Top spots to beat the winter blues: Egypt, Tunisia & Dubai

Soak up some winter rays at your own private apartment or villa with pool

Property 490502 If the dreary, drizzly, cold weather of late has left you feeling blue, why not swap grey skies and winter chills for sunshine, sand and turquoise blue sea instead? For easily accessible, and reasonable winter sun holidays, Egypt, Tunisia and Dubai are the perfect choice and HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest holiday rentals website, provides plenty of options for those looking for a deal, from quirky, cool apartments to beachfront villas with pools.

Marvel at the pyramids and the Nile during a short break to Egypt, kick back and relax on the bustling beaches in Tunisia, or climb the tallest building in the world and enjoy some glitz and glamour in Dubai. If you need a winter pick-me-up, a holiday in the sun is the perfect way to put a spring back in your step and bring a healthy glow back to your skin! By renting a holiday home you can find a great deal too and enjoy more privacy, space and luxury for less. 

Find your perfect escape in the winter sun below, or browse for more.

Prices quoted are per property per week, for January – February 2011. All prices were correct at the time of publishing.


Property 85364

Beautiful apartment with sea and mountain views, Dahab
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £368 per week

Set in a private lawned garden just one minute walk from the beach, the apartment is newly furnished and fitted out with all you need for a comfortable self catering holiday. To ensure a relaxing start, a welcome pack of groceries and a sample of the local beer are provided. The accommodation consists of two twin/double bedrooms with sea views, a modern bathroom and a spacious open plan living area with a fully equipped fitted kitchen. The comfortable lounge area opens onto the balcony with views over the rooftops and minarets of the Bedouin village to the Sinai Mountains.

Property 85364


Property 414959

Villa with pool and Jacuzzi in Sidi Bou Said
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12. £1,754 per week

Recently completed to a high standard, Villa Jamila is a beautiful place to spend a memorable holiday in the heart of the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said with its white and blue typical houses overseeing the bay of Carthage. With its four luxury suites (with en-suite bathrooms), the property also features a large pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, a roof terrace offering a unique panoramic view of the village, an oriental patio with baroque fountain, a fully fitted large kitchen and a double living room with fireplace and bar.

Property 414959


Property 490502

Villa on Palm Jumeirah with pool and private beach
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £4,342 per week

Located on Palm Jumeriah this holiday villa has its own private beach, private pool and outside bar. The property has been designed and decorated to the highest standard and includes an Opus multi room entertainment system with iPod dock, satellite TVs and PCs. Located close to the Emirates Golf Club, the Mall of the Emirates and the Wild Wadi, this villa is perfectly based for a luxury Dubai holiday.

Property 490502