9 Best Airbnb Houseboats In Portland, Oregon - Updated 2021

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Portland, Oregon, is a great place for adventure seekers. It is a crowded city, yet it has so many attractions that tourists look forward to. There are awesome wine and drinking establishments that you may visit, nearby wonders of nature to check out, and witness the hipster and liberal culture the people of Portland has. The city is quite unique and the slogan “Keep Portland Weird” promoted the culture, expression, and unique lifestyle of the locals. While you’re here, Portland Japanese Garden, Oaks Amusement Park, and Old Town Chinatown are a few of the many places a lot of tourists and locals really love to visit. However, what you should really witness are the water bodies as Portland is primarily a shipping port. For a restful stay check into any of the top Airbnb houseboats in Portland, Oregon, which we’ve listed down below.

1. Modern and charming houseboat with kayaks (from USD 301)

This charming little houseboat can accommodate up to four guests and has two bedrooms. Its location is perfect as you get to explore the island cafe which is a floating restaurant and bar just across the houseboat. Plus, the waterfront allows you to enjoy a cool breeze. You’ll enjoy the facilities included here such as free parking, Wifi, indoor fireplace, cable television, kitchen, patio, and a barbeque grill. You can also use the kayaks and life vests provided by the host.

Floating holiday home
Portland, Oregon, United States
78 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv was great ; wifi available
both sides offer water view and comfortable seating
instant hot water heater for excellent shower
being right on the water is magical and the home is very comfortable
excellent space-plenty of room and the kayaks where an extra plus
Cleanliness:
clean cozy and fun place to stay
the house was clean and comfortable
the house was super clean and the beds cozy as can be
super clean and comfortable with most anything you need
mark’s place was super clean
Host:
kayaks are a bonus great host
great home and host everything you need
this is a lovely home host and floating home experience
mark is a wonderful host
he is quick and helpful prior to our arrival
Location:
the location was easy to find
close enough to portland to explore but far enough away to relax and get away from the city
perfect location with boats all around and the island cafe nearby
it's a great location and perfect for a few friends to gather
the neighbors are close and friendly very supportive
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2. Cabin-like stay on the waters (from USD 115)

Comfortable is one word to describe how you may feel in this cabin-like houseboat. You’ll enjoy the peace and quiet the place brings. The houseboat is stylish, spacious, and kept clean for every guest. As for the amenities, you’ll get to use the Wifi, airconditioning, kitchen, balcony, and a waterfront view of the lake. Have some fun by using the kayaks provided at the accommodation - a great way to spend your time. The houseboat is perfect for two guests.

TOMAHAWK ISLAND COZY HOUSEBOAT
Portland, Oregon, United States
120 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has all the amenities you could want and was very cozy and cute
the most beautiful houseboat very spacious and comfortable
overall very pleased with my stay it was peaceful cozy and ever so relaxing- i didn’t want to leave
the tv is mounted across from the bed for easy and comfortable entertainment
Cleanliness:
the place is clean cozy and adorable
beautiful location and space very clean great communication and cozy atmosphere
extremely clean extremly hospitable very warm and cozy
very clean accurate description and cozy
super clean and super cozy we loved this place most definitely going to rent this again
Host:
great space and wonderful hosts
loved staying there the harbor master tom was also very kind
kathryn was a wonderful host kept in contact and quickly responded to any questions that we had
great place we love unique stays like this and kathryn was extremely hospitable
Location:
best location and so peaceful
the location is close to the airport and right outside of portland for great access
the location is perfect for exploring portland
absolutely perfect so close to portland and vancouver
cute place enjoyed the stay
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3. Contemporary home with a lovely porch (from USD 132)

This beautiful cozy home is set in front of a stunning river. With an open porch, you can witness views to die for. This home fits up to two guests and features one bathroom, two beds, and a shared bath. Amenities you can enjoy are Wifi, indoor fireplace, television, air conditioning, laptop-friendly workspace, and a kitchen. You’ll love the porch wherein you can just read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee, and just relax by the couch. Adventurers can rent a kayak from right across the river. The owners also have cats so from time to time you will receive quick greetings from the furballs. It’s also a 20-minute drive to the airport.

Inspiring Floating Home on the Columbia River!
Portland, Oregon, United States
35 reviews
Private room in houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it was clean and ready for our stay
the house was really clean and the cats were cute
the space is a 10 so beautifully decorated and spotless
great deck for watching the water happenings super clean and stylish
Host:
tressa was a great host
tressa was a great host
very respectful of our privacy and very accommodating to our needs
hosts (including the 2 cats) were friendly and helpful
wonderful host such great hospitality and an accurate description of the space
Location:
beautiful place and location
the house and location are incredibly beautiful
what a fun location on the water
awesome spot quiet comfortable good location near the airport
great relaxing location everything was just as i expected and i would stay there again
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4. Immaculate houseboat with cute decorations

At first glance, you’ll be surprised at the unique colors and structure. It exudes romance and charms you both on the outside with cool pink and blue shades and on the inside with a homey ambience. The high-ceiling design allows you to feel more comfortable and airy. Amenities included here are Wifi, television, air conditioning, washing machine, kitchen, and a patio. The houseboat can host four guests and has one bedroom. It’s also walking distance from shopping stores and restaurants which makes it convenient and accessible for guests.

Unique, Romantic and Fun Floating House!
Portland, Oregon, United States
248 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views were stunning and the bed was comfortable
great amenities and comfy bed
we wanted to enjoy the view so we had breakfast in the house
beautiful views cute decor and cozy
cutest float home you could hope for very cozy great views fun ducks
Cleanliness:
it was clean and had everything we needed
very clean and comfortable alternative lodging experience
the inside was clean and we'll organized
bright comfortable clean and charming
flamingo house is peaceful and lovely - a clean unique and special space
Host:
david was very welcoming and hospitable
david was a great host very accommodating and extremely responsive
the host was a great communicator and very helpful
david was kind enough to let us check in early in the morning
david was very communicative during a small storm and made sure everything was safe and secure for us
Location:
cute place and great location for our needs
great location and very relaxing
great place in a fun location
great location very unique property
will try again in the summer so i can enjoy the location and features a bit more
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5. Rustic houseboat with a large deck (from USD 310)

Feel at peace with yourself as the houseboat brings you closer to nature. The property is quite rustic and is complete with creature comforts that afford a nice gateway. Wifi, dryer, air conditioning television, kitchen, and barbecue grill are a few of the many amenities you can use. There are a number of things you can do such as relax at the porch and listen to the birds, go fishing or kayaking, and see the wildlife like otters, frogs, ducks, and other animals. This accommodation is perfect for those traveling in big groups as it can fit up to six guests.

RiverLife Refuge
Vancouver, Washington, United States
24 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heaters work great we actually enjoyed the trains which are frequent and loud
Cleanliness:
andy's place is clean and comfortable
very clean andy was very honest and up front about the home which was appreciated
Host:
unique place to stay the host were helpful and friendly
communication with the host was excellent as well
Location:
the location is absolutely beautiful
will definitely return in the future perfect location for in and out of portland and for exploring
wonderful location right on the water very easy check-in and checkout
great introduction to river life very unique and quirky place for those who are adventurous
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6. Floating mini red house with indoor fireplace (from USD 164)

This small and cozy houseboat is perfect for a group of four. It has one room and two beds. The houseboat is quite isolated so it’s really peaceful and calming for those wanting to get away from the busy city. Every day you’ll fall in love with the view of the Willamette River and the breath of fresh air. Downtown Portland and other must-visits in the area are easily accessible from the houseboat. You’ll also feel safe and secure. While you’re here you can use the Wifi, indoor fireplace, television, air conditioning, kitchen, and barbecue grill. Access to the lake and ski-in and ski-out provisions are also available.

Tiny Floating Vacation Home ( The Minnow )
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
73 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i particularly enjoyed sleeping up in the loft bed when the rain was really coming down
the bed is comfortable and cozy
Cleanliness:
great clean quiet space to relax
it was extremely clean
perfect little house well appointed and very clean
adorable hidden gem well decorated impeccably clean with helpful caretakers on site
super cool clean and just dope
Host:
the caretaker was kind and accommodating and the place was fully equipped
jim the marina care taker was great; very helpful with suppling me with watercraft
also joyce and the caretaker on site were amazing and very helpful
jim was very helpful as he replaced batteries in the tv remote and was quite friendly
such a cool different kind of experience and we are already thinking about when we will come back
Location:
i’ve stayed at this location before and found both trips to wonderful
main street in nearby oregon city is a nice place to visit
nice place we enjoy our time in this house
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7. Modish stay for a large group (from USD 321)

The stunning views you can enjoy from the deck is definitely worth the price. The house is very modern and spacious and can accommodate up to 10 people. You’ll be able to enjoy a lot of activities while you’re here such as fishing from the deck, campfire with your family, swimming or waterskiing off the deck, get a tan, and a lot more. You also have access to Wifi, indoor fireplace, television, air conditioning, and family-friendly features like children’s books and high chairs. You’ll fall in love with the deck area because of the sense of the serenity and peace it brings.

Floating Vacation Home Featured on Travel Channel
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
52 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are so comfy there is plenty of space the fire pit on the water is gorgeous
the beds are all comfortable
the sheets/bedding and pillows were so nice the kitchen was the best stocked i’ve ever experienced
Cleanliness:
super clean large living areas
it's clean and beautifully decorated inside and we had everything we needed for our stay
we loved our stay at the floating home it was clean quite and just what we needed
the home is spacious clean and a wonderful experience
Host:
craig was super responsive and helpful
the caretaker was very attentive and helpful
joyce the owner made sure all details are taken care of as well
the caretaker gary is absolutely amazing
gary the caretaker is the most helpful and cheerful person
Location:
such a fun location beautiful and relaxing
stunning location home has everything you need and plenty of space
couldn’t be happier and so thankful for the time together at this perfect place
truly an amazing place to stay
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8. Stylish dwelling for eight (from USD 246)

This stylish home for eight guests is a great place to unwind for a vacation. The place is immaculately done up and the restaurants are just within a walking distance. Amenities included are Wifi, television, air conditioning, hot tub, kitchen with basic utilities, patio, and a barbecue grill. You can enjoy the most beautiful views from the patio. You can even jump from the patio into the water to experience a relaxing swim. Aside from swimming, you can use the canoes and kayaks to explore the river. Fishing is also a great past time where you can either borrow or bring your own fishing poles. From time to time you’ll also be able to see some geese and ducks.

Floating - Bungalow - near Portland
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
54 reviews
Houseboat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the christmas tree next to the window warm and comfortable on the rainy days
the kitchen was stocked very well which made staying there much easier
Cleanliness:
such a beautiful spot house was impeccably clean and comfortable
the house is super clean and seems newly remodeled
Host:
joyce was a fantastic host
the caretakers who live onsite gary and linna so friendly and an absolute joy to meet
joyce was so easy to work with and very accommodating
Location:
great location on the river
what an absolutely wonderful location
the location was good for us
it’s very close to historic oregon city which was a pleasant bonus
this is an amazing location and home very relaxing and comfortable with everything you need
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9. Private home close to nature

This newly remodeled house is a great place for those seeking a peaceful and private getaway. This accommodation is close to the city yet close to breathtaking nature. You get to see and appreciate wildlife. Capitalize on the French doors as you luxuriate in the views. There is also a private deck area, where you can sit down and just relax by the water. There are also other activities such a kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, and even boating. Aside from these amenities, there is a television, Wifi, air conditioning, and a dining area. The houseboat can accommodate up to two guests and has one bathroom. During your free time, you can also enjoy the two-person Jacuzzi and unwind.

Floating Home on the Columbia
Vancouver, Washington, United States
44 reviews
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sit on the cozy deck and enjoy the ambiance
the bed was super comfy and had a lovely view of the water right from bed
quiet retreata simple comfortable room on the water with a private bath
such a beautiful setting nicely appointed room and friendly hosts
the bath tub is huge and double shower heads were a plus
Cleanliness:
room was clean and comfortable and as pictured
clean newly remodeled delightful private room and bath
the space was as advertised: clean private room feet from the (website hidden by airbnb) was perfect
Host:
thank you host
daniel and stacey were very friendly
the hosts went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable
very welcoming host and relaxing place
daniel and stacey greeted us on arrival and were very responsive via texts throughout our stay
Location:
a unique peaceful getaway that’s still close to downtown vancouver/portland area
great location close to city but wonderful natural area quiet and unique
it is such a unique spot in a beautiful location with easy access to portland and surrounding areas
this place is incredible you are literally on the water nice and quiet
great place to spend a nice and quiet night
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A waterfront view is always so stunning

There are gorgeous views that you can admire from the deck of your houseboat. These views allow guests to feel at peace and even forget about the busy city for a while. When you stay on a houseboat you can go for a refreshing swim, try your luck at fishing, have fun with the kayaks and canoes, or just relax by the deck and breathe in the cool breeze. It’s also a plus that a lot of houseboats are very well equipped and charming. So choose the one that suits your purpose and plan your itinerary accordingly.

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Melissa is a 20-something-year-old storyteller from Manila. She's been to Europe and Asia but still dreams of going around her home, the Philippines. When she's not traveling, you can find her in...Read more

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