side view boat
amazing scenery
boat with scenery
deck with table and chairs
fully equipped bathroom 2
fully equipped bathroom
bathroom with shower
bedroom 4 with double bed
bedroom 3 with double bed
bedroom 2 with double bed
bedroom with double bed
bedroom with bunk beds
bar with high chairs
sofa and chairs
recreational space
dining table
kitchen with appliances
large lounge

Daphne’s Houseboat

Only one hour away from Paris, this authentic houseboat will make your vacation a perfect one.

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Luxurous and big houseboat
  2. Located in beautiful Auvers-sur-Oise
  3. Six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  1. One hour away from Paris
  2. Surrounded by nature

Houseboat summary

Set on the Oise River in Auvers-sur-Oise Vexin, that is part of the Regional Nature Park, this wonderful houseboat is full of authentic nineteenth-century features that you can discover while staying here.

Beside its authentic aspects, the boat has all the necessary amenities to make your vacation a relaxing one. You can choose to relax on the boat or explore the surrounding areas. Visit the countryside and see the lifestyle of the locals, go hiking in the forest, try a workshop or just visit the local attraction. Either way, you will have a perfect vacation in a unique scenery!

Houseboat description

The houseboat was built in 1930 in the Netherlands and was used as a Freycinet-type canal boat until in 2014 it was transformed into a luxury hotel boat.

Daphne's Houseboat is divided into a large lounge, that can also be used as a dining room, a kitchen equipped with all the necessary appliances, six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with basin and toilets, and a cozy library. There are five bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with a bunk bed.

Do you want to explore more of the boat? You are very welcome to relax on the deck or take a look in wheel-house!

Surrounded by a unique scenery the houseboat is near many local attractions like The Absinthe museum, Ravoux Inn, Auvers castle, Doctor Gachet’s House and Daubigny Museum. Want to follow in the footsteps of great artists like Daubigny, Pissaro, Cézanne and Van Gogh? Then this is the place to be!

Next to the well known landmarks you can also enjoy a concert or a festival, as Auvers-sur-Oise hosts numerous events throughout the year.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


6 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 5
  • Single bed: 2

5 rooms  are in the hold of the boat, the 6th is in the accommodation of the bargeman, an independent, behind the boat

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Number of bathrooms: 6
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 6
Number of toilets: 6

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Microwave / oven
Towels provided

Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views

City views

River views

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking


Tour guide


How to get there

By car:

From Paris, A15 then A115, exit Méry/ Auvers-sur-Oise,

D928 … Auvers, first street to the right : rue Marcel Martin …

Parking « Maison de l’Ile », across the street from n° 54

– By Public Transport:

SNCF: To Pontoise train station (from Paris-Gare du Nord or Paris-St Lazare stations)

Then from Pontoise to Auvers train station or take Bus 95.07 to « Gare d’Auvers »

RER A : To Cergy-Préfecture or RER C : To Pontoise, then Bus 95.07


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Houseboat owner


I discovered the canal transport and the universe of the river more than 30 years ago and I wish to share the magic of this universe by welcoming passengers aboard my barge-hotel moored in a magnificent frame(executive) at the foot of the village of Auvers-sur-Oise when Vincent van Gogh rests for ever...

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, Spanish, French

3 Reviews - Daphne’s Houseboat

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Martine C - France

    23 Nov

    Sleeping on a houseboat ... a dream!

    We were greeted by the owner of the houseboat who was very friendly. We spent the night in a spacious cabin with a bathroom (large shower) and toilet. Breakfast was great and it was lovely watching other barges pass over the Oise. At this season, the trees bordering the river have their autumn colors and are reflected in the water, which is beautiful!
  2. Debra R - the United States

    30 May

    Beautiful stay

    My husband and I spent two nights on Daphne’s houseboat. Spectacular! Lovely to sit outside on the deck and watch the ducks go by with a glass of wine. So peaceful and quiet. Beautiful trees behind and across the river for scenery. Short walking distance to town for good restaurants and to spend time appreciating the place Van Gogh called home for his last 70 or so days. Christine recommended good restaurants and things to do. She served a lovely breakfast at our selected time each day. Recommend this highly and would love to stay again!

  3. Laloodesbois R - France

    08 Jun

    Great accommodation

    We had a magical night on the barge: - Idyllic setting: a houseboat on the Oise and in the footsteps of Van Gogh - Comfortable with new rooms (the boat opened a year ago) - Quiet - Simple and top breakfast - Terrace with possibility to taste the local specialties (fruit juice / beer). -A fabulous welcome from the manager. I want to specify that it is not necessary to bring a car: the boat is located a quarter of an hour walk from the station and village. I heartily recommend it!

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