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.
If you are looking for privacy, space, home from home comforts and your very own pool there is no better alternative than a villa. Our luxury executive villa is situated in a small residential development only a 12 minute drive from Walt Disney World and only a 3 min dr …see more
We stayed at the champagne villa for 2 weeks in May/June this year. The villa was clean, well equipped and in a great location. The pool and outside area was well looked after and everything was in w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Champagne Villa - Amazing house and an excellent value!”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
My wife and I booked this villa for the first time and it was perfect! We found that it was very well equipped, extremely clean and a real value for the cost. The location is perfect for just relaxi… More
“Much, much better than I was expecting”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
The Villa is easy to find and conveniently located. Decor and comfort and facilities are first class. It feels like a real home. I spent a fair amount of time in it just relaxing. Car is essential and… More
Luxury villa with solar heated private pool located on the exclusive La Guardia Park offering spacious, level accommodation suitable for families, groups and those requiring wheelchair access.Furnished and equipped to the highest standard throughout the accommodation co …see more
5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa wa… More
“A Lovely Villa”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!… More
“Second stay at fabulous villa”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The villa has all you need for a relaxing family holiday. It's clean, spacious, well kitted out and has a lovely pool and spacious sunbathing and dining areas. The location is great for beach, port a… More
Spiti Eleni is a newly listed 1889 traditionally restored stone built home in a upmarket village suburb of Rethymnno. The house, location and setting allows you to experience the Cretan way of life or go to the Old town of Rethymnno and enjoy the taverns, shopping and t …see more
ABOUT THE VILLA:
4 bedrooms, all en-suite.
Large open hallway. Master bedroom on first floor has a large balcony overlooking pool and gardens with panoramic views. This room also has an adjoining double bathroom and a room with fireplace.
A bright, spacious l …see more
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arriv… More
Set in the historic village of Yomitan, this gorgeous home is within a few minutes of the stunning beaches that Okinawa has to offer . Relax and enjoy your own private infinity pool in a stunning setting.
The pool-side BBQ lets you be part of the fun while …see more
Spacious and tranquil waterfront home with private pool and 5 meter pontoon. Located on a private waterway, bridge free access to sea & river.
Central to theme parks & close to beaches, shops, restaurants and golf.
Perfect for families or groups of friends to enjoy t …see more
The secluded villa provides a taste of rural unspoiled Portugal. Quinta da Madrugada, is perched on a hillside in 12 acres of private woodland and terraces just waiting for you to explore, and is surrounded by small rural villages deep in the heart of central Portugal. …see more
We stayed there in June of last year.
The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there.
The views are spectacular and the … More
“Idyllic setting, wonderful house and amenities”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
6 of us stayed at this holiday location for a week. Wonderful scenery, the house is beautifully presented and with plenty of amenities. Spec is to the highest standard. I would highly recommend thi… More
“Amazing hideaway with stunning views to wake up to every day”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
My partner and I spent two weeks in this villa during the summer waking every day to the most amazing panoramic vista. The location is adorable (although at the time a little tricky to find and get to… More
Villa Asteri is one of the largest villas on the island set in mature gardens with private swimming pool and beautiful views over Kolios beach. A 10 minute drive from Skiathos town.
A bright and spacious villa set over 2 floors with the bedrooms located on the ground …see more
Spent a week in the Villa Asteri in September 2016. Group of 10 adults, my wife and I, and our four children with partners/friends. Lovely place to stay. 5 generous size double rooms with comfortab… More
“Excellent Villa in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
This is a wonderful villa in a great location. The villa was a brilliant size and lovely and clean with clean towels and bed linen provided throughout the stay. The fact that it has it's own pool is … More
“Love this villa”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
Fabulous holiday at Villa Asteri - its our second visit and we love this villa. Convenient, comfortable, very well managed by Lynnette. Had an amazing day out on a boat with George who can be arrange… More
'La Maison de la Souris' is a beautiful, detached and private stone-built French farmhouse recently converted and equipped to a very high standard to provide exceptional holiday accommodation in the Haute Vienne, part of the Limousin region. The addition of a …see more
My family and I stayed at the Mouse House for a week and had a fabulous time. The house, the facilities and the location is superb and I can't fault any of it. It's a great place to stay if you love… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
Maison Souris is a recently renovated Farm building in a rural setting. The house and grounds are modern well looked after and furnished with quality furniture and fittings and good attention to det… More
5*Riveria 12 is a large 3 bedroom luxury penthouse apartment, 120sq metres (1300sq ft), only two minutes walk from beautiful Chaika beach. With stunning sea views from a very private balcony, it is located in a quiet peaceful area on the outskirts of Golden Sands resort …see more
Apartment was every bit as good as the advert, had every thing you needed, location for us was perfect, situated away from Golden sands ( which was perfect for us as we found Golden sands to be too bu… More
“Affordable, situated very near cost and within 15 minutes of Varna”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
The penthouse was tastefully furnished with air-conditioning (very necessary in the summer) and a balcony with a good view of the surrounding area. The one problem we had with the flat is that it wasn… More
“Not a bad place but not worth your hard earned vacation”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
First the Pros:
* the owner was pretty flexible with payment (we used Paypal to pay from the States)
* the place is clean and well maintained
* the kitchen included pots and pans enough to allow us… More
Discounted price in September on last few days available.
Luxurious 5 bedroom villa/farmhouse with amazing views of the blue Mediterranean Sea and valleys.
It is called is-Setah and is next door to another identical 5 bedroom villa called L-Ghorfa.
Both farmhouses …see more
There were ten of us - 6 adults, 3 children and 1 baby. Large really nice villa and very helpful and friendly owners. Large kitchen with large dining table and all white goods e.g. fridge/freezer, was… More
“No title could do justice...”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
No title could do justice to the experience of staying here.
Pauline was a great host; helpful, on hand when needed yet unintrusive. She gave local recommendations when asked for and was a breeze … More
“Fantastic Holiday - Perfect Villa”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2014
We stayed in Gozo at the end of May/beginning of June. We were a party of 4 adults and a 4 year old child. The owners of the villa, Pauline & Mario, made us feel very welcome, and were always on han… More
TOUR de FRANCE cycle race begins the 4th day at SAUMUR in 2016! (Tues 5th July) 3rd day finishes in ANGERS. (Monday 4th July)
La Bagatelle, self catering cottage with Private Heated Pool. Situated at the heart of the Loire Valley, near Saumur in the village of Vern …see more
We stayed at La Bagatelle for a fortnight during August 2011. The gite is lovely - everything was spotless and worked flawlessly. Pool was great and the kids enjoyed swimming nearly everyday. The l… More
“Absolutely brilliant, fabulous house, clean and well looked after, excellent location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2012
We have stayed at Gites in France in the past and were so disappointed that we stopped. I decided to try again last year, we were far from disappointed and I am converted back to staying in Gits, but… More
The villa is only a few minutes drive to one of the best unspoilt beaches on the Costa Blanca. Bowls club only 5 minutes walk away. Your private pool has a shallow end perfect for the children and is set in private secure grounds. The villa is ideal for all! families, …see more
Wonderful villa for large groups, we were 9 adults and 3 children and this worked really well. Very clean, child friendly, taxis arranged, rep (Angie) spoke to us just after landing and was there when… More
“Excellent, lovely villa, just as pictures show.”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
I have recently returned from Sandhills with 4 girlfriends and we all went for a nice relaxing break away from husbands and kids. We wanted comfort, value and a relaxing time and got all of them. The … More
Chalet located in an exclusive residential area, very quiet and ideal for families. The house is bright, modern, welcoming, and spacious 150 m2 on one level, on a plot of 400 m2.There are three bedrooms, 2 master rooms with king bed, and a spacious bathroom included, …see more
We stayed here as a family of 2 children ( a baby one years old ). The property is extremely well equipped, safe, very luxurious and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, very… More
Reviewed 10 Dec 2013
Stayed in this three bed modern apartment in May 2013. It is a away from the main town of Puerto de la cruz, but if you want a quiet rental with a short taxi journey to the main bars of the town, the… More
“Charme et confort”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2015
Nous sommes restés 10 jours dans cette jolie villa. Moderne avec tout confort (literie idéale, linge de toilette +++, wifi, grande tv). La décoration est réalisée avec goût. L.exterieur est trè… More
Relax villa near Prague, 3 bathrooms,4 WC, 5 bedrooms,population max. 22 persons( more on request), includes inside pool, sauna, karaoke bar, water games and massage, play room includes billiards, table tennis,3D cinema TV 140cm, Playstation 3 and Nintendo wii console …see more
Casa Cris is a beautiful duplex with private pool that stands out for its amazing views and for being placed just one minute walk from the shopping area and the beach of Cala Galdana.The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, two balconies, priva …see more
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its namesake. Yet …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
3 8 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Ghillies is our showcase 5 star chalet that stands high on the estate hillside with a commanding view across Glen Dochart, the lochs and mountains. Secluded forest behind, Ben More to the south and Loch Dochart to the North.
Accommodation is over two floors, The sauna …see more
Astasia Villa is a spacious family holiday home situated in the relatively unspoilt south eastern corner of Koh Samui. It boasts 4 lovely large en-suite bedrooms, two of which have smaller bedrooms attached. It can accommodate up to 10 adults and two children, (or a c …see more
We rented this villa from the owners in order to celebrate our Ruby Wedding with our children and grandchildren, some of whom live in Australia, some in the UK. From the outset, the owners could not d… More
Reviewed 15 Dec 2012
My family, 6 adults and 3 children, recently returned from Astasia Villa. We had an outstanding vacation. Our first impressions were of the incredible spacious villa which was so warm and inviting. Th… More
“Fabulous Family Celebration”
Reviewed 18 May 2015
We enjoyed our ten days in Astasia Villa, we were 9 adults and 4 children and not once did feel free cramped.
The location is wonderful, we were close enough to enjoy the beautiful Lamai Beach, but… More
Ideal for family reunions, groups of friends or anyone wanting a relaxing getaway. The villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 25mins from Galle, but in total tranquillity, far away …see more
My family and I (four adults and three kids ages 9,7,3.5) stayed at the beautiful Lakeview Villa along with my in-laws over our spring break holiday. This was our first trip to Sri Lanaka and having h… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
Great house with stunning views. Very relaxing. Lovely couple living in who prepared fabulous food and were so helpful. We had a wonderful time. … More
“Beautiful villa in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2015
This has to be the best place to relax and repair wear and tear. Perfectly situated overlooking the lake surrounded by a cinnamon plantation, spacious and comfortable - this is a great spot to unwind … More
*Our superior villa offers the perfect holiday home for families, golfers and sporting enthusiasts seeking privacy, relaxation and fun within the safe and secure environment of La Manga Club, Spain's premier 5 star sports & leisure coastal resort. It is quite possi …see more
We don't usually visit the same place twice but we rebooked this villa for next summer before our recent two week stay was up. It's spacious, very well equipped (both inside and out) and the garden/po… More
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
“One of La Manga Club's Best Villa's”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
My family have been coming to La Manga Club now for 11 years, and every year we have stayed at a different Villa in a different part of the resort, but this is only one of two villa's that I would mos… More
It is great to hear that our villa came up to scratch, as we were fully aware that you have been to La Manga Club many times before and stayed at a variety of properties.
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
What a lovely find! We were so lucky to get a week here at the last minute. The owners couldn't have been more helpful which eased all our stresses! The lovely Roy and his wife who got the villa rea… More
So pleased you enjoyed our villa. We will pass your nice comments onto Roy & his wife, our representatives at La Manga Club, who always put themselves out for our renters.
Peace. Privacy. Perfection. Three words that guests use to sum up just three of the many reasons to stay at Casa Montaza.Set at the end of its own private road, and in acres of its own land, but within a 15-20 minute walk of the town of Lagos with its, marina, beaches …see more
“Comfortable luxury villa, a home from home, great views and location”
Reviewed 17 May 2012
Great service from Caroline before and throughout our stay. The weather at the beginning of our holiday wasn't great and we asked for our pool heating to be turned up which was done straight away. Thi… More
“Great spacious villa with lots of character and lovely views.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Montaza. The villa is not ultra modern but is spacious, furnished in a north African style with lots of character and is very well equipped. It has extensive garde… More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
Huge thank you to Caroline and team, was beautiful villa, plenty of space, clean and tidy. Flexibility with our late check out and early check in. Caroline going out of her way to help recommend trans… More
Only 40 metres from the beach, this modern 4 bedroom villa with private pool, poolside H & C shower, outside barbecue situated on the most popular Sunset Beach Club development. Offers numerous facilities for a fabulous holiday, including private beach area with fre …see more
“Lovely villa, great pool and location, superb weather!!!!!”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely villa.
From the minute we arrived for our weeks holiday to the time we left we all agreed we had a fantastic holiday
Having our o… More
“Beautiful view, lovely villa, perfect holiday”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2011
Perfect villa, with enough bathrooms(!), very clean, lovely views of the mountains and the sea. Advert pics don't do the place justice, the garden is actually more private than seems and views better.… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
This was the second time we have returned to Oyster Villa 1 at Sunset Beach Club and again we were not disappointed. The villa is gorgeous and well fitted out and the addition of more sunbathing spac… More
The property is a traditional stone farmhouse which has been tastefully renovated to include a spacious apartment with panoramic views over the hillside, the Maiella and Frentani mountains. The apartment has stunning views from the balconies and the private terrace, whi …see more
“Brilliant - such a beautiful place with breathtaking views & very friendly owners!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2012
The views from our apartment were breathtaking. Snow on the mountain tops and warm sunshine in the valleys. We had such a friendly welcome from the owners who were a extremely knowledgeable about the … More
Villa Graciosa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms can be made up as either two double bedrooms (1 x king-size & 1 Super King) and 1 twin room, or as 1 double room and 2 twin bedrooms.
Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and the master bedroom has air conditioning, …see more
“Very private, homely villa in a quiet location but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
Villa Graciosa is tucked away at the top of a very quiet crescent and even though it backs onto a main road, there is virtually no traffic disturbance and we hardly noticed it - even when enjoying the… More
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Villa Rosso Karrubo is a 150 sq.m three-story brand new villa, ideal for people who look for holidays away from the usual tourist areas but also to be close to the beach and living areas!
It is located in a private land of 2, …see more
A beautiful decorated luxury villa and garden, private pool and close to the Beach5 bedrooms generously cut and designed, all with bathrooms and fully equippedThis luxury villa with beautiful gardens, in addition to five bedrooms, five bathrooms, an infra-red sauna, pri …see more
Stayed at Serenity for 9 nights at the end of August this year, we were a family of 5 adults and 3 children aged 4 to 9 years. The villa itself is superb, the kitchen is well equipped (the owner even … More
Thanks for such a detailed review, which will help others get a nice picture. Due to the "siesta" which is custom in Spain to avoid the hottest hours of the day, the evenings are well appreciated by the adults and the kids. There are many kids on the appartements, mostly in August, but they normally go to bed at 12:oo (AM) as it is not permitted to stay loud in residential areas after that time (therefore they wake up very late, almost at 13:00 PM and go afterwards and almost all day to the beach).
Thanks for staying with us and your time writing this review.
“A wonderful Place to enjoy, relax, and have a good time with the whole family!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
We have returned from a 10 day break at villa Serenity,fantastic villa ,spacious(there was 10 of us) clean and very well equipped.The garden had a lovely ' tropical' feel to it and the children loved … More
Thanks for this wonderfull review and we hope to see you soon!!!
“Perfect Villa - Didn't want for anything!”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
We have just returned from an amazing Holiday at Serenity Villa. We were a party of 8, 4 adults and 4 children. The villa is perfect, with 5 en-suites. It was spotlessly clean, very well equiped and… More
Your review is a great reward to all the dedication and enthusiasm we love to treat our guests and the house to make your stay unforgettable.
All the best for you and hope to see you soon in Marbella.
A 5 minute drive from Englishman's Bay, this is a secluded yet comfortable villa that is perfect for anyone wishing for a holiday in beautiful surroundings close to nature. It is set amongst a thriving jungle with one of the world's largest variety of birdlife …see more
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equiped… More
Reviewed 16 Feb 2013
Jättefint hus, läget är fantastiskt uppe i regnskogen. Finns fler hus runtomkring men man ser dom inte så det känns som om man bor helt avskilt. Rent och fint, nära till stranden Englishmans Bay… More
This lovely old property has been renovated and styled to preserve the best of Greek tradition, marble kitchen surfaces and original 150 year marble sink whilst its thick stone walls, window shutters and position on a plateau under the towering Taygetos mountains and pe …see more
As beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Amazing location, beautifully thought out presentation, every thing you need was at hand. Keith's notes on directions made travelling on my own very easy. … More
“Lovely house, beautiful area”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2012
We had a fantastic time at Lemon and Lime cottage during June. We were really surprised at how comfortable the house is - it has absolutely everything you could need. We particularly loved having th… More
“Beautiful villa nestled in the mountains with spectacular views”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
We were delighted with our stay at Lemon and Lime Cottage and would recommend it to anyone. We are a family of 6 and stayed at the cottage for a week in early September 2012. The village of Pyrgos is … More
Casa dos Sonhos (House of Dreams) is a luxurious single-story villa with four bedrooms and three bathrooms set in beautiful mature private gardens with its own large pool, terrace and barbecue area. The villa is private and not over-looked, being set on a hillside in …see more
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
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
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 pla… More
Not suitable for young Party groups !!!!
This stunning holiday villas are located only a short walking distance from the picturesque towns of Hersonissos and Piskopiano on the island of Crete. Built with style and luxury in mind, the complex is set against the stunning …see more
“A lovely Villa in a beautiful position, fully equipped beyond expectations.”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
This Villa is positioned with a sea view to the front and a mountain that is floodlit at night to the rear, myself and my family found this beautiful. The Villa was equipped well beyond our expectatio… More
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
The villa itself and especially the service we experienced surpassed all our expectations. Thanks to Gabriele, the kind and very attentive hostess, we had everything we needed even before we started … More
“A dream holiday in Pandora Villa”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
We loved Pandora Villa and had a wonderful relaxing and luxurious holiday. The villa is beautifully maintained and tastefully furnished, as are the gardens and private pool.
Villages, Tavernas, Golf,… More
T15 is one of the best located apartments on the Thesen Marina with a spectacular view over the Knysna Lagoon, Thesen Harbour Town with its stunning Restaurants and the Water Canals. Enjoy a traditional South African Barbecue on the outdoor Patio while watching the Sout …see more
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this 4 bedroom brand new luxury villa is perfect as an ideal getaway with all the modern facilities to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. Outside it is ideal for families or large groups that are looking for a quiet setting wit …see more
We travelled to Albufeira with 3 other couples and my 6 month old baby in September 2012 and stayed 7 nights at Villa Forte. The villa is great, just what we wanted and very clean. It was walking dist… More
“AMAZING VILLA IN A GREAT LOCATION”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
I stayed in this villa with 6 of my friends and we had a great time. The villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and had everything we required during our stay. I would say that a long mirror was possib… More
Quinta Paderne is a 9 bedrooms property, located at 13 km from the beach and at a short driving distance from Albufeira and Vilamoura, allowing you to reach to the golf courses and beaches of the region in just 15 minutes by car.This rural property is located in a regio …see more
Bayhill House is really our family home from home, the reason we fell in love with the house was the location with its fabulous views and the friendly Kittitian people. The main house benefits from large split level living room, large balcony /verandah, 2 large Master …see more
Beautiful home with incredible views of the Atlantic and Caribbean off the back deck. Very comfortable for multiple guests and close to restaurants, the beach, the Marriott resort and casino and the … More
“Incredible house, views, gardens, rooms”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2014
The house itself was lovely- bright and airy, lovely furnishings and art work, kitchen well appointed, breathtaking views, all of the bedrooms lovely and en-suite bathrooms very nice. The island was … More
“Devine House, Island and Vacation”
Reviewed 7 Feb 2013
A fantastic house and superb location that simply adds to the beauty of the island and the whole vacation experience. Very conveniently located to all local amenities, restaurants and beaches. Further… More