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Hotel Description

Houseboat near Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach

On waterfront

Within a 10-minute walk of the houseboat, you'll find Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Emerald Coast Convention Center. Okaloosa Island Pier and Emerald Coast Science Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Property Amenities

Free WiFi in public areas is available at this houseboat. Take advantage of the free self parking.

Free WiFi, kitchen

The accommodation features a well-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave, as well as free WiFi and a balcony. A living room, a coffee/tea maker, and a shower are also available.

(Butterfly Goddess) Docked Houseboat

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144 per night

Island Houseboat ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Island Houseboat

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Destin Houseboat

Pros: Staying on the houseboat was a different and fun experience. It was convenient for loading and unloading and all the Destin attractions.
Cons: The bathroom in the bedroom is challenging, but I don't think there is any way to change it since this is a boat.
Location: Location at the end of the pier provides great views. The marina is near the Destin restaurants and attractions. The location is excellent.
The houseboat is docked at the end of the pier so you have a great waterview. It was a pleasant surprise that we could park very close to the boat with easy access. Everyone at the marina is very helpful and friendly. Assistance with directions, instructions and replies to questions received a prompt response. All went as expected, it was comfortable and the weather was great. We enjoyed our stay. Everything was as pictured and shown on the website. My husband and I are senior citizens, he has mobility issues, and it was suitable for us. My only negative comment is the bathroom facilities are open in the bedroom. I realize this is a houseboat and not a yacht, so it was acceptable but not the best situation.

Posted by , from Kansas City area on Mar 23, 2017

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Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 guestroom or unit


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) (15.6 km / 9.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at this houseboat offer coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Fort Walton Beach houseboat provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Living room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

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

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property at least 72 hours 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.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 10 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 10 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per day
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Please be advised that this property is a houseboat and not a standard hotel.

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

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 300.00
  • Cleaning fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Butterfly Goddess
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 10 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).