Camping in Florida in the summer can be a little rough with an unexpected rain schedule. Thank goodness glamping was invented - but some glamping spots really go above and beyond expectation. You can glamp in a little white chapel turned houseboat in Palmetto Florida, and it is pretty heavenly.
This awe-inspiring restored floating chapel on Glamping Hub is ideal for glampers who appreciate amazing architecture. While houseboats are pretty common in Florida, this one really stands out - both inside and out.
This houseboat can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests with 2 bedrooms - each having a comfy queen-size bed with luxurious linens. If you're sleeping in the loft, you'll be able to walk down the spiral staircase like a queen yourself. There's even a secluded seating area up in the loft if you need some time alone.
This giant houseboat boasts 2 bathrooms with stunning high-end finishes. Each bathroom has a shower, toilet, and vanity sinks. These bathrooms are better than most of our own bathrooms at home!
The great room area has a beautiful open concept connecting the dining and living areas to the little kitchen fit for a chef! The comfort of the living area will be much appreciated after a long day on the beach or exploring the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. The living space even has a flat-screen t.v. for you to fire up Netflix.
The kitchen is top notch with state-of-the-art appliances, and you'll even have a coffee maker if you're not a morning person. You'll have everything you need to cook, serve, and eat your meals. If you're a fan of BBQ, head out onto your deck and fire up the grill and enjoy river sunset views over dinner.
The houseboat sits in the Manatee River Marina and has a shared swimming pool that guests can access; Upon arrival, the host will give guests the key. The marina also has featured a workout facility, a Jacuzzi, restaurants, and laundry facilities. This place has it all.
Renting this houseboat is surprisingly affordable too sleeping the full 4 - it's only $346/night, with a 3 night stay minimum, plus a $168 cleaning fee, coming out to a grand total of $1,552.15. Split 4 ways, that's only about $388 per person. Give yourself a couple of months and you could totally save that up for a little weekend staycation.
Historic Chapel Houseboat
Location: Palmetto in a Marina - the marina empties into the Manatee River
Price: $346/night; $168 cleaning fee - grand total $1552. Split 4 ways it's only about $388/person.
Why you need to go: There's nothing quite like this historic little chapel gone houseboat. It's in a stunning location with water views that are perfect for sunrises and sunsets. It's surprisingly affordable for a 3-day minimum stay, and you get so much for the price - such as a bbq grill, jacuzzi, pool, and high-end finishes. It's like renting a little house, only better. Very close to Sarasota, and only about 45 minutes out of Tampa if you want to go explore the area.