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.
Forget-me-not Chaumiere is situated near Honfleur in the picturesque village of Marais Vernier in the preservation area of the same name. There are 2 bedrooms - a large one with a double bed upstairs & a downstairs bedroom with 2 single beds.
It is a tradi …see more
We stayed at forget me not cottage in June. It was absolutely charming. The pictures dont do it justice. So quiet and a real get away from it all place.
My 2 boys loved it and the WiFi was faster th… More
“Peace & Tranquility”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We stayed here in November. It was our first visit to Normandy and the first time we had taken our dog abroad.(she loved it) Being in Marais Vernier is like being in thatch cottage land. It was so p… More
“In my sons words awesome”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
We booked this cottage 10 days before the start of our holiday and Marianne was very accommodating allowing us to begin our holiday on the friday and to get the keys 2 hours early.What can we say abou… More
A cosy semi detached property that sleep six with all modern amenites for a holiday home. Ideally suited for a family with children as amenities such as the beach and filey bird garden is just a walk away.The property has been renovated to high standards with a conserv …see more
We have just returned from our holiday, Blossom house was fantastic. Everything you need and more (even a potty which was great as we forgot our 2 year old's!) When we arrived we were greeted by the o… More
Lovely chalet in the mountains above Annecy. Beautiful views and a charming little town. The house is very well appointed, comfortable and well presented. We enjoyed some great mountain walks from t… More
Recently voted in Brighton Visitor's 'Top Ten Places to stay in Brighton' , this lower ground floor studio apartment offers fabulous amenities and is located right on the seafront. Super-king size bed, luxurious large bathroom with roll top bath and walk-in double show …see more
Primrose Cottage has recently under gone a renovation and is contemporary yet retaining much of its traditional charm.
Located only a 3 minute walk from the Blue Flag beach of Porthmeor and 5 minutes from the extensive range of shops and restaurants in St Ives.
The …see more
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive.
My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home.
Have booked ag… More
“Fabulous break in beautiful unique Cornish Cottage”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I have just enjoyed a fabulous break at Primrose Cottage with my husband for our sons 2nd birthday. The cottage was perfect. A lot of thought has clearly gone into providing everything needed for fa… More
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway,
boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request
A perfec …see more
Henley House is a 5 star rated, newly renovated, large, four bedroomed detached property ideal for 1 or 2 week holidays and weekend breaks throughout the year. It offers comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people. The property is particularly well positioned in a q …see more
Had a wonderful holiday at `Henley House'. Spacious house for the six of us but would have been comfortable for 8+, perfect location for the whole of Weymouth, Portland and beyond. Really nice to be a… More
“Fabulous holiday home”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
Henley house is fabulous. 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges, spacious kitchen and dining room. It had everything we wanted and more. The garden is also lovely and a real sun trap.
The house is at the top of a st… More
Mortreth is a modern, spacious 3-bedroom end row cottage in the seaside village of Porthtowan, just 5 minutes off the A30. It is a short walk from the beach and the village's many amenities. With a balcony overlooking the bay Mortreth is a modern open plan property …see more
Great house and great location. Everything we needed for our stay (wifi especially!). Two minute walk from the beach, yet quiet location. Mark, the owner, was extremely helpful before we went (des… More
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely thorough and smooth so th… More
“HAPPY TIMES IN "MORTRETH" PORTHTOWAN”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Having rented many times before, I would rate this one as one of the best. Dealings with the owner Mark has been so easy and he is quick to respond. The accommodation is as good as it looks in the ph… More
Casa lagoas is suitable for large groups/large families of up to 8 people that are on the lookout for a well-equipped, comfortable and roomy place that is just a short drive away from every amenity and everything that the Albufeira region has to offer. Close to golf cou …see more
We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Ca… More
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… More
FREE UNLIMITED WiFi.
IN BRIEF: Suitable for families, couples or surfers (with ample board store) alike. This apartment has sea views and a south-west facing patio that offers spectacular sunsets. It is open plan and contemporary in design. The apartment feels light …see more
Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recom… More
“Outstanding - perfect getaway from the stress and busyness”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2011
Where to start? Woolacombe itself is a delightful little place right at the seaward end of a valley. Shops close early evening (a good thing for peace and quiet!) and the central pub is friendly with … More
“Fabulous, great decor, very comfortable apartments”
Reviewed 24 May 2011
I have stayed in a couple of the apartments owned by this lady. They are all fabulously appointed, very comfortable and very central to Woolacombe. I would definitely recommend to anyone and am alway… More
Kipplochan is a 4 star visit Scotland luxury Norwegian pine log cabin holiday lodge situated in the exclusive Kipp Paddock development in the picturesque Scottish coastal village of Kippford. It has an extensive open plan kitchen, living and dining area, three large …see more
The Apartment sits in Primrose Valley, a seemingly private stretch of Victorian villas that rises above Porthminster Beach to overlook St. Ives harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. The accommodation was planned with discerning guests in mind. Originally part of a Victorian …see more
The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. … More
Beautiful & serene, Samui Sun Villa is centrally located in a quiet residential area in the heart of popular Chaweng. Ensuring full privacy, the surrounding walls and automatic gate open on to a luxurious villa, fusing Thai tropical elegance with high European stan …see more
We stayed at this beautiful villa for nearly two weeks - it was spectacular! The villa is gorgeous and extremely spacious. It has everything you could possibly want or need for your holiday. The pool … More
“Very comfortable and spacious”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Our large extended family including 2 aging parents, 3 little children (aged 4 to 7) and 5 adults stayed at Sun Villa this December. The positives included:
- Spacious & well laid out (4 bedrooms, 4 … More
Thank you for the review and for the compliments. Regarding the cleaning, many of our guests do not want a housekeeper everyday as they like thier privacy and that is why we do housekeeping every 3 days. We are sorry about the island power outage and have since purchased a portable generator so there will be electricity in the case of a blackout. Regarding the rate, we feel we are quite competitive. Please do a search of 4 bedroom pool villas on Koh Samui and you will see that most of them are more expensive than our starting daily rate of 6,900THB. Thank you and for your input and we look forward to hosting you again in Koh Samui.
This is a luxury furnished apartment. Fully equipped, and comprising of Lounge/dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a large balcony, air-conditioned cooling and heating. Windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Located in a prime positio …see more
Spacious and very pleasant apartment.
Lisa managed everythiong 100 %.
Good location. The boat to the islands is a walk of 200 meters. Perfect restaurants in walk distance.
We enjoyed our stay… More
Reviewed 4 Aug 2015
sun on the terrace in the afternoon lovley to watch sun set with a glass of wine also the markets are great if you want frest produce… More
“Great apartment, nice location and a 'birds eye view'.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
Modern and clean apartment with great views out to sea and across the salt flats where birds gather.
Plenty of parking and easy road access from Faro airport. Easy to walk into town and plenty of b… More
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
Arabia Cottage is located approximately 200 yds from the harbour and beach in the traditional fishing village of Port Isaac. Port Isaac consists of a fascinating jumble of old cottages and houses clustered around a beautiful sheltered harbour, sitting between steep hill …see more
Arabia cottage was just what it said on the tin, and more! Our weather wasn't kind and the lashings of hot water and cosy heating was wonderful to return to after walking the coastal path. The locals … More
We where lucky to have stayed at Arabia cottage when we had the beatiful weather at the beginning of May 2011. My Husband and I and our 2 Springer Spaniels. The cottage was beautiful. Spottlessly clea… More
Arabia Cottage is a typical original Cornish cottage set into the hillside just above Port Isaac. It has been beautifully refurbished, with a traditional kitchen with Cornish slate worktop and floor,… More
The cottage consists of a fully equipped modern kitchen with dining area. The lounge has a log burning stove, flat screen HD TV/DVD, spotting scope, CD Ipod doc. The bathroom has a separate bath and shower cubicle. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the t …see more
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to provide any help need… More
A rare opportunity to rent half a villa, while the owner is not in residence. Peace & Tranquillity, Rest & Relaxation near Moraira. With a very private Pool and gardens, This property is for ADULT COUPLES ONLY! ( Same sex allowed ) SORRY NO CHILDREN.
The apartment h …see more
We stayed in casa Solandra for 10 magical days, it's a gorgeous apartment a lovely location. We spent our days exploring and chilling, the pool was simply perfect after a day out. Jenny was brillian… More
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Jenny & Linda
Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage City built in the16th century during the rule of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. This bright apartment dates back to 1875 and has been fully renovated with appropriate fixtures and fittings throughout. I …see more
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped get us sta… More
Many thanks for your kind comments. The stairs we have are luckily easy to climb and whilst we advise against anyone with mobility problems staying here we regularly have older and younger persons stay and without any problems. Regarding the aircon we try to strike a balance between price and services to offer best value for money. Besides providing several fans we are now installing new cool balcony shades. We look forward to seeing you again.
“Brilliant Apartment in an ideal location”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2012
This was a brilliant apartment located in a great area. The apartment is clean, spacious and modern with all the facilities you need. The pictures on the internet don’t do it justice. The host Jon w… More
“Modern & clean apartment with lovely owners, absolutely recommendable!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We (2 friends) stayed for one week and had a very pleasant time in this apartment. Its owners were extremely cordial, kind and caring and welcomed us with all needed information - even incl. all basic… More
This original property which cascades down a mountain, commands a elevated position that benefits panoramic coastal views of the Spanish holiday resort of Bolnuevo and the port of Mazarron. It has a private 8 x 4 swimming pool that also benefits from sea views. The pool …see more
Excellent 2 bedroom apartment located in the prestigious Al-Sakia Village, offering a gym, sauna, tennis courts, a large pool, children’s playground, restaurant and a café/bar with pool-side terrace. Within walking distance of all you’ll need for a wonderful holida …see more
We only stayed a week, next year we will make sure we will stay longer. Very pleasant area of Vilamoura, calm, peaceful. The apartment was as advertised, just perfect. We were not sure that we had wir… More
“Immaculate, spacious home from home apartment”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
No fights for sunbeds
chilled out environment
pool quiet and lots of green areas within complex
apartment very spacious, relaxing and have all amenties needed
contact person very h… More
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
On arrival we found the appartment very clean and comfertable. Was met and showed around. Having stayed at Al sakia twice before we knew the surroundings and what to expect. We do like it here from t… More
A spacious, sumptuously refurbished split level town house. Air conditioned / heated luxury property in the prestigious Aloha area of Nueva Andalusia Marbella - surrounded by beautifully manicured award winning semi tropical gardens. The property has quality furn …see more
What a great property! 6 of us shared this spacious house. It is in a cul-de-sac of about 6 properties overlooking the golf course. There are 3 bedrooms all downstairs and each bedroom has sliding pat… More
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2015
Lovely well equipped, clean spacious house. The views where lovely over Aloha golf coarse towards the sea in the background. 15 mins walk to a buzzy bar and restaurant area. It was 5 mins from all the… More
“What a lovely Place!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Me, my husband, my teenage daughter and a family friend stayed at the town house in Aug '16 it was very well equipped, and had a really cosy feel, It was very safe and secure with good parking facilit… More
‘Armonija’ is a newly finished house at the outskirts of the beautiful village of Qala. The house is situated just above one of the many beaches to be found on the idyllic island of Gozo.The house is minutes away from the ferry terminal and five minutes drive from Q …see more
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More
Welcome to Armon traditional luxury villa in Chania, Crete. A perfect choice for family holidays in Crete.
A refuge in dreams you can find in the Polemarchi at Chania. A unique sense of hospitality in the blue waters of the Aegean. If you choose to relax in Armon vil …see more
Chalet Cristalliers is a traditional, luxury chalet in Chamonix town centre. Complely renovated in 2010, it is set in its own grounds with ample private parking. Its sunny, southerly facing aspect gives magnificent views of the Mont Blanc massif. Five en suite bedrooms …see more
Come and visit us all year round at our superior plus villa with sea view. 101 Waterside Park is in the village of Corton Nr Lowestoft on the Norfolk/Suffolk border It is ideally situated either as a base to visit the local attractions,enjoy the surrounding countryside, …see more
What a great first family holiday for me my other half and our 3 year old daughter. Great accommodation very clean and we'll looked after, the whole complex is clean and welcoming. We enjoyed use of t… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Roy and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future
“Fresh sea air, beach walks,autumnal sunrises, and a beautiful villa to cosy up in - just perfect!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
A wonderful villa, well equipped with kitchen utensils, washing machine, CDs/DVDs, and board games - much-needed on a dark, rainy October evening.
The bedrooms were cosy with comfy beds and a lush … More
Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. Hope to welcome you again to our villa in the future
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
Quick note to say how pleased we were with the accommodation. Our party included adults and children. Nicely presented and well kitted out plus a bonus of plenty of board games and puzzles to keep the… More
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and will look forward to welcoming you back again.
Attractive detached one bedroom Grade 2 Listed Coach House, in the heart of Westbourne village. Less than 5 minutes walk to local shops and pubs.
Close to attractive sailing centre of Emsworth, which boasts a variety of excellent restaurants.
Chichester, Portsmouth, …see more
My wife and I had two periods here in September 2013. Ideal if you are a couple (only single bedroom), but a really nice place to stay with everything you need. Sandra was very helpful both during the… More
“Peaceful and very comfortable”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2013
Quietly situated in the grounds of the owners' house, the accommodation is very pleasant and comfortable and tastefully modernised. We also appreciated the thoughtful extras.… More
“Beautifully furnished and comfortable cottage in an ideal location.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
We were made to feel very welcome with a fresh crusty loaf and a supply of tea and coffee etc. a nice touch on arrival.
The cottage was well presented and of a very high standard throughout with a l… More
BRAND NEW! JUST OPENED IN JUNE 2014
CYCLONE WINSTON UPDATE: Our staff members are ok. Our villas survived. Our hearts go to those who lost homes.
NOTE: We have multiple villas so the online availability indicator may indicate "not available" when in fact there may …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Inversnaid
Studio 4 1 night min
1 night min
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Garrison Farm is a traditional cottage set 1 mile off the West Highland Way, with grazing ground and outbuildings commanding outstanding mountain and river views. The buildings once formed The Garrison Of Inversnaid built in 1718 built by the Duke of Montrose for housin …see more
The small detached Granary has recently been sympathetically renovated and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Granary lies in the grounds of a medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with …see more
“Clean, modern barn conversion in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
We would thoroughly recommend this barn conversion. It combines character and an idyllic location with all mod cons - including wifi which is something of a necessity for my tech-mad family (though p… More
“Excellent facilities for a relaxing family break with lots to do nearby”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
Just spent a very relaxing week at the Granary which is a lovely clean holiday cottage with excellent facilities in the quiet village of Wingham. Lots to do in Canterbury with the cathedral and museu… More
Superior Penthouse apartment with stunning views of Laguna/Millenium and Victoria golf courses with the sea beyond,Top quality award winning condominium,adjoining the golf courses set in secure grounds with two swimming pools one for children.Underground secure car park …see more
Charming coastguard cottage situated at Fort Victoria Country Park near Yarmouth and Freshwater on the picturesque West coast of the Isle of Wight. enjoying stunning sea views across the Solent. The recently refurbished seaside cottage offers an excellent base for a sel …see more
3 Fort Victoria Cottage is a very welcoming place to stay. Nicely decorated and well equipped, it is very close to the sea and has fantastic views. The cottage has a small private patio and garden bu… More
“Peace and Quiet by the Sea”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2011
Very comfortable cottage with everything needed for Self Catering including a BBQ on the front porch overlooking the Solent and a fire in living room for chilly evening. Owner was very friendly and li… More
“Excellent accommodation - location and local people”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
Good walks at rear and front of the property on this dog friendly island. Property overlooks the sea with fenced green area (for Victoria cottages residents) where rabbits and children can play. In th… More
First Floor Apartment (approximately 130sqm) of the Altmore block of apartments in the V&A Marina. This semi-serviced apartment has 2 en-suite bedrooms and an open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen area, with large sliding doors opening up to a private covered balcony …see more
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful Waterfront apartment for 2 weeks over Easter. The rooms are light and spacious and every possible convenience is provided. Not only was … More
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure … More
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
We stayed at Altmore 104 with our two children (9 & 14), the owner Richard was great to deal with and he has equipped the apartment out really well. The apt is in an excellent location on the V&A wat… More
Welcome to The Old Cowshed
The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula down a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crow …see more
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with views over … More
Situated on the slopes of Monte Solana in the village of Pedreguer this beautiful private villa is furnished to the highest standards in a contemporary design. The property sleeps 6 in comfort and features; master bedroom with double bed, en suite with bath & shower. …see more
The Beach House which has Four Star Self Catering classification, is a beautiful, well-appointed,three bedroomed house located at the entrance to the beach and overlooking the dunes in Enniscrone County Sligo. Its location is the ideal setting for people who wish to en …see more
“Beautiful house, perfect location ... right on the beach, great surfing”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
Absolutely beautiful beach house, so well equipped and well furnished. It had everything we could possibly have ever needed. The location is amazing, right on the beach! Great surfing, lovely walks on… More
“An idyyllic holiday home right on a beautiful sandy beach”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
This is a top of the range home from home- we really loved the whole ambience. The house had all we needed for comfort. Super stlylish- our visitors all loved it!
I would imagine it would be ideal ir… More
The river-view apartment is sunny, airy, quiet, clean and tidy. It is located in the central business district of downtown Fuzhou city. The apartment have two rooms, living room, balcony, kitchen, bathroom, Siemens washing machine, Siemens refrigerator, Smart TV, Wi-Fi, …see more
Sleeps 10. 5 bedroom house. Westwood House is a lovely family friendly home which complete with games room and hot tub. Located in Tehidy Park and surrounded by 250 acres of woodland for you to explore. Portreath beach is a 10 minute drive and the glorious golden sands …see more