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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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(31) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(17) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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(9) Excellent 

20

Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!WEEKL  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Sleep on an authentic boat in a picturesque old harborA hotel is for landlubbers, a boat for those who love waterIf you like water then come aboard. A peaceful night's sleep in a beautiful relaxing natural environment. Wake up to the view of water,  …see more

from £190 / night

£1324 / week

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from £190 / night

15

Kumbalam holiday boathouse rental

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Kumarakom-Alleppey Houseboat Trip,Kerala backwater Trip,Kerala Houseboats,Kochi to Kollam houseboat tripEmbark point:Cochin,Kumabalam Boat Jetty,Near Ramada Resort Cochin,Disembark Point : Alumkadavu Jetty,Kollam  …see more

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Tuan Chau Island

Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Halong Silversea Cruise is a luxurious and classic style junk cruises offers the perfect mix in traditional elegance and modern comfort, experience the world's natural heritage site Halong bay in Asian style. Halong Silversea Cruise features 18 comfortable rooms, wide  …see more

from £205 / night

£17764 - £18481 / week

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from £205 / night

(6) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

(5) Excellent 

47

Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat Amsterdam Center  …see more

from £135 / night

£1681 - £1975 / week

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from £135 / night

(53) Very Good 

36

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching  …see more

from £126 / night

£882 / week

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from £126 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £115 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £76 / night

£471 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We are located on sandy beach, with beautiful white sand and wonderful sea view,which can take your breath away.We are new PADI DIVE OPERATOR .Larantuka has 500 years of Portuguese heritage and magnificent landscapes ideal for Adventure.Flores rivals some of worlds best  …see more

from £40 / night

£276 / week

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from £40 / night

15

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
A House Boat or (Boat House) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips.The Price Which is given for 6 Peoples, if you have less Number of peoples we  …see more

from £138 / night

£965 / week

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from £138 / night

(1) Very Good 

9

Boathouse rental in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat with TWO A/C bedrooms with en suite toilet .All our prices are on Full Meals Plan.Experience the lake village life by cruising through narrow canals .  …see more

from £110 / night

£765 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. The houseboat is in the Channel Distric  …see more

from £337 / night

£2017 / week

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from £337 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £64 / night

£316 / week

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from £64 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(12) Very Good 

16

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£283 - £412 / week

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from £51 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in South East England

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

5

Holiday boathouse in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Located half a mile from the village of Calstock. Okeltor Boathouse is a perfect base for exploring the Tamar Valley, the mining heritage, wildlife, bird watching, star gazing and more.The property has a private quay and slipway, to explore the Tamar by boat please cont  …see more

from £130 / night

£725 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday boathouse in Sillon

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sillon

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
dock rent for a memorable stay in the shops, restaurants and beaches of Intra Muros downtown. Rooms, toilet and bathroom. Stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

(6) Excellent 

36

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x3 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroomluxur  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 / week

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from £258 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lochside, beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom in a stunning setting with views of mountains and Loch. Close to restaurants and bars in the village. In the outstandingly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.a great choice of golf c  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 - £1299 / week

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from £119 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £160 / night

£925 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Average 

31

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Boathouse at the Eastern Part of Amsterdam. It is very light, has an outside terrace and 3 bedrooms. It is an excellent stay for 2 couples or a family of 4. Located 3,5 kilometres from central station in the east part of Amsterdam.  …see more

from £143 / night

£900 - £967 / week

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from £143 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o  …see more

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

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Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski
A cosy ground floor apartment located on the water's edge facing Malta's largest and most beautiful bay, Mellieha Bay. Minutes walk from the bus stop, shops, bars, and restaurants. The picturesque village of Mellieha is a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute walk. Variou  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Polbathic

Cornwall / Polbathic

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
This is an idyllic spot, very peaceful and quiet  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The houseboat has a comfortable living room with fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. The sofa in the living room turns into a comfortable double bed. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee machine and all the crockery, cutlery and utensils  …see more

from £101 / night

£671 - £1818 / week

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from £101 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £127 / night

£841 - £2101 / week

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from £127 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Poole

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Memorable family experience on superb motor yacht” We booked a long weekend with the kids - our first time staying on any form of boat as we thought it was something different to do. Within hours of arriving the kids were asking if we could come agai  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

(5) Average 

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Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Enjoyed our stay” Nice clean place only disappointment was it never had all the facility's stated in advertisement . like washing machine freezer but enjoyed our stay on the houseboat  …see more

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

(30) Excellent 

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South Queensferry holiday boathouse rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Private garden
A romantic Boathouse, secluded in the heart of the Dundas Estate. This one bedroom cottage has spectacular views over your private loch allowing you to wake up to a luxury breakfast on the veranda whilst watching a myriad of wild birds including swans and heron.Includes  …see more

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Srinagar ski boathouse to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF HOSPITALITY. The Kashmir treat Group of Houseboats are the beautiful houseboats on DaL Lake, Srinagar. We offer luxury accommodation on stunning and beautiful lake. Kashmir treat Group of Houseboats comes under Deluxe category. Our family has bee  …see more

from £21 / night

£123 - £895 / week

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from £21 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
AMAZING < 2 HOURS FROM LONDON ! Return flights from £122 Travellers can now book direct flights to Angers from London City Airport with BA..The flight lasts approximately one hour. The boat is 40 mn drive from Angers airport and 9 mn walk from SAUMUR train st  …see more

from £127 / night

£757 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in West Country

Devon / Kingsbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
KINGSBRIDGE, SOUTH DEVON  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1158 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The price is 250$ a night for one person all inclusive:sheets, towels, masks for snorkeling ,sparkling water, wine, beer, soft drinks, bread made every day, fish, meat, lobster,crub, fruit vegetables.Our boat is a catamaran Privilege 37.The catamaran Cush is per  …see more

from £197 / night

£1378 / week

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from £197 / night