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Tiny Houseboat Rental for a Great Getaway on St. Johns River near DeLand, Florida

DeLand, Florida (United States)

Tiny Houseboat Rental for a Great Getaway on St. Johns River near DeLand, Florida

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2 units
8 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Description

  • Kid-friendly
This tiny houseboat rental is located near DeLand, Florida, and can accommodate four guests. There is one cozy bedroom and one-half bathroom. The bedroom has two comfortable beds, while the half bathroom has a toilet. Two clean pillows and towels are provided. In the living area, guests will find a sizable table with bench seating. The kitchenette includes appliances such as a sink and a stovetop.

Outside, there is a rooftop space for relaxing or enjoying the scenery. The boat getaway can be taken all over St. Johns River with 300 miles of remarkable waterways just waiting to be explored.

Features

  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toiletries
  • Linens and pillows
  • Dining table
  • Cooking basics
These tiny houseboats are cozy and comfortable and very easy to navigate. The boat is 18’ long by 8’ wide with an 11' draft making it easily maneuverable and perfect for navigating all of the tributaries and backwaters of the St. John’s River. This allows guests to get back into the nooks and crannies that larger houseboats cannot. The hosts believe it’s a more intimate and charming experience providing the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature for the same price as a hotel room near the water.

On board guests will find all the comforts of a cabin including a fully equipped kitchenette with a sink and a two burner gas stove, a dining table and couch which convert into beds, and a private bathroom. The boat has large windows on all sides providing great panoramic views. If it happens to rain all the windows can be closed and everyone can keep dry. A high powered 12-volt fan will keep the cabin cool and provides great air circulation when guests are not on the move. The boat is powered by a new E-Tec engine with clean technology producing fewer emissions.

Now that guests are acquainted, they chart their own course or the hosts can recommend one with their easy to follow guide maps. The boats will allow guests to step back in time and experience authentic Florida as the Native Americans and early explorers did centuries ago as they travel through mile after mile of protected and undeveloped waterways.

Guests will enjoy sleeping under the stars and waking up to the gentle sounds of nature as they sip their first cup of coffee while the fog lifts off of the water. The hosts look forward to helping guests create big memories with tiny houseboat adventures.

Guest Services

This tiny houseboat offers a unique way to experience the St. Johns River in Central Florida. The hosts provide an affordable opportunity for people to create new memories while disconnecting from the every day and reconnecting with nature.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars
This unique vacation rental is settled on St. Johns River near the city of DeLand in central Florida. As the longest river in Florida, St. Johns River boasts 310 miles of waterways to explore, many of which are protected and undeveloped. Guests can follow the provided maps to secluded backwater oases, where they will often spot manatee and other remarkable local wildlife. There are over 100 springs located within the St. Johns River, such as Wekiwa Springs, Blue Spring, Alexander Springs, Silver Glen Springs, and Silver Springs.

A fabulous local attraction is Hontoon Island, which is only accessible by boat. There, glampers will find three miles of hiking trails, a museum, picnic areas, and hot showers.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Scuba diving
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Wildlife watching

With 310 miles of stunning waterways to explore, guests can steer their boat to hidden springs and into gorgeous lakes. The hosts encourage guests to explore the Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge with its 30,000 acres of pristine and protected waterways like De Leon Springs and the Old Sugar Mill, Hontoon River Wildlife Refuge, Hontoon Island, Blue Springs, and Silver Glen Springs. The wildlife viewing and bird watching is always amazing. Guests can experience encounters with alligators, manatees (hundreds at Blue Springs), otters, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, and many more!

Some of the springs are perfect for swimming, playing, floating, and spotting wildlife. Manatees and other animals can be seen in the protected, undeveloped waterways, where guests can take remarkable photographs. Snorkeling and scuba diving are fantastic ways to get up and close with the animals peacefully swimming beneath the surface.

Three miles of lovely hiking trails await on Hontoon Island, which is only accessible by boat. Guests can enjoy a picnic at the picnic tables or barbecue on the provided grills. There is even a museum of Native Americans and St. Johns River history, where glampers can learn more about the area they are exploring.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 11:00 a.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Flexible: You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

The rate is $130 per night for two or more nights; $230 for one night; or $200 for six-hour day rental.

The hosts want all guests to have an enjoyable experience, so if they have any special needs or physical limitations they should call the hosts first to discuss.

The maximum number of passengers is four persons.

Children six years of age or older are welcome.

Guests must be at least 25 years old to book an adventure and/or be accompanied by an adult 25 years or older.

Those born after January 1, 1988, are required by law to have passed a free boaters safety course.

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