Airbnb boats you can rent for the night

Change up your usual Airbnb stay and spend the night on a superyacht, masted sailboat or houseboat.

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You don’t have to be rich and famous to spend the night on a yacht or sailboat. Airbnb actually offers a long list of properties that let you sleep out on the water.

Take your pick from tycoon-style yachts with extras like private chefs, or go for a floating bachelor pad-style houseboat with a hot tub on deck. The choice is yours!


Best Airbnb boats in Australia

The paddle Boat Coonawarra

The Coonawarra

Location: Mildura, Victoria

Moored at Mildura riverfront, the Coonawarra is a historic paddle boat with modern facilities that's been converted to a cruise vessel with 40 private rooms. Self-service breakfast is provided and guest can enjoy a drink and watch the views of the river.

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Luxury on the water

Luxury Boat

Location: Docklands, Victoria

A romantic and luxurious accommodation option, this 32-foot Mustang LE.Sports Cruiser Boat will surely make you feel like you're in a 5-star hotel. Unique forms of transportation, like bikes, kayaks and hot air balloons, are also available just nearby.

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Crystal Blue

Crystal Blue

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Get a taste of how the other half lives with a night on Crystal Blue. This 80-foot yacht has room for eight people across four bedrooms. It comes with its own skipper and stewardess, and during your stay it will cruise around Broadwater. Up the VIP experience by adding a private chef to your time on board.

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The Cube

The Cube

Location: Murray Bridge, South Australia

There's no mystery in the name of this place. This floating eco pod is simply box shaped. Inside there's a big bedroom and modern living space, but it's the outside space that really sells it. A terrace skirts the vessel and is home to beanbags, a Baby Q, an esky and two egg-shaped swing chairs. Finishing touches include a breakfast pack of bacon, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, milk and bread that'll be waiting for you on arrival.

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Heart Noosa River

Heart Noosa River

Location: Noosa, Queensland

Noosa's main street and a string of beaches are all easily accessible from this vessel. The boat itself is an 11-metre yacht with a double bedroom suitable for two people. It's a homey space. Expect bookshelves, a guitar and games including chess sprinkled around. There's also a little kitchen, but if you don't want to cook, there's a cluster of restaurants close by.

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Nautical Bed & Breakfast

Nautical Bed & Breakfast

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Linger over a continental breakfast in bed on board this sailboat B&B, before heading out to explore the sights of Melbourne. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Flagstaff Gardens and the Eureka Skydeck 88 are all easily accessible from this vessel. Get back just before dusk and you can watch the sunset from the deck.

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Romantic Yacht at Palm Beach, Pittwater

Romantic Yacht at Palm Beach

Location: Pittwater, New South Wales

This luxury yacht at Palm Beach is a big hit with couples. You can spend all day sunbathing on deck or jumping off into the water when you want to swim. For a little bit extra you can order a gourmet seafood platter to share, or arrange to take a cruise around the bays and beaches of Pittwater.

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Boat at Hillarys

Location: Hillarys, Western Australia

Set on the water at Hillarys Boat Harbour, this sportscruiser with lounge area, bathroom, kitchen facilities and an outdoor bbq hotplate resides. If you don't feel like cooking, the restaurants and bars of Sorrento Quay are within walking distance, or you can just relax on deck.

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Savanah

Bavaria

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Moored on Lavender Bay on the lower north shore of Sydney, Bavaria is a classic masted yacht. Its interior is nautical through and through. Expect high shine wood and blue and white furnishings. One of the highlights of a stay on this two-bedroom boat is the option to take a sunset cruise into Sydney Harbour that will sail you past the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as dusk falls over the city.

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Best Airbnb boats around the world

The River Den

The River Den

Location: Wakefield, Quebec, Canada

Docked on the Gatineau River, this all-season boat is a tranquil stay for anyone looking to get off the grid. There's no electricity or hot water, but you will find a cooler, a wood stove and a cozy sleeping loft. In the summer, head to the rooftop deck to work on your tan by day and stargaze by night.

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Private One Of A Kind Old Montreal Boat Experience

Private One Of A Kind Old Montreal Boat Experience

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Ideal for boat parties, celebrations and corporate events, there's room on this glamorous boat to sleep up to 20 people. Choose your crew wisely.

Inside is a lounge room, a cocktail bar with stools and tables, a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen and an outdoor hot tub.

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Unique Experience Powerboat

Unique Experience Powerboat

Location: St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Exuding modern charm, this powerboat is a romantic and adventurous stay. Located in a private marina, you'll have access to public showers, toilets and laundry a short walk away. A small beach is also within reach by foot.

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The River Zen

The River Zen

Location: Chelsea, Quebec, Canada

Its owners describe this houseboat as a "minimalist's retreat" and with good reason. This charming cabin-style boat is all blue pine siding, Douglas fir trimming and cedar rafters. Shoot the breeze outside on the patio as you watch the world – and the water – drift by.

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Swept Away Inn our 100ft Tugboat

Swept Away Inn our 100ft Tugboat

Location: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

For something a little different, check out this converted tugboat. Classic on the outside, on the inside it welcomes up to 16 guests. You can book the entire boat or simply book a room. At your disposal are a salon, a gallery, a 900 square deck and a French Moroccan restaurant.

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Bioluminescence Yacht Experience

Bioluminescence Yacht Experience

Location: Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Experience the beauty of bioluminescence by night – right on the water. Start off with a zodiac trip through the Sechelt Inlet where you can pop into kayaks or a dinghy to call in at four beaches. Spend your evenings on the deck, gazing at the stars above and the brightly lit waters below.

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 Studio on a houseboat next to the Eiffel Tower

Studio on a houseboat next to the Eiffel Tower

Location: Paris, France

Capturing the best views in the house, this boat dates back to 1931 and still has its original features – including its charm. There's a comfortable bed, shower with warm water and space to cook as well as the all-important viewing deck to make all passersby jealous.

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Sauna boat near Helsinki

Sauna boat near Helsinki

Location: Kirkkonummi, Finland

This is, quite literally, a dream boat. Perched at the water's edge overlooking Morsfjarden, this houseboat is surrounded on all sides by Finnish nature. Do as the Finns do and jump in the water – winter or summer, it doesn't matter as there's a sauna inside waiting to warm you up after. Or take a more relaxed approach and spend your days out on the deck.

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Beautiful Narrowboat Central London

Beautiful Narrowboat Central London

Location: Central London (specific location varies), UK

The view is constantly changing on this beautiful narrowboat. That's because it's constantly on the move. One moment it could be in West London, the next it could be moored in Little Venice or Paddington. Spacious enough for four guests, it's a wonderful treat for families visiting the city.

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Homeboat Glamping Loft on the Water

Homeboat Glamping Loft on the Water

Location: Nieuwpoort, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Very much a home on the water, once you step inside you'd be forgiven for thinking you're on dry land. Designed like a modern apartment, it has a terrace, two bedrooms, a bath and a fully functional kitchen. Prepare to be impressed.

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78' Historic Yacht

78' Historic Yacht

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

Live the life of the rich and famous in this generously sized 78′ historic yacht. Fully restored to its full glory, prepare to drool over its teak exterior, rich mahogany interior, four staterooms, two dining spaces and mini salon. Celebratory drinks are mandatory on a vessel as luxurious as this.

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Authentic houseboat with privacy and comfort

Authentic houseboat with privacy and comfort

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

It should come as no surprise that the city of canals (Amsterdam) is riddled with houseboats. In fact, many locals purchase boats and docking locations and live out of them. Get a taste of the houseboat life on this authentic vessel. It's a converted 1930s freighter with room to spread out and view the famous canals. Rental bikes are available from your host to further your authentic stay in the city.

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Alexia on the Murray

Alexia on the Murray

Location: White Sands, Murray Bridge, South Australia

Wake up to picturesque scenes of the Murray River on the Alexia. This two-level boat stay features a rustic atmosphere with a full dining room, living room, kitchen and separate bedrooms. Grab a bottle of your favourite wine and watch the sunset from your private balcony.

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Hasta La Vista boat

Hasta La Vista

Location: Mannum, South Australia

Perfect for solo travellers or a couple, the Hasta La Vista is a cozy houseboat located at Mannum Waters Marina. The stay features two sleeping areas and has the ability to be moored or self-driven. Fitted with a barbeque, you'll be able to fire it up for a classic lunch on the water.

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Modern Luxury 2br dutch barge

Modern Luxury 2br dutch barge

Location: Goolwa, South Australia.

Escape to a slice of luxury on the Goolwa or Lower Murray River. Fitted with a full kitchen, lounge space, bedroom, bathroom (just to name a few), this modern barge is the perfect location for some rest and relaxation.

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