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.
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v
“A beautifully presented unit with panoramic views that we thoroughly enjoyed.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
This unit is perched on the eastern side of Lake Como. The panorama from the balcony is breathtaking, giving uninterrupted 175 degree views of the Lake, snow capped mountains and villages on the far … More
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes… More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
“Lovely 2 Bed Apartment in Quite Location” We stayed in this Apartment for 6 weeks and it was just great. Clean and comfortable with everything you need and very good value.Nice Patio overlooking the swimming pool with views of the local hillside. Wifi
This unit was great value for money. Clean, very roomy, two bathrooms, comfortable beds. Lifts. Great for families. Well maintained swimming pool and gardens. Quiet, away from the tourist area but ver… More
“Wonderful location” We stayed for a week in Juky. The apartment is in an excellent location with stunning views and is extremely well-equipped with high quality furnishings and equipment. The views from the balcony are stunning. The owner is extremely
“An amazing view to the mountains on the opposite side of the Rhone Valley”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
A very comfortable and well equipped apartment, with balconies to the both back and front of the property, from which we sat and admired the view, drinking a glass of wine.at the end of a hard day's … More
“Great stay at La forêt”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
Easy to book. Owner very kind and helpful. Nice appartment with chimney in Nendaz within less than 10 mn walk to the cabin. Delightful view. Very "cosy" place to stay. We felt at home.
Beds are good.… More
“Wonderful views, well equipped and definately will return..”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We have had a wonderful holiday in this apartment. The weather for the first few days was like being in the mediterranean( yes, we were skiing!) , so the balconies were well used!The view from the rea… More
“Wonderful apartment!” 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 has 2 bedrooms - one of them
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€ dep… More
Thank you so much for your comment. It has been a pleasure. Regards
“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
“Totally awesome!” Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this very well catered apartment.
We stayed with teenage children for a week's skiing.
The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the ski-lift to the ski-station. All shops you need en-route.
We stayed in this apartment which was 5 min walk from the tele cabin to the slopes very quiet location, in a beautiful setting. The baths were also a 5 min walk away and well worth a visit after a day… More
“Lovely apartment in ideal location.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
Great apartment , ideally located to the park, bars and restaurants. Sunny and bright with good views. Everything was there that we needed - including a kettle!
The apartment is accessed by stairs th… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
We stayed in Apartment 7, Villa Cecilia recently and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The location of the apartment on a tree lined boulevard is perfect for a relaxed stay yet it is within a few … More
My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in abo… More
Many thanks for the positive review Joe. We're really please that you enjoyed your Christmas stay in Aviemore. Haste ye back!
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
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
“A warm welcome in the Highlands” Tigh Tasgaidh is a beautiful house in a stunning location, it makes a perfect base for exploring the local area and the Isle of Skye is merely a 15 min drive away.
The house has all the amenities you would need and is
“Fantastic apartment and location, given a warm welcome!”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
We had an excellent week here. the accommodation was spacious, well equipped and spotless. The gardens are splendid, we especially enjoyed sitting out in the front garden, enjoying the view and the wa… More
“Very pleasant week in a very nice place .”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
The place is great and Louise is a very nice person. She helped us to find the best things to do in order to discover the magnificent Isle of skye. We can just thank her for everything.… More
“This was a terrific holiday rental!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
We stayed for 4 days. We wanted an outdoor vacation with lots of hiking. Louise, our host, knew all the best trails, having hiked them herself. We arrived to freshly baked scones and bread and a bottl… More
“Warm, comfortable apartment close to lake bohinj and vogel ski resort” Lovely apartment with an outlook over the owners garden and river running at the rear of the property. Well appointed kitchen with a good range of equipment and a useful dishwasher
“Valeria Apartment is excellent in all aspects of what constitutes wonderful accomodation - amenities, location.” My husband and I rate our visit to Taormina as one of our best holidays ever. We travel extensively and have a broad experience of accommo
The apartment was beautifully decorated, with excellent air-conditioning, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Views from the balconies were gorgeous.
It's located literally 2 minutes from the best bea… More
“Fanastic apartment in a gorgeous location in Taormina”
Reviewed 26 May 2014
What a fantastic apartment! Perfectly located down at the water in Taormina and with an amazing view! We loved getting up each morning with the sunshine and eating breakfast on the balkony. The apa… More
Thank you very much for such a nice words.
Has been a big pleasure for me have you as a guests and thank you for taking care of my apartment.
I really hope to see you again one day.
“Fantastic, Spacious, Spotless!” From the second we booked with Phil we were taken care off, they sent us information on the resort, ski hire, transfers and other bits of interest which was excellent. The apartment was large for one in Avoriaz with 2 b
We spent a few nights in Choucas, which proved to be the perfect location for our little preseason short ski trip.
With its ski in ski out location, sunsets over the valley of Morzine, the fireplace,… More
Thank you Jakob we are so pleased that you enjoyed Apartment Choucas. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope that you will return to Avoriaz Chalets in the future.
“Fantastic! Will definitely come back!”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
We stayed in Choucas at the end of last ski season and had the most amazing holiday! The staff at Avoriaz Chalets were incredibly helpful from start to finish. From being picked up at Geneva airport… More
Thank you for your very kind words. It was actually the owners who looked after you rather than "staff" and I can see they have done a great job. This is the standard we try for with all the Avoriaz Chalet owners and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.
“Gorgeous slopes and great apartment”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We have just returned from 2 weeks staying in an apartment in Sassanka. The apartment was lovely modern and roomy, it had everything on hand that you would need for a holiday including a ski/boot roo… More
Thank you for taking the trouble to review Apartment Choucas and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help you discover the charms of Avoriaz and the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area. We very much hope to welcome you back.
“Great location in an extensive ski area” The apartment is well furnished and located an easy few minutes walk from the main gondola. It is bascially right in the town center so close to all the bars and restaurants if you chose to eat out. If you wa
Lovely apartment right on the ski slopes. Very comfortable and within easy walking distance to bars and resturants. Fantastic ski area.… More
“Great place, very handy for ski slopes”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2011
Have stayed here twice on weekly ski holidays with friends. Appartment is well done out and is located an easy 60 second ski from the main gondola. Short walk to town for bars, restaurants and other a… More
“Fabulous family ski destination” Our concerns about lack of snow so late in the season were unfounded- we had the best ski conditions with wonderful deep powder giving us the chance to explore the safe areas between pistes in La Tzoumaz valley with t
NOT petit – 6 of us each had a room to ourselves, and spacious enough for twice that number, so perfect for families and groups.
The centre of the village is an enjoyable stroll (we walked back f… More
“Best chalet I've stayed in!”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2015
Le Petit Chalet is without doubt the best chalet I've stayed in throughout the Verbier area. Despite the name, it is actually very large and comfortably hosted our party of six and would have been fin… More
“True Swiss luxury”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2015
We stayed at Le Petit Chalet (a strange name considering the size of the place!) in April 2014. Our apprehension at skiing so late in the season was abated by the sheer brilliance of the Verbier regio… More
“Wonderful, cosy chalet to stay in during our skiing holiday” We really enjoyed our week in this chalet. It fitted our group of 8 very comfortably. We especially loved the big, sociable dining and living room area with its wood-burning fire. Also was g
“Cosy chalet in excellent location for Village, lifts & buses”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
We had a lovely week of walking in the mountains, on occasion taking advantage of the nearby buses and lifts. We particularly liked the homely, cosy feel of this chalet and the splendid views from the… More
“Perfect combination of comfort and access to ski slopes”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
The chalet was extremely warm, clean and welcoming with very comfortable beds. There was always plenty of hot water for relaxing baths at the end of an arduous day on the pistes. The village was clo… More
“Cosy and comfortable- and fabulous skiing!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2013
I stayed here last year with a group of friends, and had a fabulous time. Weather a little stormy, but Chalet du Caire is the perfect place to stay warm! Great well-equipped kitchen facilities, com… More
“Exceeded Our Expectations!” So many times we have been disappointed when arriving at holiday destinations - but this time all our expectations were exceeded ! Fabulous location, on your own private foreshore overlooking stunning scenery - exceptionall
Our dream was to experience the Northern Lights in a cabin in the snow & this amazing place made our dreams come true.
We only stayed a few nights as we were passing through to Tromso but it was perf… More
Thank you for taking the time to comment - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. We hope you will return to visit us again.
“Comfort in an attractive area with excellent transport,” Not our first visit and hope to return to this beautiful area. Apartment very easy to live in. Very good to have other facilities e.g pool,gym, laundry etc. very good village shops etc and trans
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.