Tiny Houseboat Pontoon Rental in Apex NC, Jordan Lake

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About Us

Luxury on the Lake

Photos by Gretchen Eck Photography

This tiny houseboat is available for rental on beautiful Jordan Lake!  Expand your horizons by embarking on a new adventure.  Take a sunset cruise, sip cocktails on the rooftop lounge, enjoy a morning swim or just tie up on a beach.  


The sofa converts into a comfortable queen size bed while anchored on the lake


Open floor plan with space for entertaining or dining, or relax on the two lounge chairs on the upper deck

Summer Rates

We offer overnight rental for $260 Sunday through Thursday, and $360 Friday, Saturday and Holidays.  There is also a weekly discount.   Check in is 2:00 pm, and checkout is 12 noon.  This price includes a tank of gas and propane.  There is a one-time $40 cleaning fee.

The bed sleeps two, so maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children.  Max load for the boat is 6 persons or 900 pounds   Sorry, no smoking or pets.

If you wee born after January 1st, 1988, you will need a Boating Education Certificate, as described  here.

Off-Season Rates 

October/November/April Rate:  $210 weekdays, $310 weekends

Closed for the Winter: December through March


Full Bath with Shower

The bathroom includes toilet, sink, and a shower with hot water, of course.

Solar Power

400 watts of solar power allows you to live off the grid, and powers the lights, TV, and refrigerator


The refrigerator is large enough for several days of food and drinks, and even has a tiny freezer for small items.


The generator provides 2,000 watts of power to run a hair dryer, hotplate, or the AC system

Air Conditioning/Heat

The AC/Heat system will keep you comfortable as it runs from the generator.  We find it is rarely needed in the summer, as the screens and ceiling fan keep you cool.

Gas Cooktop

The two burner cooktop will help you make the most of the fully stocked kitchen.



Enjoy local channels on the TV, or watch some of the movies we have stored  on board.

Stereo System

The 280 watt JBL sound system pairs with your phone, or you can listen to local stations.

Fold out Table and Chairs

Enjoy your meals or cocktails on the fold out table and four chairs.

How to Operate

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Fun Things to do on the Lake


Take a Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, or an SUP Yoga class.  Visit lyfsup.com for more info.

Jordan Lake Water Sports

You can rent, Jet Skis, Kayaks, SUPs,  Pontoons, and other water toys.  Visit jordanlakewatersports.com for more info.

Local Dining

Since you probably don't get out this way too often, check out some great great restaurants, like S&T Soda Shop (pictured,) Pittsboro Road House, or the only four star restaurant in the Triangle, The Fearrington House.

All Photos by Gretchen Eck Photography

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Nicholl Sep 2017

 We had such a great time on the houseboat! By far one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. Such a fun, relaxing and unique experience on Jordan Lake. Waking up to morning coffee overlooking the water is nothing short of heaven. We will without a doubt book again and again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 

Chris Sep 2017

 This is a very unique way to spend a relaxing and fun weekend. The boat is nicely outfitted and very comfortable. It was very easy to operate. I loved it. Hope to do it again soon. 

Aja Sep2017

 We had a wonderful, relaxing afternoon on this cute house boat, anchored by the boat launch. It's comfortable, new and perfect size for the 3 of us. We relaxed on the top deck while our daughter did some fishin' off the back of the boat. Gretchen and her husband were terrific hosts and thought of everything - extra chairs, nice music player, drinking water, etc. I'm amazed how they made this adorable boat themselves. We'll be back for another adventure by Jordan Lake! 

Francois Oct 2017

 The houseboat is adorable and completely unique. We went during the week and practically had the lake to ourselves. You'll have everything you need on board: mini fridge, coffee, shower with amenities, plush towels and bedding, a thumb drive full of movies, deck chairs on top and even little touches like battery-operated candles. You can prepare your own meals on board or dock to make a quick run to area grocery stores and/or restaurants. When we had a question, the owner was quick to respond. We strongly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat on the water. 

Matthew Oct 2017

I rented this for an overnight retreat for my 12-year-old son and me. We motored about 30 minutes away from the boat ramp and found a secluded cove. We didn't encounter anyone else on our stay - which is exactly what we hoped for. The houseboat is well designed and cozy. This is a great getaway and Gretchen was wonderful about communicating with us leading up to our stay and walking us through everything we needed to know at check in.

Dawn Oct 2017

This was an anniversary we will never forget. We will definitely do it again if we get the chance. 

Contact Us

Jordan Lake Tiny House Boat Rental

email gretchen_eck@yahoo.com