All Aboard! This Floating Chapel Turned Houseboat Can Be Yours for $400,000

Chapel Houseboat Docked
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It's a boat! It's a chapel! It's a chapel houseboat!

Find peace and tranquility on the high seas with this former floating chapel on the market for a heavenly $400,000.

Currently docked on the Manatee River in Palmetto, Florida, this residential watercraft was transformed from a floating wedding chapel into an open concept, two-bedroom, two-bathroom houseboat. One of only two floating chapels in the world, this unique home weighs 33 tons and takes up 1,050 square feet of an 1,800-square-foot catamaran barge.

According to the houseboat's listing page, much of the original chapel design remains, including a 30-foot steeple, seven soaring stained-glass windows with hurricane-resistant glass, arched solid-wood chapel doors, metal roof, and assorted decks for entertaining. Air-conditioned and fully furnished, we can't think of a better way to live… or travel.

You don't have to be looking for a new house to experience this one-of-a-kind residence. The Chapel on the Bay is also available to rent on Airbnb for $250 a night.

Join us for a tour, mateys?

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Open Floorplan

Chapel Houseboat Main Floor
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A spiral staircase leads to a second loft bedroom.

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Stained Glass

Chapel Houseboat Living Room
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Rest easy knowing that all seven of the original stained-glass windows are covered with hurricane-resistant glass.

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The Galley

Chapel Houseboat Kitchen
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The stunning kitchen features modern appliances and granite countertops.

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Captain's Quarters

Chapel Houseboat Main Bedroom

The spacious main bedroom—complete with an ensuite bathroom—is located on the ground floor.

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Loft Life

Chapel Houseboat Loft
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The pull-out couch in the loft comfortably sleeps two.

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On Deck

Chapel Houseboat Deck
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The living room opens onto one of the covered decks for seamless al fresco entertaining.

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