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Scenic Floating Cottage for a Weekend Getaway near Orlando, Florida

Sanford, Florida (United States)

Scenic Floating Cottage for a Weekend Getaway near Orlando, Florida

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New accommodation
Private Floating Home
4 guests
1 Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Entire Floating Home

This scenic floating cottage is a cozy upscale getaway that floats right on the water of the scenic St. Johns River near Orlando, Florida. Glampers wanting relaxation, replenishment, or exploration will find the environment they need in this magical cottage. Featured on Tiny House Hunters on HGTV, the cottage provides all of the amenities of home and is sure to delight glampers. Bathed in natural light, the cottage grants glampers stunning views of the water from every nook and cranny.

The cathedral ceilinged living room has hardwood floors and embraces the outside. Its French doors expand the living area to include the protected front porch. A double sofa bed, electric potbelly stove, TV, and versatile work/dining table grace the charming cottage too.

No ordinary boat galley, the fully equipped kitchen meets the needs of the casual to the gourmet chef with a five-burner gas stove, a full-size side-by-side refrigerator with door ice dispenser, dishwasher, granite counter tops, and tile back splashes. A microwave, toaster, utensils and dinnerware are included. A gas grill on the back porch provides glampers an outdoor cooking option.

Walking up the stairs leads guests to the carpeted loft bedroom with a queen-size bed, walk-in closet and stained glass window. The loft is air-conditioned. Guests need only open the shades and screened windows to enjoy the gentle river breeze. The cleverly outfitted bath has a full-size shower, flush comfort toilet, and storage space for linens and toiletries, as well as a view-catching window.

The French doors to the front porch open the cottage to a full view of the marina surrounded by local forests. With four comfortable chairs, guests of the cottage may choose to sit for hours simply enjoying the quiet peace of the marina. Guests can watch boaters come and go from trips up the lazy St. Johns River or to Lake Monroe to visit Sanford.

Turtles swim to the cottage to greet the guests and to be treated to the dry kibbles of cat food stored in the pantry. Catfish and turtles playfully spar for the food. An occasional manatee can be seen from the porch. Herons and egrets are common sights as glampers share the lovely outdoors with feathered friends.

This cottage rental is designed with comfort and efficiency built into 550 square feet of living space, seemingly larger with a cathedral ceilinged living room, complete with overhead fan and French doors opening to the covered front porch. Glampers may choose to sit for hours, enjoying the peace of the marina while observing boating activity and wildlife. Relax on the porch and watch the turtles and catfish swim to the porch hoping for a cat food kibble treat, stored in the pantry for guests to reward the wee critters. In addition, two kayaks are on the dock for the exclusive use of glampers, and guests also have access to the marina's laundry facilities, pool, deli, restaurant, and poolside bar. When the restaurant is closed, guests may take their own food to the pool.

2 beds

  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 1 Sofa bed

Features and Services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Barbecue
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Hot water

Hosted by Kim

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  • Response time: Less than 1 hour
  • New accommodation

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
Pets, other than service animals, are not welcome.

As this is a floating cottage, parents of toddlers should contact the host prior to booking.

There are stairs with a sturdy handrail to the loft bedroom. The cottage is not suitable for guests with mobility limitations.

The cottage is strictly a non-smoking environment, indoors or on the porches.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Location & Surroundings

Sanford, Florida (United States)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Beach
  • Forest
  • National Park
  • Lake


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

Glampers can relax on the porch while watching marina activity, or venture out by kayak or boat to observe the richly scenic views and wildlife of the St. Johns and Wekiva Rivers. Guests of this cottage receive a 15% discount on boat rentals. In Old Town Sanford, guests will find a medley of great restaurants, shops, and art galleries, with a monthly "Alive After Five" event with music, food trucks, and art walks. Sanford also has the picturesque, mile-long Riverwalk, lined with shade trees, gazebos, and swinging benches where visitors can relax on the grass under the sun.

The area is a delight for bird-watchers with a plethora of varieties in beautiful surroundings. Nearby Merritt Island National Refuge and the Audubon Raptor Center are each within a 90-minute drive from the cottage and offer a world of wildlife observations. Boating upriver or driving to the Blue Springs and Crystal Springs areas offer unique opportunities to see and swim with manatees.

While the peace, wildlife, and beauty of the river location are the major draw to the cottage, those who covet a metropolitan excursion can motor to the greater Orlando area, with large tourist attractions like Universal Studios and Disney World in just an hour. The metropolitan Orlando area is extensive, with hundreds of restaurants, music venues, museums, art galleries, and sponsored city events to choose from. Guests of the bungalow can also venture into the Black Bear Wilderness Area or take advantage of the many foot and bike trails nearby.

Guests have full access to the marina swimming pool and coin-operated laundry facility.