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.
1 Harbour Loft is a stylish architect designed contemporary 3 story townhouse. A pretty first floor balcony opens from the dining area overlooking the historic inner harbour of the picturesque fishing village of Ardglass with its marina and award winning restaurants. Da …see more
1 Harbour Loft is a very well presented and maintained holiday home. It was beautifully clean and very well equipped. The bedrooms all extremely comfortable and the welcome package second to none. … More
A fantastic light spacious home with a large mature garden reaching down to the beach providing wonderful sea views of the Solent and beyond. The property has been completely refurbished to a high standard and provides 4 double bedrooms all with fantastic views, bathro …see more
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
This is a beautifully presented house. Buckets and spades and teddies awaited the children, as well as cakes for all of us and wine for the grown-ups. The garden suited all needs from toddlers letting… More
I am so glad you had a great stay, and that all 3 generations found the perfect spot.
“Fantastic house, beautifully done, great location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
We spent a week at The Beach House. The welcome we received from the owner was fantastic, everything was beautifully clean and organised and we were provided with everything we could have needed. Gurn… More
Thanks for that, I do all the cleaning myself to ensure it is of the highest standard. Gurnard is a fantastic place to holiday as well as live, with so much for all ages to do or just to sit and watch the sun go down.
This beautifully appointed, detached modern villa is one of eleven villas situated just outside the lovely fishing village of Zygi and a short drive from the historical town of Kalavasos. The vila is on a complex boasting its own tennis courts (racquets provided) & a f …see more
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!
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
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… More
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would like to say how brave you were to try the pool in January! Thank you for your lovely review and hope your next stay with us is even more enjoyable.
Casa lagoas is suitable for large groups/large families of up to 8 people that are on the lookout for a well-equipped, comfortable and roomy place that is just a short drive away from every amenity and everything that the Albufeira region has to offer. Close to golf cou …see more
We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Ca… More
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… More
Highclere House is a very comfortable well equipped house, built in 2007 with the emphasis on luxury and making the most of the magnificent sea views. It boasts underfloor heating, a garden room over which there is a balcony off the master bedroom, a private garden wit …see more
We were met on arrival by Simone and Nick who were very pleasant and happy to pass on lots of information about both the house and the local amenities. The house was a real home from home and it was o… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is a review that I am sure the TripAdvisor community will find very helpful as you have given so much information to set the scene for a West coast of Scotland holiday. Greatly appreciated!
Reviewed 22 Jun 2014
I stayed at Highclere house with my partner, mum and dad , my brother and our 2 dogs for a week and it was nowhere near long enough, none of us wanted to leave. Simone and Nick are perfect hosts, alwa… More
It was very kind of you to take the time to write a review and share your experience with the travelling community. We would be delighted to welcome you all back to Highclere house in the future, to further explore the area. Thank you so much.
“Fantastic house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2014
A fantastic house, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. As with other guests we were hard pressed to leave this lovely property to explore further afield. Situated in a stunning setting with … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for Highclere House - we really appreciate this and hope to welcome you back again!
Welcome to Skiathos Calma CottagesWe name them Calma because of the peacefull surroundingsLocated only 150 meter from the beautiful beach of Ag.paraskevi .Also the main road is closer and there are frequent busses to Skiathos townThe Cottages are comfortable ,ideal for …see more
Recently renovated barn, that is tiled throughout the ground floor, therefore ideal for dog owners. The barn has a modern kitchen and shower room fitted on the ground floor, with a further toilet and washbasin on the first floor. The living area is large, with the origi …see more
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and another day tri… More
“Fantastic hospitality great venue”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
This was a great pace for 4 adults and 4 kids..Owners were terrific and the
barn was amazing. Their hospitality was awesome...Thank you Elizabeth & Mark… More
“We didn't want to leave this lovely barn!”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Last minute booking which exceeded our expectations! The facilities are excellent, clean, everything you needed and the welcome pack was brilliant - the eggs & the scones, jam and cream meant we didn… More
Luxury Swiss Chalet in the pictureque resort of Grndelwald. The property was built in 2007 to a luxurious standard and has lots of space to accommodate 8 adults very comfortably across 4 large double bedrooms with fantastic mountain and glacier views. The Chalet is set …see more
A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may … More
Recently refurbished loft apartment. Large open plan living/ dining / kitchen area with reclaimed wooden flooring reclaimed beams and large L shaped sofa. Off street parking. 150 meter walk from the fabulous E Strand and Arrcadia play park 150 meter walk to artisan c …see more
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays.
With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie …see more
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
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.:-)
A recently converted reverse level property, downstairs is a spacious bedroom with a kingsize bed, plenty of storage and a luxurious bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower. Upstairs is a kichen/dining and living area with a well equiped, localy crafted pine kitc …see more
Look no further than Jackobob cottage (near Flamborough Head) for stunning views and an escape to the wild beauty of the Yorkshire coast...
Resting on the cliff top overlooking Thornwick Bay and a breathtaking sea view, this 1930s white-wood detached holiday cottage ha …see more
What makes the property, Enchanted Bay, unique:
* Breathtaking oceanfront panoramic views from every room
* Proximity to oysters, cheese and kayaking
* Unique combination of luxury and rustic charm
* Boutique home furnished with a tasteful aesthete
* Two floors of space …see more
No 4 The Granary is a luxury 1st floor apartment situated within a former granary. Modernised to a high standard with panoramic views over three harbours, the Bass Rock and the Isle of May. The property is furnished to a high standard and would suit golfers, walkers, …see more
Apartment was superbly equipped with plenty of space . The welcome gift was brilliant . Location by the harbour was lovely . It was a shame it wasn't on the ground floor - but we were aware of this an… More
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
Had a great time at this lovely apartment. This really is a great place to stay and Sally has has thought of everything. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we are already planning a second trip.… More
“Beautiful home-from-home apartment”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
Booked this apartment as a base for a family wedding at nearby Broxmouth Park and then to visit Edinborough Fringe last week. It's very comfortable & well appointed, close to all local amenities (for … More
The house is located in the quiet exclusive Paraiso Hillls development.Tranquil and peaceful, only 10 minutes drive from Puerto Banus .
The house has its own beautiful private garden and is perfect for outdoor living with a manicured private garden , comfotable out do …see more
We booked to stay for a month after christmas and hoped for some sunshine and to escape from the English winter. We had family and friends to join us over the course of the month. It is a fabulous pro… More
“Perfect from start to finish”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
Myself and my 5 friends stayed here whilst in Marbella for a wedding. From the date we booked the apartment we were contacted by the owners, who were so helpful from start to finish.
When we arriv… More
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation.
We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us during our stay. Th… More
A lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house set in the heart of the historic port town of Teignmouth in beautiful South Devon. Teignmouth is a charming town with two beautiful and distinct beaches - the sandy main beach with it's pier and traditional seaside attractions a …see more
Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time.
House was in the perfect position … More
Perfect Romantic Getaway for Couples in North Norfolk with Piano, Parking and Pub 3 mins walk! Lovingly restored to the highest standard, this delightful, quiet and secluded cosy one bedroom traditional brick and flint cottage, probably dates back to the early 1800s. I …see more
Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer.
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers … More
Reviewed 10 May 2013
What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately… More
“5 Star and 5 C's.”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.… More
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby …see more
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 26 Aug 2012
A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from th… More
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Beinn Eighe. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Attractive detached one bedroom Grade 2 Listed Coach House, in the heart of Westbourne village. Less than 5 minutes walk to local shops and pubs.
Close to attractive sailing centre of Emsworth, which boasts a variety of excellent restaurants.
Chichester, Portsmouth, …see more
My wife and I had two periods here in September 2013. Ideal if you are a couple (only single bedroom), but a really nice place to stay with everything you need. Sandra was very helpful both during the… More
“Peaceful and very comfortable”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2013
Quietly situated in the grounds of the owners' house, the accommodation is very pleasant and comfortable and tastefully modernised. We also appreciated the thoughtful extras.… More
“Beautifully furnished and comfortable cottage in an ideal location.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2013
We were made to feel very welcome with a fresh crusty loaf and a supply of tea and coffee etc. a nice touch on arrival.
The cottage was well presented and of a very high standard throughout with a l… More
This fabulous townhouse has plenty space for up to 8 guests, with 2 double rooms, one of which is situated downstairs with ensuite shower room, a triple room (double & single bed) and a single room. There is a stunning new family bathroom comprising pedestal bath, larg …see more
“A wonderful house near the city centre and with excellent parking”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
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 really friendly an… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad everything went so well during your stay....and we hope you manage to visit again.
“Wonderful place to stay, Central location.”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2013
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
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
Our lovely 3 bedroom, air-conditioned home comes with everything you will need for your stay in Perth. A fantastic outdoor entertaining area complete with swimming pool(with solar blanket), BBQ and lounges makes this an ideal retreat for couples and families.The cottage …see more
We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane i… More
“A real Jem!”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
I stayed at this cottage with my husband and 2 young children for 3 weeks. On arrival we were met by Jane the owner who was not only helpful with the house but our children also who immediately took a… More
This modern house, with an amazing location (less than 50 meters from the sea side and the surf), offers the possibility of a dream vacation, in a very special and authentic area of the Algarve – the “Barlavento algarvio” (or windy Algarve). The sea view is simply …see more
La Pointe Farm is set in one of the most idyllic parts of a beautiful island. This 11 acre property sits on a hill in the parish of St. Peter in the Wood (St. Pierre du Bois) with sea views to the front and a peaceful green valley behind. La Pointe Farm consists of four …see more
Set in attractive landscaped grounds with palms and mature shrubs, this well pressented 2 bedroom holiday bungalow is situated in Oxwich Leisure Park. It is the ideal place for those wanting a quiet location, with a 5 minute walk to Oxwich bay, a beautiful sandy beach s …see more
Sweetslade is a spacious and sunny converted barn in the grounds of the owners' home. It has recently been renovated to a high standard, and has great modern facilities. Downstairs is a large, bright & comfortable open plan kitchen diner and living area with w …see more
We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own g… More
Thanks for taking the time for such a comprehensive review hope to see you both again.
“Amazing place to stay....”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2014
Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable… More
Thanks for taking the time to review have sorted those pesky wasps out now thanks for the tip.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
Beautiful villa at Lake Como, Italy, overlooking Lake Mezzola and the snowy mountain tips of the prealps.Villa Rustica is a beautiful Italian farmhouse, nestled in the trees above Lake Mezzola on the northern tip of Lake Como. With breathtaking views across the lake to …see more
We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garde… More
Hi, thank you for the review and we are so glad that you had a good time. We have now added a large covered outdoor eating area on the terrace with a table that will easily seat 12. Photos are on the website. All the best.
Reviewed 23 Oct 2015
What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after… More
Wow. So happy that you love it as much as we do. Can't wait to welcome you back. Suzanna.
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane, awarded a 4 Star rating by the English Tourist Board. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of th …see more
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life inclu… More
“Cosy cottage in good location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided o… More
Hi from Corfu. Agios Stefanos is a beutyfull and quiet family beach on the northwest of Corfu island. A safe large sandy beach for anyone and speciality for families .150 hundrend meters from the beach there is our new house . Its 100sm with a 100sm large balcony wi …see more
If you're dreaming of a perfect holiday, this is your choice! A spacy apartment, full of light, very clean, furnished with great taste. You will find there everything you need from a juicer to an iron… More
Oaklea is centrally situated in the village of Muir of Ord.The attractive property has been recently fully refurnished, has off street private parking and Wi-fi is available..The kitchen is fully equipped and has seating at the breakfast table.The lounge with dining …see more
We found the bungalow to be very comfortable, relaxing and convenient. Goes without saying it is well maintained, clean and very approachable. After a very long and tiring day in the highlands, we loo… More
“Ideal break in Easter Ross”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
We were extremely lucky to find a cottage of such a high standard available at short notice. Oaklea was a perfect base for a short stay in Easter Ross. The cottage itself offered everything required… More
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.There are plenty of footpaths …see more
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
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
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 restored… More
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan …see more
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
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This beautifully presented ground floor apartment just yards from the sandy beach and sea has been designed to make a stay here a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. BT INFINITY INTERNET WITH Wi- …see more
We booked this apartment as a last minute break from Holiday Lettings and we certainly weren't disappointed. We were greeted by a welcome bottle of wine, and a sparkling clean apartment. The apartment… More
Very spacious recently refurbished maisonette apartment over 2 floors, with sunny roof terrace. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles, 1 Master Suite has a king size antique brass king size 4 poster bed, the second Terrace Suite has a zip and link bed which can be made up as …see more
Rydon Lodge is a charming and most delightful former lodge offering well presented accommodation complete with open fireplace, beams and pretty garden, located within 1.7 miles of Topsham.The accommodation comprises; Entrance Porch. Sitting room/Dining Room. Kitchen bre …see more
this is a new constructed villa, with luxurious and exclusive decoration, private garden, shared heated swimming pool, and all 5 stars commodities...is conveniently situated on the border line of Monaco ( access by steps) just 5minutes walking distance from Casino, bea …see more