Houseboat Options - Timeshare vs Shared Ownership vs Rentals?

by Bob O.
(Tustin CA)

Houseboat Timeshares - Shared Ownership - Holiday Rentals

Houseboat Timeshares - Shared Ownership - Holiday Rentals

Looking at houseboat holiday rentals, and various options now exist. What's better, timeshares, shared ownership, or simple holiday rentals?


My family and my friend's family have shared a houseboat vacation rental for the past three years. We all really enjoy it and this year in trying to book reservations I came across the option of Shared Ownership.

We have gone to Lake Mohave each year, and since we are going in spring I really would want to stay there. The water is cold enough that time of year. I couldn't imagine anything colder.

My questions are:

Do you suggest Houseboat Timeshares?

Do you suggest Shared Ownership?

Is my liability limited with these options?

Where would I find out about these deals?

Is there such a thing as private rentals?

I searched Google and only found three boats, all at Lake Powell.

Any other location suggestions that would be similarly warm?

Thanks, Bob O.




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Reply - Answer
Well Bob, welcome to the houseboat forums, and congratulations on planning your upcoming houseboat holidays.

Good question by the way, as I am sure you are not the only person that has been confused by these new luxury houseboat vacation options.

When you look at some of the various houseboat ownership rental options, you realize quickly that it will require a little preliminary homework.

Just looking at the cost differences between rentals, shared ownership, and timeshares are substantial, yet the benefits can vary widely between them.

Since I am not a houseboat timeshare or shared ownership specialist, you may find the link of interest since it gives a good explanation, along with some of the advantages and disadvantages.

I am sure that there are some readers that will be postings comments and explanations to help you. As we may also get some houseboat industry professionals responding to your inquiry.

In closing, irregardless of which way that you decide, be sure to take some houseboat holiday pictures, and do come back to share a short story and a snapshot with the group, since everyone loves to see family boating photos.


Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their houseboat timeshare or shared ownership experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.


Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats


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