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.
“Repeat guest - many times over” This holiday villa has been our yearly destination for 6 years in a row. After our first encounter we knew we've found the right destination for our young family. What drew us to the property was the safety for our to
As a family with two teenagers we spend a week in this fantastic house and made trips from there to a lot of WWII museums and visited the five landing beaches. The house is comfortable and clean and h… More
“Perfect location” House was perfectly located and had everything we could possibly need. Sally has thought of everything and made our stay 5*. Driving through town an experience but once parked in the secure parking good restaurants and bars in walkin
My wife, her adult daughter, and I spent a week here. It was absolutely perfect. Unfortunately the weather wasn't. But we still had a wonderful visit. After arriving in Paris on an early morning fligh… More
“Home from Home” We booked Lark Townhouse for our first trip to Scotland with our new 6 month old baby. What a perfect place to have chosen. The house is stunning and was so comfortable we didn't want to leave. Adeline, the owner has put a lot of effor
Myself and five friends stayed for four nights in this charming town house ideally situated in the town.
We chose the property as it was situated close to the racecourse and golf courses, We were all… More
this was a wonderful holiday ,home from home. we have a very large family, & we all had a gr8 time. everything u need is close by & has plenty of beautiful beaches. the house is of very high standard.… More
“Wonderful” We had a wonderful holiday in Conwy Marina and highly recommend this property as a base for exploring this lovely area of North Wales. The owner was helpful from the moment we contacted her to book the property, sending information and dire
We did lots of Internet research trying to find self catering accommodation that was nicely furnished and would seem like a real treat rather than just somewhere to stay. It's fair to say we struck go… More
“Cannot rate this home highly enough”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2011
Just returned from one weeks stay at Glan Yr Afon over the Christmas week. We have stayed in many holiday homes both in the UK and overseas and I can honestly say this has to be the best one yet for … More
“Great Place - pictures don't do it justice”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
We stayed for a weekend in November ; 4 adults and 4 children and this house was perfect for us. Great facilities, the large kitchen/living room is especially nice and having three bathrooms is a real… More
“Lovely mountain retreat with all the facilities.” The house has wonderful facilities with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The rooftop terrace is especially nice with mountain views. Iznalloz is an unspoilt small Spanish town with fe
“5 Star Villa” Looking for a great place to stay in Perth WA, Look no further Victoria Villa in Victoria Park , a well equipped clean mordern Villa, only a 5-10 minute drive into central Perth and a 5 minute walk to Albany Highway where you are sp
Having travelled for over 24 hours we were pretty shattered on arrival at Victoria Villa but the welcome from Lori was great and we had absolutely no problems from then onwards. The house was immacula… More
“The accommodation made the weekend what it was - Amazing” A perfect house for a group of friends or family to stay in. Everything we needed and more was provided as well a fantastic sound system which really boosted the atmosphere in the place. Could
The house was superb I stayed with a group of friends and we had a great stay. The location was great for the beach and the town, we also found the owner Anna very easy going. The house was bigger tha… More
“For the money it was very disappointing!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2016
We booked for 1 week and left after 6 days! Although the house is well equipped, certainly in the kitchen, there were things that we were very disappointed with. The beds were incredibly uncomfortab… More
Thanks you very much for taking the time to write a review, and we very sorry you didn’t fully enjoy your stay.
To address your issues
We haven’t ever had a complaint about uncomfortable beds or pillows, we do always ask and it states in our welcome pack if you have any problems please let us know straight away to avoid these sort of problems, we could have bought you fresh pillows or mattress toppers had you let us know you were uncomfortable. The new owners are looking at upgrading the beds for 2017.
With regard to the shower cubicle, again had you contacted us we could and would have quite easily cleared that for you, it really is a shame you didn’t think to let us know.
You’re quite right there are no locks on the bathroom doors as a previous guest took the key, but we will of course now address this issue as soon as possible.
There are mirrors in every bedroom apart from the loft room and we have even left extension leads in cupboards etc so you can easily reach a mirror with your hair dryer, I’m not quite sure how you missed them.
We did get a text from you saying the TV didn’t work which unfortunately we didn’t get immediately but it was followed by another text 2 hours later saying it was working , my brother in law also came to check this, maybe just a case of user error. He also let you know we had 2 spare tv’s at the ready should you need them.
We lived in the loft room for 2 years and always found the tv positioning fine, very sorry you didn’t.
I must agree, with the Cornish sea air the BBQ is a bit rusty so we will replace that.
Unfortunately Cornwall Council, in their wisdom only collect recycling every two weeks, we do our best to help out with this and again had you let us know it was building up we would have come and cleared it for you.
We were not aware of any broken blinds but as previously stated you only had to let us know and we would have come to look at and fix them.
The cleaner did tell you where the extra bedding was and it was used, so you must have found it!
The sofa beds are singles which most people find more convenient sorry you didn't.
Regards Tim & Anna
“Great place to stay all mod cons close to harbour and town Bea and Matt lovely people.” Met at house by Matt and Bea the house was lovely and spacious with everything we needed. It was close to harbour plenty of places to eat out and listen to music s
“FIVE STAR ACCOMODATION” The perfect location to visit the many gems of the
North Humberland coastline. What a simply stunning townhouse, and spotless !
The quality of the furnishings and bedding was second to none, with attention to detail using c
House was excellent with very good furnishings etc. The beds and linen were very good quality which pleased us greatly. The situation was just perfect with the views of the estuary and sea outside our… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
A truly stunning town house set out over 4 floors, the views are amazing and the overall quality of the furnishings cannot be faulted. The owners have made the experience of renting this holiday home… More
Reviewed 25 Mar 2012
The house is situated in an excellent location, the views take your breath away from both lounge and 1st floor bedrooms, tastefully decorated and finished to a very high standard. Would definately st… More
“Lovely villa” We stayed here for a quiet week and it was lovely. You definitely need a hire car I honestly didnt realise how far out it was. We really struggled to get a taxi when we rang them nobody turned up so we had to walk down the hill to anothe
“Highly Impressed” My family and I stayed at this property over Christmas week. We LOVED it! The check in process was quick, simple, and on site. A big plus! The home itself was incredibly CLEAN, spacious, and well equipped with linens, towels, and kit
“fantastic holiday” Our stay in gravedona was fantastic.the house is very high spec and the games rooms were a real bonus.when the wifi did not work immediate action was taken to sort out>we loved the 3 bikes that came with the house and hired 3 more
We really enjoyed our stay at La Casa sul Lario which is on the shore front at Gravedona. The house is very comfortable with good facilities and was well equipped with everything we needed for our st… More
“Beautifully appointed house with fantastic views of Lake Como”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2014
This house dates from 1600 and has been tastefully restored with a mixture of old and new furniture and fittings. The roof terrace - a sun trap in the mornings - is particularly stunning. Our party o… More
“More than Perfect...”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2013
I could have written a whole novel here about how great everything was in regards of this property, its great owner and everything else that had to do with our stay. I will just sum everything up in c… More
“A very enjoyable stay” This was a very enjoyable stay at Casa Rosa. The house was spacious and clean and local shops/bars were within 5-10 minutes walking distance.
My stay was a few days before my wedding in Spain and the owners Wendy and Rebecca
“Immaculate accommodation in a quiet, residential location” Not long back from spending a week staying at the Mount and Sea View House. We had requested an airport pick up and were met by Ken at the airport on arrival. A short car journey brought us to
This was our 4th visit to Jim and Laurie's house, and it gets better every time. Home from home, everything you need. Just a short walk to local bars, restaurants and supermarket. 2 min drive to a lov… More
Many thanks for your glowing review. We are so happy that you enjoy your time at our holiday home and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
“A great house for a great holiday”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Myself, husband and young teenage son travelled. The house was spotless and very comfortable. The air con, was brillant as July was really hot. There is a little under stair cupboard with toys/beach s… More
Thankyou for your lovely review and we're gald you enjoyed your holiday.
We look forward to welcoming you back as one of our many return guests soon.
“We just keep coming back for more!!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2011
You never want for anything in this house and location.
We have returned 3 times now and still can not think of a better way to spend a family holiday.
With a fully equipped house in located in a qu… More
Thank you for your glowing review.
We are glad you enjoy your holidays with us and you are a valued guest of ours. We look forward to welcoming you back at our home in Spain and aim to maintain the high standards you desire.
“Stunning.” I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. The view from the terrace is great, especi
The apartment was very tidy and had nice furnished and modern rooms. From our balconies we had a beautiful view to Grand Harbor.
The owners, Jon and Philippa, were very friendly and obliging. They … More
“just brilliant: postcard views from the balcony, modern living inside!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
This really was the perfect place for a week (or 10 days in our case!) away. St Ursula street is smack in the middle of Valletta, literally a 3 minute walk to the lower Barraka. The views from the ter… More
“So relaxing and friendly” We stayed at No.1 Kalamaki Court for a week in September 2011 and had a really lovely time. The house was modern, clean, well equipped, air conditioned and perfectly located for our needs. Lots of space with two bedrooms an
I've rented 1 Kalamaki Court from Moira and Dermot on two occasions in August 2009 and August 2010.
This little piece of paradise is located close to the main strip of Kalamaki on the beautiful isl… More