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Beach Front House Boat - Larantuka boathouse sleeps 2

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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

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Mangalore Beach Resort - Mangalore boathouse sleeps 50

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min stay

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: 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

£192 / week

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from £31 / night

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Redon

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £89 / night

£470 / week

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from £89 / night

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The Chalet at Moorehall - Moorehall boathouse sleeps 2

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: 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

£348 / week

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from £57 / night

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Lakeland Cruising - LA Cru - Ballymena boathouse sleeps 2

County Antrim / Ballymena

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Join experienced skipper Alphy on his Dutch Style Barge cruising the beautiful Lough Erne Navigation System in Co Fermanagh Northern Ireland – Voted Number One Attraction in Northern Ireland 2012. Sample the idyllic pleasures of life afloat and be inspired by this be  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Agnone Bagni

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £87 / night

£435 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

(26) Excellent 

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Boathouse at Dundas Castle - South Queensferry boathouse sleeps 2

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
If you would like a secluded and romantic get-away, this beautiful Boathouse is your perfect choice. Located in the heart of the Dundas Estate on a private loch, it is a one bedroom cottage with beautiful views over the water and provides you with the most perfect and c  …see more

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(31) Excellent 

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Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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 £90 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £90 / night

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Province of Varese / Comabbio

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £79 / night

£522 / week

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from £79 / night

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Queen Elizabeth Houseboats - Kumbalam boathouse sleeps 2

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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

(1) Excellent 

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The Host - Punta de Palma City boathouse sleeps 12

Puerto Barrios / Punta de Palma City

3 12 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
The Host was completed in July 2007. She is 50 feet long and 18 feet wide. She has 3 cabins (sleeps four each), with its own complete bathroom each. Two cabins have a queen bed and a bunk bed. The bow cabin has two bunk beds. She also has a very spacious dining room,  …see more

from £3054 / night

£12214 / week

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from £3054 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

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Lavagna Milu Boats and Breakfast - Lavagna boathouse sleeps 4

Italian Riviera / Lavagna

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
BARCA: JEANNEAU MERRY FISHER 805Dotata di tutti i servizi e le dotazioni di sicurezza richiesti. Dispone inoltre di: tendalino fisso, fly e prua prendisole, salottino nel pozzetto di poppa, camera matrimoniale, camera singola trasformabile in dinette, bagno in cabina se  …see more

from £140 / night

£974 / week

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from £140 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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 - £2310 / week

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from £180 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

(10) 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
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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 - £960 / week

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from £115 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Allier / Luneau

15 5 1 night min stay

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £100 / night

£1012 / week

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from £100 / night

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Marne / Epernay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £114 / night

£661 / week

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from £114 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Canow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £96 / night

£557 / week

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from £96 / night

(1) Excellent 

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

Helston / Helford River

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

(5) Excellent 

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Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £140 / night

£974 / week

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from £140 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Dunaverty Rock Sea Captains House - Southend boathouse sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Southend

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
We offer self catering holiday accommodation right beside the sea in this truly beautiful historic location at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, just across the sea from Ireland. Dunaverty Rock is conveniently located on the Kint  …see more

from £70 / night

£370 - £960 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage Kames - Kames boathouse sleeps 4

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

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6 Berth Luxury Traditional Narrow Canal Boat

Lancashire / Burnley

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Tawny is a long spacious boat with luxury in mind having 2 fixed double bedrooms with en-suit and central heating. A large Galley and Saloon fitted with real fuel stove and a converted L-Shaped dinette into another double bed.The two fixed double rooms have sliding par  …see more

from £249 / night

£1749 / week

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from £249 / night

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Province of Catanzaro / Copanello

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £131 / night

£1305 / week

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from £131 / night

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Cote d'Or / Maconge

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £40 / night

£248 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Watersedge hottub kayaking fishing on Rudyard lake

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 - £1544 / week

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from £258 / night

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Classic Yacht in Cinque Terre - Le Grazie boathouse sleeps 6

Porto Venere / Le Grazie

6 6 3 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Rondine II is a 60 Ft private classic yacht built in 1948 and restored in 2012. The yacht is moored in Le Grazie, Porto Venere a small fishing village in Cinque Terre area. (UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1997) Sleeps: 4+2 guests Mooring: Le Grazie, Porto Venere Intern  …see more

from £305 / night

£2131 / week

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from £305 / night

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Sailboat in the center of Angra do Heroísmo

Terceira / Angra do Heroísmo

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Romantic stay in a sailboat (year 2000) in the center of Angra do Heroísmo, one Unesco Heritage City. Meet Terceira, one amazing island in the Azores Archipelago! 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, livingroom. Included; bath towels, sheets, amenities and all the kitc  …see more

from £61 / night

£314 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £79 / night

£392 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £53 / night

£268 - £329 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £79 / night

£487 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Boathouse, Lochearnhead, fantastic loch views

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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

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Province of Guipuzcoa / Hondarribia

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £79 / night

£435 / week

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from £79 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Y-KNOT- Come and enjoy "The new way to holiday!"

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
"Surprisingly warm and cosy-We loved it!" Hop aboard Y-KNOT our fabulous holiday boat which offers you fixed accommodation for up to 4 guests in a stunning location. The accommodation comprises of 1 double room and 1 one twin room, shower/W.C room, dining/kitchen area  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ariane Classic Motor Yacht - Emsworth boathouse sleeps 4

Hampshire / Emsworth

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Air conditioning;
Ariane is a luxury motor yacht moored in Emsworth Yacht Harbour. She has a luxury en-suite double aft-cabin, spacious saloon, fully equipped galley and dining area and a twin forward-cabin with toilet. She also boasts her own private aft-deck with views across the mar  …see more

from £135 / night

£850 / week

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from £135 / night

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Province of Mantua / Mantua

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £53 / night

£305 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Boat House at Alleppey Kerala India - Kumarakom boathouse sleeps 4

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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 £70 / night

£392 / week

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from £70 / night

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