Stayed with my wife in August 2015 for 4 days. It was off season and we were able to strike a good bargain with Mr.Showkat, the owner of the property. The stay was very comfortable. The owner discussed our itinerary and arranged for cab pickup and drop to Dal Lake and ferry to the houseboat on each day. We were served vegetarian(as per our request) breakfast and lunch each day. Food was good though a bit repetitive. The houseboat doesn't offer a majestic view of the Dal Lake like a few luxury houseboats on the same line but it does offer a houseboat with a decent view, good food, warm people, safe stay at a nominal price. The same owner has 2 houseboats next to each other and Young Pasadona is the newer one and its more comfortable compared to Showkat houseboat.