Top 4 Houseboat Rentals In Illinois, USA - Updated 2023


Whenever we hear of Illinois as a travel destination, Chicago usually comes to mind and it tends to overshadow all the other attractions. It should be known that Illinois has more to offer than just the city of Chicago, and it is blessed with a superfluity of attractions that will appeal to all types of travelers – indoor enthusiasts and outdoors aficionados alike. With attractions such as the Dana-Thomas House, Buffalo Rock State Park, Mississippi Palisade State Park, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Anderson Japanese Gardens, and Starved Rock State Park, a trip to this state is bound to leave you with lots of pleasant memories. Illinois is also home to several rivers and lakes that host unique and interesting stays. If you would love to experience boat accommodation during your trip, then read below for some of the top houseboat rentals in Illinois, USA.

1. A modern and chic floating home with yacht club access, East Peoria (from USD 150)

Here is a clean, sleek, and inviting boat rental with everything you need to relax, rewind, and forget about your worldly worries for a few days. It is a modern and stylish vessel with amenities that include a private bedroom with luxury bedding, two private baths, TVs in the bedrooms, a living room with a smart TV and surround sound system, and a patio with captivating views of the harbor.

You will also be excited to learn that this boat rental comes with exclusive access to yacht club perks, such as parking, secured entry, waterside dining, and pool access. Discover great opportunities to explore new things during your trip.

Relaxing Water Oasis; Houseboat Getaway!
East Peoria, Illinois, United States
183 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this made it hard to watch tv or have a good phone connection
beautiful and clean house boat stay
everything was clean organized and comfortable
the houseboat is attractively decorated and spotlessly clean
a nice clean welcoming space
nonetheless we loved the simplicity cleanliness nature and calmness of the atmosphere
people were super nice and friendly people stopped and talked to us super nice
and go beyond hosts are amazing
our stay was wonderful and our hosts were amazing
very gracious and helpful hosts super friendly and everyone at the marina were very friendly definitely recommend
i will definitely be back next year great hosts very responsive
great location with lots of great eats in the area
if you want a fun interesting unique stay this is a great place to stay
a great location with great hosts
it was a very relaxing place to visit in a great location
the personal greeting and walk-thru of the property is very helpful
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2. Two-bedroom yacht on Petite Lake, Antioch (from USD 249)

This is a spacious and comfy yacht with enough capacity to sleep up to eight guests. Some of its notable amenities include two bedrooms, three private bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dinette, a futon, and a nicely furnished living area with comfy chairs and a flat-screen TV.

The boat also features lots of outdoor seating areas, including a rooftop deck where you will be treated to the beautiful marina views. You will also find a grill that you can use to spice up your outdoor moments. Inquire about the free kayaks and boat rentals if you wish to further explore the lake.

The Yacht @ The Cottages on Petite Lake
Antioch, Illinois, United States
20 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were 2 families with 4 adults and 5 children and we were all very comfortable
beach area is nice clean with plenty of water toys to use
the cottages on petite lake is a clean safe and fun place to stay with your family
david and jessica are amazing hosts
they were both super welcoming and attentive
your genuine hosts will make sure you have everything you need to have a relaxing fun time
david and his family were very kind had suggestions for us for what there is to do
great location and awesome hosts
beautiful location wonderful hosts and the boat such a great experience i will be booking my anniversary here asap
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3. Steel-bottom houseboat on Millennium Marina, East Dubuque (from USD 315)

This rental is a gorgeous vessel on the backwaters of the Mississippi River at Millennium Marina. Inside this floating oasis, you will be pleasantly surprised to find it fully furnished and ready to treat you to incredible boat stays. Its amenities include a master bedroom, a custom kitchen, a bunkhouse room with a bed, a basement room with two beds, and a living area with a couch and a king bed. Up to 12 guests can stay in this roomy abode.

The houseboat also comes with a bar and outdoor furniture, which will treat you to the beautiful views of the marina as you enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Note that swimming in the river and hosting parties or events are not allowed.

Floating stationary river boat! Custom design!
East Dubuque, Illinois, United States
16 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Apartment 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the owners were so friendly and helpful
hosts were lovely and very accommodating
food is delicious and the staff is excellent
host was very friendly helpful and accommodating
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4. A gorgeous houseboat with beautiful views, Antioch (from USD 155)

This lovely houseboat is right on Petite Lake, and it is positioned such that it delivers awe-inspiring views of the lake from nearly every corner. Perfect for couples or solo travelers, it is spacious and lavishly furnished with all the essential amenities. These include a nicely equipped kitchenette, a lovely living space with a futon, and a dinette.

Outside, you will find a rooftop deck with furniture, a grill, and an outdoor fireplace that you can use to keep warm on chilly nights or for a late-night snack of s'mores.

The Houseboat @ The Cottages on Petite Lake
Antioch, Illinois, United States
110 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pull out couch was comfortable for sleeping
overall it was a cozy quiet space with beautiful views
the space is so cozy and cute
the houseboat was adorable and very clean
the little houseboat was clean and very pleasant
the bluff house was lovely clean and also well appointed
we loved our stay on the little houseboat it was so clean cozy and adorably decorated
clean with a great location
david was a great host and his daughter was also helpful
jess and david were very welcoming and were the absolute kindest hosts
the owner and his daughter were pleasant to talk to
they were also very friendly and welcoming
david and jessica were very welcoming and responsive
great location and private beach
friday evening and saturday morning were delightfully quiet
it was great super cute and a great place to get away and relax
absolutely fell in loveee with this tiny boathouse the location was peaceful and just perfect
exactly what i expected a great place to stay simple accommodations and great location will definitely be back
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Enjoy beautiful Illinois outdoors with houseboat rentals

Give yourself a chance to experience lovely Illinois outdoors by opting for houseboat rentals during your trip. Consider the above top houseboat rentals in Illinois, USA, for delightful stays close to nature.

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