Greetings from the sea! Is the boat fever getting to you? ever wonder what it is like to sleep on a boat? Well you my friends, are in luck! I have created several blog posts on awesome Air bnb stays that you can book right now! This post is house boats but If you have an interest in Sailing, power boats, unique stays, click the words to see the other posts. I hope you enjoy this article. Each one of these posts in my series took me thousands of scrolls through pages to find some of my favorites in different regions that are populat for travelors.
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
“Fort myers Beach holds a special place in my heart. I highly suggest you go and visit! Innfinity is a 105 foot long houseboat sitting right on the intracoastal in Fort Myers Beach Florida. She is part of the B&B Aboard fleet and boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.
You do not have the entire boat to yourself. This room is a King Room with a full bath.
The boat is newly renovated with stranded bamboo floors, maple walls and birch ceilings. If you have never stayed overnight in a boat, but always wanted to, this is a great first step. The boat is appointed like a house and has 7 foot 6 inch ceilings and large spaces….but it is floating and does give you the experience of living “aboard”. This room has a king bed with lots of pillows in the bedroom. It has its own private bathroom with a walk glass shower door, large sink and toilet. Plenty of storage in drawers and cabinets.”
Javier Rojo Gomez ,Quintana Roo Mexico
“One-of-a-kind accommodation, ideal for connecting with nature and completely forgetting city life, you will enjoy the sea breeze in front of the beach at all times, at night you can enjoy the stars on the terrace, see the sunrise from the comfort of your bed or enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, it has restaurant services, a bar and a few meters away we have a pool where you can cool off”
“The Famous Tiny Houseboat named ‘Downtown Dharma’ is a gorgeous floating houseboat parked at the Monroe Harbour Marina in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida just 20 minutes North of Orlando FL.
It was made famous after being built on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters TV show in Season 4, Episode 12.
Over 500 sq ft, entire house on the water, full bath, kitchen, living room, bedroom, chill space (extra couch for tiny person) and porch.
Super unique and cool space you’re sure to love!”
De Woude, Noord Holland, Netherlands
“Four-person classic Tjalk, berth at the island of De Woude in the Alkmaardermeer, a 30-minute drive from Amsterdam and the North Sea beach. Inside you will find a made bed, pile of towels and a bathtub under the skylight next to the wood burner. There is also central heating on board. De Dankigheid also has a garden with an outdoor bath / dining table / outdoor kitchen and lounge sofas. There are two free bicycles and two canoes at the Gratitude for our guests.”
Key West, Florida
“YOU KAYAK TO BOAT & Camp! No frills or accommodations! Budget “boat camping” ideal for 2 or 3 backpacks/adventure travelers. This 50 foot house boat is Chic & Stylish & all yours. It’s moored in a shallow channel (not in a marina) 4-5 miles (driving) from Old Town/ Duval St. Access from the boat to shore is a 12 minute kayak ride- FREE to use. Come and go as you please using the kayak. NO NIGHT CHECKINS
This space is basically an unusual and peaceful place to lay your head and live like a pirate in Key West! Enjoy swimming & kayaking! There is no air conditioning or real electricity. You will need to leave the windows open for air flow. We provide locks for kayaks.
Anything you bring must travel over water by kayak..keep in mind when packing.
This is primarily camping on a boat & is NOT in a marina but a shallow channel YOU MUST KAYAK too. (Please note there are a few deep areas so all guests MUST be able to swim for safety reasons). Your stay includes unlimited use of kayaks WHICH YOU NEED TO GET BACK AND FOURTH. This listing lets you come and go as you want 24/7. You are not bound to a dinghy transport schedule. The boat is only for sleeping on, not boating.”
Irmo, South Carolina
“Stationary beautiful House Boat ready for relaxing on the Amazing Lake Murray in SC. Walking distance (100yards) from one of the best Restaurants around Liberty taproom on the lake. Great sunrises in the am and amazing sunsets in the pm. Almost 2000sq feet of living space to spread out on from top to bottom. Living room 3 bedrooms, top deck, front porch and back porch”
“This custom made floating cabin, nicknamed the Love Shack for its “tin roof”, is perfect for adventurous types looking for a unique urban camping experience on the water. The views of the Benjamin Franklin bridge are breathtaking, the calmness of the marina is relaxing, and the city location is unbeatable!
Safe and secluded spot for visiting travelers.
Sorry, no pets. No parties. No local reservations. Traveling guests only.
Custom made floating home, 24’x 8’ with lofted sleeping area. The perfect place to unplug and relax after exploring the bustling city.
Due to Covid-19, we ask that guests who have been exposed to the infection or have symptoms to alert the host and cancel their reservation. We also require that guests wear face masks in the marina lobby and on the docks. No exceptions.”
Dreamy houseboat in Key Largo Florida
“Welcome to my Floating House in the gorgeous Key Largo, Florida Bay!
& THANK YOU for Enjoying the Adventure.
Please read everything to ensure you have a complete understanding of what this Ocean-based Adventure entails.
Me and my partner Joe offer this intimate UnForgettAble Aquatic Experience. Nestled in the Mangroves of the Beautiful Key Largo bay.”
Another KEY Largo beauty on the Bay!
“This retreat is for those who appreciate the simple things in life, like the explosion of colors from a sunset or encountering wild dolphins and manatees
Camp style Toilet
Shower (fresh water)
Sink (in photos)
2 Beds twin beds (in photo)
Trips to the boat via boat (1 trip upon arrival – 1 trip backto the dock)
No AC however with the Powerful Fan, Screens and the Bayside Breeze it is like camping on the water.”
“Welcome to The Aqua Villas at Mangrove Marina Resorts “Captain’s Quarters” houseboat, located between Key Largo and Islamorada in Tavernier at Mile Marker 91.7 on the Bayside, in a protected tranquil oasis cove of Community Harbor, in the beautiful Florida Keys.
The Captain’s Quarters houseboat has 2 Queen beds. Each house boat has flat-screen TVs with cable and complimentary WiFi. The kitchen features a refrigerator, stove-top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and well-equipped kitchens. The sliding glass doors leads to a patio overlooking wonderful water views.
Mangrove Marina Resort has full marina services including a heated pool, bath house with showers, toilets and laundry machines, a boat ramp, fuel dock, wet slips and trailer storage. Fin and Juice bar & lounge is on property providing great food and libations. There is complimentary WiFi in public areas and parking are also.” provided.
Galway, County Galway Ireland
A beautiful, romantic getaway located on the banks of Lough Atalia (a tidal inlet off Galway Bay in Galway City). This luxurious and historical Dutch barge has been lovingfully renovated over the past few years to turn it into an extremely spacious and comfortable dwelling. It is located right next to the famous G Hotel, the hugely popular Huntsman Inn and The Eye Cinema with shops and a bus stop close by. It is approximately a 15 minute walk to Eyre Square along the banks of Lough Atalia.
Hebden Bridge England United Kingdom
Misty Lady is an idyllic retreat in the heart of the bustling town of Hebden Bridge.
The fabulously comfortable and delightfully quirky Misty Lady is a newly-renovated 1960s wide beam boat full of character. With its own mooring on the Rochdale Canal this is a great location for exploring the wild and romantic Yorkshire Pennines and the beautiful Calder Valley. It is an ideal stop-off for the Pennine Way.
Newly-renovated with a nod to its sixties heritage, Misty Lady is a very comfortable home-from-home with luxury bedding, a cosy stove and a fully equipped kitchen.
The kitchen is stocked with the essentials ready for your stay – fresh milk, eggs, quality teas and fresh coffee, plus cooking basics such as oil, flour, sugar, etc.
We have an honesty mini bar. Just pop your payment in the pot! And let us know if there is anything you’d like us to put in the fridge ready for your arrival.
** PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A BOAT not a house! (We are stating the obvious, I know) Think of it as very luxurious glamping. In places headroom is limited**
Sorry folks, but the boat is NOT SUITABLE for large groups of adults, big family reunions, hen parties, stag parties etc. The boat is in a peaceful setting and our neighbouring boaters enjoy the peace and quiet 🙂