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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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205,642 Vacation rentals

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Province of Palermo / Partinico

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from $161 / night

$1069 / week

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from $161 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Petersfield Vacation cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Wrens Cottage combines the best of both worlds, immaculate yet homely accommodation in a fabulous rural location with easy access to all this lovely part of England has to offer. Our local village of South Harting (1 mile) has an excellent shop, The White Hart pub and  …see more

from $75 / night

$403 - $614 / week

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from $75 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Ruislip Vacation apartment accommodation

Greater London / Ruislip

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This Apartment is very close to town centre, bus station, tube station, local park, Ruislip Station is only 50 yards away & Ruislip Hospital.M25 & M1 are near so it's easy access to Heathrow airport, Luton airport and London itself.London Eu  …see more

from $123 / night

$806 - $980 / week

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from $123 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation 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
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Villa Fioremar is situated in the center of Marsascala directly on the promenade, with open sea-views, private pool, indoor heated Jacuzzi and private parking. It is a minute's walk from a great variety of bars and restaurants, and all amenities. The Villa sleeps a  …see more

from $193 / night

$1347 / week

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from $193 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 mi
  • Child friendly
This charming red brick 18th century cottage is set in pretty gardens providing a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has achieved the Visit England 4STAR rating. There is a lovely patio with garden furniture and BBQ to be enjoyed. The sitting room with its traditional wood  …see more

from $64 / night

$341 - $527 / week

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from $64 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation villa rental

Kissimmee / Emerald Isle Kissimmee

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation villa features a large private south facing pool and spa with conservation view plus fully air conditioned rooms and tv's and dvd's in living room and all bedrooms. The home is on the superb Emerald Island Resort an  …see more

from $93 / night

$651 - $825 / week

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from $93 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Calpe

Costa Blanca / Calpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This light and airly villa is handly located in a quiet area just 2km from the beach and many shops, bars and restaurants of the lively resort of Calpe. It offers superb views towards the Ifach Rock from its balcony and large conservatory area, which a delightful room f  …see more

from $67 / night

$464 / week

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from $67 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation villa rental

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Moonstone Villa is perched on a private beach presenting a mesmerising view of the Indian Ocean from its scenic ocean terrace & private plunge pool. The beautiful open plan living interior is complemented by Satellite TV, DVD player, free wifi and an int  …see more

from $186 / night

$1240 - $1736 / week

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from $186 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Elgin Vacation cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Child friendly
The Bothy is a traditional stone building over 200 years old situated in the peace and tranquility of beautiful Moray. It has a single bedroom with double bed, easy chairs and plenty of room for a travel cot for those travelling with a young child, a kitchenette and ba  …see more

from $41 / night

$267 - $348 / week

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from $41 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Come and stay at FERN COTTAGE - a warm welcome is waiting for you. Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage, furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR **** accommodation. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of  …see more

from $118 / night

$321 - $695 / week

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from $118 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Covent Garden is at the very heart of London's city centre and is a popular area for both tourists and locals. Whether you are in search of culture, restaurants, shopping opportunities or a night out, you will find what you are after in Covent Garden. The apartment  …see more

from $174 / night

$868 - $1364 / week

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from $174 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Carn Mhor Lodge is a newly built, detached property located at the High Burnside development in Aviemore. Set back in a secluded location with forest walks to the rear of the house, the property boasts fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains from the upstairs and dow  …see more

from $286 / night

$1679 - $3650 / week

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from $286 / night

(5) Excellent 

40

Vacation home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa San Dimitrio is a self-catering accommodation located in Logaras. Free WiFi access is available.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven,barbecue. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms a  …see more

from $142 / night

$841 - $1186 / week

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from $142 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Port de Pollenca with swimming pool

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Swimming pool
*Cyclists,Walkers we have the perfect base for your group including a locked garage for bikes* A unique, private property including incredible gardens with 2 villas, a large pool and poolhouse including maid service.This is for 1 group and not shared with anyone else.  …see more

from $372 / night

$2480 - $8184 / week

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from $372 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Private garden
Cliff top cottage, stylish, comfortable & spacious accommodation for 4, with sea views from every room! Entrance hall with lots of storage and washing machine. Living room with leather couches and Freeview TV with DVD player and lots of rainy day DVD's, loca  …see more

from $131 / night

$558 - $1054 / week

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from $131 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Perranarworthal

Truro / Perranarworthal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The most recent barn conversion at "CORNISH BARN HOLIDAYS" A two storey barn conversion that we have converted from the original cow shed and hay loft beside the main farm house. Totally private and quiet, there are only the two of us living in the main far  …see more

from $149 / night

$484 - $980 / week

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from $149 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The property has been refurbished and is suitable for short and week-long breaks.There is a t-shaped hall, large lounge with a dining area. The dining table extends to seat eight. There is oil fired central heating throughout and also an electric stove fire in the loung  …see more

from $100 / night

$521 - $868 / week

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from $100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation villa rental

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
Private Villa for rent on the beautiful Turquoise Coast: The Villa is within an exclusive development of 18 villas and two blocks of four apartments and is situated on a hillside at the entrance to Sarigerme Village. Both the village and the fabulous sandy beach are eas  …see more

from $124 / night

$744 - $1244 / week

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from $124 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Milk House is a beautifully refurbished old dairy with wonderful views over our farmland and wood. It is within a few minutes of Erlestoke woods, the Salisbury Plain & the Erlestoke 18 hole Golf Club. Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury & Marlborough are all within  …see more

from $174 / night

$806 - $1116 / week

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from $174 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Reykjavik City

Reykjavik / Reykjavik City

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Two bedroom apartment with living/dining room. Bathroom with seperat shower and jacuzzi bath. Baby bed and baby high stool in apartment. Kithchen with all appliances. 16 m2 patio with outdoor furniture so you can enjoy the sometime warm Icelandic summernights. Washer an  …see more

from $263 / night

$1835 / week

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from $263 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow in Jambiani

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
KoMe beach house located at Jambiani, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, with miles of deep white sand. At KoMe you will never feel lonely as are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby; such as Coral Rock 2 minutes walk, Kimte and Art Hotel around the c  …see more

from $41 / night

$202 - $671 / week

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from $41 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Camps Bay Vacation apartment rental

Cape Town / Camps Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Sunrise Sunset is situated in the heart of Camps Bay, and the apartment boasts panoramic views of the Cape Atlantic Coastline. The recently re-furbished and stylish accommodation offers a main bedroom with queen sized bed, one twin bedded room, and two bathrooms. Also a  …see more

from $86 / night

$599 - $1294 / week

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from $86 / night

(1) Very Good 

15

Vacation villa in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its name  …see more

from $545 / night

$4453 - $4700 / week

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from $545 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property  …see more

from $126 / night

$633 - $1761 / week

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from $126 / night

(6) Excellent 

34

Dingle Vacation home rental

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
EXCELLENTLY LOCATED MODERN DORMER STYLE RESIDENCE NESTLED IN THE HILL OF GREENMOUNT WITH STUNNING VIEWS OVERLOOKING DINGLE TOWN AND HARBOUR YET DINGLE TOWN WITH ITS FANASTIC AWARD WINNING RESTAURANTS AND PUBS WITHIN A 10 MIN WALK. THIS ARCHITECT DESIGNED HOME COMPRISES  …see more

from $339 / night

$1311 - $2319 / week

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from $339 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais Vacation cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 mi
  • Swimming pool
This property in stone and beamed 19th century is situated in a charming hamlet in Dordogne.Completely renovated in 2012, it has a large raised and flowered park of 3000m2 and a pool.Its three bedrooms with a cosy atmosphere and two bathrooms offer guests a char  …see more

from $65 / night

$642 - $1230 / week

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from $65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Ard Na Mara is recently completed luxury holiday home with a spacious open plan lounge, sun room, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a open fire and house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is modern with a dining area adjoining the lounge and sun room  …see more

from $180 / night

$806 - $1054 / week

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from $180 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
Layout consists in large fully functional kitchen/living/dining open plan front room. 2 bedrooms in back (master room with en-suite shower), 2nd bathroom. Large front balcony overlooking the sea. A/C throughout, served with lift. Conveniently located close to al  …see more

from $54 / night

$321 - $588 / week

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from $54 / night

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Vacation apartment rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Plakias

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
The ideal accommodation for everyone. Chrysoula Apartment has the advantage of being located in a quiet part of Plakias but about 3 minutes away from shops and Tavernas. The fully equipped apartment has everything that one needs to make their holiday one to remember.  …see more

from $81 / night

$562 - $637 / week

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from $81 / night

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Vacation villa in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
Situated on the residential area of Moravit by Moraira. This villa offers spacious terraces, pool and veranda. The villa is comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a lovely swimming pool bordered by sun terraces and plenty of space for outdoor living. Moraira&acut  …see more

from $72 / night

$502 / week

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from $72 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Jelsa

Hvar Island / Jelsa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Aparthouse Hvar was built year 2013 and run by the owner and her family.Situated just 5 meters from the sea with beautiful seawiew,and 150 meters to the Jelsa center.Aparthouse Hvar is 3 apartment building.Apartments are newly furnished and well equip  …see more

from $107 / night

$749 / week

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from $107 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church  …see more

from $186 / night

$625 - $1557 / week

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from $186 / night

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Vacation apartment in Kastel Kambelovac

Kastela / Kastel Kambelovac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Child friendly
Villa Vetma is a new modern villa, located 50 meters from the beach in a small coast place Kastel Kambelovac. Kambelovac is a small town just near the city of Split, situated on the most beautiful part of the Adriatic coast. Placed in a large bay right between three UNE  …see more

from $31 / night

$300 / week

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from $31 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Broadford Vacation bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Ardmore a stunning 3 bedroomed bungalow in a superb location was built in 2005 and has been completed and furnished to the highest standards. It fully deserves its 5 star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board ( their highest rating). It enjoys magnificent sea or mounta  …see more

from $137 / night

$620 - $1352 / week

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from $137 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge Vacation log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Moss Eccles is a cosy Alpine Style log cabin on the private Neaum Crag Estate, just above Skelwith Bridge and 3 miles from Ambleside. The cabin is set within a picturesque and secluded woodland estate, set on the fell side of Little Loughrigg. The cabin is almost at th  …see more

from $54 / night

$372 - $744 / week

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from $54 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise Vacation villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful detached Villa is situated at one of the highest points in Oasis de Nazaret and boasts some of the best views in Lanzarote. It is 1km from the historic town of Teguise and just 15 minutes from beaches. The feature circular living room offers a huge view  …see more

from $137 / night

$868 - $1178 / week

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from $137 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / El Divino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Spacious first floor 2 bed apartment comprising of one double bed, two single beds, two toilets one with bath one with shower, nicely decorated lounge and open-plan kitchen. Balcony area for outdoor dining with views to open fields and mountains. Apartment comes equi  …see more

from $40 / night

$273 - $472 / week

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from $40 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sliema with shared pool

Sliema / Tigne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
Elegant, superb and impeccable very spacious two bedroom (110m²' interior floor area plus 18m²' terrace) corner apartment which is luxuriously and genuinely finished by a professional interior designer and lights engineer, fully furnished to very hig  …see more

from $81 / night

$535 - $1337 / week

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from $81 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
1 Bedroom Apartment in Gulmarn building within the V&A Marina and overlooking the canal waterway. Furnished to give you a five star hotel level of comfort for a much more affordable rate. Living room has a pull out couch which means the apartment is suitabl  …see more

from $101 / night

$656 - $1765 / week

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from $101 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Volos

Magnesia Region / Volos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Have you ever dreamed of spending your holidays in a peaceful, traditional stone-built house, which is 120 years old, tucked and hidden in a vast olive grove, with 15 different kinds of trees, a big swimming pool and amazing views to the surrounding mountains and hills?  …see more

from $204 / night

$1230 - $1791 / week

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from $204 / night