from £182 / night

£1268 / week

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from £182 / night

(90) Excellent 

40

Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Fuengirola

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great getaway” Stayed here multiple times superb location very high spec facilities and modern decor throughout. Highly recommend will be back again in 2017.  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £990 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Average 

10

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

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Marina

Lagos / Marina

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Recommended!!” First time staying in Lagos. The apartment was ideally located. Beach 10 min. Shopping 5 min. Clean and well equipped apartment. No pool or communal facilities but would definitely stay here again. Recommended!!  …see more

from £9 / night

£9 - £345 / week

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from £9 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Miss D Hollas” Lovely apartment very clean and tidy would definitely go back. Lovely views from balcony. Pool area very good and relaxing.  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £578 / week

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from £44 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Riambel holiday villa rental

Savanne District / Riambel

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£707 / week

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from £113 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Hout Bay holiday home rental

Cape Town / Hout Bay

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£555 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Vera Playa

Vera Playa / Palomares

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £25 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £25 / night

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Apartment rental in Aljezur with shared pool

Faro District / Aljezur

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in El Rosario

Marbella / El Rosario

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa with great facilities for all the family” We were a party of 11 in Marbella for a family wedding. We chose Casa Ell Har as it looked like a spacious villa with great facilities and a good sized pool, and we weren't disappointed. The  …see more

from £314 / night

£2195 - £3599 / week

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from £314 / night

(7) Excellent 

14

Forest Hill holiday farmhouse accommodation

Lockyer Valley / Forest Hill

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 145 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £89 / night

£549 - £1881 / week

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from £89 / 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

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.354 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing Holiday” This is a comfortable apartment that we have stayed in before. All the self catering facilities you could hope for in the kitchen.. Perhaps a gas lighter would be good. Nice pool and plenty of sunbeds. Only 10-15 min walk to nearest  …see more

from £35 / night

£216 - £518 / week

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from £35 / 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

(13) Excellent 

10

Margaret River holiday home rental

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“great place and location” A nice a peaceful place, privacy and beautiful surroundings. A great way to discover Australia's wildlife and close to Margaret River town as well as the beach. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.  …see more

from £122 / night

£854 / week

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from £122 / 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

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Puerto Del Carmen

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent - home from home!” We have stayed at this lovely apartment twice and will be returning for a month again next year. The apartment is in a perfect position between the Old Town and the strip with a selection of shops and restaurants just minu  …see more

from £50 / night

£380 - £920 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Torrevieja Area

Torrevieja Area / Playa Flamenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -  …see more

from £22 / night

£173 - £388 / week

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from £22 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Villamartin

Villamartin / Villamartin Plaza

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Perfect in the right place” Location was in very good spot, a little bit to far from beach, but not a problem. Houses and amenities in the area very good. Really enjoyed this for a holiday Apartment was spot on in prime location, Casey who met us  …see more

from £25 / night

£144 - £269 / week

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from £25 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Los Montesinos with shared pool

Province of Alicante / Los Montesinos

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £19 / night

£160 - £250 / week

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from £19 / 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 £102 / night

£427 - £599 / week

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from £102 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse letting

Mojacar / Mojacar Playa

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Excellent accommodation and well equipped. Really lovely location and close to beach front and restaurants. Definitely recommend this apartment  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £545 / week

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from £46 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Home rental in Maynards with swimming pool

Saint Peter Parish / Maynards

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Villa, great location” 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 stay comfortable. We  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 - £2555 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£285 - £468 / week

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from £43 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Palmela

Setubal District / Palmela

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning holidays in Palmela” Mandy gave us a warm welcome. The house is fully equipped.We felt very comfortable in this cosy, bright and convenient place. The Garden is spacious with a nice patio and a lemon tree. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe.  …see more

from £40 / night

£278 - £337 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Mogan

Gran Canaria / Mogan

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“wonderful Puerto de Mogan” Litle and charming place. The buildings with flowers and the canals. Many restaurants with good food. I will come back.  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £664 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Ourique with shared pool

Ourique / Aldeia De Palheiros

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £38 / night

£235 - £325 / week

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from £38 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“HOME from HOME” Myself, my husband our teenager and 2 under 6 years stayed at the pad for 2 weeks. It was brilliant, I normally find family holidays slightly stressful. But the pad was like home from home. It has everything you would have at home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £685 / week

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from £50 / 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 £21 / night

£147 / week

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from £21 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Canyamel with shared pool, golf nearby

Majorca / Canyamel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £32 / night

£224 / week

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from £32 / night

19

Bolnuevo holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Bolnuevo

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£238 - £388 / week

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from £44 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
“A modern, well equipped apartment with a warm welcome from the owners” Our booking through Pure Algarve was simple and queries dealt with efficiently. We were given lots of information about the area and all our questions were answered with a very hel  …see more

from £108 / night

£513 - £733 / week

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from £108 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Praia del Rey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £99 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Olhos de Agua holiday apartment accommodation

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Top class apartment,for all ages.” Top class apartment with very good views from the excellent balcony.The apartment contains top of the range Bosch white goods washing m/c cooker etc,the complex has a great swimming pool and tennis courts,the apartme  …see more

from £22 / night

£133 - £511 / week

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from £22 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Flic En Flac with indoor pool

Riviere Noire District / Flic En Flac

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

São Miguel / Sao Vicente Ferreira

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £1117 / week

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from £44 / night

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