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.
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 5 May 2012
I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the a… More
It is feedback like this that makes letting out our apartment really worthwhile. We love it there and are happy to share the sun, views and tranquility with others. We are pleased our guests also love it.
“The best holiday apartment i've ever stayed in - can't wait to return!”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2012
We stayed at El Mirador in the summer and were initially
attracted to book by the photos of the interior and the views. When we got
there we were not disappointed and if anything it was better than … More
We are really pleased our guests enjoyed our apartment. We spent a lot of time furnishing it to a luxurious standard and we chose the location for the views and the fact it was only a few minutes from the sandy beach. We look forward to to welcoming our guests back again.
“Excellent holiday apartments”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2012
Rented apartments for 9 days with friends. Were completely satisfied! The apartment has everything you need for quality rest. Everything as in the photographs.
Two things that are not liked:
1) th… More
Wifi is available at the apartment and at the time this meant logging on to the local provider and setting up a temporary account. Feedback from guests has resulted in us installing a permanent free connection that guests can now use.
“Lovely, clean apartment in great location, balcony seaview” We loved the apartment, it was very clean and equipped in all the necessary things, great kitchen! It also has a barbecue on the balcony. 10 mins walk to the beach and also 10 mins to the Mar
“Fantastic apartment in an ideally situated complex with stunning sea views”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
My husband, two children and I had a wonderful two week holiday in this very well equipped and extremely comfortable apartment. Sited on a medium-sized complex we especially enjoyed the stunning sea … More
“BRILLIANT HOLIDAY/EXCELLENT APARTMENT”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2012
Just returned from Lagos on Saturday 20th July, after spending a wonderful holiday in this amazing apartment. This has been the perfect holiday. The decor in this apartment is beautiful, is so well … More
“Atractive top floor apartment with good location and beautiful ocean view.”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2015
Good equipped apartment with nice location. We ( my wife, my self and our dughter of 23 ) were doing some cooking and enjoyed it on the terrace sitting and watching the beautful view. We were walking … More
Thanks for your kind feedback and welcome to visit our apartment again , maybe next summer?
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
This is a great house that suits extended family. Has all mod cons but extra thought to make the house feel like home.
Extra touches like DVD collection and books for the kids & adults is really nice… More
“Blissful stay in rural surroundings in tastefully restored farmhouse”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2014
This property has been lovingly and tastefully restored. It is close to beaches, pubs but has a beutiful air of rural tranquility. Five of us stayed but it could easily have fitted eight. The view out… More
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
A quality home from home. Exactly like it shows on the pictures. Was a pleasure to deal with all the way and communication was great. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who needs more than a… More
“A Hidden Gem in Orlando!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2012
Had a wonderful vacation staying at Elegant Isles. Arrived to an immaculately clean and tastefully decorated condo. We loved the accommodation and the Resort which far exceeded our expectations! Have … More
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive
“Great villa for couples and families. The heated pool is fantastic” Having rented several villas in Cyprus, we have to say that this is excellent value for money. The close location to Latchi (10 mins easy walk) makes it ideal for couples and families
Villa Ponciana surpassed all our expectations. If you have ever had any worries about booking a villa you have not seen (except from a few photos on the internet) then rest assured you will be nothing… More
Thankyou Claire for such a great review. We always strive to make the booking process as honest and as efficient as possible. We have made many improvments as a basis of this years guests remarks and they are now all in place for next year.
We hope to welcome you back in the future
“Fantastic Villa Excellent Location”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Dismiss any doubts you may have about dealing direct with an owner. Michael's friendly and professional approach is second to none. The Villa itself is fabulous in every way, equipped to a very high … More
Thankyou Melanie and Martyn. glad you had a really good stay. We strive for perfection, always something we can do better.
We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future
“Fantastic Villa situated in a quiet unspoilt area of Cyprus - 'Relaxed, get away from it all holiday'”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
This villa has everything you could possibly need for your stay, lots of attention to detail for all the little items that are sometimes lacking in other places we have stayed. Everything has been ver… More
That is marvellous to think that you chose me from the usual way you book your holidays and have built confidence already in the process. We hope to welcome you back in the future. I have forwarded your comments onto Mark
“Christmas” We booked Southview for Christmas week, arriving on Friday 23rd and departing 30th. The cottage was dressed beautifully for xmas, with a tree, decorations dotted around and candles etc, just lovely. The cottage itself was very comfortable
It was our third visit to this beautiful little cottage South View and it was as wonderful as ever!
As soon as we walked through the door of the cottage it brought a smile to our faces and we totall… More
Thank you for your lovely feedback.
Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future.
“Beautiful, comfortable and cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend with friends at South View Cottage. The cottage is perfect and it's aim is to make your stay as comfortable and cosy as possible. The kitchen is well equ… More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your little break in Southview cottage.
You are welcome anytime and thank you for your lovely comments.
“Cotswold charm with chic and style galore”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2014
A frequent visitor to the Cotwolds, and this is hands down the best cottage I've stayed at. Rarely have I seen such fabulous interior, which is finished to the standards that you'd want in your own ho… More
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our cottage.
We endeavour to keep the cottage to a high standard and are grateful for positive comments.
We hope you will return again soon.
It was a pleasure dealing with you and your wife.
“Lovely accommodation and terrific hosts” I can't possibly say enough about this accommodation. The apartment was so lovely (and spotless!) with a terrific outdoor space. And I loved having the fireplace - nothing like a turf fire on a chilly night!
We were a large group of 6 adults and one dog so we occupied both The Coach House & The Pottery. Both were very well-equipped, warm and cosy, the beds were very comfortable, showers and kitchen all r… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review BOTH my properties. It was a pleasure to have you all stay, and would love to welcome you back in the future.
“The Most Amazing Little Place EVER”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
I had to pleasure of staying at the Coach House @ Carloch for a week and it was the most enjoyable stay I've ever experienced. The owners were so sweet and continually told us if we needed anything to… More
Thank you so much Alexis for taking the time to review The Coach House, we are so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Scotland. It would be great to see you again next year.
“Great base, location, accommodation and welcome”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
I would heartily recommend this rental for any couple, small group or family looking for a cozy, well equipped base to explore this great area of Scotland.
Helen and Stephen were very welcoming an… More
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
“Excellent well equipped villa-very spacious and extremely clean” Well situated for all Disney Parks close to supermarket and several restaurants. We were a party of 7 with 2 children who adored the pool and jacuzzi. We felt the villa was exceptionally
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Davella villa. The property was perfect for our family, we enjoyed our private pool and spa after a long day of walking around the parks. At the end of the nigh… More
Delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at the villa and enjoyed relaxing beside the pool overlooking the garden.
Also great to hear that you enjoyed the huge T.V.with Netflix access.
I look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the near future.
“Great villa, great location”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
The villa overall was great, spacious and clean. The directions we received were perfect and we arrived without getting lost at all!! After a very long trip it would have been great to have a basic w… More
Great to receive such very positive comments on the villa and location.
Thank you too for highlighting that it would have been helpful to have a basic starter pack. Provisions can be ordered in advance but there is a charge for this so we recommend to guests that they stock up in one of the nearby supermarkets that you drive past to reach the villa.
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2014
I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents.
There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review and your comment that the villa is excellent value for money.
The villa is certainly very spacious and is in an ideal location.
Hope to hear from you again next year.
“The most beautiful place to stay on the North Coast” I used to live in Limavady before moving to the US and my wife and I travel back to Northern Ireland every year. This is by far the best place we've had the pleasure of staying. The location is ve
“Excellent apartment!” Excellent apartment, we had everything we wanted here and more.
Fantastic location. Choice of 2 great beaches both under a minutes walk!
The area outside the complex is very flat and you can walk for miles with no hills.
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” 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 and Cearnarfon Cas
“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
“Beautiful house, full of character in a stunning location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Ty Capel is a beautifully restored house with lots of room and character. My family and I had a wonderful holiday here and only wish we could of stayed longer. Talysarn is a small village with friendl… More
“Fabulous Apartment and Fantastic holiday” Just home from a 10 day stay at this beautiful apartment with 3 kids 17, and twins 11. we loved it!!! .. From the start, when Wilma met us and took us there we had no issues with our holiday at all .The apartm
This apartment is ok.
First the positives, the location is really good and it was clean.
Now the negatives. It states on the description free wifi, forget it, there is rarely a signal and when you g… More
Hi, i m sorry you don't appreciate your stay. The technician is working on the antenna for resolve the wifi connection. The bungalow has sun all the afternoon on the terrace so is sunny not dark and in the night inside there are enough lights. TV: In the advert is mentioned that there are hotbird and astra satellite, in google you can find which channels you can watch in canary. In the complex there are vending machines for buy soft drinks , water, sweeties and near there is a supermarket.
Reviewed 10 Mar 2017
First the positives - the duplex was very clean and the location is very good. Negatives - Not a bungalow, more a duplex, dodgy spiral staircase and completely open plan, no door to bedroom, so anybod… More
1- cuando la señora nos mandó email xa saber el precio, ya nos proponía pagar un precio bastante mas bajo del presupuesto y a la llegada la señora no queria pagar la chica por la entrega de las llaves como por contrato por llegadas desde las 18.00 hasta las 8.00, porqué parece raro pero también los trabajadores tienen un horario de trabajo....2- El pobre señal del wifi era porqué la señora solia estar conectada con el laptop para ver la tv inglesa. El tecnico vodafone ha tenido que cambiar el router porqué al final se habia bloqueado. El servicio wifi se ofrece gratis a los clientes, no se cobra....3- la señora no ha respetado la privacy abriendo la corrispondencia del propietario...4- las sabanas estaban al suelo empujadas entre la pared y el armario juntas con las mantas nuevas todas manchadas (se puede tambien quitar manchas a mano o con algun producto especifico sin dejar las manchas 2 meses...pues las mantas ahora hay que tirarlas porqué las manchas no salen ) Si preguntar lo que ha pasado no está permitido pues pedimos que los inquilinos no ofendan el personal y que respecten los enseres y el trabajo que tienen que hacer las chicas de la limpieza para que todo sea perfecto para la nueva llegada. No hay recargo para la limpieza final, el precio es lo que se da al cliente por contrato. 5- la señora conoce el complejo porque ya habia estado y sabia el numero del bungalow que iba a ocupar, su posicion y tenia todas las fotos de la escalera etc etc cuando pagó el booking así que no entiendo sus quejas...Mi consejo es que la proxima vez escoja un hotel o un aparthotel donde pueda encontrar todo lo que necesita y sea mas a su gusto.
“Geat location” Stayed 23.8.16 to 6.9.16. Great home for 9 people that stayed. Home was clean and well kept. A 10 minute drive to Disney and 20 minutes to Universal and Sea World. Great that there were plenty of extra towels in the cupboard. Washi
We stayed in the Diamond Villa on our first trip to Disney World and we were blown away with how beautiful this villa was! It was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and m… More
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
Our stay at Diamond Villa was excellent. The quality of the villa was superb with all of the equipment and amenities that you could possibly need. The communication from our initial interest through t… More
“Like having your own home in the sun” Booked the apartment for my wife's birthday we had stayed in an apartment around the corner from Praia village a few years ago so we already knew and loved the area. we were both delighted with the large balcony w
What a beautiful house, modern and clean with everything you could need. The house is situated in a lovely gated resort and is in a great position near to the communal pools and club house. The owners… More
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
We have just returned from an amazing time staying in the Encantada resort. The owners were a complete pleasure to deal with and answered any of our queries very quickly. The home was spotless and in… More
“Great House and Resort”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2014
We stayed at this lovely 4 bedroom town house Feb/March. It was very well equipped with everything you would need for your stay. Even though the house has its own pool it is perfectly positioned for t… More
Stayed in this apartment in May and it is absolutely lovely, i couldn't fault it. Furnished to a high standard and very clean it was ideal for our stay. The pool area was fab and if you didnt fancy su… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review & really pleased you like the apartment. Many people who go to Sharm have only been to all inclusive hotels, but as you point out there are plenty of places to eat, drink & shop locally & you get to see a lot more of the real Sharm not just one hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Fantastic First Time in Sharm”
Reviewed 12 May 2015
From pick-up to drop-off, everything was fantastic about this rental. The apartment had everything we needed, and the sun baked rooftop terrace was just what we needed after a gloomy Irish winter.
Thanks for taking the time to do a review & we're glad you liked the apartment & had a great holiday. Many people comment about the location & locality to shops / bars / restaurants, the private roof terrace & the large pool & it is these things & I would like to think, the service we offer, that sets us apart from many other apartments in Sharm. You have given us the best recommendation anybody can, by booking to go back again. Thanks again for the review & your bookings & we look forward to you staying at the apartment again later this year.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2015
Lee the owner is one of the nicest & responsive owners we have had the pleasure to book through. He even arranged for mothers day flowers to be delivered from my daughter.
Stuart & Tina, the Sharm c… More
Thanks for such a great review & your comments - much appreciated. I'm pleased we could arrange the mother's day flowers from your daughter & thought this would be a nice surprise! Stuart & Tina do a great job for us & most guests appreciate a friendly face when they arrive & knowing there is somebody locally to contact if they need anything. I'm so pleased you liked everything & had a great holiday & we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Wonderful townhouse.” Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the worry of where to park and avo
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if s… More
“FANTASTIC” We were collected at the airport by Yvonne and Paul who manage the property for the owners.They were very friendly and ran through areas of interest to visit and suggestions of places to eat.
The villa is stunning with a beautiful garden ,
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Samui Blu.It is a very comfortable and spacious villa ,well equipped and very private The master bedroom and ensuite was a dream.The pool was lovely a… More
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
Very well appointed Villa. Clean, serviced by friendly, attentive staff, very efficient air conditioning (thank goodness!), we had a wonderful family reunion. We enjoyed the local beach, very good pla… More
“Amazing Villa - the Perfect Holiday!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
I stayed with two friends for 5 nights over the busy New Year period, but Samui Blu was an amazing retreat from all the hustle and bustle. 3 gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms, so much space and an amaz… More
This chalet is just perfect. Clean and tidy, with everything that you would need. Our party was Husband and I, with 7 yr old boy, and 6mnth old girl. This chalet is facing a grassy green, with chale… More
“Excellent PLace to Stay for the family”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2012
We had a wonderful time at IOW. I really appreciate the warm welcome from Graham and Lisa. The chalet is very comfortable, very clean and well equiped. The small touches like keeping the toys for the … More
“Perfect for our 3 night break - for our daughter and granddaughter”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
Have used Owners direct many times and was not disappointed in any way with Seaspray. We were on the 10a.m. ferry and sitting having lunch in Seaspray at noon. Welcoming card and bottle of wine - ever… More
“Excellent apartment” We have very much enjoyed the apartment. It is very spacious and nicely decorated and the terrace was fantastic with a beautiful view.
We hope in the future to make use of the apartment again.
“Wonderful stay” Stayed here on honeymoon with my wife and it was absolutely fantastic, a quent little apartment which we found comfortable and relaxing. Sarah and Gary were so kind to us leaving us a starter hamper for our stay including butter and mi
I loved the location of this lovely smart apartment, central to Buxton and all Peak District attractions. Sarah was the most helpful host and answered all communication quickly. The little touches In … More
Thanks Jane for your review , we hope to see you again.
“Could not recommend more!”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2016
We stayed at The Cobbles for three nights to visit our son who lives and studies in Buxton. We found the accommodation extremely comfortable and found that it had that home from home feel about it. Th… More
Thank you for your review and thank you once again for choosing The Cobbles to stay . We would happily welcome you back in September and hopefully there will be some sunshine then too .
“Enjoyable stay in a well fitted appartment”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
I feel it very easy to recommend this place to others. It is handily placed for all Buxton has to offer. The owner is extremely helpful, and the appartment is clean and well fitted.
In conclusion a … More
Thankyou for your lovely review , we hope to have you visit again in the future .
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom
“Didn't want to come home !” The villa was spotless inside and out, secluded and beautiful. Iro greeted us the following morning of our arrival due to a late night flight, she was extremely helpful and informative. The island is stunning and locals ver
We were amazed by the brand new and stunning villa we were staying in. It was so modern and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool and garden area was well looked after every … More
Thank you very much for your comments. We will always try to keep the high standards and service at our villas!!!
“Clean comfortable with beautiful views.” Wonderful chalet. Handy for beach and lovely walks. Ideal for a quieter peaceful holiday.
The chalet is a good size for a family and the owner is very helpful.
It is beautifully situated on the quieter side o
My partner and myself wanted to take our 3 young children aged 3, 6 and 9 on a week's break somewhere during half term and decided on the Isle of Wight. After looking at various accommodation options … More