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.
Perched on a rugged stone headland high above the sea, these sophisticated hideaways provide the perfect retreat for couples seeking intimate seclusion.Rising from the stone ruins of nineteenth century Blackhouses, these beautiful turf-roof cottages were designed by Awa …see more
Plum Tree Cottage is a pretty19c cottage built of mellow stone. It is situated in the Cotswolds town of Lechlade on Thames. It is tastefully furnished to a high quality specification and in a contemporary style. It has a sunny enclosed cottage garden, full central heati …see more
This newly built log house is Montenegro's holiday destination all year around - think summer in forest-cloaked mountain, mirror-like lakes and plunging canyon as well as winter wonderland. It is located on the border of Durmitor mountain massif and outside slopes of th …see more
Bonsai Beachhouse is a beautiful, modern property situated in Point Lonsdale, on the Bellarine Peninsula between Queenscliff and Ocean Grove. With north facing decking, BBQ, outdoor shower and relaxed outdoor entertaining area - Bonsai will ensure the perfect beachside …see more
Great place and fantastic location! Service & communication was also much appreciated. Will definitely stay there again.… More
Thank you for your recent booking at Bonsai Beachhouse, we strive to ensure that the property and our service meets all our guest expectations and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review and look forward to welcoming your again in the future.
“fabulous place for a family to stay”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2016
This gorgeous beach house had ample room for 6. It is clean and comfy and nicely fitted out so you will have little to bring along yourself.
Not far from the beach and local shops. All in all, a ver… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
Even though it was Spring and a little cooler, Bonsai Beach house was a lovely place to stay and rest. The house was well designed for additional guests and the heater warmed the place to help take th… More
Thank you for your recent booking at Bonsai Beachhouse and for taking the trouble to provide a review of your experience. We were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed stay.
We would also like to thank you for your suggestion regarding provision of oven mits. We recognise that it is the small things like this that make a stay easy and therefore more enjoyable, and it is the same reason we keep the pantry stocked with the basics.
Thank you once again for being our guest, your feedback is truly valued. I hope we can welcome you again soon.
A fabulous, comfortable and well-designed caravan with entrance lobby (so not directly into the main room, which is unusual). Sited beside a large field (see photos) on Hoburne Naish Caravan Site and 10-15 minutes walk from Highcliffe beach.
A brilliant place for a ha …see more
Ideally located traditional style house with 2 bedrooms and wonderful views of the Watzmann.2-6 person apartment. Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, full oven and hob and fridge freezer.2 bedrooms and large corner sofa with bed function. Large dining room, …see more
Fantastic City Centre location WITHIN THE CITY WALLS and just a few minutes walk of all the attractions of York. With FREE ON STREET PARKING for one car. Beautifully Furnished Contemporary Town House With COSY LOG BURNING STOVE and CENTRAL HEATING, offering two bedro …see more
My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be … More
Villa Can Navarro it' s a charming bungalow situated in the well known Valley of Ternelles, a great location in an almost absolute tranquillity and within easy 2 minutes driving distance to the Old Town Pollensa. The house, of Majorcan traditional style, consist in …see more
Undisturbed place for the real holiday.. Above the village of Brissago. Another wellknown village is Ascona with nice restaurants.It is just 10 minutes drive away. In Brissago is a big pool with a 30m slide and direclty at the lake for swimming.All Shops for food in B …see more
Part of a beautiful 450 year old converted stable block, The Stables has a lovely feel about it. Just one of those relaxing, happy places. There is a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area in the main part of the barn, with high ceilings, oak beams and cobbled …see more
Had a great stay at the stables. Perfect for what we wanted visiting family.
Very comfortable beds and a quite location. There were 3 of us and had 2 extra guests stay for a couple of nights, and … 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
Houdenbek Farm Cottages is the gateway to the Cedarberg. Tranquil, safe and lots to do for the outdoor enthusiast like rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming. Unique rock formations with a variety of bird species. Spacious cottages with build in fireplace a …see more
Located in a historic village with fishing tradition in the town of San Juan flights, full of fishermen's houses and stately. The building is located between the main street of San Juan flights and the edge of the pier in the bay.Duplex housing located on the first …see more
Our comfortable stone built "newly furnished" self catering cottage which Is situated 1/2 mile from the A1
with off road parking. There are 2 Bedrooms with 1 Double Bed and 1 Zip/Link Twin bed, a fully fitted shower room,
fully fitted kitchen and comfortable living area …see more
Infinity Villa is a luxurious, newly built, two bedroom villa, situated in the area of Agia Pelagia, near Heraklion town. The villa is stands on a privileged location and it's built amphitheatrically, offering lovely panoramic sea views. The villa has two bedrooms and c …see more
ABOUT THE VILLA:
4 bedrooms, all en-suite.
Large open hallway. Master bedroom on first floor has a large balcony overlooking pool and gardens with panoramic views. This room also has an adjoining double bathroom and a room with fireplace.
A bright, spacious l …see more
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arriv… More
Our village house has been renovated and modernised as a comfortable home for entertaining and relaxing. With very thick walls, the house stays comfortable on even the hottest days and the fireplace in the living room provides a cosy gathering place on chilly evenings. …see more
We had a fantastic time at La Maison du Jardin Secret which really does have a secret garden! We loved the garden and spent a lot of time there just relaxing, eating and drinking. The house is spaci… More
“home from home in the sun”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
Very helpful owner, very pleased with service and accommodation. Le Jardin Secret is an old townhouse in a traditional village with restaurants and summer gourmand street markets (great fun!). Nearby … More
NITB approved 5* luxurious self catering holiday home.
Mourne Escape is ideally situated at the water's edge in the tranquil & scenic Murlough inner bay between the popular seaside resorts of Dundrum & Newcastle. The Blue Flag beach of Murlough is a short walk away. Th …see more
“The best self-catering house we have ever rented...ever.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
As a family (2 adults with 2 children), we have taken my elderly parents with us to a cottage, around Easter time, each year for the past 6 or 7 years. We also go ourselves to a cottage at other times… More
“A fantastic place to relax and unwind, a luxury property in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Thank you for a great stay at Mourne Escape, we had such a lovely time, the house is so well equipped, we had everything we could possibly need and the children loved the garden. Would never tire of … More
“Exceptional accomodation would happily recommend it to anybody”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2014
A luxurious modern 5 star house with everything you need for the stay. Walking distance to the fantastic beach, safe enclosed garden for small children.
It has all the essential non essentials!
The beautiful village of Mere is set in the stunning Blackmore Vale. Excellent train links to London and the West Country and so close to Bath (20 miles) Salisbury (20 miles)Stonehenge (15 miles) Longleat Safari Park (10 miles), Stourhead National Trust House(2 miles) …see more
Had the most amazing time !!We were a party of ten, celebrating my birthday, staying for 2 nights.
This cottage is just great love it all. Very warm and cosy, good location with garden and cinema roo… More
“Great house, lovely area”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2012
We were a party of seven, celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday. The cottage is beautifully furnished, light and airy. It is very well equipped, comfortable and has plenty of space.
The local v… More
“Great house, lots of space perfect weekend!”
Reviewed 20 May 2012
We were 2 families travelling together. House is in good location with lovely garden short stroll in to the village with shops and pubs. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and kids loved the cinema. Wi… More
We are so delighted you had a lovely weekend. If you ever wished to return for a longer stay, you would be very welcome.
Built in 1875, the Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed granite-built house set in approx 1.5 acres of gardens. The self contained wing is recently converted and offers the period charm of an old house but with modern facilities The property is situated in the small villa …see more
Although the weather was a little uncertain we had a wonderful stay at The Old Vicarage. The owners have done a wonderful job in creating this cosy little nook, mid way between the north and south coa… More
“Stunning house, fantastic location”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2012
We had an absolutely fabulous time staying at The Old Vicarage and using it as our base to tour around Cornwall for the week. The booking process, handover at beginning and end was all super friendly… More
“5 Star Accommodation”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
We spent a week at The Old Vicarage and wanted for nothing. The accommodation was truly beautiful and absolutely everything had been thought of. Debbie and Paul made us feel so very welcome, we even… More
Rock Houses' Villa Melody is just a breath away from everything. Two minutes walk from the most beautiful beach of northern Crete, close to every amenity needed such as shops, restaurants, nightlife, pharmacy, doctor's office, bus stops, taxi station, historic …see more
Travelled summer this year with my wife & our teenage daughter, what can we say about our stay, but wow! The photos are a true reflection of the villa, & the owners are exceptionally friendly & welcom… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
From the moment we arrived to the sad day of our departure we were made to feel very welcome. All the family are so friendly and Chester the dog is certainly a loveable character. The Villa is beaut… More
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
After sailing for a week and a couple of days in Athens, Rock Houses' villa Melody was just the thing we needed to finish our Honeymoon! Yioula, the care and consideration you have taken in the detail… More
The Anchorage is a delightful self-catering holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye.Located on the foreshore of one of the best holiday locations in Scotland, The Anchorage overlooks Loch Alsh and the heather clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands beyond.The cottage is th …see more
Located right on the waters edge the Anchorage proved to be a tranquil spot even though it is at the harbour. Nestled away you can enjoy watching the wildlife and boats go by, the view at the Anchorag… More
We really enjoyed our stay at this Villa but the double beds where a little small so I slept in the spare room away from the wife. And there wasn't any duvet covers to go on any of the duvets. So if y… More
Located in the heart of the beautiful Quinta do Lago and approx 15 mins walk from the Quinta do Lago beach and GiGi's beach restaurant. The property is located just by the Encosta do Lago private clubhouse, pool, bar and restaurant. This spacious apartment has all the e …see more
Lovely, spacious, well equipped appartment in great location. Good size pool, with plenty of spare loungers! Just about walking distance (20 mins) to the beach (with children of 10 &11), through the n… More
The Treehouse is located in the pretty coastal village of Courtmacsherry, only 45 mins from Cork City. It has a private garden & deck enjoying a Southerly aspect.Beaches are 10 mins walk from the house.It's a beautiful area for exploring & has plenty of act …see more
The Treehouse can be found at the top of a winding hill behind a small copse filled with bluebells. It is a character filled property and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It's only a short, scenic… More
This property can be booked together with Le Petit Coin (Holiday Lettings 53498) to allow 2 families to holiday together but still have their own space but please check availability for both properties if considering this.
Families or couples can choose their own style …see more
We arrived on a cold Saturday, the house was nice and warm and clean.
There was a very comprehensive welcome pack to get you started. Tea, coffee, sugar,, milk, Baguette wine and other goodies.
Thank you Rosie! For anyone else reading this - just to let you know that the new French Kingsize doubles are 160cm (5ft3ins) wide and 200cm (6ft7ins) long and have memory foam mattress toppers - so that you can all sleep even better than before!
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
Have stayed in several gites and cottages in France and most were very good, but La Joie du Muguet really was perfect
Our hosts were very helpful but never intrusive
The accommodation was spacious, … More
“Great cottage, great location, great hospitality = great holiday”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
This cottage is conveniently located to afford easy access to numerous attractions and acitivities. The village of Noyant offers all the necessary essentials and is pleansantly sleepy - in that 'Fren… More
This luxurious apartment is beautifully furnished with air-conditioning, flat screen TV with English, German and Spanish channels available and a number of dvd's which are provided for our clients' entertainment. The living room is large, elegantly furnished and extreme …see more
This is our second stay in just under a year at this lovely apartment, so glad we went back. This time we had my sister-in-law and partner with us and they made good use of the gym and pool, and like … More
Thank you for your kind review. It always makes me happy to know that my apartment is enjoyed by lovely people. I hope to hear from you again! Xx
“Excellent confort et belle vue”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2015
Grand appartement tout confort avec terrasse meublée idéal pour se reposer et découvrira Fuerteventura… More
Thank you so much for loving my apartment as I do. You are always welcome back x
“Amazing apartment in a lovely location”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2016
This apartment is definitely home from home - we couldn't find anything missing! The furnishings are great, and the view is spectacular. Gran Tarajal is a super town to stay in - plenty of amenities, … More
Glad you had a lovely time Jill and hope you holiday with me again! X
High Bield was built in the 1920s by the artist, Ann Macbeth. It is a detached house in a spectacular location sitting high above the beautiful village of Hartsop at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass. The house and garden have superb views of the hills around and the valle …see more
“Fantastic location & views, very cosy and comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
We have been on holidays to the Lake District every year for the past 12 - 13 years, staying in different cottages in various parts of the Lake District. High Bield exceeded our expectations in every… More
“Beautiful cottage with spectacular views”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
Two families stayed at this beautiful cottage four adults and four children from 7 years to 14 years. The veiw from the cottage is very dramatic and you can start your walks friom the door. We saw b… More
“The best place to stay in the lakes”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
High Bield is a well equipped property set in a stunning location. It's off the beaten track but not too isolated. The house is well maintained and furnished to a high standard.
The views are amazing… More
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunning s …see more
With a permanently breathtaking view, this holiday house offers tranquility and relaxation, only two minutes walk away from La Pelosa, one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia. Restaurants, bars, mini-market, and water sports are all found within easy walking dist …see more
Amazing views of the sea from the upper veranda - thoroughly enjoyed eating breakfast outside and watching the boats through the binoculars! We were also within 2 minutes walk from one of the best bea… More
Recently completed, Geufron is a 300 year old barn which has been lovingly and sensitively converted to provide luxury holiday accommodation to a very high standard. Situated three quarters of a mile outside of the quaint, former fishing village of Aberdaron and next t …see more
Not suitable for young Party groups !!!!
This stunning holiday villas are located only a short walking distance from the picturesque towns of Hersonissos and Piskopiano on the island of Crete. Built with style and luxury in mind, the complex is set against the stunning …see more
“A lovely Villa in a beautiful position, fully equipped beyond expectations.”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
This Villa is positioned with a sea view to the front and a mountain that is floodlit at night to the rear, myself and my family found this beautiful. The Villa was equipped well beyond our expectatio… More
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
The villa itself and especially the service we experienced surpassed all our expectations. Thanks to Gabriele, the kind and very attentive hostess, we had everything we needed even before we started … More
“A dream holiday in Pandora Villa”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
We loved Pandora Villa and had a wonderful relaxing and luxurious holiday. The villa is beautifully maintained and tastefully furnished, as are the gardens and private pool.
Villages, Tavernas, Golf,… More
Our beautiful thatched cottage is over 300 years old, it has a wealth of character and many original features which make it such a charming place to stayThe cottage has been sympathetically maintained and updated to retain many original features.The cottage includes a w …see more
Fairhaven House is a Large, modern and superior home. Sleeping 10 Adults/Children & 1 baby comfortably. All the bedrooms come with HD televisions. Suitable for self-catering party's on a family holiday, romantic weekend or sporting break ect. Comprises of 3 la …see more
I booked the house for my birthday celebration so our grown up family could stay with us. The great location of the house enabled us to take the grandchildren biking along the promenade and walk on t… More
Just what you want from a holiday home! A touch of class with a homely feel, sea views and cozy rooms, traditional and contemporary in one friendly house, everything you need for a perfect holiday - and some! Perfect for couples, perfect for families and per …see more
we had a great time in the millie lovely location great appliances layout great for all in the group luxieries were fantastic one member used the built in tv more sauna good great decor and lovely fu… More
“Perfect for our needs!”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
The Millie was able to accommodate six adults and four children with ease and had all the necessary facilities, including a jacuzzi and a sauna! Ruth kindly made it possible to access the Millie befor… More
“Comfortable with all mod-cons.... and more”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
We had a great time at the millie. Ruth was very obliging, putting in stair gates for our small child which was great. The cottage is beautifully furnished and set out. Bedrooms are comfortable and th… More
Blue Peris Cottage is a slate built converted barn and cow shed located adjacent to the former Dinorwig Quarry with views across the Llanberis pass to Snowdon. The cottage is set in an acre of woodland garden edged by a former quarry railway line.There are many footpath …see more
“Unique and Beautifully Appointed Cottage in a Stunning Location”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
We spent a fabulous weekend at Blue Peris in June 2013 with our two children (aged 2 and 9). This characterful cottaged is beautifully appointed with some unique and quirky elements and great attenti… More
Reviewed 5 May 2012
A perfect view of Snowdon in a quiet, peaceful location.
We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this one is definitely our favourite. It is well equipped, has a lovely interior layou… More
Thankyou so much for your review. Glad you enjoy it as much as we do.
Villa Belmar offers exceptional accommodation in a tranquil setting. The spacious property extends to over 330m2 and contains 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite), lounge/dining room, large sitting room, 2 kitchens/breakfast room, utility room, garage, and WC. …see more
Large family trip so many boxes to tick and this really was a great base and a very well equipped villa, pictures do not do it justice, pool and BBQ area were very well used and close to shops and be… More
“Beautiful villa for a relaxing get away”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2016
Just returned from 12 nights holiday. 8 adults and 5 children aged 10 mths and 2,5,11 and 13 years. Had a great time. Kids and adults all loved it. Pool and outdoor area was fab and where we spent lot… More