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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.



Select a country from the list below then browse through the properties on offer. Set up your own shortlist to can track of the properties you like the look of, then simply contact the owners to make a booking. It couldn't be simpler!

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155 Holiday homes

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Houseboat rental in Boston

Massachusetts / Boston

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

from £172 / night

£1165 - £1370 / week

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from £172 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Miami Beach with shared pool

Florida / Miami Beach

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

from £103 / night

£685 - £994 / week

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from £103 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay

from £414 / night

£2756 - £3654 / week

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from £414 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Sant Adria de Besos

Barcelona Province / Sant Adria de Besos

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £32 / night

£221 / week

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from £32 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £158 / night

£945 - £1497 / week

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from £158 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £182 / night

£1268 / week

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from £182 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £126 / night

£1103 - £2126 / week

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from £126 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Houseboat accommodation in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £99 / night

£630 - £1441 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £110 / night

£1028 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / De Pijp

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

from £95 / night

£630 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Portland

Oregon / Portland

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay

from £189 / night

£685 / week

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from £189 / night

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Bathampton holiday houseboat rental

Bath / Bathampton

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £249 / night

£999 - £1499 / week

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from £249 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

from £171 / night

£1194 / week

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from £171 / night

(92) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £107 / night

£788 - £1418 / week

Book Book View

from £107 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £174 / night

£1260 - £1985 / week

Book Book View

from £174 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £146 / night

£945 / week

Book Book View

from £146 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

from £158 / night

£1024 - £1465 / week

Book Book View

from £158 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay

from £69 / night

£480 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

from £91 / night

£591 / week

Book Book View

from £91 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £141 / night

£1094 - £2188 / week

Book Book View

from £141 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay

from £90 / night

£624 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / New West

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

from £150 / night

£1103 - £1709 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

from £11 / night

£77 - £461 / week

Book Book View

from £11 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

from £95 / night

£473 / week

Book Book View

from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

from £103 / night

£205 - £615 / week

Book Book View

from £103 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

from £167 / night

£770 - £1362 / week

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from £167 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Nettuno holiday houseboat rental

Province of Rome / Nettuno

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

from £189 / night

£1323 / week

Book Book View

from £189 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay

from £320 / night

£2240 / week

Book Book View

from £320 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Norte del Gran Buenos Aires

Province of Buenos Aires / Norte del Gran Buenos Aires

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay

from £117 / night

£685 / week

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from £117 / night

(119) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay

from £209 / night

£1233 / week

Book Book View

from £209 / night

(3) Excellent 

1 / 10

Holiday houseboat in Trani

Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

from £79 / night

£552 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Montgomery

Texas / Montgomery

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £185 / night

£1028 / week

Book Book View

from £185 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Halong Bay holiday houseboat rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 1 night min stay

from £206 / night

£1439 / week

Book Book View

from £206 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Montgomery

Texas / Montgomery

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £116 / night

£473 / week

Book Book View

from £116 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

from £154 / night

£1654 - £2040 / week

Book Book View

from £154 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

from £430 / night

£2735 / week

Book Book View

from £430 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Vreeland

Utrecht Province / Vreeland

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

from £118 / night

£822 - £1483 / week

Book Book View

from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay

from £69 / night

£480 / week

Book Book View

from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

from £56 / night

£315 / week

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from £56 / night

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Houseboat rental in Lake of the Woods

Ontario / Lake of the Woods

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

from £207 / night

£1446 / week

Book Book View

from £207 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min stay

from £552 / night

£3071 / week

Book Book View

from £552 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Vietnam / Hanoi

  • 16 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • 1 night min stay

from £95 / night

£457 - £18388 / week

Book Book View

from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay

from £90 / night

£624 / week

Book Book View

from £90 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay

from £108 / night

£719 / week

Book Book View

from £108 / night

(2) Poor 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

from £229 / night

£1497 / week

Book Book View

from £229 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

from £115 / night

£686 / week

Book Book View

from £115 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat accommodation

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min stay

from £591 / night

£2953 / week

Book Book View

from £591 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Joigny

Yonne / Joigny

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay

from £99 / night

£689 / week

Book Book View

from £99 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / night

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