Beach self catering vacations and tours, 2015 and 2016

Our selection of 62 beach self catering vacations give you great range of amazing properties to choose from close to the beach. From tranquil beaches in Turkey to traditional UK seaside towns we have a beach self catering vacation for all tastes allowing you to have vacation at your own pace and really get to know you destination like a local. All of our beach self catering vacations are run be people dedicated to protecting the environment and supporting local communities.
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Self catering beach chalets near the beautiful Cirali Beach, from £1100 - £1250 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Amalfi Coast self catering accommodation, Italy
An unusual villa in the Mediterranean, from €300 - €770 per apartment per night (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote self catering apartments, Canary Islands
4 Studio apartments, and 2 Bedroom Cottage, from €70 - €120 per accommodation per night
Tulum beach accommodation, Yucatan, Mexico
A 100% sustainable, oceanfront Bed & Breakfast in Tulum, from US $225 - US $600 per accommodation per night
Wilson's promontory cottages in Victoria, Australia
Beautiful S/C oceanfront cottages on Waratah Bay, Gippsland, from AU $265 - AU $340 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Lamu Beach House, Kenya Coast
Beautiful beachfront vacation home with stunning sea-views in Lamu, from €40 - €120 per person per night
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Stunning 360ºViews, off grid, ideal couples/single travelers, from €665 - €910 per couple per week
Lanzarote beach resort, Canary Islands
Nautilus Lanzarote in Puerto del Carmen, from €60 - €135 per accommodation per night
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Quiet cottage near the beach, from £419 - £975 per week (sleeps 4)
Scotland seaside vacation cottage, Fife
Beach front vacation house located on Fife coast, from £547 - £695 per accommodation per week
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
Delightful cottage & garden in picturesque village location, from £429 - £1065 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Azores beach accommodation, Portugal
Luxurious log house and cabin near quiet beach, from €350 - €1095 per accommodation per week
Limassol self catering accommodation in Cyprus
Apartments near sandy beach, from €48 - €100 per apartment per night
Heritage accommodation in Parua Bay, New Zealand
heritage cottage, private beach and significant kauri forest, from NZ $150 - NZ $195 per accommodation per night
Wasini Island accommodation, Kenya
Handmade Eco-Cottages on Wasini Island's Beachfront, from KSh 1100 - KSh 2100 per accommodation per night
Kenya self catering beach accommodation
Beautiful private beach-side property set in 125 acres, from £60 - £100 per cottage per night
Dominica self catering cottages, Caribbean
Lovely cottages by the sea on the Nature Island of Dominica, from US $420 - US $930 per cottage per week
Tofo beach cottages in Mozambique
Secluded beachfront self catering cottages in Tofo, Mozambique, from R 120 - R 1800 per accommodation per night
Porto de Pedras self catering beach house in Brazil
Self catering beach house on stunning beach, Brazil, from £50 - £150 per house per night
Castara beach self catering apartments, Tobago
self-contained apartments right on Castara beach, from US $75 - US $85 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Bigbury holiday accommodation in Devon, England
Luxury Devon vacation house by the beach with panoramic views, from £975 - £3260 per week (sleeps 10)
Hindang beach accommodation on Leyte, Philippines
Private Beachfront cottage and resort, from US $32 per accommodation per night
Costa Maya beach accommodation in Mexico
Eco Retreat on the Costa Maya Mexico, beachfront paradise, from US $55 - US $129 per accommodation per night
Hawks Nest 4 bedroom beach townhouse, NSW, Australia
Escape to pristine golden beach of instant paradise, from AU $780 - AU $2600 per week (sleeps 8)
Sedgefield self catering accommodation, South Africa
Charming and delightful self catering vacation home, from R 1400 - R 2100 per accommodation per night
Jamaica beach accommodation
Three ocean-front studios in Treasure Beach, from €50 - €70 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Yucatan beach self catering accommodation, Mexico
Beach fronted apartments near Chelem in the Yucatan, from US $250 - US $280 per week (sleeps 4)
Rye beach accommodation in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Blue Moon seaside cottages on the Mornington Peninsula, from AU $150 - AU $225 per couple per night
St.Vincent holiday resort, St.Vincent & the Grenadines
New resort w/private apartments in tropical St.Vincent, from US $99 - US $159 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Union Island self catering cottage, St Vincent & the Grenadines
Stone cottage with fab sea view, near trips to swim +turtles, from US $525 - US $665 per cottage per week (sleeps 2)

30 reviews for Beach self catering vacations4 star overall rating

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Porto de Pedras self catering beach house in Brazil
Memorable parts? An unexpected but totally delightful encounter with a sea cow in the shallows off the beach. He nibbled my toes and allowed me to stroke him. Magical! They are very friendly characters, vulnerable to extinction. A project near the house to support sea cow conservation is a must see. Tips? If you're looking for nightlife, don't visit! The only nightlife here is nature. Travel light. Swim, snorkel, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A decent phrase book is... (more)Beverley Whatford
From £50 - £150 per house per night
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Memorable parts? Chimera, and the general feeling in Cirali Tips? Get cash out before you arrive in Cirali Local benefits? Yes, and we appreciated that the room wasn't cleaned every day Overall rating? The best we've ever been on, the memories will last a life time. (more)Sam Mason
From £1100 - £1250 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Azores beach accommodation, Portugal
Memorable parts? The beautiful view from our cabin, whale watching and walking around the Caldeira of the central volcano. Tips? We went with two small children and had a super time. They loved the field of goats next to us, being able to run around our cabin and the beach. Local benefits? Yes. We recycled and local people were employed in the upkeep of the accommodation. Overall rating? Excellent. Beautiful and quiet island. A real gem. The accommodation was wonderful. (more)Nicola goddard
From €350 - €1095 per accommodation per week
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
Simply the best one ever spent on the Island and it was the 15th trip!...The most memorable part was walking across the Tennyson trail - fantastic views! There's some gorgeous coves etc off the main tourist areas. (more)Mrs Pamela Hill
Superb accommodation made a great base to explore the isle of Wight, an area new to us. Lovely garden and al fresco dining! The weather was not great for August but everything else was brilliant, there is lots to do and see - and amazing walking! (more)Judith Pollard
From £429 - £1065 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
This is our second time (in as many years) at the granary and we love the village. (more)Lucia Whalley
Our lovely cottage was kitted out with everything you could wish for...It is a lovely cottage if you want some lovely walks and near to most things if you want to drive. We loved it. (more)Sue Adams
We loved it. We would definitely go back. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the fast boat out to the needles. (more)jo morris
From £419 - £975 per week (sleeps 4)
Amalfi Coast self catering accommodation, Italy
The most memorable part was the very warm welcome at the villa and their attitude that nothing is too much trouble. Edith and her family have created a very special place to stay which worked for our family group ranging in age from 18 to 60! (more)Katie Lee
The beautiful surroundings and wonderful hospitality on Ischia were most memorable, and a trip to pompei for a walking tour is a must. (more)Samantha Howson
The most memorable part of the vacation was looking at the views from the balcony & the roof & visiting Pompeii. (more)Francesca Jarvis
From €300 - €770 per apartment per night (sleeps 4)
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Very good....went bodega hopping for my birthday! (more)Chantel Dunn
Some of the most memorable parts of the vacation were: finding eggs in the hen house, lying in the bath at Fisherman's Cottage watching the sea, wine tasting at La Cantina, Teguise & at El Grifo Bodega and driving on the fabulous, twisty, unique scenic roads. (more)Georgina Tongue
The setting and accommodation, plus the very warm and helpful owners and staff. The events organised were great, paella night with live jazz and sangria, also the island trip to La Grocia was very memorable!!! (more)Chris Parr
From €665 - €910 per couple per week
Limassol self catering accommodation in Cyprus
Memorable parts? The tranquil position of our accommodation at Kontoyiannas House in Kalavasos. Set within a pleasant & friendly village in the valley and only minutes drive from one of the loveliest beaches we discovered in Cyprus. Tips? To make the most of the self-catering accommodation including the bbq since the variety of menus in the island's taverns & restaurants is generally very limited. Kontoyiannas House would also be great to rent for a group of families - using all... (more)Nicole Mouton
From €48 - €100 per apartment per night
Marari beach accommodation in Kerala, India
Memorable parts? Everyday was memorable and brought something new and different. To name but a few; the early morning fish market, yoga and the incredible beach! Tips? Sit back, enjoy Jency's food and relax. Do yoga and soak up the rays on the beautiful beach (just 5 minutes walk away) Local benefits? We regularly used local services, tuc tuc, massage and yoga guru. Overall rating? Absolutely brilliant, we couldn't have asked for better hosts. (more)Gabriella Grey
From €30 - €50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Wasini Island accommodation, Kenya
It was a very special place, really unique and memorable. (more)Rebecca Narracott
It was a much needed peaceful break. Amina & Feisal are very friendly and attentive hosts. (more)Simon Lawson
All in all the whole Blue Monkey and Wasini Island experience was one of those rare places that exceeded our expectations. (more)Nancy Spada
From KSh1100 - KSh2100 per accommodation per night
Turkey self catering accommodation
The whole atmosphere of the accommodation is amazing. You are up on a high plateau, away from the noise and bustle, in a wonderful microcosm. Anthea and Bob are extremely helpful - very knowledgeable about the area and they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. (more)Sophie Witter
The farm is one of the most peaceful, beautiful and relaxing places we have ever been to. Anthea and Bob are very friendly, informative and helpful hosts. (more)Mike Cushman
The owners are wonderful hosts, the cottages and surrounds are gorgeous, and it is an extremely attractive and hospitable part of the world. (more)Zoe Bell
From £250 - £380 per week

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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