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.
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We …see more
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile home was v… More
“fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2014
Brilliant location - accommodation very clean and equipped with everything you need. Site is great various slides and swimming pool for the children and play areas. Nice walk down to the harbour for t… More
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We stayed with Thomas James Holidays for the fourth year in a row, that in itself speaks volumes.
The caravan was spotlessly clean on arrival, in a perfect location within the holiday site and well k… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
This pretty house is set in the beautiful Vallée de l'Orb, in the Languedoc Roussillon Region. Comprising of a comfortable lounge/diner, with a fully equipped kitchen area. This room allows access to a sunny balcony/terrace, From here, you can enjoy a view of t …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Jemelle is a lovely renovated railroad house on the edge of a quiet hamlet. The old railroad line is now a hiking trail. There are 2 covered terrasses and a few shady Catalpa trees will give shelter to your car. If the fruit in the secluded garden is ripe you can eat as …see more
Holiday house with four fully equipped apartments, just 300m from the beach. Walking distance to the center, shops and restaurants. Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, air-conditions, internet and beautiful balcony. House is on mountain side of city of Sutomore, sl …see more
Rose Farm is a stunning 5 star, Gold award, 17th century large country house in a spectacular location with amazing views. Aga, roaring log fire and Free Wi-Fi that extends into the garden.
This spacious, luxury, detached & secluded house has 4 large en-suite bedrooms …see more
Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and… More
Thanks Adel for taking the time to write a review about your Christmas at Rose Farm.
It was lovely to welcome you to stay at another of our cottages and great to hear how much you all enjoyed your holiday and the local area.
We look forward to welcoming you back again.
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Relax with a glass of wine in the sun lounge and watch the sun go down over Cardigan Bay; watch the sheep grazing in the fields and perhaps buzzards and red kites soaring overhead.
This cottage has access to our own large field overlooking Cardigan Bay. There's plenty …see more
This was recommended by a friend and it really is a little gem! Wonderful place with lots to do and see and this little cottage is the perfect place to come "home" to. Spotlessly clean and homely, ge… More
What a lovely review! Thank you very much and come back again soon!
“lovely cosy little cottage with a sunny conservatory”
Reviewed 16 May 2012
We rented all the properties together for a family wedding and our friends stayed in this cottage.
It was very comfortable and well equipped. The double room and the conservatory have wonderful views… More
We're glad you enjoyed making use of the conservatory and its amazing views. Thank you for your comments.
The single bedroom is indeed compact although the bed is a full sized single bed.
“Really nice cottage Y Llaethdy”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
Me, my husband and our dog Oskar would like to highly recommended Y Llaethdy cottage. Wilma and Mike welcome us really nicely and friendly. Y Llaethdy cottage was clean, cosy and well equiped. Mike an… More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you both (and Oskar) to Y Llaethdy. We're so glad you found some dog friendly places to go around Llwyngwril and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future.
5* Waters Edge in the hamlet of Landshipping is located about 2 minutes walk from the foreshore of the Cleddau Estuary known as the 'Secret Waterway.' Quiet and peaceful yet only 12 minutes drive to the boutique shopping town of Narberth or visit the Georgian …see more
The cottage was the best we have stayed in so far, beautifully furnished, clean, comfortable & equipped with everything you could possibly need. Three lovely light bedrooms, shower room & bathroom whi… More
“Everything you could want from a holiday home and location”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
Where to start?! This cottage offers pure home from home. Everything has been thought of down to the welcome pack which is perfect after a long journey! As I write this, I am sat looking out toward… More
“Fantastic week away from it all”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2012
Where to begin...? the incredible ever-changing views, the inviting living area, the soft fluffy towels, the thoughtful touches from the owner (even our dog was remembered!), the comfy beds? We had a… More
Lovely seaside location 2 minutes walk from wonderful sandy beaches. Direct fast train services to the surrounding area iincluding to thebeautiful historic city of Canterbury in approx twenty minutes, with it's superb cathedral, renowned theatre, museum and arts …see more
This lovely holiday flat is situated on the Mediterranean coast at 'La Tamarissière' up the river from Agde. From the sun deck there is a panoramic view of the river and the sea beyond. La Tamarissière is a family seaside resort that can easily be reached by …see more
Chalet Calvert is privately owned home that has been designed and built to specification in 2007. It is fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard and has been awarded "Four Star Luxury" by the Swiss Tourist Board in Gstaad. It is suitable for fami …see more
“A beautiful chalet in a spectacular location - a memorable holiday”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
We had a truly memorable family reunion in this gorgeous chalet which easily accommodated the 12 of us. It had all the ambience of a traditional Swiss chalet but with the benefit of mod cons! The bedr… More
“A home from home”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2013
Chalet Calvert is a relatively newly built chalet with five comfortable and good sized bedrooms, including four doubles with sleigh beds, and one with bunk beds.
There is ample wardrobe and storage s… More
“New and well equipped chalet overlooking the slopes”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
Beautiful newer 3 story chalet perfect for larger families with children about 15 minute walk up a steep hill from slopes and shopping.… More
Beautiful scenery, peaceful environment between the sea and the woods. You will most probably visit our place if you want to enjoy the sea and relax. The place is suitable for both couples and families with children. Visitors can enjoy many activities including waterspo …see more
ApartHotel Armand is a truly wonderful place to stay in the town of Eforie Nord , Romania, a popular holiday destination for its beaches Acapulco and Debarcader, spas and tourist shops. Just 5 minutes to the beach our apartment is an elegant and luxurious choice.
We ar …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Casa com Três quartos com aquecimento e TV, um deles com colchão de massagem, Sala com TV, cozinha totalmente equipada, WC com banheira. Toda a casa com mobílias modernas e aconchegantes onde os hóspedes poderão passar uns dias cómodos e relaxantes.Os hóspedes po …see more
The apartment that we offer is available in a family house on the ground floor, with separate entrance. In the immediate vicinity there are attractive tourist facilities (river beach, tennis courts, beach volleyball, playgrounds, restaurants, camp …see more
Adorned with sandstone carvings, our sea front home has an undisturbed view of the sea, the dolphins and the boats. The bedrooms are massive and the beds are comfortable. The West Coast of South Africa offers a true escape from any form of busy-ness.Located just south o …see more
This villa sits on a cliff with views north and south along the coast. The architect has designed an exciting living space with a bridge spanning the central area and a huge net suspended over the salon - it feels just like being at sea. The furnishings are luxurious an …see more
A truly amazing property, set in a wonderful location overlooking the sea! The space inside the property was phenomenal, with sea views from nearly every window! My husband and I occupied the Master… More
Thanks for your review of the villa and I'm pleased you want to return. Many of our guests come back and for the reasons you have mentioned. I'm glad you found the villa well-equipped. When guests leave we ask what can be done to improve the house and so with your help we keep the villa in good order. This means guests can concentrate on relaxing!
“A great villa in a lovely location”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
In Sidi Ifni, this villa is pretty much one of a kind. Most rentals will be in older properties in town (and many of them are fine too) or a modern apartment, but this is a fantastically modern, bold… More
Thanks for your review. Most guests enjoy sunny days here – our climate doesn’t change much all year. Glad you enjoyed the architecture – it is a bold design and yet with a gentle energy and ambience.
“Dream house, a work of art”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
Amazing house and welcoming town
Peter, the owner, first imagined, then created, this dream house overlooking the beaches of Sidi Ifni - and we were delighted to have a chance to inhabit it for a w… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Victorian semi-detached house. Recently modernised to a high standard inc. bathrooms and kitchen. Open plan living -kitchen, diner and sitting room with gas fire and 46" flat screen .Large lounge and dining room One large family bathroom, on …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
The apartment is located in the centre of Brežice town and near Terme ?atež.Completely renovated and newly furnished apartment mesures 55m² in size and offers a comfortable holiday for 4+2 persons.In the ground floor of the apartment there's the hallway, living …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Very quite, recently renovated and modern Casita with a patio with lemon trees to enjoy al fresco dining. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and kettle. It is located in Parede, a typical portuguese little town in the …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Nel centro di Barzio, a 20 minuti dal Lago di Como e a 45 minuti da MIlano, trovate Casa Vallicello: l' appartamento di 75mq è posto al piano primo di una villa singola con giardino posta nel centro di Barzio a pochi minuti di cammino da piazza Garibaldi e dalla f …see more
Directly overlooking the sea with uninterrupted views, within the small quiet fishing town of Donaghadee this is a 3 storey Victorian Townhouse, restored and modernised to a high standard. Bespoke large kitchen/diner open to both snug and front lounge area. Tri-fold gla …see more
A unique luxury studio apartment ,with one main studio / bedroom for two guests,fully equipped kitchen and en suite with shower . (with further accomodation available for children etc. upon request,).. being the upper floor in a select country residence situated on th …see more
very comfortable studio, all what you need, great view and very welcoming & helpfull owners !! can only recommend this wonderful place.… More
“A peaceful cosy retreat with breathtaking views - perfect for 2”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2013
We wanted a romantic, a 'get away from it all' home from home type of property and the 'Guntles with a view' fitted the bill. The location is excellent as it's rural and yet only minutes away from the… More
“Peaceful and tranquil with a warm welcome.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
I stayed in the apartment for 3 months and only left due to change of job. The rooms are kept immaculate. The family are warm and inviting. It was a pleasure coming home and opening up the doors to th… More
Point House is a single storey fisherman's cottage and has been our family's holiday home for 40 years. It has comfortable accommodation for 4 people with the option to accommodate children in a dormitory in the roof. It is set in a beautiful garden with direc …see more
We stumbled upon Point House by accident after a cottage we had hoped to stay in was flooded. This ended up being a VERY good thing because the cottage has the most idyllic setting, proving to be our … More
Confortable and bright flats located in Baia dei Delfini Residence in Portorosa marina near the beach and Eolian Isles excursion boarding.The studios have been totally renewed and refurnished in 2013; everyone with air contitioning, and private parking. The ideal place …see more
The property is nestled in the lovely village of St Teath which offers guests a fantastic springboard to some of Cornwall's finest coastal destinations such as Padstow, Polzeath beach and Port Isaac.The accommodation comprises a well-appointed "cottage-style&q …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
House with Quézac gorges of the Tarn : At the beginning of the Gorges of the Tarn, vis-a-vis with Causse of Sauveterre, in the village of Quézac, altitude 500m, house on 2 levels for 6 people.Terrace with sight released on the mountain, living room of garden. Closed g …see more
Church Cottage is a traditional flint cottage adjacent to the Grade 2 listed All Saints Church. This peaceful location endows a sense of calm, stability and relaxation within a warm, amenity-filled holiday home with space and facilities for all your family and friends. …see more
The Cockle Shell is a surprisingly spacious holiday let opposite a well known local beauty spot popular with artists, photographers and bird watchers. It also benefits from being in the heart of the village of Penclawdd, North Gower. There is plenty of free parking oppo …see more