10 Best Houseboats For Rent In Louisiana, USA - Updated 2022

houseboats for rent in louisiana

Travelers looking for unique accommodation should definitely give houseboats a try. Most travelers are usually fixated on hotels and apartment rentals that they completely miss the unique perspectives often offered by the locations of the boathouses. Staying in a houseboat is always a great way to immerse yourself in the peaceful aqua surroundings. Experience the chance to get carried away by the gentle and melodious sounds of the water bodies as you sleep the night away. If you are coming down to Louisiana, and you want a change in your accommodation options, then read below for our top recommendations on the best houseboats for rent in Louisiana, the USA.

1. Solar-powered floating home in South Louisiana (from USD 360)

Consider this unique houseboat for a completely different accommodation experience in South Louisiana. The boat is located in an area that teams with wildlife yet is still relatively quiet enough to give you the peace and serenity you need. It is solar-powered and uses conventional propulsion – meaning you won’t have to be worried about the noisy generators and you can easily navigate it even if you are a beginner. The house comes fully equipped with a well-furnished living area, a kitchen, a full-sized bathroom with a shower and a bathtub, and a front deck with a deck burner. You will also have access to two deck rockers and two kayaks to give you more options for your outdoor entertainment.

Explore the bayous of South Louisiana on your own!
47 reviews
house boat 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nights on the lake were cool enough to sleep with only fans and open screened windows in july
the gentle night breeze kept the insects away and kept it cool enough to sleep without air conditioning
this houseboat was very comfortable and inviting
clark was helpful and friendly
very nice owner who was easily contactable and very helpful
clark was a gracious host and we had an amazing weekend on the swamp tuna
the boat is well-stocked and user friendly even for newbies like us driving
amaris and her father clark were wonderful hosts from the beginning to the end of the trip
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2. Gorgeous waterfront floating home with breathtaking views (from USD 120)

Wake up to the breathtaking views of the sunrise in this gorgeous and luxurious floating home overlooking Moon Lake along the Ouachita River. The home is designed to offer you ultimate comfort and comes fully equipped with top range appliances and amenities that will allow you to enjoy your times both indoors and outdoors. The views of the river from the front porch are simply amazing, and it is a great spot to simply sit down, relax, and slowly watch nature unfold right in front of your eyes.

Slip Away Marina - Waterfront Floating Home
Monroe, Louisiana, United States
110 reviews Superhost
Houseboat 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view fully stocked property with washer/dryer dish washer and stocked kitchen
the bed is comfortable bathroom and outside deck are excellent
from the kitchen/living area the views are amazing of the water
the airbnb was just perfect kitchen is full size and contains everything one needs
we slept like babies in the comfy bed and had everything we needed to be comfortable
everything was clean and new
extremely clean and well stocked
the space was unbelievably clean and comfortable
very clean and has everything you need
amazing place sparkling clean comfortable well designed
joseph went above and beyond to be accommodating and a great host
very nice host and communication
joseph is the most thoughtful gracious host
joseph the host was very committed to communicate and guide us in every aspect of the stay
joseph was a wonderful host--extremely thoughtful i felt like he thought of everything
location is nice and quiet
the location was fantastically serene
beautiful location and beautiful accommodations
the location was nice and quiet
very quite and the perfect place to get away
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3. Floating house on a quiet river neighborhood (from USD 89)

This floating house is located at the end of a quiet river neighborhood, promising a lot of peace and serenity for your stay. It features a total of two bedrooms and one bath. There is a spacious living area with large windows that not only allow plenty of natural light but also treats you to incredible river views outside. The fully equipped kitchen will ensure that you have all you need to prepare your meals. Once done with your meals, you can spend some time on the front porch swing as you watch the clock tick away.

Float on the Ouachita River
West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
99 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is wifi and our phones had great signal with or without it
precious cozy unique stay with beautiful views of louisiana
kayaks fishing poles a great little deck to have coffee and breakfast on
there was extra bedding pillows and the main bed was very comfortable
if you like a serene and cozy place to crash this is the place for you
sparkling clean and comfy as all get out
this houseboat was cozy and clean with everything we needed and even more
marci is a great host
marci was a great host
the host and her family were friendly and hospitable
marci is such a great host
loved this place marci is such a great host great place for kayaking fishing and relaxing
a great place to stay if you're looking for something unique and love water activities
thank you for offering such a great place
perfect place for a relaxing getaway
marci’s place was such a wonderful river retreat
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4. Vintage houseboat minutes away from Lake Charles (from USD 150)

This vintage houseboat boasts a tranquil river setting and is located just a few minutes away from Lake Charles. Inside the house, you will find a full-sized bed, a convertible sofa, two recliners, and a queen bed, giving it the capacity to sleep four. There is a fully furnished living area, a fully equipped and fully stocked kitchen, and gorgeous outdoor seating for you to enjoy the mesmerizing views from the top deck. From the house’s location, you have plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, and kayaking.

Vintage Houseboat getaway!
26 reviews
house boat 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was very good if you have tmobile you will not have service but wifi was great
the beds and linens were clean and comfortable and smelled freshly laundered
the shower and bathrooms were clean and roomy
it was clean fully stocked private and relaxing
amazing easy to access very clean comfortable and quiet
the boat house was beautiful clean and comfortable
the owners were very nice and accommodating
the owners were the perfect hosts will definitely do this again
thank you to the gracious owners of the houseboat
the browns were very welcoming & attentive to our needs
all in all it was a fantastic getaway and the owners were very accommodating
great location away from the hustle and bustle
this is a nice place to get away
if you like the outdoors this is a perfect place to go
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5. Spacious houseboat with beautiful harbor views (from USD 650)

Here is another option for groups looking for ideal houseboats for fun and parties. The house features a total of 5 bedrooms with 17 beds, making it spacious enough for large groups. It is fully equipped, with some of the notable amenities being a fully equipped kitchen, a pool table, a comfy living area, a flat-screen TV, and spacious outdoor areas for you to relax while you enjoy the beautiful harbor views.

Fishing Houseboat in Venice Marina
28 reviews
Houseboat 17 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac and water heaters do their job quite well
a/c was awesome large place pool table/foosball patio tvs in good shape
nice spacious place for a large group of people to stay
the owner was very responsive
great location but overpriced for camp quality
this house boat is in a really great location
perfect location for deep sea fishing trips
overall a great place to stay
great place-plenty room-outstanding fishing
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6. Breathtaking custom-built houseboat (from USD 329)

Consider this amazing custom-built houseboat that boasts three bedrooms, two full baths, a spacious and comfy living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. The location is at Cypress Cove, and this implies that you will have plenty of opportunities for waterfowl hunting and fishing. In addition to the comfort and the convenience you will be getting from the houseboat, you will also be in proximity to attractions and amenities, including the famous Cypress Cove Grill that is just a few minutes away from the property.

Tiger’s Den Houseboat
9, Louisiana, United States
29 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 9 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great house boat for three families plenty of room for 6 adults and 6 kids
very clean and up to date
great place very clean
clean comfortable and stylish place to relax before and after your fishing trip
it was super clean and everything is like new inside and out would recommend to anyone
enjoyed the stay and donny is an excellent host
great place with awesome location
great location and amazing place to stay
expect a perfect location and very comfortable accommodations
great place it is a little tigers den perfect location for starting your fishing trip
great place to stay for quick access to the marina and some excellent charter fishing
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7. Spacious three-bedroom houseboat with kitchen (from USD 300)

This is regarded as one of the nicest houseboats in Venice Marina. The gorgeous and spacious houseboat has three bedrooms fitted with a total of seven beds, each with comfy bedding. The living area is fully furnished, complete with a large flat-screen TV for your relaxation and entertainment. Adjacent to the living area is a large and fully functional kitchen for you to prepare your favorite meals. Additionally, you will have access to a large ice machine and a grill for you to entertain your guests and have some fun moments outdoors.

Joat 1 - Beautiful spacious 3 BR Venice houseboat sleeps 8-12
91 reviews
house boat 14 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
very clean and simple accommodations
it was very clean and will definitely book in the future
it was clean right on the water and roomy
house was clean with comfortable beds and being located in the marine was great
owner & manager are both great
great location within venice marina
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8. Two-story boat with beautiful views (from USD 250)

Spend your nights in this gorgeous three-bedroom, two-story houseboat conveniently located in Venice Marina. The boat is fully equipped with all the amenities and comfort you may need for a decent houseboat experience. You will enjoy the use of the full kitchen, the spacious bedrooms, the freezer, the fish cleaning station, and the front porch where you can sit and relax as you watch the activities of the harbor. This boat also comes with easy access to an inshore fishing guide that you might want to consider for making memorable adventures during your stay.

Venice Houseboat For Rent + $75 cleaning fee, & inshore veniceguideservice.com
101 reviews
house boat 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c was at 67 degrees upon arrival an stayed cool even in july
plenty of room in the place was in great shape
was very clean and convenient
easy process and very clean; we will be back
everything else comfortable and very clean
the houseboat is always clean and ken will resolve any issue that might arise
this place was clean well laid out and was stocked with extra features
great fish camp and owner was always just a text away for any questions we had
accommodations were as advertised and owner checked to make sure we arrived ok and were settled in
owner very responsive and great to deal with
the place was perfect for what we needed
awesome location great time had by all
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9. Lovely houseboat on a private property (from USD 150)

This lovely houseboat sits on a canal on private property along Calcasieu River. It is fitted with a queen bed, two twins, and a trundle bed, hence, the capacity to sleep up to four per night. The living area is comfortably furnished with a smart TV, Wi-Fi, and sofas. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you may need to prepare a nice homemade meal. The bathroom is also equipped with all the grooming amenities you may need to stay clean and fresh. Although the houseboat’s location is relatively remote, it is only minutes away from casinos, golf courses, grocery stores, and the other attractions and amenities present in Lake Charles and Westlake regions.

Houseboat retreat!
10 reviews
house boat 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
property was great and owners very helpful
place was clean and kelli was very nice and helpful with any questions we had
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10. Spacious eight-bed houseboat with gorgeous views all around

If you are looking for a houseboat fit for group parties, then this is one of the best options you will find in Louisiana. It is a spacious houseboat with a fully furnished living room, a working kitchen, and a vast front porch that will treat you to incredible views of sunrises and the beautiful nature all around. The location is somewhat secluded, hence, it comes with a great sense of peace and tranquility.

Deno's Retreat
Chauvin, Louisiana, United States
44 reviews
Houseboat 8 Beds 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
good clean place for the money
nice place great host
convenient location to good fishing
deno’s retreat is an ideal location for anyone fishing at cocodrie
if you are looking for a great location to go fishing this is it
this place is in a perfect location if you’re looking to fish the inland and offshore areas
perfect location for the family or avid fisherman wildlife was abundant and the fishing was outstanding
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Enjoy unique accommodation in houseboats

Consider houseboat accommodations for unique experiences during your stay. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature for calm and peaceful nights. Use our recommendations for the best houseboats for rent in Louisiana, USA, above for this kind of special experience.

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