Tiny Houseboat Rental for a Great Getaway on St. Johns River near DeLand, Florida
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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.
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- Running water
- Linens and pillows
- Dining table
- Cooking basics
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.
Location + Surroundings
- Movie theater
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.
- Scuba diving
- 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.
Check-in: 11:00 a.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
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.