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.
“romantic, modern clean secluded garret getaway full of sunlight and sea views” This property is gorgeous, newly renovated, modern, crisp white colours. It is on the fifth floor that gives it a direct view over the sea that just delights. Has the feel
“Brilliant complex and holiday” We stayed in this apartment for a week in August, two adults and two children aged 3 and 5. The apartment complex was perfect for our needs, there are seven swimming pools in total and we more or less had a pool to ourse
We had the most ever relaxing holiday. The location of this apartment was excellent for everything. Restaurants supermarkets etc. The pools were all lovely sometimes we had a pool to ourselves!! that'… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
This was our first trip to Majorca, so we didn't know what to expect.
The appartment was first class. It had everything we needed to make a relaxing self catering holiday. It was clean and fresh. The… More
“fantastic relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We stayed for 10 perfect nights. The apartment is clean and modern with everything you cold ask for The complex has beautiful grounds and very well kept clean pools. Lots of beautiful sandy coves and … More
French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer
Studio 3 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“Perfect for a relaxing holiday in wonderful surroundings” From initial contact with the owner, through to booking and resolving a minor maintenance issue, everything was just great.
The studio flat is fairly small, and the compact shower is just bi
We came for the second time this year to this marvellous place, this time again for 10 nights. The view from the balcony over the bay with hundreds of sailing boats is wonderful and romantic, and as w… More
“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
“Stunning views over the Bayou a little piece of paradise” Very conveniently positioned..everything very accessible ... from the the 'chic' city of St Petes to the stunning beaches. Used the bus to visit St. petes, very easy and convenient. Loved it al
Lovely apartment with the major added bonus of the water lapping outside. Not only that, but during our stay as well as the many "flying fish" that it's great fun to observe, we also saw dolphins lite… More
“Peaceful, spotless, waterside apartment”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
I loved getting up each morning to the tranquillity of this special place. Modern, well equipped and ideal holiday rental. The complex is safe and the pool area spacious and quiet. The excitement of … More
“Lovely property; from where you can embark on any kind of trip you like”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
A wonderful spot to escape to from an English winter! Apartment is much bigger than it looks in the photos; especially the living room. Comfortable with everything you need. The deck is fantastic from… More
“Perfect apartment” We have just returned from a perfect week away at The Peninsula. The apartment is very special with breath taking views of the mountains and the sea. This extremely well equipped apartment is spacious, comfortable and feels like a
Wow! What a fabulous apartment, tastefully furnished and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We had a wonderful, comfortable stay here. The location is perfect, just five minutes wa… More
“Excellent, top-notch apartment, for away-from-it-all vacation”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
Excellent, spotless modern apartment with all mod-cons. Fully equipped with all you could need for eating in, picnics, beach, etc. Wonderfull location, 5 mins from lovely beach and several great place… More
The Peninsula in Nefyn is located in one of the most breath-taking locations in the UK. A pleasant stroll over the golf course leads you to a sheltered sandy beach bay. Ideal for lazying around with t… More
Great location superb villa
Handy for restaurants and shops close to local towns and services excellent pool pool cleaned every day handy man very friendly … More
“Lovely villa in a secluded position”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
There were 7 of us holidaying at the villa, ages ranging from 7 – 72 years old. The villa has the all the space and amenities we required. The children really enjoyed the pool and spent a lot of ti… More
“Lovely, dog friendly little chalet” We have just spent 5 days at Starbolins with our Labrador and had a lovely time. The chalet itself was beautifully presented, very comfy and warm with plush beds and towels, basically it has everything you would nee
Holiday with child and our border terrier. The accommodation was excellent. I also had quick and helpful support when contacting the owners which was appreciated. Really warm and cosy accommodation - … More
Thank you for your great 5* review we are delighted you found Starbolins had everything you needed for your break and that you all enjoyed the local area ⚓️⚓️ Thank you leaving Starbolins spotless it's greatly appreciated.
Lesley and Paul x
Reviewed 10 Mar 2017
We arrived out of season so much of the site was closed, the chalet was beautifully presented, very clean and welcoming, plenty of soft towels and the welcome packs were very thoughtful. There are pl… More
Thank you for your lovely 5* review we are delighted you found Starbolins very clean , welcoming and enjoyed the welcome pack it's great you enjoyed the beach and local area ⚓️⚓️ thank you for leaving Starbolins clean and tidy it's greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back .
Lesley and Paul x
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Spotlessly clean chalet with everything you need for a comfortable stay.ideally located for the beach and all local attractions.lovely fenced off little garden if your taking a dog or have young child… More
Thank you for the excellent 5* review . We are delighted you found Starbolins spotlessly clean and enjoyed your welcome pack thank you for leaving the chalet spotless it's greatly appreciated . We hope to welcome you back soon . Lesley and Paul
“A peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay” Le Vieux Moulin is an incredibly tranquil house, set beside a stream in a peaceful valley where birds singing is about the loudest noise. There are good walks on the doorstep. The house itself is delig
“Great week away!” We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and the cottage itself is very beauti
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy drive. A lot of thou… More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
“Amazing Cottage with great facilities great base " Home from Home"”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
What a great cottage very well equiped to a very high standard with little touches which make you feel very relaxed as soon as you enter the cottage.Very nice welcome pack after such a long journey w… More
“Villa is lovely.” Spent a week in Villa Vinales. The villa is lovely. Lots of character. Lots of outdoor space. The bbq and bar area where lovely, we spent most of our time there. Even coming back to
(our bar) as we called it, for a late drink. Jas
“Absolutely superb villa with an equally fantastic host simply perfect !”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2012
From my initial contact with Jason (the villa owner) until after we arrived back home Jason genuinely could not do enough for us (a family group of 12) he worked really hard to make our stay perfect f… More
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs.
Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
We (2 couples) had a fantastic and well organized 2 weeks vacation in a perfect summer house at Sanary sur mer. One of the best and most picturesque places at the Cote d’Azur even compared to much m… More
“Excellent holiday house”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
This was a perfect spring holiday for us and our children. In early May we were able to sit by the pool sunbathing and swim comfortably for hours every day. Great to have a heated pool. The house was … More
“What a joy”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
If you want the perfect house with plenty of light and space then this is the place for you. We went as a group of friends had had a superb time making full use of all the facilities and enjoying lunc… More
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is i… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Most perfect spot by the beach” We were a family of 5 staying for a much needed break. The house had been recommended by friends and I am so pleased I took up their recommendation. The house was just LOVELY, a perfect size, nicely furnished and with a
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
“This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely location. The jacuzzi bath is particularly lovely!!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
I would recommend this apartment to anyone who is staying away from home. The apartment is modern and spotlessly clean. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of blankets and pillows etc. The … More
“Comfortable, well-appointed apartment in good situation for exploring West Fermanagh and around.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
We were very happy with this spacious and well-apponted apartment in Belcoo. It is in a very nice situation with views down to Lough MacNean and is a good base for exploring West Fermanagh. Enniskille… More
“Gorgeous apartment in Belcoo”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
We stayed in this apartment in Belcoo for a weekend in July. The apartment was beautiful and very clean. It was just what we wanted. Very quiet little village and all the attractions and sites with… More
“Fabulous villa” We stayed in this villa for a week in November, myself , husband and family to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We could not have celebrated it in a nicer villa! It was plenty big enough for 6 of us although most of our time was s
We have just returned from this villa after spending the first 2 weeks in september. The weather was absolutely amazing. We went for my daughters 18th birthday and also my sons 9th birthday, we also h… More
Reviewed 13 Nov 2016
what a fab place the pool and hot tub were outstanding and the owners absolutely lovely and helpful. The villa is large and spacious and has everything you need for a home from home experience, the… More
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday so much.
Don't forget, if you would like to go back to Craigys in the future, I always give a little discount to my returning guests.
Wishing you both all my very best wishes for the future,
“Ticked all our boxes” The location was for us perfect
Plenty of room in the villa and the sun in the back pool area was there from 8am until 6 pm
Just the ideal distance to the marina beach 10 minutes and town 20 also the bus stop supermarket
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2013
Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it!
The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed out and the heated pool wa… More
“Fantastic Villia, beautifull location”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
My husband and 2 children have just got back from a lovely holiday at Casa Strutt. The villa was like a home from home and we all settled in straight away.
The heated pool was a blessing especiall… More
“A home from home in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
My family and I stayed in Casa Strutt in early July. We had a fabulous time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The villa had everything one would need on a family holiday. Th… 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
“Miss” What a beautiful flat! 6 of us and the dog stayed here for a long weekend. Was a great location as Corbridge is beautiful to explore and ideal for getting the train into Newcastle. The flat was very well equipped with everything you could need a
I stopped here with my 2 business partners as we were working in the area & this place has everything you need. Extremely clean, great size,great location,good wifi & very easily accessed with no hass… More
“Well located and equiped apartment in center of town”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
This was a very central aprartment and well equiped. Corbridge is an ideal town for a long break with many dog friendly shops, pubs and tea rooms. An abundance of eating places not forgetting a chippi… More
“Hill view Corfe castle” Fabulous week met by friendly owners cottage very clean and comfortable and situated in a quiet part of a lovely picturesque village. Area was great for walking and very dog friendly will definitely return
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
“Perfect bit of escapism close to numerous attractions”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2017
The cottage was lovely, and even better than we were expecting. It's very roomy, has everything you'd expect, and is in near proximity to the village and castle. The town is lovely - very quiet genera… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
A love cottage with a lovely garden in a wonderful town. Very comfortable throughout but being a tall Person I did have to watch my head… More
“Wonderful villa set in olive groves near to beautiful towns” We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at this villa, a real home from home, so much so we didn't want to leave! The villa is beautifully set within olive groves at the end of a rathe
What a perfect holiday we had.
The property had been recently renovated and extended and what a beautiful job has been done. At the end of the lane this oasis is never at risk of through traffic or … More
“High quality accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2014
Large, very clean trullo with lots of outdoor space. Very convenient for Ostuni and the major sights of the area. Would thoroughly recommend.… More
“A small paradise at the end of a dirt track!!!”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
We had a magnificient time at Trullo Tranquillo.
It was a very quiet location, with a great view, a beautiful countryside all around but very close to a lot of touristic places and the sea.
The owne… More
“Outstanding rental” This property is an excellent house to rent for vacation. Very clean, very well maintained it has all what you can dream of.
Rooms are beautiful, bathrooms have everything all in great condition. All furniture are nice and look ne
Fantastic week in early winter, still a great climate (low 20's C) with excellent amenities in Gran Alacant. No car needed with shop only a 30 second walk, bus stop for Alicante outside complex; plus … More
“Total rip off”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
I stayed in this villa with my children and extended family, I paid a 300 euro deposit along with 800 euro for the rental and 100 euro for cleaning when we left. this totals 1200 euro.The agent refuse… More
I would just like to respond to this review.
Firstly the email conversation regarding the mess that was left was started on 22nd May so pretty much straight after your departure.
The cleaners arrived to find the house doors wide open, front and back.
The house was found to be in a real mess with food remains, cigarette buts, bottles and clothing left strewn across the house. The sandwich maker in the house had to be disgarded as it was in a real mess, leather suite was covered in food/drink marks, glass tables were badly scratched, marks all over the walls and 2 sun loungers went missing.
In all the time we have been renting the house out we have NEVER kept a deposit, but the damage to the house, replacement items (such as sandwich maker and sunloungers) plus the cleaning left us with a €380 bill to pay. Keeping the €300 deposit has still left us €80 short in the end but we decided just to draw a line under this.
As you will see from all of our other reviews and comments we provide a high standard house and personal service which every one of our guests have enjoyed. We have had nothing but positive feedback in the past and where people break items they own up or replace them before departing.