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.
STATION MASTERS HOUSE ATHENRY, ITS AT THE RAILWAY STATION.12 MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREETJust renovated to the highest standard.
…You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!* ,… You don't need a car to get to Galway Main Street, ju …see more
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We stayed here last summer and had an incredible time. The house is spacious and the conversion has been done with obvious care, the property retaining many original features. It is set in a traditi… More
These deluxe manor houses offer a very high standard of comfort and relaxation, in close proximity to the picturesque heritage town of Kenmare. A state-of-the-art fitted kitchen and an open plan dining room lead out to a private garden with patio, perfect for entertaini …see more
“Perfect Birthday Weekend with Friends” We had a group of 22 of us stay at the Old Neptune for my 30th Birthday weekend and it was the perfect setting! The house offered everything we needed to the point where we barely needed to leave, and in a great
We rented this house for my sister's hen do and it was perfect. The house is absolutely beautiful, it was a pleasure exploring all the different rooms! It's very well furnished with a lovely courtyard… More
“Characteristic house, exudes warmth and a feeling of coziness.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2016
We were 26 adults who fit into this fabulous house perfectly. It was spacious enough so we were not on top of each other, but small enough to be able to have the feeling of togetherness. Whether it wa… More
“A magical venue!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A fantastic venue for a large group. Great location, easy to access all surroundng facilities, bars and shops etc. The house is very well equipped in the kitchen areas and the bedrooms are all decorat… More
This is a property well designed to give you relaxation with its landscaped garden, Nice pool area, grill area and a big Napa Hut for enetertaining and eating directly from the grill. The property has cctv installed and are also fenced all around with electric wire .&l …see more
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!” Overall a lovely place to get away to, in a good location close enough to sea and some fantastic beaches yet not in the thick of it all. The property was in good order
“Wonderful well equipped home, close to lovely beaches”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
The house is set in the most beautiful location with lovely gardens in a quiet setting but within a central location for easy access to the whole of the region and it's beaches and historic centres.
Protected by the walls of Castle Beynac, and the inaccessible cliff, this secret and invisible mansion, has a theatrical and spectacular view over the valley of the 5 Castles and the Dordogne River.
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, but also 3 dining summer rooms, 3 barbecues, …see more
“Great house in the middle of nowhere” Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults we all enjoy
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
“Amazing” We had an incredible time for our family reunion. Can Tapas was an amazing place to accommodate all our family, with the three separate apartments creating a sanctuary for the different age groups. We dined every night on the outdoor terrace,
Our extended family from the UK and Canada of 24 had a fantastic week at Can Tapies, a huge and wonderful house in Aug 2012. The little kids called it "the castle". This 400 plus year old "villa" wa… More
“best holiday ever”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
We`ve been a large group of families and friends. Our children (age 8 month to 15 years) loved the place and so did we.
The place and house is big enough to be together or on your own for a while (if… More
“Great Scottish getaway” A home from home, lovely house with a pretty garden, near the beach, well kitted out for cooking big meals. Close to the Dumfries biking trails. If the weather misbehaves it's a pleasant place to chill out. The service on booki
What a place! On approach, the first time, it is like driving up to your own stately home!
Inside it is cosy and comfy. Lovely wood burning stove and all the comforts of your own home! We were th… More
“Fantastic break with friends on the south coast of Scotland”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2013
Great long weekend to get away from the city with a group of friends - we have stayed here 3 times now. The property is a good balance of character and convenience, a great old building, always immacu… More
“What a wonderful garden!” We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at La Roseraie. We travelled with friends who have small children. The house was perfect for them, a huge bedroom full of toys (they were boys) and they just loved the garden,
This 245m2 four-storey house near Sarlat has been recently refurnished to ensure that the living areas are comfortable and modern. A spacious home with a fully equipped kitchen,grand dining room,spacious living area,4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large balcony and a patio …see more
Discover the most beautiful parts of Sweden from your luxurious beach front villa 30 minutes from the centre of Stockholm. Renovated 2007, the villa encompasses 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, sauna and a relax room. 200m2 of terass is surrounding the hou …see more
The ROTATING HOUSE. Our WORLD FAMOUS house can be turned 360 degrees in both directions - you choose. 800 meters of private river frontage - Kayak / Fish / Swim / bushwalk / relax. Have all of this to yourself when you stay with us.<br />We offer privacy & con …see more
“Way to Go!” We travelled to Ireland with our 4 grown children/significant others etc. This place was really well located. Took the train into Galway..we were able to take the bus back out.. kids were able to take a cab..It was great. Can walk into
My family, girlfriend and I stayed at this house during part of our tour of Europe; three days in Ireland. Ray and his friend were waiting for us at the train station. They had a very warm greeting an… More
, thanks so much guys, I always feel that you should be able to contact me if you need something during your stay. Its good to be available to advise people who take the trouble to come and stay at Banba House. We take great pride in Banba House and value all the new people who we meet on their travels from around the world. Now that we have just had our wi fi booster installed, we expect we will be able to reply faster better sooner to any info requests we receive.Our moto is...We are here to help... Very Best Regards
Ray and Rita.
“Can't wait to do it again”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Next time we will rent the Bamba House for a week and travel to other places from there, There was eleven of us and we all had our space and we love the set up of the house, very spacious and elegan… More
a brilliant bunch of people, It was my pleasure to be able to help. Ray
“Great old house in a perfect spot.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
Ray was a great host, and the welcome meal was so appreciated as we had travelled a long day from SW Cork to Athenry. Loved the historic town and Ray's place was close to everything there plus close … More
you guys are welcome back anytime, what a great time you had!
“Truly Excellent Property in fantastic location.” We have this morning left this glorious house busy discussing what we will do next time we are there! Three generation of Knowles 8 adults and 2 babies, plus a couple of extra friends who dropped in fo
Fantastic holiday destination in a glorious location. The house and garden/pool are wonderful with beautiful views all round. Great location to explore Provence, the mountains and the coast with lake … More
“Perfection in One Place”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
I have rented this villa three times now and next year I am booked in again. Honestly I don't want people to know how great it is or I will be without a week in the future. The history of the villa an… More
“Excellent house in perfect village”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
This was our second stay at Maison Hirondelles in Seillans and it was all as fabulous as we'd remembered it. The house is gorgeous, perfectly positioned, simply furnished but generously equipped, spac… More
“Spacious manoir in French countryside” We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or just a game o
The Manoir was the perfect place for our summer holiday. We were a group of 3 families with children ranging from 20 months to 8 years old. We loved the peaceful and picturesque location and it wa… More
From the Quercy Blanc to Bermuda with love: we are delighted you enjoyed our little corner of France and the comfort of our manoir, and we look forward to welcoming you and your delightful guests again!
“Five star accommodation in a five star location”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
The accommodation was superb and the Manoir furnished to a very high standard, with all the bedrooms having en suite facilities. A perfect location for several people who want to enjoy a holiday toge… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed our Manoir, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. This is typical of the reviews we get for Manoir Les Gaillardoux. Our guests love the peaceful yet stunning countryside of the Lot (Midi-Pyrenees), the atmosphere of the local villages and the delicious food of the nearby restaurants. Combined with the style and 5 star comfort of our Manoir, with its heated swimming pool and sunny terrace with wide open views, most say that it is a luxury holiday that is hard to beat.
Les Jasses is about escape. The current owner gave up being a lawyer and came here to become an artist. The domaine sleeps 20 in comfort, grandeur and style; with huge bedrooms and bathrooms and beautiful living areas. Outside are terraces, gardens and a large private …see more
We welcome you for your holidays and relaxation, in our “Villa San Marc”.
Authentic Bastide (Provencal mansion house) dating from the XVIII.
It is located in Forcalquier, Luberon, Provence Alpes Cotes d'Azur region.
we offer accommodations for up t …see more
Part of 14th Century Breton Manor House with tower. Welcome hamper provided. Complimentary breakfast in original kitchen with ancient fireplaces on first morning. Perfect for cycling - close to Nantes-Brest canal and green cycle routes. Glass courses available.<br / …see more
Experience this tranquil Manor House set in rural East Sussex. It's perfect for a luxurious yet cosy family reunion, an extra special birthday celebration or to extend your wonderful wedding celebrations long into the weekend. (Sleeps 14-16) <br />You'l …see more
“A wonderful & peaceful get-away place, gorgeous house in small village” We've been every year for the last 9 or 10 years and we LOVE it. A beautiful house with pool and shade. Eating outside on the terrace. Fantastic locally-grown food in the friendly
“Five stars doesn't quite seem enough...” What a fantastic week!
The owners were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful
The pool was amazing! Nice temperature and lots of fun inflatable toys and floats available.
The garden was just perfec
“Idyllic family gîte, everything you could need for the whole family! 11 month twins in utter toy & exploration heaven!”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2014
Having looked at a few gîtes we decided Manoir de Bolu looked ideal. On arrival we were completely bowled over by the complete attention to detail not only in decor but with equipment and facilities … More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
Rented the 2 properties for a week for a family get together. There were 8 adults and 5 children (all under the age of 5.) We had a fantastic stay. The houses were beautifully renovated , extremely we… More
“Beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2016
We had a fantastic holiday here and have booked up for next year!
Excellent facilities, beautiful location, friendly hosts and exceptionally clean.… More
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc
“Mrs” This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. There is plenty of space and yet lots of cosy corners to relax and unwind. Stunning views. This is a perfect place for a base for a walking, cycling or running holiday/weekend. The house is full
What a wonderful place. A lovely, quiet house with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding countryside. Plenty of space to spread out both inside and out but also with lots of peaceful corners to … More
Thank you for your lovely words, it was a pleasure to have you stay and you are very welcome back! Many Thanks Andrea and Mark
“Amazing country house in beautiful rural S.W. France”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2016
Stayed at Maison Tranquil with group of friends for an extended weekend stay and could have stayed there longer - stunning house - masses of space and facilities - perfect for a house party to suit al… More
Thank you for your lovely review - always great to know that the house and area have been enjoyed, It would be lovely to see you again! Many thanks Andrea and Mark.
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
A truly wonderful house in a fantastic setting. A magnificent place to relax, the views from the patio across the lake are stunning. The decor is beautiful and tasteful and totally in keeping with the… More
Its wonderful to know that Maison Tranquil was the right setting for your special birthday celebrations! We really enjoyed meeting you all and would love to see you all again. Thank you for choosing our house for your break!
“Lovely, spacious accommodation in peaceful, beautiful surroundings” The house is very spacious with a large living room/dining room area, which made it ideal for the the 6 of us to share - it could have easily accommodated more. The kitchen and bedroo
We stayed at Gaddens Manor House for a large extended family gathering, and had a fantastic time. The house and garden are lovely, and the house is situated in the heart of the New Forest with great … More
Caroline thanks for coming to Gaddens so pleased your surprise party went off so well. Chris at Gaddens
“An amazing family break!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
I would like to thank Jayne and Chris for a wonderful 5 day break with my mother and sister in law and six children. The house really was a home from home and we all felt very settled and relaxed ther… More
Copper ( the Labrador)is still talking about the children!!, so pleased you saw all the meteors. Jayne at Gaddens
“Away from the madding crowds in the heart of the countryside, perfect.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
The Gaddens Manor House apartment was perfect for us, 6 adults an 8 year old and two under 15 months. Needing plenty of room the most appealing feature was the gardens and security mainly for the chi… More
The wonderful thing about renting our home in the heart of the New Forest in England,is the meeting of amazing families from the UK and around the world. Jayne & Chris Edwards.
A unique site with its 7 acres property, a 500 m2 Manor, a private river bank and island, with multiple activities : swimming, Kayaking, fishing, biking, and nearby, a medieval village, golfing and last but not least the burgundy region and its famous wines . …see more
Beautifully restored spacious 18th Century stone house set in a picturesque medieval hamlet in French countryside, ideal for families who wish to share a property. Sleeps 12, including separate gite, all very well kitted out. Beautiful large gardens and heated pool.< …see more
Beautiful and cheerful holiday home in Denia, on the Costa Blanca, Spain for 6 persons. The holiday home is situated in a urban beach area, close to supermarkets and at 2 km from Deveses beach. The holiday home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, spread over 2 levels. Th... …see more
“The most beautiful, peaceful and welcoming place I have stayed in and all done with great taste and style.” Angela and Derek have created a very special place to stay in a glorious part of France. The rooms are all very beautifully designed and nothin
Large and comfortable villa in Denia, on the Costa Blanca, Spain with private pool for 8 persons. The villa is situated in a coastal, urban and mountainous area, at 2 km from La Marineta beach and at 3 km from Denia centro. The villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, s... …see more