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Summer & Beach holidays

Life’s so much nicer with a bit of sunshine and sand under your feet. Escape for a summer & beach break, with lazy days spent on the beach in the sun or fun-filled days full of activities. With hot summer destinations in either Europe or in distance picturesque seascapes, there are numerous beach rental houses to spend your summer months.

Southern Europe is well known for its summer holiday spots. Some of the best beach getaways can be found in Spain, Italy, or Greece. Romantic summer holidays with a country-feel, entice with views of the Mediterranean Sea, tranquil groves and fields, private infinity pools and sun terraces, and cooling interiors for those hot summertime months. For those who prefer being a beach bum rather than hiding away in secluded hills, there are numerous beach houses, boutique hotels and even houseboats to choose from.

We have picked our favourites from the most jaw-dropping private islands, fine beaches in the Caribbean, deserted paradises and lush tropical gardens. If you would like to work on your tan, pick from luxury boutique hotels in India, Brazil or Bali, private Villas on the Mexican Riviera, the Dominican Republic or holiday apartments in the Canary Islands. Pack up your sandals, swimsuit and snorkel and head out for a holiday in the sun. You might even work on your surfing skills while you are at it. Or just lean back, relax and let the sun fill up your happy-tank.

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    Maison Duroy

    Francescas, Lot-et-Garonne, France
    1 - 4 people

    Set in the middle of four hectares of land, Maison Duroy offers an eclectic country escape in the heart of Gascogne’s wine region. It boasts four rooms, a 400 square metre terrace and a pool.

    Bed & Breakfast
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    Casa Montisi

    Montisi, Tuscany, Italy
    2 - 12 people

    Featuring original frescoes and antique furnishings, Casa Montisi is a beautifully preserved house in the authentic Tuscan village of Montisi. It comprises five ensuite bedrooms and a private garden.

    Holiday home
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    Casa Melides

    Melides, Alentejo, Portugal
    10 people

    Nestled in a secluded spot on the west coast of Alentejo, Casa Melides is a contemporary rental for up to 10 guests. Its art-filled spaces exude calm and the silence is part of the experience.

    Villa rental
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    Casa La Oliva

    La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
    2 people

    On the site of a historic theatre in central Fuerteventura, Casa La Oliva comprises two independent suites with a minimalist aesthetic. Designed as an adults-only retreat, they share a swimming pool

    Holiday apartment
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    Malatesta Maison

    Pergola, Le Marche, Italy
    14 - 16 people

    Offering sweeping views across the Cesano Valley, Malatesta Maison is a luxurious rental in the hills of Marche. It boasts nine bedrooms plus a wellness facility with a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and pool

    Villa rental
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    Casa no Jardim

    4 people

    Hidden amidst a garden on Rua do Almada, Casa no Jardim is an industrial-inspired holiday rental in Porto. As a creative space, it is eclectically decorated with vintage furnishings and local artworks

    Holiday home
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    The Monastery Loft

    Noto, Sicily, Italy
    2 people

    Occupying a centuries-old monastery, The Monastery Loft is an inspiring, loft-style rental in the heart of Noto. It has been designed as a sanctuary, with stunning valley views and a plunge pool. 

    Holiday apartment
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    Casa Youm

    Marseille, Provence, France
    2 people

    Occupying a former artist’s residence, Casa Youm is a luxury, boutique hotel in a peaceful Marseille neighbourhood. It features three Mediterranean-inspired rooms, a swimming pool and a table d’hôtes.

    Boutique hotel
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