From as little as £218/wk, enjoy a private holiday home without the mortgage
05 November 2008 If you thought you couldn't afford a winter sun holiday this year, think again. With beautiful holiday homes available to rent from just £218 per week, Holiday-Rentals is a great starting point for those looking to escape the winter chill. Browse thousands of properties worldwide to find the perfect place in the winter sun; from the Americas to Asia Pacific.
There are properties to suit every taste and budget. Here, Holiday-Rentals highlights the most outstanding bargain and luxury options in 10 of the best winter sun destinations: Miami, Mexico, the Caribbean, Cyprus, Malta, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Dubai and Thailand. Choose from beach-front apartments and houses, renovated Moroccan Riads, secluded romantic hideaways, or fully-staffed, luxury villas.
Providing more space, comfort, luxury and privacy than a hotel, renting a private holiday home is extremely cost-effective and can work out much cheaper per person. For £450 per week, for example, you can rent a stunning four bedroom Riad town-house in Marrakech, (see property 88379 below) - based on eight sharing, that's just £56 each for the week.
All prices quoted are per property and were correct at time of going to press.
Miami - over 460 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/54526 Contemporary, 1 bedroom loft apartment in South Beach, equipped with designer, minimalist furniture and boasting a large, 1000sq ft balcony and access to residents' rooftop infinity pool.
£1,204 to £1,389 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/407762 Newly renovated, 1 bedroom condo in the heart of South Beach, with access to a beautiful garden and pool. The beach is only a 7 minute walk away.
From £494 per week
Mexico - over 1660 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/407714 New 2 bedroom beachfront condo in the Riviera Maya, with luxurious, simple, contemporary décor and access to private beach, pool, garden, revitalising spa, beauty salon and beach club.
£1,111 to £1,667 per week
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off from 1 December to 11 December 2008
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/93166 Chic, but affordable 2 bedroom condo in Playa del Carmen, with access to lovely shared pool and just 3 blocks from the famous Fifth Avenue Promenade and 'Little Italy'. A few more blocks and you're at the beach.
£370 to £494 per property per week
The Caribbean - over 3330 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/79681 Elegant 3-bed villa, a short stroll from the clubhouse, pool and a/c gym on the Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort near Holetown in St James. High-ceilinged lounge with mezzanine dining area, sea views and sunny deck.
From £1,300 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/404481 Cosy 1 bedroom apartment on a private estate on the west coast of Antigua with a balcony with hammock, garden, pool area and amazing sea views.
£494 per week
Cyprus - over 1,190 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/94664 Very large, prestigious detached 4-bed villa in Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort. Features include large lagoon overflow pool with whirlpool and swim-up bar, thatched dining pergola, wrap-around terrace, BBQ and high spec furnishings.
£2,250 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/12806 Fantastic value, spacious 1 and 2-bed apartments with colourful modern furnishings just 50m from the beach in Kaparis. Guests can also enjoy all the facilities of the nearby Kouzalis Hotel, including pool, tennis, gym, sauna & Jacuzzi.
£75 to £95 per week for a 1-bed apartment
Malta - over 160 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/402622 Stylish 4 bedroom villa on the island of Gozo, with private pool and terrace. The natural, contemporary style and large, open-plan living areas provide the luxury, serenity and comfort discerning travellers expect.
£1260 to £1600 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/406076 Modern but cosy 1 bedroom apartment in the heart of Sliema, 20 metres from Malta's longest and most beautiful promenade, and just seconds away from the beach.
£218 to £238 per week
Morocco - over 430 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/13882 Stunning 2 bedroom townhouse in Essaouira, spread over three floors, with two secluded terraces and a stylish sauna. Daily maid service and breakfast included in price. Cook will also prepare evening meals if desired.
£580 per week (year-round)
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/88379 Characterful 4 bedroom staffed riad in the Medina of Marrakech, built around a pretty tiled courtyard and spread over 2 floors. There is also a well-planted roof terrace for relaxing or dining.
£450 per week
Kenya - over 30 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/99176 Secluded 4 bedroom beach villa on Lamu Island, with a walled garden framing a private swimming pool. The property is designed in the Swahili style and furnished with stunning items from around the world. Full-time staff includes a cook, a boatman and a masseuse.
£1,620 to £3,241 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/504919 Romantic, tranquil, thatched 2-bed beach villa surrounded by lush tropical garden with bananas, mangoes and papayas. Just 30km south of Mombasa and near the Shimba Hills National Park for safaris.
£254 to £389 per week
South Africa - over 250 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/2881 Striking, secluded 3 bedroom mountainside villa, furnished by an interior designer and overlooking the ocean. Guests can sip cocktails in the pool as they gaze out to sea. A great spot for whale-watching (August-December) and 50 minutes drive from central Cape Town.
£1050 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/16549 Modern 2 bedroom beachfront apartment in a secure complex in Big Bay, with views of Table Mountain and Robbin Island. The local beaches are great for water sports and are also a prime spot for whale watching.
£45 to £65 per night
Dubai - over 150 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/404888 Fully staffed, 4-bed villa on Frond P of Palm Jumeirah. Designed and decorated to the highest standard, features include private beach, heated/chilled pool and entertainments room.
£3,750 to £5,050 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/11880 Luxury 1-bed apartment in the new Al-Mejara complex in Dubai Marina, with separate living and dining areas and fully equipped, modern kitchen with dishwasher. The complex has its own gym and pool.
£750 to £850 per week
Thailand - over 220 properties
LUXURY: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/53213 Beautiful, fully serviced 4 bedroom villa above Kata beach in Phuket, boasting fabulous sunset and ocean views, as well as infinity pool. Breakfast is included in the price, and staff is available to prepare all other meals if desired.
£2,809 to £3,025 per week
BARGAIN: www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/52976 Spacious 3 bedroom bungalow in Chiang Mai, beautifully furnished in Thai style, with free minibus and driver. Access to a nearby large Bali-style infinity pool, tennis courts and fitness centre included in the price.
£490 to £550 per week