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Sailing holidays (36)

Family sailing holidays aren’t just an opportunity for budding skippers to wear silly hats and control the tiller all holiday long – the plus points are rather more numerous than that. Just think about it: you can set sail whenever you like, sailing from one beautiful location to another at the turn of a wheel. Best of all, you don’t have to put up with heaving beaches. Just find your own deserted stretch of sand or an isolated cove, moor up and enjoy the sunshine and quiet. Sailing doesn’t have to be an activity holiday, you know.

The more competent sailors among you might like to take the wheel yourself on one of our yachts in Spain or Greece. Or, for a little added luxury, you can hire your own private skipper.

For families in which there’s an even split between sea legs and landlubbers, there’s the sailing holiday compromise of renting a holiday home that has the use of its own boat and private mooring. Check out these sailing adventures in the Caribbean and along the coast of England.

But if sailing sounds just a little too involving for what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday, there is the more tranquil option of a houseboat. Either stay put or pootle merrily around the waterways of England and the Netherlands. Whichever appeals more, you should definitely step aboard soon.

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £91 /night

£631 - £999 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Authentic houseboat perfect for couples and friends . Situated in a green street, no noise at nigh, close to the hart of the city center.  …see more

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Yacht | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £742 /night

£5194 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
We offer a flavour of our most popular itineraries, which you can undertake on our exclusive yacht charter in Kas, Turkey, but every facet of the trip is up for discussion. We want to offer you the holiday of a lifetime, taking in the sites that you've always dreamed.  …see more

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Yacht | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £265 /night

£1855 - £2120 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
S/Y Ann Sofi Bavaria 44 based in Didim Marina, south west Turkey. Well equipped available to charter bareboat or skippered. 3 double cabins, master suite with shower room. Roomy cockpit. All safety and navigation equipment provided. 5 star luxury marina base Sail the Turkish coast and the Greek Dodacanese islands on a luxury yacht.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £113 /night

£789 - £1052 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Holidays in Paris, unusual lodgings, new experience  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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from £46 /night

£318 - £477 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
We can offer cruises on Connie at an extra cost depending on amount of days/nights. The skipper would not be on board over night. There is also a dinghy available for rowing on the canal. Excellent cycling on the canal tow path, bikes are available here. We can offer catered dinners on board, also a freezer full of frozen dinners of your choice.  …see more

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Houseboat | 20 Bedrooms | sleeps 40

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam? Bhaya Classic Cruises offering amazing very low prices. Stop searching and start saving and because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days, 3 days or 4 days activities are included onboard HURRY UP - SALE ENDS SOON!  …see more

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Houseboat | 24 Bedrooms | sleeps 48

1 night min stay

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from £202 /night

£1409 - £1444 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Rates are Quoted Per Room in U.S Dollars, Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, Instant Confirmation, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Charter Rate applied for 24 Rooms, Free hotel pickup and drop-off included, Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Daily Departure.  …see more

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Houseboat | 11 Bedrooms | sleeps 23

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Dragon's Pearl Junk is ideal for parties for larger groups (up to 23 people) or even incentive groups. Alternatively book a berth and get to meet new friends as you cruise the Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay. Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay cruising – Longer Stay, More Overnights, Night Touring!  …see more

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Houseboat | 20 Bedrooms | sleeps 40

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam? Paloma Vessel's offering amazing low prices ..... Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam on Paloma Cruiser - "Longer Stay, More Overnights, Night Touring"  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Charter Rates are Quoted for Minimum 02 Person & Maximum for 6 Person in U.S Dollars, Charter Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Charter Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Instant Confirmation, Spacious with cozy ambiance, plenty private corners with large window for individual couple  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

4 Nights min stay

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from £273 /night

£1908 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
CENTRAL LONDON DESIGNER 2-3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM NARROW-BOAT-HOME WITH PRIVATE USE OF ATTACHED DESIGNER GARDEN IN THE HEART OF CHARMING LITTLE VENICE! SEE PHOTOS!  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£425 - £785 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.  …see more

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Yacht | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£700 - £2800 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
We offer the chance to sail the Caribbean aboard a crewed Catamaran. You can stop in most harbours and inlets and explore the islands in the way they were meant to be seen - from the sea. As part of the package, we serve 3 homely meals a day onboard. A crewed yacht that sails the windward islands of the Caribbean ranging from Grenada through to Martinique.  …see more

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Houseboat | 11 Bedrooms | sleeps 33

1 night min stay

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from £4 /night

£26 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Our houseboats is moored on the west side of Nigeen Lake presenting the breathtaking view of the lake and the mountains. Our houseboats are well furnished with new constructed bathrooms having all the the modern facilities. We also provide exciting offers and discounts.  …see more

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Houseboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £19 /night

£128 - £511 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
Shahbaaz Houseboats truly represents a model craft in all the houseboats of Kashmir for its opulence, spaciousness and decorum. Its interior designing is based on traditional and classical patterns of famous woodcarving of Kashmir. Having well furnished  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£504 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
quiet and tranquility The house boat is a bit of a distance from Amsterdam centre, so you can escape the hustle and bustle after a packed day of exploring and have peace and tranquillity at the apartment, chilling with the birds and water  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £98 /night

£684 - £763 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Close to Central Station, comfortable, stylish, quiet and romantic. Three rooms for just the two of you. Own entrance. Great breakfast, bikes and Canadian canoe included.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £188 /night

£1315 - £2059 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and wine. We also have a range of other boats available for 2 to 10 people. These are in Burgundy and on the Midi  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £101 /night

£701 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxury holidays in Gran Canaria in this wonderful houseboat with all the necessary to have a perfect holidays.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £119 /night

£827 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Watervilla houseboat stay on a houseboat in Holland more dutch you can not get new watervilla houseboat new stay in the real Holland Stay in a new hip and modern decorated Houseboat/Watervilla in Holland, more Dutch you can not get!  …see more

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Houseboat | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Rates are Quoted Per Room in U.S Dollars, Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, Instant Confirmation, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Charter Rate applied for 10 cabins, Free hotel pickup and drop-off included Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Daily Departure!  …see more

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Yacht | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

3 Nights min stay

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from £2272 /night

£15900 - £18020 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxurious Dutch Barge with retractable roof exposing lush garden with spa and BBQ area, deck lounge/bar, wheelhouse and aft deck with dining/lounge area, 2 deck cabin suites with private baths, below deck media room with large screen and Bose entertainment system. Performance Kitchen, Dining/ Lounge area below deck with table for 16, 4 cabins with private baths.  …see more

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Houseboat | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £29 /night

£201 - £358 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
here is also a Special Honeymoon Boat with one bedroom with attached bathroom, one dining room, one sitting room and a veranda. The comfort of veranda at the front of each boat is the perfect setting from which you view the mountains and enjoyed the sun rise and feel it All provide the guest with a feeling of gracious living which is a perfect complement  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £58 /night

£405 - £571 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. Our two bases are on the lower (Hotel) and upper end (Chalets) of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. www.douroboat.com  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £87 /night

£608 - £932 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Watercradle houseboat Apartment is a stylish Amsterdam studio houseboat apartment that can accommodate two guests located in the Jordaan.  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £200 /night

£1400 - £1489 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Mallees Houseboat Apartment is a charming one bedroom Amsterdam houseboat apartment that can accommodate four guests located close to Vondelpark.  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £221 /night

£1543 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Medicine Man houseboat is a charming one bedroom Amsterdam houseboat that can accommodate four guests, situated on the water in the Plantage district.  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £78 /night

£540 - £798 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Studio in former cargo ship located in the Eastern Docklands , close to the city centre. You stay in the wheelhouse and deck-house, the former captain's home. The comfortable, light studio has authentic details. You have your own entrance. Terrace on the waterfront.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

4 Nights min stay

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from £314 /night

£2195 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Walls the hue of a gull?s wing, contemporary furniture and a view that is nothing short of dazzling, this home is a floating paradise of driftwood and glass  …see more

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Houseboat | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

2 Nights min stay

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from £117 /night

£818 - £1015 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxury family accommodation Aireys Inlet, Great Ocean Road. Modern and family friendly, heaps of space inside and out. Walk to beaches and cafes. Trampoline, cricket pitch, basketball ring, rumpus room. Fully equipped kitchen, coffee machine, 2 tvs, bbq, fireplace.  …see more

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Houseboat | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

1 night min stay

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from £5 /night

£32 - £192 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Golden Lily Houseboat / Super Deluxe Rooms / Deluxe Rooms / Group Packages/ Special Packages  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £144 /night

£1008 - £1402 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
This unique & beautiful boat is well suited for vacationing or professional travelers. It has been recently refitted & includes modern plumbing, heating, air conditioning and kitchen. We have taken great care to provide a well equipped home for you during your stay!  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £151 /night

£1052 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £101 /night

£701 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Je loue ma maison pour periodes de vacances a des persones de confience.  …see more

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Yacht | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Min stay varies

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from £38 /night

£263 - £351 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
abitazione sicura, comoda ed elegante adatta per qualsiasi tipo di visitatore.  …see more

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Houseboat | 49 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

1 night min stay

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from £16 /night

£106 - £742 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
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