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Astonishing Historic Houseboat Rental on the Manatee River near Sarasota, Florida

Palmetto, Florida (United States)
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Jacuzzi/Hot Tub · Barbecue · Swimming pool

This astonishing and historic floating chapel turned luxurious private home is ideal for glampers who appreciate amazing architecture. The houseboat can be found in a marina on the Manatee River near Sarasota in Palmetto, Florida, and boasts a shared swimming pool.

With the ability to accommodate up to four guests comfortably, this houseboat boasts two bedrooms, with one being a spacious sleeping loft. Each bedroom features a queen-size bed and high-end linens and towels. The sleeping loft can be reached by a stunning spiral staircase and features a sitting area which is perfect for catching up on a good book. There are two bathrooms, each elegantly furnished with a shower, toilet, and vanity sinks.

As guests make their way into the great room, they will encounter the stately kitchen, dining, and living areas. The comfort of the living area will be much appreciated after a long day on the beach. Featuring a ceiling fan, comfortable reclining chairs, and a flat-screen television, guests can put their feet up and view an entertaining film.

Those who love to cook will enjoy preparing meals in the open full kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops. The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances such as a stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and a coffee maker, as well as essential cookware, dishes, and cutlery. Meals can be shared either inside at the four-person dining table.

Outside, there is a deck where guests can enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the sunshine. A barbecue grill can also be found on the deck and can be used to prepare meals as well. The marina has a shared swimming pool that guests can access, and upon arrival, the host will give guests the key. The marina also has a workout facility, a Jacuzzi, restaurants, and laundry facilities. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Hot water
  • Towels
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cell service
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • 2 Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gym/Exercise room
  • Microwave
  • Private Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Shared Outdoor pool
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Breakfast bar
  • Barbecue
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dining table
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea kettle
  • Fan
  • Satellite/Cable

This extremely unique and ideally situated glamping property features everything that guests will appreciate while spending their stay on the water in Palmetto, Florida. Fitted with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, as well as two flat-screen televisions with satellite cable programming, guests will feel comfortable and connected throughout their stay. Linens, bath towels, and a hairdryer are provided by the host, however, guests might want to supply their own beach towels for they are not provided.

Outside, guests can enjoy the use of the porch with plenty of outdoor seating, as well as a barbecue grill for preparing delicious meals. A washing machine and clothes dryer can be found inside of the marina, as well as a small fitness center. The host will supply the guests with the key to access the marina pool. Parking is available on the premises.

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Guest Services

  • Boat dock

Location + Surroundings

  • Forest
  • National Park
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Hot springs
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Beach
  • Bus station
  • Supermarket
  • Health facility
  • Town/City
  • Tourism office
  • Fuel station
  • Airport
  • Train station
  • Antiquing
  • Amusement park
  • Bowling
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

Tucked away on the Manatee River that feeds into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this waterfront property in Palmetto, Florida, has an excellent location that would suit any glamper. It is located a few moments drive from Sarasota and 45 minutes away from Tampa. Palmetto is situated close enough to large cities yet maintains a small town feel. The property lies on the south end of Palmetto, in a marina situated on the Manatee River. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Tennis
  • Stand-up paddleboarding

South Florida is a popular vacation destination for those looking to escape to a warm climate with plenty of sand, sea, and sunshine. The property itself lies on the Manatee River that feeds into the Gulf of Mexico, which is a great location for water sports enthusiasts. Whether it's riding jet skis in the river or boating on the open sea, there is something for everyone. Glampers can relax on the sandy beaches found just minutes away from the property, or they can spend time swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing. Fishing tours can be accessed right at the marina.

If guests wish to explore what inland Florida has to offer, they can take a day trip to Myakka River State Park, which is the closest natural area to the property. There, glampers can take a guided tour, go hiking, or practice their photography skills. When a break from the outdoors is needed, glampers can explore what Palmetto has to offer, or they can take a short drive to either Sarasota, Tampa, or Saint Petersburg, where they can visit a museum, go shopping, and sample the local gastronomy in one of the many restaurants and bars.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
  • Some spaces are shared

Accesibility & Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 15 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion.
  • Refund does not include Glamping Hub service fee.
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Additional Information

This property is not pet-friendly.

There is a $500 refundable damage deposit that is held on the guest's card at the time of confirmation. This will be released back to the guest 7 days after check-out pending no damages.

There is a cleaning fee of $150 per stay for this accommodation.

This yacht is to remain stationary throughout the duration of the stay. Read more

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