Aqualodge Houseboat for Sale

Aqualodge houseboat

by Stephenie Hollyman

I have been living tiny now, floating, in fact, off and on when not teaching internationally. I have a 35 foot by 12.5 foot 2006 Aqualodge houseboat I am now selling in Miami, Florida. It just came out of the shipyard with a freshly painted bottom and sterling survey. It’s tied up at a marina in Miami Florida where the buyer could probably continue to live aboard as long as they call themselves ” year round cruisers.” It’s a wonderful way to live.

I am sadly selling it for $52,000 as I am moving to California. I have owned it for 3+years.

You can contact Stephenie via her email for more information: blazingcontent [at] yahoo [dot] com

Learn more about the Aqualodge here:

living room

living room wall


living area/kitchen

dining room



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Susan - September 29, 2013 Reply

I am absolutely IN LOVE with this!

    Traye - October 14, 2013 Reply

    I am so in love with this houseboat, would love tio have it. It looks so cozy and what a home should feel like.

Cathy Johnson (Kate) - September 29, 2013 Reply

Wow, that is ELEGANT. Very nice…

Marykay - September 29, 2013 Reply

Your place is perfect! What a great way to live. Enjoy your new home, but I can see why you wouldn’t want to leave.

    Jodyrae - September 29, 2013 Reply

    I live next to this houseboat. It is very nice and the owners are super nice people.

      Jodyrae - September 29, 2013 Reply

      BTW This boat is not in Miami. It is in a wonderful marina in Key West, FL.

        Jodyrae - September 29, 2013 Reply

        My mistake. Theis particular Aqua Lode is indeed in Miami. I thought Aqua Lode was the name of the boat but I guess it is a commercial type proto and they are all the same except for the interiors.

          D. Whit - October 7, 2013 Reply

          I think this live aboard has interesting possibilities and is priced well for what can be seen here, but can the owner please clarify nor me if THIS is the boat pictured here that is the actual boat for sale and where it is currently located and the exact age or original build date.

          Key West or Miami ?

          I have sent two direct emails and received no response yet.

John Tortoriello - September 29, 2013 Reply

Could you send me more information on your houseboat;contact information. Thank you.

    Kent Griswold - September 29, 2013 Reply

    Please contact the owner via the email above with your questions.

    David - September 29, 2013 Reply

    The email address is at the end of the article, but written in a way webcrawlers won’t find it.

Jeanne - September 29, 2013 Reply

It looks lovely. Wish I were in a position to live that way but unfortunately I’m not 🙁

Ralph Sly - September 29, 2013 Reply

Very nice.

Tonya - September 29, 2013 Reply

Wow really nice house boat…I could live there easily…If only I had $52,000

Patricia - September 29, 2013 Reply

Can the houseboat be moved further north and do you know of slips up north that can handle her?

    Kent Griswold - September 29, 2013 Reply

    Please contact the owner via the email above with your questions.

Aldene - September 29, 2013 Reply

This belongs in “Houseboat Beautiful.”

Diane - September 29, 2013 Reply

Nice craft, gruesome decor.

    Elizabeth M - September 29, 2013 Reply

    I like it. I appreciate real furniture, as opposed to a bench with a cushion on it, and I like the way they’ve repeated the same themes and colors throughout the house.

      Yojimbo - September 30, 2013 Reply

      A tad overdone.

      Which in Miami is understated!

    Leigh - October 5, 2013 Reply

    Miss Diane that was rude. Clearly you lack taste AND manners. Perhaps you could refrain from commenting next time. Remember: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!

      Giner - June 9, 2016 Reply

      I agree.
      I am looking for something like this, but a little bigger with 2 bedrooms. Do not
      have any interest in climbing a ladder sober or not. I’m too old to do that. Need
      It’s now 2016. Wonder who built it?
      You go girl

        Kim - January 17, 2017 Reply

        It’s built by Catamaran Cruisers in Columbia, TN. There is a 2 bedroom version, the Dual Stateroom Aqua Lodge.

Rebecca - September 29, 2013 Reply

I love this more than I love some houses I have seen. Wish I had a spot on the water to put it and I would buy it in a minute and sell my house. It’s gorgeous!

Mona - September 29, 2013 Reply

Ouch! The kinds of things people say to others over the Internet still surprises me. (As you, Diane are an “open”, “tell it like it is” type of person, I assume you can handle my comments easily, so here goes.)

Your comment probably caused the author/houseboat owner some unpleasantness (for which I feel badly), and it also causes some of us other readers some embarrassment and discomfort too. It generally is unwelcome most readers on wonderful forums such as this, and I think people who write this way need to know that. Thanks!

    Berli - September 29, 2013 Reply

    Looks like her word could have been a typo for “awesome”.

      leili - September 29, 2013 Reply

      Wow! Agree, Berli, her comment took my breath away too, and your willingness to confront the casual cruelty of it shows good character on your part – you’re to be commended for that.

      Diane couldn’t possibly be so egotistical as to believe that everyone else reading here was waiting with bated breath until she weighed in with her personal aesthetic judgment on this homeowner’s taste, and so she was therefore required to pronounce it so tactlessly for the edification of the rest of us, could she?

      Methinks Diane may need to begin worrying a good deal more about “decorating her own soul” than worrying quite so much about how other people choose to decorate their homes that she evidently feels compelled at this point in her life to impose her supercilious appraisals of others’ taste on everyone else in such a callously inconsiderate and ill-mannered way.

      Because upholstery can be recovered, curtains replaced, paint colors can be changed to suit individual preferences – that’s all so very easy!

      It’s much, much harder to remodel a heart that’s become so “gruesomely” hardened that the owner of that heart is able to do what Diane just did – deliberately & without provocation prick a perfectly innocent person’s feelings – and not even blink an eye doing it.

      Mona - September 29, 2013 Reply

      Berli, I hope you’re right! With the auto complete feature on some communication devices I can see how “awesome” might come out as gruesome. In which case I heartily apologize to Diane!

Donatella - September 29, 2013 Reply


Kadee - September 29, 2013 Reply

It’s stunning inside and out. The decor looks very Florida to me (I live near Palm Coast) and classy! What I wouldn’t give! I would love to buy this and move it up to Flagler Beach on the Intracoastal but don’t know the first thing about how to do such a thing..nor do I have the $$. Thanks for sharing your beautiful abode and letting me dream!

MICHAEL STALEY - September 29, 2013 Reply

do this come furnished? any hoa fee, if so how much? what is the source of heat? thank you. micael staley

Sonia - September 29, 2013 Reply

This has to be the most stylish tiny home I’ve ever seen. Despite the small size it feels absolutely roomy.

Allie H - September 29, 2013 Reply

Irony…we were in Miami last year and moved to Cali and are contemplating a houseobat while we live on a sailboat…So much for timing!

Keith - September 29, 2013 Reply

Beautiful home!! However, is there a bathroom? From the photo, it is not clear where it is located (if there is one). Thanks!

    Kent Griswold - September 29, 2013 Reply

    Yes, next to the bedroom. She did not supply a photo…

Lisa - September 29, 2013 Reply

Looks very luxurious and I wouldn’t mind living in one but I too wish to move from Florida back to California. Maybe get one of these and put it on Tahoe.

cindy - September 29, 2013 Reply

Lovely houseboat and I love the decor

Jennifer - September 29, 2013 Reply

love it! 🙂 Where did you get those hanging vine dealies??

D. Whit - September 29, 2013 Reply

I believe it would be helpful and a more honest assessment of the total costs if the current owner would list the dockage fees and harbor fees and inspection and insurance associated with this type housing in Miami.

    MJ - September 30, 2013 Reply

    Anyone truly interested would be able to contact the owner about those details. I think the price being included was the most important part along with the photos. It lets those able to afford it and with strong interest the opportunity to write for further information, and those who can’t afford it enjoy the overall presentation. Most homes are advertised this way.

      Lisa - October 12, 2013 Reply

      I don’t agree. I think Whit has a REALLY valid point. To not include docking fees, harbor fees, inspection and insurance fees (and any other associated fees) is not being totally honest. We all like to dream about having such places to live, but the reason we don’t is because we can’t afford all of the fees or hidden costs. Stephanie needs to provide a link to all of this information since she seems to be hard to get a hold of. How can anyone properly assess their ability to own this if all of the fees are not disclosed?

david - September 30, 2013 Reply

wow, beautiful!! Can you drive it around? does it have a motor and you go all over in it or does it have to be pulled? Does the toilet just flush into the water? Does it move around alot with waves?

Obviously I’ve never been on a house boat but this looks so nice.

melba - September 30, 2013 Reply

I love the whole thing. I live in SC those palms and palmettos are emblematic of my state too. Would be a nice dwelling for many of the various fishing lakes we have here.

janina - October 1, 2013 Reply

I really like this. Hope you have more photos

Ms. Waters - October 8, 2013 Reply

I would love to live in this adorable little home. My home is structurally unsound and it is only eight years old. I can’t sell it, or get a reverse mortgage, and I can only hope it will hold up until I can find something I can afford. I have been wishing for a “Tumbleweed Home” but this little one on the water would be even better. They are about the same price (the Lusby), and would suit me for the rest of my days. If God will help me find a way, then this is what I will do 😉 I am sure you must have enjoyed living there. It looks to be a happy home. May God bless you in your new endeavor 😉

Karen Jenkins - October 10, 2013 Reply

Beautifully decorated and great use of space! Did you literally chop off half a dinning room table? Really neat idea.

Brigid T - October 11, 2013 Reply

Hey are you still selling and do you have any pictures of the bathroom?

    Pamela - November 8, 2014 Reply

    Aqualodge Houseboats are made by:

    Catamaran Cruisers
    4166 Demastus Lane
    Columbia, Tennessee 38401
    Phone: 1-800-365-1255

shara - October 15, 2013 Reply

I think it’s very beautiful in a Tommy Bahama kind of way! Decor is perfect for this houseboat.

karen - December 25, 2013 Reply

Perfect, has she sold yet?

Anne Buckley - February 19, 2015 Reply

Hello – I love your home & I love Miami.
Currently I live in Vermont but I am in South Beach until 2/24/2015 looking at places. Would it be possible to check this out?
Feel free to give me a call at 802- 238– 5778
Thanks so much – Anne

John - September 3, 2017 Reply

Hey I was just wondering if you still had your boat for sale could you please call me at 305-304-2600 my name is John thank you

Kam - September 14, 2017 Reply

Hey, Kent! Is this still available? Please provide any details. Serious inquiry. Thank you. Appreciate it.

    Kent Griswold - September 14, 2017 Reply

    You will need to contact the builder and seller. I’m guessing probably not as this was posted 3 years ago.

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