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1 room, 2 adults

Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach

2.5-star2.5 stars
1201 Miracle Strip Parkway SE # BFort Walton BeachFL32548United States of America

Waterfront guestroom with kitchen, near Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
  • Definitely a memory Dec 7, 2018
  • Had the best time of my life. Living on the water was amazing. Houseboat was so cool,…Dec 1, 2018
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Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach

from $74
  • (Butterfly Goddess) Docked Houseboat

What’s around Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach


  • On the waterfront
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - 10 min walk
  • Santa Rosa Island - 1 min walk
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center - 8 min walk
  • Okaloosa Island Pier - 12 min walk
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - 13 min walk
  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island - 13 min walk
  • Emerald Coast Science Center - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach) - 16 min drive
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 1 room


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Separate living room
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen

Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Butterfly Goddess
  • Okaloosa Island Houseboat House Boat
  • Okaloosa Island Houseboat Fort Walton Beach
  • Okaloosa Island Houseboat
  • Island Houseboat House Boat
  • Island Houseboat Fort Walton Beach
  • Island Houseboat House Boat Fort Walton Beach
  • Butterfly Goddess Houseboat Destin
  • Butterfly Goddess Houseboat House Boat
  • Butterfly Goddess Houseboat House Boat Destin
  • Butterfly Houseboat
  • Goddess Butterfly
  • Houseboat Butterfly
  • Okaloosa Island Houseboat House Boat Fort Walton Beach


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

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Breakage deposit: USD 300.00

  • Cleaning fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 80 reviews

Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach
Very Good8.0
The houseboat could definitely use some love and a good cleaning. Keep in mind that some of the pictures appear to be older and the boat is in need of some repairs and new linens. We're campers, so most of this didn't bother us and the negatives were far outweighed by the positive experience. We chose to sleep on the pull out sofa and keep the bedroom door closed. This helped with the toilet smell (and the boat was pumped out while we were there). Since the weather was a bit cooler, there was no need for a/c or heater. We kept the bay facing windows cracked at night and it was perfect. We had no issues with the shower and the water was good and hot. The boat does rock, you'll either love it or hate it. We enjoyed that! Suggestions: 1) bring your own linens, towels, blankets, and pillows (you'll be more comfortable) 2) If you like collecting sea shells, visit Navarre Beach for a day. 3) AJ's in Destin has the best sunset views 4) the breakfast place right behind the marina has awesome food. We have been contemplating buying a houseboat ourselves, and this stay definitely helped us decide that it was something we'd like to explore further.
Wendy, us4 night trip
Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach
Very Good8.0
Water life
We had a great 2 nights stay on the boat. It is a great location to sit and watch the waterway, walk to dining or activities, or for boating activities. We took our own boat and went to Navarre and Destin. There is a boat launch very close to the houseboat for a small fee. However, please keep in mind this is not a hotel or condo. The toilet stinks, the shower is hard to get the right temp and the boat moves with the waves. We are familiar with camping in an rv and this is similar experience. Saying that, nothing better than sitting on the top deck of the boat with a drink.
Jeffrey, us2 night trip
Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach
Very Good8.0
Great for couples and also our kids next time!
The weather was not good, but this didnt stop us from having a good trip. Thw top of the houseboat is covered so we watched the rain come down peacefully. My fiance and I enjoyed ourselves. There were so many amenities in the boat, we didn't need to bring anything of our own. I cannot wait to book another time when the weather is better.
Shelby, us1 night trip
Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach
Very Good8.0
A/C in bedroom was only real issue. Jan was excellent. Holding tank did need to be pumped out. Otherwise great stay.
Marti, us1 night trip
Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach
Loved it
So unique and amazing. My kids loved it. Unbelievable view of the sunset. and the houseboat was clean and beds were comfortable to sleep on. We will be back soon
A Traveler, us3 night trip

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Island Houseboat, Fort Walton Beach

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