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Yes, you can sleep overnight on the water with a houseboat rental. Houseboats are great options for people who love being on the water - because you can combine your love for boating with your accommodation on a vacation. Houseboat sizes and amenities range drastically, but you can find many modest houseboats with one or two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen onboard.
If you can drive a car safely, you can definitely learn how to drive a houseboat. If you are renting a houseboat for the first time, make sure you get an orientation from the owner or rental company before you cruise out from the docks. The main difference is that there are no brakes on a houseboat, so the only way to slow the boat is to release the throttle slowly and always be looking far ahead to avoid any obstacles when navigating. Make sure you bring a valid driver’s license when renting a houseboat.
There are many lakes across the country that offer incredible houseboating opportunities. Some of the best lakes for a houseboat rental include Lake Lanier in Georgia, Lake Vermillion in Minnesota, Lake Powell in Arizona, and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
Pricing for houseboat rentals starts around $200/night, but can range anywhere from $200 to over $1000 per night, depending on the location and the size of the vessel. If you are renting a large houseboat to accommodate many people, the cost will be more but it could be cheaper once you split with everyone onboard. Houseboats are a fun way to combine an activity like boating with your accommodation, which is sometimes a cheaper way to experience both instead of booking a vacation rental AND a boat rental. Plus, who doesn’t love to sleep on the water? Browse thousands of houseboat rentals on GetMyBoat and book one right on your phone with the mobile app.
Renting a houseboat is easy with GetMyBoat. Browse your desired location for your houseboat rental and select the “Houseboats & Sleepaboards” option from the Trip Type menu. This will show you all the boats available with sleeping quarters that you can rent in that location. Find the best houseboat to rent with GetMyBoat, on the desktop site or on the mobile app.
What an amazing experience! Alex’s yacht was a dream.. we had the best girls day and absolutely loved the trip. We originally had our trip planned back in November, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to reschedule. Alex was so responsive , helpful, and pleasant to work with in rescheduling ! We had no issues whatsoever, the yacht was spotless and spacious and provided all you need. We also had the best captain Sergei! He was so much fun and taught us about the area. Would 100% recommend and would book again! Thank you Alex!!!
Rented the vessel from 3-6 to get a sunset in. Captain and first mate were lovely people and was happy they were part of my birthday experience. Music was easy to connect to the speakers. They had drinks and beverages for us set up already which was nice. It was cold being in Feb but we had tons of blankets. Would rent for another hour or two next time during the summer. There is snorkeling gear on board and the interior is absolutely lovely. We saw sea lions and dolphins which was awesome. My friends had a blast and we plan to rent the boat again this summer when it’s warmer. Rate isn’t bad either with enough people.
Great communication. The captain was amazing and dedicated. It was an amazing experience and that started with the initial booking and every step from there was easy, informative and stress free. Everyone enjoyed themselves and will book in the future.
Zezya was a great communicator and set us all up for a great afternoon at sea. We met our captain, Eddie at the dock and he provided a great time for us. He made sure every detail was covered from start to finish! Would HIGHLY recommend booking this! Will book again!
Zezya and Captain Eddy were a treat! Booked the yacht for a family engagement gathering and they both treated us like family. The boat was really spacious, luxurious, and clean. We also had 2 children under the age of 3 and they were able to hang out in the upper deck with no safety concerns! They were able to enjoy and be children without having to restrict them. My family enjoyed so much and will definitely book again!
It was a perfect evening. The crew were very helpful and delightful. They picked us up from the parking lot and helped us spread out our food and helped in every way to make the evening run smoothly. The only sad part was it ended all too soon. Thank you