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.
“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
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
“Excellent value for money” Accommodation was clean, good size and had everything we needed. Kids loved the communal pool at the back which again was always clean and tidy. Shops and restaurants were close by. Overall, very impressed. excellent value
My boyfriend and I visited Torre de la Horadada in late September. The weather was still beautifully hot - we could go out at night in our shorts and t-shirts.
The apartment was lovely - everythin… More
“Perfect position but poorly equipped”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We stayed for 9 wks over Feb-April. This is a decent size house but it is poorly equipped. We had a problem with sat tv. The owners communication was good but we had to liase with the sat company o… More
Many thanks for your feedback. It would have been helpful if you'd stated what specifically needs updating and what extras bits would be desirable. I've taken the liberty to reproduce the e-mails we exchanged about the TV viewing card, which shows our good faith and the fact that you agreed to collect the new one from Pilar, which is only 5 minutes away.
Hi John. We will go to Pilar tomorrow and see if we can change the card. Do they speak English and will they change the card fur us. Gill
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On 7 Feb 2013, at 16:27, Marina wrote:
Marina rang Teleast this morning and was told that they have replaced the viewing cards (which they hadn't bothered to tell customers about). I wonder if you're planning to go to the Pilar market tomorrow. If so, would you mind picking up the new card. You'd need to remove the one in the box and take it with you. Otherwise please let me know and I'll ask Dave if he can do that for me.
I have to say I'm very tempted to switch provider, as this is very irresponsible of them, but it may be best to wait until April so that you don't end up experiencing some of the difficulties that often come with this kind of change.
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
“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
“A MUST STAY HOLIDAY HOUSE IN LOVELY SEASIDE LOCATION” My daughter was married in mid-June this year with a number of guests travelling from interstate. Tannum Beach West was the perfect for my extended family to be all together.
The house was very
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was!
“Excellent value for money - well located and beautifully presented!”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2012
The accommodation was perfect - everything we needed had been catered for, and the property was clean and well p[resented. Grocery shopping within a short walk and an easy stroll into town for restaur… More
“SUPERB Holiday Accomodation!”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
Excellent house,very clean,everything you could possibly need,Very relaxing,3 great pools,very clean and well kept.We loved everything about our holiday(2 adults,13 & 8 year old).Definatly return agai… More
“A fantastic town house central to everything!”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2012
You often read positive reviews on properties and find something else on arrival, not in this case the standered is every bit as high as suggested and we were delighted with this lovely town house. It… More
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2017
This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.
The owners left us lots of treats and the house itself was 1st… More
Thank you Stephen, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and airy an… More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
We could not be more pleased with our time at The Oast Cottage. Our hosts were superbly welcoming and we were especially delighted to be provided with basics like milk, bread, butter, coffee and tea t… More
The oast house is delightful. The decor is attractive and the king size bed is extremely comfortable. Surrounded by glorious countryside and birdsong, it is a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful place t… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
Excellent weekend away. The oast house is so beautiful and has everything you need for a perfect stay. It's a place that feels homely as soon as you walked in. We were so shocked at how much space the… More
We arrived (7 adults, 1 child) at Villa Michelle mid July 2016 at roughly 12.30pm a gentleman was there to greet us with the keys and explained about the villa and the surrounding area. We where hot a… More
Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, … More
“Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.
Excellent customer service from local contact - a problem with the boiler was resolved (new boiler fitted) all within 2 hours … More
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Palma and stayed in this lovely apartment. We have been to Majorca many times and stayed in Palma quite a few of those times, normally staying … More
“Superb” The description for this apartment was spot on. When it states 5 minutes to the beach that was exactly what it was and it was a nice flat walk not up and down hills which some omit to say in their descriptions.. We have not stayed in San Pedro
“Peaceful location” We stayed at this property for a 70th birthday surprise and had a great time as there was plenty of room for a 9 adult, 2 children party. The big dining table was excellent for a good party spread and there was plenty of crockery to
“Comfortable and well equipped” We had a fabulous time in Louisburg the 1st week of October.The house is spacious,immaculate and beautifully decorated.Lots to do in the area for kids and adults.I highly recommend this house for a holiday as it has all
Having been going to Westport and Louisburgh for years we were more than pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a holiday home and without a doubt it exceeded our expectations.
The location was s… More
“Lovely house, very comfortable, plenty of space and great location.”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
We were a group of 8 staying in this house and it was spacious enough to accommodate all of us. It is was very handy to have an utility, as we had a lot of climbing gear with us. The house is open, wa… More
“Holiday location has it all.” I have just returned yet again from this superb apartment in La Zenia. It's location just 3/5 minute walk to the beach and with local bars, restaurants and large supermarket on your doorstep make it so appealing. The Bou
The property was as advertised. Excellent condition and in prime location close to all facilities, restaurants, pubs, beach etc. I went for golf. Local pubs have golf societies and these were very he… More
“We loved it!!!!!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
An excellent location. Beach 5 minutes walk. Consum shop just across the road. Restaurants, pubs, shops under and across from apartment. Lovely swimming pool. Taxi rank 2 minutes away. Lovely apartmen… More
“Apartment In La Zenia”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2011
We stayed in this apartment in La Zenia for two weeks from June 18 and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. It is a spacious two bed room apartment with a large living area, and a … More
“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.
“A little taste of heaven” We really enjoyed our stay at le cottage de bois Nalbert, the pool was so magnificent we used it every day of our stay. The lake with its jumping fish, herons and resident Coypu and Kingfisher was stunning. The cottage was
On arrival we were welcomed with milk, bread, preserves and a lovely bottle of wine, which was gratefully received after the drive from Calais. Also, the owners had put a comprehensive visitors folder… More
Thank you for your kind comments and you will be pleased to know that we have replaced the TV with a larger flat screen version complete with English free view TV.We are glad you liked the salt water pool, it is a system that gives crystal clear swimming without using harmful chemicals so a much more pleasant experiance and eco friendly. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
“Absolute Paradise!!” We stayed here for 10 days. The service from Chaz and Jo (the owners) was exceptional, second to none. The pool was cleaned when they said it would be cleaned. They arrived to greet us on arrival and explained all we needed to kno
We booked our villa holiday to be able to attend a friends wedding. From our very first contact with the owner/agent they could not do enough for us - with lots of information and help with transfers … More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
It was one of the best experiences as far as holidays are concerned. Easy to book, excellent communication, Jo arranged pick from airport which was brilliant.
Villa, can't say enough good things abo… More
Thank you so much for such a detailed review and the compliments you have given us. We would love you to come back to Villa Ourania in the future, you would receive a very warm welcome. Jo & Chaz :)
“Fantastic, relaxing, beautiful gem of a villa with pool!”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
From first enquiring to arriving at the villa and during our stay we had nothing but first class correspondence with Jo the owner. Nothing was too much trouble.
We received lots of information on boo… More
Thank you for your review... its great and we are so pleased we made your holiday such a good one. We so look forward to hearing from you again, Jo & Chaz :)
“Fantastic house in a beautiful area” This is a really well equipped, newly renovated, beautiful 4 bedroom home which is ideal for groups or families. Sheila was a really helpful host and gave us information and advice on where to go and what to do in
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extreme… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Lovely cottage with everything you could want and a short walk to the town and the excellent Blacks Head pub which was welcoming and dog friendly.
Even the moody teens did not want to leave.
We fe… More
“Perfect New Years getaway”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
Very nice little cottage, perfect for me and my partner for our New Years getaway. Perfect location with restaurants and pubs very close by and other facilities available. Also perfect for plenty of w… More
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday.
We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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 so… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your birthday celebrations.
Thank you for booking our holiday home.
“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