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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 $177 / night

$804 / week

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from $177 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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 $148 / night

$1,035 - $1,157 / week

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from $148 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxur …see more

from $232 / night

$1,779 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from $232 / 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 $258 / night

$1,804 / week

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from $258 / 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 houseboat in Mannum

South Australia / Mannum

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ikonic, is a fully-equipped houseboat based at Mannum in the River Murray. SACARE can provide a journey of discovery and adventure for residents living in any SACARE accommodation setting or any other individuals seeking a day out, short or longer-term respite opportuni …see more

from $569 / night

$2,784 / week

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from $569 / night

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Whitebridge Vacation cottage rental

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

3 5 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Brachkashie Cottage sits on the shores of Loch Knockie in a beautiful setting with amazing views over the Loch. It is a traditional Highland Cottage on the exterior but inside it has been beautifully designed and recently, fully renovated to a very high standard. Ideall …see more

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from $243 / night

$1,693 - $1,907 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from $243 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A break away from the busy demands of everyday life, a trip on a luxury narrowboat on the scenic and quiet River Wey is the ideal solution. Very well appointed with granite worktops and a belfast sink in the galley, plenty of seating, a comfortable double bed with memo …see more

from $442 / night

$2,060 / week

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from $442 / night

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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 $928 / night

$6,493 / week

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from $928 / night

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Traditional lock keepers cottage built around 180 now renovated and extended to offer quality , comfortable self catering accommodation for up to 4 people in one twin and one double bedroom.Located on the canalside within the village of Fort Augustus the cottage is with …see more

from $148 / night

$663 - $1,001 / week

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from $148 / night

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Vacation boathouse in La Chapelle-aux-Naux

Indre-et-Loire / La Chapelle-aux-Naux

1 4 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
LA BATELIERE SUR LOIRE, CABANE ON THE LOIRE OF CHARM WITH SPA: LA TOUE QUEEN, Cabin on the water - unusual accommodation - with water, electricity, bathroom - dry toilets Let yourself be lulled by the waters on the Toue Reine, hut on the Loire, eco-friendly accommodatio …see more

from $250 / night

$1,314 - $1,589 / week

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from $250 / night

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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 $344 / night

$2,061 / week

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from $344 / 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
Unusual boat trip on a cruise ship on Asiaq In the quiet of a silent water where is reflected an intact and generous nature, come relax and take the time to live on Asiaq, a boat-cottage of character. It is a narrowboat or narrow boat with distinctive design suitable fo …see more

from $108 / night

$624 / week

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from $108 / night

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si …see more

from $251 / night

$773 - $1,926 / week

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from $251 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Mambucaba

Angra Dos Reis / Mambucaba

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
RIDE DAY (7hrs): R $ 1,400 this spacious, classic sailboat, you will feel at ease and comfortable. Its wide deck allows easy movement, as well as areas for sunbathing. The inner part consists of a full kitchen, great room and organized rooms, to welcome them in the best …see more

from $923 / night

$6,460 / week

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from $923 / 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 $78 / night

$446 - $4,773 / week

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from $78 / night

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Worsley Vacation narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - A beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and lounge gives you the free …see more

from $221 / night

$1,546 / week

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from $221 / night

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Home rental in Lochgoilhead with golf nearby

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

6 10 min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Greenbank is a charming Grade C listed Victorian house positioned for a superb view over the head of the loch. The large half-acre garden extends west towards the loch and up the hill towards the mountains. This private garden is festooned with mature shrubs and trees a …see more

from $116 / night

$1,042 - $1,871 / week

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from $116 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Welcome aboard Scamp, a fabulous small (2 - 4 berth) houseboat operating from Griffens Marina's exclusive moorings on the Murray River at Blanchetown... Casually elegant, this houseboat is absolutely perfect for one or two couples or a small family with two separate be …see more

from $248 / night

$1,259 / week

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from $248 / night

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Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
( The taste of Home, where we treat you like Family) …see more

from $20 / night

$138 / week

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from $20 / night

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Lyon Vacation houseboat rental

Rhone / Lyon

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Unusual accommodation in bed and breakfast on our houseboat in the center of Lyon on the banks of the Saone, in a very quiet environment, with breathtaking views of the hill of Sainte Foy Lyon. Located 5 minutes from public transport Gare de Lyon-Perrache, Metro station …see more

from $77 / night

$499 - $1,051 / week

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from $77 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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 $516 / night

$2,415 - $3,371 / week

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from $516 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
The Bolt-Hole in Foyers, is a quaint 1 bedroom ground floor linked cottage, which is part of a traditional terrace, over 100 years old, around the village green within the picturesque village of Foyers, Loch Ness. The cottage is equipped with a gas combi boiler central …see more

from $106 / night

$742 / week

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from $106 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse with golf nearby in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the water's edge with all the wildlife and rivercraft going past right in front of you. You can sit and watch paddle boards, kayaks and waterskiers, followed a little later by the ducks, swans and egrets from the comfort of your sofa. …see more

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from $170 / night

$736 - $1,222 / week

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from $170 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly Converted Fishing Boat on Beach Front with Wonderful Sea Views ,It has Bed Room /Bath Room and Front Room which you can use for a multi purpose room. We have our daily tours like Travel, Trekking, Diving and snorkeling , Boat trips, History tours, Religious tours …see more

from $58 / night

$401 / week

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from $58 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
With 20 cabins, Royal Wings Cruise offers elegant and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It features a 24-hour front desk, sauna facility and a large rooftop terrace. Enjoying tranquil views of the sea, air-conditioned rooms come w …see more

from $387 / night

$2,709 / week

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from $387 / night

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Henley-on-Thames Vacation narrowboat rental

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 9 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Experience a luxury boating holiday on the Thames on our brand new widebeam boat which we are introducing this season. Boat Georgia is 62ft x 12ft and is an extremely spacious boat making it true luxury as a self drive boating holiday, ideal for families or friends holi …see more

from $569 / night

$2,267 - $3,224 / week

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from $569 / night

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Invermoriston Vacation bungalow rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
One bedroomed cabin with its own 3 person canadian spa hot tub located on its own private, fenced patio with BBQ. All set on our peaceful and scenic, family run holiday park by the village amenities of Invermoriston. The cabin has a slope to door and parking by the cabi …see more

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from $177 / night

$876 / week

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from $177 / 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 $72 / night

$498 - $760 / week

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from $72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Srinagar Vacation houseboat rental

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
We take pride and pleasure in providing the finest of houseboats experiences blended with the expertise necessary to enjoy Kashmir to its fullest potential. Houseboats are unique in the world to Kashmir valley. For the visitor to Srinagar, staying in a houseboat is an o …see more

from $12 / night

$81 / week

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from $12 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
Renovated cottage located in a peaceful location on large hill farm close to the River Doe in Upper Glenmoriston. The property is ideally situated for hill walkers with a number of munros located within a 30 minute journey by car. The farm also has miles of tracks for …see more

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from $81 / night

$512 / week

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from $81 / night

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Vacation houseboat rental

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
Canal Boat in France! Enjoy the Burgundy canals and rivers on our beautifully restored boat. Our boat is based in Tonnerre, Burgundy which is located on the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal). Cruise through some beautiful villages, including Ancy Le Franc, Tanlay, Mon …see more

from $289 / night

$1,965 / week

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from $289 / night

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Vacation houseboat with golf nearby in East Molesey

Molesey / East Molesey

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year, this perfectly appointed self-catering 6-berth floating home near Hampton Court Palace located on the non-tidal River Thames. This is a very popular floating home found on American lakes but a very unique find in UK. She has 2 ca …see more

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from $133 / night

$927 / week

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from $133 / night

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Alappuzha Vacation boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Welcome to Genesis Houseboat A leisure trip on GENESIS houseboats offers a panoramic view of Kerala backwaters. You will get a chance to explore the greenery and the traditional village culture of Real Kerala. We will take care of your requirements with great pleasure a …see more

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from $178 / night

$1,243 / week

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from $178 / night

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Vacation gite in Loches

Indre-et-Loire / Loches

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Romantic nest for couples in an old bread oven, to spend a relaxing holiday or tourist among the castles of the Loire. Prices including: TAXES, HEATING, MACHINE bed, INTERNET For visitors: we stand at 8min Loches, 20 minutes Chenonceau, Amboise 30 min, 35 min Azay the c …see more

from $79 / night

$434 - $499 / week

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from $79 / night

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Pangkalan Bun Vacation houseboat rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Borneo Eco Tour Houseboat has 3 houseboat. 1 Deluxe Houseboat, 2 Super Deluxe Houseboat. Deluxe Houseboat with 1 Cabin room with Air Condition and 1 Open Deck Cabin bed. Super Deluxe Houseboat II with 2 Cabin room with one Double bed and one single bed can accommodate 3 …see more

from $905 / night

$6,332 / week

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from $905 / night

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Vacation boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Mantra Houseboats provides a terrace, as well as accommodation with a kitchen in Alleppey, 3.5 km from Nehru Trophy Boat Race. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are available in some units. A continental breakfast is served every morning at the property. If you would like …see more

from $109 / night

$762 / week

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Kumbalam Vacation boathouse rental

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Pet friendly
The unique trip from Kochi to Kollam Houseboat Trip is one of the attractive cway to experience the waterways of Kerala in a classic barge (converted to houseboat)hull and comfortable room and boast of "We are the tour operator does the trip from Kochi to Kollam(Alumka …see more

from $573 / night

$4,008 / week

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from $573 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Murray Bridge

South Australia / Murray Bridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Maybe it’s the fresh air. Maybe it’s the fresh water. Escape the everyday and find energy at our ecological boathouses. To stop and turn back time is to experience a cleaner, simpler and more connected life with nature. As soon as you arrive, the surrounding beauty wi …see more

from $207 / night

$1,446 / week

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from $207 / night

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Kariba Vacation houseboat rental

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

3 15 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The Majestic Lady Rue is a Self Catering Family Friendly High End Cruiser with room for up to 13 passenger groups and a cruising speed of 12 Knots. Fitted with two double-beds and a single bunk cabin, she comes along with a full-house entertainment system that includes …see more

from $516 / night

$3,607 / week

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Lakes and lochs (1060)

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.