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.
“The perfect place for a relaxing stay in Collioure” The St Margaret’s cottage is everything a fisherman’s cottage should be: cosy, practical and relaxing. We fell in love with the cottage as soon as we walked in the door. The master bedroom is spaciou
We spent most of November in this lovely cottage in the beautiful seaside town of Collioure. The location is ideal, just a few seconds away from the quieter of the two seafronts and five minutes from … More
“Delightful cottage, thoughtful hosts.”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2012
Fisherman's Cottage is exactly what it says it is ... an authentic (though tastefully modernised) fisherman's cottage in the old fishermans' quarter is this lovely old fishing port.
We found it idea… More
“Relaxing rural Welsh paradise” My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of trouble welcoming you
We absolutely loved staying at the hideaway.
The owners had made loads of effort to make our stay wonderful. With treats layed out when we arrived and homemade bread and jam left in the kitchen.
We're very happy to hear you loved staying at the Hideaway....we wanted to create a special place for couples who feel like treating themselves to a little bit of luxury, or as my Nan used to say - 'A little bit of what you fancy does you good' ! All the best
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.
Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre.
Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.… More
“Beautiful modern appartment, clean, comfortable and well equiped.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
"Just as it says on the tin"
My husband and I stayed at the apartment with our 2 teenage children. The appartment was immaculate and very well presented. Kitchen was well equiped, like a home fro… More
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic.
The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne
“Wonderful, spacious, comfortable villa with a 'homely' feel.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We booked Weston Magic through Owners Direct and from the start found owner John Ross to be very professional and helpful with our enquiries. Fortunately we discovered that we only live five minutes … More
Jackie and I are so please you liked our home and that you had a great holiday.
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
Weston magic is a home from home with added benefits of ideal location for all the parks but on a quiet residential estate. Fully equipped with everything you need and more besides. The pool and jac… More
We are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday.
“Home from home”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Staying in this beautiful Florida home was what made our whole visit so relaxing.
Central to all the wonderful attractions; whether it be The Parks , Cape Kennedy Space centre or the coast, it could… More
“Beautiful villa and pool in a fantastic setting. Stunning.” We were so looking forward to this holiday, it was the first time we had rented a villa and it turned out to be truly fantastic. A wonderful experience right from the moment we booked. The ow
We booked this villa primarily for the pool but the rest of the villa, the grounds and the location were excellent too. We have 2 young children age 4 and 2 and wanted them to enjoy learning to swim.… More
We are so happy your girls found their "secret lagoon" and could learn how to swim safely! Thank you for sharing your thoughts in such a beautiful way.
Manuela and Celeste
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Located at the bottom of the 10th of 17th ofthe Ocean, we entered a great charming house, a touch "out of Africa", like the old movie. Beautiful garden with lots off privacy and sure you hear the soun… More
“A beautiful villa with lovely private gardens and a super swimming pool!”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
The villa is built in a wonderful location at the bottom of the 10th fairway of the Ocean Course (walking distance to the beach) and being sunk down with the most wonderful gardens all around it provi… More
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Traditional rustic apartment in village centre” This is a rustic apartment in the village centre. Only 2 mins walk to the bakers and few mins walk to the little shops and bars. We really enjoyed our stay, apartment was very clean and tidy. Jugon Les
“A little Gem” My partner and I decided to try an apartment this time and after a lengthy search on line we found this one.
The apartment is nice and clean and fully equiped and ready to go. The location is ideal with only a short walk to the beach an
Had a great stay in one of the best appartments we ever rented and we,ve rented many!
Beautiful, well equiped kitchen, two great bathrooms/bedrooms, lovely veranda with great view, little swimmingpoo… More
“Idyllic pad, gorgeous view, great location”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2011
My girlfriend and I stayed at El Olivar for a week and loved it - the bed is huge and comfortable, the sea view from the chillin' balcony is very pretty, and it's easy to get into the centre of the be… More
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll
“Great apartment, steps from the pool” The Roda golf resort is immaculately maintained and the area around this apartment is no exception. We really enjoyed being able to lie on sun loungers outside the apartment whilst being able to see the kids in th
“We will return to this lovely apartment in Roda.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2013
Immaculate apartment well kept, very comfortable. well furnished & stocked with all you could need. Perfectly positioned within steps to a pretty pool area. Roda is a very well kept &safe resort with… More
“Great Apartment in a great resort!!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2013
We stayed for over two weeks in August - the booking process was easy and hassle free and the owner (Aidan) answered all the questions really quickly. We were met at the apartment complex by one of t… More
“Great location with lovely pool and gardens.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
We arrived to a lovely clean apartment at 6 o clock in the evening and straight away our 3 kids wanted to go straight to the pool, its great being so close to the pool and being able to sit out on the… More
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
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“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
“Fantastic Villa” We stayed in Villa Viona 2 for 12 days in October while celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary. From day one everything was perfect and had no problems at all. Roni the Manager was there to meet us on arrival at the villa
villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each parti… More
“Great Location, Personal Service!”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
Our first trip to Bali and we had a wonderful experience with the villa.
Upon clearing the customs at the airport, we were met with a smile from Katut who held a sign with my name on it. We were th… More
“like a princess”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We have stayed two weeks at Villa Viona, accidentally because we had had some troubles in an another place.
We was really lucky because Villa Viona is like a paradise with a wonderful swimmig pool, a… More
“beautiful property nice location” As described it was a perfect location with sea view .Clean park .well sited near complex. The lodge was very nice well equipped. Only disappointment we didn't book long enough!
We (4 adults and one baby) stayed here for a week in february and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The accommodation was brilliant. Everything you could need was there and the place was spotless. A… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
This was our 2nd visit to this lodge, the 1st being Aug 2009 and I have to say it was as good as we had remembered. The location of this lodge within the park could not be better (nice and quiet) wit… More
“Lovely base for Ise of Wight stay”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
We haven't been to the Isle of Wight before, so read other reviews before booking this location. The holiday park is nice and in an ideal spot to explore the island. We took the Portsmouth to Fishbo… More
Thank you Jenette for your review. Comments are much appreciated. Ian
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed.
The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
Marvellous vievs, superb localization in the countryside neighbourhood . Villa equipped comfortably. We enyoyed pool arranged in very interesting way - the surface of the pool's water seems to merge … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
This villa is hard to fault, from the stunning views to full facilities and fabulous pool. The hardest decision to make was which sun terrace to sit on to enjoy the view. Our teenagers appreciated the… More
“Family Break” Excellently positioned apartment for exploring Fife. Irene and Mark were fantastic from first contact untill after arrival. The apartment has everything a family would require and the pool table was especially appreciated by my two boys
“Excellent” Just a few words to say how impressed we were with Casa Bella.
It was so convenient and close to Playa Blanca but also nice and quiet if you wished to stop the day in the villa.
We hired a car for the time we were there which just made sho
Great villa. Two minutes from the beach and supermarket. Villa had everything you would need. So good we are returning this September. The furnishings were of a very high quality. The owner Shin was v… More
Reviewed 10 Feb 2012
I spent a week in this beautiful villa and I must say that everything was perfect.
The house was very clean with all the comforts (internet works fine) and it was a pleasure to spend our days there.
“Superb Villa what it says on the packet is what you get and more.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Excellent property and facilities. Close to all local amenities and Marina Rubicon is a 10 to 15 minute walk along the sea front.… More
“Perfect location” The location is superb with both beach and coastal path within minutes of the cottage door, the cottage is a peaceful retreat at the end of a day's walking around the islands many stunning places.
Great cottage,very friendly family owners made you very welcome perfect location overlooking fields quiet and peacefull but a great base to visit various parts of Anglesey Also had a very friendly dog… More
Thank you for your brilliant review of our little cottage, you've been very kind. We look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn.
Reviewed 21 Oct 2016
absolutely faultless. Warmest of welcomes. Fabulous cottage, perfect walks, beaches and surrounding countryside.… More
Thank you for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your stay here in our little cottage and loved what we have to offer. We hope to welcome you both again soon.
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
4 8 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
“Home from Home in the sunshine!” This is a most comfortable apartment with sofas, fabulous bed and fully fitted kitchen. It was spotlessly clean and the wlecome basket was indeed most welcome (especially the wine!)
Jane made us very welcome and was o
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden.
A perfect sprin
“Fantastic and well-equipped villa in a quiet neighborhood two blocks from the beach”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
We stayed in the villa for 10 days in June/July 2013 and had a fantastic time. We were two families from Norway with two kids each, aged 5, 5, 2 and 1. Every one loved the house.
The villa is quite b… More
“Beautiful house, excellent location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
We rented this villa for 2 weeks and we had a great holiday. The area is great, lots of nice restaurants, a quiet beach on walking distance and some some good beachclubs nearby (Puro beach and nikki b… More
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More
“Amazing apartment in perfect location” No matter how good the photos are on an advert you always expect something not to be quite the same. Nothing could be further from the truth with this fabulous beach side apartment. The location is amazing with s
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag