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.
“Stunning outlook” We stayed for a week towards the end of July and had a wonderful time. The apartment is clean and spacious with all the facilities you would expect, including aircon, which was a must have! The outstanding aspect of the apartment are
“Beautiful location, very relaxing spot with a great view.”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
Beautiful location. Nice apartment/house with a balcony where you can sit out overlooking the sea. Quiet too so it's a nice place to relax. The apartment is in good condition (it looks like it was ref… More
“Amazing views, spacious lodgings, great location”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
An hour's drive from Dubrovnik airport, you can drive all round the coast or take the ferry like us.
We had a apartment to ourselves - kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms and outside t… More
French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer
Studio 3 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“excellent value for money” By sheer coincidence we stayed in this apartment 16 years ago (1997). The apartment has had (what we guess to be) a partial refurbishment - kitchen and partly bathroom. So much of it was as we remembered it. As holiday accom
Etoile matin is an ideal place to stay if you are staying in villefranche. A bit old-fashioned, but it has everything you will need. The best thing is the balcony. We spent many happy hours sat her… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
We stayed for 8 nights in total, 1st night in one of the apartments and then 7 nights in studio 7 on the top floor which was wonderful, very modern with air conditioning ( the other apartment did not … More
En plus de l'emplacement idéal de notre studio (très proche de la mer et du petit centre ville de la Cotinière) nous avons découvert ici une jolie adresse. Les studios sont calmes, joliment décor… More
“A lovely house in a great location for exploring the area.” Before we arrived, while we there and after we left, Alan and Lorna did all they could to ensure our stay was an enjoyable one. Communications were prompt, polite and informative. Instruction
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bette… More
“Good family accommodation, fabulous pool and good local amenities” We stayed for 10 days as a family of 6 in August and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The Villa has lots of outside space including a wonderful pool and barbecue and everything you ne
“Perfect house in lovely secluded setting” My friends and I stayed at this property in May for a week. The house was beautiful, very clean with all facilities required for a group of people. The pool was amazing, very secluded, perfect temperature.
“Beautiful villa for a relaxing get away” Just returned from 12 nights holiday. 8 adults and 5 children aged 10 mths and 2,5,11 and 13 years. Had a great time. Kids and adults all loved it. Pool and outdoor area was fab and where we spent lots of time
Large family trip so many boxes to tick and this really was a great base and a very well equipped villa, pictures do not do it justice, pool and BBQ area were very well used and close to shops and be… More
“Great place to stay.” This really is the most fantastically appointed self catering accomodation that we have stayed in. The views are truly outstanding and change by the hour. A real gem of a Cornish hideaway.
Clean and tidy house in the best location. Very comfortable double bed with good quality bed linen. A warm, homely feeling property. Lovely small village location. Delicious pasties from Ralphs (villa… More
“It`s the best place in Cornwall”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2012
We have stayed in Lapwing every June for the last 8 years. We have brought friends with us who have stayed in adjacent properties and they have all wished they were in Lapwing. There is nothing better… More
“The most fantastic holiday location possible”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We stayed in a few different places in Cornwall before we found Portscatho, but since we did we have never gone anywhere else.
Portscatho itself is a small village, very peaceful (the road into the v… More
“Great villa for couples and families. The heated pool is fantastic” Having rented several villas in Cyprus, we have to say that this is excellent value for money. The close location to Latchi (10 mins easy walk) makes it ideal for couples and families
Villa Ponciana surpassed all our expectations. If you have ever had any worries about booking a villa you have not seen (except from a few photos on the internet) then rest assured you will be nothing… More
Thankyou Claire for such a great review. We always strive to make the booking process as honest and as efficient as possible. We have made many improvments as a basis of this years guests remarks and they are now all in place for next year.
We hope to welcome you back in the future
“Fantastic Villa Excellent Location”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Dismiss any doubts you may have about dealing direct with an owner. Michael's friendly and professional approach is second to none. The Villa itself is fabulous in every way, equipped to a very high … More
Thankyou Melanie and Martyn. glad you had a really good stay. We strive for perfection, always something we can do better.
We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future
“Fantastic Villa situated in a quiet unspoilt area of Cyprus - 'Relaxed, get away from it all holiday'”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
This villa has everything you could possibly need for your stay, lots of attention to detail for all the little items that are sometimes lacking in other places we have stayed. Everything has been ver… More
That is marvellous to think that you chose me from the usual way you book your holidays and have built confidence already in the process. We hope to welcome you back in the future. I have forwarded your comments onto Mark
“Excellent summer holiday!” We visited Gozo for one week during the summer holiday. It was a very special holiday as it was our first sea holiday in a long time and the Luxury Cliff Edge Villa complimented our stay in every way. The views from the main
Arriving at 10:30pm Salvu met us as we drove off the ferry and lead the way to the villa, an experience in itself! A nice touch and very much appreciated as the Gozitan roads are a whole story in the… More
“Idyllic Gite...perfect little get-away” We loved this cosy little Gite. Just perfect for what we wanted....a week of peace & tranquillity...walking, cycling and running in the hills of the Auvergne. Wendy & Michael are lovely hosts and are always ther
We had a fabulous holiday. Mike and Wendy were most welcoming and always helpful. The gite was well equipped and in a beautiful and extremely quiet location. We managed to use it as an effective base … More
“perfect location” fabulous and clean apartment, beach,bars,restaurants and shops all close by.Audrey the owner very helpful and would definitely stay here again and would recommend to family and friends
We enjoyed a fabulous 12 days in this apartment, recently decorated + well equipped. Bonus having a washing machine as came home with no laundry to wash in England. Just as well as it's rained since w… More
“Peace and quiet at a great price”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2012
Myself and my partner recently stayed at this apartment for 9 nights and had a really lovely holiday. Despite being in our 20s we really wanted a quite and relaxing break and that is exactly what we g… More
“Wow what a gem!”
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
Myself and my fiancé rented this apartment based in the residential area of Callao Salvaje, a short bus or taxi ride from the busier resorts of Adeje and Las Americas. The sea view from the apartment… More
“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
“perfect for 3 families with kids.” Location great as can walk to town. Even though its is a villa, accommodation is split into 3 separate areas so you can have your privacy while holidaying with friends. We were 3 families with kids from 2-7yrs and it
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation
ideal quiet break
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
We had an amazing time. The bungalow was perfect! It was four of us looking for a cosy quiet place near the cliffs. And even if we didn't have a car, the walking around wasn't bad at all. Almost a hig… More
“Fabulous home and location” 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 to see or eat or golf c
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
“Beautiful villa in perfect condition, 5 minute walk to Puerto Banus.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
Golf trip with friends to Marbella.
Very happy with the villa and the owner, who was very kind and very helpfull through the whole weekend.… More
“Dr” Great location.Clean and modern apartment.Excellent communication with owner. We all enjoyed the Dolphin boat trip which was included.Only negatives were would have liked a toaster and microwave in the apartment. Apartment is only a few minutes wa
“Excellent all round” We spent a great 4 nights at the house. It is easy to find, parking is good, and the house itself is immaculate - beuatifully maintained, and the welcome pack of mild & bread and coffee and shortbread - along with a few tots of Ta
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“Extremely comfortable property in fantastic location” My husband and I stayed in Waters Edge with our 3 teenagers for 6 weeks whilst we had some building work done on our house. Amanda was very helpful & friendly throughout our stay. Although we live
We had so much trouble with our previous bookings with other accommodation, the owners were absolutely amazing at waters edge. So understanding, accommodating and helpful.
Such a well located proper… More
“Wonderful home away from home!”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Waters Edge was a wonderful home away from home for my family of 4 for 10 days. It is very spacious and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is very well stocked for anyone wanting to cook their meals o… More
“Wonderful, wish we had booked for longer !” Perfect place to stay for exploring mid-Wales, lovely friendly welcome from Marilyn and Ifor.
Cottage is super, has to be the cleanest and best appointed we have ever stayed in, super comfy bed and snuggly
Marilyn very kindly accommodated myself and daughter at the last minute, the cottage is beautifully decorated and has all mod cons. Will definitely stay again when I visit my daughter at university.… More
Thank you so much Wendy, it was delightful meeting you and your daughter. I do hope to see you back soon as you were the perfect guests.
“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