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Rosita - Former fishing cutter
Rental from $155 Per night
Light and private room 'Dune'
Rental from $117 Per night
Loftboat Kralingen
Rental from $186 Per night
Bella - Narrowboat in Central London
Rental from $216 Per night
Mar B&B
Rental from $248 Per night
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Vrijheid
Rental from $2012 Per night

Vrijheid

the Netherlands, Enkhuizen 34 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Stijlvolle tweemastklipper Avanti
Rental from $1577 Per night
Samara II
Rental from $4549 Per night

Samara II

Indonesia, Labuan Bajo 10 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

New Moon - Sailing cruises in The Netherlands
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Amsterdam adventure
Rental from $496 Per night

Amsterdam adventure

the Netherlands, Amsterdam 10 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Ruim en comfortabel schip De Hester
Rental from $2012 Per night

Recent reviews

The Jordaan Wheelhouse - 2 BR - Sleeps 4

Great location and unique experience to be on a boat. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Tarrence, the United States

Mar B&B

Wow!!! This boat is gorgeous and perfect! The communications were amazing. Flavia met us when we arrived, she is so lovely. So so gorgeous the boat, so clean. I would never stay anywhere else in Amsterdam, its perfect location and comfy surroundings are amazing! x

Keely, England

Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes

We have had a very nice stay, Coriene and Coriene's husband are very nice and they gave very good advice !! Thank you very much and see you maybe a next time ! 👍 I would recommend.

Slvn, France

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We believe that where you stay is a big part of your holiday experience. We are proud to share the largest selection of boats, (sailing) ships, barges and yachts from around the world. Each and every one of these floating homes is unique and will surely contribute to an unforgettable vacation.


Your options are endless. Ever thought of a houseboat holiday in Amsterdam, a bed and breakfast boat in Paris or a relaxing luxurious floating getaway on the Thames in London? Each of these cities offers a wide variety of floating homes. Or why not rent an authentic spice boat in India, a luxury cruiser on one of the great lakes in America or a narrow boat in England? Experiencing your holiday from a houseboat is nothing like anything you've ever done before. Pick your holiday destination, hire a houseboat and be welcome aboard!


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We are specialized in houseboats and offer the widest selection of amazing houseboat rentals from around the world. Lots of them are exclusively available through us. At Bookahouseboat.com you're not only booking a place to stay, but also an experience. From wonderfully renovated traditional ships, barges or rafts to the most exclusive floating villa’s with hotel like experiences. Booking and paying for your holiday is safe and simple through our website. And remember, customer care is of paramount importance to us. Always glad to help!


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Choosing the right houseboat can be a challenge. Therefore we have a Sailor Taylor Service: tell us your needs and we will send you a handpicked selection. Just send us a message and share your requirements: which dates, how many guests, the city or country you would like to go to and any other wishes you may have. We look forward to finding the best possible houseboat for your trip!


What makes us stand out?

* Really great support before, during and after your stay.
* We know houseboats and love to share our experience with you.
* We pay the owner/host 2 days after check in, so your payment is 100% safe.
* Pay in 2 installments, depending on the time until check-in, the payment arrangements are 25-75%, 50-50% or 100%.
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Thanks for booking with us. And wherever you go: we wish you an unforgettable houseboat holiday!

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