5 Best Airbnb Houseboats In Austin, Texas - Updated 2023

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Austin, Texas is popular for having lots of parks and lakes where activities like hiking, biking, swimming, and boating can be enjoyed. One cannot fully appreciate Austin, Texas without trying out boating excursions, mainly because of Lake Travis which is famous among locals and tourists. Some common water activities that can be done on the lake are boating, water skiing, and fishing. If you want to enjoy these activities, boat rentals you can rent with your friends or family are a good option. These boats offer a cozy homestay ambiance plus stunning views of the lake so you can have a memorable stay. Here are the best Airbnb houseboats in Austin, Texas.

Nearby houseboat rentals

1. Lovely houseboat docked in Lake Travis (from USD 200)

Everything about this lovely houseboat screams enjoyable weekend escapade. Docked on the sparkling waters of Lake Travis, this rental highlights an upper deck with ample seating and a gas grill to enjoy the breathtaking scenes most especially the glorious sunsets. Its main level features an open and roomy living room with a large flat-screen TV, a modern kitchen, and comfy dining corner. Fill the airwave with some beats as the unit has Bluetooth stereo and Wi-Fi installed. For sleeping arrangements, the bedroom has a queen-size memory foam mattress and the dining table and futon folds out to sleep two persons each.

You’ll likely want to spend some time outdoors as well since your booking comes with a kayak, paddleboard, and floats. Those who want to travel hassle-free can contact the host to sort out transportation needs.

Scotch and Water
Austin, Texas, United States
Premier Host  Wifi Available
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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2. Gorgeous houseboat great for bigger groups (from USD 746)

One of the largest boats moored on Lake Travis, this gorgeous houseboat will definitely cater to a fun-filled weekend with your crew or big family. It features four stunning bedrooms with queen-size to king-size beds and has ample social spaces to host everyone. Kick off the days with entertainment care of the excellent Bluetooth sound system and smart TVs. You can head over to the top deck and set up a picnic while waiting for the golden hour to pierce the Texas skies. The slide will also be a huge hit as well as the lily pad when soaking up the sun. Note that the houseboat is strictly for dock use only.

For more exciting adventures, you can check out the nearby destinations such as Volente Beach Water Park and Windy Point Park.

Float in Paradise, 4 bedroom houseboat.
Austin, Texas, United States
Premier Host  Wifi Available
house boat 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

3. Sparkling clean houseboat

Enjoy a private stay at Luna Bella houseboat! This houseboat rental is sparkling clean and both the interior and exterior provide a great ambiance for you to spend days and nights while marveling at the outstanding Lake Travis. The interior of the boat is equipped with cozy bedrooms, a complete kitchen, and television. If you want to enjoy the breeze, take your meals outside and marvel at sunset views. Staying at Luna Bella does not limit you to enjoy only the boat itself. You can do so many more activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and rowing shells. Since the water is clear, you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. It is a great option for up to 10 guests looking to have both a relaxing and exciting vacation.

Austin Houseboat Lake Stay
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable sleeping 8 adults
they where very kind and helpful
chris and clay helpful all along the way and were very helpful
great location for kayaking lake travis and equipment was nice and in very good repair
you don't need to be an outdoor person to enjoy this boat house place
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4. Amazing Airstream boat rental

A dazzling sunset with a colorful view of the lake is what this houseboat will offer. It has dark hardwood floors, Austin fossilized limestone countertops, and a staircase. The interior is a mix of Greek, Mediterranean, and Indian influence that makes it unique among other boats. It is spacious enough for 10 guests so you can bring your family and friends for a fabulous dream holiday floating along Lake Travis. There are two bathrooms and two comfortable bedrooms–one with a queen bed, while the other has two double beds and two relaxing hammocks. The hammock will make you stay out at night since you can greatly enjoy stargazing and waking up in the morning with a beautiful sunrise. You can spend the whole day on this boat and feel like you haven’t had enough so make sure to enjoy every moment.

Houseboat-Yacht Nestled In A Lake Travis Cove - HB
Cypress Creek Arm, Texas, United States
10 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
host is kind and generous
amazing unique stay host is helpful and nice
the host was very nice we appriciate his afford for making it special
houseboat is very lively and the host makes sure to accommodate you with beautiful details like candles
this place has an amazing location and is great for a quick weekend getaway
i love this place sunset and sunrise
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Other boat rentals

5. Luxury yacht with sunset views (from USD 175)

Spend a relaxing getaway when you book a stay in this luxury yacht. It offers cozy accommodation that is complete with air-conditioning and a heating system, as well as access to a stable internet connection. When you enter the yacht, a comfy seating area will welcome you. Then, there is the dining area and a compact kitchen that is well-equipped with tools and appliances for you to easily prepare meals.

If you want the best view of sunrise and sunsets, head to the deck and get yourself some snacks or grab some drinks. During your stay, you can also enjoy fishing or boating directly from the yacht.

Stress Relief - Luxury Yacht
8 reviews  Wifi Available
yacht 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
great host and very clean
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Break away from the city and have a memorable holiday

From time to time, we are overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the city, with demands from work, chores, and even personal relationships. Thus, we all deserve a break from these to re-energize ourselves and make more memories with loved ones. If you happen to be in Austin, don’t miss this chance to rent a houseboat for a unique stay that would allow you to have quality time and admire the views of Lake Travis.

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