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.
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
Well what can we say wonderful place house is extreamly clean and tidy home from home I feel the house has everything you need right down to tennis rackets. you couldnt need another thing we had a fab… More
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
My wife and myself couldn't have been happier with all aspects of our holiday.
The accommodation was excellent as was the town and location to north lakes and many other great spots.
Lorna and Marti… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and Arnie was a real gentleman. We too hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lorna
“Another lovely stay, home away from home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Just returned home after another brilliant stay, such a lovely relaxing stay, definitely gave me some much needed chill out time, and the dogs loved it as well. Wasn't sure how Ruby would react being … More
Thanks for your kind words Tom, it was good to see you again. I am really pleased that you got your time to relax.
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped.
My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after.
“Excellent location” Stayed for 3 nights ,fantastic accommodation,everything about this place is fantastic,new brighton is right on the doorstep and is very up and coming, can't recommend this place enough,will definitely be making a return visit
We stayed here in winter but the apartment was warm and inviting. The location on the promenade , with views across the river Mersey and a great location for local attractions and eateries. The owne… More
Just replaced that sliding door to the toilet with a hinged solid old pine door that is much better,glad your stay went well,thanks for staying,Best regards,Neale.
“Beautiful location and nice apartment with friendly owners”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2015
This apartment literally opens out to the beautiful views of the Mersey and access to sandy beaches and walk along the promenade. Short walk to shops and restaurants as well as station to get metro to… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay,and we managed to eliminate that noisy washing machine and we have reconfigured the apartment so both rooms have access to the bathroom without disturbing,each other,if it's needed in the small hours,sincerely Neale.
“Great location just lacked little refinement”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2017
This is a great location for the beach and the amenities offered by New Brighton. Our stay was more business than pleasure with my wife working in Birkenhead and me walking the dog so this location wa… 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
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we
“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us.
The cottage is … More
Thank you for your kind words Carole and it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. I am sorry that we could not do anything about the weather - but we do try to make sure that once guests are inside the cottages they want for nothing! We look forward to seeing you again when hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy exploring the gardens - I have great plans for them in the Spring and Summer! Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.… More
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
“Excellent Apartment” Beautiful surroundings, coastal pathway and sea just out the front. The apartment was really lovely. Clean, ground floor - good for mobility issues, quiet, big bedrooms, good kitchen, comfortable living area. It was close to to
The accomodation was fantastic & it was lovely waking up looking out of the pation doors with view of the sea.
Plenty to do from the beach to bike riding.
My teenage children already want to go agai… More
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
The flat is lovely, feels like you are at home, the location Is perfect , there is a lovely pub 10 minutes walk away with a great kids soft play for people with children, Chris is lovely, so friendly … More
“Perfectly placed, comfortable bungalow” we enjoyed a great week over Christmas this year. A very comfortable, home from home, bungalow. Not far from centre of Keswick but quiet and off street parking a big plus. The beds were exceptionally comfortabl
A perfect holiday property; very convenient, comfortable, clean and a quiet location, just a 10 minute stroll into Keswick town centre and 5 minutes to Fitz park, perfect!… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and we are glad you found the bungalow so convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
“Excellent Location, good facilities”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
I stayed here over Easter with my wife and two kids. It's located very close to the towncentre of Keswick and park which has a play area for the children. The main bedroom has plently of room and the … More
Thank you so much for the feedback we are in the process of improving the cottage and hope that you will visit again soon. WIFI is a great idea, so maybe later on in the year we will think about putting it in. We were also thinking about putting a washer machine in instead of the dishwasher as we have limited space.
We hope that you visit again.
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
Comfortable accommodation, great location for easy access to the town, buses and walks.
Welcome pack of tea/milk/biscuits was a very nice touch. Secure space in lockable garage great for anyone with… More
Thank you you for taking the time to review Ferndale, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
We found this to be a lovely holiday home with spacious rooms and all the mod cons. The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast room sat nine 9 of us comfortably. We rented the property for a fam… More
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!… More
Hi Peter, thank you for your lovely review - I'm sorry we didn't have a hot tub to achieve a 5 star review, very glad to hear that everything else was perfect. Hope to see you again. Sally
We stayed in the cottage for five nights with our two French friends who had never visited Derbyshire before. It was very cosy, clean and comfortable and had everything we needed and more. Biggin was… More
Thank you for this review. The cottage is in the heart of the White Peak area so is a good base for exploring. Glad to hear you found all you needed in the cottage.
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
“Cyprus Holiday, was a relaxing, sun soaked experience, within a comfortable home environment.” Cyprus is wall to wall sunsine with beautiful blue seas.
The west coast has mountains, with lush valleys and countryside, where agriculture is stil
“Absolutely Stunning Views” Stayed in this lovely, spacious apartment early May, our first visit to Belleveure 2A. Easy to book and any queries to Bianca were promptly replied. The views from the apartment were stunning. Perfect location for our 2 year
second year in a row we have rented this apartment and i cannot rate it highly enough.. big enough for 7 of us, well equipped and furnished to a very good standard, perfectly positioned right on the … More
“Fabulous sea-front apartment”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2012
We received prompt and helpful service from the managers of the property. Spacious, very modern and well-equipped apartment on two floors with large balcony offering a breathtaking view of the bay, … More
“perfect location, beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
the apartment was set right on the waters edge on the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa and could not have had a better location..the apartment itself was lovely with a large living/dining area opening on… More
“Villa with great views” Modern well equiped villa with great views of olive groves, mountains, sea and sunsets. Great to have private pool to cool down in the hot September sunshine.Friendly tavernas within walking distance and plenty of beaches close
Arrived with the family, picked the hire car up at Heraklion Airport (Athens Cars, no issues, great service) and drove for approx 1 hour to the villa; directions supplied were easy to follow with no i… More
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs.
Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
We (2 couples) had a fantastic and well organized 2 weeks vacation in a perfect summer house at Sanary sur mer. One of the best and most picturesque places at the Cote d’Azur even compared to much m… More
“Excellent holiday house”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
This was a perfect spring holiday for us and our children. In early May we were able to sit by the pool sunbathing and swim comfortably for hours every day. Great to have a heated pool. The house was … More
“What a joy”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
If you want the perfect house with plenty of light and space then this is the place for you. We went as a group of friends had had a superb time making full use of all the facilities and enjoying lunc… More
“Beautiful - we loved it!!” I stayed at Villa E with my Mum and 2 friends fior 10 days in September and we had an amazing time. This is my 6th visit to this area of Turkey.
The booking process was easy and Sue the owner was very helpful and organised
“Superb villa excellent facilities fantastic location!!!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2015
This villa is fantastic!!! Arranged over 3 floors there is plenty of room for a large family, ensuite in every bedroom and all the facilities you could think of! The pool is literally steps away and… More
“Short Stay @ Ovacik”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2014
Very modern villa, that is clean and well decorated.
Location of the villa is very good, as it is in congested area with unrestricted views from the pool. The managing agents (Okra Hotels) are very … More
“Fabulous Villa Beautiful Location”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2014
Just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks holiday at Villa E Orka Valley in Ovacik (July 2014). This spacious air conditioned villa is modern, well maintained and finished to a high standard. The open pla… More
“Beautiful view and posh apartment!” We loved this place. Francesco was helpful and available. The caretakers were available if we needed them and were friendly. They helped us out in a bind when we needed a quiet place to stay and responded quickly en
This is a truly PERFECT location. The condominium complex Il Suk is in Taormina Mare (on the edge of the cliff overlooking goregous Isola Bella Bay), away from the Taormina crowds and yet, just a few… More
“Nice villa with a great view”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
We had a wonderful time in Villa Suk, the view from the garden is wonderful, the best you can think of, Isola Bella looks so close. We used to have breakfast and dinner in the veranda, it is a very ha… More
“Amazing - highly reccommended”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2013
Villa Suk is the ideal place for having a holiday in Taormine area with friends, family or your other half. The views from the balcony are stunning and the villa is perfectly located for excursions ar… More
“The view is beautiful and the flat is comfortable” The flat is comfortable with everything you need provided. There is a large terrace with a fantastic view of rooftops and the sea. It is perfectly located, close to the station with very easy access
The view is great and we really appreciated the location - very easy access to Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Paco do Arcos is a quiet place with a nice beach within walking distance, and a pave… More
Thank you very much for your kind comment and for leaving the apartment shining, this shows really respect for our work. As promised, hope to see you soon and if not at my apartment, at least in Portugal. Anything you might need, we´ll be pleased to help.
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the
place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat
“Everything you need for a relaxing holiday” This was our fourth visit and once again we found the property to be clean and tidy. There is ample space with two large bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets. The balcony upstairs and the patio downstai
“Lovely clean and spacious Pool Side Apt suitable for couples and kids”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
We stayed at 102 The Palms 11-18 June 2013 and do not have a bad word to say. Upon arrival, The apartment was presented immaculately and became a home from home immediately. The Ceiling fans were need… More
“The property had everything you need for a relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2012
The house was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The four pools were also clean but there was a problem with the heated pool, which was quite cold. The grounds were immaculate and t… More
We are pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay. We are pleased that they had en enjoyable stay and found everything in the house welcoming and relaxing. We are, however, concerned that the pool is still cold and will pass your comments on. We try to improve everything that is within our capabilities.
“Great place to stay, home from home”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
Great accomodation, very easy to book with great communication. Very friendly and accomodating owners. The apartment is very well equipt and has everything to you need to make your holiday comfortable… More
We are delighted that you found everything to your taste and enjoyed both the house and the location. It is also helpful to know that our guests are enjoying the benefits of the double glazing. We try hard to ensure that our guests are as comfortable as possible.