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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

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 a private apartment. Not an "entire" Houseboat. Due to a technicality of Homeaway's listing options the title does not describe the actual situation. Dreamaway Houseboat apartment is an extension of a larger houseboat. The Houseboat consists of 2 separate apartments. Dreamtime Houseboat Apartment has a private entrance, private terrace and all other facilities.

During the day you can enjoy one open space and by night one can use 3 sliding doors to create 4 separate compartments. Creating a kitchen, dining area, bedroom and one large suite/ bedroom with 2 single beds that can be constructed into a double bed. The 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.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 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 Amsterdam City

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 Amsterdam Oud-West in Amsterdam-West

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
5

Best boat house ever!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Great transportation. Very easy to get around with the trams system. Quiet. House was very comfortable and well equiped and Melle very friendly, easy going and helpful!. Had a great experience! Gaby

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

It's an amazing experience living in a houseboat- feels gorgeous. Also the district is very enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cosy quiet houseboat and useful bikes

  • 5 of 5

Lovely

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Days on an Amsterdam Houseboat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 day family trip to Amsterdam helped by a very comfortable say in the Houseboat. Melle was a very welcoming host, he sent us all the information we needed to make our way from the Airport to the Houseboat and how to let ourselves in. He came round right away to go over the Houseboat facilities; the boat was very comfortable and warm and had everything we needed. It would be nice to see it in Summer as you can sit outside if the weather was warm enough. There was plenty of space for the three of us and all the facilities were contemporary with a lot of thought going into the overall interior design. The location of the Houseboat was also very good, we could walk into the centre of Amsterdam in about 25 minutes or you could take a tram. We would certainly recommend the Houseboat and we ourselves would return if we were back in Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, convenient and colourful

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our mid-winter stay on the houseboat. It was super-cosy and warm with its underfloor heating and also very comfortable and well-equipped. The colourful art on the walls, loads of leafy plants, wooden floors and walk through design made it a really relaxing space to be in and it was interesting being right on the water with the bird life and watery reflections. In a quiet location and not over-looked, it's also a walkable distance to the centre (about 20 mins) though you could easily get on a tram nearby. Supermarket and outdoor market also close by. Melle was always available straight away by phone if we had a query and was really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended all round.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Guys from Germany

  • 5 of 5

Ein sehr schönes hausboot in einer schönen umgebung

Für jeden empfehlenswert !!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • 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 Amsterdam 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
 
MARCH
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£187
for 2 nights
From
£93
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
APRIL START
1 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£285
for 2 nights
From
£143
From
£169
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
EASTER
14 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£848
for 4 nights
From
£212
 
 
High Season Rate
19 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£108
for 1 night
From
£108
 
 
Kings day
26 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£195
for 1 night
From
£195
 
 
May 1
2 May 2017 - 13 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£108
for 1 night
From
£108
 
 
MAY
14 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£389
for 2 nights
From
£195
 
 
JUNE
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£337
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
JULY
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£389
for 2 nights
From
£195
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
August
1 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£458
for 2 nights
From
£229
 
 
September
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£389
for 2 nights
From
£195
 
 
OKTOBER
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£337
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£424
for 2 nights
From
£212
£952
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87

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.
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