About This Listing
My boat is your home away from home. In the middle of the city, but in a quiet street. My boat is over a century old. But with all modern comfort like central heating & wifi. PLUS a code for a 25 euro discount on your next airbnb booking anywhere!
My 25-meter long ship used to be a freight-carrier but is now converted into a nice modern house. The 'house' of the old skipper is still there, with the antique paneling and the cupboard bed; very cosy! In the stern of the ship is another bedroom with a double bed. In the former freight-room a spacious living-room is now built, a bathroom with bath, a kitchen. In the living is another possibility for two people to sleep; the couch folds out to a double bed. The house is heated by means of a central heating system (hot air) and a gas stove; it's always comfortable. My ship is situated in the middle of Groningen, two minutes on foot from the lively city center, the main station and the famous Groninger Museum. But the road at which my ship is moored is a very quiet street with beautiful chestnut trees and stately houses.
The boat is completely yours during your stay! It has 1 (double) super cosy cupboard bed in the back of the ship, one double bed in a cosy bedroom in the stern of the ship and if you are with a company of more than 4; there is one extra double bed in the living room because you can unfold the couch into a very nice bed!
We'll meet when you arrive, and maybe later on if you would like to have some advice, or a small city tour! But as I live elsewhere, I will not be around every day, but can easily be reached by mobile phone or email!
My neighborhood is quiet but the city-center is within a 3 minutes walk! I love to quietly sit on the deck of my ship and look at the ships passing at one side, the people walking their dogs in the small park next to my boat. The houses on the other side of the street are occupied by the privileged; the mayor of the city of Groningen lives here for instance...:)
Train and bus station is within a 3 minutes walk!
You can park your car in the parking garage 100 metres from my ship, or I'll guide you to a nearby place in the city where parking is free. Parking near the boat is possible but expensive; 2 euro's per hour. So maybe you can use it to unload your luggage and then move to cheaper alternative...
Just treat my house as you would treat yours...! If you are a nice relaxed guy/girl looking for a special and romantic place to stay; this is the place for you. You're more than welcome to enjoy the charms and the warmth of my sweet cosy ship.
BUT! If you are going to be fussy about small things, like the boat is making noises (yes ... it is! it's a floating thing on water! It sometimes bumps against the shore!) Or, like some people who visited my house; you want to spend your time crawling under the cupboards and the couch to check whether it is really really clean there; DON'T BOTHER! PLEASE BOOK A HOTEL FOR TWICE THE MONEY! It is a HOME, my home, your home if you like; not a HOTEL.
I really can't be bothered with complaints concerning one not completely spotless wineglass or a pillow that was a bit too soft... I do my best to give you a great place to stay, MY private home, and I really give an effort to deliver it as clean and comfy as possible! Clean sheets, towels, pots and pans, cutlery, the works! So if you are going to look for small things, maybe just to get a discount afterwards... please feel welcome to find another place..!
Be nice to my neighbor Han, who lives at the other boat at this side of the canal, and give some strokes to Eddy the red cat who belongs to people on the other side of the street, but who likes to lie in the sun on the roof of my ship...:))
Great location, tidy and spacious houseboat. We had great weather and it was lovely to be able to relax outside on the boat. Only downside was the lack of wifi.
Hele leuke en sfeervolle boot in de singel van Groningen, op minuten lopen van het station en 10 minuten van de Grote Markt. Wij hebben met z'n zessen hier een top weekend gehad, ondanks dat je altijd op moet passen dat je je hoofd niet stoot. We werden goed ontvangen en konden bellen als er iets was. Gelukkig was dit niet nodig!
Boat was nice and well located,but very disappointed with internet,as didn't have WiFi as promised in the advertisement,router was broken since previous visitors and wasn't possible to fix it in all the week.
The reception was very nice done by an acquaintance of the owner. The boat is very clean, kitchen nice and exactly like on the photos. We enjoyed our stay a lot, the kids sleeping in the back of the boat and we in the front. The boat can be cold depending on the time of the year, I stayed begin May, but luckily there are electric heatings to make you feel comfortable.
The Wifi was not working, which was not a problem for us, but for someone who wants to combine leisure/work in the weekend it can be a problem.
Highly recommended, and thanks to the host sharing his beautiful boat.
Stoere overnachtingsplek vlakbij centrum Groningen, onze 3 zonen vonden het geweldig.
About the Host, Schipper
Easy going, friendly 59-year old. Seen a lot, done even more! Like to meet new people, make them feel at home in my beautiful ship, it's another way to enjoy life, I am convinced that being nice reflects positivity into the world! :)
I like to travel myself, via airbnb because you get to know the real life of people; how they live, where they do their shopping, who their neighbors are...