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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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The galley kitchen is fully equipped with a five-burner gas stove, full fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and more. Dinnerware and cooking tools are also provided.

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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In addition to peaceful sleeping arrangements, each property is equipped with a terrace and mini-bar, perfect for enjoying waterside drinks after a round on the links.

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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Richardson Bay Floating Home: More
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Richardson Bay Floating Home: More

Amenities here include two TVs, a full kitchen, gas fireplace, Wi-Fi, and incredible views of nearby Moung Tamalpais.

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 (yes, even from bed), this modern houseboat features multiple decks and a coral aquarium over the kitchen sink. 

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When guests aren't exploring everything Seattle has to offer, they can relax in the property's hot tub, cook a meal in the full kitchen, or set off from the dock in a kayak or other watercraft. 

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.

Lake Pend Oreille Floating Home: More
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Lake Pend Oreille Floating Home: More

The full kitchen is typical of the property's kitschy and quaint decor, which includes details that convey an atmosphere that feels lived in and warm. 

HomeAWave Floating Cabin
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HomeAWave Floating Cabin: More

The rental includes two bedrooms, a full and half bath, and two smart TVs. It also, as you can see, allows access to gorgeous sunset views. 

Flathead Lake Floating House
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Flathead Lake Floating House: More

Inside you'll find a wood-burning fireplace, board games, a poker table, shuffleboard, a 55-inch smart TV, and more.

Hayden Island Floating Home
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Hayden Island Floating Home: More

Watch the world and wildlife float by from this perch inside the floating cabin, which also features a full kitchen and dining area.  

Willamette River Floating Home
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Willamette River Floating Home: More

Plenty of wildlife can be seen from the property's outdoor areas, including otters, beavers, and many different bird species. 

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. 

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Enjoy the more than 5 miles of nearby hiking trails, kayak or paddleboard, relax by the fire pit on your very own beach, or cook a meal in the cute and colorful kitchen.

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.

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Saunaboat Floating Cabin: More

While somewhat remote, the boat is also just over 20 miles from Helsinki's center, and other attractions are less than 15 miles away. 

Vicino al Mare Floating Home
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Vicino al Mare Floating Home

Sausalito, California | Sleeps 4
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This Marin County rental 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.

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Birders take note — from this vacation rental, you'll have a chance to see blue herons, white egrets, snowy egrets, coots, cormorants, sandpipers, and eagles. The owners note that recently three sea otters have been spotted in the surrounding waters, too. 

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Views out the floor-to-ceiling windows here are gorgeous. The rental also includes a TV, dining area, small kitchenette, full bath, and a deck with chairs where guests can relax. 

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." 

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Swedish Private Lake Floating Cabin: More

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. 

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Amenities include a wood-burning stove, full kitchen, outdoor grill and shower, and Wi-Fi. Bicycles, pedal boats, and fishing accessories are all included with the rental. 

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.

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Gordon's Green River Bunkie: More

While the rental is cozy and comfy, come ready to explore — it's also near enough to Niagara Falls, Muskoka Lakes, Toronto, and Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario for day trips.

Ziggy Stardust Surf House
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Ziggy Stardust Surf House: More

Here you can surf, fish, or just relax on the rooftop deck or indoor hammock. Amenities include a TV and sound system, Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace, full kitchen, and a barbecue grill.

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, fresh eggs, and a paddleboard and bike for exploring the streets and waterways of Amsterdam.

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Inside you'll find unique, modern, and thoughtful design details like this sea tortoise wall mural in one of the bedrooms. The property also includes a full kitchen, bathroom, office, and laundry room. 

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 paddleboards, an Alexa voice-controlled lighting system, bath, and snorkel gear. 

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The Tiki Suite: More

Though there is no kitchen, the hut includes a cooler, K-cup coffee maker, and microwave. Lounge on the king-size bed or curl up in the property's hammock to read a book for watch the Florida wildlife fly or swim by.