16 Best Airbnb Boats In Galveston County, Texas - Updated 2023

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Located in the southeastern part of Texas, Galveston County is the place to be if you’re up for sailing, swimming, fishing, or experiencing any other kind of water sport. Embark on some of the best day cruises or visit the county seat, the quiet town of Galveston. Enjoy a visit to Kemah City, the nearby Clear Lake Shores or drop by the populous League City. But if you’re looking for unique Galveston vacation rentals, consider staying in a boat. Check out this list of the best Airbnb boat rentals in Galveston County, Texas.

1. A spacious, fully-equipped 52-foot

Experience the boat life at its finest in Drake’s remodeled 52-foot (16-meter) houseboat. It can accommodate up to four guests and is fully furnished with a couch and big TV screen, a kitchenette, a cozy dining set that can be converted into a bed, plus another bed at the private cabin. A pool and a natural bird sanctuary are some of the places worth visiting near Drake’s houseboat.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
117.28 km (72.9 mi) from Port Neches Park
370 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the back air conditioner worked better
beautiful houseboat great theaters chairs and tv in living area very comfortable
they’ve thought of toiletries games kitchen amenities and comfort
houston can be hot but the a/c was more than adequate to keep the boat cool
to really enjoy the experience accept you are on a boat and not in a hotel room
very well kept and clean
super clean and extra cozy we will be returning
drake was very accommodating and the place was very clean
the boat house was well decorated and very clean
the marina’s pool area and locker room were clean and neat
the hosts are great
drake is a great host
a great host and neighbors
he was an excellent host
drake is a great host and very responsive
the location and marina were awesome
close to all clear lake attractions but far from the hustle and bustle
very close to everything and just beautiful
this was an ideal place to stay and look at sailboats for sale close by
cool old houseboat and close to our event on the boardwalk
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2. A romantic yacht to lounge in

If you’re craving for luxury, we recommend a stay at Dave’s sport yacht located in Clear Lake Shores (a 6-min. drive from Kemah City). This yacht rental near Galveston is docked just west of Kemah Boardwalk and Lighthouse District where shops, steakhouses, restaurants, and other recreation areas can be found. Dave’s yacht sleeps 4 to 6 guests and comes complete with a romantic stateroom, a smart TV, and a two-mirrored, cedar-lined hanging lockers. A walk further to the salon will take you to two elegant couches to lounge in. This is the only Airbnb-listed yacht to offer private cruises in Clear Lake & Galveston Bay.

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Clear Lake Shores, between League City & Kemah, Texas, United States
116.26 km (72.3 mi) from Port Neches Park
148 reviews   Superhost
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was great since we were there during 106f temp outside
there was plenty of space for 4 females (plus luggage) to be comfortable and relax for the weekend
beautiful yacht comfort bed with cool music system
the 44 foot searay is a beautiful vessel and was very comfortable and accommodating
it was a clean environment
it was very clean and had a lot of cool features
the area and surroundings are also super nice clean and peaceful
very clean yacht wonderful restroom access and parking was great inside the gated community
yacht is clean comfortable and more spacious than you might think
the host is fabulous
kind and attentive host
they were helpful towards me
my privacy was respected by the host
thank you to our host added bonus
great hidden gem but also close to kemah boardwalk
the marina is quiet yet close to the kemah waterfront for shopping restaurants and entertainment
great quiet place- stayed here with my family of 4 - super close to kemah boardwalk
this is a great option for a quiet getaway
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3. A modest boat to stay in (from USD 100)

Teresa welcomes one guest who’s willing to share her air-conditioned sailboat in Waterford Harbor Marina. This 36-foot (11-meter) sailboat has a couch that can be reclined to form a bed, plus a fully-equipped small kitchen for meal preparations.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
116.63 km (72.5 mi) from Port Neches Park
Wifi Available
Shared room in boat 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

4. A fully equipped 31-foot

Bask in the comforts of this relaxing luxury watercraft that’s moored in a natural bird sanctuary marina. Drake’s sailboat can accommodate up to four guests who can also use the marina’s facilities including the pool, shower area, and laundry room.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
117.38 km (73.0 mi) from Port Neches Park
150 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed in kemah in early february and we're comfortable with the electric fireplace on the houseboat
the houseboat was cozy and we appreciate all extra blankets were provided on the boat
the a/c on that boat was excellent; it got cold in the middle of the night lol
the a/c kept the boat at perfect temperature even the in middle of the texas summer
the boat was great a/c was plenty coooold exactly as described
the boat was clean and just as the photos represented
their sailboat was clean and very comfortable
the boat was clean and easy to get to
the boat itself was clean and comfortable
the boat was clean and outfitted perfectly for a weekend stay
drake & karen were great hosts
drake and karen were wonderful hosts
drake was a fantastic host
drake was a wonderful host very kind and attentive
they were great hosts and took good care of us
the location was fabulous
great central location to houston and galveston
the location is very convenient to stores restaurants and many attractions
the location is close to many of the attractions within kemah and houston
the location is beautiful and it was a fun experience
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5. A cozy houseboat (from USD 99)

Let Fhey and Darell welcome you to their pretty houseboat in Kemah City. While it’s located in a tranquil marina, it’s also a few meters away from the Kemah Boardwalk (that’s lined with shops, restaurants, and other recreational establishments) and the NASA Space Center. This remodeled watercraft boasts of lovely areas including a homey salon, an inviting bedroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an upstairs deck – that’s perfect for setting up a romantic mood at night – so you can relish the seascape and the skyline over a glass of wine!

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Kemah, Texas, United States
117.26 km (72.9 mi) from Port Neches Park
358 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the boathouse was as perfect as an apartment with all the amenities
great boat nice cozy and charming with all the comforts of home
everything was clean and well maintained
it was very clean and quiet
the houseboat was wonder clean cute and comfortable
it was clean and so cute
the space was clean
the host was very kind and attentive
fey is an amazing host
very helpful hosts
host was wonderful and very helpful
very friendly hosts
very unique experiences in a great location
marina is close to a strip mall with good restaurant options especially the sushi place
it was close to kemah and easy to access local shopping and outlet malls in texas city
it is in a very quiet location and within driving distance of many great restaurants shopping etc
peaceful spot and great location
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6. A comfortable sailboat with a hot tub

If you wish to rent a boat in Galveston, then book this sailboat that offers the most spectacular sunset and sunrise views. Offering two spacious bedrooms, the sailboat can perfectly accommodate four people. There are separate showers for women and men and, as a guest, you can also enjoy the large swimming pool, in which you can take a relaxing dip. A marina bar and grill are also available on the property. Other facilities offered include wireless internet, a hot tub, and an equipped kitchen.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
109.53 km (68.1 mi) from Port Neches Park
57 reviews  
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was coooold which was awesome
the kitchen has everything for cooking and a nice fridge/freezer
very nice and clean sailboat
expect quick clear communication with kim and a clean vessel when you arrive
very cool very clean and very unique experience
a well kept and clean 34' sailboat that will sleep 4/5
host was wonderful to deal with
kimberly was a wonderful host
kimberly was a great host and was quick to respond to any questions we had
kimberly is helpful and a great host
that's not the owners fault though
super cute place to stay much more than i expected
very unique and fun place
i recommend this unusual place
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7. A sailboat for a tropical getaway

Similar to a beachfront hotel, Sara’s 29-foot (9-meter) sailboat is a great place to stay for a weekend getaway near the waters. Aside from the cozy interiors, guests can have a blast at the various activities they can experience at nearby destinations such as the NASA Space Center, or the Kemah Boardwalk. You can also relax at the beautiful resort-style marina, enjoy swimming in the pool or set up meals by the picnic and barbecue area. Sara’s boat is great for couples, solo/business travelers, families, and small groups of friends.

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8. A two-bedroom yacht with a full kitchen and salon

Lounge in style in Kyle’’s motor yacht that comes complete with a spacious living room, a kitchen that provides everything you need for meal preparations, a bathroom, and two bedrooms. The yacht accommodates up to six guests, so bring your family and friends and bask in the comfort of this luxurious watercraft that’s docked a few meters from the beach.

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9. A small, yet cozy sailboat

Low maintenance travelers will appreciate this modest sailboat that comes with everything you need to rest and relax on the waters. Albeit small, the sailboat is the perfect venue to enjoy the sea breeze, watch the sunrise, spot dolphins, or go fishing. There’s also a swimming pool nearby, where you can relax in the cool waters.

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10. A comfy, spacious yacht

This Relentless yacht can take you to a relaxing stay at the Kemah Marina - near Kemah’s Lighthouse District, and the Kemah Boardwalk. You also get to cruise at the end of your stay! Just ask for assistance from the South Coast Sailing Adventures which can charter a boat and captain so you can marvel at the sunset, or explore the wonders up ahead at Galveston Bay.

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11. A modern yacht with full access to a pool

Welcome to this modern yacht that promises the ultimate stay in Galveston. Enjoy your lazy days on a stunning, classic 57-foot Bristol sailing yacht that is equipped with all you may need during your stay. There are three bedrooms available here, with four comfortable beds in total to accommodate four guests.

You are welcome to hang out on the private dock that overlooks the Port of Galveston harbor. Two bathrooms are provided, along with a large salon that comes with a TV and a galley, where you can relax and entertain yourself. Enjoy al-fresco dining on the deck with views of the marina and the boardwalk.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
109.72 km (68.2 mi) from Port Neches Park
18 reviews  
Boat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. Romantic yacht with a full kitchen

Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway with your partner in this 41-foot Hunter Deck Saloon Sailboat. It features a fully usable kitchen complete with under cabinet Marine refrigerator, toaster, microwave, freezer, Keurig coffee machine, Nespresso, and barbecue utensils. For entertainment, there are also electronic appliances and board games provided for you. This well-maintained yacht has an upper deck where you and your partner can sit back and view the sunset while sipping a glass of wine (yes, there are wine glasses available!). While sailing is not allowed in this yacht, the owner can still recommend a captain with a different sailboat to take you on a romantic cruise.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
116.25 km (72.3 mi) from Port Neches Park
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
karyn is the perfect host and the stay was incredible
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13. Three-bedroom sailboat with access to a hot tub

airbnb galveston boat | three-bedroom sailboat with access to a hot tub
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If you’re looking for a spacious sailboat with dockside accommodations, then this rental is ideal for you. This 45-foot sailboat features three private cabins where your group can stay comfortably. The bathroom has the essentials for your convenience. Staying in this sailboat also grants you access to on-shore amenities such as the pool, the hot tub, showers, and coin-operated laundry machines. If you have a party in mind, this rental can accommodate a gathering of 25 or more persons! Take a dip, have a cruise, or just party the night away in this convenient sailboat for a weekend to remember.

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116.55 km (72.5 mi) from Port Neches Park
4 reviews  
Boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
so clean we just had a great time
otherwise super clean super quiet super fun marina
a great place to go with a few younger children
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14. Private sailboat in a peaceful setting (from USD 102)

Located in the quiet part of the higher-end marina, this 36-foot sailboat features two bedrooms, a bath, and a well-furnished kitchen. Guests are also granted access to the pool, barbecue grills, party room, showers, and laundry room of the marina facility. Booking rental provides you with free parking on the premises. If you prefer to dine out, this sailboat is conveniently located near amazing eateries such as the Hubcap Grill, Sloppy Nicks, Perry steakhouse, and Opus Ocean Grill. Other attractions include the Kemah boardwalk just 5 minutes away and NASA, which is just 15 minutes away.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
116.65 km (72.5 mi) from Port Neches Park
118 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was generally amazing but the only issue we had was with the shower and bathroom setup
what a great experience boat was wonderful and clean and steven’s communication was excellent
steven was a fantastic host
steven was an excellent host
steven is an amazing host
steven was a great host and responded to messages promptly
steven is very nice and helpful
good location within a nice marina
the location is awesome too
great weekend getaway located in a nice quiet marina
best place for a unique yet perfect experience in kemah
you will definitely enjoy your stay on this boat we plan on visiting this airbnb location again
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15. Love Shack

The latest addition to the owner’s fleet of Airbnb boat rentals, Love Shack is a 44-foot motor yacht nestled beside the floating island. It features a bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and a hot tub. Guests are also provided with ice and coolers for some drinking time after a fun-filled day. Renting this romantic yacht grants guests free parking on the premises, so don’t worry about bringing your personal vehicles. If you happen to book this yacht on June to July Friday nights, you can enjoy the Kemah Boardwalk’s fireworks display launched from the Bay.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
117.26 km (72.9 mi) from Port Neches Park
81 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
it was clean and the host is very nice and accommodating
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Nearby Airbnb boat rentals

16. A retired shrimp boat next to Neches River (from USD 79)

This 50-foot (15.2-meter) retired shrimp boat is converted into a comfortable tiny house. It’s situated on the banks of the Neches River under the historic Rainbow Bridge. This means you will not only enjoy a relaxing water view but you’ll have direct access to amazing fishing spots as well.

The converted boat can sleep up to two people via a queen-size bed, perfect for solo trippers and couples looking for a unique stay. It has air-conditioning, heating, WiFi, a TV, and a kitchenette to provide comfort and convenience. The boat’s deck serves as a balcony that offers a nice view of the river and bridge.

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Port Arthur, Texas, United States
7.94 km (5.0 mi) from Port Neches Park
56 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great spot on the river and super cozy lots of fish and crab
the place was clean and the atmosphere was super relaxing
his unique b&b shrimp boat was clean and welcoming
the boat was very clean and comfortable and the deck was awesome
mike is a great host
mike was super humble and awesome owner
mike was a lovely host friendly and accommodating
mike is a really special host who went above and beyond to make our stay perfect
the host was amazing and makes you feel right at home
would definitely book this location again and again
this place perfectly met our needs
location was great very quiet relaxing environment perfect place for a guy's trip
unique place to stay very relaxing and enjoyable
great place to fish and crab
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Have a blissful boat life!

There are plenty of amazing sights to see during the day and things to do at night in Galveston. But if you want to take a relaxing escape away from the city and from the usual budget hotels, boats docked at Galveston County will definitely help you with that. Whether you’re looking for yachts or charter boats in Galveston, we’ve got you covered! You can go ahead and witness majestic views of sunrise and sunset, and appreciate the simple life with your most special people from these Galveston boat rentals.

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