Top 7 Airbnb Houseboat Rentals Near Sacramento, California - Updated 2024

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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 Missouri to Sacramento, 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. Looking for more travel options? Sacramento also offers fantastic campsites for those who want to get closer to nature, and if you’re looking for romantic getaways, there are plenty of charming spots to explore in and around the city. 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 a 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. Continue reading to explore the top Airbnb houseboat rentals near Sacramento, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. DeltaJaz (from USD 129)

Picture this: a cozy one-bedroom Airbnb houseboat featuring a queen-sized bed, where you can wake up to the gentle sway of the bay. Step outside onto your private deck, and you’ll be greeted by breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. But that’s not all. Unwind in your sauna, curl up by the fireplace, or set the mood with the full sound system. Adventure seekers, you’re in for a treat – the hosts provide a paddleboard and two kayaks to explore the tranquil waters at your leisure.

Inside, a kitchen awaits your culinary whims, complete with WiFi for those who want to work or share their idyllic getaway. Pet lovers, feel free to bring your furry companions along. Plus, with a dedicated workspace and free parking, you’ll have everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

Stayed at this property?
Oakley, California, United States
236 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
upper deck with comfortable seating and a great view especially at sunset
kitchen had everything we needed to prepare some nice meals and there's a coffee and tea
good condition clean and tidy
the boat itself is spotless comfortable and luxurious
the host was pleasant and walked us through everything on the boat which was very easy to control
awesome people place and location aaron and angie are wonderful hosts
the location was great for us to go fishing and included a slip for our boat
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2. 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 hot tub. 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.

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Sausalito, California, United States
47 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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
the place was clean and comfortable and we immediately felt at home
very clean large complete kitchen and nice touches throughout
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
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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3. Stylish luxury floating home for couples (from USD 172)

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.

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Sausalito, California, United States
24 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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
clean and modern with beautiful unobstructed views
stylish decor clean and warwick was always communicative and accommodating
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
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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4. Houseboat with a 360-degree view (from USD 289)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Sausalito, California, United States
7 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
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
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. Newly remodeled houseboat with unique facilities (from USD 110)

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!

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San Rafael, California, United States
136 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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 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
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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6. Peaceful floating home with large deck

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.

Stayed at this property?
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
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
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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7. Cozy houseboat with ski-in/ski-out access (from USD 116)

Looking for a unique vacation experience? Consider booking a houseboat near Sacramento for an unforgettable adventure on the waters. Nestled in the serene waters of the bay, this cozy retreat offers you a chance to wake up to breathtaking mountain views right from the comfort of your double bed. Imagine sipping your morning coffee on the deck with the glistening waters and ski-in/ski-out access just steps away.

The fully equipped kitchen and dedicated workspace ensure convenience while WiFi keeps you connected. Take a dip in the shared outdoor pool during the season, soak in the shared hot tub, and as the sun sets, gather around the fire pit for a perfect evening. Plus, you’re just a short stroll from the vibrant main street, offering a plethora of dining options. And the best part? Pets are allowed, and smoking is permitted.

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Bethel Island, California, United States
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

A floating adventure

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. Ditch the traditional hotel by the river just this one time and go for an Airbnb houseboat instead. The best part is that all these houseboats have easy access to the city, especially if you’re considering a houseboat rental on the Sacramento River. 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 for your next trip to Sacramento.

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