Houseboat Rental Prices: 18 Helpful Examples (With Pictures)

In Boating by Shelby Sullivan

Renting a houseboat can be ideal for people who want to experience the joy of living on the water for a short period of time.

There are many options of houseboats for rent that you can look into many different and beautiful locations.

Here are 18 examples so you know exactly what price range to expect when renting houseboats!

Make sure that when you are looking at prices, you know what is included.

Often prices do not include fuel or tax.

Birch Lake, Minnesota:

Birch lake is a highly scenic destination in the Superior National Forest.

There are a few houseboats available for rent on Birch Lake from Kinsey Houseboats.

These include:

1) 33′ Houseboat:

This houseboat is small and cozy at 33′ long. The capacity for this particular option is 4 people.

This houseboat features 2 twin beds, 1 daybed, and 1 dinette sleeper. It also comes with 1 full bathroom.

Some features include stereo, sun deck, deck furniture, slide, boarding ramp, bedding which includes pillows, pillowcases, and blankets.

The kitchen features cookware, plates, utensils, glassware, a toaster, refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, and outdoor gas grill.

This boat is also a pet-friendly destination.

The rates for this boat vary, but they are based on when you rent and for how long. This price setup includes:

  • Summer (June 28 and August 15):
    • 3 nights weekend: $800.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $900.00
    • 7 nights: $1,300.00
  • Late Summer (August 16 to August 29):
    • 3 nights weekend: $720.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $810.00
    • 7 nights: $1,170.00
  • Fall (August 30 to September 12):
    • 3 nights weekend: $640.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $720.00
    • 7 nights: $1,040.00
  • Late Fall (September 13 to September 26):
    • 3 nights weekend: $560.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $630.00
    • 7 nights: $910.00

2) 42′ Houseboat:

This option is 42′ long and sleeps 8 people. This option features 1 bunkroom. There is 1 double bunk, 1 twin bunk, 1 twin daybed, and 1 double dinette sleeper.

This also has 1 full bathroom and kitchen with features similar to the other Houseboat #4.

Pricing for this unit are as follows:

  • Summer (June 28 and August 15):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,200.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,400.00
    • 7 nights: $2,000.00
  • Late Summer (August 16 to August 29):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,080.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,260.00
    • 7 nights: $1,800.00
  • Fall (August 30 to September 12):
    • 3 nights weekend: $960.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,120.00
    • 7 nights: $1,600.00
  • Late Fall (September 13 to September 26):
    • 3 nights weekend: $840.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $980.00
    • 7 nights: $1,400.00

3) 50′ Houseboat:

The last option offered on Birch Lake is this Houseboat. This boat is 50′ with more privacy and comforts offered. This boat sleeps 8 people and includes 2 private staterooms. There are 3 queen beds and 1 queen pullout.

There is also 1 full bathroom and a full kitchen. This boat also has similar features to the others listed.

The prices for this option are:

  • Summer (June 28 and August 15):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,800.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $2,000.00
    • 7 nights: $3,000.00
  • Late Summer (August 16 to August 29):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,620.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,800.00
    • 7 nights: $2,700.00
  • Fall (August 30 to September 12):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,440.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,600.00
    • 7 nights: $2,400.00
  • Late Fall (September 13 to September 26):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,260.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,400.00
    • 7 nights: $2,100.00

Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas, And Missouri:

Bull Shoals Lake is home to Bull Shoals Dam. It is one of the largest dams in the United States. Bull Shoals lake has a view of the Ozark Mountains and vast forests.

The shore of Bull Shoals Lake is made up of ledges, shelf rock, and bluffs.

There are a few houseboats available for rent on Bull Shoals Lake from Bull Shoals Lake Boat Deck.

4) 50′ Bunkbed Houseboat:

The 50′ Bunkbed houseboat can sleep 14 people. This option comes with 5 double beds and 2 single beds.

This boat comes with a full kitchen and grill on the back deck. Features include a tv, DVD player, stereo, sundeck with deck furniture, and a cooler.

Dogs are also permitted on this vessel.

Prices for this vessel include:

  • In Season (June 17 to August 4):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,075.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,125.00
    • 7 nights: $1,500.00
  • Mid Season (May 20 to June 16 and August 5 to September 9):
    • 3 nights weekend: $850.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $900.00
    • 7 nights: $1,100.00
  • Off-Season (March 11 to May 19 and September 10 to November 8):
    • 3 nights weekend: $675.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $675.00
    • 7 nights: $900.00

5) 50′ Wet Bar Houseboat:

This boat is also 50′ but can only sleep 10 people. This boat comes with 5 double beds, 1 full bathroom, and a full kitchen.

The features on this boat are the same as the ones on the 50′ Bunkbed Houseboat.

Pricing for this option is slightly cheaper and is as follows:

  • In Season (June 17 to August 4):
    • 3 nights weekend: $950.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,100.00
    • 7 nights: $1,350.00
  • Mid Season (May 20 to June 16 and August 5 to September 9):
    • 3 nights weekend: $750.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $800.00
    • 7 nights: $1,000.00
  • Off-Season (March 11 to May 19 and September 10 to November 8):
    • 3 nights weekend: $675.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $675.00
    • 7 nights: $900.00

6) 60′ Houseboat:

This boat is 60′ long and can fit up to 14 people. It features 4 private bedrooms that feature 2 queen beds and 2 full beds.

It also comes with 1 full-size sofa, a futon, and a small upper cuddy. The kitchen also includes two full refrigerators. This boat includes the same features as the other two options but with the addition of a slide.

Pricing for this option is more expensive. The prices are:

  • In Season (June 17 to August 4):
    • 3 nights weekend: $2,900.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $3,000.00
    • 7 nights: $3,900.00
  • Mid Season (May 20 to June 16 and August 5 to September 9):
    • 3 nights weekend: $2,000.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $2,100.00
    • 7 nights: $2,800.00
  • Off-Season (March 11 to May 19 and September 10 to November 8):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,300.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,300.00
    • 7 nights: $1,800.00

Center Hill Lake, Tennessee:

Center Hill Lake is located about 1 hour away from Nashville Tenessee. Center Hill Lake is known for its warm water temperature and waterfalls.

You can also enjoy fishing or hunting while at Center Hill Lake.

Hurricane Marina offers 1 houseboat for rent.

7) 80′ Family Paradise Houseboat:

Offered by Hurricane Marina this boat is 80 ft. by 16 ft. and can sleep up to 14 people. This boat comes with 6 queen-sized staterooms, a double bunk room, and 2 full bathrooms.

Features include tv, DVD player, stereo, sundeck, sun canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, cooler, slide, bedding, and a 6 person hot tub. There is also a full kitchen with two refrigerators.

Prices for this boat are:

  • Summer (June 18 to July 3 and July 7 to August 29):
    • 3 nights weekend: $3,295.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $3,295.00
    • 7 nights: $4,942.50
  • Holiday (May 24 to May 26 and July 4 to July 6 and August 30 to September 2):
    • 3 nights weekend: $3,595.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $3,595.00
    • 7 nights: $5,392.00
  • Fall (September 3 to October 29):
    • 3 nights weekend: $2,195.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $2,195.00
    • 7 nights: $3,292.50

Erie Canal, New York

The Erie Canal is 365 miles long spanning from Albany to Buffalo New York. The canals are often traveled by recreational watercraft and houseboat vacationers.

The canal offers a wide variety of recreational services as well as wildlife and wildlife parks.

There are a handful of houseboats available for rent on the Erie Canal.

8) Lockmaster 33/34 Houseboat:

There are 4 houseboats available on the Erie Canal that are between 33 and 34 feet. Each can sleep up to 4 people and includes 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed. There is also a bathroom and a kitchen.

Some of these boats are pet-friendly and some are not. Make sure if you need a pet-friendly vessel you check with your booking agent.

Pricing for this vessel is the same for the entire season and includes:

  • Year-Round (May 10 to October 14):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,750.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,850.00
    • 7 nights: $2,700.00

9) Lockmaster 42 Houseboat:

There are 5 houseboats offered that are 42 feet. Each of these sleeps up to 6 people.

The sleeping includes 2 double beds and a dinette conversion table. This vessel also comes with 1 and a half bathrooms.

Features include a sun canopy, towels, bedding, full kitchen, and 4 bicycles.

Pricing for this vessel is the same for the entire season and includes:

  • Year-Round (May 10 to October 14):
    • 3 nights weekend: $2,050.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $2,250.00
    • 7 nights: $3,500.00

Everglades National Park, Florida:

The Everglades National Park offers recreational activities as well as spectacular views of the largest subtropical wilderness offered in the United States.

The Everglades have a lot of exotic wildlife and you can go birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking.

10) 42′ Houseboat:

The Flamingo Marina offers a capacity of 6 people. This boat includes 2 private staterooms with sleeping space for 6.

It also includes a wide variety of toiletries and living features as well as a full bathroom and kitchen.

The price for this boat is listed as year-round pricing.

  • The price is $350.00 per night with a minimum of 2 nights required.

Kentucky Lake, Kentucky:

Kentucky Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in the world. This lake features water parks, golf courses, and museums.

This lake also offers campsites, hiking, and fishing.

You can also travel from Kentucky Lake to Lake Barkley.

11) 58′ Lakeview Yacht Houseboat:

This houseboat can seat up to 10 people with 4 double beds and a queen-sized sofa sleeper.

This boat features 1 and a half bathrooms and a full kitchen. It also features a tv, DVD player, stereo, sun deck,  canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, cooler, slide, hot tub, and linens.

You can also have dogs on this vessel.

The prices for this vessel are:

  • Peak (June 21 to August 04):
    • 3 nights weekend: $2,295.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $2,295.00
    • 7 nights: $3,442.50
  • Standard (May 31 to June 20 and August 05 to September 1):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,795.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,795.00
    • 7 nights: $2,692.50
  • Off-Season (April 1 to May 30 and September 2 to October 31):
    • 3 nights weekend: $1,495.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $1,495.00
    • 7 nights: $2,242.50

12) 80′ Luxury Cruiser Houseboat:

This boat is 80′ long and 18′ wide. This boat offers 6 private bedrooms with queen beds and vanities in each room. This allows sleeping space for up to 12 people.

There is also a full kitchen and 2 full bathrooms. Other features include satellite tv, DVD player, stereo, sun deck, sun canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, upper deck wet bar, cooler, slide, a hot tub, and a clothes dryer.

With these amenities, the prices are a little expensive.

The prices are:

  • Peak (June 21 to August 04):
    • 3 nights weekend: $3,795.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $3,795.00
    • 7 nights: $5,692.50
  • Standard (May 31 to June 20 and August 05 to September 1):
    • 3 nights weekend: $3,295.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $3,295.00
    • 7 nights: $4,942.50
  • Off-Season (April 1 to May 30 and September 2 to October 31):
    • 3 nights weekend: $2,595.00
    • 4 nights midweek: $2,595.00
    • 7 nights: $3,892.50

Lake Don Pedro, California:

This lake is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills on the way to Yosemite. This lake is about two hours away from Sacramento.

Ths lake has over 160 miles of shoreline and is rated one of California’s best recreational lakes.

Don Pedro Marina offers a variety of luxury houseboats in multiple sizes.

13) 50′ XT California Houseboat:

This small boat sleeps up to 6 people and can have up to 10 people aboard while in motion. This boat comes with 2 queen beds and a queen mattress.

This boat also comes with a kitchen and a full bathroom.

Features include a tv, stereo, sun canopy, deck furniture, cooler, slide, boarding ramp, towels, and bedding.

This boat also allows dogs.

Prices for this boat include:

  • Premium (June 14 to June 27 and July 8 to August 27):
    • 3 days: $2,109.00
    • 4 days: $2,812.00
    • 5 days: $3,515.00
    • 6 days: $4,218.00
    • 7 days: $4,429.00
  • Holiday (May 22 to May 27 and June 28 to July 7 and August 28 to September 2):
    • 3 days: $2,220.00
    • 4 days: $2,960.00
    • 5 days: $3,700.00
    • 6 days: $4,440.00
    • 7 days: $4,662.00
  • Standard (May 1 to May 21 and May 28 to June 13 and September 3 to September 30):
    • 3 days: $1,998.00
    • 4 days: $2,664.00
    • 5 days: $3,330.00
    • 6 days: $3,996.00
    • 7 days: $4,196.00
  • Super Saver (January 1 to April 30 and October 1 to December 31):
    • 3 days: $1,887.00
    • 4 days: $2,516.00
    • 5 days: $3,145.00
    • 6 days: $3,774.00
    • 7 days: $3,963.00

14) 60′ Eagle California Houseboat:

This houseboat comes with deluxe amenities and spacious living spaces. Come features include a formal dining table and chairs, breakfast counter, fully equipped kitchen, wet bar, and 4 queen beds and a queen mattress.

This houseboat can sleep up to 10 people. It also has 1 and a half bathrooms. It comes with all the features of the 50′ XT California Houseboat as well as an intercom between the upper and lower helms.

Prices for this boat include:

  • Premium (June 14 to June 27 and July 8 to August 27):
    • 3 days: $3,035.00
    • 4 days: $4,047.00
    • 5 days: $5,059.00
    • 6 days: $6,071.00
    • 7 days: $6,374.00
  • Holiday (May 22 to May 27 and June 28 to July 7 and August 28 to September 2):
    • 3 days: $3,195.00
    • 4 days: $4,260.00
    • 5 days: $5,325.00
    • 6 days: $6,390.00
    • 7 days: $6,710.00
  • Standard (May 1 to May 21 and May 28 to June 13 and September 3 to September 30):
    • 3 days: $2,876.00
    • 4 days: $3,834.00
    • 5 days: $4,793.00
    • 6 days: $5,751.00
    • 7 days: $6,039.00
  • Super Saver (January 1 to April 30 and October 1 to December 31):
    • 3 days: $2,716.00
    • 4 days: $3,621.00
    • 5 days: $4,526.00
    • 6 days: $5,432.00
    • 7 days: $5,703.00

Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona:

Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the United States. It is located on the Colorado River about 30 minutes from Las Vegas.

Lake Mead was formed from water impounded by the Hoover Dam. This lake provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation from water-recreation to exploration of rugged and isolated backcountry.

The lake offers sights such as deep canyons, sheer cliffs, mountain ranges and rock formations.

15) 60′ Eagle Houseboat:

This boat offers spacious living and affordable amenities.

This boat offers a place to sleep for up to 10 people, including 4 queen beds and a queen air mattress by request.

There is also a full kitchen and bathroom on board.

Other features include satellite tv, DVD player, stereo, sun deck, canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, upper deck wet bar and mini-fridge, cooler, slide, boarding ramp, and intercom to use between the upper and lower decks.

Pricing for this boat changes based on season and location. Prices include:

  • Peak Season (May 24 to September 30):
    • 3 days: Between $3,195.00 and $4,461.00
    • 4 days: Between $4,048.00 and $5,948.00
    • 5 days: Between $4,685.00 and $6,545.00
    • 6 days: Between $5,622.00 and $7,854.00
    • 7 days: Between $5,817.00 and $8,120.00
  • Off-Season (January 1 to May 23 and October 1 to December 31):
    • 3 days: Between $3,036.00 and $4,239.00
    • 4 days: Between $3,960.00 and $5,532.00
    • 5 days: Between $4,685.00 and $6,545.00
    • 6 days: Between $5,622.00 and $7,854.00
    • 7 days: Between $5,817.00 and $8,120.00

16) 75′ Xtreme Houseboat:

Pure luxury waits for you in the 75′ Xtreme Houseboat. This boat has 6 private bedrooms with 6 queen beds and a queen air mattress on request.

This boat can sleep up to 14 people. There is a full kitchen with 2 full-sized refrigerators and 2 full bathrooms with 1 half bath.

The features on this vessel include satellite tv, one tv in each stateroom, DVD player, stereo system with iPod dock, a sun canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, upper deck wet bar with mini-fridge, cooler, slide, boarding ramp.

Pricing for this boat changes based on season and location. Prices include:

  • Peak Season (May 24 to September 30):
    • 3 days: $7,485.00
    • 4 days: Between $7,580.00 and $9,980.00
    • 5 days: Between $8,780.00 and $11,600.00
    • 6 days: Between $10,536.00 and $13,920.00
    • 7 days: Between $10,892.00 and $15,547.00
  • Off-Season (January 1 to May 23 and October 1 to December 31):
    • 3 days: Between $5,685.00 and $7,110.00
    • 4 days: Between $7,420.00 and $9,480.00
    • 5 days: Between $8,780.00 and $11,600.00
    • 6 days: Between $10,536.00 and $13,920.00
    • 7 days: Between $10,892.00 and $15,547.00

Lake Roosevelt, Washington:

Lake Roosevelt is located in Washington and is very long. Some might say it resembles a long river at 150 miles long but rarely more than a mile wide.

This lake offers a variety of sights to see and many different types of animals including fish, birds, and even moose along the banks.

17) Constitution Class Houseboat:

Seven Bays Marina offers a 62′ houseboat that sleeps up to 14 people with 7 queen beds in 4 private rooms, 2 beds being in the main salon.

This boat also offers a kitchen and 2 and a half bathrooms. The other features include a sun deck and canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, upper deck wet bar, cooler, slide, hot tub, clothes dryer, and fireplace.

This boat needs to be rented for a minimum of 7 nights. Prices include:

  • High Season (June 29 to August 25):
    • 7 nights: $9,249.00
  • Mid Season (June 15 to June 28 and August 26 to September 1):
    • 7 nights: $7,649.00
  • Low Season (June 1 to June 14 and September 2 to September 30):
    • 7 nights: $6,049.00

Lake Travis, Texas:

Lake Travis is a gorgeous and clear reservoir that is near Austin Texas. This long and winding lake allows for incredible sightseeing and surprises.

This lake can get up to 210 feet deep and even offers scuba diving.

18) For Play Class Houseboat:

This houseboat is 85′ and has 1 king and 3 queen suites with 2 full bathrooms. This houseboat can sleep up to 15 people.

It also offers luxuries such as granite countertops, new carpet, hardwood floors. Other amenities include tv, DVD player, stereo with iPod dock, sun deck, canopy, deck furniture, upper deck helm, upper deck bar with mini-fridge, cooler, slide, swimming platform, boarding ramp for jet skis, a hot tub, clothes dryer, and washing machine.

Pricing for this option includes:

  • Year-Round (March 1 to October 31):
    • 3 days weekend: $4,995.00
    • 4 days: $5,495.00
    • 5 days: $5,995.00
    • 7 days: $6,495.00
  • Holiday Weekends (May 22 to May 26 and July 3 to July 7 and August 28 to September 26):
    • 3 nights weekend: $5,995.00
    • 4 nights: $6,495.00
    • 5 nights: $6,995.00

How should I decide?

Renting a houseboat can be a fun vacation away from home or can even be a way to decide if living on the water full time is right for you.

There are a large number of houseboats that you can rent all across America and this list is by no means all-encompassing.

With this many options, you are able to first pick your desired location and then find a marina with a houseboat that meets the needs of you and your party.

Many boats offer plenty of sleeping areas and luxury amenities that will fit any requirements that you have.

Source: houseboating.org