12 Best Airbnb Boats In Galveston County, Texas - Updated 2021

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Raring to go off the coast? We recommend a trip to “the world’s passageway to Texas,“ that is Galveston County. It’s located in the southeastern part of the state with a long stretch of shoreline fronting the Galveston Bay and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. That being said, Galveston County is the place to be if you’re up for sailing, swimming, fishing, or experiencing any other kind of water sport. Visit its county seat, the quiet town of Galveston; or cruise into a 45-minute drive to Kemah City, the nearby Clear Lake Shores or drop by the populous League City. But if you’re looking for a place to stay above the waters, check out this list of the best Airbnb boats in Galveston County.

1. A spacious, fully-equipped 52-foot (from USD 114)

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 aft cabin. A pool and a natural bird sanctuary are some of the places worth visiting near Drake’s houseboat.

Fully equipped 52' Houseboat
Kemah, Texas, United States
282 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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 (from USD 107)

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). It is docked just west of the Kemah Boardwalk and the Lighthouse District where shops, 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 Yacht
Clear Lake Shores, between League City & Kemah, Texas, United States
148 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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.

Sleeper berth on 36 foot sailboat
Kemah, Texas, United States
Shared room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

4. A fully equipped 31-foot (from USD 78)

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' sailboat
Kemah, Texas, United States
126 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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 101)

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 Houseboat
Kemah, Texas, United States
241 reviews Superhost  
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
the host was very kind and attentive
fey is an amazing host
very helpful hosts
host was wonderful and very helpful
very friendly hosts
Location:
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 (from USD 179)

Experience a unique stay in Galveston by booking this sailboat, from which you can witness the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises. 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
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
Cleanliness:
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:
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
Location:
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

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.

Sara's Sailboat

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.

Kyle's Motor Yacht

9. A small, yet cozy sailboat

Casey's Sailboat

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.

South Coast Sailing Adventures

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.

Sleep aboard a Classic 57' Yacht in Galveston
Galveston, Texas, United States
18 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. An exquisite 3-bedroom yacht

William’s 70-foot (22-meter) motor yacht will take your breath away. It only takes one glance to know that this huge luxury yacht houses something special inside – a polished salon (that can be used to host cocktails or small parties), three elegant bedrooms that are perfect for couples, a large group of families or sets of friends. The yacht also comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and three shower areas. This yacht is located on Crystal Lake in League City, Texas, within the relaxing South Shore Harbor Marina.

70' Yacht 3 bdrms Fernandina Beach Marina w/Capt
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Private room in boat 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Have a blissful boat life!

No matter the size, boats docked in Galveston County will definitely take you to a relaxing escape away from the city. You can go ahead and witness majestic views of sunrise and sunsets, and appreciate the simple life with your most special people.

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