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.
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity". …see more
The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus.
When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee s… More
Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased that you found the leaflets useful. If there is anything I can do for you in the future just let me know. Thank you for your review
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
when we came up to the chalet for the first time we thought it was going to be a run of the mill place but when you open the door it looked fantastic. kitchen and bathroom done to a very high standard… More
Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your review, and thank you for recommending us. You are more than welcome back anytime you like.
Cat & Ashley
“Home from home”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Uncomplicated booking. Friendly and accommodating.
Rather like having a holiday wish list granted.
Just about the most comfortable holiday home that I have had the pleasure to stay at.
I have been… More
Thank you for your review, were very happy we are in your top 3. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Cat & Ashley
“A fabulous place and fabulous location” What a lovely place to stay. It was by far one of the best places I have stayed. Great accomodation in a great location. The bungalow had everything you need, even a steamer like I have at home, great home comfo
Beautifully presented holiday bungalow, clean, modern and bright. The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. We especially enjoyed the welcoming cream tea after a very long drive. Everything about … More
Many thanks and I'm so glad you found the house good for you. I hope we'll see you in Croyde again soon.
“Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for what has been the most relaxed holiday in a long time.
A huge part of that being down to the house itself being in the ideal spot, only 10 mins walk from both the shops and b… More
I'm so glad you found everything to be perfect for a relaxing holiday. That is what it's all about.
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
This accommodation cannot be faulted!
Well presented, well maintained and perfect location for us.
The little personal touches were very thoughtful.
In our party were 2 60 year olds, 2 30 year old… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to review. I'm so glad it was so right for you and your family and that you feel you'd like to come and stay again.
“PARADISE” No11 was the PERFECT villa for our family group of 3 couples and a family of 5 (including a 4 month old). The bedrooms were perfectly placed to allow us all the luxury of our own space, privacy and tranquillity. We all ate together, which p
“Paradise! Total luxury- stunning house, clean and fantastic views”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2013
This house is absolutely beautiful, the furnishing is exceptional. The views over the golf course incredible. The pool was clean, warm and inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to r… More
“Luxury for all the family”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
We were 4 adults / 2 families travelling with two young children (Ages 1 and 1.5). Both families knew the area well, having stayed at a selection of hotels and villas.
The property was well specce… More
“All round family luxury!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
We were 4 adults travelling with four young children (ages 1-3) and, having stayed at a wide range of property on the Costa over the years, this villa simply exceeded all of our expectations. Beautifu… More
Charming apartment with terrace in the city center of Libourne , near Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux, bright and neat. Near the train station. Linen provided, bicycles, Wifi, etc.. All included. Free parking. Level of comfort guaranteed, apartment very clean and without bad …see more
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
“Total satisfaction all round!” Echoing all the other reviews! Have just returned from a stay here and have had a wonderful week in this apartment. We are in the 76/82 years age group and it suited us perfectly,
The views from the balcony and lounge a
We have just spent 2 comfortable and relaxing weeks at this spacious apartment overlooking Spinola Bay..
It is stylishly furnished with everything you need for a carefree self-catering holiday. The … More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you both and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
“As good as ever”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2016
Have just enjoyed an eight week stay in this lovely apartment. Very well equipped with quality furnishings and utensils as well as offering great views. Must be as good an apartment as you can rent, t… More
Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you in January. Jo An.
“Look no further book this apartment”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
My wife and I spent two weeks in this fantastic apartment which is in a very convenient location. It is so tastefully furnished with all the facilities needed to make your stay so comfortable. It has … More
Thank you for your comments . Looking forward to welcoming you once again next year
Jo Ann Camilleri
“A Gem of a Holiday” We have just returned from a two week stay at Little Gem and have had a great time. The views were amazing, everything was just as advertised. And the bed was so comfortable. So much to see and do,we would love to come back again ,
Little Gem is a very clean, well equipped apartment. It has a lovely garden with views across Portland Harbour. It takes fifteen minutes to walk into the centre of Weymouth and is a short walk to Ches… More
Thank you for your kind review and leaving the property clean & tidy, much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at 'Little Gem' and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
Clean and perfectly kitted out. Great property, great location, great views. If you want to walk a bit, this is for you. Not in the town centre, but a lovely coastal walk gets you there in 30 minute… More
A direct walk into the town centre will take you 20 minutes.
“Compact, but adequate. Well equipped and well situated.” A pleasant property. Well situated in La Marina Urb. The property is approximately a 5 minute walk to shops, supermarket , bars and restaurants. A 12 minute walk to the market. Other amenities a
The house, although small, was in a good location, 5 minutes walk to shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants. However, the house was not very clean, especially the kitchen area. Also crockery and cut… More
Hello there Fiona.
Thanks very much for the honest review.
As you know we are a couple of guys running a sole rental property on a part time basis, myself owning it and living away from Spain, with help from a friend in La Marina. Obviously we try to get it as clean as possible before guests arrive, but sometimes things do get missed.
I have just been to La Marina and stayed at the house with my family, and you may be pleased to hear we have made some improvements that would make any future stay a better one. We have basically given the place an update with new furniture (sofa bed, cabinets and accessories), a lick of paint and generally decluttered. The lights and electrics are also being updated shortly too.
It's starting to look a lot more homely again now, so please see the new photos I am going to post shortly.
Regarding the bedding and towels situation, it is very clear in the house description that we can provide these, but with a small charge of €10. This is something we have been doing for around 2 years now, as we are trying to offer accommodation as well priced as we can, and furthermore some guests like to bring their own.
I hope this information helps, and if you need anything else you are welcome to contact one of us.
John & Antonio
“Lovely stay” Warm welcome.
Quirky basement flat in gorgeous house.
Baby friendly with lots of home from home comforts.
Blessed with gorgeous weather throughout our stay which made it even more enjoyable.
Have the holiday of a lifetime in this magnificent villa, with its simple and elegant decor and relaxing setting, far from busy towns. There’s a large dining room and living room, and mod cons including a TV, internet access, air-conditioning and a washing machine …see more
“Excellent” Its was a very very nice house it had everything we needed. The house overlooked the sea, it was a great view to get up to in the morning. The town was very nice and within walking distance. It was our first time in Ireland but it wont be o
Used the house as a base for a golfing weekend with 3 friends, found the house and location to be excellent for exploring the coast of northern Ireland. Around an hours easy drive from Belfast airport… More
“Lovely house in super location”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
My wife and I, along with our 2 children had a lovely time this house in Port Stewart. The house has been tastefully modernised and the owners have managed to retain the original character of the hous… More
“I'd happily spend a few months or years here” I absolutely love this house - this was my second visit and it really does feel like a home from home, snuck away in a quiet mediaeval street just steps away from the town centre. For me the icing on the c
This was our second visit to this lovely house in the old quarter of Pezenas.
It is perfectly located for restaurants and shopping as well as a 20 minute drive to many of the unspoilt beaches in the … More
“Lived up to expectations - and more”
Reviewed 15 May 2014
We were looking forward to staying in Pezenas and the house was wonderful. We could walk to eateries and the markets were lovely. The house itself was spotless and gave us plenty of room.… More
“Wonderful apartment great location”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
The apartment is really well located for shops, restaurants and the glories of Pezenas. It has been tastefully and thoughtfully equipped to give guests an excellent base for their holiday. There is a … More
“Fantastic Accommodation, Location and Hosts” The cottage was beautifully presented, well stocked and very well placed to explore the Beacons. Views from the patio were fantastic. Hosts were very welcoming and were able to provide very good useful advi
Garden with lot of plants where enjoy to spend time with your family and friends, well equipped and comfortable house , vicinity of the sea, different types of entertainment...everything is there to let you have great and unforgettable holidays. …see more
“Nice Cottage” Spent a week here in rainy February with my wife and dogs and we loved it. Only five minutes walk into town down the main road or five minutes to Morrisons Supermarket over the canal. Kitchen well equipped but small. The washing machine
“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.
“Fab! Cozy, charming, unique, clean and warm!” Excellent! Great stay in a lovely cottage tucked away in Whittlesey. Excellent features, facilities and furniture throughout. Made our weekend very special! :-)
A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would h… More
Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“excellent value or money”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“Exceptional!” I have stayed in many villas and this one was the very best by far!
Excellent communication with the owner, the villa was even more beautiful than the photographs and every single detail was thought of and provided for.
I rent a villa each time I go to Lanzarote but this was a gem of a find. My group of 6 included my 2 twentysomething boys and their girlfriends and the villa was perfect for us, the accommodation is c… More
“An Exceptional Five Star Plus Villa”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
In recent years we have stayed in a few Villas in the upmarket area of Los Mojones but, without any doubt, 'Number 15' definitely merits a Five Star Plus Award.
Number 15 is luxurious, well laid … More
“Excellent” The property was perfect in all aspects.
In the hills of Peyia village very quiet and relaxing holidays. The Coral Bay beach 10 min away and Paphos and Polis half an hour away. The best feature is the view.....you can see the sea of Coral
Enjoy a fabulous Gold Coast Holiday in this brand new architecturally designed beach house. 6 bedrooms, all with ocean aspects. 1 x king beds, 2 x queen beds, 1 x double beds, 1 x 2 king single beds, fabulous kids bunk room that sleeps up to 6 (2 x double/single bunks)& …see more
“Great place to stay” We stayed here the beginning of July and were very impressed with the townhouse,. It was clean and tidy and the location was ideal. There was a small front garden and a bigger back garden which were both very private.and ideal f
We had a really nice holiday in Suenos. The house was nice and clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We especially liked the fact that the house had gardens front and back so you … More
“A great house in a perfect location”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay ay Suenos this year. If you are looking for a holiday with all the mod-cons of home but with the added benefits of the Spanish sunshine, a pool on your doorstep, bars & … More
“Everything was perfect”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2012
We had no problems with this house, the location was perfect on a small quiet friendly community. The front of the house and bedroom balcony had the morning sun whilst the back garden had the sun in t… More
“Just what we wanted” This was a very last minute booking. We were looking for time to relax, a chance to see some places that I visited many times as a child, for my wife to see part of the country she had not seen and to bring our dog.
This is the second time we have stayed here , and once again we had a great time . Julia and Paul provided us with milk,bread,free range eggs,tea,and coffee (I am sorry if I have missed anything out).… More
It was lovely to welcome you both again. We are pleased you enjoyed the food at the Red Lion and New Inn-we are lucky to have so many good pubs close by.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Julia & Paul
“Lovely cottage, good base to see the area.”
Reviewed 24 May 2015
Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Julia and Paul were helpful with advice on what to see etc without being obtrusive. Lots of information including booklets and maps… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and you certainly managed to include lots of walks and outings to wear out the dogs!
Do hope to welcome you again in the future.
Julia Paul Ghilly and Wellie
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
The welcome was warm...the home grown fruit and vegetables delicious...the location peaceful but well placed for exploring...the byre charming and well equipped...Julia, Paul and Ghilly delightful hos… More
Hope we will see you again in the future..and you will be able to meet our new addition, Wellie, who is Ghilly's nephew-an 8 week old Border Terrier adorable and full of mischief!! Certainly wearing Ghilly out!
Julia Paul Ghilly & Wellie
Chalet Chez Maurice is a cosy family chalet that offers spacious accommodation on three different levels including a new open kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with separate toiletes, a ski room and large entrance hall. The chalet is located on a plot of 1000 m2 overl …see more
“Best break” My husband and I loved our break away from home at this beautiful cottage it had homely feel to it, nice and clean with all amenities in hand it surpassed our expectations best stay very welcoming hosts. Thank you Rod we will definately re
Really enjoyed our weekend away at the One Button Hideaway. Cottage was cosy, clean and very peaceful! Located in a nice little village. Great base to explore North Yorkshire from. We hope to revisit … More
“Cosy and quaint cottage”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2017
We really enjoyed our stay over the New Year at One Button Hideaway. The cottage has plenty of character and we enjoyed stargazing on the private patio area. The owner Rod was friendly and helpful wit… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2015
Excellent would recommend and hope to go back lots to do and look and nice garden just to sit and relax… More
“Another lovely week” Our second stay at Ostlers Cottage and just as good as the first. A very well appointed cottage in a perfect location for us. A great base for exploring the local area, whether that be Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk Broads or the wid
Had a truly magnificent stay in the lovely winterton-on-sea. Superb location right next door to the village pub serving excellent food and beer. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. Les… More
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach.
Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable … More
“A wonderfully relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
What an idyllic location. A short walk to the dunes & shoreline. Beautiful beaches. The cottage was a great choice for our girlie weekend - tastefully decorated throughout. I can imagine it being ver… More
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
“This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely location. The jacuzzi bath is particularly lovely!!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
I would recommend this apartment to anyone who is staying away from home. The apartment is modern and spotlessly clean. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of blankets and pillows etc. The … More
“Comfortable, well-appointed apartment in good situation for exploring West Fermanagh and around.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
We were very happy with this spacious and well-apponted apartment in Belcoo. It is in a very nice situation with views down to Lough MacNean and is a good base for exploring West Fermanagh. Enniskille… More
“Gorgeous apartment in Belcoo”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
We stayed in this apartment in Belcoo for a weekend in July. The apartment was beautiful and very clean. It was just what we wanted. Very quiet little village and all the attractions and sites with… More
“A very cosy cottage” We very much enjoyed our stay in Cosy Cottage! It was warm, comfortable, very well equipped and lovely to come 'home' to each day after property searching. We also appreciated the welcome pack which was waiting for us when we ar
A very homely little cottage. Warm and inviting. We spent a week in a cold January on a house hunting trip and were out most days so it was nice to come back to a warm house, open a bottle of wine, li… More
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you had a cosy warm stay. We hope to see you again one day on your return visit to France. Good Luck with everything!
Kind Regards Jan and Duncan
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
A short break before the madness that is Christmas
We had a lovely relaxing break in our cosy french escape. The welcome pack is most helpful as is all the local information about events. Thank you f… More
Glad you had a good break it was great to see you again! On your recommendation we went to see the lights in Laval and the lazer light show and thoroughly enjoyed it! We know you will be busy at Christmas but try and have a relaxing time and hope to see you again one day. Regards Jan and Duncan
“The best cottage we have ever stayed in in France”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
We returned from Cosy Cottage 3 days ago and we cannot praise it enough. The owners Jan and Duncan are extremely friendly and helpful but don't bother you unless you need them. Everything was very cle… More
Fantastic! So happy you were happy with the cottage! We would love to welcome you to the cottage again in the future and hope it will be very soon. Kind Regards Jan and Duncan
If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for!
Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015!
It can accommodate 8 people …see more
“Beautiful house in a fantastic location” We spent a lovely two weeks in Nerja in August. The house was fantastic. It was an ideal size and location for our family (2 adults and 3 children.) It has been recently re-decorated to a high standard, and it
“Perfect holiday letting” From the views, to the house, to the location, I really couldn't fault this property. From the time we arrived until the day that we left we soaked up the sweeping views over the bay and surrounding hills of Le Lavandou. Eve
Casa Suala is one of two modern apartments for rent within this beautiful contemporary villa - in a very tranquil area
Fully equipped and with WiFi access and in a truly stunning mountain setting the villa commands an elevated position with the most spectacular views o …see more
“Great apartment close to centre” 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 wouldn't hesitate to re
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
“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
“Good location, excellent facilities”
Reviewed 13 May 2013
Great place to stay, the flat is equipped with everything you could need for a long or short stay. Good location, just a short walk into the centre....lots of bars and restaurants.… More
“Lovely apartment, in well kept complex with beautiful pool and sea view.” A very well presented & well equipped apartment, with lovely sea views in a quiet location approx. 5 minutes drive from Porto Cristo. The generous covered balcony was ideal prov
“Huge, home from home contemporary apartment with seaviews”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2014
Stayed in this beautiful apartment in May. Friendly owner gives you lots of information and even has a bottle of wine waiting for your arrival. The apartment is a home from home with a full kitchen … More
“The apartment was lovely, comfortable, and had a perfect view.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We were extremely pleased with the apartment. The owner has clearly paid a lot of attention to detail and made the aparment both stylish and comfortable. We spent many hours on the balcony as we enj… More
“Heaven and very relaxing”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at this apartment, we were met by Kevin and wife Sandra who showed us around.The apartment is stunning everything you need pool area extremely clean and very well kept.T… More
On the shore with fantastic sea views of Donegal Bay . You can hear the sea which is all around you State of the art interior; granite worktops,marble floors , oak furnitureAll home comforts with surround sound,flat screen TV jacuzzi bath,leather sofas and open fire
WIF …see more
“Fantastic” We had a great week 2 granddaughters did not want to come home neither did we.local shop on site sold everything we needed. Stargazey have a great selection of meals. Accomodation superb for our extended family.