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 grand 18th century Gascon Manoir. Boutique luxury overlooking the verdant, sun-drenched valleys of South West France. Updated for the 21st century.Outside: sprawling landscaped gardens and terraces, a stunning pool and a brand new tennis court – all with spectacular …see more
Visited Layvassiere on a 'boys weekend', had a smashing time. Stayed in the converted barn with direct access to the pool room, so was able to swim every morning with minimal fuss, and even managed th… More
“What a superb place to stay”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
The house looks very impressive when you pull up - it has clearly been recently extensively restored.
We stayed in the Gites part of the accomodation - rooms were big and bathrooms spotless. The bl… More
Thornbridge Manor House has been refurbished to an incredibly high standard with a mix of traditional features and contemporary style. The dining room is big enough for everyone to dine together and the living space has cosy open fires and lots of space to relax togethe …see more
This Luberon paradise apartment has just been freshly redecorated and is well-appointed with north and west-facing windows. It features a comfortably-furnished lounge/dining-room, with sofa, armchair, TV, DVD player, and a pine dining-room table, chairs and sideboard, a …see more
This was our second visit to Le Suyet, it remained very unchanged from our previous visit (in a good way). We had the swimming pool to ourselves for the whole 2 weeks, and enjoyed the peace & quiet. R… More
“Perfect wind down time in Provence.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2012
A remote location, but easy to get to, all round perfect location for chilling by the pool and listening to the sounds of nature. Located around 8km from Pertuis where there are the main supermarkets … More
SMCapdeville Laguna Del Mar La Serena is a unique Real Estate development in the city of La Serena. Its great crystal clear lagoon is surrounded by white sand beaches and gardens where it can be performed a broad range of recreational activities and nautical sports that …see more
The perfect romantic getaway..
Lurcombe is a working Farm on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Parts of the buildings have been lovingly converted into luxury 5* boutique accommodation. Snuggled into a hidden valley, 5 mins from the A38 Devon Expressway in Bickington …see more
We chose the Granary after reading other positive reviews and were certainly not left disappointed.
The Granary is situated on a working farm, but is still very peaceful. The location is ideal to e… More
Thankyou for staying with us and for the great comments, we're improving all the time and it is lovely to hear your views, hope to see you soon, Sarah & Nick
Reviewed 20 Oct 2015
We were looking for a peaceful place to celebrate my fiancées birthday and we definitely found that perfect place.
The barn is located at the bottom of the quiet farms long driveway.
The views are … More
Thankyou for the great review, its lovely to hear back on your break with us and really pleased that you had a good evening at Home Farm Cafe too, we're introducing an offer shortly inviting current/past guests to book in advance with a discount of 25% for repeat bookings, please don't hesitate in touch if we can help you in the future, all the best, Nick & Sarah
“Lovely quiet apartment in a beautiful valley.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2015
Easy to get out and about. Would go back for another visit. Sarah & Nick were very helpful. You are able to walk around the farm.… More
So great you had such a nice trip. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Take Care! Sarah and Nick
Villa Cora is a delightful new Canarian country villa on a large 10,000m2 estate set near the traditional, picturesque village of Triquivijate. It is a charming quiet and peaceful location and is within walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops in Triquivijate. Th …see more
I wouldn't usually consider going back to the same place twice however with Villa Cora I'd almost certainly make an exception. The owners live and breathe 'customer service' from the moment we made f… More
The 'Algarve Hillstation' nestles in a lush green valley on the southern slope of the 'Serra de Monchique' at a height of 640 m. On 3 hectares (7.5 acres) of terraced land the 'Hillstation' offers: • swimming pool 5 x 9 m;• championship …see more
In the stylish, year round, wooden house, once inhabited by the Old Believers, there are four very cozy rooms, separate kitchen and bathroom. An extensive and sheltered terrace invites to small talk. On our property, we put at your service concrete floodlit tennis court …see more
The "Mas des Amis d'Epicure" is a peaceful, typical provencal house situated in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. The 1 hectare garden surrounding the house will please your senes through its variety of trees and flowers. For leisure, you can choose between play …see more
This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (i… More
Stylish corner townhouse on the 1st fairway at Arcos Gardens comprise of 2 spacious en suite-bedrooms with plenty of natural day light and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside with all of the comforts of home plus benefit of a very exclusive estate & secur …see more
Our large and luxurious ground floor garden apartment set on a corner plot stands in a beautiful tranquil setting, overlooking the main fountain and waterways of the established El Presidente complex. We are situated in the quietest part of the complex, but only a short …see more
A very spacious, clean and well equipped apartment in a lovely development. We had an amazing holiday relaxing by the pool, visiting the various beaches nearby and enjoying the food. Sean and Deborah… More
Reviewed 30 Apr 2013
From initial inquiry right through to return of deposit Debbie and Sean's contact was brilliant. The apartment was larger in real life than it looked in the pictures. It was also well equipt with eve… More
“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
Many thanks for such a lovely holiday in your super apartment. This is the third time we have stayed with you and we will return. Everything is spotless and very well cared for. Unlike most holiday re… More
A fully equipped family holiday bungalow comprising, double bedroom, twin bedroom, lounge with adjoining dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Infants are not included in the max.of 4 persons. the bungalow is non-smoking and sorry, no pets. Letting is not available to yo …see more
The chalet was very clean and comfortable.
The owner very helpful and friendly.
The park was excellent and we had everything we needed for a holiday with our son and grandson (5yrs).
We would like … More
Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm so glad you had a wonderful stay
“Very homy and good location”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
The accommodation was simple and cosy. Quiet location, at walking distance from the beach. When we went it was too cold to enjoy the lovely swimming pool.but the children enjoyed the play area, mini g… More
These spacious 1 bedroom duplex apartments are fully furnished to a high standard and contains everything you could want for an enjoyable holiday. There is a fully fitted kitchen, including microwave, SAT TV and washing machine. The balcony also gets the sun for part …see more
Stayed here for a six night break , we arrived after the reception had shut but the night security man sorted everything out for us and we were in the apartment within 15 minutes of arriving.
“EXCELLENT ACOMMODATION FRIENDLY STAFF”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2013
Stayed at los claveles Christmas and New Year first week in one bed appartment Villa number 28 overlooking pool with large balcony excellent sun on balcony until 2pm moved to a studio for second week… More
“service at the highest level”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2011
very convenient location center of Los Cristianos, near avobusnaya station-you can get to any corner of the island quickly and inexpensively beautiful heated swimming pool, comfortable beds, you can r… More
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay.
The Downes is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian holiday home near Instow, North Devon. This exclusive, luxury property has recently undergone an enormous amount of restoration work and hosts everything you need to keep your family and friends entertained while in the …see more
ROSE COTTAGE has been lovingly renovated and stunningly refurbished to a very high English Tourist Board 5 star standard for 2016 offering luxury period accommodation for 2 - 6 people with all of the modern facilities to make your stay as luxurious, comfortable and mem …see more
“Feels like a better version of home as soon as you arrive”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We have stayed for two weeks for the last few summers and have already booked next year. The cottage is lovely, with a beautiful enclosed garden. It has been thoughtfully equipped and has many origi… More
We are so delighted that you will be returning again next year. Rose Cottage has such a wonderful ambiance and it was always our aim to make it a home from home experience for our Guests to enjoy with added luxury to the wonderful original features. We have now finished the new tennis court which will be up and running for next year. Also we have extended the Nature Trail and a Guest spotted a Kingfisher last weekend down by the lake which made his holiday!
Lisa's beach pad is located in an enviable position just above Porthminster beach in Primrose Valley, perfect for family beach holidays in Cornwall. The apartment is in Primrose Court, an Edwardian Seaside Villa which has been tastefully converted into several luxu …see more
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 with …see more
The cottage has been completely refurbished to the highest standard and can now comfortably sleep 6 people or 7 people with the use of a sofa bed in the second lounge area. It is fully centrally heated and equipped to meet everybody's needs.
The décor has been kept …see more
We have just come back from our second two week visit to the cottage and are hoping to return again next year!
The cottage is beautifully equiped and has a gorgeous modern open plan kitchen/dining/si… More
We stayed 4 nights in late July early August 2012. The cottage was perfect for us, the kids loved the horses on the field at the back of the house and the space and freedom of being on a farm. The cot… More
Reviewed 28 Jun 2012
We have just come back from spending a fantastic weekend at Millpond cottage. The cottage exceeded expectations and was fully equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.
The ho… More
The island of Corfu in the northwestern corner of Greece is among the greenest and in the eyes of many, among the most beautiful island in the country.
Independently owned and operated, the Privilege Villas offer travellers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay. …see more
Villa Holiday Rental House Maspalomas Meloneras Beach
3 Bedroom + 2 Living room (one with sofa bed and single bed) holiday villa rental in Meloneras
Holiday house with sea view from terrace and balcony. Sea view, golf course and mountain view from balcony, 3 bedroom …see more
Welcome to this luxury 2 Bedroom Beach Front Bungalow. This stunning property is situated on the glistening, white sands of Sugar Beach. The bungalow is located in the world renowned Sugar Beach Resort. Nestled between the magnificent Les Pitons and just 10 minutes from …see more
This beautiful thatched Grade II listed cottage with its own private secure garden is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty adjacent to the acclaimed blue flag Putsborough/Woolacombe beach. There is a private footpath to the beach and use of a private tennis …see more
“Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage in the best location you could ask for.”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Had seven nights at Putsborough and we were very lucky with the weather, even managed a few games of tennis. Have stayed in Croyde in the past but found it busy and fancied something by our favorite b… More
Thanks for your review, so glad you had a great time!
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2013
This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more s… More
Thanks for your lovely comments, very gratefully received and I am sure that future guests will find them very useful!
“Definitely had the wow factor”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
We had a really lovely time, the cottage was beautiful and extremely peaceful. Very high standard for a Holiday let, from v comfy beds through to extensive utensils and crockery..everything was provid… More
Thank you for your lovely review, glad you and the family had such a lovely time and we really hope that you will visit again!
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So if you are from WA, safe on long trips as your paradise holiday destinatio …see more
Are you looking for complete relaxation, privacy and space, with sea and mountain views, all within 5 minutes drive of the beach? La Madriguera is a beautiful Spanish style finca, with pool, tennis court, and barbecue, where you have all the comforts of modern renovatio …see more
Had the most amazing holiday here, was so relaxing and peaceful. Went way to quick.
Had everything in the villa that we needed. At first I kept getting lost it was so big.
Beautiful !!!!… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Diana
“This Villa is a definite WOW”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
This is a truly quality villa on a massive plot of land which retains all the charm of a Spanish Finca and is set in the hills above Javea about 20 mins. walk or 5 minutes by car from the main Arenal … More
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in La Madriguera - thank you so much for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it.
“Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
As we drove through the gates we knew we had arrived somewhere special. At the end of the 150m private drive sits this classic Finca set in its own extensive grounds. As a family group of 8 adults we … More
Thank you for your wonderful review - we are so glad you had a happy holiday and that you enjoyed watching the birdlife. We really appreciate your kind comments.
This stunning, award winning, newly built to the highest quality, stone and slate cottage set in THE most beautiful garden has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 8) and 3 bathrooms. Located in the secure and peaceful walled garden of Grade II listed Putsborough Manor is only 400 meter …see more
Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.… More
Thanks for your lovely review! It was great to see you again and so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Garden Cottage, I look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
“An amazing place and location to stay”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
A beautifully presented property with great facilities and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us very welcome at the property. They were available if we needed the… More
Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and had a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Superb accommodation, second to none.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
Marvellous location. Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach within easy walking distance. The Cottage is furnished and decorated to exceptional standards. Good parking. Everything has been thought o… More
Many thanks for your fanastic review, I am so glad you enoyed your stay at the cottage and Putsborough. I do hope we see you again.
The ideal getaway for relaxing with family and friends, this villa is paradise on earth! Its unique position at the mouth of the area's most beautiful cove, coupled with the generous facilities provided to guests, make this Villa the perfect choice for your Greek holida …see more
Rural Romantic Hideaway for two in central Scotland near Stirling.
Peaceful rural setting within the old orchard at Mackeanston House, near Doune, Stirling and the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. THREE NIGHT MINIMUM STAY SELF CATER. The open plan Studio has a ki …see more
Belvedere di Prato offers all you could want for a perfect holiday in this fascinating region. Many of the most famous tourist destinations of Umbria and Tuscany, such as Florence, Assisi, Perugia and Cortona, are within easy reach, yet you may be tempted just to relax …see more
We had a wonderful stay. The house is so beautifully presented and suited our needs perfectly. We had three generations staying and there was plenty of space for everyone and the tennis court and sw… More
“Gorgeous house with views”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
This is absolutely the most beautiful house my family has ever rented in 10 years of renting vacation homes. The house is an old farm meticulously restored and decorated. The rooms are spacious and … More
“A truly wonderful place to spend a week in Italy”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2011
Belvedere really is the perfect location for a family holiday. We have been holidaying in Italy for several years now but after our visit to Belvedere I think we will find it difficult to persuade our… More
Villa Scopetello is the perfect holiday home for large groups and families who wish to spend their holidays together. (Between September and May it is also possible to rent just a portion of the Villa or even one bedroom)
The 1000 square meter large Villa with 12 bedro …see more
The former pool house is now a charming studio for Lovers...Bedroom: queen size bed, living room, TV, HiFi, WiFi, air conditioning, electric heating, storage;Kitchenette: sink, fridge, 2 hotplates, microwave, coffee maker;Bathroom: Italian shower, sink, toilet, storage. …see more
Un soggiorno fantastico! Il cottage a mia disposizione era enorme, curato nei minimi dettagli ed arredato in maniera superlativa. La pulizia perfetta e la colazione abbondantissima (frutta, croissants… More
A très bientôt
“Amazing holiday with wonderful memories!”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2015
What a totally amazing holiday and have taken with us some wonderful memories that will last forever! Alain and Rachida are the most welcoming, lovely and nothing is too much trouble people and hosts.… More
Dear Angie & Malcom
Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
Come back whenever you want, you're home
Rachida, Alain and Flex
“magic place with lovely very lovely family”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
A very beautiful place near Montpellier, near thé sea. Thé family ils absolutly lovely. Thé holidays on this place ils magic. Y ou have to go there… More
Thank you so much for this lovely comment.
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Our stunning villa is situated less than 10 minutes from all Disney theme parks in Orlando. This fully air conditioned villa offers all the benefits of home and much, much, more. Comprising of 4 bedrooms including 2 master suites, 3 bathrooms, living room with formal di …see more
“The very best way to connect with nearby family and friends (manatees, too).”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glenbrook Villa. The Kruger home was just as lovely and spacious as the photos indicated. Even though the weather was marginal during our stay, the home is so well … More
“the best home from home Florida option money can buy.”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
i would not hesitate to recommend this villa. Every aspect of the rent was superb.
spacious clean, super location, close to all attractions. Good clubhouse, games room, pool. It would be very difficu… More
“Just had a fabulous holiday”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2013
Just had a fabulous holiday with our daughter,son-in-law and 3 grandchildren.We all loved the house and felt at home from the moment we arrived. The area is lovely, quiet and residential but close to … More
The villa is located within a 40000 square meter seaside property filled with olive trees cultivated using solely organic agricultural methods. The property itself is situated in the southeast coast of Corfu island, 25 kilometers from Corfu town right on a gentle hill s …see more
Pizzo Beach Club is a 5* Resort is an ideal destination for your vacation. Safe and secure. Sun, sea, sand !!! It has something for everyone. The development was designed with families in mind. Beautiful landscape walk ways, lots of open space. It has two outdoor swimmi …see more
“We Had A Great Time And All Agreed We Would Go Back Again”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2012
My two daughters (19 and 22) and I decided to book a holiday at fairly short notice, somewhere that we had never been before and where we could enjoy the local culture and people. Having decided on S… More
Your luxury retreat is set amongst acres of peaceful wild flower meadows with direct private access to an award winning stunning beach. The resort facilities are endless, offering indoor swimming pools, fully equipped gym, spa, tennis courts, archery, fishing, mini foo …see more
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves if you stay in this idyllic frontline apartment. Comfortably sleeping 4 you can enjoy the breathtaking sea views from every room or relax on your own private balcony which looks directly over the beautiful white sand beach of Cala M …see more
Selected this location for close proximity to beach and restaurants and for the beachfront balcony view. Apartment is excellent – great location, provided all of the amenities we needed and easy acc… More
Thank you so much for kind words! You are always wellcome:)
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We stayed for a week in this lovely apartment which is right on the beachfront. Beautiful views day and night across the beach. Really liked the apartment with nice bedrooms and living space. Plenty o… More