Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (278)

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  …see more

from £80 / night

£1120 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Check into the finest Houseboats in God's own Country with Gold Star Rating Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers  …see more

from £156 / night

£1040 / week

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from £156 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
quiet and tranquility The house boat is a bit of a distance from Amsterdam centre, so you can escape the hustle and bustle after a packed day of exploring and have peace and tranquillity at the apartment, chilling with the birds and water. Now also e-bikes available.&l  …see more

from £98 / night

£636 - £678 / week

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from £98 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Nantwich

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely short break on Adele Marie” Martin couldn't have been more helpful with sending us on our way up the Shropshire canal, his wife even went to the trouble of baking scones (on the day!) with jam and cream for us, plus there was tea coffee milk .  …see more

from £80 / night

£713 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Ne  …see more

from £594 / night

£3306 / week

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from £594 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

5 8 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Looking for a lifetime holiday experience, with friends, kids, or just the two of you ? Check us out :) Cinco is a lovely 47 feet monohull with 5 double cabins, and large comfortable areas to relax, enjoy the tropical waters.Your crew, Jaad and Lourdes would be happy to  …see more

from £400 / night

£2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhone / Lyon

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £64 / night

£356 - £475 / week

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from £64 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a  …see more

from £162 / night

£551 / week

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from £162 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 6 4 nights min

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

from £221 / night

£1691 - £2047 / week

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from £221 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from £102 / night

£509 / week

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from £102 / night

29

Holiday yacht in Split

Split-Dalmatia County / Split

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
SAILING & ENJOYING IN THE BEAUTIFUL DALMATIAN COAST Enjoy several days on a luxury boat in the Adriatic sea... CAPETAIN - SKIPPER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!!! The price includes dingy with outboard engine Mercury, GPS maps, autopilot, el. anchor, max bimini, LCD T  …see more

from £255 / night

£1272 - £2077 / week

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from £255 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Luxurious houseboat in Copenhagen City Centre.  …see more

from £467 / night

£2967 / week

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from £467 / night

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
A large motor yacht with 4 guest cabins and 3 guest bathrooms situated in Marina Port Forum, between 2 beaches, and about a 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona. Each cabin has individual air conditioning and heating, a safe box, and a private bathr  …see more

from £56 / night

£339 - £1858 / week

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from £56 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and w  …see more

from £243 / night

£1695 - £2712 / week

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from £243 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

6 8 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £412 / night

£2882 - £3560 / week

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from £412 / night

(152) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise  …see more

from £244 / night

£1440 / week

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from £244 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Self charter boating holidays on Loch Ness & the Caledonian Canal. Weekly and shortbreak hire available from April to October. No previous experience required as comprehensive instruction provided.Cruise through the spectacular scenery of Loch Ness and The Great G  …see more

from £167 / night

£770 - £1362 / week

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from £167 / night

(8) Average 

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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

 …see more

from £178 / night

£839 / week

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from £178 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £191 / night

£848 / week

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from £191 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone holiday yacht rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Sailing holidays in the Mediterranean. A chance to enjoy the experience of live-aboard yachties, mainly in the south of France, the Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia.<br />We like to share our lifestyle with like minded people. Please contact us if you have a query.  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £875 / week

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from £35 / night

15

Magnesia Region / Volos

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

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(3) Very Good 

22

Holiday yacht in Kas

Antalya Province / Kas

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Thousands of foreigner and local people visit this little town of Mediterranean, the capital of light, Kas.Kas draw attention with its history, blue and clean sea and fascinating nature.Many different tour opportunities will be waiting for you during you Kas travel  …see more

from £509 / night

£3560 - £4662 / week

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from £509 / night

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Holiday yacht in Poluotok

Zadar / Poluotok

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A property that moves around allowing you to check different places every day. A property with a crew that takes care of all your wishes. A ship that allows you to see amazing spots in a most comfortable imaginable way.<br />Exceptional Crew. Amazing Food.Unique s  …see more

from £715 / night

£5000 / week

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from £715 / night

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Province of Trapani / Trapani

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £1272 / night

£8899 / week

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from £1272 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat letting

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £111 / night

£1250 - £1606 / week

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from £111 / night

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Yacht rental in Alicante

Costa Blanca / Alicante

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
boat holiday, boat accommodation, accommodation alicante, boat accommodation alicante<br />Your boat accommodation is situated in the marina in Alicante, which is in the heart of the city  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
Unique personalised service. Classic 1933 Bakdekker cruiser canal boat  …see more

from £187 / night

£1272 / week

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from £187 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Fiscardo

Cephalonia / Fiscardo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
We also have a motorised torpedo - a Sea-Doo. Children will love playing with this in the sea. Great fun.  …see more

from £700 / night

£3000 / week

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from £700 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Enjoy a luxurious yacht trip with me & my small family through San Blas! I have room for 6 guests in 3 beds. This price is for 3 room for 6 people including food and drink. Please contact us for an accurate quote. With me you can: - Have 3 Italian cooked meals a da  …see more

from £132 / night

£760 - £1684 / week

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from £132 / night

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Holiday yacht in Tourlos

Mykonos / Tourlos

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The yacht is a 64 feet luxury motor yacht in GREECE. . It is most stylish and comfortable, offering accommodation up to 8 guests in four luminous cabins all with private facilities.The Master suite is the full width of the yacht with a king sized bed and private bath. T  …see more

from £762 / night

£5334 / week

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from £762 / night

(3) Average 

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Barcelona Beach

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Try life on a large motor yacht with all commodities. Beaches are only minutes away on foot, no need to drive and park. There is free guarded parking inside Marina Port Forum. A pleasant 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona. Wifi internet is free.  …see more

from £64 / night

£382 - £2645 / week

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from £64 / 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

 …see more

from £297 / night

£1272 / week

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from £297 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Tewitfield

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Ducklings Narrowboat Hire, a friendly family business offering canal boat holidays on the Lancaster canal. Relax or explore Lancashire on our hire boat with family and friends.  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday yacht with shared pool in Lisbon

Lisbon / Santos

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 £636 / night

£4450 / week

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from £636 / night

(1) Very Good 

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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

(2) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Peterborough

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Narrowboats, River Nene, Boating  …see more

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / night

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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 £32 / night

£32 / week

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from £32 / night

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Pas-de-Calais / Bethune

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets

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from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night