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.
We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base t… More
“Perfectly situated cosy cottage in the heart of Derbyshire”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Lovely, cosy cottage. It was very clean and perfect for our family of 4. It was a home away from home. The hosts were very friendly and the welcome pack was yummy. Short walk into town to shops, pu… More
“Very comfortable house ideally situated for East Midlands attractions.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
Donington Den is a very clean, comfortable house situated in a lovely village with an interesting array of small, independent shops. We enjoyed our stay there so much that we have already re-booked th… More
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
We arrived late due to getting lost in the area, eventually called Annie who looks after the Villa and lives nearby, her husband came out in the dark and found us about 3 miles away, we were eternally… More
“Our Best Venue ever”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
The owner slightly understates the quality of this perfect venue.He should also advertise that the barbeque is a top class gas barbeque.Also there are more than sufficient tools etc for thebarbeque.We… More
“Las Violetas Apartment” Our stay in the apartment in Las Violetas was perfect from start to finish, perfectly situated for the Plaza just a few minutes walk from the apartment with lots of really nice restaurants to choose from. Lovely beaches a shor
“Beautiful apartment” sorry for the delay in writing this review this apartment has everything you could want and more for a great holiday. Even the bed was comfortable, spotlessly clean and well looked after. Elaine responded quickly and was a pleasur
Had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Got sun all day on the terrace and very central with no need for taxis, although there is no pool didnt miss it as the beach is down the hill and the… More
Thank you so much look forward to you coming again.
“Great place to unwind and explore.” What a welcome. Great hosts. Ulrike went out of her way to ensure we had a wonderful time. Raghley Cottage is in a superb position with stunning views. Great pubs and eating places nearby. Fifteen minutes to Sligo
The cottage, attached to the helpful owners' house, was clean and comfortable with stunning sea views from the kitchen/dining room and perfectly situated for touring round the area which so inspired W… More
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
The apartment is beautifully situated and well equipped. Lovely walks and isolated beaches nearby. The owner provides a warm welcome and appropriate support when required. Raghly Cottage is an ideal b… More
“Wonderful Finikounda!” We were staying at the villa Olivia for about two weeks. It was pretty convenient studio nicely located with very warm hearted owners. Bruno found us out on the road when we helplessly tried to search for the villa in the dark f
“Lovely setting for a Greek holiday in a wheelchair.”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
I found this apartment on the Internet when looking for accommodation with wheelchair accessibility in Greece. The website was appealing and the apartment lived up to all expectations. The bonus was t… More
“A land of surprises” This property is located right in the heart of Portrush very close to the harbour. It is quite compact but was very comfortable for our needs.
There is parking available a couple of streets away but if you can get a space, it is
“4th visit to this property - says it all really!” We've visited The Sands 4 times and it is one of the best holiday properties we have stayed in. Everything we need is there, clean, tidy, well presented, friendly and helpful owners, and the little ad
We got friendly and professional treatment from the time of booking until the end of our stay. The owners sent us good details of how to find the cottage, how to get in and a cake and pint of milk to … More
Thank you for your kind comments about the cottage. Beadnell is a special place and we look forward to welcoming you back!
“Great little place, conveniently located”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
We stayed during half term week with our 2 year old. Cottage was well equipped for those travelling with young children and had a high chair and travel cot. The cottage is comfortable and compact, pe… More
Thank you for your kind comments. Beadnell is a special place to get away from it all but without being completely isolated.
“A perfect base for exploring Northumberland - we'll be back!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
The Sands was a cosy and comfortable cottage and a great base for exploring Northumberland. As we were extremely lucky with the weather - glorious sunshine every day - we were out all day at various b… More
Thank you for your positive review. You certainly made the most of what the village had to offer! It's always very rewarding for us to receive reviews like this and the fact that you would like to return next year makes it even better - we look forward to welcoming you again!
“Fantastic - amazing beautiful - a dream” Ard Na Mara delivers exactly what it says on the tin. Pure relaxation in a unbelievable beautiful location; with amazing views.A total chill out zone. The amenities in the house are ten out of ten - you only ha
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
“Excellent base to explore from.” Excellent base to explore the coastal villages of Elie, Anstruther, St Monans and the like and only 20mins drive from St Andrews.
Spacious appartment with lovely views over the harbour at Elie.
Short distance to walk
“Wonderful Holiday Location” We spent a few days at this apartment and had a fantastic stay. The apartment is beautifully kept and spotlessly clean, is equipped with everything you can need and is well located for exploring the surrounding area. Even
This was our first stay in this apartment although we have rented on several occasions within the Arenal Golf development.
The owner provided us with extensive helpful local information prior to trav… More
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Lots of our guests choose not to hire a car and are happy to use the local public transport, however we always recommend that they consider hiring a car for at least part of their stay. We suppose it depends on what you want to do during your holiday. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
Reviewed 29 Sep 2016
We spent a fantastic week in Robert & Ellen's apartment.. The apartment was well equipped even down to a shopping trolley in the kitchen which we used more than once as the nearest supermarket was 20… More
We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that the information we provided was helpful. Mijas is a very beautiful village with narrow streets and hidden gems which make it fun to explore. It is also very easy to get to from Benalmadena using local transport. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Best holiday ever”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
Having done the whole package holiday thing for years, self catering and all-inclusive, we decided to rent a private apartment for something different, and we were so glad we did. This apartment has … More
We are sure that you were a bit nervous about your holiday as this was the first time you`d tried self catering in an apartment so we are really pleased that you enjoyed the flexibility that it provides against a hotel stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and we look forward to having you back with us again soon.
“A little piece of heaven” We had a really lovely holiday at The Beach House.
We loved the villa - the outside terraces, pool/garden area and the lounge are fab and the location is great. It looks nice on the website, but even better in real life.
“A well specified Villa, in a great pieceful location, very close to beach!”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2013
We have just returned from a one week holiday in The Beach House. The villa is in a great position, close to the beach and an excellent spanish restaurant (as well as others close by), used by all the… More
“Warm cosy homely cottage in beautiful location” Our stay was between Christmas and New Year chosen as a base to visit our daughter and family in Stannington following the birth of new grandson early in December. Cottage well equipped, very cosy with C
Myself and my husband stayed in Curlew cottage for 4 nights and had a wonderfully relaxing time. The cottage is very well equipped and maintained to a very high standard. I would highly recommend thi… More
“Defenitely a place to go back”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
Great hospitality, nice hide out in the country side, beautiful surroundings for long walks.
Very well organized cottage with all accommodation you need. Perfect place to take children.… More
“Amazing stay! 5* Apartment” Booked Kenilworth apartment for a girls weekend for 6 of us to stay. Apartment was spotless, gorgeous, great value for the price and just perfect for a mix of nights in with a takeaway and a night out on the Toon. Landlords
Just arrived back from a fantastic stay at Kenilworth Road Newcastle. The apartment is out of this world,its so spotless, modern and spacious. There is also a allocated parking spot which is good. It… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments it was a pleasure so pleased you and your family had such a great stay in the North East and loved Kenilworth We hope you will return in the near future.
Nige & Michelle
“Beautiful apartment, very helpful owners!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
We loved this place. It was more like a house than an apartment and beautifully renovated to a very high standard. The owners were extremely helpful from the initial booking and we met Michelle in per… More
Many thanks for your very kind words and comments delighted you and the family loved your stay in Kenilworth and the North East. Glad we were able to help in some small way to make your sons graduation special. We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in the UK and England.
Nige & Michelle
“Couldn't have been better.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
Kenilworth House must be one of, if not, the very best place place to stay in Newcastle.
I am from the area and stayed here with my Canadian Husband and his 2 children. Every person was very impre… More
Thank you so much for the lovely words and fab comments we were delighted you loved Kenilworth and so pleased you thought it was the perfect start to your married life. Enjoy your new life in Canada and hope you can stay with us again when you return back to the UK.
Nige & Michelle
“Very accomodating” The property was excellent , spacious , clean and met all our requirements. It has a play room with a variety of games already there to play.
The owners who were on site were very friendly and helpful. The property over looked the
“Great house for friends/family gatherings” Lovely spacious house, in a quiet road overlooking the river. Short walk to Wraysbury (pretty village) and Windsor a short drive away. The house was quirky and full of charm, as well as clean, modern and well
“Great house, great location.” House is exactly as advertised - lovely and comfortable and great location if you want to get away from it all but still only be a few minutes drive from lovely bars, restaurants etc. Plenty of space with the 5 bedrooms -
“Lovely homely house from which to explore west and north Clare”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Modern but characterful house, spacious, lots of natural light, great views to both Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. If you're looking for a peaceful break to recharge your batteries, Gorse Cotta… More
“Fabulous base for exploring and enjoying the delights of Co. Clare!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
We were a family of 4 adults and 4 children who really enjoyed staying at Gorse cottage. The cottage is a stunning house and is exceptionally well equipped for a rental property. There were amble toys… More
Really happy to hear that you had a nice stay. That's very important to us and makes it all worth while. It's a grand spot alright. Thanks so much for the kind words.
“Truly a dream” Beautiful view of the sea as you drive down the hill. Park up and walk up a steep path to the Hut.. its amazing views are worth the short walk.
Inside is perfect. Cozy. Warm. Couldn't of asked for any thing else.
Will certainly be ba
What a place! Loved every minute. Gorgeous and cosy little place with stunning views, fantastic walks and everything there for you. Immaculate inside with the comfiest bed ever and great shower. Reall… More
We are so pleased you "felt spoilt" whist staying at The Nest. Thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to welcoming you and your pooch back sometime.
Reviewed 22 Nov 2016
Exactly what other reviews said we needed a relaxed atmosphere good view comfortable place to unwind that fit the bill and more will be booking again soon… More
Thank you for your 5 star review and taking care of our home from home. We are so glad The Nest "relaxed atmosphere" met your expectations and you are most certainly welcome back. All the best.
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” 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 and Cearnarfon Cas
“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
“Beautiful house, full of character in a stunning location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Ty Capel is a beautifully restored house with lots of room and character. My family and I had a wonderful holiday here and only wish we could of stayed longer. Talysarn is a small village with friendl… More
“A Perfect holiday for Young Families in any weather. Home from home.” We had one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever experienced at Corner House. The Cottage is beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. Endless hours of fun
Just returned from a wonderful week in this cosy, stylish and comfortable cottage. The owners were very welcoming and keen to help us make our stay pleasurable. The beach is a short stroll away, tot… More
“The most peaceful tranquil setting you can imagine”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2012
Cottage was immaculate, bedrooms and living area spacious
Ideal for an all adventure break with surfing, mountain climbing but also provides the perfect location for a total, relaxing, chill out br… More
“Lovely house. Suited us well.” The property was great for our family. Two adults, two toddlers and my 12 year old.
Well maintained with all the essentials including a travel cot.
There were no window keys but the owner quickly sorted this out. The
We decided on a last-minute break over the school midterm holidays and couldn't believe our luck when we found this house. When we arrived we were kindly shown around by Kim. The house's location was … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to your next visit, Rik
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello and be… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
This is one of the best holiday homes we have ever rented and we have rented a fair few all over Europe. First class accommodation equipped to home from home standard. Location, views, cleanliness… More
We are so please you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Rik
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating” The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the apartment and we
“You can believe the reviews about this property.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
You can believe the reviews about this property. We usually stay at 4 or 5 star hotels when on vacation, but this time we decided to go for another lodging option. So glad we did! Clean, great locatio… More
“Perfect apt in a perfect location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2015
Close to all amenities, Vieux Nice and beach and yet peacefully quiet. Apartment is well maintained. Roni was punctual even though we arrived after 8:00 pm. Great place to rest and recharge after fun … More
“Home from home but better!” Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds are great for sleeping on
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2015
Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning property that is gated and acc… More
Very pleased you enjoyed you stay we look forward to seeing you back in the near future
“"House of Gold" says it all”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Impressive villa which is even bigger than the pictures suggest! The facilities of swimming pool, tennis court, gym and BBQ space outside served perfectly as a base for the holiday. Great location bot… More
Pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Reviewed 18 Nov 2014
From the moment we booked the villa the service and responses from the owner and his local contact were excellent. I have stayed there twice this year, firstly with a group of friends for a girls week… More
Thanks for the great review look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future
“Celebrating a 30th birthday” We booked Drumalban to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday. We wanted somewhere that we could be together as a family as her birthday is on Christmas Day and it's a difficult time to get everyone together.
What a place
We (and our two furry/hairy 'babies') have just spent a wonderful week at Drumalban. We knew the moment we came down the secluded driveway, which opened up to expose the most spectacular and uninterr… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban, we really appreciate this, as your comments help future guests to get a true picture of the house and area. If you should choose to holiday in Ardfern again we would love to welcome you back - there are plenty of walks left for yourselves and the "boys" to enjoy!
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
Just back from a week at Drumalban. We adored the open plan layout of the house with it's Scandinavain influences, it was very clean and well presented thoughout but not too precious that you could no… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated and helps our future guests get a feel for Drumalban and all it offers. I'm glad the dogs enjoyed the garden, I wonder if you saw the roe deer that regularly visit? Should you choose to holiday in Argyll again we would be delighted to welcome you back.
“If you're going to Scotland, this is the place to stay!!”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Drumalban. What a place!! We went with a group of friends for Christmas and had the best time. Kirsty made everything easy from beginning to end. The place is better in real life than the pictures (wh… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Drumalban - we really appreciate this and if you should choose to holiday on the west coast of Scotland again we would love to welcome you back. We know you enjoyed your Christmas barbecuing and might like to know that we know that we replaced the original one this year with a new "super-sized" one! We liked the idea that you could barbecue outside and then dine in front of the roaring log fire in December!!
“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.