The Sand Dollar houseboat has 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen sofa sleeper and 2 Twin beds in the loft. Each house boat has flat-screen TVs with cable and complimentary WiFi. The kitchen features a refrigerator, stove top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and well-equipped kitchens. The sliding glass doors lead to front patio overlooking wonderful water views located between Key Largo and Islamorada in Tavernier at Mile Marker 91.7 on the Bayside, in a protected tranquil oasis cove of Community Harbor, in the beautiful Florida Keys.
The Sand Dollar has 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen sofa sleeper and 2 Twin beds in loft
Aqua Villas at Mangrove Marina Resort
About Aqua Villas at Mangrove Marina Resort
Check-in time is between 3 PM - 5 PM Late Check-in is available, please call the office for after hour check-in instructions Minimum check-in age is 21 Check-out time is 11 AM Dogs are allowed with a fee of $50 per dog. Arrangements MUST be made at time of booking Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy. Boats and trailers have an additional charge and Must be requested at time of booking to verify availability.
Why Aqua Villas at Mangrove Marina Resort chose Tavernier
"Welcome Aboard" as we say here at Mangrove Marina! Situated on the waterfront, we are only 60 miles from Miami, 8 miles from Key Largo and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, 10 miles from Islamorada, the “Fishing Capitol of the US” and the Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park and scenic drive south on Overseas Hwy, 90 miles to Key West visiting the southernmost point of the US and the famous Duval Street and all of the activities.
What makes this House Boat unique
Mangrove Marina Resort has full marina services including a heated pool, bath house with showers, toilets and laundry machines, a boat ramp, fuel dock, wet slips and trailer storage. Fin and Juice bar & lounge is on property providing great food and libations. There is complimentary WiFi in public areas and parking are also provided. Getting around: Public transportation is limited. Uber and cabs available. If you are looking to explore, renting a vehicle or boat is recommended.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not what I expected.
Staff was not helpful. They were not rude, but not helpful. My husband and I had traveled a long way and were looking forward to a few days of ease and comfort. My husband is disabled and unable to help with heavy lifting. I carried all of our baggage to and from parking lot. No assist was offered. Lifting the bags on to the houseboat was difficult. . There wasn't laundry soap. There was tiny bit of coffee. No one offered fresh towels or coffee or told us where we might get breakfast or dinner. Beds are only queen size so I slept on hideabed. The most uncomfortable contraption ever built for sleeping! Found a few bugs also so I won't be back. The bar next door was great!
My friend and I planned a last minute trip to Tavernier for Memorial Day Weekend. Every hotel in Islamorada was booked, which is where we wanted to stay. After calling about 30 hotels I stumbled upon VRBO and Mariela was an absolute sweetheart and on top of everything and super accomodating. It was definitely meant to be! This house boat was so cute/spacious and there were no noisy obnoxious neighbors to worry about! We had a blast and in comparison to the shoebox hotels our friends were staying in, we definitely hit the jackpot. Everything was clean, there were towels, shampoo, conditioner and mini soap bottles as well as a TV and AC. We felt right at home and we loved the little tiki bar. I felt so safe and I would absolutely recommend this house boat and stay again! Also, I left one of my favorite hats and they let me know it was in lost and found. Great deal for what you get!
My wife and I just spent 4 days at the Conch Shell Aqua Lodge houseboat and had a great time.
The houseboat was extremely well maintained as was the marina .
The houseboats are in Boatman's Mangrove Marina.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
The house cleaning staff made daily visits to offer to clean the houseboat and asked if we needed anything. I was not expecting that.
Great sunsets right from the marina and even better if you went just outside the harbor.
I am a boater and could not have asked for more. They included dockage for my boat, storage for my trailer, a ramp to launch and retrieve the boat, and ice for the coolers.
The marina is in a well protected harbor and just about a minute at idle speed to get out to Florida Bay.
The location of the Mangrove Marina was great, it was just a few minutes to Tavernier Creek and out to the ocean.
Highly recommended for boaters.
Great Keys Escape
This was a great way to spend some time on the water in the Keys. The houseboat decor was very up-to-date (unlike other houseboats we have rented in other locations by other vendors). Heidi was fantastic and responded to our every need. The location was great as we were able to walk across US 1 to a park for the dog. We had a car but if not, there are several options for food nearby. I've only given 4 stars because the bed was a little too hard for me and as a result I did not sleep more than 6 hours each night. Next time I'll bring my air mattress. Highly recommend this to anybody who is looking for some place to stay and make new friends.
Unique and fun stay!
We stumbled upon this houseboat in our search for a weekend escape in the Keys. What a great place to spend a couple of nights! The boat was just as described and the marina is an interesting locale. Heidi was a great host – she even let us come in a night earlier than planned, at the last minute, when we needed to escape a terrible week of work drama. She met us at the boat and made sure we were settled in and even sat by the fire that night with us and the other houseboat renters. There’s a very nice bath house, you can bring your own boat (we were able to tie ours up right next to our rental) and we even had a visit from a giant and friendly manatee who enjoyed drinking from the fresh water hose on the dock. The boat was decorated very comfortably and our only recommendation would be to have some pots/pans for cooking (yes, we’re the weird travelers who actually enjoy cooking up our catch or other specialties while on vacation – but the grills outside sufficed to get us through). Our dog Scally loved the experience, too. I’d highly recommend staying here and we’ll definitely be back!
Stayed in the Aqua Lodge for a weekend with 5 friends and had the best time! Already planned a trip back to the house boat. All the amenities you could possibly need, clean, nicely decorated and perfectly located. Heidi was so nice and accommodating.
And we so enjoyed you! Very amazing guests :)
Can't wait to see you again <3
Situated on the waterfront, we are only 60 miles from Miami, 8 miles from Key Largo and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, 10 miles from Islamorada, the “Fishing Capitol of the US” and the Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park and scenic drive south on Overseas Hwy, 90 miles to Key West visiting the southernmost point of the US and the famous Duval Street and all of the activities.