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.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
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Curlew Cottage is situated within the privately owned Courtyard at Portnellan offering spectacular loch and mountain views across the lambing field and over to Loch Dochart. Curlew has a magnificent setting with a true Highland landscape all around. Often complimented b …see more
“A beautiful base to explore and see some of the most amazing scenery.”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
My family and I (husband, 15 and 12 year old) spent 3 nights at Curlew cottage and wish we could have stayed more. The cottage itself is furnished to a high standard, comfortable, clean and has everyt… More
Thank you so much for the great review.
It is hugely appreciated as, new owners of Curlew Cottage, it proves we are doing something right.
I do hope you return.
“Stunning views and a cosy cottage - what more can you want from a break?!”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
We stayed at Curlew Cottage in Portnellan as a last minute decision to celebrate Hogmanay.
Best decision ever. Fireworks were ace and the 'Loony Dook' on New Years Day was so much fun!!
The cott… More
Many Thanks for your great review.
Its much appreciated. It is a cosy cottage and New Year is always great fun.
Look forward to welcoming you back in the summer for boating and fishing maybe.
Large, light and airy, newly renovated Westward Ho! beach house with stunning sea views and balcony. This house offers family friendly accommodation with off-road parking for 2 cars and a tranquil, safe, private garden. Located within a short walk of both the village an …see more
Beudy Bach is a Victorian converted barn available for the the first time for holidays. It features original stonework and sash windows and sleeps four plus baby in two large bedrooms. The luxurious hand made oak and granite kitchen is fitted with high quality appliance …see more
We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and … More
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy drive. A lot of thou… More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
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Homely apartment located in the heart of Edinburgh with lovely marble fireplace and log fire. With only a 5 minute walk from City Centre (and the train, bus station and tram terminals) and with spectacular views of the st …see more
Excellent apartment couldnt fault it all shops restaurants etc well within walking distance would certainly recommend it and would definitely stay again if in Edinburgh… More
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review of our flat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
“Fantastic holiday flat”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2014
Mark and Martin are lovely hosts in a really homely flat. The flat was really comfortable, had everything we needed to feel 'home away from home', and we enjoyed the log fire tremendously. The locatio… More
Thanks very much for your positive review, we are glad you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Edinburgh
Reviewed 25 Oct 2014
We decided to go to Edinburgh to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and chose the apartment cos it had an open fire and it seemed reasonably priced. From the beginning, contact with the owner wa… More
Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you had a lovely wedding anniversary break and look forward to seeing you both again the next time you are in Edinburgh.
A lovely 4 bedroom apartment, beach front. The view is simply the sea on your doorstep. Located central Tamuda Bay between two marinas, Kabila Marina and Marina Smir. The King of Morocco has his summer residence 2 kilometres up the beach, this will give the flavour of e …see more
The lake House is a delightful bungalow based in Lower Glassagh, over seeing Bunaninver lake, just below Teach Jack, Glassagh. The house is within a 5 minute walk to Glassagh beach and the children's park. You can also rod fish at the lake within steps from the b …see more
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui …see more
Beechwood is perfectly located in the heart of beachside Warrnambool. Accommodates up to 6 guests. A modern and luxury three-bedroom apartment just a three minute walk from the city's bustling shopping and restaurant precinct. Head in the opposite direction an …see more
We were so pleased with our Beechwood Apartment located at 1/6 Banyan St, Warrnambool. This apartment has everything required to live here let alone spend a few days on holiday. The owner has provid… More
Apartment Veranda is a two bedroom apartment in the heart of Broadstairs 150m from the beach and 50m to the nearest restaurants. The living room and fully fitted kitchen/diner are on the first floor, with a double bedroom and balcony, twin bedroom and family bathroom …see more
This was our second stay in this lovely flat and we fully intend to return again. It is clean, spacious, and superbly located right next to the beach and all amenities.
Contact with the owner was s… More
“great apartment, beautiful seaside resort”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
very friendly, helpful owners, great location all shops and restaurants you could want, beautiful beach and easy walks to other bays with sandy beaches (some hills).the veranda is a little sun trap - … More
“Great location and lots to do”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
This is a great apartment to rent if you want to explore Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate (without having to take a car). William was great at commnication and the apartment is central to everything… More
A warm welcome awaits you at Isle Cottage situated on beautiful North Antrim Causeway Coast and just off the Causeway Coastal Route.Isle Cottage offers luxury accommodation for business or leisure within one of the most stunning and varied coastlines in Ireland. Situate …see more
“Excellent Facilities and great Location - Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
What a fantastic well equipped cottage.
The upstairs lounge / dinning gives great views to the coast and beyond.
Whilst on the main road the cottage was very quiet.
Although there are minimal loc… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Isle Cottage is by the far the best holiday house we have stayed in. The house was spotless and the rooms were very well decorated - my 2 girls loved the pink and blue rooms, 1 is a tomboy! The sitt… More
“Good location and excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2012
House was very good with all the facilities you would expect. Rooms were a decent size with the exception of the kitchen which was a bit small for the size of the house. The garage was really useful… More
Many thanks for the positive feedback -
Pine Cottage is the perfect escape to the country; a real home from home. Set within a small cluster of 4 similar, attractive cottages in stunning surroundings with uninterupted countryside views from the front windows. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard Pin …see more
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
Reviewed 18 Jan 2014
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 … More
Thanks for taking the time to review Pine Cottage. We am delighted you found it to be cosy, clean and comfortable. Many thanks and our best wishes, Sara and Nigel
Situated in an elevated setting, nestled into the hillside of East Looe, Gwendrock is a newly converted impressive penthouse apartment enjoying superb views over the beach, pier and out to sea and to the west over the roof tops of the traditional fisherman's cottag …see more
We were 5 Adult friends, 1 English, 3 Aussies and an Italian, who had never been to Cornwall before, let alone heard of Looe. We found Looe a good base to explore cornwall, and much less touristy than… More
“An amazing apartment in a friendly warm community.”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
This apartment in situated in East Looe with picturesque views across the harbour! It is at the top of the hill minutes walk from shops , pubs & restaurants in which we ate at most & had some very enj… More
“Breathtaking views, beautiful modern appartment, Cornwall at its best.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We loved the beautiful appartment, the views are truly stunning and the decor really lovely.Its in a superb location, close to the safe beach, town and river.Great restaurants, cosy pubs.Walked the co… More
La Toc Villa is a luxury 3 bedroom holiday villa in St Lucia in a stunning location with fantastic views of the Caribbean sea. The Villa has spacious and modern accommodation for up to 6 people and is a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is close to golf at Sandals La Toc.L …see more
“It was a magical experience and we were reluctant to return home”
Reviewed 21 May 2011
We had a wonderful five night stay at this impressive newly built villa in a stunning location overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with the sandy beach of La Toc a short stroll away.
The villa is centra… More
Luxurious penthouse apartment with stunning views or the sea (just 200m away) and mountains. It is situated on the front tier at the Resort, giving it the advantage of being able to look out over the pool, as well as having an unrivalled view of the sea and mountains. O …see more
The Bayview Resort is luxurious with several three storey blocks ( with various apartment sizes) surrounding a large central multiple pool area . There are also a few bungalows poolside . It is unfin… More
“A perfect mix of sun, fun and relaxation.”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2013
We went wanting to recharge our batteries and spend time together without rushing around. My partner and I enjoy being outdoors and being active. We found the perfect mix of sunbathing, gorge walking,… More
A Brand new 2010, '5' Star Luxurious 6 bed, 4 bath fully air conditioned executive Villa in Archfeld Blvd, Windsor Hills Resort, with Free local, National & international call to over 40 destinations & free wireless internet. You also have your own pr …see more
“Excellent Villa highly recommend it, great location.”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
Property was excellent, close to Disney and places to eat. The weather was nice and the complex where the villa was situated was well looked after, nice and clean and staff was pleasant.… More
“Had a wonderful holiday with all the family”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
Stayed at a very nice villa in a good location a couple of miles from the Disney Parks
The surrounding area was always very clean & tidy & well looked after.
Could not have asked for anything more, … More
This beautifully restored farmhouse, on the edge of a tiny hamlet, just 12 kms south of Condom, epitomises the beauty of the Gers region in South West France. The house, which sleeps 8 people (+ baby) in 4 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 2 twins, looks out onto a wide terrace, …see more
Stunning new architect designed villa. Front line golf with 270 sqm of terraces giving panoramic views over Atalaya golf course with its beautiful lake and towards the Mediterranean. Less than 10 mins drive to Puerto Banus. 3/4 acre landscaped garden with large private …see more
Villa Ceni is a Mediterranean-style villa recently renovated, overlooking the sea, is about 250 meters from beach and 1,000 meters from the archaeological park of Selinunte. It's bright and panoramic with 4 terraces overlooking the sea, with pottery and Sicily vase …see more
Les Rives du Sanctuaire is located on the stunning Clublink Le Maitre golfcourse and just a two minute walk from the beach on Le Diable river. Within five minutes drive of 5 premium golf courses and just a short, free ski shuttle ride from the slopes at Tremblant, our h …see more
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes… More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
Situated a short walk from the heart of St. Peter Port, The Albany is a charming Victorian town house converted to modern two bedroom apartments featuring balconies or patios, fully equipped kitchens, comfortable lounges, Freeview T.V., Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, car pa …see more
When we arived, I couldn't believe that it was our flat during 10 days The flat is very spacious for 4 people, there is everything you may need, a very good connection wii fii, and the bed are confurt… More
“Comfortable and well-equipped apartment in splendid location”
Reviewed 30 May 2014
We spent one week in early May at the Albany and only wished for three more! The apartment was comfortable, clean, and well-fitted for all our needs. It had a kitchen with all the basics, and the ap… More
Reviewed 20 Mar 2014
Back again to stay at the Albany Apartments as we get a great welcome, super accommodation and facilities at excellent rates. Situated in St Peter Port with on-site parking and perfectly placed to exp… More
A modern, fully equipped luxury lodge, with panoramic river views, a bird watchers and fishermans paradise, the south facing deck with it's patio furniture and swing is a perfect place to admire the view. Less than 1 mile to the pretty market town of Stratford upon …see more
Came for a relaxing stay and that's what I got. So nice and clean and tidy very well maintained everything you could ask for. We went out for our meals but wanted to come back and just sit and watch t… More
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
Five stars all round. The location, Cleanliness and comfort of this lodge is just faultless. The Swans, Geese & Ducks are an added bonus. Everybody that walks by are just so friendly which is nice to … More
Thank you Debbie for the review, look forward to seeing you next year.
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
A wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable and maintained to a high standard. Loved the river taxi into Stratford. Great base for exploring Stratford and the surrounding area.… More
Thank you so much for your review, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Wonderful viewsSet in beautiful countryside just 2 miles from the historic market town of Kendal, this attractive single storey holiday cottage has fantastic views to the Lake District mountains and towards Morecambe Bay. It has a lovely elevated position and large encl …see more
Luxurious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Villa located in small cluster of four houses serviced by a communal swimming pool. The villa has 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is fully air-conditioned with WiFi. The house is located in within shared gardens close to Benamor golf …see more
Amber Villa is a private oasis, situated amidst the the mountain ranges of the nature reserve that is Koycegiz. The Town sits on the shore of the gorgeous Koycegiz Lake with panoramic mountain views.
The Villa consists of a large open plan living area, with sliding gla …see more
Boardwalk By The Beach is a luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom self contained apartment on the Rockingham foreshore. The large open plan living area adjoins a spacious balcony and boasts stunning ocean and park views. The complex is fully secured and the apartment has a pr …see more
What's your passion? Walking, cycling, history, nature, food, UFO's, canoeing, climbing, luxe cinema, theme parks, , kid mayhem or cocooning?
Indulge it all at from Weavers Cottage in the beautiful village of Bonsall. if you want/need to stay in we have high speed Wi-Fi …see more
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comparison it was quickly d… More
“A perfect little hideaway from the world.”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2012
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
From the top of the hill a bird's eye view of the Caribbean sea. The Villa is arranged on two floors: a large open plan area on the ground floor with Kitchen, lounge and diner. 3 large air conditioned bedrooms upstairs and 2 bathrooms. swimming pool, gardens and c …see more
“Beautiful Villa with that personal touch from the cleaner”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
Prior to arrival the owner was very helpful with car hiring and attention to detail as we needed a divider in one of the rooms as we had brother and sister teenagers of different sexes sharing a room.… More
“A real home away from home.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We were lucky to spend three whole months at 1 Fairway Villa. During that time our family came to visit and had a wonderful time in this special house. For those of you who do not know Barbados you … More
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Alt Ardoch is a warm and comfortable island retreat in an elevated position offering spectacular coastal and mountain scenery. A backdrop of pine forests offers numerous trails for walking and cycling and pa …see more
Have just spent an enjoyable new year in Arran, staying at Alt Ardoch Cottage. The cottage is in a wonderful location with views off the Holy Isle. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom spac… More
“Cozy cottage for lovely getaway”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
My partner and I stayed in this cottage for a week and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The cottage was well equipped, beautifully decorated and well situated close to the town of Lamlash. The manag… More
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which … More
The Drake Seaside Apartment is a self catering two bedroom holiday accommodation, in Seychelles, located in Belombre, on the main island of Mahe. It is well situated close to the seaside, and the main road. It was completed in May 2013 and has modern facilities. It is l …see more
The Drake apartment is a clean, well equipped, pleasant apartment with a superb view and fantastic hosts close by. The regular linen change and cleaning was really helpful particularly with young chi… More
“Great apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
We spent 2 weeks on honeymoon here - and think we struck gold! A beautiful, spotless apartment with everything you could wish for, in a fantastic location right next to the sea. Snorkelling was amazi… More
“Excellent Apartment, View and Location.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We were made to feel at home from day one.
The accomodation was spotless and modern.
For snorkelling you can jump in from the balcony.… More
Charming and cosy, detached, south facing luxury holiday cottage with open countryside views. Only 5 minutes drive from the lovely sandy shore of Coldingham Bay with its multicoloured beach huts and St Abbs head nature reserve. The open plan living area has a light and …see more
This cottage was absolutely stunning, great place to relax and forgot about everything. The hottub was great spent a few days in it. Everything you need is in the cottage all you need to take is yours… More
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack on arrival (… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Hogmany in Scotland! I don't know why I hadn't thought of putting a narrow chest of drawers in the landing area. Probably because our girls use the cupboard in the bathroom. But it's an excellent idea so will be on the lookout! Hope to see you all again in the future. Bw's emma x
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
I had the most relaxing xmas holiday ever it was what I planned and more . Location was great. Amenities are fantastic just bring your clothes.… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had a lovely Xmas! Emma
This is our home from home in the sun and we have tried to furnish it and provide amenities as such. 3 bedroom, luxury modern villa with private heated swimming pool, two garden spaces, atrium, sea and mountain views. Very peaceful location 5 minutes drive from beaches …see more
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2014
A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by the owner. There was internet availab… More
“Lovely villa :)”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
Villa is exactly like the photos. Very modern & spacious inside. We stayed with 2 young children & it was ideal. Everyone loved the pool! Villa was very quiet but we were able to walk to Atlantico & t… More
“A very clean; well presented villa having a lovely sheltered pool”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
We were welcomed by Sasha, one of the property carers who showed us round & gave us information on how things worked ( there was a nice welcome pack to get us started ). Every thing looked in good con… More
Set on expansive grounds (1,300m2) and just a minute from the beach, the luxurious 4+ bedroom The Villa Sanur provides a magical escape for couples, families and friends.Inside, THE VILLA SANUR has 4 bedrooms (plus a sitting room with two single beds if needed), three b …see more
The apartment is located in the historic Eagle House , which directly overlooks Viking Bay with its sheltered, family friendly sandy beach. Built in 1796 ,Eagle House in its time served as the headquarters of the Coastal Blockade. In 1815 after the Battle of Wa …see more
SALT CABIN is a one bedroomed apartment with breathtaking views across the dunes to Croyde Bay with Hartland Point in the far distance, Salt Cabin has recently been refurbished & professionally designed, this luxury accommodation for couples it has been tastefully d …see more
We were really impressed with the quality and comfort of the Salt Cabin, it had everything we needed for a luxurious break. We were made to feel very welcome. We hope to return to the cabin in the fu… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Salt Cabin and we hope to see you again the next time you decide to stay in Croyde!
Deborah and Nigel
“Stunning accomodation and beautiful views”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
Me and my partner went with our 2yr old daughter it was lovely and spacious with plenty of room for her to play also very safe for her. It was beautifully laid out and so open and light. We will defin… More
Thanks so much for your review, much appreciated and so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Salt Cabin with your family. We would love to see you back again soon.
“Fantastic place in a great location”
Reviewed 31 May 2015
The accommodation is first class, well-equipped, comfortable and clean. It is located a short walk to the shops and pubs in Croyde and to the beach. Recommend the Rock Inn in Georgeham.… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Salt Cabin, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime!
A charming small block of four apartments in the very heart of Bournemouth, just a short walk to the beach or shops. The Farthings are charming and each of the apartments has their own charm and character, they are fitted out to a high standard with quality fittings and …see more
Excellent accommodation and well maintained. Very convenient for walking into town, no hassle with having to try to find somewhere to park in town. Accommodation had ample space for the two of us. R… More
Your review is much appreciated and welcome by both ourselves and of course any new guests looking for accommodation here in Bournemouth. We look forward to seeing you again.
“Very comfortable apartment, covinient location”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2014
the apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. Safe parking. The double bed was small;we prefer it a little bit wider. We really enjoyed our stay.… More
How kind to take the time to review us, we do take note of all comments and act where we can. It was good to meet you both and we do hope we may see you again soon. Dont forget we offer a discount to returning guests. Best wishes.
“Great as always!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
Our 2nd stay in a different apartment at The Farthings and as always very pleasant.
Well organised, private gated, pleasant and clean apartment.
Great location for sea side walks and walking into … More
Wonderful to hear from you and many thanks for your review. Hope to see you for your third visit soon.