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Artistic Houseboat Amstel free parking + 4 bikes

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Enjoy our beautiful quite new houseboat, and feel home way from home! with a nice garden and garden house as well. It gives place to at least 4- 5 persons. A wonderful place to stay, people call it a little 'paradise', very unexpected in a world city as Amsterdam. After sightseeing it is a joy to come home and enjoy the garden and terrace with its flowers, and the spacious houseboat with all its comforts. You can swim in the river Amstel, too! There is no real swmming pool, but the water of Amstel is quite clean and lots of people enjoy swimming in it, from March-October. Easiest is to go near the bridge or at some other spot along the Amstel, because at our houseboat we don't have a real place to climb out of the water in an easy way. Two years ago we have built this houseboat our...Enjoy our beautiful quite new houseboat, and feel home way from home! with a nice garden and garden house as well. It gives place to at least 4- 5 persons. A wonderful place to stay, people call it a little 'paradise', very unexpected in a world city as Amsterdam. After sightseeing it is a joy to come home and enjoy the garden and terrace with its flowers, and the spacious houseboat with all its comforts. You can swim in the river Amstel, too! There is no real swmming pool, but the water of Amstel is quite clean and lots of people enjoy swimming in it, from March-October. Easiest is to go near the bridge or at some other spot along the Amstel, because at our houseboat we don't have a real place to climb out of the water in an easy way. Two years ago we have built this houseboat ourselves. Though it is not totally finished yet, it is an already very comfortably living there. We have a large and cosy kitchen, same sized living room on top, a double bedroom and another sleeping place with one bed and two children's bedrooms, one with a 120 cm large bed, and one with a single, normal sized bed. Downstairs a nicely decorated bathroom with a mosaic wall (and the bath tub mosaique still not finished though)with shower and bath. In the garden is located a smal garden house which is recently renovated and with a very cosy atmosphere. It has a double bed made by my husband Rico, and another bed/ bench next to it. And even a second piano. We rent this also separately during the whole year but not by Tripadvisor.. Guest have access to the whole houseboat, garden, and only if needed to the garden house. Only some boxes with personal stuff will be put aside with a note on it 'please do not touch'. . Appartment furnishings 1 big 180 double bed 1 smaller 120 cm double bed for two small adults or two children 2 single beds in the houseboat 1 double 140 cm bed and 1 single bed in the gardenhouse Cable TV and Wii player Free WIFI and use of 2 PCs DVD and CD player and radio, possible to connect on the TV Kitchen with fridge,oven, microwave, freezer, dishwasher iron washing machine and dryer (which are in the garden in a shed) First aid box You will be welcomed either by myself or our eldest daughter Claire, who will explain everything to you about the houseboat. And about Amsterdam, you can ask her as much as you want. The center is only at 15 minutes distance by bike, and four bikes are at your disposal during your stay... Whether they are suitable for you, you will find out at arrival. In case you need the saddles to be adjusted higher or lower, we advise you to go to the nearest bike shop, this is at walking distance. We leave this for you to arrange. If one or more of the bikes are not the right size for you, you can rent a suitable one at the bike shop. Last winter we had a bad experience with a group of guests, that two bikes were stolen and two were broke. The next group of guests arrived that same day, so our daughter Claire didn't have time to provide four other bikes at once, which you might understand. In a case like this, we don't feel responsible for the availbility of bikes, though we are very sorry. It is a very nice area from where you can walk in even in a (very) little forest. it is called the 'green tail'of Amsterdam. You can make beautiful biking or walking tours from here to Ouderkerk, or take the ferry or bridge to the mill on the other side of the Amstel, just 5 minutes by bicycle. A map of the surroundings will be available. In summertime you can even take a swim in the river Amstel, from outside our houseboat you can climb on our small ship(need some flexibility). Our children and the children of our neighbours do swim regularly in the river, the water is said to be quite clean. You can park your car in front of the gate on the street, it is a free zone on Sundays, but during the week, Monday-Saturday from 9 am -7pm you need a blue card, this means you have to change the time on the card every three hours. The blue card will be available for you in the houseboat at arrival. The house boat is not very suitable for elderly people (because of the stairs, the double bed and extra bed on top are reached by a little piece of wood) nor for very young children (the stairs, but also the water surrounding the houseboat). Rules: NO DRUGS, NO PARTIES, NO SMOKING ( only smoking in the garden is allowed) Please be respectful to our properties, you can use everything except some stuff we will put in the garden house with a note 'please do not use'. We would love to welcome you and hope you will enjoy our place as much as we do ouselves! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties, no drugs. In the houseboat we have a shoes off policy. Please feel at home and treat the place as if it is your home.... For the 4 free bikes we ask a cash deposit of 200 euro at arrival to be paid to the host.When everything is fine at departure you will get it back. This is especially for the bikes, as we have had several bad experiences with it! The deposit of 200 euro by Trip advisor is for all other belongings in the houseboat.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Marga v
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Date of stay: August 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
Nice quiet neigbourhood near river Amstel ,with little forest around to walk and also near Amstelpark. Not far from Rai station (train to airport 10 minutes, and tram 4 to center 20 minutes) and also not far from shops/supermarkets near RAI or on Rijnstraat.
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