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.
“All just perfect!!” We stayed in Jim's bungalow for one week 4-11 June 2016 and it was all we could ask for and more. The bungalow is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was just wonderful having the communal pool just across the road from
Welcome to Little Yaraan,a cozy luxury apartment located in Dural.
Beyond the elegant entry gates to Yarraan main residence you will find a grand circular drive taking you to a separate building where you will have access to a double garage and upstairs to the accommod …see more
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a
This cottage is perfect for a few days away with friends. There's so much space for the children to run around and a lovely safe garden for them to explore. The bedrooms are all a great size and livin… More
Thanks Carrie for a lovely review , glad all went well for your stay , hope we see you all again in the near future .
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities
“Wonderful villa with lovely heated pool and very comfy sun beds”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
A very efficient, helpful and friendly owner and villa manager to deal with any issues or questions that you might have. The village was easy enough to find thanks to maps provided and the transfer t… More
“Beautiful villa, not far from a picturesque sandy beach!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
At first we were a little intimidated about the drive from the airport as we hadn’t driven in Portugal before, but there was actually nothing to worry about. Car pickup was easy and obvious (and dis… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value all feedback and we are really pleased you had a fantastic time, it makes all of our hard work worthwhile when we hear guests have had a great holiday. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, JJ Villas.
“Great Villa - Great service”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
Very enjoyable holiday. The Villa is well located for access to many activities. Spacious rooms - easily accommodated three adults and three children. Great pool with large shady areas for eating outs… More
We are really pleased you had a great time, it certainly makes our hard work worthwhile to hear a guest has had a great holiday; especially when they then take the time to write a review of our holiday villa. Thank you again, JJ Villas.
From sunrise to sunset you will love the large patio and 'infinity' pool which seems to flow into the sea! 3 bedroomed, fully air-conditioned stone villa built in the traditional style of the Mani region, comprising 3 double bedrooms, furnished with your comfort in mi …see more
Private self-contained villa in bush setting, family friendly, a short stroll to the beach. A beautiful, peaceful place to experience the best of Tasmania's unique attributes.
ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO CHARITY
(tariffs less out-of-pocket expenses, see receipts in visi …see more
Apartment with private beach, swimming pool, jacuzi, 10 min. walk from the center of Sirmione, full equipped, air conditioned, lift, washing machine, moka, toaster, bed beaches, TV,2 bathrooms, big shower, super view from the terrace. Three umbrella sharedClose to many …see more
“Beautiful view” A very pleasant apartment with the most stunning view. The swimming pools are very good. Lovely and peaceful during our visit. We hope to stay here again before our permanent move to Moraira. Thank you
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.… More
“Perfect spot with amazing views” I have already recommended this place to several friends, it is such a perfect place to stay. The views from the house are stunning and the large window area with plenty of seating and long, light evenings meant it was
beautiful and cosy cottage, at a fantastic and breathtaking location, close to the bridge. Fully equipped, very comfy, piano was a bonus. having 3 bathrooms was great too, so there was no rush in the … More
“A diamond of a place”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
The reaction from my kids within a few minutes of arriving after a long wet and windy drive to find Ashaig House looking out onto a beautiful scorched red evening sky and seascape best sums up my feed… More
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
Ashaig House is a perfect place (base camp) for those visiting Isle of Skye. It's well located, with all facilities and a AMAZING landscape view. By the way, the house is really new. I recommend this … More
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake. …see more
“Overall Fabulous!” I stayed here recently for a weekend with a group of girls. From the start to the finish it was the most enjoyable stay. Everything you could possibly think of was in the house - and plenty of everything!
A short stroll from town
“Excellent location to golf course, Lahinch town and the beach”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
I was on a surfing weekend and klondell house was perfect size for the group and a very good price . The house has everything you need and very high spec
I would highly recommend this location to s… More
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay at Klondell House. We make every effort to ensure that our guests feel welcome and are comfortable. We udate the house every year and are in the process of putting T.V's into bedrooms.
“A fantastic base for an excellent holiday”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2012
The house was very clean and each room had ensuite facilities. It was a perfect base, with plenty of room to cater for 14 adults, ranging in age from 19 to 57 with one child aged 2. There were excelle… More
“Magnificent house within walking distance to Lahinch”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Fantastic, spacious house with en- suite in every room. There are double beds in all rooms and no twin beds as advertised but this made no difference to us but to be aware. Walking distance to Lahinch… More
“Absolutely gem of a house, amazin views, 'perfect retreat'!” Having just spent 2 wonderful nights at this superb holiday home, I have nothing but praise for it, the views was to die for even in the pouring rain!! House is in an ideal location, easy ac
“Fabulous house, great location, lovely owner, fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
As a large group of 4 adults and 5 kids, we were delighted with the very high standard of accomodation and facilities and utilities for use during our short 2 night stay in this gorgeous house. The o… More
Thank you so much for leaving such a complimentary review for our holiday home, we really appreciate it. We look forward to you staying at Seafield Park again in the future.
“Enjoying our stay very much”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
Great location, comfortable accommodation, beautiful view - photo attached. Delighted we chose to stay here.… More
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“Spacious apartment in a tranquil location” This apartment has special meaning for me because my fiance' proposed while we were staying there! Roccamorice is a very quaint idyllic Italian town with a few great restaurants and great views. The apartme
“Exceptionally well kept property :)” We had a plan set out in advance of showing up to the Cornwall area and it involved a lot of walking. We decided to on a house that would accommodate 4 adults and 4 kids with a little extra room and this house fit
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to …see more
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles …see more
“An Enjoyable Stay” We very much enjoyed our stay at Hera House. The owner, Kath was very helpful and the house is in a good location. The pool is lovely and there is plenty of space for everyone, the courtyard setting is ideal for families and couple
Visited Paphos for the third time and wished I had found this accommodation on the previous occasions It is a real home from home. A quiet location but a 10 minute walk to all the local resteraunts an… More
“Fantastic property, convenient location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
8 Hera House has everything you will need for a relaxing stay in Kato Paphos and the booking process was excellent from day one. Kath is an excellent owner who always made sure that I had the right in… More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
We stayed at Hera House Zeus Gardens in July 2013 and everything lived up to our expectations. The house is well equipped and very clean. The cooking facilities are great. We made breakfast and dinner… More
“My Dream House by the sea” This was exactly what we needed...breathtaking views from the end of the garden...superb assistance from Lorraine and her husband...our kids (2 and 6) were spoilt for choice..play in the garden with the toys supplied..go to
Absolutely fab from beginning to end. We arrived to a table prepared with cupcakes and treats for the kids. It was a home away from home. Great safe space for kids to play. Every thing has been though… More
“beach &scenery to die for!”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2015
We all had a wonderful Easter week in Tullagh Bay. The Beach House is very clean,well furnished, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and the beach hut was so handy! Our days were spent walking along t… More
I am so glad that you all had a wonderful time at the beachhouse.I try my best to ensure that my guests are fully catered for and looked after. I also pride myself in the fact that my house is child friendly and that there is always toys and outdoor play equipment available for them. The decking area is loved by all guests due to the beautiful local scenery that can be viewed. Hope to see you and your family again in near future, all the best from Lorraine and Terence.
“Great place to stay whether with partner or all your family”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
We spent 3 weeks in the house in June/July 2013, first German grandparents allone, later with Irish grandson (1) and his parents, then with German niece and her 2 Irish kids ( 5,7).
We all love… More
Thank you for your glowing review. We work to ensure our visitors experience the best holiday possible. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Lorraine.
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr …see more
A luxury frontline Beach Apartment with superb views over Roker Beach, the Piers and beyond. Positioned literally a 10 metres from the beautiful sandy beach.
This contemporary 2 bedroomed , first floor apartment is uniquely designed in a ` Beach Hut` style . Pier Point …see more
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle” Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and anoth
This was a great pace for 4 adults and 4 kids..Owners were terrific and the
barn was amazing. Their hospitality was awesome...Thank you Elizabeth & Mark… More
“We didn't want to leave this lovely barn!”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Last minute booking which exceeded our expectations! The facilities are excellent, clean, everything you needed and the welcome pack was brilliant - the eggs & the scones, jam and cream meant we didn… More
“The Perfect Place for a Family Gathering”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
We booked the barn hoping the accommodation would prove to be suitable for a flexible family reunion, in one of our favourite areas, and were not disappointed. The barn is spacious and very comfortab… More
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
A love cottage with a lovely garden in a wonderful town. Very comfortable throughout but being a tall Person I did have to watch my head… More
“Wonderful stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks
“Fantastic place for get together, fits all your needs.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
This house is beautiful, and designed very very well and equipped for everything you need for a wonderful stay, for large groups or families. It is spacious and roomy. I stayed with my family for a w… More
“Brilliant, we loved the house”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
Would recommend going to the seal sanctuary and hardys farm. The aquarium was over priced, as it is small. The Italian restaurant Tarantinos was excellent, and we used the fish & chip shop at the end … More
“St Andrews lodge Skegness”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2016
We stayed at St Andrews lodge Skegness for 3 nights and it was brilliant,the house was lovely and had plenty of room and everything you could need during the stay.
My boys loved the games room with f… More
4 Paws is a modern, self catering, holiday home and BBQ dining area, Swimming Pool (heated if required) within a half acre landscaped garden. Totally refurbished in 2014/15, and reserved exclusively for guests, this lower floor of the villa, next to the pool, is accesse …see more
“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
House was excellent with very good furnishings etc. The beds and linen were very good quality which pleased us greatly. The situation was just perfect with the views of the estuary and sea outside our… More
Reviewed 25 Mar 2012
The house is situated in an excellent location, the views take your breath away from both lounge and 1st floor bedrooms, tastefully decorated and finished to a very high standard. Would definately st… More
Reviewed 18 May 2011
We just loved this apartment, from the moment we drove through the Archway and saw our view we knew it was going to be great. When we arrived the table was set for tea with fresh wild flowers and a lo… 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
In the south east of The Netherlands, 20 km north of Venlo and 30 km south of Nijmegen and 4 km from the border with Germany, one finds this unique romantic cottage. Not more than 70 minutes away from major cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Antwerp. Once a chickenho …see more
“Great villa in a lovely location” We have just booked our next holiday in Tenerife, staying at the Villa Cascada, this will be our eighth stay in this lovely villa. The property is situated in a quiet, residential area with great views over Mount Tei
The villa is really a comfortable one, with great expansive view both to the mountains and ocean. It's very well kept and equiped with everything that needed for a pleasant stay. The heated pool was … More
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
Having stayed in many villas in Tenerife over many years I was disappointed in this villa, the discription luxurious is extremely misleading there was nothing luxurious about it .It is a holiday let e… More
We are very sorry that the villa did not meet your expectations. This is contrary to the experience of the many clients who have posted positive reviews on this site. We have had an engineer inspect the air conditioning unit in the lounge. He reports that the cooling is working very efficiently. With an ambient air temperature of 29 degrees, the outlet cooled air is 14 degrees. However, some kind soul has attempted to manually move the automatic air deflector vane and has broken it. This is the cause of the annoying noise that you mention. This will be dealt with very soon. In the mean time, it can be silenced by not selecting the automatic option. It would have helped if you had contacted me during your stay and I could easily have guided you through the correct a/c operations.
“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
The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location.
However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere.
Also the property has only one bathroom and no… More
“Excellent accommodation.” This is a first class holiday let. Situated as it is on the sea front, the view from the panoramic window in the first floor lounge/diner is breathtaking. You can watch the sea in all of it's moods. Every room and facility is
Kenmare House is perfectly situated for anyone wishing to explore the Ring of Kerry or the Beara Peninsula. It is close enough to Kenmare town to take advantage of the bustle of its award winning restaurants and bars, and its countryside location offers peace and quiet. …see more
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ
Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the door… More
“Fantastic cottage! Everything you need and great location.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
I booked this cottage for a surprise long weekend away for my husbands birthday. We had a great time and didn't want to leave! We were welcomed by a lovely hot burning fire and the cottage spotlessly … More
“Don't hesitate, book it!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A superb destination for a quiet break or holiday, your hosts are very welcoming and will help in any way they can. The accommodation is superbly equipped ,and beautifully set out, as others have said… More
“Fabulous house, great location, had everything you needed” Lovely clean house, home from home, everything you needed, lovely fruit basket, prosecco and chocolates provided upon arrival. Games room was a great extra. Loved the enclosed yards and our d
A really comfortable and well equipped house and quite quirky. Sarah was happy to have a dog visit and made quite a fuss of her.
Couldn't fault Sarah when a problem arose regarding the heating(whic… More
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them..
So if you have a dog th
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location” I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents.
There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as well. Th
“Excellent well equipped villa-very spacious and extremely clean”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2016
Well situated for all Disney Parks close to supermarket and several restaurants. We were a party of 7 with 2 children who adored the pool and jacuzzi. We felt the villa was exceptionally spacious and … More
Would be delighted to welcome you back and thank you for emphasising how well situated the villa is for the Disney Parks, supermarkets and restaurants.
“A little oasis - perfect for chilling out”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2015
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Davella villa. The property was perfect for our family, we enjoyed our private pool and spa after a long day of walking around the parks. At the end of the nigh… More
Delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at the villa and enjoyed relaxing beside the pool overlooking the garden.
Also great to hear that you enjoyed the huge T.V.with Netflix access.
I look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the near future.
“Great villa, great location”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
The villa overall was great, spacious and clean. The directions we received were perfect and we arrived without getting lost at all!! After a very long trip it would have been great to have a basic w… More
Great to receive such very positive comments on the villa and location.
Thank you too for highlighting that it would have been helpful to have a basic starter pack. Provisions can be ordered in advance but there is a charge for this so we recommend to guests that they stock up in one of the nearby supermarkets that you drive past to reach the villa.