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.
“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
“A great find in a beautiful area!” We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on.
The house has everything you need and more, very nicely
We stayed at Tom & Cathy's house for a week. The house is truly lovely with amazing views out to the sea. The house has everything you need and with just a short walk to a secluded beach what more ca… More
“The dream holiday home!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and 2-year-old son in early July. This was without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. The floor-to-ceiling corner… More
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air hockey table. A huge beanbag for the kids to hang ou… More
“5 star experience” The apartment
The apartment in Marseillan town was fully equipped to meet all our needs. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need to prepare meals. Eating at home was a pleasure, ei
“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
“wonderful in every way” the whole holiday was wonderful. it was the second time I had stayed in the flat, this time I took my family. The flat was clean and very comfortable, the décor excellent. Loads of amenities, bars, cafes and very close to the m
My husband and I stayed here for a week in October. The apartment was clean, spacious and with a great atmosphere. Steffan & Jo were very helpful and we had everything we needed and all the useful in… More
“Beautiful apartment, fantastic location”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2012
Booked this apartment having looked at a few options of hotels & other apartments. We wanted something close to town & the airport so we didn't have to mess with car hire or buses. This was just perfe… More
“Perfect Location and lovely view, top class apartment!”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2011
Just a quick review to say this property is just lovely, very comfortable and has a grea view over a Marina. The owners are very helpfull and obliging and try to ensure you have a fab break for which … More
“All the "C"'s; comfortable, cosy, clean & convenient” Very pleasant property with everything you need for a quiet and relaxing stay. Well maintained and clean. Convenient for shops, restaurants and bars. Short walk to town centre, river and railway
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was large, for the 2 of us and we had plenty of space. A lovely seating area outside added to the charm. Within easy walk of shops, bars and restaurants in… More
Reviewed 8 Nov 2016
Lovely cottage clean and tidy
Parking bit of a problem in the nights but apart from that great location… More
Yes parking can be an issue but never not been able to find somewhere when using the car park pass.
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful village”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2012
The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring in and around Llangollen. Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants are all within a few minutes' walk. The property was well equipped and maintained. The s… More
Chalet Chez Maurice is a cosy family chalet that offers spacious accommodation on three different levels including a new open kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with separate toiletes, a ski room and large entrance hall. The chalet is located on a plot of 1000 m2 overl …see more
“A week of bliss” Enjoyed a great weeks stay at the balcony apartments,ideally situated in laid back Hove perfectly placed for dipping your toe in the more hectic waters of Brighton. Well laid out and tastefully decorated the outside space was a bonus.
“What a great place the Balcony Apartment is - we had such a good time!”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We stayed in the Balcony Apartment with two children aged 8 and 10. It was such a great experience. It is situated in Hove, close to the beach. Hove is a lovely quieter version of Brighton. Gorgeous s… More
“A comfy nest, with tea on the balcony with the gulls... Delightful!”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2013
Thoroughly good value for money. Suitable for the business traveller and holiday maker alike. Well appointed and serviced with easy access to all the local amnities: shopping, pubs & restaurants, buse… More
“Wonderful Flat 5 - Balcony apartment, excited holidays in Brighton&Hove”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
La propriétaire des lieux est, dès l'arrivée dans l'appartement, très attentive au confort de ses locataires.
Appartement au 3eme étage
- très propre et joliment décoré, très bien fourni e… More
“Last minute break” 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 Leanne also supplied extra heater
“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
“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
“Beautifully equipped and presented property”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Wonderful warm welcome from the owner with a welcome basket and flowers, everything we would need was provided even salt and pepper!!!! Very quiet, clean campsite with good facilities. Edinburgh very … More
Highfield Peak District in the town of Matlock offers unique group self catering with six bedroom, three reception room accommodation in luxury surroundings, occupying an exceptional south-facing position with breath taking views towards historic Riber Castle, overlook …see more
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh …see more
“Well equiped home in lovely location, great for groups and families” This property exceeded our expectations - spacious, sunny and in a lovely setting. Its best feature was a conservatory that captured the sun all day and seated our group of five adul
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia …see more
“Perfect accomodation and space” 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 at. Beds were comf
“at home in a very old city” clean and well equipped house with restful decor and furnishings, nice to come back to after a trip out or day on the beach. Very close and handy to amenities.
staff are pleasant and efficient key collection a breeze from
Charming apartment in a lovely part of the old town. Unlike other parts of Italy, not touristy at all. Great views from the terrace. It has a real wow factor!
It is really like a home away from home… More
“Great location, well appointed apartment.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
Friendly welcome and well equipped first floor apartment. Kitchen has a small washing machine which is a gem and drying lines are available on balcony. All the bits and pieces to prepare and eat your… More
Private Pool, private tennis courts, perfect for children with outdoor playhouse, all ensuite.<br />Villa Mercuri is the perfect place for families to spend their holidays together. Plenty of space! …see more
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell.
They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins,
My two Yorkie
The Robins was the perfect place for us to stay for our 3 months winter break from our home in France. Cosy and clean and a super comfortable bed awaited us along with some delicious cake and a bottle… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Aberfoyle
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The flat is situated 150m away from the main street. Aberfoyle is a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands and is an excellent location for exploring the Trossachs and Loch Lomond. Excellent for walking, cycling, fishing & relaxing.<br />This is quiet locat …see more
“Lovely house with smashing surrounding” Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the hou
We had a fantastic holiday. St. Abbs is a nice little village.We could walk to the beautiful beach and My three boys(5,3 and 3) enjoyed Coldingham beach very much everyday!
The cottage was comfortabl… More
A modern purpose built villa, set in an exclusive and tranquil residential area just outside Pollensa with it's own private pool and roof terrace, spectacular mountain views and 4 separate double/twin bedrooms!<br />An idyllic property of recent construction …see more
Ich durfte einen wunderbaren Urlaub verbringen. Alles hat super geklappt. Der super angelegte große Garten mit privatem Pool, läd einfach nur zum entspannen und erholen ein. Zum Strand sind es auch … More
Jambo liebe Thea,
Vielen Dank für die positive Beurteilung von Ferienvilla Kenia-Dream. Auch wir freuen uns schon jetzt, Sie bald wieder in Kenia begrüßen zu dürfen.
Shiku & Heiko
The apartment benefits from a very nice swimming pool with a separate pool for children. The apartment disposes of a large kitchen, living room, bedrooms and most importantly: a very large terrace with views to the sea, to enable you to take breakfast in the sun and din …see more
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
A one bed apartment only a 30 second walk to the Cabo Roig Strip so no need a car as all amenities are within walking distance, bars, restaurants and just about anything you need is here. The beach is only a 5 minute walk down from the apartment making this perfect. …see more
“What a place! Beyond expectations.” 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 agent in resort co
“Fantastic Apartment. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient to all amenities!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
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 Cala itself for dinner or d… More
“Lovely apartment, great location.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2016
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
“Great - just what was needed...” 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 open most of the
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 an… More
Thank you Carolyn,
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
“Great location, comfortable log cabin and friendly welcome” We (two adults and two young children) had a lovely week in March 2013 at the log cabin. We loved having Bantham beach just down the road, and the convenience of Kingsbridge and Totnes not f
“Beautiful, tranquil place, very homely and excellent welcome from owner”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
We were pleasantly surprised by the comfy feel of Willows, and the the amenities provided by the owner. The cottage was very clean and warm with plenty of games, books and dvds, not that we had time t… More
I am delighted that the accommodation exceeded your expectations. Willows is in a very special location and to know that it has succesfully added towards your break is very much appreciated.
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room
Lovely villa well designed to make the most of the breathtaking views. The villa was fully equipped, very comfortable and clean. The area was quiet but with good local restaurants and we had paradise … More
“The best villa in cyprus for sure. Amazing sunsets and views.”
Reviewed 5 May 2013
We had 2 wonderful weeks in Villa Paradiso in April. The photos of the villa looked great but when we actually got there we were blown away. The views over the sea were fantastic. Wonderful location w… More
“Best part of the island”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
My second visit to Villa Paradiso. Just love the seafront location, the gorgeous sunsets, the overflow pool with a Mediterranean sea view. The house has everything we needed, first in May with an exte… More
“Hideaway in the moor” 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. The cottage is perfectly equ
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
“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
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“great location” Right in the centre of Croyde village, with parking - a major advantage in Croyde.
A nice cottage with a decent sized kitchen.The weather wasn't kind but we went surfing anyway- walking distance.We also went horse riding on Exmoor.
We stayed here for a three night weekend break with our baby and toddler. The cottage was just what we needed with a cosy lounge, large modern kitchen with high quality appliances and good sized bedro… More
“Great location and really nice cosy cottage close to the sea”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We stayed with our daugher [15 years] and on and off, 2 friends plus a small dog.
Ideally located to walk to the village for shopping/meals and to the beach via the very nice beach path.
The cottage… More
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed putting your feet up. Hope to see you again. Jon and Tricia
“Well-equipped cottage in the centre of pretty Croyde village”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2011
As a group of four surfing girls the cottage had everything we needed, including a lovely big kitchen with dining table for evening meals. Just down the road from the surprisingly happening local pub … More
We're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surf. Look forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes Jon and Tricia