Give your surf shack an upgrade! Check out these awesome beach houses and villas for surfing holidays near the world’s best waves.
Keep it real with home-grown surfing holidays in the UK. Join the surf crowd in Newquay, check out the waves in Croyde or experience the beach breaks near Dunbar in Scotland. The Canary Islands – particularly Fuerteventura – are renowned for their tubes, and you’re in for a surfing treat if you visit Lagos in Portugal. Further afield, try Hawaii for its infamous ‘pipeline’.
Whether you’re a surfing legend, a complete beginner or prefer to watch the show from the comfort of your sun lounger, search now to find the perfect place to stay on your surfing holiday.
This mini break was a surprise trip i booked for my best friend who has very high standards. We searched high & low for a big house with a hot tub in a nice location open to anywhere in the country r… More
Reviewed 7 Mar 2017
Absolutely fantastic property had a great girls weekend fab location
Lovely walks to the beach and surrounding area… More
“Fabulous House for a family celebration”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2017
We stayed at 32 Brownsea Road for long weekend to celebrate my husbands & daughters birthdays. The house is situated perfectly to explore the surrounding area & the house was very comfortable and well… More
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay.
We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
“Great location , warm and welcoming , nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
We rented this property for a 60th birthday celebration with extended family (there were 12 of us incl 2 small children) it was perfect, plenty of room without being in each others way. It was warm ,… More
“Beautiful House - perfect for large groups/families”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2014
Fantastic house, so much space. The best place in the house is the open plan kitchen/diner opening out through french doors to the decking. This was the hub of the house when we visited. Situa… More
“Wow want to go back soon”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Beautiful well equipped house everything you need and more. Great location short walk to the beach. Although you may not want to leave the house so homely and comfy.
Lovely garden, everything you co… More
“Very comfortable accommodation in a great location” This apartment was perfect for a long weekend stay, right on the coast road, without the hustle and bustle of being closer to Bournemouth but conveniently situated for visiting lots of places such as
“Spacious & comfortable 3 bed villa with great pool & outside space.” Fantastic villa, good location, good weather and first class service from making the booking to receiving the refund of the security deposit. The villa was spacious and comfortable w
“Beautiful and relaxing” We so didn't want to come home from this villa. Beautifully decorated, very clean with a lovely view over the golf club. If you are arriving late in the evening would recommend the very generous welcome pack, definitely took aw
We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at this tastefully furnished and well equipped villa in August 2013. The villa is immaculate, clean and well managed and in a great position only 10 minutes walk fro… More
“Ticked all our boxes” The location was for us perfect
Plenty of room in the villa and the sun in the back pool area was there from 8am until 6 pm
Just the ideal distance to the marina beach 10 minutes and town 20 also the bus stop supermarket
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2013
Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it!
The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed out and the heated pool wa… More
“Fantastic Villia, beautifull location”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
My husband and 2 children have just got back from a lovely holiday at Casa Strutt. The villa was like a home from home and we all settled in straight away.
The heated pool was a blessing especiall… More
“A home from home in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
My family and I stayed in Casa Strutt in early July. We had a fabulous time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The villa had everything one would need on a family holiday. Th… More
“A wonderful week in gorgeous Lagos!” A perfect spot for a relaxing week away in gorgeous Lagos. Inside, the apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we enjoyed our stay! And a short walk from the beach, marina and old town, the apartment'
From the instructions from Neil and Jan before we went, to all the info in the apartment when we arrived our booking was seamless.The location is perfect. Short walk to the beach which was fairly quie… More
“A Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
What a fantastic find in Lagos. From initial contact with Jan and Neil to vacating the property the whole process was seamless. The apartment is within walking distance to all amenities. A supermar… More
“Lovely, well equipped apartment, a real home from home”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2012
Wonderful apartment in a good location, without a car we found it easy to walk to all the nearby shops, restaurants and marina. The supermarket was not too far but a bit of a walk for our 4 year old. … More
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks.
2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
“Stylish, comfortable, well equipped and excellent location.”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2013
We had a really relaxing week with lots of space for 2 adults and two teenagers to all do their own thing, yet meet up around the dining table and enjoy a home cooked meal. Normally I don't like to co… More
“Luxury apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
This apartment is true luxury, from the fantastic kitchen, large lounge with huge TV and the 3 bedrooms all with their own wallmounted TVs, the 3 bathrooms and not to forget the underground parking wi… More
“superb accommodation, excellent location”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
A beautifully furnished, spacious, comfortable apartment with great facilities in an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the beach or the ferry to Studland… More
“A weekend at the Swallows Barn” With a long weekend away planned in Watergate bay we wanted to find a place to stay that offered all the creature comforts of home and I found it at Swallows Barn. The family that own the property were very welcoming an
Swallows barn is a lovely cosy new barn conversion with everything you need for two people.Everything is fresh & clean.It is located on a working farm & near the airport,but we were not disturbed at a… More
Thank you for taking the time to review. So pleased you both enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Paul,Ann,Johnny & Ann
“Very underwhelming - expensive given what it lacks..”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
We were disappointed overall....the only good things I would say is the location is hard to beat - this is why we booked this apartment. We love Darling Harbour so it is just perfectly located to be a… More
Thanks for your feedback. We will definitely note your concerns and try our best to improve. We are aware that the carpet is a bit aging. It has been on schedule to replace for a while, however just been hard to find a match between the guests bookings and delivery availability. Together other furnitures are to be replaced too within this month.
The market position of the apartment is a normal service apartment. It's not a hotel or anything luxury. The price we charge compare to other apartments in the area is a lot lot cheaper, if you have done good research. I doubt you can find an apartment in near area with a similar price next time. Please also note Tripadviser took a big share of what you pay too. Sydney CBD is a very expensive place. The apartment is very much appreciated by most of our guests considering the price, location and the includings, this is what keeps us in there. Regarding to wifi, it dose have wifi with $10 charge, because it cost us extra to equip it. Sometimes we give to guests for free, but it's just the price.
“A lovely, spacious house and garden in walking distance of great beaches.” This house is even better than it looks, and that's rare. Lots of space for everyone inside and out, with a great farmhouse kitchen. Comfortable in every way, the owner (who is
“Miss” Absolutely wonderful accommodation in a great location. The lodge is very spacious and welcoming and really felt like a home from home. The owners are very helpful and friendly also and where very accommodating to my 14 month old son. Food on si
The Lodge had a lovely homely feel to it- furnished to a very high standard. Very well equipped, leaving us wanting for nothing except a bit of sunshine! Very cosy to settle down in and have a nice me… More
It makes our day when our guests enjoy their holiday at our place. Thank you so much for your kind comments.
“Fantastic property - furnished with love”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
My husband and I, two daughters and two grandchildren stayed at Cysgod y Coed in August and had a wonderful holiday - the weather was good apart from one day and the situation is great for exploring b… More
When we purchased Cysgod y Coed, Christmas 2009, we did not intend letting it out. We are so glad we did as we have met such lovely people.
Thank you for your comments. Lynn and I want all our guests to relax and enjoy themselves at our place.
We are so pleased that you had a good holiday.
“Relaxing Retreat during Ironman Wales”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
We were visiting Tenby due to one of our party taking part in the Ironman Wales competition and were looking for a peaceful place to stay and relax before and after the event ! We were so lucky to fin… More
Thanks for your very welcome review and extra thanks for that bottle of wine you gave us. Yum. Do return soon
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
Myself, my wife, two children - daughter (12), son (7), father and mother in law all travelled together to Villa Amarillo during February 2013. After a short taxi ride from the airport (10mins) we wer… More
Thanks guys Im glad you all enjoyed your stay at villa amarillo and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Excellent villa, perfect for growing family”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2013
My family and I have just returned from a fantastic 11 night stay over Christmas at your villa and would like to pass on our thanks to you for renting it to us, we had a brilliant time, the v… More
Thank you for your glowing reccomendation.Its great to know that our guests continue to enjoy villa amarillo, its location and facilities.
“Excellent Villa - more like a home than a rental”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2012
Booked very easily through Owners Direct last year and received responses to queries from the owner, Lisa, very quickly.
Very easy to get to from the airport with a hire car in 10 to15 mins, Lisa's d… More
Thank you for your lovely review I delighted you enjoyed your stay at villa amarillo.
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
“Very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom villa in quite area but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Joanne and Kevin provided us with an excellent villa, which was very much "home for home".
It was very spacious and it had a lovely outdoor sitting area, where we spent most of our time.
The locatio… More
“What more could you ask for??”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Having rented a few villas in our time, you are always curious whether the pictures will fairly represent what you see on arrival. In this case, they exceeded it. The villa is very spacious for a 2 be… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
An absolutely beautifully maintained villa with many extra little touches that were really appreciated. From the first contact, when the availability calender was up to date, Joanne was a pleasure to … More
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
We've stayed here a couple of times over the last year, it's a gorgeous little apartment right by the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Perfect for a relaxing week by the sea especially… More
“Perfectly situated for a relaxing week”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
We booked this apartment through the site Alternative Aquitaine as we liked the look of it from the pictures provided and it appeared near to attractions we were interested in. The apartment itself w… More
“Perfect family apartment” Excellent, modern apartment with great views. 3 large spacious bedrooms one with en-suite. Close to Tesco Express, Aldi and Sainsburys. Parking bay just outside main door. Wi-fi, freeview tv and ipod docking station so my tee
“Fantastic stay” We were looking for somewhere for a long weekend over the Easter break, my friend and I wanted to treat our daughters to a trip to the seaside and thought Newquay would be a good choice as it gave us the opportunity to meet up with old
Really spot on apartment and location. Clean, well equipped, all we wanted.
Would use again!
Thank you… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2015
We arrived to find the apartment spotless and so comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of, inc washing up liquid,towels etc, the bedrooms were so comfy and quiet a… More
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2014
Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout
Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay
Fantastic views and only 5 mins … More
“great location” Right in the centre of Croyde village, with parking - a major advantage in Croyde.
A nice cottage with a decent sized kitchen.The weather wasn't kind but we went surfing anyway- walking distance.We also went horse riding on Exmoor.
We stayed here for a three night weekend break with our baby and toddler. The cottage was just what we needed with a cosy lounge, large modern kitchen with high quality appliances and good sized bedro… More
“Great location and really nice cosy cottage close to the sea”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We stayed with our daugher [15 years] and on and off, 2 friends plus a small dog.
Ideally located to walk to the village for shopping/meals and to the beach via the very nice beach path.
The cottage… More
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed putting your feet up. Hope to see you again. Jon and Tricia
“Well-equipped cottage in the centre of pretty Croyde village”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2011
As a group of four surfing girls the cottage had everything we needed, including a lovely big kitchen with dining table for evening meals. Just down the road from the surprisingly happening local pub … More
We're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surf. Look forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes Jon and Tricia
“A fantastic villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the adults enjoyed relaxing on the sun
We stayed at Casa Dos Sonhos for 6 nights in June. The villa is great - clean, modern, large and has everything you need for a self- catering holiday.
We had no problems during our stay and Ian (the… More
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
We have stayed in many lovely places over the years, but Casa dos Sonhos will be the one we want come back to. We are four busy women, who were looking for a much needed break. This was the ideal pla… More
“LUXURY VILLA” Luxury Villa in prime location with great views of golf course, mountains and sea. 10 mins stroll to Atlantico Centre, 20/25 mins to Caleta centre. Bicycles supplied at Villa, as are adult and junior golf clubs. Standard of Villa Ross fu
“utifully decorated anA fabulous villa with hotel chic.”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
Stayed at villa ross for one week and wished we could have stayed longer. The villa was beautifully decorated and well equipped which made it a very relaxing holiday. Can't wait to return.… More
“A Wonderful stylish Villa in peaceful surroundings, a great holiday destination.”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
My husband and I stayed in Villa Ross for 10 days, we wanted to get away from the crowds. Its in a quiet location, is extremely comfortable,stylish, clean and has a real homely feel to it. It's well e… More
“Luxury viila, very spacious, equipped to the highest standards.”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2012
We really enjoyed our stay over Christmas at this villa. It is extremely well furnished,inside and out- lots of outside furniture of the highest quality. It is one of the few villas we have stayed in … More
We stayed here as a family group of 10 & there was plenty of room for us all. The house was very well equipped & clean. We were met by the owner on arrival who showed us round and a cream tea was prov… More
“Fantastic place!Highly recommended!” Wow, what can I say about this absolutely amazing holiday home. It's location is amazing, just a few steps down to the estuary. Perfect for families with children. My kids loved this place & we'll definitely be ret
We went to Newquay as a large extended family(14) including very young children. The house was immaculate and we could not have asked for anything more, although the cream tea from the owners was a ve… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
We were a group of 12 staying over the new year period at Quay House. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a well wished card from the landlord and 2 bottles of bubbles to celebrate bringing in the n… More
“An amazing Villa” This Villa is absolutely fantastic! The quality of the decor and furniture are top class, the kitchen has a high standard of equipment and utensils. The agents, Julie and Steve, were very helpful and only a phone call away. Excellen
had a great holiday at this new villa on the campo de golfe. The villa is stunning.Heated Pool,WIFI and air conditioning all within the price. The local agents Steve and Julie were excellent and on ha… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2013
We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children and had never booked a villa before, and was a little apprehensive. We need not have been the villa is excellent.
On arrival the owners agent met us at… More
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special
“Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage in the best location you could ask for.”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Had seven nights at Putsborough and we were very lucky with the weather, even managed a few games of tennis. Have stayed in Croyde in the past but found it busy and fancied something by our favorite b… More
Thanks for your review, so glad you had a great time!
“Definitely had the wow factor”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
We had a really lovely time, the cottage was beautiful and extremely peaceful. Very high standard for a Holiday let, from v comfy beds through to extensive utensils and crockery..everything was provid… More
Thank you for your lovely review, glad you and the family had such a lovely time and we really hope that you will visit again!
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
Just enjoyed a great week at Putsborough Manor Cottage the weather was kind which contributed to relaxing time. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need
Putsborough beach is close … More
Thanks so much for your lovely review, I am sure that it will prove very useful to future visitors. We hope that we will see you again one day.
“Beautiful, spacious villa with fantastic pool and incredible views” We have just returned from a wonderful stay in this villa and we honestly could not fault it. It definitely has the "Wow Factor" and was spotless and very well presented. Super larg
A beautifully presented property with great facilities and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us very welcome at the property. They were available if we needed the… More
Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and had a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Superb accommodation, second to none.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
Marvellous location. Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach within easy walking distance. The Cottage is furnished and decorated to exceptional standards. Good parking. Everything has been thought o… More
Many thanks for your fanastic review, I am so glad you enoyed your stay at the cottage and Putsborough. I do hope we see you again.
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at Putsborough Garden cottage and will certainly return in the near future. The location is outstanding and is just a short walk to a world class beach and pubs! The cott… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to give the cottage your lovely review, so glad you enoughed visiting again and I very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you stay with us.
“33 El Cortijo - Villa El Hierro - An excellent Villa”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
Just returned from a fantastic stay at Villa El Hierro.
Weather was excellent.
The Villa is lovely, in a great position for access to all amenities and yet very very peaceful, it seemed like th… More
“Villa el Hierro is a lovely villa with spectacular views and good facilities.”
Reviewed 16 May 2013
We had a fantastic stay at Villa el Hierro 3-12 May 2013. The villa is in a wonderful position with great views to the sea and over the golf course. It is well equipped and the outdoor area, pool an… More
Hi Laureen ,
I am delighted you had a great stay at Villa El Hierro and we hope to see you back with us very soon.
“Comfortable but not good at all...”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
The villa itself is well located within easy walking distance of the local supermarket and beach, and the accommodation was clean and comfortable but lacking in a lot of areas. Firstly we chose the vi… More
Thank you for your review . It would have been easier for me to not accept it and not have it posted online. However we need to take the good with the bad and I appreciate your honest feedback and your experiences at the villa. Upfront I want to say I am sincerely sorry you had all these issues . It was clearly a mistake to rent the villa as wheel chair friendly and I have removed this now so the same issue does not arise. The kitchen inventory items I was not even aware of and have addressed these along with the pool shower . The pool cover issue was due to a supplier being late with delivery (3 weeks late in fact). In hindsight we should have taken more time to prepare the villa for weekly holiday lets after the long term let where the previous longer term tenant abused our property quite badly. We now have it back to the high standard our clients expect. I am delighted that you still had a lovely holiday and I would welcome you back again with a promise that you will not have the same experience next time. Thanks a million . Derek