If you're looking for an active break and aren’t afraid of getting wet, book one of these holiday homes near fantastic water sports destinations worldwide.
Water sports holidays by the sea allow you to spend energetic mornings on the water and lazy afternoons chilling on the beach. Inland destinations near lakes and rivers are less tied to the summer season and can offer great windsurfing, canoeing and sailing throughout the year.
If you’re planning an action-packed holiday, choose a villa or cottage with plenty of home comforts. You’ll really appreciate a bubbling Jacuzzi, steamy sauna or cosy log fire after an active day on the water.
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu
We stayed at lilac cottage and it was perfect great distance to Glastonbury and easy enough to find, hen was brilliant and all very clean and reasonable in price and will definitely be staying again… More
Reviewed 17 Jan 2017
Wonderful cottage to stay in. So lovely and warm and plenty of hot water (very important when staying in winter time). Well equipped kitchen. Very helpful to have a clothes rack for drying clothes. Gr… More
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation
ideal quiet break
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
We had an amazing time. The bungalow was perfect! It was four of us looking for a cosy quiet place near the cliffs. And even if we didn't have a car, the walking around wasn't bad at all. Almost a hig… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
“Great holiday let, with stunning views” Large property which facilitated 9 adults comfortably . Lovely furnishings and good range of kitchen crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Property is situated on hillside overlooking Dingle Bay and many hours
“Mr” Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are close by amongst other smaller beaches. It's also
Spacious140 sqm flat in the heart of Malmö. Recently renovated. Big balcony, three rooms and kitchen, one bathroom, two separate toilets, one large walk-in wardrobe. Building with cultural feeling. Fresh flat easily accommodates 4 people (if more – ask us). F …see more
“Excellent Location and a Wonderful Home.” Never booked through holiday lettings before so I was a bit nervous however I needn't have been. From the first moment I had contact with the owners of Russel Ridge communications and reassurance have been exc
“Excellent location in a quiet residential area. Ideally located for Disney and shopping malls!!”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2014
Disney is conveniently located and easy to get to. I recommend finding a Walmart to do your shopping at (there is one towards Kissimee on the 192) as the other supermarkets close by are very expensive… More
“Top class villa”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We had a lovely holiday, the villa was great, beautifully decorated & very clean, very well situated for all the parks & shopping… More
“Fantastic Villa, with Excellent Access to Disney and Orlando”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2013
We stayed in this villa on our first trip back to the USA since 2001, and we were not disappointed.
This villa is very well maintained with all the facilities that you could need.
It has two good d… More
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden
the car was secure with goog secure gates
plenty to do in llanberis and eas
“The most comfortable and well equipped holiday home I've stayed in”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
The title says it all. I've stayed in maybe types of accomodation in Llanberis over the years, usually either side of the school half-term in October. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes on my own. On t… More
What lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again. thankyou Maria
“In A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
The house is in a quiet spot just off the High Street, close enough to shops, bars etc, yet when you sit on the balcony looking out over the lake you'd think you were a world away. The house is well e… More
Thankyou for your kind review we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Very comfortable. Lots of room for a couple. The property was in a great position for walking and touring the national park.… More
Thankyou for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay . Maria
“Champagne Villa - Amazing house and an excellent value!” My wife and I booked this villa for the first time and it was perfect! We found that it was very well equipped, extremely clean and a real value for the cost. The location is perfect for just
We stayed at the champagne villa for 2 weeks in May/June this year. The villa was clean, well equipped and in a great location. The pool and outside area was well looked after and everything was in w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Much, much better than I was expecting”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
The Villa is easy to find and conveniently located. Decor and comfort and facilities are first class. It feels like a real home. I spent a fair amount of time in it just relaxing. Car is essential and… More
“An extremely well-planned vacation home”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
The villa had everything anyone could possibly need on holiday. The owners have Thought of everything from small children' s activities and pool equipment to a well fitted and kitted kitchen. It was "… More
Luxury Villa with Private heated Pool, Hot Tub, Playground for children, Secure parking, with steps down to the sea. The Pool has isothermal cover with manual roller, is easy to use and is more efficient to keep the water warm if the pool is heated.
Amazing Sea View, Pe …see more
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen
Stayed three nights and had a great time. The house was spotless. Lovely area with Andy and Amanda very welcoming and very kindly showed out 15 month daughter round the different animals.… More
“Highly Recommended for the Perfect Chill-Out”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Stayed here - just my wife and myself, although there's bags of room for two families with children, and all the facilities you could want - large flat screen TV and DVD player, very comfortable beds … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
Andy and Amanda made us feel very welcome. The Retreat was very comfortable , had everything we needed . Our girls enjoyed helping Andy feed the animals everyday and putting the animals to bed ! They … More
“Wonderful place for a holiday” We’ve been there for a week in June. I think villa hasn’t been rented before because everything was new – kitchen, bedrooms etc. There is saloon on the upper floor so my husband and I were happy to find peace from kids.
“Great House in great location” I booked the house for my birthday celebration so our grown up family could stay with us. The great location of the house enabled us to take the grandchildren biking along the promenade and walk on the beach, without ge
We really enjoyed our stay at Fairhaven House. Such a great house, near to all the local attractions and great public transport. It's our second time at the house and would definitely book again.… More
Villa Fioremar is situated in the center of Marsascala directly on the promenade, with open sea-views, private pool, indoor heated Jacuzzi and private parking. It is a minute's walk from a great variety of bars and restaurants, and all amenities. The Villa sleeps a …see more
“Wonderfurl Villa” We spent 2 weeks staying at Villa Amara, what a lovely villa and location. The villa is set out very well with plenty of seating areas, especially useful is the pool area if it is windy on the beach side of the villa. The beds were
C'est une maison disposant de tout le confort, meublée avec gout, très accueillante. On passe de la plage à la piscine selon le vent. Super les canoës mis à disposition pour une balade sur le lag… More
Merci Patrice pour cette appréciation. Désormais nous mettrons plus en avant les talents culinaires de Dorine.
“Superb!” We recently stayed at this fabulous villa and cannot say enough good things. We were a group of 4 and could not have been more comfortable. The villa is equipped with the best of the best and made our days so wonderful.
The location is
“This rental and its owners epitomize perfection.”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2015
Dream of a welcome that envelops you in luxury and personal attention? Vincent and Nicole have created an environment that answers your every desire: a welcome basket with local wine, roasted nuts, … More
Thank you so much for this fabulous review! We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful stay! We look forward to welcoming you back to Grasse in the future! Best regards.
“A wonderful home from home, where we were welcomed like family members!”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Our family group stayed in Villa des Parfums for over a week, while we prepared for my daughter's wedding and after to relax. Nicole welcomed us all, as if we were her own family.
She assisted us … More
Thanks so much Elsa! We're delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Best regards. Nicole xxx
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was
“Give me a home amongst the mountains ...and near a fountain, sung in Oz tune”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
Well this is what you will get, no kangaroo or gum trees, but an a place that has everything you need and then some!
Great location for walks, markets, historic ruins and walled cities. The locals… More
“Fantastic location, amazing views!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
House was great! Views from the living area/ and quaint balcony were perfect!
Lots of space, great having bathrooms on all levels.
Vernet is actually a really pretty village, with a daily market. It… More
“Great village house”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2016
4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the fac… More
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t
“Great family holiday - lovely house - super location”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The house is fantastic - clean, comfortable and well equipped; with a fabulous location near the beach. There's a lovely scenic stroll alongside the beach to the modern… More
“Amazing accomodation, gorgeous location.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
The house was superb, very clean & everything was in an immaculate order. It was like a home from home, with the full range of children's toys, bikes, books & beach toys. We couldn't of asked for any … More
Reviewed 15 Jun 2012
This holiday ticked all the boxes. It had everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. It had a well equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms. The property was spacious and of an extrem… More
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a
We stayed in this beautiful bungalow for my Mum and Dads Golden Wedding Anniversary and it was fantastic. The facilities were excellent and it was spotless. We had a brilliant time and are looking for… More
It really does means so much to have such lovely comments from our guests holiday experience . We always try to make sure everything is as good as it can be for people staying over so thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit on your mum and dads golden wedding anniversary , spending quality time with family and friends is what ilife is all about .
Hope to see you again next year
Steve and Lynn ( owners )
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
This cottage is perfect for a few days away with friends. There's so much space for the children to run around and a lovely safe garden for them to explore. The bedrooms are all a great size and livin… More
Thanks Carrie for a lovely review , glad all went well for your stay , hope we see you all again in the near future .
Reviewed 5 Dec 2016
This cottage is perfect for holidays - we stayed two nights with a large group and all of us really loved this place.… More
Really appreciate the positive comments , glad everyone had a good time , the property was left really clean and tidy.
Hope to see you again soon
Steve and Lynn (Property owners )
“Two wonderful weeks at Kivotos Villa” We had a perfect stay at Kivotos Villa with a wonderful view, spacious rooms and a great outdoor area. Many thanks to Eva for taking such good care of us. We where treated with fresh vegetables, cucumber pie and p
Villa is very nice, perfectly maintained, well equipped and surrounded by Mediterranean garden.
Location is quiet, remote, on the hillside and with beautiful sea views, but on the same time not far… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2011
We had a wonderful week at Kivotos villa. Eva and her husband Sakis could not do enough for us and were so hospitable but not at all intrusive. The villa itself is lovely, spotlessly clean and the bed… More
“A lovely place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The complimentary wine, milk, tea and biscuits were a pleasant surprise. The Grain Store is very well equipped, with towels and linen being provided, and a good supply of
I stayed here over new years weekend with my husband and son. We loved it so much and didnt ever want to leave! So beautiful clean and homely. Mark and Sarah were so kind and helpful. There was a beau… More
Thank you, that's very kind. We look forward to welcomimg you all back again sometime in the future.
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
When we arrived at the grain store we were warmly welcomed by the owners.The cottage itself was delightful, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. The owners had left ,milk , tea,biscuits and wine, for u… 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
“ideal for exploring west lothian” We really enjoyed our stay in your cottage. We have stayed in over 50 cottages in the last 10 years and yours ticks all the boxes for comfort and garden outlook, plenty of room compared to some, quiet rural setting b
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and Mrs Neil was very helpful with any questions. We can not rate this cottage high enough. It was close to the town, within walking distance of all that we … More
“Great central location, clean, tidy and affordable.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014
My husband and I stayed in 2 Bellevue, Linlithgow for 1 week. We found it clean and tidy and had everything we needed for self-contained accommodation. Very comfortable and nicely decorated. Handy … More
“Complete superior self contained flat, ideally situated for all types of visitor.”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
The self contained flat has all amenities required in good order and condition. It is large enough for two and all their luggage, and has off road parking. As an independent residence you can enjoy co… More
2 Bed Penthouse Apartment, by the sea, with mountain views. Refreshing sea breezes. Safe holiday environment, especially relaxing. 45mins drive to Kyrenia and Nicosia, 2hrs from Larnaca, Paphos. 20 mins Lefke university, and spiritual centre. Gym, heated pool, table te …see more
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were
very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less
than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui
“Great for a family group in a quiet resort” Comfortable, spacious villa with lovely pool and grounds for relaxing in. Ideal for families/groups with older children (personal view due to the number of steps and open pool area). The resort of S'Algar
We have recently returned from a most delightful holiday, with three couples, at the "Yorkshire Rose" Villa. This villa boasts all the comforts of home and more, upstairs lounge, dining area and kitc… More
“Great family villa set in quiet resort with good local amenities”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
A lovely spacious villa with open plan kitchen/dinning area which further spreads to the living area and balcony so that the family can always be together (if they want to be). The bedrooms are on th… More
A spacious 6 bedroom,Mediterranean style villa with games room, pool and spa and extended deck. Conservation and lake views on the prestigious Watersong Resort. All bedrooms are en-suite with cable TV. 2 king size, 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Mains gas BBQ.<br /> …see more
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib
We were visiting family close by so this property was perfect. We had an excellent time at the mews and the accomodation was brilliant for our family. The rooms were all a great size and we felt at ho… More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2011
We stayed in this lovely town house, which was adjacent to the high street in the town centre of Tewkesbury. We found it very ideal for my ageing parents to be so central for restaurants & shops, but … More
“Great villa in a perfect location. Everything you want close to everything you need.” A wonderful villa with everything you could possibly need. We arrived very late at night and were met by the owners with a beer and a smile. The start of a great hol
The Florida Villa Belloccia (Italian:'natural beauty') appeals people who want to enjoy a luxury and modern designed home during their vacation.The exposed location at one of the few oversized water channels of Cape Coral has direct boat access to the Gulf of …see more
we love Florida and found cape coral to be a lovely place for a vacation. The house inside is very nice, the area its in is very respectable and quiet... however the boat dock was already taken by an … More
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains. …see more
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware an… More
Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower.
Hope to have you again in Lovere.
All the best.
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promena… More
Thank you very much for your feedback
“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while… More
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your
This place nourishes your soul!
If you want a place to truly unwind, take just yourself and/or your special ones to this spectacular lodge.
We left after three days feeling like we've had a mo… More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cotmore Farm. The barn itself was exceptional, and decorated with great attention to detail. We loved the artwork on the walls, the welcome basket of food and drink, … More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Cotmore Farm is a great place to get away from it all. Top class accommodation, welcoming hosts and a lovely complimentary basket of goodies on arrival.
Everything you need to enjoy a home from home … More
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a lovely time at The Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a great space with all could want and more. The kids loved the chickens and horses. The owners were very friendly, but do… More
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More