Family-friendly holiday homes in Europe & Florida

Last-minute discounts on Holiday-Rentals; from chateaus to condos

13 July 2009 A summer break in Europe or Florida this year need not break the bank, if you know where to look. For great value accommodation in these holiday favourites, provides a cost effective alternative to hotels, with hundreds of private holiday homes running last-minute special offers for summer.

Whether good old Europe is your cup of tea, or you fancy taking the kids on an unforgettable trip to sunny Florida, one of the discounted properties below is bound to suit: From French chateaus for all the family, to rural farmhouses, resort apartments and beach-front condos, there is something for every type of holiday.

Browse through these properties below, or click here for over 425 special offers on other properties worldwide.

Spain - 3-bed apartment on the prestigious gated Las Ramblas golf course, Costa Blanca, on the frontline overlooking the 11th tee. Directly outside is a swimming pool providing safe swimming and peaceful sunbathing. There is a large sun terrace accessed via the lounge to the rear of the property which benefits from all day sunshine.
£261 per property per week (33% down) - availability in August 9-22 - 2-bed beautifully restored olive mill in rural Andalucia with large heated pool, beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and an original feel to it. The Torcal Natural Park and the more gentle hills below it greet you every morning from the terraces. It is just above the Campanillas River, where you can walk along the bank, watch the turtles and listen to the frog chorus.
£552 per property per week (15% down from £650 per property per week) - availability in August 1-8) - 3-bed villa in L'Estartit on the Costa Brava, with private pool, fully enclosed garden and panoramic views towards the sea. Spain's famous Medes Isles, which are great for diving, can be seen from the villa - they are 3 km away, 10 min by car. There are also a number of world class golf courses 10 min away.
£990 per property per week (down from £1,375) - availability in August 22-29

Italy (The Larger Villa) - 6-bed typical Italian stone-faced villa in a quiet village near Rieti, close to Rome, ideal for a big group. Located 600 m above sea level in a beautiful location among the Sabine hills. Full of original features and materials such as terracotta tiled floors, large fireplaces and wooden-beamed ceilings. Roman pool shared with the neighbouring villa.
£846 per property per week (20% down) - availability in July 15-August 1 and August 15-29

France - 5-bedroom 18th century chateau situated amongst the vineyards of the Grande Champagne region, famed for having the best Cognac vines in France. It is set in a beautiful rural location, within minutes of the capital of the region, Segonzac. The house lies within 2 acres of enclosed grounds, which include an orchard, courtyard, pigeonnier, and 10x5m swimming pool, has large light rooms and has recently been refurbished to a high standard.
£1,500 per property per week (down from £1,800) - availability July 26-August 1

Florida - 2-bed beachfront condo in Fort Myers, Florida, in the newly refurbished Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa. Offers spectacular views from every room. The property has 7 dining options, a 40,000 square-foot spa, 4 pools, sandy beach, fishing pier, shopping, 3 nearby golf courses, area recreation and even the Sanibel Princess Cruise ship on site.
£549 per property per week (down from £725) - availability in the second half of August