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.
Light and spacious beautifully presented three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang with views of the wonderful Wolfgangsee lake from the living area and two balconies.
Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishw …see more
This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, an… More
“If they have availability -- don't think twice.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
The Tubbys' apartment in St Wolfgang is gorgeous, spacious, airy, beautifully lighted during the day and night and has all the luxuries you could possibly think of. The view is amazing. Angela Tubby h… More
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
It doesn't get better than Mark and Angela's apartment in St Wolfgang. It is spacious, clean, fitted with every applicance needed, beautiful views and the most convenient location in the middle of the… More
This beautifully restored Italian country house sits in its own plot enjoying wonderful views of the countryside. It is ideally located for both the beach and the mountains.The Blue Flag beaches of the Adriatic are only 20 minutes by car and the mountains of the Maiella …see more
Posto stupendo e tanto tranquillo .. Soprattutto molto accogliente,ben pulito, e tenuto con molta cura.. Zona molto collegata sia al mare, tanto da raggiungerlo in pochissimi minuti, e a soli 5km dall… More
Grazie per la sua review. I am glad you enjoyed your time,Gracie un'altra volta per le gentile parole
Or in English - thanks for the kind words and I am really glad you enjoyed it - you might like the new Mill I am finishing for weddings next year.
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
Stayed as a guest for the wedding and I've never seen anything like it.
Has everything to make it the perfect stay : Entertainment , WiFi and of course the pool.
Will definitely c… More
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Villa Paola. The wedding was I hear fantastic and the villagers have commented on how lovely the guests were, they did not think that there were so many pretty women living in England!
Seriously, you are welcome back anytime.
This is a magical winter wonderland during ski season (10 mins drive to International resort Nassfeld ) or the perfect outdoor sporting playground in summer, with mountain bike and hiking trails, horse riding, rafting and golf on the doorstep. The Bear's Den is a large …see more
Yes, this house is completely delightful! (Ours was a February trip.) We were planning to search for my husband's ancestors when we discovered this cosy spot, and hoped we could combine the two. In f… More
“Cosiest Ski Lodge Ever!”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
The Bear's Den is located in a lovely quiet village about a 10 minute drive from the ski resort. You need a car for both getting to/from the slopes and supermarket, but it's worth the drive. The pro… More
Reviewed 27 Feb 2012
We've been coming here for years and absolutely love it! Both summer and winter there is so much to do. Nassfeld is a great family ski resort not overrun by large touring companies. It's nice to ski i… More
Situated right in the centre of "La Falaise", the most popular quarter of Avoriaz, Apartment Dahu is a luxury self contained aparment on the 2nd floor with direct lift access to ground level. Situated in Avoriaz at the centre of the Portes du Soleil, the Worl …see more
This was our first family ski holiday and we found the apartment and resort absolutely superb.
Avoriaz is a beautiful purpose built resort and is very family friendly as it is traffic free and you… More
Thank you for these kind words and it is a genuine pleasure to see a new family discover the joys of a ski holiday. As the children grow we can offer larger two-bedrooms apartments although Dahu does work well for the moment. We very much hope to welcome you back to Avoriaz to continue your skiing progress.
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
I can't recommend Avoriaz or Avoriaz Chalet's highly enough! The resort is everything we could have wanted in a family ski vacation. Absolutely ideal for our 8 and 13 year-olds. The terrain was wel… More
Thank you for your lovely review - as you say, Apartment Dahu Saskia is ideal for a small family or, indeed, for a couple. It is possible to ski all the way to the front door - if you return do ask us to show you the route. Thank you for choosing Avoriaz Chalets and we hope to welcome you back to Avoriaz.
“Very impressed with the standard of the appartment and service from Avoriaz Chalets”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2012
We booked this apartment as it was advertised as and looked a higher standard than other similar properties in this resort. We were not dissapointed! From the cleanliness of the apartment on arrival t… More
Thank you for your kind words. I am hoping to further improve the chalet for 2012/13 with the addition of a wellness centre with private sauna and walk-in shower, plus new bathrooms downstairs. We very much hope to welcome you back some time.
Comfortable apartment of a beautiful house in one of the quietest and residential area of Auronzo close to the ski lifts.
The apartment is located in a quiet area of the village, very closed to the center with its many shops, bars and ice cream parlors. From the center …see more
Carn Mhor Lodge is a newly built, detached property located at the High Burnside development in Aviemore. Set back in a secluded location with forest walks to the rear of the house, the property boasts fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains from the upstairs and dow …see more
I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely help… More
“Absolutely Fantastic, All Home Comforts And More Could Not Fault It”
Reviewed 20 May 2015
We had a fantastic weekend at the Carn Mhor Lodge. The house is just amazing. Even better in real life than in the photos. An excellent base for visiting the Cairngorms national Park and further beyon… More
Chalet Eglantine is located in the centre of Les Gets, a traditional alpine town linked to the Portes du Soleil. The Portes du Soleil region is the largest interconnected ski area in the world and boasts 628kms of pistes, 288 marked slopes, 209 ski lifts and covers 8 Fr …see more
Just returned from our second holiday in the chalet Eglantine. Can't praise / recommend the chalet or the owner (Richard) highly enough.
The chalet itself has all you could wish for and more - eve… More
“Spacious luxury apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2012
We stayed as a group of 6, 4 adults and 2 children our stay started the 4th Feb 2012. The chalet was well equipped, furnished to a high standard and very spacious to accomodate everyone and all the s… More
“Excellent chalet in friendly french town with enough skiing for 1 week”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2012
Chalet size - excellent, the pictures don't do it justice.
Chalet quality - excellent with the wood giving a warm feel. the background heating and insulation keep it snug.
Location - Excellent, … More
Chalet Arve in KlostersThis self-catering chalet apartment with its south and west facing balcony has splendid views comfortably sleeping 6 and comprises 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite), a large sitting room with a dining area and a very well equipped kitchen. The two bedrooms a …see more
We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Reviewed 5 Jan 2016
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling.
The apartment is fully eq …see more
Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows… More
“Beautiful apartment in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2013
This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.
The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.
The views are sensational and the location … More
“Our first fabulous White Christmas experience”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hi… More
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is the ideal place to enjoy a family holiday or a full on outdoor adventure. Our Highland Home is the perfect luxury Aviemore self-catering accommodation and just 10 min's walk from the bustling village …see more
Lovely comfortable house and very well equipped. From luxuries such as the hot tub down to the basics like loads of crockery and cutlery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.… More
“very comfortable dreamhouse for families”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2011
A new and very comfortable house with all the amenities we wanted and many more.
Very luxurious bedrooms, very clean bathrooms, a new hot tub and a Wii. The last one our children, who are not allowed… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
I'm glad the children enjoyed the games and you have such fond memories of Twosibe. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back soon.
“Excellent 5* Holiday Accommodation In Quiet Location”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2011
This holiday home is set in a quiet location overlooking the woods, but near all the local attractions amenities etc.
A folder was left to peruse for ideas as 'what to do'?
Extremely well equipped w… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about our Highland-Home Twosibe, we always hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Set on the top floor with uninterrupted, panoramic views of Mont Blanc, Le Refuge is a stylish, two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Chamonix, next to the river and minutes from the shops, ski lifts and public transport. With a south-facing balcony, open-plan layout an …see more
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2014
Autumn walking long weekend to Chamonix. Lovely apartment in a great location. Everything we needed and more. Decided to rent an apartment instead of booking separate hotel rooms. What a good decision… More
“Perfect place to stay in Chamonix!”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
We were lucky enough to spend New Year at Le Refuge and be one of the first guests in the newly refurbished apartment. The owners have done a fab job. Everything you could want from ski accommodation … More
“Stunning alpine retreat with all mod cons in the heart of pretty Chamonix”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Le Refuge is a hidden gem right in the heart of pretty Chamonix. The apartment is beautifully decorated; cosy Alpine charm abounds and complements the stunning views from the balcony windows. It’s t… More
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla …see more
We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
Luxury three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang, just off the main square, with outside space and a balcony.
Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishwasher.
Dining area comfortably seats six.
Separate utili …see more
“Beautiful apartment, great location, friendly and helpful hosts”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
This is a beautifully furnished apartment in the centre of St Wolfgang - ideally located. A short walk to the ferry, church, cafes, and a slightly longer one to the mountain railway. You don't need a … More
“Smart apartment in central location.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
This apartment was ideal for me and my wife. It had a central location being only a few steps away from shops, bars, restaurants and private undercover car parking space and only a few 100 yards away … More
Chalet Rhaetia was built in 2003. The family of the builder lives next door, so the standard of workmanship is immaculate! The chalet is wooden and built in the traditional style as a family holiday home for the owner, not a commercial let. It is therefore equipped to a …see more
Chalet Rhaetia surpassed all expectations. Spacious, well equipped , beautifully clean yet with a with a comfortable and home from home feel right from when you get there. The view from the chalet is … More
“A super vacation place”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2016
In the Chalet Rhaetiat you will feel at home right away. We were there with a three generation family (grandparents, children with there partners and grandchildren) to spend our skiing vacations toget… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2014
This summer was the second time we rented the chalet. The chalet is very spacious. It's clean. It has lots of light. And an incredible view out the front windows. The Madrisa gondola is a five minute … More
Villa BLANCA is a mediterranean styled villa located in the very heart of the Moldova near the city of Piatra-Neamt. The building itself is an architectural jewel and it is positioned right next to the Bistrita river, offering breathtaking views of the mountains, lake a …see more
One bedroom apartment in Le Yeti Residence, Chatel, in the Portes du Soleil. Situated in Petit Chatel, which is the sunniest and quietest part of Chatel, close to the Barbossine ski lift and close to free shuttle buses around the resort, this one bedroom apartment has a …see more
“A superbly positioned apartment for some fantastic skiing”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2013
We had a brief 4 day skiing holiday in Chatel staying in this superbly positioned apartment. Its great for the pistes at Super Chatel and Barbossine and a 5 minute drive to Pre La Joux. Barbossine is … More
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
I stayed in this lovely apartment for a few days during the October half-term. It is spotlessly clean, well maintained and has all the amenities needed after a days exploring or skiing. It is in a w… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I stayed in this apartment with my husband and 2 children aged 11 and 7 for a few days during half-term. It is in an ideal location next to a mountain stream. The facilities are great and there is e… More
Haus Lowe was built in December 2004. It has 5 self catering apartments sleeping up to a total of 20 adults (2 x two bedroom apartments, 2 x one bedroom apartments and a studio apartment. All apartments have private en-suite facilities. There is a small bar, heated s …see more
Creag Mhor accommodates 4 people and consists of a comfortable lounge/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, large bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower and two twin-bedded bedrooms.Creag Mhor has a dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, …see more
We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommoda… More
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
The idyllic Austrian village of Rauris will warm the heart of any visitor, thriving on old-fashioned values.Featuring the latest technology, the Schönblick Mountain Resort benefits from a Spa, Gymnasium and Indoor/Outdoor pool with Members Clubhouse and Bar. The archit …see more
Set in this magical winter wonderland Lappish village. Our log cabin comes complete with all mod-cons, including private sauna and log fire. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the National Park, but near enough for you to walk to all the attr …see more
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
Villa with excellent views over the beautiful Lake Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. Set in the quiet and small select development of "Les Perles du Lac", by the village of Bredannaz, and only 15mins from the beautiful town of Annecy.The La …see more
My husband and I stayed at Residence Perles du Lac last Spring along with two friends and honestly I can’t imagine a more perfect Annecy location. This place has it all… a bright, clean and spacio… More
“Beautiful house with stunning views of the lake”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2012
This is a beautiful property with superb views of the lake and mountains. We stayed here last year and have just booked to return again this year. The house is right next to the traffic free cycle p… More
“lovely property but spoilt by traffic noise”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The property was large and airy with lovely view over the lake.
There were a number of small issues with the villa which took the edge off it eg no view from the tiny main bedroom, patio doors broken… More
As the owner of this lovely property I would like to reply to the above review. The person fails to comment that they are extremely sensitive to noise and has a medical condition that meant they needed to sleep during the afternoon. I assured her that the property has double glazed windows and full black out blinds to help her sleep on an afternoon.
Any noise from the lakeside road is minimal and would not spoil enjoyment of being in the garden taking in this villas privileged views of the lake and mountains, which very few houses have.
I have rented this property for 4 years and have never received a complaint about the road noise.
Concerning the other issues raised. The main bedroom has a glass patio door access to a large balcony and splendid view of the lake. The downstairs patio sliding door was jamed the week before this client arrived and the remote for the security gate only needed a replacement battery.
Just above the village, this cosy top floor 3 bedroom duplex is ideal for those wanting to get away from the center of town yet have easy and fast access to the village heart, telecabine and mountain train station.The property benefits from a large south facing balcony …see more
Chalet Tatras is a deluxe wooden house set amidst beautiful woodland close to the confluence of two rivers. It is perfectly located between the High and Low Tatras National Parks in Northern Slovakia offering access to excellent ski slopes in the winter as well as stun …see more
“Great teambuilding place in amazing surroundings”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2015
Chalet Tatras was a great place to stay. Equipment of the whole house is well above standard, with huge kitchen and plenty of space for 10 people to work or have fun inside the chalet. Surroundings ar… More
“Birthday week in Slovakia”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of… More
We're glad you had such a good time in Chalet Tatras and found the woodland surroundings so peaceful! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Cal Pesolet is a charming family seat in Cerdanya, surrounded by meadows and forests, 150 metres far from the nature park of Cadí-Moixeró.
Placed in the small village of Nèfol, at a height of 1,250 meters, it allows you to enjoy the most peaceful Cerdanya, with no c …see more
A group of us stayed for a week's hiking holiday in October, and we would definitely recommend a stay here - the house was lovely, with everything we needed, the fresh eggs from the chickens were deli… More
Thank you for your kindly words! We are happy to know you had a wonderful stay in Cal Pesolet and the Pyrenees! It has been a pleasure for us!
This newly built log house is Montenegro's holiday destination all year around - think summer in forest-cloaked mountain, mirror-like lakes and plunging canyon as well as winter wonderland. It is located on the border of Durmitor mountain massif and outside slopes of th …see more
The 3 bedroom apartment is located on the 2nd floor of a traditional detached house and has its own parking and extensive gardens. It is close to the Isere River and the main Funicular railway is only 2 minutes drive away, which will lift you up to Les Arcs 1600 within …see more
Five of use stayed for the week in January and it was excellent, brilliant location just on the edge of Bourg, easy to get to and very well maintained. The biggest downside was having to come home.
“The apartment & its surroundings were just fantastic.”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
Chez Christo is a well-equipped spacious apartment that has everything to make a comfortable stay. We stayed in late summer & had superb weather ; breakfast on the balcony each morning with fabulous v… More
Thanks very much for your positive response. All the best for 2012.
“Another great stay Chez Christo”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2011
We've stayed 'Chez Christo' 3 or possibly 4 times. We always have a great holiday and the snow and conditions are usually superb. The apartment is warm and cozy and always a welcoming place to be af… More
Thanks for your positive review. I know you always have a good time and hope you enjoy your stay again next winter.
Studio Apartment with very comfortable convertible queen bed (160) and 2 single beds bunk style. Recently renovated with stone feature wall and central under floor heating. Located in the Mountains above Lake Annecy at 1000 metres above sea level in a quiet valley only …see more
The flat is situated in a very nice and calm mountain village, is perfectly equipped and very nicely done up. A large terrace with a gorgeous view on the mountains is the highlight of the flat. The la… More
Thank you Alex, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh …see more
Beautiful loft furnished with taste in local mountain style. A little gem provided with all comfort, very closed to the center of Auronzo. From the 4 balconies surrounding the apartment you can enjoy a spectacular view . Suitable for families and group of friends lookin …see more