Charming house boat for 4 people in East London
Charming house boat for 4 people in East London
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The boat has one snug double bedroom , a couch bed as seen in photo with the option of a third air mattress if needed. The beds have the finest feather duck down duvets..The boat is not without its quirks, it is a bohemian, cosy, authentic, widebeam canal boat.We move regularly through the canal system. . You’ll love the ambiance, the outdoors space, the neighborhoods, and the light. It is a great quirky, affordable way to come and visit london. Ideal for seasoned travellers & groups of friend.

The space

The boat feels like a little cottage inside - has a toilet, shower and cooking facilities. No fridge. Good outside space for sitting in the sunshine.
The boat is moving east. Mile End, Hackney WIck, Bromley by Bow, Lime House, then Victoria park, Angel and Camden and further west later in September

Guest access

The whole boat

Other things to note

limited water support but enough for qucik showers

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Indoor fireplace

Extra people $30 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $40 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $200 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Jurgita User Profile
September 2017
We were staying in the ship for 5 nights. Not recommended. Unfortunatelly, on arriving nobody was meeting us. Instructions to find the place given by the owner was somewhat inacurate, and we must spend time looking for the ship in the dark late evening. The same problem applied to the instructions how to turn on electricity and use home appliances. The boat is self-sufficient, i.e. it is not connected to electricity and water suply in the canal. Electricity is coming from the solar batery, and you can have enough of it in the morning, but not enough in the evening. Those candles in the photos are for the light, not for romance. Forget a hot shower also. Water heats for too short period to be used properly. The water supply finished in day 3, after we tried to wash our hair, heating water on the gas stove. This was functioning well. We were not warned about bringing the car or USB chargers for our phones, so our normal charger was of no use in the ship. Charged our phones in the restaurants, stations and trains. In the stations one also could find a shower. Very useful. The owner responded to our messages quite quickly, but not being in London herself, she tried to arrange help of her numerous friends. Communication was complicated. After three days already we were too tired to prolong it and used our scouts survival skills to finish our stay. The ship itself is old and needs good refurbishing. Especialy windows. It was freezing during night, especialy when it was a storm in London and the wind was blowing through the holes. We could have used a fireplace, only we were afraid to make more problems. On the more optimistic note it could be said that the bed in bedroom was very comfortable (well, not the sofa though), the bedding and towels were clean, there were enough of kithen utensils and bathroom essencials. Isabella did her best to put the ship in the very nice and comfortable for us area. We think, that for 2 persons for 2-3 nights stays on summertime and well prepared this place could be a possible alternative to appartment.

Jo User Profile
August 2017
Like a forest cabin retreat, only you're really in London. We had an amazing time, and a lot of that came from sitting out on the deck and taking in the city vibe. The host was also very accommodating, and answered any and all questions promptly.

Lindsay User Profile
August 2017
A special little boat and a quiet, peaceful option for staying in central London. Hostess was great.

Joshua User Profile
August 2017
I had a lovely stay in Isabella's boat and would highly recommend. The boat itself is beautiful and perfect for this time of year. Only downsides are that the location was not quite where I expected from the listing but was easy enough to reach. It could also be limiting for guests who weren't planning to go out and see the city due to the reliance on solar power etc but this was not an issue for me.

Cris User Profile
July 2017
The boat is really charming. We had a little trouble with the water, tho, something had broken. Isabella's communication during the whole thing was seriously amazing. I could tell she is a very thoughtful and conscientious person by the way she handled the whole thing. I give her 5 stars for being so wonderful! The boat we give 4 stars only because our family is comprised of giants (all over 5' 10" except me) and the boat ceiling is comfortable for about 5' 9". So I was fine :) but my family had to duck while walking. But honestly, we were really only there for a total of an hour outside of sleeping, so it was tolerable. It is cute, gentle and definitely secluded. If you don't need the bells and whistles and are looking for something different and pared down, a chance to turn off your phone and really relax, definitely rent this boat!

Jake User Profile
July 2017
Isabella’s boat is stunning! Really good vibes and she’s there to help you out if you’re not too sure! I love how it takes you away from the normalities of home life. It’s a truly fantastic experience, would recommend 100 times over!

Jamie User Profile
July 2017
Overall a positive experience. I would recommend this to anyone who fancies something a little different.

London, United KingdomJoined in November 2014
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Interaction with guests

Happy to help with any info or advice during your stay

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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