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Amsterdam Vacation houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
A beautiful houseboat, in the center of Amsterdam. Well maintained, cozy houseboat moored on a common center located in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, a stone's throw from Artis Zoo, the Amstel and Waterloo square with several terraces and restaurants within easy …see more

from $346 / night

$2,419 / week

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from $346 / night

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This architect designed house is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Fort Augustus, with a short further walk to the shores of Loch Ness. Oiseval is at the end of a private road that leads directly onto the Great Glen Way, about 5 minutes from the vill …see more

from $144 / night

$1,007 - $1,176 / week

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Vacation boathouse rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
LabaLaba Boat is a private mini phinisi boat located at Labuan Bajo port. It offers sailing trip around island of Komodo, trekking, snorkeling and also barbecuing on a small beach. Only one room available but there is also an upper deck (tented cabin) complete with matt …see more

from $810 / night

$5,670 / week

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from $810 / night

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Pwllheli / Llanbedrog

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. With deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The building that now for …see more

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from $122 / night

$850 - $1,438 / week

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from $122 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Ipswich

Suffolk / Ipswich

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Old Brickyard Cottages sit on the banks of the River Stour in Suffolk, on the site of a former Brickyard (obviously) It is rumoured that bricks from here were sent to London by Thames Barge (there used to be a much bigger jetty) and then on to America and were used …see more

from $229 / night

$1,601 / week

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from $229 / night

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Vacation log cabin in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Ben Lui is a renovated and lovingly cared for log cabin on the former Forestry Commision land at Dalavich on the shores of the beautiful and tranquil Loch Awe. It is set centrally in approx 1/4 acre of mixed grassland and copse,which is viewed from the new balcony and …see more

from $66 / night

$412 - $458 / week

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from $66 / night

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Vacation gite in Loches

Indre-et-Loire / Loches

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A charming farmer logis of the XVII s. resurrected from the ruins by a family of enthusiasts. Stay there, enjoy a change of scenery outside of time, of the beauty of its gardens and its privileged location to discover the area. The cottage is located only 3 km from the …see more

from $63 / night

$438 - $668 / week

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from $63 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Metz

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Welcome aboard the Octopus barge moored on the Moselle canal in Montigny-lès-Metz, the campaign in the city. Along the towpath lined with chestnut trees, this is the ideal place to escape the time of a night or a longer stay. The large spacious apartment is the old cabi …see more

from $87 / night

$514 - $616 / week

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from $87 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Mannum

South Australia / Mannum

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
River Breez Is a 6-8 berth luxury houseboat moored at Mannum Waters Marina. Just over 1hr from Adelaide & I can arrange transfers for you. Embracing an open design concept with a contemporary interior, our elegance and sophistication will suit the most discerning guest …see more

from $712 / night

$4,983 / week

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from $712 / night

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East Molesey Vacation houseboat rental

Molesey / East Molesey

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year, this perfectly appointed self-catering 4-berth sports cruiser near Hampton Court Palace located on the non-tidal River Thames. This is beautifully made American sports cruiser which is perfect for a couple and cosy as a 4-berth (i …see more

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from $79 / night

$549 / week

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from $79 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment …see more

from $68 / night

$392 - $4,197 / week

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from $68 / night

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Vacation boathouse accommodation

Lake District / Watermillock

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Private garden
A quirky English lakeside retreat, where time stands still & relaxation is the order of the day…Sitting serenely at the end of a long private track & nestled within ten acres of private woodland on the western shore of Lake Ullswater, The Boathouse at Knotts End offers …see more

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from $235 / night

$1,640 / week

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from $235 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Pournami houseboats have been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on the quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured lux …see more

from $305 / night

$1,800 / week

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from $305 / night

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Vacation lodge in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Elmbank. We are ideally situated close to Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle in the beautiful Scottish Highlands yet only 20 minutes drive from the city of Inverness. We offer a completely private annex with two bedrooms, one twin and one double both with en-suite …see more

from $177 / night

$1,235 / week

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from $177 / night

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Boathouse rental in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Charm, comfort, water, passion ... The quoted rates are those of Great cabin (8-10 people) called "it at the cinema. Our 4 cabins floating on a pond of 2.5 ha are comfortable. -The First hut (2/4) "Dreams of the Steph" was launching in May 2015. -The Second (4/6) "I ' …see more

from $323 / night

$1,613 - $2,660 / week

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from $323 / night

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Vacation boathouse rental

Pwllheli / Llanbedrog

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. With deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The building that now for …see more

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from $140 / night

$980 - $2,940 / week

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from $140 / night

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Vacation houseboat rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Swan Cruises is your home while you are cruising in Halong Bay. This Halong Bay best cruise will turn as an unforgettable experience. Get the best service. Swan Cruises is an amazing way to witness the exceptional and serene natural beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay. …see more

from $280 / night

$1,960 / week

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from $280 / night

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Vacation boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec …see more

from $157 / night

$714 / week

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from $157 / night

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Schorssow Vacation boathouse accommodation

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Schorssow

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully situated boat house at the nature reserve Malchiner lake in the heart of the Mecklenburg Switzerland, a rowboat if necessary with engine, is for fishing and bathing drive ready in spring and summer breeding site for swallows and waterfowl in autumn resting p …see more

from $92 / night

$460 - $643 / week

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from $92 / night

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Narrowboat accommodation in Meuspath

Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Small campsite in Meuspath at the Nürburgring. With showers, toilets and electricity. To see and also reviews on Google Maps: Camping Meuspath at the Nürburgring Small but powerful, Inexpensive. Also firewood donation possible. 53520 Meuspath, Hauptstrasse 46, end of th …see more

from $12 / night

$81 / week

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B&b rental in Loches

Indre-et-Loire / Loches

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our house "Tournemire" is still very old Tours (XIII) with a stone part with loopholes (the tower), another adjoining tiles and tufa (XVIII). It stands on a 4-hectare park, facing the Indre, between Mill Isle Auger and the remains of a Roman bridge. Many animals live wi …see more

from $81 / night

$565 / week

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from $81 / night

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Vacation apartment in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Child friendly
Edwardian country house renovated 2012. Enter through impressive vestibule to grand staircase leading to two private self-catering suites. Kilchurn suite 2 has 2 bedrooms, 1 twin, 1 double. Both are tastefully decorated and furnished with fully tiled en-suites and wal …see more

from $209 / night

$1,464 / week

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from $209 / night

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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
This is a self drive boating holiday with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury Canal widebeam, fitted to an exceptionally high standard, an ideal holiday for families or groups of friends holidaying together.Pets are welcome too. You pick the boat up from our base …see more

from $412 / night

$2,104 - $2,993 / week

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from $412 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Quebriac

Ille-et-Vilaine / Quebriac

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Private garden
Between Rennes and Saint-Malo, a boat funny surprised look. This toue cabanée, a flat-bottomed boat traditionally used on the Loire, lets enjoy the fullness of the canal Ille et Rance. It is with the lovely lock house Gué Noëllan what Osmonde docked. In this haven of pe …see more

from $90 / night

$473 / week

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from $90 / night

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Kumarakom Vacation houseboat rental

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 27 mi
  • Child friendly
Houseboats are a wonderful way to explore the natural wonders of the kerala.Especially kumarakom.From the biggest lake in Kerala to small inlet rivers, you can enjoy cruising on custom-built boats that often offer luxurious accommodations. Houseboats have one to four b …see more

from $200 / night

$1,400 / week

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from $200 / night

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Wilhelmshaven Vacation houseboat rental

Lower Saxony / Wilhelmshaven

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The houseboat HT 4 is a stationary floating house with a terrace and a fireplace in Neuengroden dike. The houseboat has a view of the river Maade and is about 4 km from the city center. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster, refrigerator and a coffee …see more

from $144 / night

$1,005 / week

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Vacation houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Check into the finest Houseboats in God's own Country with Gold Star Rating Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lak …see more

from $195 / night

$1,365 / week

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Vacation boathouse in Pangkalan Bun

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Houseboat in Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the place to see the Orangutan in the wild habitat with the best Accommodation Super Deluxe Borneo Eco Tour III houseboat. Stay close to the wild life and stay under thousand of start and spend a night under Monkeys tr …see more

from $889 / night

$6,220 / week

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Vacation houseboat in Sloten

North Holland Province / Sloten

3 12 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Do you wish to get back to the 60`s? Here is your chance, grab it with both hands and experience Amsterdam the hippy way! This wonderful houseboat is situated only 15 minutes from the centre and even less (7 minutes) from Schiphol Airport. The houseboat has 2 floors, wi …see more

from $288 / night

$2,016 / week

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Preuilly sur Claise Vacation apartment rental

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 mi
  • Swimming pool
La Cistude is part of the 'Le Cormier' holiday facility which is close to the popular medieval town of Loches and is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Obterre (has a bar and small shop) on the northern tip of the beautiful 'Brenne Parc Naturel Regional', …see more

from $78 / night

$357 - $461 / week

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Vacation cottage in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
Crossroads Cottage is an incredibly charming 18th century hide-away set in the heart of the Highlands near Loch Ness. This lovingly restored property is the perfect base for exploring, however you'll need to drag yourself away from the cosy log-burner and comfy sofa fir …see more

from $89 / night

$588 - $980 / week

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from $89 / night

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Rudyard Vacation boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate the pea …see more

from $509 / night

$2,332 - $2,593 / week

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from $509 / night

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Loch Awe Vacation log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fyne is a delightful log cabin with a real log fire and a relaxing wooden hot tub (optional), situated on the western shore of Loch Awe with a truly marvellous view over the water. Accommodation consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen area, shower room/toilet, two bedr …see more

from $104 / night

$523 - $778 / week

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Vacation houseboat in Kariba

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We have houseboats in kariba for family get-aways , honeymoon or fishing get-aways. There is a choice of three comfortable houseboats to suit your needs for that unforgettable experience.be you a gang of fisherman wanting to take on the ferocious tiger fish or a nature …see more

from $300 / night

$1,800 / week

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from $300 / night

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Vacation houseboat in London

England / London

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Harpy Houseboat by Tower Bridge: London's original Customs & Excise floating office, built in 1904 as 'HMS Harpy', immaculately restored as an exceptional 4 bedroom London home with the postcard view of Tower Bridge. Heal's 1920's oak furniture, Egyptian linen, ec …see more

from $654 / night

$4,288 - $6,122 / week

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Walcourt Vacation boathouse rental

Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Between "Heaven & Earth" is a lodge located on the estate Les Etangs du Bois Franc. It is a quiet spot surrounded by greenery (8ha) where you come in twos to 'unwind'. Between "Heaven & Earth" is at the edge of the pond. The terrace overlooks the pond, meadows and fores …see more

from $87 / night

$605 / week

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from $87 / night

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Goolwa Vacation boathouse rental

South Australia / Goolwa

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Solar powered (12volt) system. The P.S. FEDERAL paddle steamer built in 1902 rests on stilts in the River Murray adjacent a bird sanctuary. Two bedrooms, large lounge and kitchen with views of Hindmarsh Island & watercraft on the Murray River. The beauty of being on th …see more

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from $107 / night

$748 / week

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Loches Vacation cottage rental

Indre-et-Loire / Loches

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 250 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
Charrming rustic stone cottage in southern Touraine. Very private setting! Situated 4 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 2 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course! Full courses are within 60 minutes drive! Property overl …see more

from $81 / night

$519 - $922 / week

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Vacation home in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Our double bedroom has a king size bed. Warm and bright, this is the cosiest of our three rooms. The en-suite is modern with a double sized shower unit. Glenkirk B&B in the village of Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness offers the weary traveller comfortable homely bed and breakf …see more

from $131 / night

$915 / week

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Vacation home rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

5 8 min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Dhivach Lodge is a historic building, with a lot of history. It is located above the Dhivach fall and only 2 miles out of Drumnadrochit / Loch Ness. Writers did love this place and even the writer of Peter Pan, although he didn't write the story here. The views are …see more

from $379 / night

$1,830 - $4,182 / week

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Lakes and lochs (1031)

Stay near a loch or lake on your next holiday and discover the true meaning of getting away from it all. Whatever the weather, staying in one of these cottages, farmhouses or other rural retreats will lift your spirits and help you completely unwind and relax.


Visit Scotland for breathtaking panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands – you could stay near Loch Lomond, Loch Ness or one of the 600+ other lochs. Or wake up to the tranquillity of Windermere in the Lake District, the valleys and llyns,of Wales or the many lakes dotted around France, Italy and Spain.


Lakes and lochs make great bases for activity holidays. You could have a go at fishing or get out onto the water by going kayaking or windsurfing. Mostly nestled inside pretty valleys, the surrounding area is almost always ideal for hiking and mountain biking too.