A HOUSEBOAT, THE REAL FREEDOM! QUIET AND PEACEFUL, IN THE CENTRE

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Caroline Ligthart

Speaks dutch, english, french, german
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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A HOUSEBOAT, THE REAL FREEDOM! QUIET AND PEACEFUL, IN THE CENTRE

Old Center House Boat Rental Photos and Description

A 50 M2 Boat With Terrace On The Water:the Best View Of Amsterdam

I'm a writer. While staying in my home, you will get a taste of the warm artistic atmosphere I have surrounded myself with, and you will quickly find yourself at home. Simply imagine yourself sitting on the terrace, enjoying a glass of wine while swans and ducks pass by.

Sometimes, with hard winds or when boats go too fast, you will feel the boat move!

With a modern comfort, this houseboat measures 53m2 complete with an adjoining terrace of 15m2.

As you walk thorough the entrance hall with a half bath, you will find the spacious living room with an exit to the terrace, the fully equipped kitchen, a working/sleeping area. The boat has wireless internet access.

Each part offers beautiful views on the water through their large windows. You will find it to be complete with a comfortable bathroom with shower and a washing machine.

This houseboat is the perfect getaway FOR TWO people looking for something new and different.

Since I just started on this site, please look for reviews on: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/378523

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Caroline Ligthart

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks dutch, english, french, german

I'm a writer. In 2011 I published my first novel. Theatre plays have been played and a singer/songwriter sings a few of my songs.

Apart from that I'm also working as a researcher in Television. I love this work. Especially when it gives me the opportunity to travel.

Caroline Ligthart purchased this house boat in 1995

I always had this dream of living on a boat. At the age of 30 I was able to buy this beautiful boat. So I live my dream!

For years I've been busy to rebuilt it (the state it was in was very bad), and now it's all finished.

I'd like to share my boat with other people because it's such a special place and otherwise a tourist would never get the opportunity to experience what it's like to be so fortune and live in tho special way.

You can sit on the terrace and just watch the ducks and my special friends the swans go by. Every morning there is a swans who swims up to my window when I am behind my desk to write. I always have the feeling he comes to great me and wish me a nice day.

The view of the boat is very special. Trough every window you can see the water, and that is very relaxing and I find also inspiring.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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A Houseboat, The Real Freedom! Quiet and peaceful, in the centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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A Houseboat, The Real Freedom! Quiet and peaceful, in the centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452258vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
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  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
To see reviews of my boat: https://www.airbnb.nl/rooms/378523
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A Houseboat, The Real Freedom! Quiet and peaceful, in the centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452258vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
5

Very special

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Caroline's houseboat is wonderful. The photos and descriptions are accurate but the reality is even better! It is full of character & very comfortable and homely. It is very clean, well equipped and well maintained. We loved the Nespresso machine (coffee pods provided) so much we bought one when we returned home. It is in an ideal place - very close to the station but a world away from busy traffic and congestion. The canal is very picturesque and the views from the houseboat give a real sense of where you are - so much better than an anonymous hotel room! Sitting out on the decking watching passing boats and the neighbouring family of coots was a recurring pleasure during our stay. The supermarket is not far away and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. We would recommend Hemelse Modder, just a few yards further up the street - the food was excellent, the service friendly and in good weather there is an attractive leafy back lane behind the restaurant for al fresco dining. All the major Amsterdam attractions are within walking distance of the houseboat and of course walking anywhere in central Amsterdam is a pleasure in itself. We have already recommended this property to friends and if we ever return to Amsterdam we hope that Caroline's beautiful houseboat is still available for rent. It would definitely be our first choice.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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A Houseboat, The Real Freedom! Quiet and peaceful, in the centre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452258vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
5

A Charmed Life

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We spent 4 days on Caroline's houseboat and we had an awesome stay. The house is as pictured and is brimming with personality. All the amenities like a comfortable bed, strong shower and well equipped kitchen were part of the package. It was hard to believe we were in the center of all the hub-bub of Amsterdam-the canal and surrounding neighborhood were quiet and picturesque. Caroline was a pleasure to deal with-she was informative, flexible and unobtrusive. Nothing makes you feel more like a local than sitting on your deck and have the tourists take your pictures!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Zandvoort

The hot spot of Amsterdam, including the popular Waterloople in flea market, the Opera House, the Red Light District , China Town and the Dam Square are all within short walking distances.

During spring/summer/autumn there is a antique curiosa market on the Nieuwmarkt, a beautiful old square with the old Waag, surrounded by cafes and restaurants.

A perfect way to see the area is to rent a bike. Within 15 minutes you can enter the Van Gogh Museum, or the Stedelijk Museum (modern art) or the famous Rijksmuseum. Very special is also the Hermitage, situated on the Amstel river, only 5 minutes by bike.

But you can also just walk through the little allies, on the canals and admire the wonderful architecture of the old city.

The oldest house of the city is a 4 minutes walk away, and a wonderful cafe is situated in it! A must-seen!

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Availability & Rates

Old Center House Boat Rental Rates

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€3,750
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €250.00
The booking is definite when the rent and the cleaning fee are transferred.

On arrival the security deposit of 250 euro is paid. Which is refunded when checking out.
Notes Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation policy: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees

Check in: If the boat was occupied the day before, then check in at 15.00. If not you can come any time you like.
Check out: 11 o'clock.
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Amenities

Old Center House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 53 m²
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bed is 1.40 broad an 0.70 centimeters high.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
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