Pied-à-terre refers to a small getaway separate from your everyday home. In French, it literally translates to “foot-to-earth.” So it’d only follow that a little houseboat retreat would be foot-to-sea. This houseboat, named “Pied-a-Mer,” isn’t on a liveaboard slip (although it moves, so it could be), but it’s perfect for little vacations—a home away from home. With two bedrooms and three built-in beds, it has enough room to sleep a small party, too, despite being just 542 square feet.
Although it was built in 2007, it has a classic houseboat design, with exposed wood and an extremely nautical curved roof. The living room and kitchen layout is familiar, with an open design and a wraparound counter. Unlike many houseboats, though, the kitchen is a full one, complete with a full-size fridge.
Motor home style, a built-in eating booth converts to a double guest bed. For more privacy, there’s a little cubby bedroom in the back or a master upstairs with bigger views.