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.
Right in the main square on the sea front in Villefranche-sur-mer, our apartment is modern and well equipped including a Nespresso Coffee machine. There is a dining table for up to 4 people, a comfortable sofa that can convert to a bed and a flat screen TV to play DVD' …see more
The appartment was excellent, well fited out and very comfortable with a great veiw over the bay. Ideal location in Ville Franche restraunts bars and shops close by and the beach is a short walk along… More
“Couldn't ask for a better place to stay !”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
My sister-in-law and I enjoyed our stay at Amelie very much. The apartment was excellent and was in the best place possible in Villefranche. Close to all amenities, wonderful views and just across t… More
“A well presented apartment in a beautiful seaside town.”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
Amelie is a small centrally located apartment but perfectly suited to a couple. It is well presented, has all the amenities needed and the view from the balcony looks right out over the sea.
The Garden Cottage is a new two bedroom house in the quiet and secure Whale Rock Gardens Estate. It is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday sunbathing on the deck, by the pool or on the exclusive Solar beach For the more energetic Plettenberg Bay Country Club is …see more
My husband & I + 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage last November. Wonderful location. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Everything is of an extremely… More
“Really lovely cottage”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2016
We were lucky enough to stay in this cottage for a week. It was so lovely we wished we could have stayed longer. It was situated in a quiet, safe and secure gated estate which was very well mainta… More
Nestled just behind the sand dunes, Cosy Corner is an ideal place to enjoy a summer beach holiday or to take a winter escape.
This very comfortable property sits only a few metres away from a superb, blue flag beach.
Cosy Corner is in a quiet part of Sea Palling. Perfe …see more
My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a… More
“Beautifully located, well equipped and will be returning!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
We arrived a little early and were greeted by the owners who were still preparing the bungalow for our stay. We were welcomed and invited to park our car on the drive and use the 'facilities' before … More
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
We rented this beautiful bungalow for a long weekend and could not have wished for better. The location is perfect, welcome pack perfect, absolutely everything you need for a wonderful relaxing stay r… More
A cosy charming studio with capacity for two people, located on the first floor of century-old house with historical, totally renovated in 2011. It has a fully equipped kitchenette, air conditioning (hot / cold). Bed linen, towels and weekly cleaning included. It has a …see more
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old building with a … More
“Simple fresh clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2013
Studio 39 was a great base for which to explore Tavira and surrounding areas. Close to the train stations of Tavira and Porta Nova and the bus station a five minute walk away. The river and the roman… More
“spending 9 days in tavira at studio 39:all expectations fulfilled to the best”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
thank you very much Melanie and Valter!you and your lovely studio 39 made our stay a memorable one.We spent 9 days with our 10 year old son in the flat and we can recomment this place to everyone.All … More
Croquignolet is cute and cosy. It is ideally suited as a romantic getaway for a busy couple who need to have time to relax and unwind. In the evenings, the cottage lends itself to lounging in front of the fire in the winter, or eating out on the patio and catching the e …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
Accommodation: Named as one of the Top 50 UK holiday cottages in 2016 by the Guardian Newspaper, Eller How House is the self-contained West wing of an architect designed Regency Country house. There are many quirky and unusual features, from the ornate plasterwork in th …see more
Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs pr… More
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
The house and garden were gorgeous and had everything you could possibly need. The house is huge, with beautiful rooms including the drawing room and main bedroom. It's extremely comfortable, fabulous… More
Thank-you for taking time to write a review and for the lovely comments. We would love to see you all again, but do bear in mind that the Lake District weather is not always so good.I am glad that you found so much for your family to do in the area and left feeling that there was still more to explore.
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We spent a long weekend at Eller How House and are already considering when we could possibly return. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished, with a big kitchen and nice dining area. There is a … More
Thank-you for writing a review, we do hope to see all (or some of you) again. Try a different time of year, Eller How is beautiful in the Autumn too!
John and Helen
Cahermore Holiday Village - Within 5 minutes walk of the wonderful village & beach in Enniscrone, 23 miles from Sligo town and 8 miles from Ballina, this spacious,well equipped & decorative holiday home is in pristine condition & truly the ideal location to enjoy the lo …see more
Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay here and many thanks for leaving the house so nice :-) Thanks also for your comments in House 'Visitor's Book', it seems you really did make the most of your holiday long long way from home & were out & about a lot! We would love to welcome you back again.:-)
This apartment enjoys a quiet location with a secured entry system luminated throughout the night. First floor apartment has a welcoming entrance hall complete with solid wood flooring throughout. The spacious lounge has a large LCD TV, DVD player and WI-FI and opens o …see more
Everything up to expectations. Clean, comfortable, good facilities, convenient to both town and beach but coldest June in 40 years did not endear Ayr to us greatly.… More
“Excellent Flat in Excellent Location.”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
Bit of a shaky start when we arrived and called the cleaner as requested to get the keys to find she was unaware we were expected and the flat was not cleaned. Not a huge problem as we went for an ice… More
“Excellent Option for a Stay in Ayrshire”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
Clean, well kept apartment equipped with all you need. Easy walking distance of Ayr town centre. Travelled with girlfriend and two children and this apartment was perfect for our need and will certai… More
TERRACE D'AZUR, Holiday apartment old town, Nice.
*Please read Arrival section in the description for additional changeover payment on arrival.*
- Fabulous rooftop terrace with views- sofa area, alfresco dining and parasol for shade - serene and private. …see more
“Great terrace for sunbathing - it gets the sun from 10am - 7 pm. Also, air-con well located.”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2016
Would certainly recommend Terrace D'Azur. Clean, comfortable and well appointed. The air-conditioning was a blessing, as the weather was hot. Also, the apartment is perfectly located for restaurants -… More
This riverside apartment is located in a quiet modern development in the Heart of the City, just a stonesthrow from the Castle Museum and Cliffords Tower. Furnished and equipped to a high standard this is a perfect location to enjoy this magnificently historic city on …see more
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
Spent an excellent week in the apartment. Accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city of York. Access was easy and the owner's directions and local advice were very hel… More
“Fantastic place to stay in central York”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
We had a lovely week in this apartment in York. It's a great location, just a short walk from everything in the city centre, the city walls. Extremely easy to find, with good directions provided by th… More
Wallace Villa Marbella has a prime position overlooking the the prestigious Greenlife Golf Course & El Lago Club House (Michelin*). Our spacious apartment extends one thousand sq ft with a five hundred sq ft spacious terrace, and benefits from south facing position …see more
Loved this apartment as soon as we walked in, really modern decor with everything you will need for your stay...and more!
Location was brilliant, not too far to travel to the beach or restaurants
The Cottage retains many characterful features including an original slate floor with under floor heating. Ideal for a family with 2 children or 3 adults. Downstairs the cottage is open plan with a new stylish kitchen, sitting and dining area: The kitchen has a dishwash …see more
Beautiful cottage, plenty of helpful information and recommendations provided, and lovely garden. Heated floor was amazing!The beach at crackington haven was gorgeous with lovely cafes and facilities.… More
“This cottage is a gem set in a beautiful location!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
I stayed here with my wife and two very young children in May 2013. We had a fabulous time and absolutely loved this cottage. It is a great spot from which to explore places like Boscastle, Tintagel (… More
“Warm and cozy cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
We loved staying in this lovely well-equipped little cottage. The owner Tim was very friendly and helpful with lots of suggestions about where to visit and information on the cottage, etc. With und… More
This apartment has been owned by the same family for over 40 years and has been maintained and kept up to date. It has all modern facilities but has kept a traditional Spanish feel to it.
The apartment has two twin bedrooms (one with additional pull out bed), a bathroo …see more
“Great apartment in a great location - would use again!!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
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 sit on t… More
Palm Villa is the perfect holiday home in Barbados. Its elevated position at Maynards allows the easterly tropical breeze to gently cool you down on the hottest of days. The house has been fully refurbished in 2011 with modern furniture and all the modern conveniences y …see more
Our party of family and friends had a lovely time at Palm Villa. The facilities are excellent, it was plenty big enough for all ten of us and Beverley was helpful and went out of her way to make our … More
“What a let down”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
What a dissapointment. As we neared the property my heart sunk - the 10 mins away beach is no more it is now the entrance into a huge fake marina and in the shadow of an artificial island. The neare… More
I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience staying at Palm Villa. However, we did speak to other members of your party who seemed to have a different opinion. It seems you really would have preferred a villa on the beach front which would have cost at least three times as much as Palm Villa. Palm Villa is very well equipped and we do have a coffee machine available for our customer's use, although not a cafetiere. Our pool cleaner comes regularly once a week, and came out to check if there was a problem in between visits whilst you were there and found nothing untoward.
A separate Gite which is the ground floor of large house, close to the village centre, with swimming pool. Sleeps 6. Nestling in the foothills of ‘Les Alberes', our house is only 4 km from the beach and a leisurely 15 minute walk to the bustling village of Arge …see more
A beautiful location with many interesting places to explore within travelling distance. The nearby village within walking/cycling distance can provide all supplies required. A very relaxing holiday… More
The Granary Suites, a rebuilt grain mill, complete with mill races running underneath, offers holiday accommodation, with self-catering two bedroomed apartments on the River Corrib, with breathtakingly beautiful river & sea views, conveniently located in the heart of Ga …see more
Sunset Coast Accommodation - Located in a quiet beach side suburb, this stylish renovated 1970's cottage offers all modern facilities with plenty of living space for a large family or group. La Cote d'Or features a new kitchen and two new bathrooms. With full …see more
Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he … More
Thank you for staying with us again and if you decide to move to this area let us know.
“Brilliant house, everything you could need on your holiday”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2012
Lovely 3 bedroom house with great living and social areas. Lots of space in and out for kids to play and run around in. BBQs in one of the garden patios made our evenings perfect. The house has everyt… More
Thank you for your review and the excellent rating. Much appreciated and looking forward meeting you again next year if you decide to emigrate.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen
4 9 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 5 km
Due to cancellation NEW YEAR STILL AVAILABLE Dec 24th to Jan 4th 2017
Deep in the heart of leafy Buchanan Castle Estate, within walking distance of the castle itself, Strathendrick House is a haven of peace and tranquility. A vast garden, dominated by an enormous fir, …see more
“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
“Scenic, cozy, and great staff to boot”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
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 … More
Melkbos Beach Cottage is situated in Melkbosstrand which is regarded as the start of the ever-growing Cape West Coast. Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed …see more
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr …see more
Imagine waking up to spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Or sitting on the raised deck for a sundowner or two.
Spacious sun-drenched family home, with open plan living area and bar area with stack doors leading onto decked patio with built-in BBQ/braai. For colder …see more
The Hayloft is a wonderful Grade Two listed barn with many original features and immense character throughout.Situated a short drive from the sea and an ideal base to explore the North Norfolk countryside , The Hayloft is available for weekly or fortnightly holidays as …see more
Excellent accommodation, everything you could need for a great holiday. Nothing to bring but yourself's - your clothes and your food. My daughter myself and 2 granddaughters loved every minute of our … More
“Warm, welcoming and surprisingly spacious”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
The Hayloft was easy to book at short notice through Holidaylettings website with responsive emails from the owners.
It was warm, welcoming and a home from home inside. The cottage was spotlessly cl… More
Château de Redon is located in the hart of the 'Périgord Noir' near many places of interest and touristic attractions, like Lascaux, Sarlat, Valley of the Vézère, Hautefort, while it offers complete quiet for a relaxing holiday for 16 people. Château de R …see more
This beautifully furnished ground floor apartment is situated in the exclusive coastal area of Elviria, which is renowned for its stunning pine trees and landscaped avenues. The resort has blossomed into a chic neighbourhood with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and s …see more
Just home from a 10 day stay at this beautiful apartment with 3 kids 17, and twins 11. we loved it!!! .. From the start, when Wilma met us and took us there we had no issues with our holiday at all .T… More
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and we try our best to keep our guests happy. We hope to see you again next year.
TOUR de FRANCE cycle race begins the 4th day at SAUMUR in 2016! (Tues 5th July) 3rd day finishes in ANGERS. (Monday 4th July)
La Bagatelle, self catering cottage with Private Heated Pool. Situated at the heart of the Loire Valley, near Saumur in the village of Vern …see more
We stayed at La Bagatelle for a fortnight during August 2011. The gite is lovely - everything was spotless and worked flawlessly. Pool was great and the kids enjoyed swimming nearly everyday. The l… More
“Absolutely brilliant, fabulous house, clean and well looked after, excellent location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2012
We have stayed at Gites in France in the past and were so disappointed that we stopped. I decided to try again last year, we were far from disappointed and I am converted back to staying in Gits, but… More
Our house is within 200 metres of the River Mayenne which borders the Loire Valley, offering ample cycle rides along the tow path and canoeing. For keen fishers, there is also night carp fishing. along this stretch of water. Our house has been fully renovated, mixing ch …see more
“"outstanding"large cathedral ceilings,huge amount of character & taste.”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
This is a very large property,with every up to date amenity.The surrounding country side is just fabulous. very friendly village.Nice new patio,lovely swimming pool,well worth 5 stars.Will definitely … More
Situated right in the centre of "La Falaise", the most popular quarter of Avoriaz, Apartment Chamois is a luxury self contained duplex aparment (2 floors) on the 8th floor with direct lift access to ground level. Situated in Avoriaz at the centre of the Porte …see more
“Excellent Apartment, Perfect Location, Very Hospitable Owners”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
We booked Apartment Chamois for over the New Year period for 2 adults and 2 children. We were not disappointed. The clean, warm, cosy apartment had everything you would need, fully equipped kitchen,… More
We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much and thank you for your kind comments. We do hope that helping our guests with the extras aids your enjoyment of the trip. Your comments show our efforts are appreciated - thank you for booking with Avoriaz Chalets.
“Great Accommodation in Perfect Ski Resort”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We have visited many ski resorts in our time and stayed in a variety of accommodation styles, but I'm writing this to say that Apartment Chamois at Avoriaz is top of the pile! Met our expectations en… More
Thank you for your very kind review. The full renovation of Apartment Chamois was completed in time for this season and it does seem to have met our highest hopes. We hope to welcome you back to Avoriaz Chalets in due course. Kindest regards
“Wonderful ski Appartment”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2016
"Beautiful, comfortable, cosy chalet. Beds very comfortable! All so clean and well appointed. Lovely to meet Philip and Nikki. Clive was brilliant and super efficient. We loved it here. Thank you for … More
Thank you for taking the time to review Apartment Chamois and we are so pleased we were able to add to the enjoyment of your holiday. Our support team are in resort 7 days a week and we like to think that this does make a difference. We very much hope to welcome you back to Avoriaz Chalets.
Torr Beatha (Gaelic for "Full of Life") is an oasis of calm, a modern, spacious and easily managed house set in a tranquil and secluded garden in the village of Kincraig, 6 miles south of Aviemore, an area with boundless activities on offer.[Kincraig is a hidd …see more
We have a lovely (non-smoking) family apartment for rent.
It is placed only 15 minutes from the city center in a kind and charming area (Østerbro). You are close to trendy shops, cafes and restaurants but also to small market squares and daily shopping facilities. Yo …see more
Beautifully appointed two bedroom/two bathroom apartment that can sleep up to a maximum of eight people. Situated in Les Coches, a Savoyard style ski village at the heart of the paradski ski region, just 100m from the ski slopes. View of Mont Blanc from the east facing …see more
Nice and clean. View for Monte Blanche, close to car park and center of village. Access to swimming pool , great for children!! -keep them busy.
Big living-room what give you a chance to spend rela… More
Luxury villa with large enclosed private pool area, suitable for young children, with surrounding gardens in beautiful and quiet Monte Carvoeiro.The spacious Villa has in total 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms of which 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms are on the ground floor. Open pla …see more
Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice.
Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plent… More
“Chilled out stay”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Mo… More
CONWY LODGE is a unique cottage, previously a gatehouse for Gloddaeth Hall (now St. Davids College). Situated in a secluded location on the periphery of Llandudno, less that two miles from the town centre, theatre, shops, restaurants, pier and seaside.In a tranquill, t …see more
We have just returned from the most wonderful stay at Conwy Lodge, Llandudno. The picturesque surroundings complemented this high quality cottage, which has all the amenities you require for a relaxin… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review of the lodge and are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
“Gingerbread House outside, warm as toast inside”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
As a veteran of many Welsh holidays, I was concerned that staying in an older property in February, might be a little chilly and damp to say the least. In the event Conwy Lodge was really cosy and the… More
We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the lodge and thank you for taking the time to place a review.
Look forward to seeing you again.
“Brilliant house- highly recommended”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
Our second visit to Conwy Lodge was as great as the first. Lovely and clean on arrival with tea, coffee, biscuits and milk. Good quality towels and bedding provided. Lovely enclosed garden- safe for t… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. We hope to see you again the near future.
A beautiful 3 bedroom villa with kidney shaped pool situated on a private road known locally as "millionaires row". The villa is split-level with fully fitted kitchen and TV area (with satellite TV and DVD player) on the ground floor, a large lounge and separate dining …see more
BIRDSONG LODGE is a gorgeous BOLTHOLE for 2 (& up to 4) in the heart of north NORTHUMBERLAND in the village of LONGHOUGHTON. Home of Harry Potter and more recently featured in DOWNTON ABBEY & VERA, ALNWICK with it’s CASTLE and GARDENS is just 5 MILES away and a 15 m …see more
The Old Net Store is located in the pretty coastal village of Avoch on the south side of the Black Isle. The property looks out over the small harbour built by Thomas Telford in 1814, and would have been one of the original buildings used to store the various nets requi …see more
“If you want to get away from it all and yet so much to see!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
Elaine (the owner) was extremely helpful in making our week's stay one to remember. The lovely cottage has more than enough room for two and the rate was reduced provided we used just one of the bedro… More