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The Ark has 2 stunning sun decks, kitchen, large living room, WC and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which are spacious light and airyFabulous views from the main deck of the river, surrounding area and of Bishopthorpe Palace
Private room in boat

York HouseBoat. Warm and wonderful.

Jelle User Profile

York HouseBoat. Warm and wonderful.

3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
Sparkling clean9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great communication90% of recent guests gave this host a 5-star rating for communication.
Great value90% of recent guests gave this home’s value a 5-star rating.

Luxurious, Large, Double Bedroom on Houseboat in York
+ Fabulous, Quiet Location on the River with Fantastic views.
+ Pubs/Restaurants and Shops 5 minute walk
+ 10 minute drive from York City Centre & Regular Busses Every 1/2 Hour
+ Free Parking outside the Boat
+ Flatscreen TV in Room & Internet Onboard
+ Large Shared Bathroom with Bath and Shower
+ FREE Bikes and Canoes
+ Self Drive Motorboat Available for Hire
+ Friendly and Helpful Host with over 1300 Positive Reviews


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM


177 Reviews

Mary User Profile
August 2018
A great way to enjoy the riverside ambiance of York. The houseboat is certainly one of our best and most unique Airbnb experience on this 70 day European adventure.
Lina User Profile
July 2018
Jelled place was a very interesting stopover using “ the ark” boathouse. It was rustic,spacious and although it needed a bit of tlc it was fun to have this experience.
Deborah User Profile
June 2018
If you want to have a more rustic experience of York this is a refreshing retreat. Enjoyed the small town of Bishopthorpe within walking distance. They have a Co-op there which is handy. Note that the pubs stop serving at 10 pm.
Giles User Profile
May 2018
The Ark is like a small, plush, hotel sitting on a beautifully peaceful stretch of the Ouse. It's close to Bishopthorpe, where there are 4 pubs and food if you'd like - the local guide in the Ark's rooms tells you all you need to know - but the Ark has great kitchen and dining f…
Kelly User Profile
April 2018
What a unique and memorable experience in a wonderul location. The houseboat has homely touches and the host has thought of everything to make the stay accessible to everyone visiting, whether you want to access activities on the river or just want to wander into York and explore…
Matt And Katie User Profile
Matt And Katie
April 2018
Unfortunately due to the severe floods in York our reservation was cancelled. However Jelle was very helpful in sorting us out with other accommodation and was very quick and efficient at communicating with us and air b n b. We would definitely re-book in the future.
Daisy User Profile
March 2018
Really enjoyed our stay on the ARK, Jelle was there to welcome us and was really friendly and helpful. The room was nicely decorated with a comfortable bed, nice organic toiletries to use in the bathroom. Had the boat to ourselves due to no other bookings which was lovely! The on…

Hosted by Jelle

York, United KingdomJoined in August 2011
Jelle User Profile
3430 Reviews
I am a Dutchman who lives in York, England, grew up in South Africa, went to school in New Zealand and loves to travel and meet people. I have several listings and love Airbnb. I have been a host for around 4 years use airbnb when I travel too and I like to travel as much as I …
Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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