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Top 5 Airbnb Houseboats Near Sacramento, California

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Melissa
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When in California, Sacramento is the place to go to! It’s home to the famous Pony Express, the mail delivery from Sacramento to Missouri, and the Sacramento Zoo, which has been around since 1927. These are just to name a few of the many places you should visit while you’re in Sacramento. However, while you’re staying here, why not try something new? Try living in a houseboat that is very accessible to both the city and the countryside. It’s truly a different and unique experience living in a houseboat - you’ll get to wake up to a waterfront view every day, you’ll be living in the community of floating homes wherein you’ll be able to meet different kinds of people, and even feel like you’re away from the city just for a while. Check this off your bucket list and choose among these top five Airbnb houseboats near Sacramento, California.

1. The classic floating home with private balconies (from USD 825)

Enjoy this classic floating home all to yourself! This home can accommodate up to six guests and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s perfect, calling away from the busy and noisy city. It’s a three-story home with unique features and amenities. The master bedroom located on the upper floor has a king-size bed, two private balconies, a rain shower that can open to an outdoor balcony, and Jacuzzi bathtub. The master bedroom is inspired by the traditional Japanese style and has a large private balcony where you can wake up to spectacular views of the bay and the city. Meanwhile, the lower floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom with a sauna. The home is very cozy, spacious, and you’ll just love relaxing by the patio. Other amenities you’ll surely enjoy are the WiFi, indoor fireplace, television, laptop-friendly workspace, parking space, and a kitchen with basic utilities. The place is also family-friendly as it has a crib, children’s dinnerware, and a travel crib that you can use as well. It’s definitely a different kind of experience you’ll enjoy. They are also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your dogs and cats as long as you take care of them.

Magical Sausalito Floating Home !
Sausalito, California, United States
47 reviews
Houseboat 0 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the style the amount of space and the comfortable yet sophisticated decor
a wonderful comfortable space with wonderful views
great well equipped comfortable home with fantastic views
kids happily spread out in the lower level beds
it’s a fabulous space with many thoughtful touches and plenty of room to spread out
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and comfortable and we immediately felt at home
very clean large complete kitchen and nice touches throughout
Host:
all interaction was fast and helpful
pati is a very nice and helpful host
everyone on the dock was very friendly
pati was a fantastic host and communication was easy and quick
he was always responsive available and attentive without being intrusive
Location:
absolutely beautiful home and location
we had a wonderful stay the location is serene but yet so close to everything
very nice place quiet and close to everything
wonderful houseboat extremely well located and nicely decorated
we had such a nice time super fun location and wonderful little home
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2. Stylish luxury floating home for couples (from USD 137)

Couples will definitely enjoy this modern and classic home for two. The accommodation is very clean, simple, and stylish. It has one bedroom, two beds, and one bathroom. Waking up every day to the views of the water and Mount Tam is spectacular. It also includes WiFi, an indoor fireplace, television with Netflix, free parking, kitchen with basic utilities, a private entrance, a barbeque grill, balcony, and you’ll have access to the lake. There are other activities you can enjoy while you’re here, such as kayaking, biking, swimming, and waterskiing. It’s mostly appreciated for the luxury amenities, cleanliness, and great location. Its location is private and in the center of the floating home communities. Plus, the host is very accommodating and friendly, making sure your stay is nothing but perfect.

Luxury Floating Home
Sausalito, California, United States
14 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
centrally located in the quaint houseboat community and has all the amenities for a very comfortable stay
huge flat screen tv bbq kayaks bikes etc
Cleanliness:
clean and modern with beautiful unobstructed views
stylish decor clean and warwick was always communicative and accommodating
Host:
warwick is the perfect host
warwick's floating home is simply one of a kind
warwick is a perfect host - friendly and responsive
last but not least warwick himself is a fantastic host - so responsive and accommodating
warwick was very helpful and easy to communicate with
Location:
great location close to 101 nice restaurants and grocery store close by
a special location that we hope to visit again
his location is the best in the area
if you want a special place on the outskirts of san francisco you've found it
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3. Newly remodeled houseboat with unique facilities (from USD 106)

This newly remodeled houseboat is complete with great amenities. It’s sparkling clean and accessible. This cute property is also sure to fetch you some Insta-worthy photos while you’re here. It has two beds and one bathroom, fit for three guests. The houseboat was designed with big windows so you could enjoy the morning sun and the view of the water. It has different unique features such as the composting toilet and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm. Facilities you can maximize while you’re here are the air conditioning, television, bathroom essentials, and a fully equipped kitchen with a coffee maker and portable cook-top. It may not include WiFi but the houseboat encourages unwinding by reading a book by the hanging chair, exploring the parks, or walking to the places nearby. Perfect home away from home for any guest!

Newly Remodeled Houseboat!
San Rafael, California, United States
65 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
and super clean top3
this place was very clean and comfortable would definitely recommend
the houseboat is quite cute and clean and quiet at night
very clean and cute place neighbors were friendly
Host:
host makes us fill happy
so kind nice host and quick answer for us
communication with the hosts was easy and quick as was check in
Location:
very cute and comfortable houseboat in central san rafael close to terrapin crossroads and sol food
super cute place to stay the marina is located just off the highway ample parking
loved that it was close to many parks and had a lot of places to go and explore
the price is good and is probably just the right place for the right person
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4. Houseboat with a 360-degree view (from USD 275)

This three-bedroom waterfront houseboat is definitely worth every penny you’ll be spending. It’s complete with three beds and two bathrooms, a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances, a 360-degree view of Mount Tam and Bay bridge, WiFi, television, bathroom essentials, heater, free parking, and a private entrance. Every day, you’ll get to bask in the beauty of the light reflecting from the bay. You can also have a barbeque party using the outdoor grill by the patio. It’s also a work-friendly environment. It’s conveniently located near the city and you’ll have easy access to the countryside as well. Go on a road trip and drive to the nearby places, such as the Miur woods just 25 minutes away, Stinson Beach just a 40-minute drive away, or the wine country which is just around 45 to 60 minutes away.

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Sausalito, California, United States
7 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
owner was quick to respond and very friendly
great place and great host - would definitely stay again - sheri
zach is a great host awesome location
Location:
zachary’s lovely houseboat was the perfect location for our san francisco trip
if you’re looking for some ware close to san francisco you can't go wrong with this lovely house boat
great location the space is unique and is exactly as described
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5. Peaceful floating home with large deck (from USD 141)

It’s a compact floating home that has everything you may need while you’re in California. It is decorated with comfortable modern furniture and bright lights. It is located in a peaceful and beautiful setting. You’ll feel very relaxed with the view and sounds of the harbor. The accommodation can fit up to three guests and has one bedroom with two beds. It’s a two-floor house and includes facilities such as the WiFi, indoor fireplace, cable television, kitchen with basic utilities, a large deck, and a laptop-friendly workplace. Feel free to explore around as it’s just a 10-minute walk to Alameda Landing, where you’ll find different shops, restaurants, and shuttle buses to Oakland. It’s highly recommended to enjoy your breakfast outside and enjoy the view and sounds of the water. The host is very accommodating and will attend to the needs or questions you have.

Lovely and cozy floating home.
Alameda, California, United States
10 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved having breakfast and great coffee right one the water
nice surrounding and having breakfast outside with a view on the water was awesome
Host:
susan is a great host
i couldn’t have asked for a better host
her instructions were very clear and susan was very helpful and hospitable
susan is a great host who responds to communication quickly
Location:
the location was ideal and easy to get to from oakland airport
very attractive and comfortable home in a beautiful and quiet location
connections to sf by ferry are close and fun
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A floating adventure for me and you

Traveling is about exploring and trying something new. It offers you a unique experience and memories you’d want to share with your friends and family. The best part is that all these houseboats have easy access to the city. You’ll be able to stay in a cozy and unique home at night and explore the city during the day! What are you waiting for? Book a houseboat with us.

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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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