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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 1 - 3 nights

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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 Van Lennepbuurt

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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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 -
(95 traveller reviews)

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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 95 reviews
Portland
5

Great way to experience Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy that we chose to rent this houseboat for our 3 night stay in Amsterdam. We had never experienced staying so close to the water and loved the peacefulness of the mornings and the activity (small leisure boats cruising the canals) when the weather was nice in the afternoons and early evenings.

The house is well equipped and comfortable. There's no rocking at all. We didn't choose to do any cooking, but the kitchen is fine. Bathroom facilities include good water pressure and temperature for showers.

It's a few minutes walk from a tram stop that gets quickly to the center of town. There are places to eat within walking distance, and you're a close walk to Vondelpark.

The owners were very responsive and the information they provided, including directions to their place and their house manual, are clearly spelled out.

We feel lucky to have found this place, and would absolutely stay here again when we return to Amsterdam.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, Thank you for your nice review and rating. It is much appreciated! It is always nice to hear somebody enjoyed our houseboat so much. We also enjoy it too : ) Like being on holiday in your own city. Your always welcome to come and stay again. Say hi to the rest of the family from us. All the best, Audrey and Melle
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Philadelphia, PA, USA
5

Wonderful houseboat, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this houseboat... Fantastic location! On a quiet canal, walking distance to everything. There are many restaurants, cafes & groceries within a few blocks (2-5 min walk) + all of the main museums, parks, etc are within a 15-25 min walk. Lovely outdoor space to decompress after a busy day. All of the necessary amenities & very clean. The hosts were accessible and left a helpful guide. We would definitely stay here on another trip to Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Family break

  • 4 of 5

The houseboat is in a great location and really near to tram and walkable to vondel park and other central places. It was quiet and peaceful with plenty of space for us all and had everything we needed. Melle was very helpful and came out to show us how things worked etc or responded when we needed help. The only thing I would say that could be improved is that the garden looked a bit sad and uncared for and a little bit of work would have made it a much nicer space to sit out in...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Relaxing environment- a perfect ending to our crazy Europe adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Easy location to access by tram. Anything you need is within walking distance. Wish we could have stayed longer. We would not hesitate to book again should we find ourselves back in Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
2

Property is oversold!

  • 2 of 5

Overall the property was just OK with accommodations for four adults. Nice windows onto canal were without screens but had cobwebs. Sliding skylights needed cleaning. Kitchen had electrical problems so toaster taken away- suggested we use oven broiler. This owner needs to back off rentals and put some effort into sprucing up the whole property! How about a roof top deck? Renters with lots of luggage will have difficulty with multiple stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, sad to hear you thought the houseboat was "just ok". I wish your stay would have been a more pleasant one. We have cleaned the Sliding Skylights and cobwebs. Thank you for pointing that out! We bought a new toaster. I hope this one will function without problems. Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused you. There are 5 windows with a fly screen and 2 without. We have chosen to have the 2 extra large windows without a screen so one can have direct contact with the water and feed the swans etc. You must have not noticed the screens? There are 2 in the roof windows, one in covering the entrance door, one in the smaller window opposite of the entrance door and one in the larger corner window behind the plants. The 3 steps for entering the boat and 3 steps for entering the terrace.(see pictures) are needed because the houseboat is on water level. It is unavoidable to get on a houseboat without steps or a walking plank etc. We do must admit this can be a problem for elderly people or people who have walking problems. This should be taken into account when one wants to stay on a houseboat or most houses in Amsterdam too. It is an old town. Again I wish your stay would have been a more pleasant one we will look into your suggestions for making a stay on our houseboat more pleasant for everyone! Kind regards, Audrey & Melle
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4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a week stay on this lovely house boat. It was sunny, airy and nicely located. There is plenty to walk too near by. The beds and pillows were comfy (down pillows and comforters!). Quiet with some occasional bird noises. Awesome people watching through the many windows-- we enjoyed watching all the boats go by on the canals (mostly just folks enjoying themselves, only the rare dinner/tour boats). Two things I would note. (1) There should be some more coffee cups, only 3 in the house (this is a little thing....). (2) The lay out is very open, meaning no walls or doors between the beds-- or the rest of the space (ie kitchen). In addition, the double/queen bed is right next to the only entrance to the house. This means everyone has to plan on going to bed and waking at the same time. This was fine for us (sisters) but was a bit hard the first 36 hrs as we were all coming from different time zones. As a parent of kids, I think I could have made this work with kids, parents could sit out on the patio, while the kids got to sleep at night-- but there would be no buffer for that early morning kid noise! Everything said and done, we were VERY happy with this space and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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Nightly Rate
20 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£473
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£237
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£710
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£237
 
 
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26 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£166
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£83
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£710
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£237
 
 
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3 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£402
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£201
 
 
Nightly Rate
6 Aug 2018 - 14 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£710
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£237
 
 
Nightly Rate
15 Aug 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£147
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£147
 
 
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16 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£237
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17 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
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£237
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£237
 
 
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18 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£710
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£237
 
 
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21 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£147
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£147
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£710
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£237
 
 
Nightly Rate
18 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£219
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£219
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£656
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£219
 
 
Nightly Rate
6 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£147
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£147
 
 
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1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£437
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£219
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£656
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£219
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.25

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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