8 Best Airbnb Houseboats In Florida Keys

airbnb houseboat florida keys

The Florida Keys, a bubble of tropical islands stretching between beautiful Miami and cultural Cuba, are the epitome of a beach vacation. Colorful fish, underwater coral, and a relaxed vibe are all reasons to pick this as your next vacation. If you’re planning a trip here soon, there are several dive resorts and beach resorts where you can stay and make the most of your vacation. But what could be a better way to spend your time in the Florida Keys than by staying in a houseboat? These best Airbnb houseboats in Florida Keys will inspire you to map out your adventure to this stunning region. Read below for more inspiration on your sunny getaway.

1. The simple life

Floating on the Gulf side of Big Coppitt Key, sleep and play in the middle of sparkling waters. This Airbnb Florida Keys boat is a studio accommodation big enough for three guests, including one bathroom and a small kitchen. The shallow waters are safe and clean, perfect for fishing or swimming. A kayak or dingy is required to get to the humble houseboat, which is provided by the host. Additionally, there is a parking spot at the beach where the dingy rests. Such modern amenities such as a TV and DVD player, as well as plugs to charge devices, make this a happy medium for those looking to get away, but still be connected. Please note, rental of the houseboat is weather dependent. The host emphasizes a backup plan in case of bad weather for the renter’s safety.

Efficiency Houseboat At Tranquil Anchorage
Key West, Florida, United States
52 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bring a battery operated fan if you don’t like sleeping in the heat
at night we left the slider open for a great breeze you shouldn't need the fan
the breeze was amazing and we were quite comfortable and cool both day and night
the houseboat was very clean & the stove works perfect cooked some curry
mike was a great host
mike was a truly amazing host host
mike was an amazing and kind host and so knowledgeable about the area and the environment
mike was a great host and very detailed orientated
mike was a fantastic host to us during our stay
the houseboat location is beautiful and secluded
as close as we could get to being off grid surrounded by a clear blue ocean
great location amazing sunrises and sunsets tons to do around the area
mike's house boat is a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all
i will definitely recommend the house boat to anyone who like fishing & a quiet place to relax
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2. The Blue Marlin

Cute as a button, the Blue Marlin is ready for a couple looking for watery adventure. This private accommodation sleeps two and is immaculate. With large windows on either side of the houseboat, you will always have beautiful views wherever you go. A kitchen, barbecue on the patio portion of the boat, and TV make staying on the Blue Marlin something like glamping. Additionally, come with your own playlist and plug in your phone to the surround-sound system throughout the boat. Experience the joy of an outdoor shower on the boat, or shower at the marina. A dingy is available to get you to the houseboat, and parking in the marina is available for USD10/day. Rock to sleep with the Gulf waves in the Blue Marlin!

The Blue Marlin - Private, Anchored Out Houseboat
Key Largo, Florida, United States
43 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
we got to the house it was clean and very similar to the pictures
our host was attentive and friendly
local host was helpful and informative
our host catherine was so sweet and accommodating
kristy was our host and she was the best very nice and responsive
responsive with texts and calls
great location i would recommend bringing mosquito nets
amazing place such a fun adventure
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3. Boutique houseboat

Take a break from the usual luxury hotels and opt for a romantic stay in this houseboat instead. This floating tiny home for two is as sweet as can be with adorable decor and ample amenities, making it one of the best houseboats in Florida. Key Largo views and ocean breezes make this quaint home the perfect oasis for your adventure in the Keys. With a large couch, hand-crafted kitchen, fun Florida-themed bathroom, and a beautiful sun porch, the luxuries of home are apparent. A private motorized water tender is supplied to get to and from the mainland, with parking in the marina is USD 10/day. The host does stress to pack light; the water tender can only carry up to 450 lbs, humans and luggage included.

Little Miss Sunshine - Darling Houseboat
Key Largo, Florida, United States
39 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and quaint with a big touch of love
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4. A houseboat with access to the beach

When you decide to rent a boat in Florida Keys, pick this houseboat where you will enjoy a pleasant and rather unique stay. The houseboat is equipped with a daybed that is larger than a twin bed, a walk-around bed, and a twin air mattress, so it can accommodate four people maximum. The houseboat boasts a long jetty, from which you can witness spectacular sunsets in the evening and stargaze at night, right before you go to bed.

The bathhouse is located outside the houseboat. All you need to do is walk a few steps to get to the bathhouse and you are all set. You can also enjoy a portable toilet, an equipped kitchen, and beach towels, among other facilities. One of the most well-appointed luxury rentals in Florida Keys, this houseboat is perfect for a relaxing vacation.

houseboat in paradise with beach
Key Largo, Florida, United States
245 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 1 Bedroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable couch and bed and cool sleeping space for kids under the helm
he loved it and there was a fan to help with air circulation
yet has excellent wifi/cell service for work/communication
bed was comfy and the big couch is awesome
the houseboat was very comfortable for us
the boat was very clean the towels smelled fresh and clean as did the sheets
everything was clean and in good working order
they kept it very clean
the shower house/bathrooms are kept extremely clean as well
we absolutely had everything we needed and the bathhouse was very clean and convenient
abigail is a great host
abigail was an awesome host
abigail was the best host we have ever had
the owners of the surrounding boats are so friendly
visitors can expect a friendly host who responds in a timely manner and provides useful advice to her clients
amazing location and wonderful place
the location is wonderful secluded yet everything you need is close by
location was great - near many bars and restaurants which were walkable
the location is amazing 100% worth it
thanks great experience and location
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5. Spacious motor yacht

For those looking for more space, this roomy yacht in the northern end of Islamorada in Tavernier is it. Housing up to six guests with two bathrooms, a large kitchen, dryer, and TV are all added bonuses to staying here. This motor yacht is docked at the marina and offers gorgeous sunsets off the back porch of Mangrove Marina. Local activities such as Pennekamp State Park, offering scuba trips, are just minutes away. Parking on premises is free to make one’s trip easy and enjoyable.

Spacious Motor Yacht in amazing location
Tavernier, Florida, United States
10 reviews
Houseboat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Dabney of Conch Key

Set in the beautiful Marathon of Conch Key, this houseboat is ready for fun! Housing up to four guests, with two beds and one sofa bed, Dabney also offers a grill and canoe. Enjoy the quiet bay that this houseboat sits on, just forty minutes by car to Key West. A full kitchen makes dining in easy, as well as a TV for the comforts of home. Live aboard this boat rental in Florida Keys and you’ll surely enjoy your stay here.

Marathon, Florida, United States
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. A cute houseboat

What do you think of staying in a tiny and cute houseboat? If you are an adventurous person, this houseboat is definitely the one you are looking for in Key Largo. Enjoy a floating retreat in the calm waters of Key Largo while at the same time you can admire the beautiful views of the surroundings and relax in the tranquil atmosphere. Even better, you can use the available boat to transport yourself from the shore to anywhere in the water you want to, and vice versa. Providing one bedroom and one bathroom, this houseboat is perfect for solo travelers or couples looking for a romantic hideaway. Other facilities you can find in the houseboat include a TV and a kitchen.

The Shark Pup - Get Away on a Houseboat at Anchor
Key Largo, Florida, United States
29 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the place was clean and nothing was different from the description or unexpected
what a cool experience very cute clean little houseboat
the hosts were very good about contacting us and arranging check in
super cool host my 2nd time there and will be back
this house boat is in a nice location
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8. A floating barrel cabin for adventurous people

This is your chance for a unique experience during your trip to Key Largo. Book this floating barrel cabin if you consider yourself an adventurous person. Floating on the Gulf of Mexico, the cedar cabin provides one bedroom and one bathroom, making it most ideal for solo travelers or couples. Inside the cabin, you can also enjoy a TV, a kitchen, and a workspace. The best thing about this houseboat rental in Florida Keys is that you can swim, fish, and snorkel whenever you want.

The Salty Seahorse - Unique Floating Barrel Cabin
Key Largo, Florida, United States
89 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with the fan it's very enjoyable
bring a battery operated fan as the solar electric will not run all night
my husband and i had an amazing weekend the box fan definitely helps cool the barrel off at night
the bubble window at the head of the bed is nice to stare into the water out of
nice and clean perfect to disconnect for a day or two
great place nice clean friendly host
host was amazing and thoughtful
the local host was very helpful and kind
great adventure catherine the host was amazing
host is very responsive and will help with anything you need
the hosts were great communicating with us asap if anything with our check in was changing
amazing experience cute and relax place
a great location as nearby the pennekemp state park
wonderful place to stay very unique
it’s a great place to stay
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Water oasis

What could be better when visiting the Florida Keys then actually staying on the water? Whether you are a couple or a family looking for a memorable tropical escape, one of these eight best Airbnb houseboat rentals will surely keep you afloat. Book your Florida Keys vacation today, and get ready for a journey set amidst the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, not to be forgotten. For more accommodation options, be sure to check out the Vrbo rentals and fishing lodges available in the area.

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