Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1420)

Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.


And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.


If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.

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18

Holiday cave house in Ischia di Castro

Province of Viterbo / Ischia di Castro

3 7 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF RESTORATION OF AN ANCIENT ETRUSCAN AND MEDIEVAL SITE .<br />spa on request at home wit- massage (30 euro), manicure and pedicure (35 euro), facial treatments ($% euros)  …see more

from £216 / night

£1294 / week

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from £216 / night

15

Salve / Pescoluse

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£518 - £725 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Province of Viterbo / Civitella d'Agliano

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £87 / night

£388 - £660 / week

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from £87 / night

28

Province of Cuneo / Belvedere Langhe

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

8

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we pre  …see more

from £121 / night

£847 / week

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from £121 / night

(8) Excellent 

10

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £138 / night

£682 - £1044 / week

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from £138 / night

18

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £69 / night

£432 - £1044 / week

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from £69 / night

10

Holiday windmill in Llangefni

Llangefni / Bodffordd

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This charming windmill is a perfect retreat or base for those wishing to explore the island or beyond. The nearest beaches are a 15 min drive. Llangefni town centre is 3 miles away where there are plenty of shops for groceries and personal needs.  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday converted chapel with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
Abbey Services areThe HighlandClubLounge with snooker table & WiFiHeated ChapelPool, Sauna & Steam RoomMini-GymBBQ Places, outdoor table tennis & children's playgroundTennis Court & Cricket Pitchand so much more...Tennis Court & Cric<br />  …see more

from £85 / night

£580 - £900 / week

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from £85 / night

23

Yacht accommodation in Karfas

Chios / Karfas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
What's Included?GENERALRental of yachtYacht equipmentAll taxesEnd cleaningYACHT EQUIPMENTDinghy, outboard engine & gasoline.GPS & nautical chartsSheets, blankets & towelsStereo & cockpit speakers<br />Extra Costs:In addition you will also hav  …see more

from £225 / night

£1569 - £2716 / week

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from £225 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"” It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ide  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £330 / week

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from £33 / night

(9) Excellent 

23

Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win  …see more

from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

12

Somma Lombardo holiday tower rental

Province of Varese / Somma Lombardo

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A special stay in an ancient tower built over a thousand years in the quiet and the green of Ticino Park. 5 minutes from Malpensa International Airport, 25 minutes from the Expo and 40 minutes from the Duomo and the fashion district.<br />The house is furnished wi  …see more

from £81 / night

£544 - £845 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Average 

25

Lot / Cajarc

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£423 - £1294 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Calheta / Jardim do Mar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £69 / night

£725 - £1147 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Ceglie Messapica holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Great house” Nice trulli, really close to Ceglia and Martina Franca. Only half an hour by car to the beach. Clean house with perfect kitchen. Two bedrooms (each 2 persons) and one room with couch for 2 more people to sleep. Please keep in mind that th  …see more

from £119 / night

£828 - £2069 / week

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from £119 / night

15

Holiday tented camp rental

Bangor / Bethesda

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Snowdonia Glamping at Pant Hwfa farm offers glamping bell tents. Nestled within the "Snowdonia National Park" providing the ideal retreat for couples or families. Set in 50 acres of beautiful private hillside farm land. We have direct access to the Caernedda  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £80 / night

31

Holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Trullo Alessia is a newly refurbished trullo with two comfortable bedrooms, a semi-private pool and a cosy external area. A kitchen and a bathroom with shower, with all comfort, will make your Puglia experience much more pleasant. The terrace is provided with an outdo  …see more

from £53 / night

£358 - £1164 / week

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from £53 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

East Looe holiday converted chapel rental

Looe / East Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing views.” Arrived to a very warm welcome by owners Linda and Gary. What a lovely place - like home from home. Exceptionally clean with a lovely homely feel. Very well equipped, had everything you need for a break away. Spectacular views across t  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £85 / night

49

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
A large motor yacht with 4 guest cabins and 3 guest bathrooms situated in Marina Port Forum, between 2 beaches, and about a 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona. Each cabin has individual air conditioning and heating, a safe box, and a private bathr  …see more

from £57 / night

£345 - £1890 / week

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from £57 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £269 / night

£1725 / week

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from £269 / night

(2) Excellent 

66

Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(4) Very Good 

23

Castellana Grotte holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
This beautifully restored Trullo and adjoining Lamia provides spacious and luminous accommodation for those wanting to experience a natural and authentic holiday experience.  …see more

from £96 / night

£673 - £1682 / week

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from £96 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Barge Aground is a boat-shaped seaside folly built in the 1930's has direct access to the beautiful bay of St Ouen's. The property sits in the rugged landscape of the dunes in Jersey's only national park, close to the nature reserve.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1179 - £1877 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

La Chapelle-Themer holiday tented camp accommodation

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
Relax in a child free calm environment in the sunny Vendee  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

32

Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

(2) Excellent 

27

Converted chapel rental in Port MacDonnell

South Australia / Port MacDonnell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Arches of Allendale is an 1866 CHURCH that has been converted into boutique accommodation in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The beautifully restored church offers three bedrooms catering for 6 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2 on the mezzanine. The fully renovated ac  …see more

from £98 / night

£683 / week

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from £98 / night

(3) Excellent 

67

Holiday yacht in Road Town

Tortola / Road Town

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Feel free to ask as about other possibilities of accommodation if you have specific needs.  …see more

from £1936 / night

£13307 - £17823 / week

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from £1936 / night

(4) Very Good 

49

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming centenary Trullo where you can live an authentic traditional experience. Have fun in the huge swimming pool and relax in the shades of the hectare organic garden. The house has original thick walls that keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. At your disposal  …see more

from £113 / night

£604 - £2923 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Very Good 

7

Province of Brindisi / Fasano

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £107 / night

£604 / week

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from £107 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.  …see more

from £92 / night

£565 / week

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from £92 / night

(12) Very Good 

6

Halong Bay holiday boathouse rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 2 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Halong Royal Palace Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Halong Royal Palace, Totally  …see more

from £190 / night

£1327 / week

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from £190 / night

(8) Excellent 

26

Bang Saphan holiday beach hut rental

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Bang Saphan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Accessible by road or rail. Transport to and from can be facilitated by hosts. Car rental available locally.  …see more

from £91 / night

£478 / week

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from £91 / night

(15) Excellent 

12

Holiday yacht with golf nearby in Puerto de la Duquesa

Manilva / Puerto de la Duquesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Spectacular Boat, Spectacular location and the most amazing hosts ever” we have just returned from "Vivionne 111", the boat is presented in pristine mint condition and has every facility you could need for your holiday. in a most beautiful harbour wit  …see more

from £130 / night

£850 - £1270 / week

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from £130 / night

5

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Peyrehorade / Hastingues

10 20 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £67 / night

£466 - £3942 / week

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from £67 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Trullo rental in Castellana Grotte with swimming pool

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply FABULOUS” Stayed there with my husband, our 5 years old daughter, and another couple with their little son. We enjoyed the place, the environment and the attentively furnished house. It's located in a wide wonderful olive tree grove, where chil  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 - £845 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ostuni / Ostuni Centre

1 2 7 nights min

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

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from £47 / night

£328 - £388 / week

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from £47 / night