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The Prettiest Floating Cabins Around the World

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Destinations Adrift

If the idea of drifting off to sleep while listening to lapping waves or drinking your morning coffee or evening cocktail while taking in the views over the water appeals to you, then you're going to want to keep clicking through these 25+ Vrbo and Airbnb rentals that will bring you to the water's edge. From modern mansions and lavish tiny homes to an open-air tiki hut moored in the Florida Keys, these are the floating accommodations that will have you dreaming of an escape to the world's lakes, rivers, and open ocean.


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Floating Cottage
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Golf Course Hausboats
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Golf Course Hausboats

Mníšek, Czech Republic | Sleeps 4
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Get a few putts in while staying at one of these houseboats located along three holes of the Ypsilonka Golf Course. The rentals each include sleeping quarters, bath, Wi-Fi, and terrace views of the nearby Jizera Mountains (no kitchen, but there is a nearby restaurant you can hike to).


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Richardson Bay Floating Home
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Richardson Bay Floating Home

Sausalito, California | Sleeps 4
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Sausalito is home to many a floating cabin, and this one has a beachy and colorful vibe with lots of thoughtful details. An upstairs water-facing deck has gorgeous views of the surrounding bay and hillsides. 


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Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat
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Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat

Seattle, Washington | Sleeps 5
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In addition to incredible uninterrupted Emerald City views, this modern houseboat features multiple decks, a hot tub, and a coral aquarium over the kitchen sink. 

Lake Pend Oreille Floating Home
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Lake Pend Oreille Floating Home

Bayview, Idaho | Sleeps 3
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Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy relaxing views of Scenic Bay from the porch of this cozy rental, which includes amenities like a flatscreen TV, electric grill, and lots of nearby hiking, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.

Bayou Floating Home
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Bayou Floating Home

Pierre Part, Louisiana | Sleeps 4
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Grab a piece of the bayou with this floating cabin on Lake Verret, about 90 minutes west of New Orleans. You can drive this rental around to explore the Southern Louisiana wildlife and otherworldly landscapes.

HomeAWave Floating Cabin
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Flathead Lake Floating House
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Flathead Lake Floating House

Somers, Montana | Sleeps 12
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One look at this rental on Flathead Lake lets you know it'll be hard to be bored here: a rooftop deck, pool slide, inflatable platforms for lounging, and a boat-side deck for taking in sunsets. Inside you'll find a wood-burning fireplace, board games, 55-inch smart TV, and more.


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Hayden Island Floating Home
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Willamette River Floating Home
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LUX Tugboat
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LUX Tugboat

Louisa, Virginia | Sleeps 5
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This little tugboat is no doubt gorgeous inside, but you'll have a tough time tearing your eyes away from the surrounding views to appreciate it. The boat is moored on a private, 8-acre lake encircled by 142 forested acres. Enjoy the more than 5 miles of nearby hiking trails, kayak or paddleboard, or just relax by the fire pit on your very own beach.

Saunaboat Floating Cabin
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Saunaboat Floating Cabin

Kirkkonummi, Finland | Sleeps 2
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This floating cabin might be a bit understated from the outside, but inside it's all about that Nordic concept of hygge: cozy and comfortable. In addition to spectacular views of the nearby flora and fauna, it offers a Finnish-style sauna and terrace.

Lake Pontchartrain Floating Villa
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Lake Pontchartrain Floating Villa

New Orleans | Sleeps 8
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These pretty little floating villas near the Big Easy include flatscreen TVs, washers and dryers, and spacious roof-top party decks. Want to experience the nightlife? Take a shuttle into the French Quarter, or enjoy nearby Pontchartrain Landing's amenities like a swimming pool, hot tub, and restaurant and bar.


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Vicino al Mare Floating Home
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Vicino al Mare Floating Home

Sausalito, California | Sleeps 4
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This rental, also located in Marin County, is full of luxe details and stellar views. Features include a washer and dryer, massive windows that look out onto the water, and an inviting courtyard.

Norris Lake Floating Home
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Norris Lake Floating Home

La Follette, Tennessee | Sleeps 8
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This rental just north of Knoxville is situated along a scenic reservoir with 809 miles of shoreline, some of which you can explore via the included paddle boat. Or head over to the nearby Whitman Hollow Marina to rent watercraft including kayaks, paddleboards, and more.

Floating Tiny Home
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Floating Tiny Home

Key Largo, Florida | Sleeps 2
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If you've dreamed about a romantic getaway to the Florida Keys, this adorable miniature floating home provides views of Lake Surprise and the other surrounding water features. The nearby Gilbert's Resort has a tiki bar if things start to feel a little cramped.


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Offbeat Houseboat
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Offbeat Houseboat

Seattle, Washington | Sleeps 4
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This colorful houseboat — nicknamed "Turnip" — is a cheerful floating accommodation with Japanese-inspired features and other eclectic details moored in Seattle's South Lake Union. The rental offers views of the cityscape via its rooftop seating area, as well as a full kitchen.

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Flamingo House

Portland, Oregon | Sleeps 4
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This aptly named floating cabin looks like it'd be right at home in Florida, but it's actually perched on the banks of the Columbia River. The owners note it's within easy walking distance to nearby restaurants and shopping, and it includes a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi.


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The Floating Mansion
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The Floating Mansion

Miami | Sleeps 10
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Sure, it's crazy pricey, but divided between a few couples, the cost comes down some. And, for the expense, you'll get incredible ocean and cityscape views, 4,400 square feet of lavishly appointed digs, a "state of the art" kitchen, an outside terrace, and more.


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Swedish Private Lake Floating Cabin
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Swedish Private Lake Floating Cabin

Segmon, Sweden | Sleeps 4
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This rental is located on a private, secluded lake in southern Sweden, "surrounded by berry-rich forests where you can pick fresh blueberries, as well as edible mushrooms like Chanterelle." There are plenty of nearby places to hike or just relax in the outdoors, and the nearby small town of Grums offers groceries and other necessities.

Oberelbe Floating House
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Oberelbe Floating House

Boizenburg, Germany | Sleeps 3
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Located along a quiet and secluded offshoot of the Oberelbe River, this bright red floating houseboat includes a rooftop deck with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Other amenities include a wood-burning stove, full kitchen, and outdoor grill.

Gordon's Green River Bunkie
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Gordon's Green River Bunkie

Ontario, Canada | Sleeps 5
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This cozy and warm floating cabin is situated near the intersection of Pigeon and Sturgeon lakes. If this rental is all booked up, there are five more identical units nearby you can rent.

Ziggy Stardust Surf House
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The Tiki Suite
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The Tiki Suite

Key West, Florida | Sleeps 2
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You won't find a more unique floating cabin on this list than the open-air Tiki Suite. It includes an outdoor hammock, paddleboards, Alexa voice-controlled lighting system, bath, and snorkel gear. Though there is no kitchen, but the hut includes a cooler, K-cup coffee maker, and microwave.

Modern Houseboat
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Modern Houseboat

Weesp, Netherlands | Sleeps 4
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This modern floating cabin offers lots of extras like a large garden, grill, indoor fireplace, washer and dryer, fresh eggs, and a paddleboard and bike for exploring the streets and waterways of Amsterdam.