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Water sports vacations (139859)

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.

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139,859 Vacation rentals

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Vacation bungalow in Gweedore

County Donegal / Gweedore

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
The lake House is a delightful bungalow based in Lower Glassagh, over seeing Bunaninver lake, just below Teach Jack, Glassagh. The house is within a 5 minute walk to Glassagh beach and the children's park. You can also rod fish at the lake within steps from the b  …see more

from $129 / night

$455 - $738 / week

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from $129 / night

(91) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Norfolk

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
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  …see more

from $94 / night

$369 - $619 / week

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from $94 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $43 / night

$300 / week

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from $43 / night

Featured properties

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood Vacation cottage rental

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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.<  …see more

from $69 / night

$422 - $607 / week

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from $69 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Northern England Vacation cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Whitby

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful short break/holiday within the fishing village of Whitby and its surrounding areas. The three storey cottage sleeps a maximum of 7 people - one double bedroom, one twin room, one double sofa bed in the first floor lounge, a single room  …see more

from $132 / night

$719 - $938 / week

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from $132 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Largo Vacation home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
We are in a wonderful, peaceful spot to relax and watch the world go by, but if you are feeling energetic then take a walk up Largo Law, or along Largo beach and then relax in the ambient temperature of your own private hot tub. For your entertainment we have installed  …see more

from $225 / night

$975 - $1500 / week

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from $225 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Stamford Vacation apartment rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
FOR AVAILABILITY PLEASE CHECK MY CALENDAR AS IT IS ALWAYS COMPLETELY UP TO DATE The holiday apartment is in a beautiful Listed grade II townhouse in the centre of the conservation town of Stamford. The house itself is in Rutland Terrace which is a well known town land  …see more

from $74 / night

$457 / week

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from $74 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Tirril

Penrith / Tirril

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Broad Ing Cottage is situated on the edge of the village of Tirril, which nestles on the fringe of the Lake District National Park close to Ullswater and Penrith. The cottage is deceptively spacious and is equipped to a very high standard. All the rooms are on one leve  …see more

from $70 / night

$494 - $938 / week

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from $70 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Inverness City Centre Vacation home rental

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
9 Duncraig Street is a beautifully refurbished traditional stone teraced house built in the late 1890s maintaining many of its original features including open coal fires and wooden floors. It is spread across two floors and is extremely comfortable with fully double gl  …see more

from $138 / night

$750 - $1188 / week

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from $138 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in South East England

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 mi
Situated in the rural village of Damerham, just northwest of the picturesque town of Fordingbridge, Greenbanks provides peaceful self catering accommodation that gives its guests the perfect opportunity to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty, on the edge of  …see more

from $94 / night

$600 - $813 / week

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from $94 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage rental

Joondalup / Hillarys

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Swimming pool
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 cot  …see more

from $87 / night

$524 - $974 / week

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from $87 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Private garden
Visit our website and see the fantastic location and video of this lodge!This lodge has been lovingly created to compliment the magnificent location it occupies.The interior finishes are to the highest standards.Absolutely unique and exclusive location.  …see more

from $188 / night

$744 - $1182 / week

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from $188 / night

(123) Very Good 

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St. Pierre du Bois Vacation apartment rental

Guernsey / St Pierre du Bois

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $125 / night

$638 - $1532 / week

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from $125 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Llanberis Vacation home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This property is ideal for a small family of 3 or a couple. THE HOUSE IS SPLIT INTO TWO SEPARATE UNITS. BOTH HAVE SEPARATE ENTRANCES AND DRIVEWAYS.With two lakes surrounded by mountains, a medieval castle and a country park, the views are breathtaking, add to this fi  …see more

from $59 / night

$407 - $594 / week

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from $59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Palairos

Aetolia-Acarnania Region / Palairos

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Madouri is a stunning front line, beachfront villa that sits on the quiet pebble and sandy beach of Pogonia. It is part of a group of 4 luxury villas called “Infinity Blue” which are all built at different levels therefore allowing each villa to have their own  …see more

from $176 / night

$1229 - $5075 / week

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from $176 / night

(19) Excellent 

16

Vacation home rental

Lake County / Clermont

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 92 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Small, detached "House 99" on one floor, Mediterranean roofing. Located between Clermont and Groveland, quiet, sunny position in the countryside, by the lake, by the canal. Great view from the house on the lake, on the garden with its palm trees, oaks and relaxing view  …see more

from $140 / night

$880 - $1040 / week

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from $140 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Kommetjie Vacation villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
Unique Luxury Self-catering Beach HouseSeaside living at its natural best in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Exquisite position and design Misty Mornings offers a pure holiday experience. 4 Star accredited by Tourism Grading Council of  …see more

from $225 / night

$1575 / week

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from $225 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
LUXURY spacious holiday home with sea views and direct access to the beach, large paved drive for off street car parking, seperate self contained granny flat, full sized snooker / games room, large patio area with long gardens stretching down to the adventure play area  …see more

from $363 / night

$2025 - $3332 / week

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from $363 / night

(34) Excellent 

24

Barn rental in Lechlade

Cotswolds / Lechlade

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Barn at Lechlade offers luxury, self-catered and bed and breakfast accommodation. Nestled in the heart of Lechlade, the start of the River Thames and the gateway to the Cotswolds, the Barn at Lechlade is on the grounds of Bridge House, built in the late 17th centur  …see more

from $125 / night

$1094 - $1400 / week

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from $125 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with golf nearby in Kinghorn

Fife / Kinghorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
The Inchview Apartment is a stunningly beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) contemporary conversion of an 18th century school in the popular coastal town of Kinghorn. Recently awarded 5* by VisitScotland, the property has been furnished to a very high standard an  …see more

from $113 / night

$613 - $938 / week

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from $113 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Le Grazie

Porto Venere / Le Grazie

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Siamo lieti di accogliervi nel nostro grazioso appartamento vacanza Sunrise Home , situato in una zona sempre soleggiata e tranquilla a pochi metri dal centro di Le Grazie Luminoso monolocale con vista mare ubicato in una palazzina privata di tre piani costruita nel 198  …see more

from $91 / night

$524 / week

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from $91 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ballycastle Vacation cottage rental

County Mayo / Ballycastle

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Ask about pets
Luxury cottage on almost 1 acre, architect rennovated to a high spec, garden, breathtaking views of sea and local cove as well as uninterrupted country views, five minute walk to beach and five minute drive to Ballycastle village. Comfortable and warm, with underfloor h  …see more

from $150 / night

$935 - $1122 / week

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from $150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Kallaroo Vacation apartment rental

Joondalup / Kallaroo

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
JUST STROLL TO BEACH! Stay in our SELF CONTAINED guest 1 bedroom APARTMENT, built in under main roof of our new house. It has a separate entry and own outdoor area. Child over 5 for additional $20 sleep on folding bed. The apartment is fully furnished in style, with  …see more

from $60 / night

$397 - $487 / week

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from $60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Gommar

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Lovely villa situated close by the village of Puerto Pollensa, within walking distance from the beach, the Marina and the centre. The house consists of 2 floors; Ground floor with large lounge dinning room with fireplace and access at the outside terrace and private po  …see more

from $188 / night

$1000 - $4000 / week

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from $188 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $113 / night

$813 - $1000 / week

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from $113 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Ballybunion

County Kerry / Ballybunion

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Child friendly
Glór na dTonn - "Sound of the Waves" aptly named as one can hear the sea which is only 800m away. This property was built in July 2008, and decoration has been maintained to a very high standard. It was redecorated in 2014. It boasts a large bright open plan kitchen  …see more

from $72 / night

$500 - $855 / week

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from $72 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Property extensively upgraded February / March 2015. New Kitchen, Woodburner, Furniture & oak floor.This is a beautiful little cottage in the picturesque village of Kingsbarns. The property is ideal for a family holiday or equally would make a great base for golfers wis  …see more

from $82 / night

$475 - $750 / week

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from $82 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Eglwyswen

Crymych / Eglwyswen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 mi
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Pottery is an idyllic detached stone cottage with stained glass windows set in a smallholding in the National Park. Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a walking holiday, riding in the hills or just peace and tranquillity, this is for you.N  …see more

from $98 / night

$413 - $607 / week

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from $98 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Pwllgwaelod

Newport / Pwllgwaelod

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Child friendly
BARGAIN PRICES 2016 AUTUMN/WINTER Pencraig is just a short seven minute walk down the lane to the beach, leading to Dinas Island, voted AA 'Walk of the Year'. Set up for four people - one double room and a twin bed room - It is ideally located for a great holiday or  …see more

from $43 / night

$300 - $750 / week

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from $43 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Sea Gem is a fabulous holiday house, extended and fully refitted to the highest standards. Sitting in an enviable position right on the dunes of Mawgan Porth and with direct access to the famous sandy beach, Sea Gem offers a truly luxurious holiday experience. Configure  …see more

from $124 / night

$619 - $1374 / week

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from $124 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation home in West Country

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Immerse yourself in the beach and surf culture of Newquay and holiday in style at LOWENZA, a modern split level mews house beside the sea. With panoramic views over the whole of Newquay Bay as far as Trevose Lighthouse, this jackpot location is just a 2 minute walk fro  …see more

from $72 / night

$494 - $1369 / week

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from $72 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $100 / night

$675 - $1250 / week

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from $100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Advie ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Advie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
No 14 at a glance:• Victorian End Terrace Cottage• Can Sleep up to 6 Guests• Multi Fuel Stove & storage heating• Centrally located in Aviemore Village• Free Wi-Fi Internet Access• Easy access to bars, restaurants, transport and shops• Views of the Cairngor  …see more

from $107 / night

$744 - $1138 / week

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from $107 / night

(21) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Carn Mhor Lodge is a newly built, detached property located at the High Burnside development in Aviemore. Set back in a secluded location with forest walks to the rear of the house, the property boasts fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains from the upstairs and dow  …see more

from $288 / night

$1238 - $3679 / week

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from $288 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean Vacation cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Perched on a sunny hillside at the end of a quiet track, Robin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquility and enjoys stunning views over a beautiful river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of F  …see more

from $72 / night

$344 - $515 / week

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from $72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Taormina Mare Mazzaro

Taormina / Taormina Mare Mazzaro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Ski
Beautifully appointed 49 square metre apartment located less than 100 meters from the beautiful beach of Mazzarò with an amazing sea views. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the apartment. There is a spacious open-plan living space with kitchen and living room. There  …see more

from $106 / night

$727 - $1988 / week

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from $106 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Kinsale

County Cork / Kinsale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to  …see more

from $152 / night

$1069 - $1656 / week

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from $152 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe  …see more

from $163 / night

$1000 - $2125 / week

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from $163 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Plan de la Tour Vacation home rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Plan de la Tour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
'La Bastide' offers tranquility and breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the surrounding valleys and vineyards. The property is very private and neighbouring only with the vines, giving our guests a feeling of total relaxation. The two villas are perfect for friends an  …see more

from $222 / night

$1550 - $5342 / week

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from $222 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Topsham

Exeter / Topsham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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. Kit  …see more

from $88 / night

$607 - $1138 / week

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from $88 / night

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