The weather is starting to heat up which means summer and Memorial Day weekend are only 3 weeks away. Many of you are already making plans to head to the lakes for some fun in the sun.

Have you ever thought about getting a group of friends together and renting a houseboat? This has fast become a hot new trend because not only can you enjoy the lake from the deck of the boat but you can anchor down in a cove and spend the night in several comfortable cabins onboard.

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Wake Zone Luxury House Boat Rentals on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas is the perfect vacation destination. Lake Ouachita is one of the largest and cleanest lakes in the state of Arkansas located just minutes from nearby Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

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When you are out on this lake, you almost feel like you are in Hawaii, with its plush mountain scenery, numerous islands, and secluded coves where you can swim or bask in the sunshine.

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Wake Zone Luxury Houseboat Rentals

Family-owned and operated by Donny and Suzanne Kindt and their boys Cooper and Porter, Wake Zone, takes family vacations seriously to help provide for families, individuals, or groups the most unforgettable experience and vacation of a lifetime.

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There are several houseboats to choose from but the Shirley Ann is probably my personal favorite. When I lived in Hot Springs many years ago I has the opportunity to spend a weekend on a houseboat and I highly recommend it. I had a blast!

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Once you hop onboard you leave all your troubles behind whether you are enjoying the incredible views of the lake or looking up at the stars on a moonlit night from the hot tub on the upper deck.

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Most of the houseboats at Wake Zone have everything you need to plan that perfect vacation getaway.

Shirley Ann Houseboat

The Shirley Ann sleeps up to 16 people and features 6 queen rooms and one twin bunk, two full baths, a wet bar with a mini-fridge, an upper and lower deck with a hot tub, waterslide, swimming deck with a ladder, gas grill, patio furniture, party deck with LED lighting and a CD/MP3 sound system wired throughout the boat.

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And you can be the captain of the Shirley Ann with GPS navigation on the Fly Bridge with a full command center.

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So, what are you waiting for? Sure, you could stay in a hotel resort for a week, but why do that when you could enjoy the lake and the mountains on the Shirley Ann from Wake Zone Luxury Houseboat Rentals.

Head on over to their website now to see the rooms and let the adventure begin.

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