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Tropical Houseboat In Beautiful Palmetto, Florida

Mike or Amber Bixby

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Mike or Amber Bixby

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Tropical Houseboat In Beautiful Palmetto, Florida

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Palmetto House Boat Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Right On The Water With Spectacular Sunsets

Stay someplace out of the ordinary. Get the real Florida experience! Our houseboat is family-friendly and fully equipped with brand new furnishings, 3 flat screen TV's, 2 kayaks, patio table and chairs on the upper deck, and a gas grill. Onsite at the marina, guests have full access to 2 restaurants, boat tours, pool, Jacuzzi, private restrooms with showers, fitness center, laundry room and media room. The marina is within walking distance to a great fishing pier and a walking path across the bridge to Riverwalk. The houseboat is located just minutes away from some of the top rated beaches in the U.S, major league training camps, breweries, shopping and restaurants.

*** This boat stays moored at the marina, can not be driven***

CANCELLATION POLICY- A FEE OF $30 WILL BE CHARGED WHEN YOU ISSUE A REFUND TWO WEEKS OR FURTHER FROM YOUR STAY. ANYTIME AFTER THAT WILL BE DECIDED BY OWNER.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike or Amber Bixby (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Mike or Amber Bixby

We live and operate a business in this area. The Bradenton/Sarasota Area is a great place to live and visit.

Mike or Amber Bixby purchased this house boat in 2014

Why Mike or Amber Bixby chose Palmetto

What better way to experience Florida than staying on a houseboat in a great location. Most of our outdoor activities involve water and this is great way to add to the adventure.

What makes this house boat unique

This is a very comfortable houseboat with all the features of a small condo. From the living room/salon area and bedrooms, to the kitchen with full size fridge, we furnished it for comfort.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Tropical Houseboat In Beautiful Palmetto, Florida
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Skip the hotel for a unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in lieu of a traditional hotel room. It was relaxing to come back to a beautiful well appointed marina and houseboat after a day out. It has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including a pool on site and kayaks as well as a bike and fitness room close by. The marina felt safe and quiet. We felt at home and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jackson, MO
5

A Wonderfully Unique Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My son, Godson, and family friend traveled from Missouri to Florida to watch a couple spring training baseball games and enjoy the area. The boat owners met us at the marina, and treated us like longtime friends. The owner gave us a thorough tour of the boat and surrounding facilities ensuring that we were comfortable. The boat was beyond our expectations; modern, plenty of room, and a great view. The marina's ammenitues (two restaurants, fitness center, pool, public shower facilities, etc) were the icing on the cake. I'd recommend this rental above any four star hotel I've stayed in.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We can only repeat what others have said about this boat and the entire rental experience. We arrived in town early and called Mike, who was extremely wonderful about meeting us and letting us check in early. The boat is beautiful and the marina outstanding. The weather was not cooperative but we didn't even mind being house-bound a couple of days - it was truly a vacation. We hope to do a repeat trip next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North Dakota and Nevada
5

A unique adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Our (two couples) stay on this houseboat will be memorable. The owners had thought of everything we could need and were responsive to our questions immediately. We were so pleased with the amenities at the marina that were included: access to two really good restaurants, laundry facilities, private shower rooms (but there is a shower on the boat), and a workout room. We felt very secure in the gated pier the houseboat was docked on.

Our stay included some warm days when we could enjoy the two decks--even saw a dolphin. There were some cool and windy days when we spent some time indoors and the space was generous enough for not only the four of us, but to add two visitors.

We had the opportunity to enjoy and take pictures of amazing sunsets and sunrises and numerous birds. Just a walk on the dock was filled with interesting sights with the variety of houseboats, fishing boats and sailboats.

We would advise anyone looking for a unique experience to consider a stay on this houseboat! Hosts Amber, Mike and Debbie will make your stay one to remember.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Sisters trip - HOLY FUN!

  • 5 of 5

Well, we could not have imagined how amazing staying on this boat was. The pictures do not do it justice. It is incredibly roomy. We could have made every meal on the boat whether grilling or cooking in the kitchen. The beds are really comfortable. The boat is immaculate. Mike and Amber were awesome, flexible and responsive. The Marina had everything we needed and there is a Publix within walking distance. Beautiful white sand beaches 20 minutes away. We cannot wait to return!! One of our favorite vacations.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Heaven on the Water

  • 5 of 5

This weekend adventure started as a whim with a couple of friends. We knew we wanted to ride somewhere, we just didn't know where that "somewhere" was going to be. After doing a little research on the geography of our trip, we stumbled upon this little gem. Nestled into a very nice marina on the West Coast of Florida is this absolutely adorable house boat, in immaculate condition. Mike met us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the boat and how to locate all of the hidden light switches. The boat is very clean and well maintained in a Marina that has what you need to make yourself at home. We had a fantastic time and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Anna Maria
Car: recommended

Within an hour drive to Busch Gardens, Hard Rock Casino, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

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Rates & Availability

From $190 Per night

Palmetto House Boat Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 11.5%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Palmetto House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • There's also a pull out sofa in the living room that sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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