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Charming Historic Boat Moored opposite Kew Gardens.

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2 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi
2 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of Charming Historic Boat Moored opposite Kew Gardens.

Private host

Charming Historic Boat Moored opposite Kew Gardens.

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire house boat

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Brentford, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSyon Park3 min drive
  • Popular LocationEventim Apollo7 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)13 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
370 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Historic Boat Moored opposite Kew Gardens.

Adults-only houseboat in Brentford with water park
Enjoy stunning sunset panoramas on the tidal Thames from our beautiful, historic vessel. From her secluded garden mooring, Seacrest boasts magnificent views of Kew & Brentford Ait Nature Reserve. With fantastic transport links, she’s a riverside walk from many superb restaurants & pubs. This unique home is a comfortable, peaceful retreat, with all of Central London’s amenities at the doorstep.

There are a number of fantastic restaurants within walking distance, whether the Michelin Star Glasshouse in Kew Village, a host of cozy riverside pubs or a range of fantastic establishments in Chiswick and Richmond.

We're moored directly opposite the iconic Kew Bridge, whose arches contain a range of fantastic boutique businesses such from paddle boarding to gyms and spas. The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew across the river, whose boundary you can see from Seacreast's windows, isn't the only place to spot wildlife. Between the boat and the Botanic Gardens sits an island (Brentford Ait Nature Reserve) which was planted by Queen Victoria and provides refuge for our rarest river birds. Families of seals sometimes pass under the window, and every spring a new cluster of ducks, geese or swans nest on our garden mooring.

Kew Bridge station will take you direct to central London and is less than a 5 minute walk away, but you can also catch the river ferry from the other side of Kew Bridge, which, in spring and summer, travels downstream to Westminster or upstream to Hampton Court.

We look forward to welcoming you to our very special tidal home.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this houseboat offers a safe and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the houseboat include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mark Scorer
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car not required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 370 sq ft (34 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Charming Historic Boat Moored Opposite Kew Gardens
Charming Historic Boat Moored opposite Kew Gardens. Houseboat
Charming Historic Boat Moored opposite Kew Gardens. Brentford

About this area


Located in Brentford, this houseboat is on a river. Royal Albert Hall and Eventim Apollo are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Natural History Museum and Science Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Twickenham Stadium or Stamford Bridge Stadium. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - 10 min walk
  • Syon Park - 3 min drive
  • Twickenham Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Eventim Apollo - 7 min drive
  • Westfield London Shopping Centre - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Kew Bridge Station - 4 min walk
  • Gunnersbury Underground Station - 15 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 13 min drive


  • Strand Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Express Tavern - 4 min walk
  • Café Rouge - 6 min walk
  • The Bell and Crown - 7 min walk
  • The Greyhound - 8 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 71%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Quirky Boat
Full of character and lovely watching tide coming in in the Autumn sunshine. Thanks Mark.

5/5 Excellent

Weekend break
We had a great time on the boat and Mark was a great host. As long as you don't expect a luxury hotel and like us enjoy the unique features you will not be disappointed. Thank you Mark we had a lovely weekend.

5/5 Excellent

We had a fabulous time. Mark was so welcoming and hospitable. He showed us the ropes and was very patient explaining how everything worked. The boat is really special with everything you need for your stay supplied. There is plenty of outdoor space to sit and chill and watch the world go by. The spot is perfect with plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from - we especially enjoyed The Greyhound across the bridge. Will definitely stay again!

4/5 Good

Quirky stay Fun weekend

5/5 Excellent

Something out of the of the ordinary!
I have to disappoint if you are expecting the Ritz or the Savoy, but if you are looking for something different from the norm, then Seacrest is for you! Quirky accommodation for sure but to eat and sleep on the peaceful banks of the tidal Thames has to be experienced once in a lifetime. Local facilities close to hand, as is secured local parking. Thoroughly recommend. Give it a try sometime….