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.
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Fantastic sea views”
Reviewed 19 Dec 2014
What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be b… More
“Home comforts” A very well-equipped home with everything we needed provided. The pretty and private garden was safe for our grandson. On top of a hill, walkable into town for the energetic but there is also an hourly daytime bus from the end of the ro
This lovely little bungalow has everything you need and is well maintained and clean. We had a lovely ten days here.… More
Thank you C & A I am so pleased you found No 31 to be such a good base for house hunting in the area. Thank you for choosing No 31 and I hope you have found a dream home locally. Best wishes Tracey
“Our second visit ~ so we knew it would be excellent.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
We once again spent a very enjoyable week at the bungalow. The property is in a lovely neighbourhood which is also quiet, peaceful and perfectly placed for all amenities and places of interest to vis… More
I am overwhelmed by your kind review S & B and happy you enjoyed No 31. It was a pleasure to have you to stay again, I like to provide the level of equipment and extra thought I would wish to find... You would be welcome to return any time and I hope you do!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such an extensive, positive review and recommendation.
Best wishes, Tracey
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
We spent just a week at No 31 (wish it could have been longer!) and were SO happy. The property is perfect and could not be more 'home-from-home'. We were provided with literally everything we neede… More
Wow! I am overwhelmed by your kind review S & B and I am so happy you enjoyed No 31. It was a pleasure to have you to stay, I like to provide the level of equipment and extra thought I would wish to find... You would be welcome to return any time and I hope you do!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such an extensive, positive review and recommendation and for choosing to stay at No 31.
I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Tracey
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in
“Wonderful base to see the delights of North Wales”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2012
To be highly recommended & owner really helpful with lots of excellent advice.
Everything you need is close by, including pubs, takeaway, shops etc. We will return to hopefully endure some kinder w… More
“quality cottage in a prime location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
We were met by the owner Seunghee, who gave us biscuits and a lovely bunch of flowers
and were shown into this lovely idylic cottage, which was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could… More
“What a welcome,what a cottage.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Quiet location in beautiful surroundings. You can’t go wrong with this modern well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. I really can’t think of anything you would need to bring, as the cott… More
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be.
Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine.
The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
This was a first visit to the Algarve for us and we were keen to find a quiet and peaceful villa away from the crowds where we could relax, unwind and enjoy a private pool. This villa fitted the bill … More
“Great villa - clean spacious and good location”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
This villa is perfect for people looking to have a quiet break, yet still close to lovely sandy beaches and any nessecary amenities - Villamoura is close and a very nice harbour with resturaunts and p… More
Thank you very much, i hope you enjoyed your barbecues by the Sunset :)
“Fantastic Holiday and Stay at Casa Nova”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We stayed at Casa Nova with our 2 young children aged 4 and 1 and sister and brother in law. The villa was of an excellent condition with excellent facilities, lots of space and a fantastic pool and … More
“GREAT TIMES” The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto
the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very well equipped , clean and comfortable
Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014.
Everything about the villa is first class.
Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable.
Bedrooms are spacious… More
Dear Jim and Grace, thank you for leaving such a fantastic review of Casa Vista del Mar and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to welcome you again in the future. With best regards. Jacqueline
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
Just got back from a fantastic week here, I cannot fault this villa at all, very comfortable, plenty of space and amazing views over looking Nazaret. I travelled with two young children and had no wor… More
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built …see more
“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
STATION MASTERS HOUSE ATHENRY, ITS AT THE RAILWAY STATION.12 MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREETJust renovated to the highest standard.
…You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!* ,… You don't need a car to get to Galway Main Street, ju …see more
“One of the best rentals we ever stay in.” This rental was in a great location.It had breath taking views.Every morning we just would go out and sit on one of our many patios.Memo and Joanna was like family to us we hated to leave them,We would just si
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr …see more
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay” We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops!
Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with an
We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, … More
Thanks for looking after our villa so well during your stay. We always like to please our guests and make sure their holiday is a dream vacation. Summer is the best time as the beach vibe is fabulous but winter can also be great as not so many crowds. We hope you will visit us again soon.
The apartment is centrally located, it is possible to visit the city on foot, to 500 mt you have the sea and the Promenade des Anglais, a 400 mt you Rue de France with the pedestrian street with shops and spettacles up a night, to 500 mt you the Russian church. with the …see more
Tres bien amplace,a 5 min. de plage et promenade,a 15 min de vieille ville,tres propre,le proprietaire tres sympa qui nous a donne tous les informations.… More
Locataires sympathiques , puntuels , ils ont avverti à l'avance de l'horaire d'arrive à l'appartement , l'appartement à été laissé dans un état impeccable et ils ont laissé un cadeau pour les prochaines locataires .
A tous les bailleurs n'hésitez pas à louer à ces vacanciers . Ils savent parler plusieurs langues et il n' à difficulté de communication.
“We had such a wonderful time and stay.” I would like to just say the apartment was very clean, cosy and fun. Not only from the many games and dvd's there are, there is a nice sized pool to swim in and a gym.
We were in walking distance from the harbo
We have just returned from an excellent fortnight at the apartment. Everything that was described was on offer from the sunbeds by the pool to the necessary air conditioning which was just what was re… More
“FANTASTIC APARTMENT - WE WILL BE BACK!”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
From our first enquiry about this apartment, communication was swift and very friendly. All arrangements went smoothly and on arrival we were delighted with the apartment. The furnishings and fittin… More
“we had a fantastic holiday at a lovely apartment”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
We had never visited Cyprus before and was pleasantly surprised at how clean it was and how safe we felt. We dined at various different restaurants in the area, mainly by the marina and had a lovely m… More
“Beautiful view” A very pleasant apartment with the most stunning view. The swimming pools are very good. Lovely and peaceful during our visit. We hope to stay here again before our permanent move to Moraira. Thank you
“A villa that lived up to our expectations” Having rented villas in Turkey for the last 25 years we consider The White House to be one of the best, and have booked to return in 2013, For my wife and I it was just perfect - especially the terrace, lar
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e
“Well equipped and great location” We have stayed here both in Spring and Summer and the house is cosy in the cold weather due to a lovely log fire and great in the summer too with a sun trap of a garden.
The kitchen is very well equipped - love the a
“Fantastic Villa, met every expectation” I highly recommend this Villa. After organising a 5 day stay for a group of 14, we were all very happy and to be honest after looking at other villas and hotels around the area, I think we hit jackpot with Villa
Villa right on the beach with no roads to cross. Open the door of your lounge and you are on the finest beach of Mauritius.FREE DAILY MAID SERVICEFREE WIFI internetFREE Two Canoes for water sportsALL modern facilities, very clean and tidySpecial Discounts …see more
“We want to come back next year!” The lodge is warm, clean, bright, well equipped, comfy. We could see the sun rise and set from its windows. As we were on a walking weekend it was such a nice home to come home to at the end of the day.
The chalet was in the perfect location for exploring Dorset. Was very well appointed for a comfortable stay and would recommend a visit.… More
“Comfortable and Pleasant”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
Nice little holiday lodge. Stayed there 3 adults + a 1yr old. it's on a farely steep hill. Walking distance to the pebble beach. Walking distance to the local pub and an organic farm where we bought f… More
“Week of relaxation” What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we are so taken .
One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property… More
Reviewed 12 Oct 2012
The property, location, and owners George and Gabriella are excellent, you could not pick a better property, everything is just perfect.
My partner doesn't drive so if i was fishing by Connel Bridge … More
“Highly recommend !”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2012
On arrival we were greeted by our fabulous hosts and shown to our home from home for the week. The view off the patio of the falls was spectacular and then came the next supprise, the fabulous cottage… More
“Fab...book you won't be disappointed” I have stayed at the Stella Maris previously through a tour operator.
In general: the complex is straight over from the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. Overall clean and a nice pool at the side o
This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met
us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge … More
“Fantastic Month In Fuengirola”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
Have just returned from 1 month staying at Antonia's apartment,everything was perfect,beautiful breakfasts basking in the sun on balcony with views to die for.apartment perfect location for everything… More
Reviewed 22 May 2014
My sister and I had a brilliant 11 night stay in this apartment. The apartment has all the facilities you could wish for, the washing machine was an added bonus! The decor was fresh and everything … More
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy” Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, The apartment
Kamala beach is a beautiful spot with some friendly bars and nice restaurants giving it a really friendly character. If a wild night is wanted Patong is only ten minutes away in a tuk tuk. The prope… More
“Excellent location, quiet, but next-door to everything you could want”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
The apartment is well kept in a quiet spot. You are staying within inches of a pool. And 20 feet away is a tree where the birds sing in the morning. It is in the heart of the (biggish) village of Kama… More
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2014
Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its ow… More
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed.
The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
Marvellous vievs, superb localization in the countryside neighbourhood . Villa equipped comfortably. We enyoyed pool arranged in very interesting way - the surface of the pool's water seems to merge … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
This villa is hard to fault, from the stunning views to full facilities and fabulous pool. The hardest decision to make was which sun terrace to sit on to enjoy the view. Our teenagers appreciated the… More
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell.
They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins,
My two Yorkie
The Robins was the perfect place for us to stay for our 3 months winter break from our home in France. Cosy and clean and a super comfortable bed awaited us along with some delicious cake and a bottle… More
Spacious property in a stunning location, facing out to sea with magnificent sea views. Peaceful rural setting with large garden, terrace and indoor dining areas. Sandy beach half a mile away. Ideal for families. Ideal location for fishing and other activities.< …see more
We stayed here 3 days with our family of 8 - definitely enjoyed the multiple rooms and the space to roam around in. The House is very remote, no TV, no WIFI and bad cell phone reception - also the tel… More
We are pleased to learn you enjoyed our wonderful rural location and the spacious property. Thank you for your feedback on the things that were not to your satisfaction. In view of feedback we have now installed a brand new TV and DVD player and have had the chimney swept! (it had not been done for years and was out of use). We apologise that you did not find the two hairdryers at the property and we have added a note on their location in our guest information for future guests. We agree that the mobile phone reception can be variable - this is one of the trade-offs for the beautiful remote location. We always get a reception from the kitchen/dining room at the front of the house and will ensure we inform our future guests of this. Thank you again for the useful feedback.
“Excellent” We had an excellent holiday, and Jan and Paul were great hosts, every little detail was attended to and they were very helpful. The apartment was great and we loved it!
We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside ar… More
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
The Coach House is situated in a area of outstanding beauty directly opposite Westonbirt Arboretum a great location for Tetbury and those wishing to attend Badminton Horse Trials. This is an ideal property for those seeking to escape to the country. …see more
“A lovely relaxing break.” Swallows barn is a lovely cosy new barn conversion with everything you need for two people.Everything is fresh & clean.It is located on a working farm & near the airport,but we were not disturbed at all.We had a warm friendly
“Mrs” Lovely property, ideally situated for Whitby. Decor and furnishings of a very good standard. Slight negative, creaky floorboards on the top floor, which ordinarily wouldn't be an issue, but as a family of 7, things were a little snug. Would love
Amazing place and setting. We had a fabulous time here. My 2 grandsons loved the green areas and open space. We were lucky with the weather 20+ each day we were there. The walk into town, especially w… More
Many thanks Linda for posting a review for us - sounds like the two little ones had a great time (and hopefully the adults too!!). The weather too of course does provide an added bonus !! Hope to see you again soon !!
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
Lovely peaceful and picturesque setting, well equipped and very clean cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay … More
Many thanks Michelle for your comments - glad you and your family were happy with the cottage and the facilities we provide. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the river… More
We are delighted you had a good holiday at our Cottage and glad you had time to appreciate its location (which we think is great too!). The steam trains passing and the wildlife are certainly very relaxing and most children enjoy feeding the ducks. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon and we thank you for taking the time to do a review for us.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“Lovely, hassle free, clean and comfortable.” The apartment is lovely and perfect for what I needed. I would 100% stay there again.
I had quite a bad allergic reaction to something on the sheets or the powder that was used to wash them previously but
had a lovely holiday at the buena gardens apartment had everything you need to enjoy your stay there lovely pool and good location for getting around altinkum would really recommend to anyone looking … More
Thanks for the lovely review, glad that you had a good holiday and stay at Buena Gardens. Best, Linda and Steve
“great apartment great holiday”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
the apartment had everything you would need for a holiday the apartment was spotless and everything was in a few minutes walk the local bar was great with good food and great hospitality would use thi… More
Glad that you enjoyed your stay and all at Bar 365 send their regards!
Steve and Linda
“Hope to return!” Having never been to Portugal before I was really excited to experience somewhere new and to stay in such a beautiful villa in lovely surroundings was amazing!
I travelled with my husband and 3 children age 16,13 and 10 along with a
“A little piece of French heaven!” The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and children's playh
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only will you fall in love … More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2016
What a fantastic time we have just had in La Fermette. There is loads of living space both inside and out. Our children all loved spending hours in the swimming pool. La Fermette is in a rural positio… More