Vacation Giveaway

THE WHO-NEEDS-A-VACATION?
HOUSEBOAT GETAWAY CONTEST! …and the winners are:
Troy and Charlie Burns
from Happy Valley, CA

Money’s tight – family should be too!

houseboats.com & Jones Valley Resort/houseboats.com choseTroy and Charlie Burns to receive the $16,500 luxury vacation giveaway on the colossal Titan, the largest houseboat rental vessel in the country.


There were over 115 submissions; selecting among them proved difficult as there were so many who deserve a break because of different challenges – from major illness to the challenges of one of the country’s worst economic downturns.

Jones Valley Resort chose the Burns family for several reasons; not only do both Troy and Charlie give to the community (he as a volunteer firefighter and she as a 4H leader), they have also persevered through job cutbacks, caring for ailing parents and their blended family that includes three teenagers.

The Burns family will enjoy a week of relaxation aboard the Titan; a time to bond and experience a level of ‘getting away from it all’ not found with other types of vacations.

Dawn Eisen, Charlie’s mother, told us “I have never seen a young couple work so well together to overcome obstacles and make happy memories at the same time.”

Their happy memories will now include one fabulous trip compliments of houseboats.com!

Rules & Regulations of contest:

Contestants submitted a 300 word or less story on why they believe they were deserving of a vacation. After reviewing all the entries, houseboats.com judges made their decision.

The winners will enjoy 7 nights on the lavish triple deck Titan – a magnificent vessel that offers the finest in comfort and entertainment. The Titan’s home theater system, tracking satellite, open-air hot-tub, spiral-tube waterslide and countless other contemporary features are sure to make the winner’s vacation experience unforgettable.

Rules were:

1. Write a 300 word or less essay on why a family you know deserves a luxury houseboat vacation.

2. Submit essay with your name and contact information and name and contactinformation of nominee via email to needavacation@houseboats.com, or fax 530-275-2392 or mail to:

Shasta Lake Resorts LP, P.O. Box 1189,

Bella Vista, CA 96008

3. Images may be submitted with entries but must have written permission from third party.

4. Winner will be judged on originality and how well you convey why the family you have nominated deserves a houseboat vacation more than any other entrant.

5. Submissions subject to approval of houseboats.com.

6. Only one submission per entrant permitted.

7. Winner will be selected by May 15, 2010.

8. Approximate vacation value for 7 nights – summer season on Titan including fuel: $16,500.

9. Vacation dates will be reserved with a maximum notice of 21 days before departure.

10. Vacation must be taken in 2010 season, subject to houseboats.com availability.