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.
“very restful a beautiful spot with amazing vistas” We arrived late in the evening (dark) Silvio had waited in the main street for us and guided us to the flat (this was very helpful) as a bit difficult to find. the flat was well presented, clean with
My husband and I stayed at Silvio's apartment for our honeymoon and it was fantastic! The apartment is stylishly decorated, spacious and the terrace is a perfect place for a little glass of something … More
“An Italian gem”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Fantastic apartment, which is very stylishly and well appointed.
Sophie, who manages the apartment, is local and very helpful.
The mezzanine room was good fun for children, but is high up. The owne… More
“Lovely apartment with a beautiful view”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
We had a very relaxing stay in Porto Pozzo. The apartment is set within a well maintained complex and was immaculate on arrival. It had everything we needed during our time there, well equipped and ha… More
“Lovely house in good location” We spent a lovely week in Eva's House. In terms of space, décor and facilities it is one of the best houses we have stayed in, even including a washing machine, dishwasher and good quality wifi. And there was a very nice
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities” Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy dr
We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and … More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
“Amazing Cottage with great facilities great base " Home from Home"”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
What a great cottage very well equiped to a very high standard with little touches which make you feel very relaxed as soon as you enter the cottage.Very nice welcome pack after such a long journey w… More
“Brilliant villa” Absolutely brilliant villa with a heated pool and jacuzzi. 4 adults stayed here for 1 week and had a fantastic holiday. Only a 15 minute stroll to the beach. Loved this villa and would definitely stay here again
thanks to john and Lesley for a fantastic holiday.The villa is outstanding very clean and tidy with everything you need.the pool was great which my grandson enjoyed the most. plenty of inflatable toys… More
“Amazing Villa - ideal for families and great location”
Reviewed 19 May 2014
Our first trip to the Island and Casa Miramar and it was more than I expected. The villa has everything a family could need on their holiday and much more. The bath and beach towels both being provide… More
“only one thing to say " brilliant"”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
second time we stayed here,great place to stay not far from airport, quiet place no late night noise. nice walk to beach 15mins slow walk, all restaurants we tried were well up to standard , fado rock… More
“Absolutely Amazing Apartment & View” The accommodation is fantastic with all modern appliances, full "sky TV package " with the most comfortable king size bed that we have slept in. The views are truly breath taking and you are only a 10 minute walk t
We had a great time staying at Alta Vista appartment no 2. Very nice place, large and comfortabe with great facilities. Very good location with lots of things to do, even just in walking distance the… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We spent a week here and had a brilliant holiday. Stones throw from the beach, beautiful views, fully equiped with everything you could need.
Good sized rooms with comfortable beds and a good sized l… More
“Lovely aparment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
Lovely apartment very close to the beach and park with great views and plenty of space inside and out. Stayed in the apartment at Easter and even though the weather wasn't the best, the apartment ver… More
“Fantastic location” A truly stunning town house set out over 4 floors, the views are amazing and the overall quality of the furnishings cannot be faulted. The owners have made the experience of renting this holiday home an absolute pleasure, a friend
House was excellent with very good furnishings etc. The beds and linen were very good quality which pleased us greatly. The situation was just perfect with the views of the estuary and sea outside our… More
Reviewed 25 Mar 2012
The house is situated in an excellent location, the views take your breath away from both lounge and 1st floor bedrooms, tastefully decorated and finished to a very high standard. Would definately st… More
Reviewed 18 May 2011
We just loved this apartment, from the moment we drove through the Archway and saw our view we knew it was going to be great. When we arrived the table was set for tea with fresh wild flowers and a lo… More
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is
Very nice lodge with all the facilities sky tv, modern appliances, a REAL log burner, hot tub(amazing). There is plenty to do with just a few minutes walk to the clubhouse for entertainment and restau… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Me, my husband, four children and dog have just got back from here after a brilliant weeks holiday. The lodge is lovely and having the hot tub with it makes it all the more brilliant. Gary who owns th… More
“Baby's first holiday”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
Booked Shoveler Lodge for our baby's first holiday (14 months old). Lodge was perfect - very well presented, clean and child friendly. Travel cot and high chair were available and the cot fitted eas… More
Style, luxury and convenience in a beautiful location what more can be said about this apartment and its situation to Northern Ireland's world renowned North Antrim Coast. Activities abound, golfing, fishing, motorcycling, cycling, walking, swimming, canoeing, etc. …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen
4 9 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 5 km
“Scenic, cozy, and great staff to boot” I stayed at Strathendrick house for new years 2012-2013 with a group of friends. Ker was extremely understanding while I arranged a complex trip involving people from all corners of the globe! He was flexible on
“A large comfortable house suitable for all the family”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2012
The house was lovely, plenty of space for 6 adults, 1 toddler and 2 babies. Not only could the adults and toddler have their own rooms there were adequate (4) bathrooms/shower-rooms for all. The kitc… More
“Beautiful home in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
We booked this quite 'last minute' for a New Year break and the owner was very accommodating and helpful. The house is stunning and nicely furnished with what are obviously personal items. Loads of … More
“Fantastic house in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
I stayed at Strathendrick House with my boyfriend for a few days and we loved it. I especially liekd the fact that it is kind of secluded and the garden area is lovely, plus there is a stream at the b… More
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views” Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout
Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay
Fantastic views and only 5 mins walk d
Really spot on apartment and location. Clean, well equipped, all we wanted.
Would use again!
Thank you… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2015
We arrived to find the apartment spotless and so comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of, inc washing up liquid,towels etc, the bedrooms were so comfy and quiet a… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The apartment was spotless, very comfortable and well appointed, with a magnificent view of the ocean. We couldn't have been more pleased. Not only that, the owner was extremely courteous, prompt and… More
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more
“A Touch of Class!” 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 highly recommend.
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
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“A view to die for!” Fantastic villa for all 15 of us to enjoy together and still find personal spaces.Clean,basic bedrooms,great bathrooms,showers lovely.Location superb,5 mins drive to supermarket,10 mins drive to Arenal beach.Although busy resort,ne
Nice stay in the house. Lots of space and fantastic view north to the javea valley and bay.
Very well equipped : good beds and furniture. Owners told us they continue to put everything in a perfect s… More
Thanks for taking such good care of our villa. It would be wonderful if you would stay again in the future.
Reviewed 2 May 2014
This was our third time in Javea, but the first time with children. In the past, we have stayed in the Parador, which is lovely, but we decided that with kids it is much nicer (and more cost effective… More
It was great to host you and your family, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back, so please let us know when you are coming to Javea again.
“What a view!” This is a lovely apartment in the heart of Newquay. It's very close to the town centre - just a couple of minutes walk, but far enough away not to be disturbed by the noise of revellers. The apartment has modern furnishings, a great balc
The Florida Villa Belloccia (Italian:'natural beauty') appeals people who want to enjoy a luxury and modern designed home during their vacation.The exposed location at one of the few oversized water channels of Cape Coral has direct boat access to the Gulf of …see more
we love Florida and found cape coral to be a lovely place for a vacation. The house inside is very nice, the area its in is very respectable and quiet... however the boat dock was already taken by an … More
“Beautiful view” A very pleasant apartment with the most stunning view. The swimming pools are very good. Lovely and peaceful during our visit. We hope to stay here again before our permanent move to Moraira. Thank you
“LET'S DO IT AGAIN !!!” What a nice experience !!!
Beautiful house, superbe swimmingpool ( the cleanest ever seen) , nice garden that gives straight access to the beach.
Friendly Staf always ready to help ; Pushpa the housecook makes delicious local
If i have to discribe my stay in villa golden in one word i would say "heaven". The premises are excellent, charming villa and superb gardens. Very nice pool and with a garden that gives into the sea … More
“Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
Still dreaming of this exotic Paradise !
Only a short while since our return home and already longing to go back.
It is hard to describe in a few sentences the overwhelming impressions during our s… More
“Beautiful villa, people and setting”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
I have just stayed here with my family and its been amazing. Its a beautiful villa, very tastefully done with lots of space and different seating areas so it feels so relaxing. The setting is gorgeous… More
“Afew little niggles but overall very good” There are many good points about this villa, there is plenty of space for a large group, it is very central ( only a short walk to old and new town, the people looking after you are very friendly, all the bas
The villa caters for everything you need. Plenty of bedrooms, good pool area and terrace and decent kitchen facilities. Provides a great base for exploring Albufeira and only a short 10 min walk to th… More
Marine Point View is a luxury, newly refurbished one bedroomed apartment located within a purpose built Art- Deco apartment building, which offers electronic access and live in building management. There are lifts to all floors. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests. It is …see more
The Te Muri Ridge experience offers you secluded and peaceful surrounds, relax and enjoy the serenity of a beautiful rural and coastal setting on our 56 ha property.
Our Barn apartment offers contemporary luxury accommodation with rural and sea views overlooking Mahura …see more
“This was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy beautiful views.” We loved his house and the location was perfect. We enjoyed the peacefulness of Sant Ambrogio and the proximity to Cefalu and Castelbueno along with beautiful views from each level of the h
“Stunning villa in friendly village with beautiful views”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We had a superb week in Villa Mara at the very beginning of April. The villa overlooks the sea. Its views are stunning and it is set in the rocky hillside overlooking the sea. It is on 2 different lev… More
“A piece of paradise for rent”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
We had the most relaxing, thrilling and genuine vacation experience imaginable. The house, its pool and its beautiful setting is a paradise in itself and Giuseppe took care of us in a wonderful and mo… More
“Super location in unspoilt pretty Sicilian village with great sea views”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2011
Sant' Ambrogio is an unspoilt village built into the hillside overlooking the sea, about 6km from the bustling town of Cefalu (5-10 mins drive along the coast road). The village has a pizzeria, a bar… More
“Top Class Apartment in Great Location” Met by the owner - Ian who explained how everything worked ie washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, tv and heating. The property has many orginal features which are stunning especially the main lounge (which is h
We've had a great stay in Ayr. The flat is amazing: big, airy, light and beautifully fitted. View to the sea at the front and view over the ball green at the back. The children loved it too and access… More
Glad you all had a great time and delighted to have you back next year
“Excellent accommodation in good location”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
We were meet by Janet who was very welcoming. The flat was very spacious, clean & importantly very quiet. The beach & town centre were minutes away. We would highly recommend this flat & would use thi… More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” 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 from th
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
“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
“Excellent vacation rental. A clean and comfortable house in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
Can't say enough about this vacation rental. We vacationed with three adults and two young children. Plenty to keep the young ones occupied on this beautiful resort community. Nick and Clair's home is… More
“The perfect family apartment, magnificently situated in a beautiful town” Our young family and extended family had a great time in Riva. After travelling with young children (2,4 & 6) for a couple of weeks around the USA, arriving in Italy without sl
Wonderful location. Parking easy. The apartment has all you need for short or long stay.
All arrangements went smoothly - nothing was difficult. Would highly recommend.… More
“Spacious, comfy, great location, ideal for families + groups”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2015
We just spent 4 days at this great apartment and would definitely return! The location is excellent with a fantastic sunny balcony facing a pedestrian street. The parking garage is conveniently close,… More
“Spacious and comfortable base to explore Lake Garda”
Reviewed 22 May 2014
Condo Dante was a very spacious and light-filled apartment with an ideal location just across a pedestrian-only street from the medieval gate to the old town center of Riva del Garda. Everything in Ri… More
“Perfect for our family of two adults and two teenage daughters” Such a cute place, we all loved Blue Hill Cottage; probably the favourite of our 5 week holiday in the UK and the continent. It was located perfectly; the town in one direction and the l
Had a very pleasant weekend with some friends in Ambleside at this cosy property. Nice welcoming open fire. It's not the biggest property but has a great location just a few minutes from the center of… More
“Perfect for a relaxing honeymoon”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
This was our first visit to the Lakes and Bluehill Cottage and Ambleside were the perfect introduction. Bluehill was really easy to find and very well situated for popping out for milk or a nice meal.… More
“Ideal location,comfortable and homely cottage.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
The cottage was comfortable,warm and well equipped. There is a log fire,washing machine and the kitchen had everything you could need and a good standard of cleanliness throughout. Based within 5 minu… More
“A slice of paradise” We stayed in casa Solandra for 10 magical days, it's a gorgeous apartment a lovely location. We spent our days exploring and chilling, the pool was simply perfect after a day out. Jenny was brilliant and helpful. We wouldn't hes
“Serene” We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and there was plenty of room. The villa was sp
We stayed in for 1 week as party of 5 (1 child), renting the whole villa.
We were guided into the villa with the obliging help of the agent we booked through, as it is tucked away in the hills abov… More
“Stunning villa, can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We hired Casa Melograno for a week in Aug 14 for my Dad's 60th and I can't recommend it enough. The location is stunning and the pool is luxury. The villa is very well equipped and the layout of the b… More
“A nice place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
We enjoyed our stay in the Casa Melograno located in Marinella di Selinunte. The house is in very good condition, with three beautiful bedrooms (each with a private bathroom). Moreover, there are two … More
You will love Awel Môr holiday apartment for it's relaxing sea views, spacious size, and historic sea front location. It is in easy reach of the beach and a short walk into the town of Aberystwyth.
Great care has been taken in ensuring you have a comfortable stay. Th …see more
“Great value for money” The Net Loft was perfect for our week away. It was so close to everything including Pubs and Restaurants. It was a very good base for walks and even the Parking, which in Cornwall can be difficult, was great with parking on the
“Fantastic villa in a superb location” We travelled to Albufeira with 3 other couples and my 6 month old baby in September 2012 and stayed 7 nights at Villa Forte. The villa is great, just what we wanted and very clean. It was walking distance to both
I stayed in this villa with 6 of my friends and we had a great time. The villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and had everything we required during our stay. I would say that a long mirror was possib… More
“Great apartment in a great location - would use again!!” This is a great apartment in a super location and we had a wonderful holiday in Los Boliches. It was ideally situated looking onto the beach and the pool, this was fantastic - we were able to si
“Simply wonderful” The apartment is very well located and comfortable. The washing machine and dishwasher a bonus. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by. The pool on site is well maintained and has plenty of sun beds and parasols. We
Excellent holiday apartment with all the comforts of home including dishwasher and washing machine. Perfect view from the balcony with the sea just yards away, the ideal place to eat your breakfast. … More
“Welcome to Gran Canaria”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
We arrived to Gran Canaria holding keys to the apartment. There was no need to contact anyone on the island as keys were sent to us prior to our departure.+
The apartment was clean and located in a … More
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
My family and i stayed at this apartment from the 17th of october for a week we were really happy with the apartment and the location the apartment was spacious well equiped and a beautiful view from … More
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill.
We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res
“There is absolutely nothing more you could want for in this little gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This is probably the cleanest holiday place we have ever stayed in !!
Simon met us and showed us everything we needed to know and was so friendly and helpful and fell over himself backwoods to make … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and soooooo pleased you found Paddlers comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime.
“A perfect get away by the sea”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Paddlers is a lovely apartment, very close to the beach, local shops and 5 minutes from the railway station. Diane and Simon make you very welcome. We highly recommend Paddlers and hope to visit aga… More
It would be great to have you visit Paddlers again and thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Diane & Simon
“Home from home”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
Paddlers is a very relaxing home from home with everything that you need. Diane and Simon are very friendly and provide a very thoughtful welcome pack. Paddlers is in an excellent location -… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was so nice to see you all again. Best wishes Diane and Simon