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.
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
We had a delightful holiday which was made such by our amazing accommodation 12 The Strand! Without doubt I would recommend this house to anybody wishing 5 star accommodation whilst in Padstow. … More
Thank you so much for your review.
Reviewed 22 Sep 2016
Our stay at 12 Strand Street was absolutely wonderful. It looked lovely in the pictures and totally exceeded our expectations. The property itself was beautiful and a pleasure to stay in as well as … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
This is very much appreciated and it makes me so happy when guests feedback such positive comments.
I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Spacious accomodation in an ideal location”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2012
Very comfortable and well equipped property in an ideal location. We really enjoyed our stay and if we did not need ground floor sleeping for elderly parents would have returned. The only down side is… More
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi
Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition.
We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
Just back from a relaxing break at Marram house along with family, friends and dogs. This place cannot be beaten in terms of value for money, quality dog friendly accomodation. Just fabulous. Cannot r… More
“Lucy & Ross wedding day at The Boat House 30SEP16”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2016
We planned our visit to Winterton for over twelve months and our stay a Marram House was to the standard of that befitting the great wedding to which we experienced at The Boat House. Despite our frie… More
“Best coastal stay in the UK”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
Absolutely perfect from every aspect, Marram House fulfilled and exceeded our expectations. Well appointed, spotless and cosy with high quality, solid furniture throughout. Kitchen was excellent and p… More
“An amazing gem in Carcassonne” My husband and I travelled from Australia to meet our family who had flown in from the UK to Carcassonne and were overwhelmed by how perfect the Castle House was for us. We had ages ranging from 1-65 years old and the h
*I cannot say enough good things about this house and our vacation in Carcassonne. We just returned from our trip of 1 week. Seven of us stayed in the house very comfortably: 4 adults and 3 boys aged … More
“absolutely perfect !”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Wonderful stay in Carcassonne.The house has been completely reniewed in the respect of its original character . The rooms all decorated with elegance. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need.… More
“A fantastic house and a great holiday”
Reviewed 4 Mar 2013
We simply loved this house!! It is so big, and so beautifully finished, and its location right by Carcassonne castle is to die for, although the street - Rue Longue - is lovely and quiet. Each bedroom… 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
“Brilliant 2 week stay” There was 8 of us staying here for two weeks and the size of the villa was more than big enough. The rooms were all a great size too.
The location of the villa is perfection if, like myself,you are looking to stay somewhere q
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th
We stayed here in June with our 5 children, it was fantastic lovely people, apartment, views, and facilities. We travelled for a family wedding and Alison and Jes really helped with all our needs, we … More
“une adresse à recommander”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
une location réunissant de nombreuses qualités: accueil irréprochable, propriétaires demeurant sur place particulièrement discrets mais serviables à la demande, logements et espaces verts très … More
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
Such a lovely lodge, and the location is perfect to get away from it all. Nicely positioned to visit lots of surrounding towns, Exeter especially was a lovely place to visit. Everything you need is in… More
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped
The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night.
We loved the peace and the hot tub, th… More
“Cosy relaxing long birthday weekend away!”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
The lodge was amazing with the fire place and hot tub making our stay extra special. We had a very relaxing long weekend and was perfect for a mini getaway. The only down side would be the location, a… More
“Beautiful appartment at a great location” A beautiful, clean and modern appartment that contains everything you need! The location is very close to the beach and Albufeira is about 10 minutes drive. Joao's reception was great and communication with bo
The apartment is lovely, quite stylish and also very roomy and
comfortable: all our needs were satisfied (very convenient, the extra
tv set in the bedroom). All the furniture and decoration are of… More
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you very much.
“A true 5 star apartment”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2011
I have been an habituée of Herdade dos Salgados for the past two years but only last summer did I stay in a true 5 star apartment.
My family and I just loved it. Its location inside the condominium … More
I'm quite flattered with your review. Thank you very much.
“Fantastic Appartment - Great location.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2011
We have used this apartment 3 times in the past 3 years. It is situated on a large complex with lots of facilities (adults and children). The Salgados beach is only 5mins walk and has a great restaura… More
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you very much.
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
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.
“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
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” 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 arrive
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
Our relaxing winter mini break at Pine Cottage was every bit as good as last year. Beautiful setting and cosy welcoming feel to the cottage. Loved the wood burning stove and very comfy beds. Would l… More
We hope you'll visit again and enjoy yourselves just as much, kind regards, Sara and Nigel
“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
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer.
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately… More
“5 Star and 5 C's.”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.… More
“Great place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Had a lovely time in no.8 carpenters cottages! It is a lovely and cosy cottage in great condition. The piano was excellent, and tuned prior to my arrival so sounded fab. Very good location, feels qui… More
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
“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
“Excellent” The Villa is a good size, well furnished and stocked and very comfortable. Its only a 5 minute walk to he nearest supermarket, bars and restaurants in the Commercial Centre. Guests are well looked after and this is demonstrated by the facil
This is our second visit to El Sultan. The complex is perfect for all ages. It is quiet and only a few minutes walk to the centre.
The Owners Lorraine and Kevin are lovely and provided everything y… More
“Great apartment in a quiet location”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
Just back from two weeks staying at the El Sultan complex. Really nice apartment about a 20 minute walk from from centre of town and 5 minutes from nearest large supermarket. Lorraine was there to mee… More
“Everything you need for a lovely family holiday”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
We are just back from a week at the El sultan complex in Corralejo with 3 kids under 8. The apartment was great - very nicely decorated, plenty of space for the whole gang, lots of toys and DVD's for… More
We are just back from a fabulous 4 day break at 35A Quality Street, North Berwick. My husband, daughter and 3 granddaughters were delighted with the accommodation, central location and the weather was… More
Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated.
You are welcome back anytime so we hope it won't be too long until we see you again
“Lovely flat just a quick walk from the beaches and sailing club”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Lovely, well equipped flat
Stayed with my teeenaged son, a friend and her teenage son. The flat accomadated us comfortably. Both boys were sailing. The flat was well located for the sailing club and… More
Many thanks for your review.hope to welcome you back one day
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
This apartment is so lovely and so convenient. Everything is a stone's throw away - beaches, Seabird Centre, tennis, putting, restaurants and cafes. In addition it's light, airy and extremely comforta… More
Thank you so much for your kind words, we too hope that you will come back soon.
“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
“Comfortable home in a beautiful garden” We arrived by car, and called the owner who was there in minutes to show us around. There were 3 comfortable bedrooms, living room, kitchen and a lovely secluded garden, but only a single bathroom. It was a ten-
We visited Annecy with two friends and their son. The property was easy to find as it is in a quiet location close to the centre of Seynod, a suburb of Annecy. There are regular buses from Annecy to … More
I'm surprised about the presence of mosquitoes, and i'm sorry for that. Of course depending of the weather conditions It may happen. But as the place is extremely clean, normally we don't have such problems. Thank you for your comments.
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2014
We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long … More
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth an… More
“Great house in beautiful location with helpful and considerate owner”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Ty Capel and found it very reasonably priced. The house was as described; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped, as well as being warm and homely.… More
“Excellent Holiday Home - Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Brilliant Chapel House in a great location for the Llyn Pennisula, Snowdonia & Anglessey.
All rooms are big and the house is full of character. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large dinin… More
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time.
House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
“amazing villa” This is our second time in this villa and it really does tick all the boxes, its close to theme parks/supermarkets and restaruants but is also very nicely located backing on to a beautiful wooded area with lots of privacey and views of
Before our visit the photographs of the villa looked fantastic. When we arrived they didn't do the villa justice.
The location was fabulous, the facilities second to none. The villa and pool area… More
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
After visiting Florida and staying in this area several times,we found this villa by chance, but what a fantastic find it turned out to be. The outlook at the back of the villa is so good with lots of… More
“The perfect Orlando area villa! Don't hesitate to book this property.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
Firstly, may I say, the pictures shown on Trip Advisor and the web are exactly what you'll find when you get to the house. No nasty hidden surprises here, so don't hesitate to book. This was our fir… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“Just Perfect” Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, lots of fantastic walks with plenty of amazing views from every angle. There is a good range of places to eat that take wet muddy dogs too!
We stayed over half term with our two teenagers and a dog
Beautiful lodge in excellent location. The lodge was equipped with everything you could need and more. Great for totally relaxing, walking watching nature. Will certainly consider this holiday an opti… More
“New year in a breathtaking location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
Just back from Balvaig log cabin having spent new year there.
Scenery was beautiful
The cabin was like a home from home with all amenities you could possibly ask for
Ourselves and our young chuldre… More
“Cosy, Homely, and Warm”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2015
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf