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.
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.
Our lovely, modern apartment occupies a prime position in a traditional Austrian building, located at the entrance to the beautiful & unspoilt village of Hinterthal. Providing an ideal base for both Winter & Summer holidays, it has fantastic dual aspect views of the Hoc …see 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
The Cottage is a great base for a self catering holiday in Fort William in the Western Highlands of Scotland. Located in an elevated position just 15 minutes walk from Fort William town centre, The Cottage has panoramic views over Loch Linnhe and Ardgour hills.The moder …see more
This 1 bedroom apartment in Morzine is on the 1st floor, in apartment block Apollo, and is ideally situated very near to the centre of town, yet still in a very quiet location. It is only 150m from the Super Morzine Cable car and 250m from the many shops, bars and resta …see more
“Comfortable apartment well located for ski lifts, pool, sauna and in quiet part of town”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2015
The living area of the apartment and bedroom were more spacious than expected, the apartment was warm, comfortable and fully equipped, including an extension lead taking UK 3-pin plugs. It is a short… More
Leisure club membership included in the rental.Enjoy October in Aviemore. Just £525 per week due to cancellation. This lovely cottage (with many repeat clients) and a delightful garden on 3 sides is an ideal base for couples or families to explore this magnificent area …see more
The house was everything it was advertised to be!. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and had everything that you could need. Decor was modern and the fresh flowers in the dining room was a lovel… More
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for looking after the cottage so well.
“Perfectly located for everything Aviemore has to offer!”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2016
Lovely quiet location and walkable into the centre of Aviemore. Roomy enough for 5 people with very comfortable lounge for relaxing in. The separate dining room was perfect for us.… More
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Silver Trees and thank you for hlghlighting the excellent location of the cottage.
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
Very good holiday, the house has every thing you need and more , good
Location , we have being coming to this house for years and hope to come
Back for many more !!… More
Delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday at Braeriach.
Look forward to welcoming you back once again in the near future.
Our south-west facing apartment in Les Diablerets has a superb view towards the glacier. The apartment has a high wood paneled sloping ceiling and an open fireplace, a sunny balcony, a good size lounge but a small bedroom There is a TV, DVD, CD games, wifi, It has been …see more
ATTENTION! Price for two persons!
The apartments are located in a quiet and cozy alpine village on the ground floor of house with a separate entrance. The location is ideal for amateurs of ecotourism, walking enthusiasts on mountain trails, as well as for rest from the …see more
Well-located between mountains and sea, this gorgeous villa is the perfect Mediterranean retreat for 12 nature-loving holidaymakers. You’re sure to love the villa’s close-to-everything location.
The spacious lounge is ideal for relaxing after a day of exploration. …see more
Our cottage are very well equipped with all modern comfort and the view over Eyjafjordur and Akureyri is fantastic.We have 3 bedrooms ( 1 masterbed, 2 single beds and 2 bunkbeds ) so in total 8 guests can stay in our Cottage. Also we have 2 bathrooms, living room, kitch …see more
Amazing Apartment in Bahía Feliz Maspalomas with 2 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom . 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 and pool. 3 …see more
The villa is nestled on the side of a colline (foothill of the mountains) it has stunning views across the valley, surrounded by woodland fields and peaks. The ski season begins in December and ends in April. We are within just 20 minutes drive of 1 of 4 resorts in this …see more
The accommodation is clean and comfortable, and the owners extremely helpful in providing local information. A perfect location to explore the rolling hills of the Baronnies or to venture into the Pyr… More
“a wonderful bolt hole for relaxation and adventure ...”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2012
This villa has picturesque view is clean and very welcoming will all the amenities needed for a short or long break . With only a short walking to a quaint little village. Driving in the area is love… More
Chalet La Roche is in an excellent location, 500m from the new Prodains to Avoriaz lift in a charming rural setting, close to the centre of Morzine. (2.5km)
The chalet is built in traditional Savoie style, and furnished to a high standard. The chalet has a large open p …see more
Lynwood is a large property situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park only a 10 minute walk from Aviemore. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 with 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and also a full sized twin bunkroom. It has 2 full bathrooms, one upstairs a …see more
Our well appointed corner unit is located in the HEART of the VILLAGE - everything is right at your doorstep! We consistently receive raving reviews with respect to its location and surrounding amenities.Two large decks showcase panoramic mountain views overlooking the …see more
Chalet Bonbon is a newly developed luxury chalet with amazing views and sunsets over Lake Geneva and the Swiss mountains.
Perfectly situated 380 meters from the ski lift, shops and restaurants and a 15 mins drive to Lake Geneva it is ideal for both summer walking, cycli …see more
A stylish and conveniently located apartment consists of a large lounge with log fire, two large bedrooms (one with a kingsize bed, one with two twin beds and an additional folding bed suitable for a child), each with access to a wrap-around terrace, and a bathroom. The …see more
“Amazing house - really made our trip to Switzerland a great one!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2012
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 have chosen a mo… More
It is a large apartment of approx 80 m2, with a balcony facing south west. There are two double bedrooms. The master bedroom is to the rear looking up to the Verbier slopes, with twin beds and an optional foldaway single bed. The smaller bedroom is on the west side wit …see more
We stayed at the apartment Clair abri for New Year with our child (14 months). The apartment was large, bright and well decorated. The owner was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The apartm… More
Reviewed 22 Apr 2012
Beautiful and spacious flat with great veiws from the balcony. The owners called on the day of arrival to check that everything was OK. Nice decor in the leaving room. Having two toilet rooms was very… More
Below is a quote from one of our client's recent reviews......says it all really!!"If being in the centre of everything is one of your priorities, then this is the place for you. In the midst of the ski hire shops, the ski school, the lift...everything is on h …see more
Brilliant location for all aminities. Ski lifts in less than 50 metres from appartments. outstanding views over lake Geneva. We found this accommodation whilst searching the internet 4 years ago looki… More
“You couldn't get anything more convenient”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
If being in the centre of everything is one of your priorities, then this is the place for you. In the midst of the ski hire shops, the ski school, the lift...everything is on hand. the shops and rest… More
Our beautiful little apartment for two has amazing views of the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges in the French Alps. The large private balcony, with access from both the bedroom and living room, directly faces Mont Blanc itself.
The apartment is superbly equipped …see more
This apartment is in a fantastic location with views from the lounge room, bedroom and balcony to Mont Blanc. It is fully equipped with everything you might need to self cater. The owners are extremel… More
“Our piece of heaven once a year!”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
Thanks to Sue the owner ur a star! Ur apartment is so peaceful and the balcony so sunny its our heaven for the year! Mont Blanc is a beauty of a mountain to watch from it-fantastic views! This is our … More
“GREAT APARTMENT - FANTASTIC VIEWS”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
We spent two most enjoyable weeks at this great apartment, situated on a high range ovelooking the Passy valley, from which the fantastic views of the Mont Blanc become your own property, the moment y… More
In Proméry village, near stunning Annecy, this sunny 'maison bourgeoise ancienne' is a treat all year round. In winter you're spoilt with excellent, traditional family ski resorts (La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand) nearby and Chamonix Mont Blanc an hour away. In summer, swi …see more
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 bathr… More
“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.
5 star accommodation.
Safe Beach front apartment with magnificent views not attained by most hotel rooms with pool
Air-conditioned bedroom and lounge. Open flat windows for a cool breeze.
WiFi and land line - prepaid outside line
Servi …see more
the apartment that Glenn provides its guests is wonderful: located in the south of Trou Aux Biches, a 10-minute walk from the shops and the public beach. It is equipped with every comfort (even a wash… More
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
Situata a Chiesa in Valmalenco, nella tranquilla contrada Vassalini sorge La Casa Vacanza La Rocca che mette a disposizione della clientela, per essere affittato settimanalmente o mensilmente 14 appartamenti di varie metrature e tipologie: 2 monolocali più mansarda ut …see more
The apartment has been beautifully decorated and furnished in a modern style with solid oak furniture and quality fittings, including domestic equipment, entertainment facilities and free broadband Internet. There is a large patio and private garden. The apartment has s …see more
We had a great time in Chamonix and this apartment was a real welcome. Relaxing, clean and all mod cons! Two bathrooms with excellent showers, comfy beds and warm. less than 10 min walk into town, alt… More
“Fabulous apartment, excellent modern facilities and great location”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2012
Stayed at Apartment Linder in Feb half term..Really impressed with the standard of accomodation..Immaculate and clean, top quality fixtures and fittings, cosy and warm with Sat TV and Wi Fi..Definatel… More
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 Great Glen Lodges sleep from 2 to 6 Persons and are situated in a "Spectacular Scenic Location", situated on The Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands.Constructed of Scandinavian Full Pine Logs, these group of 5 family owned Lodges, are all spaciously detached an …see more
Claire and Ian are very nice and helpful, gave lots of good info for days out and walks within the area. The Log cabin was fantastic and immaculate, it was surprisingly warm at night which we did not … More
“Relaxed and friendly vacation”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2014
Bramble Lodge is a comfortable well equiped small house with loveley view of Loch Lochy. Very good starting point for hikes in the surrounding mountains and for cartrips to surroundings.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay in Bramble Lodge, here at The Great Glen Lodges.
It was a real pleasure to meet you both and should your ever wish to return to the Highlands of Scotland you will always be more than welcome
Excellent rental property with all you could want available and fantastic views over Malcesine and the Lake. Beware that the walk up the hill to reach the property from the town is however quite steep… More
I thank you for spending your holiday in our house.
I also hope to see you next year.
Many greetings from Malcesine.