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.
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Welcome to Strawberry Cottage, circa 1750, a farmhouse and family home that has been absorbed into Greater London. It offers excellent access by public transport to Central London and the West End. Local places of interest include Syon House, Kew Gardens, Osterley Hous …see more
Strawberry Cottage isa very well furnished and equipped property. It had everything we needed for a one week stay over Christmas. It even came with Christmas decorations. It was very comfortable. … More
“What a find”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
My sister and I spent a week at this lovely cottage
Everything provided for us
Thanks for all the extras
Thanks also for all the help with computer and phone
You were both wonderful
Close to trai… More
“quintesential 18th century english cottage.”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2011
18th century cottage with 21st century comfort in a perfect location with bus stop at the door and ,with mainline train station 5 minute walk away.All the comforts of home have been thought of by host… More
The Hamptons Beach House is a rare luxury holiday house. Set in a palm fringed garden on the quiet and leafy Westfield Avenue it is only a two minute stroll from the beach and its own beach hut. Sleeping up to 14 in six stylish bedrooms it is ideal for family beach hol …see more
Situated 1.5km from the centre of La Clusaz our refurbished 24 sq m apartment is in a quiet area with stunning views and large outdoor space. There are a couple of bars and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Located 500m from nearest slope and 70m to bus stop access …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
DETACHED 2 DOUBLE BEDROOM CHALET COTTAGE SET OVERLOOKING THE QUAY IN MALDON. VERY PLEASANT FULL GLASS CONSERVATORY AND OUTSIDE AREA. THIS IS A SUPERB COSY LITTLE HOME WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE RIVER BLACKWATER AND QUAYSIDE COMPLETE WITH A SELECTION OF WORKING VINTAG …see more
We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything we needed and a great welcome. Lovely views and local pubs!… More
Thankyou for your review Anna. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“A lovely house which exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2016
Being very familiar with Maldon, but now living in California, I wanted to return to the area to visit family and friends over the holidays. We found the most lovely house in the most perfect location… More
Really appreciate you taking the time to send such a pleasant review, thankyou Karen. So pleased you all enjoyed.
“Lovely cottage, a home from home, great location and lovely proprietors.”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
We had such a lovely stay and couldn't believe the views across the water. Very well presented cottage with everything we needed for a few days and just a short walk to a choice of pubs and lovely var… More
Thankyou Naomi and I hope the book you left arrives before you return to Brisbane.
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Homely apartment located in the heart of Edinburgh with lovely marble fireplace and log fire. With only a 5 minute walk from City Centre (and the train, bus station and tram terminals) and with spectacular views of the st …see more
Excellent apartment couldnt fault it all shops restaurants etc well within walking distance would certainly recommend it and would definitely stay again if in Edinburgh… More
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review of our flat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
“Fantastic holiday flat”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2014
Mark and Martin are lovely hosts in a really homely flat. The flat was really comfortable, had everything we needed to feel 'home away from home', and we enjoyed the log fire tremendously. The locatio… More
Thanks very much for your positive review, we are glad you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Edinburgh
Reviewed 25 Oct 2014
We decided to go to Edinburgh to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and chose the apartment cos it had an open fire and it seemed reasonably priced. From the beginning, contact with the owner wa… More
Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you had a lovely wedding anniversary break and look forward to seeing you both again the next time you are in Edinburgh.
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite. The large open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas has wonderful views over the green Antrim countryside.Dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, microwave, heating and bedding included. Portballintrae …see more
House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space.
Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would def… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Very comfortable stay, truly a home from home. Well equipped kitchen, barbeque outside if you are lucky enough to get good weather. We are looking forward to our next visit.… More
Die Wohnung war ein echter Glücksgriff, die Bilder haben nicht zu viel versprochen!
Wir haben uns in der echt schönen & wohnlich eingerichteten Wohnung sofort wohlgefühlt. Ausserdem ist das Ferien… More
“Nur zu empfehlen”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Wir sind zufällig im Internet auf diese Ferienwohnung aufmerksam geworden und haben damit echt Glück gehabt. Uns hat es von der unbürokratischen Buchung bis zur tollen Wohnung sehr gefallen. Es war… More
“Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
Die Ferienwohnung war sehr schön eingerichtet, sauber und die Lage wie versprochen zentral. Die Ausstattung war komplett, ideal wäre es natürlich wenn in einer Wohnung für 6 Personen nicht nur aus… More
Newton Reigny is a peaceful village 3 miles from Penrith and with the benefit of easy access to the M6. Ullswater, the Northern Lakes and the Eden Valley are all easily accessible and the village benefits from a pub serving bar meals.These 2 characterful barn conversat …see more
This detached cottage with its own private character is located at 250 meters distance from the dunes and forest and within 3 minutes walking distance to Schoorl centre.The cottage has a private terrace of 30 m2. On the same property is the owner's House. It has a …see more
Salt Herrings is a luxury conversion of an old Cooperage set in a spectacular waterfront location. This stunning and immaculate self catering property is an ideal holiday home for those who wish to spend time by the sea in a beautiful setting. This Fife cottage is perfe …see more
“the best holiday let I have stayed in, gorgeous!”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I am really fussy so when we arrived at Salt Herring to a beautiful, warm, well furnished cottage we were really pleased. We arrived in the dark and with driving rain but the cottage was cosy and we … More
“Cosy, well equipped, modern house with stunning views”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
On our arrival we found that the heating had been switched on, fresh flowers had been placed in vases and a box of shortbread and some sweets had been left for us. All small touches but it made us fee… More
“an excellent holiday cottage”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2012
Salt Herrings is a cosy 'home from home'. Extremely comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed the plentiful supply of logs and the wonderful sea views. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Positio… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The perfect Holiday home to rest and relax. The views from the windows are of rolling fields and Welsh hills. The log burner means homely warmth in the lounge whatever the season, and is a supplement to the oil fired central heating.Recently renovated property which i …see more
we stayed for 3 nights at Bevan house, we were met by Angela on arrival who showed us around the property & advised us how the appliances worked.
beautiful property which was very clean & tidy.2 doub… More
Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed and you are welcome to come again any time you want.
Reviewed 19 Jul 2012
Lovely house in a delightful location. Much thought has gone into the house to make it user friendly for all generations, well equipped and very friendly owners. Located within 10 mins walk of a good … More
Thank you for your comments, we would love you to stay again sometime.
“Breathtaking views, peaceful and marvellously helpful hosts”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2011
We had a really nice time with our one year old son and 13 year old neice. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The location is really peaceful and the views from the house are fantastic. The f… More
This well furnished home basks in its sunny position enjoying majestic lake views.This beautiful apartment has two master bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, allowing for accommodation of up to 6 people. Every master bedroom has one confortable double bed. There …see more
This home is situated on the edge of the ocean with direct beach access to an unspoiled beach , views of lagoon, beach and bay with abundant bird life, and small game, excellent fishing, canoeing, and arts and craft drives. Located close to wild coast sun casino and wat …see more
2 Queen Bedrooms plus a 3rd bedroom with single bed ( Can sleep a 6th person on pull out bed if needed). A Separate toilet & Bathroom with bath & showerFully equipped kitchen adjoins the family room complete with TV, DVD Player.The family room, with it's s …see more
The Beach House is situated on one of the quietest areas of the beautiful white sandy beach, that stretches from one end of the island to the other. A nature lovers paradise where you can sit on the balcony with a glass of chilled wine and watch the dolphins play in the …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou …see more
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
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 restaurants… More
Thank you very much for your great review, it was very nice to meet you both. I'm pleased you liked the bistro, its one of my favourite restaurants in bexhill. We hope to see you both again sometime.
Diane and Simon
“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
6 Pier Maltings is a five star luxury townhouse in a conversion of an old Maltings building on Berwick's harbourside. It has fantastic sea views from every window, towards Holy Island and Bamburgh.
Please note: our lets start MONDAYS and FRIDAYS only. See calendar for …see more
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… 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
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Mizpah Ecolodge is an open plan 46m2 newly refurbished lodge with a fully equipped kitchen, shower room, and living accommodation. The lodge is fully furnished with a double bed, a sofa bed, dining table with 4 chairs and plenty of storage space. It can easily accommod …see more
We booked this as a halfway point to meet family and we were suitably impressed. The owners clearly have a passion for their eco credentials, yet offer practical amenities with a friendly, personal a… More
Thanks so much for spending the time to post a review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the weather allowed you to BBQ in the sun. We will be looking forward to seeing you again over Xmas when you might be lucky to get views over snow covered fields? Kind regards Tim
“Only one night but felt so relaxed after staying here. A true breakaway !!y without kids in rural”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
Family commitments meant we could manage only the one night away but this Lodge offered us a real break. The lodge itself has been tastefully furnished and offers great space and fabulous views. The e… More
Many thanks for your review. If you don't have time to pack your bikes on your next stay, we have bikes for hire for £10 a day or £25 for the week. I hope you come again soon.
Lovely sea-front apartment in the beautiful town of Javea, Alicante, Spain on the Costa Blanca. The apartment is on the top (5th) floor with lift, and over-looks the rocky seafront, which provides a beautiful walk or snorkelling/diving around the calas and coves. The s …see more
'The Bubble' (as in Whitstabubble in case you're wondering), is the perfect holiday home. There isn't a comparable holiday house on the Whitstable market. This is simply the best! No other property has such a great combination of location and amenit …see more
My family and I stayed here for a beautiful weekend in September. The design of the house is fantastic, a great use of space that makes the 3 bedroom house more than comfortable for three adult couple… More
“Amazing property with amazing views!!!”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2013
If you would like a relaxing trip away in a modern house RIGHT by the sea.. look no further than the bubble :) it is fully equipped with everything you would need down to the complimentary box of good… More
We stayed here over the last weekend and had an amazing time. The house was so comfortable with all the amenities you could ask for. Plus the location is not to be beaten. If you love the sea, you w… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
St Loe is a luxury, two bedroomed apartment, set right on the picturesque western shore of Lake Garda , within the small village of Gargnano, in “Parco Alto Garda Bresciano”, Northern Italy. Although a part of the ancient , stone village of Gagnano the interior of …see more
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for …see more
“A great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
The house is compact and well located within the village of Sedbergh. Entry and exit are right onto the narrow street so car parking in another area has to be found, either pay and display or a lucky … More
Villa Ceni is a Mediterranean-style villa recently renovated, overlooking the sea, is about 250 meters from beach and 1,000 meters from the archaeological park of Selinunte. It's bright and panoramic with 4 terraces overlooking the sea, with pottery and Sicily vase …see more
Beautiful apartment just a breath away from the beach. Just 35 km away from Athens, with public transport from/towards to Athns center. The apartment has a balcony and a large terrace with amazing view. The area has many wonderful beaches with the closest only 50m away …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Peak District self catering holiday accommodation is luxurious and offers a fine base for a superb holiday or short break at the heart of the Peak District National Park. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge if you want to squ …see more