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817 Vacation rentals

(68) Excellent 

22

Vacation apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
4 Talbot Court is a spacious and luxurious first floor, one bedroom apartment with gardens overlooking York Minster, the Minster Song School and Holy Trinity Church. Access to the apartment is through electronically controlled wrought iron gates, leading to a secluded  …see more

from $188 / night

$851 - $858 / week

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from $188 / night

(119) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
*** LOGS FOR FIRE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE *** Homely apartment located in the heart of Edinburgh with lovely marble fireplace and log fire. With only a 5 minute walk from City Centre (and the train, bus station and tram terminals) and with spectacular views of the st  …see more

from $83 / night

$585 - $1575 / week

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from $83 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to The Old Cowshed The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula down a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crow  …see more

from $77 / night

$502 - $1302 / week

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from $77 / night

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(34) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Lechlade

Cotswolds / Lechlade

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Barn at Lechlade offers luxury, self-catered and bed and breakfast accommodation. Nestled in the heart of Lechlade, the start of the River Thames and the gateway to the Cotswolds, the Barn at Lechlade is on the grounds of Bridge House, built in the late 17th centur  …see more

from $127 / night

$1112 - $1423 / week

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from $127 / night

(91) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Norfolk

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Perfect Romantic Getaway for Couples in North Norfolk with Piano, Parking and Pub 3 mins walk! Lovingly restored to the highest standard, this delightful, quiet and secluded cosy one bedroom traditional brick and flint cottage, probably dates back to the early 1800s  …see more

from $96 / night

$375 - $629 / week

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from $96 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Newcastle Vacation apartment rental

County Down / Newcastle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
This 4 star luxurious and stylish apartment bordering the immaculate grounds of the Royal County Down Golf Course, is tucked in a private courtyard with ample parking space. The newly built apartment is finished to an extremely high standard. The beautifully fur  …see more

from $127 / night

$635 - $731 / week

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from $127 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
NEW SECOND BATHROOM BEING INSTALLED UPSTAIRS FOR 2017! Peacefully and privately situated on 110 acres of croft land yet only 1.5 miles from the fishing village of Lochinver and 2 miles from the beautiful white sandy beaches at Achmelvich, Torbreck Croft House is comfort  …see more

from $108 / night

$635 - $1143 / week

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from $108 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from $115 / night

$826 - $1016 / week

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from $115 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Northern England Vacation apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Car not necessary
This luxury apartment has everything you need to enjoy your stay in York. Fine furnishings and contemporary design throughout with Egyptian cotton bedlinen, deep pocket sprung mattress and a choice of goosedown or non-allergic bedding. All the best of a hotel suite with  …see more

from $108 / night

$699 - $794 / week

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from $108 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Recently voted in Brighton Visitor's 'Top Ten Places to stay in Brighton' , this lower ground floor studio apartment offers fabulous amenities and is located right on the seafront. Super-king size bed, luxurious large bathroom with roll top bath and walk-in double show  …see more

from $140 / night

$794 - $953 / week

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from $140 / night

(55) Excellent 

21

Vacation townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This stunning central Southwold property , nestled within its own half acre of secluded garden yet in a very central location right next to the shops and close to the beach. The very high quality conversion was completed in 2012 incorporating lots of real oak throu  …see more

from $254 / night

$1397 - $5080 / week

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from $254 / night

(43) Excellent 

27

Baslow Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Baslow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Cosy Corner Cottage will be ready for a snuggly and warm December and all decorated for Christmas . We are proud to have won a Certificate of Excellence celebrating an inviting quiet snuggly secret hideaway in the beautiful village of Baslow in the heart of the Peak  …see more

from $70 / night

$299 - $508 / week

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from $70 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Central Scotland/Strathclyde Vacation apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
This charming 2 bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor of a Georgian building in Edinburgh's celebrated New Town. Cumberland Street is a delightful, quiet little street within very easy walking distance of Princes Street and the city centre, as well as the mag  …see more

from $108 / night

$699 - $1524 / week

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from $108 / night

(54) Excellent 

27

Vacation cottage rental

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Self catering holiday cottage on a tranquil smallholding near the coast at Aberystwyth. We take pride in the fact that our cottages are comfortable, spacious, stylish and clean and we look forward to offering you a warm Welsh welcome. Set in a delightful natural locat  …see more

from $77 / night

$375 - $712 / week

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from $77 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
In the Heart of Manchester City Centre with Private Parking included. The apartment is situated in a quieter location next to the 5* Lowry Hotel. The apartment is well placed to walk to the bars and restaurants of Deansgate and Spinningfields and it will take you less t  …see more

from $140 / night

$889 - $1601 / week

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from $140 / night

(58) Excellent 

49

Apartment rental in Dublin

County Dublin / Dublin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Free Wi Fi. Free satellite TV. Free welcome hamper. Free use of an Irish Cell phone. Towels and linen provided. No parking with property. There is a public car park below the apartment block approx 15 euro per day Luxurious modern penthouse apartment with p  …see more

from $225 / night

$1601 - $1922 / week

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from $225 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
See our cottage on youtube: https://youtu.be/I7iowOlKG14 Shrimpers Cottage "Certificate of Excellence" 2014 Trip Advisor (4 Garlicks Cottage) "Winter Special" pay for 5 nights and get 2 free" (1st December - 1st March excludes Christmas and New Year) Shrimpers  …see more

from $121 / night

$756 - $1080 / week

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from $121 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Heacham

Norfolk / Heacham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Fuzzy Duck Cottage is a pretty traditional cottage, approximately 115 years old, situated in the centre of the thriving village of Heacham. Within close walking distance of all the village amenities and a 15 minute walk to the beach, the cottage provides an ideal base  …see more

from $108 / night

$381 - $1016 / week

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from $108 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe  …see more

from $166 / night

$1016 - $2159 / week

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from $166 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Ask about children
Based in the centre of St Ives and 5 minutes down to Porthminster beach, the apartment is perfect for a couple looking for convenience. With a car parking space outside the apartment, the property allows easy access in and out of St Ives if you want to explore the area  …see more

from $102 / night

$407 - $858 / week

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from $102 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

Moreton-in-Marsh / Bourton-on-the-Hill

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Slatters Cottage is a luxury, Grade II listed, 17th century self-catering cottage in the heart of the North Cotswolds. Set in a quiet street in a typical Cotswolds village Slatters Cottage is a quintessential English country cottage which provides a perfect place to rel  …see more

from $129 / night

$591 - $902 / week

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from $129 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Located 1.5 miles from the stunning Moray Firth coast with its shingle beaches and a golf course offering spectacular views out to sea.A quiet and peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive to Fochabers which has a good range of pubs and shops. The larger towns  …see more

from $70 / night

$337 - $699 / week

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from $70 / night

(115) Excellent 

21

Vacation townhouse in Northern England

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This stylish town house in the centre of Chester epitomises contemporary boutique style accommodation. A luxurious holiday retreat that features two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living area with walled garden. Additionally, there  …see more

from $127 / night

$649 - $1079 / week

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from $127 / night

(44) Excellent 

27

Batheaston Vacation apartment rental

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 53 mi
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Situated just outside Bath in a conservation area and within 100m of the River Avon, the 1890 property belies the stunning contemporary interior. Compact but perfectly formed, the space has been designed with great care and sociable living in mind. Everything you could  …see more

from $102 / night

$516 - $641 / week

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from $102 / night

(40) Excellent 

21

Vacation home in Cemaes Bay

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Spindrift is situated right by the sea. Nearly every window has the most amazing sea views, perfect for a beach holiday, or activity holiday, or walking on the coastal path, exploring Anglesey, or simply relaxing in the house and enjoying the view.It comfortably  …see more

from $127 / night

$634 - $1523 / week

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from $127 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Glenhinnisdal

Isle of Skye / Glenhinnisdal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner**Purpose built first floor holiday apartment. Kingsize bedroom and twin bedroom with ample room for a travel cot. Situated in the quite township of Glenhinnisdal, just 10 miles from the island capital of Por  …see more

from $102 / night

$521 - $737 / week

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from $102 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Canary Wharf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This apartment is a wonderful place to stay whether you are visiting London for a holiday vacation, business or a city break.Canary Wharf Station, for the Jubilee Line, and Heron Quays DLR Station are a 10 minute walk away. Crossharbour DLR Station is a 7 minute  …see more

from $350 / night

$1905 - $2540 / week

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from $350 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Escape to The Bell Ringer's Cottage – an ideal get away built around 1866 in Llandegla one of four dressed stone cottages opposite the historic church of St Tecla and originally a workers cottage for Bodidris Hall. It sits just yards away from the Offa's Dyke foot pa  …see more

from $121 / night

$572 - $756 / week

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from $121 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Beautifully finished maisonette located on the seafront fortifications of Valletta with stunning 180 degree panoramic sea-views of Marsamxett harbour and Manoel Island, all the way out to the open Mediterranean sea – unique views unmatched by any 5-star hotel accommod  …see more

from $118 / night

$609 - $822 / week

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from $118 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Newby Bridge Vacation cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Accommodation: Named as one of the Top 50 UK holiday cottages in 2016 by the Guardian Newspaper, Eller How House is the self-contained West wing of an architect designed Regency Country house. There are many quirky and unusual features, from the ornate plasterwork in th  …see more

from $172 / night

$1048 - $1645 / week

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from $172 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

Vacation apartment with shared pool in Colombo

Colombo / Colombo City Centre

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Emperor, luxury Condominium is situated within the 5* Cinnamon Grand Hotel enclave. My apartment is located on the 10th floor, with superb wide angle sea view over Galle Face Green through floor to ceiling glass. Elegantly decorated and equipped with Self-catering  …see more

from $108 / night

$756 - $845 / week

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from $108 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Embsay Vacation cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Embsay

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
Will Sleep 4 but best suited to 2 or 3. Rates are shown for the cottage for 2 people in the Master Bed, however an extra small flat charge is made to make up a single bed in the second bedroom when booked as 2 or when used as 3 or a double for 4 total occupancy. We do n  …see more

from $56 / night

$392 / week

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from $56 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Newquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Swimming pool
Horizons is perched overlooking Central Newquay ,set back from the town centre, so offers peace away from the hustle and bustle of the town yet is only a 5 minute walk to the famous surfing beaches including Fistral, the cinema,local shops and restaurants. In addition  …see more

from $108 / night

$464 - $1429 / week

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from $108 / night

(60) Excellent 

22

Vacation lodge with shared pool in Northern England

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
Aptly named the Vision, with it's unique feature a living room that overlooks the lake from floor to ceiling glass windows. The living room also offers large glass french doors that leads onto the large outside decking area perched on the picturesque lake. The kitche  …see more

from $147 / night

$750 - $1143 / week

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from $147 / night

(95) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Engelberg

Canton of Obwalden / Engelberg

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
APARTMENT C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking. Facilities: Finnish Sauna, Laundry room, Ski Room, Covered Parking. The views are simply stunning, a 2  …see more

from $197 / night

$1379 / week

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from $197 / night

(31) Excellent 

24

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 $154 / night

$959 - $1258 / week

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from $154 / night

(64) Excellent 

24

Down town Vacation condo rental

Reykjavik / Down town

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is located on the first floor in a high rise building. There is an elevator and plenty of free parking around the building. Three bedrooms, each with two separate beds that can easily be joined together, tv´s in every room. One large bathroom with separat  …see more

from $240 / night

$1681 - $2030 / week

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from $240 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The cottage is built of Cotwold stone in the local style of architecture, with gables and dormers. Decorated in very traditional style, it has a wood burning fire (we supply logs), Rayburn (Aga) cooker, and large garden. Yet renovated to include power showers, the lates  …see more

from $280 / night

$915 - $991 / week

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from $280 / night

(123) Very Good 

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St. Pierre du Bois Vacation apartment rental

Guernsey / St Pierre du Bois

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
La Pointe Farm is set in one of the most idyllic parts of a beautiful island. This 11 acre property sits on a hill in the parish of St. Peter in the Wood (St. Pierre du Bois) with sea views to the front and a peaceful green valley behind. La Pointe Farm consists of four  …see more

from $127 / night

$648 - $1556 / week

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from $127 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
NOW WITH WIFIBeautiful Luxury Lodge located in the Heart of Big Tree Country PerthshireLarge enough for Families with children or grandchildren, 3 large bedrooms all with En-Suite facilities, large living, dinning, kitchen area all open plan with vaulted cei  …see more

from $159 / night

$635 - $1207 / week

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from $159 / night