Curious about life on the water but don’t want to commit to it long term without trying it out first? Houseboat rentals are a wonderful option for those who are thinking about moving toward water, and there are several places which offer these beautiful, cozy houseboats for a weekend getaway. AirBnB even has a search category for “Stationary Houseboats”, should you be so inclined.
When vacationing aboard a houseboat, however, it’s important to ensure that you know what to do in case of emergencies, such as inclement weather, flooding, or something hitting the boat. Talk through processes with the owners and ask any questions you might have, even if they seem silly. Make sure you know where things are kept, what’s expected of you, and have the owner’s contact information.
If you’re leaning toward making a reservation and stepping off land for a few days, you may want to check out the following houseboat rental agencies: Houseboat Rentals Across America, Fun N The Sun Houseboat Rentals, Book a Houseboat (worldwide), or Forever Houseboats. or Safe Harbor Rentals. Pricing will vary, so be sure and consider off season versus those months when everyone wants to be on the water. Country Living also has a list of the best dozen houseboat rentals.