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.
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely central featur… More
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
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“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
“Great apartment in Plymouth” My family enjoyed a recent stay at the Phoenix Quay Apartment. Apartment was spotless and had everything you would need for a stay. The only thing we could find to fault this was a poor signal on the television which limit
Excellent apartment - good parking place - secure property - not to far from city centre!
great condition of the interior.… More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
Excellent position between the Royal William Yard, the Hoe and the shopping area. Large balcony area very relaxing and quite. kitchen, lounge,bathroom and bedrooms are very clean and well equipped. … More
“Perfectly placed upmarket apartment”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2013
We stayed here for the weekend after my son's passing out parade from Raleigh. Can't recommend it enough. Arrived later than expected due to flight delays at Glasgow, but Cathy was most accommodating,… More
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need.
Worth noting it's in the attic so i
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
“Couldn't have asked for more!” We stayed in this villa for a week with family/friends as we were getting married in Ibiza at the end of September. This villa is stunning and has everything you need or could wish for. Richard (the owner) is super quick
“amazing villa amongst great surroundings, with great facilities nearby”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
This villa was more than we could have hoped for. The villa has every facility you could need from coffee machine, through to wireless Internet and a great sound system. The villa is in a great locati… More
“Fantastic value for money, luxury villa!”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
This villa exceeded all of our expectations. It is beautifully presented and sits in a perfect and convenient location with amazing views over the island.
All of the rooms are very modern and well de… More
We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view fr… More
“Beautiful House, Loads of Space for Kiddies, Beautiful Surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Stephen Quinn the owner was very helpful with advice and gave a very detailed welcome pack recommending loads of activities, bars, restaurants etc around the area.
The house itself is beautiful a… More
“Scenic and Peaceful setting for family get together”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
Ideal facilities for a family group, especially with young children. A very well equiped house. Located in a traquil and scenic area… More
“Lovely Villa, great location” Our party of family and friends had a lovely time at Palm Villa. The facilities are excellent, it was plenty big enough for all ten of us and Beverley was helpful and went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. We
What a dissapointment. As we neared the property my heart sunk - the 10 mins away beach is no more it is now the entrance into a huge fake marina and in the shadow of an artificial island. The neare… More
I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience staying at Palm Villa. However, we did speak to other members of your party who seemed to have a different opinion. It seems you really would have preferred a villa on the beach front which would have cost at least three times as much as Palm Villa. Palm Villa is very well equipped and we do have a coffee machine available for our customer's use, although not a cafetiere. Our pool cleaner comes regularly once a week, and came out to check if there was a problem in between visits whilst you were there and found nothing untoward.
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time.
House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
“Perfect location !” We stayed at Bravo 5 apartments for two weeks in Paul’s apartment which is a one bed apartment on the top floor - it was clean and tidy inside and perfect for what we required...showering, sleeping. So close to the beach and the st
Me and my partner stayed there in august 2012 had a brillant holiday loved it so much we're going back this year again.We stayed at Paul,s apartment very clean,big with all the amenities you need,the … More
Thanks for the great review, much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed your holiday at Bravo 5.
“Perfect location - + big sunny terrace”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
This was our first time to Sunny Beach and we were worried we might end up miles from anywhere but the location of this apartment couldn`t have been better. It is a minutes walk from some lovely rest… More
Great review, very informative as well for other viewers, thank you.
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
Excellant Appartment in pristine condition and very well equipped for a perfect holiday. Pool and poolside food area are both spotless.. Would not hesitate to use this appartment again.… More
“Fabulous place to stay that just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
This was my second trip to the same apartment at Vila Marachique in Alvor. The apartment is just a clean and tidy as when I originally visited 3 years ago. It has all the facilities of home and is l… More
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
The apartment is extremely spacious, immaculate and is equipped/furnished to a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked - definitely a home from home. The complex is very secure and well main… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!” Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life including a lovely pair of
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“Cosy cottage in good location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided o… More
“Great for a family group in a quiet resort” Comfortable, spacious villa with lovely pool and grounds for relaxing in. Ideal for families/groups with older children (personal view due to the number of steps and open pool area). The resort of S'Algar
We have recently returned from a most delightful holiday, with three couples, at the "Yorkshire Rose" Villa. This villa boasts all the comforts of home and more, upstairs lounge, dining area and kitc… More
“Great family villa set in quiet resort with good local amenities”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
A lovely spacious villa with open plan kitchen/dinning area which further spreads to the living area and balcony so that the family can always be together (if they want to be). The bedrooms are on th… More
“Stylish 4 star luxury” Spacious accommodation ,interesting Spanish style interiors, with excellent pool & terraces & great views from all aspects
Good location, not too far from shops bars etc, you do need a car here as it is built on a hill overloo
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is… More
“Even better than the photographs.” This property comes with everything you may need in terms of cleaning materials, cooking accessories like kitchen towels, soap in all washing areas, and if the is anything else you need there is a Spar shop a level w
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday.
A peaceful location surrounded b
“Wonderful villa” Have just returned from a lovely 2 week holiday staying at Casa Jose.
From the moment I stepped through the gate I felt relaxed and at home. The villa is very nicely presented and the rooms are all of a very good size. The outside
4 of us stayed in this villa and it exceeded our expectations. Was an incredibly nice Villa with everything we needed. A great view of the golf course and convenient walk or cab to shops and restauran… More
“Great family holiday ... we'll be back”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
Casa Jose was lovely! An ideal spot on the edge of the lovely but very quiet golf course, so not over looked at all. The villa was very well equipped with both beach and bath towels and every kitchen … More
“Position, position,position the best on the golf course bar none.”
Reviewed 3 May 2012
The position on the 10th tee and overlooking the 18th green afforded us many hours relaxing by the pool watching golf and chatting to fellow golfing vacationers, we met some great people over the "gar… More
“Great villa, town and weather!” The Whiterocks villa was superb with all the amenities you would need, in particular
the pool was extremely clean and we used it every day in our 2 week stay.
The views from the villa were breathtaking!
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
I would definitely recommend this place for large group (especially Family and kids). The caretaker (Amit) is very helpful and courteous. Thumbs up.… More
Thank you Patrick!
“Ideal Accommodation in Goa for a group of 10”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
The experience of staying in a Private Villa just couldn't be better. The Bedrooms where big and very comfortable. The whole place was clean and tidy (Although not so much when we were leaving, but th… More
Thank you for your kind review and am glad you enjoyed the place. We now have a new staff called Amit replacing Kamal who is a good cook. So going forward it would much more kitchen support if you wish to have BBQ, family dinner etc. Other than that, i think you misspelled the distance to the beach, which is only 100-150 meters from the villa rather than a kilometre. Thank you once again and we look forward to you staying with us in the future.
“Best Place for comfort and covenience.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
I have gone to goa thrice in this year and twice i have stayed at this place, the bunglow. Amazing place to stay. It is spacious , with 3 AC bedrooms and flat screen TV in all the rooms. Kitchen and h… More
It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us every time and thank you for taking time out to write a review this time. It is always a pleasure to have our regular guests who use our property with love and care as they would with their own house. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!
“Absolutely stunning” Firstly, I would like to say that the owner of this property is fantastic! Victoria always came back to my emails promptly and was very kind and helpful. This is a beautiful property with beautiful surroundings. Although a car is
“Fabulous Villa! Will definately return.” We had a fabulous holiday! Ocean Blue Villa stunning,great location with amazing views!Everything you could ever need for a Luxurious break. Our dealings with John was first class. He was very helpful and prom