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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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Yonne / Joigny

4 12 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £108 / night

£755 / week

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from £108 / night

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EXPECTATIONS43 CATAMARAN - French Harbour yacht sleeps 4

Roatan / French Harbour

3 4 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
SAILING CATAMARAN LOCATED CARIBBEAN 43 FEET LONG AND 25 FEET WIDE SET UP FOR DIVING, FISHING. UP TO 4 GUESTS ON DAY TOURS UP TO 20 PERSON. YOU WILL TRAVEL FROM PORT TO PORT TO ENJOY LOCAL PLACES TO SEE. LOT OF NICE SNORKELING LET US SHOW YOU ROATAN OR BELIZ  …see more

from £1042 / night

£4167 / week

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from £1042 / night

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The Sandgroper - Tonnerre houseboat sleeps 2

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Canal Boat in France! Enjoy the Burgundy canals and rivers on our beautifully restored boat. Our boat is based in Tonnerre, Burgundy which is located on the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal). Cruise through some beautiful villages, including Ancy Le Franc, Tanlay, Mon  …see more

from £190 / night

£1294 / week

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Aude / Marseillette

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Watervilla Humpy Dumpy - Oost-knollendam houseboat sleeps 6

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 3 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 £216 / night

£863 / week

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from £216 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Star Narrowboat Holidays - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
From Nov 2016 to Mar 2017 'Gloria' is available for a 4 month static houseboat hire only - have you ever fancied living on a houseboat for a while?? For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. We offer different rates depending on whether you use the b  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Devolu - Meudon houseboat sleeps 8

Hauts-de-Seine / Meudon

4 8 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Chateau de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious b  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £1850 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday Yacht In Southampton Hampshire - Southampton yacht sleeps 5

Hampshire / Southampton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
An excellent well cared for 37 foot sailing yacht, located in Port Hamble Marina, Hamble village, Southampton. Port Hamble is situated in the heart of the village of Hamble which is a yachting paradise for sailors and visitors alike. The yacht is very user friendly and  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £1275 / week

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from £125 / night

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Vila Real District / Peso Da Regua

2 2 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 120 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £337 / night

£2354 / week

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from £337 / night

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Yacht sleeps six Braye Harbour Aderney - Newtown - Alderney yacht sleeps 6

Alderney / Newtown, Alderney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Not suitable for children;
Presented by Static Boat Holidays. The price is for the whole boat and is exceptionally good value. The boat is situated in Braye harbour, Alderney. She is on a swing mooring, but you have access to a tender and water taxi. She has three double cabins, a kitchen living  …see more

from £104 / night

£675 - £1200 / week

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from £104 / night

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Pas-de-Calais / Bethune

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Excellent 

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

Surrey / East Molesey

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; 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

£896 / week

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from £128 / night

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Kate Boats: Madeleine – 47 foot - 2/4 berth - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
NEW FOR 2012Brand new for 2012 Madeleine is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. This will sleep up to 4 but gives luxury cruising for two.This boat is state of the art, with a fixed double at the stern, and a convertible double (or two singles) in the lounge ar  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1395 / week

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from £96 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Woontjalk Zuidenwind Houseboat - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 5

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: 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 £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

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Isabella: 58 foot / 6 berth - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Stockton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Isabella has a large cruiser stern.The interior arrangement consists of 2 single beds (that can be converted to a large cross double) in the rear cabin, then a spacious bathroom with an electric macerator toilet and shower cubicle, followed by a cabin with a fixed doubl  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 - £1540 / week

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from £105 / night

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Narrowboat on the beautiful Kennet and Avon canal - Devizes narrowboat sleeps 4

Wiltshire / Devizes

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Our lovely four berth traditional Narrowboat is ideally located at Devizes on the beautiful Kennet and Avon canal for a week or two's holiday or a short break.The boat is a traditional Narrowboat with a practical layout, from the stern (back) you have the engine ro  …see more

from £69 / night

£295 / week

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from £69 / night

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Sausset-les-Pins

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £74 / night

£449 / week

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from £74 / night

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Kate Boats: Alexander - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Alexander offers spacious prestige accommodation for up to six people. The forward cabin houses two people in convertible beds – either one double or two singles, and there are two other cabins, each with shower room and double bed. The steel hull narrowboat features  …see more

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Houseboat Pride of Leyden. - Leiden houseboat sleeps 3

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 27 km; Child friendly ;
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £101 / night

£680 - £788 / week

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from £101 / night

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Blazing Star - Nieuwpoort yacht sleeps 4

West Flanders Province / Nieuwpoort

3 4 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
Blazing Star est un voilier classique de 18 m de long construit en 1930 au charme fou, confortable et luxueux.Il est situé au KYCN, à proximité de la Ville et de la plage. A bord, vous vivrez une expérience inoubliable. Blazing Star is a 61-foot classical yacht des  …see more

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barge ASLAUG, port cabin on new-built barge - Corbie houseboat sleeps 2

Somme / Corbie

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A highlight of your vacation in the Somme region in Summer 2016 could be a few days "Barge & Breakfast" on the barge ASLAUG. Relax on the sun decks or in the spacious wheelhouse, go to sleep in your peaceful floating cabin and enjoy the wake-up calls of the ducks. "Asla  …see more

from £91 / night

£634 / week

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from £91 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Kate Boats: Esma Frances - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Esma Frances is an elegant semi-traditional style boat fitted out to the very highest standard, providing luxury accommodation for up to six people.The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berth  …see more

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Florence Edith: 52 foot - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Stockton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Providing comfortable accommodation for up to six people, Florence Edith is a 57ft all-steel narrowboat. The front cabin plays host to a colour television with DVD player, stereo and comfortable seating area which easily converts to two single berths for sleeping.A spac  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 - £1360 / week

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Kate Boats: Thomas David: 38 foot - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Thomas David, our smallest boat at 38 foot, provides accommodation for up to four people and is available for mid- week and weekend breaks, commencing on Fridays. A full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor and spacious fridge with freezer compartment ensure  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £895 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Barge ASLAUG, starboard cabin on new-built barge - Corbie houseboat sleeps 2

Somme / Corbie

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A highlight of your vacation in the Somme region in Summer 2016 could be a few days "Barge & Breakfast" on the barge ASLAUG. Relax on the sun decks or in the spacious wheelhouse, go to sleep in your peaceful floating cabin and enjoy the wake-up calls of the ducks. "Asla  …see more

from £91 / night

£634 / week

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from £91 / night

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Magnesia Region / Volos

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £156 / night

£953 / week

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from £156 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Yacht Ngoma - Prickly Bay yacht sleeps 4

St. George's / Prickly Bay

2 4 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
The boat we are running at the moment is a Lavezzi 40 built in La Rochelle to our specification and we've been sailing her for 10 years around the caribbean islands.The space we are offering to you is the Port (left - if you are standing on the boat facing forward)  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £3920 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Excellent 

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A Different Way to Stay! - San Sebastián de la Gomera yacht sleeps 6

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
PLEASE READ THE WHOLE LISTING PLEASE NOTE: The yacht is available for accommodation only and not for any kind of chartered sailing. If you are looking for a different type of holiday accommodation and perhaps a bit off the beaten track, then Brego is just the thing f  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boat Gina -beautiful narrowboat on River Thames - Henley-on-Thames narrowboat sleeps 6

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Boat Gina is the perfect boat for anyone who wants to enjoy boating on the River Thames with all the comforts of home. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom of cruising at your own pace and mooring up when you feel like it, exploring some of England's mo  …see more

from £245 / night

£1265 - £1610 / week

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from £245 / night

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Corsaro, our 5* luxury cruiser houseboat, Kariba - Kariba houseboat sleeps 8

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Corsaro is the Kariba Cruise Company's 5* houseboat on Lake Kariba. There is no better way to explore the shores of this enchanting place than from her decks. Fall asleep to the sounds of Africa from one of two double ensuite rooms, or in one of her two single bunks or  …see more

from £910 / night

£6364 / week

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from £910 / night

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catamaran-skylax. - Lakki yacht sleeps 6

Léros / Lakki

3 6 5 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
we offer trips around the Dodecanese islands onboard a luxury 45,5 ft catamaran. The price is per day & person in shared occupancy & includes: skipper, first mate, buffet breakfast & a light lunch.Evening meals are not included - this is for you to enjoy in one of the l  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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Connie - Damazan houseboat sleeps 4

Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; 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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Elba Island / Campo nell'Elba

1 5 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £38 / night

£302 / week

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from £38 / night

(2) Very Good 

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week-end for two on boat - Draveil houseboat sleeps 2

Essonne / Draveil

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Stay on this welcoming houseboat, which has three levels:Sun deckNatural level: lounge, living room- kitchenLower deck: one bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite, at the front of the boat. Owner lives at the back. There is also a one per  …see more

from £61 / night

£345 / week

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from £61 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
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Majorca / Porto Colom

3 4 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £500 / night

£3494 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lucy Joe - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access availableA beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and  …see more

from £150 / night

£795 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Finistere / Audierne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £99 / night

£634 - £875 / week

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from £99 / night

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Island of Malta / Ta' Xbiex

3 4 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £345 / night

£2414 / week

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from £345 / night

(5) Excellent 

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A bord de Touaou croisières - Noumea yacht sleeps 6

Grand Terre / Noumea

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Venez visiter la Nouvelle Calédonie par la mer !Yves vous guidera à travers les récifs pour vous faire découvrir les plus beaux sites du lagon calédonien, l'île des pins ou les îles Loyautés.Plutôt que de changer d'hôtel ou de gîte chaque jour, sur  …see more

from £730 / night

£5106 / week

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from £730 / night

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