Houseboat Rental Business Plan

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Houses on the Lake


The standard House On The Lake houseboat will vary in its amenities, as it will be used under contract from an owner and not purchased new. The type of houseboat sought out will include the following features:

  • Sleeps a total of 6, with at least one private room
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, freezer, range/oven, etc.)
  • Central air and heat
  • Gas barbecue
  • Generator

The Houses On The Lake marina will offer:

  • Ski boats
  • Gas and ice (through existing marina facilities)
  • Small convenience store within the office facility (sells bait and tackle, other basic items)
  • Moorage and courtesy docks
  • Launch ramp

Basic rental rates will depend on the specifications of a specific boat and the season:

Summer Season (June 1 – August 31)

  • Weekly – $1650
  • 4 Days – $1400
  • 3 Days – $1200

Spring/Fall Seasons (May and September)

  • Weekly – $1400
  • 4 Days – $1200
  • 3 Days – $1000

Off Season (October 1 to April 30)

  • Weekly – $1100
  • 4 Days – $650
  • 3 Days – $600

Seasonal rates are based on peak usage times at Lake Shasta. Prices are competitive with other small houseboat rentals on Lake Shasta.

Services for houseboat owners include:

  • Renting out the boat when it is not in use by the owner to create an additional revenue stream
  • Providing basic maintenance and upkeep of the boat (basic standards must be met by the houseboat owner)
  • Providing insurance and proper licensing to rent out the boat legally and limit the owner’s liability
  • Scheduling commercial vehicle inspections as required by the state
  • Providing moorage for the boat
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