Captain's Apartment

Traditional city centre captain's home with awesome wheelhouse

Excellent! 5/5 (4 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Cozy studio with large wheelhouse
  2. Panoramic views over the harbor
  3. Original timber work and nice terrace
  1. Centrally located - close to shops and restaurants
  2. Nice and quiet neighborhood

Houseboat summary

No better place to stay in Rotterdam than this houseboat apartment with large wheelhouse. Get aboard and take place behind the steering wheel - you will feel like a true captain right away! You will sleep in a charming original bedstead and in the living room there is place for two more to sleep comfortably. Located in the city centre, near many great things to see and do.

Houseboat description

The Captain's Apartment is a truly unique accommodation where you will feel like a real captain as soon as you enter the place. With a wonderful panoramic view over the harbor and large steering wheel this will really add something to your stay. In the warmly decorated wheelhouse there is a small kitchenette with sink, fridge, hob with two burners, microwave, coffee and tea facilities, as well as a table with sofa to enjoy breakfast, wining and dining. This part has comfortable central heating, so you will be comfortably warm even during the coldest winter days. And last but not least, here you will find the real captains chair. Yes, the ship is still sailing, however we kindly ask you to leave her docked where she is ;-)

The bathroom - small but convenient - with can be reached from one side of the wheelhouse (please note that if you're having issues using steep stairs, this might not be the best apartment for you). On the other side of the wheelhouse there is a stairway that leads to the very nicely decorated living room with original timber work and a very charming two-person bedstead. The floor has a nice herringbone pattern and the bedstead can be closed with two charming shutters. If required you can use the two sofa's to sleep an extra two persons, making this apartment suitable for up to 4 guests.

On this houseboat is another apartment available: the Ship's Hold Apartment with a total of 6 beds. This place can be rented apart or together with the Captain's Apartment. So we can accommodate up to a total of 10 persons if required. 

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2

 

The double bed is located in the cozy original bedstead and in the living room are two sofa's that can be turned into comfortable double beds. The bathroom can be reached from the wheelhouse and is not huge. To get into the bathroom you use a small portable stairway. Keep in mind that therefore this apartment might not be suitable for those who have problems using steep stairs. Otherwise it is part of the real houseboat experience. 

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Nightlife
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City
Family

Lake / Riverside
Romantic
Sporting Activities

Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

Coffee (Nespresso), tea, milk and sugar is provided

Entertainment

Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

The houseboat has a lovely terrace on the deck with great views over the water.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans

Location

Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport

General

Child Friendly

Highchair Availabele

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Fishing
Climbing

Tennis
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park

Location

Distances

Airport

7 km

Bar

0 km

Beach

20 km

Ferry port

1 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

2 km

Restaurant

0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

From Rotterdam Central Station you can just take the Metro and within 10 minutes you are at the houseboat.

From Rotterdam Blaak train station, located next to the Markthal and Cubic houses, it's only 5 minutes (0.5 km) on foot to the ship.

From Rotterdam Airport it takes only 35 minutes by public transport to reach the houseboat.

About the area

The houseboat is docked in a city centre harbor, close to many must-sees and -do's. There are lots of restaurants, bars and shops in the immediate surroundings and public transport, both over land and water (water taxi!) take you to all the corners of the city.

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Houseboat owner

Monique

I love Rotterdam and I love my ship. And I love sharing that with other people and make them feel welcome and comfortable.

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

4 Reviews - Captain's Apartment

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Julia - Germany

    11 Jun

    Enjoyed our short houseboat holiday in Rotterdam

    We had a very nice short stay in Rotterdam. An extraordinary opportunity to spend a business trip on a houseboat instead of a hotel. For breakfast, the 3 minutes away Spar or 10 minutes on foot you will find the famous market hall. At night it was quiet, the boat was very clean and simply furnished. We felt very comfortable. Unfortunately, we did not have so much time and sun to use the roof terrace extensively, hopefully the next time something better opportunity, because we would definitely like to return.

  2. Denny R - the Netherlands

    04 Apr

    The Wow affect

    Thinking of which boathouse to choose... think no more!!

     The Captains Cabin, situated in vibrant Rotterdam - is only a skip and a hop to the centre !!! Our stay was a brilliant experience.. the boat itself has all the comodetiesthat you could wish.. and the owner! - well what can I say! -what a lovey lady!! Monique is a fantastic host,  apart from all of that - If you are looking for value for money them Monique's place - the Captain Cabin is the place to be!!! Thanks a bunch Monique - hope to see you soon in the very near future!!!

  3. Marianne L - Belgium

    02 Oct

    Helemaal goed

    we hebben met 4 volwassenen  ( die elkaar goed kennen)  3 dagen op de boot gezeten tijdens  een heel regenachtig weekend: het was helemaal goed, klein maar fijn, schoon.  Een basis in het hart van Rotterdam om vandaaruit die fantastische  stad te (her)ontdekken. Je moet wel redelijk goed ter been zijn om de kleine badkamer te gebruiken. Sympathieke ontvangst door Monique. Voor herhaling vatbaar.

  4. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    19 Feb

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
  5. Ethan - England

    10 Jul

    Centrally located and spacious houseboat!

    What a great experience! The houseboat is central to everything with ample on street parking (also close to the train station). Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. We were surprised by how spacious the space was. Very little movement for those who get motion sickness. We would definitely stay here again!

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