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Waterfront floating home at a marina with pool, jacuzzi, two restaurants & more

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, covered deck with grill, seating and fabulous river view

One of the most unique homes you will encounter. Built in 2004, for over a million dollars, as a wedding chapel that held 110 guests. There are only two built in the world. The other is in Australia. Transformed by current owners into a private residence. All original stained glass windows were preserved. 19 foot ceilings only add to the wow factor. Spiral stairway leads to sleeping loft. Master suite has a large closet. Hardwood and tile floors, granite counters, new appliances, leather furniture.

Barbeque on gas grill and enjoy eating on the covered deck while watching a beautiful sunset on the Manatee River. There is always a nice breeze so there aren't mosquitos. Regatta Pointe Marina has 2 great restaurants and bars with entertainment, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, work out facility, laundromat and media room. At the end of the pier you can sign up for sight seeing cruises or sport fishing tours.

This romantic vacation rental would be perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary or just a great getaway. It is a vacation you will remember forever. This is a brand new listing on VRBO.

More Details

Sam Cribbs
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Sam Cribbs

I grew up in a coastal area in Oregon and have always lived near the water. It has been a part of my life that I have enjoyed either through boating, fishing or diving. Now that my wife and I live in Florida we are enjoying the pleasures of the warmer waters on the East Coast. We have both lived on floating homes in the past so when we saw this unique property we could not pass it up. We have enjoyed turning it into the home it is today.

We hope you will share in this wonderful lifestyle by staying on our floating vacation rental.


Sam Cribbs

What makes this house boat unique

We believe that staying on the Floating Chapel offers you a special opportunity to experience life on the water in complete luxury. You will not find anything like this anywhere else in the United States. Try something outside the box. I promise you won't be disappointed.


Palmetto House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has marble top on counter, large shower and natural light from porthole.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeping loft
  • Master bedroom has queen bed, storage areas in drawers in sides of bed, night stands and closet. Large fan for warm nights. 40 inch Flat screen TV
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Waterfront floating home at a marina with pool, jacuzzi, two restaurants & more
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Very unique way to spend time in Bradenton!

  • 5 of 5

The chapel boat is immaculate. Bathroom and kitchen very well done, and well-stocked. Owners very responsive.

Lots of space for dining, lounging. The back patio is great for dinner and drinks al fresco.

Location is ideal for St. Armands/Lido Beach/Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island and more.

Highly recommend!

Only forewarning is the upstairs bedroom is accessed by very steep and narrow winding stairs. Not ideal for the elderly or very young, or those with walking/climbing issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake City, FL

Lovely setting in Regatta Marina

  • 5 of 5

Home was super clean and spacious. Finishes are very nice and high end. We had a great stay! Brought the boat and motored out to keys and sandbars every day. The restaurant at the marina, just steps away, was very convenient and the serves great food!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very unique experience. Beautiful place. Well kept. Exceptionally clean. Would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in The Floating Chapel while in Florida celebrating our 30th Anniversary. Loved it! Sam & Linda were great hosts. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique experience like this.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a magical experience vacationing on the house boat! We walked into a beautiful, very clean, well-cared for home with a basket of treats awaiting us. We spent endless hours relaxing on the deck either enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening as the sun was setting. The marina was great. We enjoyed the pool and we especially enjoyed walking over to the nearby restaurant for appetizers in the afternoon and dinner in the evening. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of plush towels in the bathroom. Everything was wonderful! Our hosts were very kind and provided us with great information about the area.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience, everything was great, love the kitchen, extremely clean and property was very well kept, the atmosphere of being on the water was fantastic , Sam and Linda were great to deal with and were available to answer any questions we had

The Gallant Family

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!! Beautiful.. gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

if you are looking for something different and out of the ordinary than you must stay here. It was gorgeous. Extremely clean. I felt like I was home. A must do and will definitely be doing this again someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Car: necessary

Tampa International Airport is 42 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

You will pay the service fee to VRBO with a credit card. We collect our own rent. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. After you pay the service fee I will send you a rental agreement to sign and return with your credit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.