Coastal Holiday Properties (with really good views)

Classic Yacht TV has sniffed out some amazing places to rent for holidays and vacations across the world. Check out what their owners have to say about the locations and their properties.

1. Modern villa in North Iceland

A new spacious villa, one floor. All commodities, jacuzzi and beautiful scenery. Ideal for families or friends. The villa is located in the exclusive residence area of Akureyri, the Northern capital of Iceland, offers easy access not only to the center of Akureyri but also all the interesting sites surrounding this Northern capital. Just to give an example of the numerous opportunities for excursions; the most popular being - the road skirting the beautiful western shore of the Eyjafjordur Fjord, the magnificent waterfalls, Goðafoss and Dettifoss, Dimmuborgir, Mývatn and the Grand Canyon of Jökulsárgljúfur. It is also possible to take an organized day trip from Akureyri to the island of Grimsey, which straddles the Arctic Circle.

The villa is built on one floor with all modern day commodities: Three medium size bedrooms, large living room, and modern kitchen with all the usual equipments, terrace, Jacuzzi, free internet, garden, washing machine and dryer, TV, central heating, DVD, and very easy connection with closest airport and highway.

Also available for rent a Jeep cheroke diesel, 4 wheel drive for a good price or a small city car. Cars can be delivered either at Reykjavík or Akureyri.

The property offers the optimal mix between family relax and exploration of the beauty of the Norhern landscape. Located on a hill in the southwestern side of the beautiful Eyjafjordur. A quiet position with easy access to the center of Akureyri and the beautiful places in its surroundings.
Only 15 min away from the center of Akureyri, the second biggest town of Iceland, which offers all the usual attractions of a big town, naturally heated swimming pool, museums, the world’s northernmost botanical garden, a18-hole golf course, restaurants, coffees and shops. Outside the city are numerous opportunities for excursions, the most popular being the road skirting the beautiful western shore of the Eyjafjordur Fjord, the magnificent waterfalls, Goðafoss and Dettifoss, Dimmuborgir, Mývatn and the Grand Canyon of Jökulsárgljúfur. It is also possible to take an organized day trip from Akureyri to the island of Grimsey, which straddles the Arctic Circle.One of the most extraordinary aspects of Akureyri is its warm climate. Although its sits only 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, it has some of the best weather in Iceland. Summer temperatures frequently range in the high 20-°C!

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2. Beach front paradise in Denmark - Strandgårds Vænge, Dronningmølle, (Capital Region of Denmark).

- A unique place for peace of mind…

This little summerhouse is strikingly beautiful, situated directly at the sea in the small secluded village called Munkerup just outside the fashionable Hornbæk (one hour from centre of Copenhagen). The old fisherman style house with thatched roof has been respectfully restored with high quality materials and accordingly tastefully decorated in suiting Danish simplicity. It is surrounded by a garden granting a high level of privacy. The summerhouse is situated high above the sea on top of a slope of wild roses leading directly (by the steep staircase) down to the private beach.
The lower beach is sandy and very good for kids because of the shallow water.

The house is 100 m2 in two floors. The first floor contains a master bedroom with a double bed and additionally two small bedrooms – one with a double bed, the other with twin beds. The master bedroom and the room with a double bed are both with a balcony, which invites you for a breathtaking view of the sea and the Swedish coastline.
The ground floor has a spacious living-dining room combined with a cosy wood burner. From here you also enjoy the stunning view over the ocean. There are two double terrace doors – one facing the sea, the other facing the eastern terrace. The little, but well furnished kitchen faces the ocean, and contains fridge, freezer, dish washer, stove w. Induction hob, microwave and normally used kitchen appliances. The romantic and quite big bathroom is well arranged with a shower, washbasin, and cabinets for towels, washing machine/dryer and a towel heater. Also plenty of space for changing babies, if needed.
The toilet is next to the bathroom in a separate room.

There is a little annex next to the house with one big bed and a small desk. (Only for used during summer as it is without heating and electricity).

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3. Caz's Oceanfront Vacation Rental. Mansons Landing, BC, Canada

Set among stands of fir, alder and maples that provide complete privacy with plenty of sunny areas, a lawn, and garden, not to mention the outdoor shower and bathtub on the cliff edge. A trail leads down to a beautiful private beach below, where there are clams and oysters for the picking. Located on the south point of Cortes Island, it is close to Manson's Landing, with its grocery store and café. This cozy vacation rental, has a feeling of both casual comfort and style, and is ideal for a romantic getaway or a quiet retreat for families of up to five people. This is a 2 bedroom home, each with their own bathroom and all the luxuries of a modern home.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the property (oceanfront home, internet access, outdoor shower and bathtub, private beach, and garden)

The Neighbourhood

Cortes Island has approximately 1000 residents and is a world renown destination in the heart of the discovery islands. This island has 3 communities, Mansons Landing being the largest of the 3 on the south end, which is a 5 minute drive away from Caz's Oceanfront Vacation Rental. Located on a private dead end road, so there is hardly any road noise; making it a wonderful road to walk on as well. Southpoint road has about a dozen beachfront homes with a trail network leading you to the Hollyhock Institute and into Mansons Landing.

Getting Around

There are many ways of getting to Cortes and Caz's Oceanfront Vacation Rental. You can come here by ferry, water taxi, or seaplane. The ferry runs regularly from Campbell River where many guests fly into on Vancounver Island. Then it is a two ferry ride where you will begin to relax as you enter a world of clear ocean waters, stunning vistas and ... quiet. Then you can drive or take the Cortes Connection transit down to the house.

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4. Beach front lighthouse Marlera. Medulin, Croatia


The Space

  • Property type: Lighthouse
  • Accommodates: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Beds: 4
  • Check In: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out: 10:00 AM

Ideally located, 25m from the sea, hidden from the eye,situated on the rocks,bathing in the sun. All around it's just beautiful nature and endless big blue sea; it's a place where you can sit and listen to the waves crashing against the cliffs as you watch the seagulls joyfully fly around in circles,the smell of saltwater in your nose,watching fishing boats on the horizons while the sunlight is glittering on every piece of sea...It's a magnificent lighthouse,built in 1882.,4km away from the first village,ideal for you if you want to forget about the whole world and enjoy in your vacation!Few minutes away from the lighthouse it's our family island of Levan with the sandy beach.We take our guests on the island with our boat free of charge.Our "drams&sand" beach bar and restaurant offers refreshments and meals.
Also,You can enjoy during the winter in a warm lighthouse, sitting in front of the fireplace,walking around,visiting beautiful Istria and all that she can offer...

You can scuba dive in front of the lighthouse (there is an old sunken boat);bike hire;surfing;in the village there are tennis courts,beach volleyball,horseback riding;lots of beach bars,restaurants and night clubs just few km away (in Medulin);in the nearest village(Ližnjan)there is a cash machine,pharmacy,supermarket,bakery shop,...

Lighthouse Marlera: built in 1875., renovated in year 2012.; 50 m from the sea; 150m2; surface area 1.000 sqm; private parking lot; 2 floors; 5 rooms of which 3 bedrooms (all with double beds); 2 bathrooms with shower; living room; dining room; open plan kitchen; fireplace; summer kitchen outside the lighthouse with a brick barbecue; terrace; Wi-Fi internet connection; cable/satellite TV; alarm.

It's just 12 km from Pula, an 3000 years old beautiful town with many historical monuments (Amphitheater, Temple of Augustus, Golden Gate, Forum, etc.), attractions, beaches, concerts, parks, Mediterranean kitchen,...
Also, Istria is very beautiful with lots of little old and breath taking villages, nice people, great food- You need to take some time and to explore it!

Additional information: airport 10km, bank 5km, pharmacy 5km, hospital 6km, restaurant 4km, nearest cafe 4km, supermarket 6km, archeological site 10km.

Guest Access

Guests have access to all that's in the house! :) (wifi, summer kitchen, all equipment that's inside, large bed outside,...)

Interaction with Guests

We always welcome our guests, show them the house and explain to them everything they need to know and give them the answers to all their questions. We are always available 24h if they need anything and we say goodbye to them at the day of their departure.

The Neighbourhood

Lighthouse Marlera is ideal if you want to get a real vacation because there is nothing except sea and nature 4 km around! You can drive bike, swimm in front of the house, watch dolphins play at the sunset, watch the most beautiful sunrise and sunset and just be happy and relaxed...
There is no other house, no neighborhoods who can bother you-just you and your partner/family/friends! :)

Getting Around

To get to the lighthouse our guests need to have a car or any other transportation, so that they can get around the area. We have a huge parking lot and the best way to explore the local area is by foot or by bike :)

Other Things to Note

Pets are allowed, but additional fee for them is 5 €/day per pet.

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5. Scottish Highlands by the sea. Talmine, Sutherland, Scotland UK.

The Woodlife Way guest room Double room with kingsize bed. Stunning "sea views" & "mountain views" from your room and bed. Private adjoining shower room. Continental breakfast included. Homemade bread. Remote Highland location. Nature lovers dream.

You can sit and watch the ever changing Kyle of Tongue (tidal sea inlet) from every front window - the clouds, the colours, the mountains (both "Ben Hope", the most Northern Munro and "Ben Loyal", 'the queen of the Highlands), the tides, sometimes seals and a wide variety of birds. You can walk for miles from the doorstep out across the Moine (the heathland moor) or walk down our croft to the deserted golden sands. You may be lucky enough to see otters, "golden eagles", "white tailed eagles" or "red deer".
A hillwalkers, mountaineering, wildlife watchers, cycling and kayaking, paradise - or just to escape from it all. A rare gem in todays world.

Guest Access

We are happy for guests to use our kitchen, dinning room, sitting room -which has a tv (there is no TV in the bedroom), gardens, croft land -which has direct access to the beach. We do not own an iron for environmental reasons or a hair dryer. We do have a washing machine and a line for drying laundry.

Interaction with Guests

We will be around if needed and help where we can. We love to walk and are happy to chat about our favourite places to visit with some of the best views or places rich in flora or fauna, we have local maps, information books, wildlife and wildflower id books etc you are most welcome to study. We work from home and you are most welcome come and join at any time whilst we craft. We enjoy sharing travel stories and holiday experiences with our guests. We are also happy for you to relax and enjoy the privacy of the guest bedrooms and views.

The Neighbourhood

We have some of the most beautiful views in the Highlands of Scotland, incredible wildlife, a rich history and a wild remoteness.

"The community of Melness is a community of small crofting townships, comprising of about 70 households (or about 100 houses), stretching for about five miles around the beautiful Kyle of Tongue. Melness Estate extends to some 10,500 acres of generally poor hill grazings and crofts, sloping from Ben Hutig down to the Kyle of Tongue and the Moine. The estate includes a couple of burns, several beautiful beaches, a sheltered harbour and pier, several lochs, a couple of islands, and extensive peatlands."

Getting Around

The nearest train station is Lairg 41 miles or Thurso 45 miles. Nearest airport inverness approximately 96 miles. There are buses run by transport for Tongue. You would have to check their latest schedule. There is also a bus which runs to Thurso. You would need to check the latest timetable.

Other Things to Note

There is local shop/post office 1 mile away. There is also bar/restaurant within walking distance (1/2 mile) as well as 2 more across the causeway in Tongue (4 miles).
We have good mobile phone reception!

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