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!
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Luxury villa with solar heated private pool located on the exclusive La Guardia Park offering spacious, level accommodation suitable for families, groups and those requiring wheelchair access.Furnished and equipped to the highest standard throughout the accommodation co …see more
5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa wa… More
“A Lovely Villa”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!… More
“Second stay at fabulous villa”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The villa has all you need for a relaxing family holiday. It's clean, spacious, well kitted out and has a lovely pool and spacious sunbathing and dining areas. The location is great for beach, port a… More
La Vapeur Estate is located at the summit at the third highest point in Trinidad, which is located in the southern Caribbean. With stunning sea and mountain views, the property's wood cabin offers a private, luxurious and serene getaway with spectacular views of th …see more
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
Villa Caçador is located in close proximity to the world famous marina and championship golf courses of Vilamoura offering you the ultimate in exclusive retreats on the sun drenched Algarve. The Villa itself overlooks one of the Algarve's finest golf courses, The …see more
The property is located in the small town of Edge Hill ,with its Botanic gardens ,walking tracks coffee shops and restaurants.
Edge hill is only 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the city.
The upstairs house is a private self co …see more
-Fonoll Marí is a two storey villa built on a 1000 m2. ground. The ground floor comprises a large split-level lounge dining room with enclosed fireplace, a separated fitted breakfast kitchen with utility room, a double bedroom and a family bathroom. Close to the kitch …see more
Having stayed in Puerto Pollensa for the previous four years I knew what to expect of the resort, heaven! This summer we holidayed as a large family group and after spending many hours searching many … More
“Perfect Family Holiday ”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic holiday at Fonoll Mari. The house is ideal for a group of people.
The house is set in lovely gardens with a large swimming pool and plenty of sun lounges ☀️
There is a great… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2011
The villa is in a residential area, very private and peaceful but still with in easy walking distance to the beach and town, we didn’t hire a car we took a private taxi to the villa and used the loc… More
Casa lagoas is suitable for large groups/large families of up to 8 people that are on the lookout for a well-equipped, comfortable and roomy place that is just a short drive away from every amenity and everything that the Albufeira region has to offer. Close to golf cou …see more
We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Ca… More
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… More
The house is located in the quiet exclusive Paraiso Hillls development.Tranquil and peaceful, only 10 minutes drive from Puerto Banus .
The house has its own beautiful private garden and is perfect for outdoor living with a manicured private garden , comfotable out do …see more
We booked to stay for a month after christmas and hoped for some sunshine and to escape from the English winter. We had family and friends to join us over the course of the month. It is a fabulous pro… More
“Perfect from start to finish”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
Myself and my 5 friends stayed here whilst in Marbella for a wedding. From the date we booked the apartment we were contacted by the owners, who were so helpful from start to finish.
When we arriv… More
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation.
We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us during our stay. Th… More
Our lovely 3 bedroom, air-conditioned home comes with everything you will need for your stay in Perth. A fantastic outdoor entertaining area complete with swimming pool(with solar blanket), BBQ and lounges makes this an ideal retreat for couples and families.The cottage …see more
We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane i… More
“A real Jem!”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
I stayed at this cottage with my husband and 2 young children for 3 weeks. On arrival we were met by Jane the owner who was not only helpful with the house but our children also who immediately took a… More
This modern house, with an amazing location (less than 50 meters from the sea side and the surf), offers the possibility of a dream vacation, in a very special and authentic area of the Algarve – the “Barlavento algarvio” (or windy Algarve). The sea view is simply …see more
DEC 2015 - BASEMENT RENOVATIONS AND NEW APPLIANCES
Note that the villa can now accommodate up to 14 people in 6 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and 1 open room with 2 additional beds.
The villa DSL has been changed to a 40 Megabytes fiber optic WiFi Internet acr …see more
My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with
Any questions about places … More
“Villa Alzambra weekend”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
from the moment we found this villa, the service from the villas owner Nacho de la Fuente has been amazing, kind and very efficient.
The villa is in excellent condition and has an amazing pool and … More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
We stayed at the villa at the beginning of April for 6 days. From being greeted by Nacho on arrival to handing back the Villa our stay was faultless.
The villa is in excellent condition. We utili… More
Located on the 3rd floor of this large dwelling the apartment offers one bedroom, a living/dining room with a double sofabed and an indoor barbeque, fully equiped kitchen and a bathroom. The bedroom and living room lead onto a large balcony with partly shaded pergola wi …see more
My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What … More
Muthiga House is a three bedroomed cottage located in Oasis camp
at the scenic shores of Lake Elementaita. All the bedrooms have
very comfortable beds, Mosquito nets and their
own modern bathrooms. The cottage also has a
sitting area with a simply furnished open kitchen …see more
This original property which cascades down a mountain, commands a elevated position that benefits panoramic coastal views of the Spanish holiday resort of Bolnuevo and the port of Mazarron. It has a private 8 x 4 swimming pool that also benefits from sea views. The pool …see more
The holiday apartment is situated directly on the sea front, in an exclusive apartment complex which offers total privacy with an excellent infrastructure. The combination of Spanish and Moroccan architecture will enchant you immediately.
The spacious living area offe …see more
The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has pl… More
“Clean, neat and tidy and very spacious”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2013
Excellent holiday apartment with all the comforts of home including dishwasher and washing machine. Perfect view from the balcony with the sea just yards away, the ideal place to eat your breakfast. … More
“Welcome to Gran Canaria”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
We arrived to Gran Canaria holding keys to the apartment. There was no need to contact anyone on the island as keys were sent to us prior to our departure.+
The apartment was clean and located in a … More
A superior apartment offering space, luxury and functionality. This makes it the perfect place for friends or family to relax after a fun and energising day on the beach or in the pool. This luxury child friendly 2 bedroom apartment is situated in a quiet part of the e …see more
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 wi… More
Thank you for taking time to review. The sun bed issue is being reviewed and owners have requested more to be placed around the large pool and grounds. Inside the apartment there are two folding sun loungers for easy carry down to use around the pool.. Pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday .
“Fantastic rental property for families”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2011
This as a beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment in a fabulous location. Lagos itself is beautiful with fabulous beach, lovely new marina and quaint old town. The property is, in our view, ideal… More
“Excellent location and spacious appartment. Could not fault.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
We had a fabulous holiday. The appartment was great value and the location was fabulous. The choice of restaurants within walking distance was good and food excellent. Highly recommended.… More
Delighted to hear you had a great time...thank you
Cute 2 bedroom cottage retreat in the historical heart of Avenel situated on a large block with garden.
Full facilities includes working kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
Air conditioning, wood fire heater, 42" television, sofa and couch, dining table for 6.
Great for a we …see more
This is one of the oldest and most beautiful houses in Port Soller. It is located right in the heart of Santa Catalina, the old fisherman's quarter of Port Soller.
Las Mimosas features a large SUPER-KING SIZE bedroom with en-suite shower and WC, separate Twin Bedroom/d …see more
A beautiful 3 bedroom villa with kidney shaped pool situated on a private road known locally as "millionaires row". The villa is split-level with fully fitted kitchen and TV area (with satellite TV and DVD player) on the ground floor, a large lounge and separate dining …see more
Our accommodation Sleeps 2/4/6/8/10 to 20 guests.1 Lux Villa( sleeps 8) ,4 Lux tents sleep 2 each and 1 family tent sleeps 4 on a 9km lagoon. Tropical Paradise!!! extra pop up tents for extra 8 guests.
We are ideal for Family and Friend groups. Also Specialize in WEDDIN …see more
Set in a quiet, small residential area overlooking an impressive communal swimming pool. This ground floor apartment has 2 bedrooms, one with a full size bed and the other with twin beds. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes and ceiling fans. A travel cot can be provid …see more
The apartment is nicely situated with about a 8 minute walk to the Playa Flamenca commercial centre and has all the home comforts to help make your stay an enjoyable one. We stayed there during the fi… More
“Amazing Location, Amazing Pool and Apartment.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
We stay in July of this year, very pleased indeed and will be back for sure. Great location, great apartment and loved the pool area. Had everything we could ask for. Very pleased. Great location for … More
Wake up to a crisp and beautiful sunrise shining through your windows in the morning. Go on a fishing trip or for a leisurely stroll along the White Beach in the afternoon. Soak up the sunrays of a spectacular sunset setting over water in the evening. Snug up on a sofa …see more
“Perfect house, ideal setting- we would go back anytime”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2015
We have only good memories of our two weeks at White Beach. The view each morning and evening from the deck was so absorbing, the house was well organised and the surrounding area has much to offer- f… More
Our four double bedroom house with private swimming pool and also access to the large community swimming pool is probably one of the best at Edificio Residencial Aljamar as it has a very large terrace. Being situated on the corner of the entrance to the Edificiio and …see more
3 bedroom, fully air-conditioned/heated, detached villa on the very edge of Lake Vinuela, with stunning views over the lake to Mount Maroma. INTERNET CONNECTION, Wii and GamesPrivate pool, gardens, plenty of terraces and seating areas. Two BBQ's. Ample parking Good …see more
The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake.
The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a … More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
Hey Alan and Kristin
Just wanted to say what an absolutely divine place you’ve got there. Truly stunning. We had a fabulous time and although have only been back a few days we’re missing ‘tha… More
Casablanca is a stunning newly built four bedroom villa in a private gated community situated in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmadena. Situated just 15 minutes from Malaga airport, minutes walk from the marina and beach and its many excellent bars and restaurants and …see more
YellotailStay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We are 30 metres from the hang gliding and paragliding haven and stunning views of Bald Hill, Stanwell Park.
The Top Room is a mote …see more
ECHO BAYVIEWS is located close to the family friendly Fish Hoek beach, and is well situated to the attractions of the Cape peninsula, including: * Boulders Beach & Penguins * Cape Point Nature Reserve and Ostrich Farm * Table Mou …see more
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
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 spacious. Wh… More
“A Beautiful Home In A Wonderful Setting”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
This is a beautiful home, that offers everything thing that you could want on holiday... It is very clean, very well appointed and spacious, excellent for large or small groups or as we were just the … More
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Second visit. Fell in love with the oustanding views each day, which reminded me of Mount's Bay in West Cornwall. Great arrangement of accommodation that afforded privacy as needed. lots to do within … More
FABULOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS: PRIVATE ANDALUCIAN VILLA WITH OWN POOL AND LARGE GROUNDS, IN TRANQUIL RURAL SETTING - SLEEPS 6InsideWith open-plan living, sitting and kitchen areas, high vaulted ceilings, pine doors and window shutters this villa has a fabulous spacious feel …see more
If you want to escape, this is a fantastic place. The villa is lovely and situated in hills with olive trees. There is no noise, a very quiet area. The pool is great (but no shallow end), the villa is… More
Thanks for your great review and I'm glad you enjoyed the villa and surroundings as much as we do!
I agree, it would be useful to have internet and we continue our search for a suitable provider. Having said that, the advantages are that you're forced to relax, and if you really need it, you can just drive 2 minutes to Maroma bar/restaurant in the village and take some light refreshment at the same time!
Please do come again, when you'll be able to take advantage of our returners' discount.
“scenery was amazing!”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
We loved your villa - the setting is beautiful and it was so relaxing to get away from it all. We thought we'd do lots of sight-seeing but in the end we didn't do much - we were happy to stay by the p… More
Modern two bedroom luxury apartment situated in the family resort of Cala Egos, close to the sophisticated Cala d'Or marina.The apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen and utility room, spacious lounge and large terrace, beautiful swimmin …see more
Well positioned apartment. Excellent pool and tennis facilities.
Apartment is spacious with large balcony ideal for an early evening glass of wine.
Cala Egos 2 mins walk away - quiet but nice restau… More
“Nice apartment, great location”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2016
Three of us stayed for a long weekend in September and had a great time. The owner of the apartment was very helpful and answered all our questions. The apartment itself was very good with a great ter… More
The deck apartment at the Birdsong Home is a cosy space for a family or a group of friends. With two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, a private wooden deck area overlooking the mountains, kitchen, dining area, and lounge, it sleeps a maximum of six people.
The outdo …see more
LAZY COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS is one of the two true Wooden Chalets situated on the banks of Goa's largest River "Mandovi". (Please check out WOODEN CHALET ON THE RIVER BANKS for information on the other property). The house has its own wooden jetty and has docking fa …see more
Located on the Fuerteventura golf resort this bungalow is tastefully furnished to a high standard.It has a lounge, separate kitchen and bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. The lounge opens on to a large terrace with a garden to the front, side and rear of the property.The h …see more
We stayed in Jim's bungalow for one week 4-11 June 2016 and it was all we could ask for and more. The bungalow is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was just wonderful having the communal … More
This wonderfully furnished apartment in Lagos offers great seaside views, and is conveniently located next to nearby beaches, the Marina, the train station, and historical town centre. A delightfull sunny apartment, 5 min walk to the beautiful Meia-Praia Beach, 1.5 km f …see more
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks. It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. There was also clean linen and towels delivered half way through which was great.
Great location… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. It is a new, very nice place to stay with everything you might need while you are there. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine - nice! The owners w… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and have taken note of your comment about the lack of wi-fi. We have recently installed wi-fi and cable TV service in the apartment, which will make it more convenient for our guests to access the internet, etc., and to have more options for TV when at the apartment. Thanks for the suggestion!
“Central Location, Fantastic Views”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Centrally located apartment, just 5 mins. walk to train station and 10 mins to bus station. (Lagos has very good access by bus/train to interesting areas along the Algarve.) The apartment itself is v… More
Luxury 4 bedroom self catering villa with private 10 x 5 pool/spa, the villa has 2 Double bedrooms & 2 Twin bedrooms, all 4 bedrooms have en-suites, air conditioning, ceiling fans, TVs, DVDs. 1 Double bedroom & 1 Twin bedroom are situated off the 1st floor blaco …see more
We spent 3 three weeks in sawan villa in June/July. The villa itself was lovely and clean when we arrived, it has a large open plan layout inside which was nice, the pool was cool but lovely. We enjo… More
Hiru Sandu Villa caters exclusively to those in search of absolute privacy, peace and tranquility, to be pampered by our courteous staff and enjoy true Sri Lankan style living. Ideal for families with little children and groups who wish to be together yet have the priva …see more
We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is st… More
“The problem with Hiru Sandhu”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
The problem with Hiru Sandhu is that wherever we go in the world now will feel like Disneyland. This included our next stop after our two week stay at the villa which should have been a delight given … More
“diamond in the rough”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
the villa is amazing. beautiful setting and well maintained. the staff are very kind and helpful. being set away from the hustle and bustle of tangalle, we were able to relax and truly enjoy the be… More
New luxury penthouse apartment 5 minutes walk from the beach with unbeatable sunset views over stunning Cala Tarida and the island of S'Espartar, best enjoyed from the rooftop jacuzzi! The apartment has 100sqm of indoor space and 162sqm of terrace space, so hopefully yo …see more
This is a fabulous apartment and if I could give it six stars, I would. Internally, it is very tastefully decorated with everything you would require for your stay. However, it is the external terra… More
“Great, great, great”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2014
It is the second time we spend our holidays there. One could say: well after the delight we experienced the first time, the place is less amazing... No way! We enjoyed our holidays at least as much as… More
“Most Amazing Apartment”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
Totally loved this apartment, the views were incredible and just a very sort walk away from the beach. Tarida Bay is a quite family oriented place, perfect for those who like to dip in and out of craz… More
Hotel Deli River is located in a tropical garden with many varieties of native fruits, flowers and birds. Our restaurant Omlandia serves the finest Indonesian and western cuisine. Enjoy the beauty of the Sumatran jungle whilst swimming in our swimmingpool. We will be h …see more