Water sports holidays - holiday homes near water sports activities

Water sports holidays (31885)

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.

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Holiday apartment in South East England

Worthing / Goring-by-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £955 / week

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from £96 / night

(65) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday home with golf nearby in Poole

Poole / Poole Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way.” Very cosy, perfect location, & nicely decorated. We had a lot of rain when we were there so having a comfortable place to stay was very important. The owners were lovely & did their best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible  …see more

from £100 / night

£610 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Very Good 

22

Central Algarve holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“I loved this villa, great location and great facilities” We had the best of both worlds in Villa Sete. It's in a quiet location for relaxing and soaking up sunshine by the pool, but in easy walking distance to the beach. Both Old Town and the Strip a  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £2195 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything you need” Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre. Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment rental

Herault / Sete

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous modern apartment in lovely location” This apartment is fantastic. Really first class as soon as you walk through the gates to the complex, through the pretty garden and past the lovely warm swimming pool. The apartment itself is really spacio  …see more

from £73 / night

£500 - £1348 / week

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from £73 / night

(15) Very Good 

17

Apartment accommodation in Palmanova

Calvia / Palmanova

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the best apartment in Palma Nova ..” We have stayed three times at this apartment and can say this is the best one available in Palma Nova. The location is very central for everything you will need. There are three supermarkets within a five minu  …see more

from £90 / night

£320 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Oura Beach

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, met every expectation” I highly recommend this Villa. After organising a 5 day stay for a group of 14, we were all very happy and to be honest after looking at other villas and hotels around the area, I think we hit jackpot with Villa  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

23

Holiday apartment letting

Burgas Province / Ravda

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Modern and spacious apartment, freshly repaired with new furniture, 30 meters from the sea with the clean and safe beach. Surfing school and diving are available. Great for families with children and romantic couples. Calm and beautiful area. Aqua park 10mins walking.  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ayia Napa holiday villa accommodation

Ayia Napa / Nissi Beach

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
This quiet, charming villa is located in Ayia Napa, 300 meters from the famous beach of Nissi. It features a private pool with cushioned loungers. WI-Fi Internet, 2 bicycles and parking are all free.The villa has a huge 10m x 5m Walk in private pool which has plenty  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1543 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Excellent 

15

Holiday home rental

St Austell / Charlestown, St Austell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house in a great location” We only had a short stay here. We arrived quite late on Friday night, and the owners had very thoughtfully left tea, coffee and milk (and a bottle of wine). The house is in a fantastic location. Charlestown is bea  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great Apartment” Conor's apartment was exactly as described. Close to shops & transport (& Avall beach). We arrived in the evening to a generous welcome basket & a bright, fresh apartment. As the weather was rather changeable for most of our stay, w  …see more

from £51 / night

£365 - £839 / week

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from £51 / night

(91) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Norfolk

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £930 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Holiday penthouse in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1187 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, clean villa with excellent views and very friendly owners.” Our hosts were kind enough to collect our group of 6 from the airport which was a big help as we entered an unknown country (first time visitors). We were helped with our luggage, g  …see more

from £55 / night

£382 - £1077 / week

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from £55 / night

(42) Excellent 

20

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Northern England

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” A truly stunning town house set out over 4 floors, the views are amazing and the overall quality of the furnishings cannot be faulted. The owners have made the experience of renting this holiday home an absolute pleasure, a friend  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £1095 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

Holiday townhouse rental

Faro District / Ferragudo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely large house - perfect for our stay” We stayed in Casa Linda for a week in October and loved it. The house is super; well equipped and comfortably furnished, with stylish decor. The rooms are large and spacious, and the outdoor space, though s  …see more

from £107 / night

£636 - £1187 / week

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from £107 / night

(21) Excellent 

19

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Protaras

Protaras / Pernera

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Villa, home from home.” The villa was great, it had eveything you could possibly need. It was located a short walk away from the bars & restaurants of Pernera, so we didn't need to hire a car. Mark was very helpful, he organised a late check o  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £875 / week

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from £43 / night

(22) Excellent 

19

Holiday villa rental

Cefalu / Sant'Ambrogio

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“This was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy beautiful views.” We loved his house and the location was perfect. We enjoyed the peacefulness of Sant Ambrogio and the proximity to Cefalu and Castelbueno along with beautiful views from each level of the h  …see more

from £100 / night

£800 - £2420 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

25

Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent holiday!” This gorgeous, freshly renovated bungalow was the best equipped holiday house we ever rented! The owner definitely has a flair for interior design meets home comforts. We will rent this property for us and our two and four year ol  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £1500 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Very Good 

24

Apartment rental in West Country

Devon / Exeter

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent decor, comfort, quiet yet central location.” Modern apt. Clean, quiet and central within main shopping centre and two minutes from Cathedral. Also good instructions and communications with owners on how to get there and get key  …see more

from £72 / night

£540 - £599 / week

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from £72 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sunset Crest

Saint James Parish / Sunset Crest

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Barbados Villa with Private Pool and Beach Club Access. Walking Distance to the Beach and Duty Free Shopping. Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms).  …see more

from £278 / night

£1667 - £2143 / week

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from £278 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Palairos

Aetolia-Acarnania Region / Palairos

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A unique Experience” 7 days to remember. 4m. from our living room is the infinity pool. 10m. from our kitchen is the beautiful blue water of the Ionian sea. Simply amazing. My wife and two kids spent the most beautiful 7 days of our family lives. We e  …see more

from £139 / night

£975 - £4026 / week

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from £139 / night

(29) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Quaint , comfy and convenient” Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedroom was comfortable  …see more

from £60 / night

£335 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa in Tanahwangko

North Sulawesi / Tanahwangko

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed pampering in an idyllic location. North Sulawesi is enchanting.” Villa Manare is an oasis of tranquility, the food is great, the house and rooms well maintained and the pool has fantastic views. Our stay was made by the chef's great cooking  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1366 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Macher holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Macher

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Do you want to holiday in a place with stunning sea views? Sunbathe on a terrace with the sound of the sea beside you? This apartment is unique with unparallelled views to the sea and across to Collioure.  …see more

from £111 / night

£763 - £1187 / week

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from £111 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Devon / Dartmouth

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“right in the middle of dartmouth” Lovely apartment, close to town and park with lovely views over the river. Modern apartment with everything you need and very clean. This was our second visit to Waters Edge and 500% better than Dartside holiday acc  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £1450 / week

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from £95 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Grasse holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb!” We recently stayed at this fabulous villa and cannot say enough good things. We were a group of 4 and could not have been more comfortable. The villa is equipped with the best of the best and made our days so wonderful. The location is  …see more

from £255 / night

£1695 - £2119 / week

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from £255 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Afew little niggles but overall very good” There are many good points about this villa, there is plenty of space for a large group, it is very central ( only a short walk to old and new town, the people looking after you are very friendly, all the bas  …see more

from £100 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Corralejo / Oasis Tamarindo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!!!” Inside the Oasis Tamarindo quiet apartment in the green, with all the amenities, two beautiful swimming pools to relax after a day on the beach or in tours with views of the natural park "The dunes of Corralejo". The apartment is near th  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Weymouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” Clean and perfectly kitted out. Great property, great location, great views. If you want to walk a bit, this is for you. Not in the town centre, but a lovely coastal walk gets you there in 30 minutes and worth every minute. If you decide  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Good Place for a Family Holiday” 4 of us stayed here for a week in July 2012. The house is in a great situation for local beaches in Falmouth and the Town Centre is only 10-15 minutes walk away. It has a very nice garden and views of the sea from th  …see more

from £68 / night

£470 - £1570 / week

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from £68 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Ventnor holiday apartment rental

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Wow! What a view.” An amazing place to just relax and watch the world go by. Seashells is clean, comfortable and very good value for money. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday is here, even a welcoming bottle of wine. Lots of places to eat clos  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £720 / week

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from £70 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellenyt pet friendly flat” We stayed for a week with our 2 miniature dachshunds. The flat had recently been refurbished & so was spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed, a super shower & best of all was very very quiet! There is an enclosed  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
Local ski hire shop makes it easy to hire equipment. English owner is on hand to give advice and help.  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 - £984 / week

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from £51 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Mallaig holiday bungalow rental

Lochaber / Mallaig

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Davaar is a spacious well equipped four bedroomed detached bungalow. It stands on an elevated secluded position providing panoramic views of the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Skye and as far as the Knoydart peninsula. In the summer months you can watch the Harry Potter st  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Portrush

Portrush / West Strand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“35a Kerr Street Portrush” Centrally located, large apartment right by Portrush harbour. Easy access to restaurants & quaint local pub with open fire. 3 bedrooms & lovely view over West Strand beach & the harbour. Plenty of room & excellent facilities.  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night