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.
Nestling in rolling countryside between the Rivers Creuse and Vienne, on the border of the historic Touraine and Poitou regions, La Belardiere was a working farm until the early 1990s. Today, the barns have been carefully restored to combine both character and classic f …see more
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2013
A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring this lo… More
113 Manor Villas is a privately owned property on the Atlantic Reach Resort which is located 10 minutes from local beaches, in the grounds of a old manor house. As well as plenty of things to do on site (as your holiday includes access to the resort facilities), the vil …see more
Layout consists in large fully functional kitchen/living/dining open plan front room. 2 bedrooms in back (master room with en-suite shower), 2nd bathroom. Large front balcony overlooking the sea. A/C throughout, served with lift. Conveniently located close to all amenit …see more
Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment … More
“This is a superb oasis”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2012
This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's I… More
“everything was just perfect cant say a bad thing about this place it is fantastic”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
mike the owner is so helpful and pleasant the flat is bigger than the photos show its well laid out and spacious with quality fittings and fixturers. plenty of towels,sheets.the beds were very comfort… More
Jerry's barn is a stunning recent Barn conversion situated within a traditional Norfolk farmyard setting,the open plan contemporary styled interior is a light and calming space furnished to a high spec.
The barn features a large mullioned window overlooking a meadow per …see more
Jerry's Barn is a perfect retreat with lots of finishing touches, which we both appreciated. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine, biscuits, milk, teabags etc., and the barn itself if clean, com… More
“would recommend to anyone, absolutely stunning!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
From the outside the barn looks stunning and inside is no different, the owner was helpful and friendly, the views that come with the home are fantastic, the kitchen was of a high standard and spotles… More
A lovely stone villa on the exclusive development of Lithos Village. Valley View is high above Coral Bay with gorgeous views of the sea, and has beautiful gardens and the added bonus of an outdoor heated hot-tub. The main ground-floor space opens out onto a shady covere …see more
Beautiful views, stunning location. Infinity pool was incredible. Great house and gracious host/owner - left some fruit, biscuits, and some great Cypriot wine for us.… More
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“Superb Vacation Villa”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
The villa at Lithos Village is without doubt the best accommodation we have had for our annual family holiday. All rooms are very well appointed and the infinity pool and hot tub are second to none. I… More
Thank you for your kind review. We try to give to our guests the best service possible and we are glad when they go back home satisfied and relaxed.
We are really looking forward in seeing you again in the near future.
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
We spent 3 days and 3 nights in The Valley View Villa in Spring this year and it was the best time of our holidays in Cyprus. As we didn't have any GPS in the rented car, we had a little trouble findi… More
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One of a collection of four attractive self-catering country cottages Granary cottage has two bedrooms and is finished to a lovingly high standard sleeping four people in style and comfort. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this rural area of Suffolk with chickens in …see more
We stayed 3 nights at Granary Cottage after reading the reviews on trip advisor and seeing the lovely pictures on line. We were looking for a self catering property where we could relax and enjoy a qu… More
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway,
boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request
A perfec …see more
Our beautiful thatched cottage is over 300 years old, it has a wealth of character and many original features which make it such a charming place to stayThe cottage has been sympathetically maintained and updated to retain many original features.The cottage includes a w …see more
Traditional 2 bedroom villa of excellent quality, with private pool.The fully renovated building of the early 40's provides accommodation with luxury and comfort to 4 guests.Beside the bedrooms, there are 2 bathrooms, a fully equiped kitchen and a cozy living room. …see more
The house is much prettier than it looks at the photos.
Peaceful location, everything in order and very well equipped.
Thank you very much Antonis and Mina, we had a wonderful time and we will deffi… More
“Perfect villa for a quiet getaway from City life and distractions”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2015
We wanted to get a private villa with a pool to escape from busy city life and noise. The villa was perfect, set up in the hills near a cheerful village, an easy drive into larger towns with restauran… More
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w …see more
2 BED annex apartment, Open plan Kitchen / lounge. A Perfect base to explore County Kerry. Sleeps 4 persons, plus travel COT available. NOTE : there is a steep staircase. Stair-gate available.1 x Double room with black-out blinds, with room for COT1 x Twin room with b …see more
Great apartment, perfect location to explore ring of kerry & dingle. Local pubs do very nice meals & the views are stunning. Very good value for money. The only worry we had was the stairs but they're… More
“Enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2014
It's some time since our holiday but wanted to leave a review all the same. We were looking for an affordable self catering week and this was the answer. I think it was reasonable and owners were acco… More
Island setting. 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath Villa, 8 minutes stroll from the lovely Fort Myers Beach.33 Foot Infinity Pool with massage jets giving onto canal (dolphin+manatee visits). Extensive south facing Patio/Deck/Pool area with barbecue.Sleeps up to 8. Beach Equipment + Caddi …see more
Oakerthorpe Holiday Village announce the following development known as The Old Milking Parlour 1, consisting of modern kitchen fully equipped with including all integrated appliances and granite worktops, large adjacent open plan lounge diner, six double bedrooms inclu …see more
The Sea Breeze Bungalow is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Neo Chorio Paphos, at the entrance to the Akamas National Park. It commands stunning views of the Polis Chrysochou Bay and the Akamas hills. It's in a private and quiet area on a hi …see more
This villa has 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, and sleeps 8 comfortably. The village of Gruda is 1 kilometer from the house and has shops and bars, a good restaurant serving traditional food is 2 kilometers away called Konavoski Dvori, 10 kilometers to the south is a pebble be …see more
Located in Torre da Medronheira, Albufeira Town, this large villa is ideal for families or large groups that are looking for a quiet setting with excellent entertainment space. The villa has a large grass lawn that surrounds a good size swimming pool.The strip and the O …see more
Beautiful and clean apartment in the first floor with completely new furniture with elevator, just few steps from beautiful sandy beach. The apartment is in the Francavilla al Mare tourist area, where in the evening there is walking, with many beautiful shops, tourist m …see more
Situated in a traditional building in the idyllic town of Bad Schandau, this beautiful apartment cleverly mixes modern appliances with vintage charm.
Dubbed “August der Starke”, the flat boasts mod cons including heating a free WiFi and a luxurious living room wit …see more
I' d suggest to rent a car at Stockholm Airport, combine the stay at Mellansell with a sight seeing tour around Sweden or even Norway as we did, and relax for another week or two at that lovely place… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2014
Das Seehaus liegt direkt an einem idyllischen und unberührten See.
Das Seehaus bietet dem Gast alles, was man zum Wohlfühlen braucht. Ebenfalls wurden uns 2 Fahrräder zur Verfügung gestellt, mit… More
This apartment is ideal for that beach holiday or winter break in the sun.Superbly positioned,right on the beach,this quiet ,second floor, frontline air-conditioned apartment directly overlooking Los Locos beach is available for all year round rentals.It has a fully equ …see more
What a wonderful apartment a joy to deal with Katie and Carole was wonderful on arrival can't praise it any more with be booking again for next year...thank you Katie xx… More
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
This is a fabulous apartment! The location is brilliant - the beach is just opposite, there are lots of restaurants within walking distance and there is a bus stop if you want to go into Torrevieja t… More
“A brilliant apartment holiday”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
We have just returned from a 3 week stay at Edifico orbi playa.The apartment is an immaculate fully equipped spotlessly clean and in an enviable position right on the beach front of Los Locos.It is su… More
This beautiful villa is set back in a secluded corner of this exclusive development. It has its own large private pool with roman steps, a large covered barbeque area for dining al fresco, and a large terrace with sun loungers.There are fabulous views over the bay towa …see more
Pridhams offers multi-award winning accommodation in a delightfully converted 17th Century detached barn on what was once a small farm in the centre of the village of Cornworthy. Full of character and charm, Pridhams is presented in the traditional cottage style with gr …see more
Villa indipendente recintata con fantastica posizione nelle scogliere del Sinis e parcheggio riservato. All’interno della proprieta’ sono presenti due dependance con il proprio spazio per parcheggiare, situate nel retro della villa, pur avendo entrambe vista mare …see more
This luxury 3 storey villa is situated on the coast. It has a vanishing edge swimming pool, 3 bedrooms and one attic. There is air-conditioning, heating and also a satellite television and wifi plus computer.Heated pool optional for cooler months.On the ground floor the …see more
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 ho… More
“A great villa in wonderful location”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
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
Situated on the coast close to the beautiful Angmering-on-Sea, Carousel is a perfect holiday home boasting gorgeous views over both the coast in front of the house and the Sussex downs at the back.
Built in 2013, Carousel has been purposely designed as a holiday home. …see more
Charming flat in a historic building completely renovated in 2008 in the downtown.. Cozy, quiet and unique beauty is s equipped with materials and furniture of the highest quality and taste. With independent access is connected to the main house from which it receives a …see more
“Excellent place, clean, with all conveniences, nice owner, close of evrery services”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
- very well maintain, clean and recently renovated
- Apart is very quiet even if is it in the center of Catania
- Kitchen accesories complete
- Very confortable with access to terrasse on the roo… More
“Something truly special”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Location, privacy and insight. These three things come to my mind first when thinking back of our stay in this wonderful apartment of Daria's. Many people point out the quality of the furniture or til… More
NOW WITH WIFIBeautiful Luxury Lodge located in the Heart of Big Tree Country PerthshireLarge enough for Families with children or grandchildren, 3 large bedrooms all with En-Suite facilities, large living, dinning, kitchen area all open plan with vaulted ceilings, oak f …see more
“Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2013
6 of us and the dog stayed in Lochside Lodge for 3 nights in April. The Lodge is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and the views from the huge lounge windows are absolutely fantastic - mountain… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
We have stayed at Lochside Lodge twice now and both times it has been great!
The first time we went for a quiet weekend away and loved it so much that we booked for a full week here when my fiancé… More
“Beautiful lodge, stunning views and a great location.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
Highly recommended. Scrupulously clean, tastefully decorated in Scottish style this lodge was a great find. Great restaurants nearby and loads to do, you'll never get bored, whether your relaxing and… More
Luxurious, air-conditioned 2 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex apartment right in the heart of Puerto Banus just completely refurbished and beautifully furnished without consideration of cost - its spacious terrace overlooks the marina and streets of this lively, chic, exciting …see more
I almost do not want to write this review incase other people find out about this amazing flat. We were a group of 4, and this flat was perfect for our stay. The kitchen was fully equipped and the loc… More
In a very rare quiet quarter of Vieux Nice, located in a residential area of Vieux Nice, boasting an exclusive terrace and within very close proximity to all amenities. Access to the quarter by vehicle is restricted, creating a pedestrian zone in the beautiful and histo …see more
This charming top floor apartment has been designed and decorated to meet all of your needs while on holiday. The bright living area opens out onto a large private roof top terrace, perfect for dining alfresco with a no-mess gas barbecue and dining area for four. Sun lo …see more
This apartment located on 3rd floor of a 3 story apartment block is just right for two people. Property manager lives in building and is available to help out when needed. She is long time resident of… More
It is a brand new building located in the new residential area of San Vito Lo Capo, just 600 meters from the sea. The apartments are 4 (two on the ground floor and two on the 1st floor) and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. The area is quiet and well ventil …see more