Tired of looking at the humdrum houses that are listed on Airbnb? Even if you’re not, you should definitely look into shaking up your vacation rental choices a bit. For a more memorable and unique holiday experience, how about renting a boat? Houseboat rentals are actually a thing that you can look up on Airbnb, but it can sometimes be very tricky. However, fear not, for we have done the hard part, which is locating some of the most beautiful boats on Airbnb. Let us introduce some of our recommendations for the best Airbnb boats that you can rent all around the world!
There’s pretty much enough space for two people to move about inside the boat, making it the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The dining area is fairly comfortable, so maybe instead of eating out, have a meal on the boat instead. The sleeping area is simple and small, so how about huddling up with your partner on the bed. Lie in each other’s arms and have a wonderful view of the sky via the skylight. There is also a small sitting area on the top deck. So, if the weather permits, you could head up and relax while enjoying the views of the surrounding area. To top it all off, the boat is still functional! You can approach the owners about sailing on the open seas and, if they’re available, they’ll be happy to sail safely with you.
Beautiful sailboat in Gran Canaria
Address: Mogán, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (see map)
Price: from 66 USD
Number of Guests: 2
The boat is large and beautiful, and it’s reflected on the clear, blue waters. To add to its beauty, the lush green trees and the azure sky act as the backdrop. The boat’s interior is large and there’s more than enough space to move around easily. Feel free to lie back on the lounge chair, feel the bobbing of the boat, and, most importantly, enjoy the gorgeous view that lies just outside. There’s also a wood stove available on the Airbnb boat. So when the weather turns cold, feel free to toss some wood into it and huddle around it to keep warm. The sleeping area is small and tucked into a corner of the boat, but don’t worry, the bed is comfortable so lie back and you can trust that you’ll have a good night’s sleep. It’s yet another good place to admire the view right outside the window.
The River Den
Address: Wakefield, Quebec, Canada (see map)
Price: from 76 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This Airbnb boat is docked at a wonderful location, with many neighbouring boats. It’s a vibrant location with an amazing view of the surrounding area and the sky, so feel free to leave your worries at the front door. You’ll be provided with some foods like seasonal fruits or cookies, courtesy of the generous owners. That way, if you’re feeling slightly peckish, you can have a quick bite to satiate your hunger. The living room also has an additional sofa bed. An adult can easily fit there, so they can rest easy. The kitchen may look small, but don’t underestimate it. It comes equipped with most of the necessary kitchen appliances to cook up a simple but delicious meal. End the day right by retreating to the bedroom area, which is well lit and simple. Focus on lying back on the plush bed and catching as much sleep as you can.
Romantic Sailboat - Palermo centre
Address: Palermo, Sicilia, Italy (see map)
Price: from 77 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This large and bright red boat awaits you. It’s docked at such a tranquil and private location, making it a wonderful houseboat for a vacation. The downstairs living area is extremely spacious and modern, feeling like a home away from home. Kick back on the sofa, relax, and comfortably watch some of the local TV programmes. When it’s time for lights out, the sofa can be turned into a double bed. It’ll fit two more people comfortably. For someone who would prefer an actual bedroom, this boat’s got your back. The bedroom is simple but fairly comfortable. There’s a high chance that you’ll be able to fall asleep easily on the bed. Don’t waste the opportunity you have with this vacation rental; consider heading out to the veranda and having a quiet tea break. Sit back and watch the ebb and flow of the calm waters, which will surely help calm you down.
Enjoy CPH - living on a Houseboat
Address: Amager Vest, København S, Denmark (see map)
Price: from 153 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This houseboat looks like a very classic cruiser yacht, but beyond its simple exterior lies a temporary but extremely comfortable vacation rental. The living room is bright and has plenty of seats for several people to sit, making it the perfect place to gather around and relax. This bedroom is large and simply decorated. The bed is plush, making it an extremely ideal place to lie back and fall asleep. If you need to accommodate more people, there’s another bedroom that has additional single beds. So don’t fear, for your guests can rest comfortably. The best times to head up to the deck for an awesome view are the late afternoons or evenings; just remember to apply some sunscreen and put on a hat to protect yourself from the heat and sun’s rays.
Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece (see map)
Price: from 170 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Long, narrow, and sleek: these are just some of the words that can be used to describe this boat. Affectionately named Jessie, this houseboat is docked at Little Venice, an extremely scenic location. You’ll have a wonderful time in this vacation rental. The living room may be slightly narrow, but it’s still a great and comfortable space to be in. The sofa is comfortable and the perfect place to just sit back and chill. The houseboat also comes with a mini kitchen, and is equipped with basic appliances that allow you to make simple meals and make countless mugs of tea. The bedroom is small, but you can still have a great night’s sleep. The bed is comfortable, so how about snuggling under the blankets and resting your tired head on the soft pillows? The houseboat also comes with bunk beds, which will surely awake your inner child. Fight for the best bunk and fall asleep gossiping with a good friend. The houseboat even comes with a bathroom with a proper shower head! Make use of the basic necessities provided, such as the towels and soap, and enjoy your fuss-free shower.
JESSIE the narrowboat in Little Venice
Address: Central London Narrowboat, England, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 193 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This boat may look plain on the outside, but what lies within it is amazing. It’s large, modern, and, most importantly, child safe, so families can rent this houseboat without any doubts. The living room is surprisingly large and modern. It’s an extremely comfortable area where you can just sit back and watch some TV. It also comes with an indoor fireplace, so you can keep warm easily. The bedroom is large and well lit and it comes simply decorated with just a single bookshelf, which helps add a bit of colour to the room. After a long day exploring Amsterdam with your kids, fall into the embrace of the bed and sleep the night away. This bedroom is perfect for your children. The bunk beds are unique and will provide your children with some fun before they head to bed. The bedroom also has a shelf that’s filled with toys, which will keep your children entertained. The bathroom is spacious and comes with both a bathtub and a shower. So take your pick between either one of them and take your time to wash. All parents want their children to be safe and entertained during vacations and this houseboat meets both these criteria. The top deck comes with some additional toys to play with, so they will never get bored.
Child friendly classic houseboat
Address: Zeeburg, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands (see map)
Price: from 213 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This large Airbnb boat is moored conveniently near the base of the Eiffel Tower, ensuring you won’t have to fight other tourists for a perfect picture of it. The houseboat has a cluttered living area, making the space look lived in and homey. Feel free to have a seat on one of the mismatched chairs and indulge in an engaging novel. The kitchen and dining area is fairly bright and welcoming. Cook with ease in the well-appointed kitchen, and immediately serve up your culinary masterpiece for everyone to tuck into. The bedroom is simple and homey, making you feel at ease. The bed is comfortable, so you can just lie back, close your eyes, and fall asleep. If you want to avoid the inevitable crowds but still have an unparalleled view of the Eiffel Tower, have a seat on the upper deck and gawk at the sight. Remember to take some pictures for keepsakes.
Charming Eiffel Tower Houseboat
Address: Paris, Île-de-France, France (see map)
Price: from 219 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This houseboat looks fairly simple from the outside. However, don’t judge a boat by its exterior, because its interior is beautifully decorated and modern. It will truly feel like a home away from home for anyone who stays on it. The living area is cosy and, during cold days, you can very easily keep warm by sitting next to the fireplace. And, when you want to head to bed, the sofa can be turned into a comfortable bed. The kitchen is not only well equipped, but it also comes well stocked with spices and other necessities. It’s just about the perfect place to practise your cooking skills. The bedroom is well decorated, and is also enhanced by the large windows, allowing you to see the wonderful view that surrounds you. It’s both comfortable and bright, making it feel cosy and welcoming, so feel at peace and have a great night’s sleep. Consider heading out to the deck and having a seat, which will ensure you have a great view of the marina.
Right-on Rutabaga Houseboat
Address: Westlake, Seattle, Washington, United States (see map)
Price: from 275 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This kitchen is small but mighty. It comes well appointed with the necessary kitchen appliances to whip up a tasty meal. Since this is an all-inclusive experience, the meals will be provided by the crew so you can enjoy your cruise to the maximum. This bedroom is small but comfortable, making it a wonderful place to fall asleep after a day of exploration. The other bedroom is very similar to the first, and is equally as comfortable. You won’t have to fight for a bed, and you can accommodate more people. Head out to the deck and come up close to the dolphins that frequent the area. Watch the dolphins swim past your boat, which will definitely help brighten up your day.
Sailing Bocas, tour, food, drinks! All included!;)
Address: Bocas del Toro, Panama (see map)
Price: from 385 USD
Number of Guests: 6
It's aboat time you rented a houseboat!
Many of these Airbnb boats are as good, or even better than many of the vacation home rentals on Airbnb. So, if you’re ever planning to travel to some of the places listed above, consider renting a boat for a unique and unforgettable vacation experience.
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