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As one of the most expensive parts of any holiday is the accommodation, saving in this area can free up a lot of cash for the rest of the trip. But a budget holiday needn't call for a compromise of comfort; on the contrary. Whether you're planning your annual summer holiday, or just a few nights away, scouting for bargains offers an unexpected side benefit: a whole new range of holiday destinations you may not have previously thought about visiting.
HomeAway makes it possible for you to book private accommodation directly with the owner, thereby avoiding expensive agency fees. And since our array of potential holiday homes is so wide, you can choose what best suits your family, your budget, and your taste; no matter what the destination. We also offer a rotating range of special offers (look out for the distinctive yellow boxes in the search results, or click the 'special offers' link!). Not sure where to start? Read on for a few of our favourite budget holiday destinations.
Cheap holidays in Tenerife
The island paradise of Tenerife has a magnificent year-round climate, meaning that off-season holidays are still delightfully warm. There are some great deals to be found on bargain holidays to Tenerife, particularly outside peak season, too; so don't assume that a cheap, off-season holiday can't include as much sun and sand as a summer one.
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Cheap holidays in Spain
There are a huge number of cheap flights to Spain year round; add to this HomeAway's fantastic range of quality budget accommodation, and you have an ideal budget holiday in the making. Great food, renowned beaches, lively local cultures – and, of course, sunshine. Spain may not be the most exotic choice on this list, but it's wealth of accommodation and leisure options are sure to please even the most hardcore holiday bargain hunter.
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Cheap holidays in Turkey
Turkey is an emerging holiday favourite, and before its stunning beaches, glorious countryside and amazing historical sites become too well known, there are some fantastic deals on cheap holidays to be found. Like many of the locations on this list, Turkey's weather is comfortable year round; and for the sheer number of unique cultural sites and happenings it offers, it can't be beaten as a holiday location.
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Cheap holidays in Cyprus
As more airlines begin to offer cheap flights to Cyprus, you can now explore this fascinating island without breaking the bank, no matter whether you are heading to the dizzy lights of Ayia Napa or the blissful tranquillity of Pissouri. Whether its beachside relaxation or nightlife you crave, Cyprus will satisfy your yearning.
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Cheap holidays in Greece
Greece has much to recommend it: it's well known for its sunny beaches, and world-famous monuments dating to (and past!) the birth of democracy. It's also rightly known for its vibrant local cuisine, and distinctive wines. But what you may not know is that Greece is one of the most budget-friendly of Mediterranean holiday destinations, especially off-season.
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This fabulous 5* luxury villa is positioned directly behind and between Marbella & Puerto Banus. Both venues are only 8 minutes drive, either into the heart of Marbella & the Golden Mile with the best sandy beaches, bars & restaurants, as well as ...
Casa Joan is registered with Tourism Licence No 13391 & is a superb home from home. Fitted with Portuguese & full UK TV, DVD Player, WiFi broadband, fully equipped kitchen, optional air-con in all the major rooms. A fantastic beach is just a 2 min...
Excellent appointed villa set in an elevated, private location. Ideal for those who wish to get away from it all, yet not totally isolated. The 3 bedrooms, family bathroom & kitchen lead off from the hallway. The kitchen has a separate utility roo...
A stylish spacious villa which has been renovated to a very high standard. Located in Santa Eulalia in a privileged position which offers magnificent views over a beautiful pine forest and the sea. The large well maintained garden (2500sq.m.) host...
Luxury holiday house in the centre of Bamburgh village. Minutes from the castle and beach. Shops, restaurants and pubs all within a couple of minutes walk. A beautiful home from home with log burner, large dining kitchen, sumptuous kingsize bedroo...