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.
Put your skis on and be on slopes within minutes! Casa Dolce Casa is a confortable, mountain-style ski-in ski-out apartment in Prato Nevoso. The unit was completely renovated in 2013 and consists of large living area with fully equipped kitchen, corner sofa 5 seats (con …see more
We have seven large and small Holiday apartments in a purpose built holiday house, the house is in a great sunny location and all of the apartments have large balconies with enough room to dine on, each is south facing with a fantastic view of the Lienzer Dolomites and …see more
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli
“The perfect place for a fantastic family ski trip in the Highlands.”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
We came to Balvattan Farmhouse because we know how beautiful that part of the Highlands is. Our kids were in a ski race camp and we needed a location that allowed us to be flexible as to whether we sk… More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
“A very comfortable "home from home" holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
This farmhouse is well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. It is very comfortable, clean and warm. The position is quiet and convenient with amazing views.
We have stayed in several… More
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We h… More
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
“excellent stay” We spent a great week in Playa Paraiso in February. The outside temperature was +20C. Sun shined all the time. Pool was warmed so temperature was around 20C. We could enjoy swimming. Only 100€ deposit and rest to be paid when the key
The apartment is perfect - fully equipped with utensils, kitchen appliances, iron, washing machine etc.; location 15 min walking from beach. Moreover has good restaurants in the village.
The house … More
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“Lovely clean apartment. Good communication with owner”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2011
We have been to this resort before, to a different apartment, so knew what to expect. Lovely resort - peaceful and very well maintained. The apartment was ideally placed and very clean. Communicati… More
Thank you so much for your comment. It has been a pleasure. Regards
Amazing Apartment in Bahía Feliz Maspalomas with 2 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom . Heated pool.Wifi FREE,Flat TV .Sat tv.Washing machine, Luxury furniture. Sofa in living room.Also a dinning room with garden views.Air conditioning .3 minutes walking to the beach …see more
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu
“Most charming chalet” We had a wonderful vacation at Chalet Champetre in Les Allues. We were two couples, and the Chalet came up to all our expectations, and much more!! It is not only comfortable and perfectly equipped, but also beautifully decorated
“A really well-equipped chalet with stunning views conveniently but quietly situated”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
We were extremely well looked after by the owner from the first enquiry until after our return; all necessary information and helpful tips were provided and every question willingly answered.
The c… More
Many thanks for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay, felt at home and had all you needed.
Should you wish to return, I give 5% off for repeat guests. I hope to welcome you again
“Wanted to stay longer!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
Eleven of us with an age range of 11 to 63 years enjoyed a wonderful two week stay at Chalet Champetre.
The owner, Mary, throughout the whole process, from booking to leaving, was extremely kind, tho… More
Thank you for a very informative review, full of good advice on some of the wonderful places to visit and things to do in the glorious summer months.
I am so glad you all felt at home and enjoyed your stay. Come again!
“A very spacious and well appointed Chalet”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2013
Having been to the three valleys for many years now, this has been the best experiance that we have had when staying in and around Meribel. The Chalet is very spacious, and well appointed and has a gr… More
As you are skiers who know Les Trois Vallées and Méribel well, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in our pretty village of Les Allues and were comfortable in Chalet Champêtre and enjoyed your week. An advantage of staying in one of the 'satellite' villages linked to the centre, is more space for the money. Plus we are quieter at night, but with the buses operating now until 0030, still able to 'party' or dine in different restaurants in the centre of Méribel in the evening, if you choose.
I look forward to welcoming you back summer or winter.
Small snack will be served in the lobby to return in the afternoon, our family lives in the same building and we are available H24 have a concierge service (this is not every day)<br />have a look on the near City CAVALESE- TRENTO - BOLZANO - MERANO - BRUNICO - BR …see more
“Skiing vacation in the heart of the French Alps” We travelled 9 people. It was plenty room for all guests.
It is a big house with spacy rooms. The bedrooms are very cosy and gives you the feeling of being in a little castle.
Also kitchen and bathroo
“Characteful house set in beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
A young family of 4 (children aged 3yrs and 16 months) stayed here during May 2014. We had a lovely and memorable time at annecy. The house is beautifully decorated and practical for young children. T… More
Many thanks for your kind comments and I'm very happy that you found the house to be practical and the area to have lots to entertain your young family. It's sounds like you were kept pretty busy with all the attractions! If you are planning a trip for another year let me know in advance and I'll send you the dates for local events I think the kids would enjoy, for example the kids festival in Le Grand Bornand late August, or the Medieval Festival in Andilly (near Santa's grotto).
“Great holiday home for a large or extended family, overlooking Annecy.”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
Comfortable house in village overlooking Annecy. Lovely views of the town and mountains beyond from the main bedroom window and from the terrace below. Nice rear garden - good for barbecues and eating… More
Really pleased that your family were comfortable and enjoyed your summer holiday in our home, village and this beautiful area. We'd love to welcome you back at any time.
“Lovely place, in a great location”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
The house served us just great. We were 2 couples and 1 family of 4 (2+2) so the 3 bedrooms fitted our needs,
The house is charming, well accessorized with all we needed for a family summer vacation… More
“Fantastic” Excellent stay so much to do .lodge in lovely relaxing location with excellent fishing peg ,hottub brilliant ,Ellie the owner always on hand with any questions or problems,definitely be back
We stayed at tattersall lakes in a lodge for Halloween weekend and really enjoyed it X the lodge itself I couldn't fault clean, nice quiet location on the park the hot tub was perfect on an evening. T… More
“Amazing house - really made our trip to Switzerland a great one!!” We came to the house and saw it was even much better than we expected! The house was very clean and the bedrooms were all sorted out very well! We stayed for 8 nights and we could not
“Excellent” 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 can ski to and from the front door of t
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.
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix” 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
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
“Lovely chalet, photos do not do it justice!!” The best view we have had in the village so far, just the right distance from the village centre, close to the telecabin for access to Isenau and the walk back down!, lovely relaxing week.
Leave your everyday life behind and spend a relaxing holiday in one of our comfortable holiday apartments here in Obertraun - a beautiful village on Lake Hallstatt surrounded by mountains.
In winter enjoy the skiing on the Krippenstein Freeide Arena and Dachstein West. …see more
“Perfect rest in an amazing surrounding” The apartament is beautifully located and the view from the garden facing Spik Mountain unforgettable! The moment we left it, we started to miss it...
“AWESOME” I made arrangements directly with the owner, a like-minded outdoor person, he sorted out a custom date range to accommodate us which was really decent of him, great communications and responsive, He was really flexible and trusting with the m
“Perfect location in central Chamonix, with private off-street parking and views of Mont-Blanc”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2013
Ideal base for summer or winter holiday. Parking, ski store and balcony. We were a five person party. Chalet sleeps up to 9 (I think) but that would be cosy and dining table only seats 6 (if you want … More
Thank you very much for the review. I hope to see you again sometime!
“Great Apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2013
Stayed here last week with a group of friends. Nigel made us very welcome even sorting out discounted board hire. Apartment is on main shopping street just down from le Pub.
Beds very comfortable an… More
The apartment is purpose built in Le Varet apartment block in Les Arcs 2000 with skiing in mind. Refurbished in summer 2009 and further improvements in 2010, the apartment is north facing with balcony and is situated on the ski in (if you're brave) and easy ski out …see more
“Great place to stay” 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 foot walk away. A bus stop is
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
“We hope we get to come back!”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
We were nicely surprised at how much space there was, three floors, nice big rooms, we nearly wished there were more of us to fill it up a bit! (We were 5 people and a baby but the place could have ea… More
I am delighted that you enjoyed it that much that you want to return! You certainly wouldn't be the first repeat guests and some people have stayed 3/4 times.
“Excellent accommodation, great for a relaxing holiday!” Accommodation exceeded our expectations, very modern inside, with lots of little homely extras that made it ideal for our stay. We climbed the Cairngorm and Ben Macdui during our stay, the lodge
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” 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 of the apartment and w
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.
“A great apartment in an amazingly beautiful location!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The owner could not have been more helpful before we arrived and Maya, on site, was also very helpful. Although the apartment does not have a balc… More
Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thanks also for your feedback about the sign. We noticed on our last visit that the sign for "La Soldanelle" has been removed at the bottom of the hill. It has been replaced with a sign for "EMS La Pommerie"!! (I am not yet sure what or where that it is, but it is the sign to follow for La Soldanelle!). We have now updated all our directions so as to avoid any future confusion and provided a map of the village also in the information we send out. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come back another time soon.
Magical holiday experience with direct view of the famous "Disney" castle Neuschwanstein. Birkeneck is enjoys a superb location close to village and restaurants and yet an oasis of calm surrounded by nature (flowery meadows, crystal clear lakes, impressive Alp …see more
Visit Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with all the amenities it offers: skiing, wind surfing, sailing, hill walking, river rafting and fishing. The world famous ospreys at Boat of Garten are only a short drive away.
The fully equipped cottage slee …see more
The glorious Apartment Löwenzahn in the exclusive Alpin & See Resort offers the perfect combination of a top location to all amenities and holiday activities, most amazing panoramic views from the front balcony and a haven for relaxing hours on the generous bal …see more
“Hot Hot Hot!” The guaranteed sun we wanted and nice to cool off in the pool every day. Very relaxed development with poolside bar and friendly staff. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The air conditioning was welcome and great in the night
From booking stage with Matthew till departure, our visit was quite simply an amazing experience. It was late when we arrived so a member of staff helped us find our way to the apartment and carried s… More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
We stayed here for a week and the apartment was lovely everything you needed, very friendly place and in distance of everything you need to get to!
Panic the man that runs the bar, does everything to… More
“Comfortable and loads of space” We loved Chez Natole and have rebooked for next year already. The house has loads of room for 2 families and had everything you could need. We had a car there so it was a positive for us that it was in a lovely hamlet