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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £261 / night

£1509 - £2265 / week

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from £261 / night

(5) Average 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / 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

from £79 / night

£1094 / week

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from £79 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ultimate houseboat experience” Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our cosy bedroom (which wa
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from £118 / night

£799 - £1387 / week

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from £118 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £217 / night

£1517 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £217 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £177 / night

£1177 - £1765 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £177 / night

(5) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £195 / night

£1362 / week

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avg. 45 minutes

from £195 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £99 / night

£663 - £768 / week

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avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

from £99 / 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

from £241 / night

£1681 - £2690 / week

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from £241 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
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from £157 / night

£1133 - £2204 / week

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from £157 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £459 / night

£2917 / week

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from £459 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £67 / night

£465 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £67 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £106 / night

£736 / week

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from £106 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1510 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £48 / night

£331 / week

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from £48 / 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

from £177 / night

£832 / week

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from £177 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Pangkalan Bun holiday houseboat rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £280 / night

£1750 - £6790 / week

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from £280 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £156 / night

£1040 / week

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avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

from £156 / night

(19) 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

from £101 / night

£505 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Kariba

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £318 / night

£1985 / week

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from £318 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£165 - £903 / week

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from £22 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / New West

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min

from £175 / night

£1167 - £1517 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Oost-knollendam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.” We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting
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from £209 / night

£834 - £917 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £209 / 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

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / De Pijp

1 2 4 nights min

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

from £101 / night

£673 / week

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from £101 / night

7

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £20 / night

£137 / week

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from £20 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

15 30 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning

from £110 / night

£925 - £16237 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £110 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each
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from £169 / night

£1009 - £1765 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £169 / night

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Houseboat rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £70 / night

£700 - £805 / week

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from £70 / 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

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / 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
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from £185 / night

£1230 - £1580 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £185 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £122 / night

£706 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

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Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

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

from £76 / night

£530 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £17 / night

£121 / week

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from £17 / night

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Houseboat rental in Srinagar with golf nearby

Kashmir / Srinagar

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£188 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

20 2 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £55 / night

£329 / week

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from £55 / 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

from £97 / night

£631 - £673 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £97 / night

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Bathampton holiday houseboat rental

Bath / Bathampton

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £249 / night

£1490 / week

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from £249 / night

(161) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / 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
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from £239 / night

£1407 / week

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from £239 / night

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