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.
Aquitaine / Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Bearn-Basque Country / Bearn / Pau
2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies
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Nearest beach 151 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Looking to kickback and relax in a serene and idyllic rural location?
Domaine Tournesol is a stylish and tastefully decorated gite with large illuminated private pool and gardens with views of the stunning Pyrenees.
Set in the Madiran wine growing region of SW France …see more
“Beautifuly presented traditional stone gite and welcoming owners”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
We really enjoyed our stay, perfect for a couple with the possibility of two extra people (children) who can share bunk beds. All beds in one room, but can be curtained off if required. The Gite is ab… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This recently renovated two bedroom Gite is in a quiet location in the tiny hamlet of La Bazoque on the fringe of the Forest of Cerisy. Comprising,1 double and 1 twin bedroom plus travel cot, Lounge, Kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms. Outside is a Patio and BBQ, large garden, …see more
Welcomed warmly by the owners who kindly gave us eggs and lettuce from their farm. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the rural environment was delightful.… More
“Peace and quiet in the beautiful Normandy countryside.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
We had a lovely time staying at La Petite Ferme in La Bazoque. Jenny and Alan were great hosts; kind, thoughtful and helpful. The gite was well equipped and spacious and central to the places we wante… More
“Good facilities, spacious, very nice owners”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We stayed here for a week. The gite is very spacious and has good facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful with everything. The wifi in the gite did not wo… More
Here at Tranquille Vienne, we have 3 holiday gites available on site. Our Chabanais gite is part of our barn conversion, which has a covered terrace and overlooks the shared garden and pool area.It is ideal for couples and families alike. We are situated in the countrys …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Beautifully renovated old stone Presbytere, in a very small hamlet in the AOC Malepere wine region, minutes from the medieval villages of Fanjeaux and Mirepoix and only 25mins from Carcassonne.The house is very light, airy and spacious, comfortably sleeping 16 people in …see more
We had a fabulous 2 weeks in this super house which was perfect for the 6 adults and 6 children. The house is well equipped, particularly the kitchen, and we spent several nights sitting outside aroun… More
Great for Couples or Families. Set in Beautiful grounds of the Charetaise manor house. Only 3mins walk from the fantastic village of Baignes with all amenities. You can walk to the local bars and restaurant yet are set in the peace and quiet of the Country.Swimming po …see more
“Great location, safe surroundings for kids and amazing hosts!”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The gite was perfect - clean, had everything we needed, great space - even CBeebies! Our young children had so much freedom and yet were very safe. They loved going to feed the chickens and horses i… More
Thanks for that. We hope to see you again soon. Stair gates are available on request and the stairs are not open tread. Any special requests can be asked for on booking of the accommodation. We aim to please.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 13 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Meublé du Tourisme 3 étoiles, situé près de la maison des propriétaires. Idéalement situé à Plogonnec, entre Quimper et Douarnenez, la « Longère de Bretagne » permet de visiter facilement les plus beaux sites et villes touristiques du Finistère. Une docume …see more
Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
This beautifully furnished recently renovated Pigeonnier (pigeon loft) apartment with solar heated swimming pool and private garden/terrace space. Swimming pool is private use on request from the owners. Accomodation is furnished to a high specification including antiqu …see more
We loved the location within easy walking distance to the village and amenities' , great pool , very helpful advice from the Aussie owners on all matters.
Gite as described with some modern hi tech… More
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
La Petite Grange – Self contained holiday gite with 10m pool.
This 19th Century barn has been beautifully restored and converted by the current owners to offer traditional French country accommodation. Exposed beams and original stonework are complemented with con …see more
My girlfriend and I stayed at Graham and Marion's cottage just outside Saint Projet for a week in early August, the cottage itself exceeded expectations with a clean bathroom, fully kitted kitchen and… More
“Great place for couples to stay”
Reviewed 20 May 2012
Really enjoyed our stay - excellent hosts with good attention to detail to aid a comfortable holiday. The pool was a great benefit when the spring weather was kind. A quiet location which provided a g… More
“Perfect peaceful getaway!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
What a superb gite for 2 people! All home comforts provided, and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Marion and Graham. The setting is idyllic and soooooooo peaceful :) A lovely pool to cool o… More
Nearest beach 38 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Set in its own valley and just 10 minutes walk from the bustling town of Callac, Kernormand holiday cottage benefits from the tranquility of the countryside but still has the conveniences of the town. If you love animals and the countryside you'll love Kernormand. We ha …see more
“Lots of space indoors and out, a must too for animal lovers”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We had great week here. The farm is great and my young girls loved the animals and the trampoline of course! Sharon and Bill are really helpful. The gite has all you need but recommend slippers for th… More
Reviewed 15 Nov 2011
This has been one of the most relaxing family holidays we have enjoyed. The gite is brilliant and being part of the farm just topped it. Sharon and Bill make you feel right at home and help you find y… More
“A truly special family holiday!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
This year was out third visit to Kernormand, which I think in itself, says an awful lot about our holiday experience. Each time we visit, we enjoy ourselves more than the last and can't wait for our n… More
Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Detached self contained Gite with a welcoming family atmosphere based in a small Hamlet in open countryside. The nearest Town of La Haye Du Puits is just 10 minutes drive which has Restaurants, Chemist, Supermarkets, Music, and traditional French shopping including a …see more
We have always wanted to visit Normandy so when we decided to go in July 2013 we could not have found a better gite than Viefacile.
Joanne and Sharon are very friendly and always willing to help, sad… More
“Clean and cozy gite, great garden”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
When we arrived in "Viefacile" we had a warm welcome by the owners.
Service was great, owner told us all ins and outs of the gite.
Property was well equipped and clean, the interior was very nice, … More
“Ideal for base to tour round Normandie”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2012
I went to to this Gite with my family and had a great time. it is in a lovely part of Normandie with lots of history a great place to have as a home base to start touring round all the historic sites … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Our brilliantly situated location provides the perfect combination of no through traffic, enclosed garden, 100yds from a variety of walks, 3km from a variety of sandy beaches, local supermarkets, wild coastal walks - and then, after breathing in the wonderfully clean Br …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Les Gites de Carlux is a small development of holiday homes overlooking the picturesque village of Carlux, a rural retreat in the heart of the Périgord Noir. The Dordogne River, with canoeing and other watersports, is only 2km away and it is only 15km to the market tow …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The Tobacco Barn sleeps up to seven in three bedrooms, each with it's own en-suite shower room. It has been furnished tastefully with a mixture of antiques. A separate fully equipped kitchen and a beautifully furnished lounge features a Perigordian stone fireplace with …see more
Nearest beach 18 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Charming 17th century house in the heart of picturesque medieval village of Turenne. This gite is one of the slate-roofed, mellow stone houses which lies under the protective towers of a once-mighty fortress. Turenne, with its impressive history of its viscounts and wit …see more
Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
SAVE €230 - 9 nights for the price of 7 - €695 - Oleander Cottage
Beautiful 200 year old Charentaise farmhouse, offers 3 cottages or B&B accommodation for 2-16, near Cognac and 60 mins from the coast and airports. With heated pool and jacuzzi set in interesting …see more
“Excellent accommodation , great pool and set in a beautiful rural location”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2013
We really loved this property . Accommodation was spotlessly clean with excellent facilities to enjoy the great weather we experienced. The pool was great for our two boys and in the evening we enjoy… More
Nearest beach 13 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Completely renovated to an exceedingly high standard, the gite has spacious rooms, and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay, with everything you would expect to find in your own home.La Maison de Rebeyrat has three floors. The living room is on the ground flo …see more
Normandy / Basse-Normandie / Orne / Domfront / La Baroche sous Luce
1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay
2 nights min stay
Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; Pets welcome;
In February 2010 we became the proud owners of this 'petite but beautifully formed gite attached to our house. The gite has been tastefully modernised, and comprises of a lounge, with a comfortable settee, table and chairs, log burner for cold evenings and with …see more
Comfortable and well equipped with wood burner stove for off season visits. The gite is in a good location near Domfront and Bagnoles de l'orne and is a good base for holidays and house hunting trips.… More
Nearest beach 50 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
La Roubine, is a small independent, well equiped and confortable house with a private garden. It is decorated with good taste and taken well care of. Everything is waiting for in best condition including the bed linen and towels.
La Roubine is perfect for you who wish …see more
Auli and Jean-Paul are very helpful , friendly and speak many languages, also mine, finnish.
The cottage is well equipped and the garden is beautiful.
The location is very good to explore the region… More
In your feedback you underline our linguistic skills. In fact originally these wore elements together with the familiarity with our region, traditions and activities, that encouraged us to develop our holidayletting. We wish to help others in lowering barriers to come and enjoy Provence, not just only offer a place to stay.
It is our pleasure that you appreciated your visit.
“Like coming home”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
We stayed at Auli and Jean-Paul's apartment in June 2013. We received good driving instructions and good tips for planning our holiday in Provence well in advance. When we arrived late in the evening,… More
Thank you for your quoting. We were really happy to have you as guests in our holidayletting and pleased to hear that you have good memories of your stay.
Jean-Paul, Auli and Bonita
“Good accommodation with lovely garden and our host could not have been more helpful”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
The cottage was compact but perfectly adequate for two, in immaculate condition and very clean. It had all the equipment needed, and Jean Paul had supplied more than enough food and drink to see us t… More
We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing and interesting vacation.
We were really happy to have you as our guests. We had such lovely discussions and good laughs. This kind of exchange is for us like the cream on top of the cake making life pleasant and encouraging us to further develop the offering.
We do our best to improve our services continously and try to be open to honest feedback enabling us to develop our services. We wish to offer our guests an unforgetable experience of a relaxing vacation in an environment that offers pleasure to all senses.
Jean-Paul and Auli Guilland
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
This property, the original cider press, has been most sympathetically and imaginatively converted to provide charming accommodation for two.
The ground floor is open plan and features an original cider press, a galley-style kitchen with fridge, hob, microwave oven …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 19 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Situated on the river Tardoire, the self contained Gite backs on to the main house. It comprises of two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one bedroom with a double bed and 2 bunk beds, a shower room, open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. There is also a terrac …see more
Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful Ecogites with heated pool located in the sunny microclimate of Charente maritime. Three handcrafted newly built timber ecofriendly gites. Beamed ceilings.Set in 1.5 acres of private gardens including 10 X 5m inground pool enclosed & alarmed, sunloungers …see more