6 Best Houseboats For Rent In Kentucky, USA - Updated 2024

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What comes to mind when you hear Kentucky? For most, it’s the horses and the bourbon. Unforgettable memories do start with them, but there is so much more to this exciting state. Kentucky also houses rich cultural sites that offer attractions for everyone, from families to couples and lone travelers. One of the top destinations here is the city of Lexington. It boasts beautiful parks, springs, and mystic caves that will leave you in awe. For those who love the excitement of the big cities, Louisville is the place to be. This city in Kentucky is famous for its marinas, dining options, and nightlife. But if you’re after a unique and memorable experience, combine the charm of lakefront rentals with the convenience of living on a boat. From Lake Cumberland State Dock to secluded marinas in state parks, you can stay everywhere while touring Kentucky on houseboats. Read on to see our list of the best houseboats for rent in Kentucky, USA.

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 23, 2024.

1. Charming houseboat for eight people - Dayton, Kentucky

Stay in this beautiful Airbnb houseboat in Kentucky right on the Ohio River and spend your mornings gazing at breathtaking views of the coast. This rental is spacious and contains three fully furnished bedrooms to sleep up to eight adults. There are two bathrooms with full showers and essentials.

You can also rest assured that you won’t have to leave its comfort for food. The kitchen comes with cooking basics for you to prepare your own meals. If you love watching sunsets, you can head to the deck or sit on the second level of the houseboat for picturesque views.

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Dayton, Kentucky, United States
31 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
lots of space comfy beds fantastic amenities and anything you need is provided to you
very cool place to stay clean and cozy
kind people in the are
they are friendly fun extremely thoughtful hosts
very accommodating and wonderful experience
great location and space and the owners and staff at the marina were very helpful
bathroom use should be limited but owner had boat was very close to marina with very nice bathrooms
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2. Luxurious houseboat in Louisville

For travelers celebrating a special occasion like birthdays or bachelorette parties, an overnight stay in this houseboat in Louisville guarantees a memorable and unique experience. It’s a fully furnished accommodation, with five bedrooms where 12 guests can have a well-rested night. Two pristine bathrooms, a galley kitchen, and an expansive dining room that seats eight people are only some of its features.

At night, guests can take advantage of the hot tub on the party deck and have some champagne from the bar. And if you’re up for exploring, there are tons of shopping outlets and restaurants near the marina.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
9 reviews  
Houseboat 6 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
linda and larry are gracious hosts who truly enjoy going above and beyond for their guests
linda & larry were amazing hosts and i've never felt more pampered at an air bnb before
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3. Luxurious party boat with a hot tub in Louisville, Kentucky (from USD 855)

This luxurious boat rental in Louisville, Kentucky, is a perfect houseboat for intimate parties. Whether it’s an anniversary or a bachelorette, the host offers world-class service for its guests. On top of it, the sleek wooden interiors add to the elegant atmosphere. So, if you’re planning an event, book this houseboat and let your guests enjoy the refreshing combination of stunning waterfront views and comfortable accommodations.

Additionally, the top deck has a hot tub, so even on chilly nights, everyone can stay warm with a hot soak. Or you can gather with your loved ones around the fire pit on the deck while enjoying epic stories and drinks.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 7 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

4. Cozy houseboat for fishing in Prestonsburg, Kentucky (from USD 209)

This incredible houseboat exudes a rustic charm with its ragged wooden interiors and colorful furnishings. The houseboat is located on Dewey Lake and offers a stunning view of the distant mountain peaks. Rent this one if you want to enjoy fishing more than anything. Docket at a marina near Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, it is within walking distance of kayak rentals. So you can even rent pontoons or kayaks to enjoy other water activities.

As for the amenities, it has all modern comforts, including a kitchen for your culinary needs. You can cook your catch of the day and enjoy it with some beer while watching TV.

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky, United States
house boat 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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5. Beautiful yacht for families in Nancy, Kentucky

This yacht can compete with any houseboat on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky in terms of comfort and amenities. The meticulously furnished interiors are equipped with a kitchenette for all your cooking needs.

Additionally, the two sleeping quarters are fitted with comfy beddings to keep you snug through the night. Wake up to the gentle rocking on the water and catch a stunning sunrise on one of the most gorgeous lakes in Kentucky. Get your fix of caffeine as you enjoy the morning breeze from the deck and lay down to bask in the warm sun before going for a swim in the cold waters.

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Nancy, Kentucky, United States
house boat 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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6. Unique stays in Kentucky

If there is one place you’ll love visiting, it is Kentucky. There’s just so much in this stunning state that will leave you in excitement. Lexington, Louisville, Augusta, Frankfort, Danford, and Bardstown are only a few of the destinations in the state that promise you a one-for-the-books experience. For a complete journey, a houseboat stay is a must. Check out our recommendations above.

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