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.
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.
Fully equipped 52' HouseboatKemah, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe back air conditioner worked betterbeautiful houseboat great theaters chairs and tv in living area very comfortablethey’ve thought of toiletries games kitchen amenities and comforthouston can be hot but the a/c was more than adequate to keep the boat coolto really enjoy the experience accept you are on a boat and not in a hotel roomvery well kept and cleansuper clean and extra cozy we will be returningdrake was very accommodating and the place was very cleanthe boat house was well decorated and very cleanthe marina’s pool area and locker room were clean and neat
Host:the hosts are greatdrake is a great hosta great host and neighborshe was an excellent hostdrake is a great host and very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location and marina were awesomeclose to all clear lake attractions but far from the hustle and bustlevery close to everything and just beautifulthis was an ideal place to stay and look at sailboats for sale close bycool old houseboat and close to our event on the boardwalk
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.
Fully Equipped 40 foot Sea Ray 400DB Sport YachtClear Lake Shores, between League City & Kemah, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsair conditioning was great since we were there during 106f temp outsidethere was plenty of space for 4 females (plus luggage) to be comfortable and relax for the weekendbeautiful yacht comfort bed with cool music systemthe 44 foot searay is a beautiful vessel and was very comfortable and accommodatingit was a clean environmentit was very clean and had a lot of cool featuresthe area and surroundings are also super nice clean and peacefulvery clean yacht wonderful restroom access and parking was great inside the gated communityyacht is clean comfortable and more spacious than you might think
Host:the host is fabulouskind and attentive hostthey were helpful towards memy privacy was respected by the hostthank you to our host added bonusRead more reviewsgreat hidden gem but also close to kemah boardwalkthe marina is quiet yet close to the kemah waterfront for shopping restaurants and entertainmentgreat quiet place- stayed here with my family of 4 - super close to kemah boardwalkthis is a great option for a quiet getaway
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.
Sleeper berth on 36 foot sailboat
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.
Lady Ayra-Fully Equipped 31' sailboatKemah, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe stayed in kemah in early february and we're comfortable with the electric fireplace on the houseboatthe houseboat was cozy and we appreciate all extra blankets were provided on the boatthe a/c on that boat was excellent; it got cold in the middle of the night lolthe a/c kept the boat at perfect temperature even the in middle of the texas summerthe boat was great a/c was plenty coooold exactly as describedthe boat was clean and just as the photos representedtheir sailboat was clean and very comfortablethe boat was clean and easy to get tothe boat itself was clean and comfortablethe boat was clean and outfitted perfectly for a weekend stay
Host:drake & karen were great hostsdrake and karen were wonderful hostsdrake was a fantastic hostdrake was a wonderful host very kind and attentivethey were great hosts and took good care of usRead more reviewsthe location was fabulousgreat central location to houston and galvestonthe location is very convenient to stores restaurants and many attractionsthe location is close to many of the attractions within kemah and houstonthe location is beautiful and it was a fun experience
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!
Feel the Harmony with our Cozy HouseboatKemah, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe boathouse was as perfect as an apartment with all the amenitiesgreat boat nice cozy and charming with all the comforts of homeeverything was clean and well maintainedit was very clean and quietthe houseboat was wonder clean cute and comfortableit was clean and so cutethe space was clean
Host:the host was very kind and attentivefey is an amazing hostvery helpful hostshost was wonderful and very helpfulvery friendly hostsRead more reviewsvery unique experiences in a great locationmarina is close to a strip mall with good restaurant options especially the sushi placeit was close to kemah and easy to access local shopping and outlet malls in texas cityit is in a very quiet location and within driving distance of many great restaurants shopping etcpeaceful spot and great location
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.
Moore To Sea is a 34 ft sailboat. In Galveston yacht basin. Set and watch the sunrises and sunsets aboard this beautifully restored sailboat. Comfortable enough for two couples, or a family of four.Galveston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsair conditioning was coooold which was awesomethe kitchen has everything for cooking and a nice fridge/freezervery nice and clean sailboatexpect quick clear communication with kim and a clean vessel when you arrivevery cool very clean and very unique experiencea well kept and clean 34' sailboat that will sleep 4/5
Host:host was wonderful to deal withkimberly was a wonderful hostkimberly was a great host and was quick to respond to any questions we hadkimberly is helpful and a great hostthat's not the owners fault thoughRead more reviewssuper cute place to stay much more than i expectedvery unique and fun placei recommend this unusual place
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.
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.
Kyle's Motor Yacht
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.
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.
South Coast Sailing Adventures
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.
Sleep aboard a Classic 57' Yacht in GalvestonGalveston, Texas, United States
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.
Romantic Sailboat Getaway for TwoKemah, Texas, United States
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.
Sailboat with 3 Private Cabins
Top guest reviewsso clean we just had a great timeotherwise super clean super quiet super fun marinaRead more reviewsa great place to go with a few younger children
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.
Experience Marina life on active 36' Sailing YachtKemah, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewseverything was generally amazing but the only issue we had was with the shower and bathroom setupwhat a great experience boat was wonderful and clean and steven’s communication was excellent
Host:steven was a fantastic hoststeven was an excellent hoststeven is an amazing hoststeven was a great host and responded to messages promptlysteven is very nice and helpfulRead more reviewsgood location within a nice marinathe location is awesome toogreat weekend getaway located in a nice quiet marinabest place for a unique yet perfect experience in kemahyou will definitely enjoy your stay on this boat we plan on visiting this airbnb location again
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.
“Love Shack “ 40’ HouseboatSuperhost
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsit was clean and the host is very nice and accommodating
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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.
END OF THE RAINBOW ON THE WATERPort Arthur, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat spot on the river and super cozy lots of fish and crabthe place was clean and the atmosphere was super relaxinghis unique b&b shrimp boat was clean and welcomingthe boat was very clean and comfortable and the deck was awesome
Host:mike is a great hostmike was super humble and awesome ownermike was a lovely host friendly and accommodatingmike is a really special host who went above and beyond to make our stay perfectthe host was amazing and makes you feel right at homeRead more reviewswould definitely book this location again and againthis place perfectly met our needslocation was great very quiet relaxing environment perfect place for a guy's tripunique place to stay very relaxing and enjoyablegreat place to fish and crab
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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