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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.
This is one of those reviews you almost don’t want to write because you don’t want the secret to get out that sailing with Olmo and Margherita is magical. The knowledge, the hospitality, the conversation and stories… everything from start to finish was exceptional and we parted feeling as though we just spent a day on the water with friends. Hands-down would recommend if you’re looking for a private day (or several days) on the water!
Olmo e Margherita sono due persone squisite, serene e piacevoli. Disponibili ad accompagnare e consigliare la meta giusta per godere appieno del tempo e della vacanza. Ambiente pulito e profumato. Consigliatissimo a chi sa godere di momenti preziosi... Achena Simone e Damiano
What an experience! I can't say enough about how great sailing with Olmo and Margarita (not sure how to spell her name) was. They are both very kind and accommodating while being both laid back and professional. They really love sailing and have a lot of experience and I can tell they both really love sharing that with new friends from all walks of life. I was unsure of where to sail in Ibiza but they had the experience and know-how to set a good itinerary to make for an amazing time. The sail boat itself is very nice with excellent sleeping arrangements, kitchen and center lounging/eating area, and Olmo made sure to go over everything that we needed to know about safety and operation of various parts such as the bathroom and navigating the deck during transit. The home cooked meals were exquisite and there was no problem at all to accommodate my food allergies. Overall we felt very welcomed, safe and cared for and I would do it again without hesitation. If you are having trouble making a decision, look no further!
A truely classic experience. Olmo and crew not only provided a great day sailing, but also an equally amazing fresh healthy lunch. You can make you own itinerary or place your trust in Olmo , either way it will be amazing. Spend a week if you can and explore all Ibiza and the surrounding islands have to offer.
Olmo and Margherita were fantastic hosts and we had a great day out on the water! The boat was also beautiful with plenty of space to enjoy the sun. Many boat hires in ibiza are massively overpriced, however this option was affordable so we look forward to booking again when we’re next on the island!
Most wonderfull experience in Menorca! Lovely boat with all the comodities, lovely crew, helping with everything, making everything happen without you even note, everything you need for spending time At the sea of Menorca