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.
“Relaxing for adults as children have so much to do on the doorstep” Very good site, loads to do, the shop on site isn't over priced which was good. The beach wasn't what we called a beach so we drove to Clacton which only takes 15 minutes. Caravan was
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to
The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabb… More
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w
This was a great place to relax, very comfortable, easily managed and easy for the beach and the village, but very private when you want it to be. We may have been influenced by the fantastic weather … More
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely beachside location.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
My family has just returned from a one week stay in this lovely cottage. What a find - the internet has its uses afterall ! We had the most enjoyable week there ( helped of course by the super weather… More
“Everything you could wish for.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Lovely location right on beach. Everything was as new and the fire was incredible.Decorative sea touches were lovely and bright.
The sunsets are incredible. Handy for visiting the Lakes and while we … More
“Smart, spacious villa with good sized pool and convenient location” Our group of 11, 6 adults and 5 children with an age range of 72 - 7 years, all stayed in this smart, spacious villa for 12 days. The children enjoyed the 5 bedded attic rooms and the
“Lovely villa, ideal location, good restaurants, shops and water park, all within easy walking distance”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Have just returned from our first visit to Turkey - a beautiful place with very friendly people.
The villa was ideal for our needs, and the owners (Mike & Margaret) couldn't have been any more helpfu… More
Many thanks for your kind review.
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
We stayed at the villa for 10 days. Five adults, teenager and a three and five your old. The villa was lovely and in a quiet spot but not far from the main centre. Fantastic facilities within the vill… More
Very pleased to hear your holiday in Villa Pembroke was so successful and you'd be very welcome again! Mike
“Best holiday ever!!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
We're just home having spent 11 nights at Villa Pembroke and would struggle to find any negatives about our stay. The villa is beautiful, perfectly cool inside and areas for sunbathing and shade outsi… More
And thank you for being such good guests! It sounds as if you really made the most of your holiday and of course it is wonderful to read your review.
“I know I've rated very good but is between very good and excelent” Visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed the property was an excellent base for that also surrounding areas. Lovely private patio accommodation was a nice little bolt hole, home from hom
Arrived to find everything that the description said it would be. Beautiful peaceful location but access to everything you need. The cottage had everything you would need and more. We were visiting St… More
Thank you for your very kind feedback, and I'm pleased you had such a pleasant stay and the Cottage met with your expectations. I hope you can make another trip to the East Neuk very soon.
“A fantastic rural hideaway”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
An ideal location for a family of 4 with a dog. The cottage is located in the small hamlet of Kilrenny about a 10 minute walk to the lovely harbour town of Cellardyke and a 20 minute walk to Anstruthe… More
I'm so pleased you had a good time at Duck Cottage. No WIFI is an issue for some, but for many, it is an opportunity for some peace and quiet, and nowadays most people have phones and tablets that access the internet independently. I am contemplating installing WiFi, but that would come at the expense of a higher rental price. For now, I hope guests bring with them the essential connectivity they need, and a desire to take it easy and relax for a week or so without the pressures and hassles of being online and on call.....
“Comfortable, cosy cottage break just a stone's throw from Anstruther”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
Duck Cottage is a perfect base for a holiday; it has character, all the facilities of a modern holiday house and is comfortable and ideally located in a quiet wee village just 5 minutes away from anst… More
“A wonderful place to stay” The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable and clean. The WIFI was excellent. Orton is a lovely village to walk in and enjoy the scenic beauty. If you get a chance, try to attend one of the church services at t
“Excellent, well-equipped cottage in a lovely village.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2012
The cottage was clean and very well organised, located centrally for the village, which had a pub, chocolate factory/tea room and local store. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and although the … More
“A lovely, well-equipped cottage in an ideal village”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2013
We really enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage.It is very well equipped, from the kitchen, to games and books, to the maps you need for Orton and the lake district. The village has everything you n… More
“A great little cottage”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
What more could you ask for! The cottage has everything you could possibly think of needing, it's a little unorthadox in layout but a fab use of space. Location wise the lake district is on your d… More
Spring Grange Cottage is a luxury 2 bedroom spacious annexe set in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty on a 3/4 acre plot. This location enjoys fantastic views west across the valley and unspoilt countryside. Nestled in the Mendip Hills, Winscombe is an excellent …see more
“Lovely house in great setting.” This is a lovely part of the world and Harbour Haven is a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding area and islands. Great views over Clew bay, in a quiet area but well within walking distance to shops, rest
Very comfortable and spacious house with fantastic views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick. Perfectly situated, just a few minutes walk from Westport Quay.
We had a wonderful week with family and frien… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Harbour Haven. You really brought the fabulous weather with you as well. The views of the bay are indeed enchanting and with the constantly changing light always offer a new vista. We look forward to welcoming you back to Harbour Haven next year.
In the south east of The Netherlands, 20 km north of Venlo and 30 km south of Nijmegen and 4 km from the border with Germany, one finds this unique romantic cottage. Not more than 70 minutes away from major cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Antwerp. Once a chickenho …see more
“Fab apartment in a really good location” We returned from a stay at this apartment last week. The pictures on the website don't do it justice, the apartment is so big, it's really a two story townhouse. Ground floor has hallway with large storage un
Big and clean apartment. Kitchen fully equipped with all what you need. Room clean. Only bed mattress wasn't too comfortable but that could be improve other wise can't fault anything and will recommen… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
These apartments are great with swimming pool right in front of the terrace which was never too crowded. The apartments were spacious and clean and ideally located. Would certainly recommended Pomba … More
“Our little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2012
The Cabrita family are excellent hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. If you have a problem they are always there to help and assist you. I was unfortunate enough to be mugged, Gabriel took us… More
Beautiful lakeside modern and beautifully furnished house. With two Munros within 10 minutes drive it provides a great base for walkers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts. The house is also a great venue for rest and relaxation.This is a sophisticated and relaxed hou …see more
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park / Pinehurst
1 5 2 nights min
2 nights min
Nearest beach 32 km
Fivespot is a cozy mountain retreat, a 15-minute drive to giant sequoia groves and Kings Canyon National Park. Walk from the cabin to the Pinehurst Lodge (pool table, jukebox, great burgers) and a tiny swimming hole with a waterfall and Native American grinding holes). …see more
“Oasis away from but close to Disney World” We were looking for a home away from home for our 3 week trip to Disney and other parks in the Orlando region and found the perfect holiday home. The house was an easy 20 minute drive from the Magic Kingdom o
Booked at short notice, very well-maintained comfortable property and in a quiet yet easily accessible area. Very light and airy feel inside.
The addition of an outdoor hot tub to the more usual F… More
“Fantastic villa situated just right for the Orlando experience”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2012
Good quality holiday rental at a great price. Lots of information left by owners and before we left the UK which was a great reassurance - where to eat, shop etc. The villa was exactly as advertised a… More
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
The villa was bright, clean and very spacious.The pool was a joy as was the hot tub. It was great to come back from the parks and relax in it. The location was close to all major routes and access was… More
Do you want to holiday in a place with stunning sea views? Sunbathe on a terrace with the sound of the sea beside you? This apartment is unique with unparallelled views to the sea and across to Collioure. …see more
“Excellent - Highly Recommended” We have been visiting Portscatho and Gerrans for many years and I can honestly say this is the nicest place we have stayed.
It is very comfortable,spacious and well equipped.
Beautiful and clean.
Ray,the owner, was v
We visited with our 2 terriers in October and the weather wasn't overly kind to us so we spent a lot of time in the property which is when you really appreciate a truely comfy billet and Itldo fits th… More
Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewed 17 Apr 2013
We had a fantastic time at Itldo, the cottage was very nice, the local pubs did nice food and all the people in the village were laid back and friendly. If we go back to Cornwall, we will definitely b… More
Thanks for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay at our bungalow and the surroundings.
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
A well equipped and well located bungalow. The sea was a 10 minute walk downhill (longer coming back!) and there were two great pubs close by, both of which served good food. The weather was mixed dur… More
Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Happy Hen do at amazing apartment” We visited the pad in July 2013 for a "tame" hen holiday. We wanted to go somewhere where would could relax, eat nice food and enjoy the Spanish weather in nice surroundings. The Pad is situated on a very secure co
'Le Pad' was the most comfortable and well equipped accomodation we have stayed in abroad. We normally go with James Villas and although their villas are a good standard, 'Le Pad' really felt like 'h… More
“Our first holiday for over a decade”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
I was in the pool everyday. Loved it.
My daughter and her family has already booked two weeks next year on our recommendation.
You even get to see an air show (Spanish equivalent of the Red Arro… More
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
Had a wonderful stay at the Pad. It is well located for all local amenities, is lovely and clean, and includes everything you may need to enjoy your stay. James and Julia were brill throughout (thanks… More
Thanks Shireen for the nice review and your welcome back anytime. We will even get a spare set of keys cut especially for you. LOL.
“lovely Villa” The Villa was everything it said, well equiped, verylarge and very clean, there was eveything needed and more, booking with the Villa owner was easy and he provided exact information regarding getting to the Villa, things to do around th
We spent a fantastic two weeks at this villa. It is huge, certainly large enough for for a family. The surrounding area is out of this world.… More
“Quiet and relaxing”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The villa is in a quiet location so as the owner states, a car is essential but this also meant that it is very relaxing.We walked to the resturants alone the lagoon which as about half an hour on foo… More
“fun in tranquil setting of bom successo”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
Very nice villa on quite estate. The adventure possibilities are endless. we surfed walked on island castles sand dunes. Sampled many a local tipple and enjoyed hours of pool time.
Cycled next to th… More
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee
The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location.
However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere.
Also the property has only one bathroom and no… More
The Aqua Luxury Villas are only 30 meters from the beach, restaurants, shops and night clubs of Nea Potidea. In a very short distance of only 6 Km is the City of Nea Moudania – which is the largest urban center of Halkidiki region – with frequent transportation. T …see more
If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for!
Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015!
It can accommodate 8 people …see more
Recently built and furnished in Balinese-Javanese decor.
Ideal for a couple or family. Quiet area. Sleeps up to 8 - queen bed in master bedroom, queen bed in second bedroom and 2 bunk beds in third bedroom. Porta cot available on request.
- Ensuite a …see more
Our beach huts are located at St Sauveur, a quiet area at the south of Praslin island, being only 50 meters away from the beach.
Wake up on the hut’s veranda, have breakfast enjoying the view of the ocean towards Mahe and relax by the pool surrounded by lush tropica …see more
“Wonderful family break in sweet Beaminster” We had a fantastic stay here with our young family (a 3 year old and a baby). The accommodation is completely toddler/baby-friendly, very beautiful and really well looked after and Jo and Nick were extremely
“Beautifully decorated and maintained house in great location” We stayed here for one week with our 3 teenage children and our small dog. Paul the owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating with any enquiries we had.
“A wonderful, spacious & stylish home is a secluded rural setting”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Kilkern is traditional farmhouse stylishly extended and modernised to a very high standard. It is a charming property with every modern convenience and a lot of space both inside and out. We found it… More
Wow! The most fantastic place you want to spend your holiday and wish it would never end. Everything from the friendly welcome and food package to the amazing spaces in the house and beautiful wall ar… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your visit to Cullen and also the cottage itself. It's not a traditional cottage at all despite outside appearances. The layout is unique and the cottage is spacious and comfortable and it appears our guests agree. We look forward to your next visit!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding cottage in one of the beatiful areas of Scotland”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
We are regular visitors to this area and have stayed in many, many cottages over the past years but without hesitation I have to say Camrose is by far the best!
From the welcome basket of food to t… More
Thank you so much for your review of Camrose which illustrates perfectly what a great spot Cullen is for a family holiday. We've done our best to make Camrose a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. We look forward to your next visit.
Selma & Rob
Reviewed 22 Jun 2014
We cannot thank the hosts of Camrose cottage enough for the amazing stay we had in Cullen. We decided to book this house over bed and breakfast/hotels in the area and it was the best decision we ever … More
Thank you so very much for the fabulous first review. We have worked hard to make Camrose a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. We look forward to your next visit!
Selma & Rob
“Great appartment, beautiful town.” This was our second visit to this apartment and we will certainly be coming back again. The apartment is well equipment and perfectly located for restaurants and the beach without being noisy.
There are two good
Conil is a perfect little town with lovely quiet beaches, an interesting old centre and a very Spanish feel. The apartment is cosy and nicely decorated and very convenient for beaches , restaurants a… More
“A perfect combination of a stunning holiday destination at the same time as being in authentic Spain.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
Beautiful setting, stunning rooftops views, comfortable accommodation and a town full of life with a really authentic Spanish feel to it. Convenient location for both the beach, the town centre and fo… More
“Authentic Andalucia in a homely place at the heart of Conil”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
I stayed for two and a half weeks in this wonderful apartment and I can say wholeheartedly that I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. My reasons: First, Location, location, location: I cannot think of … More
“Lovely stay in a brilliant house in a great location.” Large, bright house with plenty of space for our group to have a very relaxing weekend. On entry house found to be very clean & tidy, rooms nicely decorated & furnished. Good range of Bedroom opti
What makes the property, Enchanted Bay, unique:
* Breathtaking oceanfront panoramic views from every room
* Proximity to oysters, cheese and kayaking
* Unique combination of luxury and rustic charm
* Boutique home furnished with a tasteful aesthete
* Two floors of space …see more
“Idyllic Location-Fabulous cottage” Kilmore Quay has always been a favorite location of ours, but this cottage was the best we have ever stayed in in this area. The terrace around two thirds of the property with panoramic sea views and lovely garden fu
“Well equipped wonderful villa” Villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and well equipped with everything we needed. Would recommend car hire as it's so reasonable on the island. Good supermarket is less than 5 minute walk, but would also recommend Rop
We have just spent 12 days at Villa Citrus and I am now so relaxed I am almost going backwards ! The villa is in a quiet but accessible location. The bus stop is a minute away. (Just to the left of … More
“Beautiful villa in a good location.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
The villa is beautiful, it was very clean and in a lovely quiet location yet close to everything you need such as shops, bars, restaurants.
Marina Rubicon was a 20 minute stroll down the coastal p… More
“Fantastic villa - highly recommended!”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
Fantastic villa in a great location.
Seemless booking process with Maureen, who was friendly and helpful.
Spotlessly clean, very well appointed accomodation. Very spacious and comfortably furnis… More
“Marley's is just fantastic!” 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 staff in particular mad
“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
“What a Gem”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
Our family holiday to Marley's Beach House has been one of the best.
Travelling with children can be difficult but the staff and owner Michelle went out of their way to accommodate our needs so well.… More
Waterfront spacious modern home with pool including spa seat, media room, children's beach, outdoor BBQ, outdoor entertainment system and pontoon. Located near to beaches, restaurants and direct boat access to the Pumicestone Passage this resort style home is perfect fo …see more
BlueSeas Beach House is a stunning modern self-contained 2 bedroom home that accommodates up to 6 people.
Sea views are everywhere, even from your bed.
Enjoy your very own private beach.
Sited to maximize the expansive sea views, the local stone construction nestles i …see more
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit
“perfect place to chill, recharge the batteries, with enough room for everyone.” My husband and I went here with our 2 daughters age 10 and 13, and my mum. My mum and I had spent most of our childhoods in Lamlash, but hadn't been for years, so we were
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people.
The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and …see 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