When planning the construction of Saint Petersburg, Peter the Great relied greatly on the model of Amsterdam, a famous and wonderful city that is built on the water. In the capital of the Netherlands, you can literally reach the canals without even leaving the building's first floor and get from one place to another by boat. After all, the houses here stand directly on the canals, and the historic part of Amsterdam is even located two meters below sea level. According to Peter's plan, Saint Petersburg was supposed to have a similar structure. But time passed, the construction went on, and the idea faded further and further into history. The tsar's plan was never fully carried out, and Saint Petersburg became a city by the water, not on the water. However, the idea of Peter the First did not rest with many generations of architects, and what the creator had aspired to so much finally appeared in the northern capital of Russia: actual houses on the water.
A houseboat is a modern floating house or even a floating villa. This format of housing is very common abroad — in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and the USA. In Russia, this trend is only just beginning to emerge. And where else but the northern capital would houseboats be more than perfect? The magnificent architecture, European chic, wide open waters, and Gulf of Finland — everything here encourages you to get a suitcase, pack your things, leave that stuffy apartment block, and move closer to the water. For just a day, a week, or even a few months.
Features: 5 bedrooms, a spacious living room, a kitchen with all appliances and utensils, 3 open terraces, an area with a panoramic Jacuzzi and 2 saunas, and private access to the water.
Features: 3 bedrooms, a spacious living room with a fireplace, a kitchen with all appliances and utensils, an open terrace with private access to the water, and a wood-fired sauna.
You can rent a houseboat in Saint Petersburg right on our website: just click on the page of the house option you prefer, press the yellow button, fill in all the required information, and book the house in any convenient way.
A houseboat rental is a great alternative to any apartment or cottage, which helps to create a completely unique experience. After all, renting a house on the water means immersing yourself in the atmosphere of Russia's northern capital, living in the city's best neighborhoods, and literally touching its iconic rivers and canals. Who knows, maybe the ideas of Emperor Peter are still destined to come true, making you one of the discoverers. We wish you the best days on the water!