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.
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“Functional apartment” We were greeted at the apartment by Donna, who helped us in with our luggage and showed us into the apartment explaining where everything was, this was a nice touch.
The apartment is well furnished modern and clean, the utensils
“Beautiful Villa and Oasis of peace and tranquility” Villa Unique is exactly as described. The villa and pool are both excellent. The villa is beautifully fitted and extremely clean. The pool is wonderfully warm. The gardens are well tended and lov
We had a great time, the villa was clean, tidy and had everything you could possibly need. Thank you very much.… More
“Family Villa in Quiet Area, Close to Amadores Beach”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2012
Our second time at the Villa. Great place for a family stay. Fully equipped home with a private pool in Quiet Area in 20mins walking distance to Amadores Beach. Well Furnished, Cinema System, BBQ.… More
“Absolutley brilliant place to stay with everything and more at the villa”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
The villa was absolutley perfect!!! everything you need and more,your clothes is all you need as they provide towels, hairdryer,books games dvds etc. The heated pool was great,as well as the surroundi… More
“Perfect location and wonderful views” We spent a very relaxing week in Villa Mara with our grown-up children (aged 18 and 21). The terrace outside the kitchen and above the swimming pool was the perfect place to have meals - plenty of space, beautiful
“This was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy beautiful views.”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
We loved his house and the location was perfect. We enjoyed the peacefulness of Sant Ambrogio and the proximity to Cefalu and Castelbueno along with beautiful views from each level of the house. Giu… More
“Stunning villa in friendly village with beautiful views”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We had a superb week in Villa Mara at the very beginning of April. The villa overlooks the sea. Its views are stunning and it is set in the rocky hillside overlooking the sea. It is on 2 different lev… More
“A piece of paradise for rent”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
We had the most relaxing, thrilling and genuine vacation experience imaginable. The house, its pool and its beautiful setting is a paradise in itself and Giuseppe took care of us in a wonderful and mo… More
“A lovely place to stay.” A lovely little cottage run by an utterly lovely couple.
It is what it is, which is a small and budget friendly one bedroom cottage. That is what we were looking for and we got better than we hoped. The location is great f
Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as… More
Thank you for your review. We would certainly welcome you back to the cottage and I am sorry you got the impression that this would not be the case. We have always welcomed dogs to the cottage – and as you know have 2 of our own. On this occasion we were quite happy to accommodate 3 dogs (our normal policy being 2) and although the puppy did bark this did not cause us a problem.
Julie and David
“Perfect location next to beach” The cottage was lovely and very well equipped. It was a 1 minute walk to the rocky (and a bit of sandy) beach. The house was well laid out and there was ample parking.
3 great bedrooms, a superb kitchen/ dining room for all 6 family members to sit around, large sitting room to relax in the evening
wonderful garden to relax in (our dog loved it) and enjoy the views … More
“What a perfect seaside family holiday this was........!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2014
I had spent all my summer holidays as a child (this was the late '50s/early 60s) in St Andrews, a highlight being visits to the fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife. Pittenweem was one of my favo… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and that you were able to reminisce when visiting this area once again. Herring House is a fabulous holiday house, a real home from home and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your comments regarding refuse and we do try to endeavour the bins are emptied before and after your stay. However during your stay it very much depends on the Council weekly schedule which is out with our control. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and very much hope that we can welcome you back to Herring House in the not too distant future.
“Fabulouse location and lovely house.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
The house is well appointed and comfortable, with plenty of space,There are three double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite (the third is right next to the bathroom). The bunk room is not large but t… More
“fabulous place!” What a great apartment! Everything that you need is provided for.
A lovely welcome pack of wine, orange juice, teabags etc., and a vase of fresh flowers!
Located in a great position for Newquay town centre, and near to local beaches
Everything we needed was in this beautiful apartment from the welcome pack on arrival to the beautiful sea views we enjoyed every morning we would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family or f… More
So good to know you enjoyed your stay, especially the views! J&B
“family break” lovely and clean
some nice touches including a bottle of wine, some milk, tea, coffee & sugar, and blackcurrant for the children upon arrival
friendly face to meet both at arrival and departure
located exactly where required for our b
From start to finish this was a most pleasant experience. In the caravan, everything had been thought of even down to washing up liquid, tea, coffee and sugar. The site was also excellent and a small … More
“Quiet, peaceful and cosy”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
We have stayed on Hayling Island many years in different types of accommodation, but this static caravan was one of the best. The caravan was warm, cosy and welcoming. The welcome pack of tea, coffee … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
Met by Sue who allowed us in early. Caravan was clean with everything we needed and with addition of some sparkling wine for the adults and squash for the kids and milk, tea coffee etc. Everything was… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again next year
“Holiday House, great accommodation for a large family or a small group.” Great accommodation with four good bedrooms and good size lounge and dining room.
Parking for two cars but a bit tight for larger cars. Although not in the centre of Southport a
Holiday House is just so comfortable.Plenty of room for all the family yet cosy.Very well equipped with crockery and plenty yes plenty of cutlery.
The owners were most welcoming and nothing was too… More
“pleasant, cosy and spacious”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
Very kind and understanding landlady, spacious house with very nice atmosphere. Within a few minutes by car you'll be on the boulevard, city center or beach. Welcome facilities included milk, bread, b… More
“Best Holiday Ever!” Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antonio was so helpful both when book
We had a perfect family get-together at Vila Hera; ten of us including two babies! The villa was marvellous with huge amounts of space, a heated pool and a games room, which suited the ten-year-old - … More
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Pingo Doce is a better supermarket than the Spa or Jaffers near the marina. Look for the restaurants away from the marina in the square around the "O Colonial' restaurant. They were good quality an… More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
From the very start of making the booking Antonio could not have been more helpful. The service throughout from his team was excellent. His charming wife Carla was there to greet us and explain everyt… More
“Fantastic Villa” We stayed in Villa Viona 2 for 12 days in October while celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary. From day one everything was perfect and had no problems at all. Roni the Manager was there to meet us on arrival at the villa
villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each parti… More
“Great Location, Personal Service!”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
Our first trip to Bali and we had a wonderful experience with the villa.
Upon clearing the customs at the airport, we were met with a smile from Katut who held a sign with my name on it. We were th… More
“like a princess”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We have stayed two weeks at Villa Viona, accidentally because we had had some troubles in an another place.
We was really lucky because Villa Viona is like a paradise with a wonderful swimmig pool, a… More
This is a great house that suits extended family. Has all mod cons but extra thought to make the house feel like home.
Extra touches like DVD collection and books for the kids & adults is really nice… More
“Blissful stay in rural surroundings in tastefully restored farmhouse”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2014
This property has been lovingly and tastefully restored. It is close to beaches, pubs but has a beutiful air of rural tranquility. Five of us stayed but it could easily have fitted eight. The view out… More
“Well worth the money” Superb seaviews, location is very good, you can get to the centre of town in 10 mins Lots of restaurants and bars. Plenty of boat trips and ferry's to the other parts of island.
this is a lovely apartment based right beside the sea. Lovely sunshine greets you each morning on the balcony area with lovely sea views. The apartment have everything that you need for your stay, a f… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and the amazing views .
“Everything as described ...... and much much more”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your home away from home with us. I don't know quite where to start with how thrilled we were with our stay at Xaloc Panoramic Seaview. Firstly the correspondence with … More
Thank you for such a detailed and glowing review, it is lovely to share the apartment and view and great to hear you love it just as much as we do. You're welcome back anytime!
“Haven of relaxation in Ibiza with stunning views”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2012
My husband and I had a fantastic holiday, the apartment was very comfortable, clean, tidy and has the most stunning views over the crystal clear waters! The apartment is fully equipped with all you ne… More
Thank you for your kind words and we would be delighted to have you come stay again :)
“Amazing escape from every day life” A couple of us stayed in this villa and loved it, hardly ever needed to leave our sancutary, our own pool, BBQ and all the comforts of home. Nice and private but within minutes of Port Douglas.
“Fabulous holiday home” We enjoyed a great week in this property. The house had everything you could want for a family holiday.It was spacious with good sized bedrooms,lovely kitchen which we spent many hours hanging out in listening to the CD collecti
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at Veor Road. The home was perfect for our family of four (two boys age 6 & 3) - a bedroom each and stacks of living space. There were DVDs and games galo… More
“Comfortable, spacious, convenient, value for money”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
There were 6 adults and a toddler for 1 week in July. We picked the bungalow based on the reviews, space and location. It didn't disappoint. There were 3 good sized double bedrooms and a single room. … More
“A well loved and respected apatment” A fantastic apartment in a beautiful place and perfectly positioned. I loved the fact the owner has kept the customer in mind and left the garden partly lawned and has a hedge surround rather than all paved and fen
“Beautiful, tranquil, relaxing holiday in Turkey” We had a really nice time in Turunc and the Olive Villa was amazing. The villa has everything you could need and the views are spectacular. The swimming pool was excellent and Turunc itself is very rela
The accommodation and surroundings were outstanding, wish i could have brought the view and the villa back with us. The place is set in a quiet place and only a short walk to lots of good amenities. … More
It was lovely to meet you and see you all enjoying your time in Turunc. Thank you for writing a review and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
“Beautiful, secluded villa”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
5 star villa, excellent, modern, clean on the edge of a sleepy little town. If you like your peace and quiet then this villa is perfect. Beautiful mountain views and the outside space with pool makes … More
“A great villa in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
My friend and I had a lovely week in this great villa. The views are beautiful and the villa is in a great location - far enough out of the town to be peaceful but close enough for it to be easily ac… More
I am glad you had a lovely holiday and look forward to you visiting again.
Thanks for a wonderful stay! The apartment was just as pictured. Warm, cosy, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. The beach is just across the road and a great central location fo… More
“The perfect base for exploring Romney Marsh.”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
A clean and well cared for little base, very central for exploring the marshes. There is a fairly busy road between the holiday home and the sea but not in any way obtrusive, even with the windows ope… More
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better.
Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al
The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.… More
“Spacious, Private, Luxury and Convenient”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
Wow! What an apartment!!!
My husband and I visited this apartment last weekend with another couple. The apartment is HUGE with the most stunning terrace and a pool which was so quiet it almost fel… More
This cottage has been renovated by the owners to a very high standard and is very well equipped with good quality furnishings. It has everything you could possibly need.
I would highly recommend it a… More
“I love this place”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2017
the weather was not as kind to us this time but that does not stop us enjoying the peace and tranquility. The house as always has everything we need and the woodburner in the lounge gives a wonderful … More
Reviewed 6 May 2014
The cottage was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is very well appointed and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, our 3yr old loved th… More
Great villa close to the airport and the little coastal village of Zygi which has a few restaurants. The house was immaculate throughout and pool was of a good size. It was also very quiet in a smal… More
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the villa was clean and comfortable for you! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
We stayed in this really luxurious housd near Zygi .( it is actually a lot closer to Zygi than it is to Kalavasos) It was just perfect ! Every amenity was provided and even though it was in January we… More
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would like to say how brave you were to try the pool in January! Thank you for your lovely review and hope your next stay with us is even more enjoyable.
“Fab...book you won't be disappointed” I have stayed at the Stella Maris previously through a tour operator.
In general: the complex is straight over from the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. Overall clean and a nice pool at the side o
This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met
us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge … More
“Fantastic Month In Fuengirola”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
Have just returned from 1 month staying at Antonia's apartment,everything was perfect,beautiful breakfasts basking in the sun on balcony with views to die for.apartment perfect location for everything… More
Reviewed 22 May 2014
My sister and I had a brilliant 11 night stay in this apartment. The apartment has all the facilities you could wish for, the washing machine was an added bonus! The decor was fresh and everything … More