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.
Wake up to to stunning views in this restored 19th century stone cottage with snug ambience in a rugged farm setting with magnificant views overlooking the sea. Safe for children. Private parking. Free WiFi .Within 5minute walk of safe swimming beach & traditional i …see more
We had a lovely stay at Galvins Cottage!
The cottage is in a perfect location to explore County Kerry. We were lucky to have fantastic weather and we felt like we had found a hidden gem with the c… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Galvins Cottage so much. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of your holiday and for the reassurance about its location.
We really do hope you will be back soon.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
“Cosy cottage with a fantastic view set in a perfect location.”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
My wife, my two dogs and I spent a fantastic week in County Kerry staying at Galvins Cottage. The cottage was very cosy and the open fire really added to this. The view of the Ring of Kerry and the At… More
The O'Neill Family are especially pleased that you had an enjoyable stay in Galvins Cottage. It is good to know that you liked Derrynane Beach,the local restaurants and of course 'the night sky' We look forward to meeting you again when you pay a return visit. Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated.
Josephine & The O'Neill Family
“Lovely Cosy Stay in brilliant Location, nice and private yet walking distance to shop and pub!”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
We have stayed here, two adults and two kids, 3 times now. Galvins is a great cottage, roomy open plan downstairs with kitchen and living room, a separate outhouse has washing machine and tumble dryer… More
Thank you for posting a review of Galvins Cottage and including some details on the surrounding facilities. I know you always enjoy your stay there and look forward to meeting you again soon.
Josephine & O'Neill Family
Self catering holiday cottage on a tranquil smallholding near the coast at Aberystwyth. We take pride in the fact that our cottages are comfortable, spacious, stylish and clean and we look forward to offering you a warm Welsh welcome. Set in a delightful natural locat …see more
“Very clean,comfortable and welcoming accomodation”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Spent 4 nights with my Mum at this lovely cottage, everything you could wish for was there, the accomodation is very clean, has a bright and airy feel about it. Great location with wonderful owners.… More
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these lovely ladies. The daughter all the way from Australia happened to live within 5 minutes of my childhood friend, what a coincidence! Looking forward to seeing them again, hopefully at Christmas. Perfect visitors left my cottage clean and tidy, making my day!
About the Property: Nestled among coconut trees in a Posh neighbourhood in the Coconut Capital of India -- Pollachi, the property boasts ample living and outdoor spaces for families traveling together on vacation or to attend weddings. Can accommodate 2 to 6 and max 8 ( …see more
this is a new constructed villa, with luxurious and exclusive decoration, private garden, shared heated swimming pool, and all 5 stars commodities...is conveniently situated on the border line of Monaco ( access by steps) just 5minutes walking distance from Casino, bea …see more
Puffin Hollow is a beautiful 1 bedroom ground floor apartment directly on the harbour. This 18th century listed property has been completely modernised and it now offers open plan living with a luxury kitchen. The property is just a short walk to the small sandy beach …see more
We had a three night stay at Puffin Hollow and found it to be very comfortable. Great location down at the harbour, so perfect for walks along the lovely Fife Coastal Path (assuming you get better we… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad you found the location perfect for the coastal path! Just a pity you didn't get the best of East Neck weather. Maybe next time. ..... Thanks Liz
Reviewed 1 Oct 2016
Beautiful, well appointed accommodation in a wonderful location. Perfect for walking and chilling out. Most comfortable bed ever. I'll be back… More
We are so glad you found Puffin Hollow the perfect chill out place and that you appreciated the quality of the bed. Hope to see you and Molly soon!
“Puffin Hollow provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Puffin Hollow is a quaint cottage, cleverly and tastefully modernised with real thoughtfulness. The decor reflects the location - lovely coastal walks and living right on the harbour. It is spotlessl… More
Thank you for your lovely warm review and your appreciation of our holiday cottage. I would be delighted to welcome you back for another break and thank you for the recommendation.
First floor accommodation comprising open-plan kitchen/dining and sitting room, two bedrooms, bathroom/WC.
Fully equipped kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. Sitting room has sofa, bookshelves, occasional tables, Fr …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The complimentary wine, milk, tea and biscuits were a pleasant surprise. The Grain Store is very well equipped, with towels and linen being pro… More
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
When we arrived at the grain store we were warmly welcomed by the owners.The cottage itself was delightful, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. The owners had left ,milk , tea,biscuits and wine, for u… More
This beautiful house has stunning views over Loch Tay with a first floor living room maximising the spectacular views over the loch. It is very well presented and equipped to a high standard. This modern and bright two bedroom (one with en-suite showerroom) house has tw …see more
Casa Melograno is a lovely hold house typical of the Selinunte's countryside. This large estate consists of two villas, the Casa Melograno and the owner's house, they are completely indipendent. The house has recently been renovated with good taste and great c …see more
We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and… More
“A beautiful secluded villa”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
We stayed in for 1 week as party of 5 (1 child), renting the whole villa.
We were guided into the villa with the obliging help of the agent we booked through, as it is tucked away in the hills abov… More
“Stunning villa, can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We hired Casa Melograno for a week in Aug 14 for my Dad's 60th and I can't recommend it enough. The location is stunning and the pool is luxury. The villa is very well equipped and the layout of the b… More
This villa is for those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. The stunning waterfront location at the Peninsula along with the contemporary style is what sets this holiday home apart from others. The villa looks out from the Peninsula, towards Pelican Island and the reef …see more
We stayed here as a couple in June 2016. This is the off season on the Island and it is very quiet and a lot of the restaurants are closed, but this is exactly what we needed as you get to experience … More
“Delightful villa with a tranquil view”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2014
Turtle View was an amazing place to stay. We loved the house, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was homely with out being cluttered and also had a well brilliant kitchen. We could have sat on t… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2013
This property is absolutely amazing. My friends and I went to medical school on the island, came back for a vacation. Turtle View property has stunning views, very peaceful, and def. get your moneys… More
Tastefully furnished and spacious 2nd floor fully air conditioned apartment with an unusually large balcony with stunning views of the mountains and the village of La Cala.It is a two minute flat walk to the nearest golf club and a 5 minute walk into the centre of La C …see more
Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities! Great location which is far enough out of the centre of La Cala so that it's quiet but near enough for an easy flat walk in the evening! Great outside sp… More
The house is located in the quiet exclusive Paraiso Hillls development.Tranquil and peaceful, only 10 minutes drive from Puerto Banus .
The house has its own beautiful private garden and is perfect for outdoor living with a manicured private garden , comfotable out do …see more
We booked to stay for a month after christmas and hoped for some sunshine and to escape from the English winter. We had family and friends to join us over the course of the month. It is a fabulous pro… More
“Perfect from start to finish”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
Myself and my 5 friends stayed here whilst in Marbella for a wedding. From the date we booked the apartment we were contacted by the owners, who were so helpful from start to finish.
When we arriv… More
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation.
We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us during our stay. Th… More
With ample accommodation for up to 4 people, there is scope for an additional infant / young child by arrangement. We like our Visitors to feel at home so even pictures and furnishing accents around the house reflect the surrounding forest, providing you with the right …see more
Bracken wood is in a beautiful setting in the new forest.You just had to cross the road and then you were in the forest,lots of ponies to see and beautiful heather.The house was very homely and comfor… More
A lovely review, thank you. The heather in the Forest at this time of year is quite a display of colour against all the different greens you see at this time of year. Lovely too are all the colours of Autumn so perhaps another trip is needed! Anyway, delighted you all had a wonderful time and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
“Best house in the villlage”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
We stayed here for three nights with the dog. The house is so cosy and relaxing.we brought more stuff than we needed as everything is there including dog bowls, tea, milk, sugar and wine!. The dog co… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we're delighted your stay exceeded expectations and the doggy shower bath was so useful. Our dog owning guests really do seem to appreciate it and it certainly does make life easier - especially in the more muddy seasons!
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
“A lovely little bolt hole”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
A really homely place right in the heart of one of the quieter parts of the New Forest, with loads of walks starting literally on your doorstep.
Extremely warm and comfortable, and we hope to retur… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay so much and of course we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review us - always appreciated.
Primrose Cottage has recently under gone a renovation and is contemporary yet retaining much of its traditional charm.
Located only a 3 minute walk from the Blue Flag beach of Porthmeor and 5 minutes from the extensive range of shops and restaurants in St Ives.
The …see more
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive.
My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home.
Have booked ag… More
“Fabulous break in beautiful unique Cornish Cottage”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I have just enjoyed a fabulous break at Primrose Cottage with my husband for our sons 2nd birthday. The cottage was perfect. A lot of thought has clearly gone into providing everything needed for fa… More
Newly redecorated and reburbished, this beautiful period cottage set in the pretty village of North Luffenham can sleep up to 7 persons. North Luffenham is an attractive village and is a great central spot for viewing all that Rutland has to offer.Manor View Cottage is …see more
“We love this place! And we loved the butterflies in the garden!”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2013
This is a genuine old English Countryside cottage (must be 300 years old?)
We returned to Rutland again for the second time since 2009 and thankfully we managed to get a booking in this cottage aga… More
Reviewed 5 Jan 2016
What a fantastic property. The accommodation was excellent with plenty of room to spread out. The local pub provided a great evening meal on Saturday (we also had lunch there as well). Local to Rutlan… More
Thank you for your nice comments. We are pleased you had such a wonderful time.
Happy New Year 2016.
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks of …see more
This beautiful unique 18th century cottage retains its original character combined with 21st century facilities and five star amenities. An open plan ground floor style makes it ideal for families and entertaining. The kitchen leads onto a secure rear garden with outs …see more
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2016
Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with caref… More
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Little Chauntry and hope to welcome you back in the future.
The house is a traditional Victorian property with original features and modern home comforts. With, light and airy rooms, the layout of the property is:Ground Floor - Lounge / Dining Room and Kitchen - access to rear private garden. Downstairs loo.First Floor - Master …see more
This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun di… More
“Beautiful house that was quintessentially English seasidy in a gem of a town. Wonderful.”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
Stayed in Broadstairs with the Grandparents, two parents and a toddler. Great that the house was on a few levels so those who wanted to sleep in the morning were not disturbed by the toddler doing jig… More
“a great home from home”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
We stayed the second time in this wonderful accomodation - very tidy and comfortable - the house is a real home from home for us and our 3 sons. The contact to the owners was without any problems, the… More
NEWSFLASH! for Nov, Dec, Jan we are allowing 2 night only bookings (usually minimum 3 nights) for guests who want to treat themselves to a pre/post Xmas short break....and we're including a load of firewood for the firepit so you can toast some marshmallows!
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“A beautiful place to truly relax in beautiful welsh countryside”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
The Bothy is beautiful, very private and quite special. It is small, beautiful and perfectly formed with everything we needed, (including an extremely eclectic selection of dvds!) for a restful and lo… More
Thank you for your generous comments....and your appreciation of the DVD's! And so nice to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of the Bothy. All the best
Awarded Certificate of excellence 2014 by Tripadvisor. Location, Location Location: This Victorian building (Onslow Villa) is located in the very heart of Southsea in a residential conservation area which is just 300m from both Southsea Common and the shops, bars and r …see more
Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and
everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central locati… More
“Perfect Location for a family break.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
We stayed here for a few days over new year with our 2 young children and my wife's parents. The house was beautiful, finished to a very high spec with enough room for us to enjoy without being crowde… More
“A weekend to remember and one to be repeated!”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2013
Booked this apartment to celebrate a special Birthday with 3 generations of family. It looked lovely on the internet but when we got there it was even better! Very spacious, well equipped and luxuriou… More
Villefranche Vista is a two bedroom two bathroom luxury apartment. Enjoying an elevated south-facing location, it provides stunning views of the bay of Villefranche from the full length balcony, lounge and main bedroom. The balcony is exposed to the sun for most of the …see more
This spacious detached, holiday home was refurbished during 2015 and is set in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' - just 1.5 miles from Beaumaris town with its historic moated castle and boutique shops. The house boasts stunning country views all around, in the ide …see more
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey has to… More
Thanks for the good review and kind words about Tyn Rardd. It is so lovely to hear that people enjoy their stay and relax in the house as a "home from home". If you ever plan another Anglesey break, we would be more than happy to welcome you back again. Many thanks, Louise
Sleeps 6. 3 bedroom cottage (great facilities, including WiFi) with 2 bathrooms (fully renovated to high standard and contemporary design in 2013). Located in Llanberis Pass with views over Snowdon (summit 3 hours walk). Large double height living room with wood burning …see more
WELCOME TO AMERA
Welcome to Amera, our group of 12 luxury mountain-side villas overlooking the sea in the North West corner of Koh Samui. Amera is situated in the tropical forests of the Angthong Hills, but within a few minutes drive of exotic sandy beaches and close t …see more
Torr Beatha (Gaelic for "Full of Life") is an oasis of calm, a modern, spacious and easily managed house set in a tranquil and secluded garden in the village of Kincraig, 6 miles south of Aviemore, an area with boundless activities on offer.[Kincraig is a hidd …see more
Luxury stone villa fitted out to the highest standards completed in September 2007. Nestled amongst olive groves and mountains yet only minutes walk from the quaint village of Tragaki. The main resort of Tsilivi is 3kms from the villa where you find the lovely blue fla …see more
Lovely and clean, very well equipped, great pool, views - I cannot recommend it enough! We loved the barbeque, the pool, the villa - it was often hard to muster up the energy to go out to eat! Nice we… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2011
Incredible - wonderful - probably the best holiday I've ever had in Greece (and I've been living in Greece for 24yrs!) Wonderful villa .... I didn't want to leave! You do need a car to get to this vi… More
“Peace and relaxation”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
On arival the villa is clean and theres a welcome pack of water, butter, cheese, wine, jam, fruit, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar and things like salt ,pepper and oil so you are able to recuperate afte… More
Thank you very much for taking the time and putting so much thought into such a detailed review. The information will be a great help to anyone thinking of staying in the villa or the surrounding area. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay again and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
Perched on a rugged stone headland high above the sea, these sophisticated hideaways provide the perfect retreat for couples seeking intimate seclusion.Rising from the stone ruins of nineteenth century Blackhouses, these beautiful turf-roof cottages were designed by Awa …see more
Recently renovated barn, that is tiled throughout the ground floor, therefore ideal for dog owners. The barn has a modern kitchen and shower room fitted on the ground floor, with a further toilet and washbasin on the first floor. The living area is large, with the origi …see more
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
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 another day tri… More
“Fantastic hospitality great venue”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
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
Shore Point is situated in the heart of the prestigious Sandbanks peninsular. The property is in Brownsea Road, a quiet and peaceful location yet just a minute or two's walk from the award winning Sandbanks beaches and is at the entrance of one of the world's …see more
“Stylish, comfortable, well equipped and excellent location.”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2013
We had a really relaxing week with lots of space for 2 adults and two teenagers to all do their own thing, yet meet up around the dining table and enjoy a home cooked meal. Normally I don't like to co… More
“Luxury apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
This apartment is true luxury, from the fantastic kitchen, large lounge with huge TV and the 3 bedrooms all with their own wallmounted TVs, the 3 bathrooms and not to forget the underground parking wi… More
“superb accommodation, excellent location”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
A beautifully furnished, spacious, comfortable apartment with great facilities in an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the beach or the ferry to Studland… More
Stunning apartment in the Waterfoot complex right in the center of Newcastle town, certified by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. This spacious and comfortable apartment has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a luxurious super king bed and an ensuite with shower. T …see more
Can't say enough about this wonderful apartment. Safe and secure parking. Wonderful location. Beautiful view. Beds very comfortable. Everything you could need was available for us, including umbrellas… More
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely comments.
“Fabulous sea and mountain views in an ideal sea front location”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
All the convenience of a modern, well-equipped apartment in a luxury building with off street parking. The apartment is spacious and bright. Located in the very centre of the sea-front promenade, th… More
The flat is on the ground floor in a small block of nine situated on the waterfront of Swanage. The lounge/diner and two of the bedrooms feature panoramic views of the whole bay of Swanage. Even in bad weather the views can be spectacular, particularly when the sea is r …see more
So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab n… More
“Fabulous location. Disappointing accommodation”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2011
Although this apartment was advertised as having wheelchair access, the bathroom was totally inadequate for anyone with mobility problems. The bath is very high and impossible for my friend to get int… More
I always discuss with new guests the limitations of the flat with regard to wheelchair users - we are on the ground floor and it is quite easy to access the flat and great for those with limited mobility to watch the passers by and boats etc in the bay - however we are not a disability flat, we have only standard width doors etc. and yes the bathroom is difficult for those who have no ability to walk but we have provided grab rails and the bathroom is large enough for a wheelchair to get into.
The previous guests advised us the microwave was broken and I immediately ordered another one. My caretaker provided one of his own for the guests to use so they would not suffer without one and when my new one arrived he replaced it at the next changeover so as not to disturb them. The keysafe was not known to be broken and when we checked it it was working properly but it has now been replaced for security.
This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is located on a quiet street, in a gated community on the south coast of the island. The property is located near the end of a cul-de-sac with very limited traffic flow and makes a wonderful home away from home for couples and families al …see more
This holiday villa has been our yearly destination for 6 years in a row. After our first encounter we knew we've found the right destination for our young family. What drew us to the property was th… More
Welcome to our fabulous home in the heart of the Home of Golf, St Andrews. Situated on a cobbled lane that runs off one of St Andrews main roads, South Street, One Rose Lane is very close to everything this unique town has to offer. About the HouseOne Rose Lane is one o …see more
Deluxe modern villa (build 2007) with private pool and panoramic view of Elounda bay and Cretan sea.Built in a contemporary architectural style, with a hint of the traditional in its stone brick walls. It is surrounded by a lush yard, a spacious terrace and a wonderful, …see more
Conveniently situated for exploring the surrounding area, Cap Ferrat Lodge is a comfortable home away from home to enjoy the splendour of rural Perthshire. Sitting on the large decking area on the edge of the River Tilt you will find total tranquillity with only the so …see more
Vista Apartments are in a fantastic location being a frontline development leading directly to Goodrington beach with no roads to cross. No. 8 is a very modern 2 bedroom apartment with 2 contemporary style bathrooms and its own entrance accessed via its private terrace …see more
“Lovely apartment with good facilities in walking distance”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
The apartment was warm and inviting. It contained all the necessities and was lovely and clean. The beach and huge park was in walking distance which my 6 year old daughter loved, and it had great fe… More
Cuillin cottage is a detached house purpose built to offer luxury self-catering accommodation at a reasonable rate. The house is detached and set in its own spacious grounds with clear views of the Cuillin (both black and red) Hills and is very secluded, quite and priva …see more
We stayed at the property last week for our first visit to Skye and were not disappointed at all, the description is spot on! The house is in an ideal location for getting about and still being close … More
Appealing, airy, light and spacious. Particularly relaxing location, detached Villa Citrus with its own private heated pool. Villa Citrus is open plan and accessible situated on the well established private, peaceful, development of Villas del Sur.
There are three c …see more
Villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and well equipped with everything we needed. Would recommend car hire as it's so reasonable on the island. Good supermarket is less than 5 minute walk, but woul… More
“A Peaceful Haven”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
We have just spent 12 days at Villa Citrus and I am now so relaxed I am almost going backwards ! The villa is in a quiet but accessible location. The bus stop is a minute away. (Just to the left of … More
“Beautiful villa in a good location.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
The villa is beautiful, it was very clean and in a lovely quiet location yet close to everything you need such as shops, bars, restaurants.
Marina Rubicon was a 20 minute stroll down the coastal p… More