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.
“Cyprus Holiday, was a relaxing, sun soaked experience, within a comfortable home environment.” Cyprus is wall to wall sunsine with beautiful blue seas.
The west coast has mountains, with lush valleys and countryside, where agriculture is stil
“Great place to escape the city!” Charming and spacious converted barn with everything you need, beautiful surroundings, perfectly located for those who like to walk/hike. Lots of local info from the owners in advance of the trip which was very helpfu
We had the best few days ever! The barn has just been restored so it was all fresh and new when we got there. Loads of outside space in the courtyard that my 6 year old thoroughly enjoyed in the eveni… More
“Spacious, ultra-comfortable barn in wonderful loation”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
We were there for a family wedding at nearby venue. A weekend wasn't long enough. Great location, warm and luxurious. Would definitely recommend, wish we could have stayed longer.… More
“A tip top place to stay in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
It's hard to write a true reflection of this lovely place because one needs to go and actually enjoy both the barn and the countryside. The photos don't do it justice at all. We visited the barn as a … More
“Mrs” Lovely property, ideally situated for Whitby. Decor and furnishings of a very good standard. Slight negative, creaky floorboards on the top floor, which ordinarily wouldn't be an issue, but as a family of 7, things were a little snug. Would love
Amazing place and setting. We had a fabulous time here. My 2 grandsons loved the green areas and open space. We were lucky with the weather 20+ each day we were there. The walk into town, especially w… More
Many thanks Linda for posting a review for us - sounds like the two little ones had a great time (and hopefully the adults too!!). The weather too of course does provide an added bonus !! Hope to see you again soon !!
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
Lovely peaceful and picturesque setting, well equipped and very clean cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay … More
Many thanks Michelle for your comments - glad you and your family were happy with the cottage and the facilities we provide. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the river… More
We are delighted you had a good holiday at our Cottage and glad you had time to appreciate its location (which we think is great too!). The steam trains passing and the wildlife are certainly very relaxing and most children enjoy feeding the ducks. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon and we thank you for taking the time to do a review for us.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“Wonderful cottage to stay in and very central” We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and Mrs Neil was very helpful with any questions. We can not rate this cottage high enough. It was close to the town, within walking distance of all that we need
“Great central location, clean, tidy and affordable.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014
My husband and I stayed in 2 Bellevue, Linlithgow for 1 week. We found it clean and tidy and had everything we needed for self-contained accommodation. Very comfortable and nicely decorated. Handy … More
“Complete superior self contained flat, ideally situated for all types of visitor.”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
The self contained flat has all amenities required in good order and condition. It is large enough for two and all their luggage, and has off road parking. As an independent residence you can enjoy co… More
“Peaceful garden setting”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Jenny and Steve couldn't have been nicer. The flat has everything you need to make for a comfortable stay. I especially enjoyed having Alfie the cat as a temporary pet! Private and convenient at th… More
“It is just a wonderfull place close to the beach and it has all the luxury you can wish for.” Best value for money
Me and my family (6 pers) stayed at Mountain Retreat for one week in November last year. What can I say? It is just a wonderfull plac
Reuniting my family who lives on various continents, we stayed with Ian and Theresa just recently. They're both impeccable hosts and upon arrival we had a warm welcome and, after being shown around th… More
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
A wonderful property, well maintained and far more spacious than we were expecting. The property revolves around the swimming pool and is fabulous. Spacious kitchen, awesome BBQ area, everything you n… More
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
Excellent owner. Privacy if you want it, there if you need him. Everything was as advertised. We would stay there again!
You won't be disappointed in this choice
We had 18 people, at times, and… More
“Little Avalon- A little Gem in the heart of Gower!” Enjoyed a fantastic week here in May. Very comfortable, quiet+ homely. Perfect location for exploring the Gower. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
“Lovely Apartment, can't help but keep going back!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
After many stays at Little Avalon I would recommend it to anyone. Juliette is always helpful and very knowledgeable about the area - it's always handy to have a local on your side! It's clean, beautif… More
Furnished to a very high standard the City Living Apartment is a large, bright and airy top floor contemporary space for your visit. Centrally located within the city but set back from the main road in a well maintained private gated complex, the property is surprisingl …see more
STATION MASTERS HOUSE ATHENRY, ITS AT THE RAILWAY STATION.12 MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREETJust renovated to the highest standard.
…You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!* ,… You don't need a car to get to Galway Main Street, ju …see more
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott
The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owner… More
“A lovely relaxing place to stay, comfortable and great views”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in The Granary, it was exactly as described. The accommodation is all you need in a holiday cottage, clean, comfortable and an ideal spot to relax in great surroundings. Enough space… More
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We stayed here last summer and had an incredible time. The house is spacious and the conversion has been done with obvious care, the property retaining many original features. It is set in a traditi… More
“Nice villa with great service” We stayed in the villa for 10 days and it was a wonderful experience. The villa is well-maintain and the services provided are excellent especially Suzie, who was our main contact in Phuket, is really helpful.
“Perfect Getaway” I stayed at the villa with my boyfriend and his whole family and all their partners. My boyfriend and I live in Thailand but his family came over from Australia as a surprise birthday present. The manager Stefan was so great in helpin
“Spacious apartment and lovely complex” First time we had booked with this owner and we stayed in 224. A spacious apartment with everything we could need even a kettle and toaster. We have stayed in several apartments on this complex and this was the
Stayed at Garden City for 2 weeks and i have to say it was thoroughy enjoyable, Apartment had everything you could want down to a scissors in the drawer. Deanna gave us very clear instructions on how… More
“Fab apartment in lovely complex”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
We booked a studio and one bedroomed apartment through the same owner. Booking was easy and straight forward and directions and key details easy to understand. We were delayed and didn't arrive unti… More
Many thanks for leaving the review and pleased you had such a good holiday and many thanks for the lovely email you also sent to me. It is good to be appreciated. I am pleased to hear Janet replaced the broken items promptly - occasionally things can get broken. Many thanks for rebooking for 2016.
“We will be back”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
This was the first time we had booked through a private owner and it worked out much cheaper than a package holiday.
The owner made the booking easy and sent out clear directions. The apartment wa… More
Pleased to hear you had good holiday. Yes, it is usually much cheaper to book direct rather than a package holiday. Plus you can get straight in a taxi to your destination - rather than wait for ages for a coach to fill up and then visit lots of other hotels and complexes before reaching your destination. All the taxis know Garden City and it is just a 20 minute drive and costs about 20 Euros and no need to pre book as plenty of registered taxis at the airport - we have never had to wait more than 5 minutes.
Garden City is close to everything and has lots of facilities on the complex making it an ideal choice for a holiday in the sun.
“Cozy, comfortable - a home from home” The house provided everything we could want, the owners had thought of everything. I would thoroughly recommend it 100%. Not only was the house perfect but the location was ideal, just minutes from the harbour a
“Fabulous property in a cracking area of town” Didn't want to leave this great place. It is in a great location and is so easy to live in, the quiet area of Kemptown is very cool. Parking was invaluable. Well equipped, clean and comfortable with a sofa
very nice place to stay, very comfortable and quiet, 15 minutes away (walk) from Brighton Pier, a lot of shops nearby. Large living-room and ensuite master bedroom.
definitely an excellent housing an… More
Thank you for your review Marie, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brighton.
Andy and Lorrae.
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… More
“Perfect cottage for a Lake District trip” Firstly, Christine was very helpful in arranging everything for our stay and always responded to emails quickly which is always want you want when trying to arrange holidays.
Secondly, the cottage itself is
Lovely cottage in picturesque surrounding area. Stayed here for a week- I could not think of anything that could be improved. The cottage was well presented-cosy but the little extras were nicely thou… More
Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the weather was an added bonus which as much as I would like to take credit for, I can't. Best wishes
“A lovely, cosy holiday cottage in the lakes.”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2016
We had a lovely 3 days here. As soon as we walked through the door We felt welcome with wine and real ales (which my partner loved) on the tablefor us to enjoy. The cottage has a real homely feel and … More
Thank you for your lovely comments I am so glad you enjoyed your second stay at the cottage and hope to hear from you again in the future. Best wishes
Reviewed 29 Jun 2015
The attention to detail and generous extra touches make for a very enjoyable home from home stay. Cottage was very clean and tidy. Good communication with the owner.… More
Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back if you visit Kendal in the future. Best wishes
“A fabulous place and fabulous location” What a lovely place to stay. It was by far one of the best places I have stayed. Great accomodation in a great location. The bungalow had everything you need, even a steamer like I have at home, great home comfo
Beautifully presented holiday bungalow, clean, modern and bright. The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. We especially enjoyed the welcoming cream tea after a very long drive. Everything about … More
Many thanks and I'm so glad you found the house good for you. I hope we'll see you in Croyde again soon.
“Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for what has been the most relaxed holiday in a long time.
A huge part of that being down to the house itself being in the ideal spot, only 10 mins walk from both the shops and b… More
I'm so glad you found everything to be perfect for a relaxing holiday. That is what it's all about.
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
This accommodation cannot be faulted!
Well presented, well maintained and perfect location for us.
The little personal touches were very thoughtful.
In our party were 2 60 year olds, 2 30 year old… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to review. I'm so glad it was so right for you and your family and that you feel you'd like to come and stay again.
“Large spacious house with beautiful scenery” The house for just beautiful, great scenery and what a view! The staff was wonderful. The road is horrible and it is getting worse everyone says. Pretty dangerous in some spots. It takes 15 minutes to get t
“LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION” Fantastic apartment in a superb location.beach 50m one way and La Zenia centre 200m in other direction.Cafe/Bars/Restaurants below.Beautiful area.Stayed with my 13 year old Son who thoroughly enjoyed the holiday..I hired a
my partner and i wanted to escape for a few days get some sun swim in the med have a pool and have some night life nearby without it being too noisy and this place checked all the boxes. the flat has… More
“Fantastic area and apartment!”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2012
The apartment was amazing, very clean and very well equipped. The communal pool and jacuzzi area were very nice with plenty of sunbathing space. Miron looks after the property, he picked us up from th… More
“Amazing location without a car.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
I travelled with my husband and 8 year old son. We didnt want to drive in spain so we needed a good central location. These apartments provided exactly that. We were a 2 minute walk to the beach. We w… More
“Relaxing Autumn Break” Although this is near major roads so you have easy access it's tucked right away in the country side in a lovely little village with a pub that does delicious food.
The cottage has everything you need for self catering, plus a
“The villa was amazing, Lanzarote/that area is a nice place to visit/stay!” Me and a group of my girl mates rented this villa to start off my 25th birthday celebrations! and we loved it!
The villa was amazing,very modern, very clean, nicely layed ou
My husband and 2 children have just got back from a lovely holiday at Casa Strutt. The villa was like a home from home and we all settled in straight away.
The heated pool was a blessing especiall… More
“A home from home in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2012
My family and I stayed in Casa Strutt in early July. We had a fabulous time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The villa had everything one would need on a family holiday. Th… More
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
Excellant Appartment in pristine condition and very well equipped for a perfect holiday. Pool and poolside food area are both spotless.. Would not hesitate to use this appartment again.… More
“Fabulous place to stay that just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
This was my second trip to the same apartment at Vila Marachique in Alvor. The apartment is just a clean and tidy as when I originally visited 3 years ago. It has all the facilities of home and is l… More
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
The apartment is extremely spacious, immaculate and is equipped/furnished to a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked - definitely a home from home. The complex is very secure and well main… More
Modern villa with infinity pool, walking distance to the beach that is part of the 100 acre villa grounds. 15 mins to Nadi International Airport. AC in all bedrooms. BBQ Grill and gourmet kitchen. Walking distance to marina/boat docks. Perfect for weddings/birthdays. …see more
“Beautiful views and a warm welcome” I have previously stayed in about 5 or 6 different villas in the Puerto Pollensa area and I must say this is one of my favourites. The main reason is the stunning views from the garden and terrace - looking out onto
We had stayed in Bonnix another villa owned by Salvador and his family last October and knew how wonderful that one was .This one is only a short distance away and is built to the exact same specifica… More
“Superb villa with fabulous views”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2015
A very well appointed, spacious and well maintained villa with everything you could possibly need, set in a private location with amazing views of the sea and mountains. We would also recommend this v… More
“Fantastic Villa with amazing views”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
We stayed for one week - two families with small children. Everything about the stay was first class and enjoyed by all.
The Villa is superbly built with quality throughout. The views are stunning,… More
“Mr” Fantastic villa for 3 generations of my family seven of us in total
Plenty of space for everyone and great facilities
Georgios was always available if we needed anything but to be honest it's all there already
Nice touch was a welcome
The villa is lovely and spacious. The bedrooms are large and en-suite and all go onto a balcony. The kitchen is a real family room with a large table for us all to sit round. Had a bit of trouble with… More
I would like to thank you for staying in our villa for your holidays and you had a fantastic holiday in a lovely villa.
The dvd works but may be the connection was faulse but when I visit you you told me this but you gave emphasis to the playstation 2 that I bringt to you.
The pool was little green the first day. After the maintenance controled the water and everything was ok. The small ants are everywhere. I try everytime to resolve this problem. As I know I have controled this problem. The number of theese now is too small and asking other customers about this they told me that there is no problem and they didn't know that other customers have problem with the ants.
As for the air conditioning are extra and you can see this in the web site.
If the air conditioning was included in the price and I had to pay for electricity, cleaners, laundry, maintenance for pool itd, then I had to pay extra money from my pocket. Some other owners have included the air conditioning in the price but if you will see the price is too high comparing the price of my villa without the price of airconditionig. And if somebody compare the prices with different villas will see that my villa is cheaper than other simillar villas adding the airconditioning to the price of my villa. And something else my villa is beautiful, comfortable with fantastic view and its very difficult to find other villas with theese above.
I would like to thank you again and I am sure that I will see you again in my villa because I have customers they visited my villa 6 times 4 times 3 times.
“THE BEST SUNSET FROM A VILLA - WHAT A VIEW”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
Just arrived back last night from a fantastic week in this wonderful villa, the owner was excellent and very friendly - we were allowed to keep the villa on until our departure as there was nobody el… More
“Superb spacious Villa , Great views , lovely location . Well maintained .”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
We have visited Villa Dioni for two years now . We will visit again because for our family of six it suits all our needs . The villa is well equipped and spacious .The rooms all have Air conditioning … More
“Brilliant” The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well maintained a credit to Gabrielia & Geo
We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
“All just perfect!!” We stayed in Jim's bungalow for one week 4-11 June 2016 and it was all we could ask for and more. The bungalow is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was just wonderful having the communal pool just across the road from
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… 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
“A Gem of a Holiday” We have just returned from a two week stay at Little Gem and have had a great time. The views were amazing, everything was just as advertised. And the bed was so comfortable. So much to see and do,we would love to come back again ,
Little Gem is a very clean, well equipped apartment. It has a lovely garden with views across Portland Harbour. It takes fifteen minutes to walk into the centre of Weymouth and is a short walk to Ches… More
Thank you for your kind review and leaving the property clean & tidy, much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at 'Little Gem' and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
Clean and perfectly kitted out. Great property, great location, great views. If you want to walk a bit, this is for you. Not in the town centre, but a lovely coastal walk gets you there in 30 minute… More
A direct walk into the town centre will take you 20 minutes.
“Excellent situation” Interior well furnished, 2 bathrooms.
Outside - a terrace with a wonderful sea, hill and lighthouse view and an adjoining patio completely sheltered from any sea breezes. Sunshine all day.
The "chic" seaside town of Fornell
“Well equipped, clean and comfortable chalet, great base for exploring the area” We have just returned from a wonderful week away which we all enjoyed immensely.
The chalet was very comfortable and clean and had all that we needed.
The owner was ver
“absolutely lovely and couldnt have been nicer,fantastic”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
This chalet was perfect and cant find anything negative to say it was a lovely site and the chalet itself was clean, comfortable and high quality.the reception staff were very helpful.we had a really … More
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had a good holiday.
“Excellent choice for a holiday”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We stayed in the chalet from 6th - 13th July 2013. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and well provided. Everything you need for a holiday was there. We have stayed in several other chalet… More
Thank you. We are so glad you liked the chalet.
“Ideal base to explore the wonder's of Cornwall.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Another excellent holiday in "The Chalet" which is found on a quiet family friendly site in North Cornwall. It is ideally placed to discover all of Cornwall especially the North coastline, It is close… More
Thank you for your review I am sure this will be helpful to other people. We are glad you had a good time.