For those travelers who can’t resist the allure of the tropical breezes and sapphire waters of the Florida Keys, staying on a houseboat is the perfect vacation lodging option. There are quite a few companies that rent houseboats for your water-inspired vacation getaway. If you are considering this type of Florida accommodation for your stay, our informative guide will give you more information on some ‘water rental’ options so you can choose one that best suits your needs.
if you are looking for an adventurous and affordable vacation, Houseboat Vacations located in Islamorada offers a few distinctive houseboat rentals. Renting one of these water rentals is a unique way to explore and experience the beauty of the Florida Keys. Watching dolphin and manatee swim by as you cruise along the crystal ocean waters is a common occurrence while staying aboard a houseboat. Swim, dive, fish at your own pace, simply bask in the sun, or take a nap on deck at your leisure.
Houseboat Vacations offers 42 and 44 foot houseboats that sleep either six or eight guests, as well as a 55 foot houseboat that can accommodate 10 people. All options come fully equipped with cooking facilities, deck chairs, a barbeque grill, and full bathroom with shower. Rates start at $1,112 for a three day rental and $1950.00 for the week. When you rent one of these exclusive houseboats, the most difficult decision you will have will be deciding on which spectacular spot to drop anchor.
Rent My Island
This unique service offers the accommodation of a houseboat which is permanently docked at the owner’s private island. Enjoy secluded and peaceful houseboat living with the exclusive use of ‘Charlie’s Island’ located just off of Marathon Key. Transportation is provided to and from the houseboat and island. This docked water rental comes with all the amenities to make your stay a pleasurable one. A unique retreat for any water lover, it offers two bedrooms and two baths and can accommodate up to six guests comfortably. Island amenities include picnic tables and a grill. Rates start at 1,995 a week in the fall, $2395.00 a week in the winter and spring, and $2495.00 a week in the summer. Rent My Island also offers houseboat accommodations at both Islamorada Marina and Marathon Marina.
Florida Keys Houseboat Rental
if you are looking for a unique vacation experience that is exactly what you will get when you stay in a ‘Boatel’. Permanently docked with all the comforts of home, this floating water rental is located on the island shores of Key Largo. It is the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Centrally located to great restaurants, shops, services, fishing charters, and the famed John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, visitors will never be at a loss for activities to partake in. This exceptional sixty foot houseboat can accommodate up to six guests and includes cooking facilities, cable TV, barbeque grill, fishing tackle, and snorkeling gear. Experience this one of a kind vacation on the water and you will never want to stay on dry land again. Rates for this floating boatel start at $1000.00 per week.