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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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

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 £79 / night

£1182 / week

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from £79 / night

(11) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

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 lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, bohemien res  …see more

from £148 / night

£1030 / week

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from £148 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Oost-knollendam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.” We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting  …see more

from £211 / night

£841 - £925 / week

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from £211 / night

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Holiday yacht in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 / week

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from £145 / night

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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 £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

24

Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A beautiful quiet location, only 10 min. to center by bike; free car parking in weekend! Basic houseboat, for up to 8 guests, only 10minutes from the Center and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a famil  …see more

from £272 / night

£1899 / week

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from £272 / night

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Holiday yacht in East Molesey

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

(2) Excellent 

21

USA East Coast holiday houseboat rental

Florida Keys / Key West

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 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 £322 / night

£1985 - £3473 / week

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from £322 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday yacht in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Basic dutch houseboat only 10 minutes from the Center with bike and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

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
“Time to unwind...” This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Pootling on the canals gives one a  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Basic dutch houseboat only 10 minutes from the Center with bike and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience.  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Puerto Rico Resort with golf nearby

Gran Canaria / Puerto Rico Resort

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Just brilliant!” Everything was fantastic. We were met by Alexis who showed us how everything worked and was just a phone call away if we needed help with anything. The boat is fabulous. Very comfortable, luxurious, clean and it was wonderful to have  …see more

from £127 / night

£883 / week

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from £127 / night

19

Holiday yacht in Limay

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 £152 / night

£1059 / week

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from £152 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £85 / night

£673 - £1097 / week

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from £85 / night

(106) Excellent 

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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 £85 / night

£505 - £1101 / week

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from £85 / night

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Port d'Andratx holiday yacht rental

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

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

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 £315 / night

£2200 / week

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from £315 / night

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21

Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Basic dutch houseboat only 10 minutes from the Center with bike and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience.  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.  …see more

from £92 / night

£565 / week

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from £92 / night

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Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
houseboat prince of bombay, best houseboats, houseboats in srinagar, best houseboats in india  …see more

from £32 / night

£238 - £2343 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday houseboat in West Country

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £100 / night

£450 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

21

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 £122 / night

£706 / week

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from £122 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / 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 £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
New Retreet houseboat The accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toioats is located in Sr?nagar. Free Wi-Fi access is available and a 24-hour front desk are available  …see more

from £17 / night

£122 / week

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from £17 / night

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Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

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 £19 / night

£127 / week

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from £19 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

20 2 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Houseboats in Srinagar, Kashmir Houseboats, Deluxe Houseboats in Srinagar, best houseboats in Srinagar, Deluxe Houseboats in Kashmir, Luxury houseboats in Srinagar, Boathouse in Srinagar  …see more

from £56 / night

£331 / week

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from £56 / night

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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

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from £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

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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 £139 / night

£883 - £1324 / week

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from £139 / night

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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

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from £135 / night

£715 / week

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from £135 / night

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Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
Srinagar room Cheap Neat and CleanBudget Rooms alsoSightseeing By Czara All Kashmir tourWe offer ski in gulmarg in winterPlace like Nighat bagh , Shalimarg bagh are near by, City center lal chowk is 10 min by auto rickshaw. Rooms are clear and staff is very fAirport is  …see more

from £20 / night

£138 / week

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from £20 / night

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Holiday yacht with shared pool in Lisbon

Lisbon / Santos

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Yacht for rent in Lisbon with 5 rooms available to spend the night or to enjoy your hollidays in a diferent way. All facilities and luxury conditions in this brand new catamaran. All the safety and silence of the marina beats all the best hotels. Experience the best  …see more

from £757 / night

£4118 / week

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from £757 / night

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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

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from £295 / night

£1261 / week

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from £295 / night

5

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
For unsurpassed value and an unforgettable holiday, we invite you to relax as Kashmiri prince in the carefree atmosphere of the New Golden Flower luxurious houseboats and enjoy the timeless majestic scenery of the Himalayas for yourself. We take pride and pleasure in pr  …see more

from £40 / night

£40 / week

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from £40 / night

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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

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from £177 / night

£832 / week

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from £177 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

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 £93 / night

£606 - £841 / week

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from £93 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Zadar

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 £33 / night

£202 / week

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from £33 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht with swimming pool in Sliema

Sliema / Tigne Point

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
On-board accommodation, boat accommodation, rent-a-cabin, overnight stay aboard, stay on water. boathouse, botel, sea accommodation,CUTTY JEAN is the most exciting combination of stunning settings, unforgettable adventure and fun.  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night