12 Best Houseboat Rentals In Venice, Italy - Updated 2024

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If the Atlantis was on land, it would probably look like Venice. This Italian lagoon has 118 islands at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea that are connected by 400 foot bridges and 170 boat canals including the Grand Canal, making accessibility easier for the populace as well as tourists. Accompanied by its vast culture and art, economy, and maritime history, the city of Venice started flourishing in the 10th century BCE when the first Veneti people inhabited the region. Now it looms with famous buildings and iconic landmarks like the Piazza San Marco, La Fenice, and many more to continuously entertain and inspire people during their stay. Before you plan on visiting this magnificent city, continue reading to learn about the best houseboat rentals in Venice, Italy.

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 February 03, 2024.

1. Sarah Venezia (from USD 130)

Explore the wonders of charming Venice or sail away to the magnificent coast of Croatia during your unique retreat on this cruise. The boat is docked in Giudecca and well connected to the iconic St. Mark’s Square, making it seamless for travelers to explore the ancient city.

Onboard, you can find six twin cabins and four suite cabins, all with bathrooms, making for maximum privacy and comfort. During your stay, you can have a hearty breakfast offered by the onboard staff before you head out for your exploration. You can also book the whole cruise if you want to embark on a sail in the Adriatic Sea.

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Venice, Veneto, Italy
1.81 km (1.2 mi) from St. Mark's Square
50 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in boat 16 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
luckily we did have wifi service that morning
the breakfasts were very good
but be prepared the tiny room which is good for one person but crowded for two
it is very clean
the rooms are small but clean and the breakfast spread is sumptuous
the staff was very friendly and accommodating
very friendly staff that welcomed us onboard
great and friendly staff
very friendly and attentive crew
owner very helpful and provided tips on resturants in the area
the location in good and everything is convenience to get anything you want
brilliant location quiet neighbourhood away from the crowds in venice
the location of the boat was great and easy to get to by water taxi
i'm convinced there is no better place to stay for this price
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2. Lycian Princess (from USD 2220)

With plenty on the deck and the bow, this luxury houseboat in Venice offers an experience unlike any other. The outdoor space, which is covered during the winter, features a sofa and two dining tables, making it perfect for gathering with friends and family. For soaking in the sun and catching the magnificent sights, you can laze on the sun beds or ottomans on the bow.

This boat accommodation in Venice boasts private bathrooms in all six cabins, ensuring a comfortable stay for all guests. The wonderful onboard staff offers breakfast and bar service, allowing you to stay satiated and refreshed at all times.

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Venice, Veneto, Italy
2.28 km (1.5 mi) from St. Mark's Square
2 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 8 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

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Amenities & Room:
this bed-and-breakfast accommodation was beautiful luxurious and timeless
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3. Sailboat with all-inclusive package (from USD 89)

For a unique experience during your visit to Venice, book a room on this sailboat and have a memorable cruise across the Venice lagoon. The sailboat offers shared access to the kitchen and laundry facilities, ensuring a hassle-free stay for those staying for longer periods. While breakfast is provided, you can also opt for an all-inclusive stay that offers snacks, wine, and a seafood lunch for an additional 95 USD (90 EUR).

If you are traveling with a group, you can reach out to the host to book the entire boat.

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Sant'elena Castello, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
7.87 km (4.9 mi) from St. Mark's Square
38 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in boat 3 Beds 2 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the marina amenities are super comfortable no trade-offs there and you sleep on a real boat wow
but any other time would be more comfortable i assume
it is very clean
the boat is very clean the marina is in a nice location and is very clean as well
the accommodation was comfortable clean and i can recommend it to anybody
i made use of the ablutions at the marina which was spotless comfortable and so accessable
the boat is nice clean and in good condition
ernesto is a very good host and his boat is beautiful
ernesto was a great host and provided us with a good breakfast
ernesto is a great host and very accommodating
ernesto is an excellent host helpful and gave us advice as soon as we asked
he was really helpful
the boat is in a fun location quite near a beautiful beach
ernesto was nice to pick me up at the bus stop/water bus dock
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4. Paloroca Boat & Breakfast Venice (from 464 USD)

Usually the tag line goes as “bed & breakfast” or “breakfast in bed” but in this case, Paloroca does it differently. The accommodation is 18 minutes from the beach and is docked in the Sant’ Elena Marina. Offering 2 cabins, a kitchenette, and seating area, it can accommodate a total of 5 people that will enjoy Italian breakfast in this boat, as well as a cafe, and restaurants nearby.

Paloroca Boat&Breakfast Venice

Address: Campo della Chiesa 1, 30135 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 464 USD

Star Rating: 4.5 Star

Travelers Review: Superb 9.4 (from 11 reviews)

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5. Yacht Bert Venezia (from 267 USD)

This elegantly designed yacht with a length of approximately 30 m (98.4 ft.) offers 6 air-conditioned cabins to choose from that can accommodate a total of 12 guests. Aside from the variety of breakfast it offers like continental, Italian, vegetarian, and vegan, the yacht is also equipped with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom for each cabin. It can be located 7 minutes from Sant'Elena Water Bus Stop by foot, which is good for accessibility of the city, and a 5-minute walk from Biennale Gardens to enjoy the beauty of nature Venice has to offer.

Yacht Bert Venezia

Address: Nuova Marina di Sant'Elena, Castello, 30132 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 267 USD

Star Rating: 4.5 Star

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.9 (from 270 reviews)

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6. Venezia Boat San Marco (from 129 USD)

A 12-minute walk from the beach and this classically designed boat with shiny wooden accents awaits your stay. This accommodation is great for high-energy tourists as it is near museums of art and culture as well as the town that is always open for exploration. Cabin rentals comes with fully equipped bathrooms along with free toiletries and a delicious variety of buffet type breakfast every morning. Trying out local cuisines is easy as there is an on-site restaurant to fill your appetite.

Venezia Boat San Marco

Address: Campo della Chiesa, Castello 1, Castello, 30100 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 129 USD

Star Rating: 4.5 Star

Travelers Review: Superb 9.0 (from 121 reviews)

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7. Tiggie (from 152 USD)

Couples will not encounter any problems booking a cabin in this boat that is near major landmarks in the city. Hence, to explore the city is a necessity when you want to stay here. Some of the closest landmarks are the St. Elena Station for transportation, La Biennale Garden, Basilica San Marco, and many more, which you will not be able to explore all in one day. Each cabin accommodates only 2 people and is all equipped with private bathrooms and free toiletries. The living area and kitchenette help fellow tourists to mingle with each other and hopefully create new and wonderful relationships.


Address: Marina Santelena (dock 24/B), 30132 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 152 USD

Star Rating: 4.5 Star

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.9 (from 94 reviews)

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8. Enjoy Holidays (from 100 USD)

The name “Enjoy Holidays” speaks for itself as this beautifully designed boat features a dining area, flat-screen TV, and 2 private bathrooms with a shower and hairdryer. A kitchenette with a microwave also makes preparing food and eating leftovers from a famous Italian restaurant you stumbled on during your adventure or breakfast you did not get the chance to have when you rushed to see the sun reflect towering landmarks. So get ready to “enjoy holidays” in this boat located 2.6 kilometers (1.62 mi) from Basilica San Marco.

Enjoy Holidays

Address: 1 Campo della Chiesa, Castello, 30132 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 100 USD

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.3 (from 20 reviews)

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9. Yacht Diva (from 127 USD)

A diva is a person exuding great style and personality with confidence and expressing their own style without letting others influence who they are or who they want to be. Simply put, it is a person whose character makes them stand out from the rest. Now put it in the perspective of a boat being a “diva.” This boat is consistent when it comes to the simplicity of its design and the essentials it openly offers to both locals and tourists hoping to have a quick getaway, and it can be located near La Biennale.

Yacht Diva

Address: Campo Chiesa 1, Castello, 30132 Venezia, Italia, 30132 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 127 USD

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.0 (from 47 reviews)

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10. Bed & Boat Pinta 6 (from 91 USD)

Providing accommodation 3 kilometers (1.86 mi) from the historic center, Bed & Boat Pinta 6 features air-conditioned cabins with a shared bathroom with a shower. Common areas include a sundeck, a living room with a flat-screen TV, and a kitchenette equipped with a microwave and kettle. Essentials are complete in this boat and are also near many landmarks like the Museum of Naval History, public beach, La Fenice and many more.

Bed&Boat Pinta 6

Address: Campo della Chiesa 3, Castello, 30121 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 91 USD

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.0 (from 26 reviews)

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11. Boat Venice Hotel (from 513 USD)

This boat offers cabins that can accommodate a total of 12 people, which is great for a large family or a group of friends, especially when you plan a grand trip to Venice. It also serves local Italian cuisines plus great tasting coffee. The boat is quite large because of its 18-meter (59 foot) length, which means it has a lot of room for living, dining, and relaxing.

Boat Venice Hotel

Address: Darsena Sant'Elena C2, 30132 Venice, Italy (see map)

Price: from 513 USD

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: 6.7 (from 6 reviews)

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12. Venezia Boat & Breakfast Caicco Freedom (from USD 93)

Beach bums are excellent guests for this accommodation because of how near it is to the beach. It only takes 3 minutes’ walk to get there, and it features a sun terrace and free Wi-Fi for the convenience and relaxation of guests. Cabins have carpet flooring and a heating system as to not get cold, especially in the mornings. Furthermore, continental and buffet breakfast is offered along with hot drinks, thirst-quenching juices, pastries, and more to start your day right and explore the city with a lot of energy.

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Venezia Boat & Breakfast Caicco Freedom

Wifi Available

Address: Giudecca, 212
1.41 km (0.9 mi) from St. Mark's Square

Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box

The artistic city

Venice is a great place to visit because it is full of places to see and explore. The art, history, culture, and especially the food with a range of food tours are enough reasons to go here, and if you plan to visit, the list above will help you choose a houseboat in Venice and will speed up the planning process. Instead of looking for hours and hours, this list helps you narrow it down. You can further narrow it down to cater to your preferences and hopefully, you will enjoy every bit of it.

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Frequently asked questions about houseboat rentals in Venice

1. Which houseboat rentals in Venice are ideal for groups?

Planning a group getaway in a private boat rental in Venice, Italy? With the option of booking the entire boat, Sarah Venezia and Lycian Princess are ideal for a large pack of people.

2. What is the average price for houseboat rentals in Venice?

The average price for a houseboat in Venice can be around 335 USD. If you are planning to book one of the more affordable houseboats for your stay, you can consider this sailboat with all-inclusive package.

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