Far out on the western section of Canada lies the province of British Columbia. It’s recognized to be such a diverse community infused with different ethnicities and cuisines. However, it is best known for its picturesque sceneries with rolling mountain ranges, glistening lakes, and lush valleys. Because of its landscape, many tourists come to British Columbia to go hiking, skiing, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, among many other outdoor activities. Different sports are also widely enjoyed here. The best way to fully experience what the province has to offer is by renting one of these houseboat rentals in British Columbia so you can be one with nature. Check out our recommendations for the best Airbnb houseboat rentals in British Columbia, Canada!
If you are looking to experience the great outdoors and still want to keep it stylish, this Lagoon Float Camp is perfect for you! Located in Clayoquot Sound near the town of Tofino, this is the epitome of “getting lost in nature.” The accommodation is basically a floating tent above the water with complete amenities like a heater, a kitchen, and a bath. Rowboats with lifejackets are also included. The site is reachable only by boat from Tofino, and the trip is inclusive with the rates. Previous guests have gushed about the place being magical based on its natural ambiance and surroundings.
Lagoon Float CampTofino, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe sleeping tent was comfortablewe immediately felt comfortable in the spacethe place was spotless and very comfortablethe tent is spacious but cozy clean and invitingit was easy to stay dry and warm in the shelter tent and sauna though
Host:this place is amazing and the hosts are amazingthis place is completely wonderful and dan and lauren were brilliant hostsabsolutely loved it and lauren and dan are great hostslauren and her husband dan were very helpful to meet our requestsdan & lauren were the perfect fun friendly and informational hostsRead more reviewshad an amazing time staying at this unique locationfantastic family adventure unbelievable location awesome hosts a really unique experiencefun and unique experience in a beautiful secluded locationthe location was so unique and secluded and was a perfect getawayvery special place in a absolute rare environment in the biosphere reserve of clayoquot sound
This houseboat is ideal for small families who are looking for a unique kind of vacation. Though it only has one bedroom, it can actually sleep four to six people snuggly, which is perfect for close-knit families. This great find in British Columbia is a houseboat rental that offers privacy, due to its prime and secluded location. The “neighborhood” of boats gives off a very quiet and calm atmosphere, so it’s perfect to sleep at night. This rental has two rooftop decks that give you a panoramic view of the surroundings from north, east, south, and west.
Chateau sur Mer: Romantic, Peaceful Boat HouseNorth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views of the mountains out the kitchen windowcomfortable bed and great ambiencebed capacity makes it a good value to bootfantastic view from the deck - perfect for breakfast or a glass of wine in the eveningpaul's houseboat is extremely cool and comfortableclean and comfortable stayit was very clean and so cozyit was clean well stocked and comfortableit was very clean and just as we expectedit could use a good tidy and deep clean
Host:paul is a great host and all my questions very quicklypaul was an amazing host that was always available for us to speak withpaul is a responsive and kind hostpaul was very responsive to any and all questionspaul was very organized and helpfulRead more reviewseasy walk to shoppingthe location was perfectvery cozy place perfectly located right next to the seabus stationlocation is great for exploring vancouvereasy walk to grocery store drug store sea bus
Floating over the Cowichan Bay south of Vancouver in British Columbia is this charming houseboat. Its eye-catching color of red and blue surely makes it stand out from its neighbors. It’s ideal for people who wish to spend some alone time or family time because either way, there’s lots of space for everyone. Previous guests loved its cozy ambiance that’s perfect for a quick weekend getaway from the city. See the sights, local attractions, and even attend the best festivals in British Columbia all from the comfort of a charming houseboat.
Fabulous Float-home in Cowichan Bay, BC!Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe lower deck has bbq and small table a chairs view of lovely sailboats all aroundthe beds were comfy and being "unplugged" was a nice breaki love the view from the master bedthe beds were comfie the town went to sleep by 10:00 so quiet and peaceful to sleepit is cozy the beds are comfortable and we had a terrific quiet holidayit was clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and prepared when we arrivedclean comfortable and warm we felt quite at homevery clean and comfortable beds made sleeping easy
Host:hosts were helpful and graciousken was a great host from beginning to endthe hosts are very friendly and communicativethe host nikki is very helpful and quick to communicatehe was very responsive whenever we reached out to himRead more reviewsunique and beautiful location in cowichan baygreat location; lots of charactercute and cozy little placethis is a very cool place great location and a fantastic valuemy wife and i loved the house and location
Interested in living life at sea but not quite sure if a boat is for you? SeaSuite is your prime pick if you want to try out houseboating in British Columbia. Located in Port Sidney Marina, this houseboat is ideal for couples or pairs who want a quick getaway. Aside from the complete amenities of a home, this vessel also offers the best views on its rooftop deck. You can see beautiful mountains and the glistening water all while taking a sip of your favorite wine or grilling your favorite barbecue. The rate also offers free underground parking for vehicles.
SeaSuite. Be on the SeaSidney, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsit's very stylish well appointed clean comfortable and the view is outstandingthe bed is super comfortable with luxurious linensthe bed was so comfortable and the experience of being right on the water was delightfulso organized and cleanthe accommodations are very clean and moderneverything is new and sparkling clean we can't wait to go backseasuites is brandnew exactly as described online impeccably clean and oh so cozyclean well equipped and in a beautiful location
Host:our host was kind and graciousmark was a great host and communicatorfun adventure and great hostmark is a great hostmark is a great host and very knowledgeable making your stay a 5 star experienceRead more reviewsfabulous location and unique experiencelove that you can walk to the little pier and downtownthis was the most unique and interesting placethe location is perfect for easy walks into town for mealsmark's place was amazing so thoughtfully laid out and ideally located
It’s modern. Clean. Lavish. These are some of the comments and reviews left by previous guests who have checked in at Blue Wolf Float Home. The design of this houseboat is eye-catching yet minimalist, with an all-white interior and navy blue exteriors. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, and a cozy bedroom. You might even think you’re checked in at a hotel! The location is also convenient as the rental is only a few minutes away from downtown, where many restaurants and shopping areas are.
Blue Wolf Float Home, Oceanfront, Minimum Stay One Month.North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewseverything was so clean and comfortable and well equippedin addition to cleanliness the place was also very well stocked
Host:hosts are friendly and responsive and provide the creature comforts that make the differenceRead more reviewsplenty of shopping and dining options within easy walking distancethe location is fabulous with easy access to the lonsdale market and the seabusvery easy to walk to the seabusspotless the location is awesome
This floating cabin near Bligh Island in Nootka Sound, British Columbia, is an ideal accommodation for big families who wish to go on a getaway. It’s perfect for fishing trips or kayaking adventures with the family. The cabin has four bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people due to the many bunkbeds available. However, you should also consider that there is only one bathroom, so it might be an issue if there are too many guests. Nevertheless, the cabin is equipped with basic necessities like water, heater, and gasoline for a comfortable stay.
Floating Cabin off Bligh Island (Nootka Sound)Nootka, British Columbia, Canada
This floating houseboat, fondly named The Burrows by its owners, can be considered a well-known houseboat in the area of North Vancouver in British Columbia. It was featured on Travel Channel’s show Extreme Houseboats and has since then gained a lot of positive reviews from guests. The design of the house on the outside is simple, but the inside will surprise you with modern and first-class amenities. These include a stellar kitchen and dining area, a space for getting together called Great Room, and three cozy bedrooms with stunning views. There is also top-of-the-line entertainment with Netflix, cable, DVD, and Wifi.
Oceanfront Float HomeNorth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsit accommodated all 7 of us with ease was comfortable beyond comparethe view was beautiful the home inviting the kitchen well-stockedwe made full use of the incredibly appointed and well stocked kitchenthe great room is warm and invitingfantastic to have our own bathrooms (each bedroom has en-suite) and the beds were all greatit was very cleanit was clean and quiet and absolutely uniqueeverything was sparkling clean and extremely up to datethe house is spacious clean and cozythe house is beautiful clean and had everything we needed
Host:our hosts were very friendly and helpfulour hosts were really helpful and personableowner is very friendly to usshe was also very responsive during our stay when we had questions about the homemelanie was a great hostRead more reviewsbeautiful location well situated near stores restaurants and public transportationlocation is brilliant with restaurants et al in walking distancehouse and location were fitting perfectly for usgreat option if looking for a north vancouver locationit was so relaxing and centrally located to the water bus to downtown vancouver
This lovely floating home on Cowichan Bay is a great getaway for those who want to wake up to beautiful surroundings. The houseboat is designed with one bathroom downstairs and one loft-style bedroom upstairs—though there is a sunroom that connects to it and can be considered an extension or a second bedroom. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise as you wake or the sunset after a long day. Though it should be noted that the style of the place may not be suitable for small children and people with disabilities.
NEW! Floating Artist's Oasis in Cowichan Bay!Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsit was very tidy and cleanliterally in the cowichin bay marina it is spotlessly clean and offers great views and "kick-back" areasRead more reviewsvery nice location and very comfortable floating housecoral's floating home is very picturesque and close by to everything you would want to do in cowichan bay
Though not exactly a houseboat by design and structure, this wooden yacht is still a suitable place for anyone who wishes to go on a quick getaway in British Columbia. It can accommodate up to three guests comfortably and has basic necessities like a heater and a kitchen area for meal preparations. You can even take the yacht out should you wish to go on a fishing trip. Owner Nicholas will be happy to greet you on-site and help you settle in.
Classic 1931 40-ft Wooden Yacht. 20HP Zodiac.Canadian Gulf Island or US San Juan Island, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviews
Host:the host is amazing placing the boat in the most pristine of backdropsnicholas was a good host very communicativenicolas was a pleasant and responsive hostour family vacation aboard the thalia bee was fantastic nick and his "crew" where delightful and very helpfulcommunication is beyond fantastic and this host endeavours to make this an experience of a lifetimeRead more reviewsit is a fun experience in a nice quiet location
If you are staying in British Columbia for a short period and need to travel a lot to the airport, this houseboat is perfect for you. With its proximity to the airport and access to public transportation, previous guests highly recommended this houseboat. The owner Georg is most eager to provide anything you will need. The house itself is noted to be clean and has one bedroom and one bathroom. The stairs though is noted to be a little steeper than usual. Oh, and there’s a cat on-site too!
Floatinghome on the Fraser-RiverRichmond, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe bed is very comfortable and the golden sink is pretty cool to seewe had a comfortable stayhad a really comfortable stay at georg'svery clean and cozy houseboatthe place is very clean and comfortablethe room is clean and tidyclean and comfortable highly recommendthe space was clean quiet and cozy
Host:friendly and make you feel at homethe hosts are very thoughtfulgeorg is a great hostgeorg is a very kind hostand the host is very friendlyRead more reviewsthe location is excellent very close to the airportthe location is excellent in its proximity to the airportgreat location close to the airport and transit including skytrain stationexcellent location from the airport for early morning flightslocation was great bc of its proximity to the airport and skytrain
More houseboat options in British Columbia from Vrbo
Experience off-the-grid living in British Columbia by booking this unique houseboat in Scotty Bay. Perfect for a family or group of six, the spacious houseboat offers ample opportunities to see local marine life like seals, otters, mussels, crabs, and starfish through its glass windows in the floor of the vessel while birdwatching enthusiasts will delight in the sightings of kingfishers, loons, eagles, and more. The two-level houseboat has well-appointed bedrooms, a furnished living area, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and two decks to admire the surrounding views.
UNIQUE OFF-THE-GRID HOUSEBOAT!
Docked in a harbor of Alert Bay, this ex-navy vessel offers comfortable accommodation for up to six guests. Enjoy unhindered water views, observe the local birdlife, including bald-headed eagles, or tuck into alfresco meals on one of the two decks of the boat. Inside, there is a well-appointed dining area, a full kitchen, a furnished living area, two fully equipped bathrooms and bedrooms, and more. Several restaurants and shops of Downtown Alert Bay are just a short walk away.
Sleep on a Boat/Historic Downtown Alert Bay
Top guest reviewseverything was nice and cleanRead more reviews
Host:kathleen and marvin are wonderful hosts and very easy and pleasant to deal withthe passagemaker was beautiful our host and hostess were terrific and very concerned that we were comfortable
Stay in British Columbia in style
Do away with the usual accommodations and leave the hotels for the city, stay close to the best lakes in British Columbia! When in this part of Canada, a place surrounded by beautiful nature like lakes and mountains, you should consider staying in a one of the popular Shuswap houseboat rentals for a memorable vacation in this part of Canada. Aside from the usual offers that come with a regular house, the views around plus the idea of living out on the water should be good enough reasons for you to check in one of these stellar houseboats.
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