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.
Located on the first floor (lift access). This two bedroom penthouse apartment is perfect for couples or a family, with flexible bedding configurations available. The master bedroom has king bedding, ensuite with spa bath & separate shower. Second bedroom has a queen or …see more
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
Welcome to our beautiful Bajan villa, Westshore, an exquisitely built beachfront villa, finished to very high standards.Just a few kilometers North of Holetown, near Weston, this beautiful beach villa makes a perfect vacation home. It's located on one of the most attrac …see more
Our stay was a pleasure from start to finish.
We were greeted at the airport by the recommended taxi driver and again at the villa by Julianna and Lianna. Julianna ran us through all of the basics of… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
We spent an amazing week at this beautiful beach villa on Westshore, St. James. The house is very spacious, comfortable and adequate for two families to share. The views were like a dream Caribbean po… More
“Definitely the place to stay.”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
We spent an amazing, relaxing week at this beautiful beach villa in St. James. The house is tucked away behind an electronic gate down a private drive. The beach is on your door step and the views fro… More
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia with …see more
Stylish, comfortable beach villa (RIGHT AT THE INDIAN OCEAN!) with very friendly and helpful staff (cook/housekeeper, houseboy, nightguard). Breakfasts are included and REALLY DELICIOUS, every morning something else to surprise and delight you! Our superb cook can pr …see more
What a nice experience !!!
Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach.
Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the hou… More
“Paradise does exist!!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea … More
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !
Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back.
It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our s… More
The garden villa, Villa Jardim has been remodeled in the Indo–Portuguese style that is unique to Goa, with a veranda and terrace over looking the stunning infinity swimming pool, and the peaceful garden rich in flora and fauna. The villa offers stylish comfortable acc …see more
We had the best private stay in this most beautiful house in Goa. Service an accommodation is awesome - with a great private touch. especially the food is the best and cleanest in Goa even the five st… More
“The perfect vacation”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
We stayed in the villa Jardim jan 2013. 2 couples and an infant. Overall the stay exceeded our expectaions. Since we had a small child we hung out around the house a lot. Sometimes we ate breakfast, l… More
“Total Relaxation in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2011
Myself and my wife stayed at the Villa Jardim in April 2011. The owners and staff were very welcoming and attentive to our needs at all times.The Villa is of top quality specification with luxury seco… More
The villa is set in one of the most desirable and peaceful community, ideally located in a serene and exclusive Residential area. At this property, you will infuse every moment of your life with the elegant signature touches, services and soul that have made this place, …see more
Perfect stay, everything you needed was at the villa and manager and owner are very helpful. Staff are brilliant and location was amazing, very quiet and not far from town or shops, local tesco was 10… More
“A Beautiful Villa, with friendly staff and owner”
Reviewed 19 May 2011
A group of 7 of us rented this villa in April 2011 for a week and had a wonderful time; the villa was the icing on top of our holiday.
The place was kept seamlessly cleaned throughout the time; staff… More
Bann Chang Thai is surrounded by mountains, lakes, palm trees and has a magnificent view over the village and Andaman sea. Indulge yourself in tranquility, serenity, security and style!Located in Kamala, only minutes away from world-class beaches, shopping, dining and …see more
From the moment Rudy picked us up for our transfer till the end of our stay at the Villa we had a fantastic experience. The staff were amazing and helpful. All the bedrooms were clean and spacious. Th… More
Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, you were a joy to host at our villa. Congratulations once again on your marriage and we look forward to hearing from you in the future. All the best from the team at Bann Chang Thai Villa!
“An excellent choice for your vacation”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2013
We were 5 families staying in the villa together for one week in February, and we had the most amazing time. With 2 pools, a movie room, spacious rooms, an excellent view and the most amazing thaifood… More
Comfort, intimacy and Mauritian living style caracterise residenceLAGON BLEU AZURDuring your stay in Flic-en-Flac, you can enjoy the activities at the coast side, a five minute walk from our residence, and discover the charm of the island by all the activities we can pr …see more
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course.Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Easy driving to the major …see more
Since Escrigas has a big capacity and we like offering the best commodity and exclusivity, we rent the house with chef service. The house has a very special Aga Kitchen where our chef will be cooking only for you our traditional dishes. We want you to discover our delic …see more
Stayed at this fantastic place for 2 weeks with a large group (6 families in total). Everything was fantastic, the house and the surroundings. The house seemed to have everything we needed, for both… More
Thank you loads for the review! Looking forward receiving you at some other point or maybe visiting you in Iceland! =) Best wishes
The boat we are running at the moment is a Lavezzi 40 built in La Rochelle to our specification and we've been sailing her for 10 years around the caribbean islands.The space we are offering to you is the Port (left - if you are standing on the boat facing forward) …see more
“Felt like a millionaire on a private yacht in beautiful places with wonderful people.”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
This was our first private yacht charter and it will not be our last! It was easy to book. The owners are very accommodating and follow up promptly with all inquires.We had a very early arrival time … More
Dear Grace and Peter,
Thank you for this review which Robin and I really appreciate.
I am updating my updates and it is bringing back many happy memories.
Wishing you and yours everything of the best,
Villa Frangi is in an ideal location at the south end of Sanur, Bali.
Close to the beach and shopping, we are in a quiet location - giving you space to relax and unwind.
Our villa is perfect for families travelling with children or for groups travelling together who …see more
We were not expecting what we got when we booked this villa. We walked into heaven!
This villa is amazing! It was clean, spacious, welcoming, great value for money and we had such an amazing stay. Pu… More
The Guesthouse Matijevic is a newly redecorated house, positioned in a pinewood forest, about 200 meters away from the sea. The guesthouse is located on the south side of the island, in a lagoon called Jagodna. This is small and quiet place, located under St. Nikola's h …see more
Ocean Villa is the perfect luxury family villa. The villa’s vast living areas, infinity pool, panoramic sea and sunset views, together with amazing staff make it the perfect holiday villa.
The villa is ideally located on the Bukit to access Bali best white sandy beac …see more
I was nervous about booking the villa as it had no reviews, but after speaking to the owner I decided to proceed. I glad I did, we loved every minute of it. The first thing you will notice when you ar… More
This is Rasta Villa Guest house with 4 bungalows to choose from, all ocean views
Born an Bread in Portland and I still believe its one of the most beautiful place in the world. Lush greenery, peaceful ambiance , some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Many …see more
The house is fully contained with air conditioners in each bedroom and the living room. It also boasts a dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove and sleeps six comfortably. There is one king bedroom, one queen plus two single beds in the living room which could be utilised for c …see more
Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the s… More
“Terrific place ideally located as we returned from Australia”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at Marley Beach Villa. It was a fantastic end to a memorable holiday.
What made it even better was the attentiveness of the staff, without being obtrusi… More
“Wonderful little haven in paradise”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2014
We spent nearly 2 weeks at Marley's and enjoyed the experience immensely. The house is beautiful andwas perfect for us, the beach location great and the staff attentive and helpful. We were taken tuk… More
- Modern architecture and furniture- Porches and terraces with hammocks and barbecue- Sea view and constant sea breeze- Large living room with sofa-bed open kitchen and eating area- Suite with queen size bed, air conditioner, closet and own bathroom- Bedroom with two si …see more
This area is excellent for walkers as there are many scenic walks. There is fishing and swimming in the lake at St Germain Les Belles with a cafe/restaurant overlooking the lake and beach. There are many concerts and Art Exhibitions in the summer months. Also inter …see more
“A typical French gite at the edge of a friendly village.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The gite is on the outskirts of a village with local shops (bakers, butchers, grocers and a small Casino supermarket). A bigger supermarket could be found 10 mins away. We enjoyed a meal at the local … More
The perfect secluded escape to the country with the best lake views in the whole of the cotswolds, a completely hidden sailing lake, so bring your boat (no motor boats allowed) and relax.
Recently refurbished beautiful new England lakeside lodge with uninterrupted view …see more
In a sublime setting next to the Evian Gulf, only a breath away from the vibrant town of Chalkida, the "Coral Villa" in Evia province, near Athens, Greece, offers a heavenly-like retreat that encapsulates the richness of island spirit.VIP Holidays in a Luxury …see more
"Casa Conti di Sotto", is a small ,private,rural house with 7 independents houses, renovated in 2015 between the green Mediterranean maquis and marvellous undulating landscape at only 10 minutes from the best beaches and reef of Tuscany, just in front of Elba Island. …see more
We stayed at the property for the second time and we've been welcomed like good friends. The apartments are located within a very peaceful woody area. We could hear all kinds of birds day and night. … More
“A true Mini Paradise - The best holiday ever!!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
Casa conti di sotto is a truely magical tranquil destination, with the perfect combination of relaxation and activities onsite. We stayed for two weeks for our honeymoon in the gorgeous 'Villa Mimosa'… More
“Fantastic Tuscan experience”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2011
We had a wonderful week staying in Villa Guilia at Casa conti di sotto. It is rural and authentically Tuscan. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the owners have thought of everything to m… More
Copacabana Terrace is a 950 square meters penthouse on the top of a building located in Copacabana, at only two blocks from the legendary Copacabana Palace.Copacabana Terrace offers you a gorgeous terrace with a unique panoramic view on Copacabana beach, the Christ of C …see more
Mandarin Villas are situated within a short drive five minutes, to the beaches at the historical, picturesque village of Gumusluk, famous for its Roman archaeological site and excellent fish restaurants. These villas benefit from a large swimming pool and activities suc …see more
“Fantastic villa & pool, very helpful staff always on hand.”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We had a perfect week, 2 families in 2 villas. Emre's staff were always available to take us into the town or shopping and we're unfailingly helpful. The villas were lovely, but the pool was perfect e… More
“Keyifli ve huzurlu bir tatil geçirdik.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Villalar doğal dokuya uygun inşa edilmiş, ferah bir mimari planı var. Günlük ev hayatında ihtiyaç duyduğunuz her şey yerli yerinde. Temizlik olarak beklentilerinizin çok üzerinde olacağı… More
“Excellent rental for three families”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2015
Villas were comfortable and clean. The pool was large and well maintained - ideal for family games. The eating areas were shaded and gave privacy from the other villas if you wanted it. While bei… More
Casa Tranquilidad is a 6 bedroom (all ensuite) privately owned villa in an exclusive and very safe location in a quiet residential area in Maspalomas. It also has its own swimming pool set in a stunning garden. The location within the Maspalomas Golf Club grounds is ver …see more
We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Tranquilidad 21 Jan - 4 Feb 2013 with 14 days of wall-to-wall sunshine and blue skies, temperature at the poolside up to 29' at one point. Luis and Angela (and the … More
“Friendliest and most relaxing holiday we have had”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
We are just bck from another great stay at casa tranquiladad wich truly lives up to it's name. with beautiful gardens and pool very comfortable accommodation and three friendly dogs it allows one to r… More
“A hidden gem that is completely unique and provides utter relaxation.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
My wife and I were looking for something a little bit special, away from the crowds but within walking distance of the main shops and restaurants; this place is absolutely ideal! From the moment we e… More
We have a lot to offer in Doughlasha Hs.We have our own walks from the bb to the family farm where you can view the lakes of killarney.We have free Kennells for guest use so why not bring your dog along and save on kennell fees.There is a Mini Kitchen for Guest use.Each …see more
Designed to provide a comfortable environment where you can relax and enjoy the company of family or friends, our catered chalet is located in the ideal position to enjoy panoramic views and very easy access to the essentials of a good ski holiday. The chalet is within …see more
SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL GUESTS OF THE RIVIERA:Upon Payment of Deposit we offer our guests a special 15% off the Red Funnel Ferry from Southampton to the Isle of Wight.The Riviera offers you the only hot tub in the UK just 10 feet away from the sea with panoramic ocean view …see more
Chalet de la Vanoise is a gorgeous family-run, catered chalet in the winter and is open all year round. It has a Hot Tub, Sauna and lots of extras including ski boot drier/warmers. It is a wonderfully equipped chalet thoughtfully set out over 5 levels. There are 7 bedro …see more
Sandul Villa, situated in Beruwala, 56 km from Colombo and 87 km from International airport on the west-south coast of Sri Lanka. The Villa located in a very beautiful place. Just 5 minutes driving with tuk-tuk will bring you to the beach coast of Indian ocean (around 1 …see more
Casa Nora is the only full service 'Bed and Breakfast' style inn of its kind in El Yaque. Included in all pricing for accommodations are the following:- Unlimited access to all indoor and outdoor chill out spaces - A hearty and delicious breakfast served on ou …see more
Nestling amongst two acres of woodland and open countryside and ideally situated between the Lot Valley and Aveyron Gorges, Les Fontaines is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The property has immense character and charm and has been refurbished to the highest of …see more
Zi Villa is one of Zanzibars finest private homes located right on a pure white powder sand beach directly opposite Mneba Island, the best diving in East Africa. Fully equipped and serviced it offers the holidaymaker the opportunity to just arrive and enjoy.The Villa is …see more
The apartment is just 5 minutes from the beach and enjoy the cooling sea breeze. Staying in any of our rooms not only gives you access to the stunning views but also avails unmatched serenity. Whether you are on holiday or business we have what you are looking for.The r …see more
“Good, safe, modern, quiet and quality apartment - Value for money”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2012
Would recommend staying in these modern (7 year old) apartments. The apartments are constructed to a European standard and were built under European Supervision. All expected European features are pr… More
“Nice, Relaxed. Just what holidays should be.”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2012
I stayed for 2 nights and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this little place. I enjoyed every bit of it and for what they charge, this is the best value for money you will get anywhere.
The Stables is a beautiful luxurious holiday let in is't own right standing apart from the other properties with patio area and views straight over our paddock. The Stables can also be combined with our other properties - The Hay Barn, Middle Stable and the Tack R …see more
“Lovely accomodation, perfect for a relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
This was exactly what we had hoped for if not a little bit better!
Lovely furnishings, welcoming hosts and a lovely area to stay for a quiet weekend away. The Stables was lovely and clean and had … More
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come and visit again soon.
We are converting our big barn and stables into holiday accomodation before next Spring, so we will have even more to offer you then - we will keep you posted!
“Cosy, clean and attractively furnished, this was ideal for a relaxing break for two in rural Dorset.”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2012
We enjoyed our week at 'The Stables'. Attractively decorated, with good quality furniture, including a comfortable king-size bed, this is an imaginative conversion of a stable block. The living area… More
Thank you for your lovely informative review, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again if you are down this way, there is still much more to see!
“Nice cosy place”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2012
It was a very nice place was friendly atmosphere and the owner was easily approachable and helpful, all the information needed was available including attractions close by and local pubs etc. The prop… More
Thank you for you very informative review. I think I may leave information on the mattress make in The Stables as so many people comment on how comfortable it is. I felt you really got the juice out of your stay as you did so many things – glad you enjoyed yourselves. Sorry I couldn’t fix the weather for you!
Beautiful, modern, spacious Villa which also includes B&B accommodation, with fabulous oceanfront position and amazing views. This villa has accommodation for up to TWENTY-ONE guests. Rent one B&B room or rent the entire villa. . Two spacious, oceanfront Family Beac …see more
First and foremost, I must say, Mrs. Paula and her staff were a delight!! The food was delicious, and we were met with a sense of hospitality that is rare and almost never found in a hotel or resort. … More
Thank you both so much for staying with us. I know where you came from to stay with us and the day-to-day stresses that you both must endure and I can say that it really warms my heart that we were able to provide you with the kind of vacation that returned you with new vigour. Yes, we do value our guests and we really enjoy looking after them and making sure they have everything they want, that we are able to provide. I can say with all honesty that we are really looking forward to seeing you both again. I went up to the Komune Beach Club the other night with a couple of guests and thought of you both. Warmest regards from me and all the crew here at Villa Puri Purnama and we all wish you the very best of the Season and for the New Year. Come back soon........Paula, Isa and all the staff.
“very quite environment, friendly staff”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
myself + 11 other friends had very comfortable stay. the place is in avery quite environment away from the city. we stayed in two studios beach front , everything like new condition very clean. we onl… More
Thank you so much for the review. It was really great having all of you to stay. You certainly all seemed to enjoy yourselves at our villa and enjoy the breakfasts that Putu cooked for you each morning!! I think the pancakes were a big hit with all of your travelling companions. Please do come and stay with us again. Maybe you didn't realise that there is an additional toilet close by the main living area! I look forward to hearing from you all again soon and having you to stay with us at Villa Puri Purnama. Warmest regards from us all, Paula, Isa and all the crew.
Luxory Casa Torre Le Volte is located on the first floor of the most ancient tower in the city. It is a historic residence registered in the Cultural Heritage. The atmosphere that you breathe is unique. It's a bit like being plunged into the history that each and e …see more
This huge beautiful apartment was a wonderful, comfortable home during our visit in Perugia. The furnishings and decoration are full of character and beauty. The details of Loriana's renovation are… More
The apartment is situated in an enviable location of Ladies Beach where you are only a couple of minutes away from the beach front and a 20 minute walk along the breathtaking coastline into Kusadasi city centre.
Kusadasi is very close to many famous historical sites: …see more
Villa Vista is a luxury spacious villa, five minutes drive from Gocek, the marina and the beach. The villa benefits with a large pool&jacuzzi, outside bar and pergola which makes it ideal for al fresco dining with glorious views of the bay. As well as the marina and the …see more
Villa Vista was a perfect location for our group of six couples. After a week touring Turkey we were delighted to spend a relaxing week at the villa. On arrival we were greeted by the staff and made t… More
entire villa - 4 bedrooms en -suite -air conditioners- overhead fans - 4 poster beds - mosquito nets - high ceilings - garden views - swimming pool - large garden - tropical breakfast included - fully staffed - english speaking - free wi-fi 24/7 high speed - h …see more
We had such a great time at Villa Kos. Asanka was so accommodating and helped us with everything we wanted. The food was amazing, the place was spotless, and any time we needed to get somewhere, there… More
Your praising review and generosity to the villa team means so much
Delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Sri Lanka
Hope you will return again soon
Many thanks George ( villa owner )
“Perfect holiday villa in Hikkaduwa”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We stayed at Villa Kos for a week and we couldn't have asked for anything better. Asanka picked us up at the train station, on arrival the first thing you see is the gorgeous garden and the amazing po… More
We are trilled you decided to stay at villa kos after your adventures around Sri Lanka.
The team are beaming at such high praise
Asanka says it was a honour to have taken care of you and your guests
Really hope you will return soon
Thanking you George ( villa owner )
“PERFECT RELAXING PLACE”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
Our family stayed at Kos villa last week and really did enjoy it.
This beautiful villa is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, the kitchen has everything what is needed, the AC and vans are wo… More
We are delighted to receive your 5 star rating,
Also your kind words about Asanka who with out him the villa would not be a success.
Much appreciated your generosity to the villa team and drivers
Kind regards George