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Five New England Houseboats to Rent for a Weekend Getaway

Be the captain of your weekend with these water-dwelling Airbnb rentals.


Why settle for a lake house when you can have a house on the lake? Or river, ocean, marina—you name it. These Airbnb homes are mobile in the best way, and offer unbeatable views of New England’s waters. Below, peruse five scenic houseboats and pick the sailboat or yacht that suits your wayfaring ways.

maine houseboat

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A Floating Abode in Rural Maine
Home type: Entire houseboat
Price: $249 per night
Accommodates: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1

newport houseboat

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A Newport Vessel Docked in a Private Marina
Home type: Entire houseboat
Price: $500 per night
Accommodates: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1

connecticut houseboat

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A Connecticut Home on a River
Home type: Private room in houseboat
Price: $110 per night
Accommodates: 2 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 0 (bathroom is a one minute walk from the houseboat)

maine houseboat

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A Yacht in Maine’s Old Port
Home type: Entire boat
Price: $125 per night
Accommodates: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1

nantucket houseboat

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A Bed and Boat in Nantucket
Home type: Private room in boat
Price: $325 per night
Accommodates: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2