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(31) Excellent 

21

Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

17

The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(14) Excellent 

37

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 / week

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from £180 / night

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(1) Very Good 

9

Boat House at Alleppey Kerala India - Kumarakom boathouse sleeps 4

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat will be a traditional kettuvallam with two en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. It is built and furnished from local materials, and we provide you with a luxury cruise whilst minimizing our impact on the fragile ecosystems of the backwaters. It runs very qui  …see more

from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

The Chalet at Moorehall - Moorehall boathouse sleeps 2

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
The original boathouse dates back to 1796 and the chalet was built in 1964. The chalet has been modernised over the past couple of years to current standards. The chalet sits on the edge of Lough Carra, a four thousand acre lake in South Mayo in the west of Ireland.Ther  …see more

from £57 / night

£345 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Very Good 

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 £78 / night

£388 / week

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from £78 / night

11

Mangalore Beach Resort - Mangalore boathouse sleeps 50

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A Beach Resort right on the beach. With swimming-pool and sports activities. Food services available: Indian, Chinese, European, sea-food and BBQ. Wedding- Hall, Roof-top restaurant and beach-shacks with Beach-ball court and boating facilities. Quite many tourist spots  …see more

from £31 / night

£190 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £95 / night

£552 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

watermill & dwelling pile house 1 (krupana) - Bosanska Krupa boathouse sleeps 4

Una-Sana Canton / Bosanska Krupa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 183 km
  • Swimming pool
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area with a satellite TV and air condition. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / 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 £164 / night

£949 / week

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from £164 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

The Boathouse, Lochearnhead, fantastic loch views - Lochearnhead boathouse sleeps 8

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
  • Pet friendly
A unique Lochside self catering property in Lochearnhead, sleeping up to 8 guests. A large picture wiindow with stunning views of Loch Earn towards Edinample Castle and Glen from the master bedroom. Watch the Opsrpey dive for fish or fish from the banks your self. Moori  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 - £1299 / week

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from £119 / 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 £52 / night

£290 - £423 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Verwisseling - Muiden boathouse sleeps 14

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • 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, better than any  …see more

from £194 / night

£1358 / week

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from £194 / night

(9) Very Good 

15

Pier Cottage Kames - Kames boathouse sleeps 4

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
This is an attractively priced cosy cottage and will appeal to those seeking an inexpensive break in the picturesque village of Kames, near Tighnabruaich. Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the perf  …see more

from £47 / night

£255 - £345 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£388 - £664 / week

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from £61 / night

(11) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - secluded lakeside lodge - Chesterfield boathouse sleeps 4

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 

18

Halong Silversea Cruise - Tuan Chau Island boathouse sleeps 2

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 £199 / night

£17222 - £17917 / week

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from £199 / night

(26) Excellent 

18

The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Province of Catanzaro / Copanello

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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from £130 / night

£1294 / week

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from £130 / night

10

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Canow

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £60 / night

£417 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Unusual nights in Saint Malo - Sillon boathouse sleeps 4

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. A stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard Privacy and comfort are guaranteed for two to four people. The sea lo  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Very Good 

6

Halong Royal Palace Cruise - Halong Bay boathouse sleeps 2

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 2 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Halong Royal Palace Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Halong Royal Palace, Totally  …see more

from £180 / night

£1256 / week

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from £180 / night

(7) Excellent 

11

Motor Yacht Calypso - Poole Quay boathouse sleeps 6

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A unique opportunity to stay aboard this beautiful cruiser right in the heart of Poole harbour. Whilst the boat does not not leave the harbour, you will get all the benefits and sense of a water holiday with all amenities available in the marina. Berthed in the centre o  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

(70) Very Good 

22

Garden Bay Cruise - Halong Bay boathouse sleeps 24

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

12 24 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Managing by Tonkin Cruise company, Garden Bay cruise is proud to provide an unforgettable vacation.Garden Bay 01 - 10 deluxe cabins - 4 stars line cruiseGarden Bay 02 - 11 deluxe cabins - 4 stars line cruisethere are double cabins, twin cabins for max 02 adults or sin  …see more

from £183 / night

£1279 - £12955 / week

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from £183 / night

10

KOMODO ISLAND CRUISE - Labuan Bajo boathouse sleeps 4

Flores / Labuan Bajo

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Not only staying in our cabin, Komodo Dragon Boat Trip will also take you to Komodo National Park to see Komodo Dragons and enjoy some exiting beaches for swimming and snorkeling such as Pink Beach, Kanawa Beach, Manta Ray, hiking in Gili Laba and many more as stated be  …see more

from £297 / night

£1739 / week

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from £297 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

The Old Boathouse in Gweek Cornwall - Helford River boathouse sleeps 2

Helston / Helford River

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The property has a very warm cosy feel and has a nautical theme with pictures of boats, sea and surf. The interior is very modern with solid oak floors and white leather furniture. The high ceiling gives an impression of much space and airiness. The patio slabbed area h  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Boat House West, sauna/spabath/ walk in shower. - Argyll boathouse sleeps 6

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

(1) Excellent 

22

LOIRE ROMANCE LUXURY BOAT OF DIFFERENT HOLIDAYS - Saumur boathouse sleeps 6

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
Unique and romantic vacation apartment rental aboard your luxury stationery houseboat moored in the heart of Saumur, Loire Valley.Think about the romance and charm of your stay on the luxurious Loire river boat confortably moored and safe.From the boat you have the amaz  …see more

from £130 / night

£776 / week

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from £130 / night

4

Beach Front House Boat - Larantuka boathouse sleeps 2

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly Converted Fishing Boat on Beach Front with Wonderful Sea Views ,It has Bed Room /Bath Room and Front Room which you can use for a multi purpose room. We have our daily tours like Travel, Trekking, Diving and snorkeling , Boat trips, History tours, Religious tours  …see more

from £39 / night

£268 / week

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from £39 / 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 £78 / night

£483 / week

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from £78 / night

5

Okeltor Boathouse - Harewood boathouse sleeps 4

Calstock / Harewood

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
A unique waterside property built within the walls of an eighteenth century granary on the upper tidal reaches of the River Tamar. Recently renovated to modern standards with storage heaters and a wood burner for year round comfort. The comfortable first floor accommoda  …see more

from £130 / night

£625 - £725 / week

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from £130 / night

15

Queen Elizabeth Houseboats - Kumbalam boathouse sleeps 2

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Queen Elizabeth Houseboats is one of the attractive boats cruising the waterways of Kerala with a classic hull and comfortable large room and the only boat cruising Kochi, Kumarakom and Alleppey.Its is a “floating home away from home “that denotes uniqueness and exc  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

32

Manila Groups Of House Boats - Srinagar boathouse sleeps 48

Kashmir / Srinagar

16 48 1 night min

  • 16 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 48
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
House Boat Manila: A 3-star Houseboats have all the comforts and conveniences of home. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Manila Group of Houseboats. Reservations at Manila Group of Houseboat  …see more

from £44 / night

£205 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse "Het Waternest", 20 km from Am - Leiden boathouse sleeps 8

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
A 2 floor Houseboat with garden, within a short distance of Amsterdam (20 km), in the lake district of “The Kagerplassen”, in midst of " the Green Heart" of the Netherlands, up to 8 people(6 adults plus 2 kids). Close to Schiphol(Amsterdam) airport (15 min  …see more

from £87 / night

£863 - £1466 / week

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from £87 / night

14

Welcome House Boat (Double Bed Room for 5 PAX) - Alappuzha boathouse sleeps 5

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 £134 / night

£936 / week

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from £134 / night

(19) Excellent 

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San Blas Panamá charter in catamaran Cush - El Porvenir boathouse sleeps 4

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 perfectly e  …see more

from £191 / night

£4581 / week

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from £191 / night

32

Charming French Cottage 6-10 Pers. - Palaiseau boathouse sleeps 10

Essonne / Palaiseau

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
A 2 mn à pied de la Gare RER B PALAISEAU qui vous améne à Paris en 20 mn. Gare TGV de Massy et RER C à 2 Km à pied et 3km en voiture.Accès Autoroute : A6 et A10 à 3 Km. Aéroport d'Orly à 15 mn en Train (RER B et Orlyval). Aéroport Roissy direct par le RER  …see more

from £147 / night

£949 - £1552 / week

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from £147 / night

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A359 Houseboat - Grachtengordel boathouse sleeps 4

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 £345 / night

£2069 / week

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from £345 / night

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9 Berth Luxury Wide Beam Canal Boat - Worsthorne boathouse sleeps 9

Burnley / Worsthorne

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
An executive luxury canal boat for those who enjoy luxury as standard. The boats interior is designed to give maximum social and communal space for the family holiday. This boat has a real fuel stove and central heating throughout. It is bright and fresh throughout. A  …see more

from £299 / night

£1999 / week

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