07/21/2014 10:28 am ET Updated Sep 20, 2014

8 Awesome Houseboat Rentals Across the U.S.

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By Meredith Rosenberg,

Since houseboat rentals are available at about 40 lakes nationwide and many offer all the creature comforts of a hotel, they're a great option for exploring watery parts unknown. Plus, little or no boating experience is required to pilot one; even better, some companies let you hire a captain for the ultimate cruise experience. Here are eight options that can be rented for a week or less.


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