25 Best Airbnb Houseboat Rentals In Paris - Updated 2024

Sheela
Sheela 
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Are you planning a trip to Paris for leisure? Interested in experiencing a different type of lodging instead of the usual boutique hotels? Then why not stay in a houseboat for a change? There are several houseboats conveniently located all around Paris. These are modern accommodations, yet they offer a rustic experience by being nestled close to the water. If you are looking for a change from the usual vacation rentals in Paris, come to experience the city in a new way and make a booking in a houseboat. Read on to find out more about the best Airbnb houseboat rentals in Paris.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 23, 2024.

1. Large houseboat boasting incomparable views

Come and discover this rare and exclusive Dutch barge anchored in an unorthodox location. This houseboat boasts incomparable views in opposite directions. From the beautiful terrace on one side, a sight of the magnificent Alexandre III bridge can be enjoyed and a heated terrace on the other end faces the Pont des Invalides and Eiffel Tower.

It is a large houseboat that provides the comfort of a regular apartment and can accommodate seven guests. The three bedrooms of this well-kept property are all equally fitted with comfortable king-size beds. From the bathtub to the outdoor lounge seating, a perfect little corner in the boat will surely help you de-stress. A gentle reminder, there is water traffic during the day and waves can mildly move the boat but the setting is quiet and serene come the evening.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
5.78 km (3.6 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
92 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great location a/c works beautifully
Cleanliness:
everything clean in time the host speaks english
Host:
great communication and super helpful host
quentin was very accommodating and helpful with check-in and check-out
Location:
amazing location and a beautiful boat
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2. Riverboat in the center of Paris (from USD 16348)

Come experience living by the water in this riverboat with a large living room. This houseboat is situated in a unique location that is just five minutes from tourist attractions like Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. Guests coming by car will be pleased to know that parking is available. There are two bedrooms in the houseboat and each has an attached bathroom. The first bedroom has a double bed, while the second one has a bunk bed. There is heating in the boat, so during the winter, guests will be kept warm. Free Wi-Fi is also available, throughout the riverboat. Additionally, a floor mattress in the living room can be used.

There is a kitchen area where guests can prepare meals and seating is provided for relaxation. Television is there for you to enjoy. While there is no air-conditioning, fans are available in the hot months. Basic essentials are on hand for the bathroom.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
6.21 km (3.9 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
232 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved having breakfast on deck
the boat has excellent wifi and was very warm
we did probably have the hottest night of the year but thankfully fans were provided
Cleanliness:
the accommodation was clean and tidy
the boat was clean and had all the necessary supplies for a comfortable stay
the boat was quit relaxed clean and enough space for everyone
Host:
host was super helpful and pleasure to deal with
marc was very helpful and quick to answer any questions
marc and diana were great hosts and were very responsive
excellent host; welcome was on time and everything was explained properly
marc and diana were perfect hosts
Location:
location is great very central including parking
the location was amazing
amazing location situation and accommodation
the location was absolutely amazing - centrally located and within walking distance to every major sight in paris
great central location for museums and tourist attractions
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3. Houseboat on the Seine (from USD 490)

Welcome to this great floating house, located smack on the Seine. This houseboat in Paris has a very spacious living room, which has well-appointed furniture and boasts fascinating views of the river. There are four bedrooms in the houseboat and it can sleep up to seven people. The main room of the houseboat is bright and spacious, owing to the large windows on three sides.

The famous Eiffel Tower is only five minutes away. Guests at this houseboat will have access to many delectable restaurants and cinemas within a three-minute walk. The minimum stay in this accommodation is four nights. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi. The unit has four televisions with Netflix: two in the bedrooms, one in the kitchen, and one in the lounge.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
3.2 km (2.0 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
55 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
full kitchen & washer/dryer as promised
even a small fan will make a big difference in warm weather
it is a wonderful alternative to apartment living in paris
Cleanliness:
it is beautiful clean & comfortable
Host:
the owners are very nice and helpful
thank you for hosting us in your beautiful home
kids friendly and equipped with everything you would need
Location:
the location is ideal
metro is also quite convenient and within easy walking distance as is a shopping mall
it's close to transport and is central to paris main attractions
nice restaurants and shops nearby plus a short bus ride or a 20 minute walk to the eiffel tower
it was a delightful location
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4. A comfortable houseboat with views of Seine (from USD 142)

Welcome to this houseboat that promises a relaxed and comfortable stay with views of Seine that you can enjoy throughout the day. The houseboat offers three cozy beds and one private bathroom for up to four people. Enjoy the breakfast basket left in the evening in front of your room, so you can be lazy all day long. What’s more, you can also enjoy the stock of coffee, tea, orange juice, milk, and chocolate that can be found inside your room. You can also access nearby metro lines so you can explore the best rooftop bars and other establishments in the city.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
8.82 km (5.5 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
339 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and unique place that was perfect for us (we were three)
Cleanliness:
is a small but very clean place
clean quick responses great location
everything was clean and we also got a breakfast every morning thanks for the nice stay
Host:
isabelle is an amazing host
hosts are very kind and proactive
isabelle and her husband are great host
isabelle is a lovely and helpful host
great stay with a great host we really loved the place so nice and cosy
Location:
location was also great
amazing place & great location
very nice place and central
close to metro and public attractions
great location and a fun way to spend time in paris
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Patricia Aveline

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5. Duplex studio on a houseboat

This duplex studio is situated inside a houseboat and is only steps away from Notre Dame. This vacation rental used to be inhabited by a sailor and it is comfortable and fully stocked with amenities, like bedsheets, a tablecloth, bath towels, cooking utensils, a TV and even Wi-Fi. There is a double bed in the bedroom, which is ideal for couples or even a small family with a young child.

A study and a small bathroom with full shower facilities can be accessed from the room. At the ship’s bridge level is the kitchen and living room area, which is fully equipped with cooking appliances. Guests should note that the owner lives on the boat, as well. However, guests shared that they are excellent hosts who are very hospitable.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
8.23 km (5.2 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
258 reviews  
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c was a god send in early july and the location was quiet and relaxing
good location convenient to transportation has air-conditioning (a definite plus for hot parisian summers) and a comfortable bed
it had everything we needed and we were able to cook breakfast which was a treat
the place was relatively clean and as described in the listing and photos--except the bathroom
and it actually have really hot water for shower which is great after a long day of walk
Cleanliness:
it is clean and well equipped
the bed is super comfy and it's all really clean
the house itself was clean with a wonderful little back deck for dinner and wine on the water
Host:
the host was very helpful and kind
wonderful boat and wonderful host
marie laurie and her partner are very friendly host
fully accommodated and excellent host
the hosts are very helpful and considerate
Location:
great location to the train station
good place decent location would recommend
the location worked really well for us
it is in a great location on the seine and walking distance to the metro and restaurants
for us the location was perfect too
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6. A Dutch houseboat in the heart of Paris

Experience Paris differently by staying at this beautiful Dutch houseboat that boasts wonderful views of the Louvre. Equipped with three comfortable beds, the houseboat is excellent accommodation for up to four people. In addition to the beds, you can also enjoy its facilities, including three bathrooms, wireless internet access, and air conditioning.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
6.97 km (4.4 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
115 reviews  
Houseboat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable bed beautiful spa bath and fully equipped and spacious kitchen
huge boat it had 3 full bathrooms
lots of room and a perfect retreat from the city
as well as every mod con and a brilliantly stocked kitchen
the interior is lovely with many period details a spacious salon extremely well-appointed kitchen and every comfort imaginable
Cleanliness:
the boat was exceptionally clean and smelled clean as well
spacious clean and comfortable
it is very clean comfortable and extremely well equipped
Host:
pascal was a great host very responsive and attentive
hosts are wonderful with warm generously and graciousness
the owner is easy to talk with and eager to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable
thank you to francois and his wife our gracious hosts
pascal is a wonderful host and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome and comfortable
Location:
the location is superb
amazing location on a very cool boat
location is incredible so much good food walking distance
the location is perfect very central with plenty of nearby transport options
it's in a prime location but remains private and secure
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7. A modern houseboat with a large terrace

a modern houseboat with a large terrace
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Unwind at this modern rental that welcomes up to six people, as it offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. If you are visiting in the summer, you can enjoy barbecuing. If you come in the wintertime, you can keep warm by the fireplace. What’s more, the houseboat also comes with a kitchen, in which you can cook whatever dish you like. Sit back and relax on the large terrace and breathe in the tranquil atmosphere of the surroundings and the beauty of nature that is all around you.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
4.14 km (2.6 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
45 reviews  
Houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy beds and towels
all rooms were very clean and the kitchen well equipped
clean attractive and simple: this boat is a terrific escape after a crowded day in paris
Host:
very nice communication with the owner and her daughter
anny was very responsive and kind
anny was helpful and welcoming and as noted in other reviews greeted us with champagne and brioche
delightful houseboat any was so friendly and gracious
Location:
fantastic location near bois de bologne and within 20 min
very nice and stylish location
it a unique parisian experience in a nicely located accommodation close to roland-garros and longchamps
amazing location very peaceful and calm oasis in a bustling city
i already recommended this location to friends who want to visit paris soon
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8. Barge near St Michel

This barge is luxurious and charming and located before the Île de la Cité. This accommodation is the perfect choice for guests to enjoy the off the beaten paths of Paris. This accommodation offers all the modern comforts, such a fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious living room and a fancy bathroom, that has a large Italian shower.

The barge is close to major attractions, like Saint-Michel, the Louvre and Châtelet, all of which are within walking distance. There are two bedrooms with large, double beds that can sleep up to four people. All parts of the barge can be accessed by guests. There is a parking space right in front of the barge and it is free. Guests should note that the accommodation is not ideal for small children due to safety considerations. In fact, the hosts prefer couples in the accommodation.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
6.85 km (4.3 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
134 reviews  
Houseboat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of cafes around though wonderful area there was only 1 roll of toilet paper so we ran out
we felt secure as there's a live camera in the kitchen on throughout our stay
it is really impressive a unique experience sleeping in the seine in a perfect « apartment »
the shower kitchen and living room were very roomy and the beds comfortable
nicely renovated & decorated comfortable beds & has everything you need for a great stay
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well organized
well appointed clean and comfortable
the place was incredibly clean and comfortable
we settled in the apartment was clean and well appointed
it was peaceful and quiet at night warm clean and spacious
Host:
jennie is a great host responsive to all our requests in a timely manner
and jennie is very friendly host and response very quickly
jennie was on top of everything and very gracious as my host
i would like to thank jennie for hosting me and my family in her wonderful boat with amazing view
jennie and ali were also really helpful and accommodating
Location:
the location is really ideal
great location as well - few mins walk to the louvre
fabulous location right across the river from the louvre and central to everything
the location is perfect and close to public transit and main attractions
in general i loved staying at this unique location in paris
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9. Houseboat in the heart of Paris

Enjoy the unique experience of living in a houseboat, placed in the heart of the city. This Airbnb Paris houseboat has been constructed with a Dutch influence and has a large terrace area, where there are sunbeds for guests to relax. Enter the houseboat and take a trip back to the early 20s, by observing the wooden decor. There are two bedrooms, a big living room and a bathroom in the front of the boat. A second, smaller terrace is situated above the sailor’s room and, here, guests can savour the beautiful sunset views over the Eiffel Tower.

Do not worry if you are visiting during the colder months. There is an oil heater, which can be used to warm the entire living space. Up to six guests can be housed in this houseboat, comfortably.

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10. Exquisite houseboat in downtown Paris

Fancy being in the centre of Paris whilst staying in a unique accommodation? This is the place. With this houseboat on the Seine, you will be able to admire the most beautiful buildings in Paris whilst enjoying the calm water. Given the amazing location of the houseboat, guests can easily get to at least three major museums and several major tourist sites. The boat has all the necessary amenities and facilities, including a washing machine.

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11. Luxurious and large Parisian loft

Looking for a place to call home for a few days while in Paris? Then this houseboat might be the right choice for you. This houseboat is located on a shore-based platform and provides all the comfort and tranquillity one seeks in a holiday. The houseboat is in a convenient location, close to the new Louis Vuitton Foundation and the Line 1 subway to Paris.

Inside the houseboat is a large living room and more than 20 windows, that bring in natural lighting and offer views of the sea. There are two independent bedrooms inside, both with attached bathrooms. Come enjoy the modern kitchen which is fully equipped with latest appliances and a spacious dining table for up to 10 people. The unit sleeps up to four guests and has two bedrooms with two beds and a bathroom. The accommodation comes with Wi-Fi, a laptop-friendly workspace, and a television.

Stayed at this property?
Paris, Ile de France, France
5.31 km (3.3 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
36 reviews  
Houseboat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the bed is spotlessly clean and extra comfortable after a long day in the city
Host:
nicolas was a great host
nicolas was incredibly helpful and welcoming to his home
he's not only the owner of the boat on airbnb he's like a good and considerate friend
Location:
we will contact nicolas again we really do recommend a stay at nicolas' place
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12. A private room in a houseboat (from USD 176)

Tucked away in the countryside of Paris, this houseboat offers a private room for solo travelers or couples. You will also have your own private bathroom, so complete privacy is guaranteed. You are welcome to use the Nespresso machine and kettle and relax on the large terrace to soak up the natural sunlight throughout the day. Make sure to also spend some time marveling at the views of the water, lush landscape, and the buildings in the surrounding area.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
4.57 km (2.9 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

13. Wooden houseboat close to Eiffel Tower

This houseboat named Alphonse allows you to experience Paris from a different perspective—right by the river and close to Eiffel Tower. Built in 1931, the houseboat features a studio that has maintained its old charm and continuously entices the touring crowd. The red undertones of the mahogany wood interior amplify the unique vibe of the space.

Two guests can comfortably sleep in its queen-size bed. The property is equipped with a full kitchen on the upper level if you wish to whip up some meals. To make things more exciting, the boat is docked near Eiffel Tower so pleasurable sightseeing could be an awesome pursuit for the day. Come evening, cap the night off with a full-bodied wine on the patio while enjoying the view of the city skyline and harbor.

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4.07 km (2.6 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
475 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved utilizing the deck area for quick lunches or a drink before bed
the table out on the deck is perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or the sunset
my favorite view was through the shower porthole
the bed is very comfortable and the whole interior is classic and cute
sooooo much better than a hotel or apartment
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and as described
the level of cleanliness could be improved
the boat was very clean and has everything you need
Host:
charles was great host and responded quick to questions
extremely helpful hosts who were on hand if needed
amazing response time and very sympathetic and helpful when our phones got stolen
he was very responsive
thank you charles you were an amazing host
Location:
very cute boat with incredible location
the location was amazing
amazing location in unique accommodation
eiffel tower very close excellent restaurants walking distance
the location is perfect
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14. Airbnb with a private kitchen and bathroom

Take a break from the standard hotel room accommodation and take on the light adventure offered by this unique houseboat. Docked on the city’s riverside with a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower, this three-bedroom houseboat lets you enjoy a glimpse of boating life. Its double-size bed and bunk bed can sleep up to five guests. With two private bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen, a comfortable stay is quite assured.

You can update your friends in real-time about your getaway as the boat is equipped with fast Wi-Fi. Your furry family members can also tag along; no family member is left behind on this property. Close to public transport and shopping areas, the city of Paris is always an inviting affair for a day of excursion from this Airbnb.

Stayed at this property?
Paris, Île-de-France, France
4.22 km (2.7 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the péniche was extremely comfortable and very specious for our family
Host:
vittoria and her husband have been amazing welcoming hosts who made us feel at home from day 1
the hosts were kind responsive and left a great map with great suggestions of where to get “basics”
Location:
close to the eiffel tower and public transportation it was a great place from which to explore paris
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15. Authentic houseboat on the Seine

Staying in an authentic houseboat near Paris located on the Seine River is the best way to have a perfect Parisian experience. This houseboat attracts a lot of natural light and has a calm and serene setting, making it a fantastic place for visitors to spend their free time and enjoy the views of the canal, river, and valley.

It also offers a barbeque, a fireplace to relax by, a small loudspeaker compatible with tablets and computers, and a Wi-Fi connection of 12 Mbps. The best part about this houseboat is the setup of a hammock in the living room to have a relaxing time with your loved ones. It also has a little blue speed boat, which can be used for additional fees.

Other features include central air conditioning, heating, a shared back garden, and a private patio. For those who have the habit, smoking is allowed.

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France, France
896 meters (0.6 ft) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
73 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we found everything we needed and it is a very cozy and charming place to stay
Cleanliness:
it was an amazing place very clean and calme i loved the decorations too
Host:
michel is a great host
michel is a great host very helpful and responsive
the house boat is fantastic and michel is a great host kind and super helpful
michel is a wonderful host loads of food and wine left for us in his boathouse
michel was quick to respond to any questions we had while staying there and very helpful in general
Location:
unique gorgeous delightful way to get away yet so close to the city
we loved it here such a gorgeous boat and close to the supermarket and the metro/public transport
love this place peaceful and calm down on the river but everything you need a few minutes walk away
the place is unique and i loved waking up to see ducks and swans swim by
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16. Floating studio houseboat near Paris (from USD 49)

This adorable houseboat is docked on the Seine River in a harbor near Paris. It is surrounded by peaceful, picturesque scenery and friendly neighbors. The height of the houseboat is limited, so guest over 1.85 m (6.07 ft) should be careful of the ceiling. The host also offers professional relaxation massages, such as Swedish, Californian, hot stones, and amma, that can be performed on her boat just 10 m (32.81 ft) away.

This small houseboat is perfect for couples looking for a cozy stay. There are two benches that can be transformed into a bed, one other bench at the entrance, and ample storage space under these benches. It is a pet-friendly rental with a patio, offers free private parking nearby, and allows smoking.

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Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Île-de-France, France
13.91 km (8.7 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
83 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
fro renee was extremely friendly and hospitable
it´s a very lovely place to stay and florence is a great host
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17. Floating house on river Seine (from USD 461)

Be swept away by the furnishing and amenities of this house that is afloat on the river Seine. Its modern interior is expertly furnished with cozy furniture pieces and decor. The spacious common spaces of the property exhibit that of a regular home—from the living room with a fireplace overlooking a terrace to the equipped kitchen that can handle strenuous meal prep.

It has three bedrooms on the upper floor, the air-conditioned master bedroom being the most enticing as it has an en suite bathroom and a balcony with views of the Seine. There is ample lounge space on the front balcony that offers panoramic views of the surroundings. For a group of six, this buoyant home is a suitable retreat near Paris.

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Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France
3.86 km (2.4 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious comfortable fully equipped 2 beautiful terrasses il was a great place to stay with friends
Cleanliness:
and clean ja the beds is good
Host:
stephanie is a super gracious and informative host that communicated very well
stephanie was a fantastic host and helped us a great deal
she’s an amazing host and speaks perfect english
everything went perfectly stephanie was a great host
great host defineatly recommendable perfect if you'd like to visit roland garros (french open tennis)
Location:
great location right on the seine
very unusual location interesting area of paris in exactly the right spot for what we wanted
a nice and peaceful place while still being in the middle of paris
there was plenty of space for our family of five and the location was perfect for us
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18. Studio with sauna and hot tub (from USD 229)

An ideal studio for couples or solo travelers, this space offers exceptional relaxation for adventurous wanderers. Amenities for de-stressing take the front seat in this houseboat as it boasts a sauna and an outdoor hot tub for the utmost leisure experience. The stunning views of the Seine make the hot tub soaking a more exciting pursuit. Slumber in the comfortable double-size bed to continue the restful vacation.

Indoor entertainment is catered by the Wi-Fi and the flat-screen TV in the living room. This same space extends to a furnished balcony where the glorious sunset can be enjoyed. The houseboat is located opposite the 16th arrondissement of Paris and has direct access to Bois de Boulogne.

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Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France
3.99 km (2.5 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
113 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
she was very responsive and a lovely host
marina is a wonderful host who went out of her way to make us feel at home
the host was very welcoming responsive and helpful
marina is a lovely lady and was very accommodating
Location:
the location is also great and there are lots of cute bakeries/restaurants within walking distance
very nice place to explore the city from and relax in the evening
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19. Loft-style apartment offering discount to longer stays (from USD 229)

If you plan to stay in the city for three nights minimum, the discount offered by this houseboat is a good deal to take. Deductions are applied by the host to bookings made three weeks before arrival. You can take advantage of the bargain if you plan the trip early. Where you’ll be staying is a loft-style barge that features two bedrooms and five beds.

It is suitable for six people who want to experience Paris from a different perspective. Wi-Fi is on hand and a wide-screened TV is also available. The sundeck is an idyllic spot to spend the day with its hammocks and barbecue grill. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can tackle the outdoors using the two bikes and a canoe generously appropriated by the host for free.

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France, France
456 meters (0.3 ft) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
52 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 7 Beds 9 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
its all clean and well facilitated
the loft was very clean and tidy with everything you could want for a short stay
christophe is a nice helpful person and the room is clean and has almost everything you need
Host:
host easy to reach and communicate with
he was so kind to everyone
a great boat great stay and a great host
christophe is a perfect host very friendly welcoming and helpful
he was very friendly on the phone and when we arrived
Location:
a quiet and comfortable spot not too far from the big tourist attractions
in walking distance there were a big supermarket with great selection of almost everything
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20. Charming studio in a peaceful surrounding (from USD 240)

Walking into the location of this charming houseboat is like heading to a nature preserve. Lush greeneries and a peaceful river make up the surrounding of this houseboat located in Neuilly sur Seine. The space is an independent 20-square-meter (215.2-square-foot) studio equipped with a double-size bed and modern facilities including Wi-Fi. In the kitchen, you can store and prepare your preferred dishes for a getaway.

The outdoor terrace by the side of the river has a barbecue grill and furniture ideal for a casual chill-out session. Close to nature, the timeless ambiance of the location equates to a restful escape. The setting is quiet without being too far away from the convenience of the city. With roughly a 10-minute walk from the property, you’ll reach the business district of La Defense.

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Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
6.19 km (3.9 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
269 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a houseboat but is as stable as if you were in a hotel room on land
Cleanliness:
a very well maintained and clean boathouse
her house boat cabin was very clean and nice
great hospitality very clean and cosy
this is a comfortable cozy clean suite in a lovely quiet area that feels very safe
the great thing about this space is that it's surprisingly spacious
Host:
the hosts are very helpful
very nice host would recommend
karen is a very lovely host with a warm and welcoming smile
karen was a very good host since the beggining
the hosts are very friendly and make you feel very welcome five out if five stars simon
Location:
excellent studio close to la défense and easy access to central paris by metro line 1
the location was convenient to the metro and some nice restaurants
a nice studio in a good location
it is close to metro and very easy to get around in a nice and peaceful neighborhood
this is an amazing experience such a great location and beautiful area
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21. Expansive houseboat docked on the island of Puteaux (from USD 545)

This expansive Airbnb Peniche near Paris is a calming dwelling that is perfect for a group of friends getaway or a big family’s refuge. Ideal for a maximum of 10 people, this barge docked on the island of Puteaux, near the Naturoscope, features four bedrooms. These bright rooms are all evenly fitted with quality linen and vanity kits, two of which even come with a flat-screen TV.

The highlight of the accommodation is the open-plan section of the living, dining, and kitchen spaces. Arched with exposed wood beams, the entire room appears light and airy while the eclectic furnishings exude lots of character. The outer parts of the houseboat feature two unique terraces to marvel at the magnificent river views. Located next to the center of Puteaux, the shops and boutiques are easily accessible.

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Puteaux, Île-de-France, France
5.91 km (3.7 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
222 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

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Amenities & Room:
one thing very important for those of us from the united states all the rooms were fully air-conditioned
generous kitchen comfy living space audio-visual equipment (record player appletv overhead projector/beamer good wifi
we were a party of 5 3 x 17 year olds who said wi-fi connection was good
the barge was comfortable and amenities available along with very close shopping on the puteaux island
with 3 spacious bedrooms 2 baths and plenty of kitchen and living space we were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean spacious boat accommodation
houseboat very relaxed and spacious
wonderfully decorated and clean
only point of criticism: the boat was a bit dusty but the beds were very clean and comfortable
clean and spacious a great location
Host:
very helpful and friendly
franck was a great host
Location:
easy convenient bus to metro also accessible
very good place very well located
the walk to the train is a good 15-20 minutes
a very special and generous houseboat in a central location
" so much to see and such a good location
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22. A serene accommodation close to wildlife

Showcasing an ambiance that involves the wildlife of the Boulogne-Billancourt area on the Seine, this accommodation offers a serene getaway like no other. The usual mornings on the property involve waking up with a flock of ducks and swans paddling close to the unit. Spending early mornings with coffee on the top deck while birdwatching could just be the highlight of your trip.

The wooden house features two bedrooms with double-size beds and two spacious bathrooms. If you’re yearning for a good soak, a bubble bath in one of the bathrooms is a great idea. The large kitchen, living, and dining areas can comfortably fit up to six guests. You’ll find it easy to navigate through the well-fitted kitchen. Note that there will be generally weak movements when the waters get busy.

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Boulogne Billancourt, Île-de-France, France
2.1 km (1.4 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
local shops just 5 minutes walk with excellent croissants and baguettes for breakfast
we stayed for a week and would have been comfortable for longer
Cleanliness:
very clean and close to everything you need
Host:
olivier is an outstanding host and wonderfully accommodating
olivier was a fantastic and considerate host checking on us during our stay quick responses
olivier is also very helpful and a really good person
check-in and check-out were super easy and olivier was very flexible and accommodating
Location:
excellent for transport (bus and metro) just 5 minutes walk away
easy transport to and from the airport via the metro
great place to stay away from the tourist locations
huge supermarket about 5 minutes walk so easy life
jolly houseboat - exciting (charming) neighbours and really close to the metro
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23. Semi-private houseboat for six guests (from USD 1089)

From afar, you’ll effortlessly catch sight of this semi-private houseboat with clean white exterior walls. It is a standout amongst the moored properties on one of the riversides of Sèvres. There are three bedrooms for six guests in this unit. One room is fitted with a king-size bed, a private bathroom with an Italian shower, and a window that nicely frames the river. The other two bedrooms have king-size mattresses and access to a shared bathroom.

Lounging in the living room with a highly comfortable sofa is an ideal way to relax while savoring the majestic views of the Seine river from the large windows. Grab a drink and feel the outdoors from the deck right above the living room. Be aware that the host lives aboard and would sometimes use the kitchen. The entrance is also shared access.

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Sèvres, Île-de-France, France
2.61 km (1.7 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Host:
unique experience and awesome host
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24. Experience an authentic houseboat stay

This houseboat is situated right in front of the waterfalls in the Parc de Saint-Cloud. There are two levels in the houseboat. On the upper deck, there is a large living room, two offices and a terrace area on two sides. On the lower level, there is a dining and kitchen area, a large master bedroom and a large bathroom. A TV lounge is also on the lower level.

There are three other bedrooms, which share two bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms have a double bed and the fourth one has a queen bed. The couch in the living room can also be used for sleeping.

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2.59 km (1.7 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
9 reviews  
Entire boat 5 Beds 9 Guests

25. Big houseboat for rent

Coming to Paris with a large group? Then, this houseboat is an ideal choice, as it has sleeping space for 16 to 20 people. This spacious and luxurious houseboat is located at the end of canal Saint-Martin, on the Bassin de la Villette. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances needed to cook your own meals on board. Cooked food can also be provided, upon request.

This accommodation, which is also a canal boat in Paris, is also comfortable in winter, as it has heating. There are seven cabins in all and each has its own private shower. Two additional cabins can be rented if necessary, upon request. For your safety, one of the hosts lives at the back end of the accommodation. They will explain the use of the toilet. If you need to know anything regarding the power/electrical/etcetera, please address your inquiries to them.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
11.72 km (7.3 mi) from Ile Saint-Germain Park
16 reviews  
Houseboat 6 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

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Host:
friendly owners who can assist in groceries a boat trip etc
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Have a traditional experience in Paris

Travel should always help expand one’s horizons and experiences. Staying on a houseboat as an out-of-the-ordinary activity is a great way to do just this. Mingle with the locals, join food tours, get exposed to the culture, and have a traditional living experience, all at once. If this sounds like what you want to do in Paris for a change, go ahead and book your ideal houseboat.

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