Have you ever considered staying in a houseboat or maybe even living in one? Well, this floating cottage near Marco Island could be someone’s chance to try it out.
It’s an off-grid getaway houseboat in Southwest Florida called Jumana – the Silver Pearl and it’s available to book on Airbnb via Genevieve. What would be your favorite part about staying in a place like this? For me it’s easy. It would be the nature. Getting to watch the birds, pelicans, dolphins, and of course, the sunrise and sunset.
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Marco Island Houseboat Experience
A private floating home surrounded by nature.
Smart TV for movie watching.
Electricity and water are limited!
Comfortable queen size bed.
Look at those views!
I can see the beauty in waking up with a coffee/tea here with these views. 🙂
The bathroom with its oversized sink.
The upstairs deck. Another place to enjoy nature and wildlife.
Sometimes you may see pelicans diving for breakfast.
Or you may even get to see dolphins and manatees.
A 12′ skiff is provided to get yourself to the houseboat.
What do you think of doing something like this?
A houseboat experience in Marco Island, Florida.
There’s a rear patio with a grill too!
Would you stay here or in any other houseboat? Have you done it before?
- Marco Island, FL
- Bookable on Airbnb
- 12′ skiff with electric motor provided
- Fully off-grid experience
- Surrounded by dolphins, birds, and fish
- Queen size bed with organic sheets
- Bamboo infused pillows
- Fully equipped bathroom
- No air conditioning
- The solar panels are for a warm water heater
- Sectional sofa converts into a double-bed
- 40″ smart TV
- Propane-powered cooktop
- Stainless apartment size fridge/freezer
- Full-size propane grill on the porch
- Screened front porch with seating
- Watch osprey, heron, pelicans, dolphins, and more
- Access to houseboat is via 12′ skiff provided
Quote From Genevieve/Airbnb on Off-Grid Living
There are things to consider that aren’t an issue when on-grid: you must monitor your electricity use. You are dependent on the sun and batteries. Leaving lights on, or the TV or running the water pump, for extended time will deplete your batteries, and they will not be recharged until the sun comes out the next day. The battery box has an easy to read screen that will let you know just how much you are using and what percentage of power you have left and/or if the sun is adding to the charge. Water: onboard there is a 60 gallon water storage tank and a pump to ensure water flows at all taps. You will know when you are using water as you will hear the pump running and you can see the physical water level fall as you use water. Drinking water (no charge) is separate from this non-potable water supply. The toilet: while very much like your home toilet there are additional considerations. The toilet can accept human waste and provided toilet paper, nothing else! Toilet usage requires both water and electricity and a limited storage tank. Being mindful of these parameters will be very beneficial to the comfort of your stay.There are simple tips to reduce your overall water and electricity usage that your host, Genevieve will gladly share with you based on personal experience.
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