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.
had a wonderful break in Dartmouth ,we were welcomed very warmly by Di, the accommodation and views over the Dart is 1st class, I can thoroughly recommend this holiday letting. note there is a uphi… More
Thank you for your review and yes the views are fantastic from the apartment , you can sit in the lounge and look down to the river, lovely and peaceful too. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Perfect Modern Apartment”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2015
Perfect modern apartment with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Great views. The climb up the hill didn't cause us any problems - we used it as part of our daily exercise. Good bu… More
I'm very touched and it was lovely to meet you both and glad you have gone back a bit fitter too!
“Beautiful apartment run by fantastic people.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
Absolutely thrilled with our week in Dartmouth staying at Avanti. The apartment was bright, airy and beautifully furnished and decorated. Everything you could wish for was there, it really was like a … More
Thank you Regatta guests, we loved having you to stay too. It was a great fun packed week for you and memorable with all that Regatta has to offer. we certainly look forward to seeing you again.
“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
“Fab...book you won't be disappointed” I have stayed at the Stella Maris previously through a tour operator.
In general: the complex is straight over from the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. Overall clean and a nice pool at the side o
This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met
us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge … More
“Fantastic Month In Fuengirola”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
Have just returned from 1 month staying at Antonia's apartment,everything was perfect,beautiful breakfasts basking in the sun on balcony with views to die for.apartment perfect location for everything… More
Reviewed 22 May 2014
My sister and I had a brilliant 11 night stay in this apartment. The apartment has all the facilities you could wish for, the washing machine was an added bonus! The decor was fresh and everything … More
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
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
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth
Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!… More
“Second stay at fabulous villa”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The villa has all you need for a relaxing family holiday. It's clean, spacious, well kitted out and has a lovely pool and spacious sunbathing and dining areas. The location is great for beach, port a… More
“Fantastic villa and service.”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
As usual we were not disappointed with the quality of this villa.
The villa is in a peaceful location with a few restaurants, bars and convenience stores within walking distance, although a car is e… More
“Really nice stay” 4 of us stayed in this villa and it exceeded our expectations. Was an incredibly nice Villa with everything we needed. A great view of the golf course and convenient walk or cab to shops and restaurants. Linda was very helpful. Only
Have just returned from a lovely 2 week holiday staying at Casa Jose.
From the moment I stepped through the gate I felt relaxed and at home. The villa is very nicely presented and the rooms are al… More
“Great family holiday ... we'll be back”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
Casa Jose was lovely! An ideal spot on the edge of the lovely but very quiet golf course, so not over looked at all. The villa was very well equipped with both beach and bath towels and every kitchen … More
“Position, position,position the best on the golf course bar none.”
Reviewed 3 May 2012
The position on the 10th tee and overlooking the 18th green afforded us many hours relaxing by the pool watching golf and chatting to fellow golfing vacationers, we met some great people over the "gar… More
“Outstanding property, warm friendly support” We booked this property well in advance for a trip of a lifetime, so we carefully read all the excellent reviews and can heartily confirm that it has lived up to every expectation.
The decor is luxurious a
“Great choice for a central Florida short term rental”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2015
Location, location, location! This is a great villa for a vacation get away. This villa is a modern home with comfort, style and efficiency all ready for travelers in the Disney/Orlando area. Having a… More
“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We loved our stay at the villa. The location was perfect. Loved the golf course (4 rounds in a week) and the service there was second to none. We will be hoping to book again for the future and take m… More
“Awesome villa, amazing vacation”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2015
Me and my husband and 2 sons stayed in this villa in March/April 2015 for 2 weeks. It was our first visit to the States and from the moment we unlocked the front door and entered the villa we were ju… More
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
“Excellent” Just a few words to say how impressed we were with Casa Bella.
It was so convenient and close to Playa Blanca but also nice and quiet if you wished to stop the day in the villa.
We hired a car for the time we were there which just made sho
Great villa. Two minutes from the beach and supermarket. Villa had everything you would need. So good we are returning this September. The furnishings were of a very high quality. The owner Shin was v… More
Reviewed 10 Feb 2012
I spent a week in this beautiful villa and I must say that everything was perfect.
The house was very clean with all the comforts (internet works fine) and it was a pleasure to spend our days there.
“Superb Villa what it says on the packet is what you get and more.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Excellent property and facilities. Close to all local amenities and Marina Rubicon is a 10 to 15 minute walk along the sea front.… More
“We had a wonderful time” Great location; gracious host; comfortable accomodations made this a must return-to location. We were in town for a week and couldn't have had a better location. The apartment itself is well decorated and has everything you ne
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.
Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre.
Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.… More
“Beautiful modern appartment, clean, comfortable and well equiped.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
"Just as it says on the tin"
My husband and I stayed at the apartment with our 2 teenage children. The appartment was immaculate and very well presented. Kitchen was well equiped, like a home fro… More
“A Lovely House which is like a home” This is a lovely property which has been very thoughtfully equipped with lots of charming touches which are unusual in a rented house. It has everything one might need and the owners and their very helpful agent ha
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
“HOME from HOME” Myself, my husband our teenager and 2 under 6 years stayed at the pad for 2 weeks.
It was brilliant, I normally find family holidays slightly stressful. But the pad was like home from home. It has everything you would have at home.
'Le Pad' was the most comfortable and well equipped accomodation we have stayed in abroad. We normally go with James Villas and although their villas are a good standard, 'Le Pad' really felt like 'h… More
“Our first holiday for over a decade”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
I was in the pool everyday. Loved it.
My daughter and her family has already booked two weeks next year on our recommendation.
You even get to see an air show (Spanish equivalent of the Red Arro… More
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
Had a wonderful stay at the Pad. It is well located for all local amenities, is lovely and clean, and includes everything you may need to enjoy your stay. James and Julia were brill throughout (thanks… More
Thanks Shireen for the nice review and your welcome back anytime. We will even get a spare set of keys cut especially for you. LOL.
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs.
Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
We (2 couples) had a fantastic and well organized 2 weeks vacation in a perfect summer house at Sanary sur mer. One of the best and most picturesque places at the Cote d’Azur even compared to much m… More
“Excellent holiday house”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
This was a perfect spring holiday for us and our children. In early May we were able to sit by the pool sunbathing and swim comfortably for hours every day. Great to have a heated pool. The house was … More
“What a joy”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
If you want the perfect house with plenty of light and space then this is the place for you. We went as a group of friends had had a superb time making full use of all the facilities and enjoying lunc… More
“Great location, great facilities, great welcome - highly recommended 4*” Easy to find and in a great location, I can highly recommend Acorns Garden Apartment at Hedgehog Corner if you;re looking for a luxurious, relaxing place to stay. Joy's welcome i
Acorns is wonderful for a short break and has everything you need for your stay.
The apartment has plenty of space, a large conservatory, fantastic kitchen and bathroom
and the hot tub is just great… More
And it was brilliant welcoming you back again!
Here's to your next visit!
“Amazing, peaceful, relaxing, everything you could possibly need all wrapped up in a beautiful, romantic retreat”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Joy was fabulous from start to finish. She was very accommodating with my wishes to surprise my partner for our anniversary by making it extra special. We had email communication over several weeks be… More
Thank you for your generous words. I am delighted it all went so well for such a special anniversary. Yes, this guest is absolutely correct, if there are any one nights available between bookings they are bookable on my home web site where you can also see a film of the Hot Tub and property and other sister property with same facilities including a private Hot Tub too.
Thank you for being such special guests and hope to see you again one day soon!
“Cosy and relaxing”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2015
Ideal for short break or holiday, close to River Cottage and the Jurassic Coast.
The breakfast basket was superb every taste catered for.… More
Thank you for your time in writing such lovely lines about our Acorns Apartment.
I am very grateful to you for choosing to stay here and delighted you enjoyed your visit.
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes… More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
“Pretty in Pink” My sister and I loved our stay at the Pink Cottage, from being met by Dave at the airport and welcomed by George, to our last day. Even the workmen were courteous and considerate. Everyone we met was friendly and we felt very safe.
“Wonderful stay at Mountain View villa” We found the villa to be very welcoming. More than comfortable for 2 adults with 2 young children. Villa's location is ideal for exploring the local attractions as well as the local beaches which are very well su
“Excellent villa in a great location.” Extremely spacious. Exceptionally comfortable bed. Very close to town/restaurants etc., whilst far enough away to not be bothered by too much noise.
View of the sea from patio and balcony.
Close to a small sup
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 t… More
Reviewed 17 Sep 2014
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
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in
“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
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the north… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More