two houseboats beached at Lake Mohave

5 Reasons to Rent a Houseboat at Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina  

So it’s vacation time again. Like most people, you’re looking for an adventure. Somewhere warm, ideally, where you can enjoy the bounty of Mother Nature. Somewhere novel, with a great mix of wildlife and amenities. Somewhere you can get a tan, perhaps?

Sounds like you’re looking for the perfect luxury houseboat for rent. Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina on the Nevada/Arizona border might be just the ticket. It’s the ideal combination of beautiful natural setting along Lake Mohave, easy nearby utilities and amenities for travelers of all types, and simple houseboat (and other) rentals.

So Just What Is a Houseboat?

While most people haven’t spent time on one, houseboats are nothing new. They are quite common in Southeast Asia, for instance, with its vast networks of waterways. They are equally common along American coastlines and rivers, either anchored permanently to the shoreline or – much more fun – mobile, carrying their occupants to more favorable climes whenever the urge strikes.

In a nutshell, a houseboat is a flat-bottomed boat with sloping sides, otherwise known as a scow. Its squat center of gravity and even water displacement reduces rocking and makes for a sturdy “foundation” on which to build a house, often of several stories.

While some houseboats are so large or ungainly that they need to be towed from place to place, others are motorized. That’s the case at Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina, where you can find a variety of sizes and types of rental to suit any vacation!

The question becomes, of course, should you? Here are five reasons you absolutely should.

1. Lots of Choices for Your Watercraft Rental

Depending on how big your group is, you might need a smaller boat or you might want a large lodge-on-water. Houseboats are ideal for families, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or groups of friends just out for a good time.

All Cottonwood Cove houseboat rentals have covered decks up above to minimize harsh sunlight and glare while maximizing the view. They also have small patios in back, the perfect place to enjoy a drink at sunset. Inside and out, they’re spacious and accommodating, comfortably hosting more people than they sleep.

With six different models, you’ll have your choice of luxury boats. Which one you choose will depend on considerations such as:

  • Bedrooms: Obviously, the number of people in your party will dictate how many bedrooms you need. The sleeping space on Cottonwood Cove houseboat rentals ranges from six to 12, comprising two to four bedrooms.
  • Bathrooms: This is a pretty simple equation. How many bathrooms would you need if you were renting a regular house with your group? Smaller boats have one, larger ones have two. If you have a smaller group but want more space and privacy, it might be worth renting a larger boat anyway.
  • Extras: How do you like to get away? If hot tubs, great TV packages and wet bars are important to you, there’s a boat for that, and it’s the 70’ Silver Houseboat. If you’re a small family looking for an excuse to read in the sun for a few days, on the other hand, the cute and compact 50’ Forever will do the trick.

Just make sure you’ve got someone strong on board, as turning the wheel on these puppies requires a bit of muscle. Also, if you have children who don’t swim, make sure they’re in life jackets.

2. Major Savings for Longer Stays

Note that rates drop considerably the longer you rent your houseboat for. This is a great perk for those who are on a limited budget but want to vacation in style. The discounts are as follows:

  • 3 days: 5 percent
  • 4 days: 7 percent
  • 5 days: 15 percent
  • 6 days: 15 percent
  • 7 or more days: 25 percent

Such savings make it easy to spend more time down at beautiful Lake Mohave without sacrificing your bank account. Plus, there’s so much to do there, you’ll have no trouble filling your time. With tours of the Hoover Dam, whitewater rafting, jet skiing and water skiing, hiking and more, you’ll never lack for an adventure idea.

3. Fido Can Come

Dogs are members of the family, we all know that. Sometimes leaving your furry friend behind just isn’t what you want out of your vacation, but plenty of hotels and Airbnb options leave your little guy out in the cold.

No longer! At Cottonwood Cove, houseboat rentals are totally pet friendly. You can bring your dogs on board providing you pay a $100 pet fee per pet. It is non-refundable, but considering how much you’ll save on boarding or pet-sitting, it’s a steal.

4. Trip Protection Is Available

Plans change. Whether it’s an unexpected health issue, an emergency at work, or just the vicissitudes of the age of pandemics, you need flexibility.

Trip protection offers just that here at Cottonwood Cove. Now you can pay a small fee to ensure you get your money-back in the case of a last-minute cancellation. Book well ahead of time to avoid the stress of trying to rent during the busy season, but sleep at night secure in the knowledge that you won’t lose your vacation budget if things go sideways.

Note that Trip Protection must be purchased more than 60 days from the date of your first night on the houseboat, but less than 7 days from the date of your reservation. Once purchased, it can’t be canceled or transferred.

5. Tons of Amenities Nearby

Cottonwood Cove doesn’t lack amenities. It has a Marina Store and Snack Bar, which will fulfill all your fishing needs for the length of your stay, as well as providing the goodies you need for on-board snacking and cookout fun.

The Cottonwood Cove Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so if you want to grab a bite at any point in the day, head on over to the café. The menu is long and the food is filling, leaving you with plenty of energy to ski or float the day away. Looking for a catered meal? Not a problem; the restaurant staff are happy to craft a custom menu to keep you and your guests fed for a day on the lake.

The resort is also available. Whether you’re planning a business retreat or a family reunion, you can easily throw parties for groups larger than can fit on your houseboat. And with one of America’s prettiest natural areas all around, you’ll literally never run out of adventure.

Want to learn more? Get in touch today!

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