10 Houseboats That Offer Some Seriously Amazing Views

Not that we needed convincing, but here's the argument for taking your next vacation on the water.

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HomeAway

You can rent castles, tree houses, islands, and manors, but some vacation homes aren't on land at all. These floating abodes are a seriously next-level way to see the world. Get ready for the most unique summer vacation ever.

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1 Paris, France
paris houseboat view
Airbnb

Get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower's nightly light show right on the "rooftop" terrace. Enjoying a morning croissant on the riverside doesn't sound half bad either.

$243/night

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2 Amsterdam, Netherlands
dutch houseboat
Airbnb

The loft-like space includes a balcony and a terrace, so there's no shortage of spots for outdoor lounging (with a Heineken in hand, of course).

$461/night

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3 Copenhagen, Denmark
danish houseboat
Airbnb

Stay on this charming ship — which has two separate levels — and enjoy this once-bustling shipyard. The serene harbor now hosts flea markets, art studios, and festivals in the remaining halls.

$155/night

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4 Sausalito, California
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HomeAway

The freshly remodeled floating home looks out onto Mount Tamalpais. It's the epitome of California dreaming.

Rates on request

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5 Key Largo, Florida
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Bask in the warmth of the Florida sun while enjoying peaceful ocean views. The bamboo detailing on the upper deck ups the tropical vibes.

$165/night

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6 Lake Powell, Arizona
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Take in unique canyon views from the deck of this expansive houseboat.

$900/night

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7 San Francisco, California
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This unusual houseboat (which is actually a ferry) takes in vistas of the northern coast and the city of San Francisco.

$525/night

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8 Seattle, Washington
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This funky houseboat is the most unique way to see the Pacific Northwest. And, if you love it, it's available to purchase for $425k!

$160/night

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9 Lake Como, Italy
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We'll be cruising right past George's villa on the daily. This boat's got a fully equipped mini-kitchen, so you can make dinner then dine on the deck, under the stars.

$103/night

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10 Flowery Branch, Georgia
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Keep the sweet tea flowing — we'd be living on this deck during our entire stay. Plus, it's large enough for your whole crew to stay with you; this boat boasts four bedrooms.

$275/night

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