A charming port city in North Carolina, Wilmington has a lot to offer, from beaches, historical attractions, to delightful eats. The city has two famous beaches, Wrightsville, which is perfect for surfing because of its strong waves, and Carolina, with its long and scenic boardwalk. Another must-visit attraction here is the Riverwalk, lined with numerous shops, dining options, and galleries. Also, if you’re into history, you shouldn’t miss the chance to see and explore the Cape Fear River, where you’ll find Battleship North Carolina. And if you haven’t decided where to stay during your holiday in the city, make sure to check out our list of the top Airbnb houseboats in and near Wilmington, North Carolina, for your guidance.
If you wish to rent a boat near Wilmington, then look no further than this lovely vessel. A comfy cabin on the water found near the beach, this houseboat is the ideal accommodation for people who want to experience a different kind of living situation. The boat is small and features a full teak and mahogany interior, giving the space a rustic look. It contains a bedroom and a sofa bed in the aft, which can accommodate up to three guests. It is also complete with a functional kitchen, with a refrigerator in the galley. Additionally, the upper deck is perfect for observing the gorgeous surroundings.
Sailing Vessel Halo, Cozy Cabin on the WaterCarolina Beach, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioned climate was continuously pleasant; the off-boat facilities adequate and easily accessibleit was hot and muggy but he had the air conditioner running and it was cool insidesleeping space is small but bed is very comfortableeverything was beautiful and clean and absolutely wonderfulit was clean and comfortable for a small spacereally cool place to stay and it was all clean and as describedthe boat was clean and well-keptit was clean and captain dylan showed us where everything was
Host:the hosts were available for questions and the boat was very accommodating and relaxing thank you againdlyan is a good hostthe hospitality was great the hosts are very kind and really care about their guests enjoying the staybeautiful boat great weekend exceptional hostdylan was very friendly responded to messages promptlyRead more reviewsthe location is lovelycool and romantic place to stay close to beachminutes from the beach super easy close by restaurants etcthis is your best bet for a unique experience and an affordable place to get away from everythingawesome sailboat it was convenient and close to the beach
Located in a gated community in the Intracoastal Waterway, this floating condo is one of the best boat rentals near Wilmington. It is modern, fully furnished, and has all the usual home essentials. It features two bedrooms that can sleep up to four guests, a private bathroom, and an open space that has a kitchen, a dining, and a living area. It also comes with a deck where you can fish. You can also go to the nearby pier for more chances of catching a fish. Moreover, the property is just minutes away from the beaches and other attractions in the city.
Houseboat on the Intercoastal WaterwayBeaufort, North Carolina, United States
Poised in Port City Marina, on Wilmington’s Riverwalk, this 41-foot (12.50-meter) yacht features 2 staterooms and a pull-out bed in the living area. It can accommodate up to six people. The living area has a kitchen, a seating area, and a dining set-up, just like in a real home. Apart from the usual home features, the cabin has a good sound system, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen television. In case you’re wondering what you’ll find in the area when you step out of the yacht, don’t worry, being in the Riverwalk has its perks. The place is lined with restaurants, bars, and shops, giving you plenty of dining and shopping options.
Yacht On The Riverwalk Wilmington, North CarolinaWrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pool and club house is exceptional and the “local” yachters are friendlythe boat was amazing very clean and comfortable with lots of special touchesthe boat was super clean and we had enough room for the four of us to spread out
Host:dean’s yacht is beautiful he & his wife were very nice & helpfuldean was a great host and our stay was wonderfulRead more reviewsthe location was amazinglocation was ideal and within walking distance to the many shops and restaurants along the riverwalkeasy access to the dock private parking and restaurants within walking distancethe yacht is docked at the perfect location near many restaurants & shopsthe neighbors were friendly and we couldn’t have asked for a better location
This Airbnb houseboat is a classic 1960’s Chris Craft Roamer turned holiday home with an old-world charm, given that the boat is already 50 plus years old. It has one bedroom with a bunk bed and a double bed, which can accommodate up to five people - ideal for family or friends. Apart from the sleeping area, the boat features a galley with kitchen, dining, and seating areas. And the aft deck has a living room set-up, where you can have cocktails while watching the sunset.
Classic RetreatBald Head Island, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe boat rocked us to sleep the ac and fan made it very comfortable at nighthaving electricity and wifi on the boat was a very nice touchnice marina with easily accessible facilitiesa vintage clean and tidy boat accommodationit was small but clean and provided a fun place to stay at bhi
Host:he was a great host and answered our questions promptlyeveryone was super friendly on the island jhe was extremely friendly and even offered to help carry our bagsRead more reviewsthe place is at a great location especially if you want a quiet secluded location on bhibathrooms at the marina were close and cleangreat island location and boat for those that like the full boat camping experience
Those looking for yacht rentals near Wilmington will be interested in this listing. This 40-foot (12.19-meter) yacht is in a private marina, which will keep you secured and away from the crowd. There are two aft cabins and a sofa bed in the living area, so it can accommodate up to six people. The host also recommends sleeping on the deck at night, so you could go stargazing before falling asleep. Apart from the bedrooms, it also comes with a kitchen with all the essentials and a cozy living area. There is a bathroom inside the yacht, but you can also use the bathroom in the marina, which is just 10 steps away from your boat.
40’ SAILING YACHT-private marina/secure in slip/ACCarolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewswaking up to that view was a hundred times better than a hotel room somewherethe air conditioning at night was comfortable and there was easy access to anything we neededthe inside is plenty comfortable but we loved spending lots of time on the deck and relaxingthe space was cozy and nicely decoratedthe marina was clean nice and friendly toothe boat is clean and well kept and the marina is very nicethe boat was very clean and the sleeping quarters were comfortableour stay on kevin's boat was wonderful he had thoughtful touché s & it was very cleanthe beach was easy to walk to and the neighborhood was safe clean and friendly
Host:kevin is a gracious hostkevin is a great hostkevin was more than accommodating and is an outstanding hostkevin was most helpful and available to answer questionskevin was very attentive and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location w a very cool sail boat beautiful sunsetthis was in a great location and a again a wonderful experiencethe location was perfect and easy to get to local restaurants and activitiesoh also the walk to the beach is a bit of hike but it is beautifulthe walk to the beach was a beautiful stroll through stunning wetlands
Located at Carolina Beach, this 33-foot (10.06-meter) yacht is ideal for people who want to live in a cabin on the water. Living here for a day or two will give you a new experience and a chance to see a beautiful sunset over the water. Also, you’ll be close to a lot of things that North Carolina Beach has to offer, including its local restaurants, shops, and nightlife. As for the inside of the cabin, you’ll find that there are two bedrooms, perfect for four guests, a cozy seating area, and a kitchen. You can also use the deck, where you will have breakfast or wait for the sunset.
Cabin in the seaCarolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe ac cooled off the place quickly and was comfortable for sleepingit’s a cozy place with nice style touches and everything you needcheck in was easy and there is a bath house with shower and three private toilets as neededthe boat was amazing clean and homey feeling
Host:great boat and great hostbrandon was a superb hostbrandon was a great host as wellbrandon is a great host and easy to work withthe host is kind attentive and responsive to any needs you haveRead more reviewsgreat location and great experiencethe location is super close to carolina beach but is also in a quiet locationsuch a perfect beautiful unique get away locationthe marina location is 200 yards from freeman park and the pier at carolina beachbrandon’s boat was in a great location
This yacht turned home is a great option for people who are tired of the usual hotel-room accommodation. It might not be as lavish, but it will surely give you an experience you can never forget. The yacht has two bedrooms that can accommodate up to four guests, a cozy seating area, a kitchen in the galley, and a small bath. It also has an upper deck, where you can view the sunset and have a romantic dinner with your loved one. Make sure to take amazing photos to remember this experience.
The Moral Compass Floating OasisCarolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsbreathtaking sunsets and comfortable living quartersRead more reviews
Host:peaceful and friendly place to stay on the water
Located at Port City Marina, in the center of Historic Downtown Willmington, is this 46-foot (14.02-meter) motor yacht turned lovely home. This rental is an ideal place for two couples, four friends, or a small family. It has two bedrooms, a functional kitchen, and a living area, with a plush sofa that can seat up to ten guests. You’ll also love that the place is bright and airy, furnished with rich wood interiors. Another great thing about this Airbnb vacation rental is its proximity to many restaurants, galleries, local shops, as well as beaches and local attractions like Riverwalk and USS North Carolina Battleship.
Wilmington Serenity II Motor Yachtwilmington, , North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe boat is super clean and roomy for 4
Host:the hosts rick and susan are down to earth friendly and great hostsgreat getaway rick and susan are wonderful hosts and serenityii is amazingit’s unbelievable from the host to the boat a wonderful experience mark & conniesusan and rick are excellent hosts and their yacht is spectacularRead more reviewswonderful location with many great restaurants all within walking distancegreat place with easy access to downtown wilmingtongood people great location
Are you planning to have a unique getaway with your loved ones? If so, why not start by booking this beautiful yacht as your accommodation? It is in Downtown New Bern, where lots of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs can be found. This yacht turned Airbnb vacation rental has two bedrooms and it can accommodate up to four guests. It is also complete with a kitchen, dining area, and a deck, where you can watch the beautiful sunset. Additionally, if you plan to stay longer, and if the weather permits, you can cruise around the river.
Da's Dream sleep aboard bnb only $79.00per guest.New Bern, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsshower is hot bed is comfortable ac worksin fact my 10-year-old son loved the “cozy“ feel of the sleeping quartersi really enjoyed staying on lyle's boat it was quiet and comfortable sleeping in the marinasuper clean and looks brand newplenty of space and very clean
Host:he was a great hostlyle who was super helpful and accommodatingboat is in a friendly marinaand lyle is very helpfulRead more reviewsdefinitely recommend a great experience and great locationit was great the boat was clean in a great location and walking distance to everything" i felt like i got and up close and personal experience to the townso close to everything but it was hard to leave the boat because it was so much funbeautiful sunset and great place to unwind
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Stay in a luxurious motor yacht built in Italy during your trip to Wilmington. Docked at Port City Marina, this yacht can comfortably accommodate six guests in its plush interiors. There is a well-appointed salon, a kitchen, two plush bedrooms and bathrooms, and a lower and upper deck in the yacht. Take in amazing views from the beautiful upper flybridge that is perfect for entertaining with its wet bar, grill, table and ample seating. You can even charter the boat to explore nearby areas for an additional fee.
50 Foot Azimut Italian Luxury Motor Yacht Sleeps 6 Port City Marina WilmingtonNC
Top guest reviewsthat size group is perfect for the two room and pull out bedeverything was clean and comfortablealways clean and neat and welcoming is the interior
Host:the crew were so friendly and made everything very easy for uswould highly recommend this yacht and the owner steveyou will not go wrong with the boat the location or the ownerRead more reviewsthe location is perfect
Perfect for eight guests, this roomy yacht offers luxury and convenience. It has a full-time chief stewardess and captain on board who will be available to assist you. Custom interiors add a distinct charm to this yacht rental. An open-plan dining area and kitchen, a plush living room, elegant and stately bedrooms, plush bathrooms, a flybridge with a hot tub, and a covered outdoor deck with an alfresco dining area are available in this yacht. Guests can also enjoy trips to nearby attractions like a 19th-century lighthouse or Bald Head Island.
Yacht Designed to make Everyday Extraordinary Sleeps 8 Local Charters Available
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Host:captain ross and chief stew marta were gracious hosts and made us feel at home
Designed in the style of a traditional lobster boat, this yacht is charming and full of character. It is ideal for a fun-loving group who wish to enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, diving, fishing, and more. An afternoon cruise to your chosen destination is included in the rental price. The interior of the yacht is luxurious and consists of an open-concept living and dining area, a comfortable bedroom, a full bathroom, and a shaded deck.
Private Yacht "Civility". Cruises, Cuisine & All Accessories Included!
Live in a houseboat in Wilmington
From Wilmington yacht charters to cozy houseboats, there are a lot of accommodations you can choose from here. But booking a houseboat will make your trip unique and memorable. So make sure to stay in one of these Airbnb houseboats in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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