6 Best Houseboats On Long Island, New York - Updated 2024

Shamika
Shamika 
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From tranquil beaches with balmy and salty breezes to electrifying urban attractions such as golf courses, shopping destinations and fusion restaurants, Long Island is a one-of-a-kind escape. Situated very close to central New York City, Long Island offers something for everyone, whether you are a history buff, beach lover or a foodie.

Sign up for a vineyard tour and explore tens of wineries sprinkled throughout Long Island, apple farms and farm fairs with locally sourced ingredients. Art enthusiasts can check out Jackson Pollock’s house, while history buffs can visit Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Lastly, you can check out Jones Beach State Park or Long Beach, where you can try surfing or other water sports.

And if you wish to look for truly unique accommodation, why not opt for a houseboat? Read on to explore the best houseboats on Long Island, New York.

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 June 01, 2024.

1. Eclectic houseboat with cosy interiors (from USD 6627)

This lovely houseboat is ideal for a cosy romantic getaway and features a full bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. The houseboat has a coastal theme and allows plenty of natural sunlight during the day. Guests mentioned that it is very close to the beach and a bus stop that can help you get around.

The houseboat also has basic Wi-Fi perfect for keeping in touch over email or messages, a spacious bed and a fireplace for the colder months.

Stayed at this property?
Queens, New York, United States
24.15 km (15.1 mi) from Wantagh Park
120 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is absolutely wild the roof deck is great the bed is soft and comfy
tour through the foyer kitchen and nooks and you already feel like you've traveled far
Host:
ben was a great host and was readily available for any questions
ben was an excellent host who communicated clearly and answered questions quickly
ben was very responsive and helpful
Location:
comfortable unique and close to the beach
what a unique and fun place
all and all it is a super cool place unique and worth the experience
my partner and i went for a place to escape the heat wave and it delighted beyond imagination
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2. Luxurious floating home with great amenities (from USD 575)

If you are looking for a more luxurious houseboat experience where you don’t have to use shared bathrooms, this is the perfect choice for you. This floating home features spacious interiors, two full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen to prepare all your meals.

The home is also close to a variety of eateries, cafes and shopping centres, and you can also enjoy the water taxis that can take you to nearby attractions.

Stayed at this property?
Port Washington, New York, United States
26.47 km (16.5 mi) from Wantagh Park
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Location:
i loved how close it was to dining shops and train to the city
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3. Ziggy Stardust Surf House (from USD 24048)

Situated in the Jamaica Bay area in Rockaway Beach, this spacious four-bedroom home is ideal for a group of friends who wish to enjoy the waves or go fishing together. The home features a kitchen where you can cook your catch of the day, and an outdoor shower for your convenience.

One of the bedrooms features a bunk bed, perfect for guests who are travelling with their little ones. You can also enjoy the television and Wi-Fi provided during your stay.

Stayed at this property?
Queens, New York, United States
24.13 km (15.0 mi) from Wantagh Park
20 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 7 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were all super comfortable the view is gorgeous and the experience is relaxing
the houseboat is comfortable sun drenched and airy an incredibly magical place
Host:
the boat is gorgeous and fun host is great
he was communicative and always on call to help
ben is a very gracious and incredibly nice host
our host ben was communicative and helpful as we got settled in
also ben is an excellent communicator and a helpful host
Location:
it’s easy to get to and very close to the beach
this place was so cute and cozy
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4. Beautiful bayfront floating home with incredible views (from USD 535)

This floating home offers stunning views and has a private deck where you can watch the sunrise or sunset with your favourite beverage. Featuring luxury amenities for discerning guests, this home can sleep up to four guests.

Prepare your own meals in the fully equipped open-concept kitchen, and dine al fresco on the deck. The home also has a dedicated workspace with Wi-Fi, ideal for remote workers on a workation.

Stayed at this property?
Seaford, New York, United States
931 meters (0.6 ft) from Wantagh Park
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
he was super responsive with communication
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5. Luxurious yacht with world-class amenities

Though not a houseboat, this amazing two-bedroom yacht features stylish interiors designed by a naval architect. Offering plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day, the yacht boasts a spacious living area and kitchen that you can use during your stay.

The marina has a swimming pool for your use as well as multiple bars and restaurants to unwind in the evenings. The yacht has all the homey amenities including hot water for showers, air-conditioning, a sound system for your music and a spacious bed.

Stayed at this property?
East Hampton, New York, United States
119.33 km (74.2 mi) from Wantagh Park
4 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in boat 1 Bed 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
dave was a great host and his beautiful yacht vanishing point is magnificent
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6. Well-equipped houseboat with a living area and a kitchenette

This amazing houseboat has almost all the features you might find in a home, including a sunbathing deck, a kitchenette and a full bathroom. The houseboat is within walking distance from the ferries that take you to Fire Island, and local restaurants and shopping options.

There is a tiki bar on the marina close to the houseboat, where you can enjoy cocktails and live music, as well as delicious food. You can also easily book cabs to nearby beaches and other attractions.

Stayed at this property?
Patchogue, New York, United States
43.23 km (26.9 mi) from Wantagh Park
16 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean kitchen and bathroom it's perfect for short people and short legs lol
we loved our time on this house-boat the space was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable
boat was clean and functional
Host:
the owner made our stay perfect
the owner of the boat was very accommodating and made sure our stay was perfect
owner was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to deal with
it was a blast mike was a great host
great location the boat is as advertised and our host was awesome
Location:
this was the perfect location
i really enjoyed this location it was a experience on a houseboat that i had always wanted to have
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Get your much needed dose of Vitamin Sea

Long Island represents the very best in travel experiences, from urban attractions to natural vistas. Why not take your vacation to the next level by booking a unique houseboat stay experience, so you can stay in the water instead of in a typical hotel room? Book one of the above-mentioned unique stays now, and start planning the perfect itinerary for what is sure to be an unforgettable trip.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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