A luxury retreat that’s a far cry from your average boathouse.


When you think of the tiny house craze, you probably think of small, compact living spaces on wheels. But have you ever thought that a houseboat floating on the water is also a form of small living? The houseboat we feature here is one worth visiting and is second to none in any luxury hotel.

This boathouse in Amsterdam is now offered as an Airbnb. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen, living area, and even a gorgeous outdoor patio. Let’s take a quick tour.

The bright, open living space is adjacent to a sleek, modern kitchen.

The bathroom also has a luxurious feel to it.

A small staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms.

The Airbnb hosts provide four bicycles for getting around Amsterdam, which are included in the cost of the stay.

Would you be interested in visiting Amsterdam and staying in this beautiful boathouse, which rents for about $140 per night and has only a five-star rating? If I ever get the chance to visit Amsterdam, I will definitely find a way to book this unique space.

This is no ordinary boathouse, but a fully functional high-tech architectural beauty on the water, with a 48′ x 12′ open floor plan and 7′ high interior ceilings that offer optimal comfort, technology, aesthetics and portability.

During the day, waterproof hardwood floors and double-glazed windows provide a sense of openness, while at night, maintenance-free translucent insulated aluminum walls give a sophisticated glow. Set the remote control central air conditioning and heating, crank up the music, and you’re ready to party.

The living area has a next-generation media center with Bang & Olufsen sound, high-resolution projector, Nintendo Wii console and Sony LCD flat panel monitor for movies, computers, games and Internet access. A gourmet island kitchen allows you to pick up a glass of wine. It features handcrafted cabinetry, a Viking refrigerator and dishwasher, and an oven and cooktop in the Gaggenau cabinetry.

You can get even more comfortable in the spa bathroom, which features an Italian curved glass vanity, no-touch faucets and a Kohler frameless full-size shower. A large capacity tankless water heater and LG steam washer and dryer are also handy, as are two 60-horsepower Honda outboard motors. When it comes to towing and mooring, the lightweight aluminum hull and 12-foot width make it easy to move around.

Make yourself more comfortable in the spa bathroom with Italian curved glass vanity, touch-free faucets, and Kohler frameless full-size shower. A large-capacity tankless water heater and LG steam-powered washer/dryer are also convenient. There is also a spacious master suite with a plush W Hotel bed. Not in a hurry to go anywhere, it is equipped with two 60 hp Honda outboard motors. When it comes to hauling or anchoring, the lightweight aluminum hull and 12-foot width make it easy to move around.