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.
3 Bedroom, 1 Double and 2 Twin Rooms, Sleeps 6, Bedding included (excluding linen & towels).
Kitchen including fridge & freezer, Dining Area and Living Room with gas heating, Shower Room, Toilet. All crockery and cooking utensils supplied.
On site includ …see more
Luxury three bedroom house with amazing facilities in a fantastic quiet forest location just 25 minutes from London by tube. Bluebell house is well equipped for all your holiday requirements, so much so that you may never want to leave the house! you can enjoy the heate …see more
I would just like to say that I booked the house for a 50th birthday for the family.
I was not disappointed in my choice, the house was lovely and tastefully decorated from top to bottom, the garden,… More
New build detached 4 bedroom villa with sheltered pool. Within walking distance to Blue Bay beach. It is located in a private and high class residential. Modern and tastefully decorated with high spec burglary alarm and monitoring.
The property has been furnished and …see more
Villa D Alisha suited our needs in terms of geographic location and that it accommodated the whole family of 9. The rooms, even though in the same Villa offered some privacy & reflection time without … More
Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a very quiet , peaceful cul de sac yet only 1 mile from Swanage town centre with all its excellent local shops and restaurants and a market that takes place every Friday. The award winning blue flag beach is a safe sandy bay of approximate …see more
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Ideal location for families”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
This fully equipped vacation townhouse offers you everything you will need for a first class stay. You will enjoy the warm and inviting feel of this stylish home. The kitchen is fully fitted with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar, and …see more
“Excellent high standard of property in a quiet location close to theme parks”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
We stayed in this property for approximately 1 week in September 2014. The house was brand new, very modern and spacious. There was wifi and cable tv in all of the rooms, the rooms were all nice and c… More
If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for!
Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015!
It can accommodate 8 people …see more
A Stunning Open Plan Studio Residence - with Exclusive Pool and Gym Equipment
Set within our 2 Acres of Beautiful Gardens
Self Catered Property
Free Wi-Fi. Use of Games Consoles, Toys, Board games and BBQ
Note: Suitable for 4 persons max.
MAYBREE R …see more
In Impro of Sfakia and in a altimeter of 800m there is the villa “Archontiko”, an architectures sample of the 18th century.Featuring a private pool along with elements of local architecture, it offers a fully equipped unit with free Wi-Fi.Fitted with stone arches an …see more
“Perfect and large villa with pool in the beautiful mountains of Imbros”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We visited the villa in late August. The weather was perfect every day. The evenings can be enjoyed in the garden. Beautiful villa situated in the beautiful countryside of Imbros in Sfakiaregionen. Th… More
“Very nice villa with privacy for every guest at a perfect location to discover the island”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2014
We had a very warm welcome from the owner and presented us local specialties and explained where to go to discover the island. The owner was always available for questions.
Every bedroom has its own … More
Description from the ownerClifton Gardens offer beautiful cottages that are a great alternative to staying in a hotel. The cottages are located close to the large selection of outdoor and indoor amenities, such as an equestrian center, RV facility, restaurants and great …see more
Set in almost 5,000 sq.m of extensive gardens Villa Chrissi is a semi-detached house with two private swimming pools both indoor and outdoor. All the facilities are high standard throughout offering the perfect holiday 'get away'.
The villa is located in Gerani village …see more
Located in a corner between Avignon and Apt the holy stone farmhouse in the heart of Provence. This charming Provençal farmhouse, which accommodates two adults and a child, has been restored to match the pattern. It is spacious, bright, fully-fitted and air-conditioned …see more
Heath View is a Four Star Gold family friendly, wheelchair accessible holiday bungalow set amidst acres of stunning natural conservation heathland on a peaceful private lane. This welcoming, family-run rental is close to all amenities and the perfect base to explore the …see more
The owner is very hospitable and kind. We enjoyed the quietness of the location. The Gite is well arranged and clean. Get your groceries beforehand and enjoy the solitude and slow pace with a dip in t… More
Thank you for letting such a nice comment about your stay in our house. We look forward to welcoming you on your next vacation.
Patrick and Sylvie
“Beautiful peaceful seting”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
We had a lovely holiday here, the facilities are quintessentially French and the gardens beautiful. We had ample time in the pool each day and it was a short journey in the car to find local markets a… More
hello, Lizzie are delighted to know that you had a good holiday home. We ourselves have enjoyed your family very friendly and love to see your children very happy in the pool. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick
“lovely gite in lovely countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
very cosy comfy gite set in lovely gardens,the gite had all the mod cons and was nicely furnished.its in a good location for cycling around the French countryside and its only 20km to Dieppe and 20 km… More
Encore merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience pour les futurs vacanciers. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous serions également très heureux de vous revoir lors de vos prochaine vacance.
Patrick et Sylvie
Summer Lodge is located a short car ride from Weymouths safe, sandy, lifguarded, beach complete with many restaurants and family attractions. Portland, Chesil Beach, West Bay, Lulworth cove,Corfe Castle, and Swanage are a few places in the surounding area.Summer lodge …see more
“Large house superbly equipped and beutifully maintained.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
We were a party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children. The house was warm and welcoming and plenty of room so that we could all have our own individual space if required. The swimming pool was the reason we… More
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
The owners were very welcoming when they showed us around and very quick to refund the deposit. The house was clean and well presented. It had all the equipment necessary including child friendly cu… More
This is a substantial family house in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Arrabida National Park,the beaches are 20 minutes away by car, and convenient for shopping. Lisbon is half an hour's drive away. WI-Fi Internet and Interactional TV Cabe, The beaches are 20 min …see more
2 Villas with private swimming pool 160 m2 inside and 150 m2 of terrace with pergola all together 310 m2 of leaving area, located in a park of 4000 m2 directly in the national park and at 4 km of one of the most beautifull beach of the island (Ong Lang Beach).6 km of t …see more
Luxury duplex apartment, everything brand new, all furnished, wireless internet, air conditioning, microwave, king size bed, TV 50 ", terrace with pool and barbecue. Middle of the hottest beach in Rio. One of the best condos in Barra da Tijuca. Spectacular set of p …see more
The Ferry House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up in a king size bed and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the ti …see more
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OPEN SKY est un magnifique penthouse de 186 m2, dans une résidence sécurisée, sur la plage du lagon de Wolmar.
Spacieux, moderne, confortable, il offre une vue exceptionnelle sur la mer, qui est à 30 mè …see more
Refresh, revive and be inspired in perfect peace, total privacy and complete serenity.
Waking up and looking out across glorious Great Oyster Bay watching the sun rise over the dramatic Freycinet Peninsula…sitting on the deck with a chilled glass of champ …see more
This unique 3 bed / 3 bath property has been built and furnished to a very high specification indeed so much so that it has recently been featured in Conde Nast Traveller magazine. With a 2500 square metre plot size encompassing beautiful landscaped gardens this very p …see more
“I Wish I Could Say It Was Excellent, but .........”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
I've deliberately left it almost a month before writing this review so that I might have time to get my thoughts in proper order and, thereby, provide a considered and balanced review of this undeniab… More
Thank you for your review.
I'm glad you liked the location , gardens and The Loft and am sorry the property didn't meet your expectations. This is one of the very rare non 5 star reviews we get .
It was really unfortunate that the cooker gave up in the initial part of your stay. I bought the replacement the following business day after being notified and had it fitted as soon as possible. In Spain things happen a little slower then the uk. The kitchen is now 'totally Bosch' which we are very happy about and in keeping with the overall level of furnishing and fittings.
We believe the property is correctly priced and all things considered represents very good value for money. Of course it requires ongoing maintenance and with that in mind we have a painter and maintenance man who visits In between rentals to make sure everything is in good condition.
Thanks again for your feedback.
Alan, Jess & Julie
This house has been newly renovated and available for short break lets, weekend stays, group get together soon due to its fabulous entertaining space. The stunning open plan kitchen had dining are for 14 and breakfast bar. Fully equipped kitchen with all modern ame …see more
With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the week… More
Thank you so much!! So glad that everyone in your party enjoyed it.
Hope to see you again soon and i hope your wedding day is just as relaxing. xx
“Fab weekend away”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
I had a lovely stay at pinfold house for my friends hen do- the bedrooms were lovely and the big open kitchen/ diner made it easy to entertain. … More
This fantastic villa comprises of two stories with large surrounding terraces and a beautiful mature garden around the villa. A large private outdoor overflow swimming pool measuring 750sq ft with plenty of deck space together with a BBQ area, sun loungers and umbrellas …see more
Superb villa in an excellent setting. Brilliant facilities on site - with superb indoor and outdoor pools. The villa was furnished to a high spec all round. The owners were also on hand and couldn'… More
“The Villa and the help of the owner made our holiday perfect”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2014
We stayed in the Villa with our whole family because of our 40th marriage day. There were 7 adults and two grandchildren of 1 and 3 years. We all enjoyed our stay very much. The house is really big, s… More
“Great and big villa in Mellieha”
Reviewed 22 May 2014
The Villa is big like with 5 enormous bedrooms and 4 bathrooms ! A large pool - a perfect size for a group booking (we were 10 of us with kids). Its a 2 minute drive to the center where there are sho… More
The newly refurbished apartment is situated in a peaceful location 100 metres from the town centre's restaurants, parks, shops and bars and a 5 minute walk from the ski lifts. It enjoys mountain views and excellent facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, ski/ …see more
Very pleasant. Well equipped accommodation. Great to have access to the sauna,swimming pool and laundry room.
Great to sit on the balcony and look out over the town and mountains.… More
“Comfortable and convenient-a great weeks holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
The appartment is in a convenient location, less than 45 minutes by car from Salzburg Airport. Spar shop and supermarket in Flachau was very handy, and we were able to explore the area which is absolu… More
The cabin is set in a tranquil quite setting. Well behaved children welcome.It really is a home from home with the added luxury of your own heated swimming pool and sauna. The accommodation sleeps 4 adults and 2 children. The cabin is situated in a secluded area surro …see more
We have just returned from our first family holiday on the Isle Of Wight with our two children aged 9 and 6. The Cabin is an amazing place to stay for a holiday, very clean and has everything you need… More
The Retreat is a fantastic property suitable for private holidays, residential courses, small events and family gatherings.Situated fifteen minutes from Edinburgh and twenty-five minutes from Glasgow it's the perfect location from which to enjoy the attractions of …see more
I have never stayed in a self catering property like this in my life! Its like a 5 star hotel all to yourself. The pool and hot tub are superb, the house was immaculately clean and fresh. Paul the H… More
Reviewed 23 Mar 2012
i booked woodfield spa for my friends hen do, 9 of us attended as the place looks amazing on the photos. i then read some bad reviews on tripadvisor so was quite worried what we were getting.
when we… More
Reviewed 17 Aug 2016
I booked this house for my best friends Hen party in May this year. The house was okay although I expected it to be of a much higher standard considering the price we were charged for the 2 nights. Th… More
We are very surprised to hear that your experience with us was not enjoyable.
Had we known about the hot tub and the fact you felt the pool was too cold we could have sorted this for you during your stay. However as you did not contact us at all, we were not given the opportunity to assist you with this.
The property is 15 - 20 mins by car from Edinburgh as per our advert however, as with any City, if you are going to the centre then this obviously depends on traffic and can take longer.
I have checked our records and your deposit was returned on June 7 2017 to the card you paid with, therefore I am surprised to hear that you have not received it and we also have had no communication whatsoever from you regarding this or indeed any for your other concerns throughout your stay.
Relax villa near Prague, 3 bathrooms,4 WC, 5 bedrooms,population max. 22 persons( more on request), includes inside pool, sauna, karaoke bar, water games and massage, play room includes billiards, table tennis,3D cinema TV 140cm, Playstation 3 and Nintendo wii console …see more
Jurston Barn is the perfect venue for family gatherings, celebrations, corporate off-sites or simply getting together with friends. Enjoy England awarded us a coveted Five Star Gold Award.Set in its own very private, landscaped grounds, the 400 year old Jurston Barn ha …see more
We stayed at Jurston barn as a party of 12 adults, 3 children and 1 baby to celebrate a couple of family birthdays. The barn is fabulous - well laid out with lots of space, beautifully appointed bedro… More
Reviewed 15 Feb 2013
My partner and I organised a week away with our mates for a special occassion. We could not have chosen a better spot! Jurston Barn is a fabulous house – we all loved the walk-in showers & TVs at t… More
“Celebrated my Wife's 50th Birthday in Jurston Barn”
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
6 couples went to Jurston Barn in February 2013 to celebrate my wife, Gill's, 50th Birthday. What a fantastic place. The barn had everything we needed and more. It was comfortable, warm and very homel… More
Thank you so much! It was such a delight to have you all here. I look forward to seeing you all again soon. The wine's on me next time!
The rooms are decorated in a graceful mix of contemporary and swahili design with large windows and doors to allow the the ocean breeze and natural sunlight. All beds are carved with 4 posters giving each room its individual theme. All bedrooms open to the large priva …see more
SAM Guest House: For Couples or friendsMaster bedoom with queensize bed, TV-DVD, WiFi, air conditioning, storage.Living room with sofa bed (2 very comfortable extra beds) and a desk, WiFi, self-service PC.Access to the pool.Bathroom with shower and sinkAttached toiletsA …see more
Me and 7 other friends stayed at Alain and Rashida for 6 nights. One of the most fun times I have ever had. A perfect pool, a great tennis court and awesome hosts! Would definitely visit again! Specia… More
Very kind of you!
See you soon
Rachida, Alain & Flex
Reviewed 25 Aug 2016
Very nice house, room, & hosts !
We really had fun there & enjoyed the pool, barbecue & perfect breakfast.
This is a place to come back to !… More
Thank's so much Steph !
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“Convivialité, cadre de rêve, bienveillance et confort”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Cette maison est splendide, propre et confortable. Les propriétaires sont adorables et bienveillants. C'est la deuxième année que j'y vais, et je pense encore y retourner pendant quelques années t… More
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The Owain suite is a stunning first floor sea view, well appointed and superbly furnished apartment. Entrance is via the Princes Terrace with its fantastic views towards Holyhead Mountain and beautiful evening sunsets. The accommodation benefits from a spacious, contemp …see more
The Cadwalader Suite is a luxury top floor apartment that is both spacious and contemporary with the added bonus of stunning sea views. The large open plan lounge, dinning and kitchen area is perfect for that special holiday with family and friends. Accessed by the Prin …see more
Freemantle is a modern and well presented quality villa set within large landscaped grounds and benefiting from a private indoor and heated swimming pool, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and games room. The property provides comfortable accommodation for up to 9.It is situated j …see more