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.
Spacious, clean, ground floor apartment, beautiful décor, quiet location, close to beach and village (10 min walk to each - trainers or flat shoes are a good idea) Kitchen well equipped, including a… More
“Great apartment in a quiet location, close to beach”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
We've recently returned from a stay at this fab ground floor apartment.
The apartment overlooks the rear gardens and is a short walk from the communal swimming pool. The whole complex is gated and… More
“Excellent Holiday Apartment, Suitable for Families Young and Old.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
We have just enjoyed a wonderful week, we went with our daughter, husband and their 1 year old baby and we all found the apartment very pleasing. It is in a wonderful spot, a very short walk to the be… More
Villa Laetizia set within a private Domain covering five hectares of land...
This Villa can accommodate from 6 to 8 people : 3 large bedrooms - 3 bathrooms and each room is independent and has its own terrace or garden. Each bathroom is private and has a toilet.
On the …see more
La Ramonette is a charmingly renovated 250 year old stone cottage with traditional lauze roof tiles, particular to the area. Perched on the slopes of the ancient Le Fel vineyards in spectacular fashion, with panoramic views over the River Lot and surrounding valley, the …see more
“Beautiful and Immaculate villa” We stayed with our family last summer at this villa. It was modern, stunning decor, very close to all restaurants and most importantly the beach with fabulous beach bars and restaurants. Something for everyone! Would de
“Fantastic Family Villa perfectly located for the village centre and a Praia Grande beach”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2016
We had a fantastic family holiday at Villa 19 in August 2016. The villa is modern, spacious and very well furnished/equipped for a family holiday. The private gardens are ideal for secluded sunbathing… More
Mike thanks so much for your informative review we're so pleased that you enjoyed staying in our villa, thank you for the postivie comments about the garden and villa. We're delighted that you and your family had an enjoyable holiday and enjoyed getting to know Ferragudo. We love the area and are pleased that you feel the same. We would love to welcome you back again. With kind regards Julie
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“Effusive but deserved review”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Just back from a grown up friends holiday and would be happy to bet that Golden Square Cottage is one of the most beautifully appointed holiday cottages ever conceived. We'll all miss Bel… More
Thanks Babs and friends for the lovely review. It was great to have you, and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. The polytunnel is up in the field now, so we'll have home grown veggies in a few weeks time to make life better for our vegan and vegetarian friends. It's so great to hear when people have enjoyed their Golden Square experience - makes all the hard work worthwhile.
All the best, Kath, Rob and family.
Situated within the beautiful grounds of Higher Yarde Farm The Barn offers relaxing and tranquil self-catered accommodation in a lovingly converted hay barn. The premises are rated as 4 Stars by Visit Britain.
The Barn offers most attractive studio style accommodation, …see more
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer
2 4 7 nights min
7 nights min
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.3 km
La Colline is a large, centrally located apartment with stunning panoramic sea views in a prime, peaceful location. This luxury apartment boasts over 91square metres of living space and is accessed through private gates with concierge, underground parking and cellar. …see more
“excellent apartment and location” Just wanted to say we had a lovely holiday last week. Your apartment is perfect and the view from the bedroom window was amazing. We explored the local area by bus and on foot, went miles and didn’t use the car until
“First rate well equipped modern apartment in a peaceful location.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
We found the apartment easily enough and the handing over of the keys/explanation of the amenities was professional.The apartment was well equipped and comfortable. We did not have any problems during… More
“Comfortable ,well appointed, 4th floor apartment with lift and garage space”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2016
Simple booking process and good communication. Modern, clean and attractively decorated apartment with sea views. Good shower, well equipped kitchen. Amenities and locality as advertised. Clear instru… More
“Fantastic villa and excellent service” Jill,
Just a few thoughts for you & the owners as we prepare, reluctantly, for our departure early tomorrow morning. As regular Rotonda renters, our experience this time has been really positive from our initi
“Perfect” Sandi and I stayed in the loft for a week. It sits on top of the world that is Bellagio, truly central to the town with laundromat, auto teller, ice creams, breads, hams, cheeses, essentials, restaurants, shops, everything really.
The view f
Maria's appartments are the ideal place to stay in Bellagio, We spent 4 nights in two of her appartments.
She could not have been more helpful during our time there - even doing my ironing!
We felt … More
“Perfect place, could not fault it.”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
My boyfriend and I booked to stay in this accommodation as we did not want to stay in a standard faceless hotel. We could not have been more pleased with it. The apartment is in the heart of the tow… More
“Would like to visit again”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
We stayed in the smaller apartment, because, being light sleepers, this was advised as the quietest by the owner Maria. Indeed it was very quiet and very restful. The apartment was clean and had the n… More
Rental T2 campaign fully equipped for two people in garden, terrace, swimming pool and private parking. village in the south of France, Property closed by electric gates and a code. All shops 10 min away.<br />Redessan lies at the crossroads of Nimes, Pont du Gard …see more
The accommodation is light and spacious with lounge, separate dining room and fully equipped open plan kitchen with cooker, gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Separate Utility with washing machine.There are 2 ground floor bedrooms, one with double be …see more
Excellent location on a beautiful hill with a sea view, big garden, outdoor pool with jacuzzi & bar, indoor SPA center with gym, sauna & heated pool. BBQ area, tennis court, children playground & pool. Friendly neighborhood, cozy restaurant & sandy bay d …see more
“Peace and tranquility at Lavender Cottage” We stayed at Lavender Cottage over Christmas 2013.
What a lovely welcome,the owner was there to greet us and show us around. The cottage had Christmas lights on and even a decorated tree outside the fron
I stayed with friends at Lavender Cottage and we couldn't have been made more welcome. Jan and Keith, the owners, were there to greet us, and nothing was too much trouble. The property was warm and in… More
“Home from home with better views.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
I cannot applaud this cottage enough, both in its location and the facilities therein. Keith and Jan were the perfect hosts, both friendly and welcoming. The cottage was well equipped with all the app… More
“Superb cottage and location”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2014
The cottage was well fitted out and the décor was excellent, we wanted for nothing.
An excellent location with stunning sea views.
Would definitely book again and recommend it.… More
Burrendale House is a modern, luxurious , well organised ,clean 4 bedroom house located in the beautiful harbour village of Kinvara,looking out at the famous Burren mountains and Galway bay .You can park your car and stroll to the pubs/restaurants,shops , pier area . …see more
The large terrace and roof terrace offer panoramic views of the golf course and mountains and if you like relaxing and dining outside you can use both terraces with the roof terrace offering a bar and barbecue area.You'll find getting to the La Siesta apart …see more
“Fabulous villa, highly recommended.” This is a beautiful villa in a great location. The villa is spacious, light, well equipped, and tastefully furnished. It is a very relaxing home to simply enjoy and switch off in. We also enjoyed the larger commun
This home was perfect for our theme park vacation with friends. The home was so spacious and roomy it provided a haven away from our crowded days at the parks during spring break. Considering the Or… More
Reviewed 25 Mar 2013
Stayed for a week at the start of March and absolutely loved it. The villa is spacious, beautifully furnished and appointed and has everything you could possibly wish for.
The pool area is lovely … More
“Exceptional holiday villa”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2012
We stayed at this villa for 3 weeks in July. We have 3 children aged 7-10 years.
The villa was very large and spacious, and so there was plenty of room to chill out after a busy day. The home was ext… More
“Absolutely Fantastic apartment in a lovely quiet setting” The Apartment was all we needed and wanted. We were very close to the beach and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this to anyone as we truly enjoyed every minute!!
“Practical Comfortable Accommodation in a nice location” We chose this apartment to be close to relatives living on the urbanisation. The property is equipped with everything we needed for our short stay, including a washing machine. The nearby ameni
“Lovely villa, home from home” Just returned today fromTarpon Springs, The villa is a lovely size and has all the amenties required for a relaxing stay. The rooms are very big and the balcony has a very pleasant view of the marina. Head out in the suns
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in your 2 bedroom apartment, it is well appointed and kept clean and tidy, everything we needed was on hand including beach chairs, beach umbrella and coolers t… More
“Great base for a young family”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
Having spent 7 nights in a small hotel in Orlando and another 4 nights in Clearwater beach in another cramped room (2 adults and 2 kids) this was a welcome apartment with lots of space. Area was love… More
“Had a brilliant stay. Clean accommodation & very spacious.”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2013
We recently stayed here. Had a brilliant stay. Lovely clean accommodation & very spacious. Everything we needed was in the apartment - even a hairdryer! A bonus was the use of the computer/internet ac… More
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm
Just returned from a short break to Cove View in Ilfracombe. Have stayed in many high quality hotels/apartments and have to say this property is up there with the best of them. Every creature comfort … More
Thank you for your review of 3 Cove View. We're really pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. James Low
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
As Ilfracombe newbies, me and my wife were looking forward to this break and we weren't disappointed. From the start the owner was helpful and answered any enquiries in hours by email. The apartment i… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at 3 Cove View, and that you hope to return again. Glad you had an opportunity to use the beach bag and didn't need the umbrella! We would love to welcome you to Cove View again, do get in touch if you wish to book for next year. Kind regards, James.
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculat… More
3 Bedroom house with sea views to both front and rear of property. Set in Costa do Estoril within a short drive to Peniche, Costa de Prata, Leiria area and Lourinha. The property sleeps 7 persons and all bedrooms have en suite facilities, master bedroom with a jet bath. …see more
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.
“Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.
Excellent customer service from local contact - a problem with the boiler was resolved (new boiler fitted) all within 2 hours … More
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Palma and stayed in this lovely apartment. We have been to Majorca many times and stayed in Palma quite a few of those times, normally staying … More
We had a lovely holiday here, the facilities are quintessentially French and the gardens beautiful. We had ample time in the pool each day and it was a short journey in the car to find local markets a… More
hello, Lizzie are delighted to know that you had a good holiday home. We ourselves have enjoyed your family very friendly and love to see your children very happy in the pool. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick
“lovely gite in lovely countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
very cosy comfy gite set in lovely gardens,the gite had all the mod cons and was nicely furnished.its in a good location for cycling around the French countryside and its only 20km to Dieppe and 20 km… More
Encore merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience pour les futurs vacanciers. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous serions également très heureux de vous revoir lors de vos prochaine vacance.
Patrick et Sylvie
“A very pleasant well equiped gite in lively countryside close to coast.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
This gite is well situated and very well equiped and decorated. The owners are very welcoming and helpful and an added bonus is the use of the pool. Patrick is also a very talented painter. In additio… More
hello, We are pleased to know that you spent a stay in our lodging more satisfactory and that you could discover and appreciate our region and the Norman heritage. We welcome you with pleasure next time. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick PECQUEUR
“Lovely cottage, great location” We had a lovely stay in Arundel, Benjamin Cottage was pretty and delightful. The only downside was that for two 55+ year olds, the steps to the bedroom were quite steep and small. Lack of washing machine was a minor pro
Tried to write a review a couple of times but glitch with TripAdvisor so third time lucky!
Benjamin Cottage is the place to go if a couple want to explore Arundel and the surrounding area. It`s all b… More
“Lovely private retreat”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2017
The cottage is set in its own private garden behind the owners property. The entrance from the road in through a gated arch and once through those you could be anywhere.
The property has the privac… More
“lovely lovely lovely!”
Reviewed 3 May 2012
We absolutely loved our weekend at Benjamin Cottage. The decor is gorgeous, setting tranquil and location perfect for walking/pub visits/boat trips! We loved the welcome basket/dvd collection/robes in… More
“Fantastic accommodation in an idyllic setting” Killiow Heights is a great location to explore both the north and south coast of Cornwall. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and easily catered for all our needs. Set in lovely gardens, it offere
The Caravan is sited with good views over the surrounding countryside. The owners have provided an extensive amount of equipment for you to use, more than we have been provided with at other rentals.… More
Thank you for your lovely review, its always great that are guests are satisfied and we hope to see you again soon, kind regards
“Beautiful, peaceful and friendly - perfect for exploring this part of Cornwall”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Our small family - husband, wife (7months pregnant) and 21-month old son - had a wonderful week staying in this stunning location. Yes, you are in the grounds of a house, but the family are so frien… More
So glad you had a wonderful relaxing family holiday in Cornwall. We look forward to seeing you next year with your new edition.
Steph & Andrew
“If heaven was a holiday home "This would be it".”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Fantastic stay, fantastic hosts and fantastic views.
We have been holidaying in Cornwall every year now for over 10 years, and this has been by far the best venue that we have stayed at.
Stephanie a… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will see you next year maybe with your family?
We enjoyed our chats over the fence and look forward to a fantastic summer in 2014
Steph and Andrew
This house is set on a magnificent huge block featuring fruit trees and manicured gardens. It is ideal for large families or work stays, and sporting groups. It has a cottage attached which is available to rent as well making the property capable of housing 12 people. …see more
Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas
Studio 2 4 nights min
4 nights min
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.8 km
“clean and great location” stayed here for 1 week 28/03-04/04.
perfect ground floor location, with veranda that got the sun late afternoon/evening.......perfect after a days sunbathing. apartment was clean and comfortable with everything that was need
Lovely clean room, very spacious, veranda is big and on the ground floor what was nice as your facing right onto the pool.
Shower room was very modern..shower was powerful.
Nothing bad to say.
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
Just returned from the California Apartments. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The apartments are in a central location and close to all amenities. Hand over of the keys went… More
“Excellent apartment, extremely helpful with any issues”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Me and my girlfriend (25 and 23 respectively) stayed in Arturs California apartments last week. It was a lovely apartment with everything required for a sucessful self catered stay in Playas Las Ameri… More
Beautiful 200 year old stone farmhouse, carefully renovated retaining the all the charm and character of yesteryear, whilst adding the luxuries required for a comfortable relaxing holiday. Situated in the beautiful village of Eus reputedly "the sunniest village in …see more
“Serenity and comfort” We selected this apartment from a vast choice available in the area around Benahavís and Marbella. It appeared well furnished and equipped, ideally located on the Ronda-San Pedro road, and the review of a previous tenant was very
My wife and I stayed at the lovely Casa Colina for 10 days earlier this month after a couple of weeks touring Andalucia. It really was a home from home with everything you could need for a relaxing br… More
We are happy you had such a great time at the Costa Del Sol and that you can take with you very good memories of this fabulous vacation at Casa Colina. We will tell Laura that het management team was top. We wish you the best.
“Perfect haven for a fabulous holiday” My Wife and I and our dear friends stayed at Beija Flor for our first Bajan holiday. The house is wonderfully relaxing, in a near perfect location, is fully equipped to satisfy your every need and the pool is a jo
Beija Flor is everything you would want for a relaxing holiday.
Located close to all amenities in Holetown the house is luxurious and welcoming and is not the usual holiday let being tastefully furni… More
Thank you kindly
Reviewed 25 May 2012
Just returned from 2 weeks at villa Beija Flor and found it excellent. All the rooms were lovely and extremely spacious. The pool and garden were great and we loved watching the beautiful humming bird… More
Thank you kindly. Much appreciated.
Reviewed 9 Mar 2012
Just returned from staying at the Beiga Flor and could not fault it in any way. Everything was perfect from the location to the decor and amenities. The pool was a good size and sun loungers and beach… More
“Amazing lake front apartment with excellent amenities & very close to all major sight seeing locations across Lake Como” Pictures don't really do this apartment justice. My boyfriend and I spent 9 nights at the apartment and spent most days sunbathing
This is a brand new open plan eco passive chalet/cottage with stunning views over the sea loch complete with its own shore water front.
Only 1 mile outside Fort William shopping centre so easy access to Pubs restaurants etc.
Bathroom is equipped with a two person sauna …see more
French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer
1 3 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
“Perfect for us” How we enjoyed our stay in such a lovely apartment. So well equipped and comfortable and within such easy reach of the beach and local amenities. It is a real pleasure to enjoy time on the splendid and very private terrace which boasts
Such a well apointed apartment and so well equipped for every need. We so enjoyed the use of such a fantastic terrace with stunning views across the bay.… More
“I could not see myself going anywhere else on holiday”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2012
I have stayed at this apartment on many occassions usually twice a year and now I would not go anywhere else. I have travelled both in Europe and further afield and this is my jewel in the crown and I… More
“Beautiful view and a fantastic terrace”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2011
We had a wonderful time at this apartment. The terrace is amazing; full-south facing and huge! Terrific views over the bay at Villefranche and so centrally located. Pictures on the owner’s site give… More