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.
“Superb!” We had a truly perfect stay at La Maison Breuil. Pippa and her husband were fantastic to deal with before, during and after our stay. The house and pool were fantastic and well equipped. Most importantly for the teenage the girls the Wi-Fi wa
What a beautiful place La Maison Breuil is. The location is great, just a short walk to the centre of Sarlat and with excellent private parking facilities. The villa inside is immaculate with everythi… More
“A comfortable pied a terre in a good location!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
We booked the Maison du Brieul as we know the area fairly well but wanted somewhere to stay that didn't always require us to get in the car to get to a restaurant or could walk to a bakery each mornin… More
“Perfect vacation rental”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
We stayed at La Maison Breuil for a week in June. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you might need. There is a large Carrefour supermarket in Sarlat where we bought everything … More
“Charming cottage in stunning surrounds” We really enjoyed our short stay at Feirm cottage. It's a charming old cottage, very well renovated with plenty space & is very comfortable. We found everything there that we needed to self cater, Josephine was
We stayed in the cottage for 3 nights. It was bigger than we expected and the kitchen was very modern. Josephine was very helpful and welcoming and we appreciated her advice. We had a lovely time and … More
The O'Neill Family are very grateful that you have reviewed your stay at Feirm Cottage on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to know that your time spent here was an enjoyable experience and very much do hope that you get to make that return trip.
Thank you again,
“Authenticity with all the modern conveniences!”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
What a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful old stone farmhouse! We highly recommend it. Our hostess, Josephine and her husband and family made us feel so very welcome! And the yummy homemade bread and… More
We are truly grateful that you took the time to write a review of Feirm Cottage.Your comments and recommendations are much appreciated. They also confirm for us the characteristics of the cottage which we always hope make it an enjoyable experience for those who stay there.
Thank you again,
The O'Neill Family.
“A quiet refuge. "Suaimhneas."”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
If you need to go off grid, this is the place to do it. It is a peaceful rural location nestled in the rolling countryside. The tap water is crystal clear and tastes so sweet. You see all the stars on… More
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
“Fantastic villa and excellent service” Jill,
Just a few thoughts for you & the owners as we prepare, reluctantly, for our departure early tomorrow morning. As regular Rotonda renters, our experience this time has been really positive from our initi
“Well equipped and modern little apartment” Very well equipped kitchen and pretty modern. Small but functional rooms, nice balcony with view of the lake and Bellagio. Good location for daytrips to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.
My husband, myself and our 28 year old daughter stayed at this apartment for 10 days. The location is wonderful and you wake up every morning to breathtaking scenery. The weather forecast was awful … More
“Fantastic! We will return .”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
Beautiful apartment in a beautiful location ! I am missing the view of the lake and mountains from the balcony already . This is a wonderful place to relax and chill, yet it has so much to do and see.… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
1st time to Como but won't be the last. The nicest place we've holidayed in Italy. So beautiful. Apartment Alessandra was immaculate - extremely clean and comfortable on a very small & intimate apar… More
“Excellent” Its was a very very nice house it had everything we needed. The house overlooked the sea, it was a great view to get up to in the morning. The town was very nice and within walking distance. It was our first time in Ireland but it wont be o
Used the house as a base for a golfing weekend with 3 friends, found the house and location to be excellent for exploring the coast of northern Ireland. Around an hours easy drive from Belfast airport… More
“Lovely house in super location”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
My wife and I, along with our 2 children had a lovely time this house in Port Stewart. The house has been tastefully modernised and the owners have managed to retain the original character of the hous… More
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve
We had such a lovely experience staying at Eeyores Corner. The cottage was beautiful and the owners made us feel very welcome. We settled in straight away and enjoyed every minute of the lovely place … More
“Has all and more than needed to high standards......Just perfect”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Eeyores corner is the perfect base for all. Couples to large families will enjoy. Hosts fantastic, location and weather excellent. As a family we have spent the last six holidays in various locations … More
“Everything we expected and lots more!!!!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
Great location to stay, with lots to see and do, if thats what you want.
Otherwise just kick back and relax in the hot tub, or enjoy a glass or two on the riverbank. If you are lucky you may see the … More
“A great apartment in a great location” Valletta is abundantly historic, totally beautiful and completely captivating. The apartment is in its centre and close to shops, restaurants, bars and all of interest.It is large and bright and our stay was very
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped get us sta… More
Many thanks for your kind comments. The stairs we have are luckily easy to climb and whilst we advise against anyone with mobility problems staying here we regularly have older and younger persons stay and without any problems. Regarding the aircon we try to strike a balance between price and services to offer best value for money. Besides providing several fans we are now installing new cool balcony shades. We look forward to seeing you again.
“Brilliant Apartment in an ideal location”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2012
This was a brilliant apartment located in a great area. The apartment is clean, spacious and modern with all the facilities you need. The pictures on the internet don’t do it justice. The host Jon w… More
“Modern & clean apartment with lovely owners, absolutely recommendable!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We (2 friends) stayed for one week and had a very pleasant time in this apartment. Its owners were extremely cordial, kind and caring and welcomed us with all needed information - even incl. all basic… More
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
“Amazingly Memorable” As part of our honeymoon trip through Indonesia we booked ten days at Villa Manare. After having arrived at Manado airport out of Denpasar, Bali, we were promptly met by "Opah" who safely guided us through hectic Manado traffic in
“A perfect & memorable holiday - definitely coming back again”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2015
Title says it all, great property, better than the pictures, well maintained, great hospitality. Serene and a great place to relax and unwind. Awesome staff, very hospitable, awesome chef, great food … More
“Relaxed pampering in an idyllic location. North Sulawesi is enchanting.”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2015
Villa Manare is an oasis of tranquility, the food is great, the house and rooms well maintained and the pool has fantastic views. Our stay was made by the chef's great cooking, the discreet charm of… More
“Absolutely stunning” What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after our journey from the airport
We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garde… More
Hi, thank you for the review and we are so glad that you had a good time. We have now added a large covered outdoor eating area on the terrace with a table that will easily seat 12. Photos are on the website. All the best.
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Great house, great stay” Fantastic stay at the Longhouse. Thoroughly enjoyed by us all - a party of 8 to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. Kids loved the ponies and the hot tub. Adults loved everything!
It was my turn to book the annual family March weekend away and Dumfries would have been somewhere new for us to try. Tommy was fabulous at telling us what was nearby and things to do before i booked … More
Thanks. We very much appreciate your kind words . Its good to know we offer a holiday home that visitors enjoy.
“Wonderful house in a wonderful location.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The Longhouse was everything we had hoped for, and more. The owners had provided so many extras to make our stay special, from the welcome pack to the generous supply of towels for the hot tub. It w… More
Thank you for such a generous review, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Sometimes it's the little extras that make all the difference” I stayed as a group of six guys in Mourne Eacape for two nights at the start of May for a golfing break before my wedding in July.
Mervyn and his wife met us on the Friday afternoon and
“The best self-catering house we have ever rented...ever.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
As a family (2 adults with 2 children), we have taken my elderly parents with us to a cottage, around Easter time, each year for the past 6 or 7 years. We also go ourselves to a cottage at other times… More
“A fantastic place to relax and unwind, a luxury property in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Thank you for a great stay at Mourne Escape, we had such a lovely time, the house is so well equipped, we had everything we could possibly need and the children loved the garden. Would never tire of … More
“Exceptional accomodation would happily recommend it to anybody”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2014
A luxurious modern 5 star house with everything you need for the stay. Walking distance to the fantastic beach, safe enclosed garden for small children.
It has all the essential non essentials!
“Absolutely Wonderful” We stayed here for one week with our family (2 married children, partners and grandchild). Everything was perfect. The villa is outsanding and can be split into two if wished. There was everything you could need and more, even
“Oak Cottage, Challock” I had returned with my young family from an extended stay in Australia and so was all out of sync. with UK time. Our hosts were accommodating in every sense of the word. They changed central heating times to suit our nocturnal h
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and … More
“Fantastic spot - and so friendly”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
“Beautiful apartment” What a lovely apartment. You couldn't want for more. Beautifully maintained and a great location in sandbanks.
2 families shared the apartment and it was perfect with both the main bedrooms being en-suite and a main bathroom for
“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
“Everything you need for a relaxing holiday” This was the first time we had booked a studio independently and we were very pleased with our choice. It was tastefully decorated and much more homely than the usual basic studios we have had and although q
401 was the perfect little pied a terre for my month in Lanzarote. Spotlessly clean, well appointed and as cozy as could be. The terrace was sunny and private, the pool refreshing and the bar/restaura… More
“Smaller but perfectly formed”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2014
We stayed in this apartment for 7 days and I could not fault the apartment. It was very clean and had everything that you would need for your stay. We arrived to find a bottle of wine and 2 glasses re… More
Reviewed 24 Oct 2013
Beautiful apartment furnished to a very high standard. I have stayed here on several occasions and I have always found it to be spotlessly clean. There's a great supply of kitchen utensils for cookin… More
“Delightful location will huge productive garden and distant sea views.” Casa Maria certainly got us hooked in to the bohemian vibe of the 'other-side-of-Ibiza' - Lovely rustic country setting with fig and almond trees. Fresh farm eggs from our organic
“Great holiday!” Casa Musica is home from home and will ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Spain is a hot country but the Air Con in the Villa was effective and needed to be on just 15 minutes then turn off for and the place stayed cool for age
I hadn't been abroad for 10 years, what I wanted was something with Spanish charm, away from the commercial Spain. This is just what we got. Lovely apartment with a lovely little garden, swimming pool… More
I'm so pleased that your stay was perfect after not going abroad for some time. We look forward to you returning.
“Wonderful location and everything we needed in an apartment”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
We rented the apartment for my husband, myself and a friend so 2 bedrooms was perfect. We were very pleased and felt that we had real value for money for what we paid for the three of us. We have neve… More
Thank you very much for your review, so glad you all had a lovely time and everything was perfect. We would be pleased to welcome you back anytime!
“Breath taking panoramic views” The barley corn house is a beautiful hidden gem on the hills of Errarooey Mor. My girlfriend and I spent a beautiful weekend here were we explored all of the exciting things Donegal has to offer. Driving up to the Barley
“Absolutely brilliant holiday in a picture perfect house!”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2014
I highly recommend this amazing house in picturesque setting in beautiful Donegal! The house is perfect - all mod cons - very well equipped - large comfortable rooms all with views of the beach and mo… More
“A modern, clean cottage in a superb location, providing the perfect place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
We spent a week at Barley Corn House in August 2012. Having booked at short notice we were a little concerned that we might have to compromise on quality, but on arrival our fears proved unfounded.
“Beautiful location, a wonderful place to recharge the batteries.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
This cottage is in a lovely secluded location with wonderful scenery and the sound of nature is all around...the veiws are breathtaking ...
The owner was so helpful and the cottage was spotlessly cle… More
“Just idyllic” My wife, myself and our dog stayed for 3 weeks in early June. The gite is perfect. The location is perfect. And the family, Andy, Sam, Rose, Ruby and Scampi are so welcoming. In fact it is so perfect we are considering living in the area
“The Coach House” The cottage was beautiful and Charlotte had left some lovely bacon, sausages and eggs from the local farm. We had a fantastic visit, with everything we needed and wonderful hosts who were there if we needed anything.
Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2017
We spent a week in the Coach House in March 2017 whilst our daughter was moving into new flat. The Coach House is in a delightful position just outside Bath with great views. It is extremely spaciou… More
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
Lyndon cottage has everything. Great location superb estuary views from balcony, lovely fittings and furnishings, kitchen better than mine at home, and the best bath mat I have ever set foot on! The o… More
"Thanks for the review, we re really pleased you had a good holiday and that Lyndon Cottage gave you everything you needed and it as Hopefully we will welcome you back some day."
“Home from home on Gower”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
Just returned from our two week stay in Lyndon cottage. The cottage has everything you need and if it doesn't the owners are only too pleased to help out. The tumble drier had developed a problem an… More
Thanks for the review, we re really pleased you had a good holiday and that Lyndon Cottage gave you everything you needed Hopefully we will welcome you back some day.
“WOW!” Extended family group from 2-73! everyone had the most wonderful time. the accommodations are set in beautiful grounds kept in tip-top condition by the staff. the help from Consuelo on a daily basis made it a true break for the ladies and we
Oh what a wonderful holiday we have just had in your beautiful house. As I said on trip advisor ' A little piece of heaven on earth!'
Thank you.........everything was wonderful, the houses, the gor… More
“Can Boyet must be one of our worlds Wonders”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
If you are a large group, don't worry. The property is so big and not crowded at all. You can easy relax by your own. The lawn was perfekt for my family of 13 persons for sports and games. Lovely sun… More
“A peaceful get away in comfort.” Thank you so much for a wonderful time in a marvellous setting. A warm welcome on arrival and with your local knowledge it was all simply perfect. The only down side was we couldn't have stayed longer!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Bryre it was like a home from home. Cosy and warm on arrival with the log fire burning away. We stayed for New Years and we were spoilt with a welcome hamper, a g… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We were glad you found it to be a home from home. We do our very best to ensure that you have a warm, cosy retreat in which to recharge those batteries. Best of luck for 2016 and we hope to see you again before too long.
Stayed for a weekend in this beautifully designed barn located on a peaceful small holding. The owners are extremely pleasant and thoughtful, and have done a magnificent job of renovating this barn. I… More
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at The Byre. There are guests...and then there are lovely guests, people who truly appreciate what we have tried to create. You were such lovely guests. We hope you will return.
“Outstanding! Best kept secret hideaway in the Northern Brecons…”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
We were typically late arriving to a lovely heartfelt welcome – with home-made canapés on arrival, we had a calming evening playing scrabble by the fire and woke in our own time to a breakfast of h… More
Thank you for your review of The Byre. We are especially pleased when people appreciate how hard we work to make our guests' stay extra special. It is indeed a labour of love!
“Great apartment, great location.” Spacious, clean, ground floor apartment, beautiful décor, quiet location, close to beach and village (10 min walk to each - trainers or flat shoes are a good idea) Kitchen well equipped, including a new washing machi
Beautiful apartment. Ideal location - minutes from the beach and the town.
Felt a little uncomfortable booking without a contract but everything went smoothly.… More
“Great apartment in a quiet location, close to beach”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
We've recently returned from a stay at this fab ground floor apartment.
The apartment overlooks the rear gardens and is a short walk from the communal swimming pool. The whole complex is gated and… More
“Excellent Holiday Apartment, Suitable for Families Young and Old.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
We have just enjoyed a wonderful week, we went with our daughter, husband and their 1 year old baby and we all found the apartment very pleasing. It is in a wonderful spot, a very short walk to the be… More