The adventurous traveler has probably stayed in many kinds of unique vacation rentals, from treehouses to yurts. Add another unique experience to your travel bucket list by booking your next stay in a houseboat. You don’t even have to go to the ocean to stay on a houseboat. Travelers in Pennsylvania will not only find quaint fishing lodges but also several houseboat rentals on the state’s many rivers, such as the Allegheny River and the Delaware River. There are even houseboat rentals in Poconos! Not only are they interesting places to stay on their own, but their locations provide easy access to the state’s biggest and most exciting places to visit, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, for daily sightseeing. If you want your next trip in the Keystone State to be even more exciting, read on for our picks of the top houseboats for rent in Pennsylvania, 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 February 08, 2024.
Situated on Pittsburgh’s Beaver River, the property is a quaint and charming modern cottage that’s perfect for a small family on holiday. No need to worry about preparing a family meal as the kitchen comes equipped with a stovetop oven, so you can whip up anything from soups and stews to even cakes and cookies. There’s also a barbecue grill outside so you can also have a picnic with grilled burgers and steaks.
The air-conditioning and heating will keep you cozy and comfy while indoors, regardless of the season. There’s also an electric fireplace you can use if the weather or mood suits the moment.
Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
444.78 km (276.4 mi) from Independence National Historical Park
Top guest reviewsthe unit was very clean and seemed very newthe place was very clean and equippedwe loved the cottage cute clean and comfortable would definitely stay again
Host:they wonderful owners and great staffthe owners were attentive and everything was thoughtfully arranged for our stayRead more reviewswe enjoyed the locationoverall cool place to stay
The Ark is perfect for couples looking for a romantic houseboat retreat in downtown Philadelphia. This yacht rental allows guests to enjoy intimacy and privacy while also staying close to the city’s shops and restaurants.
Guests can make use of the galley kitchenette with a stovetop and microwave for making small and simple meals. There’s also a mini-fridge for chilling drinks, so you can enjoy a cold bottle of wine while watching the activity on Benjamin Franklin Bridge. If you prefer a movie, there’s a 30-inch TV you can use for streaming if you’ve got an active subscription to Hulu or Netflix.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
960 meters (0.6 ft) from Independence National Historical ParkSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit was great walking into the a/c being on given the weatherthe houseboat was very clean and there was a lot nearby to dowhat a unique and fun experience jennifer’s houseboat was cozy clean and sweeta real neat experience: being gently rocked at night for people not afraid of cramped spaces
Host:the host checked in numerous times to make sure i was settled ina great host and a great airbnbjennifer was a great host providing a wonderful restaurant suggestion and parking advicejennifer was a great host and made sure we had an easy time checking injennifer is an great host and she is quick to respondRead more reviewsthe location in fantasticthe location is also fantastic just a short walk to all the actionthe location was amazing- walking distance to shopping restaurants and other cool spaceswhat a fun stay the location was outrageously perfect to for walking to the fillmore and plenty of restaurantscute little space in a quiet marina
This houseboat is so cozy and homey inside that it would be hard to remember you’re on a boat if not for the gentle rocking of the river current. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a small kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a living room with a sofa bed. You’ll be surrounded by views of the water and other boats passing by.
You can also explore the river yourself on the complimentary kayak or paddleboard. Make a day trip to the nearby Sycamore Island or Plum Creek. The boat is also approximately 10.7 miles (17.2 kilometers) from downtown Pittsburgh if you prefer a day trip in an urban setting.
Verona, Pennsylvania, United States
403.44 km (250.7 mi) from Independence National Historical ParkSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe picked a chilly weekend to stay (mid to low 40s at night) but we were very comfortablebeautiful unique very organized comfy cozy and had everything we good needoolikhanna was very clean comfortable and relaxingincredibly clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen area and bathroom
Host:the host was was communicative and offered great recommendationsthey were the best hosts i have met :)kelly jane is a superb hostthe host and the community are great communicative and responsiblecommunication with the owner was great and addressed any questions we had quicklyRead more reviewsit was great to be on the water and an easy walk to townwe would recommend this place
Book yourself a unique city experience by staying in this cool floating cabin near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. By day you’ll be close to see all of Philly’s sights and by night you can sleep on the water surrounded by city views. This houseboat is surprisingly chic inside and has a kitchenette, WiFi, and even a projector that can hook up to a laptop to watch movies. In the nearby marina, you’ll find shared showers that are cleaned daily.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
938 meters (0.6 ft) from Independence National Historical ParkSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe bed is surprisingly comfortable and the view from the loft is amazingthe bathroom situation was better than expected considering things i read in previous reviewsi’d gladly book again as it was both a charming and cozy experiencethe place was very cleanvery clean and in a wonderful areavery awesome spot- bathrooms were clean and not a problem at allspace was unique clean and cozythey were clean and nearly always available when we wanted to use them
Host:the place was just as pictured and the host did a great job with communicationit was great for a little getaway and different kind of experienceclean house boat and as the owner has specified the bathroom conditions at the marina can be variablefor being in a city check in was relatively easy with j’anna’s helpful tipsRead more reviewsreally cute beyond perfect locationgreat location and unique experiencevery fun place perfect location next to penns landinggreat location and an overall fun and unique staybeautiful place in a great location 10/10 would recommend
Another unique accommodation in downtown Philadelphia is this custom-built floating cabin. The houseboat features an elevated queen-sized bed and a kitchen with cutlery. Purchase drinks from the mini-bar using cash or Venmo and enjoy them out on the private deck while taking in views of the city. With air conditioning, heating, and even heated blankets, you’ll feel comfortable on the premises no matter what the weather.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
967 meters (0.7 ft) from Independence National Historical ParkSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe place was clean and is exactly as advertisedvery clean space and well maintained and completely safea clean unique stay on the riverquick response clean and cozygreat location clean and cozy
Host:host communicated everything and the instructions were easy to understandj’anna was the most responsive host i’ve encountered so farthe marina manager was very friendly as i bumped into him on occasionwe were greeted by j’anna who was more than helpfulj'anna is a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location if your visiting phillya super cute and cozy place we really enjoyed our time here and the great locationthe marina is walking distance to many attractions restaurants and historylovely stay close walk to so many fun parts of phillyeverything was in walking distance as well which was super convenient
Enjoy smooth sails on your next trip to Pennsylvania
This state has a plethora of cool hotels and vacation rentals to choose from. However, you can make your next visit more exciting by staying in one of these unique houseboat rentals in Pennsylvania. They have all the comforts and coziness of home surrounded by a beautiful waterfront setting. Explore the state and boat on the water by day, and let the gentle waves rock you to sleep by night.
Frequently asked questions about houseboats for rent in Pennsylvania, USA
1. What is the average price per night for a houseboat rental in Pennsylvania?
The cost of an overnight stay in a houseboat rental in Pennsylvania starts at 100 USD. But if you’re willing to splurge a little, especially if you’re vacationing with the little ones, options with an average rate of 160 USD are available.
2. Which vacation rentals in Pennsylvania have parking?
To secure guaranteed parking space for your vehicle before hopping on a houseboat, book a stay at one of these unique rentals with parking facilities: i) a beautiful cottage houseboat on a peaceful river, Beaver, ii) The Ark, Philadelphia, and iii) a cozy houseboat on the Allegheny River, Verona.
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