Welcome To Floating Cottage . . . on Florida's scenic St. Johns River

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • Boat550 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

PROPERTY Description

Poised to delight, Floating Cottage provides a magical space to relax, replenish and explore. Relax on the front porch, enjoy the warm breeze while watching turtles swim to the porch to beg for a treat. Replenish in the peaceful comfort of the fully equipped small home.

The cathedral ceilinged living room is bathed in natural light, has hardwood floors, and embraces the outside. Its French doors expand the living area to include the protected front porch. A full size sofa bed, electric potbelly stove, TV and versatile work/dining table grace the homey Floating Cottage.

No ordinary boat galley, the fully equipped kitchen meets the needs of the casual to the gourmet chef with a five burner gas stove, full size side by side refrigerator with door ice dispenser, dishwasher, granite counter tops and tile back splashes. Microwave, toaster, utensils and dinnerware are included.

Walk up the stairs to the carpeted loft bedroom with queen size bed, walk-in closet and be surprised by the stained glass window. The loft is air-conditioned. Open the shades and screened windows to enjoy the gentle river breeze.

The cleverly outfitted bath has a full size shower, flush comfort toilet and storage space for linens and toiletries and a view-catching window.

The cottage is approached from the dock through the back porch. Notice the gas barbecue for outdoor cooking. The two kayaks affixed to the dock are for the exclusive use of guests of Floating Cottage. Life jackets and paddles are in the utility room of the porch.

The French doors to the front porch open the cottage to a full view of the marina surrounded by local forests. With four comfortable chairs, guests of the cottage may choose to sit for hours simply enjoying the quiet peace of the marina. Watch boaters come and go from trips up the lazy St. Johns River or to Lake Monroe to visit Sanford. Turtles swim to the cottage to greet the guests and to be treated to the dry kibbles of cat food stored in the pantry. Watch the catfish and turtles as they playfully spar for the food. An occasional manatee can be seen from the porch. Herons and egrets are common sights as guests share the lovely outdoors with feathered friends.

Floating Cottage is designed with comfort and efficiency built into the 550 square feet of living space. The movement of the water beneath the hull is barely perceptible while relaxing those who experience a stay in the cottage.

Floating Cottage is berthed in the rural Boat Tree Marina, just north of Lake Monroe on the scenic St. Johns River, a river of abundant wildlife and scenic vistas. The marina offers a casual deli and restaurant, bait shop, laundry and pool. There is a pool-side bar associated with the restaurant. Stroll to the deli for breakfast and lunch served by the friendly staff. Yes, beer is available for thirsty patrons. Guests of Floating Cottage enjoy a 15% discount on boat rentals for half and full days. The friendly staff at the office will assist with boat reservations as well as with local information on fishing.

Don't miss visiting quaint Old-town Sanford, home to cobblestone streets and brick-lined store fronts, restored nineteenth-century Victorian homes, lovely towering oaks draped with Spanish moss, numerous art galleries, unique shops, pubs and great restaurants. Catch the open market with crafts and produce at the square.

Follow Sanford365.com to explore local events and discover what is happening in the Sanford area.

The Riverwalk on Lake Monroe, a bit over a mile long, has shady places aplenty to watch lake activity or beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Visitors will be greeted by phone, text or in person by the local host, a Sanford native who will answer any questions regarding the environment or the boat. The host and her husband designed and built the cottage.

This magical cottage will delight!

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Amenities:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • No Smoking
  • Heater
General:
  • Air Conditioning (The bedroom loft is air-conditioned and the over-head fan in the cathedral-ceiling of the living room combine with excellent insulation to assure comfort.)
  • Heating (An electric pot-belly stove takes care of any morning chill to assure that guests are always comfortable.)
  • Washing Machine (Cottage guests have access to the marina's coin-operated laundry facilities.)
  • Clothes Dryer (The marina's coin-operated laundry has large dryers for cottage guests.)
  • Internet (Internet is provided at no charge. The marina offers free Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the docks and pool.)
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room (Open the French doors from the living room to the front porch for a full view of the marina, and for greeting the turtles. The comfortable sofa makes into a full-size bed. Natural light abounds!)
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher (Full-size built-in dishwasher under the granite counter.)
  • Refrigerator (The refrigerator is a full- sized. side-by-side, with an ice dispenser in the door.)
  • Oven (Full size gas oven with all necessary cooking and baking utensils.)
  • Microwave (Microwave included among the kitchen amenities.)
  • Toaster (An electric toaster is supplied.)
  • Dishes & Utensils (Dinnerware is provided, along with paper plates for guests who enjoy glamping and taking life easy. Additional pots, pans, grill-ware and lovely eating utensils assure a good meal, and great style.)
  • Kitchen (The full gourmet kitchen will please every chef. 5-burner gas stove, full oven, microwave, refrigerator with ice dispenser, dishwasher AND all dinnerware and utensils are included.

Availability

PROPERTY Rates

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
Standard
2 nights min stay
$159.00 - - -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 100

Reviews

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Kevin A.

26th July, 2018
Amazing
It was an amazing place to stay, will definitely go back. The cottage is so spacious and cozy inside. Super fun to take the kayaks out also! The host, Kim, is so sweet and helpful.
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James B.

25th October, 2018
Very Relaxing
We were looking for a relaxing getaway and found it at the "floating cottage". The place was exactly as described. We even found there to be martini glasses and a shaker to boot. I prepared a couple of meals during our stay and everything was in great working order. We were advised, after we made our reservations, about a move of the cottage due to spud damage and that a very large boat was blocking any view there may have been of the river. We didn't really come for the view, but it would have been nice to see more than the "Dog House" and the rental boats at the dock. There were no real surprises except that Julian turned out to be James to perform the pump out, which went flawlessly and with very little interruption. Both check in and check out was seamless. Kim's information was very thorough in her emails and in the notebook in the cottage. You couldn't ask for a better host. Well, you could ask, but I'll bet you won't find a better one. Thank you Kim.