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167 Holiday homes

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Ernakulam holiday houseboat rental

Kochi, Cochin / Ernakulam

18 50 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 18 bedrooms / sleeps 50 / 1 night min stay

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from £238 / night

£1449 / week

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from £238 / night

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Halong Bay holiday houseboat rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 20 bedrooms / sleeps 40 / 1 night min stay

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from £107 / night

£749 / week

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from £107 / night

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Houseboat rental in Boston

Massachusetts / Boston

1 6 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £121 / night

£828 - £1380 / week

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from £121 / night

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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £117 / night

£931 - £1473 / week

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from £117 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £539 / night

£3000 / week

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from £539 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 8 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £244 / night

£1702 - £2820 / week

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from £244 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £424 / night

£2693 / week

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from £424 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £174 / night

£1042 / week

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from £174 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1211 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £348 / night

£2431 / week

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from £348 / night

(85) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £104 / night

£770 - £1808 / week

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from £104 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £154 / night

£1077 - £2077 / week

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from £154 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat accommodation

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £582 / night

£2907 / week

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from £582 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £12 / night

£78 - £467 / week

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from £12 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 9 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 1 night min stay

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from £230 / night

£1605 / week

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from £230 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Sunny Isles Beach

Florida / Sunny Isles Beach

1 4 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £103 / night

£720 - £807 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Poor 

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Holiday houseboat in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £174 / night

£1042 / week

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from £174 / night

(3) Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 50 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 50 / 1 night min stay

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from £190 / night

£587 - £12190 / week

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from £190 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Mogan

Mogan / Playa de Mogan

3 5 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 3 nights min stay

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from £130 / night

£910 - £1645 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £124 / night

£1077 - £2154 / week

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from £124 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Houseboat accommodation in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £97 / night

£621 - £1419 / week

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from £97 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £171 / night

£1194 / week

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from £171 / night

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Messina

Province of Messina / Messina

2 4 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£311 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £147 / night

£1231 - £1939 / week

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from £147 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Manaus

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £12 / night

£78 - £467 / week

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from £12 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £132 / night

£931 / week

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from £132 / night

(111) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £211 / night

£1242 / week

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from £211 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat let

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £156 / night

£776 - £1264 / week

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from £156 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Montgomery

Texas / Montgomery

4 8 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £145 / night

£1035 / week

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from £145 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 4 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £150 / night

£1616 - £1993 / week

Book

from £150 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Redding

California / Redding

4 15 7 nights min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / 7 nights min stay

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from £351 / night

£2454 / week

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from £351 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£582 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Lefkada Town

Lefkada / Lefkada Town

3 7 7 nights min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / 7 nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £135 / night

£897 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 12 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 2 nights min stay

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from £404 / night

£2693 - £3231 / week

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from £404 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

4 8 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £2069 / night

£13807 / week

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from £2069 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Miami Beach

Florida / Miami Beach

2 6 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £91 / night

£612 - £827 / week

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from £91 / night

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Houseboat rental in Central Palermo

Palermo / Central Palermo

5 12 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £442 / night

£2714 / week

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from £442 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 2 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 1 night min stay

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from £435 / night

£3024 / week

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from £435 / night

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Palmetto holiday houseboat rental

Florida / Palmetto

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £132 / night

£759 / week

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from £132 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Nettuno holiday houseboat rental

Province of Rome / Nettuno

3 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £185 / night

£1293 - £2231 / week

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from £185 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 1 night min stay

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from £128 / night

£896 / week

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from £128 / night

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Buford holiday houseboat rental

Georgia / Buford

3 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £209 / night

£1250 - £1875 / week

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from £209 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 7 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £222 / night

£1551 - £2481 / week

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from £222 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marina di Pisa

Pisa / Marina di Pisa

4 8 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £101 / night

£621 - £1210 / week

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from £101 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 9 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 2 nights min stay

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from £385 / night

£2424 / week

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from £385 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 4 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £118 / night

£821 - £1328 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pangkalan Bun holiday houseboat rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

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from £190 / night

£1250 / week

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from £190 / night

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