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.
Welcome to The Old Cowshed
The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula down a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crow …see more
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with views over … More
This modern and comfortable 4 bedroomed holiday home enjoys a superb location in the popular seaside resort of Downings in North West Donegal. Situated in a small, safe development of about a dozen cottages, this holiday home is within easy walking distance of all tha …see more
Spires is a brand new 2015 fully equipped modern designer luxurious bijou retreat purposely and personally created by the owners for couples looking for a luxurious quiet break without distractions.
Elevated high above the beautiful Cornish landscape enjoying magnific …see more
I cannot recommend this place enough.
Firstly, the location and the views are absolutely stunning, and made full advantage of by the huge window and balcony (which is the main thing that made us pic… More
Thank you for your detailed review Charlotte, we're glad you enjoyed your time here , , we've yet to try the bed as it keeps popping up in the reviews.Hope to see you in the near future , , RegardsSteph Mcgovan
“One word, fantastic.”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2016
Stayed here for 2 nights, and only problem there was that we wanted to stay for more! Absolutely fantastic property in a perfect location, the view is glorious. Very modern and there is everything you… More
Thank you Daniel for your review, we hope to see you in the near future,
Best wishes, steph and Andrew.
“Excellent modern countryside apartment for a couple”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
Very comfortable and well equipped with all modern conveniences and everything of high quality. Completely private with superb views across countryside. Just 10 minutes from Truro, a lovely city, an… More
Thank you for your review, we hope you'll come back next year, kind regards, Steph and Andrew .
Located in Taiba, 60 kms west from Fortaleza. The house is right on the beach, on a private land of 6000 sqm with swimming pool and coconut trees. The house is 250 sqm with 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It has been completely renewed and is very nicely decorated, wi …see more
25 meters from the beach, charming, spacious 2 bedroom apartment, located right in the heart of the village on Rue Mailly, a pedestrian street and just steps from the beach, restaurants, the historic church and art studios is the ideal place for a family holiday. The ap …see more
Eddie's apartment is in the heart of Collioure, literally less than a minute from the main beach. Shops, restaurants, beach are all within seconds of the flat. We were there during the annual festiv… More
I am so glad that you enjoyed Collioure so much and thank you for the amazing review ... it makes me very happy to know that you will be back in Collioure, and next time I hope we can have a dinner on the beach, or perhaps a barbecue up at L'Hermitage, provided Leon does the barbecuing ... I'm hopeless at barbecues! Please do come back, and try to make your stay longer. Many thanks for all, Eddie & Aine
“Mystical Place in the South of France”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2014
The apartment had everything one requires to enjoy time away from home. A lovely 2 bed, on a pedestrian way, just around the corner from the sea. Eddy and his lovely daughter Aine were perfect hosts… More
It was a real pleasure having you stay and we enjoyed your company and generosity of spirit. I hope very much that we will meet again and that you have a great time when you hit Paris, a terrific Christmas and all the blessings of the season. Eddie & Aine
“Vacances par excellence”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2014
Excellent location very close to harbour, beach, shops and restaurants. The apartment is quiet and has all the necessary equipment. The landlord was extremely helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure … More
It was a real pleasure getting to know both of you and we very much enjoyed the "sardanade" and our walk to "la consolation". Please do come back again and thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay. One of these days I'll take you up on your offer of the best fish and chips in the world!. Many thanks, Eddie & Aine
Villa Mirage is a 4 bed luxury villa offering a supreme level of comfort, situated on a peaceful hillside location overlooking the beautiful bay of Kalkan, and Mouse and Snake Islands. While away the hours looking at the stunning views from the large terrace area surrou …see more
Luxury stone villa fitted out to the highest standards completed in September 2007. Nestled amongst olive groves and mountains yet only minutes walk from the quaint village of Tragaki. The main resort of Tsilivi is 3kms from the villa where you find the lovely blue fla …see more
Lovely and clean, very well equipped, great pool, views - I cannot recommend it enough! We loved the barbeque, the pool, the villa - it was often hard to muster up the energy to go out to eat! Nice we… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2011
Incredible - wonderful - probably the best holiday I've ever had in Greece (and I've been living in Greece for 24yrs!) Wonderful villa .... I didn't want to leave! You do need a car to get to this vi… More
“Peace and relaxation”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
On arival the villa is clean and theres a welcome pack of water, butter, cheese, wine, jam, fruit, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar and things like salt ,pepper and oil so you are able to recuperate afte… More
Thank you very much for taking the time and putting so much thought into such a detailed review. The information will be a great help to anyone thinking of staying in the villa or the surrounding area. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay again and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Right in the main square on the sea front in Villefranche-sur-mer, our apartment is modern and well equipped including a Nespresso Coffee machine. There is a dining table for up to 4 people, a comfortable sofa that can convert to a bed and a flat screen TV to play DVD' …see more
The appartment was excellent, well fited out and very comfortable with a great veiw over the bay. Ideal location in Ville Franche restraunts bars and shops close by and the beach is a short walk along… More
“Couldn't ask for a better place to stay !”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
My sister-in-law and I enjoyed our stay at Amelie very much. The apartment was excellent and was in the best place possible in Villefranche. Close to all amenities, wonderful views and just across t… More
“A well presented apartment in a beautiful seaside town.”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
Amelie is a small centrally located apartment but perfectly suited to a couple. It is well presented, has all the amenities needed and the view from the balcony looks right out over the sea.
The Villa built in a field enclosed in olive-trees, features a panoramic view of the Messenian Gulf and of the western peninsula of Peloponnese, up to its south most point. The ideal location of Mani Tower Villa provides the opportunity to its guests to organize daily e …see more
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C …see more
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
Bridge Cottage is a three bedroom detached property offering spacious, comfortable accommodation located on the spectacular Ards Peninsula which boasts a wealth of arts and crafts, fantastic local produce, history, heritage and natural beauty.
Guests can enjoy all the b …see more
Beautiful and unique Irish stone cottage in the heart of Foxford village. Being within walking distance of one of the best salmon fishing rivers in Europe, the River Moy, and the historic Foxford Woollen Mills, this cottage truly provides the ideal location for your cou …see more
È indispensabile premettere che noi amiamo abitazioni pulite, ordinate, con il minimo indispensabile ed attrezzature in buono stato di manutenzione. Questo cottage ha tutto quello che serve ma purtro… More
Within Villa Mimosa there is a spacious lounge and dining area, a well equipped kitchen for all your dining needs. We have 2 double bedrooms, and 2 twin bedrooms, a large family bathroom with separate shower, and en suite bathroom to the main bedroom. We have catered f …see more
Just returned from grown up family holiday. We all had s great time. The location is a few minutes from the main town facilities so a car is essential. The villa was pretty clean but one niggle was th… More
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“Very nice villa in a great location.”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
The villa was nice and clean and provided for all our needs. The only negatives were the wifi connection was a bit slow and our pools wasn't cleaned. However as soon as we reported that the pool need… More
Thanks for your review. Glad you had a lovely holiday.
The pools are cleaned twice weekly but early in the morning, so you wouldn't necessarily see anyone.
Waters Edge is one of the few detached water fronting homes in Falmouth. This recently refurbished bungalow enjoys spectacular views to the river, Falmouth Marina and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the far shore . You can relax in the comfortable leather swivel c …see more
This is a lovely holiday let-home from home really with everything and more needed for a relaxing holiday.
The house is spotlessly clean and comfortable and the views are truly spectacular.Sitting in… More
“Excellent property with Great Views”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
This property is excellent, all you need and more. There is all the kitchen equipment you need and plenty to keep the kids busy with a PS3, Wii and computer. The views over the marina are excellen… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
(One week family holiday for Dad, Mum and 4 children age 5 to 14.) Waters Edge is in a beautiful location in Falmouth and as the name suggests, it is indeed, RIGHT on the water's edge looking over Fal… More
Five bedroom, 4 bathroom house located at one end of Aldeburgh's delightful High Street. 100 yards to beach. Short stroll to the wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops of Aldeburgh. Renovated to a luxury finish and superbly equipped. Large eat in kitchen. Dining roo …see more
We had a lovely holiday, the house is equiped to a very high standard. The bedrooms are light and airy, the bathrooms luxurious. As we were a large group we enjoyed the lounge seating, it was easy to … More
“Perfectly located, well equipped and great for families with young children”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
A great house, well located for all that Aldeburgh has got to offer. We stayed as 3 families with young children (2 to 5 years), and found the house extremely well equipped for all our needs. The amb… More
“perfect place for large group of various ages”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
house has everything you could possibly need, 3 tv's, adults an kids are well catered for, house is big an light an comfy an spotless, well laid out, safe enclosed garden,even though its in the high … More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
Ysgubor Glandwr is a luxury barn conversion that lies within Snowdonia National Park, boasting beautiful views, four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living spaces, dining area, large open plan kitchen, games room with pool table, utility room and separate toilet.
Situated i …see more
Our group of 4 adults and 5 teenagers adored our time in this wonderful barn.
The owners have obviously taken time and effort to make this such a warm and welcoming place to stay. Kelly was incredi… More
“Very well presented and equipped”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
I stayed here for my 40th Birthday. The house is stunning and very well equipped for adults and children. There are 4 good sized bedrooms, a big open plan kitchen/diner/lounge, a games room and a fur… More
“Great property and facilities available”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
Booked this property after reading the reviews and I must say, I was not disappointed. The property is very spacious with entertainment in all rooms. The drive has ample car parking, the garden and ou… More
This superb 3/4 bedroom Burgau villa is sold at the price of a 2/3 bedroom villa representing fantastic value for money. Set in national park and just 3-4 mins walk from the beach and local restaurants this villa is a perfect place from which to enjoy the countryside, c …see more
Away from the stress of the City, the Douro Valley is an ideal place to relax. It is 'The Tourism of Silence'. This is something sought by generations in ancient monasteries, convents, and cottages, lovingly restored to provide very special destinations for tr …see more
we have just spent 6 wondeful days in this lovely cottage, the only negative, we didnt spend long enought there. the welcome from fernando really made us feel welcome and it soon felt like home. this … More
The apartment benefits from a hall, large lounge with sofa bed that make either into a double bed or twin beds plus a seperate fold up bed making it ideal for 5 persons. There is also another easy sofa, 3 easy chairs, 2 coffee tables, TV cabinet, large rug, lamps and wa …see more
The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment … More
“Highly recommended appartment”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2012
Excellant Appartment in pristine condition and very well equipped for a perfect holiday. Pool and poolside food area are both spotless.. Would not hesitate to use this appartment again.… More
“Fabulous place to stay that just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
This was my second trip to the same apartment at Vila Marachique in Alvor. The apartment is just a clean and tidy as when I originally visited 3 years ago. It has all the facilities of home and is l… More
Situated at the beach this newly built apartment is close to all amenities[ a short walk to the championship golf course, shops and train station]. The village itself is quiet and you can enjoy a variety of scenic walks from the sandy beach in the village with superb vi …see more
Appartment first class great views and everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. Very suited for anyone with walking difficulties.… More
“Superb place for a quiet & peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2012
We found the holiday home with ease as the roads are all very well sign posted so we arrived in plenty of time to enjoy our first day.
The appt is spacious clean and well equipped with everything you… More
“We will be back”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
We booked this apartment when our usual 1st choice wasn't available. It's on the 1st floor but there is a lift if stairs are a problem. It has a great view of the beach and is close to the shop, rail… More
Many thanks for your review. You will be glad to know the Tv has been updated and there is a new dvd in place. Sorry this was overlooked and hope to see you again.
The Hamptons is designed in the American Sea side style in lovely tones of blue and cream.
There are 2 Bedrooms tastefully decorated. The single bedroom has 2 beds and the Double bedroom has 1 double bed.
The lovely Sunny Patio is self contained and Private …see more
“I know I've rated very good but is between very good and excelent”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed the property was an excellent base for that also surrounding areas. Lovely private patio accommodation was a nice little bolt hole, home from home would recommen… More
150m² holiday villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private swimming pool, private garden, secure parking inside gated property, air conditioning, some pets welcome, 1km to nearest beach, no smoking within the property, great for children, great for a be …see more
Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt in 2004. The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, with or wi …see more
Myself and 4 friends recently stayed at the Huston farmhouse and as with many first time long distance reservations, had the usual fears about what we would find when we arrived; I am delighted to rep… More
Having stayed in private rental accommodation in various places at home and around the World I know exactly what you mean.
Felicity and I are delighted that our Farmhouse met your expectations, even if the weather for your visit could have been better. (There's a reason why Ireland is so green!)
“Fantastic - this house has it all”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2012
This is a well equipped, comfortable house which will meet many holiday needs. Comfortable beds, great showers, plenty of room, sociable kitchen, we love the house. It was perfect for our 5 and 8 ye… More
Location and basic characteristics
High atop a cliff, this 7 bedroom villa, offers the perfect setting for indulging holidays in Mykonos island. Villa Florentine is located in Fanari area.
Layout and furniture/ equipment
Villa Florentine is spitted in two separate b …see more
Welcome to villa Berta , a charming three bedroom house of character located in the village of Sannat. On the ground floor you will find one double bedroom with shower en suite, wide hall, soild timber kitchen, separate dining room, and a separate living room and spare …see more
Both the villa and the owners were fantastic. It was clean, perfect location for site seeing the whole island, in a village that had all the amenities you need on a villa holiday. The owners were very… More
“Oh so comfortable villa - and that pool!”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2014
A wonderful, private and oh so comfortable villa - and that pool!
We enjoyed 8 days of peace, quiet and comfort staying in Ta Berta in Sannat. The welcoming Sam and Michelle have created a fantastic … More
“One of our best holidays EVER in Ta Berta!”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2016
When we arrived quite late to Malta, we hadn't appreciated that it was Victory Day and therefore a public holiday, however that did not prevent the wonderful hosts of Ta Berta, Sam and Michelle, from … More
Beautiful character filled 3 bedroom cottage decorated with style, and complete with luxury touches. Fantastic sea views from 2 of the bedrooms. It is one road back from the sea and right in the centre of bustling Whitstable, close to its array of fantastic restaurants …see more
I would definitely recommend this cottage, it's cosy and tastefully done out and very well equipped. The owners have a very good eye for detail with lovely Jo Malone candles and soaps, lovely bits and… More
“Stylish, very comfortable cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We spent 3 nights at 4 Sea Street and our stay could not have been better. The cottage has been very stylishly done up, with a lot of attention to detail, making it a very comfortable, cosy place to s… More
“Beautiful, welcoming house”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed for a few days just after Christmas. Jo was extremely helpful in arranging the booking, and when we arrived the house was spotlessly clean and stylish, with a pint of milk in the fridge, tea… More
With the construction finishing in 2012, Falcao da Monanha (300m2) offer its residents a design typical to that of the more modern Portuguese architecture using large, open areas to accommodate a large party of people. Being fully furnished to a very high standard, this …see more
Very good house that is brand new. Lots of space for everyone and everything in the house is to a very high standard.
Kitchen works really well and the close by BBQ makes it easy to cook outside if … More
“No regrets, will come back 4 sure.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
This is one of those free standing modern Villas where you feel there’s no suggestion of corporate mass production, just a sincere desire to make the place as stylish as possible. If you really want… More
Immaculate completely renovated 3 bedroomed villa situated in peaceful Punta Lara, a very pretty pueblo of whitewashed houses. Ideal for families and couples who like quiet relaxing holidays. The property has stunning panoramic views of the sea, Nerja and mountains fro …see more
Also taking bookings for NEW 8 to 12 person cottage, enquire if this cottage is booked. 2014 Certificate of Excellence (Trip Advisor) 5* Reviews
NEW LUXURY CALDERA - Geneva HOT TUB HYDRO THERAPY SPA ( See Photos ) 47 jets, air blowers mood lighting 37-40 degrees, hydr …see more
I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provid… More
“Luxurious, well appointed and full of gadgets”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
The pub at the end of the road has lovely food and in the other direction there is a brilliant farm shop to buy fresh produce. We not only had ponies but donkeys and cows came to visit daily.… More
“Fantastic New Year at Forest Corner”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We stayed at Forest Corner for 3 nights over New Year with 2 other couples (6 of us in total). When we arrived we were thrilled, it more than exceeded our expectations.
A beautifully appointed house… More
Nestled just behind the sand dunes, Cosy Corner is an ideal place to enjoy a summer beach holiday or to take a winter escape.This very comfortable property sits only a few metres away from a superb, blue flag beach. Cosy Corner is in a quiet part of Sea Palling. Perfect …see more
My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a… More
“Beautifully located, well equipped and will be returning!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
We arrived a little early and were greeted by the owners who were still preparing the bungalow for our stay. We were welcomed and invited to park our car on the drive and use the 'facilities' before … More
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
We rented this beautiful bungalow for a long weekend and could not have wished for better. The location is perfect, welcome pack perfect, absolutely everything you need for a wonderful relaxing stay r… More
Villa Madouri is a stunning water-front villa located in the beautiful bay of Paleros with its miles of golden sand and located directly on the Pogonia beach.
This is a property of distinction with 4/5 bedrooms that sleep
8 - 10 guests with extraordinarily spacious o …see more
7 days to remember. 4m. from our living room is the infinity pool. 10m. from our kitchen is the beautiful blue water of the Ionian sea. Simply amazing. My wife and two kids spent the most beautiful 7 … More
Chapel Cottage is set in a very quiet and peaceful part of North Norfolk. The beautiful North Norfolk beaches such as Holkham, Brancaster Wells and many more are only a short drive away, 12 miles. .Why not take your children to Wells to gilly for small crabs on The Q …see more
Situated in peaceful countryside 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, 8 miles from Cavan town and 60 miles from Dublin. This spacious home offering 4* self catering accommodation, with a large fully enclosed garden, patio area, basketball area, games room and large lockup gar …see more
This is a luxury furnished apartment. Fully equipped, and comprising of Lounge/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a large L shaped balcony, air-conditioned cooling and heating. Windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Located in a prim …see more
Ollie's Cottage, Dittisham, has been cleverly arranged over three floors and is situated in the heart of the village next to the Red Lion Inn and opposite the church. The river and The Ham are a few minutes walk away. Superb views up the river valley to the moor a …see more