Imagine spending your nights and waking up to breathtaking water views with the lovely sunlight piercing through your windows. Allow yourself to experience this when you consider the convenience and the uniqueness of houseboats. With gorgeous views, soothing sounds of nature, and tranquility you won’t find in your normal hotel rooms or vacation rentals, staying in a boat can surely make your trip worthwhile. In North Carolina, there are plenty of staycations and pet-friendly cabin rentals. A houseboat, however, will not just treat you to some of the most amazing stays in the state, but will also give you the pleasure of exploring a completely new side of the state’s breathtaking beauty. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, then scroll down to see the top houseboats for rent in North Carolina, USA.
Discover the charm of floating homes in North Carolina. Experience the epitome of comfort and convenience at this centrally located houseboat in Port City Marina, featuring two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The first floor boasts a fully equipped kitchen, an inviting dining room, a cozy living room, and a bedroom with an attached bathroom.
Ascend to the second floor, and you’ll find the master bedroom with an en-suite full bathroom and an additional inviting living room. Step outside onto the delightful deck/patio to soak in the breathtaking views. Stay connected with internet access, stay cool with air conditioning, and enjoy entertainment with the provided TV.
Top guest reviewsit was clean and spacious with everything you needthe decor was spot on and extremely cleanthe houseboat was incredible very clean well stocked comfortable beds etchouse is immaculate and great communicationclean bright great location close to downtown
Host:thank you host for sharing your lovely "piece of heaven"owners are super sweet and willing to go the extra mile if you have questionscheck-in and communication with the owners was quick and easyour family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this one-of-a-kind propertyRead more reviewsthe location was great and within walking distance to our concert venueawesome location and the experience was fantasticloved this boathouse and loved the location you are five minutes from everything in downtown and on the riverwalkquiet and close to town with great food and breakfast places nearby
Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you explore the best places to rent a houseboat in North Carolina. Discover the enchanting waters of Lake James, where houseboats roam gracefully, granting you breathtaking vistas of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Imagine waking up to picturesque sunrises and drifting off to dreamy sunsets while floating on pristine waters.
Feel the allure of sandy beaches calling you ashore for moments of blissful relaxation and beachside fun. Indulge in great fishing opportunities, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the foothills. This houseboat in North Carolina offers you a bath, and a fully-equipped kitchen on board, ensuring a delightful culinary journey.
This Airbnb houseboat in North Carolina is spacious, bright, and airy thanks to the large windows that also treat you to the gorgeous views of the sun and water around. It features three bedrooms, a private bathroom, and two decks where you can sit and relax as you enjoy the refreshing sights of dolphins swimming by. The interior is nicely designed and fully furnished with all the amenities you may need such as a full kitchen complete with a microwave and a refrigerator.
Top guest reviewsthey were 2 of the hottest days of the year and the air conditioning worked amazingly wellthe bed(s) were super comfy and really all the space was comfy- the bathrooms had plenty of nice white fluffy towels and wash cloths along with soap shampoo conditionersuper clean and nola had some very nice host touches inside
Host:nola is a great hostour host was readily available and consistently helpfulnola was a responsive hostthe boat was amazing and nola was a thoughtful and insightful hostshe was very responsive and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful scenerylocation was perfect for our trip and nola was very accomodatingcool place can't beat the location and the vibethe location was great near restaurants bars and live musicsuch a fun experience great location and really cozy living area
Your stay in this gorgeous houseboat on the Intracoastal Waterway will be characterized by regular sightings of commercial fishing boats and yachts as they make their way up and down the waterway. The house features a spacious living room with a cozy sofa and a flat-screen TV. The fully equipped kitchen is adjacent to the living room, and it also features a dining area with chairs and tables for two. The bedrooms are also decently furnished, with one having a queen bed and the other having two singles. The property’s location allows you to explore outdoor activities such as surfing, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, and beach volleyball.
Top guest reviewsplenty of room with all the comforts of homeit was spotlessly cleanmy husband and i were both delighted on how clean the houseboat waswe had an amazing stay very clean and cozy property managers are very helpful and nice individualsit was clean and the owner was helpful
Host:the owner and staff were very responsive and accommodatingthe manager and owner were pleasant to work withthe hosts were very friendly and helpfulthe boat is very nicely decorated and kept up by the ownerthe owners are very friendly and welcomingRead more reviewsclose to the beach and other attractionswe love beaufort and it was very close and beautiful as alwaysthe location on the icw was greatif you have a boat and fishing gear it is the perfect place to bring it
The spacious Catamaran Cruiser is more of a cottage than a boat. It is well-designed and properly furnished, allowing you to have a comfortable stay. The location is in close proximity to attractions such as art galleries, museums, coffee shops, and lots of great restaurants. If you are looking for the perfect base to launch day trips to places such as H2OBX Waterpark, then you should definitely consider this accommodation. It is also ideal for couples looking for a weekend getaway.
Top guest reviewsthe houseboat had everything we needed and was very comfortableeverything is sparkling clean and the bed linens and towels are super high quality and just beautifulthe place is clean beautiful and in the perfect locationwe had a great weekend and the boat was very clean and comfortable for the two of us
Host:mechelle was a great hostan amazing and trustworthy hostthe host has thought of absolutely everything to make you feel comfortable and at home on her boatmechelle was such a great hostshe is a great host and was nearby if we needed helpRead more reviewsif you’re looking for a very unique getaway this is a great place to stayisland time was the perfect place for a long-weekend getawaywe enjoyed walking around the area and the downtown hoppin johnz across the street has great foodand a science fun place for kiddos
This well-appointed houseboat rental in North Carolina is in a quaint waterfront community and is less than an hour away from H2OBX Waterpark. At the main salon, you will love the comfort of the sectional sofa that also doubles up as a daybed, ideal for watching movies during bad weather days. The fully equipped kitchen, complete with a dinette area, can allow you to prepare and enjoy your meals. The place also features a bathroom with a shower. To create the perfect sleeping environment, the bedroom has blackout curtains as well as a queen bed with comfortable linens to make you enjoy every minute of your stay.
Top guest reviewsi cannot express just how wonderful mechelle’s houseboat is it is stylish and comfortablemechelles place was clean and comfortablethe houseboat is clean with little details that mechelle thought out perfectlyher boat was exceptionally clean and comfortablethe houseboat was very neat and cleanclean bright and cheery we couldnt have asked for more
Host:mechelle is an awesome hostmechelle is an amazing hostgreat place and excellent hostmechelle is outstanding as a hostshe is an awesome host readily available without ever being intrusiveRead more reviewsthe boat is located in an excellent location close to everything you needyou can walk to restaurants tour the downtown area and relaxeverything was within walking distance and mechelle had some wonderful recommendations
If you are looking for a houseboat that is perfect for couples, then this Catamaran Cruiser might be for you. The location is in a comfortable and quiet marina, and it comes fitted with all the amenities of comfort you may need for a memorable stay including a private pool, a hot tub, and an outdoor charcoal grill. From its location, you can get access to lots of outdoor attractions such as natural beaches, beautiful land marsh, and barrier islands among others.
Top guest reviewsthe bed is very comfy and the deck is beautiful to watch the sunrisevery clean and well keptit was extremely clean and had everything we neededvery clean and just the perfect cozy space for twothe houseboat is absolutely darling and very cleanit was clean there was a fast response when communication was needed and it was cozy
Host:the host is nicethe host was awesomegia is a wonderful hostgia was a great hostgia was an excellent and friendly hostRead more reviewssuper cute boat nice locationunique place and great locationthe location was exactly where we wanted to be—close drive to beaches and nice walk to downtown manteosuch a comfy cute place if you want something different great locationquiet tucked in a cute town
This floating waterfront condo promises you a unique experience with its great location and amenities. The location is just a few minutes away from the historical town of Beaufort, allowing you to enjoy some dining and other entertainment options nearby. The condo is fully furnished with a spacious living room fitted with a flat-screen TV and cozy sofas. The kitchen is also fully equipped with a stove and a microwave to help you prepare your meals with ease. Enjoy a quiet afternoon on the front porch while you admire the magnificent views of the Intracoastal.
This accommodation does not have a cable TV, internet, air conditioning, and hot shower, but it comes with a beautiful kitchen, a decently furnished living room, and a gorgeous deck where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful views of nature all around. Located in a remote and serene location, you will need to kayak or paddle for about 45 minutes to access the place. You will also need to come with your boat or rent the owner’s at a fee. Note that you will also have to bring your own towels and sleeping bags to make your stay more comfortable.
Top guest reviewsswimming reading cooking and enjoying the quiet was the agenda for the entire staycozy clean quiet and absolutely beautiful sceneryit was so quiet and quiet the lake is beautiful and cleanthe house is amazingly small yet spacious and oh so comfortable
Host:the host was very kind and communicated well it was a wonderful adventure for usgaylene is a fabulous host and we highly recommend the boathouseRead more reviewsthis place is a treasure what a great find
The Azul Project was made to bring awareness to the importance of conserving water, and by spending your nights on this floating paradise, a part of what you pay will be donated for the conservation. If you love nature and would love to play a direct role in its conservation and preservation, then considering this place might be a great idea. The accommodation features a houseboat with a fully equipped kitchen, a master stateroom, a full bath, and a gorgeous deck for you to enjoy the breathtaking views.
Top guest reviewsthe whole place was air conditioned and comfortableit is in a good location with a great view of the sunrise comfortable master bedit’s very well equipped and the beds are quite comfortablewhat a wonderful way to stay in manteo the accommodations were cozy and comfortable and the ambiance was spectaculareverything was spotless beautiful and comfortablevery clean and plenty of room for my familythe place was very clean and was very peacefuleverything was clean and there was plenty of spacethe house boat azul is beautiful inside and out the rooms were sparkling clean
Host:gia was a great hostgia is a great hostgia is an outstanding hostgia is the best hostgreat place and insane good hostRead more reviewsa very unique experience and great location very close to the obxgreat location easy check in and comfortable spaceideal location for local sprint triathlon in manteoeverything about the location was perfect and beautifulamazing place location and very comfortable as well
Beautiful sunsets await you in a private houseboat located just a short walk away from restaurants, bars, children’s museums, and novelty shops. The boat features a functional kitchen, a spacious living area with comfortable sofas, three double beds, and a full bathroom. This accommodation also comes with two bikes and two kayaks to expand the scope of outdoor adventures during your stay.
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
3.43 km (2.2 mi) from Fort Macon State Park
Top guest reviewsthe houseboat is very comfortable for 4 peoplegreat place to get away and relax very clean and cozysuch a neat experience easy walk to downtown super clean fast responses and even decorated for my birthdaythe boat was clean and the deck was a great place to relax and catch the incredible sunsets
Host:she is a great hostshe was very friendly knowledgeable and hospitableshe is cordial accommodating and responsivethe owner messaged us daily and was a great hostsuper fun and really helpful hostRead more reviewscute spacious and the location is beyond wordsvery nice experience perfect location for watching sunsetsthere was so much to do in the area the location was perfectthis stay was excellent the marina and docks are in a great locationthe location has the most beautiful sunsets you could ever see
Enjoy a unique experience in North Carolina
Take a break from the conventional accommodation options for a chance to enjoy the peace, comfort, and serenity of houseboats. Consider any of the top houseboats for rent in North Carolina, USA, for a change. To make the most of your stay, check out the available yacht charters and the best places for kayaking as well!
Frequently asked questions about houseboats for rent in North Carolina, USA
1. Which houseboats for rent in North Carolina are suitable for couples?
If you’re a couple looking for houseboats to rent in North Carolina, consider this spacious boat with magnificent harbor views, this water retreat ideal for couples, and this floating paradise with kitchen. These accommodations provide a delightful and intimate setting for your vacation by the water.
2. Which houseboats for rent in North Carolina have parking?
North Carolina boasts several houseboat rentals with parking. Some of them are this floating home with modern comforts, this bright and airy houseboat with gorgeous water views, this pet-friendly houseboat with a lovely porch, and this spacious boat with magnificent harbor views.
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