This completely renovated and modernized houseboat is situated in a beautiful part of undiscovered nature right at the inner city of Utrecht; the Canal named “De Kruisvaart”. Located in the popular “Dichterswijk” very close to the city centre. This waterway is direct accessible to open water, surrounded by nature and literally still within walking distance of the city centre. Even at boat distance, because with the boat (included) it's only 5 minutes boating to the ‘Oudegracht’ where you can boat along the old “werf-kelders’ in the old city-centre.
Parking in front of the houseboat is free and you will also have free use of two bikes. So you can always be in the city within a few minutes, where you can park your bike for free and guarded. A few minutes from “Westerkade” and “Ledig erf” with plenty of restaurants and cosy terraces.
The houseboat is accessible through a large garden with a shed for the bikes. In spring the garden is blooming with flowers, and it will continue to bloom and grow throughout the whole summer. The garden has two levels, one higher and another lower terrace. The lower terrace is directly accessible from the living room with two patio doors and has a large umbrella for extra shelter for the sun. Via the path along the shed, across the bridge, you will reach the front door of the houseboat.
Upon entry into the central hall you can go to the spacious wardrobe where you immediately discover the unique construction of the houseboat, a so-called ‘split-level’. Where you can take a few steps upstairs for the master bedroom or a few steps downstairs for a second bedroom.
The master bedroom is certainly special; Lying in bed you will have a beautiful panoramic view to the wide water and the green nature on the other side of the houseboat (a non-cultivated green nature strip) through the not high but wide window. A comfortable and cozy place, not only for a good sleep because of the location, it is very quiet. But waking up is a treat as well. In the morning the sun, reflecting through the water, shines on the waves on the ceiling. In this bedroom there is a large wardrobe closet.
Taking the staircase to the lower level there is a second bedroom. A 2 person bed and there is also additional storage space, as well as the washing machine.
From the entrance you can instantly enter the kitchen and living room. A modern kitchen equipped with all the modern comforts. The living room has a wide view to the water side and direct access to the large water terrace. But the living room also has two patio doors facing the garden and by two “bridges” directly acces to the lower garden terrace.
The water terrace, as an extension of your living room, also offers a real bonus, the boat. This boat allows you to travel through the canals of Utrecht within 5 minutes. It opens a large spread of opporunities to discover Utrecht city-centre on a very special way (“Koningsdag”, visiting Restaurant, summerday-trip). An unique experience for just “the happy few” only (to get a boat-permit is a 10 years “job”). The water terrace also has a spacious lounge-sofa where you can fully enjoy the completely surrounding water-world. Clean water that is in open connection with the canals of Utrecht but also with the surrounding waterways so full of life and various kinds of fish and birds. You live here in the midst of an ecological zone with daily visits of all the living animals. Fishing or swimming are common things to do for houseboat citizens. The location is also very quiet with only the sounds of nature in the morning.
The living not only gives a wide view of the water and on the whole green side, there is also a cozy fireplace. But also a smart curved-HD-TV, which is not in the room all the time, but only one push of the button and the TV comes out of the floor when you want to watch TV. The sound system is of SONOS and thus of high quality. Furthermore there is a High quality Internet and WIFI (150 mbit/sec).
From the central hall you reach the bathroom, which lies between the kitchen and the split-level bedrooms.
The bathroom is beautiful and stylish finished with modern sanitary facilities such as toilet, rain + / hand shower, nice sink on a table with plenty of storage space, design radiator and a sunny view on the water side.
This residential area offers plenty of modern comfort, a cozy place and especially freedom and nature. All in all, in walking, boat and cycling distance from the city centre of Utrecht.