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.
“Great house, great location.” House is exactly as advertised - lovely and comfortable and great location if you want to get away from it all but still only be a few minutes drive from lovely bars, restaurants etc. Plenty of space with the 5 bedrooms -
“Lovely homely house from which to explore west and north Clare”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Modern but characterful house, spacious, lots of natural light, great views to both Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. If you're looking for a peaceful break to recharge your batteries, Gorse Cotta… More
“Fabulous base for exploring and enjoying the delights of Co. Clare!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
We were a family of 4 adults and 4 children who really enjoyed staying at Gorse cottage. The cottage is a stunning house and is exceptionally well equipped for a rental property. There were amble toys… More
Really happy to hear that you had a nice stay. That's very important to us and makes it all worth while. It's a grand spot alright. Thanks so much for the kind words.
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
“Beautiful, serene spot for relaxation and the perfect base for day trips!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
La Amapola exceeded our expectations and was the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon! We enjoyed having a fully-serviced kitchen to prepare our own meals and loved having a private patio (partially s… More
“Friendly and welcoming - a great place for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Ideal location - a couple of minutes walk to the local village where you can still get great tapas with every drink you order and only about an hour from both Almeria airport and Granada/Alhambra Pal… More
“Excellent location in a very pleasant village.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2011
Peaceful just what we needed. Swimming pool few minutes walk away in the village. Easy access to surrounding areas ie. thermal baths, market and not too far from Granada if you want to sightsee.. 3 pu… More
Thanks very much, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the surrounding area. Hope to see you both again soon in the near future. Marc and Sam
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
“Mrs” Cute , cosy cottage in a fantastic location
Close to the harbour. Tastefully decorated, lovely and warm and all the home comforts you could hope for. Brixham is a fascinating, colourful place
Lots of lovely walks and good restaurants. Especial
I stayed in seabird cottage recently with my boyfriend and my parents. As soon as i entered the property i felt at home, Its so welcoming and comfortable,the decor is stylish and modern, without feeli… More
Thank you Laura so glad you enjoyed you stay, we love our cottage and delight in Brixham so glad you also enjoyed the experience.
(Will look at getting a set of knives - thanks for your feedback)
David & Clare
“A delightful cottage with lovely furnishings, in a quaint area just above the harbour.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
The cottage was immaculate and beautifully furnished with care and attention. The garden was very pleasing, with sunny aspects. The situation of the cottage just above the harbour in an area full of c… More
We appreciate your compliments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love our cottage and Brixham, so happy you shared in our experience.
“unique, cosy and charming”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our break away at Seabird Cottage. It is a tiny little cottage best suited for family or very close friends to stay at. It has been beautifully done up and is a well thought out … More
Thank you for your comments we welcome your appraisal and so glad you enjoyed the experience of our traditional fisherman's cottage
We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view fr… More
“Beautiful House, Loads of Space for Kiddies, Beautiful Surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Stephen Quinn the owner was very helpful with advice and gave a very detailed welcome pack recommending loads of activities, bars, restaurants etc around the area.
The house itself is beautiful a… More
“Scenic and Peaceful setting for family get together”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
Ideal facilities for a family group, especially with young children. A very well equiped house. Located in a traquil and scenic area… More
We recently travelled to Deal for a family wedding and since there were 6 of us, 4 being young children, we thought it best to rent a house. The Bach was a stunning house with all mod cons, very comf… More
Reviewed 5 Nov 2011
We all had a fab. time here. The house is all you could ask for, comfortable, cosy and stylish. The location for us was great, we could walk into Deal along the prom. and visit all the shops, from M&… More
“Very clean, comfortable and convenient.”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Good location with sea view Pleasant sea walk to Deal. Good restaurants and takeaways with a micro brewery within walking distance. The property was well presented with plenty of space for 5 adults. … More
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
Our relaxing winter mini break at Pine Cottage was every bit as good as last year. Beautiful setting and cosy welcoming feel to the cottage. Loved the wood burning stove and very comfy beds. Would l… More
We hope you'll visit again and enjoy yourselves just as much, kind regards, Sara and Nigel
“Cosy, neat and has all the amenities you would need. Great place!”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2016
We stayed at the cottage house garden around Christmas time and what a great place it is. Denis had the place looking very nice for us and even had Christmas decorations set up which shows the extra y… More
a pleasure to make the Cottage comfortable Merry Christmas Happy New Year hope you enjoyed your wine
“The Garden House Cottage”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2017
A very pleasant and peaceful time spent in The Garden House Cottage.In a spacious clean and very comfortable property,with everything provided for a relaxing break whatever the weather.… More
Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage.
We are really happy you enjoyed your visit.
Reviewed 11 Dec 2016
Excellent place to stay. Lovely cottage. Highly recommended. Very spacious and peaceful area. We had a great weeks holiday here… More
“The perfect 30th!” I stayed here for my 30th with 8 other friends and had the best girls's trip so far. The villa was amazing and we were very well looked after. Kath was amazing and helped us with any night/day activities and was always on the end of
Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds ar… More
Thanks ladies we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you liked all the improvements we have done and look forward to seeing you again next May.
John & Kath
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2015
Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning property that is gated and acc… More
Very pleased you enjoyed you stay we look forward to seeing you back in the near future
“"House of Gold" says it all”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Impressive villa which is even bigger than the pictures suggest! The facilities of swimming pool, tennis court, gym and BBQ space outside served perfectly as a base for the holiday. Great location bot… More
Pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
“Fabulous location , everything you need and more , value for money”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
An absolutely lovely villa, in a really quiet and lovely location. Very clean, bright and well maintained . Very near to a lovely beach, supermarket a little walk . Had a fabulous time in this quaint … More
“Great Accomodation, in a great Location” Myself, my Wife and 2 young Children, and my parents stayed at Peacehaven for a weeks Holiday at the end of July 2013, the accommodation is very spacious, well presented, and has all the utilities needed. Asda
“Lovely clean cottage, filled with everything one needs for a vacation”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2012
We stayed for one week and wanted to stay longer. Peacehaven is a place you will want to return to. The owner was very helpful and stayed in touch via text messages. The location is in walking distan… More
“Delightful, relaxing holiday accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Peacehaven. The accommodation was first class and ideal for all our family,especially my 18 month old grand-daughter who particurlarly loved the pathways in… More
“peacehaven a perfect name for this holiday”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2012
A wonderful week spent in this loverly comfortable bungalow realy clean and spacious has everything and more you need for a holiday.Two bathrooms are ideal for the kids, downstairs facilities great fo… More
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth an… More
“Great house in beautiful location with helpful and considerate owner”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Ty Capel and found it very reasonably priced. The house was as described; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped, as well as being warm and homely.… More
“Excellent Holiday Home - Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Brilliant Chapel House in a great location for the Llyn Pennisula, Snowdonia & Anglessey.
All rooms are big and the house is full of character. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large dinin… More
“Perfect location, great space for a family vacation.” We recently stayed at Compass Hill house for a family vacation. We were a group of eight adults and one baby. It was our first time visiting Ireland and the house was the perfect home base for our
“Breathtakingly beautiful property with the most delightful hosts.” The view from Lakeview Villa will literally take your breath away. The house is stunning - beautifully designed with enormous rooms and terraces. The swimming pool is a great size and
My family and I (four adults and three kids ages 9,7,3.5) stayed at the beautiful Lakeview Villa along with my in-laws over our spring break holiday. This was our first trip to Sri Lanaka and having h… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
Great house with stunning views. Very relaxing. Lovely couple living in who prepared fabulous food and were so helpful. We had a wonderful time. … More
“Beautiful villa in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2015
This has to be the best place to relax and repair wear and tear. Perfectly situated overlooking the lake surrounded by a cinnamon plantation, spacious and comfortable - this is a great spot to unwind … More
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice.
Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Mo… More
“Fantastic” "Mount View"is such a beautiful house.I fell in love with it as soon as I walked into the house. It's immaculate! It has two good sized bedrooms with beautiful view and enough storage space.
The living room is big enough for the kids to p
We stayed in this home for 5 days with my husband, 14 year old daughter and 2 year old son. We totally enjoyed the place; it was very spacious and well-equipped. This place is very new and clean and I… More
I feel so pleased you all had a fantastic stay at Mount View and hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not
We stayed at casa Anna for a week and had the best time. The villa itself is simple and tastefully decorated. The thing that makes it so special is the view and infinity pool. The pictures don't do it… More
“Peaceful & relaxing”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
We had a great time with friends and our 8-month-old here - the house has all the necessary amenities and feels like home and is in a calm, quiet part of the island. You must have a car though. Beauti… More
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
Great villa lovely pool with a stunning view. Perfect for a quiet weekend away. Had a great time villa in good condition all houseware usable clean and everything you could need is provided.
“Comfortable accommodation in Norte Dame De Bellacombe” Lovely apartment and plenty of super views and good access to the slopes!
You may have to drive a little higher to get the snow at this time of year! Plenty still up a little higher and 15 mins d
We stayed here for the etape du tour and Marie-Agnes was so helpful as we arrived late on the Friday and left early on the Sunday. Flumet nearby was lovely. A studio here was exactly what we needed, b… More
“Wonderful house in a wonderful area” Mia's Cottage is a comfortable house situated in the heart of Inis Eoghain. It's a great location from which to view the entire peninsula and all it offers, including the wonderful historic sites that are situated
Mia's Cottage was very spacious, clean and had everything you needed for a few days away.
John was very pleasant and helpful, he had the fire blazing for our arrival along with some fresh eggs that … More
“Gorgeous, clean, warm, and very welcoming house feels like coming home.”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
This house is very welcoming and caters for both young and old. It has been built and decorated by caring hands to a very high standard. This was our first time renting a holiday home, we were unsur… More
“Excellent cottage with modern amenities catered for everyone in a beautiful part of Donegal”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
We are just back from our stay in the beautiful Mia's Cottage in Urris, just outside the village of Clonmany. We stayed during the first week of June 2013.
I travelled with my partner and our 4 yea… More
“Lovely cottage” This is a lovely cottage in a great location, remote yet only a 5min walk to the local family friendly pub. The cottage is just the right size for a family of 4. It's only a short drive from a number of off road cycle route, carsington
“Idyllic location, quality accommodation with lovely finishing touches”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
We stayed with our 2 year old in June and were pleasantly surprised at the high standard of the accommodation. From the drench shower, lovely country kitchen to the really comfy beds. The house was pe… More
“Lovely cosy new year stay with beautiful view in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
Just spent a brilliant New Years Eve here with my partner and 2 friends. We enjoyed some good walks in the area and had fun meeting Norma and feeding the Spinney Farm Alpacas!
Although the cottage i… More
“What a great place to stay”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Very clean and warm in such a great location we can recomend the peace and quiet.
Lots of places to vist and a great choice of eating places in the area.… More
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs.
Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
We (2 couples) had a fantastic and well organized 2 weeks vacation in a perfect summer house at Sanary sur mer. One of the best and most picturesque places at the Cote d’Azur even compared to much m… More
“Excellent holiday house”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
This was a perfect spring holiday for us and our children. In early May we were able to sit by the pool sunbathing and swim comfortably for hours every day. Great to have a heated pool. The house was … More
“What a joy”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
If you want the perfect house with plenty of light and space then this is the place for you. We went as a group of friends had had a superb time making full use of all the facilities and enjoying lunc… More