After an adventurous day in the hustle and bustle of Cairo, retreat to the quiet and beauty of your houseboat on the River Nile. Located a few minutes from the center of the city, you will find it hard to believe that such tranquility can be found amidst the chaos of this wonderful city. Enjoy the fresh breeze on your private balcony with a spectacular panoramic view of the Nile and the city, or just take in the view from the large windows and glass door from within.
While as a houseboat the overall feeling is rustic and bohemian with wooden floors and cozy ambiance, the furnishings can be described as basic Scandinavian with a touch of Egypt. Amenities include air conditioners/ceiling fans, washing machine, wireless internet, satellite TV, balconies, equipped kitchen, and a lovely garden with bench (on the connecting land). Breakfast is included.
Your hosts, Dan (from the USA) and Mia (from Sweden), will share their decades of experience living in Cairo and traveling throughout Egypt and the region to assist you in any way we can to make your stay a most memorable one. To begin with, for example, we have access to wonderful Egyptian drivers who speak good English to take you to and from the airport; and our private tour guides are the best!
This room is in a 3-bedroom apartment and affords a full view of the NIle through your own bay window covering the entire Nile-side wall.
If all 3 bedrooms are available, you are welcome to rent the entire apartment for ultimate privacy, and we offer this apartment in its entirety at a special price - just ask!
We look forward to welcoming you. Dan and Mia
Quiet and no outside guests.
Dress respectful of Moslem culture.
Dan & Mia were great hosts. The houseboat is a great way to go and I would certainly recommend it. It's conveniently located and a relaxing place to spend some down time. In addition to providing lodging, Dan was very helpful with places to go and hooking us up with trustworthy tour guides and drivers. Highly recommended!
Staying on Dan's boat was a wonderful experience and not to be missed!!
Months prior to my trip, I reached out to Dan who always made himself available to answer all my questions to help prepare for my trip. He set me up with a no-stress amazing experience with airport transportation and a guide to maximize my experience in Egypt.
As a female traveling alone I had my reservations but I felt completely safe and welcomed at all times! Egypt is a great place and I highly recommend seeing this wonderful country!
Dan is an amazing host and very hospitable. The boat itself was a phenomenal experience with priceless views! The area is located in the perfect place with great shopping, bars and restaurants.
I spent 2 days with Dan's tour guide Mina and I highly recommend this! He is very knowledgable about Egypt and we had so much fun together. I would have never been able to see so much of Cairo without him. He also offers other tours throughout egypt and can customize it to whatever you like.
Dan seems to always have really great guests and I had the pleasure of meeting a super cool couple renting the other room and really enjoyed their company! Dan, the couple, Mina and the houseboat experience made my trip so special and will be a part of my wonderful lifetime memories of Cairo. My only complaint is that I didn't stay longer!
Hands down a fantastic experience!!!!
Staying at Dan’s place was a great and peaceful experience. I wish I spent more time in the boat, but I was in business and had to be outside most of the time. But, each time I got back, I feel happy that I chose this place. It is a real haven in hectic Cairo. The houseboat is well connected and easy to indicate to Taxi drivers. The communication with Dan went smoothly. He arranged my airport pick up. His driver waited for me, despite my delay because of luggage problems.
Dan is a nice and welcoming host. I enjoyed exchanging with him about his travel experiences. I left the place inspired. I will definitely book the room for my next trip in Cairo.
Dan is very responsive. He got back to me instantly during the reservation process and answered all my questions. Once in Egypt, he gave us tips on places to go eat, taxis and things to see. The houseboat is beautiful and we couldn't have stayed in a better place than this. It does get a bit loud at night coz' of the passing boats with music and street noise, however we were too tired at the end of a long day to be bothered by it. The beds are comfortable and living room area is nice - favorite being the deck area. The bathroom and kitchen are not the most inviting to use but they are totally usable. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.
The house boat is exactly as described, very clean and a perfect location to experience Cairo. Dan was extremely helpful and happy to give me advice and make me feel at home. You can tell he is very experienced with hosting guest in Cairo, he tells you things you didn't even think you should know. Also, the tour guide he arranged for me was the best tour guide I had out of 4 in all of my travels in Egypt. I would absolutely recommend Dan and his house boat.
What an adventure!!! I appreciate so much Dan offering his houseboat for rent. There is no other way to experience Egypt! You are truly in the HEART OF CAIRO, you cannot get a more authentic Egyptian experience. Dan is full of advise and eager to share his survival tips from how to cross the street to the best eats in the area. The apartment is simple and rustic, providing you with everything you need. Dan filled my fridge with breakfast items and ensured I had everything I needed to be comfortable. His driver became a good friend, as well as personal tour guide of the pyramids and the city of Cairo. I would definitely return!
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Hi, I'm Dan. Born in New York City, I've spent most of my adult life living and working in the Middle East, have visited over 40 countries (and lived long-term in 7 countries), and obviously love to travel, play tennis, music, and generally just spread good vibes wherever I am. I have lived on this houseboat in Cairo for 12 years, and can't imagine a more wonderful place to live. I love sharing my passions with others.
Mia has also lived on this houseboat for 12 years, is a renowned Swedish photographer and journalist, authoring several photo-books on Cairo and the region, and thus she has many interesting contacts throughout Egypt and the region. Her other passions include art and gardening.
We live just below the apartments we are posting on airbnb, and look forward to sharing our love of the region and our knowledge with you.