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.
“Great appartment, beautiful town.” This was our second visit to this apartment and we will certainly be coming back again. The apartment is well equipment and perfectly located for restaurants and the beach without being noisy.
There are two good
Conil is a perfect little town with lovely quiet beaches, an interesting old centre and a very Spanish feel. The apartment is cosy and nicely decorated and very convenient for beaches , restaurants a… More
“A perfect combination of a stunning holiday destination at the same time as being in authentic Spain.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
Beautiful setting, stunning rooftops views, comfortable accommodation and a town full of life with a really authentic Spanish feel to it. Convenient location for both the beach, the town centre and fo… More
“Authentic Andalucia in a homely place at the heart of Conil”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
I stayed for two and a half weeks in this wonderful apartment and I can say wholeheartedly that I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. My reasons: First, Location, location, location: I cannot think of … More
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Ideal villa for families.” Excellent service provided by Graham. Villa ideal for families with young children. We were 2 families with 5 children ranging from 2-5 years. Excellent for this age. We walked to marina. We did bring scooters with us as wel
“Beautiful villa in fantastic location in Vilamoura”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
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 which… More
“The perfect home from home!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
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
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be.
Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine.
The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
This was a first visit to the Algarve for us and we were keen to find a quiet and peaceful villa away from the crowds where we could relax, unwind and enjoy a private pool. This villa fitted the bill … More
“Great villa - clean spacious and good location”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
This villa is perfect for people looking to have a quiet break, yet still close to lovely sandy beaches and any nessecary amenities - Villamoura is close and a very nice harbour with resturaunts and p… More
Thank you very much, i hope you enjoyed your barbecues by the Sunset :)
“Fantastic Holiday and Stay at Casa Nova”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We stayed at Casa Nova with our 2 young children aged 4 and 1 and sister and brother in law. The villa was of an excellent condition with excellent facilities, lots of space and a fantastic pool and … More
“A perfect holiday stay” We have finally found and experienced stay in a fabulous villa in Goa. It has the perfect ambience of a relaxed holiday stay. It is in a secure gated community and walking distance to the Benaulim beach. All other tourist attra
I travelled with my 17yr old son and his friend of 19yrs and his parents. I found Elvina who will arrange your booking, more than helpful and efficient, even down to helping me with dress codes, food… More
Thank you so much for the excellent review. You were a lovely guest and we can definitely say that our family loved hosting you. You are welcome back anytime. One of our aims setting up this home is to allow guests to focus on enjoying the food, drink, and culture of lively Goa by eliminating all worries about accommodation. We are glad that we could be a part of your holiday.
“A nice house in a secure and gated development with swimming pool”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
We enjoyed our stay in Zen gardens and appreciated the warm welcome from the owners representatives.… More
Thank you for the excellent review. We loved hosting you and would welcome you back anytime. We are glad that you had a nice holiday and that we could be a part of it.
“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
“Will return” This a lovely bright, light, modern apartment, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Its right on Porth beach, you can lie in bed listening to the waves. Parking spaces are a bit tight so I wouldn't like to go in a huge 4x4. I would be more
“Beautiful beach apartment, immaculately presented and perfect for family”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Stayed with my husband and 20 month old daughter and will definitely be back. The apartment is immaculate, modern and includes everything you could need for self-catering (great kitchen crockery, pots… More
“Amazing location on the beach, fantastic appartment, perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
The property is immaculately presented and superbly furninshed with everything you could need - it really does feel like a home away from home. We travelled with 2 young children (2 & 6yrs), and the … More
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
Despite traditionally British half-term weather, we have just returned from a very restful week staying in Coast 1.
On arrival the apartment was absolutely immaculate. All the fixtures, fittings… More
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better.
Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al
The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.… More
“Spacious, Private, Luxury and Convenient”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
Wow! What an apartment!!!
My husband and I visited this apartment last weekend with another couple. The apartment is HUGE with the most stunning terrace and a pool which was so quiet it almost fel… More
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th
We stayed here in June with our 5 children, it was fantastic lovely people, apartment, views, and facilities. We travelled for a family wedding and Alison and Jes really helped with all our needs, we … More
“une adresse à recommander”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
une location réunissant de nombreuses qualités: accueil irréprochable, propriétaires demeurant sur place particulièrement discrets mais serviables à la demande, logements et espaces verts très … More
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom
“Cosy” It has been so nice to come back to The Police House after a few years away. And what an improvement! Really comfortable & compact, near enough to the shops but also far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds...& the dogs love it! Lovel
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and
The Gite is set in a lovely location with a stunning view of the mountains on clear days. Easy to find following owners directions from Toulouse airport. Car is essential though as it is in a very rur… More
The gite now has its own livebox installed, which will solve the problem of WiFi access.
“perfect little house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
What makes this little house so special apart from the beautiful location and tranquil surroundings is the stylish way the owner has furnished this little house. It is comfortable and a real home fo… More
“A Haven of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful time at this pretty little cottage/gite surrounded by the most beautiful gardens. Pamela made us really welcome with a food basket and flowers in our cottage.
The pool was amazing … More
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
We have just returned from a 6 week stay at 68 Yardie and found it excellent in every way, the beds in particular were very comfortable. The house is equipped with everything we needed from bed linen… More
“Wonderful cottage by the sea.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic holiday at this cottage. Highlights? Having breakfast every morning on the bench looking out to sea, walking along the coastal path to watch the seals and hear them sing and grunt t… More
“Great place to stay, all you could ask for and more, definitely hope to return!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
We had a fantastic stay at this lovely holiday home. Very well thought out, kids loved the toys and watching TV in bed. The highlight for us was watching a pod of dolphins swim past whilst enjoying th… More
“Wonderful” Stunning apartment my wife and myself stayed in the apartment for 4weeks in February it is even better then the photos everything that you need is included it is the first time my wife said that she could have stayed longer
Stayed at this fantastic penthouse since our first visit in 2013 like home from home winter and summer
Can highly recommend!… More
Always a pleasure to have you stay at Sotoserena, Glenda. I believe this was your 4th visit! Thanks, again.
“An apartment and area that rewards”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2016
We've been there three years in a row and booked again as the complex is well managed, clean and safe. The apartment is excellent and well situated in the buildings. It's quiet and not overlooked, yet… More
Many thanks Peter, always a pleasure!
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
Probably the nicest 1bed apartment we have stayed in.
Very clean, tidy and modern. Good sized terrace with great views.
Two large pools on complex, in Sept very rarely busy, only issue is that some … More
“Fab weekend” Just got back today from blue tit lodge and already looking to book again next year beautiful lodge with great facilities. Very well furnished fabulous location had a great time with great friends highly recommended
Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady f… More
Really glad you enjoyed your return visit to Bluetit Lodge.
Thank you very much for leaving the lodge in a great state. Its guests like you that makes it worth while renting the lodge out. Hope to see you again
“Fantastic lodge in a great location with everything you need”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Debbie and Dean were very helpful and informative throughout the whole booking process.
On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and we were over the moon with the location and facilit… More
Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again.
“fantastic break - clean,tidy,relaxed, everything you could wish for!!”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
I booked Bluetit lodge for my friends 30th birthday and there were 10 of us in total. I was worried at first we might get bored and be struggling for things to do - how wrong I was!! We didn't have en… More
Thank you very much for your very positive review. Also thank you for taking care of the lodge as if it was your own, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing you again.
“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
“What I needed at the time not for everyoe” A clean small house that was what I needed for a break in a quiet area, reasonable well fitted out but the back verandah toilet was a cold place to be at night. No dishwasher which I found a pain the rest of
“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.
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in.
It is also very convenie
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
Reviewed 7 May 2013
I had been planning a surprise weekend away for my husbands 30th birthday and came across this beautiful cottage! Myself and husband arrived on the Friday and was delighted with the small 2 bed cottag… More
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
We arrived late due to getting lost in the area, eventually called Annie who looks after the Villa and lives nearby, her husband came out in the dark and found us about 3 miles away, we were eternally… More
“Our Best Venue ever”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
The owner slightly understates the quality of this perfect venue.He should also advertise that the barbeque is a top class gas barbeque.Also there are more than sufficient tools etc for thebarbeque.We… More
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More