Luxurious 60-foot, 2-story moored houseboat. Accommodates up to 4 people. Flat screen TVs throughout, WiFi, comfy queen-sized beds, and a kitchen with residential appliances and all the tools you need. Permanently docked in a safe, secure marina on scenic Lake Monroe, part of the St. John's River system. Just a short walk to funky art galleries, retail/antique/resale shops, microbreweries, a Belgium beer bar, wine bar, and great restaurants. Take a 5-minute car ride to the Central Florida Zoo and zip line. In 15 minutes you can be at the crystal-clear Blue Springs State Park. You are 45 minutes from Disney and the theme parks. Or just relax up top! PLEASE NOTE: The boat must stay docked. Guests are NOT permitted to drive the boat. Think of it as a floating/water-top condo. Under no circumstances may guests drive the boat.
- House Boat1000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
More spacious and comfortable than any hotel.
Rebecca and Michael Verrastro
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jun 2018
About Rebecca and Michael Verrastro
Mother and Son team. We purchased this vessel to move to south Florida where we were living at the time. Before we could, we fell in love with the city of Sanford and central Florida and decided to keep the vessel at Monroe Harbour Marina as a weekend getaway. After many enjoyable stays with friends we took their advice and starting renting the Why Knot so that others could enjoy it too.
Rebecca and Michael Verrastro purchased this House Boat in 2012
Why Rebecca and Michael Verrastro chose Sanford
Hotels are a dime a dozen. If you are looking for a vacation you won't soon forget, with lasting memories, stay with us. Our vessel offers everything you would find at home and then some.
What makes this House Boat unique
Great View. Privacy and safety. You have the entire boat to yourself. No strangers roaming around like you have in a hotel. Gate to dock remains locked at all times. The kitchen contains full-size residential appliances, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. There is a grill up top for cooking out. Two beach-cruisers are provided to tour the town. Walk or bike to Historic Sanford. Flatscreen TV in every room (3) and up top (1). Comfy queen-size beds (2) and 1 sofa bed. Iron, blow dryers, etc. Just bring your clothes.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful and Peaceful
We rented this houseboat while in town for a baseball tournament. We were tired of hotel rooms and thought this would be a nice change of pace.
This boat is beautiful! It housed me, my husband and two 17 year old baseball players very comfortably. The lower deck had plenty of space, and we were able to buy groceries and prepare meals, which was a welcome change from eating out constantly. The upper deck was delightful. We spent each morning relaxing and reading or watching TV up there before the heat ramped up. We also grilled and ate lunch or dinner up there. We could not have asked for any better accommodations for our trip. And the hosts were delightful people who met us when we got to the boat, gave us a tour, and were very responsive to any questions we had throughout. We would certainly rent again!
wonderful stay !!!!!
Every thing you needed was right there !!!! We will be back for a longer stay, five days was just not enough !!!
5 Star Floating Hotel
The Owners were great, met us there at check-in and went over everything. The upper deck is great, we went to the local Farmers Market on Saturday mid morning then relaxed on the upper deck all afternoon, very beautiful, and peaceful on the water. The boat had everything you could think of. Would do this again with out hesitation. Cameron T
Love the top deck!
Great time on the boat! So relaxing, so close to quaint restaurants and shops! Great shower and bathroom facilities on the boat. Grill was fantastic and the top deck made for great outdoor living! Thanks so much the owners are just amazing, helpful, and friendly!
I would not consider this property deluxe. But no matter, very well equipped and the hospitable owners made up for any shortcomings.
Zip line at the zoo. Segway rentals.