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.
“Fantastic Family House” I booked to stay at Ranscombe House for Christmas and we all had a brilliant time! The house far exceeded our expectations - it was spacious yet cosy and there was plenty of room for the entire family to relax without feeling o
“Amazingly equipped villa in a stunning location!” As per the other review, this villa really is a gem and is SO well equipped that, even with two young children in tow, we didn't find anything that was not to hand throughout our entire stay! You reall
Words cannot describe how fantastic this Villa really is. My wife and I along with my son and his expectant wife arrived on a late flight and consequently arrived at the Villa in the dark. The instruc… More
“I would return tomorrow!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We had THEE best family holiday ever! My husband and I travelled with our 2 children (4 and almost 3 yrs). This was a last minute trip for us and Jackie was extremely efficient in her correspondence… More
“A perfect villa with all the amenities one could wish for.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
This villa is wonderful. It has everything anyone you could possibly want from self catering accommodation and both the villa and pool were spotlessly clean. A car is not essential but does make life … More
“An Italian Chateaux Garden and Guest House - superb” A wonderful place! An Italian paradise! For us as a small family it exceeded even the great expecatations. Close to the Grado beach for the kid, in the middle of Friuli for all kind of (family) exc
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“Lovely house, great location.” Very nice house with everything we could need provided. Everything very clean and tidy. All furnishings and beds comfortable. Ideal location for walking to town or the front and lovely walks along riverside.
“Wow! What a find!” I stayed in this bungalow for a week with my partner and our 11 year old daughter and it was nothing short of perfect!
The location is stunning with a glorious beach only a stone's throw away where we spent every evening rock po
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is… More
“Gorgeous log cabin, inside and out!” Booked a week here for hubby, myself, Eleanor 12 and Oliver 8 and our two dogs Buster and Mabel.
Great communication from Heather at booking stage.
All images of cabin and interior are exactly like the real thin
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the
We were 5 Adult friends, 1 English, 3 Aussies and an Italian, who had never been to Cornwall before, let alone heard of Looe. We found Looe a good base to explore cornwall, and much less touristy than… More
“An amazing apartment in a friendly warm community.”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
This apartment in situated in East Looe with picturesque views across the harbour! It is at the top of the hill minutes walk from shops , pubs & restaurants in which we ate at most & had some very enj… More
“Breathtaking views, beautiful modern appartment, Cornwall at its best.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We loved the beautiful appartment, the views are truly stunning and the decor really lovely.Its in a superb location, close to the safe beach, town and river.Great restaurants, cosy pubs.Walked the co… More
“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
“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
The house was in a quiet position with wonderful views of Stromboli, reached via a narrow, winding, and highly pot-holed road.
Bella Vistabwas adequately equipped with bedrooms on the ground flo… More
Many thanks for your feedback and we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Bella Vista. Re the pot holes - we are assured that the Zambrone Commune plan to repair them soon.
Thanks for your comments re the TV channels - we plan to extend the coverage for next season.
“well above expectation” right from our friendly reception on arrival, with all help received during our stay, I would just say, ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.
Definitly recommend to any family or friend.
“ideal base for exploring the costa del sol” The description of the accommodation from the owner was very accurate.
Even towards the end of the season the accommodation was clean and tidy
Situated in a front line hotel the is a fine view over the ga
I had a nice week in Keith's apartment in the hotel Sol Timor. The sea view was great. The apartment was nice and clean and had everything I needed. The apartment is in a great central location.
I we… More
“A great apartment in a prime spot”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2012
We stayed in this studio in early October for 10 days. This was our first time in a studio as we normally would book a 1 or 2 bedroomed apartment. We were a little apprehensive about booking a smaller… More
Thank you for your review. It is always very helpful when clients take the time to leave details of their holiday on Trip Advisor like this. I have spoken to the hotel manager about the slight hickup at reception which I understand was resolved after just a few minutes. It seems that the new receptionist was not aware that the keys for private owners are kept separately to the keys for the studios owned by the hotel. This ensures that my studios cannot be used by the hotel without my knowledge, and the system works well. The handle to the bathroom has been changed to ensure that guests cannot inadvertently lock the door now! I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again this year. Keith Simpson.
“top class accomodation”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
the studios that we rented were top class, lovely and clean, well equipped, just as discribed, location excellent, beautiful pool, good entertainment, definatley recommend, something for all ages, e… More
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
“Totally awesome!” Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this very well catered apartment.
We stayed with teenage children for a week's skiing.
The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the ski-lift to the ski-station. All shops you need en-route.
We stayed in this apartment which was 5 min walk from the tele cabin to the slopes very quiet location, in a beautiful setting. The baths were also a 5 min walk away and well worth a visit after a day… More
“Lovely apartment in ideal location.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
Great apartment , ideally located to the park, bars and restaurants. Sunny and bright with good views. Everything was there that we needed - including a kettle!
The apartment is accessed by stairs th… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
We stayed in Apartment 7, Villa Cecilia recently and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The location of the apartment on a tree lined boulevard is perfect for a relaxed stay yet it is within a few … More
“It made Christmas 2012 possible for us.” Strawberry Cottage isa very well furnished and equipped property. It had everything we needed for a one week stay over Christmas. It even came with Christmas decorations. It was very comfortable. Our family
My sister and I spent a week at this lovely cottage
Everything provided for us
Thanks for all the extras
Thanks also for all the help with computer and phone
You were both wonderful
Close to trai… More
“quintesential 18th century english cottage.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2011
18th century cottage with 21st century comfort in a perfect location with bus stop at the door and ,with mainline train station 5 minute walk away.All the comforts of home have been thought of by host… More
“Our family is is rather experienced travelling in Britain - easy to recommend this one!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2011
We found Strawberry Cottage extremely clean, stylish and cosy. It is very well located, when visiting London, Legoland, the Royal Botanic Garden or Hampton Court. It took us just some 35 minutes to Wa… More
“Spacious, clean appartment, lovely pool and views from the balcon” We stayed in Neoulous. Very clean with views of the sea and mountains from the balcony.
The location is out of town, I would not recommend staying here if you wanted a lot of night
Tout est parfaitement parfait, amical, propre, sympathique, superbe piscine, petit déjeuner copieux et surtout la campagne alentour.… More
“Wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful setting”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
A bit tricky to find, but so glad we persevered! This gite was exactly what we were looking for...spacious accommodation in a beautiful place. There were just enough fellow guests to have a chat with … More
“we were happy there”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
For those who dream of a comfortable rest in the absence of any problems. Watch the full moon from a terrace, enjoy the magic garage for children and always pleasant pool - they make this place. You d… More
“Great villa for our family, would stay again” Our extended family of 9 stayed at Casa Piscina for a week over the new year, our group ranged in age from 12 months to 60+ and everyone loved this stylish villa.
There is a choice of living spaces insi
Had a wonderful stay at this gorgeous villa. It is very well equipped.We traveled with a baby and the house missed nothing: Babybed,highchair and even a stroller was there,everything of good quality. … More
Wendy have gone an extra mile to keep her guests very comfortable and I 'm sure this cottage will be a success for her… More
You were a delightful family to have here and I enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you will come back soon.
“A gem of a find... Gorgeous accommodation.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2014
We stayed at Glebe cottage for three nights this week and had a wonderful few days.
With four children age ten and under, we struggle to find decent accommodation which caters for all of us and is re… More
It was lovely to meet such a charming family - the children were all delightful and friendly - and it will be a pleasure to have you to stay with us again.
“Home from home comforts and Welsh hospitality”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
My fiance and I stayed for a short break at Glebe Cottage with our dog, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We chose Glebe Cottage as it is perfectly located for visiting family in Cardiff and fri… More
It was lovely to meet you both - and Savannah! Hope you will return soon.
“A wonderful location” This apartment suited us perfectly; close to the pool and the beach, fabulous views from the terraces, lovely safe gardens and easy to walk to some great, friendly restaurants. We spent the first week exploring the island, and th
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly
“Fantastic beach holiday” Great location and good size space for a couple. Easy to walk to shops and restaurants and to the many beaches. The free beach shuttle bus stops very close by allowing numerous beaches to be accessed easily. Luigi was very hel
The apartment was modern and clean. Its situated within walking distance to a beautiful beach (Ira Beach), to many restaurants, the port and a well stocked supermarket. The owner was helpful and frien… More
Mangle cottage is not only beautiful but has everything you could possibly need. So much thought has gone in to every little detail and the garden and views are magnificent.. The area has so much to o… More
Thank you so very much for your very kind words and review, we hope we will be able to welcome you back to stay with us on another occassion in the future, kindest regards
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
Absolutely fantastic place that had everything, old, modern, quirky, beautiful views and a stunning garden. Truly a home from home a dog lovers paradise!!!!!!… More
Thank you so much for your very kind words , your feedback is very much appreciated and we are so happy you enjoyed your time at Mangle, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future .
with Kindest Regards.
“Gorgeous lodge” Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the whirlpool bath is.......I really want
Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exact… More
“Perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It'… More
“lovely, peaceful lodge”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.… More