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Lakes and lochs (155)

Stay near a loch or lake on your next holiday and discover the true meaning of getting away from it all. Whatever the weather, staying in one of these cottages, farmhouses or other rural retreats will lift your spirits and help you completely unwind and relax.


Visit Scotland for breathtaking panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands – you could stay near Loch Lomond, Loch Ness or one of the 600+ other lochs. Or wake up to the tranquillity of Windermere in the Lake District, the valleys and llyns,of Wales or the many lakes dotted around France, Italy and Spain.


Lakes and lochs make great bases for activity holidays. You could have a go at fishing or get out onto the water by going kayaking or windsurfing. Mostly nestled inside pretty valleys, the surrounding area is almost always ideal for hiking and mountain biking too.

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37

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 / week

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from £180 / night

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Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 46

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

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Aqua Jumbo Houseboat - Kumarakom houseboat sleeps 6

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat `Aqua Jumbo` is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare del  …see more

from £154 / night

£167 - £705 / week

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from £154 / night

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San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £174 / night

£1044 - £1305 / week

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from £174 / night

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Linssen 34.9AC - Vermenton houseboat sleeps 6

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
The Linssen 34.9AC is a luxury canal boat with two cabins cruising on the French Inland Waterways. Based on the Nivernais in Burgundy, France's most beautiful canal, you can cruise through scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, visit Cathedrals and Chateau  …see more

from £249 / night

£1740 - £2305 / week

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from £249 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Travenz Two bedroom Houseboat with Balcony - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 7

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Keral  …see more

from £104 / night

£727 / week

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from £104 / night

42

Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 40

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on boar  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

(50) Very Good 

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Nova Holidays Houseboat - Alappuzha boathouse sleeps 8

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted vi  …see more

from £124 / night

£862 / week

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from £124 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Oasis Houseboat - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
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.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr  …see more

from £174 / night

£1044 - £1653 / week

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from £174 / night

(4) Excellent 

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La Cistude - Preuilly sur Claise apartment sleeps 4

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
La Cistude is part of the 'Le Cormier' holiday facility which is close to the popular medieval town of Loches and is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Obterre (has a bar and small shop) on the northern tip of the beautiful 'Brenne Parc Naturel Regional',  …see more

from £57 / night

£240 - £453 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Private studio on new houseboat in the centre - De Pijp houseboat sleeps 2

Amsterdam / De Pijp

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Michèle's houseboatIn the centre of Amsterdam, in the museum quarter, you will find Michele's Houseboat. A brand new houseboat moored at the Ruysdaelkade, where you can experience Amsterdam in a unique way: living on the water. The houseboat is divided into  …see more

from £105 / night

£696 / week

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from £105 / night

6

Shikara Boat Alleppey - Alappuzha narrowboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The main attractions of a shikara Boat alleppey ride are the shallow and narrow canals, Paddy , village in Kuttanad, mouthwatering lunch on the outskirts of the lake with fresh lake fish and variety of other dishes.Riding on a shikara in the evening is a tranquilising  …see more

from £8 / night

£54 / week

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from £8 / night

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Holly cottage balnain loch ness - Balnain cottage sleeps 5

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Holly cottage has total control central heatingThe cottage ha a large double bedroom also a large bedroom which has 3 single beds both upstairs. The lounge has a flat screen tv with free sat a dvd,video. The dining room seats 6 also has a flat screen tv,a cd/radio play  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(133) Very Good 

15

Pournami Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 12

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Pournami houseboats has been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured luxury hou  …see more

from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Chester / Broxton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £158 / night

£1106 - £1242 / week

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from £158 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse "Het Waternest", 20 km from Am - Leiden boathouse sleeps 8

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
A 2 floor Houseboat with garden, within a short distance of Amsterdam (20 km), in the lake district of “The Kagerplassen”, in midst of " the Green Heart" of the Netherlands, up to 8 people(6 adults plus 2 kids). Close to Schiphol(Amsterdam) airport (15 min  …see more

from £87 / night

£870 - £1479 / week

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from £87 / night

12

Loiri Porto San Paolo / Vaccileddi

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £168 / night

£1174 - £1696 / week

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from £168 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Pantheos Romantic Houseboat - Jordaan houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen  …see more

from £157 / night

£1218 - £2348 / week

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from £157 / night

24

A359 Houseboat - Grachtengordel boathouse sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. The houseboat is in the Channel Distric  …see more

from £348 / night

£2087 / week

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from £348 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Luxury Stella cruise in Ha Long bay - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 40

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Stella Cruise (Formal name is Aclass Opera cruise Just stop for repair and decorate to upgrade better service) offers a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the traditional oriental-style boat. Our crews provide you with first-class service throughout the length of your jour  …see more

from £120 / night

£835 / week

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from £120 / night

10

Cambridgeshire / Ely

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £158 / night

£1106 - £1242 / week

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from £158 / night

31

Ocean Point Maroc direct ocean beach access - Imsouane boathouse sleeps 2

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imsouane

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
Artistic, Creative, Stylish and Comfortable are just a few of the comments from the first clients to stay in the boats and take a look from your terrace. Talk about ocean/Beach front accomodation you can not get any closer 180 degree view of uninterupted ocean panorama  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

11

Falkirk / Banton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £158 / night

£1106 - £1242 / week

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from £158 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

19

kubu bingin - The Bukit boathouse sleeps 4

Jimbaran / The Bukit

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Kubu Bingin is a two story Balinese beach house, it is located in Bingin beach, over looking one of bali's most famous left handers. we have two different rooms. the price is for the whole house.On the top floor we have a double bed ( the gecko room), guests can en  …see more

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(4) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£392 - £670 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Host - Punta de Palma City boathouse sleeps 12

Puerto Barrios / Punta de Palma City

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
The Host was completed in July 2007. She is 50 feet long and 18 feet wide. She has 3 cabins (sleeps four each), with its own complete bathroom each. Two cabins have a queen bed and a bunk bed. The bow cabin has two bunk beds. She also has a very spacious dining room,  …see more

from £3077 / night

£12308 / week

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from £3077 / night

(7) Very Good 

21

Eagles Nest - Horning boathouse sleeps 2

Norwich / Horning

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Eagles Nest: a delightful flat (above a boat house) ideally situated near Horning Ferry, overlooking the River Bure and the only windmill in the village.The flat is open plan, fully furnished, with full kitchen facilities, separate toilet, to the shower and wash basin.  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £350 / week

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from £42 / night

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typical house boat - kelotok - orangutan tour - Pangkalan Bun boathouse sleeps 6

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Traditional House Boat called Kelotok is your moving hotel with its facilities to explore the old legendary forest in Tanjung Puting National Park. The highlight are Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Sundaic Silver Langur, Birdlife and Crocodile. Romantic dinner beneath fire  …see more

from £153 / night

£1066 / week

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from £153 / night

(19) Excellent 

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San Blas Panamá charter in catamaran Cush - El Porvenir boathouse sleeps 4

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The price is 250$ a night for one person all inclusive:sheets, towels, masks for snorkeling ,sparkling water, wine, beer, soft drinks, bread made every day, fish, meat, lobster,crub, fruit vegetables.Our boat is a catamaran Privilege 37.The catamaran Cush is perfectly e  …see more

from £193 / night

£4616 / week

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from £193 / night

32

Manila Groups Of House Boats - Srinagar boathouse sleeps 48

Kashmir / Srinagar

16 48 1 night min

  • 16 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 48
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
House Boat Manila: A 3-star Houseboats have all the comforts and conveniences of home. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Manila Group of Houseboats. Reservations at Manila Group of Houseboat  …see more

from £45 / night

£206 / week

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from £45 / night

5

Komodo Island Cruise Tour - Labuan Bajo narrowboat sleeps 2

Flores / Labuan Bajo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Komodo Boat Trip serves trip to see dragon at Komodo National Park and enjoy swimming or snorkels in some exiting beach, such as Pink Beach, Sebayur Beach, Kelor Beach, Kanawa Beach and Manta Ray. We can also modifying the trip as your request, whether you want to do fu  …see more

from £338 / night

£2362 / week

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from £338 / night

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all seasons houseboats - Kariba houseboat sleeps 14

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We have houseboats in kariba for family get-aways , honeymoon or fishing get-aways. There is a choice of three comfortable houseboats to suit your needs for that unforgettable experience.be you a gang of fisherman wanting to take on the ferocious tiger fish or a nature  …see more

from £308 / night

£1924 / week

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from £308 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Aqua Castle Houseboat ( Aqua Jumbo Tours) - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 4

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Aqua Castle is a luxury houseboat that cruises through Alleppey and Kumarakom .This fully air-conditioned houseboat including living rooms.According to guests preference,A/C can be provided in the living room or bedroom on request during their stay on-board.Apart from  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Seine LOFT BOAT, péniche de luxe à 20 mn de Paris - La Frette sur Seine boathouse sleeps 8

Val-d'Oise / La Frette sur Seine

6 8 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
** PS : tarif de base pour 3 chambres, pour 4 chambres indiquer 8 personnes ** La péniche vous accueille dans une atmosphère contemporaine raffinée et sobre où vous bénéficierez de prestations haut de gamme. L’ensemble du bateau a été spécialement conçu pour  …see more

from £281 / night

£1784 - £3318 / week

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from £281 / night

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Province of Entre Rios / Federación

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £63 / night

£435 / week

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from £63 / night

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Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £87 / night

£609 - £2800 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £96 / night

£557 / week

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from £96 / night

(3) Good 

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New! Houseboat Amsterdam Centrum - Central Amsterdam boathouse sleeps 6

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
An unique way to stay in Amsterdam! This beautiful houseboat is situated in the heart of the city. A perfect place to stay for up to 8 persons. Many highlights like the canals, Rijksmuseum, shopping areas and Heineken Brewery are around the corner. - Free Wireless int  …see more

from £261 / night

£1740 - £1892 / week

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from £261 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Marzamemi

4 2 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

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