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.
“Blissful” It's home away from home. Quite surroundings with peaceful walks around the village taking one to tiny monasteries not listed in any travel guide books, which you discover once you get to Auks Farm. The farm hosts are extremely warm & graci
“Fantastic Apartment. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient to all amenities!” We have been holidaying in La Cala for the last 8 years in various rental apartments but this one tops them all! The location is perfect for walking to the beach or into La Cal
This was our 3rd stay in La Cala, but our 1st at Casa Azul. Mick & Sue's apartment was perfect for our needs. It has everything you need to make your holiday a pleasurable experience. If you enjoy a h… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
what a wonderful apartment, this was our second stay at mick& sues place it is fully equipped and a home from home. the balcony has a lovely sea view and perfect for a bar-b-que. great location close… More
“What a place! Beyond expectations.”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
We stayed in this apartment for 11 nights. We all felt very comfortable here, like a home from home. The apartment is well furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The owners and agen… More
“Grand Salis for a wonderful holiday.” The view from the front veranda was full of activity, beach, sailing boats, yachts with beautiful,panaromic views of the coast with the mountains behind. You can walk easily into Old Antibes and visit the excitin
“Utterly Fabulous!” Casa Leana is just amazing! The house is beautifully furnished and styled in a typically Tuscan style but with every modern convenience you could want and with additions that we didn't even know we wanted before we arrived .... Wine
What can I say about Casa Leana and Tuscany? Well it was just one of the best holidays ever!
Starting with the friendly service from Di and Leigh who both met us in Anghiari and took us to the vil… More
“Best holiday ever!”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
Several reasons why this was literally the best holiday ever.
* The most fantastic friendly service from the owners Di and Leigh who couldn't do enough for us
* The most stunning location - the s… More
“Simply perfect for an extended family get away!”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2014
We knew we were in good hands from the minute Leigh collected us from Perugia airport.
A short 45 minute trip and we joined the rest of our extended family at Casa Leana. Yes I am slightly biased,… More
“Great stay, great host” Even though there were renovations going on we enjoyed a cosy comfortable stay. Lovely welcome from Lisa, given a tour of property everything explained. Fully equipped with all you need plenty clean towels and clean comfortable
French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer
Studio 3 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“Perfect for a relaxing holiday in wonderful surroundings” From initial contact with the owner, through to booking and resolving a minor maintenance issue, everything was just great.
The studio flat is fairly small, and the compact shower is just bi
We came for the second time this year to this marvellous place, this time again for 10 nights. The view from the balcony over the bay with hundreds of sailing boats is wonderful and romantic, and as w… More
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… 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.
“Very relaxing holiday in fantastic accomodation located in a beautiful part of France.” Extremely well appointed converted barn, modernised to the highest standard. Superb rooftop terrace overlooking Vineyards in the foreground and rolling hills in th
“The perfect place for quality time with your family!”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
We love going to Almond Barn both as a family and as a couple with our friends. The house is amazing - so tasteful and full of everything you need for a relaxing, easy holiday. They have thought of … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Almond Barn is all you expect and a bit more. All facilities are excellent and the house is well equipped for every eventuality. We loved the property and made use of the local pizzeria where they wer… More
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
The Almond Barn was a wonderful place to stay. This part of France is very interesting, rich in Cathar history, towering castles, gorgeous abbeys, sunflower fields and vineyards. We were four adults… More
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we
From the initial contact I was impressed by how easy the booking process was and how helpful the owner was. Having not been to this area of Portugal before I found the directions from Lisbon airport v… More
Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you found everything enjoyable. Casa De Vista De Montahna is, as you say, in a lovely location and lots to do in and around it. I look forward to hearing back from you for your next booking as arranged.
“What a great location, Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
I, my partner, and a couple of close friends stayed at the Casa de Vista de Montahna last year and we were all very happy with the holiday overall!. The location is overlooking these beautiful mountai… More
Thank you very much for a fantastic compliment for Casa de Vista De Montahna.I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and everything was there for your requirements. I look forward to welcoming you again when you are ready.
“Comfortable house with a great view”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The house is very comfortable and there's a great view from the terrace. It's in a quiet area, but very convenient for the A1 so you can easily reach pl… More
Thank you for your feedback and very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes there are many places to visit all in easy reach. I look forward to welcoming you back should you chose to visit us again.
“Above and beyond our expectaitions” From the moment Rudy picked us up for our transfer till the end of our stay at the Villa we had a fantastic experience. The staff were amazing and helpful. All the bedrooms were clean and spacious. The pool, gardens
We were 5 families staying in the villa together for one week in February, and we had the most amazing time. With 2 pools, a movie room, spacious rooms, an excellent view and the most amazing thaifood… More
“Fantastic Villa” We stayed in Villa Viona 2 for 12 days in October while celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary. From day one everything was perfect and had no problems at all. Roni the Manager was there to meet us on arrival at the villa
villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each parti… More
“Great Location, Personal Service!”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
Our first trip to Bali and we had a wonderful experience with the villa.
Upon clearing the customs at the airport, we were met with a smile from Katut who held a sign with my name on it. We were th… More
“like a princess”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We have stayed two weeks at Villa Viona, accidentally because we had had some troubles in an another place.
We was really lucky because Villa Viona is like a paradise with a wonderful swimmig pool, a… 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
“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
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural.
Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast.
Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break.
Only significant negative comments are that
Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very he… More
Hi, Thank you for your very kind review and glad you had a most enjoyable stay in my villa and you found it clean, modern and well equipped. I have also taken on board you constructive comments that are fully appreciated as there is always room for improvement and regard my villa as home from home and want to achieve a very high standard of satisfaction for my guests .Hope may be to see you return in the future.
“Great comfort and privacy for a very good price” Very good location in a quiet area. Beautiful furnished apartment with modern kitchen and nice rooms. WC and bathroom clean. From the windows and balcony a beautiful view. Close to grocery, pizza and pu
“Lovely House” A lovely well equipped & homely house in a great location.The shared pool is great if you just want to lounge about which is not busy.Or the roof terrace if you want some privacy & has the sun all day.The front patio is great to have you
We had an absolutely fabulous time in your property. It is a regular home from home and we felt comfortable as soon as we arrived. The pictures and photos made the house feel lived in rather than some… More
“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
The house is in a great location close to both the beach(15 mins) and shops(5 mins).The accommodation was lovely and we were spoilt for choice on where to sit, the roof terrace or front patio.The beac… More
“Excellent house and location -brilliant holiday”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
The house is really only a 15 minute walk to the beach and restaurants(our teenage boys did in in 5 minutes!) and is only 5 minutes walk from supermarkets or the excellent 'corner' shop, which stocks … More
“Exceptional!” I have stayed in many villas and this one was the very best by far!
Excellent communication with the owner, the villa was even more beautiful than the photographs and every single detail was thought of and provided for.
I rent a villa each time I go to Lanzarote but this was a gem of a find. My group of 6 included my 2 twentysomething boys and their girlfriends and the villa was perfect for us, the accommodation is c… More
“An Exceptional Five Star Plus Villa”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
In recent years we have stayed in a few Villas in the upmarket area of Los Mojones but, without any doubt, 'Number 15' definitely merits a Five Star Plus Award.
Number 15 is luxurious, well laid … More
“Fantastic, awesome place” We stayed at the villa in a perfect location for large group of people, family with children or even relaxing with the beloved one. Thanks to Manu and Jazz and the staff for the ospitality! I will definitely come back for mor
The villa was probably one of the most impressive holiday properties me or any of my companions ever rented. The location and the views from the infinity pool were second to none and the staff were su… More
“Breathtalking & will not be forgotten”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Baan seThai was beyond our expectation, the family who were the staff members for the property were so helpful and cooked us beautiful traditional meals, chopped fresh fruit daily and would not let us… More
“excellent villa and great experience by living!!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
Baan sethai is so beautiful villa bring me a fatanstic experince during the visit to koh samui. the management of the baan sethai was excellent, maid is so helpful during the stay, the food in the vi… More
“Ideal break in Easter Ross” We were extremely lucky to find a cottage of such a high standard available at short notice. Oaklea was a perfect base for a short stay in Easter Ross. The cottage itself offered everything required for a relaxing stay an
We found the bungalow to be very comfortable, relaxing and convenient. Goes without saying it is well maintained, clean and very approachable. After a very long and tiring day in the highlands, we loo… More
“Warm welcoming restful and peaceful cottage in perfect location” I stayed here with my husband and two small children for a week. Instantly felt relaxed on arrival as the village is so peaceful and the cottage so near to beach, shop and pub - ideal wi
“Wonderful place to take the family - highly reccomended”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
We have enjoyed 2 stays at Sunnyside and both times have found it to be a lovely home from home. Wonderfully furnished and exceptionally clean, we found it a great place to take the family and use it … More
“SECRET OF THE ROSELAND PENINSULA”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2012
Portsscatho is a beautiful area of Cornwall to stay and explore with many beaches and lovely walks.We have hired Sunnyside for the last 2years and holidayed for the last 4 in this village.
The accomm… More
“lovely apartment” This apartment is in a great location, it overlooks the pool area and has a lovely balcony where we sat for breakfast and drinks, inside the apartment there is everything you need for a brilliant holiday, Gaynor who owns the apartme
“We had a wonderful time.” Great place. Great location. The apartment is located in a beautiful place. The serenity, charm, and its immaculate cleanliness is the ideal place for a state of mind to stay connected
with the beauty of the place we visi
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and
The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holid… More
“Everything you need in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
The house has everything you need (pool, barbecue, modern ktichen, good appliances, washing machine, ...) and everything is a new and perfect condition. Beautiful views, 20 minutes drive to beaches an… More