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.
This is a light and airy home. Furnished for comfort providing just about everything you want for a restful stay. Paintings and photos are by local artists Guests comment on the high standards of comfort and cleanliness. 2 minutes walk to promenade and pebble beach. …see more
We recently travelled to Deal for a family wedding and since there were 6 of us, 4 being young children, we thought it best to rent a house. The Bach was a stunning house with all mod cons, very comf… More
Reviewed 5 Nov 2011
We all had a fab. time here. The house is all you could ask for, comfortable, cosy and stylish. The location for us was great, we could walk into Deal along the prom. and visit all the shops, from M&… More
“Very clean, comfortable and convenient.”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Good location with sea view Pleasant sea walk to Deal. Good restaurants and takeaways with a micro brewery within walking distance. The property was well presented with plenty of space for 5 adults. … More
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment fully air conditioned, large lounge with dinning table and sofas, fully furnished including leather sofas, LCD TV, DVD, internet connection, WI-FI. The fitted kitchen is modern with vitro ceramic, diswasher, extractor fan.
The bedrooms are ve …see more
Welcome to our home! Driving 25 minutes from Málaga Airport, 5 minutes from the center of Marbella and 15 minutes from Puerto Banús, you will find our spacious sunny villa with a private pool. Its proximity to the Rio Real golf course and the beach makes it a perfect …see more
We booked this villa for a hen do ... And it was perfect! The location was superb, despite the motorway being close by, we really didn't notice the noise. You'd definitely need a car if staying for mo… More
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Eva & José
“The perfect stag do”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2013
We had 5 days and nights at Villa Rio and wished we could have had more. Jose greeted us upon arrival (at 01:00) with a big smile and warm manner. From the outset he was accommodating, polite and be… More
Thank you very much for your words, it was a pleasure to have guests like you. We hope to see you soon again!
Eva & José
“Excellent Hospitality, friendly and helpful owner”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
Myself and 8x friends stayed at the villa for 6 days and enjoyed every minute.
The villa itself is spacious and clean and there was more than enough room for all of us. It is situated approximately… More
Thank you so much for your lovely words, it was a pleasure! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Eva & José
Woodview an extremely comfortable house situated in the centre of the village close to Mary Ann's, an outstanding pub/restaurant and the village shop. The harbour offers excellent sailing and fishing. The thriving market town of Skibbereen with excellent shops an …see more
We have stayed here both in Spring and Summer and the house is cosy in the cold weather due to a lovely log fire and great in the summer too with a sun trap of a garden.
The kitchen is very well equi… More
“Clean and cozy apartment with a beautiful view and a little yard and pool that looks like a little paradise.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
Great location with gorgeous surroundings. Bus stop is just at bottom of hill. Easy access to day trips and activities such as Niederhorn, Jungfraujoch, and Schilthorn. The bikes at the apartment were… More
The Tarante apartment has a spacious double bedroom with king-size bed (can offer twin beds upon request) & en-suite bathroom. Living room with sofa-bed & dining for 4. TV/DVD with free view, ipod dock/clock radio, & fully fitted/equipped kitchen, wifi internet access. …see more
On arrival we received a very warm welcome from both Joanna & Jeremy. The apartment was spotless and ideal for the two of us. We enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing short break visiting many resorts … More
Diktamos Villas, brings a new style of luxury within art, resort to the area offering superb service and a warm welcoming atmosphere.
These exclusive houses sit within a 1,500 sqm private estate on the northern coast of Crete, near the town of Rethymnon, in the village …see more
Cobblers Cottage is a beautiful stone built cottage/bungalow, part of which dates back to the 1700's. Formally a barn & used as a Chip Shop before becoming home to the Village Cobbler John Walker. Cobblers Cottage has been lovingly upgraded & furnished to a very high …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at this delightful, clean, cosy property. Great location to explore the area. Monsal bike trail is a must! We ran out of time to do everything we wanted to do so… More
“Everything you need for a peaceful stay in the Peaks.”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
I stayed at Cobblers cottage with my husband and 6 year old daughter for 3 nights in May. We found to cottage to be extremely clean with lovely decor and a very cosy feel. The owners have thought of e… More
“Wow - Just Perfect!!”
Reviewed 5 May 2015
Myself, my wife and our 2 children stayed over the Bank Holiday weekend for 3 nights. We have stayed in many places and this has to be one of the best. Well set out, plenty of thought has gone into th… More
St Judes Cottage is peacefully located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private road. The rear of the property overlooks a bowling green, and there is a small courtyard garden to enjoy the summer sun.St Judes cottage is ideal for couples and families. Its location makes …see more
Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.… More
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
My friend and I stayed for 2 nights in St Jude's cottage. In advance of our arrival, Steve's communication was excellent and we were made aware of the parking situation. Steve provided plenty of permi… More
Reviewed 22 Jan 2014
We booked this on the morning of the day we needed to arrive and the owners could not have reacted more quickly to confirm our booking. We found them to be polite and helpful before and after our stay… More
SUFFOLK'S SECRET. COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE CLOSE TO THE RIVER DEBEN IN WALDRINGFIELD.
IVYDENE is a stylish luxury cottage, close to a sandy beach, boating, golf, cycling and good walks.It is just five miles from Woodbridge. Sleeping four people in one double room and a tw …see more
Yonder Shippon is situated on a farm on Dartmoor in South Devon. Weekly lets are offered, or short breaks (a minimum of three nights) are available during the period mid-October through to mid-March.
It is a delightful cosy little cottage, recently converted from a sto …see more
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Hideaway in the moor”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep.… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
Kenmare House is perfectly situated for anyone wishing to explore the Ring of Kerry or the Beara Peninsula. It is close enough to Kenmare town to take advantage of the bustle of its award winning restaurants and bars, and its countryside location offers peace and quiet. …see more
This recently refurbished family friendly lodge sleeps up to 6 people comfortably in 1 double room (with ensuite WC), twin room & 1 sofa bed. There is also a family bathroom, a fully functioning kitchen with all mod cons, WIFI and free view TV in the living room and the …see more
“fab time in a comfortable, clean lodge with lots of facilities”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2015
My wife and i and our little family of Westies had a great time. The location is ideal for the coast and countryside nearby. Lodge and site facilities were ideal. We are definately planning to return … More
“Last minute break”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Great time at the lodge. Lodge was located 5 min walk from the showbar, shop and playpark. Fort Kinnaird shops/asda only a 10 min drive! The lodge had everything needed, there is central heating but L… More
“This was an amazing experience enjoyed by the whole group”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2014
From the time of arrival until we left this beautiful lodge we had an really good time. We were met by Leanne ( manager ) who made us feel so welcome. She showed us around the lodge, told us where eve… More
The Lime House is an eco-lodge built from strawbales harvested and baled on the land. The building has been finished with natural clay plaster and paint inside and a beautiful lime render on the outside. You will find it hard to believe that the building is made from st …see more
Carn Mhor Lodge is a newly built, detached property located at the High Burnside development in Aviemore. Set back in a secluded location with forest walks to the rear of the house, the property boasts fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains from the upstairs and dow …see more
I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely help… More
“Absolutely Fantastic, All Home Comforts And More Could Not Fault It”
Reviewed 20 May 2015
We had a fantastic weekend at the Carn Mhor Lodge. The house is just amazing. Even better in real life than in the photos. An excellent base for visiting the Cairngorms national Park and further beyon… More
Boundary barn is a beautiful Cotswold stone barn conversion on the edge of the Cotswold water parks. Sleeping 8+2 people in 4 bedrooms 2 double and 2 twin rooms, with two occasional beds as a double sofa bed. The open plan design has an enormous main room with well equi …see more
Spacious, comfortable and well finished. Full to the brim with facilities and just an excellent space to be in. The field/garden/lawn is a perfect space to play games (what we did), relax or just look… More
Beaufield Mews is a new, luxury two bedroom /two on suite bathroom flat in the center of Shere Village in The Surrey Hills. The ancient village of Shere is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and bir …see more
The flat was in excellent condition and beautifully furnished. There are a number of oubs and shops right on the doorstep making this an ideal holiday location. I found the flat had everything I neede… More
“Fabulous accommodation in a beautiful village.”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We had a brilliant half term break here. The apartment was absolutely spotless, extremely well equipped and in a really beautiful location.
Shere is one of the prettiest villages in Surrey, with l… More
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Delighted you had a great time.
“Such an amazing place!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
I hired Beaufield Mews to stay in over the duration of my Wedding. I was getting married at my parents house locally but didn't want to be staying on site. I absolutely fell in love with this apartmen… More
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of …see more
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your stay here … More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
Holiday protected through agency owning property.
A highly luxurious hide-away apartment in part of a beautiful period property. Pull out single sofa bed for an occasional extra guest/young child.
Ideal for two, situated right next to the beach and the town.
Stunning i …see more
The bungalows are located in an exceptional location that overlooks Leysin. It is snug in the middle of the ski slopes in winter and in the middle of alpine meadows in the summer. The view of the morning sunrise or evening sunset will take your breath away. You are l …see more
“Best Swiss getaway in a great location close to town and all the chalet mountain life can offer.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
We stayed at Leysin Lodge for almost a week, and used this place as our home base to explore the surrounding areas. It was great to have the kitchen and living space which a regular hotel doesn't come… More
“Impeccably clean and incredibly convenient”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
I was incredibly impressed with the Leysin Lodge! The bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms were all impeccably clean and tidy. Plus the Lodge provided you with all the dishes and accessories one could thin… More
I will definitely show my cleaning staff your remark they work very hard to keep it as clean as possible. I hope to see you soon in Leysin.
Reviewed 31 May 2015
It was a great pleasure to stay at Leysin Lodge! Great location, breathtaking views. We definately want to come back! … More
Originally built over 200 year ago, and used as a barn until 2000, this award winning environmentally-friendly, 4 star stone cottage, retains many original features plus the comforts of modern living. It is furnished and equipped to a high standard. The accommodat …see more
Whilst this review refers to "The Swallows" we have also stayed in "The Robin" and enjoyed a bed and breakfast room in Barbara and Alan's House. We have been delighted with the quality and standards … More
“Quiet and Tranquil but close to everywhere.”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2012
Had a fantastic time staying at the Swallows. The hosts are very helpful and friendly and could not do enough to help. Being close to the reservoir reserve made for some nice family walks. The cottage… More
2 Bay Retreat is a privately owned 2-bedroom mews style holiday villa on the stunning Bay Retreat Villa development offering quality accommodation at a competitive price. The property is approx 4 miles from Padstow and close to seven of Cornwall's most stunning beaches …see more
SHARE THE MAGIC in fabulous Villa Alkionis...• Villa Alkionis lies at the end of a sloping driveway in splendid isolation between the picturesque villages of Skala and Poros in Southeast Kefalonia. From its large veranda - ideal for dining al fresco - you can en …see more
The Barn at Lechlade offers luxury, self-catered and bed and breakfast accommodation. Nestled in the heart of Lechlade, the start of the River Thames and the gateway to the Cotswolds, the Barn at Lechlade is on the grounds of Bridge House, built in the late 17th centur …see more
“Great house, lovely host, great setting, perfect!”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
We were a group of 6 old friends looking for a house for us to have a long overdue get together for the weekend. The Barn was perfect, with a large space downstairs to relax and spend time together an… More
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Barn. I'd love to welcome you back anytime.
“Wish we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjo… More
I'm so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at The Barn. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to see you all getting the most from your time with us. I know the dogs and the guinea pigs will miss all the extra attention! I hope the rest of your trip to England was fabulous. Please come again.
“Beautiful cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The Barn was spotlessly clean, well laid out and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The welcome we had was amazing (from Deborah and her dogs) with croissants and pastries as a lovely… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed staying at The Barn it was a pleasure to have you. We'd love to see you again sometime.
Bridge Cottage is a three bedroom detached property offering spacious, comfortable accommodation located on the spectacular Ards Peninsula which boasts a wealth of arts and crafts, fantastic local produce, history, heritage and natural beauty.
Guests can enjoy all the b …see more
Le Manoir de Servies is built into the outskirts of the village walls, and in previous years has been an old school house. It is spacious enough to enable families to holiday together without getting on top of each other, and with local amenities such as a restaurant, b …see more
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 fro… More
“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
2 bedroom top floor apartment for 4 people, only a 5 minute walk to the sandy beach of Javea in a beautiful complex with pool and WIFI.Perfect for beach holidays, the apartment is divided into 2 floors. The ground floor has a double bedroom and a bathroom, an open-plan …see more
DEC 2015 - BASEMENT RENOVATIONS AND NEW APPLIANCES
Note that the villa can now accommodate up to 14 people in 6 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and 1 open room with 2 additional beds.
The villa DSL has been changed to a 40 Megabytes fiber optic WiFi Internet acr …see more
My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with
Any questions about places … More
“Villa Alzambra weekend”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
from the moment we found this villa, the service from the villas owner Nacho de la Fuente has been amazing, kind and very efficient.
The villa is in excellent condition and has an amazing pool and … More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
We stayed at the villa at the beginning of April for 6 days. From being greeted by Nacho on arrival to handing back the Villa our stay was faultless.
The villa is in excellent condition. We utili… More
Direct beach front three bedroom house in private marine estate, with panoramic sea views around Aldwick Bay to Selsey. New Balcony overlooking the gardens and Sea, plus three patios all sea facing .
Bognor Regis is one mile away and Chichester and Goodwood are five m …see more
We stayed in this lovely house for two weeks and had a wonderful restful holiday. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable. The garden is gorgeous and leads directly onto the beach. The ow… More
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
very relaxing place to stay. So good to be next to the sea as I grew up round there. Lots of cormoranst and a new beach cafe since I was last there.… More
Modern, stylish apartment is located on the famous Tartini square .Located on 2th floor of a century old building, its windows overlook Tartini square and churc of st.Georgio. Guests will feel close enough to touch them!Tartini Square is the centre of Piran and the …see more
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it& …see more
Beau studio indépendant dans villa entourée d'un terrain arboré proche du centre ville situation calme et tranquilleL'appartement est composé d'une grande pièce qui comprend un coin salon (canapé, pouf, TV), un coin salle à manger (table pour 4 à 6 personnes) et …see more
The stone pump house for the Ladybower Dam was built in 1929 and converted into luxury apartments in 2004. Whilst the exterior countryside evokes raw nature at its best we aim to make the interior of our apartment more restful. Contemporary style, quality furniture, lux …see more
yep lovely time always had at ladybower. Weve had a few weekends there but could easily spend a full holiday theres so much to do in the area. Our kids are still young so chatsworth always an appeal… More
Quintessentially English thatched cottage in the heart of Purbecks and Thomas Hardy country set in a street so unspoilt it is used in period dramas.. 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Studland bay & Swanage. Romantic, …see more
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
“Wonderful stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
“Quaint little cottage, within 5 miles walk of the castle”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Fantastic holiday, with some good sunshine. The cottage is within 5 min walk of the castle, and 4 pubs all offering good food and great hosts.
Studland beach and Swange are all within a 15 min drive… More
Casa Melograno is a lovely hold house typical of the Selinunte's countryside. This large estate consists of two villas, the Casa Melograno and the owner's house, they are completely indipendent. The house has recently been renovated with good taste and great c …see more
We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and… More
“A beautiful secluded villa”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
We stayed in for 1 week as party of 5 (1 child), renting the whole villa.
We were guided into the villa with the obliging help of the agent we booked through, as it is tucked away in the hills abov… More
“Stunning villa, can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We hired Casa Melograno for a week in Aug 14 for my Dad's 60th and I can't recommend it enough. The location is stunning and the pool is luxury. The villa is very well equipped and the layout of the b… More
Freshly decorated for 2016, Escape cottage is picture postcard pretty. Minutes away from Llandudno's attractions yet tucked away so as to provide guests with their own little oasis. With new beds, kitchen & sofa's, styling is a beautiful mix of vintage finds & modern co …see more
We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!)… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage / here in Llandudno. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we have the pleasure of your visit again. Like you say, although we don't have wifi in the cottage, it is readily available in town & at our B&B just down the road.
Thanks again & kind regards,
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.