Sailing holidays - holiday homes with moorings, boats and yachts

Sailing holidays (976)

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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house boat on the Seine near Paris - Draveil narrowboat sleeps 6

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie  …see more

from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

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52 ft. crewed sailing yacht Blue Sky San Blas Is. - San Blas Islands yacht sleeps 6

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Blue Sky is a 52 ft. crewed sailing yacht located in the stunning San Blas islands off the coast of Panama. Our trips include 3 delicious meals a day, snorkeling and fishing gear, 2 single kayaks, and a chance to visit with the indigenous Guna Indians. We enjoy snorkeli  …see more

from £131 / night

£808 - £5385 / week

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from £131 / night

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AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE HOUSEBOAT - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
This beautiful Amsterdam city centre canal houseboat, that is conveniently situated between central station and Dam Square, is a perfect place for couples, friends or a family to explore and enjoy the beauties of the amazing city.The houseboat has a relaxed living area  …see more

from £173 / night

£1811 - £2173 / week

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from £173 / night

11

Falkirk / Banton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £157 / night

£1096 - £1183 / week

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from £157 / night

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

Port d'Andratx / Cala Llamp

3 4 1 night min

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

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

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Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 40

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Paloma Cruise - The recommended Halong Bay Junk Cruise is a brand new Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant,  …see more

from £216 / night

£1508 / week

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from £216 / night

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Narrowboat Puzzle - Ely houseboat sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Ely

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Puzzle is a luxury bespoke narrowboat, which has been fitted out to the highest standard. She offers all the comforts of a top end luxury flat and is moored in the historic cathedral city of Ely, with excellent rail links to Cambridge and London. Everything on board ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£594 / week

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from £99 / night

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Private Yacht in St Vincent and the Grenadines - Mayreau yacht sleeps 6

St. Vincent and the Grenadines / Mayreau

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A Private Yacht: KALIMBA, A 2012 Beneteau Oceanis 45 foot. This private yacht, with skipper, will take you on the cruise of a lifetime around the spectacular Grenadine Islands. Starting from Grenada, or picking you up at the location of your choice, the itinerary is up  …see more

from £500 / night

£3000 / week

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from £500 / night

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Painted Lady - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £92 / night

£475 - £565 / week

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from £92 / night

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Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£432 / week

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from £69 / night

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40

Vientos del Sur Boat-Hotel - Puerto Calero yacht sleeps 4

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Do not miss the opportunity of sleeping onboard this beautiful and classic sailing yacht in exclusive for you. Vientos del Sur is rented entirely as a private holiday letting and only you and your friends or familiy will stay onboard. The yacht is equipped with all the  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 - £1992 / week

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from £52 / night

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Rhone / Lyon

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £65 / night

£363 - £604 / week

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from £65 / night

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Yacht 'Lady H' - Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone yacht sleeps 4

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
NOTE. PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE FOOD, FUEL, MARINA FEES AND EVEN WINE WITH DINNER. The only added expense is what you choose to spend ashore. A CHANCE FOR A SKIPPERED HOLIDAY AFLOAT. Our 'house' keeps floating and keeps moving so it is difficult to define where we are. Ou  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £1155 / week

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from £35 / night

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Watervilla Humpy Dumpy - Oost-knollendam houseboat sleeps 6

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £216 / night

£863 / week

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from £216 / night

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Boat Geanna - Henley-on-Thames houseboat sleeps 11

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal wide beam fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1410 - £2110 / week

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from £250 / night

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Houseboat Mercurius - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Have breakfast, lunch and diner in the steering cabin watching the boats pass by like you are a part of Amsterdam. The ultimate Amsterdam experience! Our well equipped apartment with lots of light and high ceilings give you a very spacious feeling with a great view on  …see more

from £242 / night

£1690 / week

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from £242 / night

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San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £316 / night

£2208 / week

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from £316 / night

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Box of Delights - Guildford narrowboat sleeps 6

Surrey / Guildford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Box of Delights is a 60 ft narrowboat offering lots of home comforts, from radiator central heating (whilst enjoying a woodburning stove for that cosy evening in), memory foam mattresses, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, including microwave and filter coffe  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Chester / Broxton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £157 / night

£1096 - £1183 / week

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from £157 / night

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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

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 - £1311 / week

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from £245 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ayana's - Luxury honeymoon houseboat in Kerala. - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Our houseboat 'Ayana's' is elegantly designed to cater for your every comfort. Interiors are completely made out of Teak and acacia wood, all furniture are antique style and in wood. A spacious and tastefully furnished air-conditioned double bedroom with twin or King  …see more

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sunseeker Apache 45 - Ta' Xbiex yacht sleeps 4

Island of Malta / Ta' Xbiex

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Book Sunseeker Apache 45 'Pamaca' for a holiday to remember.One of the most powerful and elegant boats in the entire Sunseeker range, this twin engine 660HP muscle boat is the Mustang of the Marina and available for overnight stays onboard. Pure luxury with very comfort  …see more

from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

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Floating House in San Diego Bay - San Diego houseboat sleeps 4

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too. House details: On the bottom f  …see more

from £192 / night

£1341 / week

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from £192 / night

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beautiful 3 bedroom gullet berthed in kas marina - Kas yacht sleeps 5

Antalya Province / Kas

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Looking for a different type of Holiday? Try our Turkish Gullet Accommodation Only. We offer a registered skipper day cruise to one of the beautiful local bays around kaş. on bookings of 3 or more nights. At extra charge, weather permitting. Our beautiful 5 year old  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £505 / week

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from £60 / night

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Two bedroom Kerala Houseboat - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 6

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Keral  …see more

from £97 / night

£674 / week

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from £97 / night

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Marseille / Les calanques

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £35 / night

£216 - £302 / week

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from £35 / night

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Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames - Henley-on-Thames narrowboat sleeps 8

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Win  …see more

from £303 / night

£1390 - £1540 / week

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from £303 / night

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Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

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bed & boat, apartment on houseboat, Amsterdam - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Are you looking for a comfortable apartment for 2 people? Our apartment is a self-contained part of a water villa. It has a living room and open plan kitchen with all modern equipment. The living room has patio doors directly to the water. On the ground floor there is a  …see more

from £100 / night

£647 / week

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from £100 / night

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River Breez Houseboats. 5 Star luxury - Mannum houseboat sleeps 8

South Australia / Mannum

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
River Breez Is a 6-8 berth luxury houseboat moored at Mannum Waters Marina. Just over 1hr from Adelaide & I can arrange transfers for you. Embracing an open design concept with a contemporary interior, our elegance and sophistication will suit the most discerning guest  …see more

from £589 / night

£2353 - £3177 / week

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from £589 / night

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Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

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Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 40

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on boar  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

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Swallow Tail - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £100 / night

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Devolu - Meudon houseboat sleeps 8

Hauts-de-Seine / Meudon

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • 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

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De Hoop | Amsterdam Houseboats - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
A beautiful houseboat, in the center of Amsterdam. Well maintained, cozy houseboat moored on a common center located in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, a stone's throw from Artis Zoo, the Amstel and Waterloo square with several terraces and restaurants within easy  …see more

from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / night

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Nemesis Sailing Yacht - Karfas yacht sleeps 6

Chios / Karfas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Another day....another bay Starting from only 50€ / person per day you can charter your own yacht! We welcome sailors of all abilities and can provide you with an option to sail with a professional skipper. Affordable luxury combined with great people from all over th  …see more

from £207 / night

£1449 - £1569 / week

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from £207 / night

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Authentic ship Vrouwe Johanna - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 12

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 12 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
In a unique countryside setting, overnight in a hundred years authentic sailing ship and yet the bustling center of Amsterdam nearby!The ship is located just 15 minutes outside the center of Amsterdam, Durgerdam.Our Apartment is easily accessible by car, bicycle and pub  …see more

from £453 / night

£3018 - £3621 / week

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from £453 / night

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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 £173 / night

£690 - £1125 / week

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from £173 / night

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