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.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting” Greeted on arrival by Karen who gave us a helpful tour of the cabin and tips on what there is to do and where to go in the area, many of which we visited. The cabin is everything we imagined a log
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
Spacious detached modern villa built 2012 with swimming pool in the village of Acipreste, near Alcobaca (8 minutes drive) surrounded by fruit trees and grapevines, views over beautiful countryside and the Serra dos Candeeiros hills in the distance make this the perfec …see more
“Fantastic holiday Villa!” This villa is really perfect, overlooking Cannes in a quiet area with 4 parking places.
We rented it together a group of friends and thanks to the large surfaces both interior and exterior along with a fantastic pool, we had
“Wonderful Villa in Superb Location” The property was everything that we hoped - and more. Palm Villa is very spacious with seating areas to suit everyone whether you prefer sun or shade or the comfort of a lovely sitting room. Not only had much thou
We enjoyed our stay at Palm Villa with our two teenage daughters. It is fully equipped and has plenty of space both inside and out. It has a very homely feel and is close to local amenities.
We enj… More
“Wonderful needed break away from it all!”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
My friend and I stayed at palm villa for two weeks in May this year. Having been to Barbados several times I knew the area well and the Villa is perfectly situated in a nice quiet neighbourhood withi… More
“Fabulous 2 Weeks at Sweet Palm”
Reviewed 28 Nov 2012
We had the pleasure of staying at Sweet Palm for two whole weeks of pure bliss. Sweet Palm is in the perfect location. If you do not want to hire a car, you are within walking distance of shops / bank… More
“Compact apartment with lovely view over castle” The apartment, although small, was very well equipped and clean and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the sun go down over the castle.
It is ideally situated a 10 minute walk f
A lovely place to stay, a clean and comfortable apartment with good views of La Cite from the balcony. 10 minutes easy walk to La Cite and a further 10 into the main city. Christine the owner was real… More
“Good Location and Good Value”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2015
This was an excellent recently built apartment with all modern amenities and a balcony with views of the Citadel.
We chose it as it was just a little removed from the main streets but within easy wa… More
Thank you !
“Lovely apartment, easy access to the castle and city.”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
We stayed here for the last week of June. The owner Christine was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. We had a beautiful week in this lovely apartment. It was very comfortable and it was good… More
Wonderfully located air conditioned 3 bedroom villa with a very large private pool , fantastic sea , mountain and countryside views and easy access to beaches and all facilities. Free wi fi available. …see more
“Perfect Weekend” Where do I start? From start to finish our stay was thoroughly enjoyable. Located within a golf resort - you feel you are miles away from Tenby town, when you are actually a 5 minute drive away. The lodge itself was comfortable and lu
The Lodge had a lovely homely feel to it- furnished to a very high standard. Very well equipped, leaving us wanting for nothing except a bit of sunshine! Very cosy to settle down in and have a nice me… More
It makes our day when our guests enjoy their holiday at our place. Thank you so much for your kind comments.
“Fantastic property - furnished with love”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
My husband and I, two daughters and two grandchildren stayed at Cysgod y Coed in August and had a wonderful holiday - the weather was good apart from one day and the situation is great for exploring b… More
When we purchased Cysgod y Coed, Christmas 2009, we did not intend letting it out. We are so glad we did as we have met such lovely people.
Thank you for your comments. Lynn and I want all our guests to relax and enjoy themselves at our place.
We are so pleased that you had a good holiday.
“Relaxing Retreat during Ironman Wales”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
We were visiting Tenby due to one of our party taking part in the Ironman Wales competition and were looking for a peaceful place to stay and relax before and after the event ! We were so lucky to fin… More
Thanks for your very welcome review and extra thanks for that bottle of wine you gave us. Yum. Do return soon
“Excellent Location and a Wonderful Home.” Never booked through holiday lettings before so I was a bit nervous however I needn't have been. From the first moment I had contact with the owners of Russel Ridge communications and reassurance have been exc
“Excellent location in a quiet residential area. Ideally located for Disney and shopping malls!!”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2014
Disney is conveniently located and easy to get to. I recommend finding a Walmart to do your shopping at (there is one towards Kissimee on the 192) as the other supermarkets close by are very expensive… More
“Top class villa”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We had a lovely holiday, the villa was great, beautifully decorated & very clean, very well situated for all the parks & shopping… More
“Fantastic Villa, with Excellent Access to Disney and Orlando”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2013
We stayed in this villa on our first trip back to the USA since 2001, and we were not disappointed.
This villa is very well maintained with all the facilities that you could need.
It has two good d… More
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Great Location, fantastic views” we stayed in the apartment for a week and the location was fantastic. The apartment overlooks the pool and the sea, it is well equipped and spotlessly clean. suitable for all as very close to everything and has lift.
Apartment was excellent in a quite central location. The apartment has amazing views of the sea and the balcon d'Europa and is less than 5 minutes walk to the Balcon. It had a beautiful pool and garde… More
“A quiet and comfortable retreat” Lovely to arrive to a welcome pack including tea and coffee making stuff, milk in fridge. Janet and Roger made us really welcome and were very helpful throughout our stay. The annexe was warm and more spacious than it
“Can Boyet must be one of our worlds Wonders” If you are a large group, don't worry. The property is so big and not crowded at all. You can easy relax by your own. The lawn was perfekt for my family of 13 persons for sports and games. Lovely sunbeds a
Oh what a wonderful holiday we have just had in your beautiful house. As I said on trip advisor ' A little piece of heaven on earth!'
Thank you.........everything was wonderful, the houses, the gor… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
Extended family group from 2-73! everyone had the most wonderful time. the accommodations are set in beautiful grounds kept in tip-top condition by the staff. the help from Consuelo on a daily basi… More
Hi Les and thanks for the lovely review and we are very blessed for Consuelo and Rafaels help. Hope you can visit again one day.
This modern, well-furnished villa enjoys a quiet location on Montemar Hills by Benissa coast, just 15 min drive from the beach and many amenities of Moraira, and enjoys splendid panoramic and sea views of the coast from its elevated position.With its private swi …see more
Tous les commerces sont accessibles en moins de 5 min à pied (supermarché, boulangerie, poissonnerie, restaurants en bord de plage) tout comme les autres services (banque, poste, pharmacie) sans oublier le grand marché du samedi matin et la plage av …see more
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its name …see more
“Excellent clean apartment with everything needed for a very comfortable break.” Fantastic apartment, very clean and tidy. Perfect location for anyone visiting. Very helpful owners. And everything supplied in the apartment needed. We had a fantastic li
Had a great time. Flat was clean and very comfortable. Being centrally located it was close to all amenities without having to use our car. Loads of things to do with the kids and great places to eat.… More
Thank you for the great review and being fantastic guests, the apartment was spotless when we went in to do the turnaround. Also good to hear how you enjoyed Bournemouth with the family. Its a great place this town, amazing beaches, walks, restaurants and all weather entertainment.
“All you need for feeling at home and to relax”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2015
The location was easy to find. Bus stop is near. Everthing was well organised: How to find the keys and the appartement. The appartement is clean, modern and very well equipped (free WiFi). It was war… More
So nice to have your review and thank you for taking the time to write it. As we have said before we wish we could review you as the apartment was spotless when we came in to clean and prepare for our next guests. We hope we will see you again if you visit Bournemouth at some time in the future.
“Splendid stay and was more than we expected”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Splendid little holiday flat, close to the beach and town square, which made it great for walking back and forth! Very modern and tidy, all necessities included. Would recommend to others and thorough… More
It was a pleasure to have you to stay at The farthings. Thank you for your time in writing the review. We welcome you back any time and dont forget to ask for your repeat discount.
“absolutely lovely and couldnt have been nicer,fantastic” This chalet was perfect and cant find anything negative to say it was a lovely site and the chalet itself was clean, comfortable and high quality.the reception staff were very helpful.we had a r
We stayed in the chalet from 6th - 13th July 2013. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and well provided. Everything you need for a holiday was there. We have stayed in several other chalet… More
Thank you. We are so glad you liked the chalet.
“Ideal base to explore the wonder's of Cornwall.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Another excellent holiday in "The Chalet" which is found on a quiet family friendly site in North Cornwall. It is ideally placed to discover all of Cornwall especially the North coastline, It is close… More
Thank you for your review I am sure this will be helpful to other people. We are glad you had a good time.
“Well equipped, clean and comfortable chalet, great base for exploring the area”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We have just returned from a wonderful week away which we all enjoyed immensely.
The chalet was very comfortable and clean and had all that we needed.
The owner was very helpful and quick to respon… More
Thank you so much of your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!” 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 ou
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
“Relaxing break” Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach.
Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable bed.
Had a truly magnificent stay in the lovely winterton-on-sea. Superb location right next door to the village pub serving excellent food and beer. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. Les… More
“A wonderfully relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
What an idyllic location. A short walk to the dunes & shoreline. Beautiful beaches. The cottage was a great choice for our girlie weekend - tastefully decorated throughout. I can imagine it being ver… More
“Very comfortable and spacious cottage in great location.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
With 3 friends I stayed at the cottage for a walking weekend . The cottage was very comfortably furnished with plenty of space to relax and spread ourselves out. Having 3 loos and 2 bathrooms was very… More
The view from Fairfield Apartment is absolutely beautiful - to wake up every morning 300m from the beach is amazing and makes you realise what a holiday is all about. The Apartment is very luxurious and finished to a very high standard giving a 'hotel feel.' …see more
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is
Very nice lodge with all the facilities sky tv, modern appliances, a REAL log burner, hot tub(amazing). There is plenty to do with just a few minutes walk to the clubhouse for entertainment and restau… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Me, my husband, four children and dog have just got back from here after a brilliant weeks holiday. The lodge is lovely and having the hot tub with it makes it all the more brilliant. Gary who owns th… More
“Baby's first holiday”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
Booked Shoveler Lodge for our baby's first holiday (14 months old). Lodge was perfect - very well presented, clean and child friendly. Travel cot and high chair were available and the cot fitted eas… More
“chilled out..quiet and carefree.” A wonderful stay...Met by the lovely Owner who also offered me an upgrade to another apartment at no extra charge...wish was so kind....A beautiful..spotlessly clean apartment...everything maintained to a very high st
“Cosy cottage in good location” The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided outside on the lawn.
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life inclu… More
“Clean characterful comfortable cosy quiet!” A beautifully restored and presented cottage, with spacious grounds and in an idyllic quiet secluded setting. Very comfortable beds,nice finishing touches, including a tray of 'goodies' to get us started. Ev
Our villa offers an ideal combination of elegant simplicity and historical charm which create a unique experience and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.
Located just five minutes away from The Hill town Cortona.
Along with a private swimming pool, this holida …see more
Cumberland Cottage is a beautifully presented, pet friendly, property located in the heart of the tranquil Cumbrian village of Orton. Built in 1632 the cottage is one of the oldest properties in the village. Formerly part of the Duke of Cumberland Inn and more recently …see more
“Very relaxing place to stay” Property provides a great base for a relaxing stay and has everything you need for a great holiday.
Bart the property manager welcomed us in and waved us good bye and I'm sure would have been available if needed during th
Had a fantastic trip travelling with my girlfriend for a week staying in Antigua Harbour Lights. This modern, comfy house was located in a prime spot overlooking the harbour with a pool which was trul… More
“Our second stay at this villa, saving for the third !”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
Fantastic villa, swimming pool a great bonus, clean and airy, well equipped. Bart the manager on call for any advice or assistance, and Ira for taxi rides, lovely friendly people. Jolly Harbour has … More
“Fantastic week in the sun”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2015
I travelled to Harbour Lights in October as a small group of 4. The communication with Ben prior to booking was so easy and he came back to any questions I had really quickly - it really made the whol… More
“Amazing....” Recently spent a weekend at the lodge for my 30th Birthday with 8 girls. We had the most amazing time, the lodge far exceeded our expectation - the pictures don't do it justice. The landlord & all the locals were very friendly & helpful.
We booked Tinnakilly Lodge for a surprise 80th Birthday Party for our Mother and it was perfect for a large family get together. All the rooms are en suite and many of them have a small room off them … More
Highfield Peak District in the town of Matlock offers unique group self catering with six bedroom, three reception room accommodation in luxury surroundings, occupying an exceptional south-facing position with breath taking views towards historic Riber Castle, overlook …see more
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommodating
The location is a short w
My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in abo… More
Many thanks for the positive review Joe. We're really please that you enjoyed your Christmas stay in Aviemore. Haste ye back!
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Fantastic setting, people and location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Stayed last week in August 2012 as last minute booking, mix of weather but location brilliant for beach and mountains etc.
Shame we could not make the most out of the gardens due to the weather.
“Lovely barn in fabulous location.” A very comfortable barn conversion in the middle of lovely countryside. Very well located to get to some amazing beaches; we loved Porthtowan and Trevaunance Cove for the surf. The barn had everything we wanted and
We love coming to Sunbury Barn, the accomodation is excellent and the location superb, great views, only 2 miles from the beach but so quiet and peaceful. The children love spending time in the huge … More
“A lovely relaxing easy to enjoy holiday home.”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2011
Charming barn,attractive,stylish decoration.Lovely big family living space with comfy beds and great showers.All equipment/kitchenextras provided.Beautiful location -quiet countryside as far as you ca… More
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe
If you are looking for a clean, comfortable spacious base to explore Anglesey then this is great, it's big enough to accommodate six adults.
We were blessed with good weather on this stay and made… More
Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to meeting you all again.
“The perfect vacation cottage in every way”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2016
From the moment we arrived I knew we had picked the perfect spot. The welcome we received from our host Brian was such a nice touch he made us very welcome. The cottage had everything you could want h… More
Thanks for your kind comments Joy. Glad you enjoyed Friars and your outings. Welcome back anytime.Brian
“Very well appointed cottage.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Everything thought about and provided for down to the smallest detail. Nice touch with the bottle of wine on arrival, Brian the owner very helpful.… More
“Excellent holiday!” We stayed in CampoJomo for a week. One of the best we have stayed in. Everything we needed and so much more. Very well equipped and spotless. Townhouse in a well looked after complex. Mijas is beautiful and we enjoyed the huge va
great apartment in a fantastic location covenient for local public bus and train services,everything you required was available in the apartment excellent welcome pack brilliant towels would certainly… More
We are very pleased you had a great holiday and will take on board your comments , once again many thanks
Reviewed 3 Jan 2012
Really well located close to Restaurants and Shops and short walk to the Beautiful Village of Mijas.The apartment was spotless and provided every need from Bath to BBQ.
Bedroom Furniture Beautiful ,b… More
We both thank you for your honest and kind review
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The apartment is one of the better ones I have ever stayed in with everything you could ever want at hand. The decor is very Spanish and authentic giving it a real rustic feel which we all really love… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you kindly for your review
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen
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
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 stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More