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.
“Lovely cottage in peaceful setting” Short stay in this lovely well equipped cottage, felt very much at home right away. Wonderful view from front room and garden just perfect for 2 active dogs, ideal having the gate at the bottom of the garden for wal
My husband, teenage daughter, puppy and I spent a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. The cottage was clean, well-equipped with plenty of space for all of us. The large, enclosed garden was great … More
“We will certainly be back.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
It wa our first trip to Scotland,we loved it the accommodation is great very clean and everything you need, the review book says it all every body loved it,there's so much to do and Caroline & Ed make… More
Hi, thanks for writing us a review. It was lovely to have you stay in Kirktoun Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
“Highly recommended accomodation”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
My wife and I with our Golden Retriever (Roddy) have just spent a week in what is a lovely well equipped and very comfortable cottage. The furnishings and rooms etc are of a fairly high standard and a… More
Hi, thanks for leaving us a review. I am pleased that you and Roddy enjoyed your stay. The garden and surrounding walks does indeed make it an ideal place to stay with dogs. We are very lucky to have the Duffus Inn within walking distance of the property. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Wonderful stay in a Wonderful Villa” We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been more helpful and
Highfield Peak District in the town of Matlock offers unique group self catering with six bedroom, three reception room accommodation in luxury surroundings, occupying an exceptional south-facing position with breath taking views towards historic Riber Castle, overlook …see more
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al
“Great accommodation in a nice open setting” First time we have rented a villa with a shared pool, normally opting for a private pool. 32 properties within a gated secure area sharing one large swimming pool. Some villas privately owned and some rent
“Perfect! We have come back year after year and it just gets better!”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2015
We have been coming to the villa since May 2013, sometimes twice a year and have recommend it to countless friends and family who have all had the same fantastic opinion of it. The changes Joao and h… More
“I would definetly return..”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We stayed for 2 weeks in Terracos da Vinha. We hired a car and had about a 20 minute drive from Faro airport. The accommodation is off very high standard and well equipped . A few metres and you ar… More
Thank you very much for your review. It sure helps the owners to improve the service. You can rest assured that we're going to have unlimited free WI-FI internet in the near future.
“Home from Home in Vilamoura”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
We have stayed previously on this development and liked it so much we came back this year with our two daughters and one of their partners.
The property was of the highest standard with all that you… More
“A charming, cosy cottage and a friendly, peaceful, relaxing setting, excellent for families with children and/or a dog” The cottage was very nicely furnished and very clean, giving a warm, cosy feel. The owners have obviously thought about what guests
We arrived to be greeted by next door's delightful poultry. All the instructions worked out perfectly and nothing disappointed from arrival to departure. The cottage is pretty, clean and meets every… More
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
Cottage is very good for the price I paid for. Easy to find the cottage based on the instructions provided by the owner as the postcode took past the house. All good in the house. We had a good stay.
Thank you for your positive comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay!
John and Lorraine
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w
This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.
The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.
The views are sensational and the location … More
“Our first fabulous White Christmas experience”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hi… More
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
“A great apartment in an amazingly beautiful location!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The owner could not have been more helpful before we arrived and Maya, on site, was also very helpful. Although the apartment does not have a balc… More
Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thanks also for your feedback about the sign. We noticed on our last visit that the sign for "La Soldanelle" has been removed at the bottom of the hill. It has been replaced with a sign for "EMS La Pommerie"!! (I am not yet sure what or where that it is, but it is the sign to follow for La Soldanelle!). We have now updated all our directions so as to avoid any future confusion and provided a map of the village also in the information we send out. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come back another time soon.
“Fabulous!!!!! Stunning villa, Superb service, fantastic location...... Look no further!!!” My husband and I, along with our 8 month old daughter and some friends rented this fantastic villa for 5 weeks during June and July of this year. The experience
“Fantastic facilities and superbly furnished - everything you could need and want!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
This villa certainly has the wow factor and we couldn't fault the facilities, comfort or experience. Everything was immaculately clean and well presented. The kitchen is more than well equipped and ma… More
“First time staying in a Villa,best holiday we've had as a family..”
Reviewed 15 May 2014
This is a lovely modern, colourful Villa,well equipped with a pool and BBQ area and in a quiet area on the bus Route to Ayia Napa..Only thirty minutes from airport on motorway,very easy to find..Katri… More
“A spacious and well presented villa near to a lively resort”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
The Orange Palm Villa was large enough for our family of seven adults and a baby. It is located only a short drive from a couple of very nice beaches. The recently installed swimming pool heating was … More
“Comfortable house with a great view” We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The house is very comfortable and there's a great view from the terrace. It's in a quiet area, but very convenient for the A1 so you can easily reach places of intere
From the initial contact I was impressed by how easy the booking process was and how helpful the owner was. Having not been to this area of Portugal before I found the directions from Lisbon airport v… More
Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you found everything enjoyable. Casa De Vista De Montahna is, as you say, in a lovely location and lots to do in and around it. I look forward to hearing back from you for your next booking as arranged.
“What a great location, Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
I, my partner, and a couple of close friends stayed at the Casa de Vista de Montahna last year and we were all very happy with the holiday overall!. The location is overlooking these beautiful mountai… More
Thank you very much for a fantastic compliment for Casa de Vista De Montahna.I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and everything was there for your requirements. I look forward to welcoming you again when you are ready.
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we d… More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. There is now another restaurant opened 5 minutes away and I am sure you will love to sample its food on your return. I look forward to welcoming you back next year and once again it was a pleasure.
A modern apartment ideally located in the beautiful Costa Calida town of Los Alcazares, less than 5 minutes walk from the clean, safe sandy beaches of Mar Menor. Situated in the heart of the atmospheric pedestrianised 'square' offering gastronomic feasts, shop …see more
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.
“Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped” We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a difference to a
We had a lovely week at this wonderful gite. It has everything you need and is well situated for all the local attractions. Would recommend it to anyone, especially the bbq area where we spent many a … More
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a
A little bit luxury away from home. The sort of place you wish you could call home! A wonderful holiday let that was made even more special by Sue's extra touches from the two course meal on arrival t… More
Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. We also look forward to you coming back in the Autumn.
“Light and airy with superb views”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
All the comforts of home plus touches of luxury. We were welcomed on arrival with a lovely 3 course meal prepared just ready for us to heat - a real treat after a long day's travel- and farewelled wit… More
Many thanks for your great review, and we are really happy you felt the service received was good. Just a quick point, guests are able to unload in Chapel Street, which is about 80 feet from Cockleshell's front door. Thanks again for your time in reviewing us.
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
When we first saw the cottage it had a wow factor straight away, stunning views,magnificent property,lovely decor,what more could one want? oh and i forgot to include the lovely meal that was waiting … More
Many Thanks for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your break and look forward to you coming back in October.
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe
If you are looking for a clean, comfortable spacious base to explore Anglesey then this is great, it's big enough to accommodate six adults.
We were blessed with good weather on this stay and made… More
Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to meeting you all again.
“The perfect vacation cottage in every way”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
From the moment we arrived I knew we had picked the perfect spot. The welcome we received from our host Brian was such a nice touch he made us very welcome. The cottage had everything you could want h… More
Thanks for your kind comments Joy. Glad you enjoyed Friars and your outings. Welcome back anytime.Brian
“Very well appointed cottage.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Everything thought about and provided for down to the smallest detail. Nice touch with the bottle of wine on arrival, Brian the owner very helpful.… More
“absolutely relaxing , great location and stunning Villa” Stayed in May with my family , 2 adults and 2 teenagers , firstly let me say the owners Jo and Mike who live nearby couldn't do enough for us to make our stay enjoyable. The villa is located nea
“Lovely accommodation and terrific hosts” I can't possibly say enough about this accommodation. The apartment was so lovely (and spotless!) with a terrific outdoor space. And I loved having the fireplace - nothing like a turf fire on a chilly night!
“Great apartment convenient location for exploring Antibes, Juan les Pins and surrounding Côte d'Azur.” Enjoyed another great stay at this lovely spacious apartment. Ideal location, minutes from beaches, shops and restaurants. No 250 Bus from nice airp
“Convenient central location and very well equiped apartment.”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2016
The apartment has a convenient central location for exploring Antibes, JLP and the surrounding area, and is very well equipped. The arrangements with Carl were very straight forward and he was extrem… More
Reviewed 26 Feb 2014
We had such an amazing time, I have been to Antibes before and it is an amazing part of the world.
The apartment was perfect, well equipped with everything you need to cook a wonderful meal as we… More
“Did everything it said on the tin”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2013
This spacious apartment is in a great central location with a local supermarket located only 50m away.The apartment is located inside a very well maintained building and is entered via a good security… More
This famous traditional tiny house is situated in the historic area of Old Town Oliva, a town which dates back to the 11th century. The house is situated just a 3 minute walk to the supermarket,shops ,restaurants and bars.
I have personally had this gem of a house full …see more
Lovely spacious apartment with large private solarium and balcony with distant sea views situated in a private road with free parking .
Lounge/diner, separate fully fitted kitchen, 3 x bedrooms, 1 x bathroom, balcony with table & chairs, large private roof solariu …see more
“Just perfect!” I stayed in seabird cottage recently with my boyfriend and my parents. As soon as i entered the property i felt at home, Its so welcoming and comfortable,the decor is stylish and modern, without feeling sterile. Most importantly, the co
“A delightful cottage with lovely furnishings, in a quaint area just above the harbour.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
The cottage was immaculate and beautifully furnished with care and attention. The garden was very pleasing, with sunny aspects. The situation of the cottage just above the harbour in an area full of c… More
We appreciate your compliments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love our cottage and Brixham, so happy you shared in our experience.
“unique, cosy and charming”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our break away at Seabird Cottage. It is a tiny little cottage best suited for family or very close friends to stay at. It has been beautifully done up and is a well thought out … More
Thank you for your comments we welcome your appraisal and so glad you enjoyed the experience of our traditional fisherman's cottage
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
An excellent place to stay when in Brixham. The weather could have been better, so was unable to make best use of the garden.… More
Thankyou very much.
We are glad you enjoyed it, sorry about the weather.
“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
A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want
to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.… More
Reviewed 1 Jan 2017
Amazing views, although there is a road right outside the house it wasn't very busy whilst we stayed there in Dec (not sure if it gets busier in summer months), and it didn't get in the way of the fan… More
I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and am sorry that you feel that you had issues around your deposit.
As you are aware, there were a number of issues regarding the condition that the property was left in after your stay resulting in extra cleaning costs. However, after 3 emails - I am sorry if I didn't receive the others - as a gesture of goodwill your deposit was fully refunded within 48 hours of you leaving the property.
A large stunning house with 3 good sized bedrooms in a lovely Maida Vale mews road. It is nicely refurbished, is lovely and spacious. 2 minutes away from the tube station and close to transport links to City and tourist locations. …see more
four star equivalent cottage with stunning views of the McGillycuddy Walking distance of Killorglin Town shops restaurants and pubs Private parking and ideal for families seeking relaxation,walking golfing fishing and numerous beaches close by<br />Outside cloth …see more
Spacious and comfortable one bedroom ground floor apartment just steps away from all of Port St Mary's village attractions and amenities. Within easy walking distance of the beach at Chapel Bay, the pretty harbour, steam railway station and local shops, restaurant …see more
“Fantastic!!” What a fabulous home.
We searched for ages looking for a place for our 'once in a lifetime' holiday and definitely made the right choice. The villa was very clean and maintained to an exceptional standard and provided everything we
Ashland Palms is an excellent vacation villa. The home has top quality sheets, towels, furnishings and lots of silverware, dishes and utensils. We are very pleased with the property management team … More
“Sunny Winter Vacation”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2016
OMG! Why do you want to stay anywhere else?
1) large property - 3 bathrooms, pool, easy to use jacuzzi too!
2) games room, 2 living rooms, laundry area
3) about a million tv channels, (never had … More
Our newly renovated, spacious 70sqm apartment including private courtyard, is located within 300 metres walk to the beach and 450metres to the Lake, where there is a 8km path around to cycle or walk, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking on the lake is popular there are …see more
Luxury 3 bedroom home located in a gated community in the exclusive Lely Resort Golf & Country Club in SW Naples. Large heated pool & spa with South facing lanai offering tranquil lake views. Minutes from the Gulf Coast, Marco Island and Downtown Naples. …see more
“Fabulous Excellent Gorgeous” We stayed at Orange Tree Retreat for 2 weeks and it was absolutely brilliant. Great Villa, fabulous location, home from home - loved every minute of our stay. This villa offers everything you could possibly want - it is
As soon as we walked in to this villa, we knew it was going to be fantastic. The cathedral ceiling in the lounge gave it a very spacious feel. It was comfortable, homely and spotlessly clean. It's i… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
Perfect. We loved it here. Felt really homely and well taken care of. Internet, pool and games room. Everybody happy. Thank you… More
“We had a lovely stay” Salt Air Cottage was lovely and Miriam had thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. The cottage was well kitted out and there were lots of little touches like phone charges, games to play, DVDs to watch and music to list
Blue Horizon Studio's in Akrotiri is situated in a quiet, green and very unique area, surrounded by olive-trees and a large garden, full of trees and flowers, where you can find a barbeque place. In seeking the perfection for the ideal retreat, take your sunbath i …see more
“A Little Gem” This apartment is so lovely and so convenient. Everything is a stone's throw away - beaches, Seabird Centre, tennis, putting, restaurants and cafes. In addition it's light, airy and extremely comfortable. Can't say any more, really, just
We are just back from a fabulous 4 day break at 35A Quality Street, North Berwick. My husband, daughter and 3 granddaughters were delighted with the accommodation, central location and the weather was… More
Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated.
You are welcome back anytime so we hope it won't be too long until we see you again
“Lovely flat just a quick walk from the beaches and sailing club”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Lovely, well equipped flat
Stayed with my teeenaged son, a friend and her teenage son. The flat accomadated us comfortably. Both boys were sailing. The flat was well located for the sailing club and… More
Many thanks for your review.hope to welcome you back one day
“Amazing wee find!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2017
This apartment has everything you need for a fantastic break in North Berwick. Great location, spacious, well equipped. Would definately recommend.… More
Many thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back again some day
“Ideally situated, beautifully kept property with everything you ever need, a home from home!” This was our first family holiday to Florida and the villa absolutely had everything we wanted to enjoy our holiday! Ideally situated with ease if access to
We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in September and had a fantastic time, we were a family of 8 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Can't fault anything about this property... It was … More
“Great Location Great Villa”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2013
We stayed in the villa for three weeks with our 4 children
The villa provided a superb base to easily access all of the major locations and you were at Disney before the kids could even ask when wi… More
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
Excellent location, especially for Disney World.
Villa amenities are all you could need.
Would recommend a good map because we got a bit lost when arriving in the dark (road signs are not lit at nig… More
“Just Perfect....” We recently had our first family holiday to Cyprus and stayed at Aphrodites Solace.
We couldn't have picked a better villa or people to deal with! Aidan was fantastic, answering all our questions and giving us advice before we lef
This holiday was taken as a relaxing break away from all the noise associated with hectic holidays.
The accomodation was excellent. Just far enough away from everything. Plenty of villages nearby to … More
“Lovely villa - I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
My husband and I stayed with our two children (aged 11 and 12) for a week at this villa. Next time we will be booking for two weeks as we had such a good stay!!
We got into a routine of swimming i… More
“Fantastic Villa, Excellent Setting!”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2011
Stayed here for a long weekend and had a fantastic few days. Villa is superb and had all the facilities that was required. Fantastic swimming pool too!
Will be back again next year!… More
“Just delightfully perfect.!” Everything you could possibly ask for! Great communication, great location, great service.
The apartment is just ideal, more than enough space and makes for a perfect couples retreat! Ideal for climbers as incredibly cl
“Fantastic Villa , Fantastic Views , Fantastic Holiday...”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2016
Well after waiting approximately 8 Years to go on holiday, myself and my partner were looking for something that looked like it had it all, and this was just that. The pictures of this villa are great… More
“Everything we wanted, fantastic place to stay!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
We would thoroughly recommend this villa; it is private, quiet, and has everything you need including its own good size pool. The memory of sitting on the top deck in the evening, cooking on the BBQ, … More
“Great place for a laid back trip”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2016
Me and my girlfriend stayed here for a few nights on a short climbing holiday in November, and loved our stay. The place is nicely decorated and clean with everything you need (wifi, English freeview,… More
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen
Stayed three nights and had a great time. The house was spotless. Lovely area with Andy and Amanda very welcoming and very kindly showed out 15 month daughter round the different animals.… More
“Highly Recommended for the Perfect Chill-Out”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Stayed here - just my wife and myself, although there's bags of room for two families with children, and all the facilities you could want - large flat screen TV and DVD player, very comfortable beds … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
Andy and Amanda made us feel very welcome. The Retreat was very comfortable , had everything we needed . Our girls enjoyed helping Andy feed the animals everyday and putting the animals to bed ! They … More
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
“Location Location Location” Oceanview was the perfect place to stay with kids. Spotlessly clean and spacious so the kids could run around with all the mod cons to keep them happy. Kitchen was great and I cooked for us all every day. The view out the k
Lovely house with ample space and utensils in the kitchen to cater for 3 hungry children. Also fab café just a few seconds stroll from the house. The children loved the open plan nature of the secon… More
This reviewer certainly has an appreciation of the spirit of the project in its totality. The surroundings contribute massively to the character and to the ambiance of the holiday home. To compliment the natural local amenities, where all types of outdoor pursuits e.g. walking, cycling swimming, surfing kite and wind surfing hill walking, rock climbing etc. can be enjoyed, the local restaurants provide cuisine to suit all tastes. In less physically demanding moments concerts at the local St. Thomas’s Church and at various other venues can be enjoyed. The cottage of the 1972 Nobel Literature Prize winner, Heinrich Boll, is just over the road, and is just one example of the many gems which one can come across when going walkabout.