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.
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te …see more
Chartreuse des Moulins is a charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday accommodation with a private pool, situated in the village Montazeau in the Dordogne - near Saint Emilion and Bergerac, surrounded by v …see more
From the moment we found this gorgeous house online, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. We had the most amazing time and the owners Iris and Michiel were brilliant and so helpful befor… More
“Exceeded expectations, favourite part of our trip”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
This place was amazing. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. We stayed here with a large group (12 adults and 4 small children). There was so much room and the provisions and set up wa… More
Beautiful chateau with private pool in a magnificent setting. Well maintained, with eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and vast living spaces indoors and out, this is the perfect place for family and friends to share a memorable holiday, enjoy time together and explore the …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Vigneron Cottage is one of four beautiful cottages set in a 15th century chateau in the French Loire Valley near Chinon. Run by a family for families, our beautiful cottages offer all the comforts of home with king sized memory foam beds and luxury bathrooms, breakfast …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The Carmen Suite is South and West facing with 40 km views over the garden, pool, vineyards and the rolling hills of Les Monts du Tarare. Antique Terra Cotta tiled floor, marble firepace, exposed timber Lyonnais ceiling and 18th century windows with slatted shutters, de …see more
CASA RAMBALDO (90 sqm - 1 floor + loft - sleeps 4 people) This lovely medieval stone holiday home distributed on one floor plus a mezzanine is part of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra. It preserves the magic atmosphere of the past and has a private garden guaranteeing …see more
“An Italian Chateaux Garden and Guest House - superb”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2015
A wonderful place! An Italian paradise! For us as a small family it exceeded even the great expecatations. Close to the Grado beach for the kid, in the middle of Friuli for all kind of (family) excurs… More
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Situated on the outskirts and in view of the ancient village of Bourg-sur-Gironde 33710, twenty minutes from Bordeaux and just an hour from the Atlantic coast, this 80m2 fully equipped loft looks out over organic orchards and parkland entirely accessible on foot. Our i …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Located along the mystic mountains within the biological corridor of Costa Rica’s rain forest, our ocean views and romantic natural surroundings are the perfect place for your next vacation, to host an event, or to enjoy a tropical paradise in luxury & style. This 1 …see more
This beautiful chateau is situated on a quiet road in the hamlet of La Rapidiere with magnificent views of the countryside. The gardens are not overlooked so you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in complete privacy. The Chateau has a poolside area with terrace, a built-in B …see more
Courcy castle has 6 bedrooms including two master suites with a sleeping capacity of 10 people, The estate includes the castle and a cottage with two bedrooms ; therefore the total capacity is up to 14 people maximum.The first floor , on one side the landing opens to fo …see more
“Most incredible time- living in a fairy tail for one week”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2014
This chateau is just a dream come true. The photos look nice but it is even more impressive in reality.
We were lucky to find an available week and the booking process was very easy. Jean is just wo… More
Located in the heart of Auvergne and only 1 hour from Rodez Airport, this charming 12th Century Chateau is located in an exceptionally beautiful historic site. It is situated in a farmland estate just 4km from the town of Aurillac, the Capital of Auvergne, and convenien …see more
Rare find. In the middle of the Corbières and Cathar country, a few miles from Carcassonne, the sea and the Canal du Midi, this prestigious suite (approved by Gîtes de France 4 épis ) in the Château de Montlaur, an 18th century Languedocian bastide leads directly ou …see more
Welcome to Chateau Joncasses! We want you to feel at home and use all that the Chateau has to offer. If there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to make your stay more enjoyable please don't hesitate to contact us. - Chateau Joncasses sits in 50 acres of i …see more
Astonishing setting and no easier access to the beach than this typical historic house of Dinard. Standing above a beautiful 3 acres garden surrounded by the sea. Separate apartment in the villa entirely renovated in 2008 offering all the modern comforts. possibilities …see more
CASA ARTUICO (80 sqm - 1 floor - sleeps from 2 to 3 people)A lovely medieval stone home with private garden belonging to the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra.it is distributed on one-floor and was completely restored in 2012 using ancient and natural tecniques and material …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Chateau La Gagnerie is located in the quiet country side. Not the far from the main shops, but just enough to enjoy the peace of being close to nature. With its own private pool, tennis court and large garden, you will enjoy your family life. Since the garden is private …see more
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Magnificent 18th century château, in the Midi Pyrennées area, in the Gers department, at the limits of Haute Garonne.Ideally located at 800m of the speedway TOULOUSE AUCH, enabling to reach Toulouse Center and its Toulouse-Blagnac airport in 20 mns.All commodities in …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Not suitable for children;
Why not take a trip back in time with our beautiful French manoir? We have kept all its original, rustic features including beams, stone walls and flooring. Perfectly located near to Carantec beach and the magnificent Morlaix town.The SpaceThis incredibly charming prope …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Chateau has been beautifully restored yet retains many original features. Everything you need for a superb family holiday is provided. You will have exclusive use of the Chateau and separate gite with private pool which is fenced and alarmed. Beside the pool is a co …see more
Our travelling mantra is "never go back" but when the opportunity arose for us to return to Chateau Caillac with friends - we jumped at the chance.
Better than I remembered and came away wanting to r… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit for a second time. We too hope that you return again sometime. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
"Expectations Exceeded". These two words pretty much describe our entire week's stay …
> From the booking process through the closing/farewell process!
> From the initial drive up the tr… More
I am very happy to hear that you all had a great holiday and that the Chateau and the local area exceeded your expectations. The enjoyment of my guests is so important to me and I am pleased that Kim was as helpful as ever, she is a godsend to me.
I do hope that you and your group will return again in the future.
“Wonderful, relaxing holiday in beautiful location and stunning french chateau”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
We travelled through France by car in August, stopping at various hotels and were delighted to arrive at Chateau Caillac. Our first port of call was a dip in the pool overlooking the river - marvellou… More
We are very pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable holiday. We understand completely your comments about the farmers markets, we too love visiting Fongrave on a warm evening, enjoying a glass or two with friends.
Private heated swimming pool, Free Internet, Pool Table.Log Fire . Sleeps 14 in 6 Bedrooms.Situated on high ground near to a 14th century hill village enjoying views over the foothills of the Beaujolais and Madeline mountains.You will have exclusive use of everything th …see more
It’s time to book the holiday again and feel it will be hard to equal last year’s holiday in the Chateau Orange de Bolbec
On arrival the setting, the Chateau and grounds looked stunning and insid… More
Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at the chateau. Look forward to seeing you again one day.
Janet and Gerald
The house provides an excellent base for exploring the region, 30 minutes from Geneva, 40 minutes from Annecy and 45 minutes from ski slopes. Ideal for both summer and winter holidays. Local activities include fishing, swimming, walking, cycling, horse riding and skiin …see more
LA GRANGE DE BOUYS – HOLLIDAY WINE DOMAINE IN A QUIET AND BEAUTIFULL ENVIRONMENT !!Description of the Property: Nestled on a gentle hillside, this is a property of great rarity: an elegant former wine domaine which dates back before 1820. The property is approached …see more
Chateau de Sillegue is a beautiful unique Chateau set in private secure parkland. Private heated pool with large brick built BBQ, terrace, shaded outdoor eating area, ping pong table and assortment of bikes and direct access to the famous fishing river, Gave du Saiso …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
"La Bastide" was built in 1889 by Lord Salisbury, Prime Minister of the Queen Victoria. The Massa Family became the owners in 1947."La Bastide" is set in a five hectares of parkland where olive, lemon end oranges trees grow together with green oaks a …see more
We stayed at La Bastide's studio apartment. It was perfect for my partner and I. The view was amazing from the balcony! It was our anniversary and we couldn't have spent it at a better place than the … More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Château de Redon is located in the hart of the 'Périgord Noir' near many places of interest and touristic attractions, like Lascaux, Sarlat, Valley of the Vézère, Hautefort, while it offers complete quiet for a relaxing holiday for 16 people. Château de R …see more
With a Private heated pool and tennis court, Chateau des Egrons is set in the Gironde Hills bodering the Dordogne, Gironde & Lot-et-Garonne in the heart of the vineyards of SW France. The Chateau is an elegant home that has lots of space and comfort . All linen is pro …see more
We were told about Chateau des Egrons by friends from Australia who raved about their stay a couple of years ago. We booked in September and arrived in force; 3 generations of us! The place surpasse… More
Dear James, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“We could not tear ourselves away!”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We stayed at Chateau des Egrons in June 2011 and we had a week of hot sun and a second week of cloud and rain. Our parents and our young children were with us and we did not know what to expect. The… More
Thanks Jamie for booking again and best wishes for 2016
A 13th century Hamlet comprising of four principle properties:The Chateau. An Manoir. Watermill and a cottage. All four properties are fully modernised and fully fitted so each party group can be independent. There are facilities for everybody to eat together: inside in …see more
We stayed at Grand Auque for a week in August with extended family of brothers, sister nieces, nephews (and their children) and friends.
It is a fantastic group of buildings all well equipped for a l… More
“The place was perfect for our large family gathering, suitable for all ages and tastes.”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We wanted to rent somewhere peaceful for a large family celebration, where we would have space to come together yet be quiet if necessary. Grand Augue more than fulfilled our expectations and the grou… More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Superb Italian castle situated in a vast and private domain with swimming-pool, between Camargue and Alpilles. Can welcome 12 to 13 travellers.
Right in the heart of the Crau region, in a unique environment between the Camargue region and the Alpilles mountains, lies …see more
Authentic 12th century Templar Castle set on more than 11 acres of fossil rich land, in the heart of Haute Provence.Secluded on its own knoll, yet only 100 km from Nice and the Cote d'Azur, and two kilometres from the town of Saint Andre les Alpes, come and enjoy t …see more
Absolutely great location if you like solitude, which we do. We stayed in two of the three apartments but were let down with the facilities.
We wanted to enjoy freshly cooked produce and relax by t… More
Renter asked for a discount upon the booking which was provided. Once there, we did our utmost to satisfy this renter, however he was only interested in a further discounted rate and as such was looking for any small detail to complain. We suffered a power outage which tripped the pool heater, but he was unwilling to understand the exceptional circumstances.
This was the first and last complaint we got from our guests.
A spacious gite Sleeping with 4 bedroom sleeping up to 9 people.Situated in an annex of a renaissance chateau,it has a pleasant veranda over looking the swimming pool, a large dining room/lounge ,a fitted kitchen with r,microwave, fridge,and a dishwasher 4 bedrooms …see more