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Floating Cottage . . .afloat on the St. Johns River in Florida

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Sanford, Florida
Welcome to FLOATING COTTAGE . . . charming and unique houseboat vacation rental on the St. Johns River . Imagine relaxation, gently afloat in a quiet, clean-water designated marina in Sanford, Florida.

Poised to delight, Floating Cottage provides a peaceful environment to relax, replenish and explore. Air conditioning assures respite from the summer heat. Relax on the front porch to enjoy the gentle breeze while watching turtles swim to the porch to beg for a treat (cat kibbles provided!). Replenish in the peaceful comfort of this fully equipped small home that was featured on Tiny House Hunters on HGTV. Explore the scenic river area using the kayaks provided for guests, or by renting a boat at the marina. Drive a few minutes into historic Old Town Sanford for unique restaurants, pubs, galleries and shops lining the cobblestone s...
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Listing #FKN9045460
About the Owner
kim h
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
The owner of Floating Cottage lives in Hawaii and is able to enjoy two versions of paradise, about 5000 miles apart. Guests will be welcomed by the couple who designed and built the boat. They and live in Sanford will be able to greet you by phone, by text, or in person. They are available to answer any questions about the boat and the surrounding area. The cottage elder watches over the boat, pumps the holding tanks and responds to guest needs. The owner is always available to guests via email or phone, will respond promptly, and wants to assure that your experience exceeds your expectations.
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We stayed three nights and wish it could have been longer. The cottage has everything you need to rest, relax, and enjoy life on the water. If you are looking for a beautiful home, tranquil location, and tons of spontaneous smiles, head here as soon...More

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kim h, VR Owner at Floating Cottage . . .afloat on the St. Johns River in Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Joanna, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay afloat. The sweet yellow cottage and the turtles that greeted you would welcome your return for another dose of respite and relaxation! Thank you for your kind review. Kim

Reviewed 8 May 2018

The entire booking experience from start to finish was absolutely SUPERB!! Kim was very engaged and amiable from our first interaction. Her customer service is far beyond anything I've experienced at any other listing I have stayed at. I highly recommend booking this location for...More

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kim h, VR Owner at Floating Cottage . . .afloat on the St. Johns River in Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Karolina, Thank you for your stay at the Floating Cottage and for your kind review. Our goal is to meet or exceed guest expectations for those wanting to experience being in the sweet yellow cottage-boat afloat on the St. Johns River. And yes, the turtles...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I took my daughter and 6 & 3 year old grandsons here. From the moment we saw the little Cottage - to the moment we had to check out - this Little Floating Cottage kept us in a little magical haze. The cottage is adorable,...More

kim h, VR Owner at Floating Cottage . . .afloat on the St. Johns River in Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Alisa, I'm thrilled that your visit to the floating cottage delighted you and your family. The turtles, our unofficial greeting party, enchant guests who want to experience being afloat on the St. Johns River in this sweet yellow boat. Thank you for the kind words...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Floating Cottage is a boat so guests may notice the barely perceptible movement of the water beneath, guaranteeing a great sleep. The floating dock leading to the boat also has...
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
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  • Cleaning fee: $147 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The marina is certified by the State of Florida as a Clean Water Marina. Your neighbors will be turtles, herons, egrets, an occasional manatee and other boaters. The marina is in a cove surrounded by forest on two sides and the river ahead. Old-Town Sanford has great restaurants, pubs and art galleries and there is a large mall anchored by Macy's and Walmart Superstore about four miles away.

The cottage is berthed behind the deli. Guests with mobility concerns should be aware that there is a ramp to the dock, that it is gently afloat, and to expect some barely perceptible movement.

There are numerous bike or hike options available in the area. Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens are ten minutes away by car.
Getting around
Most guests prefer to rent a car to enable them to fully enjoy the area, get groceries and to sight-see. Arrival options, if not driving include the Amtrak train station in Sanford, Orlando International Airport in Orlando (about 45 minutes drive), and a small local local Sanford Airport for some international and regional carriers.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Orlando International Airport: 19.0 km
Railway: Amtrack: 6.0 km
There is ample free parking available at the marina. The cottage is berthed behind the deli. Guests with mobility concerns should be aware that there is a ramp to the dock, that it is gently afloat, and to expect some barely perceptible movement. Day trip options include Daytona and New Smyrna Beaches, Orlando and Disney World and Merritt Island National Refuge are all about an hour's drive from the marina. Tax: an additional 12% is added to the daily rate for state and local taxes.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.0 km.
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