Houseboat “The WaterNest”

A 2 floor Houseboat with garden, within a short distance of Amsterdam, in the lake district of “the Kagerplassen”, in middle of the “Green Heart” of the Netherlands, accommodates 6 up to a max of 8 people.

Charming two level houseboat, in an oasis of tranquillity, “the Kagerplassen”, a beautiful lake area, for swimming, relaxation, sailing and boating, 15 min. from Schiphol airport, large garden, sleeps 6 up to a max of 8 people, private parking. Not accessible during the winter months.

The premises includes a 2 floor houseboat with terrace on the waterfront, a spacious well maintained enclosed garden with lots of privacy, 2 terraces, a cottage called the “Cage” with beds for 4 people and a separate “Gazebo”, surrounded by 3 walls of glass, with a large dining table for up to 10 people. At the back of the property, in the inner harbour, is a boathouse for the wooden clinker sloop.

Do not expect five-star luxury, but enjoy the charms and the relaxing outdoors life on the waterfront, with all amenities and comforts of home.


Size Sleeps up to 8; 2 double beds, 1x 2 person sofa bed, bunk bed for 2, 2 toilets, 2 showers, 1 bathtub, 1 hot outdoor shower.If you wish, you may bring an additional tent yourself, and use it in the garden.


Access Car recommended, private parking with barrier, 15 km from Schiphol airport, also accessible by train from Leiden city, then take bus 56 to reach the address.Houseboat from car park; max 7 min walk on a dike and the piers of the inner harbour. Wheelbarrows are available for transporting your gear to the houseboat.


Family friendly?  Suitable for children of all ages, life jackets for small children are obligatory (ask the owner for available sizes) Difficult access for people with disabilities.


Facilities Electric heating, Free WIFI access, flat screen TV, Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, iPhone docking station, Water heater, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, Washing machine, Dryer, Movable gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ, Mosquito screens. Outdoor Fireplaces 2x. Hot water outdoor shower, AC in “the Cage”. Garden furniture, including 2 sun beds, party tent available upon request, which can be to put in the garden to your own needs. Swimming in the lake. Bathing ladder.


Boats (included)    Motor Boat with 5 HP, Zodiac 3.1 m with 5 HP, Mistral surfboard, Optimist sailing dinghy. Fuel not included in the price of the house rental.


Boats on rental basis from the owner Randmeer (2006) sailing boat for the family with sail number, Topaz (2009) a small 2 person sailing boat. Only for rent with applicable sailing experience! 8m antique teakwood clinker motor sloop 35HP., accommodating up to 15 people, higher price, high deposit. The pearl of the Kaag! To rent this boat, a license is required for the Skipper. Composite hull boats can be rented in the near vicinity.


Commercial Boat rentals in the vicinity Olympia charters; , yacht and day cruiser rentals Hoogenboom; sailing boats and day cruiser rentals.


Houseboat Floor Plan

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Upper deck houseboat: 8.60×6.30 m Spacious living room with beautiful views of the water and the old Dutch landscape, flat screen TV,  Satellite TV, DVD player, iPhone docking station, games, fireplace, electric radiators, 2 person sofa bed, small round dining table for up to 5-6 people.


Open kitchen with 4 burner (gas) stove, extractor fan, small fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, water heater, microwave and oven. Modern crockery and cooking utensils provided.
Stairs to the waterfront terrace and to the garden. Inner-stairs to the lower deck of the house.


Lower deck houseboat: Master bedroom with a double bed, spacious wardrobes, fan, electric radiator.
Bathroom with sink, tub and shower, toilet, electric radiator.


The Property


The Cage: + / – 5x3m. A small cottage on the premises with a double bed and a bunk bed (top bunk not suitable for adults). Shower, washbasin, WC. Washing machine and Dryer. Air conditioned.


The Gazebo: 5×5 m Beautiful gazebo on 3 sides surrounded by glass and bathed in sunlight, dining table for 10 persons, refrigerator with freezer, Radio-CD player.


The garden: approx. 15x 20m, completely surrounded by a green enclosure, very private, landscaped, 2 large terraces on shore, one in the garden near the water with sun all day and one near the Gazebo. There is a smaller terrace on the waterfront on the houseboat with a large windproof umbrella, a large fixed trampoline in the garden with safety nets. BBQ, 2 outdoor fireplaces. Lawn for badminton among other things. Garden chairs with cushions. Paths and terraces of tropical hardwood. Behind the property is the boathouse for the big teakwood clinker sloop in the inner harbour.


Location map; houseboat on the left, parking on the right:

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