Abodes on the water

Published online: Jun 23, 2010 News Lori Carson - LJWorld.com
Viewed 505 time(s)

"It's like going on vacation every weekend."

That's how Patty and Doug Gerdel describe life on their 38-foot, twin-engine Nautaline houseboat docked at Perry Lake marina.

The Topeka couple make their convenient escape from dry land most every weekend from April through October and revel in their haven on the water that has all the comforts of home.

The main salon is a welcoming space featuring sofa seating that converts to a full-sized bed. Beneath the fore deck is the cozy master quarters with a queen-sized bed and darkness that accompanies the rhythmic rocking of the water to lull even an insomniac to sleep. Patty proudly proclaims she's no slave to the kitchen, but the galley includes a range top that does double-duty as a countertop, an ample refrigerator/freezer and a banquette table that transforms to a queen bed. Even the head (boat-speak for the bathroom) has compartmentalized functionality that includes all the necessities.

Despite the interior conveniences, it's the outdoor areas that the couple most enjoy. Doug dons his captain's hat as he takes the helm atop the fly bridge while guests make themselves comfortable on the aft deck, equipped with a swim ladder or a mezzanine level deck outfitted with table and chairs.

To read more, visit http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/jun/21/abodes-water/?city_local.

You May Also Be Interested In...

April 15, 2015

Houseboat Travels To Puerto Rico For New Christian Bale Movie

A 1960s River Queen houseboat is making the exciting trip to Puerto Rico to take part in a 20th Century Fox film called "The Deep Blue Good-by," starring Christian Bale.
April 08, 2015

A Beautiful And Tragic Show Of Love

In a brave display of courage and love, 74-year-old Everett McGowin dove into the swift, cold waters of the Fraser River near Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to save his wife...
April 03, 2015

66 Days At Sea

After being lost at seafor 66 days, Louis Jordan has been rescued 200 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
April 01, 2015

California Fishing-License Purchases Are Dropping

If fishing is your game, you might want to take the luring call of California lakes with a grain of salt.
March 30, 2015

The Mini Bike Is Back!

The Downtube Mini Shimano Nexus 8SP Folding Bike has answered the call of demand and is back on the market!
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!