100' House Boat - Salty Sams Marina at Fort Myers Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes, Mid Island house boat description
Gulf Island Adventures is a 100' houseboat with all the amenities of a beach rental and more! Located near Time Square on Fort Myers Beach, at the beautiful, family friendly, Salty Sams Marina, it's the ideal location with beautiful bay views and all walking distance from the beach.
Our Houseboat has 4 king state rooms, each having their own private bathroom and TV and 2 bedrooms with queen beds that share a bathroom, it can easily accommodate 4-6 couples or 2-4 families which makes this a very affordable vacation rental. The salon boasts a 70' satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a barbeque on the back deck. There is even a washer/dryer on board for your convenience plus a fully stocked linen closet.
The upper deck has 1800 square feet of entertaining possibilities. A wet bar, hot/cool tub, lounge chairs, satellite radio and 2 dining tables for dining alfresco. You can enjoy your stay docked at the marina or for the price of a USCG licensed captain (captains charge between $150-$300/day) and the cost of fuel, you can change your view everyday! See Florida the way it was hundreds of years ago. This can include fishing adventures, snorkeling, shelling, visit Caloosa Indian shell mound islands, experience a kayak echo-tour, do a sunset cruises or just spending a few nights out away from the crouds. Cruise to the Ten Thousand Islands one day and tour around Sanabel and Captiva Islands the next. You decide... Book now and this truly unique vacation will have you coming back to Southwest Florida again and again.
Keywords: House Boat
- House Boat
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Pool Table
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Beach View
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
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We rented the houseboat for a week for a reunion for 12 adults. It was a get together that allowed us to come from all parts of the country to enjoy the water. We definitely enjoyed the water, but did have some difficulties with the house boat. The air conditioning only worked in the master and the next bedroom. We had to buy four fans for the bedrooms and the living area. I could understand if we were running off a generator, but this was plugged into the dock. Also, late one night the toilet in the master overflowed. My husband had to lift the king bed and crawl under into a very narrow space to turn off the water until it could be fixed the next day. Each time the boat goes out, it is an extra cost for the captain and the generator, so be sure to factor that into your cost. Also, the owner accused us of burning the carpet with the grill grate, but we weren't able to use it because there was no gas in the grill! Luckily we had our boat at the marina so we could grill on it. Later, we were told that the owner's son had a party after we left and failed to mention to his dad that he was the one to put the grill grate on the carpeting. We will be staying at a 6 bed/bath house on Captiva this year with a pool on the beach.
- Guest Ron R.
- Date of stay 06/05/11
- Review Submitted 04/30/12
Owner response: FYI. After their stay, these local people had refered us to other friends of theirs which have stayed aboard our boat and they all had a wonderful time. If you'd like to know the real reason for this persons lashing out almost a year after their stay, please ask me about it! It's actually a very funny story! PS The Pine Island Little League has black listed them from any fund raisers in the future!
What a fantastic getaway! This was such a great way to just get away from the day to day and just relax and have a great time. Even the mother-in-law had a great time! Our kids enjoyed endless hours in the top deck hot tub spotting the sea life cruising in the waters. In the evenings we enjoyed the satellite t.v. I was happy that each room had a t.v. and that there was internet! On the day that we weren't out in the waters, the kids and I enjoyed combing the beach on bikes, while my mother-in-law enjoyed an afternoon on the local casino boat. I was so pleased to see that the kitchen was fully stocked and everything that we needed was on board. I was able to just relax and really enjoy my time with my family. Our Captain was Capt. Jon. What a great host! Very nice and personable. He knew where to go and what to do so that we could really have a great time. We really enjoyed our stay on this floating hotel and are looking foward to doing it again soon. Thanks Captain Jon for making this trip one to remember with a smile!
- Guest Brandy M.
- Date of stay 12/15/11
- Review Submitted 12/24/11
A weekend away!!!!!
A weekend away!!!!!
What a nice getaway we had on this amazing 100 foot houseboat! It was just my wife and our 4 kids who took it out for a 36 hour cruise around the back waters off Ft. Myers Beach. Captain Jon, the owner, was a gracious host and knowledgeable Captain. I would recommend this trip for anyone!!!
- Guest liana
- Date of stay 12/03/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/11
I cannot say enough about our stay on board this fabulous floating hotel! My extended family and I rented the boat the week after Thanksgiving and were thrilled to find immaculate state rooms, spacious living room and fully equipped kitchen awaiting us. We had planned to do a 2 day cruise which was shortened to 1 due to the weather but had no problem enjoying the huge tv that day instead!! Cinemax, Starz, HBO and Showtime kept us happy in the movie department! I would highly recomend this as a venue for a medium to large group where everyone is under one roof! What's better, is this roof has an 1800 square foot deck above it!! Complete with hot tub and wet bar! The marina views and sunsets were fabulous too!!! Thank you Gulf Island Adventures! We will be back
- Guest Angela P.
- Date of stay 11/28/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/11
Fun for the whole family!
Fun for the whole family!
As a repeat visitor on this wonderful boat, I cannot say enough good things about it. My family and I have spent several week long vacations on this boat and from the time you step on board you could not ask for a better time. Captain Jon and crew are the best at making you feel right at home, and even my teen boys have enjoyed their time on board. There is no better way to see everything that Florida has to offer than from the deck of this boat. We have seen just about every type of Florida wild life from dolphins and manatee to crocodiles and pelicans. We have pulled up on deserted beaches to swim and had great times just sitting on the top deck at the marina watching the sun set. I look forward to our next visit...thanks for all the good times...
- Guest Heidi h.
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 12/06/11
The Boat That Went Nowhere
The Boat That Went Nowhere
The owner waited until the day of check in to inform us that the boat was missing one of two engines. He admitted to us that he knew of this issue at least 3 days before our arrival. With 1 engine, the boat can not operate safely in even mild winds. So we went nowhere - in spite of the owner telling us "maybe tomorrow". He also mis represented the availability of Captains - essentially saying they were plentiful at time of reserving only to change his colors at time of check in to say "he did not let just anyone drive the boat". Several other minor inconveniences - or should I say owner lies. You are better off renting a home and a boat , that works, for a day or two. If you are going to rent this boat - buyer beware. At least hold some money back - this guy is a true "pitchman" and will say anything to get the rental - but has no issue changing his story as he desires. We asked for a credit, but he just went on spinning his tales!
- Guest Dan O.
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 12/05/11
Owner response: The boat had a minor last minute mechanical problem with one of the engines that now that Thanksgiving weekend is over has been repaired,however,the boat was still very operational. We offer our 100 foot houseboat to guest as an alternative to hotels and the normal vacation rental home and to live aboard a luxury houseboat in a beautiful marina setting with the option of taking the boat out for day cruises or overnight stays as well.Guests are responsible for fuel and a captain if needed.There are unfortunately times that the weather dictates whether or not the boat can be navigated safely,therefore,no one is charged for fuel or captains fee until after their outing.On the rare occasion that the winds are blowing 25 knots with gusts to 35 knots or more as it was for them,the boat can not be navigated safely and will not be allowed to leave the dock for the safety and comfort of the passengers aboard.Most people in the past have completely understood and agree with this policy.Arrangements were made for a captain for two days on this trip,unfortunately,the two days that they scheduled,the wind didn't cooperate.I felt that by renting the group two smaller bay boats from the marina and paying for them myself,it would allow the group to have the opportunity to get out on the less choppy back bay waters and take in some sites which they thanked me for.We do our best to make sure our guests enjoy themselves during their stay.I don't understand the poor review as during their stay several people in the group told me how much they were enjoying it.I do understand the disappointment about the windy weather though! I'm struggling to figure this one out! With the exception of not being able to take the boat out due to high winds,they enjoyed all 5 nights that they reserved aboard the boat,cooked, ate and drank aboard the boat,swam in the pool almost every day, used all of the amenities at the marina,used the hot tub,wet bar and all the amenities on the boat,I afford them a late check out and rented two boats for them to use during their stay.Nothing was said during their stay about a credit,but now that their vacation is over,they email me saying they will write a bad review if I don't give them a refund?I don't get it!We can try our best to make sure our guests are comfortable and have a great experience while staying aboard our boat,but we can't control the weather.Sorry!The good news is that for the past two and a half weeks the weather has been great! Capt. Jon
100' Feet of Incredible
100' Feet of Incredible
The boat is amazing. It is almost criminal to label it just a "100' Houseboat." It is so much more than that. Take it out on the water and you'll see. People do not stop staring. It is like pulling a stretch Ferrari up to your senior prom. Granted, it is considerably slower, but no less of a thrill. We rented it for a few days for a bachelor party and the group could not have been more pleased. The look on each person's face when they stepped aboard was priceless. Guys were running from room to room like they were 12 years old again. Just thinking about the boat makes me grin. The rooms were clean and spacious. Captain Jon was an excellent host, knowledgeable and friendly. The kitchen/grill was suitable for putting together some really nice meals. You cannot measure how great a burger tastes when you are on the high seas, resting comfortably atop your own portable hotel, a Florida sunset creeping below the horizon. The fact that there is a Publix a few hundred yards away was a blessing and made restocking dangerously easy. Whether you just want to relax in the sun or you want to spend the day perfecting your Triple Lindy off the top deck, this "100' Houseboat" can accommodate any pace. It was a unique way to celebrate and I am grateful I stumbled across it. 5 stars from bow to stern. We will absolutely be back.
- Guest dm (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 08/17/11
- Review Submitted 08/29/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
As Good As Expected
As Good As Expected
Four local couples rented this houseboat and anchored out in Matlacha pass for three nights. We ate like kings as the ability to cook anything with a fully equiped kitchen and BBQ grill was at our disposal. Each night was great as we sat on the upper deck and enjoyed the breezes, satellite radio, hot tub and cold drinks. We were able to easily tow two flats boats with us so that we could take advantage of the good back bay fishing nearby. We would recommend this trip to anyone who is up for a good time.
- Guest Capt. Craig (Fort Myers, FL)
- Date of stay 06/09/11
- Review Submitted 06/13/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
What an amazing boat!
What an amazing boat!
There is no reason you will want to leave this boat, unless you need supplies, and with the Marina store right there and grocery store just a two minute walk away,it could not be situated better. The upper deck is massive and the wetbar and hottub just topped it off. While you are having your morning coffee, keep your eyes open for dolphins swimming by. The scenery was incredible and the boat was immaculate. The 6 sleeping quarters were incredible and the beds very comfortable. Satellite TV's in each of the quarters, which I never needed to turn on. We did rent a movie one nite and watched it on the big screen. A washer and dryer and showers in each and every room, full sized galley, larger than the one I have at home, a barbeque and everything you need made cooking alot of fun. Definetly give this rental a two thumbs up and we all decided we would do it again next year. Best vacation I have had in many years. Do it!
- Guest dewdad (Toronto Ontario)
- Date of stay 05/14/11
- Review Submitted 06/07/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
6 of us went down frm NC in March for baseball. Had we known what we know now we would have cancelled the games and just stayed on the boat.What a great experience and gracious host Jon is. Do not hesitate renting this boat. The pictures do not do it justice and the location is perfect.
- Guest Peck (Sanford,NC)
- Date of stay 03/10/11
- Review Submitted 03/27/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Peak Season .. Nov 15-Jun 01 .. $700/night 2-night min. $4200/week Off Peak ..... Jun 01-Nov 14 .. $550/night 2-night min. $3500/week Event Weeks ................... $6500/week Due to the size of the boat, a USCG Licensed Captain is required to operate the vessel away from the dock at the marina. A list of approved captains will be supplied to guests. Guests will be responsible for refueling the boat at the end of the rental. 6% tax additional. Cleaning and Security Deposit Required.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I have been a Back Country Flats Fishing guide in this area for 15 years. About seven years ago I was given the opportunity to do national television spots as The Fuller Brush Man on the QVC shopping network. As time went on, the air dates became more frequent until I decided to move my family to PA closer to the QVC studio. Although we liked PA, seven years was too long to be away from the place we know and love, South West Florida. It truly is an outdoor paradise!!!
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Mid Island:
South West Florida is an outdoor paradise. Being right on the waters of Estero Bay at Snook Bight Marina allows us to enjoy both the bay side of the island and still be right next to the beach. Estero Bay is dotted with Mangrove islands rich in wildlife, it's a fishermans paradise! The beach side of the island has the white sand and warm Gulf waters South West Florida is known for. The entire island is only seven miles long, so being located mid-island, we're only minutes away from everything.
The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
When they designed Snook Bight Marina, they thought of almost everything. The marina has a fantastic Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Lounge, Rooftop Pool with sundeck and BBQ, Ship Store, Boat Dealership, and the best location on Fort Myers Beach. Their staff is helpful and friendly as well. Just stay here once and you will not want to leave.
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360 Degree Views / It does'nt get any more water front than this!
King Stateroom beds can be divided into two Twins
Lower Queen Room has water level view
Docked at the Marina
Fish stories at the bar
Anchored just off Sanibel Island for the night
Upper Queen Room
Snook Bight Marina
In the water/On the water
On the Top Deck
Tarpon just outside Boca Grand Pass
Sea Trout caught just off of Captiva Island
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