Waterfront living is coveted for its scenic, recreational, and environmental qualities, though it often drives up the price of a home. But what if you could live closer to the water and actually pay less? If this scenario has you intrigued, consider a floating home.

Giving new meaning to the phrase “living on the water,” floating homes are clearly staycation-worthy. With unique details, spatially efficient interiors, unobstructed views, and exceptional tranquility, these 10 homes are just as enchanting as their surroundings.

Seattle, WA

2706 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA
For sale: $325,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

All aboard this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home on Lake Union! Dubbed the “Seaweed,” this charming abode boasts living quarters that are eye-catching and colorful, just like the home’s exterior. Notable interior features include detailed wood finishes, built-in booth seating, and a jetted tub.

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Sausalito, CA

3 Gate 6.5 Rd, Sausalito, CA
For sale: $525,000

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Oozing NorCal bohemian chic, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home has a modern interior with rustic wood details and a charming fireplace. Life is good when you can enjoy gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais - and the listing describes this neighborhood as a sociable dock.

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Seattle, WA

2331 Fairview Ave E SLIP K, Seattle, WA

For sale: $499,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

From the outside, it’s apparent that this south-facing floating home is a plant-lover’s dream, but wait until you see the interior! This 611-square-foot home has an open floor plan with beautiful wood-paneled ceilings and a multi-use loft.

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Key West, FL

Hilton Haven 16-D Rd, Key West, FL
For sale: $495,000

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This spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a luxurious tropical oasis that offers high-quality island life. Remodeled in 2015, this space is incredibly well-equipped, featuring a huge, modern kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. It’s also safe to assume that the hammock on the waterfront deck is pure bliss.

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Friday Harbor, WA

620 Warbass Way #47, Friday Harbor, WA
For sale: $550,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

Giving Lake Union’s enviable houseboat community a run for its money, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is (double) decked out. Featuring a library and a solarium, this is not your average floating home. The meticulously designed interior features skylights, port views, a pellet stove, and dutch doors with portholes.

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Key West, FL

1801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
For sale: $175,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

This recently renovated 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is outfitted with everything one could need for laid-back island living. The open concept interior features hardwood floors, a full kitchen, and lots of seating. And check out the rooftop deck - it’s the perfect place to build a tan or take an afternoon nap in the shade.

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Seattle, WA

1080 W Ewing Pl #W-13, Seattle, WA
For sale: $379,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

This aquatic paradise is loaded to the gills with custom details, truly making it a unique home. Dubbed the “Island Otter,” this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom home features maple cabinetry, Bolivian cherry woodwork, bamboo flooring, and a built-in queen-size bed. The rooftop deck is ideal for entertaining, boasting a built-in sound system for your favorite tunes!

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Portland, OR

18525 NE Marine Dr SLIP B1, Portland, OR
For sale: $659,900

Photo from Zillow listing.

With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this custom-built home is the largest on this list. The uniquely spacious interior features hickory cabinets, bamboo floors, vaulted ceilings, and loads of natural light. Enjoy leisure time on the sun-soaked deck and warm days out on the water.

See more homes for sale in Portland.

Bronx, NY

157 Pilot St #A, Bronx, NY
For sale: $185,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

Located in City Island off Eastchester Bay, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a unique opportunity to own a floating home in New York. The recently updated interior features oak cabinets, granite countertops, pine walls, and crown molding. The spacious jetted tub and Zen-like interior prove one can find serenity, even in the city that never sleeps.

See more homes for sale in Bronx.

Seattle, WA

2401 N Northlake Way #F-6, Seattle, WA
For sale: $185,000

Photo from Zillow listing.

Welcome aboard this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom floating home named “Emma,” located in the picturesque Wallingford neighborhood. This quaint abode has a raised loft-style bedroom with ladder access and French doors that lead into a window-wrapped living room. Chill out on the rooftop deck and soak up the sun or take in the night sky.

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