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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 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 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 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

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!

Amenities

Amsterdam Oud-West House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Venetian mosaic underfloor heated bathroom.Walls made of Italian Natural stone.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , One double or 2 singles. Not both
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Great place, comfortable, clean, spacious

  • 5 of 5

We loved the houseboat. It was very clean, beds were comfortable, hot shower, full kitchen, and more. It was a short walk to the Tram, a nice walk to the museum area. There are restaurants nearby. We had great fun one day watching all the boats go by as we were relaxing. Would recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amsterdam on the canal

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations, close to the tram. So we could go all over the city. Melendez was very accommodating and helped us with getting there a little early

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Lovely cosy quiet houseboat and useful bikes

  • 5 of 5

Lovely

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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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.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Amsterdam Oud-West House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Kings day
Apr 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$174
 
 
May 1
May 1 2017 - May 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$136
 
 
MAY
May 21 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
JUNE
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$212
From
$267
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
JULY
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$267
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
September
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
OKTOBER
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$212
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$267
$1,198
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $108.95

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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