Economy Class Houseboats
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Economy Class Houseboats
We recently posted about some of our Luxury Houseboats, but did you know there are different levels, or classes, of houseboats? From small and inexpensive to massive and luxurious, there are many options so you can choose the best houseboat to fit you and your group.
When you hear us talk about "economy class" houseboats, we're not talking about the condition or cleanliness of the vessel. Typically, "economy class" houseboats are smaller in size and basic in the amenities, which generally mean they're rented at a lower cost. If you're traveling with a small family or group, an economy class houseboat may be exactly what you're looking for.
A so called "basic" houseboat has all the essentials: a fully equipped kitchen (cookware, dinnerware, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, stove/oven, fridge, etc.), and outdoor gas grill, air conditioning or evaporative cooler, etc. Most of these houseboats have a waterslide off the top deck, and a TV in the main room. However, features vary based on individual houseboat model. Click on a houseboat name from our website for a list of features and amenities.
Here are a few examples of economy class houseboats:
- The 46' Expedition houseboat at Lake Powell (Utah/Arizona) is the smallest houseboat on the lake. It sleeps 6 with one private stateroom and two pull-out beds. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little upgraded while keeping the cost low for a somewhat larger group, take a look at the 53' Adventurer houseboat. It can sleep up to 12 with two private staterooms, two semi-private lower berths, and two pull-out beds. It has all the essentials plus two full bathrooms, which is a must with a larger group.
- The 50' Forever houseboat at Lake Mead, Mohave and Don Pedro, sleeps up to 8 with two private staterooms and two pull-out beds.
- The Executive houseboat at Lake Shasta (California) is a popular option which sleeps 10 with a double bunk bed, three pull-out beds, and has two full bathrooms.
- Choosing a houseboat can be overwhelming, but that's why we're here! Check out our recent post on "How to choose the best houseboat for you" for more tips, or give us a call at 888-454-8825; we're always happy to help you navigate your options whether you're looking for an Economic or Luxury option, or somewhere in between.
What do you prefer? Back to basics, middle of the road, or living in the lap of luxury?