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.
The cottage, Las Vencías, is located on the slope of the dam of the same name, formed by the waters of the river Duratón downstream of the Natural Park of the "Hoces del Duratón". This part of the river is between the villages of San Miguel de Bernuy and Fu …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Get away from it all to our peaceful seaside retreat, with breathtaking views of the Cromarty Firth and the mountains of Ross-shire beyond. Our recently refurbished two bedroom home is situated right on the sea front, and only a short walk to the historically preserved …see more
We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc.
The views out of the lounge and main … More
“Amazing home from home, in the picturesque village of Cromarty”
Reviewed 6 May 2012
Great place to spend easter.This house has everything you need and really enjoyed watching the boats and the water from the living room.
Had fun exploring the village and took the coastal walk out … More
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
The apartments are built to high standards offering modern, contemporary furnishings including wooden floors and underfloor heating to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The apartments are fully furnished and have free wi-fi access. The kitchens are modern with al …see more
“Beautiful apartment but be aware of the location.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
This apartment is lovely but the location is both good and bad. It is off the beaten path. No way to easily get to Oxford except by rental car, taxi or bus. Groceries? Do you want to carry them on th… More
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway,
boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request
A perfec …see more
The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of lake Coniston.Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal …see more
Stara Breza has 3 studiois and 1 2 bedroom apartment with separate entrance in a very pleasent environment of our family house.
Every studio has a bathroom,equipped kitchen,TV ,free Wi-fi and free parking.
We are very close to the Palic,ZOO and beautifull park with sev …see more
The Cockle Shell is a surprisingly spacious holiday let opposite a well known local beauty spot popular with artists, photographers and bird watchers. It also benefits from being in the heart of the village of Penclawdd, North Gower. There is plenty of free parking oppo …see more
La Maison d'Anna is a charming house in the picturesque village of St Sulpice sur Cele in Le Lot region of south west France. The house is typical of the area and is situated on a quiet single track road that leads from the village church to the river valley road. The …see more
“Home-from-home with outstanding communication from owner”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2014
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Myself plus my wife, two-year-old son and parents-in-law enjoyed a perfect week in August, and would recommend the property to anyone. Stylish, spacious, cosy, jaw-droppingly well-e… More
“Inspiring location and comfortable character property made for an excellent holiday base.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
A great scenic location with memorable landscapes - viewed through property's windows. Well appointed and creative interior. Plenty of outdoor activities locally - especially if you like swimming and … More
“The perfect French retreat”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
I've been meaning to say how much we enjoyed our stay at la Maison d 'Anna. So many highlights - the midday dips in the river at the bottom of the lane, the wonderful walks up on the causse and along … More
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar …see more
Full description to follow. Sleeps up to 4 persons. Traditionally furnished gîte apartment featuring elegant wall paintings and original Louis XVI fireplaces - this was the traditional winter quarters of the château owners, so is both beautifully decorated and histori …see more
Les Coquelicots is a self catering gite which sits on a 'Puy' overlooking the tiny medieval village of Queyssac les Vignes, very close to Beaulieu - sur - Dordogne. It is at the southern most point of the Correze, in the Limousin where it borders the Lot department of t …see more
“A Lovely Shangri-la Nestled in the Heart of the Dordogne”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2012
Les Coquelicots is a lovely retreat far from the "madding crowd" where one can find a perfect escape from the daily rigours of life. The swimming pool being the focal point of the property enhances t… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The Stables is a converted, one bedroom self catering holiday home situated in the beautiful New Forest.
Outside The Stables is a patio and BBQ area with patio furniture overlooking the lawned garden, which is available all year round.
Ibsley is a small village locat …see more
I organised this holiday with my sister for our mum & step dad as thought it looked perfect for them. Speaking to them on their return, they both said it was the best holiday they've had in a long ti… More
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
Just come back from a wonderful three day stay at The Stables. I booked the break as an alternative Xmas present for my wife. She wanted a jumper.
So glad I did. The location was as good as you co… More
“I want squatters rights!”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
I went for a short break with my Boston Terrier. There was everything you could ask for at the Stables. I loved the tranquility of it and the fact it was close to many local pubs and The New Forest i… More
Nearest beach 7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
The chalet is a warm wooden chalet overlooking Kilmartin Glen adjoining a well established garden, which you are invited to enjoy.Entrance to the chalet is either at ground floor level which leads to a small kitchen and WC/shower room, or via an external staircase to an …see more
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… More
“Very cosy place to stay!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
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
“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
Escape... Relax...Making love with the Nature.As the owners of Villa Albion , we have tried to create the sort of place where we would like to stay. The best choice for holidays very nice room between pine,olive and garden giving you plenty of space to make yourself a …see more
The house is extremely well situated in the centre of the island for those who would like to enjoy the north, south, east and west of the island ; they all have a completely distinct character and there are many wonderful beaches. The historic centre of the town with it …see more
The owners of the villa (Rose and Chris) were very attentive from the time we first enquired about the villa until the end of our stay. They met us from the airport so that we could follow them to the… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We very much enjoyed our stay in the villa. The pictures are very true to what you actually get.
The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They came to pick us up at the ferry harbor and then joined … More
“Beautiful villa in a perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2015
We had a wonderful week staying in Corfu, made better by a really well equipped, comfortable villa. The little touches such as bathrobes and a coffee machine were a welcome surprise. Everything we n… More
Sea-Breeze is located in a peaceful, residential area of Rustington, near Littlehampton. From the doorstep it is a 1 minute walk to the quiet, unspoilt beach, yet within 1km of the surprisingly bustling shopping centre of Rustington, where there is a large supermarket, …see more
“What a peaceful haven - so comfortable and homely!”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2012
We were desperate to find rental acommodation just before Christmas after a very hectic house move. Our new house was not ready to complete and we were going aboard to visit our Daughter for Christm… More
“How lucky were we!”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
Fell into this property by accident. Had originally agreed to go to another property, but a time delay on my part and the other property had been part let. Didn't entertain properties originally, that… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Balnain cottage has a private Lochan and enjoys fabulous views from every room and is set in well maintained, landscaped gardens which are a key feature of the property. A variety of peaceful seating areas are dotted around the garden to allow guests to enjoy the wealth …see more
Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in … More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Croft is an idyllic 19th century stone cottage located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. The cottage is situated in a quiet part of the Heritage Village, Winster. Located high in the village, it enjoys stunning picturesque views across t …see more
“Lovely cosy cottage equipped to a very high standard”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2014
Really lovely cottage equipped to a very high specification. We stayed when the weather was dank and gloomy and it was lovely to arrive to a warm and cosy cottage. The views from the garden are fantas… More
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
The cottage is lovely and is in the idyllic village of Winster, in a very beautiful area of the country. The village shop and village pub are great. We had a fantastic meal at the pub in the neighbour… More
I am glad to hear you had a wonderful stay at The Croft. Winster is very peaceful, a real gem in the Peak District. I do hope you return in the future.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Oakleaves is a very comfortable self-contained annex within the owner's home in a quiet leafy road leading down to the sea. The self-catering accommodation has its own drive and is accessed through its own front door into a porch and hallway. The large bedroom, with e …see more
Apartment in a 400 year old traditional Austrian townhouse in the centre of the picturesque town of St Wolfgang and only 70 metres from lake side. Set amongst charming coffee shops & restaurants and opposite the famous White Horse Inn. Ideal for hiking and skiing.
Fabu …see more
the town the area and the house where perfect.
The instructions given by Sandra were great and the advice was very useful.
Heidi met us on arrival and helped us settle in.… More
“Wonderful location, warm and welcoming accommodation.”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2013
Myself, my husband and 18 year old son stayed at the apartment in February half term. There was plenty of space for the 3 of us, it was very warm and cosy. We had everything we needed for a comfortabl… More
A house on two levels with large verandahs on both floors with magnificent views of rainforest and Coral Sea surrounded by tropical gardens full of plants attracting butterflies in very peaceful surroundings.Jarramali is a beautifully designed, solar powered house built …see more
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Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr …see more
“Fabulous sauna, spotless chalet with every detail well thought out”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A wonderful chalet, so well planned, with everything of the highest quality (I'd never seen Harris Tweed curtains before). The sauna was the best place to unwind after a day's walking or cycling, an… More
2-bedroom cottage in a traditional Norman barn renovated to highest standards, offering a peaceful, comfortable and beautiful setting, great for families or couples. Well equipped kitchen. Excellent location for visiting the D-Day sites, Bayeux, Le Mont Saint Michel, …see more
Putting into words how wonderful our stay at the Salamander was is really difficult. To begin with, Hilary was an amazing host. Her willingness to make us truly feel at home was a welcome relief aft… More
“Good value for money”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
This cottage was really nice.it actually exceeded our expectations.the landlady was absolutely fantastic.took the time to show us around and even invited us over for a meal.the cottage it self was spo… More
“Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We loved the house and the renovation. Owner and son delightful and helpful, enjoyed our aperitifs! The gardens are pretty. Very peaceful location, but all amenities nearby. Visited Mont St Michel an… More