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FLOATING COTTAGE - Sweet River Retreat in Florida

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FLOATING COTTAGE - Sweet River Retreat in Florida

4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the houseboat to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Sparkling clean
17 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Kim is a Superhost
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Welcome to FLOATING COTTAGE . . . nurture your nature

Imagine staying in a small cottage, gently afloat on the beautiful St. Johns River in Sanford, Florida.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed



67 reviews
Gaylon User Profile
October 2019
Cozy and tasteful accommodations. This was our 6th stay at the cottage, and it's feeling almost like a second home to us. Always fun feeling the slight movement of the house, reminding us we're on the water. This time we had a small gator visit at the back porch, trying to…
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
You are the President of my Frequent Floaters club! I'm thrilled that the cottage and the river provide a relaxing respite for you. Thanks for being great guests and for feeding the turtles. Thanks, too, for your kind review.
October 2019
Chris User Profile
October 2019
The cottage alone is enough of a reason to book. The hospitality and helpfulness of the host seals the deal. Amazingly unique glamping at its' finest! The cottage and marina from which it floats are spectacular and great for the perfectly relaxing getaway.
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks very much for your stay and for your lovely review. It was my pleasure to host you and your wife. Please let me know whenever you need a cottage "fix" again.
October 2019
Hannah User Profile
October 2019
This place is so cute! Check in and check out were super easy. The place was very clean and has everything you could possibly need. Little extras like bug spray, a flashlight, playing cards, fishing poles, and a hairdryer - all of which were unexpected. We loved sitting out on…
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks, Hannah! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the cottage and your brief stay. That juvenile gator is a curious fellow and he and the turtles seem to happily co-exist. We'd love to host you again if ever you travels take you in the direction of Sanford.
October 2019
Jenn User Profile
October 2019
The floating cottage is an amazing experience. The space is clean, stylish and equal to any nice hotel room but with the amenities of a house. Very easy check-in/check-out process and close to everything the area has to offer. Definitely a 5-star experience!
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thank you for your kind review of this unique floating cottage. I'm glad that you enjoyed the experience. It was my delight to host you!
October 2019
Mary User Profile
October 2019
This is a truly lovely cottage. It’s “tiny house” in size, which I love, but as complete as anything. It’s pristine, beautiful, and comes with its own pets to help you miss yours less (the turtles). The kitchen would have been a pleasure to cook in—if we had felt like cooking:…
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Mary, it has been my pleasure to host your visit to the sweet yellow cottage. Please visit again and relax on the porch to watch marina activity, and, of course, the antics of the turtles that swim to greet you. Thank you for your stay.
October 2019
Tali User Profile
September 2019
If you are looking for a unique get away this is the place for you. I wanted to surprise my husband with something different and out of my character. This place did not disappoint. From the time we arrived he could not understand why we were at the
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Thanks, Tali . . .you ended up surprising the kids as well, no small task! I appreciate your stay and your review. Please know you'd be most welcomed, by me, by the turtles on another visit. Aloha!
September 2019
Scott User Profile
July 2019
The cottage was truly amazing. More like a tiny home that floats. It was immaculately maintained and spotless. The marina was full of friendly people. Connie who owns Connie's Deli was a hoot and served us a wonderful breakfast, the folks at the office where we rented a pontoon…
Kim User Profile
Response from Kim:
Scott, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your brief stay afloat and were able to experience the wonderful food and service at the deli, along with the marina staff. Renting a boat to enjoy the St. Johns and Wekiva Rivers provided an abundance of nature's beauty and something I…
July 2019

Hosted by Kim

Honolulu, HIJoined in April 2017
Kim User Profile
67 Reviews
Kim is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a retired nurse and hospital executive with a healthy passion for nature and photography. With the surrounding scenic beauty of the marina, the St. Johns and Wekiva Rivers and the wildlife, purchasing Floating Cottage and making it available to travelers for vacation use…
Interaction with guests
The couple who designed and built the boat or our cottage elder who all live in Sanford will be able to greet you by phone, by text, or in person, and are available to answer any questions about the boat and the surrounding area. The owner is always available to you via email,…
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 4PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock
After 4PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events