Course How To

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.

Advertise Houseboat Business Advertising
You can advertise here for pennies a day!
Are you a boating related business and want to
increase sales and profits with targeted traffic?
Act now to get our 1/2 price sale, limited offer

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.

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

Free Bonus Offer

To show our deep appreciation to all of our readers and visitors, here is the link to our free houseboat magazine, the INSIDER. Go ahead click the book and sign-up, it's free and filled with great articles, tips, information and website updates.

free Houseboat Magazine - The Houseboat Insider

Comments for Houseboat Options - Timeshare vs Shared Ownership vs Rentals?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Long termn houseboat rentals in Miami?
by: Maritza

Looking for longterm house boat rentals in Miami and dont know where to start searching. Any suggestions? Thanks,

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Houseboat Rentals Reviews.

Continue Reading Our Popular Pages

Our collection of houseboat ebooks

Ebook Boats Collection on Houseboat Books

We just love houseboats, do you?
Join our monthly HB Insider for free

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.