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 Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday.
We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the so… More
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“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
“Brilliant choice, fantastic view and superb accommodation.” The apartment was modern, finished to a high standard and tastefully decorated. The view was breathtaking with large windows overlooking the sea -there were even binoculars to use in order t
No matter how good the photos are on an advert you always expect something not to be quite the same. Nothing could be further from the truth with this fabulous beach side apartment. The location is am… More
Thank you for your review it would great if you wish to return again !
Great family friendly apartment with lovely balcony overlooking the spacious pool area. The master bedroom is very roomy with plenty of both wardrobe space and chest of drawers. The ensuite bathroom… More
“A very comfortable apartment with lovely swimming pools and easy access to restaurants”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment which has a very comfortable large living room leading to balcony overlooking one of the three swimming pools and beautifully laid out gardens. The kitc… More
“Excellent Relaxing Holiday. Quality Apartment. Great Location”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2015
Just my wife and I in June. I am a regular visitor to this area. We really enjoyed our stay in this spacious property which has been very well equipped for a holiday property and excellent value as c… More
I am so pleased you enjoyed the property and plan to return.Your wife will now have an even greater choice of TV viewing on your next visit! Subsequent to your stay the property now has a new 48" Sony Smart TV plus we have installed a State of the art IPTV entertainment system. A premium channel subscription system available as an optional extra - in excess of 220 UK (all BBC ITV etc) Irish, American TV channels many streamed in HD. Premium channels include Sky Sports/ Movies, BT Sports, Children's inc. Disney, music TV and on..... Also UK Radio and music selection.14 day catch up and Films on Demand.
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again.
Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available.
We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by
“Wonderful Trip - Made Special By This Great Apartment”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2016
No hassle or fuss as this apartment was simply the icing on a wonderful trip to Portugal. I've been coming to the Algarve now for many years and have stayed in many places but this apartment was by fa… More
Thank you for the great review. Look forward to seeing you in 2017.
“Excellent well presented apartment”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
We have stayed in a number of apartments over the years in Portugal and have found this to be the best. It is well appointed, modern, spacious and close to the golf courses,beaches and local supermark… More
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
We found the apartment to be warm and homely, where all of the family could relax for the week that we stayed. The weather was beautiful which enhanced the outstanding view of the 7th hole of Vale de … More
“Lovely place to stay” My wife and two grown up daughters, in their early 20's stayed for a week.
The apartment is spacious and comfortable, beautifully kept and well equipped.
We had a bedroom each and with all the trees around, it felt private.
We spent 11 nights at Steve and Lindas condo at the end if August 2016 with our 8 & 10 year olds. After 6 nights in a hotel in Miami and onsite at Disney it was so lovely to have that little bit of ex… More
Thanks guys you were lovely guests. Did you turn left out of the resort and head to the 192? That way you can be at Animal kingdom and Disney in ten minutes!
“Large, spotless, well appointed and conveniently located.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2017
We stayed in this fabulous apartment as part of a two week autumn half-term holiday, split between the parks and beach (check out the same owners Sand-Isle Condo at Indian Rocks Beach). The high twen… More
It is so kind of you to do such a nice review. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stays at our condos and hope to have you stay again some day.
Best wishes from Linda and Steve
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
We stayed just a few days to visit Epcot and couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodation .The condo is very well presented with lots of nice touches to make visiting easier.Everythin… More
It was great to have you stay. Hope you enjoyed Epcot!
Linda and Steve
“fantastic holiday” me and my partner stopped here and was amazed how nice the apartment was. had everything you could ask for, love the area loads to do. we walked into st ives via the coastal path which was relaxing. weather was on our side apart fro
Second visit and there will be a third. This apartment is gorgeous and so well equipped. The welcome pack is immense. The location is superb. I would not stay anywhere else. 5 stars is not enough.… More
Thank you we really appreciate you taking the time to give us a review & of course great to hear that you will be back again!
“Perfect holiday home in an excellent location”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
We could not have wished for a better apartment. Everything was as we would have it in our own home. Clean, comfortable, well furnished and appointed. A lovely welcome basket greeted us with a cream t… More
“Beautiful apartment in a splendid location”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2016
Arrived by train from London into Carbis Bay and was extremely happy about the very short walk to Seaview, 1 minute!! We loved the comfortable beds, the layout of the apartment and the beautifully dec… More
“Fantastic Apartment with amazing views” Brilliant spacious apartment. Everything we needed for a great Holiday. Best views i have ever seen.
Complex lovely. Very hilly but plenty of taxis.
Owners responded to any queries immediately and the Manager,
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
We had a lovely week in sunny Hove and Brighton. Fantastic for running all along the seafront, walking on the Downs and eating and shopping in Town. The public transport is great and the vegetarian … More
“Comfortable cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I took three teenage girls to Victoria Cottage for a week. The house is very comfortable - plenty of space downstairs for people to laze about. Upstairs there is lots of storage and a great bathroom. … More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Same as last year, we have enjoyed our stay in Victoria cottage again. Even with young children you can have a relaxing time because of the beach in front of the door and a very good equiped house wit… More
“A fantastic place just what we needed” We stayed here as a couple in June 2016. This is the off season on the Island and it is very quiet and a lot of the restaurants are closed, but this is exactly what we needed as you get to experience the island w
Turtle View was an amazing place to stay. We loved the house, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was homely with out being cluttered and also had a well brilliant kitchen. We could have sat on t… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2013
This property is absolutely amazing. My friends and I went to medical school on the island, came back for a vacation. Turtle View property has stunning views, very peaceful, and def. get your moneys… More
“A truly wonderful Getaway”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2012
"On arrival we were delighted with the tranquility of the area. The building was clean & welcoming. The house was spacious and comfortable and provided us with everything we needed during our 2 week s… More
We are so glad you enjoyed the peace of the Peninsula. We know its so hard to convey it to our guests but once they arrive they see just how beautiful it is. Peace is difficult to describe. Thank you so much for your review.
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of
“Perfect location, great space for a family vacation.” We recently stayed at Compass Hill house for a family vacation. We were a group of eight adults and one baby. It was our first time visiting Ireland and the house was the perfect home base for our
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice.
Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Mo… More
“Perfect holiday” Lovely villa with everything you need. Three bedrooms and enought space for six. Nice outdoor and Lovely decoration. Car is essential but only a short drive to some nice beaches and restaurants. Excellent comunication with Thomas who
“Easter Break” North Berwick is a great place to stay for a break away with loads of pubs and restaurants all family friendly.
Accommodation is spot on and right in the heart of the town.
This was our third stay and won't be our last
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
We came for the marathon and to do some walking and cycling.
Things we loved; There was plenty of room, everything was clean, you could control the hot water and the heating, so have it just like … More
Looking forward to seeing you all again in October - Thank you for staying
“Great for a relaxing few days away!”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2014
Good location right at the bottom of Snowdon, near the railway, Llanberis waterfall and lake. Breathtaking views. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The hot tub was a… More
“Lovely cottage, great location”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Had a lovely stay at Snowdon Cottage at the beginning of April. It was in a perfect location in Llanberis for the pub or shops and great to climb Snowdon without having to worry about parking your car… More
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 5 May 2012
I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the a… More
It is feedback like this that makes letting out our apartment really worthwhile. We love it there and are happy to share the sun, views and tranquility with others. We are pleased our guests also love it.
“The best holiday apartment i've ever stayed in - can't wait to return!”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2012
We stayed at El Mirador in the summer and were initially
attracted to book by the photos of the interior and the views. When we got
there we were not disappointed and if anything it was better than … More
We are really pleased our guests enjoyed our apartment. We spent a lot of time furnishing it to a luxurious standard and we chose the location for the views and the fact it was only a few minutes from the sandy beach. We look forward to to welcoming our guests back again.
“Excellent holiday apartments”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2012
Rented apartments for 9 days with friends. Were completely satisfied! The apartment has everything you need for quality rest. Everything as in the photographs.
Two things that are not liked:
1) th… More
Wifi is available at the apartment and at the time this meant logging on to the local provider and setting up a temporary account. Feedback from guests has resulted in us installing a permanent free connection that guests can now use.
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the north… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Beautiful place to stay” The house was clean and tidy when we arrived. Everything was well laid out inside. Fantastic view over the estuary from the rooms at the front. Owner was very prompt in responding to queris regarding the property. Ideally lo
“Lovely stay in a unique house” We spent a lovely week at Francescas house on the top of the hill. It was an incredible experience to get to stay in a real italian home which is decorated beautifully and has a real "soul". This kind of atmosphere you g
I and my models had a great time here. Villa Ortensia is simply lovely and intimate.
The view is simply stunning ... Nature, green and cleaned air make this villa the perfect stay for a photographer… More
“Amazing hospitality and accomodations.”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2014
Our stay at the lovely Villa Ortensia just outside of Sarzana, began with meeting Francesca. She was very warm, friendly, informative and sincerely concerned that our visit would be memorable. We we… More
“Beautiful villa high up on a hilltop!”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2013
We stayed at Villa Ortensia for six days/nights early October. Although it was too cold to swim, the grounds were gorgeous, with distant views of the Mediterranean Sea. We stood next to the swimming… More
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“chilled” Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We will defiantly book again next year
I have spent 10 days in this wonderful apartment that has big rooms as well as bathrooms and leaving room. In addition there is a big and comfortable terrace where you can relax, eat or prepare a barb… More
“Beautiful, quiet, relaxing community, but close to beaches, marina, shopping and nightlife”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2015
I rented the house with my two daughters ages 19 and 24. We all had a great time, the home was clean, well maintained, nicely furnished and all of the necessities so we could save money and cook at h… More
“Beautiful apartment which felt like you were in a private villa”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We came back from Paradisus Laguna a week ago and have missed it ever since. The apartment is spacious, modern and extremely well equipped.
We travelled with our 7 and 5 year old boys who loved spe… More
“Fabulous location , everything you need and more , value for money”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
An absolutely lovely villa, in a really quiet and lovely location. Very clean, bright and well maintained . Very near to a lovely beach, supermarket a little walk . Had a fabulous time in this quaint … More
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
My husband and I booked a six day trip to Newquay. This apartment was beautifully clean, with an amazing view of the sea. Despite the weather, The apartment was lovely and warm. Unfortunately we wer… More
Reviewed 30 Jan 2017
The apartment was lovely and the views were amazing. Very happy with our ecperience at 24 surf view. We will definitely be back!… More
“comfortable accomodation with fantastic sea views”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2016
This apartment has the most AMAZING views of Fistral beach. It was clean and modern throughout and would recommend it to anyone.… More
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in
“Wonderful base to see the delights of North Wales”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
To be highly recommended & owner really helpful with lots of excellent advice.
Everything you need is close by, including pubs, takeaway, shops etc. We will return to hopefully endure some kinder w… More
“quality cottage in a prime location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
We were met by the owner Seunghee, who gave us biscuits and a lovely bunch of flowers
and were shown into this lovely idylic cottage, which was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could… More
“What a welcome,what a cottage.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Quiet location in beautiful surroundings. You can’t go wrong with this modern well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. I really can’t think of anything you would need to bring, as the cott… More
“a really lovely place, in a beautiful setting” The Ring of Kerry is just wonderful, and Waterville is a great base for visits to different parts of it, including Derrynane House (my ancestral home!) and the stunning Strand there, Skelling Michael, Val
Me & my family stayed here 4 a week at the beginning of September & I can't praise everything enough!!
Lodge was very clean,nice quiet location on the lake. There is a raf base close by where the fig… More
“A wonderful, well-equipped, weekend!!!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Puddle Duck Lodge was an absolute pleasure to stay in - spotlessly clean and excellently equipped. We were able to book for just 2 nights which was fantastic as we had been struggling to find anythin… More
“Amazing, Relaxing, Beautiful lodge and excellent location.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
What a fantastic place it is so good we have booked to go back next year for not 1 but 2 weeks. Myself, my husband, 8 year old son, 6 year old daughter , my mum and dad ( in their 70's) stayed here f… More