Whether you prefer to wake up to a beach or river view, you can take your pick from one of these boutique places to stay – all are on or near the water.
The Idle Rocks
St Mawes, Cornwall, England
LAZY SEASIDE DAYS
The Idle Rocks is a luxury Cornish gay friendly hotel with a history and an idyllic harbour setting. With 20 individual rooms and an award-winning and very lovely restaurant overlooking the sea, this is the perfect escape if you embrace simple indulgence ….
The Weaving House
Lake Hollingsworth, Florida, USA
UNDERSTATED MODERNIST BEAUTY
The Weaving House is on one hand a perfectly restored and curated example of Modernist architecture, but on the other it’s simply a fab place to be on holiday. Beautifully preserved it feels like a set from Mad Men, but it’s practical, ….
Strete Barton House
South Devon Coast, England
CONTEMPORARY, FRIENDLY AND EXOTIC
This 16th Century manor house has been renovated by Kevin and Stuart in a modern style with delicate silks and Buddha carvings giving it an Eastern twist. Runner up in 2011 ‘Britain’s Best B&B’, Strete Barton House really deserves the accolades it ….
The Beach House
Cape Town, South Africa
Sometimes, a property comes up that takes our breath away. This luxurious beach house is one of those. With incredible views of the beach and ocean and, if you’re lucky – whales, dolphins, sun birds and seals too – this private villa ….
Tabayesco, Lanzarote, Spain
Kick back and relax in this chilled out house for two offering total peace, privacy and escape. With sea views from the patio, blue flag beaches and a sleepy Spanish village close by, you’ll dodge the crowds and experience Lanzarote’s original charm ….
11 St Ives B&B
S Ives, Cornwall, England
ROOMS WITH A VIEW
A stylish B&B with spacious suites that look out over the harbour and beaches of the iconic Cornish town of St Ives and the sea beyond. Wonderful!
Stratton Gardens Guesthouse
Nr Bude, North Cornwall, England
A stylish, peaceful, lesbian owned and run retreat in a picturesque village, this Grade II-listed, lovingly renovated guesthouse and gardens, offers total relaxation. Dating from the 16th century, with roaring fires, magical gardens, award winning breakfasts, on-site spa treatment and beaches close ….
Lovingly restored, Wellhayes Barn provides seclusion and escape in an unforgettable setting. This gay-friendly lakeside house has been stylishly renovated; think big metal framed windows making the most of the setting, designer furniture mixed with the owner’s carpentry creations all surrounded by ….
Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Tropical adventure by sea
With 115 islands in the Seychelles to explore, why stay in a hotel when you could experience a holiday cruising around taking in new wonders constantly? Book a cabin on or privately charter Sea Bird or Sea Star and soak up the ….
Nardosalento Boutique Apartments
Nardò, Puglia, Italy
ELEGANT, MINIMALIST BEAUTY
These five properties in the heart of Nardò’s Baroque old town are the definition of refined elegance, with the choice of three stunning apartments (sleeping from two to four) or one of two houses (sleeping up to seven) with their own beautiful ….