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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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203,571 Vacation rentals

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Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
Garden Cottage set on working Dairy & arable farm on the banks of the River Wye just outside historic market town of Ross-on-Wye.A spacious light cottage furnished to a high standard with garden & views to Ross-on-Wye.Within easy access of Royal Forest  …see more

from $75 / night

$344 - $438 / week

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from $75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale Vacation apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Stunning mountain scenery, walks from the door and real peace and quiet ... combined with a beautiful first floor apartment which overlooks Grisedale Beck and has wonderful views of Place Fell. Days out on the Lakeland fells and leisurely evenings in front of the woodbu  …see more

from $100 / night

$419 - $688 / week

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from $100 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
The apartment includes master bedroom with king sized bed, safe and en suite bathroom with bath tub. Second bedroom with bunkbeds and single bed. TV in both bedrooms. Separate shower room with wc. Luxury bedding and towels are included. Fully equipped modern kitchen wit  …see more

from $63 / night

$313 - $625 / week

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from $63 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vilamoura Vacation apartment rental

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
New Modern self catering one bed apartment with stunning views over the Old Village, golf course and to the sea. Private roof terrace - ideal for couples seeking intimate sun. 15 minutes walk from Vilamoura Marina. Located within a small new secure condominium.L  …see more

from $63 / night

$313 - $830 / week

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from $63 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from $117 / night

$816 - $1187 / week

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from $117 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge rental

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Tan y Coed, Welsh for under the trees,is situated just a 2 minute walk away from the Plas Dolguog Hotel, less than a mile outside of Machynlleth and right in the middle of the Dyfi Valley, and just up river from the RSPB Ynysir Wildlife Reserve as featured on BBC's  …see more

from $88 / night

$482 - $813 / week

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from $88 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Vacation villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
"Leelawadee" is a Luxury tropical home away from home .Set in a lush tropical garden environment it's just a great place to get away from it all and relax. 3 super size bedrooms.1 King ,1 Queen and 2 single beds.Suit family of 6 or 2 smaller families.Eac  …see more

from $90 / night

$501 / week

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from $90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
This villa has been designed for a perfect holiday. It enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views to the beautiful, azure Souda Bay. The villa has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. There is a very well equipped kitchen/dining room. The living room is comfortably fu  …see more

from $144 / night

$1000 - $1813 / week

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from $144 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Villamartin

Villamartin / Villamartin Plaza

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Now including wifi as well as UK TV , All on brand new 40in TV. Modernised to a high standard, one bedroom apartment overlooking courtyard of bars, restaurants and shops. Modern kitchen and appliances, bathroom with new walk in shower, vanity unit and toilet 2016. radi  …see more

from $33 / night

$228 - $359 / week

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from $33 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful new apartment, with stunning views, in a quiet cul de sac on Fuerteventura golf course. It is in the perfect location, only 5 minutes walk to Atlantico centre with a large Eurospar supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants with views to the sea. Just along the  …see more

from $59 / night

$413 - $528 / week

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from $59 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment accommodation

Central London/Zone 1 / Bloomsbury

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This Spacious, bright Old School Conversion has been converted to a high standard yet retaining its original features. The secure apartment located on the second floor (with lift access) feels extremely private, and peaceful in the evenings. The master bedroom offers  …see more

from $194 / night

$1313 - $2188 / week

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from $194 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis Vacation cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
St Judes Cottage is peacefully located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private road. The rear of the property overlooks a bowling green, and there is a small courtyard garden to enjoy the summer sun. St Judes cottage is ideal for couples and families. Its location make  …see more

from $53 / night

$407 - $744 / week

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from $53 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
´Casa Rocío del Mar' is a 2 bedroom attractive apartment of 77 sq m, situated over 2 floors in the southern end of Conil near the River Salado, about 5 minutes walk from the town beach and 5 minutes into the old town. The location is in a quiet side st  …see more

from $43 / night

$339 - $742 / week

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from $43 / night

(82) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Well

North Yorkshire / Well

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
2014 TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXELLENCE. A Warm welcome awaits you at this lovely stone built barn conversion. Beautifully arranged to provide cosy accommodation for two people. The single storey cottage, features an open plan living area with modern kitchen, boastin  …see more

from $57 / night

$375 / week

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from $57 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from $57 / night

$407 - $594 / week

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from $57 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a luxury self catering apartment in a quiet residential road 3 minutes walk from the High Street. There is underground parking and a lift to the flat. The Apartment has recently been completely refurbished and offers a comfortable base from which to explore Lond  …see more

from $152 / night

$944 - $1238 / week

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from $152 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in San Michele Salentino

Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
Extremely stylish and spacious 12 cone 200 Year old trullo. Completely restored by its Irish owners in 2007, with local stone masons in traditional stone method's roofs and walls up to 3ft6 thick, no expense spared, oasis of tranquility surrounded by Mediterranean  …see more

from $152 / night

$1063 - $3563 / week

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from $152 / night

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Swimming pool
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden. Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay  …see more

from $160 / night

$2342 - $3293 / week

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from $160 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo Vacation home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 mi
  • Swimming pool
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres. Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c  …see more

from $208 / night

$1453 / week

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from $208 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Vienna

Vienna / Innere Stadt

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is at the entrance of the Schönbrunn castle. You only go across the street and you are in the courtyard of the famous castle! The metro station is only 3 minutes by foot, so you come very fast to the center (6-7 minutes)! The apartment has one room wi  …see more

from $38 / night

$255 - $458 / week

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from $38 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore Vacation barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Appletree Cottage, completed in May 2015, is our third and last farm building conversion at Cotmore Farm. It has the same stylish layout as the TripAdvisor award-winning Barn at Cotmore Farm, and the same level of finish: two large slate-floored bedrooms on the ground f  …see more

from $132 / night

$594 - $1188 / week

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from $132 / night

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Apartment rental in Rome

Rome / Termini, Rome

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Fantastic apartment in the heart of Rome ,it can host 6 people, up to 7 people with extra bed on demand. It is located in a historical district between Coliseum and Termini station, both reachable by walk, in a period building with doorman that faces the antiques Roman  …see more

from $136 / night

$827 - $1047 / week

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from $136 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Southsea

Portsmouth / Southsea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Awarded Certificate of excellence 2014 by Tripadvisor. Location, Location Location: This Victorian building (Onslow Villa) is located in the very heart of Southsea in a residential conservation area which is just 300m from both Southsea Common and the shops, bars and r  …see more

from $125 / night

$1125 / week

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from $125 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Studio accommodation in Rhoscolyn

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
Arrival time = 4pm Departure time = 10am These times can, on occasion, be worked around. Please contact me for prices - as it changes depending on the number of nights! Ty Cert is a pretty studio room with kitchenette and seperate WC/Shower-room. Attached to the owner  …see more

from $75 / night

$313 - $438 / week

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from $75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Armagh

County Armagh / Armagh

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This early 19th century building was once two small estate workers cottages - hence the two 'Front Doors'. It has now been renovated to form one spacious unit, with four en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, dinning room & kitchen. Goose cottage is situated  …see more

from $94 / night

$613 / week

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from $94 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa De Vista De Montahna is a beautiful house surrounded by beautiful Eucalyptus trees and amazing views. It has 2 bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the lounge which is very comfortable The 2 colours of the bedrooms are Plum and Cream in the main bedroom and colourful varie  …see more

from $88 / night

$657 - $1260 / week

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from $88 / night

(10) Excellent 

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West Kilbride Vacation apartment accommodation

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
Self catering ground floor 2 apartment flat with garden outlook, situated in the Craft Town of West Kilbride.Ideal for exploring the picturesque Clyde Coast, Arran and Burns country.Easy access to Ayrshire's famous golf courses.Five minutes from station  …see more

from $75 / night

$375 / week

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from $75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar  …see more

from $94 / night

$425 - $594 / week

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from $94 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Altinkum

Didim / Altinkum

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Swimming pool
This spacious 2 bed apartment has super views and a very bright, sunny feel. The large pool , gardens and communal areas are attractive and well finished. The beach is less than 10 minutes walk away. The apartment is fitted out to a very good standard with every thin  …see more

from $34 / night

$249 / week

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from $34 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Marbella

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Swimming pool
The accommodation comprises an own entrance hallway leading to our dining area opening onto a large south/east facing open terrace with amazing views. Individual air conditioning units throughout the apartment. Modern fully fitted kitchen There is also a flat scre  …see more

from $106 / night

$901 / week

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from $106 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This beautiful, newly refurbished and fully air conditioned centrally located villa in Vilamoura (Pinhal) affords a large private HEATED & FENCED pool. Set in a quiet location,but within EASY WALKING DISTANCE of life at Vilamoura Marina and Old Village. Includes FRE  …see more

from $179 / night

$1250 - $2813 / week

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from $179 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in St. Mawgan

Cornwall / St Mawgan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Lobbs Cottage is a 3 bed detached Cottage offering 2 double bedrooms and 1 bunk bedded room. You enter the lounge diner to a beautiful room with floor to ceiling windows, exposed roof trusses and a stunning log burner. Leather seating and solid oak furniture enhance the  …see more

from $88 / night

$369 - $1244 / week

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from $88 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Littlestone-on-Sea Vacation studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
Paddock House Studio ,Grand Parade ,is situated on the seafront of Littlestone with views of the sea. Near to New Romney, Littlestone Golf Course, Dungeness Bird Reserve, NRHD Minature Railway and Lydd Airport. This accommodation has be updated in March 2016 with lovel  …see more

from $44 / night

$322 / week

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from $44 / night

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Marwood Vacation cottage rental

Devon / Marwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
In an ideal position to enjoy the superb beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, this well appointed and secluded cottage offers the additional bonus of free use of the indoor heated swimming pool, children's pool and sauna at the owners' other cottag  …see more

from $75 / night

$400 - $1038 / week

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from $75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $75 / night

$424 - $477 / week

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from $75 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Davenport Vacation villa rental

Davenport / West Stonebridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 141 mi
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for privacy, space, home from home comforts and your very own pool there is no better alternative than a villa. Our luxury executive villa is situated in a small residential development only a 12 minute drive from Walt Disney World and only a 3 min dr  …see more

from $82 / night

$532 - $688 / week

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from $82 / night

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Poljica Vacation apartment rental

Zadar County / Poljica

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful Villa Matea offers exclusive accommodation ideal for families or groups of friends. The Villa consists of two apartments. The size of the entire property is 700m2. The ground apartment is 120m and the first floor one is 100m2. The Villa is located in Poljica-B  …see more

from $61 / night

$426 - $1092 / week

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from $61 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
'The Retreat' is situated in the Hermanus Holiday Village, that overlooks the sand dunes, beach and tranquil village of Winterton-on-Sea.A brick built holiday home, accommodating four people in a double and a twin bedroom. You enter into a open plan lounge  …see more

from $57 / night

$344 - $550 / week

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from $57 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Barrows Green Vacation bungalow rental

Kendal / Barrows Green

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Wonderful viewsSet in beautiful countryside just 2 miles from the historic market town of Kendal, this attractive single storey holiday cottage has fantastic views to the Lake District mountains and towards Morecambe Bay. It has a lovely elevated position an  …see more

from $100 / night

$450 - $1000 / week

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from $100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Modern luxury Villa located in the Upper Iklin area (central part of Malta), close to Naxxar square and the historical palace, 'Palazzo Parisio' . The property is located on high grounds and in a peaceful location enjoying country views from the bedrooms and  …see more

from $424 / night

$2967 - $3390 / week

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from $424 / night