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.
There are three apartments in La Jolie Maison, a large house in the centre of town. It has an indoor heated swimming pool and is set in its own garden. Apartment 3, which is advertised here, is a spacious third floor attic apartment .
This beautiful apartment with …see more
City Chic meets Coastal Haven in this luxurious yet unpretentious, high-spec Irish seaside retreat, rated 5-Star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Established in May 2013. Fancy a holiday cottage set in a picturesque village, overlooking a golf course on the sea …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Antrim Abode in Cushendall. As we wanted somewhere on the coast to use as a base for seeing the area it was ideally situated, only a short drive from the ferry at Lar… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
We are just back from a glorius 2 day break at Antrim Abode. Being regular hotel users the main attraction of this accomodation was both the quality of the accomodation and the central location along … More
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of the accommodation and surroundings - this will be a great source of information and tips for future guests!
“Fantastic house in a great location. Perfect.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013
We arrived earlier than anticipated and phoned the Housekeeper, Bridget, who was more than happy to meet us at the house and show us around, making sure we knew where everything was and how everything… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. So pleased you enjoyed the house and beautiful Cushendall. And we see you discovered some of the local gems!
Highfield has wonderful panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean and a garden of a third of an acre to enjoy.There are 5/6 bedrooms accommodating 2 to13 people as well as a modern fitted kitchen and two living rooms.Colonsay was recently named in the top 10 “Under-The-Ra …see more
“One of the best self catering houses we have stayed in”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2014
Highfield was exactly what we were looking for - peaceful, comfortable, and well located. There were only two of us so we only used the upstairs areas, but the house is perfect for larger groups. Ev… More
“Perfect for a family celebration”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2013
A quality property on a beautiful island. The house is exactly as described and the layout works very well for large groups. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are stylish, and the house was spotless w… More
“Fourite isalnd - favourite house”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2013
This is our favourite Scottish island - and believe me we've been to almost them all. And this is also by far our favourite house - just perfect for three families.
So comfy - a home from home - soc… More
Nancy Hopkins Naughton welcomes you to Cloch na Scith Thatched Cottage. Cloch na Scith is an original 18th century Irish thatched cottage with 21st century standards overlooking Galway Bay, the Burren, and Aran islands. "Guide du Routard" and "Guide Dilla …see more
A luxury single storey two bedroom barn conversion with fully equipped kitchen/lounge area and a log burner for cosy nights in. Glorious rural views over the surrounding countryside, private gardens and furnished patio with barbecue and outdoor Hot Tub. Ample parking an …see more
I booked this cottage for my boyfriends birthday and as a little treat for me too and I wouldn't have changed any of it for the world! We stayed in the cottage for just a few days and had an amazing t… More
Castle 'J' offers fully serviced executive accommodation for clients who expect bit more. Situated in the picturesque town of St Joseph Mayaro. The accommodation is fully air-conditioned and furnished to modern international standards. It is located within 5 m …see more
The Gower Peninsula is a coastal region of outstanding beauty. It possesses a wide range of beaches and coves which due to their geographical location enable a visitor to choose a destination to suit their particular needs, a big wave for surfing, or a calm sandy beach …see more
Set down very narrow streets (I was glad I wasn't driving!) it is in a lovely location with great views over the bay. You can pull up outside the cottage to load/unload but you have to park down on th… More
“Friendliest and most warm proprietors myself and my older freind and teenage daughter have so far encountered and an ar”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2013
I travelled with a friend who is ten years older and my teenage daughter plus small terrier and we were very warmly welcomed and semi-befriended the proprietors on the holiday as they were so lovely.
“Small, but perfectly formed”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
We stayed at the snug with our three boys of 9,4 and 1. The cottage is snug, but the clue is in the name and upstairs was more than adequate. You cannot park your car outside, but you can park across … More
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby …see more
A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from th… More
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Beinn Eighe. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
***Summer Special £159***. Enjoy your al fresco dining and watch the dolphins swim past from the balcony as you watch the sun rise and shine continuously all day every day. It's a good sunny spot (all year round) on the southern most tip of Tenerife and just …see more
This is a lovely apartment, fantastic view and the pool is great. Really well maintained and beautifully decorated. Would definitely recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to rent it in the f… More
Thank you for your positive review of our apartment it makes it worthwhile that all the hard work we put in for our guests to enjoy themselves is appreciated. Regards Denise
“Ideal tranquil setting”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2011
We have had a wonderful stay. Apartment is light, bright and airy with views to die for, in a tranquil setting. Situated in close proximity to local shops, restaurants and bars (It`s worth going to To… More
Many thanks for the positive review. We agree it's a lovely apartment with unrivalled views over the Atlantic Ocean. Many guests have also spotted dolphins from the balcony which is a fantastic sight to see. We holiday ourselves here four times a year and the area has had significant re-development in the past couple of years, making it a real pleasure for walking
Relax and unwind at Tifnit beach located 40kms south of Agadir A paradise for surfers and nature lovers our Eco- friendly studio apartments for 2 people located on the beach with unrivalled views of the Atlantic is the perfect vacation getaway
Calypso, an individual eco …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
NEW FOR 2012!Bridleways sits in the Idyllic village of Winterbourne Bassett, in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. There are wonderful panoramic views over the Marlborough downs, and chalk White horse carved into the hillside. The village itself offers a very tranquil …see more
The Cottage is located in Troon with South Beach just opposite and the World famous golf course, Royal Troon just a couple of minutes walk. The cottage has a large lounge with high ceilings and garden view , small double bedroom ensuite and a sofa bed . The cottage is …see more
You will love Awel Môr holiday apartment for it's relaxing sea views, spacious size, and historic sea front location. It is in easy reach of the beach and a short walk into the town of Aberystwyth.
Great care has been taken in ensuring you have a comfortable stay. Th …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Stunning 5 star cottage with fabulous views of Tyrone Countryside.Tullyvar Cottage is a stunning self-catering cottage decorated to the highest specification. It is located between Ballygawley and Aughnacloy with fabulous mountain views. This is a perfect luxurious coun …see more
Deri Fawr is ideal for a relaxing holiday. It is set in 3 acres of grounds including 2 ponds and wildlife areas. We have been placed first in Wales in Bloom for 2 years. If you are looking for a more active break, we are ideally placed for walking, swimming, horse ridin …see more
Beautiful , peaceful slept under the stars (sky light room ) hosts unobtrusive very welcoming and lovely homely touches . Fantastic base for striking out exploring Wales every comfort that you would n… More
“Peaceful and Wonderful”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
The cottage was perfect. It was clean inside and the outside was so peaceful and serene. Just wonderful.… More
Reviewed 19 May 2013
This is the second time we have stayed first stay was in The Stables this time we stayed in The Smithy, all the cottages are lovely Mavis and Paul couldnt be better host and hostess they are a really… More
Pant is detached traditional Welsh stone cottage, extended and renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It sits in a peaceful countryside setting lying to the North coastal side of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, standing within its own extensive grounds enjoying ope …see more
We Visited here for my Sister in laws Hen Party - For a fun chilled weekend rather than a wild weekend (8 Girls) Everything was great! The kitchen was a great place for drinks and food. The hot Tub wa… More
20% Discount for August week 13th-20th! Belle Vue is a charming stylish villa with attractive south facing garden in a quiet residential corner of a traditional village. Sunlight floods into the open plan lounge diner which has double aspect french doors and breakfast …see more
To sum up Belle Vue in a few sentences is difficult. We love holidaying there as it is ideally situated between sea and mountains. St. Genis is a very pleasant place with all needs catered for, but … More
Beautifully finished maisonette located on the seafront fortifications of Valletta with stunning 180 degree panoramic sea-views of Marsamxett harbour and Manoel Island, all the way out to the open Mediterranean sea – unique views unmatched by any 5-star hotel accommod …see more
Beautifully designed apartment in an ideal location just perfect for exploring Valletta and easy access to Malta's major bus terminus. The apartment has every comfort and stunning water views. We stay… More
“Beautiful apartment in a great location!”
Reviewed 9 May 2015
We had a fantastic time staying at Valletta Seafront. The apartment itself was just what we had hoped for - the pictures don't lie! The apartments location is absolutely ideal, and allowed us to explo… More
Reviewed 16 Jan 2015
We highly recommend this apartment with its spectacular view of Marsamxett Harbour. We spent a lot of time gazing out the windows. The apartment has been tastefully renovated and has all the modern … More
Welcome to SeaSure, Bexhill on Sea!
At a glance…..
‘Completely refurbished in 2015, SeaSure is the ideal place to take advantage of the beautiful Sussex coastline. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the sea front promenade where you can witness the stunni …see more
The ultimate beach holiday house! Go for long beach walks on our 16 mile beach, do some fishing or whale watching. Pick mussels from the rocks directly in front of the house. The flow of the house is conducive to outdoor barbeques, and long lazy lunches by the pool.Th …see more
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2013
We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Island and … More
Thanks so much, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
“Romantic, tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
My husband and I took some time off and spent 3 fabulous days at Pearl Bay. It was relaxing, romantic and exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received from Peter and Tinashe were AMAZING. … More
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2013
Not too far from Cape Town, this gorgeous house has everything you need for a relaxing day or weekend away. Pool was perfect and the view is incredible. amazingly friendly staff.… More
This large self catering apartment (1260 sq ft ) has 3 bedrooms one en-suite and sleeps six with Super king, King and two Single beds, all deep mattresses for your comfort. It is on the Atlantic Road Coleraine and has all the modern touches you would expect in a luxury …see more
Holly Tree Cottage is a warm and welcoming cottage sleeping 2 to 4 people in an area of Scotland where there is plenty of holiday activities to partake in. The beach is a short walk away through a Woodland Trust property. Golf courses are in abundance and there are man …see more
“Lovely cottage, great location - thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We had a fantastic week staying at Holly Tree Cottage with our two daughters aged 7 and 9. The cottage is just lovely as are the owners. We made our booking on the strength of other reviews as we knew… More
“Oooh how loverly!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
What a lovely little place. And not so little at that.
We really enjoyed our week in this cottage over New Years Eve - Hogmonay and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing, clean,… More
“An Absolute Gem”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
Would I recommend this holiday home to anyone? Yes, I would. Would I book this house again? Yes, I would. What can I say? Well, actually a lot.
It was located in Upper Largo on the east coast … More
Otters Bank is one of eight luxury log cabins, finished to a high standard throughout and set within the peaceful surroundings of Wall Eden Farm is the perfect setting for an action packed family holiday or a romantic getaway. Guests can take advantage of the many ons …see more
Truly stunning countryside VIEWS from Hillcrest Cottage from all rooms.
In this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known as the "Undiscovered Cotswolds" , you will genuinely find so much to do .
From the Romantic main bedroom balcony, watch the changing skies and 180 …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
The Mews is a beautiful grade II listed cottage tucked away off one of the main streets in the centre of town. It has the advantage of having all of the towns amenities on it's doorstep, but has the peace and quiet of a mews property.The property has an excellent sized …see more
We were visiting family close by so this property was perfect. We had an excellent time at the mews and the accomodation was brilliant for our family. The rooms were all a great size and we felt at ho… More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2011
We stayed in this lovely town house, which was adjacent to the high street in the town centre of Tewkesbury. We found it very ideal for my ageing parents to be so central for restaurants & shops, but … More
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2014
We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that … 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.
This villa is for those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. The stunning waterfront location at the Peninsula along with the contemporary style is what sets this holiday home apart from others. The villa looks out from the Peninsula, towards Pelican Island and the reef …see more
We stayed here as a couple in June 2016. This is the off season on the Island and it is very quiet and a lot of the restaurants are closed, but this is exactly what we needed as you get to experience … More
“Delightful villa with a tranquil view”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2014
Turtle View was an amazing place to stay. We loved the house, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was homely with out being cluttered and also had a well brilliant kitchen. We could have sat on t… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2013
This property is absolutely amazing. My friends and I went to medical school on the island, came back for a vacation. Turtle View property has stunning views, very peaceful, and def. get your moneys… More
Escape to paradise and stay in this huge 3 bedroom ABSOLUTE BEACH FRONT house that can easily sleep up to 8 guests! Stand on the deck and look out to the lagoon and directly in front in the lagoon is the island (motu) of Taakoka which you can spend your days snorkelling …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Grade II listed former Methodist chapel (1834) with commanding views of open countryside, located along a sleepy single-track lane. The ground floor is an extensive open-plan, split-level, light and airy living space which, by night can be transformed into a cosy, war …see more
Chapel House more than exceeded our expectations! We knew from the website that the property was pretty and had excellent views but what we didn't anticipate was to feel like we had arrived 'home'. Th… More
“chapel house exceeds its description onthe website wonderful”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2013
We were home the moment we stepped in the door. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, feels like home in a beautiful setting. Plenty of interesting places to visit excellent mountain biking, walking.W… More
“A perfect place to chill”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
Well, what can I say except I had the best sleep in months. I know the village is quiet but Chapel House itself is a very peaceful and soothing place somehow. Not only does it have a nice atmosphere, … More