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.
“Perfection” Cannot say enough about this house. It was perfect. We had adults and 4 kids with us. Location was amazing,view from the house amazing and the house itself was spotless,cosy,and great facilities. I would 100% recommend anyone to visit. It'
OK, so after literally weeks of on-line hunting for the perfect family vacation with 4 young children (ages 7-14), I contacted an Irish friend who recommended SW Ireland in general and Schull in part… More
“Miss” We have just returned home after a wonderfully relaxing seven days at Pond Cottage. It really is a special place, perfect for spending time with family in the beautiful surroundings and made all the more welcoming by John and Renate. Thank you J
We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever.
The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want … More
“A Fantastic property in idyllic surroundings and welcoming owners.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
Pond Cottage looked lovely from the pictures on the web site, and it really does live up to it's description. The interior was well equiped, beautifully maintained with good quality solid furniture… More
“Devon at it's bucolic best.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
John and Renate Huckle have thought of everything to make their guests welcome, comfortable, and happy. The cottage is spotless and well apppointed. The location is lovely for a 'get away' or for a fa… More
We hebben een 3daagse met ons 4tjes in deze gezellige chalet doorgebracht. De chalet is zeer huiselijk (net zoals op de foto's). Hij is gelegen in een heeeeeel rustige omgeving in een proper vakantiep… More
“Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and tastefully decorated and in a perfect location” Central location in the heart of Whitby, an ideal base for exploring the town and making the most that Whitby has to offer. No need to use the car unless you want
The Corner House is perfect. Firstly its in a brilliant location- close to everything- shops, newsagents, pubs, takeaways and restaurants, and despite its roadside location, once you're inside you hav… More
Thank you for your absolutely fabulous review. I'm completely over the moon that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked our little cottage!
I'm also very flattered that you liked the way that I communicate with everyone; I just want folk to have a great stay in our little cottage and know how I would wish to be treated.
Lol - I don't mind at all about you thinking the outside doesn't wow - I'll let you into a secret, keeping the exterior clean is akin to painting the Forth Bridge, I'm not allowed to change the colour!! Never mind though, I love the place nonetheless!
Thanks again for choosing to stay with us, you guys would be more than welcome back at any time.
“Perfect location, lovely little cottage”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
We stayed at the Corner House in Whitby for a long weekend as a family of three adults. The house is in a the perfect location and is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering stay al… More
I'm absolutely over the moon that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked what we've done with the cottage.
I'm also very happy to hear that you are planning on coming back - you're all very welcome at any time.
Reviewed 2 Mar 2015
We've just had a lovely long weekend stooping at The Corner House, for us it was in the perfect location being centrally based, close to restaurants,shopping, pubs and the Beach. Parking was in the ca… More
I'm absolutely chuffed to bits that you've had such a lovely long weekend in our cottage and thank you very much for your fabulous comments.
I look forward to welcoming you back, any time.
“Portomasso apartment.” Beautiful apartment in Portomaso overlooking the marina. Well appointed with everything we needed. Very cleAn and spacious. Close to all amenities and shops . The facilities offered at Cavaleiri are an added bonus. We usually st
“The best location Malta,walk to most facilities,great accommodation.”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
The unit itself is more than just comfortable, four adults were easily accommodated with the two bathrooms and large living area. The balcony overlooking the marina presented an outdoor alternative fo… More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2012
As a seasoned visitor of over 20 trips to the Maltese islands(I have a Maltese mother) Portomaso held no great surprises for me so more detailed descriptions of this lovely and peaceful marina i'll le… More
“Absolutely Brilliant... a splendid apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2012
Well what you can one say about 2142 Portomaso..... Absolutely brilliant place for a holiday. A party of four adults (aged 53 to 72 years) had a wonderful experience at St Julians in February / March… More
“Lovely apartment in a great location” We stayed here for a week in September 2016. The booking process was simple and communication with Alison prior to arriving was excellent. The apartment itself was extremely;y clean and very well equipped with eve
My family and I spent two weeks in Collioure, beautiful place and stayed in Residence La Cadenisse. The apartment is very spacious and very well equipped. washing machine, dish washer, fans in the b… More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2012
Date of Stay - 15th July -20th July- Having just returned from the apartment for a few days break (also spent 2 days in Perpignan) i was thouroughly impressed with every aspect of the apartment. The b… More
“All in all, a highly recommendable apartment”
Reviewed 16 May 2012
We spent a great week at this apartment - so handy for the town with its super restaurants. The apartment is very well equipped - great attention to detail with lovely artworks on the walls. It was v… More
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!
“Holiday location has it all.” I have just returned yet again from this superb apartment in La Zenia. It's location just 3/5 minute walk to the beach and with local bars, restaurants and large supermarket on your doorstep make it so appealing. The Bou
The property was as advertised. Excellent condition and in prime location close to all facilities, restaurants, pubs, beach etc. I went for golf. Local pubs have golf societies and these were very he… More
“We loved it!!!!!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
An excellent location. Beach 5 minutes walk. Consum shop just across the road. Restaurants, pubs, shops under and across from apartment. Lovely swimming pool. Taxi rank 2 minutes away. Lovely apartmen… More
“Apartment In La Zenia”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2011
We stayed in this apartment in La Zenia for two weeks from June 18 and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. It is a spacious two bed room apartment with a large living area, and a … More
“An excellent house for a family Christmas, and a great location for summer visitors.” Twelve of us spent our family Christmas in Alban house and it was perfect. The house is lovely, great location, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Carol could
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alban House. Beautiful property in excellent location with all amenities within short walking distance from the house. Views, especially from the master suite, are to… More
Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you all had such a good time and hope to see you in the future.
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
The house is fantastic. The location is stunning and the owner Carol really went the extra mile. There was gifts for the children and home made cakes. The house was spotless and everything that you co… More
Thank you Keith I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and celebrated your anniversary with all your family.
“Excellent, well-equipped cottage in a lovely village.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2012
The cottage was clean and very well organised, located centrally for the village, which had a pub, chocolate factory/tea room and local store. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and although the … More
“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 8 May 2013
The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable and clean. The WIFI was excellent. Orton is a lovely village to walk in and enjoy the scenic beauty. If you get a chance, try to attend one of … More
“A lovely, well-equipped cottage in an ideal village”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2013
We really enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage.It is very well equipped, from the kitchen, to games and books, to the maps you need for Orton and the lake district. The village has everything you n… More
“Excellent property -retuned for 4 th year” We have spent three years at this apartment ( it would have been four but the slot was already booked last year. I cannot recommend the apartment highly enough. It is on a corner position giving a choice of t
“Lovely stay” I stayed with my Mum and her dog Molly for a short break at the beginning of December. We had a lovely stay, Mandy was very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations for places to visit and eat at. The accommodation was very homely and
We had the loveliest few days at Medmerry holiday park! Our chalet was so clean and had everything possible! Was definatly a home from home experience! The location is spot on... Medmerry itself is so… More
Thankyou for a lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay at hollys haven.
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj
“Simply the Best” Stayed here with my son and his wife for the air show and the location is amazing as is the view.House was exceptionally clean and cosy.None of us wanted to go home.Ken the owner is very helpful and text me to see if everything was al
We chose this property because of it's location and were not disappointed. It is just a few minutes walk both from the beach and the town centre of Portrush and boasts the best views from both the ups… More
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
Very nice and clean house, just on front of the sea!!
close to shops and pubs!!
which i most liked was the view, for sure i will be back soon!!
worth the money..
Thank you Ken and Patricia, … More
“Wake up to the beautiful view of the portrush harbour an never want to leave..”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2012
Enjoyed a fantastic weeks holiday in portrush. Stayed in this lovely town house on kerr st..well presented and clean. Well equiped for both couples or families. Perfect central location to all ameniti… More
“Accommodation was excellent” Our family enjoyed a lovely weekend. It was a family get together to celebrate my husband's birthday. The accommodation was as described and suited us perfectly. With many bathrooms and loos there was no queue in the mor
“Luxury in Paradise” Quality from start to finish the villa has everything you could possibly need to make your stay truly enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious enough not only for 3 en-suite bedrooms, but also separate dining room and lounge, well
We did not stay at the very beautiful vila as our family live in Phuket. However, we rented the catamaran for the day and sailed around some of the smaller Islands off Phuket. Nickś boat was not onl… More
Thank you for your positive feedback. we re so glad you enjoyed your day on our Yacht.
“Totally relaxed for the first time in ages.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
Wonderful location, walking distance to beach and beach bars. Great for families and groups of couples. With a hire car the whole island is accesible with plenty of adventure and activities for everyo… More
It was a pleasure to host you both in our villa. We look forward to your return visit and hope you have time for more sailing next time. Beach Bar 59 still going strong.
Nick & Jane
Reviewed 30 Oct 2015
I am a graduate student in the United States who came to stay with some family for a vacation in Phuket. This was exactly the kind of vacation that I needed. The villa is absolutely stunning, and the … More
“Amazingly equipped villa in a stunning location!” As per the other review, this villa really is a gem and is SO well equipped that, even with two young children in tow, we didn't find anything that was not to hand throughout our entire stay! You reall
Words cannot describe how fantastic this Villa really is. My wife and I along with my son and his expectant wife arrived on a late flight and consequently arrived at the Villa in the dark. The instruc… More
“I would return tomorrow!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We had THEE best family holiday ever! My husband and I travelled with our 2 children (4 and almost 3 yrs). This was a last minute trip for us and Jackie was extremely efficient in her correspondence… More
“A perfect villa with all the amenities one could wish for.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
This villa is wonderful. It has everything anyone you could possibly want from self catering accommodation and both the villa and pool were spotlessly clean. A car is not essential but does make life … More
“Very good” lovely clean and spacious apartment set in beautiful gardens. Nice to have a supermarket so close for convenience not over priced either. The pool area was clean with toilet facilities. And the pool itself was lovely too. Nice local bars/pu
“Beautiful apartment, great complex, perfect location!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We stayed here in March 2013 for a week. The complex itself is very pretty with well kept gardens. The swimming pools are lovely, huge and very quiet at that time of year. We rented a car which meant … More
“Stag Weekend To Remember” We rented Edge 14 for a stag group of 19. The house was everything we needed, plenty of beds, toilets everywhere, outside space and a kitchen/diner perfect for chilling in the afternoon or pre-drinks before hitting town. The
Loved staying at Edge14, the house is very well done and well maintained. The location was perfect; close to both town and the beach. Would very much consider staying here again.… More
“High specification house, but still perfectly cozy”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Lovely house, everything felt very modern but yet it was still very cozy and comfortable for our family and friend groupIt seemed that everything had been thought of to make it a real home from home.… More
“Edge 14- Just perfect!”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
We have just returned from a weekend at Edge 14 and what can i say......
The trip was for my boyfriends 30th birthday, so i wanted somewhere special and we definitely were not let down by Edge 14!
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together” We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More