About This Listing
Enjoy a unique experience on the funkiest boat in town located in the best neighborhood on one of the prettiest canals. Our quaint bohemian houseboat is full of artistic flair with all the comforts of home. Great for couples.
This is a very unusual and funky place so it may not appeal to everyone's taste. The space is perfect for 2 people or a family of 3. It is a small boat with low ceilings, but once you get cuddled inside it is extremely comfortable with all the modern amenities plus spectacular views on the canal out every window. We have a large outside decks on the canal and street sides (rare on houseboats) adorned with beautiful flowers and plants. The interior of the boat has "funky" bright colors, cool lighting and lots of visual candy.
Guests will have access to the entire home including high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, stove top, microwave and small toaster oven, Nespresso Coffee machine, Phillips Juicing machine and mixer, hot water pot for tea, full kitchen and bathroom supplies and a 'welcome' supply of small food and drink items for their arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be greated by a member of our staff upon arrival who will explain how everything works on the boat and answer any questions. We can shop for you and fill your refrigerator before you arrive with your favorite things, prepare a tour plan for you or answer any questions you might have.
It is widely agreed that the Jordaan is one of, if not THE best neighborhood in Amsterdam. It has lovely canals, great shopping, galleries and restaurants, weekly street markets and easy access to all the tourist sights in Amsterdam. Guests can enjoy a 'walking holiday' as attractions are easily reached on foot, or rent a bike just around the corner. Views across the canals and bridges are sprinkled with beautiful churches and amazing Dutch architecture. If location, location, location is your wish in Amsterdam, this is the rental for you.
There is a tram stop and taxi stand within 5 minutes walk from the houseboat. Bike rentals equally as close. It's a fantastic central location while still feeling "quaint" and outside the massive tourist attractions. Note that parking is very limited and in the center of town and very expensive.
Other Things to Note
Sleeping arrangements are as follows: A queen-sized bed for 2 people in the main room which includes kitchen, living and dining areas. A third person can sleep on the small single bed in the 2nd room which includes the bathroom and office area adjacent to the back deck.
Smoking OK outside on the verandahs. Pets can be considered. 3 adults maximum (it will be cramped with 3, better with 2) this is not for large groups.
Our stay was wonderful. We found the houseboat with no trouble and were blown away by how great it is. The houseboat is incredible and really comfortable. The neighborhood is ideal and you're really in the center of everything. Close to all the coffee shops but also close to more residential areas. The food in Amsterdam is amazing, try as much as possible! Na Siam was a personal favorite :)
We found the bohemian houseboat ("The BoHo") to be everything we were looking for. It had a great vibe & energy. Lots of fun and an ideal location. Wifi was terrific. It was perfect for two people! Our only regret is that we return to Amsterdam in a few weeks & didn't book it again in time. Highly recommend this place! Tricia & Gail D'Avanzo
The houseboat is fantastic, very well located and very well equipped. We stayed with three people on the boat, which is perfectly doable. Kitchen, bath, towels, linnen, wireless, everything very well organized, clean and of good quality. Communication after booking as well as key pick up on arrival was seamless.
This houseboat is just fantastic, it is in such a great location, 20mins walk from Central Station and we could not have asked for a better place to stay; from the great contact we had with Jody and Anna before & during, to the wonderful, fun design of the houseboat. Anna was fantastic, everything was explained and there was juice, crisps, tea & coffee lots to welcome us & Anna gave us great advise for getting to the show we came to see.
We have been to Amsterdam before & stayed in Hotel, Hostels and Apartments but this was by far my/our favourite place to stay and I/we will be back for sure. The home is fully equipped with everything you could need and it is so clean and well layed out, storeage was fab also. I loved the deck area, great sun trap and people watching the Tour Boats going by. Oh, I just want to go back now..!!!
I would highly recommend this place (I already have) and I cant wait to go back.
Great area and the boat as advertised. Lovely sun trap on back deck morning till evening.
Good for 2 people - any more would be a squeeze! Very helpful contact for any queries. Totally recommend. Many thanks Wendy
If you want a unique experience, one that won't be easily forgotten or lost among the 400 other hotels and motels in which you stayed, you'll love this arty, slightly psychedelic expression of exuberance complete with a life-time collection of tchotchkes. It's on one of Amsterdam's most beautiful canals in a great location. A clean, very comfortable place with a great bed, all the kitchen equipment you need, a bath fit for a king and a helpful, informative local manager. There is considerable tour boat traffic on the canal but it starts late and ends early so it won't interrupt your sleep (daylight was 16 hours when I stayed) and it's sort of amusing to watch the boats and people.
I would highly recommend this place and was happy there.
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About the Host, Jody
I am an avid traveller and dreamer in search of a perfect place to call "home" and was blessed enough to find Bali and my magical house here. I am a closet interior designer and love to collect bright artwork and funky lights, this house is a never ending "art work" for me and a place I can recharge, express my creativity and get healthy with daily pampering and love. I'm also a closet workaholic and thanks to the internet I've been able to base my consultancy business right in front of the sea here in North Bali. Having spent many years on the road, I wanted to create a place you simply don't have to leave, just relax and renew... If you want to chill out and be surrounded by sea, sun and beautiful flowers... this is the place for you. You won't even need to leave the villa, it's set to take care of everything so you can just relax !
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