Island Houseboat

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(Butterfly Goddess) Docked Houseboat  | Terrace/patio
(Butterfly Goddess) Docked Houseboat  | Terrace/patio
Living area
(Butterfly Goddess) Docked Houseboat  | Living area

Overview of Island Houseboat

Entire house boat

Island Houseboat

3-star property
Fort Walton Beach houseboat on waterfront

8.4/10 Very good

201 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
1201 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Boat tours
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk - 8 min drive
  • HarborWalk Village - 8 min drive
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park - 13 min drive
  • Henderson Beach State Park - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (DSI) - 14 min drive
  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) - 21 min drive


  • Waffle House - 3 min walk
  • Old Bay Steamer - 3 min walk
  • Helen Back Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Pandora's Steak House - 6 min walk
  • Rockin Tacos - 14 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Island Houseboat

Enjoy your visit to Fort Walton Beach with a stay at this houseboat. Free self parking is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby kayaking, parasailing, and snorkeling. A kitchen, a balcony, and a refrigerator are other features. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and location.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.
  • Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*

Property amenities


  • Near the beach

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly
  • USD 30 per pet per day

Services and conveniences

  • No housekeeping

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Fishing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Unit size: 409 sq ft (38 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: USD 300.00

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at this houseboat?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 30 per pet, per day.
How much does it cost to stay at Island Houseboat?
As of 7 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Island Houseboat on 10 October 2022 start from ₹12,202, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is parking offered on site at this houseboat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at this houseboat?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Island Houseboat and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
Are there restaurants at or near this houseboat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Waffle House (3-min walk), Old Bay Steamer (3-min walk), and Helen Back Cafe (6-min walk).
Does Island Houseboat have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen which also includes a coffee maker, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
Does Island Houseboat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, this houseboat features a balcony.
What's the area around Island Houseboat like?
Island Houseboat is located near Okaloosa Island Beach, just a short 9-minute walk from Emerald Coast Convention Center and 3 minutes' walk from Old Bay Steamer. Travelers say this houseboat is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Unique , fun, safe and comfortable.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love watching the rain on the boat . We enjoyed our stay . Definitely will come back
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
Thank you for accommodating me last minute after a long driving . Glad I was able to witness the best sunset that really relaxed me . The bed was comfortable and was able to sleep like a baby. Best accommodation and will be back for sure. Will recommend this to friends and family .
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Geoffrey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best one night stay. We shall be back for longer accommodation.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Dalton, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay was an amazing experience! The boat was clean, very well stocked, and the location is prime! This is a hidden gem. Overall, everything was great! 😊 We're definitely going to return next year.
Taylor, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay here again
First trip after COVID and it was wonderful. The booking was easy and instructions were easy. The houseboat stay was amazing and location was perfect. Would definitely stay here again. Beaches are few minutes away. The pic was taken from the upper deck of the boat .
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY on this FILTHY DUMP! We arrived around 8:00 PM. We were unable to get half of the lights to work. We called the owner and she said she’d send help. while waiting for someone to come help us, I realized we didn’t have a single washcloth. Two towels for 2 people for 2 days. The person who helped with lights acknowledged that the outlet with the lamp wasn’t working. Neither was the air conditioning in the bedroom. Imagine the summer in Florida without a working air conditioner in the bedroom! It was torture! The air conditioner in the living area couldn’t get cool enough to reach the bedroom. PLUS, they clearly haven’t emptied the tank of the house boat in some time, because every time we either flushed the toilet or ran water in a sink the STENCH of SEWAGE was overwhelming! We couldn’t even brush our teeth without becoming nauseous! The owner told us we could get a refund if we left right at that moment so they could rent it to someone else. We had driven all day, we’re hungry, and had nowhere else to go! After walking over to a nearby restaurant we decided to stay the night. It was the WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED! I feel badly for anyone who ever gets sucked into this arrangement.
David, 2-night romance trip
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