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.
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
We had a lovely week in sunny Hove and Brighton. Fantastic for running all along the seafront, walking on the Downs and eating and shopping in Town. The public transport is great and the vegetarian … More
“Comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I took three teenage girls to Victoria Cottage for a week. The house is very comfortable - plenty of space downstairs for people to laze about. Upstairs there is lots of storage and a great bathroom. … More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Same as last year, we have enjoyed our stay in Victoria cottage again. Even with young children you can have a relaxing time because of the beach in front of the door and a very good equiped house wit… 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
“Superb!” We had a truly perfect stay at La Maison Breuil. Pippa and her husband were fantastic to deal with before, during and after our stay. The house and pool were fantastic and well equipped. Most importantly for the teenage the girls the Wi-Fi wa
What a beautiful place La Maison Breuil is. The location is great, just a short walk to the centre of Sarlat and with excellent private parking facilities. The villa inside is immaculate with everythi… More
“A comfortable pied a terre in a good location!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
We booked the Maison du Brieul as we know the area fairly well but wanted somewhere to stay that didn't always require us to get in the car to get to a restaurant or could walk to a bakery each mornin… More
“Perfect vacation rental”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
We stayed at La Maison Breuil for a week in June. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you might need. There is a large Carrefour supermarket in Sarlat where we bought everything … More
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and
The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holid… More
“Everything you need in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
The house has everything you need (pool, barbecue, modern ktichen, good appliances, washing machine, ...) and everything is a new and perfect condition. Beautiful views, 20 minutes drive to beaches an… More
“Peaceful and relaxing” We stayed at this property for a week. It is located in a very peaceful location but it is also easy to travel out for days by car, a really nice balance. The property is very well appointed and everything worked (unusual in ou
A wonderful place to stay in Sweden, so close to nature at its best with the autumnal colours as the trees change from their green to orange and red and the contrast of the darker pines it is such a s… More
“Amazing long weekend! Hot tub, log burner and projection screen!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2015
7 friends and I stayed for a long weekend, we were thoroughly impressed. The hot tub, log burner and projection screen were great. The rooms were all spacious and the open plan living area was great t… More
We're glad you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again I the future.
“Lakes, Lodge and Hot tub!”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2015
Fantastic lodge in a beautiful location!
Clean, spacious yet very cosy with all mod cons and everything you would need to make your stay easy and enjoyable.
Special mentions about the colourful mood… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
“We would definitely come back”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
Came here for my sisters hen weekend & we had such a great time. The house was amazing and the location was great. Great views of the lake. Would definitely recommend. … More
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are pleased you had a great stay.
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v
“A beautifully presented unit with panoramic views that we thoroughly enjoyed.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
This unit is perched on the eastern side of Lake Como. The panorama from the balcony is breathtaking, giving uninterrupted 175 degree views of the Lake, snow capped mountains and villages on the far … More
“What a lovely cottage.” What a find!! Went with friends, really ejoyed. Great location and beautiful cottage, loved it Laura was really helpful right from booking the cottage to greeting us on arrival. Would totally recommend and would definitely ret
We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!)… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage / here in Llandudno. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we have the pleasure of your visit again. Like you say, although we don't have wifi in the cottage, it is readily available in town & at our B&B just down the road.
Thanks again & kind regards,
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Escape Cottage was a great find. A lovely cottage for a family of four. The flowers and biscuits were a lovely welcome on arrival and Vinny was very helpful. Loved the decor, the cottage was warm and… More
“An ideal rural retreat” We arrived for a short stay on the 6th Jan and were amazed at the beautiful setting. The rooms were very comfortable ,lovely kitchen and a very spacious lounge with a log fire.
Took in many walks and visited nearby lakes.
We stayed as a family for a week at Roma's amazing villa. The location was beautiful and so peaceful, it truly was an amazing place.
Spacious and homely, room for everyone. The pool and BBQ areas … More
It was a great pleasure to meet all the family, three generations! And I am so happy you all enjoyed your stay here in Villa Flores and enjoyed the beautiful mountains. You were the perfect family group, perfect guests, and I look forward to your visit another time!!
“It turns out heaven is a place on earth.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
The perfect villa, in the perfect location with the perfect host! We booked the holiday last year so have had a long time to look forward to it and build our expectations and it exceeding on all count… More
It gives me so much pleasure to know how much you enjoyed your holiday and your time in Villa Flores, I am very glad that you are already referring your friends and I look forward to seeing you again very soon, it was a great pleasure meeting you all.
“Nice big villa in calm surrounding. Lovely pool and well equipped kitchen.” Very nice big villa. We were 12 persons during one week and everything worked out well. Fine terras with sun all day. Calm and quite surrounding, close to the bus.Taxi is not
I want to thank Konstantin for a well organized event. It all started with the advise with the selection of villa for our company. On arrival I was pleasantly surprised that everything said and shown … More
Спасибо Вам большое, приезжайте еще, будем рады снова вас встретить!
“Fantastic Stay, Beautiful Surroundings, and lots of fun!!!”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2015
We had the best time ever, I would like to Thank the owners who are brave enough to rent out this beautiful Villa. Would highly recommend to anybody. And the weather was just perfect for the winter. C… More
Was pleasure to host you, and once more thank you for taking care of the Villa, and leaving it in inmaculate state.
Come back soon!
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all the family, especially to small ones.. :)))
Reviewed 1 Mar 2016
We recently rented this villa to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. There were 9 of us in our party and all our needs were catered for. We had a fun and relaxing time. Enjoyed by all :-)… More
We expect you back then for 51-st birthday as well!!! :)))
“Excellent short stay” We were a group of 4 girls staying for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding at nearby Great Hall. Carole greeted us on arrival and ensured we had everything we needed. A welcome pack of essential food items had been left for us wh
I booked this holiday for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, so they could go and visit family. When they arrived at the property they were greeted with a beautifully presented and very clean holid… More
Thank you for the review! I think after 50 years of marriage a few treats are well deserved! So glad your mum and dad enjoyed their break away and we hope to welcome them back soon! x
“excellent accomodation ,hosts, facilities, location, parking, and fenced private garden”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2014
Carol and Lee were more than helpful providing a welcome pack, logs and two newly laid eggs.The accommodation was spacious and clean and the facilities were more than adequate. Far exceeded our expect… More
thank you for taking the time to review Eastlee, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and for us to exceed your expectations is great! Hopefully next time you stay with us our chickens will be in full laying mode and manage a full box! Look forward to seeing you soon
“A beautiful well equipped place to stay”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2014
We would recommend this property without doubt.....Carol and Lee are the nicest of people. They made our stay perfect....Provided was tea..coffee..sugar..biscuits..cereal..milk..bread..jam..marmalade.… More
Thank you for your kind review I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay it is really important to us that all our guests have a great stay. it was a pleasure to meet you and We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
“Mr & Mrs Thomas” Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the doorstep. Good night's sleep due to go
Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep.… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“Excellent- Like home from home” An excellent place to stay. All the rooms were spotless, the kitchen was very well equipped to cater for all who stayed there. Location was fantastic, sea views and the sound of the waves could be heard- very relaxing.H
“Ottimo! The only downside was having to leave.” I had booked our holiday almost a year in advance having seen Pigna featured on a Place in the Sun. Ian and Sue's house seemed perfect as it offered lots of indoor and outdoor space for me,my husband and
If you want to experience the real Italy and stay in a medieval village (with all modern conveniences of course!) then this is the place for you.
From first booking and contacting Ian and Susan, th… More
Thank you Irene and John for the great comments - hope to see you again next year
“amazing amazing amazing” I would recommend this property to anyone the house is spacious airy and spotlessly clean. The pin has the most beautiful view's across mawgan porth from watching sunrise to sunset you just cannot get enough of the view.The be
A really wonderful location with stunning views of the bay from an enormous living room window.
The house was immaculate inside with quality furnishings.
The deck was an excellent spot for sun-downe… More
Sun downers after a long coastal walk - perfect!
“Amazing location and great facilities”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
As a family with young children The Pin provided us with everything that we needed for a great family holiday. The house is well equipped and beautifully presented, decorated to a high specification. … More
Its so nice to have such a positive response from a family with children. We hope to see you again.
“A cosy cottage enclosed by Snowdonia's mountains” On arrival, we were provided a tea tray with bought milk and biscuits. Fresh towels and beds along with condiments and kitchen/ bathroom facilities ready for use. We all had a great sleep staying in th
We travelled as a group of 5 friends and this cottage was great. There was plenty of space and a well equipped kitchen which made dinners in a pleasure. The location is ideal for access to Snowdon. W… More
“They have thought of everything, ideal situation, warm and cosy.”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2016
Perfect location, easy to walk anywhere in Llanberis, also for further afield walks. The house was very well equipped and welcoming. It was a wonderful holiday. Thank you Ella… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
From the minute we opened the door we felt at home. The attention to detail kept surprising us - tea service laid out on a tray with chocolate buscuits, fuly stocked kilner jars with tea, cofee, suga… More
“Lovely house within minutes of city centre” Lovely property very close to city centre. Tesco metro just round the corner. Small garden where we could hang out washing and have breakfast on the good days. Would definitely go back. Grandchildren loved i
“Tasteful, comfortable home with great central location”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
Lovely house,short walk from town centre.
Comfortable, tasteful furnishings. Very clean.
Great little garden which we enjoyed using, eating meals there in the sun.
Better wi-fi than at home.
Well … More
“Very good Quality of Holiday-Flat”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
Inverness as Location is very good. The house is good located. All necessary shops and a lot of pubs and Restaurans are only some minutes away from this house. And the Owners Ewen and Donna are very p… More
We would like to thank our guests for taking the time to leave this positive feedback. The review kindly notes that our house is well located. It is within five minutes walk of Inverness town centre, shops and resteraunts. There is also an extremely good theatre, cinema, swimming pool, ice rink and restaurants nearby.
“Great location and very nice house for our stay in Inverness.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
We have just returned to the US from our week's stay at 9 Duncraig Street in Inverness. Ewen and Donna were very good to work with and always highly responsive and most helpful. The house itself is in… More
“Great for young family.” Very comfortable holiday home, with everything that you need. Great water pressure and clean house. Was perfect for travelling with young children as there are toys and books available (no need to bring pre-school aged toys wi
“Beautiful” Stayed here for 3 nights in November (4 adults). The house is beautiful, has everything you could need and more. Beautiful surroundings, so tranquil. Ray was really friendly and helpful, and it was nice to get a visit or two from T-Bone . T
Lovely spacious holiday cottage - plenty of space for 4 adults and 5 young children. Very safe, quiet location with a view over the lake. I'd thoroughly recommend if you're looking for somewhere pea… More
“The best Villa we have ever stayed in.” Only two of us but would very well equipped & spacious for six. Very well maintained with high quality fittings. Outside the gardens are lovingly attended by Joao who is the owner's on-site very helpful manager
“Excellent place also for a young family to have relaxing vacations on Madeira”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We had wonderful vacations with our 10 months baby and the villa was best placed to feel like being at home for us.
Firstly, the villa has an excellent location as it can very easily be accessed fro… More
“It is truly paradise!”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
What a perfect villa, beautiful garden, lovely location and the delightful Joao to give information.
We 3 ladies enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you so much!… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at this fantastic villa. It is located in a very respectful area of Funchal and is just a 20-25 min walk into the city. There is also a very well stocked and reasonably pri… More