By Chrissy Giglio

Published on August 26, 2017

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The summer season may soon be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your weekends exploring new towns need to come to an end. Keep the summer vibes going strong by skipping the ordinary waterfront lodges and taking your next vacation to the water itself—in one of these houseboats available on Airbnb right now.

From stateside southern charm to the chicest Parisian digs, these stylish floating homes around the world will make you want to book your next trip ASAP.

Charleston, South Carolina

The southern city may be known for its charming qualities, fantastic food, and vibrant colors, but this houseboat has introduced a whole new level of appeal. The tiny home was completely rebuilt and renovated using reclaimed materials, and these unique elements certainly make it even more special. Make this bright and airy spot your own for a night or two, and enjoy the views as you lounge in the quiet marina.

 
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Paris, France

Upgrade any romantic Parisian getaway by ditching the standard hotels, and instead checking into this floating barge. Both the exterior and interior of this oversized stunner have captured the overall style of the European city—French doors lead the way into a sun soaked abode where guests are met with all the amenities that would be expected in any high end resort. Take in the city lights in a whole new way by choosing this option on your next trip abroad.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

This favorite travel destination is known for its abundance of houseboats lining the waters, so of course, we had to include at least one of the gorgeous spaces on this list. While some boats may have seaside kitsch, the interiors of these floating homes display perfectly curated designs and decor. From the high gloss kitchens to functioning fireplaces, this design-forward boat will leave any guest with a case of interior envy (as well as some inspiration for a few personal home upgrades).

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Seattle, Washington

If you’re looking for some nautical throwback vibes, look no further than this 1920s tugboat. While the ample windows and wood floors are already enough of a draw, we can’t help but swoon over the outdoor dining situation—it’s sure to induce some major wanderlust, even among your city loving pals. Grab a few friends and some good food, and experience dining al fresco with some next level ambiance.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Seeking a Nordic aesthetic? This Airbnb option will bring all the elements a Scandinavian design fanatic is searching for. Aside from its perfectly central location, this fairytale-esque choice boasts a flawless interior. Windowsills lined with plants and sheepskin accents on full display make this getaway a must for anyone looking for a trendy hotel alternative.

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Wakefield, Canada

For a truly authentic houseboat experience, be sure to check out this rustic river den situated in Quebec, Canada. While this choice doesn’t have hot water or electricity, it’s the perfect way to disconnect from the digital world. Cozy up in this cabin-like rental and enjoy the luscious green views while you drift down the river.

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Apex, North Carolina

The tiny size of this rental allows for anybody to cruise the lake during the day. Use the rooftop deck for either laidback activities or sunset cruises, and enjoy the brand new interior for much needed naps and down time after tiring water activities.

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Sneek, Netherlands

Not too far from the hustle and bustle of the city is this chic houseboat, nestled away in a nearly deserted waterway. Use the additional transit boat to get to and from this docked water home in order to explore the town or pick up any essentials. Enjoy the available deck outside, and barbecue right on the water before you move over to the relaxing outdoor living space.

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Minimalist modern style has never looked as good as it does on this countryside houseboat. Take in all the tranquil views, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to be one with nature. The completely updated kitchen, bathroom, and amenities will make you feel like you’re in the city center, as opposed to floating in a small European channel.

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Bishopthorpe, United Kingdom

With enough room for 10 people, this giant houseboat is the ideal rental for anybody looking to travel with a big group. While other floating homes encourage disconnecting and enjoying the surroundings, this English option has TVs and wireless internet readily available—as well as easy access to nearby towns with tons of shopping, restaurants, and bars. Be sure to spend some quality time taking in the enormous outdoor deck and views down the river before you hit the local neighborhood.