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4.6 out of 5

"Forget a water view- this place is IN the water. We got the space and amenities of a suite at the price of a room. We also got to tryTiny House living ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 12 Jan 2023

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the outdoor pool at this 3-star Tavernier houseboat

Oceanside stay

Within a 5-minute walk of this Tavernier houseboat, you'll find Baker's Cay Resort Beach and Harry Harris Park. Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina and Mariners Hospital are also within half a mile (1 km).

Marina, dining

A marina and an outdoor pool are featured at this houseboat. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free self parking and free WiFi. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a picnic area and laundry facilities are also provided.

Romantic Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Harbor View (Sea Turtle)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Marina View (Sea Horse)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony, Marina View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Basic Villa, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Marina View (Captain's Quarters)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Harbor View (Sand Dollar Houseboat)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Bungalow

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Forget a water view- this place is IN the water. We got the space and amenities of a suite at the price of a room. We also got to tryTiny House living without any commitment.

Posted by , from HEBRON on Jan 12, 2023

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Jan 19, 2023 by Mike

Thanks for the review.

5 out of 5
We stayed on the Manatee boat. When we arrived it was very clean and tidy. The management were super friendly and always helpful. It was a great experience and we will definitely return! Loved it. Way better than a stuffy hotel.

Posted by , from Greenville on Apr 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 6, 2022 by Mike

Thanks for your review. I appreciate your time.

5 out of 5
The view to sit on the back of your houseboat is totally priceless!!!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 6, 2021 by Mike

Thanks for your review.

5 out of 5
It was the most peaceful quiet relaxing vacation. We fished from the back porch, saw manatees and sharks, and relaxed to the boat rocking us to sleep. By far the greatest time I've ever had at any hotel. Houseboats are the way to go. We are booking again for 3 months from now.

Posted by , from Cape Coral, Fl on Jul 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2020 by Mike

Hi Stephanie, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 18, 2019 by Sam

Thank you for staying with us!

5 out of 5
Where else can you sit on the deck of a houseboat watching the sunset, unwinding with a beer? Excellent experience.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 2019 by Mangrove

Awesome, We are happy you enjoyed yourself. Please come again soon.!

3 out of 5
The houseboat we stayed was clean and comfortable but it was a bit uneven in the water by 4 to 5” (listing to the port side) which made it a bit awkward to walk inside. There was a $75 Resort fee we were unaware of and charged for. I was told this charge was listed under “amenities” with Expedia, we booked through Travelocity and looked multiple times on that site and couldn’t find any Resort fee. They did refund me this charge after a phone call.

Posted by , from Michigan on Sep 27, 2018

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3 out of 5

Just OK

Pros: Location in the middle of the Florida Keys and being on the water was cool.
Cons: Better 'hotel' services. Cleaning service more than once a week. Quicker response for requests.
Location: Lots to do in the Keys. Very good location in the middle of the Keys.
Maybe our houseboat wasn't the best one but it was very small for four people and there was no oven. This is a neat way to spend some time there being on the water etc. but it wasn't really comfortable and the narrow entrance over the water was scary each and every time we had to enter and leave. It is what it is but I think for a couple hundred bucks a night we wouldn't do that again. The place really didn't have very good 'hotel' services and the staff was a little slow to react to requests. Only sent the cleaning service once in five days.

Posted by , from Santa Cruz, CA on Feb 26, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2018 by Melodye

I am sorry it did not meet your expectations and we thank you for your feedback

5 out of 5

Wonderful stay

I didn't expect breakfast and pool!! Nice surprise. The aqua lodge was very comfortable and very well furnished; we had absolutely everything we needed; The kids were thrilled to sleep upstairs; the lodge was bigger than a hotel room; it was quiet and the staff was very nice and professional. I hardly recommend this experience.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017

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5 out of 5

Awesome experience and manager

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Mangrove Marina. Staying on a houseboat versus a hotel was a decision my wife and I will never regret. Most of all, our manager, and now true friend Heidi Barnes, was the key to making our stay the best honeymoon ever.Will truly recommend this resort to anyone and everyone who thinks outside the box when it comes to an excellent stay in a houseboat setting. Planning another trip already! !!!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015

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About the Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats

Location 200 Florida Ave, Tavernier, FL 33070

Property Features

Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats offers its guests a marina and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Tavernier houseboat.

  • 1 floor
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 15 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include dining tables. Accommodations at this 3-star houseboat have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 30-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Mangrove Marina and Resort Aqualodge Houseboats has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the houseboat include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 250.00 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs per pet)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • An off-leash area is available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 250.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Housekeeping fee: USD 50.00 per day, varies per unit size

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.