If you’re a regular traveler, you’ve probably had enough tiny soaps and starchy sheets to last a lifetime. If you’re looking to mix up your vacation plans this summer, we have the next best thing to your usual beachside hotel: a luxury houseboat.
They can be just as glam as any boutique hotel, and have some pretty spectacular views. Ditch the mainstream and try one of these 5 houseboats for your next getaway instead.
1. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Renovated from or cocktails) on the expansive deck overlooking the water, and relax alongside the quiet marina., this is the serene getaway you’ve been looking for. Enjoy breakfast (
2. PARIS, FRANCE
Prepare to wake up in Paris on this quaint barge, where you can step out onto your private dock and literally see the Louvre. It doesn’t get any better than that.
3. NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Enjoy unobstructed views from this great restaurants within walking distance or cozy up in one of the two staterooms on-deck.docked in California’s Newport Harbor. Visitors can dine at the array of
4. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
After you’re done exploring Amsterdam for the day, head back to this wellness suite on the water. The boat-and-breakfast of your dreams has all of the spa-quality treatments you need, from a private whirlpool Jacuzzi to a Finnish sauna.
5. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
For anyone who thinks boat life might mean close quarters, this houseboat is here to change your mind. The luxe accomodations in Copenhagen has plenty of room and natural light, making for a relaxed and airy space. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the city center, and the Tivoli Gardens are only a 5-minute walk away.