12 Best Houseboats In And Around Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Updated 2024

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Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful city on the Southeastern coast of Florida. It is a popular destination for its beaches, pretty canal strips, boutique shopping malls, and gourmet dining. You can stay in one of the amazing vacation rentals or kid-friendly hotels in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you go for a day or a week you’ll enjoy the whole experience by spending time on your very own unique houseboat. During your visit to Fort Lauderdale, be sure to take part in a boating trip, visit the antique car museum, and spend time relaxing on the beach. It sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Ditch the traditional hotel just this one time and book a unique Vrbo houseboat in Fort Lauderdale to make the most of your stay here. Continue reading to discover the best houseboats in and around Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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 May 18, 2024.

1. Lovely houseboat on the New River in Sailboat Bend

This houseboat rental in Fort Lauderdale rests in the serene neighborhood of Sailboat Bend. Best suited for families, the two-bedroom Airbnb floats on the pristine New River. Cozy double beds ensure a good night’s rest. A sofa bed can also be used for sleep. The air-conditioned houseboat is equipped with modern amenities such as an internet connection and a kitchen for preparing light meals.

Out on the lovely deck, guests can soak in the picturesque sights of the waterscape while savoring their morning cup of coffee.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
6.43 km (4.0 mi) from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
340 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
super wifi and amenities
furniture is comfortable and functional
a/c was cold and everything worked great
cozy place to lay head to rest with great views
a very spacious and sparkling clean place to stay we loved it
prompt resposes and very clean
this was a fun experience overall the place is extremely clean and jason responds immediately
host was very responsive
hosts were friendly and attentive
jason is an excellent host
jason was responsive & helpful
jason was a great host we really enjoyed the place specially how everything was so clean and tidy
nice house boat close to the city center and airport
great location nice and quiet
everything was stellar amazing location right next to downtown
the location was great and would recommend 100%
the location was perfect for us during this trip as well
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2. Modern houseboat with pet-friendly amenities (from USD 329)

Found in Fort Lauderdale, this houseboat for rent is an ideal choice for a large pack of friends and big families. Moored at a location minutes away from the upscale shopping mall of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, the houseboat serves as a great base for exploring outdoor activities such as jetskiing, snorkeling, and diving in the surrounding areas. Resting on 1,200 sq ft (111.48 sq m) of area, the modern houseboat has a TV, record player, gaming console, and ping pong table for indoor recreation. A high chair and baby monitor are also furnished for its little visitors.

Housekeeping services are available during your stay here. If you are planning to stay with your furry companion, it would be a good idea to book this pet-friendly accommodation.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
2.44 km (1.6 mi) from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
49 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 9 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also ensure that the standard hygienic staples (toilet paper etc
the two balconies and the front porch are very comfortable with great views
nice to have it clean to come home too
the owner is very responsive if you have questions or needs
host was very nice and helpful
host was great with communication
taylor was very kind and professional… he answered any and all questions in a timely manner… great host
taylor is a great host
good place great location great stay overall
close to everything but quiet and peaceful
but if you can walk and move around your good to go
the location is absolutely perfect serene and beautiful
i’m giving this 5 stars for the value and location
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3. 40-foot (12-meter) artistic yacht (from 139 USD)

This 40-foot (12-meter) cabin cruiser includes a fully stocked kitchen, a bathroom, a shower room, a dining zone, and outside decking with a swing bench and a BBQ. This boat is ideal for up to five guests and there are bikes for you to borrow when docked. There is even Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected. If you’re wondering about yacht rentals at Fort Lauderdale and their prices, we assure you that you won’t find a better deal than this one. So, go ahead and book it today!

40-foot (12-meter) artistic yacht

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Choose your boat: "Camp" or "Glamp" (from 139 USD)

It’s decision time, you get to choose between a 32-foot (9.7-meter) boat or a 20-foot (6-meter) boat. Moored in a friendly and welcoming community of a private marina, it is close to Sawgrass Mall, so there are plenty of fantastic eateries nearby. Wi-Fi, a television, and toilet facilities are available on site, with additional facilities on the marina. From the comfort of your own houseboat, you can watch the flying fish and, if you’re lucky, even see a Manatee here.

Camp or Glamp boats

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Awesome houseboat La Dolce Vita (from 201 USD)

Nestled in an area known as the ‘Venice of America’, this beautiful houseboat is within walking distance of many fantastic eateries and the best nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale. It is also only a short walk away from the beach! The boat features both air conditioning and heating, and with the fully-equipped kitchen, you can prepare meals anytime you want to. The hosts have also kindly provided bedding and towels, and there are two bedroom areas, each fitted with a queen-size bed.

Awesome houseboat La Dolce Vita

Price: from 201 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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6. Luxuria (from 795 USD)

The Luxuria is designed with state-of-the-art amenities and is on par with any of the top luxury hotels in Fort Lauderdale. It is moored in an exclusive marina and this two-story boat has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Additional features on board this boat for rent in Fort Lauderdale include four pop-up big screen televisions, Roman soaking tubs, desks, and a large decking area. At the on-site facilities of the yachting center, where the Luxuria is moored, guests can take full advantage of the restaurants, Wi-Fi, heated swimming pool, and the modern fitness center.


Price: from 795 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. Luxury boatel close to the beach (from 199 USD)

One of the best liveaboard boats for rent in Florida, this glamorous boatel is ideal for up to six guests and is situated at a fantastic location near Fort Lauderdale Beach. There are two bedrooms; the master bedroom sleeps two and the second room has two sets of double bunk beds that can sleep four. This boatel has 1.5 bathrooms. Above all, we love that this boatel has over 800 square foot (74 square meters) of decking.

At the mooring point, guests can also enjoy the communal facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, and tennis courts.

Due to its location, this property is best suited for families or friends looking for a peaceful but unique experience.

Luxury boatel close to the beach

Price: from 199 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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8. Rock On Rentals boat (from 207 USD)

This houseboat was custom designed and offers maximum comfort and style. There are three private bedrooms and two full bathrooms onboard. More sleeping options are available when the sofa is pulled out to make an additional bed. In total, this location can sleep up to 8 people.

The fully equipped kitchen is well stocked for guests to prepare full meals which can be enjoyed on the large roof decking. The decking is an ideal place to relax as it comes with lounge chairs, a dining area, and a wet bar.

The infamous Las Olas Boulevard is just 15 minutes away from the boat, while downtown Dania Beach is a 5-minute drive away. The beach is also within walking distance.

Rock On Rentals boat

Price: from 207 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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9. La Dolce Vita (from 7,000 USD)

La Dolce Vita is a 40-foot (12-meter) long floating condo that can happily host up to 6 people. The two private bedrooms are each unique. The aft cabin has a queen-size bed whilst the mid-ship cabin has a full-sized bed. For additional sleeping options, there is a futon in the common space. The kitchen comes equipped with a stove, a microwave, and a fridge. The boat is moored just 5.4 km (3.4 miles) away from the Convention Center.

La Dolce Vita

Price: from 7,000 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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Houseboats near Fort Lauderdale

10. 45-foot (13-meter) houseboat (from 110 USD)

This 45-foot (13-meter) houseboat features two bedrooms which each offer queen-sized beds, and additional sleeping options include a queen-sized futon. There is a large and spacious kitchen with a full-size fridge, a stovetop, a microwave, a toaster oven, and hot drink facilities.

St Johns River, where the boat is moored, will show you a different side of Florida, where it is laid back and relaxing. The decking area includes a table with a grill and the back decking area has a love seat. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout this cheap boat rental near Fort Lauderdale.

45' Houseboat

Price: from 110 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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11. Fabulous and spacious Rock Yacht (from 199 USD)

From its point of mooring in Indian Creek, this yacht has direct access to the restaurants, clubs, and beaches nearby. We particularly love the fact that the beach is only 1000 feet (304 meters) away! There are two spacious bedrooms, a comfortable living space, and a quiet decking area which is ideal to enjoy the sunset from. In total, this boat can host up to 6 people comfortably.

Rock Yacht

Price: from 199 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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12. Luxury yacht (from 7,000 USD)

This glorious 90-foot (27-meter) boat has 3 levels of luxury. Managed by the World Elite Concierge, you can enjoy four private bathrooms, panoramic views, and a large living room. This boat comes with state-of-the-art facilities. The back decking area has comfortable seating and relaxing areas, all color co-ordinated with red trim. The furnishings throughout the property are of the highest quality and you’ll soon be feeling right at home.

Luxury yacht

Price: from 7,000 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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1, 2, 3, let's go!

We’ve fallen in love with so many of the houseboats and Airbnb yachts in Fort Lauderdale that we can’t wait for you to book one today and have an amazing holiday. Ditch the luxury hotel just this one time and consider a unique houseboat for your stay. Be sure to take lots of pictures and make us all jealous!

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