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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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KV houseboats Alleppey to Kumarakom - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 bedroomsSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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. Kv houeboats Servicing every day fom Alleppey to Kumarakom back Alleppey. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fa  …see more

from £38 / night

£1137 / week

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from £38 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Luxury Motor Yacht Eucala - East Molesey yacht sleeps 6

England / Surrey / East Molesey

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Perfectly appointed motor yacht situated in an idyllic palm fronted marina half a mile from Hampton Court Palace, excellent pubs/restaurants and train. Each room has its own toilet and wash room / shower. The kitchen is fully fitted and includes a dishwasher, fridge, f  …see more

from £128 / night

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Friesland Province / Earnewald

4 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
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from £167 / night

£667 - £1088 / week

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from £167 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Bahamas / Out Islands / Andros

3 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £171 / night

£1478 - £2114 / week

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from £171 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Float by Boat narrowboat retreat - Rugby narrowboat sleeps 6

England / Warwickshire / Rugby

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
*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

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Corsica / Corse-du-Sud / Porto-Vecchio

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Pets welcome;
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from £250 / night

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from £250 / night

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Swallow Tail - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

England / Devon / Holsworthy

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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 - £830 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Woontjalk Zuidenwind Houseboat - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 5

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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 £125 / night

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Painted Lady - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

England / Devon / Holsworthy

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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 - £830 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sardinia / Province of Olbia-Tempio / Olbia / Pittulongu

5 bedroomsSleeps 55 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £84 / night

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from £84 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Midi-Pyrénées / Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 bedroomsSleeps 111 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £175 / night

£825 / week

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from £175 / night

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A unique experience in Mallorca - Live the dream!

Balearic Islands / Majorca / Port d'Andratx / Cala Llamp

3 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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

£0 / week

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BADYARI PALACE HOUSEBOAT Srinagar Kashmir India

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

8 bedroomsSleeps 13Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Ideal for fun and relaxation, "BADYARI PALACE HOUSEBOAT is located in the Dal Lake area of Srinagar. The hotel lies 1km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's  …see more

from £35 / night

£182 - £243 / week

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from £35 / night

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Tennessee / Chattanooga

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £107 / night

£523 - £735 / week

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from £107 / night

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KV houseboat AC Premium Houseboat - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 6

Kerala / Alappuzha

12 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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 £76 / night

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from £76 / night

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Houseboat Ms. Luctor - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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 £113 / night

£217 - £650 / week

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from £113 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Watervilla Humpy Dumpy - Oost-knollendam houseboat sleeps 6

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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 £209 / night

£834 / week

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from £209 / night

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Florida / Florida Keys / Key West

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Swimming pool;
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from £531 / night

£0 / week

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from £531 / night

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South Aegean / Cyclades / Santorini / Emporio

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £75 / night

£434 - £959 / week

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from £75 / night

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Houseboat Prince of Bombay - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 16

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

8 bedroomsSleeps 161 night min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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

£229 - £2254 / week

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from £31 / night

(5) Excellent 

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LUXURY HOUSEBOAT. - Puerto Rico Resort houseboat sleeps 3

Canary Islands / Gran Canaria / Puerto Rico Resort

2 bedroomsSleeps 37 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: 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 £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Houseboat Tante Piet, stay on board with Sietske

North Holland Province / Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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 £113 / night

£767 - £1409 / week

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from £113 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Exclusive Crewed Yacht Charters in Kas - Kas yacht sleeps 6

Turkish Mediterranean Coast / Antalya Province / Kas

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; 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 £750 / night

£5250 - £5834 / week

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from £750 / night

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West Bengal / Kolkata (Calcutta)

3 bedroomsSleeps 141 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £95 / night

£0 / week

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from £95 / night

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Lovely apartment (TEST PROPERTY) - Oxford houseboat sleeps 2

England / Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; 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

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from £50 / night

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RIE Heritage Group of Houseboats - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 2

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

20 bedroomsSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; 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

£319 / week

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from £54 / night

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Connie - Damazan houseboat sleeps 4

Aquitaine / Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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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Veneto / Province of Venice / Jesolo / Lido di Jesolo

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £292 / night

£1250 / week

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from £292 / night

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Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

3 bedroomsSleeps 121 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome; Private garden;
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from £14 / night

£16 / week

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from £14 / night

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Houseboat Sweetstar - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 6

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; 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

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Veneto / Province of Venice / Jesolo / Lido di Jesolo

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £134 / night

£709 / week

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from £134 / night

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BnB Houseboat Southern Comfort - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; 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 £109 / night

£0 / week

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from £109 / night

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Ile-de-France / Paris

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £92 / night

£0 / week

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from £92 / night

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Catamaran - Santos yacht sleeps 12

Central Portugal / Lisbon District / Lisbon / Santos

5 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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 £750 / night

£4084 / week

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from £750 / night

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New Retreet houseboat - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 18

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

8 bedroomsSleeps 181 night min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; 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 £16 / night

£117 / week

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royal heritage houseboats - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 50

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

27 bedroomsSleeps 501 night min stay

  • 27 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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 £91 / night

£682 / week

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Houseboat New Golden Flower - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 6

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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 £38 / night

£38 / week

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Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
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from £30 / night

£0 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

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

Island of Malta / Sliema / Tigne Point

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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 £67 / night

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Houseboat Czara - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 15

Jammu and Kashmir / Kashmir / Srinagar

5 bedroomsSleeps 151 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; 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 £19 / night

£133 / week

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