The Florida Keys, a bubble of tropical islands stretching between beautiful Miami and cultural Cuba, are the epitome of a beach vacation. Colorful fish, underwater coral, and a relaxed vibe are all reasons to pick this as your next vacation. And what could be a better way to spend your time in the Florida Keys than by staying in a houseboat? These top Airbnb houseboats of the Florida Keys will inspire you to map out your adventure to the stunning Florida Keys. Read below for inspiration for your sunny winter getaway.
Floating on the Gulf side of Big Coppitt Key, sleep and play in the middle of sparkling waters. This houseboat is a studio big enough for three guests, including one bathroom and a small kitchen. The shallow waters are safe and clean, perfect for fishing or swimming. A kayak or dingy is required to get to the humble houseboat, which is provided by the host. Additionally, there is a parking spot at the beach where the dingy rests. Such modern amenities such as a TV and DVD player, as well as plugs to charge devices, make this a happy medium for those looking to get away, but still be connected. Please note, rental of the houseboat is weather dependent. The host emphasizes a backup plan in case of bad weather for the renter’s safety.
Efficiency Houseboat At Tranquil AnchorageKey West, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsbring a battery operated fan if you don’t like sleeping in the heatat night we left the slider open for a great breeze you shouldn't need the fanthe breeze was amazing and we were quite comfortable and cool both day and nightthe houseboat was very clean & the stove works perfect cooked some curry
Host:mike was a great hostmike was a truly amazing host hostmike was an amazing and kind host and so knowledgeable about the area and the environmentmike was a great host and very detailed orientatedmike was a fantastic host to us during our stayRead more reviewsthe houseboat location is beautiful and secludedas close as we could get to being off grid surrounded by a clear blue oceangreat location amazing sunrises and sunsets tons to do around the areamike's house boat is a great place to stay if you want to get away from it alli will definitely recommend the house boat to anyone who like fishing & a quiet place to relax
Cute as a button, the Blue Marlin is ready for a couple looking for watery adventure. This private accommodation sleeps two and is immaculate. With large windows on either side of the houseboat, you will always have beautiful views wherever you go. A kitchen, barbecue on the patio portion of the boat, and TV make staying on the Blue Marlin something like glamping. Additionally, come with your own playlist and plug in your phone to the surround-sound system throughout the boat. Experience the joy of an outdoor shower on the boat, or shower at the marina. A dingy is available to get you to the houseboat, and parking in the marina is available for USD10/day. Rock to sleep with the Gulf waves in the Blue Marlin!
The Blue Marlin - Private, Anchored Out HouseboatKey Largo, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewswe got to the house it was clean and very similar to the pictures
Host:our host was attentive and friendlylocal host was helpful and informativeour host catherine was so sweet and accommodatingkristy was our host and she was the best very nice and responsiveresponsive with texts and callsRead more reviewsgreat location i would recommend bringing mosquito netsamazing place such a fun adventure
This floating tiny home for two is as sweet as can be with an adorable decor and ample amenities. Key Largo views and ocean breezes make this quaint home the perfect oasis for your adventure in the Keys. With a large couch, hand-crafted kitchen, fun Florida-themed bathroom, and a beautiful sun porch, the luxuries of home are apparent. A private motorized water tender is supplied to get to and from the mainland, with parking in the marina is USD 10/day. The host does stress to pack light; the water tender can only carry up to 450 lbs, humans and luggage included.
Little Miss Sunshine - Darling HouseboatKey Largo, Florida, United States
What do you think of staying in a tiny and cute houseboat? If you are an adventurous person, this houseboat is definitely the one you are looking for in Key Largo. Enjoy a floating retreat in the calm waters of Key Largo while at the same time you can admire the beautiful views of the surroundings and relax in the tranquil atmosphere. Even better, you can use the available boat to transport yourself from the shore to anywhere in the water you want to, and vice versa. Providing one bedroom and one bathroom, this houseboat is perfect for solo travelers or couples looking for a romantic hideaway. Other facilities you can find in the houseboat include a TV and a kitchen.
The Shark Pup - Get Away on a Houseboat at AnchorKey Largo, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewsthe place was clean and nothing was different from the description or unexpectedwhat a cool experience very cute clean little houseboat
Host:the hosts were very good about contacting us and arranging check insuper cool host my 2nd time there and will be backRead more reviewsthis house boat is in a nice location
This is your chance for a unique experience during your trip to Key Largo. Book this floating barrel cabin if you consider yourself an adventurous person. Floating on the Gulf of Mexico, the cedar cabin provides one bedroom and one bathroom, making it most ideal for solo travelers or couples. Inside the cabin, you can also enjoy a TV, a kitchen, and a workspace. The best thing about this cabin is that you can swim, fish, and snorkel whenever you want.
The Salty Seahorse - Unique Floating Barrel CabinKey Largo, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewswith the fan it's very enjoyablebring a battery operated fan as the solar electric will not run all nightmy husband and i had an amazing weekend the box fan definitely helps cool the barrel off at nightthe bubble window at the head of the bed is nice to stare into the water out ofnice and clean perfect to disconnect for a day or twogreat place nice clean friendly host
Host:host was amazing and thoughtfulthe local host was very helpful and kindgreat adventure catherine the host was amazinghost is very responsive and will help with anything you needthe hosts were great communicating with us asap if anything with our check in was changingRead more reviewsamazing experience cute and relax placea great location as nearby the pennekemp state parkwonderful place to stay very uniqueit’s a great place to stay
Welcome to this houseboat, where you can enjoy a pleasant and rather unique stay. The houseboat is equipped with a daybed that is larger than a twin bed, a walk-around bed, and a twin air mattress, so it can accommodate four people maximum. The houseboat boasts a long jetty, from which you can witness spectacular sunsets in the evening and stargaze at night, right before you go to bed.
The bathhouse is located outside the houseboat. All you need to do is walk a few steps to get to the bathhouse and you are all set. You can also enjoy a portable toilet, an equipped kitchen, and beach towels, among other facilities.
houseboat in paradise with beachKey Largo, Florida, United States
Top guest reviewscomfortable couch and bed and cool sleeping space for kids under the helmhe loved it and there was a fan to help with air circulationyet has excellent wifi/cell service for work/communicationbed was comfy and the big couch is awesomethe houseboat was very comfortable for usthe boat was very clean the towels smelled fresh and clean as did the sheetseverything was clean and in good working orderthey kept it very cleanthe shower house/bathrooms are kept extremely clean as wellwe absolutely had everything we needed and the bathhouse was very clean and convenient
Host:abigail is a great hostabigail was an awesome hostabigail was the best host we have ever hadthe owners of the surrounding boats are so friendlyvisitors can expect a friendly host who responds in a timely manner and provides useful advice to her clientsRead more reviewsamazing location and wonderful placethe location is wonderful secluded yet everything you need is close bylocation was great - near many bars and restaurants which were walkablethe location is amazing 100% worth itthanks great experience and location
For those looking for more space, this roomy yacht in the northern end of Islamorada in Tavernier is it. Housing up to six guests with two bathrooms, a large kitchen, dryer, and TV are all added bonuses to staying here. This motor yacht is docked at the marina and offers gorgeous sunsets off the back porch of Mangrove Marina. Local activities such as Pennekamp State Park, offering scuba trips, are just minutes away. Parking on premises is free to make one’s trip easy and enjoyable.
Spacious Motor Yacht in amazing locationTavernier, Florida, United States
Set in the beautiful Marathon of Conch Key, this houseboat is ready for fun! Housing up to four guests, with two beds and one sofa bed, Dabney also offers a grill and canoe. Enjoy the quiet bay that this houseboat sits on, just forty minutes by car to Key West. A full kitchen makes dining in easy, as well as a TV for the comforts of home. You’ll love your stay on this marina-parked houseboat.
DABNEYMarathon, Florida, United States
What could be better when visiting the Florida Keys then actually staying on the water? Whether you are a couple or a family looking for a memorable tropical escape, one of these five Airbnb houseboat rentals will surely keep you afloat. Book your Florida Keys vacation today, and get ready for a journey set amidst the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, not to be forgotten.
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