Interested in being a snowbird or buying your retirement home early? If you?re not ready to move onto a boat in Florida full time, we offer complete vacation rental management for our Floating Bungalows. What does that mean for you? Come stay as long as you want. When you leave, we will list your Floating Bungalow on vacation websites, book guests, maintain your Bungalow, clean between guests, welcome guests, and be their point of contact during their stay. Our current vacation rates are $159/night or $950/week plus $100 cleaning fee and 11% tax. You pay us a small percentage only when the Floating Bungalow is rented. This is not a monthly fee.


Our Rental History We began renting our Floating Bungalow in March 2015. Our rental history at Boat Tree Marina in Sanford Florida is as follows:


Occupancy Rate
Gross Income
March Actual
April Actual
May Actual
June Actual
July Actual
August Anticipated
September Anticipated
October Anticipated
November Anticipated
December Anticipated
January Anticipated
February Booked
*Based on applying variations of local average occupancy rates to Floating Bungalow actual rates of March ? July.

Our occupancy rate for the five month period that we have been renting is 43.4% with a gross income for this same period of $13,850. Our first year revenue projection is $33,400 with an anticipated 20% growth in 2016 and an additional 10% gross in 2017**.

Based on this we are projecting:

Gross Revenue Year 1 - $33,400
Gross Revenue Year 2 - $40,080

Gross Revenue Year 3 - $44,088

Gross Revenue Year 4 - $44,088

Gross Revenue Year 5 - $44,088


Anticipated five year gross revenue: $205,736


**Our understanding is that a large percentage of vacation rentals are from referrals and repeat guests. This is one reason we are anticipating an increase in occupancy rate after Year One.




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One of our Floating Bungalows is owned and rented by Kim Hadden of Floating Cottage LLC. It is located at Boat Tree Marina in Sanford Florida and is available for short and long term vacation rentals.  

The area is teaming with wildlife, including eagles, osprey, blue herons, manatees, and turtles. Boat Tree Marina offers laundry facilities, deli, restaurant, bait shop, and rental boats. Guests enjoy a 15% discount on pontoon and deck boat rentals from the marina.

The restaurant, with its pool bar, is perfect to go to for lunch, dinner or cocktails while enjoying live music. Additionally, guests have 24-hour access to the pool. A quick trip across Lake Monroe brings you into quaint downtown Sanford, walkable from the public dockage. It is home to brick-lined streets, towering oaks, elegant store-fronts and large, nineteenth-century Victorian homes. The quaint downtown offers pubs, restaurants, art galleries, and more. The Riverwalk with gazebos and swinging benches has 1.2 miles of pedestrian walking paths. Historic Sanford hosts many events including Art Walks, Jazz Concerts, Farmers Market, Food Truck Bazaars, and more. Orlando is only 30 minutes away with a lively downtown scene. Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach are also about 40 minutes away.

Rental Rates: Current vacation rates are $159/night or $950/week plus $100 cleaning fee and 11% tax.

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Karen H. said...Unique accommodation that you should experience.
The house looked just like it did on the website. Everything we needed to make our stay special was at our fingertips. My husband and son fished while I scrap booked. My son even ventured out in one of the kayaks.I used the pool at the marina one day and it was so relaxing. I can't wait to go back again.
MountainLVR said...Perfect stay!  
We have always wanted to stay on a houseboat and found this neat little place. One of the owners met us onsite and gave us instruction on how to use some of the features of the boat. It really is a floating home with a full kitchen and bath. It had everything that you could possibly need for any length of stay. We really enjoyed sitting on the back porch relaxing and doing a good bit of fishing. We spent most of our time there! Everyone we met at the marina was very nice and friendly. (My son made many trips to the marine store to buy bait, hooks, etc. so I am sure he was one of their best customers during the week). Shopping was close by as well as lots of places to eat. There is a small deli onsite which serves a great breakfast and lunch. I would recommend this place as a nice alternative to sitting in a hotel room. It was enough space for the 3 of us since the sofa opened up into a double bed. If we are ever in that area again, would stay here. Our son told us that this was his favorite part of our week long vacation. Thanks for letting us stay at your place!

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Nancy D. said... Best little house
What a spectacular little house! The space was planned brilliantly, so it feels much bigger than it is. All brand new, lovely colors, comfortable bed.There is a full sized refrigerator and a 5 burner gas stove, so you could actually cook like you do at home. The porch is deep enough that you could sit out there with friends late into the evening, right on the water. My husband is an architect, and we couldn't really find anything that we would change about this house! I would highly recommend this rental to everyone except the very young (might fall overboard) or someone who has trouble climbing stairs (they are a little steep.)
Alaskan G  
We really enjoyed our week here. The bungalow is really well designed, snug and cozy with all the comforts of home in a very compact space. It is clean, well furnished, and even stocked with some condiments in the kitchen and soft drinks in the fridge. The marina is a very quiet area, with boats at no-wake speed and the deli is especially convenient for quick breakfasts. The owners met us with a key, showed us the layout, then left us to ourselves. The one extra thing we requested they delivered within an hour. Perfect.
Shari B. said...Our friends are jealous!
My husband could hardly wait to stay at this Floating Bungalow. Our friends keep asking to see the pictures. The house was clean, beautiful, comfortable and unique. My husband got up early each morning to fish off the dock while I enjoyed sitting on the front porch looking at the water and feeding the turtles. This property is located at Boat Tree Marina at the bottom of a steep ramp that led to the dock. Bring rolling suitcase and cooler for easier transport of your belongings. Great stay!