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.
Beautifully furnished in traditional Austrian style. Well equipped 2/4 bed apartment with balcony. Close to ski lift and ideal for a couple.This cosy and centrally located apartment is ideal for a couple or small family, having a double bedroom with large Au …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
I knew we were going to have a great weekend the first time I heard from Jenny. She was very quick to respond, answered all my questions and provided plenty of information about the area to ensure we… More
“A wonderful, spacious home for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Barnfield House is a lovely place, with plenty of rooms to allow everyone the space they need. Add this to the outside space, views across the Kent countryside and it is difficult ot know what more on… More
“Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
I felt embraced by the energy of the house as soon as I entered: there is an almost Asian sense of hospitality and welcome to the house even though it is set in a quintessentially English part of the … More
This is a wonderful school house conversion situated 15 miles from Waterford city and 3.5 miles from Bunmahon beach. Very spacious, tastefully renovated throughout and very charming with some antique furnishings and artifacts of a bygone era. Great south facing patio. …see more
“Beautiful location and nice apartment with friendly owners” This apartment literally opens out to the beautiful views of the Mersey and access to sandy beaches and walk along the promenade. Short walk to shops and restaurants as well as station to get
Stayed for 3 nights ,fantastic accommodation,everything about this place is fantastic,new brighton is right on the doorstep and is very up and coming, can't recommend this place enough,will definitely… More
“Cosy apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2016
We stayed here in winter but the apartment was warm and inviting. The location on the promenade , with views across the river Mersey and a great location for local attractions and eateries. The owne… More
Just replaced that sliding door to the toilet with a hinged solid old pine door that is much better,glad your stay went well,thanks for staying,Best regards,Neale.
“A charming experience” The Salisbury was a wonderful place to stay, it was well equipped with utensils, tea equipment and more. The living area was great with sky tv and a charming little electric fire place which gives the property great character.
We stayed here only for 2 nights and we had a good time, the place is clean, comfortable and enough space for the 5 of us! Next time we'll stay longer..… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
Just got home from a short stay at The Salisbury
We found it very clean, nicely decorated well stocked withutensils and crockery.
Bedding was immaculate as was towels
We would like to thank Hele… More
“Nothing short of perfect”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
Everything from the communications you get to the phone call the night before arrival. Happy to review that this place is simply great. The caravan itself is on a great pitch just a few minutes walk… More
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.” We have stayed in many lovely places over the years, but Casa dos Sonhos will be the one we want come back to. We are four busy women, who were looking for a much needed break. This was the ideal place The villa i
We stayed at Casa Dos Sonhos for 6 nights in June. The villa is great - clean, modern, large and has everything you need for a self- catering holiday.
We had no problems during our stay and Ian (the… More
“A fantastic villa”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the ad… More
“The nearest place to heaven” 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 nets to a great selecti
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.
“Best Ever Rental” This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa which has just opened in the new luxu
It was our first trip to Madeira and after this experience it won't be our last. This villa is simply the best villa we have ever stayed in and we've been to a few!! Our flight was about an hour ear… More
Thank you for you 'Truly outstanding' review. It means a lot to us when our guests go to the trouble of writing a review. We aim to keep improving, updating and renewing items in the Villa, so no doubt there will be some small changes if you come again! It was pleasure having you all at the villa and we hope to see you all again one day.
“Unique location and luxury”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
An amazing location with views second to none, and highest quality luxury accommodation. Masses of space and everything you could possibly want, both inside and outside. Equivalent to a 5* hotel, but… More
Thank you for your fantastic review, it was a pleasure having you here.
“The best Villa EVER”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
From the first communication with Amanda to being waved off by Solanda everything was perfect.
The attention to detail within the Villa is fantastic, the quality of the fixtures and fittings, fabulo… More
Wow; what a review - thank you so much!
You were excellent guests to have around and we all enjoyed having you here, especially Zulu!
“Brilliant place for a relaxed and well looked after holiday.” We just had a great week at Villa Romantica. Lovely house and garden, nicely decorated, very well kept. Received by the owners who also made sure there were food & drinks to get us started.
We had a wonderful week in Alghero in Villa Romantica. The house and pool were immaculately clean and it was exactly as the photos. Very welcome juice and pastries laid out by the lovely owners. We h… More
Dear beautiful and cheerful family,
Thank you for being our guests and for this pleasing words!
We'd really love to welcome you again.
All the best,
“Idyllic villa! Perfect location! Perfect setup! Perfect hosts!” This villa really is as nice as it looks in the photos.
As you will see from my review my perspective comes from having a large family with 3 small children. We have some specific req
Modern decorated apartment, 2 bedrooms, a living room,bathroom,kitchen with full utilityThe apartment (email hidden) within 4 min by car to the beaches and city center,supermarket is 600m away.LCD TV's with dish satellite channels …see more
“A cosy base for exploring the area” The perfect place to explore Kilmartin. A good base for walking, cycling and kayaking and lots of archaeology in the area. The property is cosy, with good parking and and a lovely sheltered garden to use at any tim
We can wholeheartly recommend to stay at Janet´s and David`s lovely Charlet. We`ve had a fantastic week in wonderful Kilmartin and really enjoyed travelling around this very special place.… More
“Glorious and tranquil!”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
This lovely chalet is located in a beautiful part of Scotland, it's a perfect escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It's perfectly secluded and local attractions include a fa… More
Thank you for reviewing the Chalet.
“peace of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Loved it , went for our wedding anniversary , stunning area, lovely cosy bed , best sleep ive had in a long time , Janet was a lovely host . defo worth a visit , midges were a pest , but its scotland … More
VILLA ANGELO is a marvelous four-story villa located in Sant'Agnello, at about 1 km away from Sorrento. It has splendid views over Sorrento Coast and partial of the sea. It sleeps up to 20 people. Villa Angelo is 500 square meters. It has private terraces (equipped …see more
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
A very nice, clean and quiet cottage....sorry, gite. The owners are great people too. We used Rob's place as a base for our day trips out to various parts of the region. It had everything we could ask… More
“Very peaceful, large relaxing garden and nice views”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
Stayed twice this year, Great location peaceful, scenic and ideally situated
for exploring the surrounding towns and villages. The Gite is well presented, clean and equipped well with good quality … More
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d
This was our second visit to this barn, third to the site. It is set in a peaceful spot very close to the wonderful widemouth bay beach and the friendly town of Bude. The barns are always very clean o… More
Just 5 minutes walk to the blue flag beach and 3 minutes walk to the wonderful High Street and the famous Poppy Line Railway, Kit's Beck is available for both weekly and short break hire throughout the year. Built in 1895 as a Fisherman's Cottage, Kit's B …see more
“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
“On the beautiful SW Coastal Path” A fantastic 'upside down' barn conversion about a mile from St Just in the coastal countryside with great all round facilities for one or two people including a large bedroom, lovely bathroom and sun-trap patio.
“Cannot wait to go back next year.” Macarena is ideally situated to accommodate everyone's needs. There are many bars, cafes and restaraunts within easy walking distance and the beach/marina is only a 15 minutes away. Close by you have the local park
Great apartment very clean very nice owners good communication with Michael would certainly use again… More
“Lovely studio, very clean and central for everything.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2016
Michael and Rita, the owners, are lovely. There to meet and greet and show us the facilities. Coming home we were not flying until evening, as the studio was available they let us keep it until we lef… More
“Fantastic!” The cottage was lovely and in an ideal location to explore Snowdonia and the coastal area around Conwy. Right from the start the experience was great, we were greeted by Ann who settles us in and even left some fruit loaf and tea for us!
We decided to get away for the Chirstmas break and both the cottage and the location were exceptional!
The owner Ann showed us around the property and we were so surprised of how spacious it was. We … More
Thank you so much for your kind review.I am delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and appreciated how much Conwy and the local area has to offer,whatever the weather!It was lovely to meet you both and wish you all the best for the New Year.Ann
“The Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
We have just returned from our stay at this cottage and have had a perfect holiday. The cottage is top quality and has everything you could wish for and more! The view from the bedroom balcony is st… More
Thank you very much for your generous review.I am delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and location so much and that you chose to spend your Anniversary here.Look forward to seeing you both again so you can enjoy a roaring log fire. The views are great even in the winter!
Best wishes, Ann & Peter
“This is a place to escape the 'rat race'”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
We have just stayed at Bethyn Y Wennol in Conway and found it to be the ideal place to escape the 'rat race' for the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. When we entered the cottage and were s… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you both and I`m glad you were able to enjoy the views and the glorious weather from the balcony.Hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Best wishes, Ann
“ideal for exploring west lothian” We really enjoyed our stay in your cottage. We have stayed in over 50 cottages in the last 10 years and yours ticks all the boxes for comfort and garden outlook, plenty of room compared to some, quiet rural setting b
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and Mrs Neil was very helpful with any questions. We can not rate this cottage high enough. It was close to the town, within walking distance of all that we … More
“Great central location, clean, tidy and affordable.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014
My husband and I stayed in 2 Bellevue, Linlithgow for 1 week. We found it clean and tidy and had everything we needed for self-contained accommodation. Very comfortable and nicely decorated. Handy … More
“Complete superior self contained flat, ideally situated for all types of visitor.”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
The self contained flat has all amenities required in good order and condition. It is large enough for two and all their luggage, and has off road parking. As an independent residence you can enjoy co… More
“Wonderful” The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved the toys and running around in the garden.
This cottage has been renovated by the owners to a very high standard and is very well equipped with good quality furnishings. It has everything you could possibly need.
I would highly recommend it a… More
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
Excellent quality accommodation. Beautiful beach. Great walks in the dunes and lovely village. A truely relaxing, get away vacation! … More
“Just right for our needs”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2013
Although this is a small house and there were 5 of us plus a baby, it never felt cramped. The house has been refurbished to a high spec. There is a nice sloping garden and you can get to the beach in … More
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
“Lovely house in perfect position” Had a great weeks stay in this lovely house. Central location walking distance to beautiful Crantock beach and the lovely village with tea rooms and pubs. Even completed the 500 piece jigsaw (although 6 pieces were mi
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w
Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the w… More
hello, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for bringing the old photo to our attention, we will get this updated and changed as you correctly say that we now have a 50" TV in place of the projector which we found was to difficult for guests to operate.
Thankyou again x
“Chester town house”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
“The perfect flat in the heart of St Andrews!” A lovely flat situated an incredibly short walk from the centre, with three wonderful bedrooms and wonderful common rooms, including kitchen and very spacious sitting room. The garden is very beautiful, es
The Keep is a delightful, self-catering property dating back to the 12th century and forming part of the ancient ramparts of the charming village of Bargemon, in the Haut-Var region of Provence. Sleeping up to six guests, The Keep is one of only a handful of apartments …see more
“A little Diamond in the Sun” From the start of the booking process to the end of the holiday was just faultless.
The Villa is just wonderful with the most stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Also, the property is really well equiped and tas
Just returned from a lovely stay in Casita de la Luna ,everything was just perfect for a quiet peaceful holiday .
The scenery is spectacular in every direction and the house is ideally located for wa… More
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and loved the area. You left the house spotless and we'd love to see you back again in the future.
Len and Sheila
“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
“A gem on the Isle of Sky” We had a great week and the weather was very kind to us. Everything about the croft was excellent! The views were spectacular especially watching the seals whilst having breakfast, and the Croft itself so comfortable you se
“Romantic Lochside Setting, Idyllic Croft on the Isle of Skye”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2012
Skye Croft is the most gorgeous setting for a romantic Getaway, located just 50yards from the shore of Loch Treaslane-you have your own gate to wander through to the waters edge. This self catering Co… More
Welcome to a cosy home in the beautiful city of Pamplona. The penthouse apartment is in the heart of the city and is a heritage building built in 1800. Step out the door and you are in the perfect location for enjoying Navarra's famous gastronomy and lively Navarri …see more
A spacious 6 bedroom,Mediterranean style villa with games room, pool and spa and extended deck. Conservation and lake views on the prestigious Watersong Resort. All bedrooms are en-suite with cable TV. 2 king size, 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Mains gas BBQ.<br /> …see more
“A beautifully furnished house, wonderful location.” We had a lovely holiday, the house is equiped to a very high standard. The bedrooms are light and airy, the bathrooms luxurious. As we were a large group we enjoyed the lounge seating, it was easy to
“Perfectly located, well equipped and great for families with young children”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
A great house, well located for all that Aldeburgh has got to offer. We stayed as 3 families with young children (2 to 5 years), and found the house extremely well equipped for all our needs. The amb… More
“perfect place for large group of various ages”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
house has everything you could possibly need, 3 tv's, adults an kids are well catered for, house is big an light an comfy an spotless, well laid out, safe enclosed garden,even though its in the high … More
“Beautiful house and location, location, location.”
Reviewed 14 May 2012
Suffork coast is lovely, so much to do, important to read literature in house it has all the information you need to visit great places. If you like walking, you are spoilt for choice(coast walk supe… More
“A Paradise on earth” Our stay in this house was like a dream. The house is located in a beautiful location, very quiet, with complete privacy and great comfort. The house and garden is very neatly decorated, large spaces for everyone to feel at ease.
The access to the house is very easy, explanations and map on the website are clear.
The property has a beautiful view and the garden is well arranged surrounded by orange trees.
Very cosy house wel… More
Thank you for your review on Casa do Cerro! We enjoy knowing you enjoyed your stay.
“Enjoyed a fabulous week at the Casa do Cerro!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
The villa was really lovely, a home away from home with everything that you could need for a relaxing week in the sun!
Would definitely recommend to others and hope to visit again one day.… More
Thank you very much for your comment regarding Casa do Cerro. We enjoy knowing people enjoy there!
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
Die Villa ist perfekt ausgestattet und wunderschön eingerichtet. Man fühlt sich sofort wohl und möchte eigentlich nicht mehr nach weg ;-)) Der Pool inkl. der Abendbeleuchtung sowie die Aussicht sin… More
Thank you for our Review on Casa do Cerro. It is a pleasure for us having people enjoying the house, garden and pool.
Looking forward to receiving you again.
Amélia de Kalbermatten