5 Best Houseboats On Lake Travis, USA - Updated 2024

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If you’re traveling through the state of Texas, one destination you should have on your list is Lake Travis. A reservoir on the Colorado River, it covers 18,929 acres (7660 hectares) and is known as the “Crown Jewel”. Its size and popularity also mean that it has an extensive array of things to do. Its lakeside parks such as Windy Point Park and marinas are great places for day-tripping, swimming, or picnicking. You’ll see a number of waterparks, craft breweries, vineyards, and restaurants; Krause Springs, Bent Oak Winery, and Point Venture golf club are just a few of the area’s options. To get as close to the lake as possible, one popular option is houseboats. Located right on the water, these accommodations offer great views of the entire area. Continue reading to find out about the best houseboats on Lake Travis, 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 31, 2024.

1. Luxurious houseboat on a private dock (from USD 300)

With your own private dock, this houseboat is a great choice for those wanting a restful and secluded getaway. The property has an abundance of amenities: a fully equipped fishing dock, a large kitchen, four roomy bedrooms, and a bow deck with an eating and seating area perfect for stargazing or meals looking out on the lake. Kayaks, paddleboards, and swimming toys are also provided. Guests can also snorkel in the lake’s clear waters.

A quick 30-minute drive from Austin, Texas, this property is also located minutes away from Lakeway Resort & Spa where guests can enjoy tennis, golf, and spa treatments.

Stayed at this property?
Austin, Texas, United States
house boat 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
the boat house was clean and beautiful we had a blast while we were there
enjoyed fishing and owner had better equipment than us
absolutely gorgeous lake owners were very helpful and gracious
the owners were great and very easy to work with
the owners are great people who truly want you to have a great experience
the owners had fresh bait and fishing rods ready to go for you
this was a perfect place for a relaxing mini vacation for the whole family - young and old
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2. Casa Ocaso (from USD 199)

This classic clean houseboat will make for a cozy and restful stay with its airy and bright interior. Apart from a private bedroom and full-size bathroom, you’ll also have your own kitchen and a secluded rooftop deck to hang out in.

Savor a barbecue with family or friends with your own propane grill, relax in the upper lounge area with views of the lake, or enjoy the water on a paddleboard. The hosts are also quick to respond to any concerns or queries.

Stayed at this property?
Austin, Texas, United States
88 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
check in was super easy clean inside and out
the boat had everything we needed and the hosts were great - very responsive and accommodating
everyone around was nice and super helpful
community was great and helpful along with the host
such a super cute little houseboat the hosts made sure our stay was very comfortable
great location to be by the lake
this is the perfect place to just get away especially for a romantic get away
great place to stay at
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3. Newly decorated houseboat with full amenities (from USD 225)

This cozy little houseboat comes with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. This newly furnished boat sports a spacious open floor plan and can sleep up to six guests. The full queen bed makes for a restful sleep and the small but well-equipped kitchen area lets you prep your own meals. Relax on the upper deck which offers great views of the sunset. For additional entertainment, grills, floats, kayaks, and paddleboards are also provided.

You can take advantage of the captained boat rentals to explore the lake. If you need any transportation, you reach out to the hosts beforehand and they’ll gladly help you out.

Stayed at this property?
Austin, Texas, United States
house boat 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
boat was clean and looked exactly like the pictures it's much bigger than it looks
owner was easy to reach with questions
kenny was an awesome host my friends and i had a great stay
owner is very nice and deals with any issues on site
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4. Comfortable houseboat with views of the marina

With enough space for up to six guests, this roomy houseboat offers a full-size kitchen and bathroom and is equipped with all the essentials that make for a comfortable stay. If you find the weather too hot for the cool lake breeze to handle, don’t worry as air-conditioning is provided. You can enjoy the waterfront location by hanging out on the top deck or by grilling and dining on the outdoor patio.

Stayed at this property?
Austin, Texas, United States
181 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioner worked very well
there’s no wifi only dvd player so you might want to bring some favorite dvds
the beds were also super comfy
the wifi goes in and out of it is windy so careful of that as well
it was a nice place very enjoyable although would suggest bringing your own fan
it was clean and comfy
very clean cozy house boat
it was very clean
it was clean & welcoming
clean & well stocked with basics
friendly neighbors who chatted us up a bit
outstanding host quick to return messages
thank you carl for being a great host
everything was as described and the boat was easy to locate with the instructions provided by the host
carl is a great guy and attentive to questions and improving accommodations all the time
super cute place and great location
best place to visit in summer
carl’s place was in the perfect location
the location is a great jumping off point for many great adventures around lake travis
great place to get away and relax with friends
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5. Spacious luxury yacht with a swim ladder

If you truly want to make your trip memorable, you can’t go wrong with this luxury yacht. Its spacious interior promises a comfortable stay. For added convenience, this accommodation provides an HDTV and high-speed internet.

Guests can take advantage of the yacht’s swim ladder to dive into the waters and quickly get back up for snacks on the deck. A well-stocked kitchen and grill are also found on the premises so you can cook up a feast for the entire family.

Stayed at this property?
Austin, Texas, United States
76 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
stephanie and david are excellent hosts and made us feel like part of their family
hostess was easy to reach by text and phone call very helpful
during the days we all enjoyed swimming off the dock with the host-provided aqua lily pad
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Dive right into the beauty of Lake Travis

Enticed by the wide array of exciting outdoor activities, gorgeous lake views, or abundance of entertainment and lodging options? This “Crown Jewel” of lakes in Texas is the perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable memories. Whether you’re looking for a laidback weekend or are on the hunt for outdoor adventures, there’s a place for you here. Let the water rock you to sleep but don’t wait any longer— Lake Travis is calling!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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