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.
Villa les Hauts is a luxury cut stone property built in the traditional style, on a small exclusive prize-winning development overlooking the old village of Durban Corbieres in the Languedoc region of Southern France. Durban itself has a food store (which includes the a …see more
“The BEST family summer holiday we've had to date!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2014
This place is amazing and well exceeded our expectations!
'Villa Les Highly Recommended' more like!
The pictures on the booking site do not do the place justice - if you book based on the pictu… More
“Excellent villa in quiet location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
We have just returned from a week in this beautiful villa in the Corbierres wine region. The villa is furnished to a really high standard and has lovely outdoor eating areas. The pool is small but spo… More
“The best villa we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2014
We have stayed in this villa many times. The location is beautiful surrounded by vineyards and lovely views over the village and surrounding countryside. the quiet and relaxing location is only an eas… More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Doussac and 6 km from Sarrazac, La Tarrade is furnished to a high standard for your comfort, with a well-equipped kitchen. Set within open country surrounded by fruit and walnut orchards, the cottage offers a ‘get away from it a …see more
From first contact both Christine & Steve ensured we had everything organised to make our trip hassle free, explanatory documentation, Tunnel times & even directions "door to door"! When we reached t… More
“Well Equipped, Relaxing, Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
This a truly well equipped, relaxing, home from home gite. In the 14 years we have been vacationing in France, this is the most well equipped gite we have stayed in. The standard of the fixtures and f… More
“A perfect place for two”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We were already very familiar with this area of France, which we love, returning here for over 12 years, and were pleased to find such an ideal rental for this year's holiday.
The house is located … More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Pension Primus is located a 10-minute walk from Beroun's historic centre and offers panoramic views of the Beroun Valley. It provides free Wi-Fi and a garden with an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue area.The spacious rooms at Pension Primus Beroun feature classic …see more
Ground floorOn the ground floor of the house there is a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room and a dining area of 45 square metres. The room is air-conditioned and disposes of satellite TV, a DVD player and a telephone and fax machine. The bedroom on the groun …see more
“Idyllic Greek Villa beyond all your expectations”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We are a large family of 6 adults and 2 children from Denmark that spent our holiday in Villa Romantic on Corfu. Villa Romantic is located in the village of Paramonas with unspoiled beaches and mounta… More
“Separation from civilization!”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
A wonderful holiday in Corfu, if you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and the perpetual motion! As well as the lack of a large number of people on the beaches.
We stayed in… More
One double and one twin bedroom, each with a/c and mountain or sea views; living room with sofa-bed for a child and 26” flat-screen tv; kitchen with full cooker, microwave and fridge; full bath, shower, wc and washing machine; covered front veranda with pool and sea v …see more
A separate Gite which is the ground floor of large house, close to the village centre, with swimming pool. Sleeps 6. Nestling in the foothills of ‘Les Alberes', our house is only 4 km from the beach and a leisurely 15 minute walk to the bustling village of Arge …see more
Luxurious and charming, this honey-stoned 4-bedroom (sleeps 7 + cots) farmhouse with private pool enjoys a wonderfully tranquil location down its sweeping tree-lined driveway with glorious, uninterrupted views of rolling meadows and verdant woodland in all directions.Pe …see more
Petit Manoir is a beautiful house set in stunning rural French countryside. The decor is homely and tasteful, and the house is well equipped for cooking and for children, with plenty of toys, books, s… More
“The Petit Manoir is enchanting! This is our 2nd year staying there”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
Beautiful place, tastfully decorated throughout. This is our 2nd year at Le Petit Manoir and it's just as good second time round.
Loved the welcome pack on arrival complete with wine, local delicaci… More
“Dream Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2012
An excellent holiday within a great house and location. All that was needed was there including a lovely pool.… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Located in rural Spanish village. City of orihuela with bus and ave train station 5 minutes away.local bus service to and from orihuela.House:Large roof solariumEnglish tvBeside poolBalcony overlooking poolAc in all roomsW/m; microwaveUnderground carpark spaceVillageChe …see more
1832, La Maison Miramon is a lovingly restored 19th century farmhouse nestled in a hectare of grounds, amongst rolling countryside, with breathtaking views of the Pyrenean Mountains as a backdrop. Just 2kms outside the picturesque village of Lucq de Bearn it is a haven …see more
This is the perfect property for people who want to relax with family or friends. The Villa benefits from its own private pool, which is all one depth great for playing games, relaxing or swimming . Set in the countryside the area has many walks. It's also great fo …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
****This is the ideal house for large families or groups and we still have availability for school holiday weeks in Aug and Sep. Please see the calender for details and contact us for special offers*****Set in the tranquil, wooded countryside of the Loire Valley area i …see more
As a post-Christmas break, this stay served exactly the purpose we'd hoped for. The location is close enough to other towns and villages to provide a range of places to visit but isolated enough to ha… More
“Highly recommend.... would go again”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
The photos don't do this place justice. All of us thought that the reality of the place was better than we imagined. The outdoor space with the open barn is perfect for children to play without burnin… More
This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with private pool, jacuzzi, air conditioning, wifi and stunning views has everything you could need for a perfect, relaxing holiday in the sunshine. It is just 10 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan coastal resorts for Denia a …see more
Casa Jacqueline is a beautiful villa in an excellent location being 10 - 15 minutes drive to Denia and Javea. The villa itself is well furnished and benefits from UK Tv and wifi to keep the teenagers … More
“Very quiet and a beautiful Location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Everything is perfect and the Property Manager are very fast and friendly if you have a problem or question.… More
“A beautiful villa...”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2015
We stayed here for three weeks.
The villa is beautiful and in accordance with the property description.
Splendid views from terraces and garden.
The villa is well located near Denia and Javea with… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
This amazing family villa situated in the most exclusive and peaceful residential area of Cala d´Or at old town near to the church and the beautiful sandy beach called Cala Petita with turquoise water, therefore is a perfect location for a holiday in Cala d´Or.
Situ …see more
Maison Elise was built in 2007 and is situated amongst vineyards, just outside the charming village of Villemoustaussou, which is served by a cafe and several shops for the daily essentials. It enjoys the tranquility of the country side, and yet is only 10 minutes drive …see more
“A well-equipped, comfortable villa, located in a little piece of paradise.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
Villa Elise has been thoughtfully designed and kitted out to make it a wonderful place for a holiday near Carcassonne, situated on a small road on the outskirts of a village. It is perfect for two fam… More
We are really pleased our Villa met with your expectations. We knew we were going to be letting the Villa at the planning stage, and did take the likelyhood of 2 families sharing into consideration.
“An excellent base for exploring the Carcassonne area.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2011
The property is located on the outskirts of the village. It is clean, comfortable and spacious with views of the Pyrenees from your bedroom window. There is a large patio area and a lovely outdoor poo… More
We looked at a lot of locations before choosing to build where we have, and think the proximity to the airport and local ameneties makes it an ideal spot. As for the local wine producers, that was just an added benefit!
Greengage and Lime Cottages are situated in a beautiful part of Devon, close to the Jurassic coast and many local attractions. The properties are very close to each other and perfect for families or groups of friends. The cottages are great for get togethers and there …see more
“Amazing Hen weekend - great hot tub, champagne and a murder mystery!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2015
Fabulous cottages in a stunning location. Beautifully hidden away but not too far from Exeter and Go Ape!! Perfectly situated hot tub particularly for the evening sun. A bit too early for the swimming… More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
Spent a week here with my friends and family, we loved every day. The hot tub and swimming pool were especially good, but just the houses themselves were lovely to spend time in, with activities and t… More
“Wonderful accommodation, will definitely go back”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
On our arrival the owner Tony was there to greet us. The accommodation of both cottages were very clean well equipped and comfortable. There was 11 of us staying and one well behaved dog. We all thor… More
Le Nid du Moineau is part of a 150 year old house and is a newly converted 2 bedroom gíte with 2 shower rooms. The accommodation is located in a secure garden, independent and self contained with a private heated pool(fenced) and WiFi. Quality cotton linen and towels a …see more
Beautiful gite in a perfect location -Spotlessly clean and extremely helpful hosts who helped to make our holiday one of the best!… More
“Holiday in 2010/2011”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
We have stayed at Le Nid du Moineau two years running. We had a wonderful time on both occasions. The gite was clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The kids loved the pool whi… More
Our large comfortable B&B welcomes you either a couple alone or a family. We have four bnb bedrooms including one childrens' room with bunk beds. We look over stunning views of the Pyrenees . The house is in the small Pyrenean Hamlet of Aret in one of the most beautifu …see more
The villa is located in what is known in French as a "domaine", a gated community that can only be entered by residents. It is five minutes drive from five beautiful sand or pebble private beaches, only accessible to residents of the domaine. This is one of the villa's …see more
Sea View Apartment , within 30 mins drive from Cape Town Central. Located on the hillside overlooking the magnificent Gordons Bay with views of the mountains and the bay below.
Apartment has two bedrooms - both on-suite , with additional 3rd guest toilet. Large ful …see more
The Dairy provides luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 3 people, situated on the small and exclusive gite arrangement of “La Vieille Ferme” - a stunning 17th century Touraine farm. Heated, covered swimming pool (10m x 4m) set in spacious garden room. At …see more
It is with a degree of expectation that you book and arrange a holiday we were not disappointed. Photographs and reviews do not do this setting justice.
Angela and Derek are the most hospitable of ho… More
“A must place to stay in the Loire!”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Thank you so much Angela and Derek for the most fantastic location to stay for our first week in the Loire Valley. The location is perfect. Very easy to travel to Loches, Tours, Chenonceau, Amboise an… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.
We are regular visitors to France. The Diary lived up to all our expectations. Angela and Derek were the most friendly and hospitable hosts. Excellent area for cycling, great pool and table tennis … More
Zi Villa is one of Zanzibars finest private homes located right on a pure white powder sand beach directly opposite Mneba Island, the best diving in East Africa. Fully equipped and serviced it offers the holidaymaker the opportunity to just arrive and enjoy.The Villa is …see more
If you wanna get lost... there's no better place to do that in Almería, come and discover it, accommodating in this log cabin located at the centre of all the most beautiful places of Andalucia. The log cabin is very cozy, and relaxing, where you can recharge your batt …see more
This very large house is located in a 500 acre property. Fantastic beaches for children in front of the house. Nearby beaches for surfing.Completely outfitted house with all amenities. Great for family reunion, corporate retreat or romantic get away.One hour drive fr …see more
"Mandalay" is a beautiful villa fully enclosed for privacy with 1.5 acres of tropical gardens. The villa is set on a hill with wonderful panoramic view of the paddy fields and countryside. Furnishing is to an exceptional standard, with all rooms en-suite and b …see more
We spend 5 memorable days at Mandalay with our two kids (12 and 17yrs). There is no better place to relax after a full week of intensive travel throughout Sri Lanka. The house is nice and cosy, the po… More
“Magical, the best holiday ever”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
We stayed at Mandalay for 10 days with our 2 young children. The villa was beautiful and peaceful, but also conveniently located to great sights - beaches, gardens, turtle hatcheries and an impressiv… More
Thank you for your wonderful review my staff said it was a pleasure having you there
“Perfect stress free holiday retreat, we did not want to leave!”
Reviewed 22 Dec 2011
We have just had the holiday of a life time in Sri Lanka And that was because we trusted the local knowledge of the team behind Mandalay. We stayed in different locations on our tour, all very good bu… More
I am so pleased that you were looked after so well and look forward to you returning
Beautiful villa in neo-provencial style from the 1970, completely renovated between 2007 and 2011 and very tastefully equipped. The living space is app. 120 m² big, the ground is app. 1800m². The property is directed to west. Several cars can be parked on the enclosed …see more
This villa is the most spectacular in the popular Anfi Tauro complex in the quiet and idyllic Tauro valley.
Imagine waking up to the sounds of tweeting birds as the sun rises over the golf course beside the villa. Take a dip in the private heated swimming pool then r …see more
This beautiful, detached villa is a perfect base for beach, golf and walking holidays as well as being very near to the old Moorish city of Murcia.It has a large (10 x 5 metre) private swimming pool and air-conditioning in all the bedrooms as well as the living room (re …see more
Rent a luxury villa in Koh Yao Noi - Phuket!Our villa is located on Koh Yao Noi island, 25 minutes by speed boat from from Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket.Our villa is ready to be rented if you want to enjoy this idyllic location with captivating panoramas of Krabi National …see more
Pine Lodge is a beautiful large house situated in the middle of the Lincolnshire Wolds with stunning views over undulating countryside. It is ideal for a family get-together, reunions with friends or special occasions. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a st …see more
The loaction was brilliant, we met some friends from Kent and we are from the North East and in total 25 of us met half way up the country in this superb place (mixture of adults * Children).The groun… More
Thank you for your great review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Pine Lodge. Looking forward to seeing you when you return next year.
“Fantastic house and garden for a few days of fun!”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
The accommodation was lovely and slept a large group comfortably. There was so much to do, we barely had to leave the house. We had a great celebration round the large dining table, and made good use … More
“The perfect hen party!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2014
A group of seventeen of us stayed in Pine Lodge for three days for my hen party. The house is amazing. It has beautiful gardens where we were able to sit outside to eat, the bedrooms are lovely and ve… More
Elia House is located on the outskirts of Finikaria village with wonderful mountain and valley views, and just a few minutes walk from the village centre and its taverna. Quiet and peaceful, yet no more than twenty minutes from Limassol’s tourist area, town centre and …see more
When we all arrived at Elia House it was very late at night and dark so we couldn't really see what was around us very well outside but were very impressed when we opened the door to the house. On en… More
“Fabulous Villa and Pool - ideal for a family holiday”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
The villa is attractive and so well equipped. Being all on one floor with a open plan kitchen and living area, it has an ideal layout for a family holiday.
The pool is stunning with it's free-fo… More
“What a wonderful holiday we had!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful stay at Elia House and would like to go back. As we have been to Cyprus many times we know what is on offer, but to stay at this villa was like home from home. After a busy day at … More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Stunningly restored medieval stone farmhouse with original character features and all the modern facilities. The property has 340 square meters of accommodation, with 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathroom/shower rooms. The mas is set in 1500 square meters of walled, landsca …see more
This was our third stay at Le Mas des Bignones and the experience just keeps getting better! It has been wonderful seeing the farmhouse develope from a beautifully renovated house into a sophisticated… More
“A perfect holiday villa that exceeds expectations!”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
A beautiful property with style and substance. I have stayed in quite a few holiday villas and I have to say that Andrew and Christian have provided a perfect getaway for their guests. The house is st… More
“the perfect home for a big family”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2012
we rent a house almost every year with our children and grandchildren-now 15 persons.this one was the best-authentic and very well decorated.we had everything that was needed-they thought about … More
Camden Nook is a beach-front villa on a beautiful bay on the West Coast of Barbados. The beach is uncrowded and the house benefits from direct beach access. Holetown and its amenities are a 5 - 8 minute drive away to the South and Mullins 5 minutes to the North. There …see more
We stayed here for our honeymoon and could not have asked for more. A beautiful villa, superbly maintained, in a wonderful location. We were very impressed with Andrew the property manager, but specia… More
Always great to hear nice things about the people who keep the villa at its best. Andrew is a real star as too is Rosemary. They both give it 110% and we really appreciate their efforts. It is great to hear it repeated in the test comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come and stay with us again. Best wishes
At an altitude of 600 metres, this property is accessed by a private road of 3 kilometers and is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside ideal for hikers, ornithologists, and nature lovers. The grounds are a haven for birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Eagles can …see more
Villa Malachite is located in Diani, Galu Kinondu and enjoys spectacular views across palm gardens to the Indian Ocean. From the 2 balconies, the master bedroom and the living room one overlooks the gardens and the beach. Imagine waking up in the morning enjoying the in …see more