Former wedding chapel converted into houseboat on market for $400,000

Here comes the tide! Former wedding chapel converted into a luxury two-bedroom floating home goes on the market for $400,000 in Florida

  • The unique two-bedroom property is currently docked on the Manatee River in Palmetto, Florida
  • More than $1,300,000 has been spent on the original construction in 2004 and subsequent conversion
  • It retains many original features including 30-feet steeple, seven stained-glass windows and 19-foot ceilings

A floating wedding chapel that was transformed into a luxury houseboat has been put on the market for $400,000.

The unique two-bedroom property is currently docked on the Manatee River in Palmetto, Florida. 

The vessel was formerly a wedding venue known as Chapel On The Bay but it has since been turned into an upmarket floating home.

A floating chapel that was recently transformed into a luxury two-bedroom houseboat (pictured) has been put on the market for $400,000

More than $1,300,000 has been spent on the original construction in 2004 and subsequent conversion over the years (open-plan living area pictured)

The unique two-bedroom property, which is currently docked on the Manatee River in Palmetto in Florida, boasts its own spacious decking area (pictured) for al fresco dining 

The vessel was formerly a wedding venue known as Chapel On The Bay but it has since been turned into an upmarket floating home (shower room pictured)

The 1,050 square foot home sits on an 1,800 square foot barge and weighs a colossal 33 tons (exterior of the one-of-a-kind home pictured)

More than $1,300,000 has been spent on the original construction in 2004 and subsequent conversion over the years but it still retains many of its original features including a 30-feet steeple, seven stained-glass windows and 19-foot ceilings.

The 1,050 square foot home sits on an 1,800 square foot barge and weighs a colossal 33 tons.

The houseboat, which is currently run as an AirBnB, was listed by Brenda Thompson at specialfinds.com who said the property has been attracting interest from around the globe.

The floating chapel has retained many of its original features including a 30-feet steeple, seven stained-glass windows and 19-foot ceilings (interior pictured)

The houseboat is currently listed by Brenda Thompson at specialfinds.com who said the property has been attracting interest from around the globe (second bathroom pictured)

The converted chapel, which now boasts two spacious double bedrooms (pictured), has recently been put on the market for $400,000

The second bedroom currently boasts a fold-away sofa bed (pictured) which is nestled into the rafters of the luxury houseboat

The open-plan kitchen (pictured), which is complete with its own breakfast bar, boasts all the latest appliances as well as mesmerizing granite worktops

The solid hardwood doors and floors (pictured) have been kept to retain the character of the old chapel despite the recent renovation into a floating home

She said: ‘The interest has been extreme. I send the owner five to seven leads per month.

‘We’ve had interest from people all over the world – from China and Australia and just about every state in the US.

‘They are currently operating it as an Airbnb so you can try it out for a night.’ 

The one-of-a-kind property was originally put on the market for $600,000 in 2017 and again for $425,000 in 2018.


The open-plan living area features wooden floors, high ceilings and stained-glass windows as well as plenty of room for sofas (left) and a dining table (right) 

The houseboat, which retains many of its original features including a 30-feet steeple and seven stained-glass windows, has gone on the market for $400,000 (exterior pictured) 

The spacious living area features two sets of double doors (pictured) leading out on to the private covered decking of the houseboat 

The light and airy kitchen (pictured) includes plenty of storage space and a whole host of modern appliances in a monochrome colour scheme

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