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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Kerala / Kumarakom

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £96 / night

£669 - £1806 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Aqua Jumbo Houseboats provide eco-friendly houseboat tour packages in Kumarakom and Alleppey backwaters.We operate a fleet of one-bedroom ,two - bedrooms houseboats for couples,families and all age groups.Apart from night trip,we offer day cruise in backwaters. Children  …see more


22 Jan 2015

5/5

"Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations"

We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of a luck game,… More


20 Jan 2015

5/5

"Excellent"

Very enjoyable. We took the day trip from 10~3. These guys were very helpful. Great cook, great captain.very polite. Mr verghese, even picked our call at 10.30 at night to finalize the rental a day be… More


12 Jan 2015

5/5

"Highlight of our stay"

Lovely experience with delicious food. We were a family of five and our first houseboat stay. Passed other boats along the way and ours seemed more luxurious with a lovely front lounging and dining ar… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £109 / night

£758 - £1806 / week

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £109 / night

£758 - £1806 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Premium and Luxury houseboats in Alleppey and Kumarakom  …see more


5 Nov 2014

5/5

"wonderful trip in houseboat...!"

Me and partner had one night trip Aqua castle houseboat.Neat and tidy boat with tasty food served.Staff were uniformed and served well… More


30 Oct 2014

5/5

"Wonderful experience, Tasty local food !!!"

Our stay at the houseboat was a relaxing experience. The houseboat was clean and spacious, with well established living room, bed rooms and attached bathrooms. The view from the captions deck is the o… More


4 Feb 2015

4/5

"Good Overall Services"

Happy on the travel and tour to Aua Castle Houseboat luxury hotels. Very polarity and behavior of the mind waiter. Really i like this hotel and i will be happy. Everything is almost complete of the ho… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Jordaan

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £142 / night

£993 - £1915 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Pantheos Romantic Houseboat Prinsengracht Amsterdam A public swimmingpool "Het Marnixbad" is located just around the corner.  …see more


21 Nov 2014

5/5

"Excellent!"

If you want to experience an authentic Amsterdam experience then you will find it very difficult to getter a better experience than staying on Fake's boat. It's situated in the best area of … More


29 Oct 2014

5/5

"A Total Amsterdam Canal experience"

A quintessential boathouse perfectly positioned on one of the most picturesque canals of Amsterdam. Either at night or waking up, the view from the boat's terrace is perfect - treelined canal, t… More


8 Jan 2015

5/5

"Magique !"

Nous avons fêté un de nos plus beau Noël à bord de cette charmante House Boat !

Accueil chaleureux , une vue incroyable , au coeur d'Amsterdam , quartier Jordann vraiment romantique … More

Hi,
It was a really pleasure having you aboard the boat. Please come back on your

next trip.Happy new years. Cheers

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Excellent 5/5 

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Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£695 - £1287 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Self charter boating holidays on Loch Ness & the Caledonian Canal. Weekly and shortbreak hire available from April to October. No previous experience required as comprehensive instruction provided.Cruise through the spectacular scenery of Loch Ness and The Great Gle  …see more


16 Jan 2015

5/5

"One of the most memorable holidays anyone could ever have 10/10"

Our family of 4 have hired Eriskay for a week at a time,during the summer and the autumn months.
It's a fantastic cruiser.
The scenery is beautiful no matter what time of year you go.
Cr… More


30 Jul 2014

5/5

"FANTASTIC!"

We rented Eriskay 6 for a week and had one of our best holidays ever! The helpful staff and materials provided during the investigation phase was a key reason for choosing Caley Cruisers in the first… More

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and that your experience cruising the Great Glen was a very positive one. We appreciate and welcome any comments we receive, which will hopefully enable us to improve our service. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of you cruising with us some other time in the future. Many thanks again. All the best. - From all @ Caley Cruisers


15 Jul 2014

5/5

"Wonderful Holiday"

We rented the Eriskay 5 boat from Caley Cruisers and this was the first time we had ever participated in this type of holiday. What a fantastic week we had, the scenery was nothing short of spectacul… More

Thank you ever so much for your lovely review and your kind comments. We are of course delighted that you enjoyed your boating holiday with us on the Caledonian Canal and that you were pleased with the Eriskay class accommodation. We welcome and appreciate all comments as they are very important to us and help us to improve our product and service. It is also good to know that you were pleased with the service you received from the Scottish Canals staff along the way. We do hope to see you all again sometime. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. All the best from all at Caley Cruisers.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £216 / night

£1511 - £1866 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Beautiful houseboat on the Amstel, next to Rembrandt Plein, central Amsterdam and walking distance to Dam Square. Modern and light boat with 2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. Sofa bed available for an extra guest. Modern houseboat on the Amstel, centre of Amsterda  …see more


1 Feb 2014

5/5

"Lovely place to stay in the middle of Amsterdam"

It was perfect for us to be in the middle of Amsterdam, so easy to get around. Simon the host looks after the house boat very well and its very clean and tidy, as others have said the owners live in t… More

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Yonne / Accolay

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

4 Nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£995 - £1150 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
A Truly Unique Family Experience. Relax and Enjoy! Self Catering Barge / Gite holiday in a wonderful part of Burgundy, France. The Bout de Zan is just perfect for a comfortable family holiday. Enjoy Fantastic Food & Wine, Art, Culture and Nature. The Bout de Zan ma  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £73 / night

£511 - £554 / week

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Key info:

  • 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


22 Oct 2014

5/5

"A real treasure"

I agree with all the other positive reviews. We enjoyed 4 nights on board and felt very privileged to be able to enjoy life afloat amongst Amsterdam's residential boat (or rather ship!) communit… More

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27 Aug 2014

5/5

"Thanks for a Magical 2 nights."

We stayed here recently for 2 nights. It was an absolute treat. I have recommended staying here to all my friends and family. The location is very central and we were able to travel around all of Amst… More


15 Nov 2013

5/5

"Tranquil comfortable houseboat in heart of Amsterdam"

We have just returned from our amazing stay in Amsterdam, and could not have asked to stay anywhere better.

The houseboat was everything we could have asked for, fantastic location and friendly… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £92 / night

£639 - £1561 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.  …see more


2 Feb 2015

5/5

"Absolutely Lovely!"

My partner and I were lucky enough find this gem and as regular visitors to Amsterdam we would definitely put this in our top 3 places to stay!

The houseboat is in a great location, about a 1… More


25 Dec 2014

5/5

"Perfect, 10/10 would stay again!"

Stayed here in December with three friends and we couldn't have asked for more! The surrounding area is very quiet yet only a 5-10 minute walk into the centre. The inside has been done very well,… More


16 Dec 2014

5/5

"Perfect place for us"

I went on a short city break with 2 female friends. We thought it would be lovely to stay on a houseboat and it was! Jennie met us as soon as we arrived and the place was just like it looks in the pic… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / De Pijp

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £71 / night

£497 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Houseboat, roof terrace, brand new, centre amsterdam, museum square  …see more


30 Oct 2014

5/5

"Definetely recommended!!"

So practical and a clean room. Its located on the canal, every morning you wake up and feed the gooses from your window. You would have great time for sure, thanks to Michele..… More


9 Sep 2014

5/5

"Sleeping on a Houseboat in Amsterdam"

Michele was a wonderful and hospitable hostess! In addition to providing us with a well kept room on her houseboat, she provided us with guidance and directions on how to visit the city. She was als… More


13 Jul 2014

5/5

"Magique"

Le studio est très cosy, il y a tout ce qu'il faut à l'intérieur, très reposant d'habiter sur l'eau, élégant. Michèle est très accueillante et disponible. Ce houseboat est … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £639 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Nei mesi di Invernali e primaverili è possibile usufruire di sconti particolari  …see more


3 Oct 2014

5/5

"Un Giovedì valevole una settimana (di vacanza)"

volevamo festeggiare il nostro anniversario in un modo speciale e così è stato !!!
Abbiamo prenotato questa barca a vela per trascorrere una giornata indimenticabile. Siamo arrivati al mattino, a… More


27 Mar 2014

5/5

"In porto sognando"

Non è la prima volta che mi capita di godermi un tramonto sul porto di Trani. Ma, ogni volta, le luci del porto, il volo dei gabbiani, il lento dondolio del mare, mi danno un senso straordinario di s… More

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from £223 / night

£1561 - £2408 / week

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £223 / night

£1561 - £2408 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Gokul cruise is located in Alleppey (Alappuzha). It's 1 km away from bus station, boat station, town center, 5 km from Alleppey beach & railway station & 15 km from Marari beach. Nedumbassery international airport is 110km away. Operates in Alleppey & Kumarakom sector.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £102 / night

£710 - £1667 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Authentic houseboat, perfect for couples and friends. Situated in a green street, quiet at night.  …see more


21 Mar 2015

5/5

"Great time"

spent a very comfortable night on the houseboat. Siet was very very very friendly and kind to show me what to do and where to go in Amsterdam. the boat was very clean and comfy and I highly recommend … More


16 Feb 2015

5/5

"4th experience in Amsterdam and most definitely the best one!"

We stayed for a lovely valentine's weekend aboard 'Tante Piet' and we can highly recommend it as an accommodation to anyone visiting Amsterdam! On arrival Siet welcomed us very warmly a… More


3 Feb 2015

5/5

"Amazing experience"

It was one of the best decisions we made in our little trip to Amsterdam. Siet, the owner, treated us like if we were part of her family, so we spent our holidays living in our temporal, little and pe… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £76 / night

£532 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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. Now also e-bikes available. B  …see more


15 Apr 2015

5/5

"Perfect Amsterdam stay!"

Firstly the boathouse itself is absolutely beautiful, just over a 5 minute walk from the tram stop which takes you directly to Amsterdam city centre in about 15 minutes. The owners are lovely and wen… More

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again!

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Good 3/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Good 3/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £193 / night

£1348 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Houseboat City centre Amsterdam Houseboat City centre Amsterdam  …see more


10 Nov 2014

3/5

"Something different"

My husband and I decided to stay in Amsterdam for three nights during our honeymoon. I wanted something a bit different to the standard hotel accommodation we are used to.
The location of this hou… More

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Good 3.5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Good 3.5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £139 / night

£969 - £1157 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment with spectacular views over the Amstel canal. Right in the heart of the city, you are in walking distance to everything. And with sleeping for 4 guests (4 singles or 2 doubles) it's perfect for a family or friends.  …see more


2 Jan 2015

4/5

"Great experience"

We arrived a little later than we intended and had to collect the keys from the nearby Amsterdam House Hotel but staff were great and we dealt with the formalities very quickly. The owner of the boat … More


20 Feb 2014

4/5

"A cool little houseboat in a superb location with a friendly host"

I stayed on this houseboat with two friends for a long weekend. It was clean and comfortable, but definitely smaller than it appeared in the pictures. The location is amazing, though despite its busy … More

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Cornwall / Millbrook

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 - £810 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Millbrook, Torpoint, Plymouth, Boat accommodation, accommodation Cornwall, Lord Eliot estate  …see more

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Anywhere / Far Far Away

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £3 / night

£15 - £50 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Beautiful property with funny animals, lots of love and peace! laghalghfdhgjkfdlghfldkjgklafjgfdhldjkghflaghafjgalaghalghfdhgjkfdlghfldkjgklafjgfdhldjkghflaghafjga  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 11

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 / night

£1300 - £1950 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Winner of 'Four In A Bed' Channel 4. High standard accommodation for up to 7 guests in 3 cabins with extra berths for 4 persons in the saloon. The perfect holiday for first time boating holiday guests to experience life on a boat without the stress of driving the boat.  …see more


30 Sep 2013

5/5

"Simply perfect"

Boat Geanna is the perfect alternative to a hotel for getaway. We were a group of friends celebrating a birthday and we just couldn't have asked for anything more perfect for our trip. Alan met th… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're really pleased everything was to your expectations and hope to see you again in the near future.


29 Sep 2013

5/5

"A magical weekend"

I booked Geanna to celebrate my birthday with my girlfriends and the weekend exceeded all expectations. We fell in love with Geanna and the owners Jane and Alan simply could not have provided anything… More

We are so pleased your birthday weekend was a success and you had the good weather too. Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon.


4 May 2013

5/5

"It was perfect in every way!"

We spent a wonderful week aboard Geanna for a special birthday. The boat was big enough for a family lunch party, six adults and three children, plus a wonderful cruise! Jane and Alan run a very wel… More

Thank you for lovely comments. We enjoyed meeting you all and are delighted you had a great holiday to celebrate. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Groningen / Groningen City

Houseboat / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 23

1 night min stay

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from £355 / night

£2483 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
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Amsterdam / New West

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £142 / night

£993 - £1540 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
There is one bedroom with a 2 person bed and a big couch in the living that can convert into a second 2 person bed. From this houseboat where you have all the comfort of the apartment you can discover Amsterdam and relax after a long day. Enjoy a cold drink on the deck.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £152 / night

£1064 - £1171 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms on a boat, and en suite bathrooms, free WiFI. After a busy day in the center you can enjoy the grand view of the eastern docklands on the deck terrace on a nice summer's day. Stay on the water in the Venice of the North: Amsterdam.  …see more


24 Feb 2015

5/5

"chill out on the waves"

Hard to know where to start, the boat was immaculate designer, spacious luxury as per the photos...the location was great..views of water and boats and s peaceful yet only a few minutes from tram to z… More


5 Nov 2014

5/5

"Great location, friendly and helpful owners. Just brilliant!"

Situated on the shore of a residential area to the East of Centraal this is a brilliantly restored ship. You can watch big container ships passing by in the distance and leisure craft pass by from the… More


9 Jul 2014

5/5

"An oasis of calm"

I cannot recommend de Dageraad highly enough, the ship itself is immaculate and the accommodation is well appointed with nice comfortable beds,and good facilities.
Sylvia and Theo offer a warm wel… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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from £165 / night

£1154 - £1387 / week

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £165 / night

£1154 - £1387 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Best and Authentic houseboats at best rates. Book direct from the owner for 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedroom houseboats at alleppey.  …see more


1 Feb 2015

5/5

"Excellent Experience and highly recomended"

We stayed in a non sharing houseboat and below are our observations:
1) Extremely well maintained boat.
2) Pro active and courteous crew members.
3) Delicious food.
4) Excellent end to end… More

We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed your trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)


31 Jan 2015

5/5

"A home away from home"

I never new that there can be such a beautiful place like Alleppey. Our stay was made more memorable from Pournami boat house. Our was a 2BHK one. The stay was excellent and we really appreciate the c… More

We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed your trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)


10 Jan 2015

5/5

"excellent vacation"

A fantastic experience!
Ms Parvathy Prakash was a great point of contact and answered all communication promptly and helpfully. The boat itself was well appointed with large comfortable bedrooms a… More

We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed your trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Essonne / Draveil

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £41 / night

£284 - £355 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Quiet, unusual, exiciting, relaxing, nature, park, sports facilities, unique For an extyra charge, a cruise can be organized.We can spend a night in Paris.  …see more


12 Dec 2014

5/5

"yes, it is a houseboat ..."

if you have never experienced to stay on a houseboat you should so now.

The boat is bigger than we thought there is enough space to dress,undress, to use the bath room. The size of the bed was … More


1 Dec 2014

4/5

"Quiet retreat from the city center."

This location is great for couples who need peace and quiet away from the hustle bustle of downtown Paris. Very safe neighborhood, and first time travelers will quickly be familiarized with both the P… More

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Kerala / Kumarakom

Houseboat / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £64 / night

£446 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
OUR SPECIALITIES 1. Well furnished single or double or triple bedroom boats (a/c and non a/c) with attached bathroom, living and dining area, Home theater music system, T.V*, V.C.D player, living and dining area, sundeck and kitchen. 2.Complete peace, privacy, rela  …see more

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam

Houseboat / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

2 Nights min stay

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from £396 / night

£2766 - £3547 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Large houseboat, 7 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen. On the water, next to a park. Free parking. Near the center of Amsterdam  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £264 / night

£1844 - £2554 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
ship amsterdam houseboat apartment  …see more


18 Sep 2014

5/5

"Fantastic boat, perfect place to stay whilst visiting the Dam"

I had to organise a stag do for my brother.

The boat was the same as all the crampt hostels. This boat was PERFECT for us. We had all the excitement of staying on a ship, a nice place to chillo… More


21 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic!"

We spend a really good time on board! The owner is really nice and helpful. The boat is amazing, all furnished, cozy, beautiful.. Our stay was perfect, I highly recommend that original place for any k… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £59 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Swallow Tail is the sister boat to The Painted Lady. She is moored at Blagdon Water, a 35 acre wildlife and natural habitat located not far from the North Devon coast. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity of sharing the environment with the wildlife, local walking  …see more


30 May 2012

5/5

"A complete getaway in beautiful surroundings. Unique."

This is a 'get away' dream. Just three static barges on a lake with total privacy from each other. We had a beautiful boat house with shower and wc as well as our barge ' Clouded Yello… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Clouded Yellow is a House Boat located on a 3 acre lake at Blagdon Water. She enjoys the privacy and seclusion of her own 3 acres with fishing and wildlife in abundance. Proximity to the North Devon and Cornwall coasts make a great base for exploring the two counties.  …see more


4 Jan 2012

5/5

"a peaceful relaxing holiday"

lovely peaceful location.houseboat and boat house really nicely decorated.Dermot very welcoming-music playing when we arrived a nice touch.Pete enjoyed fishing from the deck and caught some trout.Wait… More


3 Jan 2012

5/5

"Absolute perfection in every aspect"

This holiday is privacy and tranquility in the most beautiful setting. The thought and attention to detail is outstanding with comfort and cleanliness assured.
For wildlife enthusiasts there is muc… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £37 / night

£255 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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


19 Jan 2014

5/5

"WAY TO PARADISE"

Since childhood watching Kashmir on TV was a wonderful experience but believe me watching in reality is undoubtedly a lifetime experience. It is a beautiful place intact with all the natural beauty a… More


9 Jan 2014

5/5

"Amazing!!!!"

We had a wonderful holidays in kashmir..we stayed 5 nights in this amazing houseboat.There is a house boat keeper who will take care of all our needs..we tasted variety of home made kashmiri tasty di… More

thanks Saju Hope to see you again in kashmir soon


7 Jan 2014

5/5

"Unforgettable holiday on houseboat!"

Stayed for a week on Khurshid and Masood's houseboat. Delightful people, very helpful. Was absolutely wonderful. An experience my husband, my 3 children and I will never forget. My eldest son… More

Hope to see you again in kashmir soon....

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Kerala / Alappuzha

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £39 / night

£270 - £340 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
The inside of the boats is fully equipped with: One cabin with two single beds, storage space,sofa,kitchen and toilet facilities. The outside exists of: Open lounge deck, Barbecue and Roof top sun.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£696 - £1182 / week

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Key info:

  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
The center houseboat for 1-4 guests, moored five minutes walking from Central Station in a quiet, wide canal in the middle of the old centre of Amsterdam, contains a living-area with fold-out couch, built-in kitchen, luxury bathroom and one bedroom with king size bed  …see more


11 Jan 2012

5/5

"How to stay in Amsterdam in a marvcellous house boat"

A perfect, silent, confortable and close to the center with space a equipments of quality. Very good organisation indeed ! There is a nice restaurant jus near the boat.… More


10 Jun 2015

5/5

"A perfect base to explore a wonderful city"

We couldn't ask for a better stay. The houseboat was very central, 10 minutes walk from central station. Very comfortably furnished with everything we needed. The fresh flowers were a lovely extra. W… More


9 Apr 2015

5/5

"Amazing houseboat in an idyllic location"

Great houseboat- stayed here for 5 nights and shall definitely be returning!! The boat is situated so central to bars, restaurants and shops but is in a nice and quiet location!! We arrived and it w… More

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £178 / night

£1242 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
PhilDutch Houseboat is a luxurious Amsterdam Bed and Breakfast in the city center, all the major attractions are nearby Our property is far better than apartment and other hotels.  …see more

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£696 - £2483 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
This cosy houseboat is situated at the main river of Amsterdam, the Amstel. It is on walking distance from the vibrant many cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions. Train, tram, subway and bus connections are also close-by to get you anywhere in Amsterdam.  …see more

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Groningen / Groningen City

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £142 / night

£993 - £2731 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
A beautiful and cozy, two bedroom houseboat that is near all the main attractions in beautiful Amsterdam. It is provided with a brand new jacuzzi were you can relax after a long day in the city.  …see more

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Florida / Miami Beach

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £81 / night

£565 - £1279 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
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Glasgow / Glasgow centre

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
For a self catering holiday you'll never forget, stay aboard John Hume. This former Dutch Barge has been refurbished to the highest standards, offering a unique holiday experience. Ideal for City Breaks, walking, cycling or Canoeing. Visiting Glasgow? Why not book this  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £61 / night

£426 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Annie's Boat is a B&B (bed & boat) for a relaxing stay in a vibrant city. Are you looking for a houseboat situated in a quiet area, yet close to the hustle and bustle of the city? Then Annie's Boat is the place to be! smoking is only allowed outside  …see more


8 Nov 2014

5/5

"Amazing Houseboat!!"

We really enjoyed our stay on Annie's Boat. It was easy to find and in a great location. We were able to walk everywhere! Anita greeted us warmly and provided delicious snacks which came in re… More


15 Oct 2014

5/5

"Incredible!"

Annie's Boat was so awesome! Very comfortable and clean! I loved every minute on this house boat. There was fresh juice and bread along with other snacks. The bed was comfortable. Only sugge… More


14 May 2014

5/5

"Excellent"

Very warm and very nice welcome. Some drinks and fouds are offer when you arrive.

All is clean and complete inside the boat. Don't hesitate to chose that one !!!… More

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Kerala / Kumarakom

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £10 / night

£68 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Your houseboat will be a traditional kettuvallam with two en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. It is built and furnished from local materials, and we provide you with a luxury cruise whilst minimising our impact on the fragile ecosystems of the backwaters  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 20 Bedrooms / sleeps 40

1 night min stay

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from £74 / night

£516 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Clean,safe and beautiful cruise. Sightseeing, swimming,ralaxing,kayaking,climbing up mountain, fishing,floating fishing village  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £135 / night

£943 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Houseboat Pamela Group of Houseboats in Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir India The houseboat has cosy rooms with attached bathrooms featuring all modern facilities, wifi 24/7 electricity  …see more


4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Excellent hospitality and beautiful houseboat that provides feeling of royalty"

Excellent hospitality and beautiful houseboat that provides feeling of royalty. Houseboat is in Jhelum river and not in dal lake so if you are looking for no hush hush, this can be your choice. Houseb… More


31 Jul 2014

5/5

"Memorable Trip with Houseboat Pamela"

It was great experience in Houseboat Pamela. We stayed in the month of July 2014 between 22-27. Thank to Mr Ashraf and Mr.Bashir for their hospitality and the way they treat us. They arrange a Tavera… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £35 / night

£245 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Our houseboats are sitiuated on the tranquil Dal Lake, offering stunning views with the Himalaya providing a beautiful mountain backdrop, yet the town centr is within easy reach for all your needs. Our experienced chef serves up delicious home cooked food everyday and c  …see more


11 Dec 2014

5/5

"EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

At the onset I would like to thank Mr. Suhail Ahmad for organizing my Kashmir visit and made it so enchanting.

It was for this excellent tour plan that I witnessed “Heaven On Earth”

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21 Nov 2014

5/5

"Heaven on the earth"

We stayed in this two bedroom houseboat for two nights and we only regretted that why we did not spend another one or two nights here. This has got two bedrooms and believe me if you see the second be… More


26 Aug 2014

5/5

"Best way to relax for a week (or more)"

After two exhausting days of arrival in Delhi we arrived in Srinagar on this wonderful houseboat and it was like heaven on earth. During our stay they organized a really nice programme to see & explor… More

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Anywhere / Far Far Away

Houseboat / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Swimming Pool, Great for children of all ages, Air conditioning, No pets allowed, Private garden, Car advised, Nearest beach 5km  …see more

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

Houseboat / 50 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £230 / night

£1606 - £1695 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Take Huong Hai Sealife Cruise Halong, you will have a luxury stay on the brand new 5 star iron vessel and enjoy the most beautiful areas of Halong bay such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Surprising Cave, Luon Cave, Tea pot islet, Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua isle.  …see more


22 Nov 2014

5/5

"Great experience"

Great boat,excellent crew ,lovely views.Whole experience was wonderful. Food and company excellent.
Jackie the guide was a master of all trades and never stopped smiling , he was enthusiastic till … More


16 Nov 2014

5/5

"Halong Bay...a truly fantastic life experience"

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the overnight cruise. The islands of Halong Bay and the ocean blend into a wonderful natural wonder. We loved every bit of our overnight stay. From exploring cav… More


17 Oct 2014

5/5

"Fantastic crew and boat"

My wife and I went on an overnight tour on this boat. It was absolutely fantastic and would have to be one of the best boats in Ha Long Bay (if not the best)

Our cabin on the second floor was e… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 28

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £22 / night

£153 - £192 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Gray Line Halong is passionate about sophistication. Spreading over 3 decks, she has 14 luxury cabins offering boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall, all rooms and bathrooms having sea-view, private sundeck and private balcony. Gray Line Halong cruise is your home wh  …see more


7 Jan 2015

5/5

"Fantastic and relaxing cruise"

Highly recommend this cruise. We did the 2 nights/3 days cruise with Quan as our tour guide. He was fantastic- very funny and spoke English very well. The cruise itself was amazing. The cabin's w… More


2 Dec 2014

5/5

"fantastic experience highly recommended"

We did the 2 night 3 day trip with Gary Line and were not disappointed. On the second day you get to go to a small community on an island that allows u an up close and personal look at how Vietnamese … More


23 Jun 2014

5/5

"An experience not to be missed"

Grey line are now part owned by threeland travel who bought an interest after we booked a tour with them on another line so they asked us to switch and im happy we did. Not to be missed even though it… More

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Good 3.5/5 

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Kerala / Kumarakom

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

Good 3.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £78 / night

£545 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
2 bedroom Houseboat , premium standard and deluxe. at Alapuzha and kumarakom in Kerala  …see more


25 Aug 2014

4/5

"Serene and Clean experience"

We had a great time on the facility where we spent a day and a night. The food on board was good. We shared the boat with another couple hence it was not very crowded.
The place the board was parke… More

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25 Aug 2014

3/5

"Well maintained houseboat, but house boat driver very reluctant to move around much"

Th stay in the houseboat was good. It had 2 bedroooms in it and an open area where one could relax and dine.
We checked in around 12:30 PM or so. The crew was very courteous and polite. The experie… More

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Anywhere / Far Far Away

Houseboat / 49 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £5 / night

£32 - £1052 / week

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Key info:

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

Houseboat / 30 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

1 night min stay

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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
LUXURY HOUSE BOATS  …see more

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Baden-Württemberg / Freiburg im Breisgau

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

1 night min stay

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from £184 / night

£1286 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Komfortables Hausbooterlebnis ohne Führerschein in Deutschland, Frankreich, Holland, Italien, Polen und Irland. Voll ausgestattete Küche, Bugstrahlruder, Sonnendeck, Minibar, Badeflattform, Aussendusche - suchen Sie sich Ihr Lieblingsboot nach Ihren Ansprüchen aus.  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 15 Bedrooms / sleeps 30

1 night min stay

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from £169 / night

£1183 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
02 DAYS – 01 NIGHT : PRISTINE BAI TU LONG BAY. 03 DAYS – 02 NIGHTS: THE UNTOUCHED WONDER  …see more

Very Good 4/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 44 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £4708 / night

£32950 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam? Pelican Luxury Vessel's offering amazing low prices, stop searching and start saving - we've got the lowest prices guaranteed. And because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days or 3 days acti  …see more


15 Mar 2015

5/5

"Excellent experience"

If you go to ha Noi you must do this cruise it is out of this world we highley recommend very spacious room Morden clean staff very frandiley food excellent as vegetarian I can not complain once on cr… More


6 Mar 2015

5/5

"Amazing"

From the moment you arrive you are treated like an honoured guest and can rest assured that efficiency is paramount to the management and crew.
The rooms are comfortable and well equipped and each… More


2 Nov 2014

5/5

"Ha Long Bay aboard Image Junk (Part of Pelican Cruises)"

This was the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is so beautiful and being aboard a Junk was a magnificent way to see the area. The crew aboard the Image Junk were wonderful. The food was… More

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