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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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16

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&l  …see more

from £272 / night

£1575 - £2365 / week

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from £272 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each  …see more

from £131 / night

£783 - £1827 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

87

Houseboat rental in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Sceal Eile is a self catering cruising barge with a fully fitted kitchen, full-size bath with shower located in Dublin City Centre. It has a stove and central heating ,a king size bed, bunk beds, WIFI, a private outdoor space with loads of amenities beside it  …see more

from £144 / night

£974 - £1400 / week

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from £144 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Car not necessary
  • 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

from £128 / night

£737 / week

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from £128 / night

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Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski
A cosy ground floor apartment located on the water's edge facing Malta's largest and most beautiful bay, Mellieha Bay. Minutes walk from the bus stop, shops, bars, and restaurants. The picturesque village of Mellieha is a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute wa  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(110) Excellent 

36

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Extremely cute boat, quirky, clean and cosey :)” Siet was very welcoming and at the time when she wasnt there and we called her to help us with the cooker she arrived within 20 mins! The boat as about 15-20 min walk fro the station and if you rent a  …see more

from £88 / night

£527 - £1325 / week

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from £88 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
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 day.  …see more

from £183 / night

£1279 / week

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from £183 / 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

32

Province of Syracuse / Marzamemi

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £57 / night

£392 - £783 / week

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from £57 / night

5

Holiday boathouse rental

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
central Lisbon, boat accommodation, bnb lisbon, accommodation Alcantara, accommodation commerce square, accommodation Belembnb Alcantara, Bnb commerce square  …see more

from £49 / night

£300 / week

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from £49 / night

(29) Very Good 

16

Holiday houseboat letting

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam” I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious t  …see more

from £96 / night

£1187 - £1553 / week

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from £96 / night

29

Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min

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

 …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £2800 / week

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from £87 / night

(53) Excellent 

30

Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Very clean and comfortable boat - plus can take dogs.” The boat was very clean unlike the previous 3 narrow boats that I have hired. In particular, the toilet/bathroom, cooker, kitchen untensils were clean. The mattress was very comfortable and was li  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

24

Holiday boathouse in Rogoznica

Sibenik-Knin County / Rogoznica

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The sea is directly foot on heat to reach 100 meters not removes from being based piece so that a baby carriage or thudding car also can be taken along. One should know that the place for a restful and eased vacation is ideal. Comfortable evenings at one  …see more

from £135 / night

£827 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Average 

13

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“The stay exceeded all expectations.Ideally situated near Rembrandplein” The accommodation was very tidy and especially the roomy livingroom was a plus.Wi-fi also a welcome addition and we realy enjoyed staying in the centre of Amsterdam with all the c  …see more

from £192 / night

£1735 - £2100 / week

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from £192 / night

14

Boathouse rental in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Accommodation las palmas, boat holidays las Palmas, holidays las palmas, static boat holiday<br />We will accept bookings of two nights for full occupancy or three nights for one or two rooms,  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 / week

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from £110 / night

(39) Very Good 

24

Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Two Day & One Night cruising to untouched the mystery of Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam By Huong Hai Sealife Cruise - A unique cruise to explore Bai Tu Long’s gorgeous sites and local life. The Huong Hai Sealife Vessel with modern luxury facilities offers an overnigh  …see more

from £148 / night

£2181 / week

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from £148 / night

(14) Very Good 

9

Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

15 30 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Launched in July, 2013, Galaxy Premium features 11, 13, 14 cabins in “Vietnam Traditional Wooden Junk Styles”. Fully equipped by the luxurious facilities such as a hotel on the sea offering an utmost comfortable during your stay. In addition, we are providin  …see more

from £111 / night

£970 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Herault / Portiragnes

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £557 / night

£2783 / week

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from £557 / night

(2) Excellent 

44

Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&l  …see more

from £246 / night

£1926 - £2803 / week

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from £246 / night

(1) Excellent 

45

Jyväskylä holiday houseboat rental

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
If you would like to drive the houseboat, please book the captain course in advance.  …see more

from £327 / night

£1909 - £2779 / week

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from £327 / night

(3) Average 

24

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
When entering the houseboat you will step into the former steer hut, where you will find a fully equipped kitchen with great views on the canal. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, a coffee machine and all the crockery, cutlery and utensils you will need for your stay.  …see more

from £106 / night

£700 - £1898 / week

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from £106 / night

10

Loches holiday home rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Elegance, comfort, spaciousness, heart of town central location, train tours,horse and carriage guides, Variety of excellent restaurants and terraced cafes nearby.Local farmers' market twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Ryanair flights daily to Tour  …see more

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboats are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&  …see more

from £329 / night

£1926 - £2803 / week

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from £329 / night

79

Naxos Town holiday houseboat rental

Naxos / Naxos Town

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury Sailing Yacht Sofia Star 1 Luxury weekly - daily and cabin charter Sofia Star1 is in an excellent condition, fully renovated and equipped according to international safety rules. She is a luxurious sailing yacht that lets you experience the ultimate in freedom, c  …see more

from £1044 / night

£7305 / week

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from £1044 / night

10

Houseboat rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
hhh  …see more

from £427 / night

£2983 / week

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from £427 / night

11

Holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
houseboat floatingheaven is in middle of the iland there is surroundings mountains how sun is rising all the birds around the boat mostly kingfisher eagle water waves surf riding in the lake skiing jet kayak swimming in the lake water trekking by shikara tents food etc  …see more

from £41 / night

£41 / week

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from £41 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Florida / Homosassa

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £50 / night

£574 - £689 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

54

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £128 / night

£764 / week

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from £128 / night

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6

New Jersey / Brick

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Southwest Gulf Coast / Cape Coral

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £64 / night

£448 - £959 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Central Florida / Sanford

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £131 / night

£779 / week

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from £131 / night

(6) Excellent 

10

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £218 / night

£1522 / week

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from £218 / night

(3) Average 

14

Gran Canaria / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £34 / night

£224 - £443 / week

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from £34 / night