Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

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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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Areias de Sao Joao holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Areias de Sao Joao

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £350 / night

£650 - £3415 / week

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from £350 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Quebec / Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carre

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £216 / night

£1509 / week

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from £216 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Lake Macquarie

Greater Newcastle / Lake Macquarie

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £295 / night

£1942 / week

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from £295 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Port de Pollenca holiday home rental

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 7 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £50 / night

£350 / 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

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m
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from £221 / night

£1602 - £3560 / week

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from £221 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Parque del Rey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Stayed here a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Now the villa has been renovated and is even better. The pool area is brilliant, very private and sheltered. A reasonable distance to walk into town for a meal at night, work up an appetite a
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / 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 - £1800 / week

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from £72 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
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from £136 / night

£551 - £1526 / week

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from £136 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby, tennis court in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home but better!” Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds are great for sleeping on
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from £700 / night

£2500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(11) 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 - £1260 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Ocho Rios

Saint Ann Parish / Ocho Rios

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Puerto Calero holiday bungalow rental

Puerto Calero / Marina Area

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £54 / night

£375 - £470 / week

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from £54 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Velez-Malaga / Algarrobo Pueblo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A taste of real Spain” We stayed here for 16 nights and loved the house and the village. This is the Spanish equivalent of a quaint higgledy piggledy English cottage. The layout is unusual and there are a lot of curving stairs making it unsuitable for
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from £30 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Camposol

Mazarron / Camposol

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£547 - £1306 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Atalaia holiday villa rental

Lagos / Atalaia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious & comfortable 3 bed villa with great pool & outside space.” Fantastic villa, good location, good weather and first class service from making the booking to receiving the refund of the security deposit. The villa was spacious and comfortable w
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from £115 / night

£795 - £1935 / week

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from £115 / night

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O Freixo holiday barn rental

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £51 / night

£335 - £416 / week

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from £51 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto de la Duquesa

Manilva / Puerto de la Duquesa

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £46 / night

£324 - £537 / week

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from £46 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Cala d'Or holiday villa rental

Cala d'Or / Cala D'Or Marina

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa in excellent location” We enjoyed a two week holiday at Villa Paraiso with another family this summer and loved every minute of it! The villa is spacious and well equipped with everything from an American style f/f to hold all the beer,
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from £182 / night

£1272 - £3348 / week

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from £182 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Halls Gap holiday home rental

Grampians / Halls Gap

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £147 / night

£1024 / week

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from £147 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Magaluf with shared pool

Calvia / Magaluf

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“More than you could want from an apartment!” We visited for the last week of July, and it was the first time we have ever rented an apartment. The location was beautiful, ME Mallorca is a fabulous hotel with excellent grounds and the pool areas are br
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from £81 / night

£509 / week

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from £81 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Barcelona / Copons

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £157 / night

£1098 - £1187 / week

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from £157 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ponta Delgada holiday penthouse rental

Ponta Delgada / Ponta Delgada, Azores

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £112 / night

£784 / week

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from £112 / 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
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from £70 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

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Home rental in Pico

Azores / Pico

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £30 / night

£208 - £534 / week

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from £30 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Altinkum

Didim / Altinkum

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely, hassle free, clean and comfortable.” The apartment is lovely and perfect for what I needed. I would 100% stay there again. I had quite a bad allergic reaction to something on the sheets or the powder that was used to wash them previously but
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from £27 / night

£199 / week

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from £27 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Fernando

Province of Cadiz / San Fernando

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £77 / night

£339 - £750 / week

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from £77 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Fish Hoek holiday home rental

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £321 / night

£2079 - £2407 / week

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from £321 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Kalkan with shared pool

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Glorious Kalkan” This has to be our favourite destination due its location, stunning views and of course the very friendly staff. It's the kind of holiday which you can be very relaxed around the pool or also be a bit more adventurous with local trips
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from £45 / night

£200 - £725 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Wanneroo / Carramar

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Close to perfect!” Our family had the honour of being the first paid guests in this house in June 2013. Right from the beginning Sharon made us feel welcome as she had arranged a picnic basket for us. It was really helpful as we arrived only after the
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from £100 / night

£742 - £1112 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Casares holiday apartment rental

Casares / Casares Bay

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£297 - £594 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic location, fantastic property” First visit to Barbados and we loved every minute of it. The house was fantastic, comfortable spacious and very well equipped. The bedrooms are large and each room has its own walk in shower. We really liked
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from £280 / night

£1960 - £3990 / week

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from £280 / 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 £235 / night

£1563 - £5469 / week

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from £235 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with swimming pool in Los Granados Playa

Estepona / Los Granados Playa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £140 / night

£975 - £2030 / week

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from £140 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Finestrat holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Finestrat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Location” Just returned from a lovely stay in Casita de la Luna ,everything was just perfect for a quiet peaceful holiday . The scenery is spectacular in every direction and the house is ideally located for walking in the mountains or drivi
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from £65 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Marinha

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £140 / night

£979 - £1657 / week

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from £140 / night

(6) Average 

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Holiday chalet rental

Province of Seville / Espartinas

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£323 - £678 / week

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from £51 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Hope to return!” Having never been to Portugal before I was really excited to experience somewhere new and to stay in such a beautiful villa in lovely surroundings was amazing! I travelled with my husband and 3 children age 16,13 and 10 along with a
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from £160 / night

£1100 - £1600 / week

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from £160 / night

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