Top 9 Houseboat Rentals Near Washington D.C., USA - Updated 2023


Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the USA and it has a myriad of attractions for couples, families, and adventure enthusiasts. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of National History, National Gallery of Art, and Library of Congress to trace the city’s heritage and cultural history. Reconnect with nature and all its glory at Anacostia Park or Greenbelt Park, lush green parks with recreational facilities. Boating adventures and capturing the scenic sights of landmarks across the city is a popular pastime among locals and tourists alike. Scroll down for a list of the top houseboat rentals near Washington D.C., USA.

1. Luxurious houseboat with rooftop deck (from USD 320)

This luxurious houseboat is in the Kent Narrows of Maryland, about 44 km (27.3 mi) from Washington D.C. The classy floating home sleeps four guests and it has two bedrooms, two full baths, and a functional kitchen for easy meal preparation. Make your way to the magnificent rooftop deck for breathtaking views of the waterways and streetscapes beyond. It’s close to good restaurants, local seafood houses, and lively bars for you to enjoy the happening nightlife downtown.

Cass-Away Luxury Houseboat
32 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful amenities including full beautiful kitchen rooftop deck large living room and two bedrooms and full bathrooms
this place does not disappoint kirby and cassidy were incredible hosts and so accommodating
great location within short walking distance to lots of restaurants and bars
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2. Condo houseboat with stunning bay views (from USD 519)

Nestled in the Back Creek watershed of Chesapeake Bay, this brand new houseboat overlooks awe-inspiring bay views. Fit to accommodate four guests, the waterfront rental has two lush bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and a spacious lounge with huge sliding doors that open out to the waterway. There are security cameras on the property for added safety.

Condo Houseboat
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
100 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi signal is great
beds were brand new and beyond comfy she did not skimp on mattresses location was excellent
place was beautifully appointed and immaculate beds were comfy all the little details were thoughtful
it was great having two bedrooms and two full bathrooms
it’s equipped with almost everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay
impeccably clean and wonderfully renovated
the house was very clean and comfortable
kimberly runs a clean charming ship
the boathouse is very modern clean and cozy
adorable place super clean and perfect for the weekend
kimberly was an excellent host with quick responses to our questions
wonderful hosts also recommend you use the water taxi service
the host was prompt with responses and provided an immaculate and comfortable space for our enjoyment
thanks kimberly for being a super host
kimberly was responsive and kind
incredibly unique and cute place
great location and unique experience
absolutely beautiful location and very cool digs
location couldn’t be better
easy walk to eastport restaurants and a bit more of a walk to downtown annapolis
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3. Modern floating home with scenic waterfront views

Make yourself at home on this modern floating home in Edgewater, Maryland. The newly refurbished houseboat is the perfect couple’s hideaway with one comfortable bedroom, one bath with a shower, and a rooftop deck. It’s a great place to explore the wilderness where ducks and native birds occasionally come by to greet you. After an enjoyable day of swimming or fishing in the waters, step out for a meal at nearby popular restaurants.

Floating home, fresh breezes..
Edgewater, Maryland, United States
79 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are two ac units and the bed was perfectly comfortable
gypsy girl was cozy with a relaxing view and laura was the best airbnb host ever--friendly helpful communicative
we stayed in the winter and it was super cozy
it does get a lot cooler at night so it’s a comfortable temp to sleep
other than that it’s very comfortable
the space was relatively clean and comfortable
the marina owner lives on site and is super friendly
laura was a wonderful host and answered any questions we had within minutes
everyone in the marina is friendly
host was super responsive and the boat neighbors made the stay even more enjoyable
the people who are permanent residents of the marina are so friendly and inviting
super close to downtown annapolis
the spot was super close to annapolis and very convenient to get around
the marina is super close to a lot of delicious restaurants
quiet relaxing a bit of a trip back in time
the gypsy girl is exactly what we were looking for: a quiet cute conviently located getaway
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Other boat accommodations near Washington D.C.

4. The Kathleen Marie (from USD 299)

This magnificent schooner comfortably sleeps four guests and it has two private cabins furnished with luxe fittings. Other amenities include a fully functional kitchen with modern appliances, two bathrooms with essentials, and a spacious main salon. Head over to the top deck to bask in the sunshine by day or enjoy stargazing by night. Keen to explore the vicinity? The rental is within walking distance of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Sparrows Beach.

Welcome Aboard the Kathleen Marie!
44 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
it was very clean and we had a wonderful view
the accommodations are clean and very unique place to stay compared to the land alternatives
boat was amazing—spacious clean as a whistle beautiful view
lena and her husband were perfect hosts—communicative gracious attentive (but not too much so)
mena was very helpful and responsive
a great experience on the water and walking distance from annapolis
an easy walk to many places to eat and explore
beautiful views walking distance to great food and unique atmosphere
excellent location with great views
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5. Studio on the water

Relax on this cozy houseboat in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s the ideal escape for couples as the floating home has one bed, one bath with hot water, and a top deck with outdoor patio furniture. Wake up to lovely views of the bay, marina, city skyline, and park beyond. The rental allows pets on board, making it a great place to holiday with your furry companions. Guests are impressed by the peaceful surroundings and responsive host.

152 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the boat was clean and had nice cool ac inside
the place was super clean the area is quiet and the view is super beautiful
a great place convenient and safe location clean space friendly and easy to communicate host -- highly recommend
host is very kind and accommodating
expect a retreat on the water provided by an awesome host
really helpful and the boat was prepared with care
host was very communicative boat was very clean
just as advertised cristhian is a wonderful host and was extremely quick to respond when we had any questions
great experience location was perfect
it is in a great location with quite a few places nearby for dining & shopping
what a great location and view
great stay awesome location great communication peaceful romantic will stay again
gentle rocking at night in a very quiet area with a fabulous lighthouse liquor store next door
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6. Spacious catamaran with luxurious furnishings (from USD 300)

Docked in a private pier in Pasadena, Maryland, this beautiful yacht sleeps six guests and it has tastefully decorated interiors. The catamaran also has three private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and a lovely dining area for entertaining guests. There is a minimum age limit of 25 years for renters and a strict no smoking policy aboard the catamaran. A short drive away is Fort Smallwood Park and Downs Park Dog Beach for an enjoyable day out.

Luxury Catamaran Liveaboard
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
24 reviews  Wifi Available
house boat 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
super clean and everything we needed was there
the cabin was spacious clean and had plenty of room for the four of us
the property owners were available and very willing to help with any questions or needs during our stay
eric and clara were great hosts and even helped with restaurant recommendations in the area
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7. Classy yacht at a private marina (from USD 234)

This classy yacht docked at a private marina in Fells Point, Baltimore offers stunning marina views, clear blue skies, and calming waters. The luxurious floating home sleeps four guests and it has two comfortable bedrooms, one bathroom, and a fully fitted kitchen. The best place to enjoy the day is on the open deck that’s furnished with patio chairs. Guests love its proximity to seafood restaurants, live entertainment, and sights in Fells Point.

Private yacht at a quiet Fell’s Point marina
15 reviews
Boat 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

8. Contemporary sailboat with access to pool (from USD 181)

This contemporary sailboat with modern amenities is docked in a quiet marina on Back Creek, Annapolis. Able to accommodate four guests, the stylish houseboat has two sleeping cabins, four comfortable beds, and one bathroom with essentials. Guests enjoy free parking on the premises and access to a pool for refreshing swims. Most guests were impressed by the boat’s proximity to a water taxi service for easy travel to downtown Annapolis.

Hunter 36' Sailboat
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
172 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities are nice including the bath house and pool
the boat is a comfortable stay with all the amenities you would need
we enjoyed sleeping on a boat we made the most of the pool in the marina
so we knew what to expect cool alternative to a hotel room in annapolis
the boat offers a small tv and dvd play for watching movies and regular cable networks
clean bathhouse is 100ft away
the bath house is convenient and clean
bath house was very clean and close
marina was great bath house was clean and the pool was super
the marina facilities are clean and convenient
ken is a great host
ken was an excellent host
ken was very responsive to questions and direction even though he was out of the country
everyone was very friendly
ken is a fantastic host
the location is perfect with close proximity to everything
location was great and very safe
the location is quite private and safe
safe place to stay and great location
i returned for another trip because the location in the marina atmosphere is outstanding
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9. Luxury master stateroom (from USD 300)

Indulge in luxury at this elegantly furnished stateroom in a spacious motor yacht. Immaculate furnishings, wooden paneling, and integrated portholes that welcome breathtaking views create a warm ambiance onboard. As one of four luxurious staterooms on this schooner, it’s the perfect couples’ getaway. Amenities onboard include a well-equipped kitchen, a dining space, and an entertainment area. Guests enjoy access to the deck with a hot tub and the upper deck with a grill.

Luxury Master Stateroom
Edgewater, Maryland, United States
9 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome views and very comfortable accommodations
kevin was a great guide and host
unique place to stay; would definitely recommend
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Enjoy a memorable vacation aboard a houseboat

Nothing spells relaxation better than spending a peaceful vacation onboard a houseboat with modern amenities that ensure a comfortable stay. Waking up to waterfront views each morning and reigniting your passion for boating are some of the perks of renting a houseboat. Why wait? Take your pick from this list of top houseboat rentals near Washington D.C., USA.

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