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.
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2014
We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long … More
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
“A once in a life time holiday experience in Cyprus” The villa was everything we could have hoped for, whilst only two of us stayed, all the amenities were top class. The visitor information folder proved really useful, well presented and provided some
My husband and I and our 24 year old daughter stayed for a week in Villa Harmony in mid-May. Having never been to Cyprus before, we selected the Villa from the hundreds of "luxury" villas available b… More
“The weekend break of my dreams!”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
Whilst working in Cyprus with the United Nations my Wife visited the island for a long weekend and after much searching I found Villa Harmony, so all booked and paid for I headed off to pick up my Wif… More
“Excellent quality villa, peaceful grounds, in Peyia”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
'We booked Villa Harmony at the last minute due to having to move accommodation unexpectedly, I have to say that despite the challenging start to our holiday, Villa Harmony and the service we received… More
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic.
The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne
“Wonderful, spacious, comfortable villa with a 'homely' feel.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We booked Weston Magic through Owners Direct and from the start found owner John Ross to be very professional and helpful with our enquiries. Fortunately we discovered that we only live five minutes … More
Jackie and I are so please you liked our home and that you had a great holiday.
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
Weston magic is a home from home with added benefits of ideal location for all the parks but on a quiet residential estate. Fully equipped with everything you need and more besides. The pool and jac… More
We are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday.
“Home from home”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Staying in this beautiful Florida home was what made our whole visit so relaxing.
Central to all the wonderful attractions; whether it be The Parks , Cape Kennedy Space centre or the coast, it could… More
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds.
Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
We had a wonderful stay in Ash's house. We were there for Christmas and the house had been decorated with lights and a tree so was very welcoming. It suited our needs perfectly, comfortable, nicely … More
“Living like a celebrity for the weekend in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
This house is absolutely amazing and from the moment you walk in it just feels like you've won the lottery. Every room is spacious and decorated to a very high standard. I felt like a football wag hah… More
“Charming house that got everything that a group of 8 women needed”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2015
We needed house that would give 8 women good space, ability to sit outdoors, a area(living room) that we would be able to sit all together and also that the house would be located in walking distance … More
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
Such a lovely lodge, and the location is perfect to get away from it all. Nicely positioned to visit lots of surrounding towns, Exeter especially was a lovely place to visit. Everything you need is in… More
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped
The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night.
We loved the peace and the hot tub, th… More
“Cosy relaxing long birthday weekend away!”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
The lodge was amazing with the fire place and hot tub making our stay extra special. We had a very relaxing long weekend and was perfect for a mini getaway. The only down side would be the location, a… More
“amazing villa” This is our second time in this villa and it really does tick all the boxes, its close to theme parks/supermarkets and restaruants but is also very nicely located backing on to a beautiful wooded area with lots of privacey and views of
Before our visit the photographs of the villa looked fantastic. When we arrived they didn't do the villa justice.
The location was fabulous, the facilities second to none. The villa and pool area… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
After visiting Florida and staying in this area several times,we found this villa by chance, but what a fantastic find it turned out to be. The outlook at the back of the villa is so good with lots of… More
“The perfect Orlando area villa! Don't hesitate to book this property.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
Firstly, may I say, the pictures shown on Trip Advisor and the web are exactly what you'll find when you get to the house. No nasty hidden surprises here, so don't hesitate to book. This was our fir… More
Nous avons loué ce chalet pour le Jour de l'an 2017. Nous étions 8 adultes et 1 enfants. Le chalet est super bien situé et assez grand pour que nous soyons tous confortables. Nous avons adoré l'en… More
Merci beaucoup, vous etes des gens tres respectueux et gentils. tout etait superbe.
“Fabulous House for a family celebration” We stayed at 32 Brownsea Road for long weekend to celebrate my husbands & daughters birthdays. The house is situated perfectly to explore the surrounding area & the house was very comfortable and well stocked
This mini break was a surprise trip i booked for my best friend who has very high standards. We searched high & low for a big house with a hot tub in a nice location open to anywhere in the country r… More
Reviewed 7 Mar 2017
Absolutely fantastic property had a great girls weekend fab location
Lovely walks to the beach and surrounding area… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Location good as walkable to beach and chain ferry. Four bathrooms made everything much easier for everyone!… More
“Wow! A fantastic villa!” We stayed for 7 nights at this villa. Everything was perfect from start to finish. From communication with the owner, to Sue and her team at the management company. The photos of the villa actually don't do it justice! The
Just arrived back from our 9'night stay. Everything it says on the website is true! And the pictures don't lie...the location, view, facilities and daily help from the on-site housekeepers are all fir… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2012
My wife and I stayed here with our 7 month old baby for a month and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time.
The villa offers amazing views from 2 of the bedrooms, lounge area, pool and terrace. The p… More
“the view is amazing”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
we stayed for 1 week at this amazing villa on the hill with the most awesome view it was especially beautiful at night most nights fireworks went off we spent lots of time just sitting at night watchi… More
Firstly thank you very much for your constructive feedback, we have taken it on board, and acted up on it.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views, night time is also one of our favourite times, and despite your feedback we are pleased to hear that you still had a lovely 25th anniversary.
Unfortunately Aye’s mum was taken ill, and she had to return to Burma. We believe provisions were made for providing evening meals, so sorry for this inconvenience.
On the holiday website’s we are using, Jacuzzi/hot tub is in the same tick box, and cannot be chosen separately, we have passed this back to them, and also added it to our web page that it is a unheated Jacuzzi, and not hot tub.
Regarding the privacy issue, we had planted bamboo along the edge of the terraces, however it did not turn out to provide the privacy that we had hoped for. These have now been changed to a thicker, taller and greener plant variety, we have also now planted six 8 meter tall trees between the two houses, and are also installing louvered privacy walls on that side of the house, so guests can now again arrive without their bathers.
The work on the villa next door is now fully completed.
The CCTV has now been included in the info book with the following “You will see that the villa is fitted with infra-red CCTV cameras on the outside of the house. The images are not stored or kept by the owners, and will only be accessed in the unlikely event of an incident occurring. Should this occur trained technicians will gain access to the system at the house to obtain any data, however the storage of data is only xxx hours.
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay.
We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
“Great location , warm and welcoming , nothing too much trouble.”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
We rented this property for a 60th birthday celebration with extended family (there were 12 of us incl 2 small children) it was perfect, plenty of room without being in each others way. It was warm ,… More
“Beautiful House - perfect for large groups/families”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2014
Fantastic house, so much space. The best place in the house is the open plan kitchen/diner opening out through french doors to the decking. This was the hub of the house when we visited. Situa… More
“Wow want to go back soon”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Beautiful well equipped house everything you need and more. Great location short walk to the beach. Although you may not want to leave the house so homely and comfy.
Lovely garden, everything you co… More
“Honeymoon break” Getting married in Feb we decided to book a UK stay as we have a baby and wanted to avoid any long haul flights, we booked this accommodation and we couldn't have done better!
Lovely, well maintained and well provisioned property,
My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at The Creamery/The Hideaway. The Hideaway was cosy and ideal for a romantic stay with the luxurious hot tub just outside. Thomas and his wife go to a lot of tr… More
We're so glad The Hideaway ticked all the boxes for your mini break, our new hot tub is wonderfully popular and just the thing after that strenuous walk back from the pub! See you again soon, Thomas & Amanda
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
We absolutely loved staying at the hideaway.
The owners had made loads of effort to make our stay wonderful. With treats layed out when we arrived and homemade bread and jam left in the kitchen.
We're very happy to hear you loved staying at the Hideaway....we wanted to create a special place for couples who feel like treating themselves to a little bit of luxury, or as my Nan used to say - 'A little bit of what you fancy does you good' ! All the best
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again.
Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available.
We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by
“Wonderful Trip - Made Special By This Great Apartment”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2016
No hassle or fuss as this apartment was simply the icing on a wonderful trip to Portugal. I've been coming to the Algarve now for many years and have stayed in many places but this apartment was by fa… More
Thank you for the great review. Look forward to seeing you in 2017.
“Excellent well presented apartment”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
We have stayed in a number of apartments over the years in Portugal and have found this to be the best. It is well appointed, modern, spacious and close to the golf courses,beaches and local supermark… More
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
We found the apartment to be warm and homely, where all of the family could relax for the week that we stayed. The weather was beautiful which enhanced the outstanding view of the 7th hole of Vale de … More
“Fabulous villa” We stayed in this villa for a week in November, myself , husband and family to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We could not have celebrated it in a nicer villa! It was plenty big enough for 6 of us although most of our time was s
We have just returned from this villa after spending the first 2 weeks in september. The weather was absolutely amazing. We went for my daughters 18th birthday and also my sons 9th birthday, we also h… More
Reviewed 13 Nov 2016
what a fab place the pool and hot tub were outstanding and the owners absolutely lovely and helpful. The villa is large and spacious and has everything you need for a home from home experience, the… More
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday so much.
Don't forget, if you would like to go back to Craigys in the future, I always give a little discount to my returning guests.
Wishing you both all my very best wishes for the future,
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Lodge credit to the owners”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
Lovely comfortable house and very well equipped. From luxuries such as the hot tub down to the basics like loads of crockery and cutlery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.… More
“very comfortable dreamhouse for families”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2011
A new and very comfortable house with all the amenities we wanted and many more.
Very luxurious bedrooms, very clean bathrooms, a new hot tub and a Wii. The last one our children, who are not allowed… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
I'm glad the children enjoyed the games and you have such fond memories of Twosibe. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back soon.
“Excellent 5* Holiday Accommodation In Quiet Location”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2011
This holiday home is set in a quiet location overlooking the woods, but near all the local attractions amenities etc.
A folder was left to peruse for ideas as 'what to do'?
Extremely well equipped w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
“Lovely place to stay” My wife and two grown up daughters, in their early 20's stayed for a week.
The apartment is spacious and comfortable, beautifully kept and well equipped.
We had a bedroom each and with all the trees around, it felt private.
We spent 11 nights at Steve and Lindas condo at the end if August 2016 with our 8 & 10 year olds. After 6 nights in a hotel in Miami and onsite at Disney it was so lovely to have that little bit of ex… More
Thanks guys you were lovely guests. Did you turn left out of the resort and head to the 192? That way you can be at Animal kingdom and Disney in ten minutes!
“Large, spotless, well appointed and conveniently located.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2017
We stayed in this fabulous apartment as part of a two week autumn half-term holiday, split between the parks and beach (check out the same owners Sand-Isle Condo at Indian Rocks Beach). The high twen… More
It is so kind of you to do such a nice review. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stays at our condos and hope to have you stay again some day.
Best wishes from Linda and Steve
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
We stayed just a few days to visit Epcot and couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodation .The condo is very well presented with lots of nice touches to make visiting easier.Everythin… More
It was great to have you stay. Hope you enjoyed Epcot!
Linda and Steve
“Fabulous!!!!! Stunning villa, Superb service, fantastic location...... Look no further!!!” My husband and I, along with our 8 month old daughter and some friends rented this fantastic villa for 5 weeks during June and July of this year. The experience
“Fantastic facilities and superbly furnished - everything you could need and want!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
This villa certainly has the wow factor and we couldn't fault the facilities, comfort or experience. Everything was immaculately clean and well presented. The kitchen is more than well equipped and ma… More
“First time staying in a Villa,best holiday we've had as a family..”
Reviewed 15 May 2014
This is a lovely modern, colourful Villa,well equipped with a pool and BBQ area and in a quiet area on the bus Route to Ayia Napa..Only thirty minutes from airport on motorway,very easy to find..Katri… More
“A spacious and well presented villa near to a lively resort”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
The Orange Palm Villa was large enough for our family of seven adults and a baby. It is located only a short drive from a couple of very nice beaches. The recently installed swimming pool heating was … More
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf
“Great place to stay the kids just loved it” Good location,Family friendly, the kids loved the resort pool etc and house was just perfect.
Great place to stay and relax after hectic day at the Parks. Shopping eating etc all just a couple of minutes aw
We have just returned from a stay at the Regal Palms Resort and Spa, 417 La Mirage and would definately recommend it.
There were 4 of us staying in the Vila but it would sleep a lot more comfortab… More
“Wonderful townhome in gated community with spa and pool facilities!”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
What a great condo! This condo is located in Davenport, a suburb outside of Orlando. It is part of the Regal Palms resort. We stayed for about a week and can't say enough about it! It is a four be… More
I stayed at this house in august 2012 with my wife 3 children ages 6, 8, & 10 and my mum and dad so 7 people in total. We'd visited Orlando 3 years ago so knew what to expect.
The house … More
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 5 May 2012
I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the a… More
It is feedback like this that makes letting out our apartment really worthwhile. We love it there and are happy to share the sun, views and tranquility with others. We are pleased our guests also love it.
“The best holiday apartment i've ever stayed in - can't wait to return!”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2012
We stayed at El Mirador in the summer and were initially
attracted to book by the photos of the interior and the views. When we got
there we were not disappointed and if anything it was better than … More
We are really pleased our guests enjoyed our apartment. We spent a lot of time furnishing it to a luxurious standard and we chose the location for the views and the fact it was only a few minutes from the sandy beach. We look forward to to welcoming our guests back again.
“Excellent holiday apartments”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2012
Rented apartments for 9 days with friends. Were completely satisfied! The apartment has everything you need for quality rest. Everything as in the photographs.
Two things that are not liked:
1) th… More
Wifi is available at the apartment and at the time this meant logging on to the local provider and setting up a temporary account. Feedback from guests has resulted in us installing a permanent free connection that guests can now use.
“Amazing escape from every day life” A couple of us stayed in this villa and loved it, hardly ever needed to leave our sancutary, our own pool, BBQ and all the comforts of home. Nice and private but within minutes of Port Douglas.
“Very good” lovely clean and spacious apartment set in beautiful gardens. Nice to have a supermarket so close for convenience not over priced either. The pool area was clean with toilet facilities. And the pool itself was lovely too. Nice local bars/pu
“Beautiful apartment, great complex, perfect location!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We stayed here in March 2013 for a week. The complex itself is very pretty with well kept gardens. The swimming pools are lovely, huge and very quiet at that time of year. We rented a car which meant … More
“November stay” We enjoyed our stay. The lodge was spacious, well equipped and clean, easily accommodating 4 adults and 2 children.
Only area of improvement would be the kitchen cupboard doors which are worn and the DVD player skipped a bit.
“Perfect location and facilities for family break”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
We travelled to Duchally Lodge for my 60th birthday celebrations. There were three generations, so with three large bedrooms and three bathrooms everyone had their own space. Living accommodation is s… More
Reviewed 22 Nov 2016
Excellent accommodation. Very well decorated and equipped. Stunning views. All as described hotel served food and drinks. Leisure complex was very well equipped and was exceptionally clean. Overall we… More
Thank you very, very much for your kind review. It is really appreciated. We certainly hope that you will visit again in the future.
“Friends family get together”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
Wow......Duchally Lodge is great ! Loved the place, the leisure centre is lovely, the bar is so cosy, highly recommend Duchally Lodge… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. I do appreciate that you have taken the time to write this. I'm really glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future. Christine