Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (65)

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

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

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

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

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11

KV houseboats Alleppey to Kumarakom - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fam  …see more

from £77 / night

£1154 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Excellent 

42

Luxury Classic Motor Yacht "Eucala" at Riverscapes - East Molesey yacht sleeps 6

Surrey / East Molesey

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year round, this perfectly appointed liveaboard moored in the most idyllic palm fronted Hampton Court marina. “Eucala” is a very beautiful and cleverly laid out classic French motor yacht with a really rich heritage. We have rece  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

18

Watervilla Humpy Dumpy - Oost-knollendam houseboat sleeps 6

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
In the infinity of life take out time for the soul.Dreamy days and quiet nights a romantic getaway a place to call a 'home' away from 'home'an epitome of peace and serenity.That would describe "humpy dumpy"A watervilla/houseboat in Netherla  …see more

from £218 / night

£870 / week

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from £218 / night

5

Lasithi Prefecture / Agios Nikolaos

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £144 / night

£914 - £1370 / week

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from £144 / night

(8) Excellent 

77

Woontjalk Zuidenwind Houseboat - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 5

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A fully equipped appartment in a lovely old cargo ship in the port of Amsterdam. From deck you have a full view on the National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ. By foot it takes 5 minutes walk to the famous canals of the old city and 10 minutes to CS (tr  …see more

from £131 / night

£914 / week

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from £131 / night

20

Houseboat Prince of Bombay - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 16

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
we have eight super deluxe rooms, with free wifi, free breakfast, air conditioning,wardrobe and ironing service is also available,we give the service in rooms for free, free breakfast in room is also available,we also arrange party nights,and pizza nights, on your requ  …see more

from £31 / night

£232 - £2289 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Olbia / Pittulongu

5 5 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(26) Excellent 

11

Float by Boat narrowboat retreat - Rugby narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Rugby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
*Skippered Hotel-boat* *Crewed Breaks, Holidays & Retreats* *Day Trips* Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals,  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

LUXURY HOUSEBOAT. - Puerto Rico Resort houseboat sleeps 3

Gran Canaria / Puerto Rico Resort

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Spectacular luxury houseboat for up to 3 people (2 adults and 1 child).In the best private and exclusive port in Gran Canaria ( ANFI DEL MAR ), this houseboat will do your holidays unforgettable forever.With all which you need to have a relax and wonderful stay: beach w  …see more

from £131 / night

£914 / week

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from £131 / night

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32

A unique experience in Mallorca - Live the dream! - Cala Llamp yacht sleeps 4

Port d'Andratx / Cala Llamp

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Annette Rosenkilde is a lovely traditional Danish Fishing vessel, converted to a live-a-board cruising and charter vessel. She has a fantastic deck space with dining area, comfortable seating area and sunbeds. There are high bulwarks around the entire deck making her sa  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Swallow Tail - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the doubl  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £565 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

21

Houseboat Ms. Luctor - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 2

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 (canal district) you will find the Amsterdam Bed & Breakfast houseboat MS Luctor, exclusively suitable for two guests. An original "klipperaak", built in 1913, now converted into a comfortable, stylish and high class apartment, moored  …see more

from £118 / night

£679 - £731 / week

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from £118 / night

6

Houseboat Green view - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 8

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
3 star property located at heart of dal lake. we welcoming all guest provide all kind of facility give them what them they need .customer satisfaction is our motto .we have 3 deluxe double room wit seperate drawing room and room are attached bath room .24 hours roo  …see more

from £62 / night

£693 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Cavallino-Treporti / Punta Sabbioni

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

4

Lovely apartment (TEST PROPERTY) - Oxford houseboat sleeps 2

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST PROPERTY TEST  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

44

royal heritage houseboats - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 50

Kashmir / Srinagar

27 50 1 night min

  • 27 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Offering a massage parlour, Royal Heritage Houseboats is located in Srīnagar and is 500 metres from Zabarwan Park. Free wired internet is available. The property offers free parking.The accommodation will provide you with a TV, a heater, a minibar and cable channels. F  …see more

from £93 / night

£693 / week

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from £93 / night

10

Houseboat Sweetstar - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 6

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Houseboat Sweet Star have their own traditional appeal.Houseboat Sweet Star are anchored on the banks of the River jehlum. Each houseboat is fully furnished and every Houseboats has an attendant boy.Houseboat Sweet Star are furnished in a grand style, with carved furnit  …see more

from £18 / night

£124 / week

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from £18 / night

19

AMAZONE, A deluxe Yacht moored on the river Seine - Limay yacht sleeps 12

Yvelines / Limay

4 12 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Discover a warm welcome to a unique style of life on the Seine on a yacht moored near Versailles and Paris, at Limay in the countryside of the impressionists.  You will find peace and the luxury of being on board a beautiful and spacious historic yacht, constructed for  …see more

from £157 / night

£1096 / week

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from £157 / night

6

Jesolo / Lido di Jesolo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £140 / night

£740 / week

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from £140 / night

13

KV houseboat AC Premium Houseboat - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 6

Kerala / Alappuzha

12 6 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen. Kv houeboats Servicing every day fom Alleppey to Kumarakom back Alleppey. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fame  …see more

from £307 / night

£2149 / week

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from £307 / night

(6) Good 

9

Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £183 / night

£861 / week

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from £183 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Painted Lady - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Devon Houseboats offer a unique opportunity to stay aboard a wide beam canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. The barges are custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for four people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own en suite s  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £500 / week

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from £100 / night

7

Corse-du-Sud / Porto-Vecchio

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £261 / night

£1827 / week

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from £261 / night

(1) Very Good 

30

New Retreet houseboat - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 18

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
Featuring traditional Indian architecture and modern facilities, this House Boat on Srinagar's Dal Lake offers rooms with en suite bathroom. It is just 5 km away from the famous Shalimar Bagh. New Retreet houseboat Fan-cooled rooms with wooden furnishings are equipped  …see more

from £17 / night

£119 / week

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from £17 / night

7

Houseboat Czara - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 15

Kashmir / Srinagar

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
WI-FI freeWe have got Double Deluxe rooms and Family rooms All rooms are attached with bathrooms and hot and cold water with shower and Bath Tub inside,We provide heating and fanWe have also got Led TV with fully satellite transmissionThe boat is having its own Living r  …see more

from £20 / night

£135 / week

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from £20 / night

4

RIE Heritage Group of Houseboats - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 2

Kashmir / Srinagar

20 2 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
R. I. E. Heritage Group of Houseboats Srinagar are considered among the Deluxe Houseboats and luxury Houseboats accommodation In Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar Houseboats are located at Dal Lake & Nagin Lake. Houseboats are first Choice of travelers staying  …see more

from £54 / night

£324 / week

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from £54 / night

(102) Excellent 

34

Houseboat Tante Piet, stay on board with Sietske - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
For a relaxing city break with a difference, stay aboard this wonderful houseboat, in the city center of Amsterdam, just off the beaten path but only fifteen minutes walk from Central Station, or five minutes by tram. You will share the boat with your super-relaxed host  …see more

from £96 / night

£600 - £1470 / week

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from £96 / night

12

Jesolo / Lido di Jesolo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £305 / night

£1305 / week

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from £305 / night

7

Bouches-du-Rhone / Marseille

6 10 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £435 / night

£3914 / week

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from £435 / night

7

One bedroom flat - Zadar houseboat sleeps 4

Zadar County / Zadar

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
One bedroom little flat with all you need for perfect vacation. Great price and very kind and helpful hosts. There is a small terrace in front of the flat where you can discreetly enjoy your breakfast and dinner. We are helpful and will give you a lot of useful informa  …see more

from £34 / night

£209 / week

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from £34 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Exclusive Crewed Yacht Charters in Kas - Kas yacht sleeps 6

Antalya Province / Kas

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Comfortably housing up to 6 passengers at night in its 3 cabins, the Gulet Evita offers guests the opportunity to sail the Turkish Riviera in style. An on-board bar, saloon with a 19 inch television, and outdoor dining area, make a trip aboard the Evita a truly relaxing  …see more

from £783 / night

£5479 / week

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from £783 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Ajaccio

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £485 / night

£3392 / week

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from £485 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

BnB Houseboat Southern Comfort - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Houseboat Southern Comfort offers two spacious bright guest rooms with a fantastic view over the water. Both furnished with a comfortable double bed, single loft bed, and desk with two chairs, TV, DVD player, fridge, Free WIFI, central heating, towels and bed linen. Th  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

The Historical CUTTY JEAN Cabin 1 - Tigne Point yacht sleeps 2

Sliema / Tigne Point

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Cutty Jean offers you the most exciting combination of stunning settings, fantastic on-board atmosphere and fun.Wake up to the most spectacular view directly over the sea. Have a swim before your first morning coffee, sit back and relax or take your summer adventure to  …see more

from £70 / night

£487 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Friesland Province / Earnewald

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £174 / night

£696 - £1135 / week

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from £174 / night

13

Ile-de-France / Paris

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden

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from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

48

Catamaran - Santos yacht sleeps 12

Lisbon / Santos

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Brand new catamaran from 2014 with 3 double rooms and 2 indivuduals. Excellent conditions for charter traveling in the Atlantic or just to spend a few nights in Lisbon. With crew included feel free to try this new way to stay in Lisbon and take advantage of the best loc  …see more

from £783 / night

£4261 / week

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from £783 / night

5

Houseboat New Golden Flower - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 6

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Houseboats are unique in the world to Kashmir valley. For the visitor to Srinagar, staying in a houseboat is an out of world experience. The houseboat came into being during the British Era, when the Maharaja of Kashmir refused them permission to build on dry land. The  …see more

from £39 / night

£39 / week

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from £39 / night

12

Connie - Damazan houseboat sleeps 4

Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully restored Dutch Barge with 2 double cabins, shower room with loo and basin.Open plan galley, dining area and saloon.Wheelhouse with dinette.Galley has double sink, 2 fridges, microwave, 4 burner hob, oven, kettle etc.There is a private garden with summer kitc  …see more

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4 Bed 4 Bath Catamaran Yacht - Key West houseboat sleeps 8

Florida Keys / Key West

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Ocean view yacht with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Underwater windows in the forward cabins makes this yacht unbelievable. Located in the finest most elegant first class member only marinas. Guests have access to private pool, tiki bar, fine dining restaurant and fre  …see more

from £424 / night

£3000 - £4616 / week

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from £424 / night

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