11 Best Airbnb Houseboats Near Chelsea, London - Updated 2022

houseboats in chelsea

Located north of the Thames in South West London, Chelsea stands tall and proud as an affluent neighborhood. This area has a long riverfront that stretches from Chelsea Harbor to Chelsea Bridge. Known for its art scene, bars, highly rated restaurants, and designer stores, it’s a melting pot of people from different fields of expertise. Although it’s on the pricier side, this location is diverse when it comes to places of interest and things to do, making it a fascinating place to visit for tourists from all over the world. If you are planning to visit Chelsea any time soon, a place on the water is the best accommodation to book. Check out our list of the best Airbnb houseboats near Chelsea, London, for some of the best accommodations and superb amenities to enjoy during your visit.

1. Cozy houseboat on the Grand Union London (from USD 89)

Everything you need in a vacation accommodation is right here! This houseboat is perfect for couples or solo travelers. There’s one bedroom as well as a bathroom with a shower. Its rustic appearance makes this boat the perfect venue to experience a vacation like no other. This accommodation has nature all around it, which makes the place serene and tranquil. The good news is that you get the best of both worlds when staying here. Nearby are some great restaurants, cafes, bars, and shopping destinations to bring you a different kind of excitement. Central heating provides warmth to everyone, especially during chilly nights.

Cosy HouseBoat for Leisure on London Regents Canal
London, England, United Kingdom
77 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a really nice alternetive to a room
very clean and cosy
the boat house is clean and well equipped with many thoughtful details
i have just had a great experience on ana's boat the boat was warm clean and nicely decorated
anna is an awesome host
anna was very helpful and accommodating with fast responses
anna is a lovely host very welcoming and responsive when we had questions
she was very welcoming and kindly showed me the boat and gave me many helpful suggestions
anna was a very sweet and gracious host
anna's boat is a cute place to stay in a great location
cozy house boat in a great location to easily access central london as well as many hip places
i suggest this location for everyone who would like to prove new and romantic experince in london
absolutely great stay at a total different location than usual
very cozy and beautiful location but got a bit cold inside
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2. Amazing houseboat on Kings Cross (from USD 356)

This houseboat is amazing. It has two living rooms, the first one made of wood and earth colors. The second living room serves as another sleeping space with a sofa bed ready to be spread out, so two of your companions can sleep here. Adjacent to this is the dining area and the fully stocked kitchen. The main bedroom sleeps three guests and gives you access to an outdoor deck where everyone can share a bottle of wine with some cheese. Two bathrooms are beautifully designed for form and function. Off the boat are a hammock and a barbecue area which you can use freely.

Live the Dream on Secluded Houseboat on Private Mooring
London, United Kingdom
56 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well designed attractive interior comfy beds
we have even been provided with some breakfast food and some goodies like coke and coffee
some kwirky points such as the chemical toilet but all part of the adventure
the galatée is clean cosy dry relaxing and convenient place to stay while in london
lovely neighbors and hosts
sarah and simon are really kind people
the boat is the hosts' home and is beautifully decorated and organised
very kind & helpful hosts
the hosts were also really friendly and very helpful
great location too it’s close to everything
the location is safe and conveniently close to kings cross station
nice and spacious; very tranquil location; great transport links nearby
we really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful location
great location and boat for those that want something a little different
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3. Houseboat with Tower Bridge view (from USD 1363)

This houseboat has everything a group of ten needs in a vacation spot. First of all, it has a lot of space. The length of the top floor alone reaches 60 feet (18 meters). It is divided into several areas like a kitchen, a dining area, and a living room. Aside from these, the ground floor even has office space for those who need to get some work done. It is also equipped with two single sofa beds where two of your companions can sleep. The lower floor contains the main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and three other bedrooms and a bathroom are located here. The boathouse has several decks where you can lounge and relax.

Tower Bridge 5* Houseboat: London's best view
Greater London, United Kingdom
58 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are superb as are the facilities on board
the harpy was well equipped with a good kitchen fast internet sonos and skytv
the harpy was amazing clean comfortable with all the amenities that you would ever want or need
the cabins were very comfortable the living room area and kitchen were unmatched
we came and left with clean clothes a nice change from most trips
andrew is a consummate host and the harpy itself is magnificent — clean spacious and perfectly appointed
let me be more specific:* the host has clearly taken this on as his passion
most of all andrew our wonderful host will be remembered for years to come
andrew is a consummate host ensuring everything was absolutely perfect throughout our stay
andrew was an outstanding host from start to finish and made sure we had everything we needed
andrew is a very good host
relaxing accommodation close to everything
restaurants and groceries nearby easy walk to the metro
while within walking distance to whatever you could want the area was secure and quiet at night
the location is amazing and really has a wow factor
so this is an amazing place located at an amazing location with amazing views and an amazing host
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4. Modern and cozy studio near the farmer's market (from USD 128)

Stay in this lovely abode located on the sixth floor of an apartment building that can comfortably sleep two people. Perfect for couples, this modern and cozy studio is fully equipped and boasts a cozy double bed and a clean bathroom with a bathtub for those who just want to soak their worries away after a long day out and about. This apartment sits in a charming and quiet village in Chelsea and is just a short walk away from Kings Road and Old Brompton Road. Other nearby points of attraction include the famous Hyde Park for those who like long morning walks. There is also the Duke of York Square where the finest farmer’s markets are found which are open every Saturday. Getting around is quite easy since there are buses that pass by the building daily.

Chelsea&South Kensington Studio Apartment
London, England, United Kingdom
295 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good small apartment great kitchen and good bathroom
bathroom was a great size
very clean and shipshape
the flat was very clean and exactly as described
everything was super clean
clean bright and everything you need
apartment is clean and had everything we needed
the host was very friendly
the host was very responsive and helpful
our hosts were super easy to communicate with and always answered our questions promptly
leyla was friendly and quick to reply to any questions
i’m sure it’s nothing the hosts can help as it’s clearly others smoking in building
the location is amazing
the location is really wonderful
great location in a nice neighbourhood very close to south kensington station
very close to main train station which made getting around very easy
great location to trains restaurants & shopping
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5. Lovely apartment in a quiet village (from USD 101)

Enjoy the best that Chelsea has to offer from a quiet neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Have a pleasant stay in this lovely and radiant studio flat, located on the sixth floor of an apartment building The building has four elevators for guests to easily leave and enter the premises. The flat is fully furnished and boasts a relaxed interior with quirky decor. There is a double bed with a memory foam mattress and high-quality linens. There is also a tub in the bathroom with provided towels and toiletries during your stay. This property is near the underground station at South Kensington and Sloane Square for those who plan to explore London like a boss. This 16 sqm (172 sqft) property is great for couples who wish to be near the local hotspots in Chelsea. Essentials establishments like a coffee shop, supermarket, restaurants, and parks are all closeby.

South Kensington & Chelsea Studio Apartment
London, England, United Kingdom
246 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and all amenities included were perfect
really appreciated the fan during a hot weekend
the room is not properly ventilated and lacks fresh air
apartment was stylish comfortable and had all amenities required
the room had all the amenities we needed and was sparkling clean
very clean and comfy
it was very clean and cozy
super clean and nice and quiet
it was very clean and quite spacious and at perfect location
apartment was clean and had great amenities
lovely building and reception staff
for the luggage) and is very kind
lisa was an excellent host with very quick courteous responses and helpful tips + instructions
lisa is ultra efficient and friendly in communications and ready to help with answers to any specific questions
information from the hosts was helpful timely and accurate
the location is amazing
great location for traveling around central london
so impressed with this location
overall great location in london
good location and helpful guidelines
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6. Cozy Dutch houseboat close to London

Warm and cozy, this houseboat comfortably fits two guests, making it the perfect getaway for couples and solo travelers. It is situated in a quiet part of London, right on the waters of Grand Union Canal. The Dutch barge features an industrial-looking exterior with its solid steel frame. However, once you step inside, a different world awaits. The interior of the boat is filled with character and old-world charm that makes it a soothing place to stay. It has a warm bedroom and a bathroom replete with a bathtub. The commonplaces of the boat include a kitchen, living, and dining areas.

Cosy Dutch House Boat Close to London
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
210 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heaters worked awesome the small pub down the river had great food
the bed was extremely comfortable and a good size for 2 adults
the living space is so homey and comfortable and cute and there was definitely enough space to relax
this is a houseboat so the space is small but very comfortable
the bed was quite comfortable as well
clean and well equipped
space was very clean and cozy
very clean and well maintained boat house
very clean and quiet get away
it’s very clean and cozy
lovely hosts
friendly and very helpful hosts
a wonderful boat with lovely hosts
amazing hosts that are very attentive
nice barge with nice host
easy walk to the bus station
bus into town is easy
pubs and shops a short walk away but ideal and tranquil location
if you want to just relax get away from the “busy” of life this place is ideal
slept like logs the local bus is frequent and takes you to uxbridge station
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7. Houseboat located in the heart of London

This beautiful houseboat is the perfect vacation spot for those who want to explore what London has to offer. Centrally located in the heart of the city, this vacation spot can accommodate up to five guests. It has two comfortable and spacious bedrooms and a well-designed bathroom with a rain shower. The living area is spacious enough for everyone to come together and exchange stories about themselves. A fully stocked kitchen has everything you need to prepare simple but tasty meals for the whole family. The boat has dependable air-conditioning units that cool the whole place. Some of the iconic tourist destinations are nearby.

Reconnect with MotherNature in the heart of London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
franckie is a friendly host
frankie is cool relax friendly and can give you good advices
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8. London River houseboat

This houseboat is like a small apartment that can fit two guests. It features a lounge right on the boat’s deck, an area that is specially made for dining and wining. There is a bathroom replete with subway tiles that add to its appeal. The bedroom may be small but it has a comfortable king bed that ensures a deep and restful sleep for you and your partner. Spend some time in the sitting lounge where you two can share stories while having a cup of coffee. It has a dependable fireplace that keeps you and your partner warm through cold and chilly nights.

London River Houseboat
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the boat is clean spacious and well-kept
rare toilette like a plane one but shine and clean
anna is a very helpful and attentive host
she was a kind and supportive host and we enjoyed our stay very much
anna was so kind and helpful would absolutely return had a wonderful weekend
the houseboat was lovely and definitely a unique experience anna is a great host and very responsive :)
it is moored in mile end park a charming location minutes from tube station
great location cosy boat for lovers
such a cute and cosy place to stay absolutely loved it will be staying again and recommending to friends
also a great indoor swimming pool about 10 mins walk away
a really good and cozy place to stay
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9. Idyllic houseboat on Private Island, Hampton Court

This houseboat is right on a scenic lagoon that feeds water from the Thames. The boat can sleep four visitors and has one bedroom and a bathroom. Rarely can you find a piano in a houseboat, but this accommodation has one in the living room which you’re free to use for your entertainment. On the opposite side of the piano is a sofa bed that can accommodate two. The kitchen is equipped with the latest cooking appliances that you will need to prepare your meals. For added comfort, the boat is fully air-conditioned. It also has dependable Wi-Fi connectivity and free parking.

Idyllic Houseboat on Private Island, Hampton Court
Taggs Island, Hampton, London, United Kingdom
33 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
it was spotlessly clean and a beautiful oasis of calm after a busy day at hampton court
gillian and lac were very responsive when i asked questions
property is wonderful as are the owners
gillian and lac were great communicators and super friendly hosts
gillian and lac were so friendly and accommodating
beautiful spot with great walks near by
we would recommend a visit to hampton court palace walking distance from the house boat
only 10 minutes walk from hampton court with its charming high street
bushy park was a few minutes from the island and a great place for walking
check this houseboat out as a comfortable option close to london
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10. Luxury houseboat near Legoland and Windsor Castle

Set right on the calm waters of the Thames River, this beautiful home can accommodate six guests. It is situated near popular tourist destinations like Windsor Castle and Legoland. The surrounding area is very peaceful which makes it perfect for guests looking for a restful vacation. Modern interiors dominate the design, with an open layout connecting the living, dining, and kitchen areas. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms for everyone to use. Added sleeping space is found in the living area. Everyone can gather around at the roof deck and share stories and some wine. A central heating unit keeps everyone warm during cold nights.

Luxury Houseboat – Near Legoland & Windsor Castle
Windsor and Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
86 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with a smart tv and we were able to listen to our music via bluetooth on some impressive speakers
super clean and spacious
very clean and well-kept
new and clean and quiet
super clean and everything felt like new
it was also very clean
thank you for being such a great host
chris was a wonderful host
can not fault the place host was very welcoming and happy to help
very welcoming hosts and all the finishing touches to make us all feel completely at home
thanks chris and staff
amazing location and fab unique accommodation
great location and a lovely comfortable stay
good location with easy access to windsor sites
great location close to windsor and on the river
beautiful place in a beautiful peaceful location
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11. A lovely floating hotel

Experience an inviting stay at this lovely floating hotel. The classic cabin design makes this houseboat look warm, comfortable, and exciting. Once you book this, you and your family will have exclusive use of the property during your whole stay. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Additional sleeping space for two is located in the living area, which is equipped with a sofa bed. The boat is docked very near the heart of London. This means most of the interesting places in the city are near this rental. Bars, cafes, restaurants, theaters, and shopping stores are all easily accessible from here.

OZ's Floating Hotel
7 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very spacious and clean with a great host
oz is a great host
oz was a great host and went out his way to makes us feel at home
walking distance from a couple of nice canal side pubs and shops
what a beautiful peaceful place recommend to all to relax unwind
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A different kind of vacation awaits near Chelsea

London has everything you need in a city. It has all the modern features and some of the most popular tourist destinations the world has to offer. If you want to experience all this in a different kind of setting, booking a houseboat for a few days should do the trick.

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