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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Hillside Cottage is a semi detached, 17th Century cottage, which has been modernised, yet retains many original features. Many of the rooms have original beams. The cottage is comfortably furnished to provide you with a home from home feel for your holiday.On the groun …see more
“A perfect property, with a wonderful homely feel”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We couldn't of picked a more suitable property if we tried. Being it was our first visit to the IOW, the house certainly made the stay just as good as the holiday itself. We were both amazed by the qu… More
Thank you for you lovely comments and I am pleased you had a great holiday.
“A delightful home-from-home”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
We had a fantastic week in this very well-equipped holiday cottage - absolutely everything has been thought of! It is in a great position, the girls (16 & 18) were able to walk safely into Sandown, vi… More
It was a great pleasure to meet you all, and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. I must take some new photos!
Glór na dTonn - "Sound of the Waves" aptly named as one can hear the sea which is only 800m away. This property was built in July 2008, and decoration has been maintained to a very high standard. It was redecorated in 2014. It boasts a large bright open plan kitchen …see more
“Great Choice for attending a wedding or similar function in Ballybunion!”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2013
My Family & I enjoyed meeting you, and certainly enjoyed our stay in your lovely well equipped, comfortable house. It enabled us to take a part in the festivities , ie a Rehearsal Dinner for eighte… More
“The house lends itself to entertaining / socialising”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2012
My extended family and I arrive with a lot of equipment – bicycles, wetsuits, surf boards, dog etc. There is a secure garage attached to the house for this equipment.
We also do not want to eat ou… More
Please note that I do not allow dogs, this was a special one off case.
Ard Na Mara is recently completed luxury holiday home with a spacious open plan lounge, sun room, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a open fire and house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is modern with a dining area adjoining the lounge and sun room …see more
We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view fr… More
“Beautiful House, Loads of Space for Kiddies, Beautiful Surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Stephen Quinn the owner was very helpful with advice and gave a very detailed welcome pack recommending loads of activities, bars, restaurants etc around the area.
The house itself is beautiful a… More
“Scenic and Peaceful setting for family get together”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
Ideal facilities for a family group, especially with young children. A very well equiped house. Located in a traquil and scenic area… More
In Designated National Scenic Area, whale watching northern light in winter with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Enjoy private beach access and the unique location of the cottage means you can see Basking sharks, Whales …see more
“Breathtaking location (- if you like whale-watching from the sofa!)”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2011
This is a beautiful, well-presented & fully-equipped cottage in the most stunning location imaginable - whether it's the private beach-access, the view (literally) over the sea to Skye or the occasion… More
Newly renovated (Spring 2015), Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
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Bwthyn Siwan is a traditional Welsh cottage names after an historical figure, the wife of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth, a character from the Welsh tales of the Mabinogi. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and is graded by the Wales Tourist Board as three star acco …see more
Fantastic 4 day break, cottage faultless, the people are so friendly and helpfull, so easy having amazing walk's from the cottage, 2 very happy people who feel a lot better than when we arrived, plus … More
“beautiful holidays in amazing countryside”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2013
Kids loved it.
very nice accomodation overall.
however there was no milk/ coffee when you arrive, no soap in toilets/ dishwasher tabs.
Ideally there should a a proper pack of al… More
2 bedroom semi detached bungalow, with fully enclosed garden. Is located a Short stroll to Beautiful Crossapol beach, (pictured above from beach), which is also visible from the property. childrens play park located nearby.
Ideal location for watersport enthusiasts, bir …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
An airy, sunny one bedroom flat overlooking the sea. The flat consists of a newly decorated living room with a fully equipped kitchen, a winding corridor with storage space. There is a wooden feel and the surfaces are painted by an artist.There is a double bedroom with …see more
Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The perfect hideaway for two at any time of year!Well appointed 1 bedroom lodges, idyllically set in spacious natural woodland on the banks of the River Spean, 9 miles north of Fort William at Spean Bridge. Tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and well equipped, …see more
Phil and ria were really helpful n do a fantastic job of keeping the logdes clean and tidy. Electricity was really cheap n u can look up the amount ur using as u go anyway. We paid only 11£ at the en… More
“Peace on Earth”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
The most peaceful place we have ever stayed, lodges were spotless and well maintained, the views were out of this world and the fishing wasn;t bad either.… More
A beautiful cedar clad beach house right on the waters edge. The house is built to an extremely high quality and environmental standard. As it is highly insulated it is a very cosy stay during the winter months as well as sunny in the summer months with cool sea breeze …see more
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Unique thatched listed cottage, situated in a beautiful picture perfect area of Co. Fermanagh. Quiet scenic rural area. The cottage has been fully restored to 21st century standards but yet retains the charm of a traditional Irish cottage. The cottage is ideal for tho …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
A small unit in a very quiet garden with use of swimming pool. The room is 80 km from Kampala and 5 kilometer from Jinja. It has a small kitchen with a gas fridge, and gas stove. The property is overlooking the River Nile and there is one other holiday home in the comp …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Recently Converted Quarrymans workshop with off road parking, private garden and spacious living accommodation for 2 people. Located close to the moorland and beaches. This is a very convenient location for visiting many of Cornwalls Attractions while still being in a q …see more
Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
• Charming old property but recently full renovated. Original character retained.• Private balcony, with table, chairs and sun umbrella, overlooking the surrounding cognac vines and pool.• Private, decked, courtyard garden off the downstairs area, with sun lounge …see more
“Comfortable Tasteful Gite with every you would need for a great holiday”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
We stayed with Yvonne and John, the English owners in January 2013 and were very impressed with their Gite.
It is very well furnished with everything you would need for a great holiday. The pool w… More
Nice and cosy apartment in heart of Zarasai. All beautiful lakes of Zarasai are in a walking distance, just 250 m. from apartment. Water entertainment, bicycles, segway rental. There are special discount system for our guests in central cafés and restaurants, which are …see more
Villa Dafni is one of 3 fabulous villas that comprise Kolpos Thea Villas. It is a peaceful, rural small holiday retreat set in an acre of beautiful terraced gardens and surrounded by fig and olive trees and with breathtaking views of the sea and mountains beyond. At the …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This recently refurbished property has light and airy West facing rooms which take full advantage of the beautiful sunsets. The cottage opens into a landscaped courtyard - a veritable suntrap on hot, sunny days - which is furnished with benches to sit out and relax. T …see more
St Judes Cottage is peacefully located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private road. The rear of the property overlooks a bowling green, and there is a small courtyard garden to enjoy the summer sun.St Judes cottage is ideal for couples and families. Its location makes …see more
Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.… More
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
My friend and I stayed for 2 nights in St Jude's cottage. In advance of our arrival, Steve's communication was excellent and we were made aware of the parking situation. Steve provided plenty of permi… More
Reviewed 22 Jan 2014
We booked this on the morning of the day we needed to arrive and the owners could not have reacted more quickly to confirm our booking. We found them to be polite and helpful before and after our stay… More
The Melina apartment is located northeast of the city, on the beach of Thermi. Faced with the picturesque port of Thermi and beaches extend around it offers its guests a holiday we all dream of. The large garden and balconies overlooking the Aegean offer relaxation.All …see more
Casa Nora El Yaque is a full service 'Bed and Breakfast' with a swimming pool. Included in all pricing for accommodations are the following:- Unlimited access to all indoor and outdoor chill out spaces - A hearty and delicious breakfast served on our terrace - …see more
Trinity Haven offers 4**** private Irish self catering accommodation near to Killykeen Forest Park and the Radisson Farnham Hotel in Cavan, Ireland. This holiday home has four spacious bedrooms that sleep 6-8 persons conveniently and has two double and two twin bedroom …see more
Lovely spacious holiday cottage - plenty of space for 4 adults and 5 young children. Very safe, quiet location with a view over the lake. I'd thoroughly recommend if you're looking for somewhere pea… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Tigh Ban Lek is an imaginatively conceived and individually designed purpose-built house in distinctive Swiss Chalet style, having been built from stone and substantial natural timbers. The design award winning house was built in the late 1990s and has been carefully in …see more
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Not suitable for children;
The Wharf Apartment is a brand new self contained one bedroom luxury apartment with its own private courtyard and entrance .It is situated at the rear lower level of the main residence providing privacy and parking for one car.Amazing location ! enjoy a short one minute …see more
What can I say about The Wharf Apartment that hasn't already been said? Following are all the things not mentioned that we loved.
Hosts Gill and Tim-exceptional. Respected our privacy. There when w… More
“Great place to stay and plenty of things to do for outdoor activity”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
Very easy access to shops, transport and beach. Very privacy and the owners does respect our privacy. They were aware of my hearing loss and use outstanding communication method via email or SMS when… More
“Lovely clean apartment, I felt very safe on my own and the owners are very friendly”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
The owner was very welcoming and friendly, I felt very safe at the apartment especially as I was on my own. The location was a very short walk to the Mindarie Marina which had several places to eat, a… More
Stay in a beautifully restored Barn at the heart of our farm. Enjoy local produce, tranquility, adventure, it's really up to you. A stunning and timeless setting for you to explore in one of Cumbria's idyllic Lake District settings. Until early 2014 the Barn …see more
Lovely views, great place. Very clean & tidy. Alice & George were super nice. The barn has recently been refurbished. Very well thought out with everything you need for self catering. Lots to do aroun… More
“Excellent accomodation with wonderful scenery”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
This was by far our best stay in the lake district, the accomodation was excellent and the scenery was wonderful.
We stayed at the end of May and enjoyed seeing the new lambs and other farm animals a… More
“Fabulous accommodation, scenery and hosts!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
The barn conversion was beautifully appointed, had all that we needed and more than accommodated our family of five. Our hosts Alice, George and boys were welcoming and we had a great conversation, le… More
The small villa (100m2, not including the balconies) has , one a living room/dining room with fireplace ( convertible sofa bed), a kitchen (oven , fridge, microwave oven, cofee makers ( espresso -filtered), boiler, toaster and dishwasher) and a spacious bathroom. On the …see more
3 rooms house - Swimming pool 4/6 people Located in a residence with outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, 400 m from the beach, this well-equipped cottage consists of 2 bedrooms with 1 bed 140 each, 1 living room with sofa bed, kitchenette. Complete equipment. Pleasa …see more
3 Bedroom, 1 Double and 2 Twin Rooms, Sleeps 6, Bedding included (excluding linen & towels).
Kitchen including fridge & freezer, Dining Area and Living Room with gas heating, Shower Room, Toilet. All crockery and cooking utensils supplied.
On site includ …see more
Waterfront Apartment located in Lossiemouth also known as the 'Jewel of Moray', This traditional fishing village has two Beautiful beaches one of which is right on the apartment's doorstep. Just a two minute walk from the Apartment is The Moray Golf Club …see more
“Gorgeous apartment, a home from home you won't want to leave.”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
A beautifully decorated and well-furnished modern apartment providing everything you could need. Excellent correspondence with the owner throughout and a very warm welcome on arrival - an absolute ple… More
“Very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
The apartment was very comfortable and had everything that you needed. Even had a nice welcome pack and all domestic items you could need. Great location. Have already recommended this to a friend.… More
Built in 1791 Happisburgh lighthouse is the only privately run working lighthouse in the country. The cottages were originally built to house the keepers and did so for the next 160 years.These days they have found a new role as an iconic symbol of Norfolk and pictures …see more
Fantastic cottage,with spectacular views. Very warm & cosy - very unimpressed with the local pub(the hill-house)would not go there again..a short drive to the lighthouse pub in walcott was much nicer.… More
“peaceful, delightful, unusual, unique, a must-do!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
Wonderful week. Weather stunning. This place is a little piece of heaven. Great day trips to Cromer (for the parade and Carnival including the Red) Arrows, Great Yarmouth (seaside tackiness at its bes… More
“Quirky, pretty, cute, quaint, perfect!!!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We stayed at the cottage as a group of 6. On arrival, the first thing you notice is the amazing, well maintained Lighthouse, and then the 360 degree panorama. The cottage has three spacious bedrooms,… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Ideal for couples wanting somewhere that little bit special. Situated in the village of Pennant, Mid Wales, this deceptively spacious cottage overlooks the Fachdre stream and has a large gated parking area. The building was originally used for drying corn, it now provid …see more
An exceptionally spacious, comfortable & well equipped cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location. Lovely furnishing & high quality appliances, every amenity thought of with care.
An idyllic spot wit… More
Thanks for such a positive review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales and hope to see you again in the near future.
kind regards Sue & Malcolm
“Really lovely accommodaton and location”
Reviewed 23 May 2014
My daughter and I stayed for a week in The Old Kiln. The property is beautifully maintained, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is everything you need. The location is very peaceful and pr… More
Thanks so much for your review and recommendation, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in this lovely part of Wales.
Regards Malcolm & Sue
“The Old Kiln is a wonderful cosy place in the centre of Wales”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2015
Perfectly linking the charm and cosy character of a traditional cottage to the comfort of a modern home, the Old Kiln is an outstanding apartment. We felt home from the first moment. Sitting on the ve… More
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your wedding trip stay at The Old Kiln. This year we have had bookings from 4 honeymoon couples so each time we have decorated the cottage with romantic hearts and flower garlands to make your stay that little bit special. We look forward to seeing our German honeymooners for an anniversary trip next year.
Best wishes from Sue & Malcolm