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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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Houseboat rental in Boston

Massachusetts / Boston

1 bedroomSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

from $326 / night

$2000 / week

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from $326 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $222 / night

$1328 - $2102 / week

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from $222 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Miami Beach with shared pool

Florida / Miami Beach

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

from $151 / night

$1001 - $1451 / week

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from $151 / night

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(13) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $255 / night

$0 / week

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from $255 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Portland

Oregon / Portland

2 bedroomsSleeps 45 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay

from $275 / night

$1925 / week

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from $275 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $177 / night

$1549 - $2987 / week

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from $177 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / De Pijp

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

from $133 / night

$885 / week

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from $133 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from $205 / night

$1328 / week

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from $205 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

from $250 / night

$0 / week

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from $250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Houseboat accommodation in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $139 / night

$885 - $2025 / week

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from $139 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $244 / night

$1770 - $2788 / week

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from $244 / night

(92) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $150 / night

$1107 - $1991 / week

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from $150 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay

from $130 / night

$0 / week

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from $130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 bedroomsSleeps 122 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay

from $581 / night

$3872 - $5133 / week

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from $581 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Mogan

Mogan / Playa de Mogan

3 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies

from $190 / night

$1329 - $2760 / week

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from $190 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $200 / night

$1549 - $3097 / week

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from $200 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 bedroomsSleeps 67 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

from $299 / night

$2987 - $3204 / week

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from $299 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Halong Bay holiday houseboat rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 bedroomsSleeps 281 night min stay

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 1 night min stay

from $300 / night

$0 / week

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from $300 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from $191 / night

$1500 / week

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from $191 / night

(3) Excellent 

1 / 7

Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

from $222 / night

$1438 - $2058 / week

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from $222 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

from $133 / night

$664 / week

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from $133 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

from $128 / night

$830 / week

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from $128 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Montgomery

Texas / Montgomery

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from $270 / night

$1500 / week

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from $270 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay

from $467 / night

$0 / week

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from $467 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 10

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 bedroomsSleeps 71 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay

from $125 / night

$0 / week

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from $125 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

from $241 / night

$0 / week

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from $241 / night

(16) Excellent 

1 / 7

Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

2 bedroomsSleeps 53 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

from $244 / night

$1125 - $1989 / week

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from $244 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Sant Adria de Besos

Barcelona Province / Sant Adria de Besos

1 bedroomSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

from $102 / night

$0 / week

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from $102 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 bedroomsSleeps 142 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min stay

from $775 / night

$4314 / week

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from $775 / night

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Bathampton holiday houseboat rental

Bath / Bathampton

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from $364 / night

$1459 - $2189 / week

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from $364 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Montgomery

Texas / Montgomery

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from $169 / night

$691 / week

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from $169 / night

(122) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 bedroomsSleeps 121 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay

from $305 / night

$1801 / week

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from $305 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 bedroomsSleeps 33 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay

from $131 / night

$880 / week

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from $131 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

from $609 / night

$3872 / week

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from $609 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

from $144 / night

$288 - $863 / week

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from $144 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Vreeland

Utrecht Province / Vreeland

3 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

from $165 / night

$1154 - $2083 / week

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from $165 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

from $501 / night

$0 / week

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from $501 / night

(2) Poor 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

from $321 / night

$2102 / week

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from $321 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay

from $130 / night

$0 / week

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from $130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Nettuno holiday houseboat rental

Province of Rome / Nettuno

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

from $266 / night

$1859 / week

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from $266 / night

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