Having used VRBO 7 times now, the house boat has been the most impressive stay. After a long drive from Paris, coming in to a stocked fridge was wonderful. The owner was great, met us at the boat, walked us through everything. There was a binder full of useful info and she also answered several questions.
The location was perfect for us. Just sitting on the deck watching the canal traffic and the movement of all the bikes was entertaining. My kids enjoyed the movies provided.
Leiden was a nice town to roam. It was a simple bus/train ride into Amsterdam. My family and I very much enjoyed our stay on the boat house and would definitely recommend it.