Are you a water person and do you dream of living on a boat like I do? Well, how about testing the “waters” so to speak and stay in a vacation houseboat rental this summer! Homeaway just sent me their latest newsletter featuring all sorts of floating homes and boats available and I must admit, I’m having a very hard time concentrating on anything else!
Just imagine, waking up, waves rocking you back and forth like a rhythmic lullaby, the gentle lapping sound of waves against the side, the melancholy cry of a gull overhead…sounds like heaven to me!
According to Houseboat.org, they had this to say about houseboating on America’s most popular lakes; “Houseboating can be a very different experience from lake to lake. But whether you’re gliding through the sinuous sandstone canyons of Lake Powell, marvelling at the diversity of Lake Mohave, or basking in the warm desert sun on Lake Mead, you’ll always find that the common theme of all houseboat vacations is fun.
Renting a houseboat is like staying in a deluxe hotel suite…floating on the water! Each houseboat comes equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom, living room and various sleeping areas. Bring your own food to prepare in the kitchen, and the meat of your choice to grill on the BBQ. Climb the stairs to the upper deck, where you can glide down the swim slide into the water. The upper deck also offers open space to soak up some rays or simply hang out in the presence of good friends and family.
Pull the houseboat up onto the beach and explore the scenery at the lake of your choice. Build a sand castle or fish right from the shore! Don’t worry about filling up the houseboat with fuel at the beginning of your voyage, as it comes completely full. Like a rental car, you will simply top it off at the end of your trip. Don’t have experience driving a boat? No need to fear, as the marina staff will instruct you on how to properly navigate the houseboat. Pack your bags, designate your ‘Houseboat Captain,’ and embark on the journey of a lifetime!”
So, if you’re ready to ditch the cold weather or at least plan for warmer days, head on over to one of these two sites and book your unique vacation now before everyone else does!