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Top 12 Airbnb Houseboats And Yachts In And Near New York City - Updated 2019

Top 12 Airbnb Houseboats And Yachts In And Near New York City - Updated 2019
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New York needs no introduction. One of the most popular cities on the planet, it is a genuine ‘must-see’ destination with a myriad of sights to explore. But one thing is, it isn’t cheap. A city with such world famous destinations as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Time Square–not to mention the bright lights of the wider Manhattan area -is always going to come at a premium. Unless, that is, you opt for a stay on the water. With so many rivers, inlets, and sounds within close proximity, there are plenty of houseboats and yachts waiting for you. And these are just some of the top water-based Airbnb vacation rentals located in or near this magnificent city.

1. Houseboat in the Rockaways (from USD 120)

This highly-rated houseboat in Queens is a good option for a couples and is well placed for local amenities. There’s a grocery shop immediately next to the marina and there are a number of restaurants nearby. The nearest beach is also just five minutes away and transport links are good; indeed there’s an A train stop just a short walk away and, if you are flying to your holiday accommodation, JFK Airport is close by too. The houseboat itself comes with kitchenette facilities and a freezer. The marina is also home to shared bathrooms and showers. Past guests loved the setting and convenience of the nearest train station.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Houseboat in the Rockaways
Queens, New York, United States
34 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
- the boat feels very roomy for the size
The trek to the bathroom area was further than anticipated
I wish I would have counted the number of boat slips from the beginning of the walkway
There's also a fan to cool down the space
and it was so relaxing just hanging out on the roof deck of the boat and enjoying the sun
Cleanliness:
Their space is clean quiet and very relaxing
The boat was clean and cute
The boat was clean and secure We brought our own paddleboards and it was great to be able to put them in right there and paddle out to the bay
The bathroom facilities on land are clean and well kept All in all a great experience
The restrooms and showers are clean and I felt perfectly safe walking there at night
Host:
the host was really great and answered any questions promptly
They were great communicators and facilitated the arrival process flawlessly
The Marina was great and everyone there was really friendly
Our host was great attentive and welcoming
great checking is easy and the marina is beautiful
Location:
There are lots of lovely restaurants and bars in the nearby area and of course there is the beach which is quite packed but clean
It's also not far at all from the beach and boardwalk
Checking in and out was a breeze
It's a great getaway from the city
This place feels so far away from the city but is easily accessible by subway
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2. Other yachts and boats

3. Entire houseboat in Port Washington (from USD 250)

If it’s a family holiday on the water that you’re looking for, then this large, spacious house boat may very well be the property for you. It comes with three bedrooms and can sleep up to five people. Located in Port Washington on Long Island, the marina in which the boat is located is just 40 minutes away from New York City. Those looking to use public transport to get about will also find it convenient for the Long Island Railroad. And fans of the beach and water sports will also find what they are looking for nearby. The house boat is beautifully decorated and comes with air-conditioning and a full kitchen, but if you’d prefer to dine out, there are plenty of eateries and shops in the local area. And the upper floor deck area is a great place to unwind. The living area is open-plan with a kitchenette at one end. The area is very spacious, with a comfortable sofa, a carpet, and a dining table. The table has upright chairs and will comfortably seat a party of guests.

Entire Houseboat in Port Washington
Port Washington, New York, United States
35 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The photos and description were exact
The houseboat itself is ADORABLE (very comfortable furnishings and the different levels for each room
the shower worked great on the boat Maine toilets on the boat
The dining table and living room and top floor deck are the icing in the cake
The same with the steps and spiral stairs to the study
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and had everything we needed
It was clean and quiet
Toilets are tricky to use (cannot put "too much" into the bowl before flushing or risk over flows
It was quiet and relaxing when desired
It's simple and homey and the bathrooms need to be carefully maintained as if you were in the carribean
Host:
well appointed location with massive amenities
the owner and host was very accommodating and always available
Working marina with other houseboats
Left information about marina contacts
Hospitality of host was Great wonderful houseboat experience and will book again if in the area
Location:
Neighborhood was OK with good restaurant within walking distance
Also the location to movies restaurants and stores is also terrific
and it was a simple walk (less than a mile) into town and just a few minutes to the local restaurant
The location was perfect for visiting the Merchant Marine Academy and for a day trip into NY
the house did not move in any perceptible way
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4. Brooklyn sunset sail and sleep aboard experience (from USD 395)

Those who want to experience a night on-board a vessel, enjoying the gentle lap of the waters and rock of the boat while they doze, but don’t just want to stay in a single spot, may wish to consider this Brooklyn-based yacht. The hosts offer overnight sailings aboard their 28 ft (8.5 metre) sailboat, taking in such sights as sunset at Coney Island before returning to the original bay where guests will be able to spend the night. The boat can accommodate groups of three to four people, but would also make for a suitably romantic experience for couples.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Brooklyn Sailing+Sleep Aboard
Brooklyn, New York, United States
5 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 1 Bathroom

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5. Quaint Brooklyn sailboat for the adventurer (from USD 145)

Another sailboat option that will appeal to the adventurer in you, this Brooklyn-based vessel is perfect for solo travellers or couples but can accommodate up to three people. Its home berth is located within easy reach of more than a dozen restaurants, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for a dining experience. And, should you decide to shun the on-site parking spaces, the dock’s location is also well placed for public transport links. Past guests were very impressed, describing the 28 ft (8.5 metre) long boat “super clean and cosy” and also praising the host.

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Brooklyn...On The Water
Brooklyn, New York, United States
27 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 1 Bathroom

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6. Brooklyn Park houseboat close to beaches (from USD 125)

Beach fans and those who enjoy the outdoors may wish to give this houseboat in Brooklyn Park a whirl as it is located close to three nearby beaches and is handy for local parkland. Sports fans are also sure to be in their element thanks to the presence of a nearby golf course and the Aviator Sports and Events Center, which boasts a wide range of facilities covering everything from ice skating and hockey to basketball and soccer. The boat itself, which measures 35 ft (11 metres) long, is perfect for couples but can sleep up to four thanks to an extra sofa bed. It comes with kitchen facilities, so you’ll be able to create all manner of dishes on-site. And the upper floor’s balcony/deck area is a great spot to relax with loved ones and watch the world go by. Your accommodation here comes with basic bathroom essentials and bedroom comforts, like blankets, to make you comfortable and snug. Safety features include a smoke detector, first aid kit, and a carbon monoxide detector.

Also See: 7 Best Hotels with rooftop pools in Brooklyn

Tiny homes on water Dream big live small
New York, United States
56 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Wonderful little floating house in the marina
There is nothing like being on the water
We were only there for one night but enjoyed hanging out outside watching swans & other boats on the water
She had everything you might need and more at your finger tips
The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed watching the sunset over the marina
Cleanliness:
The boat house was superclean and stylish
The place is perfectly clean
Host:
Very cute and very tiny Marie is friendly and responsive
She was incredibly thoughtful and accommodating and even offered to bring us breakfast the next morning
She was an exceptional host and extremely caring about any questions or concerns we had
She was a great communicator and very attentive
She is such a good person responsible and quick response to any questions
Location:
A 20ish minute drive or uber ride to restaurants and nightlife of Brooklyn
Perfect location just outside of Brooklyn
Cute little place Loved it
Nothing real close in terms of walking distance to restaurants or stores
something close to but far enough away from the concrete jungle
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7. A vintage river boat on a private marina (from USD 195)

Situated on a private marina, this vintage river boat offers a sweet escape in the middle of nature. What’s more, you will be staying in a community that is loaded with artists, surfers, and fishermen – you can mingle with them when you have nothing to do. The boat itself comes with one bedroom and one bathroom and can accommodate solo travelers or couples. Other facilities to be enjoyed include an equipped kitchen, an upper deck with the views of the marina, and wireless internet access.

The James Franco! Beautiful Floating Surf Safari!
Queens, New York, United States
21 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Each room is it's own world
The boat is rough around the edges but had everything we could have needed
you'll never want to leave Pro tip:
he gave us our space but was available if needed Our favorite spot was the bedroom and the deck right off of it
just remember it is more like camping (nice camping) than a hotel
Cleanliness:
I used each to write and compose
Host:
Ben was a great host and was readily available for any questions
We love camping Things to be aware of
Ben was very responsive and helpful All around
The marina was clean and safe and the beach is ridiculously close Good luck with all of your endeavors
Ben was very helpful checking us in via phone
Location:
Enjoyed a little escape from the city just a few blocks from the subway
Location is pretty close to the beach which is great but the neighborhood right around you is a little sketchy
Enjoyed the beach and boardwalk nearby too
Beach boardwalk restaurants artistic activities
There were a lot of intricate details and designs present on Franco's boat
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8. A houseboat with a spacious deck (from USD 118)

Wake up to the gentle kiss of the sun in the morning and go to sleep listening to the sound of the waves whispering in your ears, could it be more beautiful than this? Book this houseboat and you can experience this awesomeness. Head to the spacious deck to sip your coffee in the morning and indulge in a glass of wine in the evening. The houseboat comes with three comfortable beds and can accommodate up to four people. You can also find a fully equipped kitchen in which you can whip up a delicious meal.

Salt Shack - A Houseboat in the Rockaways!
Arverne, New York, United States
38 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I'd be a little cautious at night outside of the marina; but that has absolutely nothing to do with the marina or boat
And the bed and sofa are very comfy
Had a comfortable and lovely stay
The space is very comfortable and peaceful I highly recommend
We were four single ladies and all slept comfortably Three on the couch area (each side kind of works out to be its own twin bed) and one in the (actual) bed
Cleanliness:
but the facilities in the marina were very clean
We showered there and the bathrooms were clean and shower was hot
Perfectly clean stylishly decorated
The houseboat is beautifully and thoughtfully put together super clean and comfortable
Host:
The hosts were friendly easygoing communicative and enthusiastic xx
Neanna was very accommodating and responded quickly
The community / marina is cool with fishermen boaters
Absolutely beautiful Neanna and Justin were very helpful
All needed information is in the manual so just make sure you read through
Location:
It's really a wonderful place Perfect as a quick getaway from the city
Each glance reveals yet another thoughtful detail
but it was easy to Lime bike or walk to said locations
Sunset cocktails and snacks on the deck was a nightly highlight and dinner outside at The Bungalow Restaurant (just short UBER ride away) was yummy and fun
I if you are looking for a weekend getaway at the end of the A train
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9. Luxurious house barge for two to three people (from USD 250)

This spacious New Rochelle option is a good contender for couples looking for a unique New York break. It’s set amid a neighbourhood bustling with eateries, cultural attractions, and parks, so you’ll find plenty to see and do during your adventure. And the boat itself comes with a full kitchen, air-conditioning, TV, and Wi-Fi access. What’s more, there’s free parking nearby, meaning you’ll be able to explore the area by car without too much difficulty. And, after a rewarding day seeing the sights, the relaxing patio-style outdoor seating will make a great spot to unwind next to the water.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Luxurious House barge centrally located
New Rochelle, New York, United States
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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10. Houseboat hideaway near Rockaway

The rustic charms of this Queens houseboat has won fans among former guests, who loved the cosy and comfortable atmosphere, the friendly neighbours and its location within 10 minutes of the nearest beach on foot. Located within easy reach of the bars and restaurants of Rockaway, the houseboat is ideal for solo travellers or couples, but can also accommodate small families thanks to its two beds. Guests will find a fully functional kitchen onboard and, although bathroom facilities are located in the marina, they feature private shower rooms and toilets. A nearby A train station and parking at the marina mean transport links are good.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Houseboat Hideaway

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11. Quant studio houseboat in the Bronx

This rustic boat in New Rochelle is a contender for those looking for a simple, no frills accommodation option a few kilometres to the north of Manhattan. Handily placed for Pelham Bay Park and views overlooking Long Island Sound, it is also located just across the street from the nearest restaurant. Guests also enjoy access to Wi-Fi–perfect for browsing the web to make daily plans during your stay. The boat also comes with its own small shower room and a flushable portable potty, as well as hot running water. Free on-site parking at the marina will also come in handy for those looking to explore the area by car.

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Quant studio Houseboat in the Bronx

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12. Relaxing private yacht on the north shore of Long Island

This lovely 38 ft (11.5 metre) yacht was highly-rated by former guests, who praised its high levels of cleanliness and said they would happily stay there again. Located in the Sea Cliff area on Long Island’s Gold Coast–and just 23 miles (37 kilometres) from Midtown Manhattan–it is also within easy walking distance of a number of restaurants, shops, and galleries. The smart interior cabin features a pleasant lounge with TV, dining space, and a kitchenette with a microwave and hot plate. The master bedroom makes the yacht perfect for a romantic couples’ retreat, but the pullout bed space in the lounge area can increase the accommodation to four people if needed. Other amenities include Wi-Fi access as well as a shower room and toilet facilities. There is free parking on the premises, but if you don’t have a car, Uber is available to take you to the city. Access to the accommodation takes about an hour on the Long Island Expressway from the Midtown Tunnel, traffic dependent.

Further Read: 10 Best Restaurants in Long Island, New York

Relaxing 36’ Yacht, Beachfront Restaurant + Kayaks
Sea Cliff, New York, United States
37 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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Get ready for a memorable stay on the water

Whether you’re a fan of the sea or looking for a unique holiday experience in New York City that doesn’t break the bank, there are plenty of Airbnb vacation rental options just waiting for you.

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