You Can Rent Richard Branson's London Houseboat
If you’ve ever wanted to live like Sir Richard Branson, now’s your chance.
The Virgin Group boss is inviting would-be guests to rent out his recently refurbished houseboat in London.
The boat, which comes equipped with two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, a reception room, dining area, kitchen, and private garden is currently available for just over $1,000 a week, according to its Bective listing.
As AOL noted, the property has a lovely coastal-inspired interior, with crisp white paneled walls, matching white tiling and bright white linens adorning both beds. The light grey flooring makes the space feel open and spacious throughout.
“A wonderful opportunity to let this exceptionally spacious two bedroom house boat in the heart of Little Venice,” the listing reads, adding it’s docked in on a prime stretch of water in West London.
And although the houseboat is a great weekend getaway rental, it’s admittedly a bit less glamorous when compared to Branson’s over-the-top vacation destination in the Caribbean, better known as Necker Island.
Branson, who bought the private island in 1978, turned it into a vacationer’s dream, packed to the brim with luxury touches.
Each year, the Branson family invites celebrities, politicians, and media moguls to stay and play on the island, but you too can buy your way in by booking an individual room during a few select weeks a year.
“There are selected weeks throughout the year when you can just book an individual room on Necker Island as a couple, individual or family for stays of seven nights – we call these Celebration Weeks,” Necker’s site explained. A seven-night stay will set you back $4,878.
When you book an individual room you share the 74-acre island with other travelers, meeting at mealtimes or while taking part in the numerous water sports facilities the island has to offer.
Or, if you’re feeling generous, you can even book out the entire island for you and 33 of your closest friends. The island rental comes with the use of the Great House with eight bedrooms and one master suite, a bunkroom that can accommodate up to six additional children and the six Balinese-style houses dotted around the island. Moreover, all meals, drinks (including alcohol), laundry service, and a DJ are included in the rental price.
The entire island can be rented for from $82,000 per night for up to 34 guests, which breaks down to $2,411 per person per night, so technically, it’s kind of affordable. Right?