My houseboats are located on the main channel of the Mississippi River. With the "dockside lodging" the houseboat stays at the dock. You do not drive or move the boat. This model is 60' boat with 4 private bedrooms and an 18' party top, bar, stools and rope lighting on the roof.
You can fish, swim, bird watch all while staying on your boat
Talk about a room with a view. My houseboats all have a refrigerator, stove, microwave, gas grill, and all cooking utensils, bed linens and towels.