Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (55479)

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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1

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Magnificent brand new Self Catering seafront with unobstructed view Villa in the heart of Marsascala. On entering this luxuriously finished villa you will find yourself in a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking the  …see more

from £101 / night

£706 / week

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from £101 / night

(9) Excellent 

39

Holiday villa rental

Ciudad Quesada / Rojales Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“This place is a must!!” Second year in a row will be back next year to!! Great villa Five minutes walk to local restaurants and bars Perfect villa and area for families  …see more

from £130 / night

£799 - £1299 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

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(1) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Le Precheur

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £38 / night

£236 - £306 / week

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from £38 / night

(6) Very Good 

15

Valletta holiday apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Sleeps 2. 16th century charming house of character on three levels. Best central location in Malta in Valletta capital city .Just 5 minutes on foot from city center and only 4 doors down from the main high street [republic street] 1 minute from sea front.  …see more

from £36 / night

£248 - £306 / week

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from £36 / night

(18) Very Good 

8

Holiday apartment in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Avenida de las Playas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ideal apartment” Had a wonderful stay in this lovely apartment. It has modern decor, in good condition and is amazing value. Its a neat one bed apartment on a quiet little complex perfectly located walking distance to the beach, main strip, shopping c  …see more

from £33 / night

£230 - £300 / week

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from £33 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tidy apartment in sunny position” Apartment was clean and tidy on arrival, well equiped with washing machine also, very handy. Nice balcony with sun most of the day  …see more

from £30 / night

£253 - £362 / week

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from £30 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great lake views and great location” 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 10 minute driv  …see more

from £82 / night

£575 - £1100 / week

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from £82 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.100s of resta  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Pilar de la Horadada holiday bungalow rental

Pilar de la Horadada / Mil Palmeras

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” This was the first time that we visited this property and it was better than what we could have imagined. The apartment caters for all your needs and the setting is within walking distance to the beach (10 mins) and restaurants. The apa  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £395 / week

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from £40 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £69 / night

£385 - £429 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sotogrande holiday villa rental

Costa de la Luz / Sotogrande

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury 470m2 detached villa overlooking Almenara and San Roque golf just 10 minutes from the beach. Private 9mx4m heated pool and balconies for alfresco dining. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3350 / week

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from £250 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Algarve

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
“Home comforts and great location” 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 close to everyth  …see more

from £34 / night

£211 - £505 / week

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from £34 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Portinho da Arrabida holiday home rental

Setubal District / Portinho da Arrabida

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
Set on the small beach of Alportuche /Portinho da Arrábida, Casa Sul Mar has an unparallel ocean front view.Totally rebuilt in 2012, it offers all year round confort for an unforgetable holiday. 4 bedrooms, large living room, 2 bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen.Th  …see more

from £120 / night

£841 - £1051 / week

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from £120 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in La Playa de Tauro

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa and Oasis of peace and tranquility” Villa Unique is exactly as described. The villa and pool are both excellent. The villa is beautifully fitted and extremely clean. The pool is wonderfully warm. The gardens are well tended and lov  …see more

from £172 / night

£1199 - £2199 / week

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from £172 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an  …see more

from £150 / night

£995 - £1495 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £157 / night

£1093 / week

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from £157 / night

(15) Very Good 

22

Holiday b&b in Ramnagar

Jim Corbett National Park / Ramnagar

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Great stay with wonderful family” We stayed here while we were doing safaris in Corbett. Ramesh is not only an excellent guide he is an excellent host. The meals were all homemade with fresh local ingredients. The room was spacious and clean. Th  …see more

from £40 / night

£217 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday home in Woodville

Tararua District / Woodville

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A handy walk to all the town offers. A cosy home you'll feel like coming back to next timeThe Tararua Area has many popular seasonal/annual events & Glenview Cottage is a great place to stay  …see more

from £88 / night

£234 - £644 / week

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from £88 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sao Bras de Alportel

Faro District / Sao Bras de Alportel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great Villa, Great Location, Great Country” Lovely well looked after villa with plenty of space and great pool. What's not to like? This was our first time in Portugal and the people were all very friendly and welcoming. Very helpful owners. Highly re  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £980 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

33

West Algarve holiday villa let

Lagos / Funchal Ridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Villa with Pool and fabulous views” The Villa was stunning and was fully equipped with everything that you would require and more. the location was ideal for golf and touring around the Algarve. The location was peaceful, which was ideal fo  …see more

from £106 / night

£673 - £1219 / week

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from £106 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Norfolk Island / Kingston

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Private garden
Fe'awa (Forever) is a comfortable 2 bedroom home (sleeps 4 comfortably) on over 1/4 acre manicured tiered gardens overlooking your own beautiful green valley and ocean views. This lovely, spacious home will effortlessly complete your relaxing, peaceful Norfolk Isl  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Nelson Bay

Port Stephens / Nelson Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Air conditioning
“Faultless” Hosts were friendly and welcoming in their home. This BnB is ideal if you wish to experience something different and try to avoid staying in large noisy resorts. The decor was beautiful and the breakfast healthy and delicious! A wonderful r  …see more

from £79 / night

£541 - £585 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ticked all the boxes and more!” Having stayed in many villas there is always something i think 'Oh I wish they had this' but I honestly cannot say this on this occasion! From beach towels, hair dryer, cool bags, beer, wine and lunch on arrival I thin  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

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Holiday cottage in Mount Eden

Auckland Region / Mount Eden

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Wisteria Studio Cottage is very close to Mt Eden Village and ten minutes from Auckland City centre and twenty minutes drive from Auckland International Airport, New Zealand  …see more

from £65 / night

£451 / week

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from £65 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Bottom Bay holiday villa rental

Bottom Bay / Apple Hall

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in this Caribbean paradise” A lovingly maintained and managed villa that we enjoyed throughout our 2 week stay. The owners have clearly taken great care to create a comfortable, elegant home for their guests. Although we ar  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1015 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cabo Roig holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely clean rental in great location” If you're looking to stay in Cabo Roig, this is definitely the best location. The apartment is just a 2 minute walk from the main "strip", which is far enough away to not hear any late night noise, but close enou  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £685 / week

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from £29 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen / Central Puerto del Carmen

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable, value for money rental in good location” Clean, comfortable and for a studio, very spacious and bright. Wonderful view over harbour from balcony which enjoys sun until late afternoon. Supermarket, bars and restaurants just next door. Q  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(90) 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  …see more

from £575 / night

£2995 - £5795 / week

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from £575 / night

19

Lodge rental in Lavumisa with shared pool

Lavumisa / Royal Jozini

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Self catering bush lodge available - 1 separate bedroom (Hippo Lodge) sleeps 2 and 1 separate bedroom (Warthog Lodge) is a family room (queen and twin beds) , sleeps 4sleeps - 4 privately, 6 in total.  …see more

from £67 / night

£460 - £525 / week

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from £67 / night

(25) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b  …see more

from £43 / night

£253 - £463 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Playa Paraiso

Adeje / Playa Paraiso

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Very Relaxing Holiday” This villa in Playa Paraiso is located in a quiet residential street with easy parking. The views from the upstairs rooms and balconies are excellent. The pool area is in sun all day and is a great place to sunbathe. The to  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £940 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Villares, Los, Jaen Province

Villares, Los, Jaen Province / La Pandera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We have no doubts that you will like this neat villa with private pool and set in a lush green landscape with mountain backdrops! A beautiful outside area and quality furniture in Andalucian style inside, will let you enjoy a very comfortable holiday.  …see more

from £160 / night

£532 - £631 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Callala Bay holiday apartment rental

Shoalhaven / Callala Bay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
The Anchorage is a modern 3 bedroom apartment which is the perfect retreat for families, friends or couples who want to experience a wonderful relaxing holiday that they will never forget. A few steps from the balcony has you on the beach; building sandcastles with th  …see more

from £82 / night

£819 / week

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from £82 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Mindarie / Mindarie

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“MINDARIE HAVEN” What can I say about The Wharf Apartment that hasn't already been said? Following are all the things not mentioned that we loved. Hosts Gill and Tim-exceptional. Respected our privacy. There when we needed them. Solved anything and  …see more

from £65 / night

£451 - £533 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bicheno holiday villa rental

Tasmania / Bicheno

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
In a prime position in Bicheno Spectacular ocean views and beaches nearbyComfortable 4 star home away from homeAmazing roof terrace with BBQ Little penguins on foreshore White sand & crystal, azure water Restaurants & cafes within 5 mins  …see more

from £129 / night

£819 - £1205 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Banksia Beach holiday home rental

Bribie Island / Banksia Beach

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Dugong Retreat is a spacious and comfortable canal side home in Banksia Beach, Bribie Island. With your own pontoon, large in ground heated swimming pool, and well equipped, airy outdoor entertaining area, you won't want to leave! Other features include: Lockup garag  …see more

from £147 / night

£1024 / week

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from £147 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with swimming pool in Xativa

Province of Valencia / Xativa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxation all the way!” This is our third year staying at Casa Blanca, we find it so relaxing here.the villa is always spotless when we arrive, a credit to Mark and Tracy who look after it..And always give a warm welcome..The gardens of the villa are  …see more

from £93 / night

£645 / week

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from £93 / night