The owners of a luxury home floating off the coast of Miami’s Palm Island took them off VRBO after people trying to rent them overwhelmed their listing.
The owners of a luxury home floating off the coast of Miami’s Palm Island took the property from VRBO after the number of people wanting to rent it became overwhelming.
The 75-foot-long, 2,700-square-foot luxury floating home was listed on the vacation home’s grounds earlier this week, according to the New York Post. The houseboat is made almost entirely of glass and is a small oasis with a view of the city and the harbor. Anyone looking to buy the property, which was once listed for $ 5.9 million, must have valid boating, safety, and sailing licenses to find their way around.
Described as both an ultra-luxury yacht and a floating house, the luxury property has 4,350 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Solar panels and rain collectors allow it to be taken off the grid, while leg-like anchors allow it to be parked near the port. A white exterior and full-length windows give it a sleek look, while cool amenities include a deck with a BBQ, an outdoor shower, and a platform that drops into the water for a swim while near the coast.
Douglas Elliman Jason Matouk promoted the listing on TikTok and gave viewers a tour inside. A few days after being classified as a rental property, the owners were overwhelmed with requests from people who wanted to stay in it for a few nights. Given the pandemic’s restrictions on overseas travel, many locals are likely interested in a short break at sea – demand was so high that the listing was removed from the website on Friday morning.
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The house is famous in Miami circles. It was designed by Florida-based shipping company Arkup, founded by Arnaud Luguet and Nicolas Derouin, and was once featured in a music video by DJ Khaled and Fat Joe.
It was featured on Architectural Digest and has appeared on numerous other boat rentals. Prices for one night ranged from $ 3,000 to $ 6,000.
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