Floating Bungalow - This is Boat Life with Luxury... Just Relax and Enjoy!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House Boat
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This Floating Bungalow offers a unique vacation with all the amenities of a house - yet on a boat! The back porch with its’ overhead fans is perfect for fishing, reading or enjoying the sunrise/sunset. The Floating Bungalow has a full kitchen with granite counter top, tiled back splash, a five burner cook stove, full size refrigerator with ice-maker, and dishwasher. Cooking utilities, plates, glasses, etc. are provided as well as basic spices. Cook-in, eat-out, or use the gas grill on the back porch. The upstairs sleeping loft has a comfortable bed, cathedral ceiling, carpeting, reading light and walk-in closet. Wake up in a full loft with panoramic views of the water and a stained glass window. Relax in the stunning and functional living room with cathedral ceiling, stained glass window, electric fireplace, hardwood floors and eight full size windows featuring French doors opening onto a beautiful front porch. Living room includes a full size sleep sofa offering sleeping for another two people. The flat screen TV offers major network stations with ROKU offering Netflix, History Channel, Pandora, and many others. The bathroom is not your typical boat bathroom, as it features a full size shower as well as a residential flush toilet. Family marina offers pontoon boat rentals, bait shop, deli, and pool. Paradise Cove is opening with a full restaurant and pool bar and live music at the Marina on July 1.
There is much to do in the area. The St. John's River is alive with wildlife and birds! Turtles, blue herons, and manatees come right up to the porch of the Floating Bungalow! Boat Tree Marina offers a pool, deli, bait, and rental boats (with a 15% discount to our guests for rental boats). On July 1st we will welcome the opening of Paradise Cove, the Marina’s new restaurant and Pool Bar offering live music. We provide two kayaks free of charge for your leisurely paddling down the river. The St. John’s River is a meandering waterway with cypress covered shoreline and great stands of oak hammocks. The river is full of nesting osprey, bald eagles, manatees and other wildlife. Nearby State Parks offer additional ways to enjoy nature including eco-tours, scuba diving, paddle boating, and swimming. Sanford is one of Central Florida’s oldest incorporated cities, is home to brick-lined streets, towering oaks, elegant store-fronts and large, nineteenth-century Victorian homes. The downtown Historic Sanford is less than five miles away and features events, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, Farmers Market, and a Riverwalk with gazebos and swinging benches and 1.2 miles of pedestrian walking paths. Along the way you can visit Veterans Memorial Park, Marina Island, Ft. Mellon Park, the Sanford Museum, or have lunch at one of the lakeside restaurants. Historic Sanford hosts many events including ArtWalks, Jazz concerts, Farmer's Market, Food Truck Bazaars, monthly “Alive After Five” celebrations, and more. Be sure to check out to see what's happening during your stay. Orlando is only 30 minutes away and offers live shows, culture, and a downtown scene. Daytona Beach and New Symrna Beach are also about 30 minutes away. We are 35-40 minutes away from the Theme Parks – allowing you to go play and come back to relax!
Member since: 2015
- House Boat
- 550 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We haven't set a "minimum age" limit. However, it is a boat and not suitable for toddlers or very young children. I'm happy to discuss these concerns to decide if your child is an appropriate age....moreless
This is a boat and not suitable for young children. Yet, for the right ages can be a memorable vacation. Let me know if you would like to bring children so we I can make sure you are comfortable with the water setup....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Sleep sofa offers additional sleeping for two.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom has full size shower and traditional house flush toilet.
- Things to do: The Marina: Rent a deck and pontoon boat (15% off to guests). Take our kayaks down the St. John’s River. Enjoy the live music, food, drinks, and pool at the Marina Restaurant. Sanford has rivership lunch/dinner cruise, sailing lessons, airboat rides, and eco-tours. Blue Springs State Park covers more than 2600 acres. It is a designated manatee refuge and a great place to watch manatees. De Leon Springs State Park is on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Both parks offer birding, hiking/nature trails, scuba diving, snorkeling, tubing, swimming, canoe & kayak rentals, and wildlife viewing. Sanford is home to brick-lined streets, towering oaks, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, Farmers Market, and a Riverwalk. Historic Sanford hosts many events including ArtWalks, Jazz concerts, Food Truck Bazaars, and more. Orlando is 30 min away offering live shows and a downtown scene. Daytona and New Symrna Beach are also about 30 min away. We are 35-40 min away from the Theme Parks. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Tax Rate 11%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The St. John's River is alive with wildlife and birds! Turtles, blue herons, and manatees come right up to the porch! Boat Tree Marina offers a pool, deli, bait, and rental boats (with a 15% discount to our guests for rental boats). We provide two kayaks free of charge for your leisurely paddling down the river. Nearby State Parks offer additional ways to enjoy nature including eco-tours, scuba diving, paddle boating, and swimming. Historic Sanford is less than five miles away and features events, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, Farmers Market, and a Riverwalk. Historic Sanford hosts many events including ArtWalks, Farmer's Market, Food Truck Bazaars, Alive After Five, etc. Orlando is only 30 minutes away and offers live shows, culture, and a downtown scene. Daytona Beach and new Symrna Beach are also about 30 minutes away.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: In our early 50s Warren and I found ourselves in New Hampshire in a 5400 square foot house with our kids moving onto their adult lives. We also found all of our money and time was spent in cleaning and maintaining the house and "stuff" we had accumulated. There are times in everyone's lives when you need to sit back and think about what you want in life and tweak things to achieve this goal. For us, we did much more than tweak! We decided to simplify life without compromising style, luxury, or beauty. We wanted to spend time "on" the water, move to a warmer climate, stop working full time, and enjoy a relaxed, fun, and joyful lifestyle. This was the beginning of Floating Bungalows. After designing and building our first Floating Bungalow, we decided to rent out our home to vacationers. We love having vacationers come and find such enjoyment out of our Floating Bungalow!
Why the Owner Chose Sanford, FL, USA:
The small house movement is taking shape all over the country as people realize they do not want to work in the rat race to support a huge home that they do not have time to enjoy. Floating bungalows are designed to be low-maintenance homes allowing you to spend more time enjoying what you enjoy - and less time cleaning and maintaining your home. My husband is native to New Hampshire and we spent 30 years of our life together there. We love having Northerners come stay in the cold months and take extra care that the sun and bungalow refuel them. The combination of the luxurious space and vacation atmosphere of the Marina, along with the location of our Floating Bungalow make this a perfect vacation spot for people of all ages!
The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
Face it, vacationing on a boat is just plain great! You’ll return from your vacation relaxed and rejuvenated. We have everything to provide you with a fast paced and exciting, laid back and quiet, or active with nature vacation! Come see for yourself why it’s great to be ON the water!
Floating Bungalow at Boat Tree Marina
Livingroom has french doors opening onto the porch.
Kitchen has five-burner stove, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator
Bedroom provides peaceful and panoramic views of the water.
Bathroom features residential toilet
Boat Tree Marina offers many amenities
Downtown riverwalk offers 1.2 miles of sidewalks on the water
Quaint back porch welcomes visitors
Livingroom sofa opens to full size bed.
Cathedral ceiling and stained glass window add to the ambiance of this loft
Full size shower
Lake Monroe offers views from Riverwalk
Quaint historic Sanford is home to a brewery, pubs, and restaurants
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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