We felt very fortunate to be able to stay in this lovely houseboat. My kids(2 teens) knew we were staying on a houseboat but were expecting something a bit more rustic-boy were they pleasantly surprised. This is more like a floating apartment! High ceilings, lots of light, nice kitchen, room for all of us. Of course our favorite spot was the topside dining table and being able to eat on deck and watch all the action on the canals. We all want to come back next summer!!