You Can Stay In This Floating Quebec Airbnb For An Unforgettable Summer Getaway (VIDEO)

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You Can Stay In This Floating Quebec Airbnb For An Unforgettable Summer Getaway (VIDEO)

If you're in need of an easy getaway this summer, look no further. This floating Quebec Airbnb offers an exotic experience close to home. Just imagine waking up with a view of the lake or sipping a drink from the upper deck while the sun sets and stars slowly appear in the night sky.

The whole thing looks like an eclectic pirate ship — think Swiss Family Robinson on water.

There's even a little wood stove for a nice evening fire after a long day.

Right on the Gatineau River, the River Den is perfectly situated for a weekend of summer fun.

Fishing and swimming are allowed and a nearby "expedition shop" supplies kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and bikes so you can take full advantage of the water and surrounding landscape.

The houseboat's comfortable and well-appointed living space makes for the ultimate glamping trip.

While a sink pulls clean water from the river for daily cleaning needs, there is no hot water. But the host does provide fresh drinking water from a local spring.

There are also pots, pans, and a BBQ for cooking.

You'll be staying off the grid; there's no electricity so you get to turn off your phone and shut out the world you left behind.

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Prices of course vary by booking time. A two-night weekend stay in July, for example, totals $435.

Stays at the end of summer, in mid-September, look like they run a little cheaper. But prices are subject to change.

Reviews for the Airbnb are glowing.

"Loved the location. Wakefield is a super cool town. The boat was even more unique than we’d expected. Definitely recommend," one reviewer wrote.

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"The River Den was a very cool space to stay at. Absolutely beautiful view of the Gatineau river!" another shared.

Get all the details below!

River Den Floating Quebec Airbnb

Where: Wakefield, Quebec

When: Several dates available from June to September

Why You Have To Go: For a unique and unforgettable summer getaway close to home


Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.