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.
“35a Kerr Street Portrush” Centrally located, large apartment right by Portrush harbour. Easy access to restaurants & quaint local pub with open fire. 3 bedrooms & lovely view over West Strand beach & the harbour. Plenty of room & excellent facilities.
Just back from a great weekend in the apartment. Ideal location, great views, clean and comfortablewith all the essentials at hand. Thank again for the great place to stay… More
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Well presented clean apartment with ample space, in a great location with class sea views.
The apartment was also well equipped with electrical appliances. Ideal for families.… More
“Right in the heart of Portrush, overlooking the harbour, perfect all round”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
Perfectly overlooking the harbour and within easy walking access of all areas of Portrush. The bottom floor appartment in a period townhouse was very clean and flexible for all age groups - we had gr… More
“I loved this villa, great location and great facilities” We had the best of both worlds in Villa Sete. It's in a quiet location for relaxing and soaking up sunshine by the pool, but in easy walking distance to the beach. Both Old Town and the Strip a
Stayed at villa Sete for 10 days. There were 5 in our party.The transfer from the airport was prompt and friendly,I would recomend anyone to use this service should they need to.
We were welcomed by … More
Thank you for your review. I appreciate the kind comments yo have provided, and would not hesitate to welcome you back to any of our villas in the future. Kind regards Patrick
“Disappointing as villa is below advertised standard”
Reviewed 31 May 2012
Excellent location but villa is poorly maintained and the description on the website is misleading to say the least. The pool was nice but there were no umbrellas & no life ring which is not good when… More
I appreciate that you have provided your comments with regards to the Villa and the grounds. I am saddened that you did not bring these points to our attention as we could have supplied addtional umbrellas around the pool. There are permanent shaded areas which clients usually use if they wish to not be in direct sun. The life ring is located on the wall beside the BBQ next to the pool, this is quite visable and again could have been pointed out if asked.
We have noted the issues that you have raised and although they had not been raised throughout your stay we will ensure that all aspects are to the standard expected.
“Not worth the money”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
It's hard to think of anything positive to say
Maybe the transfers arranged by Patrick might be a positive?
The whole villa was in a poor state, and in desperate need of some money spending on it.… 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
YellotailStay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We are 30 metres from the hang gliding and paragliding haven and stunning views of Bald Hill, Stanwell Park.
The Top Room is a mote …see more
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument” Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
mallard cottage is outstanding, everything is new and modern, such a homely place to stay, the scenery is fantastic, really lovely place to stay, relaxing. would stay there again without a doubt, the … More
“Spectacular!!! A paradise in the country!”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2013
Wendy and Ian were the perfect hosts. The baked scones shortly after our arrival were so yummy. This cottage was refurbished with love and care. Everything a traveler would want in a home away from… More
Cariad Cottage is an attractive cottage set in surrounding farmland with amazing sea views. Just yards from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path above Caerbwdy and Caerfai Bays, it offers breathtaking views across the bay to Skomer and Skokholm. Visit Wales 4 star gradingWalk …see more
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett
“An absolute dream” I can only say positive things about our stay. Tracey has obviously worked hard to make the cottage as welcoming as she can. Roses, muffins, a local paper, milk in the fridge and a welcoming card are a lovely touch. The cottage itse
“Lovely comfortable cottage on the doorstep of the New Forest”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped. We soon got used to the bedrooms being on the ground floor and enjoyed the view of the quayside from the upstairs lounge. Very nicely presented with home… More
“Luxurious cottage in the midst of the lovely town of Lymington close to the New Forest.”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
We stayed in this cottage for just one week. Given the perfect location just outside the New Forest and on the coast line just opposite Isle of Wight, we could easily have spend two weeks here.
“Cosy cottage on Quay side”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2012
This cottage is very cosy & is of a very high standard. It is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area aswell as sitting watching the boats & goings on on the quay side.… More
“Fantastic- totally perfect 10/10” I cannot rate this condo enough. It is the second year in a row we have stayed here and I would not stay any where else in the Orlando area.
The condo is a home from home and is very spacious.
It's location is ideal
well equipped and clean condo.spacious and everything you need for a great stay.i loved the excellent bed which was very comfortable having stayed in some places with uncomfortable beds.i would stay h… More
“High quality accommodation”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
Spacious condo providing excellent accommodation. Very good location for exploring Orlando, including Disney and Universal.… More
“Absolutely Fabulous 10/10”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
I have just returned from our holiday and we stayed in this apartment. I cannot recommend it enough. It's very spacious and well laid out. It's in a very central location and close to everything, not … More
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” 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, and has a
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
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther
“Returned for the second time due to our love of the place!”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
This house is awesome! It has absolutely everything you need in a house from the 2 large living rooms to pool room and ping pong! The kitchen is open plan with the dining area and there are ample seat… More
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
Perfect house for 12 friends and family visiting Perth for a wedding. Comfortable, quiet and right in the center of town. We loved it.… More
“Fabulous Excellent Gorgeous” We stayed at Orange Tree Retreat for 2 weeks and it was absolutely brilliant. Great Villa, fabulous location, home from home - loved every minute of our stay. This villa offers everything you could possibly want - it is
As soon as we walked in to this villa, we knew it was going to be fantastic. The cathedral ceiling in the lounge gave it a very spacious feel. It was comfortable, homely and spotlessly clean. It's i… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
Perfect. We loved it here. Felt really homely and well taken care of. Internet, pool and games room. Everybody happy. Thank you… 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
“Total relaxation” We stayed in this really luxurious housd near Zygi .( it is actually a lot closer to Zygi than it is to Kalavasos) It was just perfect ! Every amenity was provided and even though it was in January we were still able to lie on the fa
Great villa close to the airport and the little coastal village of Zygi which has a few restaurants. The house was immaculate throughout and pool was of a good size. It was also very quiet in a smal… More
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the villa was clean and comfortable for you! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal
“Great house, lovely host, great setting, perfect!”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
We were a group of 6 old friends looking for a house for us to have a long overdue get together for the weekend. The Barn was perfect, with a large space downstairs to relax and spend time together an… More
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Barn. I'd love to welcome you back anytime.
“Beautiful cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The Barn was spotlessly clean, well laid out and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The welcome we had was amazing (from Deborah and her dogs) with croissants and pastries as a lovely… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed staying at The Barn it was a pleasure to have you. We'd love to see you again sometime.
“Amazing escape from the city”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
5 friends and I stayed in the barn last weekend, it was amazing, Deborah made the whole booking process really simple and the barn is like a 5* hotel with the added bonus of a lounge , kitchen ( which… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I do hope you come back again with the girls. I am now able to offer beauty treatments in The Barn so if you're wanting a bit of pampering let me know!
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer. …see more
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with
“Fabulous villa, fabulous location - couldn't ask for more” We stayed here in September 2012 as a family with 4 generations ranging from 8 months to 80+ years old. We were extremely impressed with what we saw. The villa had an area suitable for every m
Staying in this villa really made our holiday. It was lovely and clean when we arrived with plenty of towels in all the bedrooms, even towels to use around the pool. There's just so much space inside … More
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
Lovely large villa. Very clean and very well equipped. Owner very helpful. Close to all amenities. Couldn't have asked for better. We had a great holiday and would highly recommend it.… More
Reviewed 28 Sep 2016
Stayed here with children ,grandchildren and grandparents. The villa is so nice and Valery the owner is brilliant. He is very helpful and at the end of the phone should you need any assistance.
Getaway Villas are modern, well equipped, spacious and comfortable apartments located in the heart of town close to most amenities and eateries. They are fully air-conditioned and noise - heat insulated, with a full kitchen and bathroom which includes a washing machine. …see more
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody” Received excellent customer service from susan falkner, the accomdation was perfect for my niece's wedding so close to the Lough Erne Resort. The house was in excellent condition perfect to suit any families, I
This is the second time that I have stayed here.
The accommodation is of high quality and the facilities in the resort are second to none. The food in the resturants, the golf courses and the spa … More
Many thanks for visiting us for a second time & for such wonderful feedback. Glad everyone enjoyed the free WiFi and yes we agree the facilities within the Resort are superb - the Restaurants, Bars, Tai Spa & Golf Courses are perfect places to relax and enjoy some well deserved down time! Hopefully we can welcome you all back again for a 3rd time. Best wishes, Susan
“Special place to stay.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Just back from a short break at lough Erne. Excellent location, fabulous house very spacious with all the trimmings. Attention to detail exceptional. Comfy beds, great sleep. We will be back.… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay break in our lodge and appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you all back! Best regards, Susan
“Lough Erne Resort. Enniskillen”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Beautifully presented house in a stunning location. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for any length of stay. We attended a family wedding at the nearby hotel (a 3 minute walk) … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an honest and wonderful review - it was our pleasure to have been able to accommodate you all & we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Erne once more.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai
“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
“Great place to stay for ski ing with a family” Had a brilliant weeks ski ing, loads of snow great having not skied for 5 years, apartment very comfortable and ideal for us and our extended family. We met up with friends that Alastair introduced to hi
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.
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and
A beautiful apartment, with a roof terrace, situated on the second and third floor of an old town house in the historic heart of Sete, one minute from the Place de la Mairie, the Gand Canal, the port, the fish market, and many many restaurants. Close to beaches also. …see more
“Repeat guest - many times over” This holiday villa has been our yearly destination for 6 years in a row. After our first encounter we knew we've found the right destination for our young family. What drew us to the property was the safety for our to
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More
“Loathe to leave” Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for immediate and surrounding area.
This is one of the best places I have stayed in. Very clean and well equiped and spacious apartment. In easy reach of Edinburgh and beautiful coastal villages..I would stay here again without doubt … More
“Excellent, 5 stars”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very spacious, tastefully decorated and nice touches… More
“Beautifully finished, well equipped apartment in great location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2011
The apartment fixtures, fittings and furnishing were all of a very high standard. The owner/manager had thought of everything, we didn't have that feeling of "oh we should have brought this or that",… More
“A wonderful house near the city centre and with excellent parking” This is a super house--very well maintained and equipped. It is only 5 mins walk to town. There is safe off-street parking for at least 3 cars--a real bonus in that area.
Debbie is re
We stayed in this house for 5 nights, we were 5 women in total ranging from 28 to 80 years old. The house was fully equipped with everything you would need and more. It was modern, bright and clean a… More
So glad you all enjoyed your stay.....and we would gladly have you all back in a heartbeat!!
“Great house and location”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
I stayed in this house with a group of 5 friends whilst in inverness for work. The house is ideally located to the centre of town, and is only a short walk form the river and Eden Court theatre. The r… More
“Ness House is a very comfortable, well equipped, traditional property.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Ness House is a very comfortable, well equipped traditional property. The rooms are very spacious. Amenities close by include restaurants, pubs, fast food, chemist, paper shop, and supermarket, all wi… More
“Excellent location and very roomy” We stayed in this house as a family group for my husbands daughters wedding! Very clean house with lots of room and storage an ideal location for visiting all attractions and very close to Ennis town centre! Only a c
We stayed here for my daughters wedding in Ennis! Despite our plane being delayed the owner perry was there to meet us at 11pm which was lovely she had also supplied us with tea coffee and milk and so… More
“Brilliant home from home”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We loved this house. Plenty of space and the bedrooms are lovely. Beds are very comfortable and the décor is good.
The house is situated only a 5 minute walk from the main shopping area. Walk… More
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops!
Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with any queries. The house… More
“Back garden is the beach!” Having stayed in several self catering properties over the years, this is the one we return to, Why well it had absolutely everything to offer, firstly the location this has to be one of the best in North Cornwall when I say
Apartment is lovely, well furnished, comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms with powerful showers. Photos don't do this place justice, it is very spacious. Lift down 2 floors from car park level to … More
“Five star accomadation and a fabulous setting by the beach”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
Fly into The local airport,Newquay,10 mins drive away.Or catch local bus ,as it can drop you off outside the door of this wonderful apartment.The kitchen seems to have most things.Tv's in all bedrooms… More
“A perfect place for a family to relax together where every need is catered for. loved it!”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
my self and my family stayed in this apartment in august, our children are 9, 5 and 3. from the moment i contacted nigel regarding our booking he was more than helpful. we had a bit of a problem with … More
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location” 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 beach in Taor
“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.
“Valeria Apartment is excellent in all aspects of what constitutes wonderful accomodation - amenities, location.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
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 accommodation.
The Valeria apartment was very well equipped, furni… More
Thank you so much for your great feedback Patricia. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comments. At the same time we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "Valeria" apartment and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Valeria, Paolo and Angelo
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al
Stunning holiday cottage. Refurbished & tastefully decorated 1850s flint cottage. Features include Wood burning stove, d/washer, Freesat, brodband wifi, & secluded garden. Close to sandy beaches; shops, pubs, and restaurants only 200yds. Perfect for families or …see more
“Lovely apartment with a beautiful view.” Can't say enough about this wonderful apartment. Safe and secure parking. Wonderful location. Beautiful view. Beds very comfortable. Everything you could need was available for us, including umbrellas which cam
“Fabulous sea and mountain views in an ideal sea front location”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
All the convenience of a modern, well-equipped apartment in a luxury building with off street parking. The apartment is spacious and bright. Located in the very centre of the sea-front promenade, th… More