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.
Stunning 5 star cottage with fabulous views of Tyrone Countryside.Tullyvar Cottage is a stunning self-catering cottage decorated to the highest specification. It is located between Ballygawley and Aughnacloy with fabulous mountain views. This is a perfect luxurious coun …see more
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and …see more
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres.
Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c …see more
We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. Th… More
“great place to stay”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
we had a great time there.
Lots of beach, sun and sand
Warm sea, great sun sets, good swimming and snorkling.… More
“A beautiful family home in a little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2011
The house is tastefully, yet simply furnished. A gorgeous open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room looks out over the sea with nothing but an incredible private vista. The wooden floors and flowing white… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort …see more
Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodations for two. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to …see more
Perfect cottage in stunning location. Cottage is of a high standard with everything you could wish for. Owners are very friendly and helpful and the welcome hamper was the best we have ever had. Highl… More
“A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Skye”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
We had a lovely holiday in Skye. The cottage was lovely, really cute with everything you would need. The welcome hamper was a lovely additional touch. We really enjoyed out time in the cottage and … More
“Great hosts and accommodation”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
Great location all mod cons for single traveller wishing a base. Scary stairs not for the infirm and the bedroom mezzanine is low on head room. Im 5ft6 and still managed to crack my head on the velux.… More
Delightful single storey cottage, attached to a converted coach house, with a large garden which backs on to farmland and orchards in the outskirts of a Wealden village.
Having recently been completely renovated with a large comfortable open plan lounge/dining room, a …see more
Nice cottage wih good facilities. Owners are welcoming and very helpful if you need anything. We enjoyed the fresh eggs for breakfast and the free tickets to Leeds Castle.
The cottage is in a great… More
“Well equipped, lovely stay with a great garden in a quiet environment”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2012
This cosy home is very well located to visit Kent. Many points of interest are easily reached from here. Train station, small shop, restaurants, ... at walking distance.
In the cottage you find any… More
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2011
A late review but non the less a positive one:-)
We had a great time in this cottage. The cottage itself was fully equipped, nicely decorated and more than your money’s worth. The owners Saff and … More
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, …see more
“High quality accommodation offering home away from home - you definitely get what you pay for”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
I recently stayed at Barnacre Cottages on a trip over from New Zealand to visit family in nearby Garstang. My internet searching had thrown up very little in the area that would provide for the needs … More
“Excellent location. Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2011
The cottages were the perfect location for our group. We were 16 people, and there was plenty of room for us all to socialise together.
We were welcomed with freshly baked cakes, and a well furnis… More
In the heart of a small coastal village, this pretty 'chocolate box' thatched cottage has been tastefully renovated to offer a welcoming holiday break whatever the season It has four double bedrooms with plenty of space for all the family.Set in a quiet cresce …see more
“A fantastic, well-equipped, family and dog-friendly cottage in a perfect location”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2014
We went to Periwinkle with our friends - overall we comprised a group of 2 families, with 4 young children, and 2 dogs, I have to say that this cottage was perfect for our holiday. It has everything t… More
“Beautiful cottage, perfect location - a match made in heaven!!”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2014
Periwinkle has everything needed in a home. We are a large family of 8 adults and one 20 month old granddaughter and the cottage suited us admirably. 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 4 excellent bedrooms and p… More
“Lovely cottage and location”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
Visited with friends. The cottage is`lovely and had plenty of room for the eight of us,
Having three toilets was good, the kitchen had everything you could want.
Winterton is a great spot the peop… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Balnain cottage has a private Lochan and enjoys fabulous views from every room and is set in well maintained, landscaped gardens which are a key feature of the property. A variety of peaceful seating areas are dotted around the garden to allow guests to enjoy the wealth …see more
Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in … More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Welcome to our self-catering property - 'Number 19' Chiefs Street. This is a comfortable three bedroomed terraced house in a quiet city-centre location within a short walk from the Cathedral, museums, restaurants, shops and Oliver Cromwell's house.The property is warm, …see more
“comfortable, excellent locaion, quiet and the garden and off road parking a bonus”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
The cottage is much better equipped than usual, which made self catering very easy. To be met by the owner was lovely, and meant we could ask all the questions, and get lots of tips re Ely itself as… More
“A lovely place to stay, especially with young children”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
This was a great place to stay - good sized rooms, in a pleasant location and close enough to the centre to do everything on foot; Cromwell's house is only a two minute walk away. The children spent a… More
“A lovely property: comfortable and very well equipped.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
The property is minutes away from the Cathedral and so is ideally placed for everything Ely has to offer.
The owner, Bob, welcomed and collected us from Ely railway station and explained how everythi… More
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co …see more
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday.
The main living area of the cottage is …see more
Charming cottage overlooking Lake Iseo.
Two floors consisting of sitting room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (1 accessible from the outside), utility room, large terrace and cosy garden overlooking the lake. Private offstreet parking . Panoramic view of the marina an …see more
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware an… More
Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower.
Hope to have you again in Lovere.
All the best.
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promena… More
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“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while… More
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr …see more
We had a wonderful (if somewhat wet) holiday staying in Pier Cottage, Kilcreggan. The cottage was just lovely and in a wonderful location (situated on the edge of Loch Long and at the end of Kilcregg… More
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains.
The house has …see more
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for …see more
“A great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
The house is compact and well located within the village of Sedbergh. Entry and exit are right onto the narrow street so car parking in another area has to be found, either pay and display or a lucky … More
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone and wood house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aege …see more
Lovely seaside location 2 minutes walk from wonderful sandy beaches. Direct fast train services to the surrounding area iincluding to thebeautiful historic city of Canterbury in approx twenty minutes, with it's superb cathedral, renowned theatre, museum and arts …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children;
The charming bed and breakfast, Le Cerisier is located in the village of Saint Geniès de Fontédit in the Herault region of Languedoc. The village is only 10 miles north of Béziers with easy access to Narbonne, Montpellier, Carcassonne, and Perpignan along the A9.We a …see more
Set in a traditional mountain village, the Village Apartments has stunning views of Plakias Bay and the Lybian sea. Relax on the balcony and watch sensational sunsets over the mountains, while relaxing and enjoying a cool drink. Take a stroll around the village, and t …see more
The Canna Palustre type holiday home is a detached house with a thatched roof (+/- 90 m2. Locoated at our beautifull Resort Città Romana. It is quite and peacefull but also a great for an active break.
The Canna Palustre has a Hall with separate toilet, Living room w …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Modern and comfortable, with air-source heating, 2 Ingale is only a 15 minute walk from the town centre. It has original artwork throughout, a great selection of local books and local fare to welcome everyone. There is on-site parking but local buses, which connect wi …see more
A ground floor fully equipped apartment with a private sun terrace set in beautiful gardens, also there is a shared pool. Is close to sea, restaurants, shops, and bus.Good weather all year, perfect for those seeking a relaxing and peaceful place for long stay holidays.T …see more
The landlord was waiting when we arrived. Despite being at least 20 years old, the apartment itself was very clean and tidy. It is also extremely well appointed - the landlord's family owns two apar… More
“Lovely apartment for couples with car”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
We had a great time in Tenerife! The apartment is part of a big complex, but it is quiet and all sights are easily reachable if you have a car. It is small, but cosy, very well-equiped with kitchen ga… More
This semi-detached villa for 6 persons has a beautiful thatched roof. On the ground floor, there is a hall and an adjoining toilet, living room with open- plan kitchen, parent's bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a bath and washbasin. First floor: two very spacious bed …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
A delightful cottage nestled in its own private garden surrounded by open farmland. It is a light and airy property fully furnished and modernised throughout. The bedroom has a 6' double bed which can be split into twin beds if required. The ensuite provides a la …see more
Willow Cottage is a real gem, beautifully situated in a garden setting and very well appointed. The cottage was light and airy and felt comfortable, this was mainly due to the provision of excellent … More
“A little gem in West Sussex”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2011
We have had the pleasure of staying at Willow Cottage twice now and cannot recommend this great self catering accommodation highly enough. The cottage provides extremely comfortable, well equipped mod… More
“Very lovely cottage !”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
We enjoyed our stay at Willow Cottage, a peaceful and charming house, well equiped, very clean, nicely decorated. What can we say ? It was perfect. The owners care a lot about their visitors and are v… More
Cà vecia è una casa a gestione familiare situata nella zona di Pur. Divisa in due appartamenti, è circondata da un vasto giardino, fornito di Bbq, tavolo per i pasti, lettini prendisole e deposito dove poter lasciare bici o altre attrezzature.L'appartamento, imm …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Our comfortable stone built "newly furnished" self catering cottage which Is situated 1/2 mile from the A1
with off road parking. There are 2 Bedrooms with 1 Double Bed and 1 Zip/Link Twin bed, a fully fitted shower room,
fully fitted kitchen and comfortable living area …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and …see more
The owners were welcoming and very helpful. The accommodation is about 10 min drive from Asda and 10 min drive from Alton Towers Resort. The accommodation is fully furnished and has everything you nee… More
Reviewed 28 May 2013
Just returned home from a delightful weekend at the Sweethills. We had a truly amazing weekend in the Peak District. The accommodation was better than we were expecting. Perfect for a couple who are … More
“Excellent accomodation, friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2013
Compact accomodation but excellent facilities, everything and more than you would expect to get on a self catering holiday. Directions to find property first class. Owners very friendly, milk in frid… More