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Historic houseboat with restaurant and pool bar

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Smoke-free property

When you stay at this houseboat in Sanford, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 15-minute drive of Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Wekiwa Springs State Park. This romantic houseboat is 17.5 mi (28.1 km) from Blue Spring State Park and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Black Bear Wilderness Area.

Make yourself comfortable in this air-conditioned accommodation, featuring a kitchen with a refrigerator and an oven. There's a private balcony or patio. Conveniences include a microwave and a coffee/tea maker, and housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and barbecue grills.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the houseboat's coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Guests will find features like Internet access and onsite parking.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Floating Cottage . . . Gently on the River

Sanford, FL 32771

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The houseboat offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This houseboat is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Dock
  • Poolside bar
  • Property floor area (square feet) - 550
  • Property floor area (square meters) - 51
  • Restaurant
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 1
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Max occupancy - 4
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Smoke-free property
  • Swimming pool
  • Parking onsite
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Internet access
  • Outdoor furniture

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at this houseboat offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Patio
  • Premium bedding
  • Sofa bed
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Shower only
  • Separate dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Stovetop
  • Number of living rooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Balcony or patio
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Toaster
  • Number of bedrooms - 1
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • No housekeeping
  • Number of beds 1
  • Spices
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Deck or patio
  • Ice maker
  • Porch or lanai

Where to Eat

This houseboat has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Game/wildlife walks nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat on site
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Motor boating on site
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water sports equipment

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-in is available. The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays. The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Car recommended

Events/parties not allowed

Contactless check-in is available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines

Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Hotel Names

  • Welcome Floating Cottage . . . Florida's Scenic St. Johns River
  • Floating Gently On The River
  • Welcome Floating Cottage . . . Florida's Scenic St. Johns River
  • Floating Cottage . . . Gently on the River Sanford
  • Floating Cottage . . . Gently on the River Houseboat
  • Floating Cottage . . . Gently on the River Houseboat Sanford

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in is available.

The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

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