Designer: Chris Laugsch
The Modern Houseboat, Berlin, Germany
From approx £1,250
Sleeps 2 (+2 children)
The Modern Houseboat offers a unique opportunity to discover the adventure of life on water while unwinding and taking in the natural surroundings of the city of Berlin.
Located on Lake Rummelsburg, a small bay in the river Spree, there is hardly a more unique place to stay in Berlin: the entire front facing the bay opens up through huge windows with views of the city and the landmark TV tower on the horizon. You feel completely removed from the bustle of the city yet it only takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Berlin.
The boat features a contemporary and minimal interior which doesn’t distract the eye from the amazing view through the floor-to-ceiling windows which cover the entire front of the boat. Much of the furniture including the sofas and the beds are custom-made.
The boat measures around 60 sqm and features an open kitchen (including a dishwasher and fridge/freezer), a large living area with a retractable double bed and a couch, a shower room, a separate toilet, and the main bedroom with a comfortable double bed overlooking the water. There is a fireplace to keep the boat warm in winter and air conditioning for hot summer nights. Two ‘Bella Ciao’ bikes are also available for the guests to use. Just like the boat, they are hand-crafted, timeless classics.
N.B. This property is currently for sale. Enquire with owners for further details.
The houseboat is located on Lake Rummelsburg, a bay in the river Spree with the neighbouring districts of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg and Treptow. Right next to the dock is a small nature reserve that hundreds of ducks and many swans call their home.
In the vicinity there is a beautiful restaurant, ‘Die Hafenküche’, serving light lunches during the week and breakfast at the weekend. They can also pack a picnic basket and take guests on a tour on one of their boats.
Another neighbour is ‘Spreeboote’, offering tailor-made tours of Berlin in one of their elegant vintage boats. The centre of Berlin, and the many cultural and artistic attractions in the city, are about 15 minutes away by public transport, with a tram station about 100m from the harbour.
Arrive via Berlin airport.
Jan-Feb €210 per night
Mar-Apr €250 per night
May-Sep €280 per night
Oct €250 per night
Nov-mid Dec €210 per night
Mid Dec-Jan €280 per night
Prices based on two people, for additional guests add €20 per person per night
Lower rates available for weekly stays upon enquiry
Minimum stay three nights (seven nights over Christmas, New Year and Easter)
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.