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.
“Total Relaxation” My husband and I stayed at Casa Delicia for two week and it was perfection! Set back, about 10 minutes walk from the small village on Jesús Pobre, in a national park area - Casa Delicia is all you could want if you are looking for pe
“Breathtaking views as well as beautiful rooms” Me and my partner were looking for a relaxed Cornish getaway but wanted the privacy and comfort of an apartment rather than a B&B as well as a touch of modernity in quirky old Kernow. At Atlanta Apartment
“Comfortable, well-equipped and an ideal base to explore from” We stayed here with another couple for a week in May 2013.
All the facilities you would expect for self-catering were available and in good condition. We cooked indoors, and outdoors on th
The Villa was more than we expected very clean and tidy with a lovely roof terrace and access to a private pool.
The complex has a golf course near and good bars and a restaurant within walking dista… More
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
spent 12 weeks here last year ,owners gave us a long term deal .All the comforts of home with added sunshine .Plenty ammenities on site ,pool is clean and well maintained.For those wanting to explore … More
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
Excellant Appartment in pristine condition and very well equipped for a perfect holiday. Pool and poolside food area are both spotless.. Would not hesitate to use this appartment again.… More
“Fabulous place to stay that just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
This was my second trip to the same apartment at Vila Marachique in Alvor. The apartment is just a clean and tidy as when I originally visited 3 years ago. It has all the facilities of home and is l… More
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
The apartment is extremely spacious, immaculate and is equipped/furnished to a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked - definitely a home from home. The complex is very secure and well main… More
“Perfect home for a holiday in the Cairngorms” Great property in a quiet location but near to the main shops and services of Aviemore. The bungalow is a good size and has all you would need for warm comfortable stay. Kitchen is well equipped and having
The property has everything needed for a comfortable stay. The rooms are a good size and even the entrance hall is big which is very handy for a group struggling to take off their boots and jackets a… More
“Would stay again”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2017
Really clean and homely house. The place was warm when we got there. The house is spacey. Would recomand the place to stay at.… More
Thankyou We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards. Malcolm
“Lovely little house great location”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2015
We stayed here for 4 nights with our 10 month old twins and found the house to have everything we needed for our stay. The house was clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a great location, 5 minute… More
“All just perfect!!” We stayed in Jim's bungalow for one week 4-11 June 2016 and it was all we could ask for and more. The bungalow is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was just wonderful having the communal pool just across the road from
Spacious 3 bed/3 bath duplex/apartment with sunny roof terrace inside the ancient town walls. Easy access to the beaches, the heart of town is on the doorstep.2 well behaved dogs welcome.<br />Pay and display parking available nearby (200 mts) - £3 per day …see more
“Outside space is what makes this villa” I have rated this villa as very good, and think this is fair reflection of what we got, however some aspects of the holiday deserve better. To start with the communication with the owner was perfect. They always
“Beautiful villa, brilliant hot tub and pool, excellent location, perfect!”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
I booked villa Dwarika for one week as a surprise for my husbands birthday. The trip doubled as an escape for us from a hectic year following our wonderful wedding, the stresses of moving to a differe… More
Thank you for your review and the pleased you had a great time at the villa.
“Great villa perfect for 8”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
After university 8 of us went for a group holiday to the villa. It was a fantastic week and we had a wonderful time! The villa was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The pool and… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have had a few guests who have rented to take a hard earned break after their A level or university exams. Excellent for a group of friends to relax and enjoy in a spacious accommodation. Will be memories for ever!
“The perfect family getaway - revisited !”
Reviewed 2 May 2015
This was our third time staying at Villa Dwarika. As per previous reviews we love going back for one simple reason... it does everything it says on the tin. Beautiful villa, warm pool, excellent hot t… More
As always, your reviews are helpful and clearly, you and the family enjoy the villa to have booked for 2016!
“A great find in a beautiful area!” We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on.
The house has everything you need and more, very nicely
We stayed at Tom & Cathy's house for a week. The house is truly lovely with amazing views out to the sea. The house has everything you need and with just a short walk to a secluded beach what more ca… More
“The dream holiday home!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and 2-year-old son in early July. This was without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. The floor-to-ceiling corner… More
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air hockey table. A huge beanbag for the kids to hang ou… More
This was an amazingly large flat and our first experience with Holiday Lettings. We stayed for a week. The location was perfect for our family and very quiet inside the flat. Just a short walk from th… More
Thank you for your kind comments, it's been a busy season so apologies for the delay in my response. Regards Carol
“Great apartment close to centre”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2016
We stayed here for a girlie Weekend away and had a great time. The apartment was well furnished, clean and.spacious for the 6 of us. The owner was really helpful and made us feel very welcome. I would… More
Thanks girls, and I appreciate you looking after the apartment.
Look forward to welcoming you back again.
“Well situated appealing flat with all the essentials and great service.”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
Fifteen minutes walk to the beach at East Cliff or down to town center. Very close to the bus and train stations and a big Asda. Well equiped with two doubles, one with en-suite as well as the family … More
It's a ground floor condo overlooking the Tobago Plantations golf course. tranquil and peaceful surroundings. Access to 3 separate pools on compound and Lowlands beach. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Perfect for small families with young children. Cable television and wifi …see more
A fabulous area to visit, close enough to central London, 20 mins from Wimbledon, 20 yards from the Olympic cycle route, 5 mins walk from Hampton Court Palace- ideally located for the flower show and the village with all its delightful restaurants and antique shops …see more
“5 star self-catering by the beach - sets the standard for holiday rentals” Driftwood was a lovely place to stay, child-friendly with an amazing sea-view.
The whole house has been immaculately finished, right down to the details, and the owners h
Returned with family to lovely sea front home, super cosy despite gale force winds.
A warm welcome from the owners together with the comfy seating in the living room, fresh new bed linens and a well… More
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
We had such a lovely stay at this gorgeous house - it's so comfortable, and has been finished beautifully. The beach is right across the road (you can hear the waves!), and only a minute's walk away i… More
“Very happy to return”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2014
Returned to Driftwood for a family reunion and pleased it was even better than our first visit. Following the storm damage earlier this year, the kitchen and bathroom have been completely refurbished… More
Gorgeous penthouse apartment furnished to a very high standard consisting of 2 Bedrooms (one double and one twin), living/dining room, fitted and fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning with private roof top solarium with beautiful sea views. …see more
“Stunning Villa Pure Luxury Ideal for large groups/family holidays A***” Absolutely beautiful Villa, very spacious and equippped to a very high standard throughout. Ample facilities for children of all ages, Teenagers included. Stunning garden areas ar
Gorgeous villa not far from a lovely town. Short car/taxi journey to the beaches, which are amazing.
The villa has a lovely garden and pool with barbque area, as well as a pool table and table ten… More
Hi and thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our Luxury villa in the Algarve. It is all well and good advertising a luxury villa and then arriving and finding it does not do what it says on the tin, but we try to be honest and provide a really nice environment for our guests and always ensure that the villa and internals are kept and maintained to the highest standards so that guests are trouble free. We would love to see you return and as a gesture of goodwill offer you a 10% discount off our standard rates.
Reviewed 9 Feb 2012
This villa is stunning. Everything you need and in a quiet area, although we were warned about burglaries in the area. Decor was of a very high standard. All in all, an absolutely beautiful and ver… More
Hi, Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. I have looked at the comments on the Burglary and pool heat issues and would like to clear up these issues that you feel you had.
The burglary was a group of young people on the complex, who chose to leave the window open and go out shopping for the afternoon and were burgled. This could happen anywhere in the world and does happen regularly in the UK. My villa has a lockable secure garden gate with perimeter fencing and security shutters to each of the windows / patio doors and an alarm system linked to the local police. The villa also has a safe fitted in a hidden secure location and to date (touch wood) we have never had an instance.
Regarding the pool heat issue we thought that in the end this issue was resolved. As soon as we were alerted by you that the pool heater had been switched off, we immediately contacted the pool company the same day and the heater was switched back on. Therefore the heater was on as requested for the duration of your booking less the short time taken to contact the pool company once I was made aware. As advised in the Meet and Greet package, the heater could have been turned back on even quicker if the local number for the team had been alerted. It is a shame about the pool heater mistake by the gardener as without this issue it seems you had a fantastic time at the villa and loved every aspect of the luxury villa. We hope to see you return and if you do return, we will offer you a discount off your booking as a gesture of goodwill.
“Stunning villa - perfect if you book a car”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2011
I booked this villa for a joint trip with my sister and her family. In total we had 4 adults and 4 kids. The villa was great with plenty of room for both families. I would have given an excellent r… More
Hi and thank you for your review it is much appreciated and we are glad that you and your family had a fantastic stay at the villa ! It does work out more economical for families to hire a car as it can be offset against the airport transfers, beach runs, supermarket runs and trips out for the day or to restaurants in the evening. The 7 euro charge to Alvor and Praia Da Rocha is reasonable if you like a glass of vino with the evening and choose not to drive but we have found that over a 7 - 14 night stay, the hire car is the most cost effective route. We would love to see you come back again soon as you took great care of the villa :-)
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh
We stayed in this lovely house in December 2013 with group of friends which included young children. The house is huge and would accommodate a large group of people easily. We were very pleased with … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cottage. So glad you enjoyed your New Year break! Helen
“Perfect getaway with friends”
Reviewed 23 Oct 2013
We had a perfect stay in this beautiful property. There were a group of six friends looking to get away from it all and have a weekend catching up. The house was perfect for us, it had all the mod c… More
Hi Leanne, sounds like you enjoyed your time in Armoy. So pleased you found the house to your liking and the locals too!! You are most welcome to return any time!
“A Taste of Luxury”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2013
This is a beautiful house that has been well designed, built and furnished and one that you very quickly feel comfortable in. Whilst the house is in the country you are in a central location for visi… More
Thank you very much for leaving our house a review. So glad you enjoyed your time in Armoy.
“Fabulous” Stayed in the main house on the ground floor accommodation with my partner, elderly father and 2 dogs at end of September. Accommodation was very grand, beautifully kept and clean with fantastic views of the sea and Ann the owner was very h
“Very spacious accommodation in a beautiful part of Wales”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
This property offers spacious and well equipped accommodation and the owners are friendly and very helpful. I would recommend both the cottage and Criccieth.… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope to see you next year. Lovely to have had you stay with us.
“Beautiful Holiday Place”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
The house is a lovely spacious period property with lovely views over the nicely kept garden overlooking the scenic bay and hills beyond. Freshly decorated, well equipped with clean comfortable furnit… More
Thanks so much for your review and kind words. We enjoyed having you stay and hope to see you back with us some time in the future.Thank you for your custom. regards Richard and Ann
Reviewed 5 May 2015
Group of 6 adults, 1 baby & 2 dogs staying for a long weekend and this place was perfect - a great house, with plenty of room (we couldn't believe how big it was!) and fantastic views. Property is ver… More
That is a lovely review and many thanks for being so kind. We loved having you stay here with us at Nantyfelin and hope you will return one day for a longer stay. Kind regards Rich and Ann
The Chymes holiday Flats is a small block of 6 Superior completely self-contained holiday flats, some with sea views and balcony. They are very popular for a short break or long team holidays.They are ideally situated adjoining Clifton Drive and St Annes Promenade whic …see more
“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.
“Lovely like being at home with a fantastic neighbour” Really enjoyed our stay felt at home
Owners great very helpful
The farm was lovely animals friendly cottage clean comfortable lots of places too visit
we booked to go away ,me my partner and my little girl,we got there no problem although we arrived at night and it was raining,the next day we were ready to leave and head to ravenglass which was only… More
“Rowe End Cottage”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
Great cosy cottage in a beautiful quiet part of Cumbria. Convenient for coast as well as Eskdale and Wasdale.… More
“Comfortable villa - beautiful scenery” I decided to write a review about Villa Lorraine because we found reviews helpful when we were looking for a villa for our family holiday. Photos give an idea but they never tell the whole story. Villa Lorraine h
We were a party of seven who stayed at this villa for a week in mid June 2016. It had everyting we could ask for and more. Indoor, we enjoyed the big dining room table when we wanted to dine inside,… More
“Beautiful quiet villa in the French Countryside, yet within close driving distance to the buzz of the Cote D'azur”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
My husband and I stayed here for 2 weeks in early June with our one year old son, accompanied by our friends who brought their 8 month old daughter and 3 year old son. The layout of the villa was perf… More
Beautiful spacious villa,heated swimming pool ,air conditioned bedrooms,close to beach and lake,great views down the golf fairway,private and not overlooked,close restaurants /cafe/bars and shops,WiFi,Satellite TV,Secure. …see more
“Fab place great time had by all” The villa was excellent with everything you would need and more
The games room was great for unwinding after a full day in one of the parks
We had thanks giving day there and found everything we could need
I would r
“Great choice for a central Florida short term rental”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2015
Location, location, location! This is a great villa for a vacation get away. This villa is a modern home with comfort, style and efficiency all ready for travelers in the Disney/Orlando area. Having a… More
“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We loved our stay at the villa. The location was perfect. Loved the golf course (4 rounds in a week) and the service there was second to none. We will be hoping to book again for the future and take m… More
“Awesome villa, amazing vacation”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2015
Me and my husband and 2 sons stayed in this villa in March/April 2015 for 2 weeks. It was our first visit to the States and from the moment we unlocked the front door and entered the villa we were ju… More
“Beautiful apartment, great location” We have just returned from a lovely 10 night stay in caserio de calahonda, the apartment is in a fantastic location and is very tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need for your stay.
We have just returned from a fantastic two weeks stay at this wonderful apartment. It really does have everything you need and it is very clean and tidy throughout and very tastefully decorated. The a… More
Thank you so much for taking time to submit the review of my apartment at Caserio de Calahonda. I was delighted to hear you all had a really good holiday and that the apartment lived up to expectations. I do hope we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back at some stage in the future.
“Was an ideal location for us and the accommodation was superb”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
We looked for somewhere for 1 week to break up a 3 week stay on the costa. This apartment met out expectations and more, it was like being given someone's home for the week. Great location for us as w… More
Many thanks for taking time to post the review. I'm really glad you had such a great holiday and that Caserio lived up to expectations!
“Superb Apartment Brill holiday....what more is there to say!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
The apartment is beautiful, equipped with everything you would need and presented to a very high standard. The added bonus is its proximity to the pool....off the exceptionally large patio and splash … More
Thank you for taking the time to submit such a helpful and positive review. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Caserio. It sounds as if you managed to pack lots into your week, but hopefully you saved a few things for another time in the future!
“Amazing escape from every day life” A couple of us stayed in this villa and loved it, hardly ever needed to leave our sancutary, our own pool, BBQ and all the comforts of home. Nice and private but within minutes of Port Douglas.
Shimna Mile Newcastle offers comfortable modern accommodation with access to all Newcastle and the surrounding district offer. Great food and drink, marvellous scenery, fantastic hill walking, miles of beaches and much more. …see more
“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 villa - fantastic location what more could you ask for” Myself, husband and adult son have just returned from a fantastic holiday of two weeks at this property. On arrival the villa was very welcoming, situated on a quiet road in the beautif
This Villa is just what your looking for ,It has everything you will need to have a great stay,Close to the shops,parks and airport,Excellent location… More
“Excellent accomadation to stay at”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
Just a note to say what a great holiday we had at your villa. Your home is of a very high standard with everything you need whether its lazing in the pool, surfing the internet, playing in the games … More
“Superb stay in a lovely home.”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
I stayed in this villa with my wife, two children (12 and 10) and mother in law for three weeks in May and June 2013. Within five minutes of arriving my children had got themselves into the loveley po… More
“Warm homely cottage in a brilliant location” from our first enquiry everything was perfect.The cottage was as described and had everthing that you could want Location good for Killin with nice Walks on doorstep.and eating places.Killin a good place t
The upside down cottage is a fantastic place to stay and explore Scotland. It's within an hours drive to most beauty spots and locations. The cottage itself is very comfortable and we were very unwill… More
“Barn cottage killin”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2017
We had a fantastic time at the cottage.
We spent the new year there with our grandchildren. The cottage was well equipped we didn't need to take anything with us. The cottage was a five minute walk i… More
“Beautifully charming homely cottage.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Perfect location for exploring, cottage is amazingly equipped with information on Scotland. Quiet location with good amenities nearby, lovely and cosy to return to at the end of a busy day. Already r… More
“Great Property & Location” The previous reviews have covered everything and I cannot add more except to say I agree with them all !!
Well presented property in a peaceful "central" Algarve location with plenty to see and do locally including severa
We are just back from our fourth visit to this apartment. It was good to start with, and it just keeps getting better.
Inside the apartment it feels like being at home. There is no skimping, with c… More
“Great Apartment in a Central Location”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
This apartment has everything you need and some things you don't! The apartment is very clean, well maintained and secure. We stayed for just over a week and the location is great for exploring the … More
“Great apartment and location”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Lovely apartment in complex, perfectly clean, lots of towels, great facilities, SKY TV, video and dvd to keep the kids happy after the beach/pool. Heard nothing from neighbouring apartments. Fantastic… More
Sunny, light-filled, spacious 1st floor apartment with large south-facing windows and sea view, in the centre of the seaside town of Portmarnock, close to Dublin airport. On bus routes to airport and Dublin city centre, ideal for visiting Dublin and touring. 5 minutes w …see more
“Excellent” This was our first family ski holiday and we found the apartment and resort absolutely superb.
Avoriaz is a beautiful purpose built resort and is very family friendly as it is traffic free and you can ski to and from the front door of t
I can't recommend Avoriaz or Avoriaz Chalet's highly enough! The resort is everything we could have wanted in a family ski vacation. Absolutely ideal for our 8 and 13 year-olds. The terrain was wel… More
Thank you for your lovely review - as you say, Apartment Dahu Saskia is ideal for a small family or, indeed, for a couple. It is possible to ski all the way to the front door - if you return do ask us to show you the route. Thank you for choosing Avoriaz Chalets and we hope to welcome you back to Avoriaz.
“Very impressed with the standard of the appartment and service from Avoriaz Chalets”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2012
We booked this apartment as it was advertised as and looked a higher standard than other similar properties in this resort. We were not dissapointed! From the cleanliness of the apartment on arrival t… More
Thank you for your kind words. I am hoping to further improve the chalet for 2012/13 with the addition of a wellness centre with private sauna and walk-in shower, plus new bathrooms downstairs. We very much hope to welcome you back some time.
studio apertment with 1 double bed and 2 single beds too,, in KERKYRA-CORFOU bij MIRTIOTISSA NUDIST BEACH.
The house - studio is on the west cost of the Island and 300m before the beach!
The house is located in the nature under the olive trees and flowers!
Very …see more
The Clockhouse is full of charm and character. There is a large bedroom/living room which features a double bed and an extra bed can be arranged if required. The comfortable bedroom has ample wardrobe space. There is a shower room on the ground floor, featuring a shower …see more
“Location convenient for many local town.Property small and compact with a country feel” I would recommend the prperty.Great location and warm welcome. Property had a country feel.Locals made you feel very welcome . Ideal location to visit surrounding