Top 9 Airbnb Houseboats Near Kochi, India - Updated 2022

houseboats in kochi

Kochi is a very beautiful city in the south-Indian state of Kerala. This port city is one of the gems of God’s own country- Kerala and is known for its breathtaking backwaters and beautiful shoreline. The city and its surrounding towns such as Alapuzha and Kumarakom are popular for their incredible natural beauty and stunning scenic views. Kochi is popularly dubbed as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” for its amazing shoreline. One of the major attractions that bring tourists from across the globe to Kochi is the houseboats of Kerala. It is indeed a unique experience to stay on a houseboat surrounded by water on all four sides. To be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience check out our list of top Airbnb houseboats near Kochi, India.

1. Party house on the water (from USD 269)

As the name suggests, Sreekrishna’s family party house is a stunning houseboat on the Alappuzha backwaters that serves for a big family gathering. The boat can accommodate up to 12 guests and has an upper deck sitting area for 50 people and is a great houseboat for travelers who wish to go sailing for weekend getaways from Kochi. There is a spacious kitchen and 24-hour staff support on the boat. The lobby area has a small dining table for families as well as comfortable sofas for sitting. The main dining hall can serve more than 20 guests. The houseboat is placed on scenic backwaters which makes it one of the most preferred Airbnb accommodations.

Sreekrishna's family ( Party) house
Houseboat 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

2. Canoe ville - the floating room (from USD 40)

This is a family-owned villa floating on the Vembanad lake amidst lush green coconut groves and wild birds. The houseboat in kochi is located close to the shore and hence you could enjoy the comforts of both land and water. It is also located at an accessible distance from the town and the nearest railway station. The houseboat has two balconies and a large bedroom which makes it ideal for couples and small families. Guests are provided with complimentary breakfast during their stay at the house. However, those who want to explore the surrounding culinary cuisine, there are twenty-four-hour restaurants in Kochi for travelers to check out.

Canoe ville - Lakeside Stilt House
Aryad South, Kerala, India
45 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in tiny house 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
must visit if you want a beautiful view from your room
wifi wasn’t running very well but the host solved it quickly
a clean and cosy place and amazing food
the houseboat is rustic but we were provided with clean sheets and clean towels
the bathroom was clean and so were most of the other areas
the room is clean and very well located
room was clean with all amenities
jijo and his staff are always present for help questions or to call a tuk tuk
jijo and his staff were co operative and helpful
jijo is one of the warmest hosts ever
jijo was so helpful he provided everything we required
he is a wonderful host and the homemade food is very yummy
the location is amazing the floating room is just beside back waters
it’s a very relaxing place
loved the stay at jijo's place
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3. Vembanad Lake houseboat (from USD 128)

This Vembanad Lake houseboat on Alappuzha has two expansive bedrooms that can accommodate eight guests. Filled with modern amenities, the boat also has a traditional touch to it. It is surrounded by coconut trees on the lake shore and you can watch birds catching fish from the lake as you sip on tea at the balcony of this beautiful houseboat. Beyond the coconut trees are vast lush green paddy fields that serve as treat to the eyes. The boat has cable TV and air-conditioner fitted rooms and will be anchored after 7pm in the evening.

Stay on a Lake
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
17 reviews Superhost
Houseboat 2 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tastefully decorated with nice bathroom and hot water shower
rooms were surprisingly clean
the houseboat was very clean and tidy and much better than expected
the boat house was very clean and modern and our stay was comfortable
a lovely modern clean boat the crew were very nice food excellent
the staff are lovely and looked after us really well
food was amazing and crew were very friendly and helpful
all staff on the boat were so welcoming and had the perfect amount of interaction and distance
raiyaan was also very helpful in organizing a ride for us from kochi and then onwards to varkala
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4. Houseboat on the backwaters (from USD 85)

Located on the flowing backwaters of the Kavantikara area in Kumarakom near Kochi, the Backwater Routes Houseboats are a must-try accommodation in Kerala. An affordable and functional cochin boathouse is an all in-on-one package that offers guests everything they could need when staying in a unique rental like a houseboat.The houseboat allows kitchen access for guests interested in cooking their own food. It is an ideal space for couples interested in finding unexplored waters. You can take a canoe ride to the town to check out the shopping spaces and attractions on land. Guests are provided with free breakfast during all days of their stay.

Backwater Routes Houseboats
Kumarakom, Kerala, India
6 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the crew was excellent and attentive
care taker were really frndly and food was good
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5. Double-bedroom houseboat amidst waters (from USD 195)

Enjoy traditional Kuttandan foods as you cruise across the Kerala backwaters. Check in by late morning for a welcome drink, relax during a slow peaceful ride along the canals, enjoy a traditional fish curry feast, sip on the local drink Toddy as you cruise along the palm shored waters, anchor during the evenings at an absolutely private spot and enjoy the scenic beauty of the land. The boat also has a laptop friendly work space, which will come in handy for people working during vacation. It also has air-conditioned rooms.

Double Bedroom House Boat For 5 PAX
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
11 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck seating is comfortable for 2 maybe 3
the bed linen have definitely seen better days
overall not bad lots of mosquitoes take bug spray and toilet paper
amazing seacruise on the backwaters with two nice hosts
owner stays in cochin and his presence would have been much appreciated
vargese chettai was really great and accommodating
if you go around allepey you will find much nice better value for money places
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6. Sreekrishna's private houseboat (from USD 109)

Yet another of Sreekrishna’s accommodations on the list is a two-bedroom comfortable houseboat for four guests. Guests are provided with food and private bedroom spaces during their stay. Every bedroom has an attached bathroom and has air-conditioning. The houseboat has a laptop friendly work space as well as cable TV. This houseboat is suitable for small families and couples. Enjoy the splashing waters of Kerala, its pleasant weather and of course the delicious local foods.

Sreekrishna's 2bedroom private houseboat with food
4 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

7. Jumbo houseboat with huge sun deck (from USD 161)

The Aqua Jumbo Houseboat is a floating palace on the Kettuvellam Lake area of Kumarakom. The houseboat has fully-furnished bedrooms and European-style bathrooms. It has a big sun deck and modern facilities. It is a perfect mix of modernity and traditional lifestyle. The boat has a chef on board who will provide you with yummy freshwater catch foods. This superb pick for a unique place to stay during a trip to Kerala is one of the best by the cochin backwaters, this houseboat is a crowd favorite for its location and amenities. Enjoy a relaxing stay as you glide along the backwaters and rivers of the Kochi vicinity.

Aqua Jumbo Houseboat
Kumarakom , Kerala, India
22 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the staffs were very friendly and knowledgeable
staff was very friendly and provided amazing hospitality
the hosts laiju and rajesh were extremely hospitable and very helpful
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8. St. Crispen heritage houseboat (from USD 148)

The last on the list is a beautiful looking houseboat with modern amenities and a traditional touch. The houseboat cruises on the Kettuvallam waters to the Alappuzha region. The boat has two large curtained bedrooms for six guests, a spacious upper deck with music system, kitchen, bathrooms and a spacious dining area. The St. Crispen houseboat is ideal for hosting parties and reunions. The staff on-board are skilled professionals who make you feel at home throughout your stay.

Unforgettable Experience in St.Crispin Houseboat
Kumarakom, Kerala, India
17 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very warm and sweet host
crispin is a very good host
the rooms are very clean and support staff are at the best when it comes to hospitality
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9. Houseboat with beautiful views

This houseboat on the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha is a must-try for a peaceful holiday. Set amidst the best water views of god’s own country, it is available with full access for its guests from the lobby, upper deck, bedrooms to the kitchen space. Guests can feel like they have found a new home in this cochin boathouse for a great price. You can go on fishing trips, cruise through the waters of Alappuzha and Kumarakom, and enjoy the comforts of the fully equipped houseboat.

Isabella Houseboats - Floating Home
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Houseboat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the staff were so helpful and friendly
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Explore unknown waters, relax on a floating home and make memories

These houseboats are all about enjoying a unique out-of-this-world experience. Get away from the hum-drums of your busy city lives and become one with mother nature as you step foot into the stunning houseboats of Kerala. Check out the other beautiful attractions on land as you anchor on shore during your stay. Relish the best tastes of the land that stay as unforgettable memories on your taste buds.

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