Top 5 Airbnb Houseboats In Devon, England - Updated 2023

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Set on the southwestern side of England, Devon is a stunning county that boasts breathtaking natural wonders, a marvelous diverse landscape, and breathtaking coastal areas. It is an ideal hideaway destination for tourists who long for an escape from the noise and pollution of the concrete jungle. While in Devon, tourists have plenty of things to do and places to visit, including Dartmoor National Park and the picturesque Jurassic Coast. If you are looking for a paradise with beaches and exquisite seafood restaurants, Torquay is a town worth visiting. Planning a quick vacation on this side of the UK? For your guidance, here is a list of the top Airbnb houseboats in Devon, UK, that might pique your interest. Feel free to browse below.

1. Tastefully furnished houseboat

Make the most of your Devon adventure by booking this fantastic houseboat and immersing yourself and your loved ones in the delightful offerings of the Brixham’s coastal side. Docked in the city’s marina, this accommodation is close to most of the city’s top attractions, including retail shops and excellent seafood eateries. Ideal for tourists who like sightseeing and city walks, it provides guests a cozy haven to go home to, after a fulfilling day in Brixham. Some of its wonderful amenities include two bedrooms, two private bathrooms, a kitchen with basic cooking essentials, a cozy living space, a flybridge lounge area, and a stunning saloon with comfy seating.

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Torbay, England, United Kingdom
6.14 km (3.9 mi) from Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
83 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
nick really helpful and available
nick was super helpful and prompt to reply to queries too
nick was so helpful and check in so easy
nick and joanne were very welcoming and helpful i would def stay again with my family
nick was very friendly to deal with
such a beautiful location
great location we were spoilt by the weather
the location is perfect in the heart of the seaside town of brixham
great boat and perfect location idea for a weekend away
there is a lovely cafe near the marine car park which was so good
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2. Two-bedroom houseboat

An ideal haven for a small group of guests, this luxurious houseboat rental will make you experience the life of the rich and famous. Living in the sea with picturesque views every hour of every day and the tranquil ambiance of the coastal area, this living setup is one that you should experience in your lifetime. On a different note, this home houses two bedrooms and two sparkling clean bathrooms with shower facilities. Additionally, it has a comfortable sundeck and a kitchen area with basic essentials. Note that this lovely home is not for charter.

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Torbay, England, United Kingdom
6.15 km (3.9 mi) from Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
39 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are comfy and it's lovely to sit on the deck and relax
the fridgeful of breakfast goodies is a lovely touch
if you are not bothered about cleanliness or safety then fill your boots
the washrooms were clean and private
very clean and warm and comfortable will definitely recommend x
the marina is beautiful and the toilet and shower facilities are superb and very clean
nice hosts even though i only talked to them
the hosts are lovely people very helpful and friendly
linda and john are wonderful hosts very welcoming and couldn’t do more help us on our stay
a lovely boat in a friendly setting
we will certainly be back very soon host's were lovely too - very accomadating & friendly
the loaction is fantastic with central brixham just a short walk away
great weekend perfect location and everything you need
it is perfect for our needs with great facilities close by in the marina
this was a great location to stay the accomadation was different but very good to stay in
brixham is a wonderful harbour side location and the weather while we were there was glorious
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3. Charming boat accommodation for two

Not a fan of the crowded hotel and resort accommodations? Why not try living on the water where you wake up every day to scenic views of the waterscape and the bustling scene of the area? If you’re sold with the idea, check out this luxurious houseboat that is equipped with everything you need for a cozy and convenient stay. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, ideal for a couple on a romantic getaway or a pair of best buds. Additionally, WiFi is available throughout the boat. Important note: guests will be staying with the vacation rental’s owner, but they have access to all of its amenities, including the kitchen and the lounge area. Plus, paid parking is available on-site for tourists traveling by car.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
39.67 km (24.7 mi) from Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
3 reviews  
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
darren was a great host
friendly helpful and funny
we highly recommend lewis’s place
would recommend the most charming location in the city centre
sleeping on a boat was really cool and lewis was a great host and a superb location
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4. Gorgeous vacation rental for eight guests

Imagine waking up to the spectacular views of nature, embraced by the cool breeze of the coastal area, and the scent of the beach. These are life’s simple joys that await you when you book this gorgeous vacation rental in Dartmouth’s waters. This houseboat can accommodate up to eight guests, ideal for yacht parties and other celebrations. It has a total of eight beds and sleeping setups. Two bathrooms are housed in this boat for guests’ convenience. In the morning or during lazy afternoons, you can sunbathe and bond with your friends on the spacious sundeck. You can rent the whole ride or rent a room. All guests are treated to a sumptuous breakfast with complimentary drinks during their stay. Also, it has a living space with table settings, hammocks, and a little pantry.

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Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
7.83 km (4.9 mi) from Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
8 reviews  
Private room in boat 8 Beds 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ‚snark‘ is beautifully renovated with a large dining room
no cushy beds or fancy washrooms but a unique opportunity to stay somewhere special
breakfast was such a lovely touch too
this was followed by a delicious breakfast with home made bread and a pleasant discussion with the hosts
qiao and paul are fantastic hosts which spend the whole year on their beautifully and self-renovated bark
spacious central area with fully equipped kitchen and hammocks to relax in
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5. Maximize your Devon vacation

Devon is a majestic county in the northwestern side of the United Kingdom that will treat you to breathtaking natural wonders. It attracts people from all over the country who long for an escape from the routinary city life, quality time with their families, and a place to have a rejuvenating retreat. If you are planning to explore this side of the UK any time soon, use this list as your guide to choosing the best place to stay for your visit.

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