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.
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr …see more
We had a wonderful (if somewhat wet) holiday staying in Pier Cottage, Kilcreggan. The cottage was just lovely and in a wonderful location (situated on the edge of Loch Long and at the end of Kilcregg… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and …see more
The owners were welcoming and very helpful. The accommodation is about 10 min drive from Asda and 10 min drive from Alton Towers Resort. The accommodation is fully furnished and has everything you nee… More
Reviewed 28 May 2013
Just returned home from a delightful weekend at the Sweethills. We had a truly amazing weekend in the Peak District. The accommodation was better than we were expecting. Perfect for a couple who are … More
“Excellent accomodation, friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2013
Compact accomodation but excellent facilities, everything and more than you would expect to get on a self catering holiday. Directions to find property first class. Owners very friendly, milk in frid… More
Falcon Crest is a Boutique Villas gated Private Estate set in a 4 acres of private land. A century -old stone built house on the hills of Bellapais with 6, one bedroom beautifully designed bungalows each meassuring from 55 - 70m2, with breathtaking Panoramic views over …see more
We booked this accommodation for a little more independence, having stayed close by in hotel accommodation last year. We were not disappointed in our choice. "Falcon's Crest" comprises 4 mini-villas o… More
“An excellent place for a holiday”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful stay at Falcons Crest. Your estate is in a perfect location and provided everything we value in a holiday - tranqulity, privacy and lovely accomodation. B… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The Beach House which has Four Star Self Catering classification, is a beautiful, well-appointed,three bedroomed house located at the entrance to the beach and overlooking the dunes in Enniscrone County Sligo. Its location is the ideal setting for people who wish to en …see more
“Beautiful house, perfect location ... right on the beach, great surfing”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
Absolutely beautiful beach house, so well equipped and well furnished. It had everything we could possibly have ever needed. The location is amazing, right on the beach! Great surfing, lovely walks on… More
“An idyyllic holiday home right on a beautiful sandy beach”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
This is a top of the range home from home- we really loved the whole ambience. The house had all we needed for comfort. Super stlylish- our visitors all loved it!
I would imagine it would be ideal ir… More
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan …see more
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
A peaceful retreat, great for traditional family holidays by the sea, with a fantastic rock-pooling beach just yards away, and easy access to the sandy beaches at Weymouth. The house has three large bedrooms, and the lounge has a snooker table and lots of books and game …see more
We had a wonderful holiday, I just loved sitting watching the sea, we had some nice trips out, there was so much to do, the children enjoyed fossil hunting on the beach and exploring the rock pools, … More
“Lovely location and accommodating owners”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
Trying to find something for a large single sex group of friends who wanted a trip away to the coast proved nearly impossible until we found Waterson. Richard and Paula were very accommodating and und… More
“Superb location, fantastic property”
Reviewed 28 May 2014
I booked this property for myself and a group of 6 friends to enjoy some much needed relaxation time. The property itself is superb, offering plenty of space for 7 fairly large guys. The kitchen and l… More
In Designated National Scenic Area, whale watching northern light in winter with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Enjoy private beach access and the unique location of the cottage means you can see Basking sharks, Whales …see more
“Breathtaking location (- if you like whale-watching from the sofa!)”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2011
This is a beautiful, well-presented & fully-equipped cottage in the most stunning location imaginable - whether it's the private beach-access, the view (literally) over the sea to Skye or the occasion… More
Prachtige 6 pers. rietgedekte vakantiewoning in Ballum op Ameland. Meer informatie, up to date beschikbaarheid, prijzen en foto´s vindt u op onze website. Ideaal voor jonge kinderen, allemaal extra baby faciliteiten. Groot speeltoestel in de tuin. 2 fietsen aanwezig. O …see more
A recently re-loved light and airy house situated in the picturesque village of Ballygally at the foot of the Glens of Antrim. Ideal for families looking to enjoy a peaceful and scenic retreat with the beach 100m away and an enclosed private garden to the rear. With ro …see more
As a local lad; I was familiar with the area so knew Anchorage was perfect for our holiday base, and we wern't disappointed. Only yards from the beach and, just as important, the nearest source of Ma… More
“A clean and amazing place and great views”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2014
The house is amazing in a nice area it's great for a relaxing weekend, house has everything you need if you need to cook and off course the house has wifi. 100 yards to shop and beach. I would recomme… More
“Ideal for families”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
We selected this holiday cottage so that we could bring our two adult sons and our cocker spaniels. The cottage was spacious with a large kitchen and even larger utility/wet room - ideal for storing g… More
Two Bedroom bungalow, bright and spacious with underfloor heating offering one double and one twin bedroom. Open plan living/dining/fully fitted kitchen. Dining table seats 6 comfortably, lounge area with sofas and double sofabed and flatscreen TV. This property now …see more
Finding the right place for a young family to escape for a break is very difficult, but in this bungalow and location it is absolutely ideal.
The owners are a delight to deal with and are very help… More
“A delightful relaxing stay”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
The weather was reasonable for the time of year but the stay was made even better by the accomodation which was a modern purpose built two bedroom bungalow with large rooms yet had a warm and cosy fee… More
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
Lovely house that was perfect for us - close to the Navy Base and lovely walks into Lee on solent.
Pub across the road is lovely and has lovely views out towards the Isle of Wight.
Small shops avai… More
This is a great bungalow/apartment for an easy self-catering holiday with free WiFi. Everything you will need for a relaxing break in the winter or summer sun. A car is not required unless you wish to investigate the surrounding area .There is plenty of parking. There …see more
This was the first time that we visited this property and it was better than what we could have imagined. The apartment caters for all your needs and the setting is within walking distance to the bea… More
Very glad that you had a great break, thank you for the positive feedback.
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Donington Den is situated in the historic market town of Melbourne with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, an amazing range of independent shops and fabulous architectural houses including thatched cottages. Walking distance to the historic Melbourne Hall …see more
We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base t… More
“Perfectly situated cosy cottage in the heart of Derbyshire”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Lovely, cosy cottage. It was very clean and perfect for our family of 4. It was a home away from home. The hosts were very friendly and the welcome pack was yummy. Short walk into town to shops, pu… More
“Very comfortable house ideally situated for East Midlands attractions.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
Donington Den is a very clean, comfortable house situated in a lovely village with an interesting array of small, independent shops. We enjoyed our stay there so much that we have already re-booked th… More
House is bright and cheerful and newly decorated throughout.It is situated at the bottom of Stradbally mountain and has lovely views of surrounding countryside.
It has three bedrooms one with twin beds and one has en-suite bathroom. Kitchen is separate with new gloss …see more
We had a great long weekend in this gorgeous newly renovated house close to Castlegregory. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated. It is a home from home. For us it was a trip down memory l… More
Sea-Breeze is located in a peaceful, residential area of Rustington, near Littlehampton. From the doorstep it is a 1 minute walk to the quiet, unspoilt beach, yet within 1km of the surprisingly bustling shopping centre of Rustington, where there is a large supermarket, …see more
“What a peaceful haven - so comfortable and homely!”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2012
We were desperate to find rental acommodation just before Christmas after a very hectic house move. Our new house was not ready to complete and we were going aboard to visit our Daughter for Christm… More
“How lucky were we!”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
Fell into this property by accident. Had originally agreed to go to another property, but a time delay on my part and the other property had been part let. Didn't entertain properties originally, that… More
Ideal for touring and site seeing, hiking and cycling, birdwatching, golf, fishing and much more! Lovely modern bungalow in quiet Scottish country town, situated at the foot of the beautiful Campsie Fells in the heart of Scotland. Offering three bedrooms, spacious liv …see more
“Dingieshowe Cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
The cottage is located in a village at the foot of the Campsie Hills. It is very convenient for the city of Glasgow, but with the added advantage of being situated in lovely countryside. It was part… More
Thanks for your review - it was nice to have you and we'll look forward to seeing you again - hopefully in warmer weather! When is does warm up, we have a nice outdoor settee and coffee table that go on the decking - hope you will enjoy that!
“A spacious family home in a quiet residential setting”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2015
A well equipped and spacious family home, with a hotel next door just perfect for eating out or for anyone who likes to have a drink as it's within walking distance. The house was well equipped and ev… More
Thanks for this review - we're glad you enjoyed your holiday. Point taken about the pillows - was going to replace these soon anyway, so a shopping trip will be arranged now asap! Ah, what would we do without Cbeebies!!!
“Well maintained, comfortable modern bungalow”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
Thoughtfully equipped, clean bungalow on a modern estate near to centre of town. Easy to get into Glasgow for tourist attractions. Great walks in Campsie hills and by river. Good play parks nearby. Es… More
Thanks for your visit - I'm glad you found the playparks! They have lovely views, don't they? So glad everything went well for you.
Only meters from the seashore on a private road, Achill Shore View nestles on a quiet private lane off the spectacular Atlantic Drive, a short distance to Achill Sound's shops, pubs, supermarket and Catholic church. Achill Sound is also where the very popular Grea …see more
The owners and house manager have clearly gone out of their way to provide not only the essentials but also some of the 'little things' a group of friends/families will need for a short break. The int… More
Thank you so much for your very positive feedback. We strive to keep the house as close to a home away from home as possible. We hope you will consider us for another holiday in the future.
“Fantastic, fully equipped house in a beautiful, tranquil location”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
My family and I are just back after a fantastic week spent in Achill Shore View - the house is fabulous, the photographs albeit great just don't do the property or the views justice. From our initial … More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future.
“Gorgeous house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
A group of us stayed in this house over a weekend. It is a really beautiful house with a large kitchen and dining area. An amazing bathroom and attic space. Large windows downstairs open up beautiful… More
Thank you so much for recommending Achill Shore View to other guests. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Property extensively upgraded February / March 2015. New Kitchen, Woodburner, Furniture & oak floor.This is a beautiful little cottage in the picturesque village of Kingsbarns. The property is ideal for a family holiday or equally would make a great base for golfers wis …see more
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
“Perfect cottage and location”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2015
This cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and and equipped to the highest standard. We wanted for nothing- there was even fresh milk provided and other store-cupboard essentials.
It is war… More
So good to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We have had a lot of positive feedback about the stove - without doubt, much better to watch than the TV. Kingsbarns is a nice wee village and having the dog, gives you a great opportunity to explore.
I'm glad you got to visit the local Inn. It was closed for a while and the new owners are doing a great job since opening it up.
Hope to see you again.
Steve & Cassandra
Purpose built accessible bungalow, fully equipped with ceiling hoist enabling transfer from profile bed to ensuite bathroom. Level access throughout, including wet rooms. Ramps to front and rear with extra wide doors. Spacious living and dining areas with wood burning …see more
My lovely, spacious guest house offers you all the conveniences of a private home. The home sits on my large property and has a living room, kitchen, bathroom/shower, large bedroom loft and veranda that looks out over the substantial garden area. Guests share our pretty …see more
Catref holiday bungalow is in a fantastic location over looking fields, only minutes walk to the beach, ideal for a couple wishing to escape for a romantic break or a family wishing to explore North Wales. Catref is a short walk to a lovely sandy beach and cycle track …see more
My Wife and I and our two children went on a visit down memory lane. We hadn't visited Abergele for some time. It was our home town many years ago and to show the children where we used to live was wo… More
This private Bungalow is right on the white sandy beach in Jambiani, Zanzibar. The view over the endless Indian ocean is stunning!If you want a calm and peaceful holiday in paradise far away from the crowded resorts this is the place! At high tide you can swim 10 meters …see more
A single storey extremely spacious annex to the owners property on the outskirts of Poulton le Fylde in the heart of Lancashire , a 10 minute drive from Blackpool and the Fylde Coast and less than an hour away from the Lake District, an ideal base to explore from. Wit …see more
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!
If you are looking for peace, relaxation and a 'get away from it all' holiday or short break, our holiday home at Pevensey Bay, near Eastbourne, Sussex, is the place for you. Our light and bright holiday home enjoys panoramic and uninterrupted views of the sea from the …see more
“A perfect 'beach house'; a view you could never grow tired of.”
Reviewed 28 May 2013
We stayed over a May bank holiday, the weather was gorgeous - to match 'The Beach House'. The view is breathtaking.
The beds were very comfortable, we all slept extremely well. The bedrooms had plen… More
We were so pleased that you were able to enjoy the best Bank Holiday weather and glad that you all slept so well in our comfortable beds. Making our Beach House a real home from home in as many ways as possible for our guests is our aim. It is then so much easier for guests to immediately relax when they have everything in place to enjoy all that being so close to the sea has to offer. Thank you so much for such an encouraging review. Do book up to come and stay again very soon.
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Beach House. The house is clean, bright, well equipped, welcoming and very comfortable, with many nice touches. Ideal for a relaxing, rejuvenating break. I … More
We are so glad that you found The Beach House 'clean, bright, well equipped, welcoming and very comfortable, with many nice touches.' But we are even happier that you will be booking up to stay with us again very soon. Thank you!
“Perfect - spotless, perfect location, quiet and very relaxing!”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2013
We travelled with 3 of our children (5,9 and 13) and this place has something for everyone. Location is amazing as you literally walk out of the garden gate onto the beach. The house itself is spotles… More
Wow! Thank you for such wonderful comments after your stay with the family at The Beach House. You're right, there is 'something for everyone' - a holiday home that fits all ages and interests. Our housekeeper makes every effort to keep our holiday home 'spotless' as you say - we will pass your praise on! I'm glad that you felt fully informed as a guest too, that is so important. We look forward to welcoming you all to stay again!
Delightfully situated in mature sheltered garden with views to Loch Harport and the Cuillin Mountains, Glendale Cottage is a bright, spacious and well appointed bungalow and the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the magical island of Skye. The Cottage is located …see more
The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The property on arrival was really clean and bed linen / towels immaculate. A very high standard. We were a party of 2 adul… More
The Swallows offers superior accommodation with spectacular views into Glentaise. Recently renovated with lots of period charm, and modernised to a very high standard the cottage merges the elegant decor of old with new sleek luxurious kitchen and bathrooms. The cottage …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Meublé de tourisme classé 2**.Tout confort,TV Canal caraïbes,BBQ,Wifi, literie fourni... entièrement équipé pour deux personnes et un enfant.. Situé à DUCOS, commune du centre sud de l'île. Accès rapide à toute les destinations.Accueil chaleureux et ambi …see more
Allibag holifay homeis near to femous nagav.akshi and revadanda beach within 2km.this property is touching to mmain alibag murud road.sutaibale for family tourisum or group weekend piknik.haviing gardan restaurant.swemming poo zakuzee.masaj chair.we r knownfor our home …see more
Gadlys Coastal Cottages offer this stunning bungalow in the quiet coastal setting of Church Bay Anglesey. Just five minutes walk to the beach. Our beautiful property can sleep 8 to 9 people and has a luxurious large sitting room with oak floors, a log fire and breathtak …see more
Sri Gaha is set in the grounds of Villa Suriyagaha guest house. It's been built to a very high standard. With it's own garden, it is situated poolside, and beautifully presented by it English owners, who live in the adjacent villa and are on hand to help with …see more
Moeraki is in an idyllic peaceful setting by the sea and yet within walking distance of many of the local facilities in Broadford including restaurants, shops and the local pub. The accommodation is centrally heated with quality furnishings and appliances and offers all …see more
Prepare yourselves for this restorative, style-savvy bolt hole..go for evening strolls on the nearby Wittering beach, dine and drink until late on your very own terrace followed by Movies & Moet on the feather packed sofa.. Well rested? We think so!
Inside is a fully …see more
"Anneth Lowen" is a two-bedroom holiday bungalow accommodating up to four people, offering everything a couple or small family could want of a self-catering base from which to visit the popular holiday county of Cornwall. It is situated at Rosecraddoc Lodge, a …see more
My partner and I stayed at Anneth Lowen for one week in May, and have to say that we were absolutely delighted with our stay.The holiday home itself was very clean, tidy and was very well equipped fo… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
Brand new conversion to holiday bungalow Sept 2010. Set in rural surroundings on edge of a pretty village, in the grounds of our house.The accommodation is for 2-4 in one comfortably appointed bedroom with a king-size bed which can be converted into two single beds, wit …see more
We stayed at Leyland's in sept it was a lovely week , the place is clean and Lynn and Phil were really helpful , we even left our dressing gowns and they posted them back to us free of charge , we wer… More
“Superb, delightful getaway retreat”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
I loved my stay in East Harptree and this immaculate and clean annexe. I felt thoroughly refreshed and envigorated after my stay here. It was lovely to have a view of the sheep field out of the window… More
“Fabulous place to stay with fantastic hosts.”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2012
We stayed here just after my son was born. We found Lyn & Phil absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble (even a very talkative little girl didn't seem to bother them!!) The location was gre… More
Mey Cliff Cottage is a beautifully appointed purpose built bungalow perched on the far north coast of Scotland in Caithness. It's sits right on the Pentland Firth over looking the Orkney Islands and the Castle of Mey. It is a great place to relax amongst wildlife a …see more
Where to start... The accommodation was everything you could ever hope for and more. Spotlessly clean and it was comforting to know that you could contact someone if there was a problem, not that the… More
Set in attractive landscaped grounds with palms and mature shrubs, this well pressented 2 bedroom holiday bungalow is situated in Oxwich Leisure Park. It is the ideal place for those wanting a quiet location, with a 5 minute walk to Oxwich bay, a beautiful sandy beach s …see more