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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
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.
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.
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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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.Check availability
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.Check availability
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.Check availability
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.Check availability
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.Check availability
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.Check availability
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.Check availability
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.Check availability
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Live the life of the rich and famous in this generously sized 76′ 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.Check availability
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