Welcoming, vast, and diverse are the words that best describe Texas. Also, the “Lone Star State” is famous for having some of the most beautiful outdoors in the United States. With the Gulf of Mexico, rivers, and lakes, this state is a destination where staying by the water is very popular. Whether it’s near Lake Travis or Galveston Bay, houseboat rentals are a very popular way of staying right on the water. It allows you to have a unique holiday while staying close to town. If you want to experience all these, check out our list of the 10 best houseboats for rent in Texas, the USA.
This amazing houseboat on Clear Lake in Kemah is like an RV but on water. This relaxing and remodelled houseboat sits in a gorgeous marina that’s also a natural bird sanctuary, so you can spy on different birds from the three private decks. Inside, you will this rental complete with a full kitchen, a marble shower and bathroom, and even flat-screen TVs for entertainment. What’s more, the boat sits on a private man-made island with access to rafts, kayaks, canoes, a barbeque grill, and a hot tub.
Fully equipped 52' HouseboatKemah, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe back air conditioner worked betterbeautiful houseboat great theaters chairs and tv in living area very comfortablethey’ve thought of toiletries games kitchen amenities and comforthouston can be hot but the a/c was more than adequate to keep the boat coolto really enjoy the experience accept you are on a boat and not in a hotel roomvery well kept and cleansuper clean and extra cozy we will be returningdrake was very accommodating and the place was very cleanthe boat house was well decorated and very cleanthe marina’s pool area and locker room were clean and neat
Host:the hosts are greatdrake is a great hosta great host and neighborshe was an excellent hostdrake is a great host and very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location and marina were awesomeclose to all clear lake attractions but far from the hustle and bustlevery close to everything and just beautifulthis was an ideal place to stay and look at sailboats for sale close bycool old houseboat and close to our event on the boardwalk
On the blue waters of Clear Lake, this cosy houseboat is the epitome of quaint living. This newly remodelled houseboat features all elements of modern living, including a living room with smart TV, a kitchen equipped with cooking essentials, a large bedroom with a soft bed, and a bathroom. Outside, the front deck has a comfy swing to guzzle down some beers while watching the sunset. The marina, where the boat is docked, has an outdoor charcoal grill for you to enjoy a relaxing evening.
Feel the Harmony with our Cozy HouseboatKemah, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe boathouse was as perfect as an apartment with all the amenitiesgreat boat nice cozy and charming with all the comforts of homeeverything was clean and well maintainedit was very clean and quietthe houseboat was wonder clean cute and comfortableit was clean and so cutethe space was clean
Host:the host was very kind and attentivefey is an amazing hostvery helpful hostshost was wonderful and very helpfulvery friendly hostsRead more reviewsvery unique experiences in a great locationmarina is close to a strip mall with good restaurant options especially the sushi placeit was close to kemah and easy to access local shopping and outlet malls in texas cityit is in a very quiet location and within driving distance of many great restaurants shopping etcpeaceful spot and great location
Lake Travis and its stunning waters beckon you to aboard this stunning and relaxing houseboat. This rental has cloud-like beds that can sleep up to five people and comes complete with a full kitchen, a dining table as well as a full bathroom. So you can stay in comfort, guests also get full access to special additions like a living-cum-dining area with a grill. Stretch out on the deck with your cup of coffee or wine glass and enjoy the stunning surrounding scenery.
Relaxing 3 Bed Houseboat on Lake TravisAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioner worked very wellthere’s no wifi only dvd player so you might want to bring some favorite dvdsthe beds were also super comfythe wifi goes in and out of it is windy so careful of that as wellit was a nice place very enjoyable although would suggest bringing your own fanit was clean and comfyvery clean cozy house boatit was very cleanit was clean & welcomingclean & well stocked with basics
Host:friendly neighbors who chatted us up a bitoutstanding host quick to return messagesthank you carl for being a great hosteverything was as described and the boat was easy to locate with the instructions provided by the hostcarl is a great guy and attentive to questions and improving accommodations all the timeRead more reviewssuper cute place and great locationbest place to visit in summercarl’s place was in the perfect locationthe location is a great jumping off point for many great adventures around lake travisgreat place to get away and relax with friends
If you want a quiet getaway near Austin, then this stationary yacht in a marina on Colorado River in Lakeway is perfect. Armed with drop-dead gorgeous views, this climate-controlled yacht is ideal for renting in any season. You will find everything here, from kitchen essentials and memory-foam beds to smart TVs with Amazon Prime, Netflix, and other local channels. The best part? You will stay in this 52 Midnight Lace Express Cruiser, a rare yacht that is one of the only three in the world.
Romantic stay on a vintage yacht.Austin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat wi-fi alsoi had an amazing experience on the yacht the a/c kept the place cool on the 100 degree dayswith that said the inside of the yacht still felt roomy and comfortablethe space is clean tastefully decorated well furnished with many amenities
Host:victoria is an amazing hostvictoria was an outstanding host she was very welcoming and accommodatingvictoria and rick were amazing hosts they were so kind and helpfulrick greeted us upon arrival and was very welcoming and informativethe hosts are sweet charming and caringRead more reviewsgreat place and quiet locationwhat an amazing boat the perfect location for a relaxing getawayperfect location with great water access and beautiful sunsetswhat a wonderful and unique place to staythis trip was amazing the location was great and private and their hospitality was spot on
Located on Cypress Creek Arm just outside Austin, this 55-feet (16.7 metres) houseboat is the perfect overwater accommodation. The capacious, two-storey boat features a carpeted porch, a staircase, limestone countertops, and dark hardwood floors. The rental’s interior features a combination of Indian, Moroccan, and Mediterranean styles. It also comes with modern additions such as plush beds, bathrooms, and a full kitchen. The best part? This houseboat offers two camping hammocks for sleeping under the stars.
Houseboat-Yacht Nestled In A Lake Travis Cove - HBCypress Creek Arm, Texas, United States
Top guest reviews
Host:host is kind and generousamazing unique stay host is helpful and nicethe host was very nice we appriciate his afford for making it specialhouseboat is very lively and the host makes sure to accommodate you with beautiful details like candlesRead more reviewsthis place has an amazing location and is great for a quick weekend getawayi love this place sunset and sunrise
Just a little north of Pottsboro at a cute little marina on Lake Texoma, this vintage-looking houseboat awaits your arrival. There’s a lot to love about this stationary houseboat, from soft beds and a full kitchen to a modern bathroom and a lounge space. Other modern amenities include air-conditioning, heater, outdoor shower, and gas grill for a comfortable stay. While here, you can also access the private dock.
Peaceful Houseboat Stay
Tucked into a private Lake Travis dock is this striking houseboat overlooking Texas Hill Country. There’s a fully equipped kitchen onboard where you can prepare meals to your liking anytime. Four beds can sleep up to eight people, while the bathroom with hot and cold water and bath means you don’t have to rough it. The highlight is its deck where you can kick back with a cold one. Besides paddleboards and kayaks, the property even has a fully equipped dock for fishing enthusiasts.
Lake Travis Houseboat ParadiseAustin, TX, US
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsthe beds were very comfortablethe boat house was clean and beautiful we had a blast while we were there
Host:enjoyed fishing and owner had better equipment than usabsolutely gorgeous lake owners were very helpful and graciousthe owners were great and very easy to work withthe owners are great people who truly want you to have a great experiencethe owners had fresh bait and fishing rods ready to go for youRead more reviewsthis was a perfect place for a relaxing mini vacation for the whole family - young and old
Get your groove on while aboard this fun houseboat at Lake Waco Marina in Waco. Whether you want to spend quality with family or simply get away from the city, this is perfect for you. This amazing houseboat, which can accommodate seven guests, provides a more comfortable “camping” experience. This double-decker house sits at the quieter end of the marina and is just 10 to 15 minutes from Waco downtown. You will find Wi-Fi, a TV, toys and books, and a barbeque on the houseboat. There’s even a full kitchen and bathroom which means you don’t have to worry about roughing it. There’s also a nearby restaurant that plays live music on weekends!
Lake Waco Marina Houseboat as seen on Fixer UpperWaco, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds were comfortable with great views throughoutthe beds were super comfortable brett was very helpfulvery clean and comfortablethe houseboat was perfectly cleanthe place was clean and there was plenty of room for 6 people to hang out and sleepit was very spacious and comfortable
Host:brett is a great host and was great with responsesbrett was very responsivethis place is remarkable brett is an awesome host who is very responsivebrett is very responsive to his messages and a fantastic hostgreat place to stay brett was very helpfulRead more reviewsrelaxing environment close to downtown wacowe had a great time so close to downtownwhat a fixer upper great location with private access to the housewonderful relaxing place to staythis is a great place to stay
You might have too many options for houseboats on Lake Travis, but you should definitely look at this luxurious two-level houseboat that feels like a five-star hotel floating on the water. The boat features 4 bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 people, so it’s the ideal rental for a large group of friends or family. The two walk-in showers and full kitchen makes staying here all the more comfortable, while the eight-person hot tub on the upper deck is the perfect place to relax. For some enthralling fun, put on some music on the sound system and zip down the water slide right onto the lake.
Dockside 4 bedroom Houseboat on Lake TravisAustin, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsinside was very clean well taken care of and looked great
Host:douglas and brendan were great hosts and friendlythe host was easy to get a hold of and responded very quicklythe dad and son duo were fantastic douglas and brendan were very hospitable knowledgeable and on pointRead more reviewsother than that it was a great place to stay for the weekend
If you’re vacationing with six people in Galveston, then this houseboat with sweeping views of the bay is perfect for you. With two bathrooms and lovely shaded decks, you have everything you want to spend a nice time chilling with your friends or family. While it doesn’t have a kitchen, Galveston downtown and its shopping, dining, and entertainment is hardly a five-minute walk. Moreover, the houseboat even has a DVD player and TV to keep you entertained during your stay here.
Galveston Boat with a View of Galveston BayGalveston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe location is great the boat clean and the sunsets beautiful
Host:our host was greatkristan is a great host as wellthe host is outstanding very nice and accommodating very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat place to get away and experience something new
Terrific river and lake houseboats in Texas
The lakes and rivers make up a huge part of the great outdoors of Texas. So why not spice up your vacation by adding a houseboat to the itinerary? Choose from one of these amazing houseboats in Texas, the USA, to make your trip here even more memorable.
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