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.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops!
Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with any queries. The house… More
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge” Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning proper
Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds ar… More
Thanks ladies we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you liked all the improvements we have done and look forward to seeing you again next May.
John & Kath
“"House of Gold" says it all”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Impressive villa which is even bigger than the pictures suggest! The facilities of swimming pool, tennis court, gym and BBQ space outside served perfectly as a base for the holiday. Great location bot… More
Pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Reviewed 18 Nov 2014
From the moment we booked the villa the service and responses from the owner and his local contact were excellent. I have stayed there twice this year, firstly with a group of friends for a girls week… More
Thanks for the great review look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future
Fantastic recently refurbished Penthouse apartment right on the seafront of Puerto Pollensa. With fantastic panoramic views over the Pollensa Bay, it's ideal for families looking for an apartment next to the beach yet only 10 minute walking distance from town cente …see more
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean …see more
“Stunning view ...” I and my models had a great time here. Villa Ortensia is simply lovely and intimate.
The view is simply stunning ... Nature, green and cleaned air make this villa the perfect stay for a photographer and his staff.
We'll be ba
Our stay at the lovely Villa Ortensia just outside of Sarzana, began with meeting Francesca. She was very warm, friendly, informative and sincerely concerned that our visit would be memorable. We we… More
“Beautiful villa high up on a hilltop!”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
We stayed at Villa Ortensia for six days/nights early October. Although it was too cold to swim, the grounds were gorgeous, with distant views of the Mediterranean Sea. We stood next to the swimming… More
“Wonderful oasis in Italy”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
My husband and two adult children stayed at this beautiful villa for a week and it was wonderful. The villa is in perfect condition, beautifully decorated and every detail seen to. Francesca was the m… More
“Best Chalet I have ever stayed in” The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus.
When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee sachets and milk
This was our second stay in this chalet which the owners keep very clean and tidy and ideal for someone with a dog.… More
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
when we came up to the chalet for the first time we thought it was going to be a run of the mill place but when you open the door it looked fantastic. kitchen and bathroom done to a very high standard… More
Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your review, and thank you for recommending us. You are more than welcome back anytime you like.
Cat & Ashley
“Home from home”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Uncomplicated booking. Friendly and accommodating.
Rather like having a holiday wish list granted.
Just about the most comfortable holiday home that I have had the pleasure to stay at.
I have been… More
Thank you for your review, were very happy we are in your top 3. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Cat & Ashley
“I know I've rated very good but is between very good and excelent” Visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed the property was an excellent base for that also surrounding areas. Lovely private patio accommodation was a nice little bolt hole, home from hom
“Perfect getaway” 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 couldn't have asked for a more re
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
“Lovely Little Cottage” Myself and my two, very young, children enjoyed our stay at River View Cottage. As it was only myself and two small people the cottage was adequate for our needs.
River View has everything you need included, washing maching/d
“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
“Champagne Villa - Amazing house and an excellent value!” My wife and I booked this villa for the first time and it was perfect! We found that it was very well equipped, extremely clean and a real value for the cost. The location is perfect for just
We stayed at the champagne villa for 2 weeks in May/June this year. The villa was clean, well equipped and in a great location. The pool and outside area was well looked after and everything was in w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Much, much better than I was expecting”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
The Villa is easy to find and conveniently located. Decor and comfort and facilities are first class. It feels like a real home. I spent a fair amount of time in it just relaxing. Car is essential and… More
“An extremely well-planned vacation home”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
The villa had everything anyone could possibly need on holiday. The owners have Thought of everything from small children' s activities and pool equipment to a well fitted and kitted kitchen. It was "… More
“Even more beautiful than the pictures” We stayed at the cottages for a family holiday, and it exceeded our expectations.
They are spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. All the furniture is very good quality and in immaculate
A group of 16 friends stayed here for 4 days as a break before exams started. It was fabulous, all the rooms were lovely, the location was perfect and the owner was as lovely as you can get! Would 100… More
“A gem in the heart of Nottinghamshire”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
Beautiful traditional accommodation set in the heart of Sherwood Forest. A home from home. The cottages are wonderfully nostalgic and beautifully furnished and provide the base for a comfortable holid… More
“Fantastic affordable accomodation for CentreParcs & Sherwood Forest”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Great service from start to finish, the cottage ticked all boxes for location, quality and affordability. We booked the cottages to celebrate a hen weekend with 11 friends and it exceeded all our exp… More
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
A quality home from home. Exactly like it shows on the pictures. Was a pleasure to deal with all the way and communication was great. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who needs more than a… More
“A Hidden Gem in Orlando!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2012
Had a wonderful vacation staying at Elegant Isles. Arrived to an immaculately clean and tastefully decorated condo. We loved the accommodation and the Resort which far exceeded our expectations! Have … More
Garden with lot of plants where enjoy to spend time with your family and friends, well equipped and comfortable house , vicinity of the sea, different types of entertainment...everything is there to let you have great and unforgettable holidays. …see more
“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.
“Fabulous Apartment and Fantastic holiday” Just home from a 10 day stay at this beautiful apartment with 3 kids 17, and twins 11. we loved it!!! .. From the start, when Wilma met us and took us there we had no issues with our holiday at all .The apartm
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
“Amazing place to stay....” Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. As it was Novembe
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
With its two bedrooms and two bathrooms, bungalow Poema is ideal for rentals by couples or by families of four. It offers comfortable living areas, both on the sea side and the garden side.
The simplicity of its contemporary architecture allows a permanent and direct c …see more
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic
“Fabulous” Myself and my husband stayed at the villa with 4 friends - we all lead busy hectic lives and wanted a week of peace and quiet to relax. This we certainly did. It is situated in a quiet part of the town yet it's only minutes away from the c
Cielo Soleado is a fantastic villa. It's extremely well located for amenities with the closest supermarket being a 2 minute walk and shops, bars and restaurants only a 5 minute walk. The harbour, wher… More
Reviewed 17 Sep 2014
the villa was huge and very clean and tidy , the outdoor space is a massive plus , you would not get this type of space in many rentals in corralejo.
it has a beautiful pool that is kept very clean a… More
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
this villa must be one of the best around everything was great makes you feel really relaxed the swimming pool is one of the biggest we have had at any viila we have stayed in big tv room big gardens … More
“Beautiful villa in fantastic location in Vilamoura” We travelled to stay at Casa Amne mid-May 2013 with our 4 year old and 5 month old children. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Graham Parker with a beer or wine and got a tour of the villa whic
The best and simplest review I can write for this villa is that I want to live in Portugal and I want this to be my home!
I travelled with my boyfriend and family in June 2012 for 2 weeks and could… More
“Surpassed all expectations in a fabulous way.”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
The owner of this villa could not have done more to make us welcome. The villa itself was like a stay in heaven. The location was ideal and the accomodation and decor were perfect. We also had a house… More
“Lovely big villa in a great location for Vilamoura's attractions”
Reviewed 19 May 2011
This was our second stay at Casa Anme and we've booked again for October this year, that in itself speaks volumes.
Graham, the owner, was waiting for us both times, complete with beer and wine in … More
“Great Villa, home from home.” The villa was great, it had eveything you could possibly need. It was located a short walk away from the bars & restaurants of Pernera, so we didn't need to hire a car. Mark was very helpful, he organised a late check o
We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks and a fantastic, relaxing holiday. The villa is spacious, clean and well-equipped with everything you need. It's in a quiet location but near enough to walk to re… More
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying in this fabulous villa. We know the area well having holidayed in previous years but have to say this is by far the best villa we have stayed in. I… More
“Absolutey Wonderful Villa”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2016
My Wife and I have just stayed at this wonderful villa.n
We booked last minute and can honestly say that we thoroughly enjoyed the villa. Peaceful location with easy access to the surrounding area.… More
“Chilled break” Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities! Great location which is far enough out of the centre of La Cala so that it's quiet but near enough for an easy flat walk in the evening! Great outside space for sunbathing but with shade if
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t
“Great family holiday - lovely house - super location”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The house is fantastic - clean, comfortable and well equipped; with a fabulous location near the beach. There's a lovely scenic stroll alongside the beach to the modern… More
“Amazing accomodation, gorgeous location.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
The house was superb, very clean & everything was in an immaculate order. It was like a home from home, with the full range of children's toys, bikes, books & beach toys. We couldn't of asked for any … More
Reviewed 15 Jun 2012
This holiday ticked all the boxes. It had everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. It had a well equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms. The property was spacious and of an extrem… More
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The Villa has a total surface of 450m2 plus 120m2 balconies facing the beautiful waterfront of Panormos Bay …see more
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m
Situated just 3 miles from the lovely seaside town of Dungarvan in the south east coast of Ireland. The property is cosy and is ideal for a getaway. It is just 300 yards from the beach, perfect for swimming or surfing and also for fishing. If you feel energetic enough y …see more
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
“Exceeded all our expectations.” Great location with all the amenities that we could need. The villa is huge. Set up with a nice flow yet still allowing for the privacy of each couple. The owners generosity and customer service was of the highest le
As shared with the owner, villa sol is obviously lacking of maintenance...a pity as location is good and villa was luxury when built i assume. Electricity needs urgent review (no jacuzi nor safe parki… More
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm
Just returned from a short break to Cove View in Ilfracombe. Have stayed in many high quality hotels/apartments and have to say this property is up there with the best of them. Every creature comfort … More
Thank you for your review of 3 Cove View. We're really pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. James Low
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
As Ilfracombe newbies, me and my wife were looking forward to this break and we weren't disappointed. From the start the owner was helpful and answered any enquiries in hours by email. The apartment i… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at 3 Cove View, and that you hope to return again. Glad you had an opportunity to use the beach bag and didn't need the umbrella! We would love to welcome you to Cove View again, do get in touch if you wish to book for next year. Kind regards, James.
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculat… More
Hello, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to 3, Cove View in the future. Very best wishes, James
“Mrs” We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again.
Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms upstairs would be helpful
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage.
The owner is lovely and very accommodating.
The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal
“Wonderful base to see the delights of North Wales”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
To be highly recommended & owner really helpful with lots of excellent advice.
Everything you need is close by, including pubs, takeaway, shops etc. We will return to hopefully endure some kinder w… More
“quality cottage in a prime location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
We were met by the owner Seunghee, who gave us biscuits and a lovely bunch of flowers
and were shown into this lovely idylic cottage, which was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could… More
“What a welcome,what a cottage.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Quiet location in beautiful surroundings. You can’t go wrong with this modern well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. I really can’t think of anything you would need to bring, as the cott… More
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect.
The apartment included all th
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden.
A perfect sprin
“Fantastic and well-equipped villa in a quiet neighborhood two blocks from the beach”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
We stayed in the villa for 10 days in June/July 2013 and had a fantastic time. We were two families from Norway with two kids each, aged 5, 5, 2 and 1. Every one loved the house.
The villa is quite b… More
“Beautiful house, excellent location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
We rented this villa for 2 weeks and we had a great holiday. The area is great, lots of nice restaurants, a quiet beach on walking distance and some some good beachclubs nearby (Puro beach and nikki b… More