Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (48595)

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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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Capistrano Playa

1 3 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£363 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Benalmadena holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Benalmadena

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“brilliant pool and location” was a bit disappointed when we first arrived but soon realised we had everything we needed with a fantastic pool and so close to restaurants beach town and train station.. we loved sitting watching everyone on their balcon  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £493 / week

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from £29 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £515 / week

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from £36 / night

(6) Very Good 

9

Amarante holiday apartment rental

Amarante / Chapa

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Good Stay” Nice central location not far from Porto and a good base to explore the north of Portugal and its historical cities, sites and mountain regions.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Very Good 

16

Caleta de Fuste holiday bungalow rental

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“All just perfect!!” 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 pool just across the road from  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £325 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Victoria

Island of Gozo / Victoria

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful farmhouse, very clean, spacious pool very clean. Everything you need for a relaxing break.” Stayed for a long weekend with family who had travelled from the UK, the farmhouse is lovely and in a nice quiet location with shops close by. The ro  …see more

from £130 / night

£475 - £1485 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Faro District / Vila Real de Santo Antonio

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £37 / night

£259 - £539 / week

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from £37 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Antonio

San Antonio / Cala De Bou

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Hannah” Great location , clean plenary of space , came with my family including my 1 year old daughter, they provided a stair gate and cot, wifi was brilliant - couldn't fault it at all - would return  …see more

from £93 / night

£647 - £1423 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Pinhal Novo

Setubal District / Pinhal Novo

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £43 / night

£272 - £357 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Villa rental in Ovacik with shared pool

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful - we loved it!!” I stayed at Villa E with my Mum and 2 friends fior 10 days in September and we had an amazing time. This is my 6th visit to this area of Turkey. The booking process was easy and Sue the owner was very helpful and organised  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sao Vicente

Madeira / Sao Vicente

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Banus with swimming pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay at Puerto banus” We had a great week at the villa, it's very well oppointed,spacious and clean. The pool was big enough for a cool off and the sun terraces had plenty of room and seating for 10. The location was perfect! 7 minute walk to  …see more

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in Costa Esuri

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very good place” The flat was lovely and had everything we needed. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was due to the lady giving us the key was an hour late despite us calling her and giving the exact time of arrival. No language barriers as I spea  …see more

from £39 / night

£268 - £432 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Machico holiday apartment rental

Madeira / Machico

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£233 - £414 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Excellent 

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São Miguel / Agua Retorta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£357 - £556 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

19

Gibbes holiday apartment rental

Saint Peter Parish / Gibbes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £151 / night

£800 - £960 / week

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from £151 / night

(10) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Kas

Antalya Province / Kas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” We were located at the top of the house (3 flats) with an amazing view on a the town and sea until Meis island. Only about 10 minutes by feet from the center. The penthouse was very clean, comfortable, quiet with modern design. Lovely pr  …see more

from £40 / night

£276 - £575 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Average 

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Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Sliema

Island of Malta / Sliema

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £71 / night

£522 - £1005 / week

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from £71 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Cabo Roig with shared pool

Cabo Roig / Agua Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic house” We stayed at Sunset House in August, the property was lovely, clean and very well equipped. Like home from home. The pool was just outside the garden gate. The location was ideal, just a walk away from bars, restaurants and beach.  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £465 / week

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from £28 / night

(8) Very Good 

10

Holiday penthouse in Bugibba

Island of Malta / Bugibba

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Cala d'Or holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Cala d'Or

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice apartment, great location” 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 terrace. The shower wa  …see more

from £75 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Manuel Antonio National Park holiday studio rental

Province of Puntarenas / Manuel Antonio National Park

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£424 - £672 / week

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from £71 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Puerto Del Carmen

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excelllent apartment in a nice well run Complex” We found this apartment excellent in a lovely well run Complex with a heated pool and nice well kept gardens. The apartment was modern and clean and fully equipped with everything we needed including th  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £300 / week

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from £32 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Santa Luzia

Faro District / Santa Luzia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“First visit to Portugal and will definitely be returning” This was our first visit to Portugal and we definitely picked a lovely apartment, town and area. The apartment was very spacious, clean and was equipped with everything we needed for an extrem  …see more

from £104 / night

£690 - £1250 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £82 / night

£568 - £809 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Lagos

Faro District / Lagos

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb modern well situated villa + Pool” We hired this villa for the fourth time in 2013 and have rebooked in June 2014 for another 'extended family' holiday. We visit with adult children and grandchildren. The property is in an up market quiet resi  …see more

from £150 / night

£925 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Very Good 

20

Penthouse rental in Saint Julian's

Island of Malta / Saint Julian's

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Views In A Very Spacious Appartment” This appartment was very spacious. Fantastic views in an ideal location. Definitely needed the air conditioning which worked a treat. Lovely big balcony which was ideal for my elderly parents to sit and wa  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent place to stay privately and enjoy Malta at your pace of life !” This apartment simply kicked all boxes for us !! Very clean and spacious,every room is a delight. I offered the master bedroom to my son and his wife,but our bedroom was also am  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £675 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home rental in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy spot in Azeitão” Great place, very cozy and confortable. Details to make you feel at home. Highly recommended for a city break, being very close to Lisbon still alows the feeling of escaping to the countryside. Hosts very helpful. To return!  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 - £315 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday villa in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £168 / night

£1105 - £1700 / week

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from £168 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Gharb holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Gharb

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£483 - £604 / week

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from £69 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

Ibiza / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£763 - £1165 / week

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from £104 / night

(26) 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
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / San Marcial Rubicon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!” Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it! The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £773 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Mellieha / Tas Sellum

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £62 / night

£432 - £569 / week

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from £62 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Chaweng holiday villa rental

Chaweng / Chaweng Noi

4 11 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic, awesome place” We stayed at the villa in a perfect location for large group of people, family with children or even relaxing with the beloved one. Thanks to Manu and Jazz and the staff for the ospitality! I will definitely come back for mor  …see more

from £320 / night

£2235 / week

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from £320 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Gothic Quarter

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“wow fantastic apartment in fantastic location” We would recommend this apartment to anyone. Firstly our dealings with the owner were fantastic and he met us at the apartment as agreed. We text him when we reached he train station and when we arrived  …see more

from £103 / night

£719 / week

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from £103 / night

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