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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Private Houseboat Apartment with garden and terrace.

Experience Dreamtime culture on our Dreamaway Houseboat. Enter a world of art and nature surrounded by rippling water, birdlife and small boats cruising by. Dream on floating water and wake up in a wonderful tropical garden atmosphere. Then have your breakfast under an open sky.

Dreamaway Houseboat is artistically designed to create a spacious and harmonious atmosphere. Big sliding doors and an indoor garden with a glass roof that opens up when wanted. Have full contact with the water and birdlife outside. Do not be surprised if they come asking for some food. Multi colored walls and ceiling combined with Australian Aboriginal Art adds to the dreamtime experience. At night the many little dimmed lights give it a luminous colorful atmosphere with reflections of the water coming inside. The extra large TV is packed with a hundred movies and Netflix to see. Classical English style kitchen with high quality equipment.

The bathroom is tiled in Italian natural stone and under floor heated venetian mosaic. Extra large bath and separate shower. The entire apartment is under floor heated with classical mosaic wooden flooring and more Italian natural stone which gives a very comfortable climate through the whole boat. ( Also very warm in Winter!! ) You can have your breakfast or a BBQ on the big 35 m2 terrace next to the boat outside.

Dreamaway Houseboat is an extension of a much larger houseboat. Not an "entire" Houseboat. Due to a technicality of Homeaway's listing options the title does not describe the actual situation.

The Houseboat consists of 2 separate spaces and both spaces have maximum privacy from each other.

The Houseboat has a private terrace that is only for you and your guests.

The 2 bedrooms are created with the sliding doors. This is not a stereotype setting like in a normal house or apartment. The sliding door that is used to separate the two sleeping rooms is extremely soundproof and gives maximum privacy between the two rooms.

The blue curtain hanging in the smaller bedroom can be used for visual privacy if you or one of your travel companions will open the sliding doors and walk through this smaller bedroom to go to the toilet at night. Both rooms can have 2 single beds or 1 double bed each.

Please look at the plan/picture seen from above for a clearer understanding. Also the pictures show the actual situation of the houseboat by day and by night.

Ideal for groups, families and everyone who loves to make there stay in Amsterdam a unique experience in an outdoor setting with a lot's of daylight and a sense of freedom.

Located very near of the old city centre. A very unique and beautiful location. There is no canal so close by all major museum, famous Vondel park and the city centre with so much privacy and peaceful atmosphere. We waited 10 years for a place on this canal! Nearby are many little picturesque restaurants, cafe's and shopping streets. A local farmers market around the corner and a public transport tram stop for all directions. Explore the city by tram, dutch bicycle or even a small motor boat if you hire one in town.

More Details

Property Manager
Audrey & Melle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Audrey & Melle

I have a gallery in town with Australian Aboriginal Art. I have this gallery for 20 years now. The paintings in the Houseboat are made by Australian Aboriginal Artists. I like to interior decorate houses and shops. I have redecorated my shop several times and this new modern Houseboat I decorated in 2010. For more details on my Gallery see www.aboriginalart.nl

Audrey & Melle purchased this house boat in 2010

Why Audrey & Melle chose Oud West

I always wanted to have a houseboat for the freedom it gives you in Amsterdam. Most houses are very small and you always here a neighbour walking or talking above below or next to you. The privacy in a Houseboat is much better. I had to wait 10 years to buy a spot on the canal I am on now. It is one of the only canals which has the option of a Garden and terrace. It is also very peaceful and close to the park and all mayor city attractions. The neighbourhood is more diverse than the old city center part. Also a lot greener. At this moment it is one of the best places to be in Amsterdam. It is close to everything and very quietly hidden from all the noise.

What makes this house boat unique

I had the houseboat build myself and one of the most pleasant things I have build in it is the underfloor heating which makes it awesome in winter. Also the combination of colours is unique in a city with grey brick walls everywhere : ) Also the Garden with many plants is unique compared to a Houseboat without a garden. Lot's of Green and privacy!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Oud West in Amsterdam-West

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Venetian mosaic underfloor heated bathroom.Walls made of Italian Natural stone.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , One double or 2 singles. Not both
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , One double or 2 single beds. Not both options together
  • Sleeps 2 persons on Boxspring beds. Beds can be made into one double or 2 singles.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal
average rating of 4.80597 based on 67 reviews
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5

Great space for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My three friends and I loved spending our long weekend in Amsterdam here! It's in a quiet area that's barely a 5-minute walk to shops/restaurants and the tram into the city center (which is a 10-minute ride). There's also a great street market near the tram every day with fresh produce.

The houseboat itself is as clean and bright as the pictures show! The windows look right into the canal which provide nice sunlight during the day, and at night, there are privacy curtains around the sleeping areas to make up for lack of window curtains. We also really enjoying spending time on the street-facing (but private!) deck. Big plus that we were able to drop off our luggage before check-in time so we could explore the area!

Melle was very easy to stay in contact with and provided more than enough information to make our pleasant! If I make my way back to Amsterdam, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your excellent review and rating! Really nice to hear you had such a good time. I always feel like I am on holiday myself when I am at home : ) Good to hear you found the Houseboat as bright and clean as the pictures show. The deck is a good place to enjoy your breakfast when starting the day. Or to have a BBQ at night. Your always welcome to come and stay again. The ducks and swans would certainly like this too : ) All the best, Audrey & Melle
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5

Quite wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Located very near the tram. Hosts very helpful and communicate well. The neighborhood is quiet. You will love this place!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was a nice and comfortable house boat. So relaxing staying on the water. Enjoyed it very much!

  • 5 of 5

Overall it was a great place to stay. It was in distance of everything that we wanted to see. Easy access when checking in and out

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

How agreed at 14:00 pm we entered the Houseboat and had a really good first impression. It was clean, warm and has a modern look. It offers everything you need for your holiday. We enjoied the 3 days and think about to come back next year. :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious houseboat in great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this houseboat and will hopefully be able to visit again the next time we are in Amsterdam. The underfloor heating meant it was lovely and warm inside and we also found it to be well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious.

It is situated on a quiet canal in a residential area with shops, pubs and restaurants nearby but with easy access to the city centre. It was also a real novelty being on the water with ducks and swans our daily visitors! Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Amsterdam experience!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect weekend base for exploring Amsterdam. Extremely warm & very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Amsterdam Canals
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
van Lennep
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Station Lelylaan
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ring A10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Van Lennep
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Bloemendaal
Car: not necessary

The Local area has many little lunchrooms and restaurants in the neighbourhood. Also a variety of little shops a farmers market. A big foodcourt in an old Tram yard. One can also rent a boat nearby and tour the Amsterdam canals. All mayor Museum's and park are in walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Oud West, Amsterdam area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
DECEMBER RATE
16 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£436
for 3 nights
From
£145
From
£172
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat
 
 
DECEMBER RATE
23 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£436
for 3 nights
From
£145
From
£172
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
27 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£847
for 3 nights
From
£282
 
 
Judy
2 Jan 2018 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£463
for 3 nights
From
£154
 
 
Nightly Rate
5 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£201
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£137
Fri,Sat
 
 
JAN FEB 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£201
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£160
Fri,Sat
 
 
February
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£349
for 3 nights
From
£116
From
£160
Fri,Sat
 
 
March Rate
1 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
From
£137
From
£172
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£432
for 2 nights
From
£216
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.18

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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