Whatever his hobby, Holiday-Rentals has the ideal getaway
18 May 2009 While we all know Dads love getting new shirts, ties, socks and endless bottles of aftershave, why not give him a truly original gift this year and take him on holiday to spend some quality time together? Whatever your Dad's passion, there is a perfect holiday home waiting for him on Holiday-Rentals - be it a fishing cottage, golf resort villa or even a Las Vegas bachelor pad!
Use the site's advanced search or quick filters to search over 130,000 properties worldwide by activities or location for inspiration, or choose from our pick of the best below for fishing, golf, tennis, culture and casino-loving Dads. If Mums and daughters are coming along, all these homes offer plenty to keep the girls occupied too; from walks in the countryside to spa treatments and designer shopping.
For fishing enthusiast Dad
Highland hillside getaway
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p421494 - Cosy 2-bedroom Scandinavian-style lodge set high on a hillside, with views of glen and Sutherland mountains. Close by there are many walks through the unspoilt countryside, the Nature Reserve of Loch Fleet famed for its wildfowl and osprey. Dunrobin Castle with its falconry displays is only minutes away. Trout fishing lochs abound, seals can be seen at Embo, dolphins in the Moray Firth and the salmon can be viewed leaping at the Falls of Shin.
From £439 per property per week
Romantic cottage in Wales with access to a fishing lake
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p422094 - Delightful 1-bedroom Gamekeeper's cottage in Anglesey tucked away within a large 500 acre country estate. There are great walks through the mature woodlands on offer within the estate and a lake for coarse fishing (with prior consent via the owner). Borthwen Beach is just 20 minutes walk over the estate land. You can walk along the coastal path to Church Bay and stop by for lunch at the Wavecrest café or infamous Lobster Pot restaurant, taste wine at the local Anglesey winery or visit the local art galleries, museums and castles.
£340 per property per week
Lakeside log cabin in Ireland with scenic views
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p94624 - Charming 3-bedroom log cabin on the shores of Rahans Lake in County Monaghan on the borders of Cavan, Meath and Louth. There are numerous excellent fishing lakes within a 5-mile radius. Golf available at the 18 hole Nuremore or Mannan Castle, or 9 hole Cabra Castle. The cabin is only 3 miles from Inniskeen, birthplace of poet Patrick Kavanagh and the romantic Dunaree Forest Park with its famous Wishing Well. 1 hour from historic Cooley Mountains of Irish legend.
£360 per property per week
For golfing or tennis-loving Dad
Luxurious apartment on the Aphrodite Hills golf course
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p50361 - Stunning, brand new 2-bedroom Cyprus flat set in a village of about ten houses adjacent to the golf course and walking distance to the club house, luxury spa, tennis courts and the 5 star Intercontinental Hotel. This lovely apartment boasts three sunset balconies with vast views and three multilevel linked landscaped swimming pools at the back. Free chauffeur service to and from Paphos Airport. Situated only 300 feet above the famous Aphrodite Beach, birthplace of Venus.
£400 per property per week
Lovely Spanish villa at the exclusive La Manga Club
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p417342 - Spacious, airy 3-bedroom villa in the El Rancho community of the world-renowned La Manga Club. Nestling at the foot of the pine-clad hills, the tranquil El Rancho villas sprawl widely across beautiful landscaped gardens. Conveniently located near one of the communal swimming pools. Sitting room opens onto private sun terrace with built-in BBQ, and has superb views of the Mar Menor and Mediterranean Sea. There is an additional roof top solarium. La Manga Club is ideal for golfing and tennis enthusiasts - residents' discounts apply.
£550 per property per week
For culture vulture Dad
Modern apartment in the centre of Florence
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p99614 - Cute 2-bedroom apartment situated in the most prestigious area of Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo. The property combines traditional architecture with contemporary interior design. Works by young Tuscan artists adorn the ancient walls of the house, thus creating a truly unique and inspirational environment. The apartment is ideally located for exploring the many cultural landmarks the city has to offer.
£856 per property per week
Designer apartment in the heart of Barcelona
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p60507 - Stunning, brand new 2-bedroom apartment in the heart of the Old city, in the historic district of Raval, less than 5 minutes walk to the Ramblas. The flat is beautifully furnished, with wooden beams and floors made from natural oak from France and natural stone from India. The Museum of Modern Art (MACBA), Boqueria Marquet, harbour and port are all located nearby.
£712 per property per week
For thrill-seeker Dad
Pretty Las Vegas flat 3 miles from the Strip
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p230268 - Modern 1-bedroom apartment in a gated community 3 miles from the Strip. Close to two pools and exercise room. Enjoy watching your holiday photos on a 42 inch plasma TV with SD memory card reader. Hotel-safe and no keys to worry about with an easy to use digital lock.
£350 per property per week
Spacious Las Vegas apartment 5.5 miles from the Strip
www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p178287 - Tasteful 1700 sq ft, 3-bedroom home 10 minutes from all Las Vegas attractions. Bus stop one block away takes you straight to the Strip, no car needed. The flat is located in a secure gated community with club house, gym and pool. Close to the beautiful Desert Breeze Park - great for the kids!
£333 per property per week