These Floating Cabins In North Carolina Are The Ultimate Place To Stay Overnight

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From lounging by the pool, spending a day at the beach or lake, or even renting a waterside cabin; when it comes to deciding what to do in North Carolina we’re all searching for ways to live life by the water. While we’ve covered the tree house resort in the mountains, there are a few floating cabins in North Carolina that are equally as impressive for a little getaway. From cabins with glorious lakefront views to houseboat rentals in North Carolina, immerse yourself in a waterfront retreat at one of these waterfront getaways!

How cool is this! Have you always wanted to spend the night on a houseboat?! These floating cabins in North Carolina truly take it to the next level. Have you stayed in a ‘floating cabin’ before? We’d love to hear all about your adventure in our comments – feel free to join the discussion!

For more ways to get outside of your comfort zone on vacation in North Carolina this year, check out the charming log cabins at this resort, and take a peek at this swanky but rustic retreat on top of a mountain with views that go on forever!

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Floating Cabins in North Carolina

May 30, 2019

Do the floating homes move?

In North Carolina, only a relatively few floating homes are available for vacation rentals. Most, if not all of the homes, are semi-permanently anchored or moored and rental contracts do not allow for moving them. However, there are exceptions at a few marinas that allow you to rent a pontoon-based houseboat and move it around the lake as you choose.

How much does it cost to rent a houseboat?

For the most part, houseboat rentals in North Carolina are subject to the size of the vessel or floating house. In addition, those with more deluxe on-board amenities tend to have comparably higher costs associated with the houseboat rental. Most floating homes and houseboats start at around $350 per night. The average cost drops on a per day basis for the longer you lease the houseboat or floating home. In the case of houseboats that allow renters to move the boat around the lake, there are also associated fuel costs to consider.

What do I need to bring to spend the night on a houseboat?

Treat a houseboat rental just like a beachfront rental. When packing, visitors usually make sure the list includes the essentials like sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, water shoes, and beach towels. We also suggest bug spray. It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and then not have it. Most houseboat rentals will include bedding as well as cooking utensils and accessories for the kitchen. Looking for more floating cabins in North Carolina? The Tar Heel State is full of them!