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.
Magnificent view overlooking Isola Bella, also known as "The Pearl of the Ionian Sea". This spacious and luminous 70 sq.metre apartment is comfortable and in an ideal location. FREE WIFI AND PRIVATE PARKING SPACE. The beach, mini-markets, newsagents, car and scooter-hi …see more
“Comfortable and attractive apartment with beautiful view of Isola Bella and in the fantastic location of Taormina.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing holiday staying here. The apartment was clean, attractive and very comfortable with everything needed. The view was a delight. The town up the hill was fantastic.… More
“Magical Island! Your very own Mama Mia”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
We stayed in Isla Bella Apartments on our honeymoon after our most fantastic wedding in Taormina.
We obviously think Taormina is the most beautiful place we have been as we decided to have our very … More
“Fabulous Apartment with great views of Isola Bella”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2012
A well appointed apartment with a stunning view of Isola Bella from the main lounge. Well situated, within easy reach of the cable car. A great place to stay if everyone in your party is fit and act… More
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 luxurious 3 bedroomed self catering property. Very spacious ground level apartment with spectacular sea views looking towards the Isle of May and Anstruther harbour. 2 minutes walk from Anstruther Golf club. 15 minutes from St Andrews, the home of golf and historic U …see more
Chesterhill is perfectly situated beside the beach with views over the harbour mouth. The sandy beach and rock pools provide endless play for a 3 and 5 year old. Patio doors from a suntrap conservator… More
“Simply the best for accommodation and location!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
We have been renting holiday accommodation in Fife twice a year for several years with my elderly father who was born here. Anstruther is a great location and Chesterhill House Garden apartment is qui… More
Glen Carra is located just two minutes' walk from the centre, on the outskirts of Dunkeld which is often referred to as one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifteen minutes train/ bus ride from Perth, the house has easy, walking, access to a …see more
We were delighted that Glen Carra House met all of our expectations, very good value for money indeed!
The house is situated on the edge of the lovely Dunkeld village, just a short stroll with lot… More
Simon and Dorothy,
Many thanks for going out of your way to leave a fantastic review, this is really much appreciated and gives other guests confidence in booking.
The area at the back is nicely secluded and we have young children ourselves who enjoy roaming around there. The playhouse, swing, and slide are always a hit with the children but a BBQ for the grown ups is something we have been considering but not managed to implement in a safe manner....perhaps it will be there the next time you visit!?
Very best wishes,
Liz and Glen
“Tardis like little gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
We stayed in Glen Carra with some friends and were amazed by the space inside. It has been tastefully remodelled with large dining kitchen and lounge and is kitted out with everything needed for your … More
Thanks for the review and comments. It is a bit of a Tardis like property, especially the double bedrooms upstairs which would put many modern properties to shame! Glen
“Marvellous home making a wonderful holiday!”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2013
We were in the house with our 4 children and another couple, filling all 4 bedrooms. There was plenty of room and it is altogether a lovely home. Lovely garden, nice and warm in the cold, nice big fro… More
Thanks for the review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!
Lily's Cottage is a traditional built stone cottage (c1750) in the the beautiful seaside village of Crail. It was probably originally a weaver's cottage (not a fisherman's cottage as some people assume) but it has recently been extensively refurbished wi …see more
Lovely cottage. Had a relaxing weekend. Was there for mother in laws 85th birthday and she said it was best birthday she has had . Great location, a short walk to coastal path that has stunning views … More
“Chill out time in idylic Crail.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Rented Lily's cottage with 2 friends for a birthday/post Xmas getaway.Knew it was the perfect spot to spend time together in a quiet, relaxing hideaway.Cooked wonderful food and did not even feel the… More
I am very glad you had such a good time and I want to thank you for your very kind words about the cottage. I have to agree with you about how wonderful Crail and the East Neuk of Fife is and I do hope that you make it back in the summer - it really is a fabulous place to be, especially if you get any sunshine!
“Perfect in every way. Gorgeous wee cottage.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely week in June in this fab cottage in Crail. The decor was so tasteful and it had everything in it we needed. Perfect location too. We'll be back!… More
Resort style living in the heart of the village, just 2 km from beautiful Khao Kalok beach. Four ensuite bedrooms, a large private and unoverlooked sparkling pool, extensive relaxing and dining areas and within walking distance of local shops/bars, this home is exceptio …see more
I spent two months in this magnificent home and could not have wanted for more. The property is huge and spread out comfortably where one can actually " live" inside or outside depending on your wish… More
This lovely holiday cottage is extremely well situated in the heart of the scenic highland resort of Aviemore. There are two bedrooms, one a twin room, the second double bedrooom has a zip and link bed which can be either a king size double or twin beds. Wi-fi is avail …see more
A Georgian country house, located in a tranquil rural setting within walking distance from the village of St Merryn and a short drive from the famous Seven Bays of the North Cornwall Coast. The house is a great base for fabulous coastal walks and enjoying nearby beaches …see more
Stunning city centre apartment just seconds from Exeter cathedral & the main shopping district, Princess Hay which is right outside your front door! Very large one bedroom flat close to all main attractions, shops and restaurants. Perfect for weekends or business stays, …see more
“Excellent decor, comfort, quiet yet central location.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
Modern apt. Clean, quiet and central within main shopping centre and two minutes from Cathedral.
Also good instructions and communications with owners on how to get there and get key… More
Reviewed 23 Dec 2015
Great central location and an extremely comfortable and well equipped apartment. - could not have been better. Booking was easy and all arrangements very efficient and straightforward. Very clear and … More
“Nice apartment in central location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Overall a very good stay. Spacious well appointed apartment, comfortable bed and helpful hosts during the booking process.
Two very minor drawbacks the first applies to most of the hotels in central … More
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
Casa Mariavittoria.This unique rental property lies between Sorrento and Massa Lubrense, an ideal location while visiting the area of Sorrento, Pompei, Naples and the Amalfi Coast.The house is accessed by its own private gate; it's part of a nineteenth century vill …see more
This villa was the highlight of our Amalfi Coast trip. Everything that was stated in the previous reviews is totally accurate. One review mentioned the mini pool. Although it is not designed as a h… More
many thanks for your beautiful words.
We really hope to see you again!
“Amazing location, superior accommodation, incredible stay.”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2012
We couldn't have been happier with the beautiful view of Capri and the Amalfi coast. The rooms were big and modern, the bathrooms clean and roomy, the kitchen well appointed and the lounge dining bles… More
Reviewed 3 Dec 2011
I stayed at Casa Mariavittoria last August and I found it very comfortable, clean and very well furnished. It has a breathtaking view overlooking the bay of Naples and the beautiful Capri island. Even… 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
From terrace equipped with a table, covered in wood with a fantastic view of the sea and islands of "Archipelago La Maddalena" and Corsica.Located in a beautiful garden of flowers and Mediterranean palms with a romantic swimming pool and sun loungers.Ideal for …see more
“very restful a beautiful spot with amazing vistas”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2014
We arrived late in the evening (dark) Silvio had waited in the main street for us and guided us to the flat (this was very helpful) as a bit difficult to find. the flat was well presented, clean with … More
“A blissful haven!”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2014
My husband and I stayed at Silvio's apartment for our honeymoon and it was fantastic! The apartment is stylishly decorated, spacious and the terrace is a perfect place for a little glass of something … More
“An Italian gem”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Fantastic apartment, which is very stylishly and well appointed.
Sophie, who manages the apartment, is local and very helpful.
The mezzanine room was good fun for children, but is high up. The owne… More
Esperos is the perfect choice for families, friends and couples alike, for them to enjoy their holiday amongst luxury and modern furnishings. It offers spacious open plan living accomodation which creates a light and airy feel to the villa.The villa is a superior and mo …see more
We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks and a fantastic, relaxing holiday. The villa is spacious, clean and well-equipped with everything you need. It's in a quiet location but near enough to walk to re… More
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying in this fabulous villa. We know the area well having holidayed in previous years but have to say this is by far the best villa we have stayed in. I… More
“Great Villa, home from home.”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
The villa was great, it had eveything you could possibly need. It was located a short walk away from the bars & restaurants of Pernera, so we didn't need to hire a car. Mark was very helpful, he org… More
Blackbeck Tarn offers a great base for both couples and families to explore the Lakes. Positioned close to the public foot path at the top of the estate and a short distance from the onsite facilities including; swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and ping pong table. (SWIMMI …see more
Booked a week here for hubby, myself, Eleanor 12 and Oliver 8 and our two dogs Buster and Mabel.
Great communication from Heather at booking stage.
All images of cabin and interior are exactly like… More
Hi Sharon, looking forward to seeing you all real soon. Thank you. Heather
Magnificent brand new Self Catering Villa in the heart of Marsascala. On entering this luxuriously finished villa you will find yourself in a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There are 4 …see more
Beautifully modernised apartment in the historic and picturesque James Street in Anstruther. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI, BT VIsion and FREE BT Sport !!!
A complimentary welcome pack of wine, chocolates and a selection of personal toiletries awaits you on arrival !!
The ap …see more
Stayed for 2 nights and was delighted with the apartment. Everything had been taken care of and all we needed was there. Velux blind proved a wee bit of a trial to close but figured it out eventually,… More
“Can't wait to come back!!! A real little gem.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Our second stay at this lovely apartment. Ideal location and a real home away from home. Spacious and so clean and comfortable. So much to do along this coastline. I could return time after time. The … More
The Peak District self catering holiday accommodation is luxurious and offers a fine base for a superb holiday or short break at the heart of the Peak District National Park. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge if you want to squ …see more
'Windows' is a town centre Ambleside apartment; which is spacious, contemporary, flooded with light and has fabulous views over the village to Lake Windermere and our majestic fells from the roof terrace.The open plan living space is ideal for 4 persons; leat …see more
Windows is well designed accommodation which is well furnished and equipped. It really suited our needs for a comfortable and relaxing break with friends.
We enjoyed our strolls into Ambleside and… More
“Perfect Stay in a Perfect Place”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2015
I do not usually write reviews but after returning from Windows I felt I had too. The location is absolutely perfect for families, walkers, sightseers, basically anyone who wants to explore the Lakes … More
“Great location, warm, clean & comfortable”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
Great location, easy to reach and a good base to explore lake district. The house had been warmed when we arrived. The house is renovated and the beds are comfortable and the rooms are tidy. Kitchen i… More
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Set amongst beautiful gardens in the award winning Margaret River wine region, this enchanting property offers visitors luxury, elegance and a taste of old world charm with contemporary convenienc …see more
This modern and comfortable 4 bedroomed holiday home enjoys a superb location in the popular seaside resort of Downings in North West Donegal. Situated in a small, safe development of about a dozen cottages, this holiday home is within easy walking distance of all tha …see more
OceanFront Villa w Infinity Pool on Gorgeous, UnSpoiled Phangan Island (Half Hour from Koh Samui)See Video of Property From Top Level on UTube!youtu.be/wkb8BOyPlrcwatch?v=DW9LQTnw0ls includes pool level too!(You know what to put first, send us message if not!)DAILY THA …see more
“The best location and vacation home you could possibly choose for your dream vacation”
Reviewed 4 May 2013
This vacation house(villa) is buildt in a very private beach location, which happens to be the perfect starting point for all your adventures around the island of Koh Phangan.
Choosing this accomo… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
Lotus Paradise is a paradise in so many ways. We never leave there without feeling rejuvenated! The salt water pool is amazing and has sun in the morning and a little shade in the afternoon when the s… More
“Urlaub im Paradies”
Reviewed 6 May 2013
Die grosszuegigenund lichtdurchfluteten Raeumlicheiten eroeffnen einen herrlichen Blick auf einen farbenfrohen tropischen Garten und das herrliche Meer mit seinen vorgelagerten Inseln.Ein besonderes H… More
Located in a quiet semi-rural setting on a 1/3 acre in the Mansfield township, this charming 2 storey self contained home accommodates up to 11 guests. It is ideal accommodation for families and groups of friends, set in a very peaceful location with tranquil private fr …see more
Located in the heart of the Kent countryside Oak cottage provides a beautiful and relaxing environment. It's open plan living room with quaint exposed brick and beams has a southerly aspect and looks out over the beautiful formal gardens at Landews. Where better to enjo …see more
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and … More
“Fantastic spot - and so friendly”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2014
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
Originally built as an illegal pub in the 1860's, it was modernized in 2003. free WiFi. 4 poster bed.woodburner.free logs provided during your stay.. It is situated in an area of outstanding beauty on the wild Atlantic Way. Many historical sites locally. Ideal walking c …see more
This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a p… More
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Tugella Cottage is a pretty, detached cottage which has been recently fully refurbished. It is set in a quiet, central position in the historic market town of Stratton. It is within a two mi …see more
When we arrived at Tugella cottage we were very surprised by the fact that it felt bigger than it looked on the website.
Beds were made up and towels provided. The cream tea provided was very welcome… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
“Lovely comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
Wow.. was what we said when we arrived at Tugella Cottage.. a lovely size garden, very private and safe for the children to play. Inside a very well decorated clean tidy cottage. The kitchen was very … More
The Loft Apartment is part of a large Georgian Manor House close to the City Centre. The apartment is on the first floor, rather magically overlooking the rooftops of Exeter to the nearby Woodbury Common.
The lounge & kitchen has 3 windows facing South West catching the …see more
Big apartment in Ibiza, along promenade, marina and Pacha. Excellent apartment with luxury finishes. The housing has a living space of 114 m² + 33 m² open terrace overlooking the harbor and Ibiza (Dalt Vila). Very sunny with its Southeast orientation. The kitchen prov …see more
Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provid… More
“Easy living in Ibiza”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2011
We had a very good holiday based at this apartment. It is right behind Pacha, the nightclub and therefore fantastic for those who want to spend a few nights there. A really sandy beach is only 10 minu… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Fantastic apartment in a great location both for the beach and Ibiza Town. There is a bus stop and taxi rank at the end of the street but you could walk to both in 10 minutes. Very quiet even though i… More
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for …see more
“A great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
The house is compact and well located within the village of Sedbergh. Entry and exit are right onto the narrow street so car parking in another area has to be found, either pay and display or a lucky … More
Piglets is a modern conversion on one level consisting of one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The property has its own separate enclosed private garden. The owners bungalow is situated next to the cottage and access to the rest of 3 1/2 acre grounds is permitted.Pigle …see more
Was a very nice cosy little cottage.
However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past.
She didn't bark for long. as… More
Thank you for your review. We would certainly welcome you back to the cottage and I am sorry you got the impression that this would not be the case. We have always welcomed dogs to the cottage – and as you know have 2 of our own. On this occasion we were quite happy to accommodate 3 dogs (our normal policy being 2) and although the puppy did bark this did not cause us a problem.
Julie and David
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Charming detached two bedroom bungalow.The Boat House is only a minute's walk to the sandy beach, shops, restaurants and bars. Ideal holiday home for families and the elderly sleeping 4-5 comfortably. Own flint-walled garden and private gat …see more
From the moment we arrived at the Boat House we knew we had chosen well for our stay. Everthing we could possibly want was there. Towels were also provided, there was a lovely fresh loaf of bread and … More
Thanks for your great review we look forward to you staying with us again.
“A Broadstairs Gem”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2016
This was an ideal stay for us. With our little boy and two doggies plus Brother and friends dropping in. Everything was spotless but The Boathouse has such a cosy feel to it too which just seems to in… More
Thank you for your review I am glad you had a great time at the Boat house.
“Fab place by the sea”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
This is a great little bungalow by the sea! Perfect location for a weekend in Broadstairs. The place was so clean and had everything you would need for a weekend stay! The only thing I would say is th… More
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedroom suit …see more
Luxury modern villa with stunning sea views of Pissouri Bay and private swimming pool, set in a very quiet location just a short walk from the beach and a variety of restaurants.
The villa has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom is en-suite, with double bed, walk-in ward …see more
“Convienence and comfort - what more could you ask for.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Great spot, within easy walking distance of the beach and lots of restaurants (500 meters). The VIlla was very well appointed with aircon in all the bedrooms and living space.
The welcome pack was a… More
“Fabulously relaxing & lovely villa... would certainly return again!”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
We spent a wonderfully relaxing long weekend at Calypso and all four of us (two couples) couldn't rate it more highly. The pool was wonderful, the furninshings were perfect and the view and location w… More
“Superb villa in great location. Quiet area ideal for families.”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Calypso is a excellent villa located 5 minutes walk from Pissouri bay and a 10minute driver from Pissouri village. The villa is clean, well furnished and equipped with pretty everythng you need for yo… More
Wonderful villa with heated pool and beautiful sea views in the sought after urbanization El Tosalet in Javea, Costa Blanca.
Traditional Spanish villa in a tranquil residential area about 5 minutes from the sea. It is ideal for an extended family or up to 4 families va …see more
Nice stay in the house. Lots of space and fantastic view north to the javea valley and bay.
Very well equipped : good beds and furniture. Owners told us they continue to put everything in a perfect s… More
Thanks for taking such good care of our villa. It would be wonderful if you would stay again in the future.
Reviewed 2 May 2014
This was our third time in Javea, but the first time with children. In the past, we have stayed in the Parador, which is lovely, but we decided that with kids it is much nicer (and more cost effective… More
It was great to host you and your family, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back, so please let us know when you are coming to Javea again.
“A view to die for!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2014
Fantastic villa for all 15 of us to enjoy together and still find personal spaces.Clean,basic bedrooms,great bathrooms,showers lovely.Location superb,5 mins drive to supermarket,10 mins drive to Arena… More
Thank you very much for your detailed review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your vacation! We will make several upgrades to the villa this winter, and certainly will keep all of the excellent suggestions you have made in mind.
Superb recently refurbished penthouse apartment right on the sea front with amazing views over the Pollensa bay. It's in a perfecto location with the sea at your doorstep and only 5 - 10 minute walk in to town center.The apartment has 3 double bedoms, one double be …see more
Fully self-contained first floor Georgian apartment consisting of one double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a fully equipped kitchen/lounge boasting three large period sash windows giving superb views of the entire bay. Perfect for families or couples looking for a short …see more
This is a true gem......we are grandparents who took two grandchildren away.....one 11 the other 13.... The location is ideal....turn right for the harbour, left for crazy golf and straight ahead for … More
Moss Eccles is a cosy Alpine Style log cabin on the private Neaum Crag Estate, just above Skelwith Bridge and 3 miles from Ambleside.
The cabin is set within a picturesque and secluded woodland estate, set on the fell side of Little Loughrigg. The cabin is almost at th …see more