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Unusual vacation homes (4903)

Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.


And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.


If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.

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4,903 Vacation rentals

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Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $142 / night

$914 - $1827 / week

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from $142 / 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 $188 / night

$638 - $1569 / week

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from $188 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from $144 / night

$1000 - $1732 / week

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from $144 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation beach hut in Yelapa

Costalegre / Yelapa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Welcome to Casa de Pirata, a romantic, secluded beach shack set in the paradise private eco-preserve of Los Chonchos, a twenty minute boat ride from Yelapa. The site comprises twenty three casas and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of virgin jungle and three beauti  …see more

from $75 / night

$438 - $688 / week

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from $75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $58 / night

$333 - $820 / week

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from $58 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped  …see more

from $100 / night

$625 - $1050 / week

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from $100 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Vacation boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded  …see more

from $282 / night

$1969 / week

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from $282 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Gamblesby

Eden District / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature com  …see more

from $144 / night

$813 - $1725 / week

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from $144 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from $347 / night

$2174 / week

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from $347 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from $125 / night

$625 - $1100 / week

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from $125 / night

(2) Excellent 

80

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $109 / night

$544 - $761 / week

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from $109 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Unique & Special 80ft Boat to stay during your holiday or business trip in Barcelona. Spacious sundecks with Jacuzzi, peaceful surroundings, fully air-conditioned luxury cabins with private bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen. Only 10 min from center Barcelona, near C  …see more

from $321 / night

$2245 / week

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from $321 / night

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Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from $147 / night

$1028 / week

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from $147 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Ballymena Vacation watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Old restored mill with waterwheel and other charming characteristics. The three level property is nestled in a wooded area with river view and an abundance of wildlife. There are four double bedrooms, including one four-poster super-kingsized bed. The house has a large  …see more

from $225 / night

$1475 - $1563 / week

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from $225 / night

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Vacation trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Superb property to enjoy with family and friends. Modern comfort in the midst of pristine Pugliese countryside. Two hectare country estate house with three old "trulli" attached to the main house. Large private swimming pool. In the heart of Puglia's  …see more

from $218 / night

$1577 - $2392 / week

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from $218 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Tal-y-llyn

Snowdonia National Park / Talyllyn

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
St. Mary's is a part converted 15th Century Church on the edge of the picturesque lake at Talyllyn. This historic building has an amazing Welsh oak roof structure and a Tudor painted ceiling. Many of the original features remain including the pulpit, the organ, fon  …see more

from $65 / night

$450 - $744 / week

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from $65 / night

32

Vacation boathouse rental

Essonne / Palaiseau

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
A 2 mn à pied de la Gare RER B PALAISEAU qui vous améne à Paris en 20 mn. Gare TGV de Massy et RER C à 2 Km à pied et 3km en voiture.Accès Autoroute : A6 et A10 à 3 Km. Aéroport d'Orly à 15 mn e  …see more

from $185 / night

$1196 - $1957 / week

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from $185 / night

(52) Excellent 

25

Castle Douglas Vacation watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi  …see more

from $82 / night

$438 - $918 / week

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from $82 / night

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Vacation tented camp in Killeshandra

County Cavan / Killeshandra

15 50 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
We are a small back to basics camp site situated in Killeshandra, Co Cavan, Republic of Ireland. We have 11 grass tent pitches behind a farm house which has kitchen facilities for all campers and 4 electrical hook up for caravans/motor homes situated on the beautiful st  …see more

from $22 / night

$153 / week

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from $22 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Vacation tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Swimming pool
This modern Townhouse is located in the old town of Pollensa just 5 minutes walk to the main square where you can enjoy its great restaurants and visiting their areas of interest such as the Calvary hill, the Roman Bridge, and Old Town. A 6 km can enjoy the beautiful  …see more

from $131 / night

$914 - $1609 / week

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from $131 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Little Haven

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
High Haven is a 21st Century architect designed contemporary home. This is a stunning conversion of a thousand year old building by the architect owners who have carefully preserved the character of this medieval treasure whilst creating a generous contemporary home w  …see more

from $138 / night

$634 - $884 / week

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from $138 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Vacation houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Deluxe houseboat had 1bed/1 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen . We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Famed across the world as Venice of the East, Alleppey (Alappuzha) is th  …see more

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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from $100 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**** Visit Wales 4 star rated Accomdation **** Perfect location to explore beautiful Snowdonia and North Wales. Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and  …see more

from $88 / night

$750 / week

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from $88 / night

31

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $153 / night

$1066 - $1294 / week

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from $153 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Converted chapel rental in Hexham with golf nearby

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Riverside Chapel is a tranquil haven, set right on the river, where you can truly relax & get away from it all. It is in an ideal central location from which to explore Northumberland's many tourist attractions. With 2 great local pubs, & historic Hexha  …see more

from $113 / night

$532 - $938 / week

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from $113 / night

(34) Excellent 

23

Vacation converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior. Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it  …see more

from $230 / night

$1319 - $3344 / week

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from $230 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Welcome to Blachford Hall - This former Mission Hall built in 1905 was new to the holiday letting market in the Summer of 2014, and has been furnished and designed to provide you with the feeling of a relaxing stay in a boutique hotel. The Hall is equipped with soft li  …see more

from $107 / night

$738 - $1494 / week

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from $107 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation shepherds hut in Berriew

Powys / Berriew

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
Sitting comfortably, in the lush wild meadow along a meandering path, above Upper Rectory Restaurant, is our beautiful, romantic Shepherd's Hut. The Shepherd's Hut is well equipped for your arrival - with water, tea and coffee and homemade cake/biscuits  …see more

from $69 / night

$438 / week

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from $69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from $82 / night

$408 / week

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from $82 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be a  …see more

from $15 / night

$105 / week

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from $15 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Morlais is a two bedroomed chalet- style holiday cottage situated on the sandy beach of Poppit Sands and is available for holiday let throughout the year. It is situated on the beautiful Welsh Pembrokeshire coast and is within the boundary of the Pembrokeshire National  …see more

from $40 / night

$275 - $813 / week

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from $40 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from $82 / night

$566 - $979 / week

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from $82 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth Vacation tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es  …see more

from $365 / night

$1244 - $1850 / week

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from $365 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated in one of the side canals of the Amstel river in the city center, lies this beautiful spacious and recently renovated authentic boat. The living room has a large comfortable couch, large flatscreen tv, gas fireplace and dining area. The modern open plan kitche  …see more

from $207 / night

$2174 - $2555 / week

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from $207 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from $337 / night

$1952 - $2930 / week

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from $337 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Swimming pool
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock  …see more

from $249 / night

$1738 - $2469 / week

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from $249 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is  …see more

from $119 / night

$725 - $1613 / week

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from $119 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Inverness Vacation lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, beautiful Bona Lighthouse has recently been lovingly restored and boasts an array of period features coupled with the cosy comforts of modern living. Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the  …see more

from $150 / night

$750 - $1500 / week

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from $150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation tented camp in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
5 large en suite safari lodge tents, each sleeping 6 on our working dairy farm. Fabulous location in a secluded field, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. The farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path, a superb area f  …see more

from $139 / night

$813 - $1544 / week

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from $139 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation yacht in Unterterzen

Canton of St. Gallen / Unterterzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
You’ll love MAYA because sleeping overnight on a beautiful classic yacht, is a night to remember. FULLY HEATED, privacy, romantic soft lit atmosphere, you'll find the cosy, comforting great nights sleep much needed to recharge your batteries for your next da  …see more

from $66 / night

$457 / week

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from $66 / night

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