9 Best Houseboat Rentals Near Los Angeles, California - Updated 2021

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Los Angeles is one of the best places to go on vacation, particularly if you want to rent a houseboat. If you want to make the most of your beach holiday, renting a houseboat is the way to go! You can appreciate the beautiful scenery onboard a luxurious yacht or a sleek boat. Houseboats are also ideal for birthday celebrations, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and even family vacations. Most offer a fully equipped galley where guests can prepare their own meals during their stay. Ready to book your dream water vacation? Scroll below for the top houseboat rentals near Los Angeles, California.

1. Charming houseboat with top deck dining (from USD 189)

This stunning houseboat near Los Angeles is permanently docked at Martina Cortez on Harbor Island, close to San Diego International Airport. It has two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it very comfortable, with a sleeping capacity of four. There’s a master bedroom equipped with a flat-screen TV while the other bedroom has a queen-size bed. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to be able to prepare meals. But perhaps the most remarkable feature of this accommodation is the rooftop patio, where guests can take their meals and watch the sunset. Food deliveries from local restaurants and a gated swimming pool are also available.

Houseboat on Beautiful San Diego Bay
San Diego, California, United States
197 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen has useful amenities and fully stocked with all the kitchen needs
warm weather great patio and comfortable beds
the rooftop deck was amazing and patt had lots of supplies for the beach or pool
wi-fi worked fine pleanty of hot water all the time all good
small kitchen had the basics needed we enjoyed the rooftop patio as well
everything was very clean and comfortable
the houseboat is very clean and functional
the house is clean and comfortable
the space was clean and very comfortable
houseboat was clean and we had everything we needed
the host is a very helpful and accommodating one too
the home was well equipped and the manager molly was very kind and helpful
she was very helpful and made our trip much better
molly the property manager is so helpful kind and makes us feel right at home
patt was very responsive to any questions/e-mails i sent and was very thorough with check-in directions
great location and central to downtown
the location is perfect
the location was also great
we were very close to the airport which was definitely an advantage for transportation
the location was great for the zoo uss midway and beaches
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2. Long beach bed and boat in a quiet location (from 225 USD)

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This houseboat features a sleek interior with views to die for. It is located in Long Beach, close to many shopping areas and landmarks, such as USS Iowa and Aquarium of the Pacific. Despite its convenient location, guests will still be able to enjoy a quiet moment inside the houseboat, which is perfect for rest and relaxation. They also offer free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi in public areas. For convenience, there are two separate bathrooms as well as furnished balconies and patios perfect for just chilling and appreciating the view. The kitchenette is free for use, equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, coffee/tea facilities, as well as all the cookware and utensils that you need to prepare hearty meals.

Dockside Boat & Bed Long Beach

Price: from 225 USD

Number of Guests: 4

3. Captained boat with cockpit table for al fresco dining

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Make your family trips to California more memorable and unique with this three-cabin luxury houseboat rental. It has all the amenities that you need for a convenient and comfortable stay: two bathrooms and the galley is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishes, and utensils. Stereos and speakers are also available if you want to listen to some music while enjoying dinner or perhaps when you’re just chilling and appreciating a view of Newport Beach. For dining, a salon dining table is provided, but if you want to enjoy fresh air, there’s a cockpit table and a forward deck as well.

Beneteau 41

Price: from 1,400 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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4. Huge boat perfect for events and gatherings

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This 72-ft (22-m) boat can accommodate up to 12 people and is perfect for reunions, anniversaries, yacht parties, bachelor parties, Catalina tours, photoshoots, and more. It is huge enough to make events extra unique and special. The boat features a bar, a galley with a stove and oven, and enough cabins and bathrooms. The boat is manned, meaning you will have a captain and crew so you get to maximize your time on the water. Bring your friends, family, or even your colleagues aboard Kayla Lynne and sail to your dream vacation!

72' Custom Matthews Yacht

Price: from 450 USD

Number of Guests: 12

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5. Luxurious accommodation in a charming mini-yacht (from USD 141)

Ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers, this luxury houseboat for rent offers a wonderful experience thanks to its exclusivity and its complete amenities. If you’re looking for honeymoon ideas, staying in this yacht is one of them. It is located close to the Marvin Baude Bike Path, with nearby top-rated restaurants. Back in the boat, you can rest in comfortable beds, or finish some work in the laptop-friendly workspace. Breakfast is provided for free, and there’s also a kitchen available for use. One feature that guests are encouraged to avail of is the tandem kayak which can be launched straight from the boat. If you’re looking for a quiet but special venue to celebrate occasions or simply to relax, this rental comes highly recommended by recent travelers.

On the Water Luxury
Marina del Rey, California, United States
213 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best sleep ever and the mattress was unbelievably comfortable
50 yards to the bathroom and shower wasn't bad just inconvenient
the bed is extremely comfortable and having the option of watching movies was a plus
awesome place super clean and well kept
the bathroom despite being a short walk is clean and the shower is great
no bathroom facilities on the boat itself but short walk up the pier to clean boaters-bathrooms
marina shower facilities were clean and convenient
the communal bathrooms were new very clean and only a quick walk from the boat
jon was a great host
jon was a great host
jon was super nice and knowledgeable a great host
jon was an awesome host and the cadence was a great experience
jon is the best host on airbnb
very private and secure location
great location with fantastic restaurants and beach a close peddle walk or paddle away
close to great restaurants in beautiful marina del ray
very quiet relaxing atmosphere with prime walking/biking distance from everything
for the price and the location i’d say this is the best place in the area
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6. Private cozy room in Marina del Ray (from USD 150)

This cozy private room in a houseboat features a queen-size bed that will definitely make your stay here comfortable. Catch up on your favorite shows with the private TV situated right in front of the bed. Take advantage of the coffee maker and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee along with your delicious breakfast as you take in the view of the water. Bathroom essentials are provided, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. You can also enjoy a quiet afternoon out on the patio or have a barbecue if you feel like it. If you are traveling alone, socialize with the other guests onboard.

Cozy bed in Marina Del Rey next to Ritz Carlton
Marina del Rey, California, United States
28 reviews
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
leila was honestly the best host i’ve ever experienced through airbnb
very attentive and fast to respond will definitely coming back
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7. Beautiful serene Marina del Rey houseboat (from USD 250)

Experience the real beauty and serenity of Marina del Rey through this newly remodeled luxury yacht. Have a great view of the trees that surround the beautiful waters and enjoy the welcoming ambiance in the living room of this houseboat. If you love cooking, use the oven or microwave to prepare delicious meals. The houseboat has two cozy bedrooms with one king-size bed and one queen-size bed. If a relaxing getaway is what you have been longing for, then this is a great option.

Beautiful Serene Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, California, United States
9 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
it was clean safe and comfortable
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8. Gorgeous houseboat in the beautiful Ventura Harbor (from USD 202)

This beautiful houseboat in Ventura Harbor is spacious enough to fit five people. It features two bedrooms with a total of four cozy beds. Enjoy a hotel-like stay in this luxurious houseboat. Guests can savor a delicious brunch while taking in the beautiful view of the water and the surrounding boats. Water activities like paddling can certainly be enjoyed here. Make sure to store your favorite food in the refrigerator so if you get hungry, you can easily heat it up using the appliances in the kitchen. Get some sun as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the deck. This Airbnb houseboat already has everything you’ll need for the perfect getaway.

Boatel California in the beautiful Ventura Harbor
Ventura, California, United States
192 reviews
Houseboat 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
for land lubbers better description of the sleeping and bathroom facilities would help
breakfast is extra but excellent the next morning out on the deck
the space was comfortable and cozy
super clean and unique setting
the accommodation was clean and truly comfortable
host is amazing and helps at every chance she gets
martha is a great host
nice place with great hosts
the owner does an amazing job and the place was super tidy
great boat and great host we enjoyed our stay for the weekend
the location is perfect
nice location - neighborhood area felt safe even to walk to at night
it is super close to good restaurants shopping and ventura beaches
it's in a great location with water activities restaurants and shopping in walking distance
amazing location and very comfortable accommodations will be revisiting
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9. Exclusive houseboat with Wi-Fi and kitchen

This roomy houseboat features a comfortable bed as well as free Wi-Fi. The location is great, as it is very relaxing and you get to have pretty views every morning and every night. Nearby, you will find a lot of restaurants, cafés, and other activities to do. But if you prefer to prepare your meals, there’s also a kitchen here. Free breakfast is provided. This boat is perfect for couples looking to unwind and just enjoy each other’s company in an exclusive houseboat. The movement and energy of the water will surely make your nights here more peaceful and relaxing. If you’re looking for a houseboat for long-term rental, do check this one out.

Marina Del Rey Boat, Natural Vibration
Marina del Rey, California, United States
13 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
glad there was a bathroom on board but super small
alvertyna was a great host
alvertyna was an awesome host & look forward in renting her vessel again
alvertyna is very friendly and attentive
this was a great place to stay: on the water close to local attractions
this is an amazing location on a wonderful boat with an outstanding host
cool place to stay so close to the beach and easy to get there via scooter rental
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Take your California holiday experience to the next level

Houseboat rentals allow you to stay comfortably in a boat with all the conveniences and comforts of staying in a house or hotel. It has bedrooms, bathrooms, and some even have kitchens. Whether you’re in the area for a short while, or you’re looking for a houseboat for longterm rental, there’s bound to be a comfortable option for you to choose. Spend your next family vacation or celebrate special occasions with a houseboat rental near Los Angeles, California. Explore its many beautiful beaches from the sea and make your “baycation” extra special and unique!

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