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.
“Just Perfect....” We recently had our first family holiday to Cyprus and stayed at Aphrodites Solace.
We couldn't have picked a better villa or people to deal with! Aidan was fantastic, answering all our questions and giving us advice before we lef
This holiday was taken as a relaxing break away from all the noise associated with hectic holidays.
The accomodation was excellent. Just far enough away from everything. Plenty of villages nearby to … More
“Lovely villa - I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
My husband and I stayed with our two children (aged 11 and 12) for a week at this villa. Next time we will be booking for two weeks as we had such a good stay!!
We got into a routine of swimming i… More
“Fantastic Villa, Excellent Setting!”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2011
Stayed here for a long weekend and had a fantastic few days. Villa is superb and had all the facilities that was required. Fantastic swimming pool too!
Will be back again next year!… More
“Brilliant apartment with lovely decor” I booked this apartment not knowing where it would be. Easy to find, clean and beautiful decor. My boyfriend and I had a brilliant time here and I would like to book this again for a long weekend in Belfast.
“A very comfortable and relaxing cottage” We found the bungalow to be very comfortable, relaxing and convenient. Goes without saying it is well maintained, clean and very approachable. After a very long and tiring day in the highlands, we looked forwar
We were extremely lucky to find a cottage of such a high standard available at short notice. Oaklea was a perfect base for a short stay in Easter Ross. The cottage itself offered everything required… More
“Spacious, clean lodge on a peaceful part of the site”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2016
Excellent lodge which was very clean and spacious. Bedrooms were both good in size as were the bathrooms (lovely powerful shower!) Kitchen is lovely and very well equipped. We booked very late (the da… More
“Oasis away from but close to Disney World” We were looking for a home away from home for our 3 week trip to Disney and other parks in the Orlando region and found the perfect holiday home. The house was an easy 20 minute drive from the Magic Kingdom o
Booked at short notice, very well-maintained comfortable property and in a quiet yet easily accessible area. Very light and airy feel inside.
The addition of an outdoor hot tub to the more usual F… More
“Fantastic villa situated just right for the Orlando experience”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2012
Good quality holiday rental at a great price. Lots of information left by owners and before we left the UK which was a great reassurance - where to eat, shop etc. The villa was exactly as advertised a… More
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
The villa was bright, clean and very spacious.The pool was a joy as was the hot tub. It was great to come back from the parks and relax in it. The location was close to all major routes and access was… More
“Ideal base” The house was clean, comfortable and well appointed. It is in a quiet location close to the West Beach and Great Orme and only around a 10 minute walk to the town centre. We found it an ideal base from which to explore all that the area ha
A very well appointed cottage, with many little extras, for example a washing machine and a designated parking space. which make your stay very comfortable. Close to the local shops which includes an … More
A beautiful 3 bedroom villa with kidney shaped pool situated on a private road known locally as "millionaires row". The villa is split-level with fully fitted kitchen and TV area (with satellite TV and DVD player) on the ground floor, a large lounge and separate dining …see more
Deluxe 5 bedroom spacious villa overlooking Pinhal Golf Course. Large areas inside and outside, suitable for weddings and parties. Has a pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, nice BBQ area and good quality outdoor furniture. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac less than 1 mile from the marina. …see more
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla
Stella Cottage is a truly welcoming home. It's like being at home. It has all the amenities. Mary the owner makes it even more inviting for your kindness and sympathy. Thanks for everything Mary.… More
Thanks ever so much for your kind review. It's great that you found the cottage so homely. You are all welcome back anytime.
“An ideally situated cottage and a lovely place to stay” The cottage surpassed our expectations. It was furnished to a good modern standard and had every appliance that we needed. A well-equipped small kitchen serviced a roomy dining space. The sitting
The location of Quarterdeck was great both for access to the wonderful beach and touring the area.
Internally the cottage was spacious and the furnishings/decor very tasteful.
The kitchen/dining ute… More
“Very comfortable cottage, with homely atmosphere and wonderful facilities”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
When we arrived the owner was on hand to greet us and give us a quick tour round the property, explaining function of central heating etc. A very useful folder backed this up with information about a… More
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The cottage was surprisingly spacious and very well equipped. Being close to the beach was a bonus. Will definitely be back… More
“A real treat” As soon as we walked into the Villa at Solana we knew we were in for a treat. The Villa was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished with all new appliances. After spending a week all cramped into one Disney hotel room it was great t
This villa is totally amazing there was 6 of us and had plenty room.the villa could not be faulted in any way it was exactly how it was described. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your bea… More
Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
a rally nice high quality and really comfortable house. superb equipment and high quality furnishings. close enough to all the major attractions and some good local facilities. Added benefit of a club… More
This sweet 2-bedroom cottage, also has an adjacent room with a day bed, an outside shower, and a great outdoor lounge equipped with a BBQ. There is direct beach access and a hammock to nap, read, really just relax.
Close by there is the Burning Kiln local winery, a zip …see more
The apartment is located in the quiet hillside complex, Atalaya de Mojacar, with a key position. From this top floor apartment you can enjoy panoramic views of the Med. On your doorstep you will find a 18-hole golf course: "Marina Golf Mojácar" which has its …see more
this very nice apartment is along side my other ones all with sea views both bedrooms are double one with on suite with under floor heating through out large lounge area dinning kitchen fully fitted out in a very nice area off kent just 10 min drive from the train stat …see more
“Fantatic lodge, lovely views” We stayed here bank holiday weekend, There where 8 of us altogether, 6 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of room. Lovely and clean. It was nice to sit outside with views of the lake, my little girls loved feeding
“Amazing stay at Teal Lodge, beautiful property in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2012
Would recommend this lodge to stay in 100% for anyone who is looking for excellent standard accommodation in the best location possible. Loved everything about it! The lodge itself was spotless and eq… More
“Fun for all the family”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
Our family stayed here in April and had a great time, we enjoyed everything about thIs holiday, the cabin was kitted out to a very high standard, there was everything we needed and the excellent hot t… More
I would book this apartment again which is probably the best recommendation.Booking and communication was efficient and professional.Apartment is a very good location for the town,West LInks and beach… More
“Perfect accommodation and location for a golfing break”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2014
Centrally located flat with private parking and with easy access to local amenities. Good quality, modern fixtures and fittings. Perfect for 4 guys on a golfing break but would also provide comfortabl… More
“great apartments great town”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
Great apartment. Group of friends there for hen weekend. Close by for beach dip. Very clean and excellent apartment and car parking space. Fell in love with north Berwick while there and will definite… More
“Lovely house, great location, annex excellent for the kids!” Really enjoyed our week - perfectly placed for trips to the Gower, Cardiff, Swansea and dont forget Heatherton Activity centre out west: bit of a drive but worth it. Great house: all the thi
The cottage is lovely and spacious and Sarah is an outstanding host. She left coffee and the small things that you often forget to buy in the grocery store. The kids had lots of movies to choose fro… More
“Beautiful, warm, spacious well equipped country cottage perfectly located to explore South Wales”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2014
We, that is two families or four, had a very relaxing week in Rose Cottage which is very spacious and welcoming. Loved the Aga, the open fire, large main room and that it has the annex that the childr… More
“Excellent family home”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2016
Pleasure to share this beautiful , well appointed family home in quiet rural surroundings.
Will hope to stay there again on our next visit.… More
Thank you. We are delighted you had a great holiday. Regards Sarah.
“Warm welcome, good location” We had a very warm welcome from Judie and she made sure we had everything we needed. The accommodation was surprisingly spacious and it was very comfortable. Also a very convenient location for exploring the beautiful Jerv
“great location” host very pleasant and extremely trusting to let someone unknown stay in their cottage. sat tv a bonus given the weather was not all that great to put it mildly.padstow was a little further than the 5 mins suggested but thats a minor c
Excellent house, beautiful decor, excellent kitchen/dining area, lovely garden, great location for seeing Cornwall.
We have just come back from a wonderful week, we spent the week with our 14 month… More
“What a great place to stay” Well laid out accommodation situated in some of the best scenic areas of Scotland. Ideally suited for hillwalking and Munro bagging. Hills on your doorstep. Local microbrewery about to open in the next few months and a loca
“When you're planning your next visit the day you arrive, that's a good sign :o)”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
A well thought out restoration of a lovely little cottage. Situated in the middle of the village of St Fillans, it is tucked back off the main road but still gives some wonderful views out over Loch … More
Thanks very much for your kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in my cottage. Unfortunately the TV reception isn't great so I have left some DVDs for entertainment. There is also unlimited internet if people want to stream programs or films. Thanks for recommending to others. Kind regards Ailsa
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
Craigdarroch cottage is amazing! It is in the most beautiful location with views of the stunning Loch Earn from the cottage itself. The owner provided great little touches for when we arrived - bottle… More
“Fabulous, cozy cottage in wonderful Perthshire”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful break at Craigdarroch cottage. Cottage is beautifully laid out and had everything we needed. Owner has done an amazing job in refurbishing the cottage. We played golf at Comrie … More
Wow! The most fantastic place you want to spend your holiday and wish it would never end. Everything from the friendly welcome and food package to the amazing spaces in the house and beautiful wall ar… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your visit to Cullen and also the cottage itself. It's not a traditional cottage at all despite outside appearances. The layout is unique and the cottage is spacious and comfortable and it appears our guests agree. We look forward to your next visit!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding cottage in one of the beatiful areas of Scotland”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
We are regular visitors to this area and have stayed in many, many cottages over the past years but without hesitation I have to say Camrose is by far the best!
From the welcome basket of food to t… More
Thank you so much for your review of Camrose which illustrates perfectly what a great spot Cullen is for a family holiday. We've done our best to make Camrose a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. We look forward to your next visit.
Selma & Rob
Reviewed 22 Jun 2014
We cannot thank the hosts of Camrose cottage enough for the amazing stay we had in Cullen. We decided to book this house over bed and breakfast/hotels in the area and it was the best decision we ever … More
Thank you so very much for the fabulous first review. We have worked hard to make Camrose a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. We look forward to your next visit!
Selma & Rob
“On the beautiful SW Coastal Path” A fantastic 'upside down' barn conversion about a mile from St Just in the coastal countryside with great all round facilities for one or two people including a large bedroom, lovely bathroom and sun-trap patio.
“Fantastic Stay - 5*****” What a great weekend from start to finish. Communication with Patricia through booking to leaving was excellent. She met us at the caravan with the keys and showed us around. Beautiful caravan in a great position, near all ame
My husband, I and my two children have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the caravan everything is provided, the location is fantastic, near all amenities and the beach. Added bonus with the real leather… More
THANKYOU AND YOUR WELCOME TO STAY AGAIN
“Excellent caravan, welcoming owner!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2016
Excellent caravan, lovely and clean. Close to the beach fantastic for my pre-schooler and teenager. Plenty to do and see, good location for exploring. Met Patricia to handover keys and she couldn't… More
THANKYOU VERY MUCH GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT
Reviewed 18 Apr 2016
I've just come back from a few days away and was very happy with the caravan and the actual site but was disappointed that not all on site facilities were available but when went to reception they wer… More
“Beautiful Location, with easy access to WWII sites and beaches” We stayed at 115 for a week in May half term with our 10 and 8 year old sons. Lovely house, the owners have equipped it extremely well. The site is beautiful, the lounge French doors ope
“Excellent stay in Quality Accomodation - Highly recommended”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
We enjoyed a lovely week in David and Lynda's 2 bedroom accomodation, which is superbly equipped and set in beautiful grounds. Ideal to use as a base from which to explore Normandy, the beautiful town… More
Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you had a good time and hope to see you again.
“Fabulous property with great attention to detail; perfect location; ideal for family with children.”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We took our children aged 6 & 11 years for a short break at the end of the Easter holidays. We used the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry which is a steal at this time of year. Our son, Ben, is studying WW2 … More
Many thanks for your review and we are always happy to assist in educating the children of our guests about WW2 too - however indirectly! hope to see you again. Lynda
“Great Location, Lots to Do!”
Reviewed 8 Feb 2013
The location was brilliant: the property is situated on a beautiful golf course, which you are free to walk around, and the outdoor swimming pool is visible from the property, which backs onto a large… More
“A lovely house in a great location for exploring the area.” Before we arrived, while we there and after we left, Alan and Lorna did all they could to ensure our stay was an enjoyable one. Communications were prompt, polite and informative. Instruction
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl
i can not fault anything here even the main complex has stayed open for the whole month of november.… More
“Great and great and great did not want to leave”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
We was lost for words better than pics we saw wham booking .will be going back again really really happy with our stay .… More
“Wonderful relaxing holiday with great views!!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Had a fantastic week here at Golden eye lodge, took my elderly mother and my 2 children aged 12 & 15 and also our pet dog came too, his first holiday!!
We all loved the hot tub, so much so i am going… More
“Fantastic accommodation in an idyllic setting” Killiow Heights is a great location to explore both the north and south coast of Cornwall. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and easily catered for all our needs. Set in lovely gardens, it offere
The Caravan is sited with good views over the surrounding countryside. The owners have provided an extensive amount of equipment for you to use, more than we have been provided with at other rentals.… More
Thank you for your lovely review, its always great that are guests are satisfied and we hope to see you again soon, kind regards
“Beautiful, peaceful and friendly - perfect for exploring this part of Cornwall”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Our small family - husband, wife (7months pregnant) and 21-month old son - had a wonderful week staying in this stunning location. Yes, you are in the grounds of a house, but the family are so frien… More
So glad you had a wonderful relaxing family holiday in Cornwall. We look forward to seeing you next year with your new edition.
Steph & Andrew
“If heaven was a holiday home "This would be it".”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Fantastic stay, fantastic hosts and fantastic views.
We have been holidaying in Cornwall every year now for over 10 years, and this has been by far the best venue that we have stayed at.
Stephanie a… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will see you next year maybe with your family?
We enjoyed our chats over the fence and look forward to a fantastic summer in 2014
Steph and Andrew
This idyllic, detached former lodge dates back to 1840 and offers charming and spacious accommodation. It's pretty terraced and secluded garden has steps leading to a raised lawn and landscaped patio with furniture and BBQ to enjoy the summer sun. …see more
“Spacious, comfortable and well equipped with stunning views.”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2015
Our stay at Carrig-na-rone was everything we wanted and much more. The apartment is situated in a great location with stunning scenery. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We would… More
“What a view!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2015
My wife, daughter (9) and I stayed at Carrig na Rone for an excellent week at the start of August. Very well equipped, plenty of room for the 3 of us, and you'll struggle to find too many nicer views … More
“Great aparment, central and fab view”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
Great 2 bed apartment wiht everything to make you feel at home. View is great and restauarants and beach within easy walking distance.… More
Southampton has the distinct advantage of being close to ferry stops, and the charming village of Somerset where shops and cafes makes lingering for a while a very pleasant diversion. The remarkable renovated installation at the Naval Dockyard property (a British Navy …see more
Located on Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 5 minutes walk from the train station, 1 hour by air-coach from Dublin Airport and easy access to Dun Laoire ferry port. The ideal base for exploring the garden of Ireland (County Wicklow).Suitable for families or small …see more
“Magical Holiday” We booked this villa primarily for the pool but the rest of the villa, the grounds and the location were excellent too. We have 2 young children age 4 and 2 and wanted them to enjoy learning to swim. Having a slope into the pool was
“Beautiful villa and pool in a fantastic setting. Stunning.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
We were so looking forward to this holiday, it was the first time we had rented a villa and it turned out to be truly fantastic. A wonderful experience right from the moment we booked. The owners Manu… More
Thank you for your lovely and helpful review, your description will help other guests decide and I'm very happy you found that you made the right choice for your first villa rental.
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Located at the bottom of the 10th of 17th ofthe Ocean, we entered a great charming house, a touch "out of Africa", like the old movie. Beautiful garden with lots off privacy and sure you hear the soun… More
“A beautiful villa with lovely private gardens and a super swimming pool!”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
The villa is built in a wonderful location at the bottom of the 10th fairway of the Ocean Course (walking distance to the beach) and being sunk down with the most wonderful gardens all around it provi… More
“Ideal location” Dolphins is a spacious, well-equipped holiday home with lovely garden, really close to the beach which our three boys loved. It is good for those who are less mobile. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are lots of places nea
We stayed a week at Dolphins, it was everything we could of asked for. Very comfortable accommodation, clean, and very well kept, everything we needed and so close to the beach and in very easy access… More
Thank you so much for the great review we find this type of feedback very encouraging. We hope everyone who visits Dolphins enjoys our our holiday home.
“Ideal Holiday Bungalow”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
The Dolphins was an ideal choice for our holiday. The bungalow is thoughtfully planned, well equiped and is bright and fresh and clean. It satisfied all my disabled husband's needs. It is well situate… More
We are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Dolphins it sounds like everyone had a fun time.
“Excellently equipped with every eventuality considered!”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2012
Three mums with three young boys and a baby were all beautifully catered for during a short half term stay at Mike and Jane's just recently! The house was fully equipped with nothing left out! The inf… More
Thank you for the kind comments we hope everyone enjoys their stay at Dolphins . We try to present Dolphins as your home from home for your holiday in Pevensey Bay
“Fantastic!” Beautiful Lodge in a perfect location! All mod cons and extremely clean... Very comfy bed..Stunning Harbour views and wonderful amenities. Beach, Café, pub and shop all 2 mins walk... We have been coming down now to the site for over 25 ye
The accommodation is fabulous first class. Obviously a brand new caravan/chalet home was full of natural day light. Bathrooms modern and spotless.
Location fabulous perfect for families crab fishi… More
Beautiful family-run cottage in Dilhorne, in the magnificent Stafforshire countryside. Minutes from Alton Towers and the Peak District. Plenty of walks and cycle routes. Cottage sleeps 4 guests and is fully equipped with everything you need for the perfect getaway.Child …see more
“Wonderful Spot” Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the northern part of Skye
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Relax in luxury, peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
The silver birch wood within the grounds of the cottage was great for our 7 and 9 year olds to explore. The surrounding area is beautiful and ideal for running/jogging away from the main road. The cot… More
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views” Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout
Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay
Fantastic views and only 5 mins walk d
Really spot on apartment and location. Clean, well equipped, all we wanted.
Would use again!
Thank you… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2015
We arrived to find the apartment spotless and so comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of, inc washing up liquid,towels etc, the bedrooms were so comfy and quiet a… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The apartment was spotless, very comfortable and well appointed, with a magnificent view of the ocean. We couldn't have been more pleased. Not only that, the owner was extremely courteous, prompt and… More
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi
Just back from a wonderful week at Vista do Atlantico, this was our second time in this fabulous town house and we have already booked for a third visit next year! Can highly recommend, you will not b… More
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
We booked the place on the way it looked from the photos but the photos don't do it justice. It's very well equipped, large, comfortable but homely. There were many useful food items in the cupboards … More
“Great Villa, Everyone young and old enjoyed the property”
Reviewed 31 May 2012
With so much space in the villa everyone can find time to relax, you then add the play area and paddling pool for kids; and full sized pool for everyone and you quickly realise just what a great littl… More