While looking for hotel options throughout Florida, why not select a quirky, out-of-the-box lodging experience. Whether you choose to stay up in a tree or underwater, the opportunities are endless. In fact, some of these properties offer so many amenities, you never have to leave the premises.
Here are just a few of our favorites!
BEYOND THE MAGIC KINGDOM IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
Why stay in a hotel when you may reserve a room at an Inn with its own airplane hangar, man cave, yurt, treehouse and classic car hangar. In Orlando North (Seminole County, FL), there’s a small, but very unusual property that features all this and more. The rural Danville B&B, a 5-star rated AirBnB, is self-contained in an airplane hangar that looks like a country porch upon arrival, then magically transforms into a mini-town with the flick of a switch. It features a cozy inn with two guest rooms, an Irish Pub, theater, photo booth and wedding pavilion. Guests can enjoy a stay in the master suite, with access via a private residential elevator or a dramatic oak staircase. Additional hangars house planes, a man cave, and classic cars. There are also yurt and treehouse accommodations, too. The owner/pilot will fly guests for an aerial view of the area in his private plane and guests can tool around in vintage vehicles from the classic car hangar or roam the property on Segways.
Sanford’s Floating Cottage is a combination houseboat and tiny cabin. This quaint property on the St. John’s River — just outside of Orlando in Sanford — lulls guests to sleep with the lapping sounds of the calming waters. Amenities include a queen loft bed beneath a cathedral ceiling and a full-size sofa bed in the first floor entertaining quarters. The kitchen features a gas stove, full-size refrigerator and ice dispenser. Recreational amenities include kayaks for exploring the waterfront, and you can walk just a few blocks from the marina to enjoy the galleries, shops, eateries, bars, brew pubs and entertainment venues of historic downtown Sanford.
Floating Cottage, St. Johns River, Sanford, http://airbnb.com/rooms/18295922