16 Best Airbnb Houseboats In Florida Keys, USA - Updated 2022

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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. If you’re planning a trip here soon, there are several dive resorts and beach resorts where you can stay and make the most of your vacation. But what could be a better way to spend your time in the Florida Keys than by staying in a houseboat? These best Airbnb houseboats in Florida Keys will inspire you to map out your adventure to this stunning region. Read below for more inspiration on your sunny getaway.

1. Well-equipped houseboat with mangrove views (from USD 300)

Spend your Key West holiday in a channel with views of clear water and lush mangroves. This houseboat is anchored between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park (Dredgers Key) off the lower side of the Florida Keys when occupied. Enjoy your escape in its comfortable living area, its dining space with a built-in table setup that seats four, and the kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator and a propane two-burner stove.

The main bedroom is separate from the living area and is paneled with suitable windows while the second bedroom features two beds in a low ceiling space. Its decking areas are ideal for basking in the sun or watching sea creatures swimming near the boat.

The host provides kayaks to get to the boat and explore the surrounding mangroves. Waterfront restaurants and bars are nearby and are also accessible via kayak.

Houseboat in Paradise
22 reviews
house boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Host:
chester was a great host
chester was an awesome host and very accommodating
chester was the perfect host he is that guy from your home town everyone loves
renting went the way it should chester will always communicate very helpful
chester and susan were so nice and helpful through out my stay
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2. Unique accommodation with shared pool access (from USD 383)

This rental feels like an extension of your home with its homey layout and energy. It is one of the waterfront villas in Mangrove Marina Resort that offers glorious sunset views. This houseboat named Dolphin is particularly unique with its white exterior walls and ocean blue roofing. It sleeps four to six guests in its sleeping corners: the master bedroom is fitted with a queen-size bed, the loft with two twin-size beds, and the sofa that converts into a queen-size sleeper.

The exquisitely clean common spaces reflect the home vibe through the lounge area and kitchen’s furnishings like flat-screen TV, sofa, refrigerator, stove-top, microwave, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The two view decks serve as the bookends of the houseboat, overlooking wonderful water views and gorgeous sunsets. Located in a protected tranquil oasis cove of Community Harbor, this accommodation is a home away from home.

Waterfront Sunset View Aqua Villa Dolphin @ Mangrove Marina Resort
28 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was climate controlled which was a huge bonus
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and stocked for us
the house was very clean and neat
place was very clean and mike helped us with anything we needed
the boat was clean and had everything we needed
super clean easy check in process well supplied beautiful evenings out on the deck
Host:
excellent front desk staff
property manager was very efficient and informative and friendly
we would stay again hopefully the weather would be warmer the staff was great everyone friendly and helpful
very peaceful and friendly people will go back
if you want the best host on the planet stay here and ask for mike
Location:
perfect location for our family trip to the keys
we enjoyed our location in the florida keys very much
the location and the place was beautiful to wake up and sea the ocean was wonderful
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3. Fully furnished retreat with access to heated pool (from USD 592)

Not to dismiss the great amenities of this houseboat but you’ll probably book it because of its name—Coconuts. She had me at coconut, you might say. This rental on Stock Island is nestled in the safe port Key West Harbor Marina and Club.

It has three air-conditioned bedrooms that can sleep four adults and two children. The master suite on the upper deck has a king-size bed and a private bath. Unlike most sailing vessels, this houseboat’s shower stalls are spacious and tall, similar to that of a regular home. There’s also satellite TV, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and free parking.

Coconuts’ kitchen is fitted with a microwave, dishwasher, regular-sized refrigerator, dishes, and utensils. She’s as tall as her name so unobstructed ocean views are enjoyed in the top deck where beach chairs and tables are set up for outdoor leisure. So, catch you at the Coconuts?

Houseboat in Key West Marina
59 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

4. Well-maintained accommodation in Mangrove Marina Resort (from USD 480)

Make your Florida Keys vacation more memorable with this Aqua Villas rental at Mangrove Marina Resort. You are welcomed with an open-plan space comprising of the living, kitchen, and dining space. From the main entrance, the sofa looks comfortable and leads to the adequately supplied kitchen. The two-door refrigerator is the star of the area and is accompanied by a microwave, a dishwasher, and a coffee maker for cooking and dining needs.

Towards the half-end of the boat are the private bedrooms and bathrooms. A maximum of six guests can be accommodated in the three bedrooms, one being a bunk bed with double-sized mattresses. Two spacious and well-supplied bathrooms are conveniently maintained. Should you want to watch the sunset, you can get a fantastic view from the upper deck.

Aqua Lodge Houseboat "Calypso"
7 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

5. Spacious houseboat with rooftop deck (from USD 395)

Manatee, a houseboat that features four bedrooms: one king-size bed and three double beds. Sleep soundly with the fresh air and the soothing hush of the water. The boat is regularly maintained and comes with amenities like air conditioning, flatscreen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and heating. Its kitchen features a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and is generally equipped for convenient cooking and dining. Two full bathrooms are supplied with ample toiletries and essentials.

This rental is tucked away off Overseas Highway at Mangrove Marina Resort. Manatee offers the advantages of a resort property as guests can lounge in the bar and pool. Live music is hosted on Wednesdays to amplify the vibe. When the moment calls for downtime, relax in the houseboat’s rooftop deck for stunning views of the stars.

Houseboat offers a rooftop deck for stunning views of the sunrise and sunset.
25 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
excellent property - beautiful pool
Cleanliness:
clean cool beds were uncomfortable
very clean property with beautiful views and many ways to enjoy them
Host:
everyone was very friendly
the dock workers were friendly and ready to help if any was needed
bar just opened and had good beer and friendly staff
mike was extremely helpful and always willing to talk (including ace )
i have stayed at many locations like this and kind of expected there would be some basics
Location:
the location was close to many parks and good spots for eating
spacious boat in good location
a great place to relax on the water and all the necessity stores are near by
great place to stay for a dive trip
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6. Charming houseboat with panoramic views (from USD 495)

This houseboat charms with a spacious rooftop deck that features a complete bar top and refrigerator with great bay views. Enjoy the 360-degree vista of the picturesque horizons as well as wildlife in the area as fish, stingrays, lobsters, and starfish are often seen swimming near the boat.

There’s a master bedroom fitted with a king-size bed and a full bathroom. In the living space, the pullout sofa converts into a queen-size bed for additional sleeping space. The regular size kitchen offers the usual comforts of a home with its standard appliances and a dishwasher. There’s Wi-Fi in this rental and the large smart TV placed in the lounge provides in-house entertainment.

The host notes that this is a stationary floating cottage. For an added fee, you can slip away to a location and adventure of your choice.

Great view in private Marina!!!
10 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the king bed was very comfortable with extra pillows just how we love it
Cleanliness:
the houseboat was great clean etc
Host:
the host was excellent
thanks to the host bill and his crew
the hosts quickly took care of anything we needed or asked
bill was so helpful and made sure we were fully taken care of
Location:
close to key west but good restaurants close by on stock island
it was wonderful to be close to everything without needing to be in the middle of everything
place is on stock island was very nice and convenient to restaurants and bike rentals
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7. Pet-friendly rental with pool access (from USD 380)

Take a break from the traditional hotel accommodations and hop into the houseboat life. Starfish houseboat is just one of the many houseboats docked in Mangrove Marina Resort’s harbor that provides a comfortable space and scenic views. This particular houseboat can accommodate a maximum of five guests with its two bedrooms and queen-size sleeper sofa. Offering the convenience of a regular home kitchen, Starfish features a refrigerator, microwave, stove-top, coffee maker, and toaster. Wi-Fi is provided in this rental and a flat-screen TV is fitted in the living space.

The sliding glass doors lead to a back patio overlooking amazing water views. If you stay longer, this rear deck seating will probably be part of your daily rituals for catching the golden hours or simply observing the ocean’s wildlife.

Waterfront Sunset View Aqua Villa Starfish @ Mangrove Marina Resort
10 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Bath house was bright and clean but would definitely recommend fixing the lights in the bathroom on the boat and replacing the burned out light in the BR and LR to make it brighter and easier to se...
Had a nice time and convenient to everything
Host:
the staff was exceptional and the location was perfect for us
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8. Luxurious houseboat with resort access (from USD 435)

Whether you plan to have a short or a longer vacation in the Florida Keys, make it count by staying at Captain’s Quarters. As its name implies, it is a houseboat that is highly inspired by most captain’s quarters among ships. Hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and sturdy furniture are featured in this accommodation.

When viewed outdoors, the houseboat has vertical sidings that are painted with a subtle shade of pale cyan. Above the two sliding front doors is the rental’s identity, boldly painted in a block of redwood.

Its two air-conditioned bedrooms have queen-size beds each and sleep four guests. The lounge and kitchen are fully furnished with equipment like flat-screen TV, refrigerator, stove-top, and microwave. Wi-Fi access is provided and guests are also welcome to access the heated and outdoor pools of Aqua Villas at Mangrove Marina Resort. The houseboat is docked in the resort’s harbor.

Aqua Lodge Houseboat "Captain's Quarters"
6 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
our houseboat was clean and we enjoyed sleeping with the ocean gently rocking us to sleep
Host:
the staff was helpful
everyone was friendly and easy going
the staff helped us print out some paperwork we needed and checking out was easy
check in was easy friendly and mike was very helpful
Location:
you can't go wrong with this place
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9. The simple life

Floating on the Gulf side of Big Coppitt Key, sleep and play in the middle of sparkling waters. This Airbnb Florida Keys boat is a studio accommodation 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 Anchorage
Key West, Florida, United States
52 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bring a battery operated fan if you don’t like sleeping in the heat
at night we left the slider open for a great breeze you shouldn't need the fan
the breeze was amazing and we were quite comfortable and cool both day and night
Cleanliness:
the houseboat was very clean & the stove works perfect cooked some curry
Host:
mike was a great host
mike was a truly amazing host host
mike was an amazing and kind host and so knowledgeable about the area and the environment
mike was a great host and very detailed orientated
mike was a fantastic host to us during our stay
Location:
the houseboat location is beautiful and secluded
as close as we could get to being off grid surrounded by a clear blue ocean
great location amazing sunrises and sunsets tons to do around the area
mike's house boat is a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all
i will definitely recommend the house boat to anyone who like fishing & a quiet place to relax
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10. The Blue Marlin

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 Houseboat
Key Largo, Florida, United States
43 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
we got to the house it was clean and very similar to the pictures
Host:
our host was attentive and friendly
local host was helpful and informative
our host catherine was so sweet and accommodating
kristy was our host and she was the best very nice and responsive
responsive with texts and calls
Location:
great location i would recommend bringing mosquito nets
amazing place such a fun adventure
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11. Romantic getaway best for couples

Take a break from the usual luxury hotels and opt for a romantic stay in this houseboat instead. This floating tiny home for two is as sweet as can be with adorable decor and ample amenities, making it one of the best houseboats in Florida. 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 Houseboat
Key Largo, Florida, United States
39 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and quaint with a big touch of love
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12. A houseboat with access to the beach

When you decide to rent a boat in Florida Keys, pick this houseboat where you will 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. One of the most well-appointed luxury rentals in Florida Keys, this houseboat is perfect for a relaxing vacation.

houseboat in paradise with beach
Key Largo, Florida, United States
245 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 1 Bedroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable couch and bed and cool sleeping space for kids under the helm
he loved it and there was a fan to help with air circulation
yet has excellent wifi/cell service for work/communication
bed was comfy and the big couch is awesome
the houseboat was very comfortable for us
Cleanliness:
the boat was very clean the towels smelled fresh and clean as did the sheets
everything was clean and in good working order
they kept it very clean
the shower house/bathrooms are kept extremely clean as well
we absolutely had everything we needed and the bathhouse was very clean and convenient
Host:
abigail is a great host
abigail was an awesome host
abigail was the best host we have ever had
the owners of the surrounding boats are so friendly
visitors can expect a friendly host who responds in a timely manner and provides useful advice to her clients
Location:
amazing location and wonderful place
the location is wonderful secluded yet everything you need is close by
location was great - near many bars and restaurants which were walkable
the location is amazing 100% worth it
thanks great experience and location
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13. Spacious motor yacht

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 location
Tavernier, Florida, United States
10 reviews
Houseboat 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

14. Dabney of Conch Key

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. Live aboard this boat rental in Florida Keys and you’ll surely enjoy your stay here.

DABNEY
Marathon, Florida, United States
Houseboat 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

15. A cute houseboat

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 Anchor
Key Largo, Florida, United States
29 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and nothing was different from the description or unexpected
what a cool experience very cute clean little houseboat
Host:
the hosts were very good about contacting us and arranging check in
super cool host my 2nd time there and will be back
Location:
this house boat is in a nice location
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16. A floating barrel cabin for adventurous people

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 houseboat rental in Florida Keys is that you can swim, fish, and snorkel whenever you want.

The Salty Seahorse - Unique Floating Barrel Cabin
Key Largo, Florida, United States
89 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with the fan it's very enjoyable
bring a battery operated fan as the solar electric will not run all night
my husband and i had an amazing weekend the box fan definitely helps cool the barrel off at night
the bubble window at the head of the bed is nice to stare into the water out of
Cleanliness:
nice and clean perfect to disconnect for a day or two
great place nice clean friendly host
Host:
host was amazing and thoughtful
the local host was very helpful and kind
great adventure catherine the host was amazing
host is very responsive and will help with anything you need
the hosts were great communicating with us asap if anything with our check in was changing
Location:
amazing experience cute and relax place
a great location as nearby the pennekemp state park
wonderful place to stay very unique
it’s a great place to stay
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Water oasis

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 eight best 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. For more accommodation options, be sure to check out the Vrbo rentals and fishing lodges available in the area.

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